Favourite Kit: Chaka Sobhani
Chaka Sobhani, chief creative officer at Leo Burnet London, takes us through some of her favourite tech, including nostalgia-inducing cameras, flexible 'sneaks' and a proliferation of podcasts.
Samsung 6 Series 49-inch, curved LED 4K UltraHD smart TV
I realise that I watch very little television or content on an actual TV these days, but nothing beats that rare moment when the kids are in bed, it’s a Friday night and the Deliveroo has just arrived. Watching a movie on this makes me feel as close as I’m ever probably going to get to having a personal cinema at home. Pass the naan bread…
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ear wireless headphones
Cool looking and retro (I love a bit of leather and steel, me), the noise cancellation on these is ridiculously good. Music should always sound like this – loud, proud and clear enough to make you feel it all over. Even if that means getting a blast of one of my daughter’s Little Mix playlists once in a while.
Leica Sofort instant camera
If I’m honest, I bought this with my kids in mind and with a huge cloud of nostalgia wafting over me. But it’s now my default camera of choice. Wearing a Leica, with its gorgeous design, in cool burnt orange, just makes me feel proper. The Leica lens means that the picture quality is bloody good, especially for an instant camera, and I don’t think anything beats the magic of seeing a photo develop right in front of your eyes.
adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit shoes
I’m a complete trainer freak, purely for aesthetic reasons, obviously, as who would actually exercise in something as beautiful as this? The official blurb says the “boost™ is our most responsive cushioning ever. With a sock-like construction it has moulded EVA midsole plugs for the NMD aesthetic and Moulded TPU heel patch.” I’m sure that means something to someone, but all I know is these are the lightest, most flexible sneaks I’ve floated on in years.
An obvious one, I know, but Google Spotlight Stories is such an integral part of my life. I never cease to be entertained as I wave my phone all over the place.
Zoopla: For constant dreaming.
imo: The only form of videocall my mum seems to know how to use.
Flipboard: One of my favourite curators of interesting stuff.
Google Maps: For getting me anywhere on time.
I look forward to travelling so much more because of the incredible library of audio content I have at my disposal now. I’m entertained, informed and educated in equal measure and I love the new talent that’s emerging from this platform. Personal favourites include WTF with Marc Maron, Russell Brand’s radio show Under the Skin, Adam Buxton’s podcast, Girlboss Radio, Huey: Off the Record, The Comedian’s Comedian and The Joe Rogan Experience. With a little Headspace for when I need to breathe deeply.