Best Tech Gadgets of 2018

Technology is constantly changing, making our lives easier and simpler.  This article will look at new technology of 2018.

Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger

Wireless chargers are a great innovation and Anker has released its PowerWave charger.  This charger is a great option and supports charging of Android Smartphones and Apple iPhones using a 7.5 watt output standard.

The charger has a built-in cooling fan and a charging indicator.  The charger comes with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 wall adaptor.

2018 iPad

Considered as the best tablet to date, the latest iPad offers users a sleek and powerful experience and it is also well priced.  This tablet is compatible with the Apple Pencil stylus, which makes this device an excellent tool for students and those following a career in the creativity stream.

It has a vast amount of great apps and this includes augmented reality apps.  The tablet comes in silver, gold and grey.  There are also two storage variants, 32 and 128 GB, and there is the option of having a tablet that has LTE connectivity.

Frequent Flyer Suitcase

Victorinox has developed the Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer suitcase.  Not only does it look good, it is also a quality item and ergonomically designed.  It comes with a USB port and a pre-installed cable.

There is a zipped pocket to store a battery pack.  The suitcase also has a SIM card pin and this allows international travellers the ease of changing service providers.  The suitcase comes in titanium and black.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Speaker

This is a great looking speaker and comes in a range of colours.  The speaker offers excellent quality 360 degree sound.

The speaker has two audio drivers and two radiators for those deep lows.  Even though one speaker offers great sound, two is even better and offers a sound blast that can go for 10 hours.

Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

Many people have started using their smartphones as a type of mini computer and for everything from sending emails to AFL Premiership betting.

Lots of typing though is not ideal on a smartphone keyboard and some people would prefer a proper keyboard and the 1byone Foldable Bluetooth keyboard is the answer.

The keyboard can be folded into pocket size and easily transported.  The keyboard can be used for about 114 days without charging.

TrackR Pen

The Cross Peerless TrackR is a pen that is beautifully designed and has a built-in Bluetooth tracker.  The tracker uses TrackR technology which allows the pen to connect to a smartphone and will also send notifications if left behind.

The pen is able to track the smartphone to which it is connected.  The pen comes in black and blue and there is a lifetime warranty on the mechanical parts.

Amir 3-in-1

The Amir 3-in-1 is a kit that includes three aluminium camera lenses that will clip onto a smartphone camera.

The kit includes 180-degree fish eye lens, .36X wide-angle lens for wide shots and a 25X lens for close up shots.  This is a great accessory, easy to use and adds an extra dimension to any smartphone user.

Factors to Consider when Buying a New Smartphone

Buying a New Smartphone

Life without smartphones!  This is of course unimaginable.  Smartphones have become an important part of our lives as it is how we connect with others and for many our whole lives are stored on our smartphones.  They are used to store our precious memories, keep important documents safe, online banking, email and so many other things.  With all of the different smartphones available it is often difficult to decide which one best suits us.  Before making a decision there are a few things to consider.

Consider the Operating System

Most smartphone users will either have an iPhone or an Android phone.  Both these operating systems (OS) make up around 90% of smartphones in the world.  Most probably users would have accumulated music, movies and a number of other things connected to their particular OS.  For Apple fans that have over the years accumulated loads of music and movies in iTunes it does not really make sense to change now.  Some users do not really have a preference and are happy to use either platform.  These users are not then tied down and can choose a smartphone based on innovation or value for money.

How Much Money?

Cost is an important factor and for most of us the deciding factor.  Is it really necessary to spend large amounts of money buying a flagship phone?  It is always good to be realistic and look at what the phone is actually being used for.  Most flagship phones come with specs that are super advanced which most people often do not even know are there.  By choosing a cheaper option or perhaps an older version a user could save hundreds of dollars and still have all the functions necessary.  Many people use their smartphones for basic things like making calls, texting, emails and browsing so an older model would offer all of these at much less cost.

What Will The Phone Be Used For?

