It's that time of the year again for getting that someone special a gift, and if you're geeks like us, there are certain things that you'd rather get. Sure, while I wouldn't say no to an awesome vacuum cleaner, there are certain presents I would prefer. Here are 5 gifts for the geeks that are *chef kiss*.
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo has thrown its hat into the handheld gaming PC space with the Legion Go. And you could tell that the PC maker has done its homework. The Legion Go takes inspiration from existing gaming handhelds, but adds its own unique take to these devices. Lenovo doesn't quite nail everything — you can put some of the blame on Windows 11, which feels wholly inadequate for a dedicated gaming console. But the Legion Go is a promising entrant that goes big in more ways than one. It's the perfect geek gift (if you can spare the S$1,149).
Sensibo Air Pro
The Sensibo Air Pro is a pretty great upgrade for your dumb aircon. It lets you remotely control your aircon with your voice or phone, and gives you updated information about your room's air quality. And if you're willing to pay a monthly subscription, you get even more features to enhance your aircon. It's a great choice to let your lazy geek bask in cool climate controlled air without having to move.
Baldur’s Gate 3
In a year with so many great games, Baldur's Gate 3 stands out with its great storytelling, awesome adventuring, and somewhat old school gameplay that still feels fresh today. If you're never played or heard of Dungeons and Dragons before, it can feel overwhelming at the start. The lack of tooltips to explain the classes available don't help. But, respeccing and trying out something new or tweaking your build is cheap and easy. The game encourages experimenting, and it's fun to do so. There's nothing better when you accidentally try something stupid to solve a problem, and it actually works. It's no suprise why this game is easily Game of the Year, so yes, get it for your geek.
JBL Authentics 300
The JBL Authentics 300 is as modern as it gets, despite its old-school aesthetic. The middle child of this new series of speakers from JBL, the Authentics 300 lacks the spatial audio capabilities of the higher-end 500 model. But you'll still get a somewhat portable speaker with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. And uniquely for a smart speaker, it supports two voice assistants simultaneously. Your audiophile geeks will love it.
The Omnidesk Classic is affordably priced and perfect for rooms that are smaller in size. If your standard Omnidesk table feels too big for you, then this could be just the thing for the geek at home. I really like the fact that it has a much shorter 60cm width because this allows me to use it at home where space is a premium. I did think I would miss the extra desk space, but somehow I managed. And be sure to also check out the Wildwood surfaces for something different.
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