Luxury Magazine 2021 Holiday Gift Guide | Gadgets & Gear

Gadgets & Gear

High-tech indulgences and practical innovations to thrill every technophile.

By Shaun Tolson
Elite Rizer Stationary Cycling Bike

The Elite Rizer Stationary Cycling Bike is equipped with a gradient simulator for indoor training that is compatible with all commercially available road bikes and allows riders to better simulate the climbs and descents of outdoor rides. The steel and aluminum hardware features an innovative steering system that frees the handlebars to move left and right as riders pedal, either standing or in the saddle. With a max load of 264.5 pounds, it can replicate inclines and declines as steep as 20 and 10 percent, respectively. $1,100;

DemerBox DB2 Indestructible Waterproof BT Speaker

The DemerBox DB2 Indestructible Waterproof BT Speaker is housed inside a crush-proof Pelican case that can also be opened and used as a waterproof case to store valuables. The portable Bluetooth speaker weighs less than 5.5 pounds and offers a 40-hour battery charge. Pair it to as many as five other DemerBox speakers to create a dynamic outdoor sound system. $400;

Unistellar eVscope 2 smart telescope

The Unistellar eVscope 2 smart telescope is outfitted with Nikon’s electronic eyepiece technology. This system of lenses not only improves overall viewing comfort but produces images with high resolution up to 7.7 megapixels—the highest of any digital telescope to date. The wide field of sight allows for viewing expansive objects like the Orion nebula. Paired with the Unistellar app, the eVscope 2 helps stargazers easily locate galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters based on the time of day and their location. $4,200;

Vivant digital wine experience platform

Vivant isn’t so much a gadget as it is a technology-backed service. The digital wine experience platform provides educational tasting sessions led by more than a dozen certified wine advisors. Focused on six of the most prominent winemaking regions in France, these tasting sessions include recorded commentary from winemakers, photo slideshows of the region, and travel-related (and historical) information about the regions themselves. Participants receive mailed tasting kits that include six 100 ml glass tubes, each containing either an organic or biodynamic wine. Full bottles of the wines are available for purchase on Vivant’s website. Tasting kits from $55;

simplehuman Cleanstation effectively sterilizes your smartphone

The simplehuman Cleanstation effectively sterilizes your smartphone in only half a minute. Using 30 high-intensity UV-C LED lights, the device automatically lowers and raises your phone into the sanitizing chamber, where laser-cut, foam composite doors seal in the cleansing UV-C light. $200;

Hisense L9G 4K Laser TV

Dynamic visuals are at the core of what makes the Hisense L9G 4K Laser TV a crucial component in an unparalleled home-theater system. It is supported by a 120-inch Ambient Light Rejecting screen, which means the system can project a dynamic and remarkably clear image in both dark and well-lit spaces. The projector itself is 3,000 lumens strong and offers a dynamic contrast of 1 million to 1. It also relies on pure red, green, and blue lasers to create a rich spectrum of visible colors. Additionally, the TV is equipped with a filmmaker mode that automatically adjusts picture settings, so movies are viewed just as their creators intended them to be seen. $6,000;

Coleman OneSource Heated Stadium Seat

Powered by a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery, the Coleman OneSource Heated Stadium Seat provides up to 2.5 hours of warmth depending on the temperature setting; however, a second battery (sold separately) can be added to double the seat’s run time. Constructed from weather-resistant fabric with a steel frame, the cushioned seat can stand up to Mother Nature, elevating the comfort of rudimentary grandstands, and even offers a USB port to charge other devices. $120;

FlyWithWine Grande VinGardeValise 05

The FlyWithWine Grande VinGardeValise 05 suitcase allows travelers to safely pack as many as 12 (750 ml) bottles and a variety of personal belongings. A shell made from a proprietary compound material with closed-cell foam surrounds foam wine cavities designed to hold bottles of almost any shape. $350;

Arcade 1Up Infinity Game Table

Digitally download modern and classic board games and play them on the Arcade 1Up Infinity Game Table. Available in two sizes (24-inch and 32-inch), the HD touchscreen becomes a game board with dynamic zoom viewing and responsive tactile feedback. Over Wi-Fi players can compete against opponents anywhere in the world, and the online store offers an ever-expanding selection of games and digital jigsaw puzzles. $850;

Steam Deck by Valve

Portable, handheld gaming system Steam Deck by the Valve Corporation allows gamers to stream games from their home PC to be continued away from home and vice versa. The device has been designed to allow gamers to use whatever control mechanism they prefer—thumbsticks, a trackpad, a touchscreen, or a mouse and keyboard—and it features a dedicated operating system (an upgraded version of SteamOS) that was built and programmed specifically with handheld gaming in mind. From $400;