Gift guide: Some of our favourite things…

Garmin's fēnix 5 smartwatch

Garmin’s fēnix 5 smartwatch

Once again, Geektown unveils its favourite gadgets for the holidays. Whether it’s a gift idea for your loved ones or something to spoil yourself with, they were chosen with quality in mind — without thinking twice on the price tag.

For those who think we might have been bribed, that’s simply not how we select our gift ideas at Geektown.ca.

And for those who wish to suggest future ideas to us, please find us on Twitter or Instagram.

For the first time in 5 years, Apple will not have any of its products listed on our holiday gift guide. With lukewarm sales figures on its iPhone X, shall we say more? Apple Watch 3 and AirPods have also failed to impress us.

On a more positive note, here’s the list of our favourite things:

Dyson Humidifier

Dyson Humidifier

Dyson Humidifier

Unlike the other humidifiers in today’s market, Dyson‘s latest product kills its competition by eliminating nearly 100% of the bacteria in the water used in its humidifier with Ultraviolet Cleanse technology. Every drop of water that evaporates into the air you breathe would be exposed to a UVC light first. It projects clean, hydrated air around the room, making your in-door air just all that safer to take in.

Garmin’s fēnix 5 smartwatch

Garmin isn’t just famous for its GPS, its smartwatches are also great! Every fēnix 5 series watch features advanced GPS and GLONASS satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. You can count on long battery life in each mode of operation (varies by model, depending on settings). And for go-anywhere confidence, all fēnix 5 versions are water-rated to 100 meters.

QuietControl 30 wireless headphones

QuietControl 30 wireless headphones

QuietControl 30 wireless headphones

When it comes to sound, you know you can trust Bose. But when it comes noise-cancellation, the Boston-based sound machine is also what you can rely on. QuietControl 30 wireless headphones let you control what levels of noise cancellation you’re comfortable with. A lightweight neckband design conforms to your body for all-day wear-ability, and a Bluetooth connection keeps the wires out of your way.

Google Pixel 2

Forget Apple’s iPhone X, Google’s Pixel 2 is the best new smartphone of 2017. Samsung’s Galaxy 7 didn’t even come close. Though nothing you store on the phone will ever be private anymore, Google’s always-on microphone feature will track every move you make and everything you say, your life will be so much more convenient while information will be readily available on your phone. Privacy is so overrated anyways, in the world of Google.

Google's Pixel 2

Google’s Pixel 2

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

Taking care of your oral hygiene is so much easier with Philips’ Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush. Unlike a manual toothbrush and other electric toothbrushes, the Sonicare DiamondClean uses unique sonic technology to clean teeth with up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute. Not only it’s the best way to remove plaque, it’s also the proper way to clean tight spaces between your teeth and along the gum line.