This has been a tumultuous year, tech-wise. Tumultuous in the good sense, of course. We have seen a never-ending array of devices and gadgets being introduced to tech-savvy consumers. From AI-featured smartphones to one-of-a-kind home speaker systems etc. And this tech cycle is far from ending. Apple has announced yet another revealing event. So, I have got my fingers crossed for that.
Do you know the best thing about this tech-explosion? The timing. Yes. It could not be more perfect, conveniently coinciding with the New Year discounts and the shopping drive, which comes alongside it. With this torrent of tech-devices now sitting in stores, you have the right opportunity to purchase gifts for your geeky friends and fellows.
So, what are you waiting for? Check out the following technological wonders and well, take them home.
Slim, capable, and with a metallic-pink finish, this Windows laptop is every adult’s dream. It consists of an 8th gen Intel i5 core—which can handle more than three billion tasks per second—a super-cool NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card, 8GB RAM, a fingerprint reader, and around 256GB storage space, etc. Not only that, ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 is advanced enough to come up to the level of Apple’s Mac, technology-wise. And the best thing about it? It is highly affordable, costing you less than $1000!
No gaming experience is ever complete without a stunning monitor to make the action more immersive for the player. We have come a long way since those heavy-bodied desktop displays. Now, the screens are slimmer and smarter, which takes gaming to a whole other level.
Samsung has recently released a 49-inch gaming monitor, modified with QLED display technology, which gives the clearest and the most vibrant picture quality ever. Not only that, the CHG90 screen is curved, providing peripheral clarity to the gamer. How cool is that?
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We are entering the future on the bandwagon of VR. ‘Virtual Reality’ is a 3D simulation generated on a computer, which feels super-real. How can it be experienced? Through a modified headset. Now, a lot of VR headsets have made their mark in the market this year, but the best one has been the Oculus Go.
It is a stand-alone virtual reality system, which does not need an external computer to work. Oculus Go is retrofitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and a 2,600 mAh battery, which powers it enough to launch the simulation. Just wear it and get lost in Jurassic Park.
Smartwatches are always in the hype, which is why they constitute the perfect present for tech-savvy teens. If you are looking for a smartwatch, which can double as your fitness tracker too, then do not go farther than the Fitbit Charge 3.
Once on your wrist, it begins measuring your heart rate through the awake and the sleep cycles, using its PPG technology. Not only that, it records your progress, tracks your calorie burn count, and gives you real-time stats during your exercise modules. Plus, this watch is water-resistant, with extended battery life, and can easily sync with your smartphone. You can order it from Amazon for $149.95 only.
A month or so ago, Amazon released a bunch of advanced products that blew the unsuspecting audience away. One of these was the Echo Dot speaker—the third of its generation.
This smart speaker has an improved compact design, with remarkable voice-controlled technology. It is Alexa-compatible, so you can ask anything from it—whether it is about inquiring about the current weather or requesting to play a Bob Marley song. Music-wise, the audio output is great. You can synchronize it with other devices and create a whole smart home grid.
It is available on Amazon for a mere $49.99.
When Apple introduced its AirPods, it set a benchmark in the wireless earset technology. Following that, various companies released their own versions of the earbuds with their unique specs respectively—the coolest of them being the Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds. What is so special about these earphones? The sound quality, of course, is super-refined.
These Jabra Elite earbuds come with the functionality of pausing the music once you remove them from your ears. In addition to that, these are waterproof, AI compatible—whether it is Alexa, Google, or Siri—and can last for more than fifteen hours straight.
If anything has gained more importance in 2018, it is the concept of wireless charging. More and more smartphones are being imbued with this advanced technology because it eliminates the need for wires—a cumbersome thing, indeed.
In that connection, Anker’s Stand has been one of the best entry-level wireless charging devices released this year. Not only is it super-affordable ($29.99 only!), it is incredibly handy too. It can charge your smartphone up to the 10W mark. You can purchase it directly from the Anker store online.
So, with the new year approaching, I would recommend you to consider the aforementioned tech devices as potential presents. You will not regret it.
Farhan Suleman is a proficient writer with a strong grip on the concepts of marketing, technology, design and lifestyle. His articles have been featured on well-renowned sites including Business2Community, The Good Men Project, and Inspiration Feed. In his spare time, he likes to read about the latest trends pertaining to the digital industry and play chess.
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