Our Top Picks: 7 Great Gadgets To Kick Off 2021 With

It’s safe to say that this year has had its fair share of technology developments and new gadgets, with innovations affecting every sector and industry providing a little something for everyone, no matter what their interests may be. The great thing about gadgets is that new ones will always be just around the corner and 2021 will be no different.

More so than ever next year will be the desire to make up for lost time and promote intimacy, as people look to return to a normal life where it’s OK to be close together. Of course, this should all happen in a safe and responsible manner, but it’s only natural for people to want new gadgets that promote communal activities and help them do all the things they’ve been missing for the year just gone by. This could be anything from portable projectors to true wireless earbuds as greater connectivity is something everyone is currently looking for.

No matter if you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, 2021 is going to be filled with new tech innovations and gadgets all set to make our life easier. Speaking of which, here are 7 of the best:

True Wireless Earbuds

Whether you’re heading back to the gym, sticking to the home workouts, or just don’t like the feel of over ear headphones, true wireless active noise canceling earbuds are the gadget for you. And when it comes to the best active noise canceling earbuds out there, the Ally Plus are the ones for you. Featuring powerful, digital noise cancelling, up to 30-hours of playback, 10mm custom tuned neodymium drivers from Cleer’s acoustics lab, and IPX-4 water resistance, these true noise canceling earbuds do it all. For anyone who’s into health, well-being, and making the most of their new year’s resolution, true wireless earbuds are a must-have product!

Video Doorbell

You can never put too high a price on your own safety which is why home security is an investment we can all afford to make. This is where video doorbells come in handy. Whether we’re at home, or away, you can keep a constant watch over your property and ensure any potential risks are spotted the moment they appear. With two-way communication, you can speak to any visitors without even needing to open the door — particularly useful with social distancing currently in place letting you receive your packages in a safe and responsible manner. These also connect to your phone so any disturbances that happen while you’re out will be immediately alerted on your phone letting you stay on top of everything in your home.

Revolutionary Smart Speakers

2021 will be the year of bespoke Wi-Fi enabled smart speakers and the Crescent will be leading this charge. Its iconic design looks entirely modern with its champagne colored aluminum grille, beautifully accessorizing any room in the house, but this isn’t a case of style over substance. The Crescent has been fitted with an impressive linear array of eight 40mm full range speakers that create a variety of sound stages for three distinct listening modes providing an immersive listening experience from a single smart speaker rivaling more traditional speaker configurations. The sound is breathtaking.

As a smart speaker, the Crescent is not just a pretty piece of furniture but a device that can complement its surroundings providing optimal acoustics for any room. This is the future of smart speakers!

Fitness Tracker

2020 has seen us all locked inside for most of it meaning our fitness levels have probably dropped so expect 2021 to see a surge in fitness tracker use. Wearable fitness trackers, like the Fitbit, will help ensure you don’t need to rely on your own motivation to get started. They can do everything, from tracking your sleep to measuring your steps and the calories you’ve burned throughout the day, a good fitness tracker always makes certain that you’re always making progress and smashing your 2021 fitness goals.

Portable Projectors

For most of us, it’s been pretty much impossible to go to the cinema this year for any big releases. So why not bring the cinema to your home instead? This year has seen portable projectors take off and it’s only set to continue into 2021. They allow you to watch movies and TV on a larger scale and many have built-in Bluetooth speakers, weigh very little, and offer a good picture quality and are great for gaming too, but ensure you get a durable one for any outdoor movie marathons with family or friends as this is a gadget that promotes inclusivity and interactions.

Sanitizing Devices

We don’t need to explain why this will be a focus next year. Now you can purchase sanitizing gadgets that help prevent the spread of bacteria. Ultraviolet light exposure has been used for sanitization for decades and now you can bring it into the home with compact UV sanitation chambers. These chambers can be used for things like phones, iPods, true wireless earbuds and any other device that’ll fit inside. Also perfect for smart watches and wallets or cards, as items that can harbor bacteria without you knowing it. Once your device goes in, you close the hatch, hit start, and the sanitizer destroys up to 99.9% of all microbes that may be living on the object. This is an incredibly useful item that is increasingly helpful in the post pandemic world.

Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

Off the back of this, you can also now get yourself a water bottle that cleans itself! The Larq self-cleaning water bottle may be a pricy gadget, but it’s worth it and helps ensure your health and well-being. This also uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9% of bio-contaminants from your water and bottle, so if you’re a rinse and repeat person, this gadget is looking out for you. Available in both 17-ounce and 25-ounce sizes, in five different colors, pair this with your true wireless earbuds and you’re ready to go for a run or escape in the woods away from any of the problems 2021 may throw your way.

Shirley is a contributing writer and specializes in reviewing smart audio products, and is fond of headphones, speakers, and recording gears.

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