5 Instant Boredom-Killers
Stuck in a rut? Watching the wall paint dry?
Whatever the cause of your boredom, you can stop twiddling your thumbs now - here are some of our favourite electronic gadgets and fun contraptions that’ll stop your boredom dead in its tracks.
Challenge your friends to a pop-up tournament, blast your favourite tracks anywhere and take to the skies with some next-level tech…
Did your dream to play in the Bulls or Lakers get crushed by your 9 to 5 job? The Franklin Shoot Again Basketball Hoop is perfect for office dunkers to kill the everyday humdrum. This indoor basketball hoop has built-in automatic electronic scoring, authentic announcer sounds and a ball-return feeding system with 180° angling. It doesn’t matter how tall you are, because the Franklin Shoot Again Basketball Hoop is easily adjusted to any height. Dunking strongly encouraged.
Bored at the office? Kick out the jams with this portable speaker for an instant mood lift. When you’re off the clock, this nifty piece of tech lets you transform your boring backyard BBQ into the ultimate block party. The Jabra Solemate Portable Speaker comes in a practical carry size, accompanied by a handy USB cable. One of the fastest selling gadgets online, the Jabra portable speaker is compatible with bluetooth-enabled devices and has a battery life that lasts for 8 hours. Equipped with a durable sound bag, this cool gadget is set to be the star at your next office party, day out at the beach and anywhere in between.
When the party vibes start to die down, whip out this table tennis set and let the games begin - a great conversation starter and an awesome way to kill the collective boredom. This super small, easy to set up table tennis set is ideal for fun on the move. So easy to fit anywhere in your bag, it literally takes seconds to set up. Perfect to kill boredom at airports or at the workplace, all you need is a smooth surface to get started.
No matter where you are and who you are, there’s no better way to unleash your inner creativity than by taking some photos of your surroundings. The Vivitar Digital Camera is the perfect boredom killer for non-photographers and photo fanatics alike. One of the best new gadgets available online, this clever camera is designed to take pictures and videos underwater - up to 10 feet below the surface. What’s more, with 16M memory this digital camera comes with a handy waterproof case and neck strap. Super simple to use, you don’t have to be a seasoned photographer to snap some awesome pics with this baby.
This one doesn’t require much justification… Why invest in your very own drone? Because when you’re flying at ridiculous heights with a semi-autonomous machine, there’s no time to be bored. The Zero-X Raven Plus Drone not only lets you capture impressive aerial shots, it also features impressive HD quality 1080P video. This amazing flyer comes with a motorised lens that helps it swiftly change camera angles - giving you a complete 360° view with the push of a button. At under $100, this drone is definitely one of the coolest electronic gadgets to own. Bonus - it comes with a 12-month manufacturer warranty.