The Best New Gadgets for 2022
The world of tech moves quicker than any COVID mutation which means if you don't know what's new, you don't know what's now.
Philips 3-in-1 Air Purifier, Fan & Heater
This one had us shaking our heads and many mutterings of 'what the what now?' - a heater and fan together is crazy enough but add in an air purifier and make it hugely discreet? Well, never say never say Philips with this fantastic new invention. The fan oscillates 360 degrees making sure that your cool, pure air, goes all the way round the room.
Dodow Fall Asleep Faster Aid
Call it getting older, the threat of nuclear war in Europe or just simply genetics - I find it almost impossible to switch off at night. Having tried various apps and sounds and having failed each one in turn, this really caught my attention. What it does is project a blue light onto the ceiling at a metronomic pace for up to 20 minutes and all you have to do is match the light to your breath. How it works is that you switch off your mind and simply take a breath when the light expands and breathe out when it retracts - easy peasy snoozy woozy.
Samsung Wireless Charger
Yes, it's Samsung but it works for Apple and Android too and it's totally fool-proof so even a total tech silly billy (aka me) can understand them. With a whopping 9W Fast Charge feature, it gets the job done quickly and has a handy LED light to let you know once your devise is fully charged.
Bose QuietComfort earbuds
I have been married to my husband for 11 years and before the new work-from-home policies, I had no idea how flipping loudly he talks. Sharing an at-home office with him three days a week has me reaching for a tylenol at the end of the day but here come Bose with a less liver-destroying solution. Designed with tip-top noise cancelling tech you can either use them to drown out the outside world or to tune in what you really want to listen to - aka not the husbands fake work laugh.
During lockdown, casa mia became a restaurant, a disco and a movie theatre which means that not only did we spend many hours here but we really paid attention to details and, just when I was thinking you could never re-create the sound of the cinema, along comes the Sonos Beam. It's got panoramic sound with Dolby Atmos 3D effect fine tuned by Oscar winning sound engineers and a dedicated app to help you personalise your tastes. Thank you, Sonos.
Logitech Ergo K860 keyboard
Before home offices were a thing I used to laugh at my husband's geeky obsession with finding the perfect keyboard but soon stopped laughing as stooping over my laptop sat on a squishy chair gave me a permanent crook in my neck. So hello Logitech with their new ergonomic keyboard, made from 71% recycled plastic, curved frame and pillowed wrist rest to help posture and muscles and high-density memory foam.
I used to be a rower and let me tell you something, those ergos were the stuff of nightmares but here comes Hydrow which promises an actual fun indoor rowing experience. How does it do this? Well, it is engineered to mimic the feeling of being out on the river, it has a 22" touch screen that allows you to not only programme to train with friends and other crew, but also track your progress and stats. And for those of us who still remember the dreaded whhhrrrr of the ergo, that's all gone thanks to a quiet and comfortable pull and even a cushioned 10-roller system seat.
Amazfit T-Rex Pro
I have to admit that this one isn't for me because, quite frankly, I don't need that much information on my wrist but for those that do - this watch tracks your blood-oxygen levels, stress levels, heart rate, sleep patterns, tracks the weather and the sunrise as well as having a compass and barometric alimeter for altitude trecking. Think I'm done? Haha think again, it also has an 18-day battery life.
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