Published on May 13th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

5 clever gadgets to shake up tiresome WFH routines

After more than a month of isolation, spending time at home has probably become a little tiresome for most, and understandably so!

Even with some restrictions looking to ease, many are still trying to do the right thing by staying at home, so here’s some inspirations for those keen to shake things up a little with some new technological smarts!

Robotic vacuum cleaner to do the work for you

ECOVACS ROBOTICS DEEBOT OZMO 950 | RRP $999 | JB Hi Fi and Appliances Online |

Cleaning up after us so that we don’t have to, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 is providing Australians with the ultimate combination of premium features. An intelligent robot cleaner to deep clean homes of all sizes, the newest DEEBOT is more powerful and intelligent than ever before. This robot’s optimized cleaning system can mop and vacuum your entire home, picking up more dirt and reaching more areas. With extra turbo suction, a four-stage mopping process and carpet detection, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 is armed to combat all types of messes. The newly upgraded Smart Navi 3.0 navigation and mapping technology allows the device to scan the home and create a visual map within the ECOVACS app. With multiple-floor mapping functions, your DEEBOT does not need to re-map the floor when moved around multi-story homes. Along with this, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 has a larger than ever battery capacity, allowing it a 3-hour run time and will charge and resume cleaning when it runs low. All controllable via the ECOVACS app or with voice command through Amazon Echo or Google Home, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 is your ultimate, slim design, wet and dry, cleaning companion.

Festoon lights to create a fun beer garden atmosphere in your own back yard

Connect SmartHome Smart RGB Festoon Lights | RRP $149.95 | Stockist: Harvey Norman

Adorn your outdoor living space with Connect Smart Festoon Lighting to set the mood and atmosphere. Whether it is for an intimate family setting or a small gathering, instantly make any space more inviting. Set different colours, pre-set lighting modes, all via the Connect SmartHome app or voice commands via your favourite virtual assistants.

Cricut Joy to let out your creative spirit

Cricut Joy | RRP $329 from Spotlight, Craft Online and TVSN

This pint-sized powerhouse is a smart cutting machine that makes it easier – and faster – than ever to personalise your life with practical, everyday projects.  With its precision blade, Cricut Joy cut lots of materials in any shape – everything from vinyl and iron-on to cardstock, peel-and-stick label paper, and even that construction paper you already have at home. You can also put Cricut Joy to work as a personal scribe to create unique labels for your laundry, inscribe a custom card, or pen the perfect monogram. Cricut Joy will have you personalising, organising and customising whatever you like!

Belkin Wireless Charging stand to watch movies or follow recipes hands free

Belkin BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Stand 10W | RRP $109.95 Stockists: Belkin.com/au/ and other leading retailers

From browsing a webpage or recipe, sitting by your bedside, or even watching a movie, the Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand has an original, thoughtful design making it easy to align your device for optimized wireless charging in either portrait or landscape mode. Made for iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, Samsung, LG, Sony and other Qi-enabled devices, Belkin has engineered the ultimate ‘no strings attached’ charging solution. Offering efficient and high-speed charging, you can declutter any space with this nifty wireless charging stand. Belkin has ensured clean, seamless design that appeals to the convenience-lover!

Laser Multi-media projector for the perfect DIY movie night

LASER 2-in-1 Multimedia Projector with Built-in DVD player | RRP $279 | Stockist: Target

Movie fans can now enjoy impressive large format images in their own home with the 2-in-1 Multimedia Projector from LASER. Compact in size and offering crystal clear detail, this projector functions as a normal LED Projector as well as a DVD Projector for unlimited entertainment for everyone! Simply play your favourite movie directly from the DVD disc player or through your computer or phone. This compact projector can connect to just about any video source, equipped with VGA, HDMI, USB, Micro SD Card and AV inputs. Who doesn’t enjoy a DIY backyard cinema, or movies on the go anywhere, anytime. Simply hang up a sheet or find a blank space of wall, plug in your projector and you are good to go!

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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