Ten things of the year

Traditionally, at the end of the year we sum up the results, I think all the guys will tell about their impressions, and there will probably be a vote on the best products. This time I decided to take a slightly different approach to the material, in some cases I will talk not about one device, but about a whole group - so that there is enough space for other important things.

LTE in Russia

The appearance of the iPhone 5S and other Apple products with LTE support made many people remember that there is LTE in Russia! As if it had never happened before. And now, even in the company, the girls are discussing which and where to buy an iPhone so that there is support for Eltee - I listened directly, and in essence there was nothing to add (one friend flew to Paris, and everyone ordered smartphones for her). Grandmothers know about LTE! My dad, a man far from technology, also learned about LTE! Discussion, movement, innovation, and even Beeline has LTE! In short, the end of the year, and next year will be marked by 4G. It's wonderful.

iPhone 5S

Can't include the iPhone 5C here, it's not an event for the market and an event for everyone who uses Apple smartphones - rather, it's a plastic failure. Apparently, many had the same impression, after the start of sales in the afternoon with fire it was impossible to find 5S, but 5C - here it is, standing on the counter. Nobody needs. The phrases “this didn’t happen under Jobs” and other nonsense are stupid - the company should be engaged in experiments, here is 5C - just such an experiment. An old device is taken, wrapped in a colored wrapper, the price is slightly lower, then we look at what happens. Did not work out. In my opinion, the mistake lies precisely in the area of ​​pricing, 5C could replace the iPod Touch, become the most democratic Apple smartphone of all time - no, it did not.

As for the iPhone 5S, everything has already been said in the review, at first glance, in the buyer's guide. Where to next! Consumers are voting with their wallets for an old body stuffed with new features - some that no one has yet repeated. For example, a fingerprint sensor is a very handy thing. I remember with horror such sensors on Sony laptops. Here everything is simple, clicked, and the phone was unlocked. You can argue with me and argue that the iPhone 5S should not be attributed to the best gadgets of the year - people working in retail will agree with me. On New Year's Eve, these smartphones are literally swept off the shelves, and of any color. It's all about the magic of the company, no matter what anyone says, it has not disappeared anywhere. And hopefully next year we will see many more interesting things.

iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

If the pair of iPhone 5S / 5C is clearly one extra, then it did not work out with the iPad, both tablets are very good in their own way. The ultra-popular mini was given a better quality display, which made the device even more attractive. Well, the classic big iPad has now turned into Air, light, compact (relatively), productive, both equipped with A7 processors. There is nothing to add, among the tablets presented in 2013, this is the best that we have ever seen.

By the way, Apple's official online store opened this year, and there are rumors that a physical store will open this year as well. That would be great.

Sony PS4 and Xbox One

What happened before our eyes? A new dynasty was laid before our eyes, because set-top boxes have been on the market for years - they change cases, change the arrangement of elements, add support for new accessories, but in general, these are all the same old friends. So it was with the PS3 and Xbox 360. Probably the same will happen with new products. I did not expect that PS4 would be so in demand in Russia, so just an hour ago I went to one store to buy a couple of discs, when asked about availability, consultants simply brush aside - come at the end of December, maybe something will happen.

One of the best things of the year? Absolutely.

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note III

One of the best smartphones and one of the best Android phablets, the word “phablet” irritates me terribly, but the word “smartphone” once annoyed me, too. There were no smartphones, there were only phones! Now everything is clear with smartphones, the expression has come into use and quite clearly defines the meaning of this gadget. It’s more difficult with a phablet, because the SGN III is more like a smartphone tablet. Smartshet? Plansmart? What word will accurately define this category, because to call the same Sony Xperia Z Ultra a simple smartphone will not turn the tongue. Maybe you have some ideas?

Samsung Galaxy S4

The most important thing is different - yes, both devices are good, both devices have become cult, I'm not afraid of this word, they sell well. But for the first time in Russia (in my memory), the operator and the manufacturer have teamed up to give people a truly interesting experience - we are talking about MegaFon and SGN III, when you can buy a locked gadget at a serious discount. May there be more such promotions next year.

