Last year I bought the OnePlus 7T and the Galaxy Watch. The year before I bought the OnePlus Bullets Wireless earphones and the HP Pavillion x360 laptop. I've developed a habit of making a couple of tech purchases a year, but I'm yet to make a purchase this year. I do have a wishlist though.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
I used to have a Chromebook, but because of my research work and PhD studies I needed a Windows laptop. I still would like to own a Chromebook though, but it would be redundant since I already have a laptop. On the other hand, I don't have a tablet either. I had the original Nexus 7 tablet back in 2012, but since then I've never had a need for one again since it's not too different from my smartphone. So when Lenovo announced the Chromebook Duet, a Chrome OS tablet that comes with a keyboard attachment in the box, it snagged my interest. A tablet device that runs Chrome OS would be perfect for me. It'll be more portable than my laptop, more functional than a basic tablet thanks to the included keyboard, and it won't be made redundant by my phone since it runs Chrome OS. It just became available in the US and I'm gonna wait to see the reviews for the device. I'll also need to wait for Malaysian availability.
I love my Bullets Wireless earphones, but on occasion I'd like to experience my music with a pair of good ANC headphones. I don't appreciate music enough to spend money on a pair of high-end headphones like Sony's WH-1000XM3, but the company's new mid-range offering could be right up my alley. Affordable, great sound quality for the price, and it still comes with ANC. Should be available in Malaysia soon as well.
Lenovo Smart Clock
I don't think I can remember the last time I had a clock in my room. Even before smartphones, our old Nokia's and Sony Ericsson's could be used as alarm clocks which negated the need for me to have an alarm clock too. But the Lenovo Smart Clock is appealing to me because of its integration with the Google Assistant. It's basically a Google Home with a large display which allows it to double as a clock. That's handy and a lot more useful than just a Google Home too.
I won't be buying everything on the list though. I already have a laptop and a desktop PC, not to mention a smartphone, so as much as I think I'll like the Duet, it'll probably be the most redundant item I could purchase. The Lenovo Smart Clock is the least likely purchase as I feel like I won't be able to fully get my money's worth without some other smart appliances around the house. On it's own it would be cool, but in a house with other smart appliances it would be even better. I think the Sony headphones are the most likely purchase I'll be making. Between the three items on my list, the headphones would probably be used the most and will also be the easiest for me to purchase. I do have a pair of wireless earphones already, but they don't come with ANC and the Sony headphones will be a great alternative which will probably offer better sound quality too.
What about you? Any purchases planned? New phone? Tablet? Earphones? Camera? Gaming console? Want to ask for recommendations? This could be a good place to ask.