I’m a huge tech fan. So thought I’d start a thread to see if anyone has bought anything cool recently!
I’ll kick things off.
I know a lot of people buy super expensive wireless headphones. But I bought this pair of these JLab Sports Go (Headphones) for £30, and I have to say I’m chuffed!
Why do I think they’re great:
I’ve attached some pic’s below in case anyone's interested.
Look forward to hearing about everyone’s recommendations 😃!
I'd have to go with the Apple TV 4K, the new 2022 model. It's absolutely astonishing. If you're used to something like a Roku or Amazon Fire Stick, and you use it a lot, then you owe it to yourself to upgrade. Yes it's more expensive. But everything about it is so much nicer to use. There's zero lag at all, ever. No hitching, no framerate drops as you switch between apps. The UI is beautiful and very intuitive. It's got some solid horsepower too, and there are excellent games available for it, and it works with all modern controllers. And the more is stunning. Plus the Siri integration works really well.
Honestly, if you use a streaming stick a lot, treat yourself by getting an Apple TV 4K. You'll wonder how you ever lived using something else.
Great buy! І have purchased a JBL Bar 2.0 soundbar from Currys for £79 just a few days ago. It's an entry level in the world of soundbars but the experience is life changing 🎶
Huge upgrade from the standard TV speakers.
Mine is my upgrade to an Apple Watch Ultra. As a keen long distance runner I only take my watch to stream music, track the run and other bits alongside my AirPods. Only reason I never took them on a half or full marathon is due to the battery. The Ultra beats that hands down!
I’ve had 70 hours of battery with my phone near and around 17 on its own. Plenty of battery!!!!
My wife has just very generously treated me to the new Galaxy watch 5 pro, i had the original galaxy watch since they 1st came out and I have to say what an amazing upgrade. I loved my original watch so i am shocked at how much better this one is, from the build quality to the apps and things the watch can do. Which is far too much to list here but as you can possibly tell I really like my new gift. I have all the health apps etc but if anyone can suggest an app that they like for their own smartwatch please do not be shy and let me know.
I've had a Mi Band 6 NFC for a while and was interested in something bigger ie the screen, 1stly tried a Garmin vivoactive 3 not bad but screen was much, then tried an Oppo 46mm watch better screen size tho software clunky, and lastly which I feel ill keep is the Xiaomi S1 active and the screens fantastic + has a barometer & altitude guage built in too, good deal as well @ £112 👌
I'm keeping an eye on that. My in-laws already use a 4G wifi router as their broadband is slower than a snail (2Mb on a good day). Even though I am rural, I'm about 1 mile away from being able to receive 5G - grrr - so close and yet so far!
I had a pair of jlab headphones and yes they are really good especially for the price. I have to say though I recently took the plunge and got the Samsung earbuds pro and they are just amazing. The sound quality, the fit, the noise cancelling is serious impressive. I complete advocate for both however if you have the money and spend a fair bit of time in the gym I'd say get the pros you will not be disappointed. On that note they are definitely my fave bit of tech kit at the moment.
I recently picked up some new speakers for my PC. I've always been passionate for sound, sadly last year my old KEF coda 7 bookshelf speakers finally gave out. I looked around for a bit and found a reasonably cheap alternative to sticking to the amplified option I grew used to.
Picked up a set of Edifier r1280T's. It's a more obscure brand, not exactly high street - but given the amazing price, the great IO and the constant good reviews I decided to give it a go. They are just about perfect for my PC setup so I'm very pleased so far!
My best "buy" (it was a requested Christmas present) was a toolset - see below.
OK, so not exactly tech, but I've been volunteering to refurbish and set up some old laptops and desktops for people recently and getting by with just two or three tools and often having to adapt. Now, I shoud, hopefully, have a tool for even the smallest and most unusual screws!
My Smarty Sim whiche allows data connectivity from anywhere , especially from my car as I have digital radio enabled and connect my laptop from work on the go should I need to. It also is a useful backup should my home network be unavailable for any reason. My other is my Meta Quest 2 headset which is so good for so many things including exercise apps and of course untethered gaming as it connects to my desktop via a streaming app
Hi I have recently gone kinda the other way - I have some way cheap h/phones, but recently bought a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - 30 hours battery life - Over Ear style, so not too bad passive NC if the battery does run out. The Active Noise Cancelling is very effective at say getting rid of most road noise - You know on motorways mainly it makes a big difference. I can actually practice some Meditation - as well as listening to music etc. Not used them much for calls, but when I have the quality was great!
Got these couple of weeks back, when they were £17.99, sound awesome and the bluetooth (BT5.1 AAC) works well on iPhone, can't believe they're so cheap really.
I have bought similar very cheap they are clip on on the outside ear really good unfortunately they are 5.1 notcomoatible with some bluetooth devices so i purchased some very small corded ones 4.1
expensive not always thebest
Sadly I can’t add photos!
I've been using my Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile router for a few months and can't fault it.
I use it with a Smarty data only SIM.
There are cheaper Mifi routers but I don't mind paying for quality kit. Money well spent.