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8 tech gadgets in red and gold to usher in the Lunar New Year

By Marcus Wong - 6 Feb 2016

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New year, new gear. Chinese New Year tends to be all about having as much gold and red items in the house to symbolize wealth and prosperity, so why not extend that to your gadgets? Here’s a list of 8 tech items in red or gold to help you usher in the New Year right.

1) Lenovo IdeaPad 500S laptop

Nothing like a new computer to start the year off right. For a great match of power and performance, look at the higher performing Lenovo 500S model with Intel Core i7-6500U processor (2.5GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1GHz). This stylish laptop comes with a 14-inch Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution anti-glare LED-backlight screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M discrete graphics with 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L system RAM. It's equipped with a 256GB SATA 6Gbps SSD and weighs just 1.8kg, while measuring only 19.5mm thick. And it comes in red! You can also get a lower specced model and save more.

Price: S$1,399 (correct as of Sitex 2015). However, checking our shopping portal, you can find Digital Mall listing it for just S$1,329.

For more information of the IdeaPad 500S and other config options, you can read more about it here.


2) Sony MDR-100AAP h.ear on headphones

This Lunar New Year, wrap your ears in the festive color of Cinnabar Red while blasting your favorite New Year tunes with a pair of Sony MDR-100AAP h.ear on headphones. With 40mm HD drivers specifically tuned for High Resolution Audio, and a rated frequency response of 5Hz to 60kHz, you can be sure you’ll hear every nuance of your music - or simply drown everything else out.

Price: S$249

You can read more about it and other relevant Sony audio gear over here.


3) Canon Rayo i8 wireless mini projector

TV too small for the entire family to squeeze in front of? Not a problem. With the compact Canon Rayo i8 mini projector, any blank wall instantly becomes a projector screen onto which an image up to 158 inches across can be displayed at a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Rated brightness output is 100 lumens with a 400:1 contrast ratio and the projector has basic speakers built-in too. The internal battery is good for up to two hours, so you can even bring it with you when you go visiting and share the joy with your extended family. It's fairly compact at 111 x 111 x 17.2mm and weighs 260 grams, so you can literally throw it in your bag while visiting family and friends. And with wireless capabilities through Miracast and DLNA support, you can stream content from your smart devices effortlessly.

Price: S$749

Find out where you can get it and more info over here.


4) Happy Plugs Sound Piece Mini


Want some music to spice up the visiting? The Sound Piece Mini is a stylish on-the-go speaker, with two 2W full-range drivers and a bass vent for enhanced bass performance. Essentially, it gives you great performance in a package that’s just 165 x 72 x 70mm and weighs only 500g. It also comes with a gold plate to match the occasion!

Price: S$139

You can read more about the Sound Piece Mini and its larger counterpart over here.

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