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7 apps and gadgets perfect for long-distance relationships

Love knows no distance with these!

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Being in a long distance relationship isn’t easy — I’d know, I’m actually in one. But, despite the miles, the time difference, and the long stretches of time apart, you make it work if you think the relationship is worth it.

Now, before I turn into a big cheeseball professing my undying commitment to my LDR, let me share a big tip: Utilize technology! These days, there are so many apps and gadgets that can help make your love felt, no matter how far away you are.


Dreamdays app

Counting down the days to a date, an anniversary, or even your next trip together can be tough, exciting, and excruciating at the same time. Especially when you’re in an LDR, it takes a big amount of patience. This app allows for a more interactive way of going through the days and hyping up your next meeting!

Download it on Android or iOS.

HEY bracelet

With this bracelet, there is no need to hunger for your lover’s touch on days you two are apart. The HEY Bracelet sends “real human touch” to the other person in spite of the distance between them. Using haptic technology, the matching bracelets mean you can squeeze your boyfriend’s hand wherever both of you are in the world.

Rabbit

“Wouldn’t it be nice if there’s an app that would let us watch our shows together, even when we’re apart?” asked my boyfriend before I left for another stretch of a few months apart. The good news is, that app already exists. Rabbit allows you to watch your favorite shows at the same time, no matter how far apart you are.

Download it on Android or iOS.

Pillow Talk

Because cuddling is everything and it’s also one of the biggest things people in LDRs miss out on! Pillow Talk is a bracelet and speaker combo that will allow you to hear your boyfriends heartbeat in real time, and vice versa. The bracelet tracks and sends your heartbeat to the tiny speaker that can be placed under a pillow. All of a sudden, it’s as if you’re on your lover’s chest falling asleep.

LokLok app

Originally, people in LDRs don’t have the luxury of leaving each other cute notes every day. LokLok is an app that changes that. It allows people to share a phone lock screen that one can doodle on and the other will be able to see it on their own phone. Imagine all the love notes you can send your partner!

Download for Android.

HB ring

 

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This ring will literally remind you of your significant other by showing you their actual, real-time heartbeat. The HB ring is the best type of personalized jewelry and it will definitely keep your heart closer to your loved one.

LoveNuts

Distance can’t and shouldn’t stop couples from all the fun and lovin’ to be had! LoveNuts is a connected vibrator which allows your partner, no matter how far he is, to remotely control the device. That’s what I call real long-distance relations. 😉

Read more: LoveNuts hands-on: Feeling the vibe!

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Singaporean designer brand UNIQ brings its stylish accessories to the Philippines

No, it’s not UNIQLO

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Yet another designer brand has entered the Philippine market. Originally from Singapore, UNIQ has launched in the Philippines, introducing its product lineup as well as its plans for expansion.

UNIQ produces elegantly designed cases for iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads, AirPods, and even MacBooks. Non-iPhone users don’t have to worry as the brand has Android cases for Samsung, and cases for Huawei is in the works.


Aside from dressing up your gadgets, UNIQ has something for those who want to stay connected and organized. For instance, they have a sleek, smart cable organizer for Lightning and USB-C cables. Additionally, they offer wireless charging pads, power banks, and charging stations equipped with USB-C which supports quick charging, as well.

Furthermore, UNIQ has power adapters and travel chargers compatible with over 150 countries. They also have beautifully crafted pouches, sleeves, and bags to protect your devices while you travel.

Officially distributed by Macpower, a distributor for Globe, Power Mac Centers, and Lazada, the products will become available when they open their first kiosk on June 22 at 4F Cyberzone, The Annex Building, SM City North EDSA. Suggested retail prices range from PhP 1,000 to PhP 5,000.

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Pantone accessories are here to complement your style!

We want ’em all!

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Over the years, Pantone has grown as an authority and standard for colors. What was once a color guide for designers has become a part of contemporary culture. As people started identifying themselves through Pantone’s colored chips, manufacturers capitalized on this trend by incorporating Pantone into their products.

Through Pantone Universe licensing, manufacturers can apply Pantone’s branding and popular design. I’ve seen different applications, mostly on fashion and lifestyle accessories, but seeing it on computer peripherals and other electronics is a total treat.


Originally manufactured by DataPlus Supplies Inc., this Taiwanese company sells Pantone-licensed accessories that you’ll definitely buy to match your style.

For instance, they sell gaming accessories in different shades of blue. One of their best-looking is the teal-colored one, as it deviates from the usual blue and black combination used by gamers in their gaming setups.

You can also make a statement using these Pantone-colored USB fans and speakers when you’re traveling, especially in hot and humid countries. Fabulous, right?

For those who want to stay connected, stay away from the usual white and black power banks and get a Pantone-colored unit! There’s a rare chance of losing it compared to when you use a more generic power bank. And oh, they also have wireless chargers!

If you truly embrace Pantone’s branding, there’s a bag carrying the color guide’s popular design.

Lastly, there’s a whole line of computer accessories and electronics waiting for you. Pantone really found its way into our lives and yes, we want all of them!

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Apple Watch comes with new updates: App Store, menstrual cycle tracking, and more

Apple is trying to make your life easier!

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Apple is now making lives easier as they unveiled the new watchOS 6 in WWDC 2019, bringing the App Store with promising apps, new watch faces, and expanded features.

App Store without your iPhone

With watchOS 6, you can use the App Store to browse, download, and install apps directly on your watch, without the need to download a paired app on your iPhone.


Additional updates are coming as well, such as the Apple Books for your audiobooks, Voice Memos, and the Calculator app, which has a unique feature allowing you to split bills and calculate how much tip you’ll give.

Better watch faces incoming

Apple introduced what they call “simply beautiful and richly detailed” watch faces. There’s a modular compact, a gradient watch face, an oversized numerical watch face available in multiple languages, a modern digital watch face in multiple colors, a California dial watch face, and Solar Dial.

Cycle Tracking and Dose

Over the years, the Apple Watch has introduced health- and fitness-related features which made the wearable a valuable piece that can even save lives. In 2019, two more health-focused apps are coming: Cycle Tracking, a menstrual tracking and women’s health monitoring app, and Dose, a pill reminder app.

Expanding more features

Activity Trends, a new feature for the Apple Watch, is here to show your fitness data to give you a picture of your daily activity and to compare how you’re doing for the past 90 days. It’s smart enough to give you advice on what to do if your performance is going down. Talk about having a coach through your wrist!

For those concerned about their hearing, the Noise app can measure the noise level in your area and notify you through your watch if the decibel level reaches 90, which begins to impact hearing according to the World Health Organization.

Fast forward to fall

Apple’s watchOS 6 will be available starting this fall in select iPhones running iOS 13 or later and up until the Apple Watch Series 1, but it won’t make its way to the original Apple Watch.

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