4 Tech Gadgets That’ll Make Life Easier

These bits and bytes will make you the most tech savvy

By Samantha Francis



LG’s first ever modular smartphone, the highly-anticipated LG G5 (price unavailable), has an innovative design that gives it the ability to transform into a digital camera and Hi-Fi player.

Photography enthusiasts will be pleased to know that it comes with two cameras — one with a standard 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide-angle lens.

Available at certain mobile retailers.


Sony FDR-AXP55 Handycam


Preserve your precious memories with Sony’s latest FDR-AXP55 Handycam ($2,299). The first Handycam with an enhanced version of the Sony Balance Optical SteadyShot, it offers sharp footage even when handheld.


It also comes with a newly-adapted Fast Intelligent AF, which allows for auto-focus speeds of up to 40 per cent faster.

Available at Sony Stores, Sony Centres & select authorised dealers.


Canon EOS 80D


The new Canon EOS 80D (price unavailable) promises greater precision and control with a new cross-type 45-point AF system and better imaging quality thanks to the DIGIC 6 image processor.

It also features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and ISO expandable to 25,600.

Available at Canon authorised distributors & dealers from April.


SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0


Is your android smart-phone or tablet running out of storage? With the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 ($59), you’ll be able to fit even more of your favourite content, including K-dramas.

Available in 128GB capacity with faster transfer speeds.

Available at Challenger, Sprint-Cass, Nubox and Gadget World.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 148, March 18 – March 31, 2016, with the headline ‘Capture the moments’.