It’s been another incredible year for technology. Whether it’s pocketable tech that enhances our lives on the go, or at-home devices that make downtime more enjoyable, 2017 has seen a revolution in the electronics we use, and how we use them.
Let’s celebrate the best of the best with a Top 10 Tech of 2017 list.
10 – Apple Watch Series 3
Designed for users looking for the next generation of connectivity, Apple’s Watch moves your iPhone’s apps and functions to your wrist, so you can do more while leaving your phone in your pocket.
While Android Wear has vastly improved during 2017, Apple still takes the wearable win with the Apple Watch Series 3. It rarely skips a beat, and is the perfect companion to Apple’s latest iPhones.
9 – Microsoft Surface Pro
The new Surface Pro is the most versatile laptop. It features 13.5 hours of battery life, a powerful Intel® Core™ processor, the new Alcantara® keyboard in a choice of rich colors, and the next-generation Surface Pen. Now better than ever, the new Surface Pro combines uncompromising mobility with exceptional power and performance.
If Windows is all you want and need, but don’t want to suffer with a bulky laptop, the Microsoft Surface Pro combines power with sleekness. The 2017 edition makes several refinements that result in an incredibly polished device, which is a joy to use both at home, and on the go.
8 – GoPro Hero6 Black
HERO6 Black transforms your adventures into incredible QuikStories right on your phone.1 With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilisation and twice the performance,2 looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable, waterproof design and HERO6 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it.
Heading outside to do something awesome? Fancy capturing it in 4K 60fps video, or 1080p 240fps slow motion? The GoPro Hero6 Black is the tool for the job!
7 – Google Pixel 2 / 2 XL
The all-new Pixel 2 XL. Google inside and out. Discover a better way to capture, store and see the world. Pixel 2 XL features a smart camera that takes beautiful photos even in low light, a fast-charging battery and the Google Assistant built-in. A more impressive camera. All-around. Capture stunning photos with an effortless photography experience.
Google packs top-tier specs, as well as the latest stock version of Android, into both the small Pixel 2 and large Pixel 2 XL. Of course, it’s the Pixel 2 XL which stands out, delivering an 18:9 screen ratio which makes it look very “2017!”
6 – Amazon Kindle Oasis
Featuring a new larger, 7-inch 300 ppi display with our highest resolution, Kindle Oasis fits over 30% more words per page at the default font size for fewer page turns. The screen reads like printed paper without glare—even in bright sunlight.
The Amazon Kindle Oasis 2017 offers the most premium reading experience available. It’s incredible to use, and if you read a lot of books, you deserve to read them in the best way!
5 – Xbox One X
Games play better on Xbox One X. With 40% more power than any other console (In comparison to other in-market consoles 2017), experience immersive true 4K gaming. Blockbuster titles look great, run smoothly, and load quickly even on a 1080p screen.
It’s the most powerful console and really delivers some incredible 4K experiences. Microsoft aimed high and succeeded.
4 – Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM2 Headband Style Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones “Industry-leading wireless noise cancellation… In truly wireless style noise cancelling headphones market.’ 30 hours battery life with noise cancelling Quick Attention to immediately reduce volume to catch a conversation Easy touch operation to control music playback and volume on the ear cup Smart Auto-settings to optimize listening settings automatically based on user’s behaviour
Wireless headphones are quickly becoming must-haves, what with the abandonment of the 3.5mm jack! Sony takes the prize of best wireless headphones for 2017, with the WH-1000XM2.
3 – Google Home Mini / Alexa Echo Dot
Google Home Mini is Google Assistant anywhere you want it. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help.
Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
Small, but packing a huge punch, are Google Home Mini and Alexa Echo Dot. Cheap, cheerful, and very convenient. Get one, if you haven’t already!
2 – Nintendo Switch
Ever given up on a game because you didn’t have enough time to play? The Nintendo Switch system can transform to suit your situation, so you can play the games you want, no matter how busy life may be. It’s an era where you don’t have to adjust your lifestyle to play games – instead, your console adjusts to fit around your lifestyle. Enjoy games anytime, anywhere, with anyone, with flexible and free play modes.
While its competitors focused on offering the best 4K experiences, Nintendo did one better: mix portable and at-home gaming into the same console. Combine that with some killer exclusives, and the Nintendo Switch is the ultimate console for 2017.
1 – iPhone X
iPhone X features a new all-screen design. Face ID, which makes your face your password. And the most powerful and smartest chip ever in an iPhone.
We’ve been waiting years for Apple to really shake up its iPhone design, and now it has! The iPhone X looks gorgeous, and performs like a dream. Stomach the price, and you’re in for an absolute treat!