Empty Batteries… Power Failures… No Internet Connection…
Those are three of my worst nightmares!
Hi. I’m Joy and I’m not ashamed to say that my life depends on my gadgets. I cannot live without them.
Even if I’m in vacation mode, I am always checking my phones, iPad and Mac to get in touch with clients and the people I work with. There is not an hour each day that I don’t use my gadgets. Even when I’m sleeping, I’m using my gadgets to play music and lull me to sleep; I even use them as my “alarms” (It takes about three gadgets to wake me up… no kidding!).
I rely on my gadgets to contact people from the outside world because I’ve been living inside my room a.k.a. “my cave” for several years now. I love being alone because it helps me think but I also reach out to my family and friends via the social media networks and with heavy coaxing, I also go out of my room and explore what’s out there once in a while. And though I live inside “my cave”, I don’t live under a rock, so to speak.
I love technology. I’m that kind of person who loves gadgets and electronics but I don’t just buy anything out of the blue just because I have extra money. I always make sure that the gadgets I buy are WORTH IT, i.e. I only buy things if they have the best quality and things that I would definitely benefit from.
Though gadgets and electronic items are sometimes considered “wants”, I beg to differ. There are items that I NEED to depend on especially during crucial and unexpected moments.
I studied each of them, researched and took note of the reviews from other people. After doing so, I was able to form MY BELKIN WISHLIST. Below is a screenshot of MY BELKIN WISHLIST.
These are the items I found at Lazada. Do note that this isn’t just a holiday wishlist, because we don’t need to wait for Christmas or any holiday to buy these things because I consider them “necessities” which we should buy immediately. If you’re interested to know more about each item, you can check them out on this page:
Let me explain why I picked the 5 items above by letting you know what a day without them can be like.
First on my list is the Belkin Universal Charger Kit.
I’ve traveled outside our country before and believe me, the plug and socket we use are NOT commonly used by other countries including our Asian brothers.
This is a big hassle for me because I often find myself scouring malls and other locations where I can buy adaptors just so I can remain in contact online. That often wastes my time and money.
There are also times when I can’t find adaptors or worse, I end up buying wrong ones. It’s a pain not being able to take pictures, email something important nor respond to my clients online so having a Belkin Universal Charger Kit eliminates all those problems. I don’t even have to worry what socket a specific country or hotel has because I know that Belkin has me covered when it comes to keeping me connected.
Below is a scenario that I’m familiar with because this personally happened to me.
I went to another country (Singapore) and was so excited that I failed to remember bringing adaptors for my gadgets and it spelled disaster for me.
Imagine yourself in this scenario. Imagine a day without Belkin Universal Charger Kit. Note that at the end of the scenario there is a white fading effect, this is to show you how a day would have been like if the character in the short story remembered to bring her Belkin Universal Charger Kit.
Another must have item is the Belkin Charger Kit with Lightning to USB Cable.
Aside from a backup charger for your phone, it also includes a car charger. This is a definite must have especially in our country wherein there is a perennial traffic problem.
You can charge your devices anywhere especially if you’re stuck in traffic and you have something really important you need to attend to.
In the next scenario, I’m going to show you why I think having this item is a NEED rather than a WANT.
Again, this is based on my actual experience and unfortunately for me, I don’t have a Belkin Charger Kit that time so basically I ended up ruining my scheduled meeting with a client that day. Things would have been different if only I had Belkin that day.
This is the reason why Belkin Charger Kit is a must have on My Belkin Wishlist.
Again, below, you’ll notice that there’s a white fade out moment. This indicates a change in perspective. It shows us how it would have been like if only the character was able to bring her Belkin Charger Kit.
The third item on My Belkin Wishlist is the Belkin Micro USB Cable with Lightning Connector Adapter.
I cannot over-emphasize how much I love this.
For me, it actually represents a union of the cables of an iOS and an Android gadget. It’s super convenient. This is a pretty rare thing. Some of us use two different phones/devices, one is usually an Android Phone and the other may be an iPhone or an iPad. Some of us even have a partner in life who uses a different kind of device so bringing two chargers is a must.
There are even times when forgetting to bring chargers or cable wires become the source of a fight. I should know because I’ve encountered this before.
Being able to share cables for chargers is very convenient not just for one person but for your travel buddy as well. It would help lessen petty fights that could ruin your vacation. Having this type of cable, we can use either an iOS device or an Android and even both. Below is the common scenario I’m talking about.
Again, the fading white effect indicates a different perspective, one in which the guy remembered to bring his Belkin Micro USB Cable for both iOS and Android gadgets.
The fourth item on my Belkin Wishlist is the Belkin Dual Swivel Charger with Lightning to USB Cable.
I really feel that this item is a must have especially for people who are gadget lovers. This is also useful if you are sharing limited sockets at home or in hotels (when you’re in staycation mode).
It’s sometimes frustrating that some chargers and plugs are too large that it occupies too much space, having a swivel charger is especially helpful in this kind of situation.
It’s ultra compact and it plugs into any USB 2.0 port to charge. It’s also 4 feet long, which is neither too long nor too short.
Without this item, working in the same room with my husband or with my friends is very difficult because my Mac’s charger takes a lot of electric socket room.
Below is an illustration of its use. This is just a continuation of the scenario above.
I just wanted to highlight the fact that bringing Belkin helps in ensuring we are always charged and connected.
The fifth item on my wishlist is the Belkin Family Rockstar 4-Port USB Charger.
I find this item very useful and a must in every home. Without this item, having friends over would be very difficult because they all carry cellphones and different gadgets with them.
It’s just too inconvenient to wait turns charging phones and gadgets. The Belkin Family Rockstar 4-Port USB Charger makes it possible to charge 4 gadgets at the same time!
Working together and spending time with my husband or with my friends is easier and we don’t have to keep getting up and going to different rooms just to check our phones or gadgets.
Belkin really makes life easier by making sure our gadgets are charged and we are always connected anywhere and everywhere we go.
Below is a situation wherein the female character asks a few of her friends to drop by and visit her in their hotel room.
There’s just one problem, hotel room don’t usually have a lot of electric sockets so they might need to take turns charging their phones and gadgets. Knowing how female friends spend most of their time in social media while chatting, as well as taking “selfies” everywhere, having limited charging capability would be a big challenge.
As you can see, Belkin will keep you, your family and friends charged and connected.
This is to ensure you are buying a GENUINE BELKIN PRODUCT.
Disclaimer: This blog post is an entry to a contest sponsored by Nuffnang Philippines and Belkin by MacPower. However, the items I featured are purely included here as a matter of personal choice and not part of a media kit.