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Tech gifts for every budget!

By Team HardwareZone - 20 Feb 2018

Tech gifts under S$5,000

Gifts for under S$5,000

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 features one of the most novel cooling solutions on a laptop. The bottom panel opens up like a trapdoor when the lid is up, in order to provide more ventilation for the powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU under the hood. The laptop also measures a mere 17.9mm thick, but you’ll still get a 120Hz G-Sync display for a smooth and tear-free experience.

 

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MrSpeakers Aeon Flow

The Aeon Flow are MrSpeakers’ entry-level headphones, but there's nothing 'entry-level- about the way it sounds. Balanced, warm, and pleasing, they widely regarded to be amongst the best new headphones released this year and are a good place to start for anyone who is looking to get into high-end sound. Available in closed and open-back versions, the Aeon Flow utilize MrSpeakers’ special V-Planar driver system and TrueFlow waveguides.

Devialet Phantom Gold

The 22-carat rose gold-plated Devialet Phantom Gold is for the connoisseur who appreciates both fine looks and good performance. The wireless speaker packs 4,500W of power and delivers 108dB of physical impact (the same as a live rock concert). The new Titanium Tweeter inside is made of the purest titanium available, giving it greater reach in high frequencies.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art is the fastest super wide-angle lens ever made. The 14mm focal length gets so much more of the landscape into a single shot, and the f/1.8 aperture lets you get so much more light onto your sensor. The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 has been designed for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma bodies.

iRobot Roomba 980

The Roomba 980 is a Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum that does your vacuuming chores for you. It’s clever enough to map out your home, keep track of its location and recharge itself whenever necessary until its job is done. And with the iRobot Home app, you can set the Roomba 980 to clean when you want to or clean on schedule.

  • Price: S$1,498
  • More Info: iRobot
Western Digital My Book Duo

If you have a lot of stuff but don’t know much about RAID arrays, then take a look at the WD My Book Duo. This external storage solution comes in configurations from 4TB to a whopping 20TB, using RAID-optimized WD Red Drives inside. The My Book Duo can be easily customized to RAID-0 or RAID-1 for your specific needs, and it ships with two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port for fast transfer speeds.

Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III

It’s a marvel that Canon managed to squeeze a large 24.2MP APS-C sensor into a compact camera body like this. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III also ships with Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast autofocus, a 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6 lens, a built-in electronic viewfinder, a 3” touchscreen LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The Olympus E-M10 Mark III is a light, user-friendly camera with advanced 5-axis image stabilization that takes blur-free images. It comes with a touchscreen LCD, built-in viewfinder, and a full array of automatic shooting features so anyone can take creative images, even for novices. As an interchangeable lens camera, you also get access to the rich Micro Four Thirds library of lenses.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

The RX10 IV is the ultimate for those who want a large sensor and long zoom in a single camera that they can pack into the travel bag. It packs a large 20MP 1-inch sensor with a 24-600mm f/2.4-4 lens (that’s 25x optical zoom) with an ultra-fast AF system and continuous shooting up to 24fps.

Focal Elear headphones

If you're looking to score some serious brownie points with an audiophile, get him a pair of these Focal Elear headphones. High fidelity circum-aural semi-open back headphones, these were engineered with loudspeaker concerns in mind, and have drivers that use aluminum/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes for accurate response and breath-taking audio performance.