From a Batman USB flash drive to a Gatsbyinspired microphone, we bring you up to date with the latest gadget and gizmo trends.
The vintage microphone Even gadgets are taking cues from the Gatsby glamour craze at the moment, but this Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone has impressive sound quality, too. Don’t be fooled by the vintage style; it can easily be plugged into Macs and PCs without any need for extra software. This high-end USB microphone is perfect for video chatting, podcasts, interviews and even recording instrumental music. Dh342, www.wysada.com
The retro snapper Is it a toy? Is it a funky purse? No, it’s the latest digital camera with a near-unpronounceable name! The (wait for it) Superheadz Digital Harinezumi 3 Camera Kit takes vintage-style videos and photos. The vibrant pink colour means you’re sure to stand out from the crowd and it’s small enough to fit into your pocket. The 3MP camera has 10 different function modes and a macro zoom for picture-perfect images and razor-sharp close-ups. If you like Instagram, you’ll love this. Dh752.35, www.wamli.com
The sea companion There is more to the The Liquid Image Explorer Underwater Video Mask than meets the eye. This clever – and very bright – yellow snorkelling mask has a built-in video camera so you can stay hands-free while you swim with the fishes. It works up to a depth of 5m, takes 1,000 images or around 40 minutes of video per 1GB of memory added, making it a perfect choice for sea adventure trips. Dh550, www. wysada.com
The multi-purpose tracker Are you forever looking for your keys, phone, wallet, handbag, dog or even children? Then the Hipkey is your new best friend. Simply clip this bitten-cookie-shaped Bluetooth dongle to the item of your choice – or even put it in your little one’s pocket – and when paired with an iOS device, you can easily locate whatever – or whoever – you need to find. Dh340, www.Tejuri.com
The novelty drive The Caped Crusader is back – but this time as the Batman x Mimobot 8GB. This handy hi-speed USB flash drive has an impressive 8GB storage capacity and comes preloaded with Batman wallpapers, icons and digital content. Dumping the black leather look from the films, the Mimbot is dressed in the classic blue and grey outfit. A must for retro comic fans with a need for data storage. Dh95.42, www.wamli.com
The cute Wi-Fi radio The Q2 Internet Radio proves it’s hip to be square. Just 10cm cubed, this nifty box incorporates a rechargeable battery that lasts for around 10 hours, so you can listen to music on the move within Wi-Fi signal coverage. There’s no need for any control buttons thanks to the accelerometer – you simply tilt it up and down to adjust the volume, point the speaker down for mute or standby mode and tip it over on one side to cycle through the four preset stations. Dh360, www.wysada.com