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Gadget gift ideas this season

Still looking for a cool new gadget to buy for yourself or loved ones this season? Aside from the usual phones and tablets, here are few suggestions that you might want to consider:

Braven 710 Bluetooth speaker

From a company long been known to create the most functional wireless speakers, the Braven 710 is clad in aircraft-grade aluminum, built with stylishness and durability in mind. It is IPX5 (water resistant) certified making it the most handsome, ruggedized portable speaker in the market.

Equipped with a 1,400 mAh battery, the Braven 710 is guaranteed to have a run-time lasting around 12 hours. A USB port transforms it as a portable power charger.

Grab this speaker at Astroplus, Astrovision, Beyond the Box, Digital Arena, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, iCenter, iGig, iStore, iStudio, MicroStation, Mobile 1, Odyssey, SM Appliance, SM Department Store, Stoked Inc. and Technoholics for P7,450.

Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD

Seagate redefines the tablet market with the 500GB ultra mobile HDD solution. The firm says the new storage solution delivers up to 7x the storage capacity of a traditional 64GB tablet with the same power, performance and reliability of a flash device.

The newly-engineered 2.5-inch drive is just 5mm thin and weighs at a mere 3.3oz— about the same as a light bulb. With up to 500GB of capacity, it could store over 100,000 photos, 125,000 songs or 62 hours of high-definition video and movies.

The device is available at the Seagate Concept Stores in SM Megamall and SM North EDSA and authorized retailers for P3,999.

Kraken Forged Edition headphones from Razer

Designed for music and gaming, the new top-of-the-line headphones feature ear cups that are machined out of aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with a matte texture. Razer says it is carefully hand-assembled, ensuring the build quality matches the premium looks and guts.

The Kraken Forged Edition’s neodymium pair work in unison with the headphone’s acoustic chambers and isolated closed ear cup design to deliver booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs for sound that’s optimized for music and pitch-perfect for gaming.

With plush leatherette ear cushions lining the ear cups, a fully adjustable headband and a lightweight, foldable design, the Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones are designed for extended use and sells for P14,999.

Otterbox phone case cum wallet

Otterbox introduces the Commuter Series Wallet, a protective and ultra-handy phone case for iPhone 5/5s and Samsung GALAXY S4.

Priced at P2,500, OtterBox’s latest ultra-protective phone case comes complete with discrete storage and quick access to cash and important cards - the ultimate way to simplify your daily commute and protect your phone. Also, you no longer need to worry about the hassle of removing your magnetic card or ID’s from the case as it’s fully scannable.

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