14 Feb 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

A fan you could plug into the laptop and enjoy exclusive comfort, artificial clouds for the coffee table, a solar phone charger and a welcome roll back to the good old Nokia charm… Alvin Thomas rolls out some cool choices

Sunny side up

Travelling long distances on a flight can get quite boring – and it’s even worse if you’re flying out with a budget airline. Some airlines do not even offer USB charging ports for travellers to charge their phones. That’s why you need the GreenLighting Solar Phone Charger – a device that can fit onto the window of your flight (or any other window) to charge your phone. It picks up juice from sunlight using its 0.4 watt solar panels to recharge an internal battery that can then transfer the power to your phone. Buy it from for RO16.55

No sweat

Don’t you just hate it when you’re feeling hot at work and your colleague – who has the tolerance of a three-year-old – decides to switch the a/c off? If that’s the case, then you need the NYKKOLA USB LED Fan Clock with you at work. It’s a fan that plugs straight into your laptop to help cool you down, and additionally, it shows you the time as well. This means you don’t have to reach out for your smartphone or your watch to look at the time. The device is also flexible, meaning you won’t be bothering your colleague with your fresh air. Talk about striking two birds with one stone, eh? Get yours from for RO4.6

On air

This is a cloud lamp… literally. And we’ve deduced that it may very well be the coolest lamp you can have in your house. The Floating Cloud, with its magnetically levitating ambient cloud, can illuminate your room, but in different colours depending on the sounds in the room. The device has built-in speakers to achieve its ambience and is made to resemble a cumulonimbus cloud. The cloud has been crafted using a hypoallergenic polyester fibre and it holds a lithium ion 6600 mAh battery inside. It’ll be a great conversation starter, too: “Hey, have you seen my cloud?” you can ask. But, in the end, it’s a must-have because it’s a mini thunderstorm on your table. Get your cloud from for RO1,778


Blast from the past

Simple and elegant yet quirky: That’s what the Nokia 3310 Classic is all about. At a time when smartphones are gaining real estate (screen, body, etc.), this is a welcome roll back to the good old days when phones were all about communication. Sure, there are some changes; for instance, you get a colourful screen and a small 2-megapixel camera with flash. Still, with battery life pegged at one month (!) and the addition of a headphone jack for listening to music, it will definitely be fit for daily use. Oh, and the best part is that the ‘Snake’ game comes preloaded. You can buy this for RO19.6 from all leading electronic stores

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