1. ANKER QUICK CHARGE 3.0 (4 PORTS)
One of life’s simple pleases is being able to charge multiple devices while only using one wall outlet. And this little beauty enables me to do just that. I can charge my iPhone, AirPods, Nintendo Switch and Sony camera all in one corner.
2. NINTENDO SWITCH ZELDA EDITION
I caved this summer, put my Xbox Live friends on hold and bought a Nintendo Switch. (You couldn’t buy them anywhere online at the time, so I took a long lunch at the Nintendo store in Rockefeller Center. Bingo.) This little console is amazing, or at least a few of the games are; if you’ve seen anybody play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll know what I mean. And going against popular opinion, I like the playing the Switch at home on the big screen.
3. APPLE AIRPODS
4. SONOS PLAY:1
I’ve tested a lot of multi-room speakers in the past year, and Sonos continues to be the best because it’s so easy to use. I have two Play:1s in my house and will probably get more.
5. DJI SPARK
Future drone historians will likely debate the significance of different models in the evolution of the drone species. They could argue that the original DJI Phantom, circa 2013, was the one that started it all, or that the Parrot AR.Drone ($180), being more accessible, got the ball rolling. Then they’ll work themselves into a tizzy debating the importance of the Mavic Pro in terms of making drones legitimately portable.