We all love the arrival of a new gadget, something that will make life more convenient and entertaining for yourself, or help you out with a clever gift idea for a family or friend. That’s why we’ve put together some of the most interesting and innovative bits of tech out there right now in our list of the coolest, new gadgets we think you’ll love.
If you want to boost your listening experience with the latest speakers and headphones, ramp up your fitness with the newest watches and hi-tech trainers, max out your home entertainment experience or just explore what else is out there, we’ve got you covered.
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Cool gadgets and new tech for 2022
Gadget Discovery Club tech subscription box
Subscription boxes are becoming increasingly popular, and if you’re the sort of person who likes cool gadgets – and we know you are because you’ve found your way here – you’re probably not too fussed about what new tech turns up at your doorstep, so long as it tickles your technological tastebuds.
The Gadget Discovery Club promises to send you smart home devices, music tech, wearable tech, smartphone gadgets and other delightful gizmos much cheaper than you could buy them in the shops, the only caveat being you don’t know what you’re going to get (hence the discovery part of the Gadget Discovery Club).
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Nothing Phone 1
The brand Nothing (best known for headphones so far) has had the world of tech enthusiasts patiently waiting for the reveal of their new smartphone. They promised something a little bit different, and they delivered on that.
The back of the device is transparent, allowing you to see the inner-workings of the device. On top of that, it features a number of LED lights that the company has called ‘Glyphs’.
These lights flash in different ways to inform you of incoming calls, texts, social media notifications and plenty of other alerts on your device.
Elsewhere, the team at Nothing have fit in a sold battery, strong camera performance and a good display.
- Buy now from Nothing (£399)
Trek Madone SLR aero road bike
Trek’s latest iteration of its Madone SLR aero road bike uses a radical new frame design that places a hole between its rider’s legs to reduce overall drag. This feature, dubbed IsoFlow, combines with truncated aerofoil tube profiles and a more aerodynamic handlebar to make for a bike that is claimed to be 60 seconds faster over an hour-long ride when compared to its predecessor.
The bike photographed is the most affordable Madone SLR, which comes in at just under half the price of the range-topping Madone SLR 9 eTap but does debut Shimano’s all-new 105 Di2 electronic groupset. Eagerly awaited by road cyclists, Shimano 105 Di2 offers semi-wireless electronic gear shifting at its most accessible price point yet.
Apple Watch 7
The latest version of the Apple smart watch formula, the Watch 7 is one of the best overall wearables on the market right now. Other than its sleek design, it also packs a large, bright display, fast charging, an ECG monitor, detailed fitness app and plenty of additional apps available from the Apple store.
However, the Apple Watch 7 doesn’t make huge strides over the Watch 6 before, and it does come in at quite a high price tag.
HyperX Cloud Alpha
The HyperX Cloud Alpha are a pair of gaming headphones that offer one thing above all: a fantastic battery life. HyperX claims that these headphones offer 300 hours of battery life. That means you can use these headphones for just over 12 days straight without a charge, although we would really recommend a break in there somewhere!
Other than how long they’ll last, these headphones also feature a powerful crisp sound and a truly excellent microphone quality.
A good mechanical keyboard can often set you back well over £100, throwing in a bunch of RGB lights and fancy extra features that you might not ever use. The Logitech G413 TKL strips that all back to offer a simple experience. It only costs £69.99, but it cuts out any fancy lights under the keys and chops off the number pad on the right-hand side for a more streamlined experience.
Back in 2018, Sony released what would become one of the best pairs of headphones available – the WH-1000XM3. Since then we’ve seen the XM4, and now, Sony has followed up with the WH-1000XM5. If you ignore the somewhat painfully dull naming conventions, these, like their predecessors, are some of the best headphones around.
Scoring 5 star reviews all around, the Sony WH-1000XM5 are very much designed for those who would rather not splurge on a pair of Apple AirPod Max headphones.
In terms of specs and audio, these are extremely similar to Sony’s renditions from before. They offer market-leading audio across the low’s, mids and highs, excellent noise cancellation, and you get an array of smart ambient features.
The biggest difference with these headphones is the design, offering a completely new look to their predecessor. More minimalist and lighter too.
