Small warriors [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) They may be small but these gadgets are immensely versatile and powerful, writes Nicholas King
RAV Power wireless media drive
1 DON'T be fooled by the compact RP-WD01. Weighing only 119g and with a dimension of 4.6 x 0.6 x 3.1 inches, this sleek media drive is a traveller's dream. It comes with an SD card reader, WiFi hotspot, and wireless storage for Apple and Android gadgets, as well as a built-in 3,000mAH portable charger. Priced at US$44.99 (RM150) on www.ravpower.com or Amazon.
PlayStation Vita TV
2 UNLIKE other game consoles, Sony's PS Vita TV is no bigger than your average smartphone. This device lets you play games by slotting in your vita game cartridge or SD card and hooking it up to your television. Priced between RM468 and RM689 (bundle version) at Sony authorised stores or console gaming outlets.
HyperX Predator USB
3 ONE terabyte - that's 1,000 gigabytes, more space than we even know what to do with. Years ago, carrying the 1TB Hyper X Predator would have been tantamount to carrying an entire complex of server machines. It costs a whopping US$$1,294.45 (about RM4,350) on Amazon.
Turcom portable power bank charger
4 NOT the most compact power bank charger around but at the moment, Turcom takes the helm if all you care about is portable power source. The 33,600mAH power bank is compatible with all USB ports and has enough juice to even charge your laptop. There are many 30,000 plus power chargers around, but be wary of imitations or fakes. The Turcom Ultra is priced at US$$129.99 (about RM435) on Amazon.
Nokia Lumia 1020
5 THE Lumia 1020 is here for a sole reason - its 41-megapixel camera. This generates hi-res pictures with a file size of 38MB, much larger than many cameras out there. With its manual options, it can effectively eliminate entry-level portable cameras in terms of image quality and usage given that the 1020 is a smartphone in essence. It is priced at RM2,499 (with camera grip) at Nokia outlets.
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