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Movie night doesn’t mean that you have to be limited to the living room and parked in front of the TV. What if you could fit movie night in your pocket and take the experience anywhere you wanted?

Well, you can do just that with the Apeman Mini Projector M6. Movie night will never be the same thanks to its high-resolution and dual stereo speakers. The M6 sports DLP technology, 1280×720 native resolution, support for 1080P, 1000:1 contrast, throws light at 1000 lumens and has a built-in headphone jack.

These specs come together to deliver an audio-visual experience you won’t soon forget. It is perfect for video games, a home cinema experience and even for making presentations in a small room.

Android 4.4 is built into this projector, so you know it has a stable operating system. You can download any apps that you need. This projector also comes with a Bluetooth remote, so it’s easy to operate it anywhere or in any position.

Of course, the size combined with great specs is what makes this projector truly amazing. This packs a lot of power in your pocket. This projector measures just 15.3 X 9.5 X 2.8cm. It’s also lightweight weighing just 0.52kg. It will easily fit in your pocket. You can connect the M6 wirelessly to your laptop, tablet, camera, smartphone or game console. It is compatible with U stick, HDMI, MHL, earphone and external speaker. Rs. 16, 150.

D.A.D. 2

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We live in a dangerous world. A world where other unscrupulous people will steal from you, vandalise your property and yes, even assault you. Many of us will never encounter a situation where our lives are in danger from an attacker, but sadly far too many people do experience this and some of them do not live to tell the tale. So it just makes sense to be safe. We should all have a defensive weapon at the ready, just in case. It could save your life.

Some people carry mace on a keychain or a Taser. Others carry a small knife or a gun. But guns are not legal to carry everywhere, despite being an excellent defence weapon. Well, there’s a new self-defence weapon on the market that will protect you in sticky situations. It’s called the D.A.D. 2 (Defence Alert Device).

D.A.D. 2 is a non-lethal spray based device that can send “I’m in danger” alerts with the touch of a button that is positioned under the thumb, with or without releasing the spray. It is designed to be stealthy and always there when you need it, giving you peace of mind. Keep it with you and you will always be secure.

It comes in chrome, gunmetal black, rose gold, and metallic pink. Each device has Bluetooth to send an emergency alert via your cell phone. This alert sends your GPS location to anyone with the D.A.D. app within a one-mile radius, and to those in your D.A.D. contact list, no matter how far away they are. The alert prompts the receiver to call 100, and gives directions to your location. The app is free and anyone can download it. The more who download and use it, the safer everyone is. Price: Rs.8, 933.

When you purchase your D.A.D. device you get an AA battery, Inert Practice Spray, Live Sabre Red Pepper Spray, Hand Strap, and a separate Long-life Lithium Battery for Bluetooth (Which is tested up to over 6,000 activations). The D.A.D. app for iPhone and Android is free. This self-defence device will give you peace of mind and hopefully you never need to use it, but if you do, you will be ready. As they say, being ready is half the battle.