These are the 10 best gadgets of 2020 so far
From a portable air purifier and boujee rangefinder cameras to high-tech vacuum cleaners and top-notch smartphones, we’ve rounded up some of this year’s most exciting gadgets to add to your wishlist.
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Google’s budget phone for 2020 gets all the basics right. Design-wise, the Pixel 4a is clean and simple, available in only one size, one matte black color and one internal storage size (128GB). Other features include a 5.81-inch OLED display, a single hole-punch selfie camera, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G, 3,140mAh battery and, yes, a headphone jack. The 12MP sensor single camera may not sound exciting on paper, but the photos it takes pack a punch.
Available at amazon.com
While visually similar to its M10 and M10-P predecessors, this rangefinder camera boasts a high-resolution variant featuring a newly developed 40-megapixel sensor—a huge upgrade from the M10’s 24-megapixel sensor. The result? Significantly enhanced details and sharpness, plus greatly improved performance for cropping and larger formats. The sensor also allows for a 16-minute maximum exposure time, meaning you’ll have more flexibility when capturing night landscapes.
Available at Leica Store, 2/F, Gaysorn Village
Honor, a smartphone brand under Huawei, has launched its first wireless earbuds. They let you stream your favorite tunes for up to six hours on a single charge, while the charging case holds three full charges, offering up to 24 hours of total playback. Audio-wise, the 7mm diaphragm HD Driver System delivers crisp, clear vocals with deep bass. Their ergonomic design means these buds should fit snugly in your ears, and they come with IP54-certified splash and dust resistance to boot.
Available at lazada.co.th
Weighing just 2.1kg, this is Dyson’s lightest cordless vacuum cleaner yet. It comes with a fluffy cleaner head that is 40-percent smaller and lighter than its predecessor (the V8 Slim). Together with the powerful V8 digital motor and a new light-pipe crevice tool that can slip in between cramped spaces, its soft, anti-static black carbon filaments can pick up fine dust from hard floors and crevices. As for battery life, the vacuum can run up to 40 minutes in “powerful suction” mode.
Available at dyson.co.th
Price: From B42,900 for 256GB to B66,900 for 1TB
Apple has put the kibosh on the faulty butterfly keyboard and updated to the scissor switch-based Magic Keyboard for a smoother and more stable typing experience. Think new physical Escape key, inverted T-shape arrow keys and 1mm of key travel, along with Touch Bar and Touch ID. The new set-up also features double storage for more photos, videos and files, all-day battery life and up to 80-percent faster graphics performance thanks to Intel's latest 10-generation Core processors.
Available at apple.com
This robotic vacuum will keep your home squeaky clean with its laser smart mapping and high-tech navigation system. It can even be controlled through your smartphone using the Xiaomi Home app, which also lets you monitor the progress of your cleaning sessions. Other cool features include the two-in-on sweep and mop function and automatic recharge when the battery is lower than 15 percent.
Available to order via Line @onesiam
You might not call this phone innovative, but there plenty of reasons to add it to your shortlist, including a curved 6.78-inch Amoled display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1440p resolution; in-display fingerprint sensor; and a black ceramic finish. The slick flagship also boasts triple rear cameras, from 48MP wide-angle and 48MP ultra-wide to 13MP periscope telephoto, plus 5G connectivity, a whopping 512GB of storage and a 4,260mAh battery capacity. Another bonus? The easy-on-the-eyes ColorOS 7.1 operating system.
Available at onlineoppo.com
Price: From B59,990
This mirrorless snapper tastefully combines the retro flourishes of classic rangefinder camera with the latest technology. Notable features include the scratch-resistant titanium finish; an upgraded hybrid viewfinder that lets you switch between electronic and optical modes; a “hidden” LCD screen that can be flipped open to check on images between shots; and a new film simulation mode in “Classic Negative” that delivers similar colors to Fujicolor Superia.
Available at ZoomCamera, 2/F, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd., 02-129-4765. Open daily 10:45am-9pm
If you think the screen on the Galaxy S10 is huge, wait until you see the Galaxy A71. Samsung’s latest mid-range phone packs a huge 6.7-inch Infinity O-Display that stretches to the very edges―meaning you’ll get the minimal bezels and a subtle, laser cut hole front camera design perched at the top. Other star features include four rear cameras, from 64MP main camera and 12MP ultra-wide to 5MP macro and 5MP depth cameras for close-up shots, plus a massive 4,500mAh battery that lets you stay connected throughout the day.
Available at shop.samsung.com
Beat PM2.5 with this portable air purifier. This smart air quality system creates a bubble of clean air by removing dust, allergens, smoke and pollution from your personal space. The purifier contains a medical-grade air filter capable of capturing particles as small as 0.3um, while the detachable air quality tracket lets you monitor the air around you―just clip it on your clothing and you’re all set.
Available at apple.com/th