Stuff Picks: Up your Pokémon Go game with the Arc Board

Plus other non PoGo-related things

Arc Board (pre-order from $799)

We think personal mobility devices are a good idea because we’re lazy and honest about it, but we have trouble committing because most of them just look so vastly uncool. Enter the Arc Board, a remote-controlled electric skateboard that doesn’t compromise on street cred.

This thing looks like a grip-taped penny board but packs a 1200W brushless motor with regenerative braking on the flipside. At 3.5kg and 56cm, it’s super compact but also powerful, able to take you 18km and clock in top speeds of 25km/h, all on a 6300mAh LiFePo4 battery pack. Just think of all the Pokémon eggs you’ll be able to hatch riding this, with the added bonus of not looking like a joke on a unicycle.

Courts Pokémon bingo

Speaking of Pokémon, how about a store promo that isn’t just about dropping lures eh? Exclusively for this weekend only from 12pm to 8pm, the Courts Tampines Megastore is running a Pokémon Go campaign that will reward players based on their Pokédex.

Play Pokémon bingo by matching four Pokémon that you’ve caught to win Courts vouchers valued from S$10 up to S$1,000. Shoppers can also win PokéCoins or Lucky Eggs with a minimum spend at the store – so what are you waiting for, don’t you need another power bank anyway?

ONKYO H500BT Headphones (S$319)

If the rumours are true and smartphones are indeed getting rid of the 3.5mm jack, it might be time to start going wireless for your audio needs. These Bluetooth headphones from Onkyo support high-res audio by producing a bandwidth of 40kHz while processing at 24bit/96kHz.

This results in a clean, refined and precise sound that has improved bass timing and tightness, high frequency definition and detail, and an improved overall perception of realism. The cans also come with a built-in microphone and a touch-sensitive control panel that provides quick switching between music and calls.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac (S$108)

We’ve got a lot of love for OS X but let’s be real, sometimes you just need to use a program that isn’t compatible with a Mac. That’s why software like Parallels Desktop exists to let you run virtual Windows on your Mac during these troubled times. The latest version will support the upcoming macOS Sierra and also comes with one year of Acronis True Image cloud backup with 500GB of storage.

Parallels Desktop 12 is also optimized to support Blizzard’s Overwatch and the Windows 10 Xbox app, so you can stream and play Xbox games on your Mac devices – which is obviously the real reason you’re going to buy it.