Coolest Old Gadgets We Got Last Year
Technology companies are constantly finding new ways to improve their cutting-edge products, whether it’s with stunning new hardware designs, useful software improvements, or by coming up with entirely new products we didn’t even know we wanted. Here’s a look at some of the coolest old gadgets we were given just last year.
1 Sony Alpha A7R III
Ever wanted to fulfil your inner photographer but didn’t any gadget for that? Well, you should get this Sony Alpha A7R III. It’s twice the resolution than the sloppy Sony A9 Alpha and it can autofocus must faster. Plus the best part? It’s cheaper!
2 Xbox One X
Microsoft’s latest console crams six teraflops and native 4K gaming support into a sleek package, making it the choice console for players who want screaming performance for less than the price of a high-end gaming PC. Yes, God does exist video gamers.
3 Amazon Echo (second generation)
The design is better and enhance than its previous generations. They have an improved speaker, which includes a woofer and a tweeter. It’s also noticeably cheaper at just $99.99. These enhancements should help keep Amazon at the top of the smart speaker market as competition from rivals like Google, Microsoft and others heat up. Now we can fill our loneliness by pretending the Echo is a real human.
4 DJI Spark
This is what I imagine a villain would give his kid on their birthday. It’s a drone, which you can activate by just a button from its back. Then to control the drone you just use your hand and get it to fly anywhere you want. Of course, these features work best under optimal conditions, and the Spark doesn’t always operate flawlessly, but its size and simplicity are a feat in their own right.
5 Microsoft Surface Laptop
Yes, Microsoft finally decided to make a real laptop, not those tablet-notebook hybrids that pretend to be a laptop. Microsoft made their laptop called the “Surface Laptop” as a showpiece for Windows 10 S, the newer version of Windows that can only run programs from Microsoft’s app store. With Windows 10 S, Microsoft is hoping to make the software simpler to allow for faster performance, more battery life, and better security. But those who find Windows 10 S too restrictive can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro on the Surface Laptop for free for a limited time.
6 Nintendo Switch
Ever thought of a game consoles that you can play on the TV as well as on tiny screens as you’re out on the commute? Well, Nintendo Switch brings you just that. The Switch consists of a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen with slots for attaching Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers on either side, turning it into a handheld video game machine. But when you’re at home, you can slide the slate into a dock that hooks up to your TV and play it like a traditional console. The most popular games are Super Mario Odyssey to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So definitely worth a try.