Our list reflects a number of factors, from the cost-conscious PNG market, to individual consumers with a passion for audio and camera gadgets, to small business, government and the corporate end of the market. Our customers come from all walks of life. Sure, iPhone and Galaxy are still in demand, but the middle market is where the greater volume is.
The Samsung J2 Core
At the top of the list of our best selling items of 2019 is the Samsung J2 Core. Ideal for the PNG market in terms of affordability and functionality the J2 Core is the first Samsung phone to feature Android Go Edition, designed to run well on basic smartphones. With an entry-level quad core Exynos 7570 processor combined with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, the J2 Core manages to work smoothly for basic tasks.
Design is a strong point for the phone. Samsung has given the J2 Core a premium glossy finish and rounded edges. The rear panel curves towards the edges which makes it comfortable to hold. Underneath the removable back panel you’ll see dual nano SIM slots and dedicated microSD slot. Dual SIM means you are not locked in to one particular network. The front is a 16:9 aspect ratio 5-inch display. The main camera is 8MP and the front-facing camera is 5MP. Affordable smartphone technology at K379.
Huawei T3 7” Tablet
The T3 comes with a 7-inch display and a resolution of 1024×600 pixels.
It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8127 processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The Huawei MediaPad T3 7 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3100mAh non-removable battery.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei MediaPad T3 7 has a 2-megapixel rear camera and the same on the front.
The Huawei MediaPad T3 7 runs EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage.
Connectivity options on the Huawei MediaPad T3 7 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, USB OTG, and Wi-Fi Direct. Sensors on the tablet include accelerometer.
The Huawei MediaPad T3 7 measures 179.00 x 103.68 x 8.60mm (height x width x thickness).
Having an inconspicuous tablet is important in PNG, where security is paramount. Seven-inch tablets are a much better fit for the human hand. Huawei’s MediaPad 7, unlike the iPad, is so small that you can comfortably stick it in your inside jacket pocket, making it a fully portable no-brainer. It’s also a third lighter than the newest iPad. That explains its popularity. That’s a lot of tech for K399.
HP G6 Celeron Laptop
HP is the choice of smart business people and students. The HP G6 Celeron laptop is value-priced and packed with Intel® technology. The durable chassis helps protect the notebook from the rigors of life in PNG, at the same time looking smart and professional.
HP is a world leader in PCs so they have equipped this fully functional notebook ready to connect to all your peripherals and designed to fit the needs of business with an RJ-45 port and a VGA port.
It has a 15.60-inch display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It is powered by a Celeron Dual Core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The HP 250-G6 packs 500GB of HDD storage.
Graphics are powered by AMD Radeon 315M Graphics. Connectivity options include Ethernet and it also comes with HDMI Port, Multi Card Slot ports. An essential business and student tool at K1,290
HP 2131 Printer
It’s no surprise that another HP product has made our Top 10. This budget-priced all-in-one printer is ideal for the home office or the work desk. It prints, scans and copies. Does everything but make the coffee.
It has easy to use controls, it is compact, and you can print more for less (up to twice as much) using Original HP ink cartridges. The printer is also energy star certified meaning you can conserve power. The low price also means you conserve money. A bargain three-in-one printer at K129.
UE Wonderboom Speaker
This is where the cool stuff gets really cool. The UE (Ultimate Ears) is a portable mini Bluetooth speaker that packs a loud punch in a tiny rugged body.
It has surprisingly big sound that is bright, beautiful and with balanced bass. It’s completely waterproof and it floats. It great for showers, pools, beaches, muddy fields, rainy days or just around the house. If it gets dirty, just rinse it off. Sounds just right for PNG, huh?
From picnics in the park to binge-watching your favourite shows, Wonderboom gives you 10 hours charge of brilliant, immersive sound.
Control your music right from the speaker. Pressing the Ultimate Ears/UE button on the top of the speaker lets you easily play, pause, and skip songs.
If you think one Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker sounds great, you’ll love how two of them sound together. Then turn things up, get a little crazy and dance like nobody’s looking.
