You don’t have to spend a fortune to own cool devices. Balqis Lim lists eight gadgets under RM500


Kingston’s HyperX Cloud II gaming headset generates virtual 7.1 surround sound and is HiFi capable, with 53mm drivers for superior audio performance and rich sound quality. This headset has a digitally enhanced, noise-cancelling microphone with automatic gain control functionality and echo cancellation enabled through the USB sound card. The detachable mic is easy to plug in for gaming use - or unplug it to listen to music. Price: RM399 at


Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes with a 5-inch HD screen and a life-extended 3120mAh battery, and housed in a delicate matte metal body. It is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone is equipped with a rear 13MP camera and 5MP front camera. Despite its small size, it bears a sufficient amount of energy to meet your everyday needs. Price: RM355 at


Print copies of the photos with family and friends on your mobile device to keep them as memories in albums. The Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer can be connected to your computer, mobile device, memory card or USB flash. Pictures can be customised with a selection of borders and effects for a personalised look, plus it comes equipped with more than 40 built-in ID sizes. Price: RM438 at


Don’t just see the world, experience it. With Google Daydream View, you can teleport from virtually anywhere to pretty much everywhere. Browse the daydream app for games and videos from concerts, sports and more in full 360-degree panoramic view. Daydream View’s lightweight, durable headset is made with soft, breathable fabric to help you stay comfortable longer. Price: RM469.52 at


Wireless charging for smartphones isn’t new and this Qi-compatible charging pad by Anker can charge your phone up to 10W charging to any fast wireless charge-capable device. This device has LED lights to show you the phone’s charging status, as well as built-in safety features to protect against overheating and power surges. Price: RM170 at


The SJ5000+ action camera can be used as a car DVR to record your daily life and outdoor activities. It can also be used for backpackers to record travelling experience. Comes with a 30m water-resistant case, you can take it with you when you are having water activities. It also has WiFi connectivity which can be linked to your smartphone. Portable and practical, this little one is available in various colours. Price: RM469 at


Edifier’s B3 sound bar is loaded with four 70mm speaker units for rich lows and mids, as well as two 19mm tweeters for clear highs. At maximum setting, B3 can unleash 100 dB of room-filling sound. It is equipped with Bluetooth and comes with a remote control. A wall mount bracket is included for hassle-free setup. Price: RM499 at


This 2TB WD My Passport portable drive has lots of storage space, good performance and supports strong encryption with password protection. Comes in an eye-catching design, it is also available in some vivid colour options. It is equipped with WD Backup software so you can automatically back up any data and comes with a three-year limited warranty. Price: RM349 at

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