2017 proved to be one of best years in recent times for electronics and gadgets. Tons of new gadgets and gizmos were launched and we couldn’t stop drooling over them. These include the Apple’s new iPhone X, Microsoft’s Xbox One X, the new iPad 2017 edition and more. A few previous articles were based on best games of the year. It’s time to look at the greatest electronic innovations of 2017. We have compiled a list of top 5 gadgets & gizmos of the year below. Let’s check out them one by one.
The epic space opera that was first introduced to us by George Lucas was over 40 years ago. Throughout the years, the Star Wars franchise has been inscribed into our childhood memories. More frankly speaking, they have become a part of it. The eight installment in the Star Wars saga debuted this December to fans’ hype. To add up to that, OnePlus released their limited edition of its latest flagship smartphone, OnePlus 5T. The special edition of the flagship device packs in it the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor.
8 Gigabytes of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage makes it a force to reckon with. A 20 megapixel camera with a 16 megapixel front camera is more than enough for anyone’s photography cravings. The over-the-top build quality with Sandstone White color is blessing in disguise. People who aren’t a fan of the Star Wars and looking for a different flavor of OnePlus 5T can also opt for this beautiful phone that gives big players like Samsung and Apple a run for their money. The UI is customized with red and black colors to match with theme of the movie.
Reinvigorate your 90s gaming nostalgia with SNES Classic Edition this winter. It came to our surprise later this year when Nintendo announced a special edition to their classic gaming console. If you think the 16 bit home console and retro gaming is dead, them you might rethink about it. Over 2 million of these have been sold within months of release. The hype was so much that Nintendo sold one every 25 seconds on launch day. There are huge library of games to keep your busy for a long time. In the world of games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, it’s a nice change of pace to revisit those classic moments from Super Metroid and Donkey Kong Country.
The title for world’s most powerful console belongs to Microsoft now. After months of hype, the Project Scorpio made its debut with some very powerful specifications. The Xbox One X is an enhanced version of the Xbox One. The consoles boasts true 4K and HDR visuals on the hottest games out there. Even the older games are being patched for the new console to deliver truly immersive experience and making it worth the price. The Witcher 3 was recently patched which added a performance mode that enables the multiple award winning title to run on 4K. It dynamically switches back and forth from and to 1080p and 4K to achieve smooth 60 frames per second. A similar feature was seen in the Fallout 4 Xbox One X version. Overall, it’s one of best releases this year and makes it a steal deal for you.
The third iteration of Apple’s smartwatch aims to replace your smartphone (at least when you go outside). It comes in two flavors – the basic one which comes with pretty much everything except the LTE functionality. The costlier one allows users to receive calls and texts even when their iPhone is not around. With 18 hours of battery backup and features like Apple Pay, this little beast is a nifty addition to your collection of Apple hardware. However, the LTE version would require iPhone 6 at the least.
If you’re looking to buy a laptop at this time of the year, clearly Dell XPS 13 is your answer. It’s easily the best laptop money can buy right now. There are multiple options in terms of processor and storage. Models are available with Intel Core i3-i7 processors with Intel HD 620 graphics. Upto 512GBs of SSD storage is available.
It features a 13.3-inch display with a crisp full HD resolution of 1920×1080. It is being hailed as a “design marvel” for its beautifully crafted InfinityEdge display. It’s fast, it’s light and it’s thin. XPS 13 laptops have been known for their excellent battery backup. On putting it through a stress test, it easily lasted for over 7 hours. Dell XPS 13 range of Ultrabooks are best in class and are way ahead of its rivals with a nice price tag. Whether you are a serious PC gamer or just a tech enthusiast who appreciates raw computing power, this one comes in handy for all your tasks.
That’s the complete list of top 5 Xbox One games of the year. You may also like to check out:Best of 2017 – Top 5 Gadgets & Gizmos of The Year