If you thought 2019 was a standout year for tech, then 2020 is going to blow you away! Although this year is a bit disappointing because of the Covid pandemic, we still see some awesome and must-own gadgets. From laptops to projectors, here is our top 11 favorite tech products of 2020.
The new MacBook Air models, now based on Apple’s M1 processor, are much faster than ever. Thanks to the M1 chip, the MacBook Air can finally reach the same speed tier as the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, this 13-inch laptop still maintains the super-thin design and metal build. Not to mention its surprisingly long battery life. And, all of that is just at an attractive $999 starting price.
With the mass closing of movie theaters, projectors appear as an ultimate alternative this year. While some projectors are a bit tricky to set up and use, the Hachi Infinite is very user-friendly with a built-in tablet system for apps like Netflix. And, you don’t need to worry about getting a USB-C or HDMI cable because the Hachi Infinite uses Bluetooth only.
On top of that, what makes the Hachi Infinite even more special is its touch sensitivity. When flipped horizontally, the projector functions normally onto a wall or sheet. But, when flipped vertically, it creates a touchscreen tablet made of light on any surface. You can use this feature to create a tablet workspace right on an office desk or dive into some amazing gaming experience. The touch functionality is beyond easy to use and totally worth your money.
Apple Watch Series 6 ($399)
Outperforming every Google’s Wear OS watch and offering a much better experience than any Fitbit’s trackers, the Apple Watch 6 is our pick for the best smartwatch 2020. This Series 6 model offers two key features that actually help to keep you safe during the global pandemic. The first one is a SpO2 sensor, which monitors your blood oxygen saturation level. And, the other one is a countdown timer to ensure that you wash your hands probably. Thanks to a faster processor, a brighter display, and an always-on altimeter, the Apple Watch Series 6 is worth every penny.
Our top-rated camera this year is the Fujifilm X-T4. It’s an excellent camera that offers cool features like 4K video, a stabilized image sensor, and an all-weather build. It tracks subjects at 15fps with a ton of stunning in-camera film and a large library of quality lenses. The Fujifilm X-T4 is the best X system camera Fujifilm has created up to date. This is truly the best tech gift for any photography enthusiast this Christmas 2020!
DJI Mavic Air 2 ($799)
When it comes to drones, the DJI Mavic Air 2 is our first choice here. It’s a small but powerful quadcopter with a folding design for easier transport. Not to mention its 48MP Quad Bayer camera, 4K video, and tons of automated flight features. Besides the addition of the obstacle-detection sensors to prevent collisions and enable subject tracking, the DJI Mavic Air 2 also offers several options for automated cinematography.
GoPro Hero9 Black ($399)
GoPro is always the standard for action cams! The Hero9 Black is the latest version, which features more battery life, 5K video, 20MP stills, and support for an add-on lens (like Max Lens Mod). Although the new version is slightly increased in size when compared to the Hero8, this camera is still very light and mountable. Currently, the Hero9 Black has a $100 sale on Amazon, making the camera even more affordable now.
HP Pavilion 24 All-in-One ($899)
All-in-one PCs might not be that popular, but there are some excellent options on the market. And, the HP Pavilion 24 is our favorite here. After testing this model for weeks, we believe it is a great alternative to the pricey Apple iMac. The HP 24’s performance, ports, and storage capacity are ideal for a general-use desktop. Besides, with a hearty front soundbar, pop-up webcam, and 24-inch screen, this device is not only good for work but it’s also very decent for gaming.
M1 Apple Mac mini ($669.99)
Apple’s refreshed version of the Mac mini has been given a new life by the M1 chip. The M1 Mac mini test results prove it to be a powerful machine. And, you can even play some light gaming on this device now. Plus, a low starting price of $699 makes the M1 Mac mini a surprisingly good value among mini PCs.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition (Starting at $500)
Nvidia’s new graphics cards finally bring big power down to a more reasonable price. As a mid-range GPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 makes experiencing high-detail 4K gaming possible for anyone willing to spend $500 for a graphics card. Top it off with additional supported features such as DLSS, ray-tracing, Nvidia Broadcast, and Reflex low-latency mode, and you just have a powerful PC gaming package in one card.
TP-Link Archer AX11000 Next-Gen Tri-Band Gaming Router ($449.99)
It’s pricey, but if you’re looking for a future-proofed and high-performance router, then the TP-Link Archer AX11000 is all you need from a router. Its amazing performance comes from a tri-band architecture that also supports Wi-Fi 6. Plus, it also features excellent security and parental controls, too. In addition, its smart management app is easy to use. And, this wireless router is also added with some throughput-enhancing features for gamers.
Hisense proves that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a decent TV. This year, the H9G Quantum Series offers some fantastic contrast and color at a very reasonable price. Not to mention its vibrant HDR content, thanks to the Quantum Dot panel. On top of that, its Android TV interface also lets you use Google Assistant by using voice control. So, you can change the channel even when both of your hands are busy now! Additionally, there are 2 screen options available now, which are 55-inch and 65-inch.
Which tech product is your favorite? Let us know about it in the comments below!