Over the past year, I made many cool tech investments and some have arguably changed my life! As a tech enthusiast and gadget nerd, I love checking out new gear but these have particularly changed the way I live for the better.

2021 saw the release of some awesome new gadgets such as the Apple Air Tag and the Beats Studio Buds. As a hobbyist, I can’t afford to spend a huge amount of money on the latest tech, that’s why I had to justify making purchase decisions.

1. Apple AirPods Pro

Released at the end of October 2019, they are still legendary and well worth the investment. I can honestly say that I can’t live without them! Not only are they small enough to take with you on the go, but they also sound great, have active noise cancelling and transparency mode! My 6-month review can be found on my YouTube channel or by clicking this link.

What I Like Most

It’s definitely the sound quality, they sound premium, have great bass and sit well in my ears. They are also light and I often forget they are in my ears.

What I Think Should Improve

The one thing that definitely needs to improve is the material the case is made out of. I find that it scratches too easily.

2. Apple Watch SE

It may not be the latest or the best model, the Apple Watch SE was the perfect addition to my everyday tech carry. I know the series 7 is far more impressive than the SE, but I just couldn’t justify spending the extra on the later models. The SE fully meets my requirements and is an epic smartwatch, well worth my recommendation. I purchased the Nike edition as the strap looked better and it had more watch faces to choose from.

What I Like Most

It will definitely have to be the health tracking features. I like the idea of filling activity rings throughout the day and it tracks my activities well.

What I Think Should Improve

This is more of a generic Apple Watch thing, but I think we should have a greater selection of watch faces available. From what I remember on WearOS smartwatches, there was a greater selection.

3. iPad Pro 2020

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