In the tech world, it’s hard to stay on top of upcoming trends when there’s a new product announcement every day. Happily, finding the right gadget to keep you entertained (or productive) doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems, with so many compelling new options to pick from. Looking to check out the latest the consumer electronics world has to offer? Following are 10 gadgets to keep on your radar, whether you consider yourself a technology enthusiast or just want to give your life a slight high-tech upgrade.
Nintendo’s Switch can transform from a home console to a portable gaming system in seconds. It’s designed with both kids and adults in mind and small enough to take with you during a commute or on a long road trip. Some titles even allow you to play with your friends, so you can have a seemingly never-ending game from home or on the road.
The days of internet connectivity issues are winding down thanks to Google WiFi. This device—which can help ensure reliable high-speed Internet connectivity is available across an entire home—connects to your modem and works with your internet service provider to offer you faster networking speeds and a more dependable online connection.
Thanks to the Xbox One X, video games can look great even on lower resolution screens. The new console has 40 percent more power than any other device and offers a high-end 4K ultra-high-definition play experience for enthusiasts as well. Put simply, the One X will let you load games more quickly and display characters and scenes at strikingly sharp resolutions. It’s available in stores November 7.
Brookstone has created a sleek projector that can fit into your pocket. The Micro Pocket Projector connects to most smartphones, tablets, computers, game consoles, media streaming devices and more to let you watch movies or play video games on a 50-inch display when visuals are beamed against any wall.
The Prynt Pocket turns your iPhone into an instant portable camera. You can point, shoot, edit and then upload to your social media accounts or print pictures directly from your phone. Prynt paper is ink-free as well, so you shouldn’t have to deal with issues like smudging, fading or even ripping.
This robotic printer connects to PCs and smartphones and has the ability to print on any size paper. Rechargeable batteries further give you a full hour of printing. Connect to any device via Wi-Fi to watch the magic happen.
Dust off that electric guitar sitting in the corner and brush up your guitar-playing skills from the comfort of home with this engaging online service. You can learn songs you want to play from its database from top guitar instructors who use step-by-step, up-close multi-camera angles to help you figure out how to strike the right chord.
Background noise is a thing of the past once you put on a pair of these wireless earbuds. Here One essentially allows users to tailor the audio around them by manipulating sound systems via the app. Turn down background music to hear your friends talking in a loud space or just boost their voices. You can make crystal-clear phone calls or talk to Alexa and Siri via Here One as well.
Use this special writing tool to write and sketch whatever notes you want inside an actual notebook, then watch it transform into a notepad on your smartphone. It keeps your original handwriting and drawings intact and downloads creations to your Google Drive, Evernote and Adobe Creative Cloud account to store or share.
With this device from Sharper Image, you can access music from your smartphone without taking it with you. When you connect the music player to Wi-Fi, you can download songs (up to 4,000) from your phone onto the speaker. It’s waterproof and floats, so it’s great take with you to the beach, pool and lake, as well as to take action photos from the water.
Award-winning professional speaker Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership and innovation, and the author of Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World, Millennial Marketing: Bridging the Generation Gap and Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty. Among today’s leading providers of keynote speeches, workshops and seminars for Fortune 500 firms, his website is www.AKeynoteSpeaker.com