My Tech Highlights Of 2021

2021 was only marginally better than 2020. As a result, I didn’t review as much tech as I am used to. Which is why I will not be doing the IT Nerd awards for the second year running. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t interesting tech to be had. Thus here’s a list of things that really caught my eye in 2021.

InvisQi: This I have to admit was the first cool thing that I came across this year. What InvisQi does is allow you to build a wireless charger into your desk so that you can put your phone (or wireless charge capable devices) on your desk and get a charge. It was simple to install, and it’s made the desk in my home office that much more useful.

Apple AirTag: The Apple AirTag got all sorts of press this year for good and bad reasons. For good because it came to the table with features that as long as you’re in the Apple ecosystem, couldn’t be matched by any competitor. And that includes the fact that having over a billion iPhones at your disposal to help you find your stuff can’t be beat. But it also hit the news for all the wrong reasons having been connected to stalking and car thefts. Regardless, Apple did make a splash with the AirTag, and will likely leverage that in 2022 to take over the tracker market.

Ekster Aluminum Cardholder: For my wife and I, the Ekster Aluminum Cardholder has changed our lives in a good way. We both now have slimmed down wallets with only the things we actually need in them. That makes my pockets and her purse say thank you. On top of that, there’s a tracker card that allows you to find this wallet should you lose it. As a result, we’re never going back to traditional wallet ever again.

Apple 2021 16″ MacBook Pro: When it comes to computers, Apple has taken the mind blowing performance of the M1 processor that they released last year, and turned it up to 11 by releasing the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Both with mind blowing levels of performance. On top of that, Apple added a mini LED display that crushes any other display in a notebook, and fixed almost everything that MacBook Pro users have been complaining about for the last six years. If there’s one piece of tech that made the biggest splash this year, this was it.

FlexiSpot Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk: This desk has changed my life. And that is not hyperbole. The FlexiSpot Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk has given me a workspace where I can comfortably work at for hours because I am able to dial in the exact position that works for me. That’s something that I haven’t had in a very long time and I am sure that my back and various other body parts will thank me for that in the years to come.

Those are the things that really caught my eye in 2021. Hopefully in 2022 the world will become more normal and we’ll all be able to do the things that we’re used to doing. For me that includes reviewing the latest and coolest tech. Fingers crossed that happens.

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