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Best Smartphone

Samsung Note8 smartphone is the best offering for the year 2017. It's beautiful and large OLED screen stretch from edge to edge, giving ample viewing and scribbling real estate for the users to jot notes or sketch with its S Pen stylus.

 

This is 10th generation Apple iPhone X comes with an innovative design. The home button has been replaced with swipe gestures and facial recognition, while the LCD screen has been upgraded with OLED display.

This is Google's best smartphone to-date 2017. Its high quality camera and deep integration with Google services gets "thumbs up as the ideal Android device" from Google's fans. Good job, Google!

Huawei Mate 10 Pro meets all criteria of a flagship smartphone that Huawei is proud of. It boasts of neural processing chip, dual cameras, near bezel-less OLED screen and large internal storage. The phone also comes with the feature to optimize itself to adapt to user behavior.

LG V30+  is one those few flagship phones to continue to feature the headphone jack. Its audio credentials are enhanced by a hi-fi quad digital-to-audio converter that works well with high end headphones. This phone also incorporates an 18:9 OLED screen and wireless charging among its premium features.


Best Compact Camera

This Canon G1 X Mark III uses a 24.2 megapixel APS-C image sensor with a 24-72mm lens and built-in electronic viewfinder. It is an ideal compact camera to take along during travel.

 

This Canon G9 X Mark II is a lightweight camera that features its popular 20.1 megapixel one inch image sensor and 3x optical zoom lens.

Casio TR mini looks like a cosmetic compact but is actually a 10.5 megapixel selfie camera. Flip open its cover and a 21mm lens surrounded by a ring-shaped 8 LED flash light. Taking a selfie is so easy with this 2.5 inch touchscreen.

 

Fujifilm X100F is the street photographer's dream camera. This camera excites the enthusiasts with its rangefinder-like styling, 24.2 megapixel APS-C image sensor, fixed 35mm f/2.0 fast lens and hybrid viewfinder.

 

The Sony DSC RX10 IV is a giant compared with the many available compact cameras in the marketplace.  This camera boasts of 20.1 megapixel capture, supported by a solid 24-60mm lens that allows users to photograph landscapes and close-up shots easily.


Best DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 6D Mark II - A 26.2 megapixel APS-C DSLR camera boasts 45 autofocus points and includes Canon's much touted Dual Pixel AF technology. With this AF technology, users can enjoy quick autofocusing in the Live View mode for both image capture and video recording.

 

Canon EOS 77D - This 24.2 megapixel camera is reasonably priced for modest budget and is targeted at shutterbugs looking to upgrade from their compact camera to a mid-range DSLR camera.

Nikon D850 - This 45.7 megapixel DSLR camera showcase swift operation, high speed shooting of 9 frames per second, accurate autofocusing and excellent image quality. 

Nikon D7500 - A great mid-range DSLR and lightweight camera (20.9 megapixel) that supports fast shooting of 8 frames per second, responsive performance as well as top image quality.

 

Pentax KP - Clearly a winner in its own class, the Pentax KP is a DSLR camera with the size of a mirrorless camera. Yet, it features boast of a 24.2 megapixel APS-C image sensor and a weather resistant magnesium alloy body.


Best Fitness Tracker

Fitbit claims this Altra HR is the world's slimmest wrist-based continuous heart rate tracking device. It also looks more like a bracelet than a fitness tracker with its stainless sides.

Garmin Vivosport - This full featured GPS fitness tracker monitors the user's steps, distance covered, flights of stairs climbed, heart rate and stress level. It also tracks running activity and maximum oxygen consumption.

The Garmin Vivosmart 3 is a lightweight and water-resistant (to a depth of 50m) fitness tracker that is smart enough to track the user's weight training session in addition to tracking steps, heart rate and oxygen consumption.

 

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro - A great fitness tracker with versatile features  and functions, including a curved touchscreen OLED display, built in GPS and 50m water-resistance. It can even track swims.

Tomtom Touch Cardio - It's a sleek, affordable and no-frills fitness tracker that uses ubiquitous micro-USB cable for charging, unlike some fitness trackers that use proprietary cables.


Best Gaming Laptop

Acer Predator Triton 700 - Probably the best gaming laptop to-date by Acer. It is slim and both flashy and cool looking. Its keyboard also works better than expected.