MacBook Pro Retina - 13 and 15

Now I'm testing laptops kindly provided by the Cplaza.ru store, and both at once, I go with one, then with the other. This, of course, is about the recently updated “retinas”. What can I say, outstanding gadgets for people - I won’t even invent positioning, it’s just a fact. For those who do not want to deal with setting up or fighting with the operating system. Moreover, everything here delights, from design to working time - they are really able to plow with you for a very, very long time. I like that the MBP 13 Retina has become more interesting than the first generation, there are no annoying brakes, and in general, the story is like this - outwardly the changes are not particularly noticeable, but you immediately feel that this is a different gadget. Reviews will appear before the end of the year, expect - well, if you are going to buy, feel free to do it, both models are good.

MacBook Pro Retina

Sport accessories

A whole host of sensors, FuelBand and Jawbone Up, FitBit and Withings - each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This year, iconic sports gadgets have been updated, new names have appeared, and new features have been added. New items in this category appear almost every month, and many of you are probably now looking at the bracelet on your arm or remembering the sensor in your pocket. What would you like next year? To see such an Apple gadget (for sure there will be some connection with sports), I want such devices to become more accessible, easier to use, do not need to be charged after several days of use, applications for two main mobile operating systems are required. You can write your wishes in the comments.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Xperia Z1

For me, 2013 began with articles about the Sony Xperia Z, in January 2014 I won't be able to go to CES - I'm taking a well-deserved vacation. What will Sony show? Apparently, the updated Sony Xperia Z1. Why is he among the features of the year? I praise the company in advance for everything done in the past year. They seriously worked on the design, accustomed to LTE and the fact that smartphones can easily endure a shower, released a wonderful thing called the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and the device still pleases. Detachable lenses for smartphones are a great idea, and so is the development of NFC-enabled accessories. Corporate design after the appearance of Xperia Z has become recognizable, and I want it not to disappear next year. The main announcements will be at MWC, they promise to surprise again. I know many people ask when the review of the Sony Xperia Z1 will be - before the end of the year it will appear, expect.

Portable acoustics

What was a relatively new trend last year has now become commonplace for many - just like external batteries were once exotic accessories, but now you will not surprise anyone with this. Portable speakers can play well, audiophiles will never like it, but non-audiophiles will certainly be delighted with devices like Jawbone Jambox Mini, Loewe Speaker2Go or Bose Soundlink Mini. Do not forget to buy something like this for the holidays, it will always come in handy.

Inexpensive (really inexpensive) Android smartphones

This, of course, is about MegaFon Login and the like. Two thousand rubles, just think, not much more expensive than the budget Nokia. Previously, regarding smartphones, “inexpensive” meant seven or eight thousand, soon it will become the middle segment - and what awaits us Kia in the next year? What will manufacturers have to cram into a thin body to justify the usual flagship price of 30,000 rubles? In general, Android as an operating system is amazingly flexible, here you have tablets with a bunch of functions and devices like Login. It is very curious to see what kind of “inexpensive” they will offer us next year, a device for a thousand rubles? For five hundred rubles? Free, pay only for communication? Well, what, the practice is not new.

Ten things of the year

Traditionally, at the end of the year we sum up the results, I think all the guys will tell about their impressions, and there will probably be a vote on the best products. This time I decided to take a slightly different approach to the material, in some cases I will talk not about one device, but about a whole group - so that there is enough space for other important things.

LTE in Russia

The appearance of the iPhone 5S and other Apple products with LTE support made many people remember that there is LTE in Russia! As if it had never happened before. And now, even in the company, the girls are discussing which and where to buy an iPhone so that there is support for Eltee - I listened directly, and in essence there was nothing to add (one friend flew to Paris, and everyone ordered smartphones for her). Grandmothers know about LTE! My dad, a man far from technology, also learned about LTE! Discussion, movement, innovation, and even Beeline has LTE! In short, the end of the year, and next year will be marked by 4G. It's wonderful.

iPhone 5S

Can't include the iPhone 5C here, it's not an event for the market and an event for everyone who uses Apple smartphones - rather, it's a plastic failure. Apparently, many had the same impression, after the start of sales in the afternoon with fire it was impossible to find 5S, but 5C - here it is, standing on the counter. Nobody needs. The phrases “this didn’t happen under Jobs” and other nonsense are stupid - the company should be engaged in experiments, here is 5C - just such an experiment. An old device is taken, wrapped in a colored wrapper, the price is slightly lower, then we look at what happens. Did not work out. In my opinion, the mistake lies precisely in the area of ​​pricing, 5C could replace the iPod Touch, become the most democratic Apple smartphone of all time - no, it did not.

