A new year always brings with it new hope, new plans and, most importantly, new gadgets. From new cameras to upgraded laptops, there is a lot to explore in 2021 when it comes to the smartest new tech. What are the coolest tech gadgets of 2021? This is what we will look into today. And, hopefully, as you go over this list, you will find the perfect tech companion to make your new year more interesting, fun and productive.
Must-Have Tech Gadgets to Start 2021 the Right Way
So, what are the coolest tech and gadgets in 2021? Surely, this depends on what you mean by “cool”. Some of us might be looking for never-before-seen designs, while others may be searching for the best value for money, and yet some may be willing to drop big bucks for top-notch performance. In the list below, we will go over some of the best currently available gadgets that meet some and sometimes even all of the above requirements. Happy gadget hunting!
For your music: Sony WH-1000XM4
There are lots of great headphones around. And we all have our preferences: some love the freedom of small wireless earbuds, while others swear by the comfort of classic headsets. No matter which group you belong to, you will be very happy with the Sony WH-1000XM4 if you are looking for noise cancellation. These headphones have been dubbed by many reviewers as “the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market”. What’s more, you get remarkable battery life, great sound quality and a comfy fit.
For your video chats: Logitech C920s
If you are looking for a new webcam and appreciate good value, then the Logitech C920s will make you happy. This is the best cam on the market when it comes to delivering maximum bang for your buck. You will pay a bit over $150USD and get great image quality, reliable auto-focus and a stylish minimalistic design. Some of the other features of note include a handy privacy cover for when you are not using the cam, a 1.2m cable and a cool tilting function to help you get that perfect angle. The cam supports 1080p/30fps and 720p/30fps resolutions and features a built-in stereo mic.
For your workouts: Polar Vantage V2
The Polar Vantage V2 is not a budget fitness tracker. At just under $600, the watch is a sizable investment. But you will be investing in top-notch tracking of your physical activity and quite possibly the best running watch available on the market today.
The Polar Vantage V2 is equipped with an optical heart-rate sensor and comes with super-generous 100 hours of battery life. The watch is also well-equipped for diving (100m water protection) and is remarkably lightweight.
When it comes to looks, the Polar Vantage V2 is all class with a round display, upgraded aluminum casing and a sturdy strap.
For your home security: Nest Hello Video Doorbell
If you are looking to digitize the way you answer your front door, the Nest Hello Video Doorbell will let you do just that. The doorbell adds an extra level of safety to your home with its impressive video quality, detailed zoom and facial recognition option. With the tool, you can also easily manage alerts and set up pre-recorded messages in just a few simple steps. The doorbell offers a 160-degree field of view and IR night vision.
For your home audio: UE Megaboom 3
The UE Megaboom 3 is the crème de la crème when it comes to Bluetooth speakers. It’s the perfect combination of extra features, sound quality and value. What’s more, you get an impressive 20 hours of battery life on board and the option to stereo pair Megaboom with other Bluetooth speakers. It’s also not limited to only inside use thanks to the IP67 water protection feature.
For moving around: Xiaomi M365 Pro
If you are not quite ready for a Tesla but still want to move further than where your feet can take you, take a look at the Xiaomi M365 Pro. It features a number of worthy improvements to the original M65 and comes with a more powerful 300W engine. Weighing just a bit over 30 pounds, the scooter is capable of speeds of up to 12.5mph and has a range of 27 miles.
For taking photos from above: DJI Mavic Air 2
When it comes to both aerial photography and value for money, no drone is flying higher than the DJI Mavic Air 2. The quadcopter delivers stellar image and video quality and pairs it with the best stability and obstacle avoidance on the market. The DJI Mavic Air 2 is a good fit for both pro pilots and beginners and is quite easy to master. You will be able to capture shots in 48MP and enjoy 34 minutes of uninterrupted flight time at the max speed of 68.4 kph.
For your home movie theatre: LG OLED65GX
The LG OLED65GX can be the perfect pick for setting up your home theater. It features a top-notch smart TV operating system, fantastic picture quality and a set of cutting-edge features. The display is 65 inches and supports 4K video playback. You can connect other devices to the TV via HDMI, USB or Wi-Fi. Plus, the sound quality is also one of the best among similar TV sets.
For your gaming: Razer Blade 15
The Razer Blade 15 is a gaming powerhouse. The laptop features upgraded graphics on the up to 300HZ display and offers an exceptional gaming experience. The laptop’s RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super graphics cards handle 4K games with ease, and the 15.6-inch display delivers lots of space for quality imagery. With Razer Blade 15, there are no limits as to what you can play and how far you can go in your favourite games.
For a clean home: Dyson V11 Absolute
When the time comes to do some light cleaning, a lot of us need all the help we can get. And the Dyson V11 Absolute can deliver that help without any hassle. This bagless vacuum cleaner features three power levels and offers all the muscle of a full-size vacuum cleaner in a lightweight and compact shape. The vacuum cleaner skillfully handles edge-to-edge cleaning and is also suitable for cleaning staircases and other uneven surfaces.
For exploring photography: Leica M10-R Digital Rangefinder Camera
Let’s start off with the obvious: Leica cameras aren’t cheap. But for the price, they do offer some of the best image quality on the camera market. The Leica M10-R Digital Rangefinder Camera comes with a 40MP sensor and is capable of capturing even the smallest detail. The camera can be used in a wide range of photographic environments and performs exceptionally well in low light. All in all, the Leica M10-R Digital Rangefinder offers a great way to get started in photography before moving on to professional equipment.
For video calls from home: Poly Studio P21 Personal Meeting Display Zen
2020 has forced a lot of us into new working environments. Working from home may have been a welcome development for some, but it also often demands a complete restructuring of a home working space. The Poly Studio P21 Personal Meeting Display has been specifically designed for video calls and comes with a high-quality built-in microphone and a dedicated webcam with a built-in shutter. On each side of the monitor, there is also an ambient light attached so that your face can be well illuminated even if you are taking the call in a poorly lit environment. Plus, the monitor works with a wireless charger.
For wireless charging: Mophie Wireless Charging Stand +
A lot of our gadgets have gone wireless — especially when it comes to charging. If you own a lot of tech that doesn’t need a cord and a plug, you might find the Mophie Wireless Charging Stand a very useful thing to have around. This mini wireless charging tree is capable of charging up to three devices at the same time — and is fully compatible with iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches.
For keeping your tech safe: Nomad Rugged Cases
Nomad is one of the most popular makers of smartphone cases. This year, they have expanded their range with new iPhone cases that support MagSafe and have also added cases for iPad Air with dedicated cut-outs for the fingerprint sensor and the side power button. Nomad cases are known for their durability and overall “rugged” qualities that can keep your devices safe and protected against occasional drops and everyday wear. Plus, unlike a lot of protective cases out there, they are not bulky and let you keep your gadgets’ original aesthetics.
For a great cup of coffee: Jura S8
As you are playing games on your Razer Blade 15 or watching 4K quadcopter footage on the LG OLED65GX, you might want to complete the experience with a cup of great coffee. The stylish Jura S8 isn’t cheap — but it basically brings a coffee shop into your living room (or wherever you prefer to have coffee).
You get to enjoy a generous coffee selection, which includes lattes, macchiatos, flat whites, espressos, ristrettos, and more. And as if it weren’t enough, the Jura S8 can also brew you an excellent cup of green tea.
This is our full but by far not exhaustive list of cool gadgets to buy in 2021. If you’ve been able to find something to your liking, we are very happy for you and wish you and your new gadget lots of happy years together. If not, stay tuned. We cover lots of interesting tech in our blog.