Looking for a special gift for people who enjoy travelling for leisure and for work?
Here are a few ideas that are sure to please loved ones at any time of the year.
Bose QuietComfort 3511
These noise cancelling headphones make a real difference.
They are the first headphone to offer seamless voice access to Google Assistant. It also now comes with settings to control the noise around you. The new QC35 II headphones are available in Australia and New Zealand beginning today, and their price remains at A$499.95 and NZ$579.95 respectively.
It has all the performance and features of the original QC35. They deliver the same industry-defining noise cancellation, audio performance, and up to 20 hours of battery life. The same controls remain on the right earcup – audio volume, and the multi-function button for incoming calls and accessing Siri. And now, there’s a new Action Button on the left earcup to connect to your Google Assistant – without having to grab your phone, unlock it, and find the app.
Your own Personal Google
Bose and Google worked together on the exclusive experience in the QC35 II, making it the first integration of Google Assistant in a headphone. Press and hold the Action Button, and your own personal Google is ready to help – no waiting, looking, swiping, or typing. Just start talking, and your Assistant will help you manage your music and get things done – like play a playlist or a favourite song by a favourite artist, and add appointments to your Google calendar. It can help you stay connected – from simple things like making a call, to notifying you about incoming messages, events and reminders, and reading them back to you. And it can answer questions and find information – so you can check a score, the latest headlines, whether your flight is on time, what movies are playing downtown – and more.
Bose’s proprietary microphone system picks-up voices with remarkable accuracy, so commands are understood. And in a fraction of a millisecond, Bose active noise cancellation dramatically eliminates unwanted sounds around you – so whether you’re in a crowded airport terminal, on a busy city sidewalk, or a subway platform at rush-hour – you only hear your Assistant or your music, brilliantly reproduced.Colours-silver and black.
The verdict: Great for flying and really works well.
Charge Up Pro 20K PD
This is so much more than just a typical powerbank.
An Australian first, the ChargeUp Pro is compatible with all USB-C devices and powerful enough to safely charge MacBooks and other high-level laptops. It’s perfect for any business or leisure traveller when on the go. For added convenience, it also comes with three USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at once.
It is three times as powerful as a standard USB-C port. It also works with Nintendo Switch.
The verdict: It works well and provides multiple charges. Makes powering your digital life so much easier.