Best Gadgets Of 2015
Technology is all about advancement. At times it’s big change or understated, but other times it can be gigantic and even transformative. In 2015 we saw a metal and silicone abundance of devices and gadgets. There were astonishing deals, unhappy exits, brand new product categories, and even world-changing designs. These are the best gadgets from 2015.
The Galaxy S2 is one of the more creative watches from 2015, chiefly because of its dial-based map reading that hides in plain sight right on the bezel. The Tizen OS is set up with apps lined around the circular menu screen, which you can then turn left or right to select which app you want. It’s a great way to display a lot of small icons without distressing about missed presses from using your finger. Tizen OS is still app-deficient compared to Android Wear or Watch OS, but it’s the first Tizen watch that’s been worth a closer look.
Apple TV’s been neglected for three years, but the new set top box incorporates a bunch of new, interesting ideas. With a refreshed interface, a Siri-equipped controller, and most importantly, tvOS, Apple TV (2015) is at 32 GB is excellent. And since apps are going to continue being made for the platform, it will only get better with time.
Moto G (3rd Edition)
It’s easy to get caught up in specs and spare-no-expense gadgets and forget about the really great cheap stuff. The Moto G continues to be an incredible smartphone in the budget range. It was already the best cheap phone you could buy, and in 2015, Motorola decided to go ahead and waterproof the whole thing. It even improved the Moto G’s overall design while maintaining the phone’s stellar battery life.
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
B&W’s P5 Wireless really make you believe that Bluetooth can soon be a viable means of listening to music. These things sound good, look good, and feel good. There’s one minor issue with initially connecting to Bluetooth, but once you do, you’re not going to want to listen to music any other way.
Dell Venue 8 7000
This was technically announced last year, but didn’t launch until CES 2015. In a year of iPad Pros and a litany of Surface Pro imitators, we’re somehow still hung up on this almost year-old design. But Dell applied its Infinity Display design to an Android tablet, and it wowed us. At 8 inches, the Dell Venue 8 7000 doesn’t try to be a work-lite laptop or a desktop replacement. It’s just a thin, portable, and beautiful tablet.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 9, 2016 4:20 AM UTC