There are times when getting through a workday is like navigating through a minefield -- nervewrecking and unimaginably stressful. At the end of those days, all we want to do is to collapse into the sofa and veg out in front of the television for hours.
While we're all for crashing onto the couch and watching mindless television programs, we have even better ideas: here are the top five gadgets that would help ease the work stress, and you don't even have to watch Jersey Shore.
Whether you own an iPod or an iPhone, this set of iCrystal makes the perfect pair of speakers for any music you play through the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Speakal iCrystal Docking Station has basic touch functions such as the humanized touch volume control and iPod control. Furthermore, you have the luxury of controlling the iCrystal and iPod functions with a remote. The floating half orbs and unique teardrop design comes in black, white and red colours.
Price: USD $89.99.
2. LG HX906TX Home Theatre System
With the latest all-new cinema 3D sound HTS with 9.1 speaker system from LG, get ready for the audio power of movie theatres or live concerts – all in the comfort of your own home.
The key feature in creating the HX 906TX’s sound is its 9.1 speaker system which adds four Upright 3D Speakers to the conventional 5.1 channels on a home theatre system. The 10-speaker package home theatre system creates an immersive sound, 360-degree sound experience.
Price: Not yet available
3. Nook Tablet
If you'd prefer reading a book the modern way, Barnes and Noble's Nook holds a wealth of books, and everything is easily controlled right at your fingertips. With a memory space of 32GB, you can download a wide selection of games "Angry Birds", television "Glee, 30 Rock", magazines "Vanity", and books "Mitch Albom" apps. There is also a built-in Wi-Fi so you can surf your favourite sites and check your emails.
The Nook has a seven" VividView colour touchscreen which has remarkable clarity and minimal glare, and weighs only 400g.
Price: USD $249
4. OSIM uPixie
If you're still using the laptop after work, the OSIM UPixie is the perfect companion, pre-programmed with four massage programmes which are designed to relieve muscle aches and tone up your body as you work on your computer.
The thumb-drive sized USB massager helps you to energise, de-stress, shape up and relief your stiff muscles with a music synchorised massage. It is also the world's first laptop massager and comes with a card reader of 2GB micro SD card.
Price: USD $185
5. Kinect for Xbox 360
Although the Kinect for Xbox 360 is not the latest game product, it is definitely one of the best ways to de-stress after work! The best part about Kinect for Xbox 360 is its ability to detect your movements -- you can now control the game without using the game controllers. The Kinect is also home to the best games and library of music, standard and high definition movies, TV shows and digital games.
Price: USD $290