You know Bosch, right? The brand is famous for their reliable home appliances like ovens, fridge and washing machines.
But did you know that besides home appliances, this brand is also producing items in other areas? And quite successfully, at that.
Here are 5 items you’d never expect home-appliances-Bosch (yes, that Bosch) to produce. At all.
1. Laser Rangefinder
Forget the metal measuring tape your ah gong or father used to carry around. This is the iPhone of all measuring tapes, I tell you.
Place the device against a wall, shoot the laser at where the other end of the distance you want to measure and voila! You get the numbers almost immediately.
Not only does this work as a measuring tape, it also checks ceiling height, the size of your room and even measures angles.
One item, so many uses.
On a totally unrelated note, doesn’t this remind you of the rangefinders used by snipers? #JustSaying
2. Fully Synthetic Engine Oil
If you’re a car owner, you might have known about this but for the rest of us who only takes Uber around, this might be new to you.
Bosch is also known in the automotive industry for producing automotive products like wipers and engine oil.
This particular product is built for maximum performance and provides protection for cars running in tropical weather conditions.
And most importantly, it has fuel-saving properties: very important in Singapore where fuel is super expensive.
3. World’s Smallest Screwdriver
This would’ve been perfect when I was assembling my IKEA shelves the other day. Let me tell you, contorting your arms into awkward positions while trying to screw with a screwdriver is hard.
With this baby here, you won’t have that problem. Measuring at just 140mm and 112mm, this is, according to Bosch, the world’s smallest screwdriver.
Place the screw driver wherever you want it to go, press a button and voila! The job’s done.
And that’s not the best part.
It even comes with a cockscrew attachment that lets you open your wine bottles.
With an electric screwdriver.
Now that’s the way to drink!
4. Bosch High Pressure Washer
Love washing your own car on Sundays? Or you’re just too much of a cheapo to spend on professional car washers? Like my boss #BossYouVeryHandsomePlease
Then you got to get yourself one high pressure washer.
No more scrubbing like crazy with a brush or broom. Now all you got to do is to aim and pull the trigger. And voila!
Get that shiok feeling when you watch stubborn stains and dirt peel away effortlessly from the surface.
Be it a car, the porch or other surfaces in need of a hard pounding.
5. Universal Detector
Imagine this, you’ve just bought a resale flat and you want to do a complete overhaul of the house before you move in.
So you engage a contractor, right? Well, you better make sure they have something like this baby here before you engage them.
This D-tect 120 will help detect any pipes or other hidden items in the wall, without having to hack it open at first.
So they won’t damage the hidden stuff mah, right?
Here’s a nightmare that might come true: a pipe starts leaking horrendously a few months after you’ve paid off the contractor in full. And you have to get another guy to do it for you.
Or worse, you have to pay HDB for damages to your neighbours’ houses.
I don’t know about you but to me, this is a completely different side of Bosch most Singaporeans wouldn’t have known of.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Check out what else they have in their catalogue here.
They even have a mascot, an Uncle Steven who has worked at Bosch for so long he became a mascot for the company.
He even has a dedicated hotline to himself. Wow.
Feature Image: gm2000.com.sg