Look, we get it. Working from home can be tedious if you're stuck with nothing to do but more work. It's not all doom and gloom since there's still plenty of things to do at home. Cooking, gaming, or well, eating steamboat with the fam. Here are our picks for the gadgets to help you out while we're stuck riding out this pandemic.
P.S. if you have yet to get your WFH gear in order, check out our roundup here.
MToy Electric Lifting Hot Pot
Relaxing at the end of a long work day with a steamboat feast sounds like a great idea, and the S$88 MToy Electric Lifting Hot Pot is perfect. It features an automatic sieving tray that helps you separate your food from the soup base. This makes it easy to eat every last morsel without having to dig around in your soup. It’s also easier to clean as well. The pot uses 304 Stainless Steel, and the manufacturer claims it is food-grade safe.
Tramontina Professional Nonstick Fry Pan
When you want a quick meal and need the right tool for it, the Tramontina Professional Nonstick Fry Pan is here to offer you good nonstick performance. Designed to withstand the rigours of a professional kitchen, the frying pan is perfect for home use. Made from commercial grade, heavy-gauge aluminium, the 10-inch version feels solid, sturdy and well-made. Cook perfect fried eggs at home!
Sous Vide Container (Medium)
This 12L Sous Vide Container has been our go-to for making eats that take a while. The 12L pot can be purchased with removable stainless steel dividers, as well as with 15 vacuum bags and a pump. It's a great way to get your food cooked while you're busy working, and then enjoying a perfectly cooked steak once you're done.
Chromecast with Google TV
At around S$90-$100, the Chromecast with Google TV finally has a remote control with useful shortcut buttons for Netflix and YouTube. But more importantly, the latest Chromecast comes with its own user interface, dubbed Google TV. This means the Chromecast is now a standalone media streamer that does not need a separate device (smartphone, tablet or PC) to control it. Get it to keep you entertained while you work, or to just binge after a long work day.
Returnal for the PS5 combines the gameplay of the Super Metroid games with a roguelike element for hours of immersive fun. It’s hard, but packed with enough moments to keep you hooked even after countless restarts. This game is a definite can-buy, and will probably go on the list as one of the best PS5 games yet. It's the perfect game for de-stressing after a long day of working from home.
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