Catherine Zeta-Jones once sang in that easy favourite musical movie Chicago that she can't do it alone. It's a powerful reflection at life in the wake of striving for independence. If this badass can't make it by without some help, what chance have we got?
Well the difference between Catherine's character and you is how you don't live in a forgotten era. You're in this technology crazed 21st century. When the phrase "There's an app for that" doesn't work, there's a gadget that can help you out.
In the rush to the second half of the year, we're chasing some deadlines, ticking off a few goals, and still doing the daily grind to get where we need to more than ever. So here's to you who needs some help. Here are gadgets to give you that leg up in personal life, regular work, and everything else in between.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The latest from Samsung is one tough cookie. It's water-resistant for up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. So no panic attacks needed when you accidentally drop it in the pool. You also get a large "Infinity screen" that allows for bigger visuals when doing on-the-go reports or watching your recently downloaded series. Available for pre-order in select Samsung outlets.
JayBird Freedom Earphones
A lot of my workmates like to shut off office noise when they're in the zone. Do it with utmost control and comfort with these earphones. These earphones feature wireless Bluetooth tech so you can customise your playlists and volume, take calls, and has a snug fit so you don't have to worry them falling out. Available at Digital Walker.
The power of today's technology allows you to be an entrepreneur or a star with a single photo. If you need to upload photos for your online business or get that Instagram update up with the best quality, this phone's got your back. It features a dual lens camera developed with Leica for the best quality photos every time. Available via Globe Telecom.
FitBit Charge 2
One of the first fitness coach on-the-go gadgets gets an upgrade with breathing exercises (for when you need to remember to focus) and auto-tracking so it logs your exercise without you needing to tinker with it. So you can transition from a high-intensity workout to your yoga with ease. No excuses, indeed. Available online.
Sony α6500 Camera
If you're an active creative, you'll understand how there is growing pressure to expand your skills set to be a content creator. Start off your photography know-how with an easy point-and-shoot. Once you're past the basics, this camera offers the best stabilization features no matter what lens you are using. Plus it's got touch detection so you can easily navigate your settings and adjust your photos. Available at SM Megamall.