Text by Samrat Amatya
2019 has been a crazy ride, especially in the tech industry. We saw many companies enter the Nepali market while a few exited. These companies introduced many gears and gizmos ranging from smartphones all the way to drones. For the tech-savvy, it will be hard not to spend money on all the latest tech products. Lucky for you, we have come up with a list of tech worth buying in 2019 in different genres. Even if you are not that into tech, these products might just tickle your fancy.
Apple iPad Pro
For serial binge watchers like me, investing in a tablet makes a lot of sense. It has a bigger display, larger battery, and louder speakers. And of course, iPads are the best type of tablets you can buy. Period!
Among the slew of iPads available, one of the more interesting ones is the Apple iPad Pro 11”. This iPad has a brand-new design with thinner bezels and some familiar chamfered edges. As the name suggests, the device has an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with 2388 x 1668 resolution. Powering it up is an Apple A12X 64-Bit SoC along with the M12 co-processor. Having this much horsepower makes the iPad perfectly capable of performing many productivity related tasks. This combined with the new Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard Folio makes it a laptop replacer. So not only can you watch your favorite series on this iPad but also bust some office work if need be.
DJI Mavic Air
DJI recently made their official debut in Nepal with a slew of drones. Among the many, the DJI Mavic Air is one of them. If you are looking to get into the whole drone game, the Mavic Air is a great option. Priced at Rs 1,30,000, the drone sits somewhere around the middle of DJI’s offerings.
Talking about the functionality of the drone, it comes with a 12MP CMOS sensor with 75˚ FOV. The Mavic Air can do both stills and videos up to 4K resolution. It has a flight time of 25 minutes with a maximum speed of 68.4 kph. The drone comes with a remote controller and uses the DJI Go 4 App. Overall, the DJI Mavic Air is a great piece of tech for the beginners and travel enthusiasts.
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Looking for the best smartphone that you can buy right now in Nepal? Well, you don’t have to look past the Samsung Galaxy S10+. The phone recently launched in Nepal for a starting price of Rs 1,23,500. For the price, you get a beautiful 6.4-inch Quad HD Dynamic AMOLED display with a punch hole. This new design helps pack an edge-to-edge display adding more real-estate to the panel. The phone also comes with one of the best cameras on any smartphone. Combining two 12MP and a 16MP lens, the S10+ produces some amazing photos. Among the three, the latter is a new ultra-wide lens which has a 123° FOV. The phone also has a dual-front camera made by a 10MP and 8MP sensor.
Talking about the specs, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ packs an Exynos 9820 SoC backed by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone also comes in a 256GB variant for a price of Rs 1,54,500. Other attractions include an ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint scanner, reverse wireless charging, and a large 4100mAh battery.
Huawei Watch GT
Smartwatch is not the hottest trend in Nepal! At a time when people here mostly own a phone below Rs 40,000, having a $300/$400 smartwatch makes no sense. There are a few companies who offer smartwatches at the aforementioned price tag but manage to woo only a few people. Enter Huawei Watch GT, a smartwatch which provides all the benefits of a fitness tracker for a price of Rs 19,990.
The Huawei Watch GT is a smartwatch that looks a lot like a traditional timepiece. Everything from the brown leather band style strap to it sear size matches that of a normal watch. The Numeric Bezel, the metallic lugs, and the classic side button further add to the experience. Besides having a good design, the smartwatch has a pretty great 1.39-inch AMOLED display. It also comes with some robust fitness-related features and sensors. And did I mention, the Watch GT has a whopping two weeks’ worth of battery life? Amazing!
If you are looking to buy a DSLR in 2019, the Canon 80D is the one to get. It is one of the better DSLRs with an acceptable price tag. With the 80D you get a 24MP APS-C sensor that is capable of capturing images at 7fps. The camera comes with Dual-Pixel AF with 45 all cross-type AF points. It also has a 3” 1.04M-dot articulating touch LCD touch display. Having this combo makes this DSLR a superior offering for the video fanatics. If you are an upcoming YouTube star this camera will be your biggest assets. Although a bit heavy at 730g, you can even Vlog with it. I have seen people do it!
No matter if you are a photography enthusiast or a video fanatic, the Canon 80D will fit your needs. If you can spend Rs 1,50,990 on a DSLR, the Canon 80D will be one of the best investments of your lifetime.