Looking for the most essential tech gifts this holiday season? You are in the right place. Whether you’re shopping for a tech-obsessed loved one or maybe even yourself, there’s no shortage of cool, cutting-edge gadgets this year that you’ll want to check out.
From handheld gaming systems to portable smart projectors, below are some of my personal picks:
Steam Deck, a handheld PC, can play console heavyweights. God of war And Cyberpunk 2077Even on the lowest settings, my mind never ceases to flutter. This is perhaps a testament to how impressive the device is, packing enough performance and graphical power to meet your on-the-go gaming needs, while maintaining a portable and lightweight frame that’s comfortable to hold. Be nice.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo
Technically, the Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo was first announced in 2021, but it won’t hit the global market until early 2022. This hybrid instant camera combines modern technology with vintage design sensibilities, combining a 5MP sensor with an Instax printer. It also has 10 lens modes and 10 film effects to give your holiday party photos an Instagram-worthy retro look.
Nothing ear stick
Leave it to nothing to catch your eye with its amazing design. The tech startup’s latest pair of wireless earbuds, the EarStick, sport an unconventional, half-ear form factor, and ship in a lipstick-sized, cylindrical case. The buds themselves also make good use of the signature clear plastic aesthetic that the brand is known for. If the looks aren’t doing it, the EarStick at least still packs good sound quality at a relatively affordable price.
Apple Watch Ultra
The Apple Watch Ultra is the biggest, brightest, and, dare I say, boldest smartwatch the Cupertino tech giant has ever offered. While it’s primarily designed for endurance and extreme sports athletes, there’s a lot to like about the new wearable even if you’re not the adventurous type, including long battery life, LTE connectivity , and an action button that gives you access to your favorite features. A moment perhaps the only thing holding it back is the hefty price tag.
Sony continues to knock it out of the park with its noise-canceling headphones. This year’s WH-1000XM5 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, combining excellent audio performance with excellent noise cancellation capabilities. It’s not a huge upgrade from the XM4, but you’d probably be hard-pressed to find a better-sounding pair of over-the-cans in this price category.
Razor Stream Controller
If you’re considering a career in streaming, the Razer Stream Controller may be for you. This nifty touchscreen device acts as an all-in-one controller for your stream, with customizable buttons and dials that you can use to map the software and settings you want to stream to. You want instant access. Outside of streaming, you can also connect it to applications like Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop and create shortcuts for the tools you use most.
Apple MacBook Air M2
When you’re shopping for a laptop, you can never go wrong with a MacBook Air, provided you’re willing to spend a little more. This year, Apple released what is arguably its best laptop ever, the MacBook Air M2. It has a new design, a brighter display, a 1080p webcam, and of course, an M2 chip that more than delivers on the performance front.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
While the first foldable PC is the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold of 2020, ASUS also claims to use the first foldable OLED display with the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED. A recipient of Time magazine’s Best Inventions of 2022, the laptop has a 17.3-inch display that folds, creating two seamless 12.5-inch displays. It offers desktop, laptop (with Bluetooth keyboard), laptop (with virtual keyboard), tablet, reader, and extended-type configurations. It’s pricey at P219,995, but it’s definitely something for the early adopter types who get excited with new looks for devices like this.
Samsung Freestyle Smart Projector
If there’s one gadget on this list that you can impress your friends with, it’s the Samsung Freestyle. This beautiful smart projector can be easily placed on any surface, not to mention how its barrel can rotate a full 180 degrees, giving you the entire home theater experience in virtually your space. Can be taken to any corner. Sure, there are more affordable options out there, but the innovative design and practicality of the Freestyle make it hard to ignore.
Logitech Laterra Beam
While quarantine measures have since been relaxed, remote meetings are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. If you want to look your best on camera, you need good lighting. For that, you might want to check out the Logitech Latera Beam, a compact lighting solution that can be bright enough for any camera. It’s also very versatile, fitting well into a variety of workstation setups. Oh, Latra Beam is also great for streamers.
iPhone 14 Pro
The iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max) marks one of the biggest design leaps ever for Apple’s best-selling product, ditching the divisive notch in favor of a new dynamic island cutout. leaving It also packs a beautiful display, incredible camera capabilities, and a blazingly fast processor. Put them all together, and you get an iPhone that is, in my opinion, as close to perfect as humanly possible. – Rappler.com