Amazingly, despite all the supply chain constraints and component shortages, 2022 has produced some truly great gadgets.
From flip phones to unconventional earbuds to home beer dispensers to portable gaming PCs, the past 12 months have been full of notable gizmos. We are certainly happy to have the tech world covered in 2022.
Some of our picks for this year’s best gadgets are downright useful, while others are just plain cool. is.
Here are our favorite gadgets of 2022. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites if you want to see them appear higher on the list.
best gadgets of 2022
In 2022, so many pubs and taprooms have been forced to close as rents soar, lockdown hangovers set in, and many people turned to drinking at home. The PerfectDraft Pro is a great beer dispenser that properly stores beer between 0°C and 12°C. When it comes to serving drinks, Smart Pour technology ensures a smooth delivery that the deceased craft beer his bar deserves.
Note: There is currently a £120 discount on select PerfectDraft bundles for Christmas, so visit the site and choose the one that works best for you.
Amazon has gone super-sized with its latest Kindle, delivering one of the most immersive e-reader experiences ever. The Kindle Scribe offers a lot more than his giant 10.2-inch E-ink display, but the included stylus turns this e-reader into a compelling digital writing tool. Add in battery life, which will likely last for weeks instead of days, and it could prove to be a great tool for jotting down ideas on the fly.
Samsung has further improved the compact foldable phone format popular in 2022, with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 proving to be the most accessible phone of its kind. Not only is it priced at his sub-£1,000 price, but the Galaxy Z Flip4’s clamshell design makes it super easy to carry around in your trouser pocket. Spread out the 6.7-inch display and you have a no-compromise flagship smartphone.
Apple has arguably delivered the boldest smartwatch this year with the Apple Watch Ultra. With a military-grade rugged design, additional hardware controls, dedicated diving features, and up to 36 hours of battery life, it’s the rare smartwatch that can withstand even the slightest surf. Meanwhile, the big, bright display is the best Apple Watch ever. It’s not cheap, but for those with active lifestyles, the Apple Watch Ultra is a unique and underrated smartwatch.
Every consumer tech company worth having has a decent set of true wireless earbuds on their roster these days, and they all tend to be pretty similar. Thanks Sony. These figure-eight buds have a literal hole in the center of each earbud that allows them to maintain an extraordinary connection with their surroundings. They still sound pretty great too.
Bean-to-cup coffee machines have their fair share of hiccups, but none are as comprehensive as the Sage Barista Express Impress. Other than roasting the beans and rinsing the cup, they do almost everything in the coffee making process, from grinding the coffee grains to frothing the milk. During these stages a superior espresso is produced that is fine-tuned to the specific coffee beans you are using.
Moleskine’s sleek notepad set combines the tactile writing experience of classic pen and paper with the convenience of digital storage on a tablet. Scribble in a stylish notebook with a real pen and it’s magically uploaded to the cloud for later reference on your smart device or computer of choice. Your writing is transcribed into digital text for your convenience.
Over five years after its initial release, the Nintendo Switch is starting to look a little longer on its teeth. Valve’s Steam Deck comes at just the right time to give seasoned gamers a little punch. This chunky device is essentially a full-fledged gaming laptop, further reduced to a handheld form factor, offering full access to your Steam PC game library and a full suite of control options.
Debuting in 2021 with Nothing Ear (1) earbuds, Nothing Phone (1) marks the British startup’s fresh approach to the smartphone format. The company’s vision includes a boldly elaborate light-up design, solid performance, a decent camera and a stylish custom UI at about half the price of the iPhone 14.
The B&O Beoplay Portal is the closest thing to an “all headphones” set you’ve ever seen. On the one hand, these premium cans take gaming on PlayStation, PC, and Switch to another level. It has an unmatched sound quality. Bluetooth connectivity, ANC and multipoint support complete a truly comprehensive headphone package.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro is arguably the most used phone this year. The camera is great. It relies more on software than lenses, but the results are always great. It looks great too, with an ace-like camera array on the back, and we’re always looking for the purest Android experience the Pixel series has ever offered.
Yes, Sennheiser has redesigned their Momentum headphone series, but we can forgive the lack of an industrial look because these headphones are the most comfortable and awesome I’ve used this year. With long battery life and sophisticated noise cancellation, these products have rarely left our ears since we tested them.
We love flip phones, and the Motorola Razr (2022) exceeded our expectations when we put it on our test bench. Razr’s first reboot was fun, but I was a little underwhelmed by the technology it offered. However, this is a very sharp spec with flagship performance, a beautiful new design and improved camera tech. Hmm.
Sky Stream is Sky in UK’s focus on serious streaming. Not to be confused with the NOW Streaming Service. Offers nearly full-fat Sky service without the need for plates or big boxes. Sure, you can’t record to a dedicated hard drive, but for a fraction of the space and a reasonable cost, you can do everything you want.
AV companies usually forget about companies with smaller rooms and offer audio kits that are too powerful for the space they’re in. Enter the Sonos Sub Mini – this is 2022 for us was outstanding. Great booming soundscape without our neighbors yelling at us. It’s easy to set up, works well with things like the smaller Sonos Beam soundbar, and looks great.
Additional Report: Mark Chaxfield