Boys’ Toys For Girls

Impress your guy friends with these five gadgets to covet


Gadget geekery is cool - and you’ll be top of the pops with these slick new gizmos.

1. Plantronics BackBeat FIT, $219

Consider this your new gym buddy. Designed to handle the hardest workouts, these earphones will keep up with you whatever your regime. They fit so snugly, you won’t even realise they’re there. From major department stores.

2. Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones, $690 

You can’t go wrong with this brand of choice for professional recording studios - and these are its first-ever Bluetooth headphones. B&W’s best-in-its-class bass frequency of 10Hz will add a whole new dimension to your tunes, while a charge that lasts an impressive 17 hours means less hassle. From Challenger, Courts and other major electronics stores.

3. OPPO Mirror 5s smartphone, $369

Designed for the fashionable, this phone sports a unique mirrored back. The reflective surface comprises individually cut and embossed glass sections that reflect light in different directions — generating a diamond-like sparkle. With its 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera and built-in Beauty 3.0 filters for stunning selfies, this is one phone made for the social-media queen. From Singtel and M1 outlets.

4. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera

Bump up your shutterbug cred with this beauty. The OM-D E-M10 Mark II comes kitted out with tech capabilities that promise sharp pictures, shake-free movies and easy-peasy wireless photo and video transfer. We’re impressed - aren’t you? As a stylish plus, the cam comes with leather straps too. Available at all Olympus authorised dealers from late October.


5. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone, $998

Fancy owning the world’s first 4K smartphone camera? Then get your hands on this. You’ll be inspired to go on the town with it and build a portfolio of snaps celebrating nature’s beauty, glorious food or model-worthy selfies. All this at four times the resolution of Full HD! Take a look at your nearest Sony dealer.

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