The last year has been a great year for the technology segment thanks to the boom of new devices that integrate, some better than others, artificial intelligence and automatic learning. In the Journal of notices, we present you a list of those that have been the most outstanding gadgets of these 365 days for their quality, added value, and performance.
- Voice assistants and smart speakers – Amazon Echo
It was without a doubt the segment that had the most projection during 2018 due to the integration in almost all kinds of devices of voice assistants; smart speakers made their way into a sector that did not seem to find its niche two years ago, driven by Google Home, Apple Home Pod and the Great winner, Amazon Echo. The arrival in Spain of these three devices was accompanied by the Spanish language for the artificial intelligence Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa, which are increasingly integrated with more services and can perform more complex tasks than to say the time or the forecast of the time.
- Apple Watch Series 4
It is the product that has evolved the company from Cupertino, which this year was improved with a larger screen, more significant amount of sensors to monitor the physical activity and health, and integrating the aped I’m in the smartwatch, which allows you to be completely independent of the iPhone. Not only is Apple currently the best product on the market, but it is light years away from the competition thanks to a design and performance that differentiates it from the rest of the smartwatches available.
- Huawei Mate Book X Pro
Huawei’s ultra-light laptop has positioned itself as one of the best for quality and price, competing directly with industry heavyweights like Apple’s MacBook Pro. The Chinese brand has been able to combine excellent design with a body made of good quality metal, outstanding performance both in its i5 processor version and in the i7 variant, four speakers with Dolby Atmos, fast loading and up to 15 hours of autonomy.
- Sonos Beam
This soundbar has stood out for its high enveloping audio quality far superior to its rivals. It is also equipped with integration with voice assistants from Amazon and Apple, which can also become a core for controlling home automation. It is the most economical way to have a surround sound of enormous quality at home.
- DJI Osmo Pocket
It did not seem possible to tarnish the arrival this year of the outstanding GoPro Hero 7, but the Chinese DJI brand launched this small camera with a three-axis mechanical stabilizer that does real wonders. It has a 4K video recording capacity, an 80º field of view and a universal port to connect the smartphone as a screen and other accessories that expand its possibilities for fans and video professionals.
- Oculus Go
The fact is that virtual reality has not had the expected success in recent years, mainly because until recently the segment was divided between the high-end captained by Oculus Rift or HTC Vive which require the use of powerful computers and the low-end range, which can be used with phones, but which has an inferior quality. Thus, Oculus dared with Go, New visors developed by Xiaomi with high performance that does not need a computer to enjoy a good virtual experience for an affordable price.
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The Chinese brand repeats in this list with one of the best mobiles of the year, despite faltering in some respects like a somewhat improved user experience or a high price for a casual user. Its fantastic camera with three sensors of 40, 20 and 8 megapixels is powered by machine learning to adapt and learn from any photographic situation; it is one of the current smartphones with the best camera on the market. It has, like most high-end phones, an infinite screen and integrates a fingerprint sensor under it that works very well. These were the top 10 technology products of 2018
2018 has been a great year for the technology segment thanks to the boom of new devices that integrate, some better than others, artificial intelligence and automatic learning. In the Journal of notices, we present you a list of those that have been the most outstanding gadgets of these 365 days for their quality, added value, and performance.