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Upgrade your home with these smart gadgets designed to look like art

When it comes to purchasing gadgets for the home, the main thing that comes to mind is definitely its efficiency. But thanks to the power of social media where everything needs to be Instagrammable, the design and appearance of how smart gadgets look are taken into serious consideration now.

Lucky for us, we can have both. You don’t have to pick sides when it comes to these smart gadgets. As innovative as they are sleek, the Dyson Pure Cool, Google Home, and Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Shape are great additions to your space and will add on to the aesthetics of your home. Read on for more information.

Dyson Pure Cool

The air is not as clean as you think — even indoors, even if it’s air-conditioned 24/7 or you’ve never opened the windows. There may be microscopic particles invisible to the human eye, pollution sources that are brought in from the outdoors, and indoor pollution such as cleaning products, scented candles, indoor paints, and cooking fumes lingering in the air you breathe.

The Dyson Pure Cool automatically purifies the whole room, capturing gases and 99.95 per cent of ultra fine particles as small as 0.1 microns. Compared to previous models, there’s a new LCD display that shows which particles and gases the Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan is automatically sensing in real time. There’s also an improved filter, 350 degree oscillation, more diffused airflow with less noise, and a Dyson Link app that tracks indoor and outdoor pollution, temperature and humidity levels, and even control your machine.

The Dyson Pure Cool purifying fans are now available on shop.dyson.my, the Dyson Demo at The Gardens Mall, and major departmental and electrical stores.

Google Home

Google Home
You can place multiple Google Home devices around your apartment or bungalow, and they’ll all be synced to each other.

Google may be around for almost two decades as your preferred Internet search engine but we’ve been seeing more of Google lately in the past few months as actual objects and gadgets to own. There are now smartphones, laptops, Wifi routers, and the latest release, Google Home.

It exists as a home assistant in the comfort of your living space. Just call out ‘Hey Google’ and Home will sort out your miscellaneous tasks without have you lift a finger — such as turning on music, scheduling meetings, creating shopping lists, and of course, asking Home to do your Google searches. If you have Chromecast, you can stream shows, films and music on your TV or speakers.

Google Home is not available in Malaysia yet but you can easily purchase them overseas, including its recent launch in Singapore.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Shape

What looks like conventional art on the wall is actually a wireless speaker system that can boast as many as 44 individual speakers that play digital music with a rich and detailed quality. It will be as if you have a band on any wall of your living space, with a setup to deliver a concert-like perception of singer and instruments. Just easily stream music directly from your phone or tablet via Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth to start your own party.

While the Beosound Shape is made for conscious music lovers, the design is also not neglected. Pick the number of speakers you would like, set it up on any wall of your home — kitchen, office, living area, bedroom, and choose from 10 different shades to suit your space. It also works as damper tiles that absorb sound waves even if it’s off.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Shape is available at Bang & Olufsen The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

Jolin Lee
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.
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