The Coolest Cutting Edge Gear

Meet the crowd-funded specials, available in Singapore now!

By Kelvin Low      18 December 2020

Gadgets don’t always have to be digital, they can be simple everyday objects that have been given some high-tech improvements. Here are some noteworthy gizmos available today.


KableCard

www.card-tec.com

While there is nothing unusual about a multi function cable, this unique product packs more than just a cable with detachable adapters. Inside its sleek body lies a SIM ejector pin, and nano-SIM compartments.

It doesn’t just end there. It also packs a SD card reader, and a wireless charger which charges your phone while the KableCard is in stand mode. What’s more, it even provides ambient backlighting when connected to a power source.


VaultCard

www.vaultskin.com

You may be familiar with RFID-blocking wallets, but here is a card that slips into your regular wallet and protects all cards stored with it. It is effective against all modern RFID/NFC systems operating at 13.56MHz, by using electromagnetic jamming technology.

Best of all, it does not require batteries to operate. It works exactly like a regular RFID card, except that it harnesses the energy to transmit a jamming signal which ensures that nearby RFID enabled cards and identity materials are protected even against very powerful RFID skimmers.


SuperStraps

www.getbetterback.com

SuperStraps is a gadget which you can retrofit on your favourite everyday backpack to lift its weight and reduce strain. It works by distributing the downward force of the backpack on a larger surface area of your body, which in turn helps to relieve shoulder, neck and back strain.

The pulley system hoists the weight in your backpack closer to your spine. Just pull to activate when your bag starts to feel heavy and you can continue to walk upright with great posture.


The Single Edge 2.0 Shaver

www.supply.co

Multi-blade shavers can tug the hair with the leading blade, cut the hair below the skin surface and may cause irritation and ingrown hairs.

Supply.co’s Single Edge 2.0 shaver features a single blade that cuts hair precisely at the surface of your skin without leaving bumps or nicks. It even allows you to adjust the levels: Sensitive, Comfortable, and Ultra Close for a customisable cut without the irritation.


ROAV Folding Sunglasses

www.roaveyewear.com

Bulky and breakable frames are the bane of most sunglasses. ROAV sunglasses can fold up to fit almost everywhere with a folded thickness of less than a modern smartphone.

It is touted to be tough too, with micro hinges which are press-formed into the stainless steel frame. Weighing less than 20 grams, they are comfortable, yet can fully protect your eyes from harmful UVA, UVB rays with glare-cutting polarisation.


Neck Saviour Mini

www.necksaviour.com

While massages do wonders to tired bodies, here’s a gadget that can help relieve the discomfort at your own convenience. It works by using the stiffness of a foam block to stretch out the neck.

Place a Necksaviour behind the neck when it’s folded, it will rest on your head and shoulders. The forces created by laying down on the Necksaviour will result in a stretch. It can be reused indefinitely.


These products are available through Interstellar Goods, a Singapore-based retailer that curates award-winning Kickstarter and Indiegogo brands, so that you won’t have to face the hassle of shipping or product returns should they be defective. SAFRA members get to enjoy 10% off with $25 minimum spend!

Visit them at www.interstellargoods.sg.