Aftershock Prime 15 - This latest slim gaming notebook is a capable performer that more than rival its other competing peers by a significant amount. The icing is arguably that the Prime 15 gaming laptop offers the best performance and features for the buck.

 

The Aorus X9 makes a lasting impression with an eye-catching designed exterior. This gaming laptop delights the techie with its 2 high-end graphics chip fit inside a slim chassis.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 - Users rave about this gaming laptop on its impressive high-end graphic chip and a unique cooling system where a panel at the base of the laptop opens to suck in cool air.

MSI Raider - This gaming notebook impresses with its high refresh rate display and solid performance. It's colorful keyboard LEDs are also attractive to the eye.


Best Hybrid Laptop

Asus Flip S is commended for being the thinnest convertible of its size as well as its sleek-looking and solid chasiss. It works well as either a tablet or a laptop. Wish its bundled stylus could be better though.

Dell continues to perfect its "bezel-less" design for its premium XPS range of notebooks. This  XPS 13 inch ultrabook is nice to use and complemented by an excellent stylus and a sharp display.

HP Spectre x360 - The impressive part of this hybrid laptop is its built-in privacy screen which makes it suitable for use for both play and work. Its tactile keyboard and good selection of ports are the other highlights.

 

The Yoga 720 is a superb computer with excellent speakers and crisp high-resolution display that makes it a perfect choice for multimedia work. It is complemented by a Wacom-based stylus that manages to replicate the feel of actual pen and paper.

Microsoft Surface Pro - This 2-in-1 hybrid gets a processor upgrade and an improved battery life. Recommend to purchase its optional stylus which is easy and responsive to use.


Best In-Ear Headphones

1More Quad Driver In-Ear - These compact in-ears pack 4 drivers, giving them the ability to faithfully reproduce a wide range of sounds. They also beat other multi-driver earphones that cost more than its price.

Audiofly AF100 - This price friendly Australia brand may not be as well known, but its AF100 studio-quality in-ears produce precise sound quality that is well balanced and adds a good amount of detail in the vocals and mid-range.

Beyerdynamic Xelento Remote - It is comparatively more expensive but have the most premium feel and sound. Beyerdynamics are known for making ear phones that sounds like headphones with an expansive soundscape and crystal-clear tones.

 

Fender CXA1 - These in-ear monitors bring high quality studio earphone quality to the masses. They isolate outside noise effectively and reproduce audio clearly with an emphasis on the mids that are perfect for most genres of music, from rock to pop.

Westone UM Pro 10 - This latest version will appeal to fans of female vocalists, classical music and jazz, with its smooth and refined mid-range, delicate soundscape, great instrument separation, clarity and balanced sound.


Best Over-Ear Headphones

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H4 - The BeoPlay H4 is both classy looking and easier on the budget. It is also capable of pumping out powerful bass and presenting fun, warm sounds that will endear it to a wide range of music genres.

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless - This headphone offers chic look and detailed sound signature that wins in both the sound and looks department. It is also lightweight and portable.

Bowers & Wilkins PX - This headphone comes with active noise-cancellation that is well balanced on the sound department.  It adds plenty of oomph to tracks with its warm sounds, without sacrificing treble performance. 

 

Sony WH-100x M2 - This premium headphone is well known for its noise-cancellation capabilities in the market today. It also boasts of an enchanting listening experience with its top-notch sound.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless - A remarkable headphone that produces warm sound and adds character and fun experience to all kinds of music tracks.


Best Smart TV

LG W7 OLED TV - The LG Signature TV can be mounted on the wall and almost pass off as a picture frame with its thin edges. Equipped with an impressive soundbar, LG delights with its well balanced sound production.

 

This Panasonic flagship OLED TV impresses with its superior picture quality that displays the most accurate colors. With a competitive price tag that appeals to the wallet, this is one TV to consider for any living room console.

Philips 901F OLED TV - This reasonably priced TV impresses with its superb picture quality and motion handling. Philips has designed its TV to include Ambilight feature that promises to provide a more delightful viewing experience.

Samsung Q9F QLED TV - This premium TV is part of Samsung's latest strategy to use quantum dots to deliver vibrant and ultra bright viewing experience. It looks stunning with a metal frame that is part of a new makeover.

Sony Bravia A1 OLED TV - This is Sony's first attempt with its 4K TV to support a design that does not require speaker grille as the entire TV vibrates to produce sound. Overall, it's a bold visual stunner.

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