Off for some fun in the sun, mountain air and foreign cuisine this holiday season? Siti Syameen Md Khalili lists 10 gadgets you can’t afford not to bring along
World Travel Universal Ac Adapter Wp-300a
1. USEFUL if you are travelling to the UK, US, Europe or Australia. This international adapter also comes with a USB port to charge your phone, player and tablet at any power outlet. Priced RM55.50 at www.moresales.com.my.
Pentax Option Wg-1
2. THIS 157g light 14MP camera is water-shock-weather proof for tough conditions. Other cool features include hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode, movie shake reduction mode as well as self-portrait assist. Standard model retails at RM1,499 and is also available with GPS support.
3. VITA is great for long commutes alone. It offers games, web browsing and multimedia support and comes with OLED touchsreen, rear touchpad and motion sensor. Priced at RM1,099.
Sound Oasis Pillow Speakers
4. IF you find it hard to sleep away from your own bed, these thin and lightweight speakers deliver your favourite songs from under the pillow to help you sleep. From www.hammacher.com for US$19.95 (RM61.43).
Nokia Lumia 610
5. THIS smartphone comes with a 5MP camera, Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive. Its WiFi tethering capability also lets you share connectivity. The phone and accessories comes in black, white, magenta and cyan finishings. Priced at RM699.
Teclast P76ti Tablet Ebook Reader
6. READ, surf and socialise with this Android 2.3-based tablet and ebook reader. It offers a seven-inch touchscreen display, WiFi support, 8GB internal memory and ports including 3.5mm audio, microSD card slot, USB and HDMI. Available at www.moresales.com.my for RM399.50.
Papago! H8 GPS
7. COMES with a six-inch high-resolution touchscreen, X8 Navigation software, voice activation command, Traffic Message Channel and SD/MMC card slot. Its 1,500mAh battery and car charger ensures the device stays powered till you’ve reached your destination. Priced RM849 at www.youbeli.com.
Credit Card Sized Charger
8. At only 28.3g and only a quarter of an inch thick, this wallet-friendly power source comes with fold-out micro USB cord that is compatible with most Android and Blackberry smartphones as well as regular feature phones. Available at www.hammacher.com for US$29.95.
Lingo Talking 30 Language Translator
9. THIS palm-sized gadget is a lifesaver if you are heading for Europe, Japan, Korea or China. Simply key in the phrase in English and it will speak out the translation for you. It runs on AAA batteries and comes with calculator, currency convertor (also converts shoe and dress sizes), calendar, contacts book and even Sudoku! Priced at US$249.95 at www.hammacher.com.
Tunewear Waterproof Case
10. FOR your tablet or ereader, this 250x360x11mm waterproof case from Tunewear keeps your device dry and yet allows you to interact with its touchscreen without having to take it out. Available at www.moresales.com.my for RM49.50.