10 Mini Gadgets to Salivate Over

Sometimes, size does matter.

vaio Sony VAIO P Sporting dimensions of 9.6Ã-0.8Ã-4.7in and weight of 594g, the Sony VAIO P is the smallest laptop of any kind-so small you can fit it in your pocket! And Sony insists this work of beauty isn’t a netbook, claiming that it’s more powerful than any netbooks available considering its size. It comes in two models: P13 (black) and P15 (red, white and green). SRP: P49, 999 (P13) / P69, 999 (P15) Available at Sony Philippines Retail Shops
iPod Shuffle iPod Shuffle 4GB The latest iPod Shuffle is two times smaller than the previous model. That’s a 1.8Ã-0.7x 0.3in music player with a beefed-up 4GB storage space (1,000 songs)! It also has a VoiceOver function that tells you song titles, playlist names, and status information in 14 languages. Available in silver and black aluminum. SRP: P4, 190 Available at Apple Store Philippines
Canon Ixus 100 IS Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS At 18.4mm (0.72in), the Canon Ixus 100 IS, is the slimmest among the Japanese company’s line of digicams. This 12.1MP camera can produce 4Ã-6 and larger-sized prints and can also take HD movies. It’s even equipped with an optical viewfinder, which is now a rarity in point-and-shooters. This sleek, stylish camera is available in red, gold, silver and black. SRP: P21, 950 Available at Canon
Nokia N96 Nokia N96 Nokia N96 redeems the not-so-archaic yet disappointing original Nokia N-Gage. In fact, this gaming console-slash-phone is considered among the most powerful of its kind. It squeezed in 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, GPS, TV-out and FM tuner in a 103Ã-55x18mm body. SRP: P35, 200 Available at Nokia stores and other mobile phone shops.
HP Officejet H470 HP Officejet H470 As if designed for perpetual crammers, the HP Officejet H470 allows you to print laser quality text and business quality photos directly from your laptop and digicam anywhere, whether in the car or coffee shop. Stylishly lightweight at five pounds, the H470 is one of the smallest and lightest portable printers. SRP: P20, 080 Available at HP Retailers
MacBook Air MacBook Air While a year had already passed since MacBook Air was released, the 0.16 to 0.76-inch thin "world’s slimmest notebook" has remained everyone’s dream gadget. It is available in 1.6GHz and 1.86GHz variants. SRP: P99, 990 (1.6GHz) and P13, 7990 (1.86GHz) Available at Apple Store Philippines
Everio HD JVC Everio HD JVC Everio HD, the world’s smallest HD Hybrid camera, fits in your palm and records a resolution of 1920Ã-1080 without losing significant visual information. We only have the black version here in the Philippines but you may also avail of other colors. That is if you can stand the wait as the unit will be delivered from Japan. SRP: P42, 990 - P59, 990 Available at JVC dealers
Olympus E-420 Olympus E-420 If you’re a journalist or a frequent traveler, pick this Live View-equipped, 10MP Olympus E-420 and experience the ease of work and quality of photographs it can offer. Miniaturized to a dimension of 5.1 x 3.6 x2.1 inches, the world’s most compact DSLR can fit into a purse or jacket pocket. SRP: P32, 995 (single lens kit) Available at Asianic branches
Asus Bamboo ASUS U6V Bamboo Mixing technology and aesthetics is no sweat in the world of ultraportable computers, but add up "green" and it would be a challenge. Not for Asus, as it successfully integrates bamboo on the Asus U6V, with its lid, trackpad and palmrest made from the organic material. This visually appealing gizmo features a 12-inch widescreen LCD and a sensibly-laid keyboard, apart from its impressive connectivity. SRP: P200, 000 Available at: ï¿½ Asus Philippines
Samsung Innov8 Samsung i8510 Innov8 Samsung Innov8 might be mistaken for a phone-cam. An imaging powerhouse, the Innov8 has an 8MP autofocus camera with image stabilization and blink, smile, and face detection system. It also has Bluetooth 2.0 and built-in WiFi. Lest we forget, we can call and text with this gadget too. SRP: P31, 900 Available at Samsung Service

Photos courtesy of Apple, Asus, Canon, HP, JVC, Nokia, Olympus, Samsung, and Sony

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