One of the first IT shows of the year has just kicked off and it brings with it a larger group of exhibitors and products. Exhibitors range from IT, digital, mobile and consumer electronics with big technology names like Samsung, Apple, ASUS and Lenovo. The event this year takes place on the 19 th to the 22nd March, at SUNTEC Singapore levels 3, 4 and 6 from 12pm to 9pm daily.
This year apart from the usual suspects like desktops and laptops, there are an increased number of other nifty tech gadget exhibitors like Smarthome and drones participating. We have sussed out some really interesting gadgets that you have just got to get your hands on! (That is if your spouse and bank permits)
1. The Little Blue Wonder - Parrot Bebop Drone
Meet the Parrot Bebop drone. Small enough to be flown indoors, comes with a range of safety mechanisms, is available for sale in three different colours (red, blue and yellow), connected via Wi-Fi, controlled by an app on your Smartphone or tablet, stable when in flight and is most importantly easy on your pocket! Catch us putting the Bebop to the flight test at the end of this article!
Is there really any other reason that you really need to get your hands on this?
2. Smarthome – Carrot Home
Smarthome products are gaining steam internationally and this can be seen at this year’s IT Show. With Carrot Home, you are able to control any remote controlled device via a master remote or your Smartphone. Carrot Home works by having infrared (IR) repeaters around the home, each IR repeater has a long IR emission range of up to 10 metres. With this and your master remote or Smartphone app you are able to control anything from room lights to the all-important air conditioning system.
3. Jedi Power! – MYO
A really cool Jedi-like gadget by Thalmic Labs has finally made a splash in Singapore! The MYO is a band that you wear on your arm and with it you can control anything from your TV, gaming console and even use it for your PowerPoint presentation.
Price: Currently only available for show and tell at the IT Show but available online at just USD$179
4. Selfie Like A Pro – Casio EX-TR50
At the IT Show 2015, Casio’s famous selfie came the EX-TR50 will come in an exclusive gift set with only 40 sets available a day. In the exclusive gift set, the selfie camera comes with an exclusive camera pouch, pink selfie stick and a 16GB micro SD card - the bare essentials for the perfect selfie at any event.
5. Laptop – HP Spectre x360
This is HP’s new range of super sleek and light laptops suited for both business and education. Apart from the metallic finish and sleek design, the HP Spectre x360 is able to yoga; much like its sister’s brand Lenovo’s Yoga line of laptops. With a long battery life of 12.5 hours and weighing only a mere 1.5kg, staying connected has never been such a breeze!
Price: Starting from S$1899 for the i5 model
6. Drive Safely – Thinkware Dash Cam F750
Car cameras are the next thing when it comes to car security. So if you are thinking of purchasing one, check out Thinkware’s F750. It is the latest edition in their range of car cameras and also the most expensive. What sets Thinkware apart from its competitors is that it uses Dual Save Technology that guarantees a recording will always have a backup copy in the camera’s internal memory in case of an accident. In addition, with the built in GPS antenna it can monitor the roads and notify the driver of photo enforced areas for a safer drive.
Watch us test fly the Parrot Bebop drone indoor at Singapore's IT Show 2015 and notice how awesome this drone really is!
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / March 19, 2015 6:15PM GMT+8
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