Best Gadgets To Buy From China
Love gadgets? This article will discuss the best new gadgets we've found that you can order right now!
Here's a list of the best new gadgets that you can order now from Chinese online retailers.
Some of them might even be better than some of the more famous ones available here in the UK.
The best televisions on the market are usually made by Japanese brands such as Panasonic and Sony.
Huawei MateBook X Pro
A great laptop for the students or professional.
- CPU: Intel Core i5-7300U
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
- RAM: 8GB
- Screen: 12-inch, 2,160 x 1,440 FHD (1,920 x 1,080)
- LED-backlit touchscreen
- Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
- Fantastic touchscreen
- Stylus included
- Steeper starting price
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is a fantastic Windows laptop that's a joy to use. The 360-degree hinge allows you to fold it around so it's touch-friendly, and the webcam is hidden at the bottom.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro features up to 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage. It's super fast and reliable thanks to Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs.
The MateBook X Pro has a 12-inch touchscreen, Dolby Atmos sound, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a backlit digital stylus pen.
Sony WH-1000XM2 wireless headphones
A better version of the Bose QuietComfort 35s.
- Acoustic design: Closed
- Weight: 329g
- Cable length: 3.94ft
- Frequency response: N/A
- Drivers: 40mm
- Battery life: 20+ hours
- Wireless range: N/A
- NFC: Yes
- Amazing noise cancellation
- Comprehensive app
- A bit pricey
The Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones are the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, bar none. They're perfect for long flights, and you get an entire additional 20 hours of battery life from a two-hour charge.
There's no wireless Bluetooth pairing, but you can connect them to any Bluetooth device for wireless listening.
The audio quality is phenomenal thanks to the 40mm and 33mm active noise-canceling drivers, which use a technology called Acoustic Adaptive Conductance Algorithm (AAC).
They are excellent at blocking out ambient noise. The fact that these headphones have Google Assistant built-in is a nice touch.
Amazon Echo Spot
The best Echo we've ever used.
- Dimensions: 66 x 83 x 46mm
- Weight: 286g
- Display: 2.5-inch 160 x 108 PPI LCD
- Brilliant display
- Great audio quality
For the most part, we're expecting to see the same 4-star robots at the top of this list year after year. In some ways, that's a disappointment because they're solid, dependable, and great robots for the most part.
However, there are exceptions. One of those exceptions is the Amazon Echo Spot.
This is a great little device, especially if you already have a Prime membership.
As well as displaying all your basic info like weather and traffic info, the Spot can do the typical Alexa tricks such as setting timers, playing your music and reading the news and the morning headlines.
It's also the first Echo with camera and video calling capabilities, and the best-looking of the bunch.
A great speaker for Apple fans.
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 14.6 x 6 inches
- | Weight: 5.5 pounds
- Wireless range: Indoor / outdoor
- Storage: 64GB
- Battery: 18 hours
- Apple sound quality
- Siri integration
- No Google Assistant
There are some important differences between the HomePod and the Google Home and Amazon Echo.
The HomePod is Apple's first foray into the smart speaker market, which brings some unique features but also has some cons.
For one, there's no integration with Google or Alexa. You're stuck with Siri, a digital assistant that Apple has barely put to use, to start with.
Secondly, the HomePod is going to cost a lot more than the competition: the HomePod will be about twice the price of an Amazon Echo.
The HomePod has a beautiful speaker with excellent sound quality. It does its job incredibly well.
There's also a second-generation model launching soon, so Apple fans have plenty of time to make up their minds.
Samsung Connect Home
Not a smart speaker, but it's got Samsung smarts.
- Dimensions: 16 x 20 x 4 inches
- Wireless range: N/A
- Storage: 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n, 5GHz 802.11ac
- Battery: 2,600mAh; Quick Charge 3.0
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 22 x 3.1 x 9.6 inches
- Samsung Connect app
- Works with other Samsung products
- No support for Spotify
- Plain, boring design
- No extra smarts
Samsung knows its way around creating nifty Internet of Things devices, and its latest attempt is the Samsung Connect Home.
This bundle of mesh Wi-Fi networking components features an integrated SmartThings hub and comes with a Wi-Fi extender and a smart speaker.
It’s a simple solution to networking your home if you’re concerned about the pitfalls of connecting various devices to the internet.
That said, the Connect Home is a non-starter if you’re looking to bring your music streaming services into the mix, as it’s not really designed to handle that.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit
The best smart lighting starter kit for the mass market.
- Dimensions: 17.75 x 8.7 x 10.5 inches
- Wireless range: 100 feet
- Storage: No apps required
- Battery: No
- Simple setup
- Limited accessories
It’s hard to find a real-world use for a connected light bulb, but smart lighting promises to make life at home a bit more convenient while introducing you to the wonders of voice-control.
The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit includes four A19 LED bulbs and a bridge that supports up to 64 bulbs, which, considering that you can currently get three white bulbs and one blue bulb for the same price as the starter kit, is a pretty sweet deal.