Stuff Recommends – Eid 2017 Edition

Give the gift of gadgetry this Eid

18 June 2017
by Stuff Staff

Eid is that special time of year where you spend time with the family…and level up your gadget arsenal with some sweet new tech.

Take a look at this top kit…

Bose Soundlink Revolve+ (US$325)

Out of the two Revolve speakers Bose announced to its Soundlink lineup, we’re super excited about the plus-sized version. Both deliver uniform, 360-degree sound and are tough enough to withstand rain and other bothersome splashes. What swings us in favour of the Revolve+ is a bigger battery and its handle that lets you hang it pretty much anywhere you’d like your tunes to be.

ASUS STRIX 7.1 Gaming Headset (US$175)

Do you want top-level surround sound for your gaming without the hassle of a proper hi-fi system? Then this headset from Asus is for you. It uses 10 neodymium drivers to create a true 7.1 surround sound experience, immersing you right in the action. It comes with a plug-and-play USB audio station for quick control and four presets designed to suit different game types.

Huawei P10 Plus (US$710)

In what might be the ultimate Eid gift, Huawei has released a ‘Greenery’ version of its excellent P10 Plus flagship. Designed in conjunction with the Pantone Color Institute, this statement smartphone has the same dual-lens camera and gorgeous 5.5in 2K display, but now in a striking green shade designed to make your mates, well, green with envy.

Sony NW-WS623 (US$135)

These are a long way from the classic Sony Walkman of old, but nonetheless cool. A sporty standalone headband that’s dust, temperature and water resistant up to 2m (meaning you can take it swimming) and will hold up to 4GB of tunes for your personal workout playback. It’ll also hook up to your smartphone via Bluetooth for when you’re out of the water.

Element REV Samsung Galaxy S8 Case (US$35)

Smartphones aren’t cheap, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 in particular is a fragile slab of glass. You sure wouldn’t be pleased if you dropped it on the tiled floor of your bathroom when getting out the tub. Do the smart thing and wrap it up safe and sound in this tough-as-nails case from Element that the company has tested by tossing one out of a moving car without incident. Tough indeed.

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad (US$70)

Wireless charging is the future, which is odd because at the moment very few phones seem to support it. If you’re special enough to be the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S8 then you’d be daft not to pick up this excellent 15W wireless charging pad from Belkin. You simply place your smartphone on it, and boom, instant conductive charging without the hassle of cables.

LG Gram (US$1250)

If you’ve ever suffered from back strain from lugging around a weighty laptop then the LG Gram will be a revelation. This 2017 model weighs just over 1kg but still manages to pack a 15.6in display which is an impressive feat indeed. An Intel Core i5 or i7 processor gives it enough grunt to take it further than your average Netflix playback machine. Check it out in full on pX.

Knomo Elekronista (US$300)

This ‘Digital Clutch’ bag is the brainchild of Copenhagen-based tech blogger Christiane Vejlø, who decided that a regular clutch wasn’t going to cut it in her modern digital lifestyle. The full-grain leather bag will comfortably fit a smartphone and a 10in tablet and incorporates a 5000mAh battery that will keep your gadgets charged and ready to go at all times.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium (US$735)

Sony’s latest handset is a real looker. It’s all-chrome body is shiny and attention-grabbing, but its really what’s on the inside that counts. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor for speed, a 5.5in 4K HDR-ready display for melting your eyeballs, and a 19MP snapper with super slow motion tech that wants to help redefine the way you capture photos. A true trifecta of awesome.

Free Refills Power bank (US$50)

Need to give your smartphone a quick jolt of juice whilst you’re out and about? Then stock up with one of these hip power banks. Undergoing a recent refresh to the line, the super-popular mobile chargers are now slimmer than ever before with a protective lid to keep 8-pin Lightning adaptor safe from getting jostled about in your backpack.
For more info visit the Hub Zero website.

Retro Gaming (US$135)

Feeling nostalgic? Hub Zero have a host of retro games and consoles available at their Cache Point store. Like the awesome Nintendo 64, it’s the classic console that jumpstarted the 3D-platformer phenomenon with Super Mario 64 and introduced the gaming world to analogue sticks. They also stock everything from the Sega Genesis to PS1 for avid gaming fans.
For more info visit the Hub Zero website.

Sennheiser GSP 300 (US$110)

Level-up your late-night frag session with this essential pair of gaming headphones. Ultra-comfortable memory foam ear pads will keep your sound holes padded, and provide a proper acoustic seal so that no external noises interrupt your sesh. The boom mic has broadcast-quality noise canceling for enhanced communication over your favourite chat apps.
For more info visit the Hub Zero website.

Satzuma USB Cooler (US$45)

Put your computer’s USB power to good use with this brightly-lit mini fridge. Simply plug it in to an available USB port and the aluminium plate contained within its retro styling will begin to drop in temperature. It’ll hold one 330ml can of your favourite gaming-marathon-aiding energy drink, chilling it to acceptable levels of ice-cold consumption.
For more info visit the Hub Zero website.



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