Every Singaporean knows when it's that time of the year. You know, when there's a sudden outbreak of national flags hanging from buildings everywhere. Or buses diverting from their usual routes due to road closures. Or McDonald's launching a limited-time locally inspired burger. Well, if you're feeling patriotic, here are five Singapore gadgets from popular local brands to check out this coming National Day.
Aftershock Apex 15X EVO
Among homegrown PC builder Aftershock's 2022 gaming notebooks is the Apex 15X EVO (from S$2,899), which has a cool (pun intended) liquid-cooling dock accessory that can handle the laptop's hot and powerful graphics chip. More importantly, this dock ensures that the fans don't have to work so hard (and noisily). You'll even get a slight performance boost.
Creative Zen Hybrid
Tech pioneer Creative is our go-to brand for value-for-money audio gadgets. Its latest Creative Zen Hybrid headphones offer very decent sound and good noise cancellation for just S$149. Its foldable compact design, and long battery life make them especially ideal to bring on your next holiday.
ErgoTune Supreme v3
ErgoTune claims to be the best-rated ergonomic chair in Singapore. While we can't verify this, our experience with its Supreme v3 chair (S$599) has been very positive. It's definitely comfortable — once we adjusted it to our preferences. The mesh design is also perfect for our warm humid climate.
With work from home becoming the norm — at least for some of us — it makes sense to get a standing desk like the Omnidesk Ascent (from S$850). After all, sitting for long hours is bad for your health. The Ascent is fast to get to your desired height, and offers a premium look with its range of luxurious wooden tops.
Local brand Prism+ started off with monitors, but has since added TVs, soundbars, and now even aircons. Its Symphony 5.1.2 soundbar, for one, is very affordable for what it does. You get two up-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and a wireless subwoofer for just S$699. It's also plenty loud, comes with a whole bunch of ports, and sounds great for the price.
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