Retro phones, Instagram pocket printers and a selfie camera that looks like a makeup compact? iPhone X isn’t the only new tech in town – here are some of the hottest gadgets of 2017.
For anyone seeking the smarts of a fitness tracker in a sleek form, the Fitbit Ionic ($458) ticks all the right boxes. This do-it-all timepiece comes loaded with innovative features such as personalised guidance, improved heart rate technology and music storage – keeping fit while looking stylish has never been easier!
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
Don’t be fooled by its size, the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom ($149) packs a serious punch that’s loud enough to fill a room with 360-degree sound of up to 10 hours. And with its waterproof feature (it can even float on its own!), you can bring your music wherever the road takes you.
If entertainment is all you’re looking for, get your hands on the LG V30+ ($1,098). It might be a tad pricey, but the plethora of multimedia capabilities – including a F1.6 aperture camera lens, a cine video mode and premium sound tuned by B&O PLAY – makes it well worth the splurge.
Instax SHARE SP-3 Printer
Fancy turning your Instagram archive into square prints? Let the Instax SHARE SP-3 Printer ($309) make your nostalgia dreams come true – this compact machine churns out your favourite shots straight from your smartphone, all printed in a retro-styled 1:1 format. There’s also a variety of collage templates and special effects available on the app for you to customise your prints.
We might be in the era of iPhones and galaxys, but nothing beats the good ol’ Nokia sets of yesteryears. Here’s a blast from the past: the Nokia 3310 ($99) has made a comeback, and it doesn’t disappoint. The revamped version boasts a boundless battery life and the iconic silhouette we’ve grown to love, complete with an upgraded display, 2MP camera and 3G data connectivity.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
There’s no doubt that Samsung takes its wearables very seriously, and the latest Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro ($268) is proof. Keeping track of your workouts will be a breeze with the addition of improved features such as continuous heart rate monitoring, accurate health insights and built-in GPS. Oh, did we mention it’s also water-resistant?
Makeup compact meets compact camera in the form of the Casio TR-M11 ($699). This palm-sized beauty comes equipped with makeup functions and a total of eight ring lights around the lens for the perfect selfie. With its adorable clamshell design and candy colours, you’d probably want to show off your new cam more than your own self-portraits!
Google Pixel 2 XL
We’ve got more reasons to get snap-happy about thanks to the Google Pixel 2 XL (POA). Unlike other dual- sensor devices in the market, this 12MP shooter takes on the world with a single camera, to stunning results. Coupled with video stablisation, unlimited media storage and even built-in AR stickers, what’s not to love?
JBL Pulse 3
Get the party started with the JBL Pulse 3 ($339)! Not only does it deliver 12 hours of fully immersive audio, this electrifying dynamo even flashes to the beat of your favourite tunes at your command – turning your party into a fully customisable, 360-degree light show.
Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB950B1
To further amplify your audio experience, pump up the bass with the Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB950B1 ($269). These wireless headphones keep the party going for up to 18 hours, ensuring deep and punchy bass with every note. You can even experiment with the presets on the Sony Headphones Connect app, whether it’s generating club-ready beats or channeling arena-sized sound.
This article was adapted from the December 2017 issue of Teenage.
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