Out with the old, in with the new! The saying is always true for so many things- experiences, learnings, memories! Upgrading from old to new is the cycle of life, and it is with this perspective that Filipinos face the upcoming new year.
As the new year dawns, Filipinos are excited to find out what 2022 has in store for them | Photo by Cottonbro from Pexels
This 2022, it is nigh time that Filipinos leave all the negative experiences and tribulations that everyone has faced the previous year. From the recurrent lockdowns to the prolonged stay inside homes- COVID-19 has stolen a good chunk of everyone’s lives and months.
However, technology has really helped everyone cope with the pandemic. Smartphones help while away from the long hours at home. Handy desktops allow employees to diligently accomplish work deadlines and projects. In addition, intelligent AI technology in-house automation systems provide convenience and ease for day-to-day activities at home. Even the emergence of health gadgets helps track fitness goals and status. Indeed, Filipinos have certainly used and depended on their devices a lot more this year.
In light of looking forward to better experiences in 2022, Filipinos can now get excited about newer and better consumer tech products to upgrade their post-pandemic lifestyle!
Be on the lookout to get your hands on the best 2022 digital finds, specially created for the modern consumer:
1. For the gamers and collectors, the Netgear Digital Canvas is for you!
Display your NFT art on a digital canvas, like the new era of digital painting galleries | Photo by Electric Objects from Architectural Digest
2021 was the year that Ethereum, cryptocurrency, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) really bloomed. With these recent trends in the blockchain industry, the tech-giant Netgear plans to present a digital canvas for NFTs on the Consumer Electronics Show for 2022. NFTs are unique digital assets, part of the Ethereum blockchain, that serve as proof of documentation or ownership about anything digital- music, art, files, collectible cards, and even memes. NFTS is one-of-a-kind, and therefore, if you interchange one NFT with another, you won’t get the same token.
Because of their distinct forms, NFTs are hoarded by collectors and artists. Recent conversations in the industry forecast NFTs being considered as fine art, so if you’re curating for new forms of art, maybe try adding NFTs to your collection! In line with this development, Netgear is creating a canvas for collectors to be able to display their NFTs on a platform called Meural, enabling a distinctive viewing experience for users all around the world.
Imagine having a digital gallery show of the most expensive art paintings in the world- in this case, NFTs are those art paintings! You can view more details about Meural on their website.
2. For the worker bees whose companies continue to conduct operations and processes online at home, the new 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pro is here to save the day!
As talks of a new COVID-19 variant called omicron plague countries, companies continue their business operations online, enabling employees to stay at home. Employees hustle daily on their laptops, typing and clicking away at their screens, with multiple tabs and windows open. This day-to-day grind took a toll on their health for some laptops, resulting in slower operations and faster battery drainage.
The good news is that Apple, the creator of one of the most powerful operating systems in gadgets, is launching new 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pro laptops, another one of the high quality 2022 digital finds! Equipped with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, these babies are supercharged to withstand any high-rendering operations and projects with its 10-core CPU and 16-core CPU. Not only that, but these new Macbook Pros have a battery life of 21 hours, perfect for those all-nighter documents that your boss demands submission for the next day.
The new 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pro are redefining the new generation of notebooks with their powerful processors | Photo by Apple
It’s also perfect for editing videos, allowing for 4D, 8K ProRes videos and grade color in HDR on 8K 4444 ProRes videos. These new Macbook Pros feature a Liquid Retina XDR display with a 1080p HD. Indeed, this definition will make your video in company Zoom meetings crystal clear- it’s like you’re really there in person!
Apple also brings back USB ports besides type-C and enables the return of MagSafe. So if you’re looking to replace your worn-out laptop with a high-performing device that trumps any challenging task you face it with, treat yourself to a new Macbook Pro!
3. For those house-owners that need a full-time, 24h, no qualms babysitter, the Amazon Astro household robot will melt your worries away!
