The best gadgets of 2017

You may never have heard of the term “choice paralysis,” but you almost certainly came across it in your

of life. This is what you feel when you want, for example, ice cream, but there are so many different types and tastes in front of you that you can not decide and in the end do not buy any of them. This is the paralysis of choice - and when choosing a technique it is easier to deal with it.

It's time for discounts in full swing - just like the searchgifts for the upcoming holidays. In technology stores, it’s easy to get confused at the sight of a huge number of gadgets - often at reduced prices. For each type of device there are tens and hundreds of manufacturers - and not to mention the number of models. Making a choice is often incredibly difficult, given that you want to give your loved ones the very best. That is why we decided to make a list of "the best of the best" in each category.

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Note that the list mainly includes devices released a few months ago - and therefore, verified by users. Spoiler: This is one of the reasons the iPhone X is not listed here.

If you are a person who wants to have (and give to their loved ones) all the best, then this is the shopping list for you.

Best smartphone

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Samsung Galaxy S8

Weight: 155 g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5.8 ”| Screen resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels | CPU: Exynos 8895 | Ram: 4 GB | ROM: 64 GB | Battery: 3,000 mAh | Main camera: 12 megapixels | Front-camera: 8 megapixels

Galaxy S8 can be called the best smartphone in a rowreasons, but the main one is the amazing display. Against its background, almost any other smartphone looks ancient. In addition, it shows excellent results in benchmarks, is equipped with an excellent camera, holds the battery for a long time, and the display not only adds a dozen points to the design, but also provides an amazingly clear and bright image.

This is a top-end smartphone with a top-end price tag. But, as we already said, it still costs almost half as much as the iPhone X, while it almost does not lose to him in anything. In addition, most users agree that Gear VR support sounds more interesting than the new user identification system.

Benefits:

  • Striking (conditionally) frameless display
  • Great camera

Disadvantages:

  • Annoying Bixby
  • Inconvenient location of the fingerprint scanner

Best laptop

Dell XPS 13

CPU: Intel Cote i3 - i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | Display: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) - QHD + (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage device: 128 GB - 512 GB SSD

Dell XPS 13 is named the best laptop(ultrabook, to be precise), primarily for a design called InfinityEdge. Dell managed to fit a 13.3-inch screen into an 11-inch case. As befits a good ultrabook, it is lightweight, thin and autonomous. In viewing mode, it can withstand more than 7 hours, which is an excellent result for a laptop computer.

Benefits:

  • Powerful and fast
  • Long battery life

Disadvantages:

  • Inconvenient webcam location
  • Doesn't support Windows Hello

Best tv

LG C7 OLED Series (2017)

Display size: 55 ”or 65“ | Tuner: Freeview Play | 4K: is | HDR: yes (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision) | Display type: OLED | Smart tv: WebOS 3.5 | Curved screen: no | 3D: no | Dimensions: 1230 x 750 x 217 mm | Connectors: 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 2 RCA, Ethernet, optical audio output and PCMCIA slot

Today the best TVs areLG OLED C7. This model is presented in two versions: 55- and 65-inch and manages to maintain a balance between top-end features and quality and reasonable price.

All LG OLED TVs are completely equippedthe same displays. So, let C7 in the line of the manufacturer and be below the flagship W7, the image quality in them is the same. The C7 has a less advanced sound, but the price is more than justified.

This model also offers the possibility of moreFine tune brightness and colors. Due to this, it is possible to achieve a phenomenally dark black, without making the entire image darker. C7 is also one of the best 4K TVs - especially when comparing its cost with others in the same segment.

Benefits:

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  • Stunning contrast image
  • Ultra slim design

Disadvantages:

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  • Lack of brightness when compared to LCD
  • There may be problems with sound.

The best game console

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

Dimensions: 29.5 x 32.7 x 5.5 cm | Graphics: 4.20 TFLOPS (AMD Radeon) | Ram: 8 GB GDDR5, 1 GB DDR3 | Maximum resolution: 3840 × 2160 pixels | Connectors: USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet, Optical Audio and PlayStation Camera ports | Maximum number of controllers: 4 | Storage device: 1 Tb

The choice between PS4 and Xbox One has always been difficulta solution (and that aside from a specific but attractive Nintendo Switch). In this article, we have already talked in detail about the advantages and disadvantages of all three consoles, as well as about which users are suitable for each of them. Of course, a lot is a matter of taste, but from an objective point of view, the PS4 Pro wins thanks to a combination of a powerful hardware component and a large selection of games (including exclusives).

Improved modification of the original PS4, PS4 Prosupports 4K and HDR, and improved graphics provided an advantage in frame rate. Accordingly, the games look sharper and the animation smooth.

Benefits:

  • Sony's first 4K HDR console
  • 1 TB of internal memory

Disadvantages:

  • No 4K Blu-ray support
  • Support for Pro Mode is not everywhere

Best Fitness Tracker

Moov now

Screen: no | Cardiac activity sensor: no | Water protection: is | GPS: yes (via smartphone) | Battery Life: 6 months | Compatible with: iOS and Android

In the article about fitness trackers, we already talkedabout Moov Now, an award-winning model whose story began with a simple startup. She does not have most of the attributes that we associate with such bracelets. Moov Now does not have a built-in GPS or even a screen, but there is something else: a modest price tag and 6 months of work on a single charge. Yes, you read it right: six months of battery life are stated.

During all this time, the bracelet will beCounting the steps taken and the duration of sleep will help achieve fitness goals. He also knows how to distinguish between different types of running, which is especially useful when collecting statistics about training. Yes, this is not the most advanced fitness tracker, but it copes with its tasks perfectly.

