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8 cool gadgets worth saving up for

If you’re in the market for some new tech or a few cool finds, check out this list of devices to add to your shopping cart

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The world might be at a standstill at the moment, but technology is always moving forward. If you're looking to buy cool new gadgets or just want to ogle at some shiny tech, check out this list of devices worth saving up for and splurging on. 

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8 cool gadgets worth saving up for

Apple iPad Pro 2020
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Apple iPad Pro 2020

Apple recently released its most powerful device from its iPad series, the iPad Pro 2020. Decked out with an ultra-wide camera, studio-quality mic, four-speaker audio that allows you to shoot, edit, and share 4K videos. It has the best screen liquid retina display that brings images to life and comes in the slim and light classy hardware we are all familiar with. It's fast, efficient, looks good, and is chock-full of functions and features. If you want to indulge, get the Magic Keyboard (which has a floating design) as well to take the experience to the next level. 

The iPad Pro 2020 starts at HK$ 6,399 for the 11-inch model and 12.9 inches for HK$ 7,999. Available online at apple.com

Dyson Heurist 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
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Dyson Heurist 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

If you need some help keeping your house clean, what better way than to have a robot help you out with keeping your floors spotless. The Dyson Heurist 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is one of the smartest robot vacuum cleaners on the market. It features a powerful suction and an intelligent navigation system that allows the device to always know where it is and where it's yet to clean. There's also a Dyson Link app that lets you control it from anywhere. And it doesn't hurt that it looks like a Star Wars character as well. 

Dyson Heurist 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner starts at $11,000 with additional shipping charges if you order on Amazon

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Foreo UFO 2
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Foreo UFO 2

Upgrade your skincare game with one of the world's most sophisticated smart masks, Foreo UFO 2. The next-generation version of the skincare device boasts eight LED lights that help in reducing wrinkles as well as improving the tightness of the skin. The product promises a beauty-tech treatment that is comparable to what you'll get in premium spas. You'll never go back to sheet masks again! 

Foreo UFO 2 is available for $ 2,280 at Foreo's website.

Pocketalk Language Translator 
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Pocketalk Language Translator 

We're all looking forward to travelling again once it is safe and lockdown eases up across the globe. If you're already planning your next vacation (just to get your mind off things), add this device to your online shopping list. Pocketalk Language Translator Device is a portable two-way voice interpreter that can translate up to 74 languages in real-time, including Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and many more! You can look forward to travelling around the world without fear of miscommunication. 

Pocketalk Language Translator classic starts at $1465 with additional shipping charges if you order on Amazon. Pocketalk is now accepting pre-orders for their Pocketalk Voice Translator 2020 (priced over $2300) and will begin shipping on May 21. 

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HTC Vive Headset
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HTC Vive Headset

If virtual reality is your jam, you might want to check the HTC Vive Pro headset. Immerse yourself in an alternate reality while you have this device on. The headset fits a wide range of head shapes and sizes and is super comfortable, so it's perfect for extended VR sessions. The vibrant colours will help you spot every detail and bring your imagination to life. 

Vive Pro headset is available for $5,699 for a limited time offer at vive.com

Casetify UV Sanitizer
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Casetify UV Sanitizer

Hit two birds with one stone, clean your phone while charging it with the Casetify UV Sanitizer. The gadget kills germs on your smartphone using UV lamps inside the case in three minutes. It's also portable and fits easily in your bag, so you can take it with you when you're on the go. Another good thing about this gadget is that Casetify promises 100 percent proceeds from sales of its UV Sanitizers will go to the pandemic relief fund of GlobalGiving, a non-profit organization that sends essential supplies and medical responders to communities in need. 

Casetify UV Sanitizer starts at $930 with additional shipping charges at casetify.com

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Montblanc MB 01 Smart Headphones
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Montblanc MB 01 Smart Headphones

Montblanc is a brand known for luxury, and their earphones are no exception. Known for bags, pens, and watches, Montblanc recently dipped their toes in the headphones pool. They came up with an elegant design made of aluminium, silicon, and leather. These lush babies are more than just style though, as they provide effective noise cancellation and punchy sound, plus they are comfortable to wear for extended periods of music or podcast listening. 

The MB 01 is available for $‌5,000 at montblanc.com

Polaroid Now i‑Type Instant Camera 
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Polaroid Now i‑Type Instant Camera 

Polaroid just released their Polaroid Now series, and you'll love its vintage look. The new series is an evolution from their point and shoot line with cool new features like autofocus, built-in double exposure, and self-timer. If you want the cool vintage design and compact size, the Polaroid Now delivers on all counts.

Polaroid Now i‑Type Instant Camera is available at HK$1,299 on polab.com.hk

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