Speaking of charming homes installed with Alexa, Amazon has released a new household robot that enables you to monitor your house despite being away! Definitely one of the 2022 digital finds to get your hands on! The Amazon Astro robot will make going out a lot more hassle-free and carefree for those necessary out-of-house trips. If you’re someone who has many valuable items you want to keep a close eye on at home, or if you have a naughty fur baby who likes to get in trouble while you’re away, then this household robot will solve your problems!
Cute like the Disney robot Wall-E, the new Astro robot will take care of you and your house! | Photo by Amazon from BBC
Built with advanced navigation technology, owners can command Astro to go around the house, room to room, like a bodyguard on duty. If Astro detects an unrecognized figure or sound, a notification will be immediately sent to the owner’s phone. Not only that, but the Astro household robot also has a lot of neat features to cater not only to the security and privacy of homes but also in caring for the elderly or for furry pets!
Astro can be used to send daily reminders together with Alexa and can be purchased to carry additional accessories such as Ziploc containers, an OMRON blood pressure monitor, and a Furbo Dog Camera that can give treats to your pet!
Of course, the only missing link is that the Astro robot cannot climb stairs, but apart from that, having a household robot that caters to your needs away from home is undoubtedly a must-have for 2022!
Speaking of Alexa, haven’t you ever wanted to live in an elegant and luxurious home that serves not only an aesthetic appeal but is also convenient with smart home devices? At Brittany Properties, their Eliot homes are the homes of the future! Combining both the beautiful style of old English homes with the ease of technology such as Alexa, Brittany Corporation pioneers the combination of humanity’s spirit with the modern AI!
Imagine waking up in a rustic and romantic home with the sunlight streaming through your windows- not wanting to get out of bed. You wonder if it would be a perfect day to go on a picnic. Just ask Alexa for the weather- she’ll immediately tell you whether to stay cuddled up in bed or to rise and shine for a sunny day ahead! It’s a perfect dream, and you can make it a reality with Brittany’s smart luxury house and lot for sale!
4. For the people with dynamic lifestyles who can’t stop the beat, the SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker will rock your world!
AirPods, earphones, and headsets are so 2021! Sony’s neckband speaker makes the mark this 2022 for listening to music, which gives ears a break thanks to its upward full-range speaker unit!
Included in the best 2022 digital finds, Sony’s neck speakers will make listening to music and meetings a whole lot easier | Photo by Sony from End Gadgets
Light as a feather, it rests comfortably on your shoulders and will surely give spring to your feet as it pumps out sounds that only YOU can hear! Despite its deceiving appearance, only the wearer will hear the music with its angled technology! It’s also equipped with Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which will make your voice in a meeting crystal clear, all the while minimizing noise and echo!
There is also a handy dandy button mic button that users can click to quickly mute or unmute themselves. The neckband also features volume buttons, which can be turned up, down, or be used to pause, play, and skip music! Going beyond annoying headset wires and AirPods ear fatigue, this neckband owners can wear it all day on the shoulders and continue to do activities hassle-free! Using Bluetooth tech, the neckband can be connected to laptops, smart TVs, and smartphones!
Furthermore, its open ear design makes you available to listen to your surroundings, so you can talk at dinner, for example, while listening to your favorite Spotify playlist! Now, isn’t that neat? Your Mozart-listening spree won’t be interrupted, and you won’t be shut off from the conversations happening around you! It’s also splashproof, so you can now wash dishes without having to worry about your ear devices getting wet!
It’s also perfect for work-at-home employees who want to exercise, for example, while listening to a meeting! With a battery life of 20 hours and a charging time of 10 mins for an additional hour of use, the Sony neckband is the future of listening!
Indeed, in light of everything happening, the world is transitioning to a digital-based reality forever! As Filipinos happily welcome the new year with open arms, why not invest in these 2022 digital finds? Technology makes everyone’s lives more accessible, and after everything that the world has gone through, everyone can use a little more convenience and ease in their lives.