By Chris Clark
In a world that’s becoming ever more tech-based, it may be a little confusing trying to search for the top gadgets with thousands of options out there to choose from. Here at heyday we have done the hard work for you and found the top five gadgets that you should be looking at right now.
LG 55SM8500PLA 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
Finding a new television can be a nightmare with almost endless options available. So which one should you go for? This LG 55” television not only brings a considerable-sized TV to your living room, but it also brings a top-quality picture as well that is very impressive. The bezel around the TV is very thin, giving the effect that the screen is even bigger than it is. The Nano Cell technology gives wider viewing angles with fantastic colour and image quality whilst the Dolby Atmos sound is crisp and clear. The TV has smart voice control which is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant making finding your favourite programmes a breeze by just asking the TV to find something for you. As this is a smart TV it is internet compatible, meaning you can download apps such as Spotify, Youtube and Netflix to give you an even wider range of options that will keep you firmly placed on your sofa. An excellent addition to the TV is the intuitive ‘magic’ remote that you can wave at the TV and it will pick up the motion, making selecting programmes easy. If you are looking for a new, high tech TV then you can’t get much better than this LG option.
Kindle Paperwhite 4
Disappearing are the days when people buy a book from a shop. Modern E-readers are easy to use, lightweight and portable. But which one is the best out there? Amazon’s Kindle is the most well-known out there but there are several options available under the Kindle brand. The Kindle Paperwhite is the most popular and for good reason. It is the thinnest at just over 8mm thick and one of the lightest readers, weighing a mere 182 grams. It is designed so that you can read it for long periods of time without any eye strain whatsoever which can be an issue with some other E-readers. There is an adjustable built-in light meaning that it is easy to read in the dark, the device is waterproof and has a battery life lasting up to a whopping two weeks! The Bluetooth means that you can purchase audiobooks and listen to them on your wireless headphones which is a great option to have. So, if you feel it’s time to put down your paperback and turn to an E-reader you can’t go far wrong with the Kindle Paperwhite 4.
Top Smart Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Smartwatches have come a long way in a very short space of time. They can do much more than just tell you the time. Some people run their whole lives simply through their watch. There are a lot of big players in the smartwatch game, but we feel the best option out there right now is the Samsung Galaxy Watch. This watch follows on from some very successful predecessors but has some very good added features that make it stand out. To begin with, the battery life is phenomenal at nearly four days without needing to be charged, even if you are using the watch extensively. Compared to most other watches out there holding just over a day battery life the Galaxy is top of its class. The rotating bezel around the outside of the watch is your navigator around the watch features and it is easily picked up by even the biggest technophobe. One of the main negatives people have about smartwatches is their looks as some just don’t look attractive on your wrist. The Galaxy Watch has the looks of a high-end wristwatch with its circular stainless-steel case. The watch also includes GPS tracking, contactless payments and is compatible with Apple products too. If you are looking for a stylish, functional and durable smartwatch then look no further.
Best Robot Hoover
Eufy RoboVac 15c Max
Not many people enjoy charging around the house with a vacuum cleaner in their hand every week. Now you can sit in comfort on your sofa and get a robot to do the hard work for you! The Eufy RoboVac is the best option on the market right now with a multitude of settings as well as solid performance and at less than £300 it stands out from the crowd. With an impressive 2000Pa of suction, it is a very powerful cleaner that will do the job on both hard floors and on carpeted areas although the latter will benefit from the higher power settings. Considering the power the robot has, it is remarkably quiet and it won’t bother you as it does its thing around the house. A single charge will keep the RoboVac going for around 100 minutes and a large 0.6l dust bin doesn’t require emptying that often. Added to this, excellent compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant means you have a completely hands-free approach to your cleaning if that’s what you want. So, take the stress out of cleaning and let the RoboVac do all the hard work for you.
The Best Smart Speaker
Speakers are not just for playing music through any longer, they are able to do a lot more than that. There are speakers out there that are a bit louder and perhaps a little more portable but nothing beats the Sonos One in terms of sound quality, smart-home connection and multiroom compatibility. The speaker works with all major systems including Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Airplay 2. The ability to connect to over 100 streaming services means you would be hard pushed to find one that it doesn’t work with, so you can keep that Spotify account running smoothly. The sound emitted by this speaker is fantastic and rich considering its size and it will easily fill a large room. The speaker is compatible with other Sonos products so if you are planning on building your own home theatre system then it will fit right in. It can be a little fiddly to set up but once you have done it you will be ultra-impressed with what this speaker has to offer. Whether you want to play your favourite song, know what the weather is like or get an update on the news it can do it all and in some style.