Footballers have become icons and celebrities. All eyes are on them to catch up on what they wear, use, or even eat. Here are five gadgets that the World Cup players from various countries have been spotted with on Instagram.
1) Beats Studio3 Wireless
No points for those who guessed Beats was going to be on this list. Beats has been endorsed by football stars for years now, but there must be a good reason why they agree to do so year after year. Unfortunately, the headphones we can get from Apple Stores won’t come with empowering slogans like ‘Believe in Yourself’, but you might want to check them out for their responsive noise blocking, real-time audio calibration (to retain clarity and range), and Fast Fuel technology that gives you three hours of playback with only 10 minutes of charging.
2) Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6
Catching a star using a product that is not for an endorsement might make us love it even more. The one thing about the H6 headphones that you will notice within a minute of listening is that the bass is bumped, and not subtly. If you like heavy-bass, this is your cup of tea. Many heavy bass headphones lose out on clarity in the highs, but the H6 still retains clear and prominent high tones. Also, you cannot deny that the Natural Leather one that Gary Cahill was holding screams luxury.
3) Nintendo Switch
10 million units of this gaming device have been sold worldwide, with 2.4 million sold in the first month. No surprise that football stars like Andres Iniesta jumped on the bandwagon. Nintendo Switch embraces the kid in all of us and gives us the freedom to indulge in video games everywhere we go. The Joy-Cons can be detached for two-player games and rumbles to immerse you in the experience further. It’s the perfect device to pass time with on our cosy couch when it rains.
4) Gaga Milano Neymar Jr. Limited Edition Watch
You know you made a mark when Gaga Milano names a watch after you. That is Neymar Jr. for you – the athlete with the third largest sports contract in the world. The limited edition watches (only 500 to 1111 pieces per design) come in steel, rubber and leather straps, with different finishes including rose-gold, gold, silver and black. The Brazilian footballer’s initial is embossed in a smaller dial while the larger dial has both Roman and Arabic numerals. For all the Neymar Jr. fans out there, this is for you.
5) Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless
We started the list with Beats, and we are going to wrap it up with Beats again. This time it’s a pair of sports earphones that are perfect for athletes to wear for training sessions. The sweat and water resistant Powerbeats 3 Wireless boasts a 12 hours battery life that can last you through both weight training and HIIT in a single day. Credits go to the Apple W1 technology which also gives you five minutes Fast Fuel charging. Smolov and Fàbregas look great in the white edition, and it also comes in four other striking colours.