You may not be a tech geek but you appreciate a smart piece of technology or two. There are so many new and exciting pieces of technology coming out every day and as ordinary folks, who has the time, money, and effort to have the latest technological wonders to be in style? If you’d rather not splurge on the newest cutting-edge gadgets but don’t want to be too left behind, here are some gadget upgrades you should consider getting:
Laptop Upgrades & Protection
If you own a Windows laptop and it’s fairly dated, check if it can accommodate hardware upgrades and if it can, it is best to upgrade them. Why buy a new one when you can just give it a second life? Unfortunately, most new generation or post-2016 MacBook laptops cannot be upgraded because some parts including the processor have been soldered to the unit’s motherboard and therefore not upgradeable. Why not give them a new look and extra protection instead? There are plenty of sleek MacBook Air hard cases or MacBook Pro sleeves with fascinating designs to keep them looking interesting.
If you’ve been planning to replace your desktop computer that is as old as a dinosaur, it is wise to invest in a gaming rig. Techies have advocated in the past that building your own is wiser and cheaper but lately, buying pre-built ones are considered smart nowadays. Furthermore, there are stores that offer customization for powerful gaming computers.
Home Security System
There is no price tag for safety and security but it is better to make smart purchases than to buy things arbitrarily without regard to factors that may end in wasting money. Upgrading to a better home security system is a pretty big decision and chances are, you have already identified features that you would want to be included in the new system. It is good to remember that going for well-known security companies is the safest route to take. It is easy to fall for the newest and latest technological advancements in security, but they don’t have the reliability of the established ones.
Smart Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Having a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector should be a standard in homes because it helps protect its inhabitants from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning emergency. Cheap smoke alarms work but they are set off by the most minor things like simply cooking in the kitchen, and sometimes, it can be frustrating having to turn it off when you just want to eat dinner peacefully. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer because it is odorless, gasless, and invisible and sources of this gas are easily found at home such as in cooking equipment, generators, and even cars. If you’re looking for better upgrades, there are gadgets out there that can connect itself with smartphones so you immediately know if there are emergencies and tons of other features too.
Keys are a thing of a past, and they present many vulnerabilities for theft. Therefore getting a smart door lock for your home or business increases your high-tech security. Additionally, they also increase ease of access because users will no longer require carrying around bulky and easily-misplaced keys to enter. Some Smart lock doors can be opened via voice command, touchscreen, keypad, or even with a smartphone.
The products mentioned above are just some gadget upgrades you need to consider. Whatever you choose to improve depends on your priorities and on what kind of lifestyle you live. Do you have nifty gadget upgrades that improved your quality of life? Feel free to share them in the comments below.