Technology has taken unprecedented strides ever since the advent of the pandemic. With more digitalization of the business sector, companies all over the world are evolving with the fast-paced advancements in the field of tech. Whether it is a start-up like Breakout escape rooms or a conglomerate like Walmart, technology is turning organizations over in a matter of days. And this, in turn, has opened up a floodgate of new-age products and services that are being mass-produced and sold in the market at an unprecedented rate.
We are already a week into 2022, and it is a thrill for all the tech lovers out there to discover what this new year has to offer. With the home-office setup replacing the traditional office framework, it is certainly going to be interesting to see what all new gadgets have arrived in the market to ease and aid with the evolving needs of the people. People are also eagerly looking forward to what new technology has in store for students in 2022.
Apart from adapting to the new work and education culture, another area of focus for tech this year has been sustainability. With the increasing awareness about the planet and the environment, people definitely have been sensitized towards opting for more sustainable options when consuming anything. And with that in mind, let’s take a look at the top 5 gadgets for tech-lovers in 2022:
1. Apple HomePod Mini
All of the Apple lovers out there must be rejoicing, for the wait is finally over! This $99 offering by Apple has been on the bucket list of all the loyal subjects of Apple since forever. It certainly is a boon for all the pocket-watchers who could not afford the bulky and expensive Apple HomePod. This mini offering by Apple is giving neck-to-neck competition to its competitors like Google’s Nest Audio and Amazon Echo, and their mini versions alike.
If Apple is your top-most choice, and if you prefer Siri as an assistant over any other virtual assistant, the Apple HomePod Mini is a wonderful investment. If you are already with Apple or prefer to use their products, it is only justified that you now invest in its mini smart speaker. As an Apple-lover, we are sure you are going to absolutely love it!
2. Fairphone 4 5G sustainable smartphone
This is for all our environmentally-conscious folks and sustainability enthusiasts out there. Are you thinking of changing your smartphone but do not wish to contribute to the massive electronic waste generated each year? Then the Fairphone 4 5G sustainable smartphone is nothing less than a godsend for your environmentally-conscious heart!
This wonderful smartphone offers a 5 year-long warranty and all of its components are ethically sourced. Now, if that is not a boon for the pocket and the environment, we don’t know what is! Moreover, the smartphone is carbon electronic waste neutral, which makes it a sustainable choice and investment. With a modular design to help you navigate through the phone easily and a 3905 mAh battery that charges up to 50% in only 30 minutes, this investment will definitely have you wrapped around its fingers.
3. Fitbit Charge 5
If fitness is amongst your new year resolutions, Fitbit Charge 5 is here to end your search for an effective fitness tracker. With a large selection of features aimed at tracking your body’s vitals and physical activity, this will certainly be an investment that will go a long way. Other versions of the Fitbit have always received very positive reviews, and this one lives up to the standard that Fitbit has created for itself.
4. Amazon Echo Show 5
Is Alexa your preferred virtual assistant? Then this is probably one of the best gadgets for you this year. Adding to the existing features of the Echo Dot smart speakers, Echo Show 5 steals the show by enabling its users to watch videos and even make video calls. Imagine how easy it is going to be to follow a recipe with not only a voice aid but a visual aid, too!
Comparing Echo Show 5 with smartphones would be a wrong move here. Since it is not a device made for the same purpose anyway, rather, think of it as an updated version of the Echo Dot where you can also watch videos along with the music!
5. Peloton Guide AI-enabled workout camera
The form is one of the most important things to keep in mind when exercising; else, it could lead to serious injuries. Here is where the Peloton Guide AI-enabled workout camera comes to your rescue. This workout camera enables its users to compare their form by projecting their image onto the screen song with the trainers. Not only can you see your instructor guide you through the program, but you also get a credit score through the Movement Tracker, which tracks you as you follow along with your instructor. There is variety; there are recommendations according to your liking. So, what are you waiting for? This is definitely a godsend for all you fitness enthusiasts out there!
Apart from the gadgets listed above, there are a few more products that deserve a shout-out. This includes the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones, the Capstone Smart Mirror, the Anker B600 Video Bar, and Tile Mate Tracker for finding your daily essentials.