5 COOLEST WIRELESS GADGETS FOR TECHIES IN 2017
As a tech enthusiast, I love getting my hands on the trendiest and most innovative devices that come out in the market. Playing with these gadgets and the little conveniences that they provide never fails to entertain me. And if you’re like me, you must also be on the lookout for technological innovations to hit the market—sometimes even before they become a trend.
To help you with your search, here are five of the coolest wireless gadgets to watch out for:
BEZALEL’s Prelude Mobile Wireless Charger
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Want the convenience of a power bank minus the messy charging cable? Then you might want to consider a portable wireless charger such as BEZALEL’s Prelude. It’s the first wireless charger of its kind to allow recharging without being plugged to a power source, so you can bring it with you anywhere you go. It features an anti-scratch coating that makes it withstand the regular wear and tear that comes with using your charging device repeatedly.
Using a Prelude mobile wireless charger also helps you cut down on wire replacement costs, which is a common issue with the USB 2.0 charging cables we have today.
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
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This 360-degree “smart speaker” from Amazon uses Alexa, a digital personal assistant, to enable you to control lights, switches, fans, thermostats, sprinklers, garage doors, and locks with a command of your voice using compatible devices from Samsung SmartTHings, WeMo, and Philips Hue, among others. It also doubles as a music player when you connect it to your headphones and speakers via Bluetooth.
If you want to know information about a certain thing or listen to the news or one of your Audible audiobooks, you can also call on Alexa to automate it for you. This device can hear your voice commands from afar even when there’s loud music or noise in the background, thanks to its seven far-field microphones.
You can also use it as a smart alarm clock and upgrade it with additional features like booking an Uber ride, ordering from Domino’s, and the like. Truly, this is one nifty gadget that a techie shouldn’t miss out on.
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Sporting a unique design, Apple AirPods are made with comfort and performance in mind. For starters, they fit a lot better than their wired counterparts, making them ideal even for those with a more active lifestyle. They’re also extremely lightweight, so you won’t feel any discomfort when wearing them for long hours in the office or during travel.
They also have excellent Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to pair them with Apple devices running on MacOS Sierra, iOS 10, or WatchOS 3. The AirPods also work with non-Apple Bluetooth audio devices, though you can’t access the special features meant exclusively for Apple devices.
Mu-So Qb Compact Wireless Music System
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Geared towards the techie music lover, the Naim Mu-So Qb compact wireless music system delivers 300 watts of power and allows you to enjoy music as loud and clear as possible. Its glass-filled polymer casing and bass radiators not only help achieve low frequencies but also contributes to its modern and handsome aesthetic.
You can also connect this with analog and digital inputs, Bluetooth®/aptX®, AirPlay, Spotify Connect®, Internet Radio, UPnP™ (access your stored music), and Apple iOS and Android App to play whatever audio you want.
If you own other Naim streaming products, you can also sync this unit with the others that you have for a powerful music listening experience up to five rooms loud.
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Now here’s something for the social media addict in all of us. The creators behind Snapchat thought of a fun way to take videos with its patented Spectacles. It comes in colors coral, blue, and black to fit every personality.
To operate it, all you have to do is remove the plastic covering, press the button on the glasses firmly to take a 10-second video snap. Wait for a white LED light to illuminate to signal that recording has started.
When taking videos with friends, just tell them to wait for the outer LED ring to light up to know that you’re recording. Press and hold the button on Spectacles for approximately 2 seconds to end recording.
With how advanced wireless technology has become, there’s no telling what kind of wireless devices will become available in the future. But for now, these are the top gadgets that tech fans will surely appreciate.