2024 Wellness Guide

A racing simulator cockpit that offers a fully adjustable cockpit including an adjustable seat, pedal plate and steering plate. Lightweight, yet rigid and robust, the simulator is made from a combination of powder coated carbon steel, anodized aluminum parts and high quality PU leather with a patented ActiFit material.

Top 10 Tech Gifts to Give

By Shaun Tolson

For Gamers

Racing simulation technology may deliver lifelike visuals with a realistic interface, but you can’t simulate the movement of a high-performance race car from the couch. That’s where the Playseat Trophy Logitech G Edition Sim Racing Seat comes in. Conceived through a collaboration between Playseat and Logitech, the standalone, open-cockpit chair is comprised of a carbon steel and an anodized aluminum frame that sits on the floor, and you sit inside on Actifit cushioning that is wrapped in polyurethane leather. The seat itself is fully adjustable, which includes the positioning and placement of the pedal plates and steering wheel. Best of all, it weighs only 40 pounds, so you can move and store it out of sight after you’ve completed your final hot lap. $600; logitechg.com

The Audi eMTB electric mountain bike in gray and red takes inspiration from its Rally Paris-Dakar racing car. Its e-tron branding is prominently showcased on the battery. The bike is parked in front of white building with a blue Audi SQ8 Sportback e-tron electric SUV next to it.

For Cyclists

Taking inspiration from its RS Q e-tron Rally Paris-Dakar racing car—Audi has built its first electric mountain bike, the Audi eMTB. From enduro tours to downhill treks and off-road journeys, the two-wheeled dynamo is equipped to do a bit of everything. At the bike’s core (and charged by a 720-Wh battery pack) is a 250-watt Brose S-MAG motor that’s paired with a 12-speed mechanical drivetrain. Together they deliver more than 66 lb-ft of torque with four levels of pedal assistance. From $10,600; audi.co.uk

The sleek EcoFlow Blade Robotic Lawn Mover features a compact, low-profile,  sturdy aluminum frame, several sensors and cameras used to navigate, a cutting deck with sharp blades and large drive wheels to handle different terrains.

For Homeowners

If you consider mowing the lawn a chore, you’ll love the EcoFlow Blade Robotic Lawn Mower, a rover-like device that’s equipped with visual sensors to avoid obstacles or obstructions as it mows your lawn for you. Using an affiliated app, owners can program boundary lines, ensuring that the self-guided mower stays in their yard. A lawn sweeping kit is available, which converts the rover into a device that can remove debris (mostly leaves and sticks) from your yard while mowing, plus a weather sensor will return the mower to its charging station if it detects that rain has started. From $2,900; ecoflow.com

The Suunto Vertical Titanium Solar Canyon is a rugged and stylish GPS watch with a durable orange silicone-composite band designed for outdoor adventurers featuring a lightweight titanium case with a black DLC coating, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens, and a water-resistant rating of 5 ATM/50 meters. The watch has a large, easy-to-read display that shows time, date, GPS coordinates, altitude, weather information, and more.

For Explorers

Made in Finland, the Suunto Vertical Titanium Solar Canyon Watch is a must-have for serious adventurers who take roads less traveled—or avoid roads altogether. Constructed of titanium and sapphire crystal, this military-tested timepiece is compatible with all major five satellite navigation systems and it can operate in some of the world’s harshest environments. The watch offers up to 85 hours of battery life in tracking mode, 500 hours in tour mode, and it can be outfitted with solar-charging capabilities. $840; suunto.com

The Porsche 911 Speaker 2.0 is a high-quality Bluetooth speaker that delivers impressive sound in an elegant design. It is inspired by the tailpipe trim of the Porsche 911 GT3 featuring a sleek, minimalist form and a high-quality stainless steel finish.

