CAIRO – 21 December 2017: The holiday season is upon us and with Christmas and New Year fast approaching, big events call for big presents and bigger changes. Upgrade your tech and your lifestyle with a few of these new gadgets – the best gadgets of 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Electronic's Galaxy S8 and S8+ displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, April 27, 2017 - REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Kim Hong-Ji
There’s a general consensus among the tech community that Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best phones of the year, maybe even the
best. It’s beautifully designed, without any distractions from the edge-to-edge screen, and it’s $400 cheaper than the comparable iPhone X. In this age of expensive phones you’d be forgiven for thinking it might be too good to be true.
Apple's new iPhone X is seen in this illustration picture, November 2, 2017 - REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Illustration MAXIM SHEMETOV
Apple’s huge fan base is one of the most passionate and loyal in the tech industry. They’ll defend Apple and iPhones till the last breath. The iPhone X stirred another round of debate and scrutiny as to whether Apple can still produce innovative high quality product. The answer is: Yes, they can. The new iPhone is elegant and sleek, with significant design and functionality upgrades.
Sony Alpha A7R III
The A7R costs less than the A9, a whole $1,300 less. However, it might still be the better camera. It’s a fantastic device for any photographers, with a 42.2 megapixel lens and a new autofocus system that’s extremely quick. It also has double the battery life of previous A7 cameras, with an A9 battery. Seems like the best of both worlds.
A Nintendo Switch game console is displayed at an electronics store in Tokyo, Japan March 3, 2017 - REUTERS/Toru Hanai
The Switch is possibly the most innovative gaming device of the year. It’s two devices in one. You can use it to play games on your console at home, or you can detach the controllers and use it on the go on a smaller screen. Your nephew or your best friend who loves gaming will love this new take on a flexible gaming experience.
For the more artisanal or cultured person in your life, this fantastic turntable could be a fabulous gift. It’s a sleek and beautifully designed record player, with an extremely reasonable price for what it is. Let the vinyl comeback continue.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800
The most practical gift of all is this fantastic power bank. You can be sure it would come in handy. For the busy person in your life who doesn’t have time to sit and wait for their phone to charge, this power bank can fully charge an iPhone 7 ten times on one charge.