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Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Tech Playboys

What to buy the gadget lover who has everything

Yamaha YXZ1000R

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Yamaha has made a vehicle for those who want to go as fast as they can, wherever they can. This side by side (an off-road vehicle designed for multiple people) has as much power crammed inside as possible. Designed to drive anywhere, the Yamaha has the ability to change between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. It has a sport chassis offers maximum protection whilst not interrupting the drivers view and the cab has plenty of legroom. The gearbox has also been tweaked to work as quickly and smoothly as possible.
£17,500 | $20,000 | yamaha.com

 

McIntosh MT5

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If you’re going to go all-out on a turntable you might as well get one that looks striking as well as plays high-quality music. With its simple setup, using it is as simple as plugging it in and moving the tonearm onto your record. The turntable has been made to make no background noise; the records spin silently, meaning that all you hear is the music.
£7,500 | $6,500 | clearaudio.de

 

Garmin Fenix Chronos

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This is built to last in any environment, it includes features for sports such as golf, running, cycling and swimming. It’s also water resistant up to 100 metres. On a hike, the Chronos can record your trail so if you get lost you can find your way back.
£1,100 | 1,500 | garmin.com

 

Solarin

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For those who send a lot of private documents and worry about how secure it is, Sirin has made privacy a priority, as such it uses the same technology to protect data as the military use. Looking like a phone that James Bond would use, this comes with an octa- core 64-bit processor and 4GB of RAM.
£9,500 | $13,800 | sirinlabs.com

 

Thomas Mercer Brittanica Chrono Meter

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The Britannica Black is the most modern- looking clock from Thomas Mercer, with a matte-black stainless steel case, it looks impressive and the transparent glass along top allows you to see the inner workings, which is a nice touch.
£100,000 | $N/A | thomasmercer.com

 

This article first appeared in Gadget issue 14. For the latest tech news and reviews, buy the latest issue of Gadget here or download the digital edition.

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