Lau Ho-wai, 16, Lam Tai Fai College

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 August, 2005, 12:00am


Brand/Model: Nokia 6260

How much? $3,000

Ringtones: 'I only use vibration mode to avoid disturbing others.'

Special functions: 'It has a built-in MP3 player and digital camera. I use it to take snapshots of interesting signs and cars. It also has Quickword and Quickpoint for viewing documents.'

Personalised features: 'I like cartoon characters, so I have images of Snoopy and Pokemon as my wallpaper. My mum gave me a jade mobile phone accessory. She said it can bring me luck.'


Brand/Model: Z-Cyber Macer

How much? $1,000

Top three tunes: 'Happy Together from the soundtrack of Wong Kar-wai's movie, the national anthem, and any song from pop star Ronald Cheng Chung-kei.'

Special functions: 'The MP3 player can be used as a USB drive. It also has an FM radio that I use to listen to football match commentaries.'


Brand/Model: 'It's a no-name PC. My friend set it up for me; we bought the components in Sham Shui Po.'

How much? $3,000

Special functions: 'It has basic software, such as Word and Excel. Internet surfing is one of my favourite hobbies. My mother and brother have their own personal computers. We often use MSN Messenger to chat, especially for topics we feel embarrassed to talk about face to face.'

Wallpaper: 'Gundam.'

Digital camera

Brand/Model: EPSON L-410

How much? $2,000

Special functions: 'It has 4.0 megapixels and a 3X optical zoom lens. It's not as sleek as other digital cameras but is of good quality. I usually use my mobile phone to take snapshots, but I'll bring along the digital camera for important occasions, such as field trips. It also has a video mode, but I don't use it very often because it's tiring to hold the camera for a long period of time.'

Electronic Dictionary

Brand/Model: Instant-Dict MD8200 Colour

How much? $3,000

Special functions: 'The English to Chinese electronic dictionary has sound capability. It's a useful tool for learning English because it has grammar rules. It also has games, a calendar, and calculator.'

How often do you change your gadgets? 'I like to change them as often as I can. But my mum only buys me new gadgets to replace broken ones.'

One gadget you can't live without and why? 'My mobile phone. It's portable and has many functions. I like chatting with my friends and sometimes run up a mobile phone bill that costs a fortune.'