Looking to surprise the hubby? Why not get him some cool gadgets or tech toys to fiddle around with? Whether it’s a guitar with all the bells and whistles, a scooter to ride, or even a drone, here are some great ideas for you to consider.
Known for its wide range of music lessons across all kinds of instruments, Yamaha Music is also popular for its in-store selection of musical gear and audio equipment. From drums sets and guitars to home theatre systems and sound bars, it’s a great spot to find state-of-the-art gifts for your main man. You can also choose to shop online.
One look at the SLG200N Silent Guitar ($765) and you’ll know that there’s something special and different about it. It can recreate a great live acoustic tone, while having a naturally quiet sound for playing without disturbing others. The guitar also comes with a built-in precision chromatic tuner.
Enjoy three-dimensional surround sound with the YAS-207 Sound Bar ($699). It boasts DTS Virtual:X, a surround format that offers an immersive experience with minimal speakers.
Featuring beta-titanium sound tubes, the EPH-M200 Earphones ($169) produce rich and natural sound. With a comfortable fit and simple form, they offers improved sound isolation and well-balanced bass.
All kinds of audio equipment and gadgets are stocked at AV Intelligence, including Bang & Olufsen, Beyerdynamic, MOON by Simaudio, Ultrasone headphones, AnalogueWorks turntables, Ceratec speakers, Estelon speakers and more.
Go wireless with the Ultrasone Go Bluetooth Headphones ($249). Boasting excellent sound quality, these mobile headphones are great to use with smartphones, tablets and notebooks. The closed design effectively insulates against background noise and an integrated microphone means you don’t have to remove it when someone calls.
Listen to music in comfort and style with the B&O Beoplay E8 ($429). Also wireless, it boasts an intuitive touch interface that gives control over music, calls and voice commands. It fits snugly in the ears and can be recharged on the go.
The MOON ACE All-in-One Music Player ($4490) incorporates a high-quality hi-fi system in a single sleek box. It includes an integrated amplifier, Wi-Fi/Ethernet streaming, Bluetooth and a wide range of inputs for other devices.
International renowned for its electronics, Sony is a great place to pick up the latest tech gadgets, from cameras to home theatre systems, headphones and more.
Fill the room with crystal clear cinematic sound with the HT-MT500 ($1099) Soundbar. Sleek and ultra-slim, it fits in small spaces and can be controlled from your devices. A Music Service button lets you pick up exactly where you left off from another device with Spotify.
Expect natural and three-dimensional sound from the HT-ST5000 ($2799), a Soundbar offering precise detail with high-resolution audio playback and high-dynamic range. Enjoy instant music playback with near-field-communication (NFC) and Bluetooth wireless technology.
Listen to your tunes undisturbed with the WH-1000XM2. These noise-cancelling headphones are optimised for high-resolution audio so you can hear the subtleties in any song. It also boasts Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, which automatically detects your activity and personally adjusts ambient sound settings.
This home-grown electronics store has been around since the 1950s, and offers a wide range of gadgets, appliances and more. There’s free delivery for orders above $200 (online orders only), plus, if you quote “Expat Living” in-store, you’ll receive a discount and a free gift.
Catch all the action with the new GoPro Hero 6 ($750). This waterproof and sturdy number offers stunning 4K60 and 1080p240 video and an added digital zoom. Footage can be automatically transferred to your phone and transformed into videos that are ready for sharing.
Water-resistant and packed with handy features, the Fitbit Ionic Watch ($458) has a built-in GPS, stores music, tracks your heart rate and is even able to make contactless payments.
The DJI Spark Fly More Combo ($1049) offers face recognition technology, and allows you to use hand gestures to take high-quality images with its camera; you can also instantly edit the videos on your phone using the DJI GO 4 app.
LEGO® Certified Stores (Bricks World)
Since opening in November 2014, Bricks World has been offering a wide range of LEGO products, giveaways and events. In particular, you’ll want to check out the Technic range of advanced models with cool technical features.
Sleek and aerodynamic, supercar fans will love the 42056 Porsche 911 GT3RS ($549.90). Decked out in bright orange, this iconic model has over 2,700 pieces, a number plate and a special collector’s book that includes the history of LEGO Technic, Porsche GT cars and building instructions.
For some rugged high-speed action, the 42065 RC Tracked Racer ($149.90) is sure to impress. Boasting huge roll bars and rugged tracks, it comes in lime-green, white and black with cool stickers. Grab the remote control and spin, turn and speed it along its way.
The 42069 Extreme Adventure ($249.90) comes with four ground-gripping tracks and an opening side compartment with a first aid kit and two fire extinguishers. It’s black, yellow and purple, and can be rebuilt to create a mobile base vehicle.
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Looking for a new ride? Falcon PEV offers a range of electric scooters, bicycles and accessories. Popular brands of personal mobility devices available at the store include INOKIM, i-MAX, ZERO, Ninebot, E-TWOW, EPIQUE, TSINOVA and more.
With a compact streamlined body and puncture-resistant tires, the new INOKIM Light 2 ($1349) is sleek but powerful, with an additional front brake for greater safety. It’s also portable and easily foldable when not in use, and comes in four colours.
The newly launched E-TWOW Booster Plus ($1099) has replaced the well-loved Zoom Air 2 with more great features. With a wider and thicker deck, it offers more legroom and stability. It comes with front and rear suspension to better manoeuvre across uneven terrain.
Ride in comfort on the EPIQUE City Foldable Electric Bicycle ($995). Great for bringing on the go, it can be easily folded up into a compact square for a train or bus ride. Equipped with a 250W high-torque geared brushless motor, this sturdy bike offers great speed and power.