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From foldable smartphones, game consoles, and action camera sets, we have rounded up the best tech gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list

The year is finally drawing to a close and the festive season is just around the corner. It is highly likely that you will be scratching your head right about now as you frantically search for ideas online for the perfect gift for your loved ones and friends.

Gift shopping is a very challenging exercise that we go through every year, and it doesn't get easier no matter how many times we do it. Fret not though because we have scoured the corners of the Internet to find the very best products and gifts for you. Whether you are looking for the latest high-tech folding smartphone or a TV box to stream your favourite Christmas movies in stunning 4K resolution, we have got you covered.

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Here is Tatler Malaysia's Christmas 2021 tech gift guide:

 

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Everything you could want in a premium smartphone can be found in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. The third-generation foldable device from Samsung is unmatched in terms of features, offering a massive 7.6-inch display when unfolded–like carrying a tablet in your pocket.

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Not forgetting, it boasts a host of other useful things such as the ability to multitask up to three apps, S Pen support, and DeX desktop mode.  

2. iPhone 13 mini

From one of the biggest to one of the smallest flagship phones from Apple to be released this year, the iPhone 13 mini sure packs a punch. It might be the smallest model in the latest iPhone lineup, but it is definitely not lacking in power and features.

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Its cameras received a major upgrade with the inclusion of the sensor from last year's iPhone 12 Pro Max, allowing you to capture the holiday season like never before. To help you snap pictures all day long, it has a slightly larger battery that is 10 per cent bigger than the previous model.

3. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds? Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro may fit the bill. Available in three colours–silver, violet, and black–these solid, premium earbuds are perfect for the everyday listener who wants something stylish and practical at the same time.

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Tuned by the audio experts at AKG, the Galaxy Buds Pro come with an Active Noise Cancellation feature that helps immerse users with their music and a three-microphone system that is great for picking up your voice when taking calls. 

4. GoPro Hero 10 Black

The GoPro Hero 10 Black is the ultimate action camera that is perfect for capturing your holiday or happy occasions at home. It packs a new processor that makes everything from navigation to hitting record faster as you will be able to shoot amazingly detailed 5.3K resolution videos at a smooth 60 frames per second.

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Regardless of whether you are running, riding, driving, or skydiving, shaky footage is a thing of the past thanks to GoPro's HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilisation feature. To make it easier to share your awesome holiday videos on your social channels, it even has an auto-upload feature so you can focus on being present and in the moment.  

5. HP OfficeJet Pro 9020 AiO Wireless Colour Printer

Having a good printer at home is essential, especially if you work from home or have your kids' school work to print out. Fortunately, you don't debate with yourself over needing a copier, printer, scanner, or fax machine because the HP OfficeJet Pro 9020 is an all-in-one printer that is hassle-free and easy to use.

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Even better, you don't need to connect your devices via cable to print as it has a wireless function that allows you to print from your laptop, tablet, or even smartphone.  

6. Apple TV 4K

Want to binge-watch your favourite holiday movies or TV shows on your brand new 4K TV? You are in luck because the Apple TV 4K will allow you to do that and more, and afford you a powerful experience that will transform any living space.

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The device has a brand new redesigned remote with a touch-enabled clickpad for precise control. More importantly, the set-top box delivers fluid and crisp 4K High Frame Rate HDR imagery with realistic colours and great detail.

7. Nintendo Switch OLED

How about adding a lot more fun to the year-end festivities? The latest version of the Nintendo Switch has gotten a significant upgrade with a larger 7-inch display and clearer OLED display. What's the difference? You get better colours, higher contrast, and overall better picture performance.

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Besides that, you get a wider viewing angle in comparison to the LCD panel used in the standard Switch. What's better, it also comes with a bonus of 64GB of storage, double what it used to be, and you can still store more games with a microSD card.

8. MSI Creator Z16

It is not often that you'll find a laptop that blends premium craftsmanship with a notebook. Measuring just 15.9mm slim, the MSI's Creator Z16 is a creator's dream come true. With a massive, 16-inch colour accurate display, it is perfect for inspecting minute details in a digital painting or editing your latest video masterpiece.

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It also packs plenty of power, with an 11th generation Intel processor paired with the latest Nvidia RTX3060 Max-Q graphics card within, to help you handle intense graphics tasks, and a massive 1TB SSD inside to store all your files and content. 

9. Xiaomi Pad 5

In search of a tablet that can entertain the kids while doubling up as an educational device? Look no further than the Xiaomi Pad 5, a sleek premium tablet that doesn't break the bank. With an 11-inch high-resolution display with rich colours paired with Dolby Atmos speakers for great sound, the tablet is perfect for browsing the web and watching videos.

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It also has a pretty respectable Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 that is more than sufficient for playing games and multitasking between apps. It even has support for Xiaomi's Smart Pen stylus in case you need to draw or write on it. 

10. Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is a laptop that is truly made for gamers. With a massive 16-inch display that has a refresh rate of up to 165Hz, you won't miss a beat while playing a fast-paced game. Adding to that, it comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor coupled with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card to play all the latest games, a generous 32GB of RAM that is plenty for multitasking, and a 1TB SSD for storing all your games.

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