Even die-hard techies can find it hard to keep up with the hundreds of products that are launched each year. Sometimes it seems like there is a new service or device available every day. Get started with this list that includes four of the best gadgets on the market right now.
Worx Landroid Robotic Lawnmower
You no longer have to sweat it out in the hot sun to get the yard work done. You can relax in the shade while the Worx Landroid robotic lawnmower does the labor for you. As with any robotic mower, you’ll need to set up boundary wires around the lawn and outline areas with wire that you don’t want to have mowed, such as flower beds.
With the wires in place, the Landroid is ready to run. The mower senses narrow spaces, hills, and rain so it can cut your lawn without supervision. In a head-to-head robot lawnmower test, the Landoid outperformed the Gardena in set-up requirements, ease of use, mowing, and making programming changes for different seasons. Your Landroid purchase includes software upgrades that you can install yourself too.
iPhone 7 Plus
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If you want an iPhone and the latest version is not in your budget, check out the iPhone 7 Plus. Customers who prefer a large screen will appreciate the iPhone 7 Plus from T-Mobile featuring a 5.5″ Retina HD display. The phone is also designed to help you take beautiful photos with 12 megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras. The two camera lenses work in tandem when you use advanced camera features like Portrait Mode. This mode keeps the person in focus and blurs the background, making it easy to create professional-looking portraits.
Apple included an upgraded battery that lasts for a full day in the iPhone 7 Plus. Your phone will have plenty of battery life to take snapshots. You can also choose from 32 GB or 128 GB of storage to hold your photos. T-mobile’s nationwide coverage makes it easy to stay connected and share your photos. The iPhone 7 Plus has high user ratings too. An impressive 84% of T-Mobile iPhone 7 Plus reviewers recommend this phone.
Skyroam Solis Global WiFi Hotspot and Power Bank
International travelers can stay connected to the Internet in 100 countries without paying roaming charges with the Skyroam Solis. Skyroam’s virtual SIM technology eliminates the need to change the SIM card inside your cell phone when you travel. The Solis, the latest Skyroam hotspot, includes a power bank to charge your mobile phone through a USB-C connection.
Weighing in under a pound and at just 3.7 inches around and 1 inch tall, the Solis provides 16 hours of battery life. After purchasing the device, travelers pay a small daily fee for unlimited Internet access. Up to 500 MB of 4G LTE data is included. You can still use Solis after you hit 500 MB in one day, but speeds will be slower. Reduced speed led some users to write mixed reviews on Amazon. For many users though, the slower connection was still a big improvement over paying expensive roaming charges.
Tile Mate Personal Tracker
If you lose things easily, Tile Mate can come in handy. Tile Mate is a tracker that you can attach to things like your keys, cell phone, or bag. When you need to find a lost item, simply open the app to make the tile ring if you think your item is nearby. Otherwise, you can locate your missing belongings on a map using your phone’s GPS.
Tiles don’t have to be charged, and they’re engineered to run up to one year before they need to be replaced. Tile Mate uses Bluetooth LE technology and works with both Android and Apple devices. Users give Tile Mate a solid 4-star average review on Amazon.
If you’re looking to save time and effort for everyday tasks, most likely there’s a gadget available to help you. Try at least one of these top four tech gadgets to make your life a little easier today.