5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Made In Singapore

Like, a vibrator that connects to your smartphone

The Thumbdrive
09 Aug 2016

The Thumbdrive

That’s right, everyone’s best friend for school and work — the thumb drive — was created by Singaporean company Trek. You’re welcome, rest of the world.

Razer professional gaming accessories
09 Aug 2016

Razer professional gaming accessories

Hardcore gamers will recognise this computer gaming accessories brand, co-founded by Singaporean Tan Min Liang in 1998. Razer has since become renowned all over the world for their high-speed gaming keyboards and mouse optimised for the best digital gameplay. 

A smart vibrator
09 Aug 2016

A smart vibrator

You read that right — Vibease is a smart vibrator that connects to your smart phone for the best kind of me-time. Created to combat the struggles of long-distance relationships, couples can send each other touch requests and vibrations, simulating physical intimacy. You can even sync the vibrator with erotica and — get this — music. 

Sound in computers
09 Aug 2016

Sound in computers

While not technically a physical thing per se, the computers we know and own now would not be able to produce sound — or at least not as early as it would have — without the creation of computer sound cards by Singaporean tech company Creative. Before that, computers could only make beeping noises. 

Pirate3D Buccaneer 3D Printer
09 Aug 2016

Pirate3D Buccaneer 3D Printer

3D printing has skyrocketed in popularity over the past year, thanks to many companies offering affordable, DIY-friendly versions for common folk like us. One of those companies is Singapore’s own Pirate3D, set up by a group of Nayang Technological University and National University of Singapore graduates, who managed to raise a whopping $1.9 million in funding on Kickstarter.

Singapore is known for plenty of things — our world-class airport, our multi-racial harmony and our incredible safety at all all hours of the day.

But did you know we’re also home to plenty of insanely creative and high-tech innovations? From smart vibrators to sound, click through the gallery above to check out five of the most unexpected and coolest things that were made-in-Singapore. 

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