Men are notoriously difficult to buy anything for, let alone Christmas presents. At some point in their lives, they stop wishing for a lengthy list of toys and start to claim that they “don't need anything”.
This dreaded statement makes shopping for a dad, a husband, or a brother feel like a complete stab in the dark. However, our men's gift guide is guaranteed to be the guiding light you need this Christmas, helping you to surprise your loved ones in all the right ways.
With the aim to enhance physical performance and encourage mental wellbeing, tech and wellness practices will allow you to get the most out of your upcoming ski trip, both on and off the slopes. New technology is constantly amplifying the performance of skis and the achievements of skiers. More and more tech is being designed to heighten the skier's on-piste comfort and enjoyment. The Skyroam Solis is a powerful and robust mobile power bank and WiFi hub, enabling you to charge all of your appliances for over 16 hours at 6000 mAh power. The device's WiFi feature is easy to use with one-touch internet access in over 130 countries and you can connect up to 5 gadgets at one time. Skiing forces you to live in the moment; to feel the speed and soak up the adrenaline. But thanks to advanced video technology, skiers can now capture a snippet of the thrill of the slopes on camera. When it comes to sport and video, GoPro dominates, and their latest GoPro HERO7 camera is no different. With hyper smooth video stabilisation, waterproof housing, voice control and live streaming capabilities, this camera is sure to deliver results.
The sleek Model M Cabin Case is the perfect size for cabin luggage with a spacious interior and a fold-able laundry bag to ease with packing on the way back. The TSA approved lock is easy to use and ensures you keep your valuables safe without needing to carry extra keys, which inevitably get lost! Forget the fuss at security; the Model M has a laptop friendly compartment at the front. Simply keep your tech stored in there and it is easily accessible throughout your travel experience. To ensure your tech stays protected the compartment is made from leather and waterproof nylon, providing enough space for a 15” laptop. It even features a Horizn Smart Charger, which can charge your mobile phone up to six times. If you get tired of walking around the airport attached to a suitcase, simply click the button and you can remove the charger to have it in your pocket or handbag. Whether it is a long or short haul flight you can have your technology charged and Netflix pre-loaded and ready to watch.
As one of the most Instagrammed places in the world, Sketch has built its brand on striking interiors, mysterious visuals, and innovative design. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that sketch's new website is a rabbit hole of playfulness and imagination. The Sybarite were lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of sketch's new interactive online experience, designed by London graphic and design studio Hato, where we explored the brand new platform's features in amongst fairy tale surroundings... Tucked away in The Glade, one of sketch's five rooms, all designed for different purposes and creating different atmospheres, we sit trialling a brand new online platform; the result of creative collaboration between sketch London and Studio Hato. You will likely have already heard of sketch London, having established itself as a must-visit for Londoners and city visitors alike, due to it's unique and diverse decor, impeccable service and delicious food.
Known for having one of the more respected opinions in the travel world, Philippe Kjellgren, known as PK, has built relationships with luxury hoteliers around the world and used his unique eye for detail and invaluable travel experience to launch the elite travel club, PK's list. Members of his exclusive club, in which membership is by referral only and elite membership is by invitation only, include royal families, dignitaries, and celebrities from all over the globe. PK is now using his years of travel knowledge to create an exclusive travel app, launching in May 2018. Members of the new mobile app will have access to not only PK's private information on luxury hotels worldwide but also unique travel benefits such as spa credits, hotel upgrades, gift vouchers, and even late check-out at certain hotels.
With built-in dedicated AI processor and machine learning, the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 is an intelligent device. As well as functional design, it delivers performance at lightning speed, responding to real-world situations and learning from the user. This includes a camera which features the best lenses, self-adjustment, intelligent feedback and AI enabled photo applications as well as a PRO mode to deliver unparalleled photography for users of all levels. Moreover, with a combination of 6GB RAM and 256GB ROM it is the high-end device in Huawei’s current product range. The smartphone features the largest memory cortex of the whole HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, ideal for storing numerous photos, videos and documents. Co-engineered with renowned professional camera maker and optics expert Leica Camera, the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 guarantees professional style photography. Top quality 12-megapixel RGB and 20-megapixel monochrome with the world’s largest f/1.6 aperture dual lenses in the new Leica Dual Camera, along with Huawei’s AI features, enable state-of- the-art photographs.
In recent years, the world’s oldest and most prestigious global sailing event, America’s Cup, is as much of a technology race as it is a sailboat race. New film, “Surface to Air” looks beyond the luxurious sport and into the innovation required to build one of the fastest sailboats to ever exist. The film shows how the Altair and Artemis Racing’s technical teams have placed a great deal of emphasis on perfecting the use of the daggerboards – foils that lift the boat out of the water to break the drag barrier. Viewers are able to see how this technology has a significant impact on a boat’s performance. “Technology plays a huge part in the America’s Cup,” said Iain Percy, Team Manager and On-Water Tactician for Artemis Racing. “It’s been said the fastest boat has won the America’s Cup for the last 160 years and I’m not sure that is about to change. The daggerboard is the appendage that we fly the boat off and also transfers side force into driving force. Millimetres of difference make knots of difference so the optimal manufacturing and design of the daggerboard is absolutely critical.” The teams have focused much of their effort on optimising the strength, shapes and thicknesses, and how water and wind interact with daggerboards using a simulation-driven design approach.
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