16th Mar 2023
In the market for some new tech investments? Here’s what the IMAGE staffers are going to be splurging on come payday.
Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB, €229.99
Meet the bedroom light that’s going to change your life. Instead of being shellshocked awake with a jarring alarm, the Lumie Bodyclock helps you gently open your eyes with a gradually brightening light that mimics sunrise, allowing you to wake up energised and peaceful, with a fading sunset feature for bedtime too to help you wind down at night and promote your body’s natural sleep response. There are 30+ sleep and wake sounds from birdsong to white noise, or you can wake up to your favourite radio station or smartphone playlist. Now you’ve no excuse to take your phone to bed.
Nespresso Aeroccino3 Milk Frother, €89
Saving up for a decent coffee machine? In the meantime, the best hack to get creamy, smooth coffee each morning is to get yourself a milk frother. The Nespresso Aeroccino3 Milk Frother is as easy as pouring in milk and pressing a button, for super fast frothy milk in seconds whether you like your coffee hot or cold.
Dyson Purifier Hot+Cold Formaldehyde, €699.99
According to Met Éireann, we haven’t seen the last of the snow. If you’re stuck back indoors, fires, candles and cooking can increase and trap the pollutants in your home and dry out the air. Far be it for us to suggest you don’t give yourself the joy of lighting the Jo Malone, but try managing the effects with an air purifier. The Dyson Purifier Hot+Cold Formaldehyde monitors air quality and reacts to pollutants, purifying the air in the room and capturing and getting rid of particles as small as allergens, bacteria, mould spores, viruses, gases and even formaldehyde. It can also project heated air, be controlled by app or voice, purify the air without cooling you and comes with a dimmed display night mode.
Home Store & More Arm Rest Organiser, €5.99
Forever misplacing the remote, your TV glasses, your designated couch phone charger or child’s iPad? This little couch accessory organiser is the solution you need. It has a little flat top to hold your tea, and lots of pockets for your Kindle, remotes and general couch accoutrements. You’re welcome.
Drowsy Silk Sleep Mask in Damask Rose, €79
Light sleeper? The viral Drowsy Sleep Mask has big squishy comfortable padding that soothes and cushions eyes and mutes sound while giving you complete black-out 100% blocked out light. Made with pure mulberry silk with an adjustable head strap, it helps you from squashing your face, doesn’t soak up your bedtime skincare and prevents hair from pillow-friction damage. Get ready to slip into a calming night’s sleep.
Jetcloud Coffee Mug Warmer, €11.24
Whether you work from the comfort of your own home, or spend your day nipping back and forth to the office kitchen, a mug warmer will truly be your saving grace. This Jetcloud one has three adjustable temperature levels, and is designed to make sure your cup won’t slip off and spill all over your laptop. Plus, it actually looks nice, so it makes for a welcome addition to your desk setup.
Lund London Pink Skittle Lamp & Wireless Charger, €79
As has been established, ambient lighting really ought to be the *only* lighting once the working day has come to a halt and relaxation mode has been switched on. This sleek, modern lamp has a colour-changing bulb that casts a soft, calming glow, and is complete with a USB charging cable and a detachable base that can be used to charge any of your wireless compatible devices.
Pioneer DJ HDJ-CUE1 Headphones, €75
Are wireless headphones the must-have It Girl accessory of 2023? I’m pretty sure this over-ear pair is made for professional DJs, but I’m confident enough in my Spotify game to think I warrant them. Connectable via Bluetooth or AUX cable, these babies weigh less than 250g, and boast 90-degree turning ear cups.
Revolving Disco Bluetooth Speaker, €39
The mere sight of a disco ball puts me in high spirits, and this little gadget is one hell of a party. The disco ball spins, the base is complete with LED lights, and it just so happens to double as a wireless Bluetooth speaker. A great way to jazz up your morning routine and an essential accompaniment to drinks with the girls, just think of those long summer evenings spent in your back garden — a fun little speaker is not a want, but a need.
Fujifilm Instax Grey Wide Link Smartphone Printer, €179
A fantastic alternative to a traditional polaroid camera, this Smartphone Printer turns the photos from your phone into Instax prints — but without the agro of worrying whether you blinked. With Bluetooth connectivity, the printer develops your snaps in wide silhouette shots with augmented reality features via hidden QR codes.
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