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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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Global Sources: Content Creator Essentials

We found the must-have portable lighting setup for creators

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Here at Global Sources we’ve been on the lookout for products that you might be interested in either buying or selling, but in the process we found gadgets, equipment, and accessories that we like. As traveling creators, we’re still in the process of figuring out how to have a more efficient and effective mobile studio that we can carry with us wherever.

Telesin’s egg-shaped charging cases are perfect for our Sony a7s batteries — they’re colourful and handy. They also double as memory card readers and holders. We also found portable LED lights from Number King that makes setting up fuss-free. It has a built-in battery but is slim and small enough to fit in a backpack’s laptop compartment.


With all the traveling we do, taking care of one’s skin is downgraded to the bottom of priorities. An easy solution is a portable humidifier from Remax Life — it’s as small as a pen, and just needs a bottle of water to work its magic.

Last but not the least: a solar-powered backpack that’s surprisingly designed well and is stylish! Having a lot of compartments and extra room is always a plus for creators for our tools and knicknacks.


Global Sources Consumer Electronics is the world’s largest electronics sourcing show bridging suppliers and resellers. For more information visit GlobalSources.com.

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Global Sources: Tech For Your Dream Home

Everyday appliances with a little bit of oomph.

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There’s a whole section of Global Sources’ that’s dedicated to home tech. And this year’s theme is giving everyday home stuff a techie twist. From USB-powered fans by Gegei, to Alexa powered humidifiers, to the retro-styled gramophone music player by Neon, to the ultimate bedside nightstand by Rombica.  We won’t be surprised if any of these products get swooped up by some big brand and make their way to your homes soon.


Global Sources Consumer Electronics is the world’s largest electronics sourcing show bridging suppliers and resellers. For more information visit GlobalSources.com.


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Global Sources 2019: New Charging Solutions

USB rechargeable AA batteries and power banks that can jumpstart your car!

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Power Banks don’t have to be boring. In fact, here in Hong Kong we found some of the most interesting creations. Pocket-sized ones from Elitopower double as key chains and bag tags, Colorful slates from Rombica are design-forward and come with functional carrying cases,  and from creating my dream power bank that has built-in USB-C and Lightning cables, Schezhen-based Trusda also makes one that comes with jumper cables for your car.


Global Sources Consumer Electronics is the world’s largest electronics sourcing show bridging suppliers and resellers. For more information visit GlobalSources.com.


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