MacBook Pro with M2 chip
Does Apple’s new MacBook Pro reinvent the wheel? No. Does it feature ground-breaking new features and a revolutionary design…? Also no. What Apple’s new MacBook Pro does is ramp up specs and improve on an already popular design.
It continues to feature the touch bar (very much a love or hate feature), it offers more RAM allocation, the charging is faster and the Pro now features Spatial Audio.
However, the biggest change here is the processor, now featuring Apple’s M2 processor chip. This makes the 2022 MacBook Pro an incredibly powerful computer. Finally, we have an Apple laptop that can keep up with gaming alongside the demands of professional editing and creative software.
DJI Mini 3 Pro
Every year, DJI’s Mini series gets smaller and yet more powerful, cramming high-end specs into a lightweight drone that you can chuck in your bag.
But with all those improvements, comes an eye-watering price, and an increasing fear for your financial status if you crash it. It offers advanced obstacle avoidance features, a rotating lens so you can film portrait or landscape, 4K video, smart flying features like automatic tracking and the ability to follow a subject.
Despite its higher price, this feels like the perfect drone for beginners, those who like to travel, or really anyone in the market for a light-weight, high tech drone.
Marshall Acton III speaker
While it is best known for its towering amps on stage, Marshall has also been building an array of Bluetooth speakers over the years. Now it has launched its third edition of the Acton, Stanmore and Woburn speakers.
The Acton is the cheapest of the three new speakers from Marshall. Like the Stanmore and Woburn, the Acton is made using a sustainable design of 70% recycled plastic and vegan materials.
Through the use of Placement Compensation technology, this speaker optimises the equalisation (EQ) based on its surroundings. This means it will adapt and correct for nearby reflective surfaces which could affect the sound quality.
VAHA S Fitness Mirror
Sure, you could go the gym… or, the gym could come to you. That’s the idea of the Vaha S Fitness Mirror, giving you a full size mirror that can play over 850 workout classes, and connect you with personal trainers in real time.
The mirror itself is a 32-inch Full HD touchscreen, complete with 30W speakers and a brushed metal finish.
While this is without a doubt one of the the more impressive home workout options, it is also pretty pricey. The mirror alone will cost you £1195 and then there is a £39 a month payment to access classes.
For more cool gadgets, see our round-up of the best smart mirrors to buy for your home.
- Buy now from Vaha (£1195)
Therabody Wave Roller
The Therabody Wave Roller takes the traditional model of a foam roller and throws a bunch of tech into it. Through the use of vibration therapy and a wave-style texture, this roller helps to work out all of your aches and pains.
It comes with an app that can guide you through a rolling routine, five customisable vibration frequencies and can be used anywhere on the body that needs working out.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ
Ever since the release of Apple’s AirPods, the style of wireless earbuds with stems has picked up drastically, and now the design-centric B&O has given it a go. In classic style for the company, these look and feel premium. They are made using a mix of glass and aluminium and have an IP57 waterproof rating (dust, water and sand resistant).
Each earbud boasts a 9.2mm driver, a microphone and high-end ANC. They even come with an impressive 28 hours of audio life. While they seem to perform well in all of the key areas, that does also mean a £359 price tag.
- Buy now from B&O (£359)
Samsung M8 Smart monitor
Squint your eyes, and Samsung’s new M8 monitor looks identical to Apple’s recent colourful iMacs… what a coincidence. However, with an affordable price tag, and an overkill of connection options, the Samsung M8 could be the perfect monitor for a lot of people.
It doubles up as a TV and monitor, offering smart TV with Netflix, YouTube and most streaming platforms, as well as connection options for most laptops, AirPlay for Apple products and even DEX to connect your Samsung smartphone as a computer. Not enough? It also has built-in speakers, a 4K display and an added webcam.
- Buy now from Samsung (£699)
Gocycle G4 electric bike
There are now plenty of electric bikes on the market, but if you live in a city, constantly hopping on trains, buses, and up and down stairs, throwing in the ability to fold the bike down could be a necessity. That’s the key feature of the new Gocycle G4, offering a premium electric bike that can easily be folded down.
Inside you’ll find a powerful motor and there’s even an app that you can connect up which allows you to start the bike remotely, see how fast your going, how much battery you have left and more. With traction control features, this bike works great on roads, grass and other more unique terrains. There is even different modes, putting out more power where necessary.