Techy Santa: what gadgets will make 2024 effective

Techy Santa: what gadgets will make 2024 effective

Smart speaker “Yandex Station Duo Max”

A conceptually new device from a series of smart speakers from Yandex, the speaker now allows you not only to receive audio responses from Alice, but also their visualized version. In addition, Duo Max is an excellent media device with a huge future potential, which depends on the opinions of users. At the moment, there are integrated Yandex Music, Kinopoisk and YouTube, which is convenient in many home scenarios, for example when cooking, when you can watch a video recipe or TV series, thereby completely replacing your home TV. The previous functionality, led by a Zigbee hub for managing a smart home, is perfectly complemented by a touch screen – now you don’t need to go into your smartphone.


vivo V29 smartphone

The new smartphone from vivo is characterized by a productive, but not hot, Snapdragon 778G processor and a large amount of RAM. This makes it a pretty decent device for work or school, without the flashy design of the case. It is also very possible to play on it. The cameras are also noteworthy: here not only the main unit has a 50 megapixel module with optical stabilization, but also the front one with the same resolution and autofocus. Pictures from both cameras are high-quality even when moving – with high resolution and natural color reproduction.

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Xiaomi Smart Display

Controlling a smart home solely using a smart home device is something that is clearly worth striving for. Therefore, the smart display from Xiaomi must be recognized as an excellent transitional device between control from mobile Android/iOS devices and a completely autonomous system. Using it, it is convenient to control all sensors, not to mention CCTV cameras and smart lighting devices with color changing function. Inside there are two 3 W speakers and even a front camera, with which you can both watch all kinds of content and communicate via audio/video communication.

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Tecno Camon 20 Pro 5g Smartphone

One of this year’s hit new products from Tecno offers a new look at the usual design of the outer panel of the case: a back cover made of eco-leather, a combination of diverse geometry, Thiessen polygons and a non-standard frame of the camera block. The latter are at their best: 64 megapixels with optical stabilization, depth sensor, front camera with a resolution of 32 megapixels. As for hardware, for the first time in the Camon series there is a flagship processor from MediaTek; the system can expand the RAM to 8+8 GB with 256 GB of storage. Includes fast charging

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Dyson styler

The Dyson Airwrap Complete Long HS05 Ceramic pop comes in a new mint orange color. Still a time-tested device, the styler is powered by a digitally controlled Dyson V9 motor – its 13-blade impeller rotates at up to 110,000 rpm, pumping air at a pressure of 3.2 kPa, which allows you to achieve the Coanda effect (when hair is attracted to to a cylindrical attachment and then curled without the use of clips, gloves or other curling devices). In turn, the intelligent temperature control system measures this air indicator more than 40 times per second and adjusts the heating so that the temperature always remains below 150 °C. The eco-leather case is upholstered on the inside with soft fabric. You can find the device in Technopark.

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Laptop Huawei MateBook D16

Huawei laptops from the MateBook D series have proven themselves well as devices for everyday work. The metal body has a low noise level and consistently low temperatures during intense work, compared to laptops with a discrete video chip. The advantage of the D16 is the keyboard numeric keypad, which makes life easier for office workers and students, and many will also like the large FHD display and high battery life. The 13th generation of Intel i9 processors provides not only high performance, but also support for the “super device” system, which establishes communication between smart panels, monitors, smartphones or tablets from Huawei – completely wirelessly. This mode has many use cases: from presentations and video conferencing to home movie screening on the big Huawei Vision screen.

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Vacuum cleaner dreame Z10 Station

The key feature of this model is the self-cleaning station, which greatly simplifies everyday cleaning: just return the vacuum cleaner to the station, and it will transfer all the dirt from the container into a 2.5-liter bag, which lasts on average for 90 days. In addition, noteworthy are the high battery autonomy – up to 65 minutes, cyclone cleaning, which prevents damage to the washable fine filter from larger debris, illumination of hidden dirt and a large set of attachments for various floor coverings and hard-to-reach places.


Infinix Zero 40 Smartphone

Zero 40 is an advanced smartphone that comes straight to Android 14. On board there is a 2K AMOLED screen with smooth and fast picture movement and very high brightness, 100-watt charging, which allows you to keep the smartphone at the outlet for a minimum time, and thanks to a triple main camera at 200 megapixels with optical stabilization, pictures and videos will be obtained without blur and with the smallest details.

Acer Aspire 5 laptop

The Intel-powered Aspire 5 series bridges the gap between strict work laptops and high-end gaming and graphics-intensive devices thanks to nvidia RTX discrete video memory. The instantaneous speed of performing work operations also largely depends on the installed LPDDR5 standard RAM and nvme M.2 solid-state memory. Among the features useful for work, we note an improved webcam system, including auto-framing, background blur and view direction control, as well as the latest generations of wireless and wired communications for connecting a laptop to high-resolution and Hertz screens.

Vipe Woox Dubstep column

Portable acoustics from Vipe are distinguished by powerful sound – more than 60 W – and a wide range of functionality for parties outside the home. The woox series is made in a convenient portable case, reminiscent of a good old boombox – thanks to its elongated shape and carrying handle. From the main thing: the ability to create a stereo pair with two or more speakers wirelessly for larger events, karaoke mode with the ability to connect two microphones and IPX6 protection from moisture and rain for relaxation…