Bestproducts.com just came out with their list of the 100 best tech gadgets for 2017, and we've culled that list down to the 14 we (frankly, non-gamer types) would likely use, or want to use (depending on the price tag). Click on any product name for buying information.
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The bright-colored XYZprinting da Vinci mini 3-D printer delivers an excellent balance between value and features. A great option for students and newbies to the field, the printer has a build volume of 6 by 6 by 6 inches, auto-calibration, and auto-loading PLA filament system. XYZ offers free 3-D maker software, as well as a gallery of projects alongside the da Vinci mini.
The brand-new HP Sprocket is a cool portable photo printer, which allows social media aficionados to get physical copies of their best mobile photos. Designed to work with Apple iPhone and Android smartphones via a free app, the Bluetooth gadget utilizes zero-ink photo paper.
The stylish Google Home smart speaker is a rival to the Amazon Echo. It features the tech giant's AI-powered Google Assistant, which responds to voice prompts by tapping into an ultra advanced neural network. It can play music, answer questions, set timers, and control connected appliances, among many other things.
The Logi Circle is an excellent Wi-Fi security camera with easy setup, a sleek mobile app with an intuitive interface, and the ability to stream video with up to Full HD resolution. Available in black or white, the camera has two-way audio, an ultra wide lens, and free 24-hour cloud storage. The camera can work in wireless mode as well.
The AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi router is beautifully designed and incredibly fun and easy to use. Its setup consists of a cool base station with a touchscreen, and two wireless mesh points. A smartphone app allows users to control the router and monitor its performance. Pricey, but excellent
The Nomad Key for iPhone will forever eliminate the stress of leaving your Lightning cable behind. Designed to attach to a keychain, the accessory is solidly made and compatible with all Apple devices with a Lightning port.
Sleek and easy to install, the Ring video doorbell allows users to see and talk to visitors even while away from home. The device is available in several colors, thus allowing buyers to always find a perfect match for their door. Setup is easy, while weather-resistant design ensures that water and humidity won't damage the Ring.
Fashion-conscious Apple users in search of a Lightning cable should have this Lifestar offering on top of their list. Measuring 3 feet in length, the tangle-free cable is wrapped in cool materials that include denim and leather in various colors. LifeStar backs the cable with a sweet lifetime warranty.
Cost: $19.95 - $21.95
The Aukey Portable Charger features stealthy design, massive 20,000 mAh capacity, and support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. A connectivity powerhouse, the battery pack features two USB outputs, as well as a microUSB and a Lightning input. A flashlight is also on board. Aukey backs the gadget with a solid two-year warranty.
The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is the best compact wireless mouse in the business. Compatible with both PC and Mac, the gadget can work on any surface, and can connect to a computer over Bluetooth, as well as via a tiny USB hub. The mouse supports connectivity to up to three devices, and can easily switch between them via a button.
The Nest smoke detector has a cool design and gesture controls, as well as the ability to send alerts to your smartphone while you are away from home. There is a wired and a wireless variant to choose from. A must-have connected home gadget.
This lighting kit by Philips supports a whopping 50,000 shades of white, allowing users to find the perfect ambience at all times. The set is compatible with major home automation standards such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, and Nest, among others. The starter kit includes two bulbs, a dimmer switch, and smart control.
These pre-moistened wipes by Antec will not only clean your electronics, but also kill any bacteria on them. A must-have for frequent travelers and heavy commuters, the wipes are anti-static, as well as free from alcohol and ammonia.
Apple's own battery case for the iPhone 7 will make up for the hump on its back by almost doubling the time your phone can spend away from a charger. Available in black or white, the case has a soft microfiber lining and a grippy silicone exterior.
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