As people around the world adopt ever more affluent lifestyles, demand for top end consumer electronics is rising. In the business end side of things too, demand for business productivity and office automation electronic devices has hit the ceiling. It is therefore little wonder that manufacturers of electronic devices and equipment are jostling with each other to access an even bigger share of the market. This has spurred on innovation and a plethora of incredibly versatile as well as robust performance devices have hit the market in the last couple of years or so. To celebrate this we have profiled the top 10 best electronics of the year in this comprehensive review as a guide for conscientious consumers just like you.
10. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5240 15.6 Inch Laptop
For well over a year now, this 15.6 inch Toshiba laptop has held on to the distinction of being the bestselling laptop computer on Amazon.com and there is no sign that it will relinquish this distinction. It is a well rounded product which will adapt with admirable suitability to whatever application you put it from gaming to business or movie streaming.
The 2016 version of the laptop comes with top-of-the-line fifth generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM as well as Toshiba’s 15.6 inch TruBrite widescreen display. In terms of raw secondary storage, the laptop has a scarcely believable 1 terabyte of hard disk space to allow you carry all the content and data you ever wanted with plenty of room to spare.
9. Acer G246HL Abd 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
The Acer 24-inch screen LED monitor is the best selling flat screen monitor on Amazon.com and a closer look at its inherent features as well as proven performance proves this is no fluke. The super-thin flat screen monitor is designed for high definition display with its true HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. With superfast 5 micro second response time, there will no delay no matter how rapid the frame rate of the content you are displaying.
As an LED lit monitor, the energy saving ability of this monitor is nothing short of legendary. A combination of DVI-D input and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) processing technologies mean you are all set to transform the way you view HD movies, sports action and gaming.
8. Roku 2 Streaming Media Player 2016 Model
Equipped with a new lightning fast processor, the best ever to have been installed on a Roku Media Player ever, the 2016 version of Roku 2 is all set to rock your world. Roku’s ever expanding bouquet of streaming channels offer you the most incredible selection of on-demand entertainment packaged for homes. The content available from free sources is virtually inexhaustible but those looking for a little bit extra will still have an even more enviable selection of paid content to savor.
The Roku 2 device features Ethernet web connectivity, high speed USB ports for personal media as well as a MicroSD slot to expand on board storage capacity. A new intuitive interface furthermore makes it even easier to find what you want faster.
7. GoPro HERO Camcorder
When it comes to versatile camcorders a countable few can lay claim to as much versatility as the GoPro Hero. The current version available online at a highly discounted price offers excellent video shooting capability in both well lit and darkly ambient conditions, guaranteeing HD quality footage each time.
The perfect companion for extreme adventurers, the camcorder is designed to withstands the harshest environmental conditions. It is even waterproof and can work submerged. In actual fact, the camera has been tested by objective critics and proven to offer excellent performance submerged 40 meters (131 feet) under water.
6. Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs
It is said that in life the things which matter are the simple ones. No otyher electronic device can bring out this truism to life than this USB 2.0 hub. It is just what you need to provide seamless interfacing for all your electronic gadgetry with your PC. The 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub supports everything from tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, power banks, printers, cable modems to the now ubiquitous HD streaming media players.
As versatile as they come, it plugs and works with both PCs and Mac computers. Moreover, while it is perfectly suited for the high speed USB 2.0 specification, it is backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices as well. Indeed, the 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub is easily the bestselling USB networking hub online.
5. ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Making use of your cable internet service, this modem is as versatile a connectivity device as you will ever enjoy in the comfort of your home. Harnessing the inherent power of DOCSIS 3.0 technology, it will transform the way you and your family enjoy on-demand entertainment. It makes streaming of video in high definition, VoIP communication, video conferencing, multimedia downloads and other bandwidth intensive applications faster than ever before without stretching your network resources as a result.
With innovative channel bonding technology, the modem combines up to eight downstream channels and up to four upstream channels with data rates of up to 300 mbps for received data and 100 mbps for sending data. Moreover, for purposes of expanding network addressing capabilities, the device supports both IPv4 and IPv6 network protocols.
4. Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Use the connectivity inherent in your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer to bring the web to your TV with this incredibly versatile media player device. Almost by the day, new apps and streaming platforms are added to the range of supported content and this now includes popular entertainment platforms such as NetFlix, YouTube, Pandora, ESPN, HBO GO, MLB TV and Crackle.
There is no software set up required. Just plug he media player into your HDMI port and wait for the prompts to connect to your Home Wi-Fi connection. Google Chromecast not only works with all smartphones and tablets running Android operating system but also iOS devices as well as all internet enabled laptop PCs.
3. All-New Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display
An altogether new version of the popular eBook reader device is now available, shopping directly from Amazon at heavily discounted pricing. The new Kindle offers HD screen resolution never seen before on handheld devices at 300ppi, meaning it takes twice as many pixels to display characters on the screen. And as if this was not enough a measure to improve readability, Amazon has designed a completely new display font face, Bookery, custom made for the most eye friendly reading experience.
The Paperwhite moniker is more than just a marketing gimmick for this device. It offers startlingly white reading surface without the reflective, glare inducing effect of ordinary tablet devices.
2. TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router
This home connectivity solution offers wireless access to the web at speeds of up to 300Mbps. This is the sort of robust interface you need for bandwidth intensive applications such as video streaming, on demand TV and movie entertainment, online gaming as well as VoIP.
Designed to provide easy, almost “Plug-n-Play” installation makes integrating this router with your entertainment and communication devices at home hassle free. Moreover, the device includes parental control functionality. Should you desire it too, you can also allocate specific bandwidth to each of the devices in the network.
1. Fire TV Stick
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick lets enjoy an altogether new dimension of screen entertainment, plugging in to your TV’s HDMI port. This brings you well over 200,000 TV episodes in a range of platforms including NetFlix, Amazon’s Instant Video as Hulu Plus, HBO GO and Pandora. You will also enjoy popular entertainment in the form of games, music and internet radio among others.
This level of versatility, combined with the increasing popularity 0f HDTV’s as the ultimate cool devices has meant the Fire TV Stick is one of the fastest selling consumer electronic devices today. Moreover, there is no end to the devices versatility of action, allowing you to mirror your smartphone screen on the TV for a more immersive experience.
Modern electronics make life bearable. They are essential for communication, education and entertainment. They permeate all the spheres of our lives from home living to schooling and the world of work. These in-depth reviews offer you a glimpse of the top 10 best electronics for home and business. Treat it as essential reference material next time you order electronics online.