2020 is coming to an end, and it is time to review which launches are the most exciting this year in the tech world. Making this type of compilation is tricky due to the fact that there are over 20 gadgets that surprised us this year, but these have become our favorites.
The order of the list does not reflect that one gadget is better than another, but is organized by category for logic.
We won’t go into the specifics in detail, but why they have earned a place on this list.
Samsung surprised us this year with the Sero 2020, a display that not only stands out for its design, ultra-thin frame, image and audio quality, but its main attraction lies in the possibility of manually rotating the screen to place it in a vertical position and enjoy. content better recorded vertically.
This is used when sharing our cellphone screen to the television, so that we can watch Instagram or TikTok videos on the large 43-inch screen.
2- Galaxy S20 FE
It is undoubtedly the best Samsung Galaxy by cost / benefit ratio, and one of the most attractive phones of 2020 for its performance, camera and autonomy, and which is also an excellent rival to the iPhone 12.
Samsung is right with phones with these characteristics and prices, but especially with the team that also promises 3 years of software updates.
3 – Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Like the S20 FE, one of the phones that surprised us with this year’s quality / price ratio was the Mi 10T Pro, which just arrived in Mexico and offers excellent performance, a camera with great results, excellent autonomy and brutal fast charging technology.
4 – iPhone 12 Pro
The reason the iPhone 12 Pro is here and the 12 Pro Max isn’t is that while the Pro Max might be the phone with the best battery life of 2020, the 12 Pro is a much more comfortable size for a smartphone. For most users, the autonomy is also spectacular and the photographic differences between one model and another are almost imperceptible.
If there’s an iPhone that we really like, it’s the iPhone 12 Pro, whereas those who already own the iPhone 11 Pro won’t find that big a difference from the previous generation.
5- Panasonic RZ-S500
Panasonic surprised us this year with some of the top headphones with spectacular active noise cancellation that won’t envy the AirPods Pro or the Sony WF-1000XM3.
The most relevant thing about these headphones is that the sound quality is excellent considering their size, and they have the best sound of the entire range of in-ear headphones we tested during 2020.
These headphones also have Alexa built in, but they also work with the Google Assistant and Siri.
6 – Sony WH-100XM4
Sony has done it again with premium-end over-ear headphones that despite having an impossible name to pronounce and remember are still the best bluetooth headphones on the market. This new generation is not a big leap from the previous generation, but the things that are lost are added and those that we already love are preserved.
Convenience, autonomy, the possibility of using it with a cable, brutal noise cancellation and good sound are still the DNA of the Sony WH-100XM4, but the possibility of listening to Hi-Fi music on Bluetooth and the power to connect 2 devices simultaneously.
7- Huawei FreeBuds Studio
Huawei also launched with high-quality headband headphones, which also stand out for their active noise and sound cancellation, but what blew us away was their comfort, as they were undoubtedly the most comfortable headphones we tested this year.
Another big success is that they can be used with two devices simultaneously and offer fast charging technology.
8 – Stream of Roo
The soundbar with Roku integrated has also become one of our favorite gadgets in 2020. Not only because it allows you to enjoy Roku right from the soundbar and without the need to invest in a TV with Roku OS or a streaming device, but because the sound is shocking because of its size.
We’ve already explained that the only thing that is lacking to be perfect is better bass, but in other respects it’s an excellent soundbar which also offers Spotify Connect, Bluetooth and is compatible with AirPlay 2, HomeKit and can be linked with Alexa and Google Assistant. .
9- Surface Laptop Go
After years of waiting, Surface has finally arrived in Mexico, Microsoft computers have historically been the best on the market in build quality, and that’s something we highlight from the Surface Pro X review. However, on this list Enter the Surface Go, which is big bet against the MacBook Air, also stands out in its build quality and design, and is considerably cheaper than most of the Surface on the market.
It is a computer that without a doubt more than one person will fall in love with it when they use it.