As for the iPhone 5S, everything has already been said in the review, at first glance, in the buyer's guide. Where to next! Consumers are voting with their wallets for an old body stuffed with new features - some that no one has yet repeated. For example, a fingerprint sensor is a very handy thing. I remember with horror such sensors on Sony laptops. Here everything is simple, clicked, and the phone was unlocked. You can argue with me and argue that the iPhone 5S should not be attributed to the best gadgets of the year - people working in retail will agree with me. On New Year's Eve, these smartphones are literally swept off the shelves, and of any color. It's all about the magic of the company, no matter what anyone says, it has not disappeared anywhere. And hopefully next year we will see many more interesting things.

iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

If the pair of iPhone 5S / 5C is clearly one extra, then it did not work out with the iPad, both tablets are very good in their own way. The ultra-popular mini was given a better quality display, which made the device even more attractive. Well, the classic big iPad has now turned into Air, light, compact (relatively), productive, both equipped with A7 processors. There is nothing to add, among the tablets presented in 2013, this is the best that we have ever seen.

By the way, Apple's official online store opened this year, and there are rumors that a physical store will open this year as well. That would be great.

Sony PS4 and Xbox One

What happened before our eyes? A new dynasty was laid before our eyes, because set-top boxes have been on the market for years - they change cases, change the arrangement of elements, add support for new accessories, but in general, these are all the same old friends. So it was with the PS3 and Xbox 360. Probably the same will happen with new products. I did not expect that PS4 would be so in demand in Russia, so just an hour ago I went to one store to buy a couple of discs, when asked about availability, consultants simply brush aside - come at the end of December, maybe something will happen.

One of the best things of the year? Absolutely.

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note III

One of the best smartphones and one of the best Android phablets, the word “phablet” irritates me terribly, but the word “smartphone” once annoyed me, too. There were no smartphones, there were only phones! Now everything is clear with smartphones, the expression has come into use and quite clearly defines the meaning of this gadget. It’s more difficult with a phablet, because the SGN III is more like a smartphone tablet. Smartshet? Plansmart? What word will accurately define this category, because to call the same Sony Xperia Z Ultra a simple smartphone will not turn the tongue. Maybe you have some ideas?

Samsung Galaxy S4

The most important thing is different - yes, both devices are good, both devices have become cult, I'm not afraid of this word, they sell well. But for the first time in Russia (in my memory), the operator and the manufacturer have teamed up to give people a truly interesting experience - we are talking about MegaFon and SGN III, when you can buy a locked gadget at a serious discount. May there be more such promotions next year.

MacBook Pro Retina - 13 and 15

Now I'm testing laptops kindly provided by the Cplaza.ru store, and both at once, I go with one, then with the other. This, of course, is about the recently updated “retinas”. What can I say, outstanding gadgets for people - I won’t even invent positioning, it’s just a fact. For those who do not want to deal with setting up or fighting with the operating system. Moreover, everything here delights, from design to working time - they are really able to plow with you for a very, very long time. I like that the MBP 13 Retina has become more interesting than the first generation, there are no annoying brakes, and in general, the story is like this - outwardly the changes are not particularly noticeable, but you immediately feel that this is a different gadget. Reviews will appear before the end of the year, expect - well, if you are going to buy, feel free to do it, both models are good.

