Have you been to any tech store recently? If yes, we bet you've heard that hardworking pabibo salesman go "okay 'to, ser, mas malaki!" or "malapad 'to so pwedeng-pwede pang (insert related reason here)." Fact is, the "bigger is better" trend has been used as a key ingredient in modern salestalk and, as such, is often viewed as a good thing.
So, how about the little guys? You know, those tech toys that are smallish in stature and are sometimes mistaken as one-trick ponies or (gasp!) cheap freebies? Do they really suck compared to their bigger counterparts? Let us tell you that no, bro! There are plenty of diminutive gadgets that, like the minions of Despicable Me, are awesome in their own little (pun shamelessly intended) ways. Some of the biggest examples (see what we did there?) can be seen below.
1. iPod Nano
One of the most popular PMPs (portable media players) ever, the iPod Nano became sikat thanks, in part, to its very pocketable size, especially in the case of the 6th-gen version which measures just 1.5 inches wide and weighing a mere 21 grams.
Advantage over (some of) the big boys: The iPod Nano comes in a sleek, modern look and has a nice touchscreen display where you can watch videos and view photos in nice quality, something that many other, larger players lack. That and it has up to 16GB that, again, is more than what the bulky, run-of-the-mill PMP has in store.
2. New KUBE
Now, if you don't have the moolah to get an iPod Nano—which is quite expensive, by the way—the New KUBE is a good bet if you want a smaller player.
Advantage over (some of) the big boys: Aside from being really small (it's literally a cube that measures just an inch across), it can play numerous file types—a big plus over MP3-only players.