It is safe to say that this year has seen its fair share of developments within the world of tech and gadgetry, with innovations coming from all angles, and an incredible new variety of gadgets bursting onto the shelves in order to make use of – and exemplify – the massive strides forward we have seen in the tech industry.
So, even if you’re still struggling with your digital confidence, read more about the best gadgets to treat yourself to in time for the new year.
A Gaming Phone
Mobile gaming has been stealing the show for many years now. Ever since the introduction of the smartphone, app stores have been dominated by compelling and fun games that, year on year, continue to improve and compete with mainstream gaming. Even those who may not consider themselves to be dedicated gamers will likely have a few mobile games pinned on their home screen – and the range of choice available is about to be better than ever before.
From the best authentic video poker games to cloud streaming services preparing to bring Triple-A titles to the morning commute, investing in a new smartphone optimised for a smooth, clear gaming experience will ensure that you are ready for the great boon coming to mobile gaming in 2021.
Take a look at this guide to the best gaming phones currently making their way out of the woodwork in time for increased 5G availability and cloud gaming services in 2021.
A Video Doorbell
Heightening our home security is an investment we can all afford to make, and video doorbells ensure that – whether we’re at home, or away – we can keep a constant watch over our property and ensure that any potential risks are spotted as soon as they arise.
With two-way communication, you can speak to any visitors without even needing to open the door – particularly useful in the winter, when you’d rather the postmen left packages outside to avoid any cold air washing into your hallway.
Check out this in-depth analysis from Which?, where they go into the specific pros and cons of investment in a video doorbell.
A Smart Home Hub
Just this week, Google has finally announced a worthy successor to the original home hub – the Nest Audio. Now, with the lessons learnt over the initial years of home hubs under its belt, we can look forward to a marked improvement in this device’s ability to streamline all aspects of homelife, and to improve everything from playing music to controlling the temperature and managing security.
Similarly, the Amazon Echo is seeing some incredible improvements in time for 2021. With Netflix making its way onto the touch screen, and enhanced performance for looking after your home, now is an excellent time to join the Smart home generation for once and for all.
A Fitness Tracker
Love it or hate it, we all need to ensure we are getting enough exercise throughout the day – particularly as we head into the colder months, and the temptation to stay warm and snug within our homes rather than braving the elements for a brisk run is stronger than ever.
A wearable fitness tracker, such as the Fitbit series, will ensure that you don’t have to rely on your own motivation to get that movement into your day. From tracking your sleep to ensuring that you’ve squeezed in enough activities, this little gadget will help you to make certain that you are always working towards – and meeting – your fitness goals.
2020 has been a great year within the tech industry, and there are plenty of new devices and gadgets to try out – and get acquainted with – as we move toward the new year.