This Was An Expensive Year!
As a tech enthusiast, I spend a lot of money on tech and gadgets, perhaps more than I should, but that gives me the opportunity to create more content and try out more products. That’s why I decided to summarise the top 5 purchases I made this year in a blog post.
I’ve spent a long time thinking about all the tech and gadgets I purchased this year and I finally came to the conclusion of what my top 5 purchases were.
Just a bit of a side note, I tried to include the prices of each product on Amazon, but these prices may change with no notice. All prices were checked at the time of writing this article. The links to the products are Amazon affiliate links.
So here are my top 5 tech purchases…
5. Huawei MateBook D15
The Huawei MateBook D15 (2021) is a brilliant budget laptop and whilst I do have a few issues with it, it hasn’t let me down on a single occasion yet.
The laptop features an 11th gen Intel i5 processor, 512GB of Solid State storage and 8 GB of RAM. But don’t let that fool you because the laptop performs really well even with the more demanding tasks such as video editing.
The one complaint I have about the laptop is the fact that you can’t upgrade the RAM, and 8GB tends to be a bit low these days.
But as a whole, the laptop looks premium, performs great and feels good to work on, and I couldn’t ask for more!
At the time of writing this article, the laptop is available for £449.99 on Amazon.
4. KeySmart Max
I could talk about the KeySmart Max all the time as it’s a brilliant little gadget, perfect to have in your everyday carry.
It’s basically a key holder that also features a torch and a Tile tracker which is rechargeable via Micro USB and I think that is my only complaint, the fact that it doesn’t have a USB-C connector.
The Tile tracker works really well on this device meaning that I can track down my keys whenever I misplace them, yes it’s not as good as the AirTag, but it gets the job done.
The thing I like about KeySmart is that you can buy accessories for it too. It came with a multitool but I also got a box opener for it as it’s something I use a lot. But you can buy a handful of other accessories for it, which is pretty cool.
It seems that the product was sold out at the time of writing this article, so I can’t give you a price estimate but I purchased it for £62.99 back in May. I’ll leave a link to the product in case more stock comes in.
3. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
This year I tested many smartwatches but the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is possibly one of my favourites. The watch looks great and performs really well. I was planning to get the Pixel Watch since I have the Pixel 7 Pro, but I guess the older hardware but me off a bit.
But the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, has compensated for that pretty well, especially with its newer hardware and performance. It’s a huge improvement from the first Samsung Galaxy Watch I had which happened to be the Tizen-based original Samsung Galaxy Watch.
At the time of writing this article, the 44 mm, Bluetooth version was available for £289.00 on Amazon.
2. Pixel Buds Pro
I’ve tried and tested many truly-wireless earbuds this year, but the Google Pixel Buds Pro have seriously exceeded my expectations.
I was always a fan of the Pixel Buds and I’ve had the Pixel Buds 2 and Pixel Buds A, both of which I really liked. But the pros are at a whole new level.
One of my favourite features of these earbuds is the Multi-Point Bluetooth which allows me to connect two devices at the same time, so if I’m working on my iPad and I get a call on my Android phone, I can just continue using the earbuds on my phone. This has seriously improved my work life!
At the time of writing this article, the Pixel Buds Pro were available for £145.59 on Amazon, which is actually a great price!
1. Pixel 7 Pro
After leaving the Apple Ecosystem in early 2022, I tried many Android smartphones, but my favourite by far has got to be the Google Pixel range, starting with the Google Pixel 6 Pro, which is the phone I’ve used for the majority of the year.
I’m not new to Google Pixel phones, in the past, I had the Google Pixel 2, 3A XL and 5 which I used alongside of my iPhone. The point is that I enjoyed all of these phones.
Now I have a bit of a confession to make, whilst I really enjoyed my Google Pixel 6 Pro, I do think that I’ve been sold a bit of a lemon as I had a lot of issues with the camera crashing and the phone overheating, something that not many others reported. But the good news is that I haven’t experienced anything of the sort with the 7 Pro.
The Pixel 7 Pro is so much better than the 6 Pro, and it just feels like a much better phone. But I will be doing an up-to-date review once I have more time on the phone. I may even do a Day in the life video showing off the battery life and some of the features.
At the time of writing this article, I found a pretty decent offer on Amazon, where you get the Fitbit Versa 4 with the phone for £849.00, which is a pretty decent bargain if you ask me. I know it’s not the Pixel Watch, but considering the fact that the Versa 4 costs £168.73!
Throughout 2022, I’ve had a chance to try out some really good products, but this article is solely about the ones I purchased myself coming up with the top 5 wasn’t an easy task, but here we are.
And now a question for you!
What are your favourite tech purchases from 2022? Let us know in the comments and feel free to explain why!