Naija Guide: 2021 rundown of the coolest gadgets!
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Browse through this article to see what’s in store for you this 2021 in terms of high-tech gadgets and accessories. Here are some of our top picks:
Who knew that the technological world would come up with something better than a portable walkman? Less than two decades ago, the best that people can get to listen to their favourite tunes is through a portable mp3 player. It can store only a few songs so you have to be selective in creating your playlist.
Within a short period, technology rapidly advanced and people can now listen to whatever song they want whenever they like. Inventors took it to the next level and crafted Bluetooth headphones. This gives people the flexibility to move around without getting tangled in manual headset wires.
Although it isn’t the most important thing to purchase, the Bluetooth feature offers you a different experience altogether. You can move about a few metres away from your device without the audio stream lagging. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about forgetting that your headset is connected to your mobile phone thus preventing shattered screens and empty wallets.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a lot of people to stay in their homes and work remotely. It has limited people’s ability to interact with one another since staying indoors and not having physical contact is imperative. This led to people seeking streaming devices that they can use for either important meetings, online gatherings or even creating content during their spare time.
Looking for a lightweight streaming camera that’s compatible with all of your devices is a hard task. There are a lot of gadgets in the market that’s not up to par with your expectations. The key to finding the right device for your needs is to check its specifications.
The best streaming devices are the ones that can record 1080p HD footage at 60 frames per second. You should also invest in a gadget that has auto-exposure and focus features that can help capture good quality footage.
Twitch and Facebook streamers as well as Youtube content creators have streaming devices handy for their influencer needs. If you want to have quality footage like them, a streaming device can do the job.
Instax cameras aren’t new to the industry. This device has been a dominant product in the market for quite some time now but it’s still on the list because of its handy features and popularity.
Although your smartphone can take amazing pictures, it’s still no match for the nostalgic element that this camera has. Different applications tried to mimic the Instax camera effect but it doesn’t quite match the quality of the original.
It isn’t a technically advanced photography tool but it is a coveted device by younger generations that crave nostalgia. No other camera can give the experience that an Instax can provide and that’s enough to purchase one for yourself.
Take your home viewing experience to the next level by upgrading your speakers with smart alternatives. Set up an audio system that can access your different devices so you can listen to tunes wherever you are at home. It’s also a great gadget to have if you love movies and television shows because you can hear every detail of the sound design.
Many of these smart speakers have high powered subwoofers that create a room-filling, crisp and detailed sound that mimics that of a cinema theatre. What’s more impressive is that it can achieve that effect despite its small size.
Smart speakers are a must-have device in your home, especially now that many people are stuck at home. It gives you an experience that a normal speaker cannot provide on their own. This way, you can savour every aspect of your favourite films and television shows just as if you were watching them on the big screen.
While stuck at home, you’re finding ways on how you can entertain yourself as well as the people around you. There are plenty of activities to do but sometimes you just want to take a break and stream something from platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or HBO Go.
Simply watching it on your television doesn’t offer the full experience. To pair with your smart speakers, you should also have a home entertainment projector. There isn’t anything new about home projects but they’re very helpful when you want to enjoy quality time with your friends and family.
It’s as if you have your theatre audio-visual system in the comfort of your home. You’ll never expect how it can greatly improve your viewing experience. However, you’ll need a flat surface like a screen projector or a white wall to fully maximise the features of a home projector.
Grab the chance to buy one for yourself because it’s a good investment. Even after the pandemic ends, you can still enjoy a great viewing experience at home with your friends or whenever you are hosting a party.
Motion sensor night light
Many people are not comfortable with total darkness when sleeping at night. However, keeping your light open is distracting and can hinder your sleeping pattern. It’s also not eco-friendly to leave the light on overnight and it’ll reflect on your electricity bill.
A simple night light with an off and on switch can do the trick but it can be a hassle to open it each time you need the light. With a motion sensor night light device, all these problems are put to bed.
It can automatically turn on and off whenever its sensors detect your presence. You don’t have to switch it all the time when you need it. When you walk down its path, it’ll turn on to provide you with light without having to switch on the main lights of your home.
You can also set up a whole motion sensor system in your home so that your way is illuminated wherever you go. Once the first sensor detects movement, it’ll gradually send a signal to the other devices to turn on.
Magnetic phone mount
Make the most out of your content creating opportunities by purchasing a magnetic phone mount. It can track your motion as you move and shoot yourself without having to readjust every time, especially when you’re doing it live.
This is also helpful for one-take shots for your videos since there’s no need to readjust your framing. The magnetic rig of the phone mount can take care of it for you. However, it has its limitations since you cannot preset the movement. It solely depends on your movement.
At the moment, it only works on iPhone products with a face-tracking feature. Since the only mobile phone that can do that is the iPhone 12, this product still maintains exclusivity with that device. Despite that, we at Naija Guide are hopeful that the next rollout of this product will be compatible with other devices.
We’ll let you know if this happens so stay tuned with our latest updates about cool gadgets in the market. You can also join the official mailing list so you’ll be in the know of our newest reviews of 2021 devices that are yet to come.
High-tech guitar amplifier
Gone are the days that you have to disturb your neighbours as you practice your guitar licks and solos. You won’t have to explain yourself again when they come knocking on your door in the middle of the night asking you to turn the noise down. Silently practise your techniques without compromising sound quality with the high-tech guitar amplifier.
This product is godsent for musicians that can only practice in the daytime. Plug this sophisticated device into your guitar and wear your headphones so you can hear each note clearly.
Although it cannot match the quality of a real amplifier, at least you’re able to practice properly. You won’t experience late-night scolding by neighbours and landlords because they won’t hear a thing. Only you hear the clarity of each note.
This isn’t necessarily a gadget but more of an organiser specifically designed for cables and devices. It’s a must-have product for travellers so you can keep all your fancy devices in one carry-on bag.
It’s hard enough that you have to bring all your gadgets to a destination but having to carry them in a bag that isn’t secure can cause trouble. These devices are expensive and you want to take care of them the best way you can.
The tech pouch can help you with this dilemma. It’s an innovative bag that’s useful, especially for content creators who bring plenty of gadgets wherever they travel.
What’s great about this product is its multiple pockets and dividers. There’s an area for every device you bring. Moreover, each of these pockets has soft cushion linings to prevent any scratches or heavy damages as you travel.