Amazon Echo

Being able to sit in one place and control every light around you with your voice is cool and all, but for your father, it’s another small step in the right direction of retirement. The Amazon Echo is one such product that gives you control over devices such as your smart LED lights and smart thermostat but also allows you to read daily news, report traffic and weather, set reminders, call an Uber and a lot more. While it may look like an average Bluetooth speaker, the possibilities are endless. Alexa, the voice assistant, can also help play some of that Richard Clayderman that Pop loves listening to every time he’s feeling stressed out. 

Chromecast (2nd gen)

Simply put, Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Media content from a phone can be viewed on a bigger screen with ease. Once the content is transferred to your big display, the phone can be turned off or used for other important functions while your media file is streamed for the server. Most importantly for your dad, the device isn’t clunky and a breeze to set up. It has almost all the features of an Apple TV but in a smaller package. Also there is no additional cost involved or no additional subscriptions necessary for your dad’s favourite media content. 

Mophie Juice Pack Wireless

“Today everything is at the tip of your fingers” they say, but they don’t realise that “everything” lasts only as long as your battery doesn’t die out. We all know how much the parents love snapping away pictures of the most random things. This wireless battery case will help keep your family’s Whatsapp group chat flowing. Compact yet powerful, the Mophie Juice Pack looks and feels good to the touch with a matt finish on its back. The case provides from 60% up to 100% extra charge, depending on the phone. 

LiveUp annual membership

LiveUp is basically a mashup of all our favourite services on the internet that we rely on every day, or eventually start to depend on. The program offers familiar services – Redmart, Lazada, Taobao, Netflix, Uber and Uber Eats – pretty much the average Singaporean’s most used apps. LiveUp was initiated by Lazada to hopefully take out their future competition – Amazon, before they even enter the field. This program has many benefits including 5% rebate on every Lazada order, free delivery on every order from Taobao Collection, and many more only to LiveUp members. 

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