Suggestions & Ideas for Gadgets : Buy you tech product before UAE’s VAT is implemented

Suggestions & Ideas for Gadgets : Buy you tech product before UAE’s VAT is implemented

December 25, 2017 1 By admin

Merry Christmas to everyone who is reading this article

New Year around the corner and year ending. As a reader you must be interested to buying some interesting gifts for your family or maybe for yourself.  Also you remember DSF is also starting from 26th Dec, 2017 and brands and retailers would be coming out with special offers. Especially with VAT starting in UAE from January, 2018. It would good idea to purchase gifts or products in these few days.

We also understand, sometimes you can’t make decision to purchase the right product. Here is some of the ideas and or suggestion which may find it interesting gifts for you, your family and friends

Music and more

If you are music fan and want to have one of the best personal electronic devices for your music and workout, then you are at the right place.

I have put down some of the brands and products which may help you decide to choose the right product for yourself as gift for your love ones or friends


A trusted brand whose product you must have been using since your childhood. They have various range of product from TV’s, smartphones, Cameras, personal audio system like wired and wireless headphones, earbud headphones, etc.

Sony WF-1000X:  The innovative and minimal design lets you place the stylish WF-1000X buds comfortably in your ears, tune in to your music, and tune out of the real world. Having no wires whatsoever frees you to go about your business in a simple and seamless manner. With a 6mm driver, the sound from these headphones is dynamic despite their miniscule size. As soon as you take them out of the case these headphones automatically power on and connect to the last device they were paired with – pop them in your ears and you are ready to go. Charge the WF-1000X in the sleekly designed charging case for up to 9 hours of usage. With the WF-1000X you get true wearing comfort, functional beauty and sound that stays connected wherever you are.

The price of WF-1000X is AED 899 and is available at the Sony Centre, The Dubai Mall and at all leading retail stores in the UAE.

Sony Headband Style WH-1000XM2: Benefitting from all the award-winning features of the MDR-1000X and bringing even more to the table, the WH-1000XM2 does not disappoint with the best Wireless Noise Cancelling technology combined with unique Ambient Sound mode, Personal NC Optimizer and Quick Attention mode in this around-ear style.

If you are a frequent flyer, then the new Atmospheric Pressure Optimising3 feature that analyses your surrounding atmospheric pressure and improves the NC performance will make a difference to the comfort of your flight. Enhanced to last 40 hours with an audio cable, or 30 hours wirelessly, the Quick Charge function gains 70 mins of battery life with just 10 minutes of charging, so you can use your 1000XM2 wherever you are, whether that be flying across the sky or on your commute to work.

The price of WH-1000XM2 is AED 1,499 and is available at the Sony Centre, The Dubai Mall and at all leading retail stores in the UAE.


This brand who always has been specialist in the Audio, earlier they were known as brand for Hi end audio lovers and Djs. They have been in the market for long time and when you are talking about Audio personal devices, you cannot miss them from the gifting list.

Sennheiser  HD 4.40 BT: closed-back, around-ear headphones for wireless listening on the move, robust, foldable design, ergonomically designed ear pads for extra wearing comfort and up to 25 hours of battery life

Priced at AED 599

Sennheiser CX 7.00BT: ear-canal Bluetooth model, lightweight, comfortable neckband design, excellent bass-driven sound and ten-hour battery life

Priced at AED 599

Sennheiser PXC 550 WIRELESS: NoiseGardTM hybrid adaptive noise cancellation, intuitive, earcup-mounted touch control panel and voice prompt system, lightweight and extremely comfortable even for the longest of listening sessions and up to 30 hours of battery time.

Priced at AED 1,499

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless: performance, puristic style and luxurious materials, NoiseGard™ active noise cancellation, up to 22 hours of battery life and available in black and ivory

Priced at AED 1,999

Storage devices

On an estimate if one billion people have cameras or phones, and take less than 3 photos per day/1,000 pictures per year, that’s still 1 trillion photos captured every year. So there is constant requirement of storage facilities to save the images, files, etc. You can save them on online servers or save it on your private storage devices. With the recent hacking and leaked images of the celebrities, there has been question asked about personal safety of data to be stores online. Here I would like think about an option of buying or gifting storage device which can help you or your family member to store data on their personal storage devices like USB’s to drives which can be used on smartphones too and off course personal home cloud system which you can access from any location.

Western Digital

Western Digital always has been in the forefront in the storage industry from large servers to consumer storage device they always been one of the leader. Now with Sandisk under the wing of Western Digital, they are covering almost all kind of storage device. Here some of the suggestion for our readers.

WD My Cloud Home: Easy to use, the WD My Cloud Home storage device plugs directly into your Wi-Fi router at home so you can save all your digital content in one central place. Automatically back up the photos and videos on your phone, and wirelessly back up and sync your PC and Mac computers and cloud accounts.

Western Digital - MyCloud Home & Home Duo

Western Digital – MyCloud Home & Home Duo

The My Cloud Home device is home to all your content. With enough space to keep all your favorite photos, videos and files from all your phones, tablets, computers and external storage devices, in one place at home.Use the My Cloud Home mobile app, desktop app or to upload, access and share your favorite memories and stream videos saved on your My Cloud Home device anywhere you have an internet connection.

My Cloud Home starts from AED629, and ends at AED1,299. (2TB up to 8TB)

WD My Passport: We live in color. We dream in color. The reimagined My Passport drive comes in an array of luscious colors that help boost your energy, create fun and have your back(up).

Western Digital - My Passport in different colors

Western Digital – My Passport in different colors

The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go.

MY PASSPORT starts with 1TB from 269 and goes up to AED599 with 8TB.

