The HomePod is Apple's new smart, Siri-enabled speaker with a focus on sound quality. It contains an Apple-designed A8 chip with advanced software that can automatically analyze the acoustics and adjust the sound based on the exact location of the speaker.
Since Apple’s move to replace all of the MacBook Pro ports with USB Type-C, many users have had to resort to using dongles to connect peripherals and devices. This can get inconvenient and messy, especially when the MacBook Pro is often used at home or at an office. A better solution is a USB-C dock that plugs into the computer, adding more ports, like the one from Other World Computing.
The LG V30 follows the bezel-less trend in smartphones with its 6" QHD+ OLED display. It supports HDR10 for improved brightness, color, and contrast when viewing movies, TV shows, and games. It has a Floating Bar with app shortcuts and call notifications that is moveable and collapsible. It's made with premium anodized metal sides, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back, it's shock resistant and IP68 dust and water resistant.
The EliteOne 1000 is HP's latest all-in-one Windows 10 PC. There are three displays to choose from, including a 23.8" touch or non-touch display, a 27" non-touch display, or a 34" non-touch curved display. The display can be changed or upgraded without the need for tools, and the base of the PC is upgradeable as well. It has an optional integrated 2 MP full HD webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone.
Apple's new iMac Pro is a very powerful Mac designed specifically for pro users that require workstation-class performance. It has Xeon processors up to 18 cores with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a 27-inch Retina 5K display that can achieve 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide color gamut, and support for 1 billion colors. This is particularly useful for real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, massive audio projects, and real-time 4K and 8K video editing.
There were a lot of new product releases this year, but here’s a list of the most significant and best products of 2017:
Eve V is the first ever crowd-developed 2-in-1 laptop/tablet computer. The details were discussed, debated, and decided on by a community of over 1,000 people. It has a Scandinavian design, made of low-friction glass, sand-blasted aluminum, and Alcantara fabric. It's light and strong, with a body that's only 0.89cm thin. It features a 12.3 inch 2880x1920 IGZO LCD display with nearly 6 million pixels. The screen surface is Gorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint and anti-reflection coating, and it has a 2MP front-facing camera, and a 5MP camera on the back.
Amazon's Echo Dot is a smaller version of the Echo smart speaker. It's a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Amazon's Alexa assistant to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, set alarms, answer questions, and much more.
Amazon's Echo Dot can connect to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or the 3.5mm headphone jack. It can then play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and can play audiobooks.
The Google Home Mini is a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker. It's powered by Google Assistant, and has a decorative fabric covering that comes in three different colors so that it won't look out of place in the home.
Google Assistant excels at answering any of the random questions you might have for it. It can give you the latest weather, traffic, finance, sports, and more. It can recognize your voice and integrate with your calendars, reminders, and other personalized information. You can also use it to make and receive phone calls.
The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have several improvements over the original Pixel that was launched last year. Among the updates is the camera, which got the highest rating of any smartphone camera from DxO-Mark with a score of 98. It can take impressive photos in any lighting, and it can accomplish this with the help of Google’s computational photography and machine learning. It also includes “Portrait Mode” which blurs the background of the subject, and it works on both the front facing and rear facing cameras.