Theres just something so exciting about getting a new gadget – they improve the way you live and just make everything that little bit easier; from a giant screen to view your favourite shows on, to paying for your shopping with a tap your wrist watch, and with the evolution of technology, it now means they’re not only functional but great pieces of design! Here is our guide to which pieces of tech you should be looking to buy right now.
There’s no denying that one of the biggest new pieces of tech for 2015 is the smart watch. Wearable tech is becoming so popular we’re seeing new designs and features pop up all the time. The front runner for some lust worthy wrist wear is the Apple Watch – connect with your iPhone and have the ease of the app store at the end of your arm. You can talk to Siri, connect it with your credit cards and use Apple pay, and read your messages without even getting your phone out of your pocket. Plus it comes with a whole variety of options in terms of style, with Hermes even collaborating; but we love this simple stainless steel strap for a chic addition to your wardrobe.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 can be used without a phone and loaded up with your music to listen to when you’re out and about. It also has a two day battery life so you don’t need to worry about charging it. If you do have a Sony phone then you can link it up with your favourite apps and get them all to your shiny new watch.
If you’re looking for something that’s less of a iPhone on your wrist but something to track your fitness then the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracking Wristband is a better option. You just strap it to your wrist and leave it on day and night and then hook it up to your computer and find out how active you are – tracking your distance travelled, calories burned and hours slept and can also wake you with a silent alarm! It then correlates everything into easy to follow graphs so you can see your progress right in front of you. This is definitely the creme de la creme of activity trackers (and if you buy it from John Lewis, it comes with a 2 year warranty).
Another gadget in high demand is portable listening devices, for the ultimate in luxury listening, we’re heading straight for the Bose Soundlink Mobile Wireless Portable Speaker. Not only is it a beautiful sleek piece of design (which is great because it can stay out on display rather than being hidden in a cupboard) but it is also wireless so can be linked through bluetooth to any of your devices – it also has up to 14 hours of battery life which means the party never ends.
If you’re wanting a little bit more of a personal sound system then you can’t go wrong with a pair of great quality headphones – the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Wireless Headphones are the best option – the touch gestures on the H8 means that you can control everything from the palm of your hand; answering calls, skipping songs and you can even turn noise cancellation on and off. The added bonus is that they’re made from quality leather on the top and lambskin on the ear pads for added comfort. They are the epitome in luxury sound.
Now, we know the Kindle has been around for quite a while now, so you might be wondering why we included it on this list? That’s because it’s just such a great piece of tech that is unbelievably handy for something that just loves to read! The latest version the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G eReader has a clean and clearer screen so the text appears as it would in print and best of all it prevents glare so you can read anywhere! You can also download millions of titles so you’ll literally never be bored again!
The next gadget is literally a lifesaver – we are always complaining that we have a low battery so the PNY 7800 USB Powerpack is literally a lifesaver – you can charge any of your devices on the go and is great for those people that just can never put their phones down.
Last but certainly not least we have the Optoma Portable Projector – it produces amazing quality images and is so small that you can carry it around with you in your bag! All you have to do is save your work onto an SD card or USB or use the wireless technology and you can screen whatever you like, wherever you are!