10 of the Coolest Devices That Are Available to You


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As any tech-head will tell you, cool is in the beholder’s eye. So when searching for cool devices, it’s a personal choice that starts with the question, ‘What are you in to?’ Here are ten of the most cool devices available on the market. Which one appeals the most to you?

How We Reviewed These Cool Devices

We went looking for a wide variety of great products that are both available and affordable. One of these gadgets is sure to be right for you!

 

Overall Price Range

These products fall in the price range between around $90 to around $900. The more expensive are high end electronics, but all of them are equally cool.

What We Reviewed

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Amazon Echo Show 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones
  • Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
  • Moodo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser
  • Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera
  • Anker Powerhouse Portable Outlet
  • Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System
  • DJI OSMO Action with DJI Care Refresh

DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

Features

The DJI Osmo is the penultimate product for those wishing to take their smart phone camera work to the next level. The Osmo mobile app will control the unit to provide you with multiple shooting modes (portrait, landscape, etc.), while the gyro stabilizer ensures Steadicam-like smoothness when shooting videos,

Pros

  • Lighter than previous versions
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent picture stabilization

Cons

  • App is complex
  • Not really as ‘pocket ready’ as advertised
  • Expensive

Price $$

Where to Buy

Warranty

The DJI Osmo comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. An additional year’s warranty may be purchased separately.

 

Amazon Echo Show 5

Features

The Amazon Echo Show 5 is an entry-level smart display device with a touch screen and voice activation. If you’re familiar with other Echo devices, you’ll know the basic functionality of this unit.

Pros

  • Easy on-screen setup
  • Access other smart devices from home screen menu
  • Good microphone sensitivity

Cons

  • Small display
  • Rudimentary ambient light auto adjustment
  • No YouTube access through voice commands

Price $

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Amazon Echo Show 5 comes with a one-year limited warranty. Additional years’ warranties can be purchased.

Samsung Galaxy S10

Features

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the latest in the line of Galaxy smart phones. It has several enhanced features such as longer battery life, more rapid charging, greater storage capacity and a better camera system.

 

Pros

  • 6.1″ AMOLED screen
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  • Standard 128 GB internal storage

Cons

  • No headphone jack
  • Expensive
  • Selfie camera breaks up the display

Price $$$

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Galaxy S10 comes with a one-year manufacturer’s limited warranty from the date of purchase.

 

Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones

Features

The Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones are the latest Powerbeats version. They have a long battery life, an auto-play feature and volume and track controls on each earbud.

Pros

  • Exceptional battery life
  • Top-notch audio reproduction
  • Sweat and water resistant for protection during workouts

Cons

  • Higher priced than most of its competitors
  • Easy to mix up left with right unit
  • Recharging case larger than Airpods

Price $$$

 

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Powerbeats Pro comes with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

 

Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

Features

As their name implies, the Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses serve two purposes: a stylish pair of sunglasses combined with a Bluetooth audio set of in-frame speakers.

Pros

  • Unique product design
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Good speaker volume

Cons

  • Battery life isn’t great
  • No prescription lenses available
  • Proprietary charging cable
  • Only come in two styles

Price $$

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Bose Audio Sunglasses come with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

 

Moodo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser

Features

The Moodo Fragrance Diffuser disburses various scents throughout your house or apartment. If you don’t want to burn scented candles, the Moodo is a worthwhile (but not inexpensive) option.

Pros

  • Efficient aroma diffusion
  • Multiple scents available
  • IFTTT/Amazon/Google compatibility

Cons

  • Scent capsules are expensive
  • App has bugs and is challenging to use
  • May have security issues

Price $$

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Moodo Fragrance Diffuser does not come with a warranty.

Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera

Features

The Samsung Gear 360 will take full 360-degree photographs in high resolution, or you can use the wide-angle lens to get a 180-degree picture.

Pros

  • Lighter than previous Samsung Gear 360 units
  • Affordable
  • Improved 4K video capability

Cons

  • Water resistant but not submersible
  • Only Android support is for Samsung phones
  • Battery is not removable

Price $

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Samsung Gear 360 VR comes with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty from the date of purchase.

 

Anker Powerhouse Portable Outlet

Features

The Anker Powerhouse is a portable power supply to use when you’re off the grid. Its lithium-ion battery allows a smaller form factor than many alternatives.

Pros

  • Both DC and AC output
  • Small form factor improves portability
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Outlet plugs have a tight fit
  • Unit is heavy for its size
  • Charging port can have connection issues

Price $$$

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Anker Powerhouse comes with a limited 18-month manufacturer’s warranty.

Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System

Features

The Arlo Pro 2 is a wireless outdoor security camera. It is battery- or plug-in powered and works with other smart devices.

Pros

  • Outstanding video quality (1080p)
  • Supports IFTTT and Alexa voice commands
  • Cloud storage is available

Cons

  • Some features only work when the units are plugged in
  • Expensive
  • Requires a hub to work

Price $$$

Where to Buy

Warranty

The Arlo Pro 2 comes with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

DJI OSMO Action with DJI Care Refresh

Features

The DJI Osmo Action is a video camera GoPro alternative. The DJ Care Refresh is a replacement service and an extended warranty.

Pros

  • Dual screen front and back
  • Stable, shake free image stabilization
  • Offers 8X slow motion and 12 MPixel photo support

Cons

  • Accessory options are limited
  • App connectivity is suboptimal
  • Video lag at high magnification levels

Price $

Where to Buy

Warranty

The DJI OSMO Action comes with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. The DJI Care Refresh increases the warranty by an additional year.

 

The Verdict

In our cool devices review, we’ve hit on a number of fun, new products. While not all of them are for everybody, the chances are that at least one of these cool devices is going to make it onto your Christmas list.

Good luck deciding which one!

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