Fresh, flashy tech pops up all the time nowadays, something which is completely new, or maybe some old technology which has been revamped and made into something else. Regardless, whenever something new comes out, most people don't know what’s going to happen. Is it going to be just another random product that comes and goes with not much notice, or is it going to be the new thing that shakes the tech world as we know it? Well, the truth is, no one ever really knows, but that doesn’t mean you should completely stay away from it. Even if it does turn out to be a waste of time and money, you can be that person who can safely say they've bought that new gadget and can give your well-educated opinion recommending it to no one else. It's a very specific appeal to buying things, yes. With that out of the way, let’s look at some tech which has popped up over the recent years which has been tested not to be entirely useless, and even some would say worth owning.
GoPro Photography and Videography
While yes, cameras are not exactly brand new technology, GoPros managed to somehow take the world by storm. Maybe due to their excellent ad campaign or maybe just because it’s a pocket-sized camera that records 4K video in 60fps. A lot of its success probably comes from its simplicity; it is not some all-in-one fancy gadget smart camera, it just records and takes photos while having an SD card slot. What else would you want from a portable camera? If you feel like you could make use of a good portable camera, then a GoPro is worth splashing cash on.
In the recent years, drones have gained an insane amount of popularity, especially the battery-powered ones. You have probably seen thenumerous videos of birds-eye-view scrolling city shots on Youtube used in a plethora of music videos, vlogs or whatever else. The appeal of being able to take aerial shots or just film something up high with relative ease is pretty universal, and considering drones can be controlled without needing to have any in-depth knowledge on piloting anything makes it all the more accessible. If you want to look into what kind of drone is worth buying, then check out yourdroneshq.com, it has some pretty comprehensive guides on the topic.
“Why would I buy an almost-laptop instead of just a laptop?” you might ask...well, keep in mind that the Microsoft Surface, for instance is laptop and a tablet, the best of both worlds. Yes, generally a laptop would be probably more functional but no matter how thin the new MacBook air gets, it is still not as portable as a tablet. Which is honestly a good thing, laptops should not be tablets, they should remain their own thing. However, if you are interested in a nice middle ground, then a Microsoft Surface is a pretty good choice. Running an actual PC OS rather than android, boasting an I5 or I7 processor, 14 hours of battery life and a 13.5-inch touch screen, they are not to be taken lightly.
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