In case you missed the memo, Singapore is striving to be a Smart Nation. This not only means that we’ll soon be connected to WiFi almost everywhere, but that we’re moving on to using smart devices instead of the traditional medium that we once used.
If we’re becoming “smarter” as a nation, it’s only right that we do the same in our daily lives too, right? Obviously, the office is a good place to start.
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Apple Pencil for iPad Pro, $148
Take your iPad Pro to the next level with the Apple Pencil, which allows you to write, draw and sign off documents easily without having to download a lot of apps. It's just like writing on a piece of paper, but digitally.
Moleskine Smart Writing Set, $359
If you prefer the feel of the notebook but like the technology of a smart device, the Moleskine Smart Writing Set marries the best of both worlds. The Paper Tablet notebook and Pen+ transfers every written word and stroke on your notebook to any synced smart device. You can even highlight or change the colours of certain strokes, or add something to a previous page on the notebook without having to physically search for the corresponding page on your smart device!
Self-stirring Mug, $38, TotallyHotStuff
Too busy or lazy to stir your morning coffee? Let this mug do the work for you. All you gotta do is hold down the button on the handle, and watch it work its magic. In this way, you can still do work with one hand while “stirring” your coffee with the other hand.
Apple Watch, from $398
Check the time and your calendar, pay for purchases, track your fitness routine and do so much more with this trusty smart watch that’s basically like your iPhone in watch form. You can even pick up calls for times when you can’t find your phone in the mess that is your table. A word of caution : Conversations are on loudspeaker if you're not on headphones, so everyone can hear you.
Sennheiser RS175 Wireless Headphone, $399, Harvey Norman
Bid adieu to tangled wires with this pair of wireless headphones. It comes with a stand that not only allows you to dock your headphones after use for easy finding, but also serves as a charger.
This is like Apple’s Siri, but is a standalone cylindrical device that can play music, answer questions and well, basically do everything Siri can do. Great for non-Apple users. This is built for multi-user use (which means it doesn’t just recognise one voice), so you can make it your office’s shared companion.