It's that time of the year when themed limited edition delights fill our wishlists. Expect to see horses everywhere and that's not a bad thing at all. From thumbdrives to phones to some more upmarket luxury items, let's see what special goodies the Year of the Horse has in store.
1. Kingston 'Flying Horse' thumbdrive
When it comes to cutesy CNY zodiac animal thumbdrives, Kingston delivers each year without fail. And look, this one has wings! Besides the unbearable cuteness, it also comes with 16GB of storage and a five year warranty.
2. Silicon Power Firm F80
No cute flying ponies here! This snazzy portable drive is a one-piece design so you won't be hunting for the cap. Instead it's laser-etched with a stylish horse, befitting the CNY theme. The zinc alloy casing is sand blasted for a shiny finish that resists scratches and fingerprint marks. Comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage choices.
The 'it' product of 2013, this is still the most coveted of the iPads. Dress it up for CNY with a red Smart Cover and you're all set to bring it along to ignore your relatives with.
4. 24kt gold iPad Air
Nothing screams prosperity like gold and this is the iPad with lots of it! Luxury custom gadget maker Ademov Luxury Electronic's 24 karat gold iPad Air is something even your less tech-savvy but wealthy relatives would appreciate. According to the maker, each iPad is polished, laser cut as well as engraved, with an inlay of black acrylic, all covered in a protective clear coat.
5. HTC One Gold edition
HTC's special gold edition of the HTC One may not actually be made of gold, but it certainly is shiny enough to distract your relatives from asking the dreaded 'When are you getting married?' question. Guaranteed to get your cousins comparing phones to see which one is shinier this festive season.
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6. LG G2 Red and Gold
Not to be outdone by HTC's gold HTC One, LG's trotted out two new festive colour variants for the LG G2. Choose between red and gold and enjoy the new textured back cover which LG says will give you better grip and keep the smudges away. The colour of ang paos or the colour of money? Touch choice indeed.
7. Sony Vaio Pro 13 in red
If you insist on being anti-social enough to bring a laptop when making the CNY rounds, then at least bring one suited to the occasion like the red luxe edition of the Sony Vaio Pro 13. This is the equivalent of a red sportscar in the laptop world and the best bit is that it's extremely limited. Plus with an i7 processor and a 16-hour battery, what's not to like?
8. Beats by Dr Dre Solo HD
Need to tune out all the loud holiday music in style? Dr Dre Solo HD's Year of the Horse edition has the Beats logo in gold, along with stylised Chinese characters for 'horse' and 'fortune'. Talk about a lucky pair of cans!
9. Jacquet Droz Horse Watches
Luxury watchmaker Jacquet Droz has not one, but three gorgeous horse-themed timepieces for you to choose from. Each come in limited productions of 88 timepieces each, with horses crafted in rose gold with a choice of either brown or black alligator straps.
10. Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse
Even Rolls-Royce has put out a custom CNY edition of its Ghost line, the Majestic Horse edition. Inside it has the same 6,592 cc, V-12 engine of the other Ghost models, with 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. But it has exclusive trim inspired by Chinese brush painting along with Horse symbols applied to the front and interior of the car.