I like tech, especially hardware and gadgets that are at the top of their respective fields.
Whether it is a smartwatch, a TV, or earphones – I want them all.
Below are seven epic tech items available in South Africa which I would love to have.
Airpods Pro – R3,999
Available from the iStore, Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds are popular among iPhone users.
They offer a number of improvements over the standard AirPods – including the ability to switch active noise cancellation on or off with a single gesture.
The AirPods Pro also offer up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge, and more than 24 hours of listening time with their wireless charging case.
Samsung 65-inch 8K QLED TV – R66,999
Splurge on one of Samsung’s new 8K QLED TVs for your living room – you know you want to.
At R66,999 for the 65-inch version, the 8K display is the most expensive item on the list.
These 8K QLED TVs are the pinnacle of home entertainment, and they offer the best TV-viewing experience we have ever seen.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro – R29,000
If you are willing to invest in a hobby which requires you to have a licence, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is a dream come true.
Not only does the Mavic 2 Pro fold up to fit in your hands, it also offers an incredibly robust design, up to 31 minutes of flight time, a 4K gimballed camera, and the ability to take HDR photos.
It’s a bit expensive at R29,000, but if you’re looking for one of the coolest drones available, your search stops here.
Kindle Paperwhite – R3,499
Reading is great, but why should you have to lug around a bunch of heavy books all the time?
Instead, you can load countless volumes on a single, lightweight tablet with an E-Ink display and ensure there are no annoying message notifications to distract you while you read.
The Kindle Paperwhite delivers all of this for R3,499.
Nintendo Switch – R5,999
Nintendo made a big comeback with its Switch console, which is both a mobile gaming station and a living-room console.
It’s priced at around R5,999, although you will need to buy some games for it, too.
Huawei Watch GT 2 – R4,999
When it comes to smartwatches, Huawei has the competition firmly beaten in terms of battery life.
The company’s Watch GT 2 Sport boasts an incredible two weeks of battery life and includes all the features you’d expect from a smartwatch, such as a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and more.
The 46mm model of the Watch GT 2 even allows you to make calls through its built-in microphone and speaker, as well as save music directly to the device. It is priced at R4,999.
Raspberry Pi 4 B+ Starter Kit – R3,100
The gadgets above are great for almost anybody, but this last product is for the true tech enthusiasts.
The Raspberry Pi 4 B+ is a microcomputer which runs an ARM chipset and functions like a normal computer, allowing it to become the brains behind almost any project.
Whether you are using it to run a media server or to control a robot, the Raspberry Pi 4 B+ Starter Kit is a great for any techie.
The kit is priced at R3,100.