2019 has been a great year for the tech industry with so many new releases. Before the year comes to an end we thought we would give you a rundown on our favourite tech products that came out this year!
Let’s get started…
Apple Ipad (2019) 7th Gen
This year Apple gave their entry-level iPad a re-vamp. What’s new? A bigger 10.2 inch screen and 3GB of RAM.
This iPad also comes with smart keyboard compatibility, making this iPad a much more capable laptop replacement than previous versions.
What makes this iPad one of 2019s best tech products is its affordability. This is Apple’s most reasonably priced iPad to date. While the processor may not be as good ad the iPad Pro and the screen may not be as nice as the iPad Air, you won’t feel at a disadvantage with this iPad. You still have access to an amazing selection of apps and battery life that lasts all day.
If you already have an iPad that is in good working order, we’re not saying you should scrap it and invest in this version, but if you’re in the market for a new iPad or tablet – this is a great choice for you that won’t break the bank!
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
This is one of the best external SSDs you can buy. Not only can you get storage of up to 2TBs but the device is pocket-sized and super durable.
This SSD is great for those people who are on the go! Simply pop it in your pocket and take it with you wherever you need to work.
We have recently purchased a SanDisk Extreme Portable for our
Marketing Department to store video footage on and they couldn’t be more happy with it.
With the SanDisk Extreme Portable you get lots of storage, in a compact and portable size, at a great price point.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
If you were to take a quick look at the iPhone 11 Pro it wouldn’t look too different to the iPhone X and if we’re being honest, not that much has changed.
What makes this generation of iPhone different, and what’s bagged it a spot on this list, is the new and improved camera. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard about how amazing the new camera is, so we’ll keep this brief for you.
If you haven’t heard about the new triple lens camera, all you need to know is it includes an ultra-wide angle camera (great for landscapes and large group photos). As well as a dark mode which is great for taking photos in dimly lit settings. This allows you to take amazing and professional-looking photos using only your phone.
With the release of this new phone, Apple also introduced a new colour scheme – Midnight Green. As you can imagine this has proved to be very popular.
Overall this phone includes all the standard Apple features we all love as well as longer battery life and one of the best mobile phone cameras on the market. What more could you want?
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone
If you’re looking for a drone any DJI drone will be a good choice. They have a great product range with different models at different prices.
What makes the DJI Mavic Pro 2 our top pick is it’s compact and foldable design, obstacle avoidance sensors and it’s ability to record and capture great quality video (in 4K).
There’s not much more we can say other than it’s a really great drone. It’s extremely user-friendly and has great battery life.
If you’re looking into buying a drone, you won’t be disappointed with this one.
You can check out our youtube channel to see a DJI Mavic Drone in action, it’s our videographers choice for getting amazing aerial shots.
DJI Osmo Action
Sticking in the DJI family, the GoPro has some serious competition with the Osmo Action camera stepping onto the scene.
It basically matches the ProGro featurewise and is a great choice for those thrill-seekers who want to capture every exciting moment on camera.
If you’re into outdoor activities and extreme sport, the Osmo Action is the choice for you. Not only does this little camera have steady image stabilisation, the ability to record in 4K and is waterproof up to 11 metres without a case but it’s also cheaper than a GoPro with the same spec. The Osmo Action also fits perfectly into all of the GoPro accessories.
2019 was the year we all decided that we don’t want wires on our headphones. While there have been many different versions from many different companies, if you’re going to go wireless in our opinion it has to be AirPods.
In October, Apple gave us a new and improved version of AirPods – AirPods Pro. These headphones boast better sound quality, a new design for a better fit and a noise-cancelling feature.
Where normal AirPods are one size fits all, the AirPods Pro have 3 interchangeable silicone ear tips, making them more comfortable to wear and allows them to stay in when using them to exercise.
The battery life is not as good as that on regular AirPods, however this is due to the noise-cancelling feature. A little less battery seems a fair price for noise cancellation so we can’t complain too much.
NEC Univerge ST500 Smart Mobile Extension
Although this app came out towards the later half of 2018, big improvements have been made to the software since and this is what has helped it to become a big hit in 2019.
With the working world becoming more and more remote, less people are fixed to a desk and more people are working on the go.
The NEC 500 App allows you to use your business phone system from your mobile phone.
All you need to do is connect your phone or tablet to WiFi (or you can use 3G/4G) and you have access your business contacts, as well as the ability to make calls using your business number to prevent sharing your personal number with customers.
This app has changed the collaboration game, making it super simple for remote workers to communicate from anywhere.
We started offering this app to our customers in 2019 and they seem to love it. If you want to improve communication at your business, give us a call on 02381 103195. We’ll talk through the needs of your business to find a solution that suits you!
Apple Watch Series 5
Admittedly not much has changed from the Apple Watch Series 4, the Series 5 is essentially an upgraded version of one of the best smartwatches you can buy. So it must be pretty good, right?
It hasn’t increased in price, being launched at the same price as the Apple Watch 4. So you’re getting updated technology and software for a reasonable price.
However, what really sets the Apple Watch Series 5 apart is it’s new ‘always-on’ feature. Instead of having to raise your wrist or tap the screen to check the time, the screen stays on and constantly displays your chosen watch face.
This series of Apple Watch also comes with 32GB of storage (great for those who like to listen to music or podcasts on the go). Speaking of being on the go, the Series 5 has some new and improved navigation features. The maps app has been updated to include a compass, allowing you to find your way around quickly and easily.
If you’re looking for a smartwatch, there isn’t really any competition.
Amazon Echo Show 5
What’s great about the Amazon Echo Show 5 is that it fits basically anywhere you would need to put it, from kitchen tops to bedside tables.
The Echo Show 5 comes with the same old Alexa smart assistant, allowing you to get quick answers to your questions simply by shouting ‘ALEXA…’. What makes it different to the Echo Speaker? it’s 5 inch smart display that can be used to watch videos through an internet browser, look through photos and much more.
What makes this Amazon Echo so great is it’s cheap price, smaller size and ability to display videos.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best tech products of 2019! Stay tuned for our next blog.