Now that your piggy bank is chock-full of lai see cash from Lunar New Year visits, there’s no better time to pick out a cool piece of tech to reward yourself for getting through half the academic year. Here are some of the hottest tech items for you to consider, no matter your budget.
Under HK$500 – Kingdom Hearts 3 (HK$468)
Pick up the latest installation of the Kingdom Hearts series, the action RPG that lets players fight alongside their favourite Disney characters. New party members that will aid protagonist Sora on his quest include Woody and Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story fame, Sulley and Mike from Monsters, Inc., and lovable personal healthcare companion Baymax from Big Hero 6.
With an easy-to-learn combat system and stellar set pieces, Kingdom Hearts 3 is a great choice enjoyable even for non-hardcore gamers.
HK$501-HK$1,000 – PlayStation Classic (HK$798)
Do a bit of retro gaming with the PlayStation Classic, a re-release of the original PlayStation console which came out back in 1994. It comes preloaded with 20 of the era’s greatest hits, which include Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid and the director’s cut of the very first Resident Evil.
The Hong Kong/Japan/Taiwan region version even has some exclusive games, including the paranormal survival-horror cult classic Parasite Eve.
HK$1,001-HK$2,000 – Fitbit Charge 3 (HK$1,168)
One good thing about Lunar New Year is it gives you another chance to start on those New Year’s resolutions you committed to in January. If one of your goals was to start exercising more, the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker can help.
With a waterproof design and 24/7 heart rate tracking, you can keep tabs on your health goals for up to seven days on a single charge. It can also give you notifications on your phone and remind you if you haven’t moved in way too long.
HK$2,001-HK$3,000 – DJI Osmo Pocket (HK$2,699)
If you’re really into taking mobile videos but your final cuts always end up blurry and shaky, consider the DJI Osmo Pocket handheld video camera.
With a 3-axis mechanically stabilised setup that automatically keeps your action shots in focus, this lightweight camera can also be connected to your smartphone for additional functionality. Perfect for the aspiring director on a budget!
HK$3,001-HK$5,000 – OnePlus 6T (HK$4,298)
In the market for a new smartphone? Look no further than the OnePlus 6T. Powered by the speedy Snapdragon 845 chip, the 6T features a great dual camera system and a state-of-the-art in-display fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock your phone with just a touch of the screen.
Its HK$4,298 price tag may seem a bit steep, but similar offerings from bigger brands such as Apple or Samsung could set you back up to twice as much.
All the money – Razer Blade Stealth Laptop (HK$12,999)
If your relatives have been especially generous this Lunar New Year and you’re after some tech with a bit more flair, take a look at the Razer Blade Stealth laptop. Powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card, this lightweight ultrabook lets you do all your homework and get in a bit of gaming on the side.
One of the coolest things about it is that the backlighting on the keyboard is completely customisable, and you can have it light up in any combination of colours and patterns you want.