Wonderboom is also virtually indestructible and has been drop-proof tested from up to five feet and sports a hanging loop on top so it can easily attach to any bag or backpack.
Our essential audio companion that became very popular at Christmas at K299.
Papua New Guinea loves photography. That’s totally understandable given the beauty of the land, its fauna and flora and its amazing people and cultures.
The D3500 isn’t just Nikon’s cheapest and simplest DSLR, it’s also its lightest, weighing just 415g, body only, and that’s with the battery and a memory card. This camera is designed specifically for beginners, with simplified controls and a built in Guide Mode to help new users learn the basics. It’s also compatible with a wide range of Nikon lenses and has a good enough specification to please enthusiasts as well as beginners. According to Digital Camera World: “Nikon has done a great job here. It’s refreshed an existing and successful design very effectively and provided beginners with a light, responsive and easy to use way to get into DSLR photography.”
The camera is also ideal tool for any office or business that requires high quality, high-res imagery that can be used in printed material such as reports and advertisements. An essential tool for photographers and the office at K2,799.
Canon 4000D EOS 18-55 Kit
You are either a Nikon person or a Canon person. So it’s not surprising to see the Canon 4000D alongside the Nikon D3500 in our top 10.
The Canon EOS 4000D is the most budget-friendly Canon DSLR and features an 18MP APS-C-size sensor. It uses Canon’s DIGIC 4+ image processor which offers an ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 12800, as well as 3 fps burst shooting. It features a 9-point AF system with a cross-type sensor at the centre. The 4000d uses a 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot LCD or, of course, an optical viewfinder.
The camera is extremely light-weight for a DSLR that packs in many features. There are a host of scene modes, including a Scene Intelligent Auto mode, plus numerous creative filters. Full HD can be captured at 30p, 25 or 24p. The 4000D also has Wi-Fi for sharing images via Canon’s Camera Connect app.
Colour reproduction has been one of Canon’s strengths for years and the reason why many photographers remain loyal to the brand. The 4000D kit starts at K2,499.
Remax T22 Bluetooth Headset
The RB-T22 Bluetooth wireless headset is perfect for those looking for a more personal audio experience – whether it is exercising, listening to music, or wanting to connect to two devices simultaneously. Remax T22 is lightweight, durable and has excellent noise cancellation technology.
HD Voice technology provides excellent sound quality and crystal clear sound clarity with buttons for opening – and closing up – volume down on the side.
A must-have audio device at only K40 explains its popularity and why it is in our top 10.
GoPro Hero 8
Incredibly easy to use, and yielding seriously stunning results, the GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera is the best GoPro to date. Boasting HyperSmooth 2.0 image stabilisation and a host of other enhanced features, it also has more features than any other action camera.
The GoPro Hero 8 Black has become the top choice for those that are new to action cameras and want the very best features. Hero 8 features include HyperSmooth 2.0; TimeWarp 2.0; live burst photos; improved HDR; better low light image processing; RAW photos; 100Mbps bitrate for 4K and 2.7K; and capture presets.
Hero 8 is tough and completely waterproof down to 10m meaning it is great for water sports as well on the land. Three microphones with advanced wind noise reduction give audio results as good as the stunning visual capabilities of the camera.
Three of our top 10 are cameras – and that in itself says something about the Papua New Guinea market. We do love our cool stuff in PNG ! The GoPro Hero 8 starts at K1,990.
Pendrive Micro SD Cards
PenDrive SD and SDHC cards are highly recommended by most leading consumer electronic companies for devices that command reliability and compatibility. PenDrive was a pioneer and has been at the forefront of the development of high speed, reliable memory products.
PenDrive SD cards are specifically designed to meet the demand for high storage requirements and extreme transfer speed.
PenDrive SD and SDHC cards are used for digital cameras, PDA´s, digital dictionaries and other devices. As most entertainment and portable media devices these days have built-in SD card slots, the Pendrive Micro SD card is as popular as ever. Pendrive’s 4GB card at only K25 is our best seller and rounds out our Top 10.