Technology is only going to grow in the near future. You can always expect new gadgets. That being said, it can be hard to decipher between the tech devices you actually need, and ones that are flashy but really end up collecting dust on your dresser.
Going into a new year is a chance to change up your routine and try out a new gadget that revitalizes your life. You might already have many of these gadgets, but do you have the updated version of each? Upgrading now might change your year for the better.
Here are 5 technological accessories to start your 2019 off right. They might never leave your side.
1. Phone Cases
It may seem like a given, and you may be thinking, “I already have one of those.” However with a new model of iPhone and other brands coming out practically every calendar year (all of which keep changing size on us) you may be in need of a new phone case sooner than you think. The iPhone X is barely out and there are already rumors of the 11 on the horizon. You can find cases to fit your phone’s size on several sites and in stores. Search around for fashionable iPhone cases in 2019 and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find one you like even more than your last.
2. Wireless Headphones
With the newest model of phones coming out faster than we can keep up with, new features may be added that require several updates to your accessories. New phones like the iPhone X are now without an aux cord, which requires wireless headphones in order to listen to music and calls. While phone companies typically provide a pair with the new device, many times you can find even better models elsewhere that provides more comfort and better sound quality.
3. Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Okay, this one’s admittedly a little niche. But who among us doesn’t love a good jam session in the shower? It’s a fact of life that music sounds better in the bathroom. However, it’s probably not a good idea to rest your phone on the ledge while you bathe, with or without a warranty. Luckily, Bluetooth shower speakers are now available for this very need. Simply connect your phone’s playlist to the Bluetooth, attach it to the wall of your shower, and enjoy.
4. Streaming Devices
Again, this may seem like a given but you would might be surprised how many people still use Netflix DVD. Streaming used to be seen as a luxury but with each passing year more and more shows are being hosted exclusively on networks such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more. And with more of these shows being nominated for awards annually, you won’t want to miss out. Shows like The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel can only be viewed on such streaming networks. But it’s always more exciting to watch with an audience, so purchase an item like the Amazon firestick and plug into the fun.
5. Smartphone Stand
Scientific studies have shown sleeping near your phone can result in poor sleep. Purchasing a phone stand not only prevents this, but also makes certain that your phone is fully charged and ready for use the moment you wake up. If you’re a heavy sleeper, you can also place it in a spot further from your bed to ensure that you actually get up when you’re supposed to, rather than hitting the snooze button for the fifth time that morning.