Whether you’re a tech fanatic or you’re shopping for one, you can be sure that the options for the coming year are expansive. It is one of the fastest growing industries with over 300 billion dollars in retail revenues, and it’s not stopping any time soon. The allure is that you don’t have to be an expert in electronics to enjoy all of the products out there, and with the growing selection available, there is indeed something for everyone. So, what new gadgets should you be investing in, right now?

Portable Perks

Nothing is better than a multifunctional machine that conveniently and comfortably slips into your backpack, briefcase, or purse with. Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 6 is one particular laptop and tablet combination that does it all. Until recently, 2-in-1 options have been less than reliable but fortunately, those times have passed. Keep up with emails, design new products, or indulge in your creative side with the pen and sketch it out. The best part is they start at just $899. So, you’ll have some cash left over to grab those accessories like a sleeve for some extra protection, some headphones to enhance the experience, or keep your laptop from overheating with a new cooling pad.

Gaming on the Go

Speaking of portable perks, Nintendo has outdone itself with its new gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. Adults and children alike are sure to love the versatile gaming experience that the Switch provides and it retails for just $299. If you’re into RPG’s, grab Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW) for a revamped Zelda experience. Feeling nostalgic? You can access classic NES games through Nintendo Switch Online. The best part is the playing options. You can play it handheld, prop up the device screen and use the controllers separately for some fun with friends, or get out the HDMI cable and play it on your TV for a more immersive experience.

Wearable Tech

One of the emerging superstars of the tech world is wearable technology and especially, virtual reality. Companies are slowly mastering the technology, and newer and better options are coming out all of the time. Right now, Oculus has a really cool VR setup that is relatively affordable. Retailing for $399 is the Oculus Rift. You can fully immerse yourself into your favorite shows, become more well-rounded by wandering through virtual museums, play video games in a setting that makes you feel like you’re actually there, and so much more. The set comes with the headset, two touch controllers, and two sensors. All you need is a Windows PC, but make sure your system meets at least the minimum requirements to run your Rift.

Whether you’re adie-hard tech consumer or a casual participator, these diverse gadgets are sure to have something for you. Gift them to your loved ones, share them with friends when you entertain or keep them all to yourself. It is entirely up to you!

Jennifer Dawson

As a freelance tech and gadgets writer, Jennifer has teamed up with various technology startups around the world to develop a guide covering technological innovation. Do you need help with your device?...

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