DJI ACTION 2
Taking on GoPro, DJI’s new Action 2 is a modular action camera unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s hard to believe that this tiny camera, which measures a miniscule 39mm by 22mm and weighs a mere 56g, is capable of recording 4K video. The Action 2 has a 12MP sensor with 4K recording capability, a lens with a 155-degree field of view, and a 1.76-inch OLED touchscreen covered by gorilla glass. It can be submerged in up to 10m without a waterproof case. Thanks to an array of magnets that expand its usability, you’re able to attach another touchscreen, an extra battery, or a range of mounts. You can even wear it around your neck.
From R8 195, droneworld.co.za
XIAOMI SCOOTER 1S
The Xiaomi Electric Scooter 1S has an 18 650-power lithium battery that produces a top speed of 25km/h and has a range of up to 30km. So, you’ll be able to make roughly two-and-a-half roundtrips from the Cape Town city centre to Clifton 4th Beach on a single charge. Foldable and weighing only 12.5kg, this is perfect for a jaunt to the beach.
R8 999, incredible.co.za
FITBIT CHARGE 504
As New Year’s resolutions go, improving your health is usually high up on the list for most of us, which is why the Fitbit Charge 5 is such a perfect gift. Available in a variety of colours, the Charge 5 is not only the most advanced fitness and health tracker from the Google-owned company but also one of the most subtly stylish. With a brighter display and a host of impressive features, including Fitbit Pay, an EDA Scan sensor for stress management, six months of free Fitbit Premium, and seven days of battery life, it’s no surprise that this is Will Smith’s Fitbit of choice.
R3 999 at various retailers, including superbalist.com
SONOS ARC 09
This one is for the movie buffs. Sonos’ top-tier soundbar features 11 high-performance drivers that will give you crisp highs, dynamic midranges, and surprisingly impressive bass in a beautifully slim design. It has Dolby Atmos surround sound and has been tuned with the assistance of Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasise the human voice, so you won’t miss a word when watching the next big blockbuster at home. As a Sonos product, not only is the Arc great for your home-theatre setup but it’s also perfect for a multi-room dance party. Compatible with the Sonos S2 app and with a choice between Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, Arc is easily controlled from your phone or via your voice. If you want an even more immersive experience, pair Arc with a Sonos Sub or any of your existing Sonos products.
R19 999, planetworld.co.za
Pronounced “clicker”, this low-tech gadget is similar in concept to the pop socket, only better — Clckr not only makes your phone more manageable but also props it up (in either landscape or portrait), which ensures that watching YouTube or making video calls is a more enjoyable hands-free experience. Available as part of a Clckr case for select phones, or as a standalone attachment that sticks to the back of almost any phone or case, Clckr turns your beautiful large-screen device into a more secure one-handed one.
From R199, takealot.com
PENHALIGON’S THE INIMITABLE WILLIAM PENHALIGON
Regal and majestic, this fragrance will be adored by any lover of exotic, earthy scents, with notes of bergamot, jasmine, vetiver, incense, sandalwood, and ambrox.
EDP 75ml, R5 190, skins.co.za
CHAMPAGNE NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT ROSÉ
Nothing marks festivities like real French champagne. Inspired by the famous cherry-blossom season in Japan, each bottle is adorned with delicate pink petals. A gorgeous pomegranate pink, this creamy champagne is fresh and vibrant with a touch of floral enchantment on the nose and palate. It retails nationally for R860.
CHAMAREL 2012 HIGHVELD AGING SERIES
Aged in French oak casks for at least six years, Chamarel’s famous XO rum has been taken one step further in this limited edition, with an additional two years of ageing in a first-fill Moscatel cask. Its dark-mahogany hue hints at the dusty spice that abounds on the nose, followed by inklings of jasmine and cranberry on the palate and a long, warm finish. Available nationally at select fine-wine merchants for approximately R1 675 per bottle.
DELHEIM GRAND RESERVE 2017
Delheim’s latest Grand Reserve marks the 40th anniversary of its flagship Bordeaux blend, which is only made in years of exceptional quality. This vintage was awarded John Platter’s coveted five stars. Delheim’s online store is offering a complimentary magnum of Delheim Grand Reserve 2015 with every case of Grand Reserve 2017 bought. Retailing at R420 a bottle.
JACQUES BRUÉRE BRUT RESERVE 2012
Named in honour of the Bruwer family’s French Huguenot heritage, this bubbly from Bon Courage is handmade from beginning to end in the traditional Champagne method. Fruit-driven with peach, hints of citrus, and a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel, this is an MCC for every festive occasion.
The new iPad Mini is not only a beast when it comes to performance but also very droolworthy. Perfect for anyone who needs a compact computing device that’s larger than their phone but more portable than a laptop, the redesigned iPad Mini is a dream. With support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, Touch ID, the same A15 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 13 lineup, Centre Stage, and 5G, there’s no better compact tablet for on-the-go creativity. Available in a range of fun new colours, the 6th-generation iPad Mini is perfect for students and creatives.
From R9 299, istore.co.za
These are the best commercially available true wireless buds on the market, boasting industry-leading noise cancellation and next-level audio quality. With an IPX4 rating and Qi wireless charging compatibility, they are the ultimate in everyday audio luxury.
R6 272, geewiz.co.za
• From the December issue of Wanted 2021.