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Nokia Lumia 635


Running on Windows Phone 8.1, this smartphone has 4G connectivity, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and a ClearBlack 4.5-inch LCD screen, with WhatsApp, WeChat and Instagram preloaded.

The smartphone is encased in a double layer of polycarbonate, with changeable shells that come in orange, yellow, black or white.

The phone has a 5-megapixel camera and comes with 8GB of internal memory. It has a slot for a microSD memory card to boost the phone's storage capacity.


Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio


When the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio is closed, it provides good protection for your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. When it is open, the keyboard should help you to type more quickly.

Opening the case automatically wakes the tablet and puts it to sleep when the cover is closed. It integrates a Bluetooth keyboard which includes time-saving Android short cuts.

Thin and light, it weighs 450g and is just 20mm deep.

Durable water-repellent material protects the front and back from bumps, scratches and spills.


Focal Dimension and Dimension Sub


Audiophiles and film enthusiasts will appreciate this soundbar speaker. It supports Dolby Digital and DTS encoding and uses patented 26mm-high speaker drivers offering a low-frequency response and a central inverted dome that acts as a tweeter, giving clear audio reproduction and natural-sounding dialogue.

Film fans hungry for powerful audio will enjoy the six 75W digital amplifiers, with a maximum power of 450W that is suitable even for rooms measuring over 50 sq m.

An optional subwoofer for the soundbar can be attached to it, turning it into a sound base for a flat-screen TV.

The Dimension costs $1,899; the optional subwoofer, $699.


Strontium Nitro Plus microSD Card

$120.90 (64GB)

It can be tough deciding which application or video to dump when your smartphone's storage space is full. With the Strontium Nitro Plus microSD card, you can postpone that decision for a while.

With an 80MB/sec read speed and a 60MB/sec write speed, this gadget is ideal for rapid transfer and playback of media data. You can even use it to watch videos in full high-definition (HD) and ultra HD resolutions.

To keep your data safe, it includes an Android backup app worth US$4.99 (S$6.30), the full version of MyBackup Pro and a USB reader and microSD adaptor for added versatility.

Depending on your storage needs, the microSD cards are available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.


Toshiba Satellite C series Laptop

From $699

This series of affordable laptops run on the Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system and they have a battery life of up to four hours.

Upgraded with new Intel and AMD processors, enhanced audio and 500GB hard drives for storing your music, videos and photos, each has three USB ports, including a USB 3.0 port. An HDMI port for output to high-definition (HD) TVs makes it easy to share photos, videos or presentations on a larger screen while an HD webcam makes chatting with friends easy.

The screen has a 1,366 x 768 resolution. The C40/C40D have 14-inch LED screens; the C50, a 15.6-inch LED screen.


Targus T-1211 Backpack


Designed for users who are constantly on the go, this polyester backpack accommodates devices of different sizes. An adjustable compression strap creates a secure fit for 13-inch to 17-inch laptops.

Front stash pockets provide convenient storage for accessories. A dedicated smartphone pocket, hidden file compartment and a mesh pocket at the side, which will fit a water bottle, store everything else. The backpack is available in black or grey.

This article was first published on June 25, 2014.
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