SanDisk iXpand Base: Never worry about losing your memories again. Every time you charge your iPhone with the SanDisk iXpand Base, it automatically backs up your photos, videos and contacts for you. The iXpand Base offers plenty of room to save your files in their original quality with no worry about recurring monthly fees for Internet-based storage. Designed for everyday use with a soft rubber top, a sturdy base, and a wrap-around groove to keep your Apple Lightning cable tidy. The iXpand Base is also engineered for convenience, delivering fast-charging with 15W of power and a companion app for backing up and restoring your content to your iPhone.

iXpand Base

iXpand Base

SanDisk iXpand Base:  32GB – AED199.00, 64GB – AED299.00, 128GB – AED429.00 and 256GB – AED749.00.

For fitness and Outdoor activities

In modern world, sitting on the desk has been part of life and physical activities have reduced not only among the parents but also among the children. With online games and gaming consoles and entertainment on Television has made all of us couch potatoes. Here are some of the products which can help you or encourage you and family to do outdoor activities which includes physical exercise or add entertainment while you are outdoors.

Samsung Gear IconX (2018): Whether you’ve got a fitness enthusiast or a music guru in the family, Samsung’s Gear IconX wireless earbuds will make their face light up this holiday season. The Gear IconX earbuds work as standalone media players so your loved one can upload music from their phone and enjoy it with clear, stable audio quality. Controlling the earbuds is as simple as a few taps and swipes, and with up to seven hours of playback battery power, they’ll never have to stop listening.

Priced at AED699


Ten years ago, Fitbit pioneered the wearables category with the introduction of its first health and fitness tracker. Since then, we have become the leading global wearables brand, setting the pace of innovation in the category and establishing the largest social fitness network that helps millions of people around the world be healthier.


: Fitbit Ionic is one of the latest addition to the Fitbit family, where you have one charge long lasting battery for 5 days fitness tracker with interactive software which encourages you to exercise or walk when you are sitting idle. The App can also help you to track you water intake and help you to plan your weigh watch goal. Ionic has enhanced PurePulse® heart rate tracking with greater accuracy during exercises like cycling, intervals and running; better measure calorie burn, see real-time heart rate zones to optimize intensity, and track resting heart rate 24/7.  Ionic has everything you love about Fitbit – automatically track your steps, calories, floors climbed and sleep stages, see your cardio fitness level (estimated VO2 Max), maintain moments of calm and more.


Personal trainer with Fitbit Coach App: Access workouts or listen to expert-designed running and walking Audio Coaching sessions to increase endurance, speed and form on your schedule.
Running companion: Automatically track your run with the new Run Detect feature on Ionic that kicks-in GPS tracking.
New swim exercise mode: With water resistance up to 50 meters, use Ionic in any body of water and see your real-time laps, exercise duration and calories burned for pool swims.
You start your workout by storing and playing more than 300 songs on device (2.5 GB of storage), or downloading and listening to your favorite podcasts. Connect with your wireless headphones, or any Bluetooth device of your choice.
This would prefect gift for you someone you love and care about their health, especially someone who requires motivation to start exercise. Also you can form a group to challenge each other on the calories burn or the distance travelled in set time.

Fitbit Ionic is available at Virgin Megastore, Sharaf DG and Sun & Sand Sports for AED 1399.

Samsung Gear Sport: Motivate your loved ones to move more, eat better, and live a healthy life by giving them the Samsung Gear Sport — a versatile, functional, and stylish smartwatch designed to keep your diet and fitness on track. Available in timeless black or striking blue, with a wide range of different straps and watch faces, the Gear Sport is the wear-everywhere companion that will inspire your loves ones to make (and meet) their New Year’s resolution.

Priced at AED 1199

BenQ GS1 Cable-free Portable Projector: The first BenQ projector designed to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor space, giving you endless entertainment possibilities. Try something new and transform your camping experience into one that you’ll never forget. The GS1is packed with all the benefits of an indoor projector. So bring the GS1 along and set up camp wherever you want. GS1 is small enough (13.9cm x 14.6cm) to fit onto the palm of your hand. Perfect for busy households, GS1 takes virtually no room yet provides big pictures anywhere. And to accommodate your family’s active schedule, GS1 is truly portable, easily fitting into a backpack or even the car’s glove compartment. Weighing less than 1kg including the battery, GS1 is a super portable big screen, able to project larger-than-life images of up to 200” anywhere you bring it.

It has strong standard rubber case, its drop proof case keeps it perfectly safe from a fall from even the tallest table up to 60cm.S1 offers built-in USB 3.0 and 2.0 readers to instantly play movies, music, and videos without a separate PC or Blu-ray player. Simply plug in a flash drive and enjoy high definition multimedia content with friends and family.

GS1’s rubberized case offers Ingress Protection to withstand rains, spilt drinks and more. Its IPX1 Splash Proof rating means you can enjoy your family’s together time and refreshments without worry. With Bluetooth 4.0, you can connect Bluetooth speakers for thrilling audio without wires. Kids can even enjoy a movie during a quiet evening with their own Bluetooth headphones, or connect a keyboard and mouse to play games in style. GS1 is designed with a 3-hour battery to play movies without interruption even when there’s no power outlet nearby. Whether watching videos, playing games, or listening to music, GS1 keeps the action going for the entire family to enjoy anywhere.

BenQ GS1 - Travel pic

BenQ GS1 – Travel pic

Priced at AED 1799

Important: Check online and offers from different retail stores to get the best deals

Please see the below links for more ideas and gift options for you and your family and friends.

Suggestions & Ideas for Smartphones: Buy you tech product before UAE’s VAT is implemented