Gadgets have become an essential part of our busy lives. And just like everything else, those get outdated and need to be upgraded. But whether those upgrades are necessary is a little subjective. Sometimes they’re worth it. But mostly, you don’t actually need it and it’s a waste of money. So, instead of spending big bucks on gadgets you might not use or which can easily be replaced in the future, save your money for these truly essential tech products. They’ll last a long time and are worth every penny.
1. A good smartphone
A smartphone is very essential nowadays. Gone are the days when a phone was meant only for calling and texting. Yes, every few months a new iteration of the previous model comes on the market, but don’t be tempted to buy every upgrade. Make a list of all the features you require, stick to your budget, and you will probably find the perfect smartphone for you.
2. A laptop
You can find a variety of models at a variety of prices. It’s portable and very important to conduct day-to-day businesses. Invest money in a good laptop according to your usage, and you won’t regret it.
You think that you don’t need a quality pair of headphones until you use one. Then you can never go back to the cheap ones. A must-have item to put on your list.
4. Mechanical keyboard
Yes, we have super-thin membrane keyboards, touch keyboard, and so on. But a quality mechanical keyboard (one which has separate switches for every key) is definitely more durable, easier to use, and will make you commit less typing mistakes. And though the technology is old, it’s a product which is going to last a lifetime.
5. A portable charger for your smartphone
You never know when your smartphone might run out batteries and you have to make that urgent call. Your phone is on all day long, after all!
6. USB 3.0 Cable
They cost a little bit more but are totally worth it. They can transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, which is roughly more than 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
7. An external hard disk drive
It’s very important to save your data. Especially when the capacity of your computer is not high. Drives range from 250 MB to 6 TB! Get a good one in your budget.
8. A DSLR Camera
You might feel that the camera in your smartphone is more than sufficient to take nice pictures but you will be surprised when you start using a DSLR with a real lens. The pictures are way better and you will not look back.
9. Portable Wi-Fi Router
This will ensure that you can connect to internet anytime, anywhere from your phone/tablet/laptop. It’s essential for those who need to be connected to the net everyday. Be it for business or personal uses, investing in a router will be very helpful to you in the long run.
10. A good quality bag
Last, and maybe most important of all, is a good quality bag. It might not be a gadget but it will definitely help you carry your other gadgets around safely. Invest in a waterproof, durable bag which can easily carry your laptop and other gadgets without any issues. It will definitely last for a very long time.
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