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5 hidden gem gadgets that we love so far

5 hidden gem gadgets that we love so far

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Over the last six months, we've reviewed plenty of gadgets every day (well, Monday to Friday). There have been some that you readers love as well, and some, that we liked so much, but didn't quite seem to have piqued your interests. Well, we're hoping to change your minds, so here are our five picks to consider.

Xiaomi Mijia Cordless Electric Screwdriver

Xiaomi Mijia Cordless Electric Screwdriver
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This screwdriver set features 12 steel bits that work for most screw types, including six-sided Torx screws. It’s perfect for quick home handyman work. Despite its metallic feel, its solid body is made from plastic. Shaped like a drill, the Mijia screwdriver also has a trigger to activate with your index finger. You change the direction of the rotation by twisting the dial at the top.

Huawei MateBook 14

Huawei MateBook 14
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The Huawei MateBook 14 looks more expensive than its mainstream price (S$1,298) would suggest. More importantly, the MateBook 14 is not lacking in performance, thanks to its AMD Ryzen 5 processor. With a 3:2 display, the MateBook is more suited for office documents than movie night. This screen is bright and crisp (1,440p), with narrow bezels on three sides. I also like the rigid feel of the lid, which does not flex easily under pressure. The keyboard is shallower than I liked, but the touchpad is large, clicky and responsive.

Genki Audio

Genki Audio
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The Genki Audio is a simple, elegant fix for modern day consoles that lack support for Bluetooth headphones. It allows you to reuse your current Bluetooth audio gear, without having to fork out extra for wireless headsets that use their own dongles such as the Logitech G Pro X Wireless Gaming Headset.

Eufy HomeVac S11 Go

Eufy HomeVac S11 Go
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Smart home brand Eufy (of Anker fame) is the latest entrant to the rapidly-growing cordless stick vacuum cleaner business. Its Eufy HomeVac S11 Go is touted to offer 120AW (air watts) of suction power at full tilt. In comparison, the pricier Dyson Cyclone V10 is rated at 150AW. More importantly, the S11 Go is priced at S$249 or less than a third of the Dyson V10 (S$799).

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ViewSonic M1 mini Plus

ViewSonic M1 mini Plus
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Pocket projectors tend to be hit or miss, but the ViewSonic M1 mini Plus is a hit for sure. It’s small enough to put in your pocket, but it can easily project to the ceiling from bed height at 854 x 480-pixel resolution, but supports full-HD resolution. That means your computer will see it as a 1080p display. It also does automatic vertical keystone correction, making it a snap to project on any surface. It's really a hidden gem gadget to consider.


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