The start of the New Year brings about the end of the holiday season. The end of the previous year brings to mind the set of innovations brought about by a number of companies that show that we’re truly moving ahead in 2018. You’d be at a loss if you started the year without getting any of these home gadgets under the Christmas tree. But don’t worry, you can always make up for it in watching out for the later versions that will be sure to come out this year.
Everyone seems to want to have a drone. With the ridiculous influx of YouTube users and the massive popularity of using drone shots, Drones have become more and more accessible by the day. Having a remote control drone with a high-resolution camera is not only a high-tech gadget toy to fiddle with, but a great tool for aspiring professional photographers and videographers. One of the best in the market is the DJI Phantom 4. Having a ton of features including a GPS and a 1080p quality camera, the Phantom 4 is one of the best drones on the market featuring a sleek design and a definitely steep price of $800+ (GBP 590). Be sure to look out for the release of the Phantom 5 sometime later this year.
Something that looks like it came straight from Black Mirror, a TV Mirror varies from size to size, seemingly blending in with your room. It’s mostly hung in the bathroom but imagine having it in the living room and impressing your guests with a mirror that can turn into an LCD screen. Being incredibly deceiving and having different sizes reaching up to 84″x126″ in dimensions, most TV Mirrors are customizable, making them easy to blend in with other mirrors in your household. With a relatively decent resolution of 1080p, and a modest range of speakers, it’s one household item you’ll wish you had with prices ranging from $100 (GBP75) to well over $2,000 (GBP1,500).
What about a gift that lets you buy gifts? One of Amazon’s greatest inventions, besides Amazon Prime, is the creation of their cross between Siri and an immobile Roomba. Alexa is the official name of the interface of the Amazon Echo, which is a device that can function as a personal home assistant that can keep track of the weather updates, play music, a functioning alarm, and a handy shopping assistant. Its newer versions have added a screen for easy access for playing music, videos, and a touch screen interface which allows for video calls. The future versions of the Amazon Echo, or competing brands to it, are sure to be a step up from the previous model.