Technology is amazing. Whether it’s for work or play, the right technology can just make life better. For keeping up to date with your friends and family, or for making workflow easier in the office, having the right tech is now vital. There’s almost no area of our lives that hasn’t been affected by the rapid pace of modern tech. One of the best things about the range of technologies now available is their versatility. Being able to use your tech when and how you want is now a major consideration when buying your latest digital tools. Here are some of the key pieces of tech that everyone needs and what you should consider when investing in them.
Laptops are getting more powerful than ever, but they are also getting slimmer. That means that there are now fewer USB ports available on many current machines. You can now get five or ten-port USB docks that will combine high-speed USB-3 ports alongside charging ports. Considering that they are often smaller than the average bar of candy, this is becoming a great way to keep powered up and connected no matter where you are. For data transfers or for connecting a variety of devices, a USB data hub adds real portability to your life.
These are still not in every home, but that is slowly changing. When a home hub like Amazon Echo or Google Home can help organize your daily schedule, play your favorite playlist, and even dim the lights in your bedroom, home assistants are becoming one of the most versatile technologies accessible for everyone. The best one for you will depend on your other devices. If you have a Google Pixel 2 or the latest iPhone, make sure that you get the assistant that connects.
Some people will argue forever about why it’s better to have a laptop over a tablet. Others will argue the exact opposite. Of course, for the ultimate in versatility you can’t go wrong with a device that acts as both. Detachable keyboards or keyboards as accessories have transformed the way that we carry and use our devices. Check out the Choosist guide for finding the perfect tablet/laptop hybrid that will match the demands of your life.
Now that we all stare at our devices all day, the question of why we haven’t yet developed phone chargers that connect straight to our bodies has yet to be answered. While we wait for a little human/tech integration, portable chargers will do the job just fine. These are a great thing to have in your college bag or your laptop case at work. If you’re tired of running out of battery on your phone while commuting, or you spend more time attached to the wall with a lead and a plug socket, portable changers can be a real game-changer.
Technology is everywhere, and it’s highly customizable. With so much tech to choose from, you can mix and match your combos to find out what works best for you. Whether you’re a tech-head who’s never too far from the latest trending news, or someone that prefers to stick to Netflix, the right technology exists for you. Finding versatile options for your tech and your life is easier than ever.
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