So, the Olympics got your patriotism at an all-time high and all of a sudden you care more about the Singapore athletics team more than you ever had in your entire life? If Joseph Schooling made you wonder what other cool stuff were made in Singapore, you’d be rather pleasantly surprised that we are really not too bad in the field of making some cool and revolutionary products.
Here are some innovative Made-In-Singapore techie products that’ll tempt your wallet and make you feel proud!
WinterHyde [Link 1] tent by BillionBricks
BillionBricks is a Singapore based NGO that created the WinterHyde [Link 2] tent, one that is strong enough to withstand extreme weather and is incredibly quick to set up. The tent created a little storm on the Internet, and even celebrities like Lil’ Wayne and Ashton Kutcher have taken the effort to press the ‘Share’ button on Facebook.
What’s the deal about the WinterHyde? It takes about 15 minutes to set up, is relatively low-cost at USD 200, and is reversible, making it adaptable to intense summers and winters. The setting up of tents does not require tools and fits a family of five (two adults and three children). The tents aim to shelter the homeless in South Asia and beyond. You could purchase one for your own travel use, or simply be kind and organize your very own donation drive.
If the annual haze has got you thinking more about the quality of indoor air that you’re receiving, you might want to go ahead and check out Uhoo’s crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
While not an air purifier itself, UHoo [Link 3] has eight dedicated sensors to detect what’s in the air and provide recommendations of what you can do for better quality. Some of the indicators measured are Carbon Monoxide, pressure (useful for arthritic pains), airborne chemicals, and particulate matter, which we know fondly as PMI.
This device is useful for those with respiratory problems, allergies, and for better awareness of air quality in general.
Tiny1 [Link 4] is the biggest thing that ever happened to your dream of capturing starry nights, the moon, and amazing time lapses. If you’ve always lugged around a ton of bulky and expensive camera gear on your stargazing trips, you’ll be absolutely silly not to give Tiny1 a shot. This compact astronomy camera makes it possible for any amateur to take beautiful photos of the Milky Way.
The Tiny1 camera isn’t only big on function, but also features a sleek body and has an inbuilt Interactive Star Map for you to locate and shoot the celestial objects of your fancy.
The starry success of Tiny1’s Indiegogo campaign [Link 5] puts high hopes on the performance of the camera, which is now for sale at about USD 500.
Health nuts who love a good roti, raise your hands! Rotimatic [Link 6] is a robot that makes fresh roti for you, and all you have to do is pour in your premium quality, wholesome and organic ingredients. Forget about buying commercial roti that doesn’t quite meet your standards. Life is too short for that. Rotimatic lets you adjust the roast level, thickness, and amount of oil. You get your fresh rotis in minutes, and the little robot makes up to 15 at one go.
Rotimatic is a great addition to the kitchen for roti-lovers who also happen to have food allergens or are gluten intolerant. Being able to decide on what goes in your bread makes it possible to enjoy a hot roti anytime you want.
Retailing at approximately 999 USD, the robot doesn’t come cheap, but if roti is part of your go-to foods, you’d save a whole lot of time and effort in the long run!
Links for the above article.
Link 1: http://weatherhyde.org/#story
Link 2: http://mashable.com/2016/07/18/billion-bricks-tents-homeless/#Shf_nqJUr5qq
Link 3: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/uhoo-most-advanced-indoor-air-toxin-sensor#/
Link 4: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tiny1-the-world-s-smallest-astronomy-camera-photography#/
Link 5: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tiny1-the-world-s-smallest-astronomy-camera-photography#/
Link 6: https://rotimatic.com/