MacBook Pro Retina

Sport accessories

A whole host of sensors, FuelBand and Jawbone Up, FitBit and Withings - each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This year, iconic sports gadgets have been updated, new names have appeared, and new features have been added. New items in this category appear almost every month, and many of you are probably now looking at the bracelet on your arm or remembering the sensor in your pocket. What would you like next year? To see such an Apple gadget (for sure there will be some connection with sports), I want such devices to become more accessible, easier to use, do not need to be charged after several days of use, applications for two main mobile operating systems are required. You can write your wishes in the comments.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Xperia Z1

For me, 2013 began with articles about the Sony Xperia Z, in January 2014 I won't be able to go to CES - I'm taking a well-deserved vacation. What will Sony show? Apparently, the updated Sony Xperia Z1. Why is he among the features of the year? I praise the firm in advance for everything done in the outgoing year. They seriously worked on the design, accustomed to LTE and the fact that smartphones can easily endure a shower, released a wonderful thing called the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and the device still pleases. Detachable lenses for smartphones are a great idea, and so is the development of NFC-enabled accessories. Corporate design after the appearance of Xperia Z has become recognizable, and I want it not to disappear next year. The main announcements will be at MWC, they promise to surprise again. I know many people ask when the Sony Xperia Z1 review will be - before the end of the year it will appear, expect.

Portable acoustics

What was a relatively new trend last year has now become commonplace for many - just like external batteries were once exotic accessories, but now you will not surprise anyone with this. Portable speakers can play well, audiophiles will never like it, but non-audiophiles will certainly be delighted with devices like Jawbone Jambox Mini, Loewe Speaker2Go or Bose Soundlink Mini. Do not forget to buy something like this for the holidays, it will always come in handy.

Inexpensive (really inexpensive) Android smartphones

This, of course, is about MegaFon Login and the like. Two thousand rubles, just think, not much more expensive than the budget Nokia. Previously, regarding smartphones, “inexpensive” meant seven or eight thousand, soon it will become the middle segment - and what awaits us Kia in the next year? What will manufacturers have to cram into a thin body to justify the usual flagship price of 30,000 rubles? In general, Android as an operating system is amazingly flexible, here you have tablets with a bunch of functions and devices like Login. It is very curious to see what kind of “inexpensive” they will offer us next year, a device for a thousand rubles? For five hundred rubles? Free, pay only for communication? Well, what, the practice is not new.

Ten things of the year

Traditionally, at the end of the year we sum up the results, I think all the guys will tell about their impressions, and there will probably be a vote on the best products. This time I decided to take a slightly different approach to the material, in some cases I will talk not about one device, but about a whole group - so that there is enough space for other important things.

LTE in Russia

The appearance of the iPhone 5S and other Apple products with LTE support made many people remember that there is LTE in Russia! As if it had never happened before. And now, even in the company, the girls are discussing which and where to buy an iPhone so that there is support for Eltee - I listened directly, and in essence there was nothing to add (one friend flew to Paris, and everyone ordered smartphones for her). Grandmothers know about LTE! My dad, a man far from technology, also learned about LTE! Discussion, movement, innovation, and even Beeline has LTE! In short, the end of the year, and next year will be marked by 4G. It's wonderful.

iPhone 5S

Can't include the iPhone 5C here, it's not an event for the market and an event for everyone who uses Apple smartphones - rather, it's a plastic failure. Apparently, many had the same impression, after the start of sales in the afternoon with fire it was impossible to find 5S, but 5C - here it is, standing on the counter. Nobody needs. The phrases “this didn’t happen under Jobs” and other nonsense are stupid - the company should be engaged in experiments, here is 5C - just such an experiment. An old device is taken, wrapped in a colored wrapper, the price is slightly lower, then we look at what happens. Did not work out. In my opinion, the mistake lies precisely in the area of ​​pricing, 5C could replace the iPod Touch, become the most democratic Apple smartphone of all time - no, it did not.

As for the iPhone 5S, everything has already been said in the review, at first glance, in the buyer's guide. Where to next! Consumers are voting with their wallets for an old body stuffed with new features - some that no one has yet repeated. For example, a fingerprint sensor is a very handy thing. I remember with horror such sensors on Sony laptops. Here everything is simple, clicked, and the phone was unlocked. You can argue with me and argue that the iPhone 5S should not be attributed to the best gadgets of the year - people working in retail will agree with me. On New Year's Eve, these smartphones are literally swept off the shelves, and of any color. It's all about the magic of the company, no matter what anyone says, it has not disappeared anywhere. And hopefully next year we will see many more interesting things.

iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

If the pair of iPhone 5S / 5C is clearly one extra, then it did not work out with the iPad, both tablets are very good in their own way. The ultra-popular mini was given a better quality display, which made the device even more attractive. Well, the classic big iPad has now turned into Air, light, compact (relatively), productive, both equipped with A7 processors. There is nothing to add, among the tablets presented in 2013, this is the best that we have ever seen.

