4 Must-Have Devices to Ring in the New Year
With the holiday season upon us and 2018 right around the corner, there’s certainly plenty to be excited about. Besides eating amazing food, spending time with family and enjoying a break from school or work, you can celebrate this festive season with the hottest new technology out there. Here are the top-four, must-have devices to ring in the New Year right:
1. Galaxy Note8
First in line this holiday season is Samsung’s Galaxy Note8. Though the smartphone has only been on shelves for a few months, it’s already a fan favorite. In fact, the Galaxy Note8 features a stylus that allows you to take notes, handwrite messages to friends and loved ones, and create emojis and GIFs from the palm of your hand.
Additionally, the Note8 comes equipped with a 12-megapixel camera for all of those high-quality “New Year, new me” selfies you no doubt plan to take. Of course, Samsung’s latest smartphone is full of other cool apps and connectivity capabilities.
2. Amazon Sonos One
Next on the list is Amazon’s new Sonos One, a voice-controlled smart speaker. The Sonos One features Google Home and Amazon Alexa, allowing you to easily control your song selections and speaker volume through voice activation. Additionally, it allows you to play music through Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio and SiriusXM.
But that’s not all. Amazon recently announced the Sonos One will be compatible with Spotify in mid-December. That means you’ll be able to listen to your favorite playlists from Spotify just in time for the holidays.
Plus, there’s more: Not only does the Sonos One play music, but it also has the ability to check traffic, manage other smart devices in your home and connect with other streaming services via the Sonos app.
3. HP Sprocket 2-in-1
For those of you who still enjoy printing your photos and/or desire modern Polaroid-style prints, HP has a surprise for you. In fact, the HP Sprocket 2-in-1 camera combines the company’s original Sprocket printer and adds a camera for instant printing after you snap a photo.
Additionally, this new device features Bluetooth capability, allowing users to edit their photos from their smartphone before printing them. This means you can also print photos straight from Facebook and Instagram. Read our review of the Sprocket here.
4. Fitbit Ionic
The holiday season typically means tons of delicious dishes and treats will adorn your kitchen table, but may force you to loosen your belt. To better keep track of your health and wellness, Fitbit released its new Ionic smartwatch. Unlike its predecessors, the Ionic supports third-party apps and runs on new software called the Fitbit OS.
These new features offer you a water-resistant watch with built-in GPS capabilities, personalised workouts with step-by-step coaching, insights about your health and access to your favourite apps. Moreover, the Ionic can monitor your sleep patterns, and it even comes with a SpO2 sensor that can track your oxygen and blood levels.
Whether you’re shopping for others or treating yourself, investing in these must-have devices will be sure to get 2018 off to a great start!
*This is a collaborative post.