If you are a tech enthusiast like me, the name DirectD should no longer be a stranger to you. Established back in 2013, DirectD had grown to become one of the biggest wholesaler for smartphones and mobile phones in Malaysia. The main selling points for DirectD is that they offer a wide selection of smartphone brands that are not usually carried by other dealers and also the prices are cheaper than most dealers.
I was invited over to the launch of their new Gadget Mega Store – which is two storey building on a 18,000 square feet land. Unlike their outlet in SS15 where sometimes you have to wait outside the shop until the crowd within the shop disperse to enter, the large area houses over 100 different smartphone models for you to experience. Smartphone ranges from Samsung to Xiaomi, Sony to Asus, the popular Lenovo and many more.
Besides smartphones, here you can find tablets and even laptops. I was a bit surprised to see laptops being offered here as I don’t remember laptops were sold at their outlet in SS15.
What really takes my attention is the two 24k Gold iPhone 6 on displayed at the entrance of the outlet. If you are wondering what is so special about it, I am not talking about the champagne gold shaded iPhones available for sale, these are actually iPhones made of real gold with a certificate of authenticity issued with them. Of course, these phones are not for sale. I wonder how much one would cost.
Over in the second floor, you have over 1000 accessories available for you to choose. And unlike their previous outlet, here you can even check out the latest telco packages from UMobile, Maxis and Digi.
Here at DirectD Gadget Mega Store, you will also be able to experience products from Yes 4G – which their counter is only located on ground floor at the left hand side of the entrance beside the DirectD members gift redemption counter.
What really sets apart this outlet, is definitely the free WiFi facility that they offered. Over here, DirectD provides free WiFi connectivity so the next time you queue for your new iPhone or have your phone serviced, you will not need to be bored.
“The new DirectD Gadget Mega Store will be an iconic landmark that reshapes the way consumers shop for their desired mobile devices and accessories,” says Esther Kwan, DirectD’s Chief Financial Officer.
Besides that, over here in DirectD Gadget Mega Store, they are the exclusive Official Retail Partner for ChatSim, the world’s first SIM that makes you chat without limits with all instant messaging apps in 150 countries even without WiFi and roaming expenses.
Personally, I felt this is such a huge improvement from their outlet in SS15. Here you can definitely shop comfortably and get to try all the smartphones offered before making any purchase. For me, as long as they keep their phones at a lower price range than other dealers like always, they will be my first choice for gadgets shopping.