Pieces Of Tech You Didn’t Know You Needed
These days we all think we’ve got all the technology that we need, but the truth is that there’s a lot more out there that we might just consider investing in. Here are a few ideas for your next big tech purchase…
If you don’t have a tablet already, chances are you think you don’t want one. Considering what you can do on your smartphone and your laptop, you might think that the purpose of a tablet isn’t really clear in your life. And admittedly, maybe you don’t need a tablet, but the truth is that if you get one, you won’t know how you ever lived without it. Tablets are incredibly portable, they’re crucial for anyone who has a commute (you can download your favourite TV programmes from Netflix to watch whenever you want), and for anyone who loves tech, they’re a must-have.
If you’re the sort of person who takes your phone everywhere with you at home so you can listen to music, stop that immediately and use Bluetooth speakers instead for a much better sound quality. They’re wireless, meaning that you can move your phone around whenever you want, and the bass quality is a lot better than it ever could be from your smartphone.
If you do any sort of sports, then you need waterproof headphones. There are people out there – and it could be you – who have lost many a good pair of headphones thanks to using them one too many times at the gym and accidentally dripping sweat into them. If you’re a swimmer, waterproof headphones are a must to ensure that you don’t get bored during your daily swim, and if you’re planning on going on holiday this summer then you’ll definitely need a new pair of waterproof headphones so you can lounge on a lilo in the pool without any worries.
A Bigger Laptop
If you want a new laptop, bigger is better. Tablets have largely replaced netbooks as the portable device that you shove in your bag and carry around with you – which means that it’s time to invest in a new laptop with a bigger, better screen which will be all the better for any sort of media that you might be using your laptop to watch. If you love YouTube, Netflix or Hulu then you should look online for the best 17 inch laptop with a great graphics card to improve the picture quality.
Finally, if you want to get back into reading, then you need to get an e-reader. Sure, you could use your phone or ipad, but e-readers are designed to give you the best possible book quality, and will also ensure that your eyes aren’t damaged from looking at backlit screens for too long. Kindles are probably the most popular choice, and will enable you to carry around thousands of books in your bag every day. If you’re looking for a new book, try Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies if you want some suspense, or Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine for some tragicomedy.