Francois's 2017 Gift Guide

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It's my turn! As you may have noticed this week, the team over Abduzeedo is sharing their picks for the holiday gift guide. It's our interesting spin for 2017 so you get to see a little bit of everything from each one of us. In case you've missed it, you can check out the gift guides from Fabio and Ibby currently live on the blog. For my guide, you will mostly find tech stuff that I've had the opportunity to play with and review for ABDZ, there is some pending reviews that will either be published by the end of this year or in the beginning of 2018. It's quite a busy time of the year but it's never too late to make that one someone happy. One little smile is enough to cheer you up. Here is my list and hopefully this will be useful anyhow.

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Gift Guide 2017

My Best Tech of 2017

My first drone and I think it's the best purchase for beginners! The review is coming soon on the blog and I have been having so much fun with this thing. It's small enough that you can carry it in your backpack anywhere. It takes about 1 minute to setup for a flight. And I mostly use it as a tool for photography and to be able to capture a different perspective and it's definitely a must for me. You can check out a few of my pictures via my Instagram @aoirostudio.

DJI Spark (Fly More Combo)

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Phone

For being a Google Pixel user for over a year now, it's definitely on my wishlist getting the Pixel 2. We all have our criteria for the perfect phone and for me, it's all about having the best camera. I heard nothing but amazing things about the Pixel 2 and I do believe Google definitely shine while making the best experience of the software. It's really cool seeing more designers making the switch to the Pixel 2, Android has made tremendous changes over the last few years. It's certainly worth the try.

Pixel 2

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Headphone

We have reviewed the AIAIAI TMA-2 on ABDZ and it's still in my opinion the best headphone I have ever had. With the zero-logo minimal design approach, this headphone is comfy, amazing sound and modular. The AIAIAI TMA-2 is also now available in a wireless version.

AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Headphones

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Headphone on a Budget

If you are on a budget, you should definitely take a look at the Anker SoundBuds Slim Earbuds, with a playtime of 7 hours on a charge of 1.5 hours. This pair of headphones is also IPX4 Water Resistant Sports Headset with Mic. For less than $30 (CAD), it's definitely worth a buy.

Anker SoundBuds Slim Bluetooth Earbuds

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Camera

This camera is simply ground-breaking, the review will probably be live by next week. This is by far the best camera I've ever used and probably was my last hah. It's part of the digital medium format, it's a stunning, ergonomic and compact design. Hasselblad says because of its highest DxO score (102), this camera can capture everything. I can totally agree with that, it's quite amazing. The field kit shown here comes with 30mm lens, 45mm lens, 90mm lens inside a rugged pelican carrying case.

Hasselblad X1D Field Kit

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Backpack

I love Peak Design and watch out for a little surprise from them next week. Newly released in Black, this backpack is rugged, weatherproof and unmatched. This item can adapt your lifestyle easily whenever it is for photography or your everyday life. I just love how Peak Design makes products oriented around good design.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

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The Last Phone Case you will ever need

Moment is easily one of my favorite brands out there. If you are into mobile photography, this is where you should invest your money on. Their products are durable for your everyday use and let's not talk about their lenses. The newly wide lens is incredibly well-made if you don't what's Moment yet. Check out their site now!

Moment Cases + Lenses

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From our Friends

Logitech Craft

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Nomad Charging Hub (5 Port)

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Samsung DeX

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Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

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GoPro Hero 6

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Written by

François Hoang

Running by the name of François Hoang, I am the Editor and one of the writers on the blog. If you wanna request a feature, tweet me at @AoiroStudio.

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