Every year there are so many new gadgets released, that it becomes hard to know what’s worth spending our hard earned money on! That said, it becomes apparent what’s hot and what’s not soon enough. A lot of gadgets might be fun to try out for a few hours, but before long you’ll throw it in the corner of the room and wonder why you ever bothered! However, that is certainly not the case with the following gadgets we’ve selected for this top 10 list.
Some may say that the VR headset ship has already sailed, but we don’t think that’s true. The Sony PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR are all incredible gadgets and worthy of being in your home. The tech is improving all the time and with it, the abilities of the headset. There are some fun games which incorporate VR, such as Batman Arkham, and you can watch 360-degree videos on YouTube. The option to watch live NBA games in virtual reality is also possible.
Just like the iPhone, Apple makes amazing laptops. The MacBook Pro is the jewel in the crown, with minimum specs of a 13.3-inch display, 2.3GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor and 720p HD camera, the Pro is powerful, lightweight, and a joy to use. Anyone who does a lot of image editing, music making, or even watches movies on their laptop can rest assured that the Pro is a great choice.
Although the Apple Watch does get a lot of attention as a great smartwatch, it might surprise you that other smartwatches do exist! Although designed differently to the Apple Watch, they still contain most of the same features. For example the Montblanc Summit is a bit more on the luxury side yet still has an interchangeable watch face, rechargeable battery, the ability to check phone notifications, heart rate monitor, etc. The Huawei Watch 2, Fitbit Blaze, and LG Watch Style are also worthy smartwatches to check out.
Xbox One X
Calling itself the “the world’s most powerful console’ is certainly quite a declaration, but the Xbox One X can back it up. With graphics in 4K, the X runs smoothly and looks incredible at the same time. Microsoft-only games like Forza and Halo are perhaps the best reason to pick up the X, but it’s also a fantastic device for watching DVDs or streaming Netflix.
Due to Polaroid’s 80th anniversary, the longstanding photography company has released a cool digital camera called the Pop. This is a camera that can not only take 20-megapixel pictures, but also print 3.5″ x 4.15″ images. The little gadget can also record 1080p HD video, and the best thing? It’s pocket sized.
4K or Ultra HD TV
A 4K TV is basically an HD TV with four times the resolution. That means they look incredible, with often a 65-inch screen, colors that pop off the screen and sharpness that is unrivaled. LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and many more all make 4K TVs, so even though the choice is hard, they are all worth picking up.
The iPhone 8 is cool, but we have to say, the iPhone X is even cooler. Sleeker, larger, and sharper than ever before, the X is simply an awesome piece of tech and perhaps the best smartphone available. With a 5.8 inch screen, 7-megapixel front camera and 12-megapixel rear camera, 1125 x 2436 pixels, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and running iOS 11, the X is a must for anyone who wants to take the next leap in smartphone tech.
Both the Amazon Echo and Google Home have been hugely popular smart speakers in the last few months. These are useful home gadgets that can assist you with many tasks, simply by asking it to do something out loud! You can keep track of your to-do lists, ask for recipe ideas, receive quick trivia facts, play music, and even turn off lights via voice commands. Useful and very cool.
Drones have become a huge gadget sensation recently, but it’s no surprise, considering how much fun they can be. The ability to film way up in the sky is something that can’t be done any other way. Some great footage has been appearing from locations that are nigh on impossible to access for humans, but for drones? Piece of cake. A must-have for travel and tech enthusiasts.
For reading eBooks, it doesn’t get much better than the Amazon Kindle. With a display that appears to match a real book, it’s easy on the eye, but also very simple to adjust. Font size and brightness are changeable, and there’s definitely no glare. Kindles with a 6-inch display in black and white are available, and they are much lighter than you may think! The best part? Thousands of eBooks can be downloaded, sometimes for free.