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5 innovative gadgets to add to your gifting list this Eid al-Fitr

If you’re on the lookout for last-minute shopping inspiration, these gadgets are sure to make your holiday gifting even more special

[Source photo: Venkat Reddy/Fast Company Middle East]

The holy month of Ramadan has come to an end, and we are all set to celebrate Eid over a long weekend. What’s interesting is that the arrival of Eid is announced when a team of astronomy observers sight the first sliver of the crescent moon. Local sweet shops have fresh batches of Arabic specialties, kunafa, baklava, and luqaimat; salons work beyond midnight with people getting ready for the big day, and malls buzz with sales as people flock to stock up on Eid gifts. As with every gifting season, we have you covered if you’re looking for ideas. Here are some of the best innovative gifts in the market that will make your Eid special. 

1. FreeBuds Lipstick

[Photo: courtesy Huawei]

With an ultra-chic design, the Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick combines the world of beauty and sound. Equipped with a large 14.3 mm LCP dynamic driver and a frequency range of up to 40 kHz, the product comes with an open-fit active noise cancellation technology. The earbuds come in intelligent shape and design and have a noise cancellation effect that reduces the impact of low-frequency environmental noises with precision.  

Available on Amazon for $250. 

 

2. Wayfarer Smart Glasses

[Photo: courtesy Ray Ban]

Touted as the best-designed smart glasses in the market, the Ray-Ban Stories Wayfarer Smart Glasses are available in various color options. With built-in microphones, these smart glasses come with a camera in the frame, which allows users to click a photo on the go and post it immediately on social media. The smart glasses can receive calls, and side speakers play music. 

Available on Rayban Stores for $299 

 

3. Table cum-air purifier 

[Photo: courtesy IKEA]

A must-have for every home in the Middle East, given the number of dust storms, the table-cum-air purifier has an auto mode that detects dust particles in the air and adjusts the fan speed for users. With 5-speed modes, this product can be connected to the IKEA Home smart app and controlled manually.  

Available across Middle East IKEA stores for $215 

 

4. Astro A40 TR Black Gaming Headset for PS4 (Gen 4)

[Photo: courtesy Virgin Megastore]

This lightweight headset is designed for marathon gaming sessions. The A40 TR has a sensitive uni-directional mic that focuses on your voice and minimizes background noise. It can be positioned on either side of the A40 TR headset. It delivers pro-quality audio for gamers when they need it most, whether live streaming from their living room to competitive play in the pits of a tournament. The headset features synthetic leather noise-isolating ear cushions, a voice-isolating mic, a padded headband, and closed-back Speaker Tags.

Available at Virgin Megastores for $150

 

5. Marshall Stockwell II Black Portable Bluetooth Speaker

[Photo: courtesy Marshall]

How can you have a gift recommender without a wireless speaker suggestion? Weighing only 1.4 kgs, the Marshall Stockwell speaker comes in a compact portable design, offering approximately 20+ hours of playtime. This portable speaker promises a solid punch despite its pint-sized frame. Utilizing Blumlein Stereo Sound construction, this speaker comes with Bluetooth 5.0 technology for wireless music play. With a water-resistant exterior, Stockwell II boasts quick charging capabilities. In 20 minutes, users get up to 6 hours of portable playtime, while a fully charged battery can be reached in 5 hours.

Available at Virgin Megastores for $271 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Clare McGrath Dawson is a Senior Correspondent at Fast Company Middle East who writes on tech, design, and culture. More

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