Let me give you a snapshot of my current Instagram feed: A heavily pregnant friend wearing a face mask. A picture of grocery market owners, with the caption: “Now is the time to support local businesses.” A Zoom screenshot of pixelated dancers. A mermaid taking glamour shots in her bathtub.
The last is the most interesting of the bunch, but even the mermaid’s post didn’t live up to her usual mermaid standards. Instead of majestically floating through a body of water, she was apparently at home, relying on a bath bomb to turn her water a lovely aquamarine.
Right now many of us are struggling with not just working from home, but also working out from home. One of the many gadgets that promise to help is the Mirror, a $1,500 mirror with a screen that projects a fitness trainer onto it.
When I saw the ad for the Mirror on TV, I ordered it instantly. It had a 30-day return policy, so I figured I would just send it back if it wasn’t worth it.
While a $40 monthly charge seems to be the standard for these home fitness products, I personally think it is pretty steep.
Self-isolating due to the growing concerns about the current Covid-19 outbreak has led some to pick up a new hobby, try their most ambitious baking project, or catch up on their watch lists. But the mix of free time and internet access has led me down the rabbit hole of livestreaming, quasi-connections, and our collective loneliness.
It started as I was lazily browsing the app store for anything that might keep my attention for more than 10 seconds. I went through apps I used to have downloaded on my phone and saw one that was so buried in my memory…
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