Top 10: Gadgets that wowed us during the remote working phase!
May 24, 2020

Remote working was a bit of a revelation. While initially constraining, in many ways, it also enabled greater focus on interesting developments in our space. So here goes, our list of the gadgets that drew our attention during the past two months!

Igloo Home Smart Keybox 2

A smart lock that much mimics its real world cousin, with a hefty old school build complemented by an app-driven access mechanism. This makes this a must-have item for rental hosts, property owners and property managers of shared spaces, as the Smart Keybox 2 enables approved access with unique PIN codes or Bluetooth keys. IP65 certified and created from hardened carbon steel material, the Smart Keybox 2 can withstand light rain and dust.


It’s your choice to jot down your thoughts on a single notepad, transport them to the cloud, erase all physical traces of your thoughts and start all over again with a blank page, literally. Truly, innovative technology with just the right tinge of eco-friendliness.


Social distancing means it’s just the right time to bring out the BBQ Master within. And the Meater+ is an incredible add-on to your kitchen. Dual Sensors on the stainless steel and heat resistant ceramic probes measure both the internal meat temperature and the temperature close to the food, while you monitor the cooking via WiFi range extension up to 50m.

Tikee Pro 2

When done well, timelapse videos are truly an art, and the Tikee Pro 2 is a perfect add-on to any creator’s kit. With 2 Sony Exmor R CMOS 16 Mpx each sensor, capture breathtaking panoramic professional images in 4K at 220° (wide angle). Thanks to integrated Wifi & 4G modules, TikeePRO2 is a 100% connected time lapse camera: you can upload your photos remotely via Wifi and 4G. Even better, it’s also 100% self-sufficient thanks to its high efficiency solar panel and its battery.

Motorola Edge+

With the Edge+, Motorola truly goes out all guns blazing. Top notch specs driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, a collaboration with Waves Audio and a brilliant camera, with the 108MP sensor being the highest resolution ever included in a smartphone. Yep, quite a few things off the bucket list right there. The curved screen and narrow width on the Motorola Edge+ provide the optimal proportions for one-handed use and navigation, making it easy to reach across the device without fumbling. Perfect for entertainment, the cinematic 21:9 screen ratio is the default aspect for major films and tv shows, with the display capable of showing a billion shades of color. The Motorola Edge+ also packs a 5000 mAh battery, the largest battery of any 5G phone on the market to last users two full days of use.

Roadie 3 tuner

A godsend for guitarists at all levels, the Roadie 3 automatic guitar tuner has a motor twice as fast as Roadie 2, reaching a speed of 120 RPM. Built on next generation vibration detection with improved tuning accuracy and enhanced noise immunity, the Roadie 3 allows any musician to tune almost any instrument with geared pegs in just seconds. This includes electric, acoustic, classical and steel guitars, 7, 8 and 12-string guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins and more, with the exception of the electric bass which can be tuned using Roadie Bass. Yep, this is the future of tuning indeed!

Anker PowerConf speakerphone

This product for the times we live in features omni-directional voice pickup with six microphones arranged in a 360° array to pick up voices of up to eight people in a room without distracting noises. Compatible with conferencing services like Skype, Google Hangout, Facetime, Zoom, WebEx, GotoMeeting or Chromebox, the PowerConf speakerphone has 24 hours call time.

NeoLucida XL

A modern reinterpretation of the camera lucida—a 19th century optical drawing aid—the NeoLucida is part of a rich history of drawing technologies aimed at helping people draw. Look down into the eyepiece to see a ghost image of your subject on your paper. Easy to set up and start drawing, the NeoLucida XL is ideal for portraits, landscapes, still-life, or image copying.

Vesany hidden camera detector

Now this is one gadget that crosses our mind literally every time we check-in to a hotel room – a hidden spy camera finder with an anti break-in alert. A wide detection range from 100MHz-6GHz covers the bands of pinhole cameras, mini cameras, 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile network and GPS locators, leaving spying devices nowhere to hide.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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