Gadgets & Gizmos

iPhone 6

The obvious choice this month - even though the new phone won’t be on sale in China until, possibly, the beginning of next year. It is Apple’s first “phablet” (a phone/tablet to you and me), due to its larger size. The iPhone 6 is already proving a hit with customers around the world.
Price: TBC. Web:



June is a clever and intuitive devise that measures your exposure to the sun throughout the day before feeding the information to your smartphone. You will then get real-time advice on how to protect yourself from the sun and the most appropriate SPF for your skin, taking into account current UV levels. This bracelet is not only stylish, but it will keep you looking younger than your years; the biggest beauty secret imaginable. Order from Europe now to receive delivery before next summer.
Price: RMB 750. Web:


Toshiba Satellite P50T-B

Run on the new Windows8.1 system, this steel 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor weighs 2.1kg and is only 25mm thick. The touch screen display improves ease of use, leaving you lost without this technology always at your fingertips.
Price: RMB 10599. Web:


Apple Watch

Because you can’t have the new iPhone without the new watch, can you? Available in three different collections, Apple want to enhance your relationship with technology. It promises to make the way you communicated even more convenient.
Price: TBC. Web:


LaCie | Christofle Sphère Hard Drive

It is hard to believe that this beautiful piece of craftsmanship can be as functional as it is elegant, but it is possible. Silvered in France with embedded technology from LaCie, this cutting edge piece of equipment features high speed USB 3.0 and 1TB of storage.
Price: RMB 3720. Web:


Philips Hue

Create and control your lighting from your smart phone or tablet. Change the way you see light by adjusting the tone, contrast, white light and a spectrum of colour for the ideal mood lighting or the perfect “selfie” shot.
Price: RMB 1898. Web:


App Of The Month: Brainscape Smart Flashcards

Improve your Mandarin by learning from smart flashcards based on brain science. Brainscape uses an adaptive learning algorithm called Confidence-Based Repetition, which is scientifically proven to help you learn faster and remember longer.
Price: Free. Web: