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Tech gifts for every budget!

By Team HardwareZone - 20 Feb 2018

Tech gifts under S$500

Gifts for under S$500

WD My Cloud Home

Cloud storage services are immensely convenient, but not everyone is comfortable with storing their data on some server in some unknown location. Enter WD’s My Cloud Home personal cloud storage devices, which lets anyone and everyone create their own personal cloud service. Once it is setup, users would be backup wireless to the drive as well as remotely access data on the drive from anywhere in the world as long as they have a working internet connection.

 

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Oppo HA-2SE

The Oppo HA-2SE is an extremely slim portable headphone amplifier and DAC that oozes sexy appeal and helps you get the most out of your music and headphones. It comes in a leather-wrapped aluminum chassis and features ESS Sabre’s new ES9028-Q2M DAC chip and is capable of supporting 32-bit PCM 384kHz and DSD256 music files. And when your phone is out of juice, it even doubles up as a portable battery bank.

Beats Studio3

The Studio3 are Beats’ flagship headphones and they feature Apple’s W1 wireless chip for easy pairing with Apple devices. The Studio3 also has active noise-canceling in the form of Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling for distraction-free listening, making them great for use on noisy planes or buses. Soft over-ear cushions ensure a comfortable fit while a 22-hour long battery life means you can listen to music for almost the entire day.

Anki Cozmo

Anki’s Cozmo isn’t the first robot toy to come around, but it might well be the most lovable. Because unlike other robot toys, Cozmo has a greater intelligence and a much bigger personality. One of the things that makes him stand out is that he has moods. For example, he loses in games, he’ll stomp angrily. But if he wins, he spins about in glee. So cute!

  • Price: US$179.99 (~S$260)
  • More Info: Anki
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Thunderbolt 3 ports might very well be the future, but they don’t really work well with today’s devices. So if you have a notebook with Thunderbolt 3 ports, what you really want is OWC’s new Thunderbolt 3 Dock. The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock comes with no less than 13 expansion ports including five USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an SD card reader, a Mini-DisplayPort, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and even an S/PDIF and FireWire 800 port. Get the most of your Thunderbolt 3-equipped notebook with the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

  • Price: US$299
  • More Info: OWC
Amazon Kindle Oasis

The new Amazon Kindle Oasis sports a larger 7-inch display and a sleek, new aluminum back and ergonomic design that makes it easy and comfortable to hold one-handed. For the first time, it's also IP68 water resistant so you can read at the beach or pool worry-free.

  • Price: US$249.99
  • More Info: Amazon
Logitech Craft

The Logitech Craft is a keyboard made for creative types. It features what Logitech refers to as the Crown, which is a creative input dial that sits at the top left-hand corner of the keyboard, and supports built-in integrations for apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. The aluminum dial is also touch-sensitive, and tapping it gives you access to a range of useful context-specific functions like brush size, brightness, or chart type.

Garmin Vivoactive 3

The Garmin Vívoactive 3 brings many of the advanced fitness tracking abilities of the higher end Fenix series into a smaller, slimmer smartwatch that won’t look out of place in a boardroom. It comes with the Garmin Elevate optical heart rate sensor and VO2 max estimation from the higher end trackers, with new Garmin Pay contactless payment and user interface.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Huckberry Exclusive

The highly acclaimed Peak Design Everyday Backpack now comes in black. While the all-black version from Peak Design looks best for stealth photography, this Huckberry exclusive looks classier thanks to its leather accents. The Everyday Backpack works great for camera gear or for everyday carry.

Epson L4160

The Epson L4160 is among the smallest ink tank printers out there, so not only can you enjoy spill-free ink refilling, you can also save space on the desk. Auto-duplex printing saves paper by printing on both sides of the paper, and built-in Wi-Fi means you can print wirelessly over the network or from your mobile.

Sony WI-1000X

Want to shut out all the noise on a flight but don't want the weight or bulk of over-ear headphones? Sony's WI-1000X is just the solution. They’re slim and lightweight, and even feature atmospheric pressure optimizing features so you get even better noise-cancelling when on a flight. Now that's traveling in comfort!

DJI Osmo Mobile

There aren’t many things worse than shakey home videos, and that's where the DJI Osmo Mobile comes in, using the built-in gimbal to give you active image stabilization for your phone. Use it in portrait or landscape orientation and get cinematic video easily.

Yamaha NP-S303 network audio player

If you've got a perfectly good audio setup at home, but your AV amplifier itself doesn't have offer digital and network playback options, the Yamaha NP-S303 can readily improve your home audio system's capability to embrace new audio connectivity and audio streaming options. Think Bluetooth, Spotify, Wi-Fi, networked audio, Tidal and more!