8 of the coolest and most useful tech gadgets to own
From smart phones to smart watches, smart TVs to smart homes, the range of devices available to enhance our lives can be as exciting as they are overwhelming. So which devices are actually worth your buck? We’ve done the hard yards and scoured the country for the best tech gadgets based on practicality, performance and ‘it’ factor. Read on for our list of the latest, greatest (and potentially life-changing) devices that are worth the investment (and will give you plenty of good reasons to convince your significant other that your tech collection needs an update).
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
These in-ear earphones will change the way you listen to music. They deliver energetic and balanced sound and an impressive noise-cancelling feature. If you’re in need of wireless earphones and appreciate impeccable sound quality, look no further. Plus, their ergonomic fit means you won’t have to worry about them falling out during an intense workout session. Shop now at Myer or JB-HI-FI.
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Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 Robotic Vacuum
This baby not only vacuums and mops, but boasts being one of the most powerful, automated cleaning systems on the market. But what truly sets it apart from the rest? The upgraded AIVI technology recognises and avoids obstacles as well as potential entanglements, so you won’t need to clean up before this cleaner. In addition, it’s compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can start and stop cleaning via its voice recognition feature, and includes a built-in camera and voice recorder so you can say hi to the home (and furry pals) from anywhere. Although it’s on the pricier end, this ultra-practical gadget gives you more time back in your day - and you can't put a price on that. Shop now at Godfreys and JB-HI-FI.
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Belkin Boost Up Charge Power Bank
There’s nothing worse than your phone running flat at the most inconvenient moment - but fear no more, the Belkin Boost Up Charge Power Bank is here. This extremely useful device gives your phone’s battery a second lease on life. Particularly handy on long trips, camping or if you simply spend a lot of time on the go, charge it up as you would your phone and you’ll never run out of juice again. Shop now at Myer and JB-HI-FI.
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Theragun Elite Percussion Gun Handheld Massager
Looking for a natural and convenient solution for post-workout recovery or general muscle soreness and stiffness? The Theragun Elite Percussion Gun Handheld Massager uses a combination of depth, speed and force to reach deep into your muscles to increase blood flow and assist recovery, so you can get more out of your exercise routine and your day. Shop now at Rebel Sport.
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DJI Mavic Mini 2 Drone
Perhaps the best range of drones on the market, DJI offers plenty of different models to fit your purpose and price. Travel and beginner-friendly, the DJI Mini 2 Drone Fly More Combo fits into the palm of your hand, weighs less than 249 grams, and shoots buttery-smooth 4K video footage. Whether you're a photography enthusiat or just want to take your home movies to the next level, this snazzy new toy will have you showing off your cinematic masterpieces in no time! Shop now at JB Hi-Fi and Myer.
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Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen Smart Home Display
The latest addition to Google’s smart display devices is the Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen Smart Home Display. From helping in the kitchen to connecting with loved ones, streaming your favourite movies and tunes, to monitoring your sleep and breathing patterns, this clever device syncs with other compatible devices to connect and transform your home into a smarter space. A great addition to any household, it keeps everyone entertained, helps your brood stick to their schedule, and is always on hand to answer your questions and commands. What more could you ask for? Shop now at JB Hi-Fi.
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Moleskine Smart Paper Tablet
If you love getting your thoughts out on pen and paper but also need to send out an email at the end of the day, this is the device for you! The Moleskine Plain Paper Tablet combines the best of both worlds, giving you the ability to seamlessly transition your writing across freehand and digital on the go, via the Moleskine app. The app also allows you to annotate, share, search and edit your analog notes – it’s simply a creative's and an organiser’s dream. Shop now at Dymocks.
Polaroid Now Instant Camera
Finally, a particularly fun one for teens, tweens and anyone in love with retro pop culture. Never miss capturing a memory in an instant with a Polaroid pic. The Polaroid Now Instant Camera includes handy features such as auto-focus, natural flash and a self-timer to make it even easier to capture those spontaneous moments in higher quality images, all on the same, signature, warm film. A must-have for anyone whose fridge consists of a collage of memories spent with family and friends. Shop now at JB Hi-Fi and Myer.
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