1.Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Mouse or NASA Command Center? The 2017 (re) release of this peripheral giant tinkered with gamer’ most beloved brands, such as Gazer and Alien ware. The differential of this mouse goes beyond the excellent quality of construction, is in the rationalization. The software included with Proteus allows you to not only configure functions for each of your 9 dedicated buttons, but also create profiles for several different games! That is, just open the program and choose between profiles before playing DOTS, Loll or any other games you have in your repertoire.
2. Apple TV 4K
Coming to its 4th generation in 2017, Apple TV brings us a number of enhancements to not only beat the competition but to align with content generation, increasingly pixelated and flawless image quality. In addition to supporting native 2160p resolution , it comes with HDR deployed, showing sharper, vivid images on TVs that support the technology. Another highlight is the care that Apple had with processing. Equipped with an A8 chip in the previous generation, the latest version of the box works with the A10x Fusion, the same as the latest iPad Pro, ensuring smoother navigation and gag-free performance. Apple however removed a USB-C port, leaving only an HDMI and a Gigabit Ethernet port, plus the power cord. Including “djá” in my wish list to the good old man.
Much is heard of the IOT, or, simply, Internet of Things, without many practical examples of what this may represent. It turns out that the second generation Echo, voice assistant who responds to Amazon’s “Alexa” technology interface, seems to have come out of an episode of the Jetsons. The great leap from the first to the second generation is the responsive ability.
Voice activated, you do not need a cell phone nearby to work. Just choose your customizable word of order, followed by the command, which will be executed. The Echo interprets from requests to play music, to a pizza order, without difficulties. We are obviously talking about the reality of the American market, but it can be used in Brazil for the simplest functions (if your English pronunciation is acceptable). Until the closing of this post Amazon Brazilian had not stipulated a date for the launch of the personal assistant in the Tupinik language, but we believe that there are other obstacles, such as integration with the services and even our precarious internet infrastructure.
4. Note 8
After becoming mocking and having its boarding banned on flights worldwide, Samsung counter attacks with the upgrade of its top-of-the-line model. With 6.3 ” Super AMOLED screen and 18.5: 9 aspect ratio (something like 2.35: 1 used in some movies such as” Lord of the Rings “) the screen impresses. OLED technology allows for some cool things with the “always on” feature that keeps lit only the pixels needed to show date, time and notifications, with almost zero energy expenditure. The battery in fact, has 200 mha less than the smaller brother S8 +, but guarantees a live phone for a whole day. The S Pen, integrated to the body of the smartphone, ensures good interactivity and allows you to draw directly on the screen .
But the resources do not stop there. With impressive 6GB of RAMruns Android
with a caveat to Samsung’s (inconvenient) mania of loading its Android skin with proprietary apps. In addition, it has a dual-chip capability, up to 256GB memory card slot, IPS7 (water and dust resistant) and no less than 3 (three) forms of biometric authentication: fingerprint reader, iris scanner and face recognition . Of the three, digital remains the most reliable, but it is always good to have other options. The rear camera features good 12 megapixel and excellent aperture F 1.7. But it is for capturing videos, which, despite supporting 4k, reaches only 30 fps. Certainly a great top-of-the-line Android, found for example, for half the value of the iPhone X.
5. Sony 7SII
The presence of this small camera (only in size) here may annoy some purists – including the one who writes to you – since in the world of high-performance cameras we are accustomed to seeing Canon, Nikon, and more for foreign lands, traditional brands like Leica and Panasonic. Sony dominated the 2000s with the compact Cyber Shot, but faced a lot of resistance in the professional market with its Alpha line, in part by proprietary use of Memory Stick in a world dominated by SD and Compact Flash. So far.
We are tired of reading news on the growing demand and no return for videos, each time in greater quantity and mainly quality. TVs 4K were no longer new, but now the contents are beginning to arrive, and that’s where 7S stands out. More compact and versatile than competitors of 5D Mark III and Black Magic, and much more affordable than RED cameras, the new video makers ‘ xodó offers fine tuning and a powerful sensor to generate crystal clear images with high throughput and dynamic tuning of focus and ISO, of very high sensitivity. The announcement of the H.265 codec by Apple and the production in more volume of contents in 4K helped to put Sony as one of the highlights of this list.
6.LG Signature OLED 77W
It seems strange that a simple tv has entered the list, with the proviso that this is not only this: it is one of the nerd dreams becoming reality. Presented at CES, one of the largest electronics consumer fairs in the world, Signature OLED is perhaps the closest we have so far to flexible screens. Accompanying the trend of some current OLED screens, the panel does not have room for connections. There is a virtually invisible fiber optic connection that connects to a device that mixes soundbar, multimedia center and receiver. Everything is connected there, and the result is magical. It’s as if a part of your wall has come to life. The LG 77W is the first step
in the near future where the screens are perhaps foldable and certainly larger, sharper and with absurd resolutions. Where do I sign the check?