By the way, Apple's official online store opened this year, and there are rumors that a physical store will open this year as well. That would be great.

Sony PS4 and Xbox One

What happened before our eyes? A new dynasty was laid before our eyes, because set-top boxes have been on the market for years - they change cases, change the arrangement of elements, add support for new accessories, but in general, these are all the same old friends. So it was with the PS3 and Xbox 360. Probably the same will happen with new products. I did not expect that PS4 would be so in demand in Russia, so just an hour ago I went to one store to buy a couple of discs, when asked about availability, consultants simply brush aside - come at the end of December, maybe something will happen.

One of the best things of the year? Absolutely.

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note III

One of the best smartphones and one of the best Android phablets, the word “phablet” irritates me terribly, but the word “smartphone” once annoyed me, too. There were no smartphones, there were only phones! Now everything is clear with smartphones, the expression has come into use and quite clearly defines the meaning of this gadget. It’s more difficult with a phablet, because the SGN III is more like a smartphone tablet. Smartshet? Plansmart? What word will accurately define this category, because to call the same Sony Xperia Z Ultra a simple smartphone will not turn the tongue. Maybe you have some ideas?

Samsung Galaxy S4

The most important thing is different - yes, both devices are good, both devices have become cult, I'm not afraid of this word, they sell well. But for the first time in Russia (in my memory), the operator and the manufacturer have teamed up to give people a truly interesting experience - we are talking about MegaFon and SGN III, when you can buy a locked gadget at a serious discount. May there be more such promotions next year.

MacBook Pro Retina - 13 and 15

Now I'm testing laptops kindly provided by the Cplaza.ru store, and both at once, I go with one, then with the other. This, of course, is about the recently updated “retinas”. What can I say, outstanding gadgets for people - I won’t even invent positioning, it’s just a fact. For those who do not want to deal with setting up or fighting with the operating system. Moreover, everything here delights, from design to working time - they are really able to plow with you for a very, very long time. I like that the MBP 13 Retina has become more interesting than the first generation, there are no annoying brakes, and in general, the story is like this - outwardly the changes are not particularly noticeable, but you immediately feel that this is a different gadget. Reviews will appear before the end of the year, expect - well, if you are going to buy, feel free to do it, both models are good.

MacBook Pro Retina

Sport accessories

A whole host of sensors, FuelBand and Jawbone Up, FitBit and Withings - each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This year, iconic sports gadgets have been updated, new names have appeared, and new features have been added. New items in this category appear almost every month, and many of you are probably now looking at the bracelet on your arm or remembering the sensor in your pocket. What would you like next year? To see such an Apple gadget (for sure there will be some connection with sports), I want such devices to become more accessible, easier to use, do not need to be charged after several days of use, applications for two main mobile operating systems are required. You can write your wishes in the comments.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Xperia Z1

For me, 2013 began with articles about the Sony Xperia Z, in January 2014 I won't be able to go to CES - I'm taking a well-deserved vacation. What will Sony show? Apparently, the updated Sony Xperia Z1. Why is he among the features of the year? I praise the company in advance for everything done in the past year. They seriously worked on the design, accustomed to LTE and the fact that smartphones can easily endure a shower, released a wonderful thing called the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and the device still pleases. Detachable lenses for smartphones are a great idea, and so is the development of NFC-enabled accessories. Corporate design after the appearance of Xperia Z has become recognizable, and I want it not to disappear next year. The main announcements will be at MWC, they promise to surprise again. I know many people ask when the review of the Sony Xperia Z1 will be - before the end of the year it will appear, expect.

Portable acoustics

What was a relatively new trend last year has now become commonplace for many - just like external batteries were once exotic accessories, but now you will not surprise anyone with this. Portable speakers can play well, audiophiles will never like it, but non-audiophiles will certainly be delighted with devices like Jawbone Jambox Mini, Loewe Speaker2Go or Bose Soundlink Mini. Do not forget to buy something like this for the holidays, it will always come in handy.

