You might have heard of the Tech Awards 2017, but what exactly is it? Well to put it simply, it’s a roundup of all the best new tech that has been released this year. It includes those that have really shone, receiving individual accolades for being the best video game console, best phone, best camera, etc.
The Winners of the Best Tech Awards 2017
Any tech lover who is reading this, probably already knows what the winners of each category should be. But in case you’re not sure, here’s what I think the ‘ best winners ’ in the 2017 Tech Awards must be.
There have been a lot of phones released this year, but for me, the Google Pixel 2 really stood out. Following on from 2016s first Pixel, Google has gone one better improving upon it with the Pixel 2. Yes, both handsets look fairly similar, but the Pixel 2 has a matte finish which feels nicer to the touch.
Additionally, it has fantastic speakers, which put out a more vibrant/deeper sound than most other competitor handsets are capable of. As for its camera, it has also been improved. Now you can snap beautiful HDR images and record 2K video at 30fps. It has incredibly popular reviews, and many people are thrilled with the new device.
On Amazon.com, you can get an unlocked Pixel 2 for $839. That may seem like a lot, but if you sign up to a contract, you’ll pay much more than that. Plus, it’s likely that you’ll pay more outright in most other stores. With this one on Amazon, you also qualify for free shipping which is always a bonus!
The much-anticipated winner of the best console at the Tech Awards 2017 is no other than the Nintendo Switch. If like me, you’ve always been a fan of Nintendo, you will have been so excited when the Switch was announced. I’m guessing you probably spent most of the year awaiting its release.
The Switch if you don’t know, crosses boundaries! It is both a traditional TV-based console and a handheld. Meaning, you can play with everyone at home, or lock in the controllers and play alone. And of course, it comes with some of Nintendo’s classic games such a brand new Legend of Zelda and everyone’s favorite – Mario Kart 8.
This one on Amazon will set you back $379, but I think it’s definitely worth it. It lets you pick your own color of controllers, package your own games into the deal and choose a case!
Also Read: Best Nintendo Switch Games for Girls
Best Game of 2017: CryptoKitties
In any other instance of the multiverse this award would have gone to Zelda – Breath of the Wild, but then in December a classic came along, something that created a whole new genre of gaming – based on the crypto blockchain.
It’s biggest achievement was to prove that the the blockchain was not only useful for the boring payments industry, but that the blockchain could also take it’s tie off and have some fun. Such was the popularity of the game that it slowed the underlying Ethereum network down due to congestion early in December. Read more about CryptoKitties here.
Lenovo has been on the laptop scene now for a while, and they never fail to disappoint. The Yoga Tab 3 is no exception, doubling up as a tablet for Netflix watching. And also, transforming back to a laptop when your work cannot be put off any longer.
Lenovo has an excellent reputation as one of the best laptop manufacturers out there. So, with the purchase of any Lenovo product, you get access to their wonderful world of online support. This varies from the experts at Lenovo, to other people who have bought the same product as you. The companies philosophy is to make you feel part of a community.
This Lenovo Tab on Amazon is £349, which I think is a great price, considering what you are getting for that money. With this deal, you are saving $150 which is a whopping 30%. If you love tech and you love a bargain, this is the deal for you.
Ok, action cameras have dominated the camera market in the last couple of years. It probably comes as no surprise that Tech Awards 2017 includes the GoPro Hero 6! After all, to the vast majority of action camera users, it can’t be beaten.
As for GoPro, it’s been a front-runner in the action camera sector for years. The only surprise for me, is, that they keep on bettering themselves with every incarnation of the GoPro.
With automatic sending of footage to your phone, you no longer have to wait around for slow upload speeds. Additionally, there’s a touch zoom which, if you’re like me, is a really great feature, because I love anything that is a touchscreen.
Furthermore, now, thanks to image stabilization, video and stills will no longer be plagued by shaking. Meaning, that the final quality is greatly improved!
This particular one on Amazon.com is a great deal. It is $498 which is far cheaper than many other online stores. With it, you get the choice to add much-needed protection. There are multiple plans available, which you just add to your purchase. Additionally, there’s also the option to add a different gadget to it.
Best Crypto Coin 2017: IOTA
Thanks to the recent rise of $13-billion in its market share, IOTA has attracted the attention of Microsoft and Samsung. I think endorsements by them give it the right to be the best crypto coin of the Tech Awards 2017.
As I write this, IOTA is the sixth most significant digital asset on the planet, trading at $5.18 a share. If you know a thing or two about cryptocurrency, that inevitably means it’s worth keeping an eye on. So, with it going from strength-to-strength, and teaming up with some of the largest companies in the world, it appears that IOTA can do no wrong!
IOTA has promised us the idea of a blockchain-less blockchain, the “Tangle” where there are no miners, with free transactions and infinite scalability.
In a world where people are becoming more and more frustrated with Bitcoin, is it time for a new cryptocurrency to start ruling the market? If so, look out for IOTA as it promises to be bigger and better than anything we’ve ever seen before.