Benefits:

  • Long battery life
  • Low price

Disadvantages:

  • Limited functionality
  • Lack of display

Best camera

Nikon D850

Type of: DSLR | Sensor type: full-frame CMOS | Resolution: 45.4 megapixels | Bayonet mount: Nikon F | Viewfinder Type: optical | Screen: 3.2-inch touchscreen with swivel mechanism | Maximum Burst Speed: 7 frames per second | Maximum video resolution: 4K | User level: advanced / expert

When Nikon announced the D800 and D800E, itset a new standard for image quality for SLR cameras. Now, five years later, this lineup introduces a new model that allows you to shoot in super high resolution 45.7 megapixels. Considering the other improvements - an updated sensor design, faster autofocus, expanded dynamic range, the ability to change focus, an improved shutter mechanism and an extended battery life - the Nikon D850 can be called the best camera to date.

Benefits:

  • Amazing image quality
  • High performance

Disadvantages:

  • Slow autofocus speed in live view
  • Inconvenient SnapBridge App

Best tablet

iPad (2017)

Weight: 469 g | Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm | OS: iOS 11 | Display size: 9.7 ”| Display resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels | CPU: Apple A9 | Ram: 2 GB | Storage device: 32 GB or 128 GB | Micro SD slot: no | Battery capacity: approximately 8,800 mAh | Main camera: 8 megapixels | Front-camera: 1.2 MP

If you are looking for a good tablet, then payattention on the 2017 iPad. A bright and clear 9.7-inch display, beautiful design, a powerful A9 chip - and all this at a price that will not leave a hole in your wallet. Although there are no revolutionary changes in the new iPad, this is a worthy update to the already excellent and time-tested line.

Available memory starts at 32 GB insteadfamiliar to Apple 16 GB. Given that this modification costs less than the basic iPad Air 2 model, the iPad (2017) is an excellent value for money.

Benefits:

  • 9.7-inch screen with beautiful and high-quality image
  • Cheaper than previous generation

Disadvantages:

  • Thicker than iPad Air 2
  • No modification with 256 GB of memory

Top smart watches

Apple Watch Series 3

OS: watchOS 4 | Compatible with: iOS | Display: 1.53 ″ OLED | CPU: 2-core Apple S2 | Storage device: 8 GB or 16 GB (GPS and LTE versions respectively) | Battery life: 18 hours | Charging method: wireless | Moisture and dust protection: IPX7 | Communication modules: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE (not in all versions)

Apple has become a leading manufacturer of smart watches inworld after the release of Apple Watch 3. Their design is not much different from the second generation, so that, in fact, only the hardware was improved. But they have improved so much that the functionality of the watch is amazing.

The main innovation was support for LTE throughvirtual SIM card. If you still always take a smartphone with you and don’t see the point of overpaying for a couple of additional chips in your watch, a GPS modification would be the best choice. It retains all the advantages of the third generation, including increased battery life and a more powerful processor.

Apple Watch Series 3 is water resistant,support GPS and, importantly, look great on the wrist. So far, the Apple Watch has no really worthy competitors, as confirmed by sales statistics.

Benefits:

  • Great for sports
  • Version without LTE is optimal in terms of price and functionality

Disadvantages:

  • LTE-modification is unreasonably expensive
  • Battery Life Not Enough for Sleep Tracking

Best VR device

HTC Vive

Display resolution: 2160 x 1200 pixels | Compatible with: Windows | Viewing angle: 110 ° | Controllers included: is | Space coverage: approximately 4 x 4 meters | Weight: 470 g

Today HTC Vive is the bestVR helmet in the world. Using it is intuitively simple, the resolution is excellent (1080p for each eye), and the work area of ​​almost 4 x 4 meters allows you to immerse yourself in the game completely without thinking about another step and you will no longer be able to control your character.

Like most devices on this list, HTCVive is a top-end device with an appropriate price tag. Nevertheless, if you want to get the most out of your game with a first-generation VR helmet, we recommend that you pay attention to this particular model.

Benefits:

  • Provide the highest quality immersion in VR to date
  • Software developed jointly with Valve

Disadvantages:

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  • Requires a computer with a top GPU
  • The most expensive VR helmet ever made

Best earphones

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Type of acoustics: closed | Length of cable: 140 cm | Frequency range: 16-22,000 Hz | Emitter Design: dynamic | Resistance: 28 ohms | Battery life: 25+ hours | Work at a distance: more than 9 meters | NFC Support: there is

Choosing the best headphones is an extremely challenging task.ambiguous, given that each user has their own needs not only in characteristics and price category, but also in the form factor. If you need headphones for fitness, you should pay attention to wireless earphones-earplugs; if you listen to music mostly at home and want to get the best sound quality, then your choice is full-size headphones.

As for the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless, thenthey are the best in their category of full-size wireless headphones in 2017. They hold the battery perfectly and are guaranteed to last for a whole day, and noise reduction technology will limit all extraneous sounds and allow you to enjoy your favorite music even in a room where dozens of people speak loudly.

Importantly, all of this Sennheiser managedachieve without sacrificing sound quality. This is still the same ultimatum standard that we used to see (or rather say - hear) in the models of this manufacturer.

Of course, there are headphones that sound better,than Sennheiser Momentum Wireless. There are also models that look better or provide more powerful noise reduction. However, none of them succeeded in achieving a combination of all three of these components. And that is why we recommend Sennheiser Momentum Wireless. If you are fundamentally sound quality, we advise you to pay attention to the stunning Oppo PM-3.

Benefits:

  • Great sound
  • Superior design
  • Battery Life

Disadvantages:

  • Price