Value for money!
New from Huawei is the Y9 2018 quadcamera smartphone with dual front cameras (16 and two-mega-pixel resolution) and dual rear cameras (13 and two) and a 4,000mAh battery as found on much more expensive phones. The 5.93-inch FullView Display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, and you get dual SIM support, external storage of up to 256GB and a Kirin 659 Octacore processor. All this for just Bt6,990.
What’s in the fancy box?
Wrap your iPhone 7 or 7+ in an Element Case Katana made of hard walnut wood whose texture is nicely shown off. The CNC front bezel is machined from high-grade stainless steel and the rear chassis is a military-grade G10 glass composite, resting against a walnut back cover. Get one from STM Goods Thailand for Bt12,900.
Phantom on the prowl
The made-in-France Devialet New Phantom portable speaker hurls out 1,200 watts and boasts a high sensitivity of 101dB. The tweeter, medium driver and bass driver are all aluminium. There’s a builtin digital-to-analogue converter that will sample the High-Resolution Audio format of 24bit/192kHz. Expect to pay Bt66,900.
Shure’s SE215 Wireless Sound Isolating inear earphones guarantee hours of rich, detailed sound with enhanced bass, the freedom of wireless and the simplicity of Bluetooth. There’s a three-button remote and a microphone to use as a smartphone headset. They’re in stores for Bt6,990.
Treat your inner rebel
The Fresh ’N Rebel Rockbox Brick Fabriq Edition Bluetooth speaker is wrapped in woven fabric in several colour choices. The builtin 500mAh rechargeable battery lasts about 20 hours. It can also function as a power bank and has touch-sensitive control buttons on top. It’s available from www.Ashop.asia for Bt1,990.
Republished with permission from The Nation