Top 5 gadgets at GITEX Shopper
September 25, 2014
Until October 4, Dubai World Trade Centre will be taken over every day by gadget geeks and the biggest brands in technology, as the 2014 iteration of GITEX Shopper, the Middle East's biggest consumer electronics event, gets underway.
With a huge turnout expected on each of the eight days of the event, it'll be easy to wander around aimlessly for hours on end if you're not sure what you're looking for. But if you've not got time for messing around and you just want the cream of the crop, then take a note of our must-have gadgets from this year's event - and make sure you bring your wallet.
5. Frenzy controller, AED 699
A buttonless remote that can control your Android device through gravity as well as gesture control, the Frenzy is a quirky way to give commands to your phone or tablet.
Made by Canadian company Western Leaf, the Frenzy Control is ergonomically designed to fit snugly into the palm of your hand.
4. MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printer, AED 5,060
Plenty of people still think that 3D printing is something you'd be more likely to see in a futuristic sci-fi flick than in your house, but with the MakerBot Replicator Mini, that dream of the future is now a reality.
At the touch a button, you're able to print 3D objects in a range of colours from your choice of hundreds of thousands of templates on the company's 'Thingiverse' platform. It's a great educational tool for kids, but you'll probably end up playing around it with long after they've gone to bed.
3. DJI Spreading Wings S1000 Series camera drone, AED 65,000
For people who are as passionate about photography and cinematography as they are flying remote-controlled aircraft (we're sure there must be some of you out there), this is the gadget for you.
The Spreading Wings S1000 is designed to capture professional-standard areal photos and videos and beam them back live to your iOS or Android device. It takes just five minutes to set up and can fly for up to 2km to get your perfect shot.
2. AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens, AED 74,999
What could be so exciting about a boring old camera lens, we hear you ask ask? Well, this particular lens is equipped with such a raft of features that it'll have you shooting distance photography with the accuracy of an army sniper.
Featuring a dust- and water-resistant magnesium-alloy body and Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor, which provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing capabilities, it's the ideal snapper for sports, wildlife and news photographers.
1. Samsung 110-inch curved ultra HD TV, AED 600,000
The Samsung 110-inch ultra HD TV is an absolute behemoth of a television. Featuring Samsung's signature UHD upscaling technology, the device dazzles viewers with the best possible picture regardless of source content - although if you're buying this TV we very much doubt you'd compromise on your input.
The curved screen gives an IMAX-like viewing experience and the UHD dimming technology further optimises picture quality by delivering deeper blacks and improved contrast. This is for the serious TV buff.
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