The Tempus Christmas Gift Guide 2022: Technology

Tech-savvy family members are always looking for the latest, cutting-edge releases. Here’s how to beat them to the punch

With Christmas fast approaching, this week sees Tempus compile the best gifts to grab for a family member, a friend – or even yourself. From Monday to Friday, we will be looking at the best luxury gift items available in categories ranging from indulgent food and drink to stunning design pieces for your house. In this fifth instalment, we look at tech-based gifts that will invite the future to your living room.

Technology, as it always has done, is developing at a rapid rate. And those who like to be on the cutting edge of this wave of progress are often – let's face it – hard to buy gifts for.

But with this list curated by Tempus, those difficult-to-guess family members and friends are sure to be pleased when they unwrap their gifts.

Smeg x Veuve Clicquot fridges

As part of Veuve Clicquot’s “The Icons” project, celebrating its winery’s 250th anniversary, the renowned Champagne label’s familiar yellow hue has been applied to the FAB along with its instantly recognisable logo placed underneath Smeg’s signature bold lettering.

Two special editions of the brand’s iconic FAB fridge have been produced – one mini style, perfect for keeping bubbly cool, and a full-size FAB28 statement kitchen addition able to store 54 bottles.

Ruark Audio R2 Music System

The all-new Ruark R2 features a fresh design which offers a simple yet stunning retro-modern aesthetic. The slimmer footprint allows the music system to be placed anywhere in the home, and makes it perfect for a windowsill or bookshelf location.

A complete music system, R2 is equipped with DAB+, FM, and Internet radio tuners, as well as support for major streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer. The R2 also features the latest-gen Bluetooth 5 receiver, a USB-C charge port, switchable AUX output, and headphone output.

MEATER Plus Smart Meat Thermometer

The MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer makes achieving succulent, perfectly cooked meat or fish every time, simple. Super smart, MEATER Plus has its own app featuring a smart guided cook system.

Simply connect the MEATER Plus to any smartphone or tablet to enjoy estimated cooking times, meat being monitored whilst it is cooking, and alerts and notifications being sent when meat is cooked to perfection and ready to eat. Useful for all year-round culinary endeavours, MEATER Plus is great for al fresco cooking as well as a must-have kitchen tool. This simple to use, must-have culinary gadget is cooking 2.0.

PICO 4 VR Headset

PICO, a leading VR brand with independent innovation and R&D creation capabilities, this year launched the PICO 4, a next-generation, all-in-one VR headset that aims to make VR accessible to everyone by combining comfort and performance. 

Equipped with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon XR2 chipset, the PICO 4 features a super lightweight body, Pancake Optics, 4K+ resolution display, and an intuitive user experience. Pioneering the next generation of VR hardware design, PICO’s new headset makes the unreal real, with a more vivid, and immersive VR experience.

Petromax Passive Cool Boxes

With their Passive Cool Boxes, Petromax has created an extremely efficient passive cooling system. The Cool Boxes kx25 and kx50 work completely without electricity and generator and thus enable independence amongst adventurers outdoors. The Petromax novelty keeps fresh provisions such as drinks and food for BBQ or fresh fish and bait for days at a time, and due to the double walled construction and a PU insulation, ice remains cool for up to 12 days.

The Cool Box is the ideal companion for all who are on the way across country and do not want to do without fresh food and cold drinks. Hunters, anglers and hobby adventurers have come to appreciate the stable construction and the spacious interior. With the new product range all to do with cooling Petromax broadens its portfolio for light and fire, grilling and outdoor cooking.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Smart Sunglasses

"From the rock revolution of the ‘60s, to the art scene of the ‘80s, to the forefront of hip-hop culture – Wayfarer has become an enduring icon across endlessly shifting horizons," says Ray-Ban of its new "smart" edition of the iconic Wayfarer design. "Now the journey continues with the latest in wearable tech. Ray-Ban  Stories Wayfarer integrates the best of your phone with the timeless frame, bringing you a new way to capture and share your adventures."

The brand's new smart glasses come with camera and audio capabilities and combine legendary Meta technology with Ray-Ban style. The model allows users to take photos and videos, listen to music and calls, and share content directly to social media channels.

NuraTrue Pro

According to sound engineers Nura, "lossless audio streaming over Bluetooth is about to make 95% of the world’s wireless headphones and earbuds obsolete". And with that, they've introduced the NuraTrue Pro, the second-generation wireless earbuds joining Nura’s award-winning product family, ready to change the game once again with CD-quality lossless audio over Bluetooth via Qualcomm aptXTM Lossless.

Combined with Nura’s patented Personalized Sound technology, the NuraTrue Pro delivers an audio experience tailored specifically to the listener. Packed with additional premium audio features, including Spatial Audio and improved Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, the NuraTrue Pro ensures nothing gets between you and what matters most: your music.

Hampshire Generators DELTA 2

Portable and sustainable energy manufacturer EcoFlow is expanding its lineup of sustainable power products with the DELTA 2 model, available now at Hampshire Generators

Supported by a robust 3kWh of expandable capacity, the DELTA 2 can reach full charge within 50 minutes, and with 13 outlets at the ready, all forms of technology including mobile phones,  heaters, hair dryers, kettles, and laptops can stay supercharged while at home or on the go, and keep happy campers at ease on the road during remote trips.

Petoi Bittle

Perfect for budding coders and tech enthusiasts, Bittle is a small, agile and powerful robot that can be programmed to walk, do tricks and roll around just like a real dog. Users bring Bittle to life by assembling its puzzle-like frame which is made up of 3D interlocking components.

The bionic construction of legs rather than wheels means that Bittle is able to move more freely over unstructured terrain.  Bittle is built on Petoi’s OpenCat open-source platform specifically for quadrupled robots. Bittle’s dynamic manoeuvrability and behaviours are features typically seen on luxury robots but Petoi’s technology is now making it accessible to more consumers.

Swarovski Optik ATC & STC 17-40 X 56

Long-range optic specialists Swarovski Optik has added to its impressive range of luxury long-range optics with a brand-new compact telescope available in two models – the ATC (Angled Telescope) & STC (Straight Telescope) 17-40 x 56.

The ATC/STC’s light weight of just 970 grams (ATC) and 980 grams (STC), and compact dimensions of 25.8 centimetres (ATC) and 28.5 centimetres (STC), makes it’s SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s smallest and lightest telescope and the ideal companion for packing and carrying on trips across rough terrain and remote areas. The impressive magnification range from 17x – 40x combined with the small objective diameter of 60mm offers a powerful and high-quality spotting scope, but also easy to carry and use when travelling and discovering new adventures.


Offering a coffee shop experience at home, L’OR has launched its very own barista machine, L’OR BARISTA Sublime, a double-spouted espresso coffee machine. 

Coffee lovers can now enjoy single or double Ristrettos, Espressos, Lungos, as well as all other favourite coffee recipes without having to step foot in a coffee shop. What really makes this system stand apart is the ability to take the new and exclusive L’OR Barista XXL capsules, which contain twice the amount of coffee. These capsules can make a double shot espresso favourite, a larger coffee similar to those you’d get in a coffee shop, or, using the unique double spout on the coffee machine – make two drinks at the same time.

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