Every year, there’s a new smartphone, a new action camera, a new “best” laptop—a new everything. It’s impossible to keep up with all the best tech gadgets, especially if you’re the sort who likes to have the next best shiny new thing.
This year has been no different (and it’s not even fall yet) for cool tech gadgets. Flip phones made a huge comeback, Apple’s laptops somehow keep getting both bigger and thinner, smartwatches keep getting, well, smarter, and next-gen VR headsets will soon be as commonplace as smartphones. It seems the future is right now.
If it’s all enough to make your head spin, we’ve done the hard work for you to find the gear that matters. We combed through hundreds of new tech gadgets to find only the very best. This is the gear that truly stands out this year in one of five categories: Fitness, Home, Everyday, Travel, and Camping. These are our picks for the 40 best tech gadgets of 2023.
Beats’ legendary workout headphones continue to impress. According to Men’s Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, they’re “the most reliable fitness buds ever that stay in my ears whether I’m doing handstands or kettlebell swings.”
Vids or didn’t happen. Even if you’re already rocking a GoPro on your travels, Insta360’s latest waterproof action camera takes insane, 5.7K 360-degree video (with its clever “invisible” selfie stick) like you’ve never seen before.
By the pool, in your game room, or blowing up your living room, Ultimate Ears’ Hyperboom is one mega bluetooth speaker to rule them all. It’s water-resistant, wireless, and very, very loud. This thing seriously booms.
When you want to binge something, but you also don’t want to be stuck inside, Anker’s Nebula 3 is your man. It’s an outdoor-centric projector with an eye-popping 1,000-lumen bulb, 1080p capability, and 150-inch capability.
Eddie Bauer reimagined this premium sleeping bag for 2023. It stands alone as a traditional mummy-style bag but zips cleverly into EB’s Downclime Alpine Parka for a cozy, all-in-one alpine sleep kit that’s rated down to -35°F.
Even the best solar generators only go so far when the sun doesn’t shine. Runhood’s portable power solutions fix this with hot-swappable batteries, so you can pack plenty of precharged juice to keep your gadgets and your generator humming for days.
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Mike Richard has traveled the world since 2008. He’s kayaked in Antarctica, tracked endangered African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss great white shark attack in Mexico. His travel advice has appeared on the websites for Forbes, Travel + Leisure, CNET, and National Geographic. He loves the great outdoors and good bourbon, and (usually) calls Tulsa, Oklahoma home. Mike also enjoys speaking in the third person.
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