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November 24, 2015

She knows a good gadget when she sees one—but has she seen our portable wireless speakers? They’re very cool, and very tech-approved. Blending state-of-the-art technology with sophisticated design details, every gift in this assortment will please even the most astute gadget lovers. Explore some of our top picks here, and be sure to visit the Dwell Store to see the complete collection.

Wireless bluetooth speaker with leather strap

Beolit 15 Bluetooth Portable Speaker, $599 at the Dwell Store

The Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker is a sophisticated portable speaker that blends exquisite technology and thoughtful design details.  Including four active drivers, two passive bass radiators, dual Class D amplifiers, and a rechargeable Li-ion battery, this speaker plays up to 24 hours of high quality sound on a single charge.

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Portable wireless lamp with LED light

Wireless M Lamp, $220 at the Dwell Store

The innovative Wireless M Lamp was inspired by miners’ lamps of the 19th century. Designed by British designer David Irwin for Juniper, the M Lamp is a portable task lamp that can be used in a variety of spaces, including bedrooms and offices.

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Reclaimed wood hydroponic planter

Reclaimed Wood Hydroponic Planter, $159 at the Dwell Store

This hydroponic planter blends a rustic reclaimed wood box with innovative technology. he system has different settings based on the plant type, ensuring that plants will receive the proper amount of nutrients from herbs to flowers.

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Wireless bluetooth headphones with lambskin ear pads

BeoPlay H8 Wireless Headphones, $499 at the Dwell Store

With the BeoPlay H8 Headphones, Bang & Olufsen offers a premium wireless listening experience with active noise cancelation. The headphones have a comfortable fit and exquisite technology, including the latest Bluetooth technology and aptX codec.

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Bottle-shaped humidifier with USB charge

11+ Bottle Humidifier, $90 at the Dwell Store

Marrying modern utility with minimalist aesthetics, the Bottle Humidifier by Korean design company 11+ is thoughtfully designed to generate humidity in an interior space. Energy-efficient, the humidifier includes an ultrasonic nebulizer that automatically shuts off when the water level depletes, so no extra energy is expended. 

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Wood grain portable speaker with grey accents

Grain Audio PWS Wireless Speaker, $249 at the Dwell Store

The Packable Wireless System (PWS) from Grain Audio is a wireless speaker that you won’t want to put away when it’s not in use. Made with solid walnut with neutral graphite speaker grills and buttons, the PWS has a modern, mature look that will complement a bookcase, desktop, or even a bedside table.

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Air purifier with curved shape

BioGS 2.0 HEPA Air Purifier, $370–$400 at the Dwell Store

Featuring a whisper-quiet technology and intelligent display, the BioGS 2.0 was designed to blend in with existing interiors and complement your home. The efficient air purifier is defined by its curvaceous body, which reflects its attention to minimalist design and exceptional functionality. 

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Sporty digital watch with simple elastic bands

BareBands Digital Watch, $40 at the Dwell Store

BareBands is an innovative watch that is designed for a variety of occasions. Featuring a digital face and typical sport functions like a timer and illuminating light, the watch can be used for athletic activities like running, biking, and—with twenty meters of waterproofing—swimming.

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Wireless bluetooth speaker with leather strap

Beolit 15 Bluetooth Portable Speaker, $599 at the Dwell Store

The Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker is a sophisticated portable speaker that blends exquisite technology and thoughtful design details.  Including four active drivers, two passive bass radiators, dual Class D amplifiers, and a rechargeable Li-ion battery, this speaker plays up to 24 hours of high quality sound on a single charge.

Bang & Olufsen’s headphones and speakers make excellent gifts for the audiophile on your list. We think that giving her a pair of the BeoPlay H8 Wireless Headphones will be music to her ears, and her heart. She’ll appreciate the active noise cancelation, wireless mic, and gesture control, and her ears will appreciate the lambskin-wrapped memory foam ear pads that offer comfortable wear that helps prevent sound leakage. The H8 Headphones are the lightest in their class, while maintaining the functionality your favorite audiophile is looking for. The Beolit 15 Bluetooth Portable Speaker will let her share her tunes with the entire room. Streamlined and sophisticated, the speaker includes True360 sound, tactile buttons, and a full-grain leather strap. It can play up to 24 hours on a single charge, so she won’t have to pause her parties to plug in.

Take the gift up a notch by including a thoughtful playlist. She’ll think of you every time she listens to it, whether it’s on her new headphones or speaker. We’ve created a holiday playlist that includes cool takes on classics, songs that will let the bass in our speakers show off, old favorites, and a healthy dose of holiday pop. Show her how to use her new speaker by playing her this well-designed holiday mix.

The Holiday Mix

  1. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, She & Him
  2. Holiday, Electric Guest
  3. Joy To The World, Sufjan Stevens
  4. Christmas in Hollis, Run-D.M.C
  5. Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses
  6. Christmas Treat, Julian Casablancas
  7. Wonderful Christmastime, The Shins
  8. Last Christmas, Carly Rae Jepsen
  9. Jingle Bell Rock, Rogue Wave
  10. White Christmas, Bing Crosby
  11. The Christmas Song, The Raveonettes
  12. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Bruce Springsteen
  13. White Winter Hymnal, Fleet Foxes
  14. Silver Bells, Stevie Wonder
  15. Fallen Snow, Au Revoir Simone
  16. All I Want For Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey
  17. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Greg Laswell
  18. All My Bells Are Ringing, Lenka 
  19. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? The Head and the Heart
  20. My Dear Acquaintance, Regina Spektor

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