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Shopping is never easy. Especially when you’re a man that hates to shop. Even on breezy fall weekends heading to the nearest mall is like a day at the dentist. This year, Exec Digital took the stress out of holiday gift shopping and offers a guide to the hottest presents of the season. Breathe easy; we’re on your side.
Because everyone in the office has a New Year’s resolution to work out more, instead of buying another useless pair of noise cancelling headphones opt instead for a sport version from the guys that created the award-winning LINX Audio sound system to kick your NYE celebration into high gear. With its stealth shape that squeezes its way deep into the inner workings of your ear, the Clear Harmony Sport Earphones are technically savvy, a perfect fit and aesthetically sharp. Pack it in your gym bag or carry-on for comfortable listening that lasts hours.
· Neodymium Magnet Speaker: 15/7mm
· Magnetostrictive Linx Coil
· Impedance (1kHz): 24Î© ± 15%
· Frequency response: 8 Hz ~ 20kHz
· Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 100 dB/mW
· Plug: 3.5mm
Clear Harmony Sport Headphone $189
Audi A8 L W12
Described as the “pinnacle of executive luxury sedans,” Audi premiered the A8 L W12 this year as a way to reintroduce luxury to the market. With amenities that are as unique as its passengers, Audi’s prestige precedes others for originality beyond the engine; if you’re ready to splurge on a loved one, the top tier model offers everything imaginable – from Valcona seats; personal heating and massage capability for both front and rear; extendable footrests and 22-way power adjustments for the front.
Its beautiful engine is a striking change for Audi, delivering fuel efficiency unlike any other version with 500 hp and 461 ft lbs of torque to every wheel. The W-12 engine measures up to race contenders, reaching 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Of course, Audi slimmed down the grille and tailpipes, but only experts can really pick up on the subtly luxurious changes. If you’re in for just the ride, it’s one hell of trip.
Audi A8L W12 $133,500
If the experts had their way, the rumored Apple TV would appear just in time for Santa’s snug shuffle down the chimney. While the much-talked about television set and Apple interface has been in the works for some time, it was made more real once the posthumous biography of Apple’s founder Steve Jobs debuted on bookshelves in October. In it, the creative genius revealed the painstaking steps he’d taken to make the Apple TV a reality – “I’ve cracked it” - revealing the Apple team had finally devised usage for Siri, the artificial intelligent software. Though it might not premiere at the end of the month, one thing is certain: for the man who has everything, the Apple TV will be on his list before too long; get ahead of the game and claim that prize.
Price: TBD (Release date: TBD)
Instead of offering her yet another spa package, why not try something that offers practicality and pampering? Boutique nail salons across the country are offering more than just a simple mani-pedi package this season. 20 Lounge, with locations in Los Angeles, San Diego and Scottsdale (and future boutiques in Dallas and Chicago), is offering packages that include everything from a “Manscaping” addition to the “Best of 20,” with all the fixings for a mani and pedi along with products from the signature 20 Lounge product line.
“The Best of 20”
· 20 Mani, 20 Pedi with soak, shape, cuticle, buff, massage and polish
· Products: Bubbly Body Washing, Glowing Body Butter and Sugar Scrub
‘Best of 20’ Gift Package $135