Gadgets are the need of the hour; some even rank it higher than our basic necessity and so I have decided to list you the very best gadgets of 2018. The gadgets I have covered are the tech-related products which will be the biggest game changers in your everyday life. The list that I have come up with covers almost the categories of tech that you might use every day.
With a multitude of technology at our fingertips, it is immensely difficult to select the ‘Best Gadget’ from the vast choice. However, I have tried to mention the best in each category. All the products listed here are chosen based on the specifications that they have to offer and are my picks irrespective of their price tag.
The list will feature gadgets which are new to the market as of March 2018.
The list would be incomplete if there was no best Phone featured in the Best gadgets list, so my pick is…
Samsung Galaxy S9
- Weight: 163 grams
- Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
- Display Size: 5.8 inches Quad HD + sAMOLED
- Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Operating Software: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Processor: Octa Core
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- RAM: 4GB
- Primary Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12 MP
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- Storage: 64 GB and 256 GB
The Samsung Galaxy series is not new to anybody who uses a smartphone, especially a high end one. With the Galaxy S series, Samsung seems to have changed how smartphones are being used: from Edge screens to bezel-less screens. Samsung has not only changed the smartphone designs but also made its competitors follow their path.
With a stunning infinity display and the camera offering a dual aperture lens, it is able to automatically switch between various lighting conditions with ease. S9 packs amazing super slo-mo feature making you revisit the memory you captured in slow motion.
AR emoji, a feature so cool that will turn your face into emoji stickers and videos. All this by just taking a selfie and the rest is done by The All new Galaxy S9.
All this for how much? The Galaxy S9 costs you Rs.57,900.
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Dell XPS 13 9370
The Dell XPS 13 apart from packing some excellent features, is also the slimmest and lightest model available in the market right now. So what makes the Dell XPS 13 the leader in the category of Laptops, take a look at some of it features below:
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 8GB -16 GB
- Screen: 13.3 Full HD(1920 x 1080) with Infinity Edge Display and touch screen
- Battery: 52WHr Integrated Battery
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Processor: Intel Core i7-8550U
The all new XPS 13 9370 is the slimmest and lightest model yet and is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core processor clocked at a speed of upto 3.2Ghz featuring a flawless 4K Ultra High Definition display.
It also sports an extremely vibrant display, better performance and up to 12 hours of battery life. It’s predecessor, XPS 13 9360 gives a 16 hour long battery life but leaving the battery out, there is a lot more to offer in the XPS 13 9370. The screen size is big enough for an enriching gaming, surfing and video watching experience.
The InfinityEdge touch display also comes with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels, so the picture quality is crisp and detailed.
For all those who love travelling and hate heading back to their home, the Nikon D850 is the one for you. The memories you made can now be relived with those crisp and sharp images.
So what makes Nikon D850 the best camera at present?
Take a look at it features.
- Type: Single lens reflex digital camera
- Sensor size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
- Sensor Type: CMOS
- Resolution : 45.7 MP
- Lens Mount: Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
- Screen Size: 3.2 inch tilting touchscreen
- Pixels: 46.89 million
Nikon’s range of DSLRs seem to keep on impressing and now with the D850, Nikon has set a way higher benchmark.
With Nikon D850 you can create an epic film experience, that too in a 4K UHD comprising with NIKKOR wide angle lenses. The 3.2 inch LCD monitor touch screen provides you a smooth operation through a range of touch operations which facilitates functions such as editing composition and images.
If you have the intention to buy a new camera and money is not the issue, then Nikon D850 is the perfect Camera you can get.
The Nikon D850 costs you Rs. 2,99,950 for the 24-120mm VR Lens variant and Rs. 254990 only for the body including a 64 GB Class 10 SD Card.
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Apple iPad Pro
Well Apple products do not need introduction. I have used the Apple Ipad pro and I was very impressed by it. Take a look at its features:
- Capacity: 64 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB
- Weight: 469 Grams for the Wi-Fi variant and 477 grams for Wi-Fi+ Cellular variant
- Operating Software: iOS 11
- Screen Size: 10.5 inch with multi-touch
- RAM: 4GB
- Primary Camera: 12 Megapixel with 4K video recording
- Secondary Camera: 7 Megapixel with 1080p HD recording
- Processor: A10X Fusion chip with 64‑bit architecture
- Battery: 30.4 WHr upto 10 hours on Wi-Fi model and 9 hours on Wi-Fi+Cellular Models
Another beast in the iPad lineup; the iPad Pro sporting a bigger size, faster chipset and more in terms of storage as well.
The new touch ID is two times faster than the previous versions. The ProMotion Technology at 120 Hz is double from the previous 60 Hz. This allows you to watch movies, videos and also play games smoothly.
