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With a new tech release seemingly dropping every week, it’s almost impossible to keep up with what’s actually worth buying. From smartphones and computers to streaming devices and tablets, there’s so much to choose from. However, in 2022 so far, there are a few top trending tech gadgets that shoppers are constantly buying, proving they’re worth the investment.
According to Google Trends and Electronic Ink, the most bought electronics for the year so far include a few Amazon products like the Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot and the Fire HD Tablet, a best-selling Roku streaming device, an HP monitor and more. In fact, all of these best-selling products are available on Amazon and eligible for Prime delivery.
Keep scrolling to check out all eight picks in a bit more detail.
1. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device With Latest Alexa Voice Remote, $34.99 (Orig. $49.99)
It’s no secret that the Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of, if not the, most popular and widely purchased streaming device on the market — and the latest 4K version has surpassed the original in reviews while maintaining an under-$50 price tag.
Currently on sale for just $40, this plug-in streaming device instantly upgrades your TV viewing experience to 4K ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, HDR and HDR10+. It also has home theater audio with Dolby Atmos, making every scene you watch look and sound more lifelike than before.
Shoppers also love that the Alexa-enabled voice remote has dedicated buttons for four of the most frequently used streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Prime Video.
All in all, this device packs a punch in such a small and convenient package.
The third-generation Amazon Echo Dot took the world by storm with its 2018 release. Everyone wanted one of these tiny smart speakers to affordably upgrade to the “smart home” experience.
The all-in-one device is on sale for just $30 and can do everything, including play music, set timers, perform smart home functions, look up information, serve as an intercom, deliver the news and so much more. And, best of all, it hardly takes up any space on your counter or table. There’s no wonder it’s one of Amazon’s top-selling products of all time.
When it comes to affordable streaming devices, shoppers tend to opt for either the Amazon Fire TV Stick or the Roku Express. The latter is actually more affordable, retailing for just $29, and delivers fast, high-definition streaming in an easy-to-use package, complete with a remote.
Unlike other streaming devices, however, the Roku Express comes with a high-speed HDMI cable that perfectly pairs with any TV to guarantee your streaming performance is always top tier. Also, like the Fire Stick, the remote has dedicated buttons for Hulu, Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+.
The demand for work-from-home accessories is at an all-time high, especially since such a large portion of today’s workforce has permanently switched to remote work practices. With this in mind, employees are looking for accessories and tech gadgets to make their at-home office spaces more productive, and over 20,000 shoppers say this HP monitor is the best way to achieve this.
Having the convenience of two screens will instantly change both the speed and productivity of your workflow. This external monitor is big enough to give you that extra boost without taking up too much space on your desk. It also has built-in speakers, tilts, and rotates to both portrait and landscape configurations.
5. Fire HD 8 Tablet, $89.99
Amazon’s tablets are some of the most affordable, and they’re honestly the best option in terms of overall quality and ease of use. The Fire HD 8 Tablet, released in 2020, is customers’ favorite of the bunch by far, with some saying it even rivals the iPad.
The Amazon Fire HD Tablet has an 8-inch HD display and comes with 32 GB of memory. It’s the perfect device for portable entertainment. So if you’re traveling, sitting on the couch or commuting, this is the perfect device to do everything from checking emails to streaming your favorite TV show of the moment.
Investing in a night vision indoor/outdoor video camera is one of the easiest and most effective ways to give you peace of mind, especially if you live alone or with a family. Wyze is one of the most trusted and reliable brands in affordable home security, and over 40,000 shoppers love the $36 Wyze Cam With Color Night Vision.
This camera has two-way audio, works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and is waterproof. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. You won’t regret it.
7. Apple Watch Series 3 Smart Watch With Silver Aluminum Case & White Sport Band, $199 (Orig. $229)
Though the tech juggernaut has released four more iterations since then, the Series 3 remains one of shoppers’ favorites. It was one of the first to have some of the smartwatch’s most impressive and game-changing features, like the retina display, water resistance, heart rate monitor, fitness and activity tracker, and so much more.
8. 2020 Apple iPad Air (10.9-Inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) In Silver, $529.92 (Orig. $599)
Lastly, the iPad Air is one of the most advanced and well-engineered tablets available today. Its sleek, button-free design gives it Apple's signature timeless appeal.
Also, if you've wanted an iPad Pro for a while but don't have $1,000 to spare, the 2020 Apple iPad Air boasts the same design and functionality at a fraction of the price. Also, it comes in a bunch of additional colors aside from the standard space gray and silver attributed to the iPad Pro lineup.
Right now, the silver 2020 Apple iPad Air with 64 GB of storage is on sale for $530 on Amazon.
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