It is the new year and the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be still lurking around, which means that whether we like it or not, we still have to live in the ‘new normal’. But that doesn’t mean that we should stop thinking about upgrading our household!
Working from home, with those dreary meetings may have made you familiarize yourself with the many appliances and electronics in your house, and whether or not they need to be upgraded. So why not invest in some fancy tech to improve functionality and maximize your entertainment in your home this new year? Here are five pieces of equipment we think would be worth investing in.
Upgrade your TV
- 85” SMART QLED TV
Chances are that you have been binging on your favourite Netflix shows or movies lately during your breaks. Similarly, you may have grown tired of the same old dreary experience your current TV setup gives you either due to picture quality, sound, or ease of use. What if we told you that there is a TV set up that ticks all those boxes with ease?
The new Samsung 85” QN900A NEO QLED 8K SMART TV is an all-in-one piece of equipment that gives you the best experience there is to offer. Boasting Quantum Matrix Technology Pro and an Infinity Display to make sure that you get that true cinematic experience right at your home, this Samsung TV is a versatile piece of tech that allows you to enjoy your shows and movies in style. It is already impressive with Object Tracking Sound Pro (OTS Pro) and SpaceFit Sound technology for that immersive listening experience, but the Samsung Upgrade Festival allows you to take this experience to another level. Samsung offers a Q-series Soundbar free with every purchase, allowing you to have a deeper listening and an even greater cinematic experience.
Its versatility doesn’t end there. The TV is perfect for gaming as well. Whatever console you use, you are guaranteed to experience something unique as the TV allows you to make real-time adjustments to any vivid screen ratio, giving you the best picture quality. The FreeSync Premium Pro technology also allows for tear-free, stutter, and low latency HDR+ gaming, therefore giving you a well-rounded immersive experience right in your home.
- 43″ SMART LED TV
If you are on a budget with your TV upgrade, the Samsung Upgrade Festival has got you covered in that department as well. The Samsung 43” FHD SMART LED TV T5400 has a few interesting features up its sleeve. You can still go on your Netflix binge with Full HD resolution and PurColor, still giving you a balanced movie experience.
It is a Smart TV, which makes it possible for you to connect with your home ecosystem as well. Whether it is Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or AirPlay 2, you now can control the TV without even the use of remote control. The TizenTM operating system of the TV also allows for seamless functionality as you can quickly search all your content from your set-top box to game consoles, apps, and even live TV.
The High-Dynamic Range (HDR) feature in the TV provides you with an immense spectrum of colours and visual details, even in dark scenes. Coupled with Ultra Clean View and Contrast Enhancer, all you need is some popcorn on one hand and a fizzy drink on the other. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Upgrade your refrigerator
- 209L DOUBLE DOOR REFRIGERATOR
One of the biggest freedoms while working from home is the fact that you can eat all the snacks in the world, at least that is what we have found out with our work colleagues. The high consumption of snacks and the preparation of interesting meals at home require proper storage. The Samsung 209L DOUBLE DOOR REFRIGERATOR – NO FROST DIGITAL INVERTER is the perfect companion for all of that. The three shelves in the refrigerator are spacious enough to store anything, from fresh fruits and vegetables to leftover dinner from last night. There is even a dedicated egg container and an ice maker.
We all know the importance of reducing utility costs in the house, especially in this pandemic era. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry much about electricity consumption since the refrigerator uses Samsung’s Digital Inverter Compressor which provides All-Around Cooling efficiently with low energy consumption.
- 192L SINGLE DOOR REFRIGERATOR
If you are living in a household with your extended family, one refrigerator wouldn’t do to store all the provisions. Well, to your luck, Samsung’s Upgrade Festival offers a great refrigerator for that. Samsung’s 192 LTR SINGLE DOOR DIRECT COOL NON INVERTER REFRIGERATOR may be a basic one when compared to the previously mentioned product, but it definitely serves the purpose.
Some of our colleagues personally have this refrigerator in their household because of its storage capacity and its direct cool technology. In other words, you are guaranteed economical cooling without fluctuation. The two shelves are spacious enough to keep several things, and the dedicated tray right at the bottom serves as a good space to store fruits and vegetables.
