Ramadan with more byte
Here are eight cool techs to super-charge the Ramadan experience
TOUCHLESS RAKAAT COUNTER
Just by placing it on the mat, Salatcard can sense and track every rakaat performed in prayers. It is also used to help those with memory problems such as Alzheimer’s disease (assistive tool), children who are still learning how to pray (teaching tool) or anyone who is performing prayers and wants to focus on the experience itself more than on counting. Priced at US$16.25 (RM69.50) at salatcard.com.
DIGITAL AZAN WATCH
Hitopin Islamic Digital Azan Watch is not only equipped with Azan times for most cities around the world but it also includes qiblah direction and the Quran bookmark features. The watch has an automatic Iqamah alarm, and nine taqweem systems (azan time calculation methods) programmed. Priced at US$28.90 at Amazon.com.
TRAVEL DOA PRAYER
Add a Car Travel Prayer Adaptor to your
journey. Just plug in the adaptor in your vehicle cigarette lighter socket and hear the invocations for travelling each time you start your car. It makes a great reminder to read the doa. Priced at US$9.37 at simplyislam. com
For those who like to eat out for breaking of fast and look for new culinary places, you can try Halaltrip app to
find recommended places which are guaranteed Halal. In addition to finding the
nearest restaurant, you can also add your favourite
places here. The app is available for both iOS and
This comprehensive Islamic app has been recognised as the most accurate prayer time and Azan application on mobile devices. The app also comes with a digital tasbih to help you track your routine zikir. It also features maps to halal restaurants and mosques around you (in case you’re going abroad). Download the app for Android or iPhone free of charge.
You may not be sure if you’re over-eating or under-eating when you break your fast. With a wide spread of food, there is a risk of chomping down more than you need. The Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal allows you to track your nutrition and record of any exercise you do. It’s available for both iOS and Android for free.
QURAN SPEAKER LAMP
The LED 600 Lumens Holy Quran Speaker Lamp is for Muslims who wish to listen to the Quran with translation. Simply press play and indulge in the soulful voice of your favourite qari through its wide selection. Also featuring 25 different languages for the Quran translation, the LED speaker also plays and supports any audio MP3 file, High Fidelity sound quality and continuous play for 3,000 hours. Priced at US$49.99 at Amazon.com.
When you’re running low on energy, you tend to slouch in tiredness. That’s why you need the Lumo Lift tracker to urge you to stand or sit up straighter. You wear it on the inside your clothes and in the event of bad posture, the device will vibrate gently to discipline you. Lumo Lift works and syncs wirelessly with Bluetooth equipped smartphones operating iOS or Android. Priced at US$99.99 at Amazon.com.