Christmas will soon be upon us and like Santa we’ve been double checking our lists, making sure that we’ve covered everyone on our wish list. In case you haven’t Black Web will be featuring gifts that will put a smile on even the most finicky techie’s face. Today’s list is for techies with a taste for the finer things in life. From high-end audio equipment to the most exclusive cell phones, Black Web is here to bring in a healthy dose of Techmas Spirit.
JH Audio JH13 Pro – They might look a little weird, but this is definitely one of those times when it’s what’s inside that counts – namely the quality of sound these in-ears deliver. Using an incredible six speakers (meaning six speakers) per ear, the JH13’s deliver a sound unlike any other in-ear headphones currently on the market. The sound is clear and crisp with no small thanks to the proprietary precision-balanced armatures which are usually found in the more expensive headphones on the market. JH13 owners will get all their highs, mids, and lows, unless they are listening to a track with poor sound quality, and who’s fault is that? Besides all the crazy tech crammed into the earbuds, what’s so special about JH Audio products? One word: custom. That’s right JH Audio are custom-fitted to your ears meaning you’ll have to pay a visit to an audiologist to create a mold so the company can build your one-of-a-kind listening experience. The fitting ensures a perfect seal that other in-ears can’t match. A unique gift for the audiophile in your life. Starting price: $1099.00
iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition – For those of you with especially deep pockets and money to burn, you might want to check out Stuart Hughes take on Apple’s top seller. Techwise, the phone still has the same specs as the phone millions of people clamored to get back in June. The difference lies in the exterior, which is decked out in luxurious rose gold and encrusted with approximately 500 flawless diamonds. The apple logo is comprised of 53 additional diamonds. The navigation panel is made of platinum with a pink diamond in the center that can be swapped out with a rare 8 carat flawless diamond. Coupled with pink granite chest lined with the finest leather, it’s the ultimate in tech fancy. Don’t just say it with diamonds, say it with tech. Price: $8 million
Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT25 – How do you improve on a high-def TV? By making it 50-inches and including a 3D option. Panasonic’s Viera TC-P65VT25 will be a must-have for the home entertainment system buff. The 50-inch flat-panel plasma has 1080p high-def with three built in speakers and a woofer for the all-important surround sound. The TC also includes 2D and 3D sources meaning viewers don’t have to spring for the glasses automatically. In case you were wondering, yes, the 3D is most definitely in high-def. In addition to the 3D technology the TC also include Viera Cast with YouTube and Picasa, Pandora Radio and video conferencing via Skype. There’s also Viera Link that lets you control all your televisions peripherals via one handy remote. All eyes will definitely be on this gift. Starting price: $4995.99
Leica M9 – For the photographer in your life, check out the Leica M9. Widely known for its analog product, Leica also has a line of sleek digital numbers as well. The M9 is the smallest full-format digital camera. It comes with a full-frame sensor that allows for “ultra-high resolution”. The M9 offers simple menu navigation via the four-way switch and the 2.5-inch LCD monitor. From there photogs can conrtol white balance, ISO sensitivity, exposure correction as well as program user profiles. It also comes with a license for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. A new school camera with old school sensibility, the Leica M9 is picture perfect. Price: $6,995.00
2011 Audi A8 – You might remember this rolling tech wagon from our previous coverage. The A8 is still one of the most techie-friendly cars on the road. From the all-new aluminum frame that reduces weight while retaining safety to the LED lights that are wired into the navigation system which is also wired into the transmission. If the navigation systems notes a curve is coming, the A8’s headlights will turn in the direction of the turn and the transmission will start to slow in preparation for the turn. Drivers can also stay abreast of the latest news and weather from the car. The A8 has a V-8 engine and gets a respectable 62 mph in 5.2 second. A great mix of technology and luxury on four wheels, a perfect gift for the auto-techie in your life. Starting Price: $83,000.00
Honorable mention: Check out Gilt.com if you want to give someone a car this Christmas. The flash sales site has teamed with Volkswagon to see three 2011 Jetta with a $10K discount, meaning the three autos are being sold for a jaw-dropping $5,995.00.