7. Google Pixel 2 XL
Has there been any time since Google (or Alphabet?) Decided to manufacture its own hardware, generating the so-called hardware-software integration that, according to some, is the secret of iOS fluidity in apple devices. Behold, in 2017 the technology giant introduced the world to the second generation of its flagship , the Pixel. Based on the so-called “pure” Android, that is, with the minimum of interventions and proprietary applications on behalf of the manufacturer, was presented in two models: Pixel and Pixel XL;
The “chosen” here was the older brother. The technical specifications have no stark difference, but let’s talk about what really stirs our hearts and pockets: the design. With a 6 “AMOLED display with a resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels and a density of 551 ppi – for comparative purposes the iPhone X has 458 ppi – the XL follows the trend that came stronger with the Xiaomi Mi Mix, and was consolidated in Galaxy S8 and iPhone X, ” bezel-less ” or “no border” in quick translation. In addition, it features the most current version of the system, the 8.0, stereo front speakers that ensure good playback without headphones, in addition to coming with version 8.0 of Android, Oreo. It also has a feature called “Now Playing”, which “listens” to the songs that are playing in the environment and finds them proactively. And there are people who still say that the history of cell phones listen to our conversations is conspiracy theory …
8. Iphone X
If this was not the most anticipated gadget of the year, it certainly was the most commented. The most controversial of Apple devices in the post-iPhone era has divided legions. The difference is that this time, even the most ardent fans of the brand were left behind. The reason? In addition to the price – extremely high even by American and European standards – a series of features considered “questionable” by experts, such as FaceID, the “niche” at the top of the screen, the absence of a fingerprint sensor, among others.
Of course we can defend (somewhat) the device with the introduction of OLED screen, wireless charging , exceptional camera, hardware + software combination more powerful than ever and of course, animojis . However, several defects are already being reported by users, such as sudden freezes, the “green line of death” (link) and gross flaws in the front camera. At least, controversial.
9. Nintendo Switch
The Japanese gaming giant seems (I said it seems) to run counter to the competition, and does not wager on 4K, hyper-realistic graphics and FPS games with movie-like stories, but increasingly makes its goal of “democratizing” fun . A successful attempt had already been tested with the Wii, but the Switch is something else. Immersion of “pads”, the ability to take the game with you on a plug and play screen and, of course, the franchises we all learn to love (Zelda, Mario, Metroid ..) make the Switch a big must have the 2017 . An advice? Do not waste time and ask for Santa Claus who still has time to win one before the end of the year.
10. Tesla Model 3
I think it does not take much to justify the presence of a Tesla in this list, but in spite of the importance of this product, we are talking about a technology manufacturer, who understood very well how to make a car. The company (one of many) of Elon Musk stands out year after year in the automotive market, registering increasing sales in segments that have been showing fall in the main markets of the world. Musk cars stand out for their high build quality but also for performance , breaking the myth of eco-friendly cars (coming up with the Toyota Prius and GM Spark) Tesla deserved to be on the list by itself.
Its rapid evolution in the world of electric has made major players in the market accelerate their investments, now putting a lot of effort into developing fossil fuel-free vehicles such as Audi’s E-Tron line and BMWi, the German electric division. However, Model 3 may be the beginning of an early “popularization” of the models, since in the US it will cost the equivalent of an average sedan (under $ 40,000).
The world is still crawling when it comes to VR. We already have brands and companies developing great applications for technology, YouTube already has a VR mode and it (always it) the adult film industry already earns a lot of money with it. But the impression that remains is similar to the appearance of the web back there in the 1990s: Every company knew that they needed to have a website , even without knowing exactly why or how to use it in the best way. After the purchase of Oculus Rift by Facebook in the 7 digits, a yellow light ignited in the industry and we observed a boom in the use of this technology, which, in a way, “competes” with augmented reality and other forms of interaction between the real and the virtual.
This long introduction serves to give us the context of Vive. HTC has developed robust, developer-friendly and design-friendly hardware, which quickly made the (outside) system very well valued and desired. But where is the true differential? In a variable called “room scale”. The “depth of the environment” as it can be called, allows you to effectively walk through your virtual environment (and real too), different from the others where the camera moves through a virtual environment.
With the presale started this week, Vive announced the second generation of its headset. The difference from the Focus to the first one is that there will be no need for wires , nor for a connection to a computer. Subscribers who purchase the kit will begin receiving their orders in January 2018 (only in China, for now). It’s a big jump to the start of independent VR devices.
A major impediment to their popularization is still in price: The kit with the glasses plus two pads (which still requires synchronization with a PC) costs nothing modest 4 thousand yuan or USD 600.00; but YES, it deserves to be on the list for being featured in 2016 and we love nerds, expensive and heavy. We are anxious.