Cool tech you need to survive the coronavirus lockdown

  • Stay sane while social distancing at home with these awesome gadgets
  • Pick up a Nintendo Switch Lite if you love video games, or some noise cancelling headphones if you need your own space
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The Nintendo Switch Lite is the younger sibling of the popular Switch console.

We may all be on lockdown, but life (at an appropriate social distance) goes on. To prevent yourself from going completely crazy with cabin fever as the world combats Covid-19, here are six cool tech gadgets to help you stay occupied indoors.

Nintendo Switch Lite

The smaller sibling of Nintendo’s flagship portable gaming console, the Switch Lite is perfect for online bouts of ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ or ‘Super Smash Bros Ultimate’. Because of its cheaper price it cannot connect to your TV to become a home console, but it’s easy to sneak it into your room for your ‘studying’ or ‘work from home’ sessions.

Get the switch here

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV StickStream your favourite shows and movies from Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV and more with the Amazon Fire TV stick. All you need to do is plug it into your TV via the built-in HDMI dongle, connect it to your Wi-fi network and away you go. Its small form factor means you can also unplug it easily and set it up in another part of your house without a fuss.

Get the Fire TV Stick here

Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade is a monthly video game subscription.Apple’s new gaming subscription service lets you play a collection of titles for a monthly fee. Many are delightful indie titles such as battle royale food fight shooter ‘Butter Royale’ but there are many big names present as well. These include multiplayer brawler ‘LEGO Brawls’ or platforming classic ‘Rayman Mini’. Check out the free one-month trial before deciding to commit.

Check out Apple Arcade here

Phonesoap UV Smartphone sanitiser

Phonesoap UV Smartphone sanitiserThis handy device will bathe your phone in ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and germs. It will also charge up your phone (both iPhone and Android) as it cleans your mobile device. Your phone goes everywhere with you and can pick up a lot of bad stuff throughout the day. Stay healthy by zapping it in the Phonesoap regularly!

Get the Phonesoap UV Smartphone sanitiser here

RCA Noise cancelling headphones

RCA active noise cancelling headphonesThe RCA Active Noise Cancelling Headphones are a budget option for those who need a little peace and quiet in a household with a lot of people. These wireless over-the-ear headphones connect to your smartphone, computer or TV over Bluetooth 5.0 technology and will let you focus on your music, movie or podcast while free from noisy distractions.

Get the RCA Noise cancelling headphones here

Fitbit Inspire HR fitness tracker

Fitbit Inspire HRWe may all need to be social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go for a run outside (by yourself). Keep track of your heart rate, exercise regimen and sleep patterns with the Fitbit Inspire HR. It can track 15 different types of activities (including swimming) and lasts five full days on a single charge.

Get the Fitbit Inspire HR here

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