2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Luxury Tech Gifts for the People You Really Love

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Gabriela Aoun

Gabriela Aoun and Joe Jackson

Nov 10, 2020

Sena R1 Evo Smart Helmet ($159)

(Photo: Courtesy Sena)

Use the built-in microphone and speakers in the R1 Evo to communicate hands-free with riders up to half a mile away—no more screaming to the peloton. Unlimited cyclists can use the system at once.

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Bivy Stick Blue Satellite Communication Device ($350)

(Photo: Courtesy Bivy)

We loved the first generation Bivy Stick because it used a revolutionary credit system (instead of monthly fees) that made communicating from the backcountry easy. The newest offering, Bivy Stick Blue, has even more robust communication features and ease of use in a shockingly light 3.4-ounce package.


Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Turntable ($449)

(Photo: Courtesy Pro-Ject Audio)

Carbon tonearms have long been the norm for high-end turntables because they’re stiff and light, which gives a pure sound to records, but they’re generally expensive. Pro-Ject splurged on a fancy arm and cartridge but kept the other components more affordable, so you get great sound in a relatively inexpensive package.


JBL Boombox 2 Speaker ($500)

(Photo: Courtesy JBL)

The Boombox 2 is one of JBL’s loudest yet: it delivered the type of bass that you feel in your chest and could be heard a block away outdoors. It’s not all brawn, though. We were impressed by the delicacy with which the 13-pound speaker—which boasts a 24-hour battery life—delivered folk music.


OtterBox Mobile Charging Kit ($35)

(Photo: Courtesy Otterbox)

As thin as a matchbox and only 3.6 by 2.5 inches, this charger disappears into the pocket of fitted jeans. It’s also plenty powerful, giving us enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 11 from the dead.


Roborock S6 MaxV Vacuum ($800)

(Photo: Courtesy Roborock)

We could geek out about how the dual-camera technology on the S6 MaxV uses AI to vacuum and mop while avoiding obstacles in your house, delivering eerily clean floors. But we’ll just skip to the important part: we turned it on before leaving for a long run and came home to a clean house. There’s no better feeling.


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