2017 has been an incredible year for the field of technology. This year, we have seen the launch of many mindboggling tech gadgets. While some gadgets have improved our lives in meaningful ways, there are others who have left us astonished for their unique purposes.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that 2017 has been a fabulous gadget-filled year with so many innovative tech products coming our way. Laptops have definitely made a stunning comeback including the gaming laptops under USD 500. Smartphones have introduced all new cool features. Even the smart home has finally started taking a shape with the addition of so many HomeKit devices.
Best Tech Gadgets 2017
Though there were many awesome tech gadgets to have come out in 2017, we have still managed to curate some of the best out of them. Here are our picks for the best tech gadgets 2017.
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple Watch may not have seen popularity over the years compared to its smartphone. However, with the launch of Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch has finally fallen into the leading smartwatch category now. With the new series, Apple has made a renovation in the watch operating system, have sped up the performance and also have included a bunch of impressive health and fitness-focused features. Apart from that, Apple watch has also made an addition of having a cellular connectivity without increasing its physical size. With the inclusion of these features, Apple Watch clearly stands out from the rest and have become the most talked about smartwatch this year.
Beats Studio 3
There are three major reasons why Beats Studio 3 has been termed as the best wireless headphone: one is its availability in a bunch of scintillating colors, the second being the ability of having an active noise-cancellation and last but not the least is its excellent battery power; it can last up to 22 hours on just a single charge.
When Beats Studio 3 is paired with iOS devices with Apple’s custom WI chip, it becomes as hassle-free as connecting AirPods. Therefore, one cannot simply miss mentioning this wireless headphone as one of the best tech products to come out this year.
Google Pixel 2 XL
This gadget had to be on this list. Google has really upped its game this year. It has blessed us with two Pixel 2 phones – a 5 inch and a 6 inch, but the real game changer was Google Pixel 2 XL. Though there are a few minor imperfections in the 2 XL, if you’re willing to look past them, you will not be disappointed with it and really love its camera. The pictures taken with 2 XL’s camera are sharper and then to look more vibrant than those taken from iPhone X. You would be surprised to see how stunning the portrait mode looks with a single lens.
As we mentioned above, laptops have made an incredible comeback this year and Surface laptop pays a testimony for the same. For many years, Microsoft tried its best to sell its Surface tablets and hybrids as genuine replacements for the classic clamshell computer. This year, Microsoft came out with a legitimate laptop. Equipped with an Alcantara-covered keyboard, the Surface Laptop does not come with fragile hinges and gimmicky Touch Bars. It has a great keyboard, an incredible trackpad, and real ports that do not entail a bag full of dongles.
SanDisk 400GB microSD card
Who doesn’t need a good external storage device? Have you ever imagined what would it feel like to hold 400GB of storage on the tip of your finger? Well, you would certainly feel on top of the world. The SanDisk microSD card that came out this year had 400Gb storage space in it. If you grab three of these microSD cards, you’d be getting 1.2 terabytes of storage space. Can you imagine? Called as the world’s largest capacity microSD card at the moment, this card has enough space to store multiple of things. From 200,000 photos to 100,000 songs to 88 full HD movies/TV shows to 400,000 eBooks, this microSD card has enough room to store all of this data. Without wasting your time, grab this microSD card as soon as possible.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ saved the brand’s tarnished image to some extent after what the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. However, it was Galaxy Note 8 that put the Samsung brand back on the throne. If the price is not a major concern for you, then you should definitely give this smartphone a shot. Galaxy Note 8 has a lot of stunning features – a huge screen, blazing performance, long-lasting battery, dual cameras, wireless charging, a memory card slot, an S Pen, water-resistance. All of these features have been encased in a beautiful metal and glass design. In our opinion, this tech gadget is one of the most beautiful gadgets to be launched this year.
Google Home Mini
Smart home has made its place this year. With so many Apple HomeKit devices out there, Google has also not remained behind. Competing with Amazon’s Echo smart speaker, Google Home has launched its own air freshener-shaped smart speaker with the name Google Home Mini. This Mini speaker does everything the larger Home does only at $50. It not only gets the job done but also looks stunningly beautiful to be kept in your home.
There’s no doubt about the fact that most people prefer using MacBooks Pros over another. MacBooks have become a go-to laptop for everyone. However, once you get hold of Google’s Pixelbook, you’d forget using MacBooks because the former is so much fun to use. Priced at $1000, this Chromebook has some drawbacks but if you’re an ardent Chrome user and can use the Android apps to fill in the last mile app, then you should definitely go with it. It’s so thin and lightweight that you’d feel like you’re using a tablet or a smartphone.
Nintendo took everyone by surprise with the launch of Switch, a tablet-shaped gaming console offering fantastic graphics. Since the Wii, a gaming machine having the power of a home console and the portability of a mobile device, Nintendo Switch is the most transformative gaming system. What makes Switch so special is the fact that it is backed by amazing games like Super Mario Odyssey, ARMS, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Switch is simply not just the revolutionary gaming console to come out this year but in fact, is the best one out there.
Of all the amazing tech gadgets that came out in 2017, there wasn’t a single gadget matching the likes of iPhone X. Undoubtedly, this was the most talked about device of this year. On its 10th Anniversary, Apple surprised the world by announcing the launch of iPhone X instead of iPhone 9. Right after it released iPhone8, it skipped iPhone 9 and jumped directly to iPhone X. The idea was to launch an iPhone that could revolutionize the smartphone all over again. The inclusion of a Face ID and the animojis was enough to understand why iPhone X would become a game-changer for Apple. With iPhone X, Apple has set the bar high for other smartphones and has pushed the technology way forward.