1. A Smart All-In-One Device
When you have a busy schedule, you need to have technology that is able to keep up with you. That’s where the new Google Nest Hub comes in. Compact and sleek, this handy voice-controlled device blends in with your modern home and you can use it to easily and quickly view your calendar, the weather and have questions answered instantaneously. Plus, keep track of all your smart home gadgets like your robot vacuum, smart lights, TV and speakers in one place. No more wasting time fiddling with many other devices! At $189, available at M1, COURTS and Challenger and Google Store.
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2. A Bluetooth Keyboard
Transform your tablet into a laptop and maximise productivity on-the-fly with the portable Brydge keyboard. This bluetooth-enabled device attaches via magnet and is sleek, lightweight and comes with a rechargeable battery that claims to last up to six months. There are different designs compatible with iPads and Microsoft tablets to suit your preference. From $179, available from Ante stores.
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3. A Convertible Laptop
With the leather-bound HP Spectre Folio, workaholics have a three-in-one wonder in their hands. Stay on top of projects in laptop position or fold the screen down for photo edits in tablet mode. After a long day, the viewing stand delivers the perfect angle for watching movies too. At $2,799.
4. A Chic Smart Watch
Upgrade your arm candy with the latest addition to Huawei’s Watch GT family. The new Elegant Edition 42mm series of watches feature a more graceful design, with a subtle gradient-coloured face. It comes in two colours, Magic Pearl White and Magic Black Pearl, and boasts longer battery life of up to 10 hours with GPS on. At $298, available at all Huawei concept stores, selected consumer electronic stores and online marketplaces including Lazada Huawei Official Store.
5. An Advanced Smartphone
With so many new smartphones launching this year, deciding on one can be a challenging task. Ultimately, it comes down to budget and what works for you. For one, there’s the Samsung Galaxy A80 (pictured above), the latest addition to the Galaxy family that features a rotating 48-megapixel camera (!!) for better photos and videos and an improved Infinity Display screen. At $898, from selected telcom operators, leading electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers and Samsung Experience stores.
Then there’s the Oppo Reno Z which also has a 48-megapixel back camera (sans rotating feature) and 32-megapixel front camera. Sleek and seamless, what’s also unique is that it lets you unlock the screen with a hidden fingerprint scanner. Neat! At $339, from Singtel, M1, StarHub, MyRepublic stores and authorised resellers.
6. A Handy Adapter For All Your Different Devices
Don’t you just hate it when you go to another office for a presentation and can’t connect your MacBook to the projector? The Satechi Pro Hub is the answer to lack of ports on most MacBooks. Not only is it elegantly built, it can be used on a variety of devices that have a USB Type-C Connector. At $183.
7. A Smart Speaker
Music lovers rejoice – the Bose Home Speaker 500 comes with voice command and Amazon’s Alexa built-in, which means you can be swooping round the house and simply instruct it to change the music. Score! At $599.
8. An Advanced Tablet
A must-have digital companion for the modern woman, Apple’s latest iPad Pro is a beautiful piece of equipment that comes with a crystal-clear LCD display. Whether you’re on the move or in the office, bingeing the latest Netflix show or skyping with your clients abroad, the iPad Pro is the perfect partner in crime. From $1,199.
9. A Bluetooth Tracker
This best-selling Bluetooth tracker ensures you will never lose anything again. But also, Tile Mate saves time when you need to find the little things like your car keys or phone. It’s also the perfect accessory for forgetful kids or elderly parents. From $34.
Photo: Tile Mate
10. Wireless Earphones
If you’re heading to the gym during your lunch break in the CBD, consider the Jabra Elite Active 65t your best buddy. Certified against sweat, water and dust, these wireless buds also come with motion sensors to help track your fitness performance. At $298.
13. A Multipurpose Laptop
An ultra-light and ultra-slim dual display laptop with E-Ink technology, Lenovo’s Yoga Book C930 is ideal for work and play. The E-Ink technology allows the laptop to function as a notepad, sketchbook, e-reader and a self-learning keyboard. From $599.
15. A Powerful But Compact Camera
Whether your job requires photography or videography, or you simply love being creative on-the-fly, the Osmo Pocket has a 4K camera that’s compact enough to fit in your pocket while powerful enough to capture incredible shake-free footage thanks to its image stabiliser. Perfect for budding filmmakers! At $519.
Photo: Osmo Pocket