Inexpensive (really inexpensive) Android smartphones

This, of course, is about MegaFon Login and the like. Two thousand rubles, just think, not much more expensive than the budget Nokia. Previously, regarding smartphones, “inexpensive” meant seven or eight thousand, soon it will become the middle segment - and what awaits us Kia in the next year? What will manufacturers have to cram into a thin body to justify the usual flagship price of 30,000 rubles? In general, Android as an operating system is amazingly flexible, here you have tablets with a bunch of functions and devices like Login. It is very curious to see what kind of “inexpensive” they will offer us next year, a device for a thousand rubles? For five hundred rubles? Free, pay only for communication? Well, what, the practice is not new.

Ten things of the year

Traditionally, at the end of the year we sum up the results, I think all the guys will tell about their impressions, and there will probably be a vote on the best products. This time I decided to take a slightly different approach to the material, in some cases I will talk not about one device, but about a whole group - so that there is enough space for other important things.

LTE in Russia

The appearance of the iPhone 5S and other Apple products with LTE support made many people remember that there is LTE in Russia! As if it had never happened before. And now, even in the company, the girls are discussing which and where to buy an iPhone so that there is support for Eltee - I listened directly, and in essence there was nothing to add (one friend flew to Paris, and everyone ordered smartphones for her). Grandmothers know about LTE! My dad, a man far from technology, also learned about LTE! Discussion, movement, innovation, and even Beeline has LTE! In short, the end of the year, and next year will be marked by 4G. It's wonderful.

iPhone 5S

Can't include the iPhone 5C here, it's not an event for the market and an event for everyone who uses Apple smartphones - rather, it's a plastic failure. Apparently, many had the same impression, after the start of sales in the afternoon with fire it was impossible to find 5S, but 5C - here it is, standing on the counter. Nobody needs. The phrases “this didn’t happen under Jobs” and other nonsense are stupid - the company should be engaged in experiments, here is 5C - just such an experiment. An old device is taken, wrapped in a colored wrapper, the price is slightly lower, then we look at what happens. Did not work out. In my opinion, the mistake lies precisely in the area of ​​pricing, 5C could replace the iPod Touch, become the most democratic Apple smartphone of all time - no, it did not.

As for the iPhone 5S, everything has already been said in the review, at first glance, in the buyer's guide. Where to next! Consumers are voting with their wallets for an old body stuffed with new features - some that no one has yet repeated. For example, a fingerprint sensor is a very handy thing. I remember with horror such sensors on Sony laptops. Here everything is simple, clicked, and the phone was unlocked. You can argue with me and argue that the iPhone 5S should not be attributed to the best gadgets of the year - people working in retail will agree with me. On New Year's Eve, these smartphones are literally swept off the shelves, and of any color. It's all about the magic of the company, no matter what anyone says, it has not disappeared anywhere. And hopefully next year we will see many more interesting things.

iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

If the pair of iPhone 5S / 5C is clearly one extra, then it did not work out with the iPad, both tablets are very good in their own way. The ultra-popular mini was given a better quality display, which made the device even more attractive. Well, the classic big iPad has now turned into Air, light, compact (relatively), productive, both equipped with A7 processors. There is nothing to add, among the tablets presented in 2013, this is the best that we have ever seen.

By the way, Apple's official online store opened this year, and there are rumors that a physical store will open this year as well. That would be great.

Sony PS4 and Xbox One

What happened before our eyes? A new dynasty was laid before our eyes, because set-top boxes have been on the market for years - they change cases, change the arrangement of elements, add support for new accessories, but in general, these are all the same old friends. So it was with the PS3 and Xbox 360. Probably the same will happen with new products. I did not expect that PS4 would be so in demand in Russia, so just an hour ago I went to one store to buy a couple of discs, when asked about availability, consultants simply brush aside - come at the end of December, maybe something will happen.

One of the best things of the year? Absolutely.

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note III

One of the best smartphones and one of the best Android phablets, the word “phablet” irritates me terribly, but the word “smartphone” once annoyed me, too. There were no smartphones, there were only phones! Now everything is clear with smartphones, the expression has come into use and quite clearly defines the meaning of this gadget. It’s more difficult with a phablet, because the SGN III is more like a smartphone tablet. Smartshet? Plansmart? What word will accurately define this category, because to call the same Sony Xperia Z Ultra a simple smartphone will not turn the tongue. Maybe you have some ideas?

