Feeling dull and uninspired in the office? Spark joy in your workplace with these nifty gizmos that are as good-looking as they are functional.
Muzen OTR Speaker
The new Muzen On The Road (OTR) speakers ($139) are a blast from the past. Inspired by radio sets of the 1960s, the OTR range combines modern connectivity with vintage aesthetics for a unique, retro-looking design. The speakers are Bluetooth-compatible, boast a battery life of up to 10 hours, and can even tune in to the radio (talk about old-school charm!). Set it up on your work desk, or carry it around in its leather pouch – either way, this cute-as-button speaker will delight even the most discerning gadget guru in your office with its timeless appeal.
Canon Mini Photo Printer
Between the paper jams and complicated buttons, a printer isn’t the easiest machine to handle. But downsizing all these problems is the Canon Mini Photo Printer (from $189). Like its name suggests, this printer is compact and weighs just 160g. But packed within its petite frame is the ability to print up to 20 photos, without the need for any ink cartridges. Play around with its editing features on the application, and watch your favourite memories come to life in glossy print-outs. These smudge-proof and scratch-resistant photos even make for the perfect desk decorations too!
Capture vivid imagery for both work and leisure with the Fujifilm X-T30 (from $1,399). This lightweight mirrorless camera might be small in frame, but it comes loaded with hardworking hardware required for quality photo and video captures. Bring your creative vision to life with its vivid 26.1 megapixels, smooth 4K video recording, and high-resolution audio recording. The result is crisp, professional output – all housed within a stylish body that comes in three minimalist-approved colourways: black, premium silver and charcoal silver.
Fitbit Versa Lite
It’s easy to lose sight of your health when deadlines kick in. Stay on top of your fitness goals with the Fitbit Versa Lite ($248), the company’s most affordable smartwatch yet. It comes with a four-day battery life, measures your heart rate, and has over 15 exercise modes to record various workouts. Bring it to the pool with its swim-proof design, or keep it on you for detailed information of essential health indicators. This trooper even works when you’re not – it has a sleep tracking function that assesses the quality of your rest. Coupled with its sleek body and bold colour choices, Fitbit Versa Lite will fit right in your busy lifestyle.
Samsung Galaxy S10
The 10th anniversary phones for Samsung’s S series is shaping up to be its most celebrated one yet. At 6.1 inches, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (from $1,298) has a high screen-to-body ratio that’s powered by its vivid AMOLED display. Colours are sharper, brighter, better – and so are the other features. The S10 now comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, an impressive ultra-wide 123-degree view to capture exactly what you see, and the highly-convenient wireless power sharing function between compatible devices.
HP Spectre Folio
The HP Spectre Folio ($2,299) looks unlike any other portable laptops. For one, it’s shaped like a leather notebook. The 13.3-inch convertible, when closed, comes wrapped in handcrafted, full-grain leather that lends it an air of luxury, which makes carrying it around (and using it) a snazzy affair. But beyond its handsome looks, this powerhouse of a laptop also has spectacular hardware to boot. It’s powered by one of the industry’s smallest motherboards, and delivers an exceptional battery life of up to 21 hours – more than enough to get you through a full workday and even a late-night Netflix binge before you sleep.
This article was adapted from Teenage Portfolio 2019.
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