The multitasking feature is pretty cool with the ability to drag and drop texts, photos, files and URLs from one app to another. Picture in Picture; this lets you chat on FaceTime and watch a video at the same time while having another app running in the background. You can also drag the video and resize it.
All this for how much?
The iPad Pro (10.5 inches) will cost Rs.47900 for the 64 GB only Wi-Fi. Rs. 83990 for the 512 GB with Wi-Fi and Cellular and 79,999 only for the Wi-Fi variant
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LG OLED 55C7
- Screen Size: 55 inch and 65 inch
- Device Type: OLED
- 3D: No
- Curved Screen: No
- Active HDR with Dolby Vision
- Resolution: Ultra HD 3840 x 2160
When you enjoy watching TV, you not only wait for your favorite sport to begin but also want to witness the game as though you are there in person. Well with LG OLED 55C7, you can witness this kind of experience with its Active HDR Technology which optimizes every HDR scene to give you a life like viewing experience.
With its webOS launcher you can enjoy unlimited content from the best media streaming websites available online.
The LG OLED is available in two variants, the 55 inch will cost you Rs.2,59,990 and the 65 inch one will cost you for Rs.4,09,990.
Apple Watch Series 3
- Operating Software: Watch OS 4
- Compatibility: iOS
- Display: 1.53 OLED
- Processor : S3 dual core
- Storage: 8GB and 16GB
- Battery: 18 Hours
- Charging Method: Wireless
- IP rating: IPX7
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC
- Bands: varies as per watch size
The Apple Watch 3, much like its predecessors, comes with no major changes with regards to its surface. But the talking point is that it now comes with an option of LTE connectivity.
Now it offers LTE connection and you can share the same number as your iPhone. The new S3 dual-core has increased speed when compared to the previous generation watches. In some parts of the world, the Apple Watch Series 3 comes with an eSIM technology.
The Apple Watch 3 is water resistant (use it while you swim or play in the rain) and also has GPS onboard which can be used in navigating as well as to track your jogging route.
Apple Smartwatch 3 will cost you Rs.31,990
Best Gaming Console
PlayStation 4 Pro
- RAM: 8GB of GDDR5, 1GB DDR3
- CPU: x86-64 AMD Jaguar,
- GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon
- Storage: 1 TB
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160
- Controllers: 4
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 3.1, Ethernet and Dual Band 802.11 ac Wireless
The PlayStation 4 Pro comes with anti-aliasing which makes rounded corners and faces appear clearer and more realistic. With the HDR feature, you can play game with enhanced colors, making it look more real and enjoyable for your eyes.
The PlayStation 4 Pro also lets you stream videos in 4K quality.
PlayStation 4 Pro will cost you Rs.35,899
Sony WH- 1000 XM2
- Driver Unit: 40mm
- Frequency response: 4 Hz-40,000 Hz
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 with range of about 30 feet and NFC
- Inputs: Micro USB and Mini Jack
- Battery : lasts for about 30 hours
- Volume Control: Touch Sensor
The Sony WH-1000 XM2 comes with digital noise cancelling, allowing you to listen without distraction. Adaptive sound control lets you have a smart listening which automatically adjusts the sound to your activity. DSEE HX, S-Master HX, and LDAC provide you a high-quality audio.
The best feature of this headphone is that you can choose the direction from where you want the sound to come from. Sony WH-1000 XM2 is available for Rs.30,990.
Best VR headset
- Resolution:960 x 1080 per eye
- Display Type: AMOLED
- Display Size: 5.7
- Weight: 440 grams
- Video Input: DVI/HDMI
- Field of View: 100 degrees
With Oculus Rift you can interact naturally with the virtual world. With 100 degrees field of vision, you can experience immersive gaming performance while it also tracks your head movement.
The Rift is touted to support much lower latency than competing product, resulting in an experience that naturally tracks head movements. This VR Headset will cost you Rs. 26,000.
Since these are the full fledged categories of gadgets which also have wide range of products under them, I have also tried in mentioning a few other out of the box gadgets which are fairly new but might come handy in the future.
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Here are some Gadgets which will change the way you use the technology in your everyday life.
This cute looking dog is not just another dog of yours or from your neighbourhood. It is a robotic dog which will be initially tested out in Japan.
Like all dogs, Aibo will accept your command and also sits like a good boy. The expected cost is around US$1700.
The Stellina telescope is a smart product that photographs the night sky at a push of a button.
You hook-up the telescope with its mobile app while it uses GPS to work out where you are. Then it’s possible to select a constellation you want to photograph and the telescope will do its best.
This beast of a telescope will cost you a whopping US$2499.
So these are my picks for the best gadgets of March 2018.
If you feel that I missed your favorite gadget or have any opinions on my list, feel free to write in the comment section below.