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Gear this week: Gifts for the geeky dad

By Team HardwareZone - 8 Jun 2018

Gear this week: Gifts for the geeky dad

Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

This is for the dad who loves music. The ATH-ADX5000 is Audio-Technica’s newest flagship reference headphones. The open-back circumaural headphone features 58mm drivers integrated into the baffle for reduced vibrations. The drivers have special Tungsten-coated diaphragms for greater rigidity. To improve wearing comfort, the frame is lightweight magnesium, plus the headband and earpads are lined with Alcantara. Each unit is also hand-assembled in Tokyo, Japan, and are individually numbered.

Find out more about the Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo’s sixth-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon will help dad get things done — with pleasure. It’s equipped with Intel’s new Coffee Lake processors for nice multi-tasking oomph, but it’s the 500 nit Dolby Vision HDR display that makes it impressive. The laptop also boasts a nice soft-touch matte finish, and a useful privacy shutter for the webcam to keep out prying eyes.

Find out more about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.


Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand

Help to keep dad powered up, all the time. Belkin’s latest line of wireless chargers supports the Qi standard, which means it works with phones like the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Note8. The Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand lets you charge your devices in either portrait or landscape mode, and supplies up to 10W for charging.

Find out more about the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand.


Secretlab Titan NAPA

Does your dad love to game and also likes lux? Secretlab’s Titan NAPA comes clothed in Napa leather, a soft and supple cut of calf leather that provides a distinctive butter-smooth feel. It produces a distinctive sheen under light and is far more breathable than cheaper PU leather. And if you’re worried about issues with peeling and flaking, well, that doesn’t happen with real leather. 

Find out more about the Secretlab Titan NAPA.


Huawei P20 Pro

Get your dad a powerhouse of a smartphone and digital camera in one. The Huawei P20 Pro sports a 40MP camera, with a 20MP monochrome and 8MP (3x zoom) three-camera setup. The phone also has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a 2,240 x 1,080 resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by Huawei's Kirin 970 chip, which has a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for advanced AI capabilities.

Find out more about the Huawei P20 Pro.


Google Home

Powered by Google Assistant, the Google Home is more than just a speaker. With a simple “OK Google” wake word, you can use Home to get answers, turn up the music, manage your everyday tasks, or control smart devices around your home. Google has recently local news sources, such as Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, Money FM 89.3, The Business Times, and Business Insider Singapore. So dad can get his daily news update, just by talking to Google.

Find out more about the Google Home.


AER Day Pack

The AER Day Pack combines management with style, for the dad who needs to carry it all. Besides its minimalist design, the Day Pack has multiple pockets for smart organization. There’s even a quick access pocket for everyday items like dad’s phone and wallet. The structured design keeps the bag upright when set down, and the exterior has a water-resistant coating for wet weather.

Find out more about the AER Day Pack.

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