Technology is continuously evolving, and this is the main reason why people should get ready to invest in a new gadget each year.CES in Las Vegas is the most expected event related to technology and new product launches. This is the place where you can find out more about what gadgets you can purchase in the immediate next period. Each year at CES, developers and big brands come with increasingly advanced technology, whether you think about autonomous TVs or performant smartphones, you’ll find it all here. There is no exception to the rule, so get interested in the gadgets presented at this year’s CES. In terms of virtual, augmented and mixed reality, you should expect lots of concepts that won’t be available for buying real soon. Yet you can focus on smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles and so on.

Expensive hardware can offer amazing experiences to users as long as they can afford to pay for it. There are options for all pockets and preferences – all you have to do is look for the products that could make a difference in your life. Yes – you’ll be overwhelmed by the multitude of products launched, but here are a few tips to help you invest your money wisely:

The smartphone battle

The battle between smartphones is going on since forever. It is not surprising that CES 2018 impressed every attendant with the smartphones they introduced on the market. Of course, CES is not the only tech-related event you should consider when choosing a gadget to invest into. Apple just launched some brilliant devices this year, so if you’re a fan, don’t forget to watch the presentation in case you missed it. iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus made people go crazy over some features. The competition launched the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus that seems to be just as mesmerizing as the others.

The continuous battle won’t have a precise winner, simply because the subjectivity of the user always intervenes. All you can do is gather as much information as possible about each product and decide for yourself. They have similar prices and features, but making the choice depends on your personal needs and preferences. Anyway, take them into consideration if you want to buy a performant smartphone. See what other big brands had to offer as well. You’d be amazed what you can get with a smaller budget.


The same goes for laptops. The battle is though in this category as well. Dell XPS 13 was the star of CES 2018. The laptop comes with a strong CPU, a great graphics card, a screen that’s big enough for any activity and plenty of storage. The price goes a little bit over €1200, so it’s a good choice for people who want to invest a generous amount of money in their laptop. Lenovo impressed everyone with their newly launched 2-in-1 laptop, Yoga Book. If you are looking for a gadget that can be taken absolutely anywhere without trouble, this is definitely something you want to invest money in. Plus, it is a cheaper than most laptops. Depending on your budget and your preferences, you can choose one of the many laptops that launched in 2018. Don’t forget to read some reviews before actually buying one or you might end up returning it.

Gaming consoles

For gaming lovers, the battle is going on between Xbox and PlayStation. Making a choice between the two colossal names is difficult since the first versions of the products appeared. Today, Xbox makes people go crazy over the new One X, and so does the PS4. It is a tough choice as they have similar prices and almost the same features. Graphics may differ from one console to another, but the main detail that makes people choose either of them is the controller. Both consoles come with 4k support if you thought about purchasing a matching TV. LG C7 OLED Series ruled the market in 2017 and many other TVs launched this year. Go for ultra-thin designs and contrast-rich 4k picture. Everything is related to preference. Both consoles have strengths and weaknesses, so you should try both of them before finally making the decision. You should also take a peek at the operating system of each console. Think about further expenses too – games that are launched recently will be quite pricey. If you’re able to afford the games, then go ahead and make the choice.

Fitness trackers

Fitness trackers became very popular during the past few years. A fitness tracker can help you make better decisions about your health. They come in various shapes, designs and including multiple features. Fitness trackers address diverse categories of people. The brands that were in the center of attention this year regarding this topic are Samsung, with its Gear Fit 2 Pro, Garmin Vivofit 4 and – of course – Fitbit Charge 2. So, it’s obvious that you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. The most complex and expensive models are usually dedicated to athletes and the simplest and less expensive ones can be used by people who are genuinely interested in their physical condition. By buying this gadget, you’ll have a better degree of control over your lifestyle. You get the chance to monitor all of your daily activities, your burned calories, your sleep pattern and so on. This investment might have visible results on your health.


Nothing is more important than a fast internet connection and a reliable customer service when referring to networking. That’s why Cisco switches are one of the best choices you can make. Think about how much internet you’ll be using to take advantage of all the other gadgets you bought. Depending on what you want to do with your network connection, you might need a switch that’s much more performant than a cheap one. Don’t avoid making a consistent investment in networking hardware. You’d be surprised how much of a difference a better internet connection will make.