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As a small content creator, I find myself purchasing a lot of the products I make content about. Some of the products I buy specifically to review, and others because I think they will improve my quality of life in the world of technology.

I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings about some of the best tech investments I made this year in the form of a blog post featuring mini reviews of some of my favourite items.

I also want to share the products I’m contemplating purchasing later this year. So in no particular order, these are the best tech purchases I made this year so far…

So without any further ado…

These are the best Tech Purchases I made This Year…

Pixel Buds A

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The Pixel Buds A are in no way, shape, or form the best wireless earbuds on the market. In fact, I prefer the older Pixel Buds 2 as they felt like a premium product, and they even had wireless charging.

But I wanted to start talking about the Pixel Buds A because I actually quite like them, and I’m saying that as someone who’s tested a huge number of wireless earbuds over the last year or so.

There are 2 main reasons I like the Pixel Buds A so much. The first reason is the comfortable fit. These are the types of earbuds you can just comfortably put in your ear and forget about. They are light and don’t fall out of your ears easily. They’re also quite comfortable to wear over extended periods of time.

The second reason I value them so much is that they actually sound very good. You can really hear the deep bass and clear sound, which is quite important.

Overall, I think that the Pixel Buds A are a superb set of wireless earbuds and are highly worth the purchase!

KeySmart Max

KeySmart Max
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For those of you who are new here, I’m a huge gadget geek and when I saw the Key Smart Max advertised online, I just had to get one!

The KeySmart Max allows you to organise your keys in a single small holder. The main advantage is that your keys will fit neater in your pocket, and it’s easier to carry compared to standard keychains. Those who are familiar with the Orbitkey holder, know what I mean.

The KeySmart Max comes with a Tile built in, so if you’re like me and can never remember where you’ve left your keys, you can use the tile app to track them down.

Unlike Apple’s AirTag, the KeySmart Max is rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about replacing the battery. However, my one complaint it that it has a Micro-USB port, which is a shame considering the price tag.

The holder also has a torch built in, and you can buy a handful of accessories such as a box opener, a beer bottle opener and many more!

Overall, I think that the KeySmart Max is a great investment for those who are into their gadgets. It’s a great little tool which is just so much better compared to conventional keychains.

Razer Kiyo Pro Webcam

Razer Kiyo Pro
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Following the pandemic, hybrid and remote work is on the rise, with many companies choosing a hybrid approach to save money and time.

When working from home, it’s worth purchasing decent hardware to make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

The Razer Kiyo Pro may be a bit overkill for working from home, but if quality is important to you, then it’s worth the investment. I was lucky enough to pick it up on a sale and after using it for several months, I think it was well worth the investment.

At this point and time, you’re probably wondering what makes this webcam special compared to others on the market. To begin with, the webcam can provide superior visual fidelity compared to 4K webcams, it works great in low light situations and has an adaptive light sensor.

The Kiyo Pro, also offers uncompressed 1080p at 60FPS, as well as a wide-angle lens.

All these features combined make the webcam great for people who require a good quality stream.

Xiaomi Mi Bar

Xiaomi Monitor Bar Light
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The Xiaomi Mi bar is a great investment and that I’ve been using for around two years. I’m mentioning it in this post as I bought another one for the study.

It’s a USB-powered lamp that mounts on top of your monitor to save space and makes your desk feel cleaner in general.

The one thing that sets the Xiaomi Mi Bar apart from the competition is the wireless remote control, which not only looks stylish, but it also controls the brightness and hue.

The lamp has seriously improved my workspace and is perfect for anyone who has a small amount of space on their desk.

These are the tech items I hope to purchase this year…

Pixel Buds Pro

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Since I like the Pixel Buds A so much, I also hope to purchase their Pro version, mainly due to the active noise-cancelling (ANC) feature which the Buds A simply don’t have.

I think it really is a shame that the Pixel Buds A don’t have ANC, particularity as their competition such as the Nothing Ear (1) and the Beats Studio Buds do.

Pixel Watch

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Another product I hope to buy is Google’s new Pixel Watch, which is due to be released later this year.

I must admit, I’m not a massive fan of the style they went with, especially as it has no bezels like my TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra. However, I reckon it will grow on me, just like the Pixel 6 Pro has, which at the start I wasn’t a fan of the style.

M1 Mac Mini

Mac Mini
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I’m finding a hard time admitting that the computer I built a few years back is starting to show its age. I built that computer myself, and therefore it has a special place in my heart.

However, as times change, I can no longer call myself a true gamer, in fact, I very rarely find the time to play games lately. Therefore, I don’t really have the need for a gaming rig.

My current computer is built inside a massive case which is just using up so much room, that’s one of the reasons I’m seriously considering a Mac Mini, it’s the perfect size!

In Summary

I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that it’s given you some ideas of what to purchase this year. This article is in no way a commitment to what I’m actually going to purchase, it’s more of what I want to purchase.

Traditionally, I’m going to keep an eye out on the market and wait for prices to drop. Although, I feel pretty committed to buying the Pixel Watch when it’s released.