Must-have tech gadgets to start 2020
Start your year right with these superb, super-useful tech gadgets that will boost your productivity, and reduce your day-to-day tech stress levels.
It's easy for technology to turn into digital shackles that keep us tied to work by throwing at us a blizzard of popups, chimes, dings, and other annoyances. But, with a little bit of thought and planning, it's possible to get technology to work for us and allow us to get more done, have more downtime, and feel less stressed.
Here is a small list of my top tech items to kick-off 2020. I have tested everything on this list under real-world conditions, and nothing has found its way on this list based on a snazzy press release. Everything featured here is the tech that I use and rely on daily.
1 | A 20-PIN USB-C MAGNETIC BREAKAWAY CONNECTOR
MagRig, a Hong Kong startup, has developed a new Magnetic USB-C Adapter. Some users were disappointed when Apple discontinued the MagSafe feature on its computers. MagRig has taken that original concept and added Thunderbolt 3 to the adapter to put a new spin on an old idea.
The MagRig Magnetic USB-C Adapter, as its name suggests, connects magnetically to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled device to allow you to transfer data at speeds up to 40 Gb/s. It also transfers up to 100 watts of power and supports 6K displays.
2 |ZENDURE SUPERTANK USB-C PORTABLE CHARGER
27,000 mAh portable charger with dual USB-C PD (100W + 60W) & dual USB-A ports that can quickly charge MacBook Pros & other compatible devices.
100W Power Delivery. Charge your 15” MacBook Pro and other high-powered devices at full speed.
Super-Fast Recharge Capability. Charge SuperTank at up to 100W via Power Delivery. To enable fast charging via Power Delivery, you need a wall charger that can deliver enough power (100W or more) as well as a USB-C cable that supports 5A current throughput.
Pass-Through Charging with Dual USB-C Ports. Charge SuperTank and other USB-C compatible devices at the same time. 100W Power Delivery makes it possible to charge your laptop (up to 60W USB-C PD) when recharging SuperTank.
Four-Port Output. With two PD-enabled USB-C ports and two USB-A ports, SuperTank allows you to charge four devices at the same time, including laptops, tablets, cameras, cell phones, security cameras, projectors, LED lights, and more.
Airline-Safe 27,000mAh Capacity. SuperTank’s massive capacity can extend your 15" MacBook Pro battery life for 8 hours or charge your iPhone XS seven times.
Premium Power Cells Provide Fast, Safe Charging. SuperTank is equipped with eight power cells and has nine layers of safety protection.
X-Charge Low-Power Mode for Wearable Devices. SuperTank isn’t only designed for high-power devices. Charge an almost unlimited range of low-power devices, including smart watches, Bluetooth earphones, fitness bands, and more.
Digital LED Display. SuperTank’s Digital LED Display lets you know exactly how much power is left so you won't get caught running on empty. This user-friendly feature is absolutely necessary for high-capacity portable chargers.
PD Direction Switch. Switch the direction of SuperTank’s power flow as you wish with a long press of the button.
UPS Mode with Pass-Through Charging. There will be no power interruption when switching between pass-through and battery mode, making it ideal for applications such as security system, microcontrollers, home automation, network storage, backup power for WiFi routers, and more.
3 |SOUNDCORE LIBERTY 2 PRO
The world’s first earphones to utilize the Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture. Endorsed by 10 Grammy-Award winning audio producers.
Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture: A state-of-the-art design which integrates a customized Knowles balanced armature and an 11mm dynamic driver. Astria completely eliminates interference while producing harmonized treble and bass for jaw-dropping sound.
In-Ear Studio Performance: Liberty 2 Pro true wireless earphones are recommended by 10 Grammy Award winning producers. Sound is delivered with impeccable depth and nuance; every instrument presented perfectly across an expansive soundstage.
8-Hour Playtime: And get 3 more full recharges from the charging case. Place the earbuds inside for only 10 minutes and get up to 2 hours of listening, then recharge the case via fast-charge USB-C or a Qi-compatible wireless charger.
HearID Custom Sound: To ensure everyone gets a perfect listening experience via Liberty 2 Pro true wireless earphones, HearID intelligently analyses your unique hearing profile and creates a tailor-made sound setup just for your ears.
Quad-Microphone Calls: With 4 microphones and cVc 8.0 noise reduction, your voice is isolated and transmitted in high-clarity for a seamless hands-free experience.
4 | TILE PRO AND TILE SLIM
Tile is the current front-runner in the awkwardly-titled “little Bluetooth ringer gadgets that help you find your stuff” category. With refreshed Tile Mate, Tile Pro, and Tile Slim products for 2019, it remains so.
The Tile Sticker is a small waterproof finder, which can be stuck onto things thanks to the adhesive back and is also Tile's smallest tracker in the lineup. The adhesive is said to be provided by 3M. The Tile Sticker has a battery life of around 3-years and has a range of round 46m. It can be attached to most metal and plastic materials, such as remote controls, cameras and outdoor gear.
5 | USB RECHARGEABLE AA AND AAA BATTERIES
With over 15 billion Alkaline batteries made and thrown away each year - wasting resources, CO2 and creating toxic landfill - SORBO offers an ECO alternative as can be re-used hundreds of times as no charge adapter or cable is needed, saving you money, hassle and waste.
Battery Capacity: 1200mAh
Fully Charged Time: 1-2 hours
Input Voltage: 5V
Input Current: 500mA
Output Voltage: 1.5V±0.2V
Output Current: 1A
Size: Φ0.55”x1.96” / Φ14.2x50mm
Weight: 0.5oz / 14g
Type: AA battery
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