Another year, another round of tech bazaars, and this time around, it's March's IT Show 2023 taking place at Suntec City (from 11am to 9pm). While there are deals to be found, you'll have to be careful not to fall for the good ol' markup and discount trick, where prices are increased above the usual retail pricing, then “discounted” back to the original pricing.
But if you're feeling lazy and don't want to think too hard, here are some of our picks of cool products to buy at IT Show 2023.
P.S. If you don't want to head down, you can also order from online through our links.
Hisense E7H 4K Google TV
If you're shopping for an entry-level TV, consider the Hisense E7H 4K Google TV. It has decent picture quality for a budget model, while its Google TV interface offers useful bonus features like voice commands, and screen casting. It's a good, inexpensive TV for a bedroom or gaming den. It's currently retailing for S$463 at the show for the base 43-inch model, the usual price is over S$500. Alternatively, order it online with our links above.
Creative Outlier Pro
Creative's Outlier true wireless headphones are known for their excellent battery life and affordable pricing. The Creative Outlier Pro adds good hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC), and further improves the battery life. But these upgrades seem to have come at a cost. The Pro is larger and heavier than the previous model, while the headphones' default sound signature isn't my cup of tea. Nevertheless, the Pro is still a good deal for its features and performance. It's going on sale at just S$69 (usual price S$119).
If you're planning a gaming or entertainment den, consider getting the Nanoleaf Lines to jazz it up with some cool mood lighting. Not only does these modular light bars work with major smart home systems, they also sync with your Razer Chroma gaming accessories to enhance the immersion while gaming. And if you're in the mood to party, the Lines' backlit LEDs will jive to the beat of your tunes. The starter kit starts at S$339 usually, but is on sale for just S$270 at the IT Show, and online as well. There's also a newer version of Lines (S$180 for set of four) that lets you arrange the lines at 90 degrees instead of the original's 60 degrees. You can mix and match types.
Linksys Atlas Pro 6
The Linksys Atlas Pro 6 offers some of the fastest download speeds that I have tested in a Wi-Fi 6 mesh router. We do wish the app could be better, though. The three-pack usually retails at S$699, but it's on sale for S$629, a nice discount that may make you consider this over other cheaper but not as speedy routers.
Insta360 One RS Twin Edition
Modular action cameras have been around for a while now, and the Insta360 One RS Twin Edition follows last year's One R modular cameras. While it doesn't have the magnetic snappiness of the DJI Action 2, the One RS' attachments stay quite secure. The new case design makes it easy to take out, and change attachments, too. While it usually retails for S$768 for the Get-Set Kit, you can get it at the IT Show for S$614, a pretty nice discount.
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