Stuff Picks: gear up with these gadgets from IT Show 2015

Go with an aim and target these essential bargains at the annual gadget fair

Yeah, we kind of jumped the gun for this week’s Stuff Picks. We can’t help it, since the IT Show is happening right now. And we have four words for you:


Well, that’s really bad advice, because it’s just going to create a black hole in your wallet. Instead, we’ve sussed out some of the interesting deals and new products that are making their debut at the annual gadget bargain fair.

So today, don’t say we never share, okay? Good luck!

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

Sometimes, you just can’t seem to make up your mind about important decisions. Like, a tablet or laptop, you ask? Just get both. More importantly, get the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi that’s so razor-thin, you’ll be surprised if it doesn’t give you a laptop cut. Well, actually, 16.5mm is still not that thin to give you a nasty laceration. What’ll surprise you is the amazingly fast Intel Core M 5-Y71 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD working computing magic on this piece of fine machinery.

IT Show 2015 price: S$1498

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2

Don't strike Creative off the list. Not when they have new portable speakers that exudes pure win.

Nope, not the Creative Sound Blaster Roar. You’ll be hearing the next generation Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 at IT Show 2015. Same 5 speaker drivers, electrical design, and battery life as the Classic Sound Blaster Roar. Just, oh, 20 per cent smaller and 10 per cent lighter so it won’t sprain your back when you lug it around.

New to the Roar 2 are the passive bass radiators, which pulsate as they pump the beat. And a new design that lets you choose between placing the speaker horizontally for room-filling and balanced audio, or vertically for louder and more directed audio.

IT Show 2015 price: S$329

TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS with Cadence/Speed/Altitude Sensors

Hey, if you want to get fit, go big. Get every sensor available to really know how you’ve been performing on those runs, cycles and swims. That’s what the TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS with Cadence/Speed/Altitude Sensors is for. Lots of ways to keep your cardio workouts in check, minus the bulkiness of other fitness trackers.

Better yet, it’ll sync automatically with the TomTom MySports app. Which, by the way, will be your frenemy when it starts you on those interval trainings and make your legs go weak.

Usual price: S$599

IT Show 2015 price: S$539

Klipsch Reference-on-Ear Headphones

Personally, we feel on-ear headphones are an absolutely wonderful invention. It gives you the essential noise isolation, minus the dead silence from noise canceling. And more importantly, none of the intrusive feeling of an in-ear sticking in.

Hence, why you should be thinking of getting the newly-launched Klipsch Reference-on-Ear Headphones. Looks pretty simple, yet it packs high performance 40mm drivers to pump the music. Let’s not forget the flat cable - no more untangling of the crazy mess when you chuck the headphones (foldable, might we add) into the bag.

IT Show 2015 price: S$329