Bored Ape. OpenSea. Web3. The Metaverse. If you’ve heard a sharp frequency in the use of these strange new words over the past year, then congratulations, you know an NFT Bro. We’re keeping the definition a little looser here, but you’ll know them for their honest, unfiltered — and while we’re frank, unsolicited — opinions on everything (read: mansplaining), even more so now that they’re stepped into the oh-so-civilised world of art and culture. This evolution of the standard ‘finance bro’ is also addicted to luxury watches and cars, and might unironically retweet Elon Musk. Short of giving cash to fund their crypto purchases, here are some cool things they can flex.
LEICA D-LUX 7 “A BATHING APE” X STASH CAMERA
— $2,118.50 (U.P. $2,230), available from leica-store.sg.
Bet your NFT Bro loves anything that has “A Bathing Ape” on it. This limited edition Leica D-Lux 7 camera is compact and super easy to use. Just aim and shoot.
VIVO V25 PRO 5G SMARTPHONE
— $849, available from Shopee.
Get your bro a smartphone that’s as eye-catching as his NFT collection. The vivo V25 Pro 5G comes in a striking Surfing Blue and sports a unique Colour Changing Fluorite AG Glass panel. Other features include a 64MP lens, 66W FlashCharge and a large 4,830mAh battery.
RAPPORT LONDON BERKLEY FULL-GRAIN LEATHER THREE-WATCH ROLL
— $294, available at mrporter.com.
This unfortunately only holds three of their precious Rolex watches, a major bummer huh, though the full-grain leather and fully-lined suede interiors will come in handy when they’re off on one of their important business trips.
NESPRESSO BARISTA RECIPE MAKER
— $398, available at Nespresso stores and online.
Fake it till you make it? If this is one of the philosophies your friend lives by, then this Nespresso invention is the next upgrade to their Nespresso coffee machine, as it’s a smart device that allows you to make anything from an Iced Nitro to hot chocolate or elaborate latte art. Time to fuel that coffee addiction.
RAZER NAGA V2 PRO COMPUTER MOUSE
— $289, available from razer.com.
Any gamer will appreciate this customisable and fully configurable mouse. It comes with three swappable side plates that give up to 22 programmable controls, plus it has Razer HyperScroll Pro Wheel and Razer HyperSpeed Wireless technology. It supports multiple devices as well, and you gotta admit, it looks pretty cool.
APPLE AIRPODS PRO (2ND GENERATION)
— $359, available at apple.com.
Of course he’s wearing Apple AirPods. Remember to get them engraved with his emoji.
BACCARAT BE@RBRICK JEWELLERY
— From $455, available from baccarat.sg.
Be@rbrick is iconic and when it’s made by Baccarat, you know it’s a collector’s piece. Choose from the Necklace, Earrings or Brooch. All nice.
CASIO G-SHOCK SUPER MARIO
— $219, available at casio.com/sg.
It’s Mario time! Press on the light button and see Mario light up on the display scoring a 1UP. Not that fun, but still very cool.
BROMPTON C LINE FOLDABLE BIKE
— From $2,480, available at the Brompton Junction store at Funan Mall #01-26.
This is the way to get around — with a foldable bike that is robust, is tuned for city riding, and looks super on-trend with its glossy all-steel frame.
BYND ARTISAN LEATHER POKER CARD CASE
— $150, available at Bynd Artisan stores and online.
Chances are, your mate would appreciate an intense poker game, so go all in with this sleek Bynd Artisan poker card case, made from milled leather that houses two sets of special-edition poker cards featuring art by The Letter J Supply. Hopefully this inspires them to make smarter, less impulsive, bets.
— $215, available at coravin.sg.
Wine for one? A glass of red at the end of a work day is surprisingly good for health, and if they’ve got no one to share it with at their humble bachelor pad, this device will come in handy. The Coravin Pivot extends the life of one’s wines, with a preservation system that keeps the remaining bottle fresh for up to 4 weeks.
LOMOGRAPHY LOMO LC-WIDE 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
— US$499, available from shop.lomography.com.
Capture that analog aesthetic with the world’s widest 35mm auto compact camera, and now in a limited edition handcrafted leather design.
JBL PARTYBOX 710
— $1,099, available from jbl.com.sg.
This large speaker adds a colourful lightshow to your party. It can transform any space into a rock concert, club or karaoke joint, and can be synced with a second speaker for true surround sound! It’s also splashproof so it can be taken out and placed next to the pool.