It’s that time of the year again. By now you’re probably making a list, and checking it twice (perhaps thrice) to see what you can get for your gadget crazy loved ones or the techie at your office. Well, It is indeed the season of share and care and we have decided to come up with some gadgets for the season that may interest you. Here’s our list for the month of December.
Kicking off our gadgets list is the Nokia 150. Nokia’s new lineup of smartphones is not only about the smartphones. They also have feature phones as well. The Nokia 150 is a Dual Sim feature phone. It packs a 2.4” 65k color display and a MicroSD slot with support upto 32GB. It also has a VGA rear camera with an LED flash as well.
You can load up your favorite tunes and listen to them via the 3.5mm audio connector or use the included FM radio as well. With a standby time of up to 744h and a talk time of upto 22h, the Nokia 150 is perfect if you need a secondary phone while your primary device is charging or as a gift for a child to use in case of emergencies.
- Available at: Nokia authorized resellers, Takas.lk, Majestic City
- Price: LKR 6,325 upwards/-
Dialog GP2 Bluetooth Gamepad
The Dialog GP2 is the next gadget on our list. This is a Bluetooth enabled gamepad that can be used with your Android or iOS smarphohe. It supports a number of games such as Real Racing 3, Modern Combat 5 and a number of other FPS and racing games. The device has a telescopic stand that can support devices with screen sizes ranging from 3.5” to 6.5”. It also has a350mAh battery that can be recharged via the microUSB port at the bottom.
The Dialog GP2 follows the layout of the Xbox controller so if you’re used to the more traditional layout, it may take some time to get used to it. A switch at the bottom changes the functionality of the gamepad to switch from traditional gamepad to a cursor as well. In addition, despite being aimed at smartphones and tablets, the controller also works with laptops and Bluetooth enabled PCs as well.
- Available at: All Dialog Showrooms
- Price: LKR 2,250/-
i10 Power Series TTC 210 earphones
A relatively unheard of brand, the i10 Power series earphones may seem like your average pari of earphones. But in reality they are so much more. For starters, each speaker packs an 8mm dynamic driver for increased audio quality and output.
Available in colors of Gold, Rose, Space Grey and Silver, the i10 Power series earphones are also extremely strong. The cable is almost unbreakable when pulled and in fact can be used to pull a vehicle. The earphones themselves have a magnetic locking system so they can be locked in place when not in use around your neck. It also includes feature such as a built in microphone and volume control and also has a lifetime warranty. The perfect set of earphones for anyone on the go who wants a high quality, durable product.
- Available at: Euro Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd – Majestic City
- Price: LKR 9,000 upwards
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
If you have a creative streak in you and you’re a budding inventor, or you know someone who is, then the Raspberry Pi is definitely a gadget to get this season. You can use it to create a plethora of cool gadget and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. The Raspberry Pi 3 is the 3rd generation Raspberry Pi, replacing the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B packs a Broadcom 64bit ARM Quad Core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4 USB 2.0 ports with upto 1.2A output. It also has onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 10/100 Ethernet port for connectivity and configuration as well. It supports Raspbian, Windows 10 IoT Core, OpenELEC, OSMC, Pidora, Arch Linux, RISC OS and many more
Skullcandy Barricade Mini Bluetooth Speaker
The Skullcandy Barricade is another interesting gadget. It packs a portable design that is also rugged as well. It is both impact and Water Resistant. This means it will survive tumbles from your hand or while traveling and will also work even if it gets wet in the rain. It has controls on the speaker itself to control playback and volume. It can connect to multiple devices at the same time.
Packing a battery that can last upto 6 hours, the Skullcandy Barricade is a viable option if you’re a traveler of backpacker or just someone who likes to listen to music on the go. The Barricade has a range of 30 feet so you can literally leave your phone somewhere and take the speaker along with you as well. However, if the range is obstructed by walls, then signal quality will drop and you will experience playback issues.
And that’s our list of gadgets for December
That brings us to an end of fantastic gadgets and where to find them for December. Tune in again next month for more gadgets and where to find them
Do you have a cool gadget that we missed? Leave a comment in the section below.