2018 is here and that also means a brand new year to look out for gadgets worth buying and to enrich our tech-thirsty lives.
Apart from the upcoming flagship mobile devices that will probably make you go crazy; like the Samsung Galaxy S9, Note 9, iPhone X Plus or even the Google Pixel 3… there are also some tiny cutesy techy things out there that you might start to hear about from your friends and have a rising desire to own them.
Here are 3 of the little gadgety things that might just creep into your lives in 2018 without you knowing it.
FIRST OFF! Smart speakers.
Like the one I have here, the Google Home Mini is as small as a donut but it’s probably smarter than you. Powered by Google Assistant, you can ask it any questions and it will solve it for you in an instant. Well you might say “AIYAH, I already have Siri or Google Assistant on my phone.. why do I need this speaker?”
Well, first of all, it’s a speaker for your home. To play music.
You can just say “Hey Google, play me Sunday Vibes playlist” and it will instantly play your favorite weekend tunes. Ask it the traffic condition for your next destination and it will tell you how long it takes to arrive and send the map route to your phone without you even realizing it.
Of course, there are many variants of smart speakers out there, some powered by Amazon’s Alexa.. but if you ask me, Google Assistant is definitely more ‘human like’ and is definitely smarter since it’s connected to your Gmail account.
PRINT PRINT PRINT! Mobile Printers!
WHAT? Isn’t printing photos something people do back in the days? Well, you are right. But mobile printing is a whole new thing!
The one I have here is the HP Sprocket. Just connect it to your phone via Bluetooth and you can print LITERALLY any photos from your gallery or even social medias like Facebook and Instagram!
There’s also an app for iOS and Android for you to further customize the photos before printing. Add a frame, stickers, write text or event add filters to your selfies before printing.
Once you are ready, click ‘PRINT’ and your photos will be materialized into a piece of paper that you can hold. Here’s a bonus. The photo papers can turn into stickers as well!
It’s so small that you can carry it along to parties or travels and print everything you want as you go. Come on. You know you want this.
ZAP ZAP. BING! Wireless Charging.
These wireless charging thingymajigs are not new. They have been around since the beginning of time.
But why are they creeping into your homes and offices in 2018? Cos all phones nowadays comes with wireless charging technology whereby you don’t have to plug in cables anymore to charge your phones!
Just place your .. say… iPhone X on the pad and it charges. Like MAGIC!
Btw, these charging pads are very cheap too! You can get one for around RM25 if you are an online shopping expert. If you know what I mean.
So yea. Among these 3, which one will you most likely get in this new year?