The Best Tech Gadgets You Can Buy Right Now

Because us old farts need to keep up with these tech-savvy four-year-olds with iPads.

August 6, 2018

By Sam Nar / Photo: Pexels

Let’s be honest, technology is probably the greatest invention since fire (maybe). While smart devices have made our lives much easier, it’s made choosing the best gadgets we want a whole lot harder which is why we’ve rounded up a selection of the gizmos to check out so far this year.

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1. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Sorry, Apple—Samsung’s flagship invention takes the cake this year with their sleek-but-powerful 6.3-inch super AMOLED screen featuring a 1440×2960-pixel Infinity Display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The bezel-less front isn’t just for looks either, it highlights an 8MP selfie camera made for dual video calls, a top-of-the-line iris scanner, and the signature S Pen for drawing or writing on end. Fingerprint sensors and a 12MP camera on the rear keep things simple and HD. Available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, and Deep Sea Blue, this dual SIM card smartphone is the perfect combination of style and function. From $1,300

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2. Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft’s ultra-thin 28-inch desktop is a joy to look at and not just because of it’s interactive PixelSense Display, touting an impressive 4500 x 3000 resolution (though it certainly helps). Presenting 6th Gen Intel Cores and state-of-the-art NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphic cards, this hyper-end computer also has a choice of large storages to boot; 64 GB SSD with 1TB HDD, 128 SDD with 1TB HDD, or 128 SDD with 2TB HDD. With its zero-gravity hinge, this desktop is ready to kick back whenever you are. From $3,999

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3. LG OLEDC8P

LG has been killing the TV front these days, so it’s not a surprise that their latest 2018 model is one of the most popular choices for videophiles out there. LG’s newest smart TV combines a stunning 4K picture display with an extensive set of features (audio return channel, intelligent voice recognition, built-in DTS decoder) into a thin and attractive design, complete with a snazzy Alpine stand that streamlines the TV’s audio at the audience. From $1,995

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4. Huawei Watch 2

If you’re in the mood to look future wrist-tick, China’s leading tech brand, Huawei’s got your back. Their Watch 2 Classic series pushing a lightweight-yet-dynamic design is quickly outshining North American brands in the wearable tech department. Highlighting an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, dust-water resistance up to 1.5m, 4GB internal storage, and internet connectivity feature, the watch also comes with a customizable band so you can choose your preference to suit fit. From $180

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5. B&O Beosound 1

Bold, polished, and striking, B&O’s beautiful 360-degree portable speakers offer premium sound no matter where you sit. Made for usability and functionality, Beosound 1s weave a modern aesthetic through quality sound profiles, pumping up basses and boosting mid-to-high range vibes. From $1,973

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6. GoPro Hero 6

Transform your adventures into incredibly breathtaking shots in a 4K display. Built to weather any storm, the Hero 6, with an ultra-wide-angle glass lens, is made with a rugged, rubberized exterior that’s waterproof up to 33 feet. Take advantage of the modes like the ultra-wide-angle glass lens or the wide dynamic range mode with its user-friendly voice control or one-button control features. Hero 6 automatically uploads your journeys to the cloud with its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity so you’ll never have to worry about losing your files. From $529

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7. Google Daydream

For the travellers that never actually want to leave the comfort of their own home, there’s a simple solution: Google’s VR, Daydream. Immerse yourself in a simple experience through the high-quality display and realistic sounds. The breathable head strap fabric and soft, form-fitted face-pad are engineered and designed for your comfort, and it’s easily hand washable so you can share good times with friends. From $140

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