10 – MacBook Air (M1)
And speaking of the computers that surprised us, we also have new MacBooks, which outside are basically the same from every generation, but the big changes are in the ARM-based M1 processor.
This processor has proven to be superior to what we’ve seen from Intel, and has the advantage of offering lower energy consumption and being able to run iOS and iPadOS apps on Mac.
11 – MacBook Mini (M1)
The Mac Mini is the same case as the MacBook Air with the M1 chip, but it’s the cheapest of the new generation Apple computers, and also offers great performance, in fact, if it’s on this list it’s because we haven’t found a computer at the same price. which offers superior performance.
12 – Apple Watch SE
The cheaper Apple Watch is what we’ve been waiting for for years, and while Apple has removed some of the features we saw in the Series 6 like blood oxygen measurement, it basically holds all the things that make the Apple Watch the best-selling smartwatch. in this world.
It’s true to take advantage of it is necessary to have an iPhone, but for all iOS users who don’t want to spend a fortune on the new generation of Apple Watch, they can bet on the Apple Watch SE and have a good watch to complete the viewing experience. use.
13- Huawei Fit Watch
Huawei has achieved the perfect hybrid between smartband and smartwatch, and the result is that the Watch Fit stands out for its autonomy for up to 10 days of use, its excellent sized rectangular display and tactile response, which includes measurement of oxygen in the blood. and stress, and offers a variety of exercises integrated in the video so you don’t depend on other apps while exercising.
14 – Fitbit Sense
The Fitbit Sense claims to be the world’s most advanced watch in terms of health, and that’s why it appeared on our top gadgets of 2020. The new version of the Fitbit OS feels much smoother, and functions like stress measurement help a lot.
On the other hand, the watch was recently updated to be compatible with the Google Assistant and also allows answering calls directly from the smartphone, making it a team that is well balanced between health measurements and multimedia functions.
15 – Huawei Ax3 Quadcore
While this isn’t the only modem we like, it is the one that convinced us the most as it includes Wifi 6 and Wifi 6+ technology, although the latter is exclusive to Huawei devices.
One of the best functions is the possibility of connecting our phone to the router with NFC and without having to write or enter a password. It’s also important to mention that you can create a Wifi mesh network with other routers from the same family.
16 – HyperX Quadcast S.
The mic we like the most for recording is the Quadcast from HyperX, and this year an improved version has been launched under the name Quadcast S. Which doesn’t have any surprising improvements, but that doesn’t mean that it’s still the best microphone for recording content. .
This year’s S version only integrates an RGB lamp and a USB-C port, but instead we’re talking about the same microphone, quality and functionality.
17 – Xbox Series S / X
We cannot rule out the new generation of Microsoft consoles, and we also don’t want to separate them because they are both very interesting and offer great gaming experiences for a wide variety of audiences.
The X Series stands out for its power and ability to play at native 4K and at up to 120 fps, while not neglecting the possibility of scaling back to 8K.
The S series has a lower resolution, but without leaving 120 fps, and the price is very attractive to those who want to bet on the new generation console and not spend a fortune.
18 – PlayStation 5
Sony has also done an excellent job for this new generation with a powerful console that can also offer games in 4K at 120 fps. But one of the things that surprised us the most about the PS5 was its DualSense control with haptic technology, which offers a more immersive experience in next-generation gaming.
19 – Amazon Echo 4th Generation
This year, the fourth generation of Echos is here, and we not only like the new circular design, it also offers better sound along with spatial acoustic technology that pairs the sound depending on where we put it.
The best thing is that the price is still quite competitive, making it one of our most recommended smart speakers in 2020.
20 – Video Door Bell Ring 2020
At that time we rated this as the best smart doorbell for those looking to start building a smart home. Rings are very popular with this type of product, and they are much more affordable compared to doorbells of other brands, making them a highly recommended choice.
Plus, this doorbell has all the functions you need to protect, and its new copper color will make it match your doorstep.