Stuff Picks: GoPro’s Karma is the drone we’ve all been dreaming of

Plus some candy for your ears and also, aliens

GoPro Karma Drone (S$1200)

Oh sweet Karma, where do we begin? Compatible with the new Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session and Hero4 devices, it’s powerful enough to hang with higher-end quadcopters, but it's also super-portable — the entire setup fits into a streamlined padded backpack case that won’t make you look like a turtle.

It’s got a game-style controller that comes with a touchscreen display, twin joysticks, and a button used for takeoff, landing, and returning to you — keeping things ultra-simple so even if you’re not a tech wizard, you can probably still fly this thing with ease. It’s compact, easy to use and super affordable as far as these flying contraptions go — buy now or regret forever.

Plantronics BackBeat 100 Series Wireless Headphones (S$119)

This communications-oriented, neckband hybrid Bluetooth headphone weighs less than 30 grams and adjusts comfortably to the size and shape of your neck. It’s designed with magnetic earbuds to keep the cords suspended when not in use, but still conveniently within reach.

The buds feature full-range, noise cancelling sound with strong bass performance that can last for 8 hours of music playblack with each charge, while the microphone is designed with echo reduction technology for crisp and clear voice calls. Toggling between calls and music is also a breeze thanks to subtle vibrating alerts, voice notifications and one-touch switching.

XCOM 2 (S$79.90)

The fight for Earth just got a whole lot harder. The follow up to 2012’s reboot of the XCOM series puts you in charge of a guerrilla human resistance group struggling to wrest the planet back piece by piece from an alien-infiltrated government – and it’s a heck of a challenge.

While the PS4 and Xbox One compatible game shares the same turn-based combat mechanics from the original, there’s now a new concealment mechanic that lets your soldiers drop into most missions unnoticed, allowing you to coordinate attacks on unsuspecting patrols. All in all, every choice, death and shot feels like it counts in XCOM 2, and this feeling of real consequence makes for a truly remarkable strategy game.

Seagate Backup Plus Hub (S$599)

Organise your digital mess and keep it secure with Seagate’s all-in-one external data hub and recharging station. Its cross-platform compatibility and data transfer rate of 160mb/s means you can back up all of your devices in one place, fast.

It features up to 8TB of capacity as well as two integrated USB 3.0 ports, and like a USB hub, the devices plugged into the Backup Plus Hub can be accessed as though they were plugged directly into a computer. It also contains Seagate Dashboard Software and includes up to 200GB of OneDrive storage for two years.