Upgrade your washing machine
- 10.5KG WASHER & 6KG DRYER FRONT LOADING
We all have gone on that online apparel shopping spree when we had nothing to do at home during the many lockdowns. While your wardrobe has expanded, your laundry load must have also increased since
keeping your clothes clean has become vital in the battle against the pandemic. But are you struggling to do that with the limited time you have? I certainly am. This is where Samsung’s 10.5KG WASHER & 6KG DRYER FRONT LOADING washing machine gives you the ability to do all your laundry in one go efficiently.
Choose from many settings to give the best for the type of clothes you plan to wash. Whether it is activewear, formal wear, or special fabrics the washing machine makes sure that they are washed and dried within an hour. Just don’t mix them up, otherwise, you are bound to get those colour stains on your clothes and nobody wants that. One of the more prominent features, especially in a time where hygiene is paramount to stay healthy, is the Steam Function that helps in kicking out any sort of bacteria in clothes. The digital inverter technology also reduces energy consumption as well, thus making it lighter on the wallet for the long run.
This is also a smart machine in that you can connect this to your mobile device and power it on and check its status remotely, making your everyday chores all the easier. The Wi-Fi compatibility coupled with the support of Samsung’s SmartThings App allows you to configure the settings of the machine, which the AI learns and remembers to make sure that you don’t have to manually go and reconfigure after every wash. It even recommends appropriate wash cycles for optimum effect. However, if you do have to change the settings for a special wash, the easy to use and clutter-free panel allows you to do it with ease.
Upgrade your AC
- An air conditioner with WindFree™ Premium Plus
Ever since COVID-19 came around, we have found ourselves spending more time at home whether it is working from home, studying from home, socializing with friends at home, our whole life is confined to the walls of our home. And in order for us to carry on our work in the most productive & seamless manner, we have to be comfortable and being comfortable in the hot and humid climate of Sri Lanka can be very challenging. This is where Samsung’s Air conditioner with WindFree™ Premium Plus plays its part.
Have you had an experience where you have walked into an office or room and 2 minutes later you feel like you are in the north pole? This AC uses WindFree™ Cooling to make sure you never have to experience frigid temperatures again. The AC distributes air softly and quietly through 23,000 microscopic holes, so you’ll never feel too cold.
Do you know what makes this AC even cooler? You can save money every day due to its energy efficiency. When using WindFree™ mode, devices outdoors use the least amount of power. It consumes up to 77% less power than Fast Cooling mode*, keeping you cool and comfortable without worrying about your electricity bill.
Save more on energy and cost through the motion sensor integrated into the AC. Whether you are not at home or if there has been no movement for 20 minutes, it will automatically switch to WindFree™mode.
Moreover, the AC has AI-powered Auto Cooling that automatically optimises different modes by analysing your room environment and usage patterns based on your desired temperature. The system will switch to the optimal mode to maintain the best environment. This AC also comes with a Triple Protector Plus feature which protects against damage from power surges and fluctuations without the need for a separate voltage regulator.
Upgrade your Microwave
- 23L GRILL MICROWAVE OVEN
Online Food Delivery platforms have been our strength to fight off the weight of the pandemic which is why Microwaves have become a daily essential in our lives. Without a doubt, the 23L GRILL MICROWAVE OVEN is one microwave oven you should upgrade to this year.
The best features of this affordable and efficient microwave are that it has a healthy steam function and Glass Steamer, which allows you to easily prepare nutritious and succulent steam cooked food. Simply choose the food and size and it automatically selects the optimal cooking time.
Since we all purchase microwaves as a long-term kitchen investment, the durable CERAMIC ENAMEL™ is easy to keep clean and scratch-free. Its smooth surface can be cleaned without scrubbing and won’t discolour over time. It’s also rust and scratch-resistant, so it lasts longer.
And like most of Samsung’s products, it has its own eco-friendly feature known as ‘ECO Mode’ which significantly reduces energy consumption. When you’re not cooking, the power used to maintain essential functions is minimal, saving you money on electricity bills.
The Quick Defrost function defrosts food rapidly and evenly. It’s automatic defrost algorithm calculates the correct defrosting time for 5 common food types, so it takes much less time to prepare ingredients. The five types of food can come under meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and bread. How convenient is that?
Additionally, the Samsung Upgrade Festival entitles you to receive free bundle offers and vouchers all in the name of a festival.
Go ahead and take advantage of Samsung’s Upgrade Festival before you miss out on the best home upgrades money can buy!