Need a few things to keep you entertained through the holidays? Here’s help.
If you haven’t already decided what to get yourself this Christmas, here’s a handy guide of the coolest gadgets and gizmos to score right now.
MB&F Balthazar Robot Clock
This isn’t the first time that Max Büsser has gone full Mad Max with his mechanical creations. This 40cm tall mechanical robot clock with a 35-day power reserve and a moonphase display is built with a dual personality. One side appears to have a smiling face, but pivot the torso 180-degrees and you’ll see a menacing skull with bared teeth and angry red eyes. The clock is limited to 50 pieces each in black, blue, silver or green armour. When you ask to see it at the MB&F gallery, remember it’s name is Balthazar – not Annabelle.
Montblanc Urban Spirit Motorcycle Helmet
Unless you’re Daft Punk, you wouldn’t team a helmet and a tux. However since its party season you may make an exception and if you had to choose one, then this would be it. The stylish Montblanc headgear uses perforated leather, comes in open-face and full-face variants and has an exterior design inspired by racing helmets from the Seventies. We say: Go hell for leather.
Price on request; montblanc.com
DJI Mavic Pro
It’s about time drones were made lighter, faster and downright meaner. Stepping up is DJI with this Mavick Pro drone that weighs just below 800 grams and is easy to fold and slip into a regular sized handbag (or man purse, as the case may be). In sport mode, it hits a top speed of 65kph with an ascent speed of 16 feet per second and strike out at a range of 13km. The downside is that in sport mode it won’t achieve its maximum flight time of 27 minutes. The drone is fitted with a 4k camera to capture stills and videos. Keep it in sport mode though, and all those images will be one happy blur.
The ride-on McLaren P1
Perfect for your mini-me, this all-electric toy car built by McLaren has detailing similar to the original full-bodied P1 sportscar. Because this toy is for your actual five-year-old – and not your inner five-year-old – top speed is limited to about 5kph. Note that it hits that in under 2 seconds.