Technology is the best way to treat yourself after a long year. With the world events unfolding as they are, most of us would need a bit of distraction these days, especially with the devices that resonate the most. A perfect blend of technology and versatility will give an edge to your day-to-day chores. If you are looking forward to adding a few gadgets on your holiday shopping list, here are the big gadgets of 2017 you might want to consider getting.
The world of console gaming introduced a new gadget earlier this year when Nintendo launched the Switch console. The gadget generated a lot of excitement and it has performed rather well in terms of sales and the reviews have been positive. While the console doesn’t yet feature as many games as you might hope, especially in terms of the big gaming titles, it’s still a superb purchase for those that love gaming. Nintendo Switch makes gaming a bit more light-hearted and fun again – the portable device is perfect for hanging out with friends.
Project Scorpio or Xbox One X
There will be another big event in the console world later this year. The much-anticipated Project Scorpio by Microsoft was finally revealed in full glory during E3 2017. While the new Xbox console won’t be called Project Scorpio but rather unimaginatively Xbox One X, it’s still something to look forward to. The console won’t be launching until later this autumn, but you can already pre-order it through big retailers like GAME.
The New Google Smartwatches
Smartwatches are everywhere these days. While the industry has previously been dominated by the Apple iWatch, other big companies are trying hard to find footing on the sector. Google has been rumoured to give another go in the market with its Android 2.0 project. For a long time, the rumour had the tech giant launching its own Google Pixel Watch.
This didn’t happen, as it turned out the watches were launched in cooperation with LG. The LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style are, nonetheless, smartwatches worth looking into. The wearables are extremely beautiful and offer tons of functionality. If you don’t have a smartwatch yet, you should consider buying one before the end of the year.
Microsoft Surface Pro
Speaking of touchscreens, another much-anticipated update in the computing world was the announcement of the new Microsoft Surface Pro. The popular laptop and tablet combination didn’t get any updates during last year so everyone was counting on it to receive one this year. It certainly has, although old Surface Pro owners might not see as much of a difference. However, if you are looking for a new laptop that’s portable and efficient at performing tasks, then you should give the Microsoft Surface Pro a go in 2017. You can currently find it with discounts from the Microsoft Store.
When Google brought out the smart glasses, it didn’t go quite like planned. The excitement didn’t ever really catch on and the product itself wasn’t yet very good. However, Microsoft HoloLens could be a game-changer in the industry. These glasses offer you with a unique AR experience. Now, the downside is that you can’t buy the glasses unless you are a developer. However, if you work in the technology sector and you want to be where the next big thing is going to come out – i.e. the AR sector – you should find a way to get your hands on the glasses. There’s still much to tweak and improve but the premise is much more exciting than with any other such product.
New iMac Pro
Apple hasn’t updated its computers in a long time and finally, the wait is over. The new iMac was unveiled during the keynote speech at WWDC and you can enjoy the computer in December this year. The new professional-grade iMac is quite a beast to look forward to – offering a lot of computing power and crisp graphics. The slight disappointment about the new desktop is the screen, which is not a touchscreen. Quite a few people are hoping for a more integrated touchscreen experience in terms of desktops – but this kind of gadget might not appear until 2018.
Foldable Samsung phone
Finally, a bit of gadget speculation to brighten up the rest of the year! Rumour has it that Samsung is bringing out a foldable phone in 2017. So far, there has been no official announcement of such phone but the talk is getting louder. A foldable phone seems like inevitable – however, the phone might not make it to the market by 2017. If it does, this Samsung phone will probably make its way onto everyone’s Christmas present wishlist.
If you are a big gadget and technology fan, you can find plenty of amazing offers from retailers like Menkind. 2017 has already witnessed plenty of good stuff but the rest of the year is going to produce things that are even more amazing. So, keep your eyes open and find the gadgets you enjoy playing with the most.