Best Tech Accessories of 2020 (Minimalist, Simple, Portable)

There are many tech accessories being released all the time, therefore, choosing the right accessories can be difficult. After purchasing your new tech device you may want to pick up accessories that enhance your experience with it or complement the device. Below I have provided tech accessories that can be right for you and that are quality, portable and minimalist.

1. External Storage

Buy – Samsung T5 Portable SSD – 1TB

Owning some sort of external storage space can help save some workload on your computer. The popular types you will see out there are external SSDs and external Hard Drives. The difference is that SSDs are newer, faster at data transfer, and are more expensive since they have better specs.

If you typically take a lot of photos, videos, or have any other type of data that takes up a lot of space on your computer then it is in your advantage to buy an SSD to free up space.

2. Google Home Mini

Buy – Google Home Mini (Picture Above)

Buy – Google Home

Buy – Google Home Max

Google Home can be a great addition to your house. The device works through voice commands to Google Assistant. It is handsfree and can be used to create schedules, control your home, get news, enjoy entertainment and much more.

The device integrates with over 5,000 smart home devices, it works with other Google devices like Chromecast, and it works with applications outside of Google such as Spotify, Pandora, and much more.

3. Virtual Reality Headset

Buy – Oculus Quest All-in-One VR Headset (Does not require PC/Laptop)

Buy – Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming (Requires PC)

VR headsets are definitely becoming more popular and are great for gamers or anyone looking for a futuristic type of entertainment. Some VR headsets require that you play games with it from a laptop/PC but there are also some that only require a mobile device which makes them a great option for traveling with. I will link above a few options that require both a laptop/PC and that only require a phone.

There are many manufacturers with the most popular consisting of Oculus, Google, Samsung Gear VR, HTC and more. Virtual Reality has really been becoming more popular and this can be seen by Facebook who recently bought Oculus VR for $2 billion dollars.

4. Sony headset

Buy – Sony Noise Cancelling WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Picture Above)

Buy – WF-1000XM3 Earbuds

If you are looking for over great quality noise-canceling headphones then I would highly recommend purchasing the Sony WH1000XM3 headphones. They are great over the ear headphones that allow you to control ambient noise (Background noise) and actually block out the noise.

I have owned these headphones for over 6 months now and have no regrets purchasing them. They offer great sound quality, top of the line noise-canceling abilities, and are very comfortable.

Another item to look into are Sony’s noise-canceling earbuds. They also offer great noise-canceling abilities for their size. They are a smaller and minimal item that still offers great sound quality as well.

5. Drone

Buy – DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Buy – DJI Inspire 2

Drones are great for taking high-quality aerial photos or videos. A few popular companies consist of DJI, Parrot, ZerTech and much more. The top features to look for when choosing a drone are one with top of the line image and video quality, a drone that has the capabilities of avoiding obstacles, it should be portable, and it should have amazing battery life. The recommendations above fit these criteria which is why I believe they will fit your needs.

6. Apple Watch Series 5

Buy – Apple Smart Watch (From Amazon)

Buy – Apple Smart Watch (From Apple)

The Apple Watch Series 5 offers an ECG app, Electrical and optical heart sensors, waterproofing and the new Always-On-Retina display. Before users would have to tap on the screen of the watch to wake it up or move their arm around but that is not the case anymore. Users can now depend on the screen to stay on for quicker access to their watch.

If you own other Apple devices like an iPhone, Macbook, etc… then you can add this watch to your Apple Ecosystem. All these devices sync across one another, therefore, you can use your Apple watch as another way to take calls, read emails and much more.

The watch is available in a 40-mm or a 44-mm case with customizable straps. You can also choose between an optional ceramic or titanium case.

7. Sonos Speakers

Buy – Sonos One SL Speaker

The Sonos speaker is a great way to add rich sound to your room. The device can be controlled through the Sonos app, Apple airplay, Siri and various other ways. The speaker can be paired with another Sonos One or Sonos One SL speaker to enhance the sound within a room.

8. JBL Flip 4 Speaker

Buy – JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Speaker

The JBL speakers can last up to 12 hours of playtime and allow users to connect up to 2 devices (smartphones or tablets) to them. The speakers are waterproof and come in at 1.13 lbs (0.51 kgs). The speakers allow you to connect 100 JBL connect+ speakers, therefore, amplifying the sound to an amazing level. Most importantly they offer excellent sound quality making them a great speaker to travel with.

9. Apple Ipad

Buy – Apple iPad

Buy – Apple iPad Pro

The Apple iPad offers its own Operating System and can be more versatile than a computer when you attach the Smart Keyboard. The advantage of the iPad is that its compact size makes it easy for transportation and the powerful OS allows you to complete day to day tasks that you could complete on your laptop.

The tablet is great for emails, completing work on word processors, watching videos and many other task that you could do on a computer. Depending on your daily needs you can go with the standard iPad or the iPad Pro which offers more processing power, storage, and a bigger screen.

iPadiPad Pro
Storage32GB/128GB64GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
Weight1lbs1.03 lbs / 1.4 lbs
Display10.2 – inch Retina11-inch / 12.9 -inch Liquid Retina
Price$329.00 – $559.00$799.00 – $1699.00

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