Sometimes you look around yourself at home and realise that it’s been a while since you updated your tech. A lot of the time these things tend to come in flurries and you find yourself updating your smart phone, your tablet, your TV and your laptop over a very expensive few months. But then time goes on and you realise a few years later that a lot of your technology is getting to be out of date and a little more slow. In order, here are the top five tech updates that you need to make in your life.
5. Your speakers.
Honestly, what’s the point in playing music if it isn’t good quality? A crackly, fuzzy sound can ruin even the best of music – and if you’re partial to a little feel good pop music, it’s good to be able to turn the volume up loud. Try stand alone wireless speakers – they can be controlled with your smartphone and can access your iTunes library, providing you with crisp audio and a great range of music.
4. Your home.
These days there are plenty of updates that you can make to your home to throw yourself fully into the twenty-first century. Swap out your old light bulbs for new LED ones. Not only will they be excellent for the environment, but they’ll also save you money on your energy bills and last for far longer. You could also get a smart faucet for your bathroom sink. They save up to 15,000 gallons of water per unit and reduce energy, thus reducing your carbon footprint too!
3. Your TV.
We’re not saying that you should turn your front room into a cinema – that’s too intense for even the most fervent of TV lovers, no matter how much you want to watch The Walking Dead in high definition. But it’s a good idea to invest in a sizeable TV with good speakers. You could even get surround sound to really enhance your viewing experience – this would be particularly great if you’re a big movie fan.
2. Your laptop.
A laptop only lasts so long, and if yours is grumpy and cranky more often than not, it’s time to invest in a new one. Mac laptops tend to stay bug free longer than Windows ones do. If the price tag puts you off, then you could check out a refurbished one at a site like m-suite.co.uk where they go for a little less money. If you’d rather talk to a salesperson, make sure you take your specifications along to the store so you get exactly what you want.
1. Your smart phone.
Is there really any gadget that we use more than our smart phones? It’s good to keep up with the newest phones as much as we can. Not only does it feel great to be on trend, but the newer the phone, the higher the specifications, with increased storage space, battery life and with more and more improved cameras as time goes by. If you love your phone and use it regularly, it’s time to upgrade.