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7 Cool Gadgets You Should Own

The EL team compiles the latest tech gadgets in the market now.

by / Published: 26 Apr 2017

7 Cool Gadgets You Should Own

The shops are awash with all manner of tech gadgets – some useful, others more for style than essence. We round up the latest from funky speakers to the kind of headphones that make sure it’s all about the music. 

Fenix 5X Multisport GPS Watch 

Garmin has recently launched the Fenix 5X sports watch, which is considered the most comprehensive in the Garmin range. It’s not cheap but you definitely get what you pay for with users raving about the map function. The 5X is the largest in the Fenix 5 series and besides the usual heart monitoring (without a chest strap), this watch also measures maximum volume of oxygen consumed per minute, swim stroke counts, golf stat tracking and most importantly supports full-colour mapping. Internet connectivity means you can even keep track of your emails and texts without your smart phone - all this behind a scratch-resistant sapphire lens. This isn’t just for show; it’s a serious bit of kit and something people who take their fitness seriously will appreciate. 

AECO Technologies
43, Jalan Jejaka 2, Taman Maluri, 
Tel: 03-9285 8062

BeoSound Shape 

Anything from Bang & Olufsen is going to be on the must-have list of technophiles and style mavens alike. The BeoSound Shape is a wireless, wall-mounted, modular speaker system designed to look like stylish hexagonal tiles that can be places on any wall. Comprising speakers, amplifiers and acoustic damper tiles that can go from six to any number of tiles in one configuration, each BeoSound Shape can be custom designed to suit your style and space and come in a selection of exclusive colours. To use, simply connect your mobile device via streaming technologies such as AirPlay, Chromecast or Bluetooth.  This state-of-the-art system will be available in August this year at the Bang & Olufsen store at The Gardens Mall. 

Bang & Olufsen
The Gardens Mall, 
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 
Mid Valley City, 
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-22832218

EX-TR80 Digital Camera 

Let’s face it, a good selfie requires practise and several captures for the perfect photograph and your iPhone memory hates you for it. Thanks to this specialised ‘selfie-taking’ digital camera by Casio, deleting precious photos to free up memory is a thing of the past. Its beauty setting enables users to adjust details like skin tone, skin texture and face shape. Forget selfie sticks, the camera is also designed with a ring to hold for better grip or even to use as a stand for your OOTDs. While you’re snapping away, you can auto-transfer your selected images onto your smartphone or transfer them via Scene app for safekeeping in a cloud-based photo album. 

Available at various locations including:
Low Yat Plaza
Lot G027 & 27B, Ground Floor, 
Low Yat Plaza Shopping Complex, 
7, Jalan 1/77, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, 
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2144 3530

Fitbit Alta HR

The Alta HR introduces two dynamic sleep tools to track the quality of your sleep, which is very interesting considering our sleep patterns and habits seriously dictate how we feel and perform during the day. With these new advances, the Alta HR is able to estimate the amount of time you spend in the various stages of sleeping to understand the quality of sleep you’re getting. And if you’re going to wear this all the time it needs to look good and Fitbit has that down pat. There are a number of colours and types of materials used including a special edition band plated with 22k rose gold – pretty nifty for an activity tracker! 

Various locations including: 
Harvey Norman
Level 3 & 4, Lot 3-24,
Lingkaran SV Sunway Velocity, 
Jalan Peel, Maluri, 
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9201 2944

MDR-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

These headphones aren’t very new in the market but are considered one of the best in its category. Imagine this - you’re at the airport with these earphones and you need to be aware of the announcements being made. Thanks to its Sense Engine feature, all you have to do is place your hands over the ear cups and the volume decreases to Quick Attention mode so you can hear. These wireless headphones produce great sound quality close to High Resolution Audio via Bluetooth, and with a battery life of 20 hours, these make the ideal travelling companion. 

Various locations including: 

Sony Store 322-324, 
Level 3, 
Ramlee Mall, 
Suria KLCC
Tel: 03-2166 1882

Galaxy S8 

The much anticipated Galaxy S8 will makes its debut in Malaysia this 5 May and is set to impress users with its infinite display without a bezel. The S8 has been designed smaller than the S7 with ergonomic and smooth curves allowing the device to fit in one hand perfectly. Still prefer larger smartphones? Samsung will be releasing a more expensive version simultaneously featuring all the same specifications as the S8 but with a larger display and a bigger battery – the Galaxy S8+. 

Various locations including: 

Samsung Level 3, 
KLCC, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2856 9532

My Passport Portable Drive

Photo albums are a thing of the past. Today, all memories have become digitalised. But what happens when you don’t have access to the internet? That’s when portable hard drives come in handy as back up. Powered by Western Digital, the My Passport is an external hard drive designed for your convenience, made to fit the palm of your hand. It’s always a good idea to save alternate copies of your favourite memories and important document and this drive comes equipped with Western Digital Backup software allowing you to set a schedule to back up your files. The series comes in six vivid colours and 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4TB of memory space. 

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