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Shopping frenzy just days away
2014-11-10
By Zhu Shenshen

Shoppers will likely be glued to online retail websites on Tuesday as the annual shopping extravaganza known as the Double Eleventh entails loads of great deals. 

China’s version of Cyber Monday will likely include some deals on cool gadgets. Here is a list of gadgets and devices that may be worth purchasing on the day. They cover everything from cameras and vacuum cleaners to headphones and smartphones.

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Sennheiser Urbanite Headsets for mobile devices 

The new Urbanite headsets sound so good with deep bass, smooth midrange and extended treble. Mobile music fans will likely appreciate the stainless steel hinges, aluminum sliders for reliability and durability.

It provides a detachable cable with three-button remote control and integrated microphone for Apple iOS devices.

For travelers, there’s also a compact foldable design, which makes them easy to store in small places.

Price: Starting from 1,299 yuan (US$213)

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Dyson’s vacuum cleaner for PM2.5 particles

This may be a wise purchase considering air pollution increases considerably in Shanghai during the winter.

After six years of research, Dyson has developed vacuum cleaners that capture up to 99.99 percent of particles as small as PM0.3 — seven times smaller than hazardous PM2.5 particles. 

A nice bonus is there are no dirty bags to change and no filters to wash or replace. 

Price: 7,190 yuan

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Jarre’s speakers 

The new AeroBull iPhone Speaker from Jarre Technologies has gone on sale in China this month. The company is known for speakers with high-quality sound and wicked designs. Aeroskull, another product from the company, is skull-shaped with a remote control that looks like a skeletal bone.

It features an iPhone and iPod deck and Bluetooth connections for mainstream music formats including MP3, AAC, WMA, AAC and Wave.

Price : 1,299 euros (US$1,623)

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Fitbit’s Wifi enabled smart scale

Fitbit’s new Aria scale is good for those who want to lose or monitor their weight.  

It records your weight, BMI and body fat percentage and the information is automatically uploaded to your Fitbit account. It allows users to check their weight with their smartphones. The idea is to encourage users to make a little progress every day. 

Price: 1,198 yuan

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Auro home theater system with 3D audio

Auro products received rave reviews from home theater fans and music lovers during the GrandPrix Show, one of the top audio and video device fairs, in Shanghai.

The system offers what the company calls a “540 degree, life-like emotional experience” by layering its speakers. For smaller or mid-size home theaters, a layer can be added above the surround speakers, with four additional speakers (one in each corner) creating the Auro 9.1 format. It creates sound quality close to that of the best cinemas.

The system also has Wifi to connect with mobile devices.

Price: not available.

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OPPO’s phone with rotating camera

This smartphone is for users who love taking selfies.

The OPPO N3 features a rotatable 16-mega-pixel camera which can be adjusted up to 206 degrees. It allows users to take a selfie and post it on Instagram or WeChat within seconds.

The phone has a 5.5-inch screen with high-definition 1920x1080 pixels, Qualcomm quad-core chips and 4G technology for China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

The N3 also charges quickly and optional features like professional headsets.

Price: 3,999 yuan

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