Chinese New Year Tech Gift Guide: 8 Gadgets for you to Huat Ah!

Psst, it is exactly two weeks from Chinese New Year (CNY)! If you have just received your year-end bonus, it might be time to splurge on the gadget for your loved ones or the one you have been waiting for. Not to mention, you can flaunt your latest gadgets at your relatives during those CNY visits.

Casio G-Shock MTG-B1000CX
S$1,599, available in Casio Store

Flaunt your wrist with the Casio G-Shock MTG-B1000CX on it. It is designed in golden tiger motif to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Its bezel has tiger stripes that are engraved by a laser to create the effect of a beautiful tiger coat.

The watch’s bezel, band and other stainless steel parts all feature a gold ion-plated finish to wow your friends and relatives. The red color hour markers, the band, and the case express the dignified look of the auspicious golden tiger. In addition, this watch comes with a special package with a golden tiger face on the top and inside the lid.

Lego Lunar New Year Traditions 80108
S$99.90, available in Lazada and Shopee

Stay safe and stay home to construct this special Lunar New Year Lego set. It celebrates six different activities of the festive occasion with six brick-built scenes packed with authentic details.

These scenes include the spring festival shopping, doing up auspicious decorations, visiting family and children’s favourite of receiving red packets. Each module corresponds to a set of CNY image to help your kids learn Chinese customs through playing Lego.

Huawei MateBook 14
S$1,398, available in Lazada and Shopee

Prefer to stay home and watch Netflix on your laptop instead of going out for CNY visits? Consider the affordable Huawei MateBook 14 laptop. It features a sleek design that weighs only 1.49kg and measures only 15.9mm thick.

Yet, it comes with a 14-inch 2K FullView display for you to enjoy the episodes of Single’s Inferno on your bed, while avoiding the single’s question from your relatives.

Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
S$269, available in Apple Store

If you have an iPhone, chances are you probably going to get an AirPods. You might as well get the latest AirPods (3rd generation). It has a new contoured design with its stem 33% shorter than AirPods (2nd generation). It also includes a force sensor to easily control music and calls.

It features spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for a three-dimensional listening experience. And you can have free engraving service, like a tiger emoji to celebrate the Tiger year, when you order from Apple Online Store.

Sharp Healsio Oven
S$1,759, available in Sharp Online Store

Cook some healthy meals with this superheated steam oven. It is said to have 8 times higher heating power than conventional convection ovens. This helps to reduce fats and salts in food while preserving its nutrients as well as keeping it moist and fresh.

The Sharp Healsio Oven has an auto-cook function to make cooking much easier. It includes multiple cooking modes such as grill and non-fried, stir fry, bake, steam and boil. You can even clean and sterilise heat-resistant utensils or towels with it.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G
S$549, available in Lazada and Shopee

Looking for an affordable smartphone for your loved ones this CNY? Consider the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G. It boasts a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 10-bit TrueColour support for great visuals and Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chip for fast performance.

This Android smartphone comes with a rear triple-camera system consisting of a 64-megapixel (MP) main wide-angle camera, a 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP tele-macro camera. And you can choose the smartphone from four colours of black, blue, pink and white.

Samsung LS24AM506NEXXS Smart Monitor
S$448, available in Lazada and Shopee

This is a 24-inch smart monitor that runs on Samsung Tizen operating system. As such, it can run TV apps such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and others. So, you do not need a TV in your congested bedroom to watch your favourite shows.

And when CNY is over and you need to work, the Samsung LS24AM506NEXXS becomes a work monitor that supports Apple’s AirPlay 2. So, you can create a wireless dual monitor setup with your MacBook using this monitor.

Sony Alpha 7 IV
S$3,599 (body only), available in Sony Store

Your kids, nephews or nieces are running around so far, you cannot photograph them using your smartphone? Try using the latest Sony Alpha 7 IV.

It features a new 33MP full-frame image sensor and Sony’s Bionz XR image processing engine that enables it to shoot continuously at up to 10 frames per second. With its real-time Eye AF function tracking human eyes in real time, you can be sure at least these speedy toddlers’ eyes are sharp even if their bodies are not in focus.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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