Gadgets & Gizmos
Essential devices for the whole family.
Inspire 1 RAW
This recently released RAW version of the Inspire 1 drone includes new propeller and installation kits for a smoother, even more reliable locking mechanism, and the motor’s performance has also been improved, providing a greater sense of control. The Micro Four Thirds aerial camera is capable of recording lossless 4K videos in RAW. There is also live, wireless HD video transmission via DJI Lightbridge, a dedicated remote with flight and camera controls, as well as a powerful app to adjust camera settings, edit videos and more. This drone is perfect for high-level shoots and professional sets, or for personal use in wide-open spaces.
Price: From RMB 50,000. Web: store.dji.com
LEGO Education WeDo 2.0
Designed for primary school classrooms, the WeDo 2.0 Core Set, Software and Get Started Project is a hands-on solution that ignites pupils’ curiosity, enhancing their skills in science and computing. Perfect for one or two primary age pupils, working together, this core set is delivered in a storage box with sorting trays, labels, Smarthub, Medium Motor, motion sensor, tilt sensor, and building elements. The software includes one Get Started Project, which delivers an introductory experience to the hardware, software, and documentation tool. The desktop and tablet supported software provides an easy-to-use programming environment that gives life to pupils’ LEGO® models. A great investment in your children’s computing future.
Price: From RMB 1,300. Web: shop.education.lego.com
This Huawei smartwatch pairs with any Android phone and is also one of the first watches, powered by Andriod Wear, to work with an iPhone. In contrast to other smartwatches on the market, the Huawei version is the meeting point of classic Swiss design and smart technology. The enduring timepiece features a superior full circle display, high performance materials and a hand polished finish. Track your fitness, get timely notifications and listen to music on the go with just a glance.
Price: From RMB 2,300. Web: www.gethuawei.com
Hexoskin Smart Shirt
Hexoskin’s mission is to record and organise personal health information and make it accessible and useful by fitting health sensors inside sports clothing. Hexoskin's 100% textile biometric clothing captures body metrics including heart rate, breathing rate and acceleration. The Hexoskin shirt offers an easy and more natural way of regularly capturing precise data in real performance contexts. Made to fit in with the life of regular people, Hexoskin is also used by trainers of elite and professional athletes who want to monitor and evaluate performance results use Hexoskin. Hexoskin apps are available for iOS and Android devices and smartwatches.
Price: From RMB 2,600. Web: www.hexoskin.com
Vive boasts that it will deliver on the promise of virtual reality with the bestin-class technology and content, and the set is due to ship next month. Vive is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality system created by HTC and Valve. Let yourself be visually, physically and emotionally amazed by new virtual worlds filled with awe-inspiring characters, sights and sounds. Experience room-scale gameplay with precise motion tracking and natural controller gestures. Get a glimpse of the real world when you need it thanks to the front-facing camera. Open apps and games without taking off your headset. This will be fully immersive VR.
Price: RMB 6,888. Web: eshop.htc.com
App Of The Month: SNOW
The best way to describe this app is as the Chinese version of Snapchat. Although, we are going to go out on a limb here and say that they implemented the animated stickers first! SNOW is the simplest way to impress your Chinese friends with hilarious photos and videos. Shoot photos or videos with animated stickers or filters, add a caption or doodle, and send it to your friendship group. Photos and videos sent to your friends in SNOW stick around for only the amount of time you set. Add your photos and videos to your story, where they will live for 24 hours, for your friends’ enjoyment, before they disappear. What could possibly go wrong…?
Price: Free. Web: www.snow.me