Fall is coming. That means many of us, with the exception of occasional pop-up appearances at our favorite local watering holes, will be keeping ourselves inside for months to come.
For many this sometimes brings on a bit of cold season depression, but it doesn’t have to be that way — especially if you treat yourself to some new tech! Sure, you may not necessarily NEED any new tech, but the thing with treating yourself is that you don’t have to need it — you just have to WANT it really bad.
For this reason, spy.com has released their list of The 25 Coolest Tech Gadgets You Can Buy in 2021. Now, we’ve compiled our own list of ten of our favorite gadgets that you can use at home this fall and winter — you know, the ones that Bears will love the most.
Sony SRS-RA5000 360 Reality Audio Speaker
Who’s your favorite diva? Is it Kylie, Madonna, Janet, Beyonce, Rhianna or Lady Gaga? No matter who it is, this speaker has the ability to make the listener feel like they are standing in the middle of their concert!
The 360 Reality Audio is an entire platform for music-focused 3D sound. Similar to a movie-focused format, such as Dolby Atmos, Sony is promising to deliver live content so that we can enjoy shows and concerts in these pandemic times!
Sony PS-LX310BT Belt Drive Turntable
If you’re a little more old school, and you’d rather play your records while enjoying a glass of wine, then this bluetooth record player is definitely for you! Sony’s record player offers both Bluetooth and USB outputs, so you can listen to your favorite records however you like.
On top of the sleek, minimalist design, this record player lets you easily connect to wireless speakers. But beware! This item is often out of stock due to its popularity among vinyl record collectors and audiophiles alike, so you’ll need to act quick!
Razer Kishi Gaming Controller
For the gayming Bears, this innovative controller is one of the coolest tech gadgets of 2021 for mobile gamers! The modular design of the Razer Kishi lets you snap the controller onto both ends of your iPhone, mimicking the design of traditional video game controllers.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
For the Samsung Galaxy crowd, Samsung’s newest foldable phone definitely tops the list of coolest tech gadgets of 2021, even though it’s only available for pre-order at the moment! It’s unlike anything else we’ve seen so far — a full-size smartphone touch screen that folds into a 4.2″ compact design for portability and convenience!
It’s able to fold the way it does because the frame is made of sturdy aluminum that protects the hinge and the front and back cover are made of the toughest glass Galaxy Z has seen thus far. How innovative!
Apple Watch Series 6
Now, for all you Apple Bears, the new Apple watch has taken things a step further. Traditionally Apple watches have been useful for just about anything you can think of, but the latest iteration, the Apple Watch Series 6, even comes with a very timely feature that will let you monitor your blood oxygen levels!
If you’re suffering from Covid-19, monitoring SpO2 can be a key in determining when you should visit a doctor or hospital to be treated. It’s only a sign of where Apple will continue to go in the future!
Awair Air Quality Monitor
For you Bears who will need a good air purifier at home during your hibernation, Awair is a smart indoor air quality monitor that not only gives you regular updates on the temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide levels, VOCs and particulate matter, but syncs seamlessly with your Alexa and Google Assistant as well!
Chromecast with Google TV
For those lazy nights or those Netflix and chill dates, the revamped experience that comes with the new Chromecast with Google TV is perfect! Not only is this the first Chromecast device to come with a remote, which is the most convenient way to browse content on your TV, but Google TV is a revamped version of Android TV that is built around you and the content you watch!
Amazon Echo Show 8 Smart Display
Smart displays are quickly gaining popularity with the Bears because of their versatility. Whether you need a supercharged alarm clock in the bedroom, a sous chef in the kitchen, a hub for your smart home gear or a way to make video calls, a good smart display can handle it all! And it also doesn’t take up too much space — because Bears need all the space they can get.
Philips Hue Color LED Bulbs + Smart Button + Echo Dot Starter Kit
What Bear wouldn’t want to control the lighting in his house with only a word — or a GROWL?! Simply screw this bulb into any light socket, pair it with your phone (or speaker that is powered by Google Assistant/Alexa), and prepare to be impressed! When it comes to smart home gear, using a Philips Hue bulb for the first time is akin to eating a really nice steak, or sipping an expensive whisky: Once you try it, you don’t want to go back to the ordinary stuff!
Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Fan
Ok sure, it may be cool outside because it’s fall. But, depending on where you live (Does it ever really get that cold in Florida?), this could still be of use. Also, even in the cooler months, Bears sometimes just need to cool off.
However, this isn’t your typical cooling tower fan. This is a high-end purifying machine from Dyson and one of the best gadgets you can get for keeping your home clean, filtered and a comfortable temperature. It’s equipped with both HEPA and activated carbon filters that remove gases and 99.97% of microscopic allergens and airborne particles. Now, that’s what we call useful!