The most important thing is different - yes, both devices are good, both devices have become cult, I'm not afraid of this word, they sell well. But for the first time in Russia (in my memory), the operator and the manufacturer have teamed up to give people a truly interesting experience - we are talking about MegaFon and SGN III, when you can buy a locked gadget at a serious discount. May there be more such promotions next year.

MacBook Pro Retina - 13 and 15

Now I'm testing laptops kindly provided by the Cplaza.ru store, and both at once, I go with one, then with the other. This, of course, is about the recently updated “retinas”. What can I say, outstanding gadgets for people - I won’t even invent positioning, it’s just a fact. For those who do not want to deal with setting up or fighting with the operating system. Moreover, everything here delights, from design to working time - they are really able to plow with you for a very, very long time. I like that the MBP 13 Retina has become more interesting than the first generation, there are no annoying brakes, and in general, the story is like this - outwardly the changes are not particularly noticeable, but you immediately feel that this is a different gadget. Reviews will appear before the end of the year, expect - well, if you are going to buy, feel free to do it, both models are good.

Sport accessories

A whole host of sensors, FuelBand and Jawbone Up, FitBit and Withings - each with its own advantages and disadvantages. This year, iconic sports gadgets have been updated, new names have appeared, and new features have been added. New items in this category appear almost every month, and many of you are probably now looking at the bracelet on your arm or remembering the sensor in your pocket. What would you like next year? To see such an Apple gadget (for sure there will be some connection with sports), I want such devices to become more accessible, easier to use, do not need to be charged after several days of use, applications for two main mobile operating systems are required. You can write your wishes in the comments.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Xperia Z1

For me, 2013 began with articles about the Sony Xperia Z, in January 2014 I won't be able to go to CES - I'm taking a well-deserved vacation. What will Sony show? Apparently, the updated Sony Xperia Z1. Why is he among the features of the year? I praise the company in advance for everything done in the past year. They seriously worked on the design, accustomed to LTE and the fact that smartphones can easily endure a shower, released a wonderful thing called the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and the device still pleases. Detachable lenses for smartphones are a great idea, and so is the development of NFC-enabled accessories. Corporate design after the appearance of Xperia Z has become recognizable, and I want it not to disappear next year. The main announcements will be at MWC, they promise to surprise again. I know many people ask when the review of the Sony Xperia Z1 will be - before the end of the year it will appear, expect.

Portable acoustics

What was a relatively new trend last year has now become commonplace for many - just like external batteries were once exotic accessories, but now you will not surprise anyone with this. Portable speakers can play well, audiophiles will never like it, but non-audiophiles will certainly be delighted with devices like Jawbone Jambox Mini, Loewe Speaker2Go or Bose Soundlink Mini. Do not forget to buy something like this for the holidays, it will always come in handy.

Inexpensive (really inexpensive) Android smartphones

This, of course, is about MegaFon Login and the like. Two thousand rubles, just think, not much more expensive than the budget Nokia. Previously, regarding smartphones, “inexpensive” meant seven or eight thousand, soon it will become the middle segment – ​​and what awaits us Kia next year? What will manufacturers have to cram into a thin body to justify the usual flagship price of 30,000 rubles? In general, Android as an operating system is amazingly flexible, here you have tablets with a bunch of functions and devices like Login. It is very curious to see what kind of “inexpensive” they will offer us next year, a device for a thousand rubles? For five hundred rubles? Free, pay only for communication? Well, what, the practice is not new.

This, of course, is about MegaFon Login and things like that. Two thousand rubles, just think, not much more expensive than the budget Nokia. Previously, regarding smartphones, “inexpensive” meant seven or eight thousand, soon it will become the middle segment - and what awaits us Kia Kia next year? What will manufacturers have to cram into a thin body to justify the usual flagship price of 30,000 rubles? In general, Android as an operating system is amazingly flexible, here you have tablets with a bunch of functions and devices like Login. It is very curious to see what kind of “inexpensive” they will offer us next year, a device for a thousand rubles? For five hundred rubles? Free, pay only for communication? Well, the practice is not new.