Paul Mah
Paul Mah
Paul is an independent tech writer covering the latest gadgets and other tech gear for the Post. He has written for tech publications such as PC World, Computerworld and ZDNet, and was also an adjunct lecturer in IT. In between writing white papers and reports with unpronounceable names these days, he plays with the latest hardware so that he can tell you about it.

Increase your productivity while travelling with these gadgets, including flagship wireless headphones from Sennheiser, a ‘paper’ tablet for taking storable digital notes, a powerful charger, a Wi-fi router and more.

Give your home a hi-tech boost with these new gadgets, including a 2.2kg Dyson vacuum, Razer’s AI-powered sound bar, an innovative iPad stand and Sharp’s Plasmacluster air purifier.

Look your best on video calls with the perfect lighting and a studio-quality 4k webcam, or have some fun making patterns with Wi-fi-connected light panels on the wall.

Choosing sustainable gadgets that are either repairable or will work well for years can help you reduce waste and fight climate change. Here are 10 of the best on the market.


To stay cool in the summer heat, try Sony’s wearable air conditioner. To make some noise, look for Sonos portable speakers. For reading, you need the Kobo Libra waterproof e-reader.

From webcams and power banks to robot vacuums and air purifiers, these new tech toys will help make life easier, no matter what your ‘new normal’ is.

Netflix doubled its Southeast Asian content catalogue every year from 2016 to 2020 and will raise its spending on films and shows from the region this year, having seen their impact beyond its borders.

Apple’s new Magic Keyboard transforms your iPad Pro into a working laptop with full-sized backlit keys and a clickable glass trackpad. It is beautifully balanced, although it is heavy and the screen angle adjustment is limited.

The virus that causes Covid-19 can remain on glass, metal and plastic for up to a week, which is why we should clean our phones regularly. But should you use soap and water, alcohol wet wipes, or even a UV smartphone sanitiser?


Working from home during the coronavirus lockdown can be made easier with a few tech solutions. From an air purifier to a robot cleaner to a mini PC and noise cancelling ear buds these will make your home office a better place to be.

With Huawei unable to include Google apps on its handsets, selling its smartphones outside China is presenting a real challenge. The phone maker is investing a billion dollars to create its own app ecosystem.

From a docking station to a laptop stand, here are five gadgets to make working from home productive and comfortable – something which, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, millions in East Asia are currently doing.

Mesh Wi-fi systems offer improved connectivity using a main router and satellite units. We test three top systems, looking at connection speed and ease of use.

Stuck for a present to buy for someone? Here are six gadgets ideas that will delight your loved ones this Christmas, whether they’re a gym rat, book worm, parent, party lover, techie or just worried about their posture.

Big plus points for the Pixel 4 XL come in the form of a great back camera and new functions such as auto transcription and speedy facial recognition, but a slightly outdated appearance is one of several small issues holding it back.

Razer’s 2019 iteration of its Blade 15 gaming laptop comes with Nvidia’s new RTX GPU and is slimmer than ever, boasting incredible power that delivers silky smooth gameplay in a sleek, portable device.

Nest Hub is the same as the Home Hub. The rebrand is to help better differentiate it from Google’s growing product line. The touch screen is responsive, but the volume doesn’t appear as loud as that of the Google Home.

Cordless and robot vacuum cleaners from Xiaomi and Roidmi, a battery-powered Kärcher high-pressure water cleaner, a home water filtration system – these machines make life easy. A Google Nest Hub makes it even easier.

From installing a microprocessor and graphics processing unit to getting the appropriate memory and storage drive, here are the key components needed, and a checklist if you want to install your own system and boot up successfully.

Mounted on your car dashboard or windscreen, the Lanmodo Vast lights up the road ahead and shows it to drivers in a colour display; fewer controls and a recording function would make this an even better piece of kit.

From laptop stands to a split keyboard to a multi-port USB adapter here are some ideas for the 21st century office worker. Also included: a stand-up desk, a handy laptop bag and earbuds that allow you to hear conversations.

Real-time ray tracing, used by film studios, is the big selling point of Nvidia’s next-generation GPUs, and makes gaming a surreal experience, but the US$1,199 price tag will put off all but those gamers with deep pockets.

These headphones with built-in amp technology are comfortable and push out amazing sound. They require setting up an ‘audio map’, but the results are well worth it.

Apple’s iPad Pro 2018, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 and Microsoft’s Surface Go all have pros and cons. We put them through their paces to find what’s best for work and for play.

Newest Android operating system, default HDR photo shooting, HDR video play and a fluid user experience are all pluses for new handsets, and wide-angle front camera impresses, but lack of dual-SIM capability will be a minus for some.

Device’s Super X-fi technology configures itself based on photos of the user’s ears and the headphones they are using, delivering the effects of multi-speaker sound that is like being in a cinema