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6 Alternatives To Obsolete Appliances

It's time to give your home a smart upgrade!

Photography: Curbed NY (Main Photo)

When the time comes to update your humble abode, it's best to start with the appliances before anything else—after all, these are the things that help us breeze through our daily tasks of cooking and cleaning. If you're currently on the lookout for smart gadgets to replace old trusty favorites (Do you still use a transistor radio or tube TV?), we've listed down a few pieces that we think are worth the investment. Check them out below:

From tube TV to LED

Tube TVs are notorious for picture and color distortion—not to mention they are quite clunky-looking. The new QLED TV, on the other hand, reproduces 100 percent color volume on a curved screen, and the end result is a breathtakingly lifelike picture that you can almost reach out and touch.

QLED TV, price available upon request, Samsung

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From DVD player to Netflix

Instead of having to rummage through a million compact disc cases, invest in a subscription to keep all your favorite shows and movies in one spot (this saves on unnecessary clutter, too). The best part? You can rewatch them anytime you want! 

From halogen spotlights to energy-efficient lights

Old-fashioned halogen spotlights may be pretty, but they consume so much energy, emit excessive heat, and occasionally "explode" when overheated. LED (Light-emitting Diode) lights are the way to go these days, and this LED spotlight has a focused bright beam for accent interior lighting, but has a very low energy consumption and lasts up to 15 years.

Philips LED Spotlight, P499, Philips

From radio to Amazon's Alexa

Ditch your crackly transistor radio! This voice-controlled device uses Alexa to play music, search for information, and control smart home tasks like turning on lights, fans, and thermostats.

Echo Dot , P6,500, Lazada

From dot matrix printer to laser printer 

The latest printers have a cost-effective refillable ink system and most important—Wi-Fi connectivity.  This one has a built-in scanner as well, so you can have a complete office system.

Canon Pixma G3000 CIS, P10,999, Lazada


From ordinary gas range to electric stove

This Beko range is no ordinary stove! It is equipped with IndyFlex+ Technology in its cookers that create different cooking zones that can either be combined or independently managed for all pots or pan sizes. 

Beko range, price available upon request, SM Appliance Center

Main Photo: Curbed NY 

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