Given the current rate at which technology has been advancing, it’s safe to say 2017 was a pretty great year for the gadget market. From self-driving cars to epic cameras, this year saw the release of some pretty killer hardware. The technology market is ever changing and we can be sure of even more weird and cool gadgets are coming our way in the coming year. For now though, let’s focus on the best that 2017 had to offer.
1. Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are hands down two of the best phones that 2017 had to offer. With pretty much the best camera to be ever be put on a phone, it does its name justice. With amazing picture and video quality, dual front-facing speakers, premium water-resistant body and most importantly, its price, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are a total steal.
Price: INR 49,999 – 68,999 respectively (approx).
2. Nintendo Switch
After the abysmal performance of the Wii U, the Nintendo Switch was like a breath of fresh air for gamer’s all over and Nintendo alike. What makes the Switch stand out is the fact that it’s the only on-the-go console, which means, it doesn’t need to be plugged in to be able to play it. The bonus to this were the platform exclusive games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey both of which, were one of the best games of 2017. Nintendo has elevated the console experience and we’re actually looking to see what the others have as a reply to it.
Price: INR 36,999 (approx)
3. Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft seems to be trying to even the playing field with Apple with their Surface-book 2. We’ve got to say though, it’s actually pretty damn good! The Surface laptop took all the strong traits of the Surface Pro and made it more traditional in a sense. While it isn’t the most impeccable laptop in terms of what’s-under-the-hood, the sleek design, battery life and gorgeous display help us get over it.
Price: INR 1,52,125 (approx)
4. IROBOT ROOMBA 960
We’re pretty sure that this is, hands down the most millennial gadget on this list. The IROBOT Roomba 960 is literally a robotic vacuum which runs on an app. It not only makes our life easier, it also allows us to be a lot more lazier, by taking the task of cleaning our house and automating it. In hindsight it’s probably not a good idea to be lazy but then again, almost all gadgets now a days are made with the purpose of simplifying life and this one delivers.
Price: INR 49,900 (approx)
5. Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony’s latest high-end headphones stand to be the best that 2017 had to offer, by beating out what Bose had to offer. It’s a must-have for any audio junkie and frequent traveller, with its enhanced battery life and background noise cancellation. It’s the price point that actually makes it a steal and pushes it a step further over the competition.
Price: INR 29,990 (approx)
6. Xbox One X
The Xbox One X lands in at a slightly lower spot than the more ‘portable’ Nintendo Switch but that’s the only reason why. In terms of power and specs, the Xbox One X is way more superior than any other gaming console in the market. It probably doesn’t seem ideal for casual gamer’s but for the more serious gamer’s out there, it cant be overlooked.
Price: INR 49,000 (approx)
7. DJI Spark
When you think about buying a decent drone, you often think about how much you’ll have to spend for it. Here is where the DJI Spark makes its entrance. Being one of the most simple to operate (hand gestures) and probably the cheaper of the lot, it makes for the perfect drone for someone who isn’t as experienced. With its small battery life and rather limited range though, more experienced users may shy away from it.
Price: INR 50,000 (approx)
8. Amazon Echo 2
The new Amazon Echo 2 continues what Amazon has been trying to achieve with its voice-activated operating systems. While the Echo 2 is the face-lifted version of the original Echo, it also comes with a wider skill-set for Alexa. It is smaller and wider than the original Echo, which actually makes it a lot more desire-able! That being said, it’s actually the price that makes the Amazon Echo 2 the most compelling buy.
Price: INR 3500 (approx)
2017 surely has been an amazing year for the gadget market. With companies competing with each other to see who can get the upper hand, we can be sure that we’re in for a treat come 2018.
Which gadgets had you jumping with joy and which ones are you looking forward to? Let us know!
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