I had my wisdom teeth removed this week, which meant a day and a half of lying around having to find ways to keep entertained that don’t involve my mouth.
When days are dark, friends are few – and it was technology that got me through this tough time.
Netflix and GTA V – both via PS4 – kept my spirits up as I tried to swallow soup while not dribbling on myself.
Technology also allowed me to communicate with the outside world – with my colleagues asking me why I was “taking so long at the dentist”, and when I was coming back to work.
Yes, if there is something you can rely on to make you happy, it’s great tech and gadgets.
LG 55-inch Smart UHD LED TV from Makro – R12,799
PS4 1TB God of War Bundle from Makro – R6,999
Canon MB2040 Maxify 4-in-1 Colour Inkjet Printer Bundle from Makro – R1,899
HP Pavillion 15 Star Wars Special Edition laptop from Incredible Connection – R9,999 (with trade-in)
Acer projector from Incredible Connection – R5,999
Samsung Galaxy S6 Flat from Incredible Connection – R8,999
Sansui 39-inch HD-Ready LED TV from HiFi Corp – R3,299.90
Philips SHB9150BK Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones from Loot – R749
Philips AJ7260D Docking Speaker from Loot – R1,899
Philips AJ3123 Digital Tuning Clock Radio from Loot – R249
Samsung SSD 850 Pro SATA III 256GB from Bidorbuy – R2,159
Google Nexus 5X from Orange – R5,665
Romoss 10,000mAh Solo5 Power Bank from Loot – R269