Add a touch of technology to your Raya celebrations with these handy gadgets and apps, writes Izwan Ismail
Garmin Nuvi 40LM
1 - This navigation device features turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to help you find your way. It includes free lifetime map updates. Its Where Am I? emergency locator means that you’d always know your location. It also comes preloaded with millions of points of interest with the ability to add your own. Available now at RM445.
2 - Celebrate Raya and stay environmentally-friendly at the same time with e-cards. KLGreetings.com is a good site to send free e-cards to friends and loved ones. Go to www.klgreetings.com.
3 - Ensure a smooth ride home by following Plus Twitter @plustrafik. It offers up-to-date information on happenings on the Plus Highway, helping you plan your journey. Go to Twitter @plustrafik.
Apexis Wireless CCTV
4 - Worried about leaving home this Hari Raya? Install a wireless CCTV such as Apexis Wireless. It allows remote view and record from anywhere at anytime and comes with motion detection alert. Available at Amazon.com for US$59 (RM182.75).
Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge
5 - For a safe journey home, check your tyre pressure with the Accutire programmable digital tire pressure gauge. It’s simple, accurate and easy to use. It stores the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle’s front and rear tyres. Available at Amazon.com for US$9.45.
6 - This iPhone apps contains 50 well-designed Eid greeting cards which come with background music and sound effects. Available at $0.99 at App store.
Petronas Hari Raya Commercials
7 - Festive commercials from Petronas have won a following for their heartwarming messages. Visit http://www.petronas.com.my/media-relations/advertisements/Pages/tv-commercials.aspx for a collection of Hari Raya commercials from 2003.
Solar Security Spotlight
8 - If you are going to be away this Hari Raya, why not install a motion sensor light for your home? The Solar Guardian Security Spotlight is a wireless solar security spotlight that comes with a passive infra-red motion sensor that can detect movements from seven metres away. Designed for the outdoors, it comes with a remote solar panel which provides it with power. Available at solarlight-mart.com for RM138.
Capdase Car Charger Force Duo Max
9 - Stuck in a jam while driving back to your hometown? Don’t let it cut you off from your loved ones. The Capdase Car Charger Force Duo Max help charge your iPhone/iPod/iPad Troughout your journey. Available at Machines outlet for RM60.
10 - Prevent potential break-ins by installing the Rex Plus electronic watchdog. It never sleeps and you can choose the angry watchdog sound or both the angry watchdog and a warning siren. Available at Amazon.com for US$62.97.