So as we all know, 2020 was a year like no other. Of course, for the most obvious reason (the virus that shall not be named). However, believe it or not, 2020 was the year technology grew into its responsibilities. Rather than just being gimmicky, it began to save the world.
In 2020, technology played its most significant and most pivotal role. It helped people connect, businesses to still trade, and children to continue to receive an education. Technology made some of the most significant changes this year. It was the year of Zoom calls and online shopping as indicated by the chart below.
(Source- Office for National Statistics)
We use and need technology to do some of the simplest of tasks such as ordering food and it has given us the ability to do important tasks such as work from home. We relied on our Laptops and smart devices to collaborate through apps and connect to cloud services. We also need technology to help keep us entertained with online streaming services, games and those much needed banana bread recipes to upload pictures to our Instagrams.
Here’s a look at some of 2020’s best stand out tech and products.
Fillup by Fluidstance
Fillup is a water tower that is portable and can be used anywhere around the house for a personal supply of water. The tower holds 70oz of weather which is considered a full day’s worth of water. The tank has a double insulated wall which helps to keep water cold for 24hours. The product is great to use when working at home and helps to keep hydrated.
The Osmo Pocket is the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera ever made by DJI who also specializes in drone photography equipment. The gimbal is able to adjust to movement in real-time in a precise manner tuning shaky video into smooth film work.
The Osmo can also snap stunning images in great detail thanks to its ½.3 inch sensor. The candy bar sized device was designed to be as concovint and slim as smartphones but with a better spec. It has several intelligent functions which include ActiveTrack, 3×3 Panorama and Motion Lapse.
Liteboxer is an ingenious device and a first of its kind. Thanks to the gyms being closed during the pandemic, home workouts were all the rage. Liteboxer is a piece of equipment that is connected to an online fitness platform.
They work together to offer the user an engaging and unbeatable full body workout which includes boxing. This is combined with advanced rhythm technology and music to help keep the user motivated. It also comes with expert training that helps users meet their goals and be motivated.
Motorola Razr 5G
The Motorola Razr made a retro comeback in 2020 but this time made of revolutionary materials and a stunning 6.2 inch OLED display screen which is able to fold in half. The smartphone has been designed to fit perfectly in the palm of the users hand and is precisely crafted to look modern and sleek with metal and glass components. According to Smartphone Checker the smartphone also comes with a 48 megapixel rear camera and a 20 megapixel front camera. The smartphone features an interactive Quick View display on the front of the flip which helps users keep connected and up to date on notifications.
Konnect-i Slim backpack by Samsonite
The Samsonite Konnect-i Backpack with jacquard by Google helps to make travelling easier. The technology integrated backpack lets users answer calls, change music. Receive alerts and flash updates align with many more other features. Users are able to use all these controls by using a touch gesture on the left strap to the backpack. The Jacquard technology is seamlessly integrated into the Konnect-i shoulder strap. Inside the backpack is designed with organization and modern designs by Samsonite align with an easy care exterior.
Puppy Hachi Infinite M1 Projector
The Puppy Hachi Infinite M1 projector allows users to feel the power of touch without using a touchscreen. The projector projects displays on the surface allowing the user to interact with it by pressing on the projected button to carry out tasks.
The unit is a standalone home entertainment system that incorporates parallel features. These features include voice control. The device can be used on any flat surface and can project a 100 inch screen size at a distance of 50cm, which is great for home entertainment.
Amongst the chaos of last year, there have been many new technologies and products that have been developed to help life at home, working, living and working out, that are a little bit easier to deal with as we have seen with the products listed above. However, in all turness, the biggest technological advancement of 2020 most definitely has to be the development of the covid-19 vaccine. A true testament to technology and science.