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7 Innovative Home Appliances Worth Investing In To Up Your Quality Of Life Now That We’re Staying Home

Home appliances to improve your quality of life at home

Many would have looked at our homes as a sanctuary to rejuvenate after a long day of work. But after working from home for a year-and-a-half, that line between respite and racket has blurred.

In the past, a quick vacation could have helped to revitalise our worn bodies. Now that we’re indoors more, it’s time our quality of life improves so it feels like we’re on vacation all the time. While these are on the costlier side, with the money saved from not travelling, here are seven innovative home appliances worth investing in to up your quality of life.

1. OGAWA Masterdrive A.I – Massage chair that learns and adapts to you via A.I

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All those hours spent hunched over your WFH desk cannot be great for your back. Instead of heading out for a massage, fix knots and pinched nerves in the comfort of your home with OGAWA Masterdrive A.I

Very much like having your own personal physician at your beck and call, this massage chair has state-of-the-art sensors and uses A.I technology to identify acupressure points and sore spots to precisely work out tight muscles. For that extra human touch, it has Isolated Thermal Silicone Rollers that deliver warmth to release tension. And as the chair continues massaging you, its Patented M.5 Gen® Massage Technology will intuitively learn and adapt what your body needs most for full relaxation.

Price: $10,980*

*Rebates available.

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BONUS: OGAWA Genix – Small in size personal sleep pod with mighty performance

For tinier spaces, the OGAWA Genix packs a similar punch in massaging power in a slimmer frame. With its sleek surves, the OGAWA Genix breaks stereotypes of bulky massage chairs, making it suitable for those with space constraints.

 It delivers muscle ache relief through its silicone massage rollers for an intense yet realistic massaging experience. The chair turns into a personal sleep pod too when switched to zero gravity mode, which helps to release any physical pressure in a reclined position.

Price: $3,980*

*Rebates available.

Enquire about the OGAWA Masterdrive A.I and OGAWA Genix

2. Samsung The Sero – Rotatable screen to fit mobile phone content

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No one really needs a screen that is able to fit vertical videos, but it sure will help in watching TikTok videos for hours on end. Samsung The Sero is a tv that rotates between portrait and landscape modes, so you can project content from your laptop or smartphone in fit-to-form resolution.

When not in use, Samsung The Sero in portrait mode can be used as part of your home decor. Instead of just a black screen, use it to show the time like a big clock, or display images and cinegraphs, just like a mobile phone screen would.

Price: $2,199

Buy Samsung The Sero

3. IKEA SYMFONISK  – Table lamp with WiFi speaker feature

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One of the things we miss about working in office is the ample room for all our barang barang. With WFH, desk space can be precious real estate when it’s being used to hold multiple monitors, USB microphones and mechanical keyboards for that perfect set-up. The IKEA SYMFONISK, is, therefore, a game-changing space saver with its two-in-one function.

Part table lamp, part speaker, this home appliance connects to your music-playing devices over WiFi through the Sonos app. Buying multiple SYMFONISK lamps creates a stereo system for richer sound. The speakers can also be controlled individually, which is great for entertaining the kids with an audio book in one room, while you relax with your favourite tunes somewhere else.

Price: $299


4. Mi Automatic Foaming Soap Dispenser – Touch-free convenience

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Washing your hands should be a regular part of our daily routine by now. But if you haven’t already gotten into such a habit, the Mi Automatic Foaming Soap Dispenser might just do the trick.

Its motion sensor dispenses just the right amount of soap once your hand is stretched out under the nozzle. This helps to minimise contact with the bottle, so you won’t have to worry about spreading dirt on various surfaces when you’re dealing with big messes. Each dispenser comes with antibacterial soap so you and your family can stay safe in this pandemic.

Price: $29.80

Buy Mi Automatic Foaming Soap Dispenser

5. OGAWA Airify – Air cleaner that kills harmful microbial activity

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As much as the air we breathe might smell clean, we could still be breathing in harmful particles that are invisible to the naked eye. Sanitise the air your family breathes with OGAWA Airify, an air purifier that combats pollutants with its two-in-one filter.

The filter has both Germagic and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) technology. Germagic uses anti-microbial agents that are highly effective in eliminating flu viruses through an oxidation process that aids in sterilisation and odour removal. HEPA, on the other hand, filters out particles in the air, including dust mites, pollen and even pet dander that can cause allergic reactions.

Price: $798*

*Promotions available.

Enquire about the OGAWA Airify

6. Tefal DYNAMIX COOK  – Blend and cook at the same time

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Parents will understand the struggle of making healthy purees for their babies. Chopping, cooking and then blending vegetables into easy-to-swallow mash can be a whole-day affair. But here’s one machine that does it all, the Tefal DYNAMIX COOK.

This is not your average blender. Instead, this is also able to cook food up to 100˚C. There are 10 hot and cold presets for churning out baby food, blended soups, porridges, smoothies and more, making this a kitchen essential you’ll be using daily.

Price: $265


7. Shark IQ Robot  – Self-emptying vacuum with voice control 

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Just because you’re home more doesn’t mean you want to spend that time doing housework. Let technology clean up after you instead with the Shark IQ Robot that works on both floors and carpets. This dust and dirt go-getter works via voice command when paired with digital home assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to put your robo cleaner to work.

You’ll barely have to lift a finger even after it’s done its job. The vacuum cleaner has a bagless and self-emptying base that holds up to 45 days of dirt and debris.

Price: $1,112

Buy Shark IQ Robot

Smart home appliances to make your home great again

For too long, parents have berated us for treating home like a hotel, coming and going as we please. But with these appliances, there’d be no need to step out again when such luxuries are right here.

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Apart from the list above, you can have your own permanent staycation at home with OGAWA products like the Estilo Prime X ($798, promotion available). The mobile back massager can be used on the couch or in bed or whenever the mood calls for a massage.

Spot treat sore feet, thighs or knees with the Omknee 2 detachable foot massager ($1,388, promotion available). Depending on where the device is placed, massage rollers knead deep into muscle tissue for instant relief along the legs and even in knees suffering through joint pain. It can even be used to tone calves and arms, as it breaks down cellulite and reduces water retention. 

Your home should feel like a sanctuary again and OGAWA products are here to help. You’ll be able to achieve total body wellness through its innovative line of massagers, while improving your body with its fitness and beauty gadgets. And its line of lifestyle and health appliances will ensure your whole family benefits from staying home too.

Find out more about OGAWA products here

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