POWER LIST

GEAR AND GADGETS THAT GIVES YOU THE EDGE.

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1CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN

GET THIS: Nike Phantom VSN

READY FOR: Football players who want well-rounded footwear that blends multi-directional agility, weather-proof sturdiness and the speed of a lightweight shoe into a single pair of boots. The Nike Phantom VSN was designed to change the game, with a texturised Nike Flyknit upper scientifically designed for better ball control. Even famous football players such as Philippe Coutinho and Leon Goretzka have given their seal of approval, and are planning to play in it.

THE BEST PART: The shoe is developed with an internal Quadfit mesh bootie, meant to conform to fit any foot without compromising its shape. It’s designed to never overstretch, yet contains the foot without restricting it. Thanks to this innovation, the Nike Phantom VSN does not require players to break in their boots and is match-ready right out of the box.

COST: $399. For more info, visit https://news.nike.com/news/nike-footballphantomvsn-boot 

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2 RUN IN RAIN OR SHINE

GET THIS: Jaybird X4 Wireless Sports Headphones

READY FOR: Athletes who want headphones that can be used anywhere, anytime. These headphones are designed to be as sturdy as possible for people on the move, letting you run in rain, snow and has an IPX7 rating. Never worry about sweat with its double hydrophobic nano-coating, ensuring that you can focus your energy towards the run. It also comes with Jaybird Comply Ultra foam tips, which react to your ear and conforms to your ear, to maximise comfort at all times.

THE BEST PART: The Jaybird X4 also comes with customisable equaliser settings and Spotify integration, allowing you to be in total control of your tunes during a run. Not only that, but it also delivers a full eight hours of play on a single charge, so you will never run out of music to power you on a long run or marathon.

COST: $185. For more info, visit http://www.jaybirdsport.com
 
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3 LENGTH DOES MATTER

GET THIS: #270Pro Selfie Stick

READY FOR: Anyone who wants an adaptable selfie stick that can create your perfect shot on a GoPro. This isn’t just a regular selfie stick. This super long selfie stick is designed for you to be able to frame your photos and videos exactly the way you want them. With a maximum length of 270cm, this selfie stick has you covered for everything from a close-up to a really wide shot. Despite its length, it only weighs 230g, making it a breeze to navigate and store when not in use.

THE BEST PART: It has five levels of extension to choose from for maximum customisation, and even has a tripod mount. Despite all these features, it does not sacrifice any durability. It is made of 99 percent carbon fibre, making it light, strong and durable. The selfie stick is also waterproof and is built specially for GoPros, with compatibility with all newest and most of the older models.

COST: $129. For more info, visit https://www.270pro.com/270pro 
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4 MUSIC TO YOUR EARS

GET THIS: Ultimate Ears Boom 3

READY FOR: Those who want a Bluetooth speaker that can withstand any challenge life throws at you. With the Ultimate Ears Boom 3’s ultimate durability, never worry about dropping it or taking it for a swim. It can withstand hundreds of tumbles and drops and can be fully submerged in water for 30 minutes. With its unique audio processing, your audio will always be at the highest possible quality, with a deep, rich bass that is free from any exaggeration or distortion.

THE BEST PART: The With a customised tuner, your music will be truly yours, with sound perfect for any occasion. You can also download their apps for many new features such as a customisable EQ and remote control. It is able to last for up to 15 hours, so your music will always be booming loud and proud. But that’s not all, with their “magic button”, you can also pause, play and skip any tracks directly on the speaker itself.

COST: $229. For more info, visit https:// www.ultimateears.com/en-sg/ wireless-speakers/boom-3.html 
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5 PERFORMANCE PLUS

GET THIS: Nokia 5.1 Plus

READY FOR: Those who want an affordable smartphone that is optimised for gaming. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is built to last through intense gaming sessions, with a battery that is optimised for demanding graphics and processing power. The phone is powered by the most advanced MediaTek chipset to date, and can handle everything from gaming, video and multi-tasking applications with ease.

THE BEST PART: At 8mm thin, this phone is designed to feel comfortable wherever it is, whether in your pocket or in your hand. However, it does not sacrifice any sturdiness with its metal structure, complimenting the phone with the toughness that Nokia has become famous for. It also has a stunning 5.8” display edge-to-edge display, to maximise screen size and ensure that you get the most out of your smartphone.

 
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6 COMPACT & CLEAN COOKING

GET THIS: Philips Viva Collection Airfryer

READY FOR: Anyone who wants a quick way to eat clean. The Philips Viva Collection Airfryer extracts up to 90 percent of fat from your food during the cooking process without removing the flavour. This airfryer is perfect for making your meal healthy yet delicious in one fell swoop. Despite the name, it does much more than simply airfrying. It can also perfectly bake, grill and roast your food to make it crispy outside and tender inside.

THE BEST PART: It comes with 5 pre-set cooking programs, making your daily meal preparation much more convenient, and uses a detachable, dishwasher-safe basket for hassle-free cleaning. This airfryer is also tabletop friendly, being 20 percent smaller than previous models yet not compromising on the capacity of food it can hold.

COST: $369. For more info, visit philips.com.sg
 

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