Gadgets of 2022 that rocked: Be it smartphones or the TWS earbuds from big brands, these are the coolest ones we saw this year.
2022 saw some of the coolest gadgets in the most popular categories. Be it the cutting edge smartphones or the swanky TVs, we have seen some great gadgets from various companies across various price points. At HT Tech, we got to review almost all of them and here are our favourite ones. Psst, if you can buy these, go ahead and get them.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 Pro Max with its Dynamic Island has been everyone’s favourite this year. Apple’s novel solution to hide the camera cutouts impresses us and consumers a lot. Add to that a mighty A16 Bionic chip, a superb 48MP main camera, an amazing OLED display, and a stellar battery life to back it all, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is our favourite. Starts at Rs. 139,900.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
The Pixel 7 Pro leaves us spellbound with its still photography, especially when the Sun goes down. No other phone camera can match its colour science. That and a gorgeous 6.7-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display, a beautifully skinned Android 13, and mighty performance makes it our favourite Android flagship of 2022. It costs Rs. 84,999.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 has to be in this list for its sheer folding capability. Having a pair of nicely tuned cameras on a origami-style tripod makes for a great camera to carry around. Plus, you can fold it shut when not needed. The Flip 4 also offers good battery life, a nice 120Hz display, and flawless performance from its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Starts at Rs. 89,999.
Nothing Phone 1
A phone with a semi transparent back and LED “Glyph” lights to adorn it – how can that not be cool? Especially when it starts at Rs. 27,499?
Apple Watch Series 8
The Apple Watch Series 8 defines the perfect smartwatch of today. Be it health monitoring or an extension of your iPhone, the Watch Series 8 is the coolest watch for the job. Get the 45mm variant for its large beautiful display.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro does all the cool things the Apple Watch Series 8 does, and lasts 3 days easily on a single charge. Plus, it works with Android phones (only). The rugged look also is a crowd pleaser.
Rocking TWS earbuds
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
At Rs. 16,999, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sounds superb and fits in well with most ears. Audiophiles will love it. It also offers a plethora of smart features to make life easy on the move. Get it preferably if you use a Samsung phone.
Apple AirPods Pro 2
The Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Gen impresses with its solid ANC performance and a well tuned audio signature. The case also has its own speaker for notifications on battery status and FindMy scanning. Only recommended with Apple products though.
Xiaomi OLED Vision TV
An OLED TV for Rs. 89,999 – this is cool in itself. And that too a good one. The Xiaomi OLED Vision TV left us impressed with its picture quality and a superb user experience. PatchWall is brilliant for content hunting and its speaker system eliminates the need for an additional soundbar.
Samsung QN95B Neo QLED 4K
It is eye-wateringly pricey at Rs. 2.7 lakhs but TV lovers can’t get anything better than this in this price range. Samsung’s QLED panel is better in colours and brightness that competing OLED TVs at this price. Plus, we loved Tizen OS as a smart TV platform; it is well sorted and runs fast.