17 Nov 2021
From Captain Kirk’s plasma cannon and Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver to 007’s myriad secret nifty gizmos, it seems we all love a good gadget. And hasn't reality come a long way since the forward-looking days of 1960’s and ‘70’s sci-fi on celluloid? E-commerce guru Ruangroj Krating Poonpol and interviewee Pam Thien – a mild-mannered executive by day but a battle-hardened gamer by night – give us a selection of the current gadgets that are helping them to ease the stresses of working and playing from home. Check them out…
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung has worked its magic to develop something that is more like a tablet than a phone. With two incredible screens, it is impressive what this gadget can do in terms of virtually limitless multitasking. The screen can be folded at 90 degrees to enable something Samsung calls “flex mode.” It splits some apps in two with different features on each half and shows big previews of photos and videos. If you are a casual mobile gamer, this is the phone for you. Discover more at www.samsung.com.
B&O P6 Speaker
The Beoplay P6 isn’t just a pretty object; it’s one of the best portable speakers on the market. While not cheap compared to its rivals, you will be guaranteed a premium sound experience. The power, clarity and range of tone it delivers get is way above average – and that’s not even factoring in the exemplary design and build quality. Pound for pound, you’ll struggle to get anything else this good at that size. Visit www.bang-olufsen.com for details.
The Oura ring measures body deviations, giving you a smart and digestible way to check your biometrics.You can click through the companion app to check all of the data, including sleep stages, steps walked, heart rate and body temperature fluctuations. You can also track your activity goal progress, your readiness, and your sleep score. Available at www.oura.com and www.keychronthailand.com.
The SteamDeck is a powerful PG gaming device that can play any game in your Steam library. It aims to be a kind of Nintendo Switch for PC gaming but you can also do a lot more than just play games. This upscale device is a real portable PC. You can plug it into a monitor or TV, install apps and software, use it to watch streaming video and more – you can even install other game stores on it. Find it at www.store.steampowered.com/steamdeck.
Vaonis Vespera Smart Telescope
Who doesn’t dream about space? With this exceptional gadget you will be able to display images of other worlds on your mobile phone via a telescope controlled through a user-friendly app. Worried about properly using the telescope? No need because it is connected to your smartphone's GPS and will calibrate itself. The telescope requires virtually no setup at all, making it easy to use for casual stargazers looking for a hassle-free way to see deep-space objects such as nebulas, galaxies and star clusters. Available at www.vaonis.com/vespera.
Do you have a hard time cleaning your water bottles? It's nearly impossible to reach beyond the small mouthpiece and into the depths of the base or under the neck. As a result, your water bottle is left half clean and susceptible to becoming a breeding ground for unwanted bacteria and viruses. Not to worry though. The Larq is a state-of-the-art bottle capable of cleaning itself and purifying the water that's inside it. How? By utilizing environmentally-friendly UV-C technology that can purify up to 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses when set to its highest mode. The Bottle itself is mercury-, BPA-, and phthalate-free. It doesn't have a filter, so you'll never have to replace any of the cleaning and purification parts. Moreover, the bottle is double-walled and vacuum sealed, so it's capable of keeping water cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. Visit www.livelarq.com/shop/larq-bottle-purevis for more.
Theragun Prime Massage Gun
After all the workouts at home this is a tool that will help with muscle recovery. The Prime is built with Theragun’s patented Triangle Ergonomic Handle system, which allows you to hold the device in several ways while actively reducing strain on your hands, wrists and arms. It comes with 5 built-in speeds and can be controlled through the Therabody app via Bluetooth, which allows you to select any speed between the scientifically calibrated 1750-2400 percussions per minute range. Available at www.theragun.com/us/en-us/prime-us.html.