Huat Ah! Red is found everywhere during this festive season as the colour is said to bring luck and prosperity. Balqis Lim lists eight devices to help usher in the Chinese lunar new year.


MULTI-DEVICE MOUSE

With just a press of a button, the Logitech M590 wireless mouse, with 90 per cent click noise reduction, can navigate seamlessly between two computers. So if you need to work during the holiday, you know you’re not interrupting others. The two thumb buttons give extra control of operations. The device can last up to two years on a single AA battery. Now, that’s a mouse you need. Price: RM159 at Lazada.com.my


CAPTURE SWEET MOMENTS

The Canon Powershot SX720 HS digital camera comes with a whopping 40x zoom lens, which is equivalent to 24-960mm. It has a 20.3MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, which allow for Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps. Other features include a built-in WiFi with NFC to wirelessly share photos and movies with a linked devices and Zoom Framing Assist feature which automatically zooms in or out to keep a subject within the frame. Price: RM1,428 at Lazada.com.my


EAT SENSIBLY

You can’t run from overeating at a New Year dinner or when visiting relatives. A fitness tracker like the Jawbone UP3 can at least help you determine how much exercise you’ll need to do to burn those calories off later. The Smart Coach feature will make lots of suggestions on how to improve your overall health and the best ways to achieving your goals. This device also looks like a stylish red leather bangle to add to your outfit. Price: US$114.95 at Amazon.com


MUSIC FOR FESTIVE OCCASION

Music is a must at any festive occasion. This GGMM wireless digital speaker lets you enjoy the full, rich sound of your favourite music without any cords or cables. It has a built-in high capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery that supports eight hours of playtime at 40 Watts output. Besides audio, its appearance is also a beauty. Covered by handcrafted well selected high quality microfibre leather, this speaker will also make a nice home accessory. Price: US$179.99 (RM706.40) at Amazon.com


STYLISH PHONE

The Xperia XZ Premium in Rosso Red will not only wow you with its look and feel but also its amazing 4K-resolution display with HDR video support. Besides its powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system chip, the phone has a next-generation camera that takes a photo before you even press the shutter. It has a 19MP camera at the back and 13MP on the front. And its IP68 rating protects the phone from spill accidents. Price: RM2,999 at Shopee.com.my


POWER BACKUP

Taking too many selfies draining your battery? Get Anker’s Slim 10000mAh PowerCore II, a useful power bank which allow up to three full charges for smartphones, tablets and other USB devices. PowerCore II Slim utilises a soft silicon cover to cushion your smartphone and provide protection from scratches and knocks. Keep them together for convenient charging. Price: RM235 at Lazada.com.my


BLING IT

Make your phone stand out among the crowd with this sparkly iPhone casing. The luxury sleek design decorates the edge of the case with inlaid artificial rhinestone diamonds. Its 360-degree rotating ring kickstand allows enviable hands-free comfort use of your iPhone from any angles. With its Air Cushion technology, the case also protects your phone from impact and scratch. Price: US$13.89 at Amazon.com


BLOCK OUT NOISE

Noisy relatives? With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo3 Wireless has cushioned ear cups to buffer outside noise. A quick five-minute charge will also provide three hours of playback time. Integrated on-ear controls, coupled with dual beam-forming mics, allow you to take calls, play music, adjust volume and activate Siri while on the go. Additionally, every purchase of a Beats (Product) Red device contributes to the global fund to fight AIDS. Price: RM1,200 at Apple.com/my

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