For Auto Enthusiasts

Sports car fans already consider the robust growl of a Porsche 911 to be beautiful music, so it makes sense that Porsche Design chose tailpipe trim from a 911 GT3 to inspire its first portable speaker. The Porsche 911 Speaker 2.0 delivers 60 watts of power and 16 hours of playback between charges, and easily pairs with other Porsche Lifestyle sound products to create a dynamic, in-room sound experience. $650; porsche-design.com

The Fender Audio RIFF is a premium portable Bluetooth speaker featuring a genuine maple wood interface that allows you to control the volume and EQ by simply sliding your fingers like you're shredding on a real fretboard. This unique feature not only adds to the speaker's aesthetic appeal but also provides a fun and intuitive way to interact with your music.

For Audiophiles

The music industry’s leading amplifier manufacturer enters the portable speaker market with the Fender Audio RIFF, a 60-watt speaker with a built-in Class-D Power Amp that delivers loud, clean sound. Equipped with two bass radiators and four speakers, the compact device doubles as a battery-powered guitar amp, and thanks to auxiliary guitar cable input, users can simultaneously plug in their phones and their guitars. Adjust sliding scales for treble, bass, and volume; pair with additional speakers; through a partner app, users can adjust music playback as they strum along. $470; fenderaudio.com

The Vulcain Cricket Nautical diving watch is known for its distinctive alarm function, which can be heard underwater. It is water-resistant to 300 meters making it suitable for deep-sea diving. It has a 42mm stainless steel case with a black dial and polished hands and hour markers. The watch is secured by a black leather strap with a buckle clasp.

For Watermen

In 1961, Swiss watchmaker Vulcain debuted the first diver’s watch equipped with an aquatic alarm. (The timepiece’s triple case back acted as a resonance chamber to alert divers when it was time to return to the surface.) This latest iteration, the Vulcain Cricket Nautical Diving Watch, is easy to read underwater given its size (42 mm in diameter), while its two superimposed dials—one fixed and one adjustable with a crown at 4 o’clock—allows divers to easily measure decompression times. The watch boasts a 42-hour power reserve and its underwater alarm chimes for about 20 seconds. $4,860; vulcain.ch

The silver Sony NW-A306 is a compact and sleek music player with a lightweight construction featuring a 3.1-inch touchscreen display. It has a physical volume rocker and playback buttons on the side of the device.

For Runners

An icon of the past has been resurrected with the new Sony NW-A306 Walkman A Series. Equipped with 32 gigabytes of storage that can be expanded via an SD cart slot, the 21st-century’s first Walkman boasts up to 36 hours of battery life, Bluetooth audio streaming, and immersive 360 Reality Audio technology. It’s also compatible with wireless headphones and features Sony’s proprietary S-Master HX digital amplifier, which reduces distortion and background noise. $350; electronics.sony.com

The Anzick Chef's Knife seamlessly blends form and function, showcasing a sleek and modern design that is designed specifically for outdoor use. The handle is crafted from premium Micarta with an ergonomic design. The 8 inch blade is meticulously crafted from MagnaCut, known for its exceptional sharpness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance.

For Gourmands

When used frequently in the field, most kitchen knives are susceptible to corrosion, rolled edges, swollen handles, and bent tips. The Anzick Chef’s Knife, however, was designed specifically for outdoor use and is the result of a two-year collaboration between The James Brand and Sitka Gear. The blade is made from MagnaCut, an American steel known for its toughness and resistance to corrosion, while the two-tone, composite handle was designed to be easily gripped with wet hands. A Hypalon sheath means easy access and cleaning, and ensures the blade remains sharp and protected when not in use. $500; thejamesbrand.com

The Breville Nespresso Vertuo Creatista Espresso Machine is a stylish and modern appliance designed to elevate your coffee experience. It features a sleek and compact design, brushed stainless steel finish, integrated steam wand, touchscreen display, cup holder, and removable water tank.

For Coffee Drinkers

Coffee connoisseurship is at an all-time high, with specialty cafés delivering refined pours and artfully finished lattes. With much of the technology needed to create those beverages at home now readily available, you can try a new routine. The Breville Nespresso Vertuo Creatista Espresso Machine features an integrated, hands-free steam wand that not only purges itself after each use but is programmed to heat and froth milk at three different temperatures and three distinct texture levels. Such specificity means that home brewers can even dabble in creating their own café-worthy latte art. $750; breville.com