Deciding on what is most important is a decision which will go a long way to choosing the best option.  Is it the camera, battery life or cost?  There are so many smartphones available and we can often get sucked into thinking we need all these new innovative tech features, but really how often do we actually use them.  Some people may not even need a smartphone if all they do is make calls and send texts, but if you enjoy Australian sports betting you’ll need an option that will cope with this.  These phones are often very cheap and the battery goes on forever.

Timing is Everything

A good tip is to never buy a smartphone just as it is released.  These phones will be very expensive and although there is nothing better than a brand new phone, your bank balance will definitely suffer.  Being patient and hanging on a few months is great advice and look out for phones that possibly do not sell as well and retailers will usually put these on sale.  A good example of this is the LG G5, an excellent smartphone, but did not do well and most retailers had to mark them down to move them.

Knowing what we want from a smartphone and being realistic about the functionality we actually use gives us a good idea of what type of phone to buy and how much money we are willing to spend.

Samsung S9 Review

Another year, another phone release from Samsung. This March we have the chance to review the Samsung S9, and give you feedback on the latest offering from Samsung.

This year sees Samsung fall into the Apple trap – maintaining the look and feel of previous years handsets with few new and subtle enhancements to justify the release. Basically these brands are releasing a mildly modified handset, to ensure that the previous popular handset does not loose fans. Continue reading “Samsung S9 Review”

The Need to Know Guide to 2018’s Smartphone Cameras

The advances in phone camera technology has made point and shoot cameras almost obsolete. Why carry around two devices when you can carry one. The one you are going to use to upload all your photos to your social media account.

A phones picture snapping ability has now become one of the key features consumers check before they purchase, so here’s the breakdown of what 2018 has to offer. Continue reading “The Need to Know Guide to 2018’s Smartphone Cameras”

The Straightforward Guide to the most Popular Smartwatches on the Market

When it comes to smartwatches and tech talk, it can be difficult to know which smartwatch is for you. Here is a quick review on the 5 most popular smartwatches, for those of you who want the details that really matter.

Apple Watch Series 3

Always at the forefront of anything tech. They say once you go Mac you never go back. The Apple Watch Series 3, is one of the best. A decent upgrade from the Apple Watch 2, the improvements make an enormous difference.

It’s faster, has an improved battery life, and let’s be honest, who can live without Siri? The most notable upgrade for the Series 3 is its cellular access. Which means you no longer need to have your phone with you at all times. Continue reading “The Straightforward Guide to the most Popular Smartwatches on the Market”

Whatsapp Tips for 2018

What did we do before Whatsapp? We used carrier pigeon, post and…BBM. But Whatsapp revolutionised the messaging world and we have come to take it for granted.

But we can do even more than just message on Whatsapp, there are so many time saving tips to try out that you will have plenty extra time to find some great Australian betting apps to use. Continue reading “Whatsapp Tips for 2018”

Our Favourite Four Mobile Games So Far In 2018

These days you would be considered weird if you didn’t have a mobile phone, and maybe even weirder if that phone wasn’t a smart phone. If you’re playing snake on you Nokia 3310, you are living in the Stone Ages of Mobile gaming, and also probably living under a rock.

With the ease of use of smart phones these days, mobile games are reaching massive audiences and are super easy to download and play. Two easy, so competition is tough and trying to get a number one game means a lot of effort goes into designing these games to attract gamers to your specific game.

Here are our picks for the best games to download and play as soon as possible in 2018. Continue reading “Our Favourite Four Mobile Games So Far In 2018”

Hottest New Mobile Tech From CES 2018

CES showcases some of the latest technologies in the industry, giving us a preview of what’s to come, and a look inside what’s busy being developed as we speak. Of all the tech that appeared at the show, one of the most prominent is mobile technology, which has been the case for the last few years.

Mobile devices continue to be the future, and electronic companies from all over the world have made it their business to bring out the hot new tech, often in the form of prototypes designed to give us glimpse of the upcoming future. Continue reading “Hottest New Mobile Tech From CES 2018”