9 trending tech accessories you’ll wish you’d found earlier, in UAE, for 2022 – Gulf News
- Sterilises smartphones, glasses, watches and more, using UV light
- Two levels of intensity
- Doubles as a Qi charger for iOS and Android phones
- Only fits phones up to 6.2 inches
Ultraviolet (UV) light sterilisation zaps viruses and bacteria sitting on your smartphone, paper money, credit cards and keys. In short, anything that can fit inside Johns Avenue’s UV Phone Sanitiser box gets a thorough 18- to 30-minute cleanse. Smartphones with up to 6.2-inch displays, and wearable tech, like smartwatches, don’t need to be flipped inside the container – the UV light hits every surface area. The unit doubles as a wireless charger, too. Leave your Qi-enabled phone on top of the lid to power it up, while other devices are being sanitised inside. It comes with a type-C cable included.
2. Achort Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
- Portable design
- Connects with three devices simultaneously
- Lasts for 48 hours on a single charge
- Expect a short Bluetooth range
Wireless keyboards are a great concept, till you’re trying to fit one into the laptop bag. There’s no awkward lugging with a collapsible keyboard, which folds into roughly the same size as your smartphone. Charge the accessory for two hours, toss it into the backpack and meet impromptu work demands with a battery life of 48 hours. The aluminium Achort keyboard is designed for a multi-device setup, so you can connect it to three devices at the same time and switch between them, using hotkeys. Its best feature is the optional touchpad on the right, for times when there’s no mouse on hand. Reviewers have successfully paired this keyboard with their phones to type out long text documents.
3. Elgato Stream Deck MK.2
- Streamlines workflow, from broadcasting to editing
- Launch applications and trigger actions
- 15 keys can be customised on Elgato’s website
- Not wireless – takes up USB ports on the computer
Nearly every online streamer’s setup features a stream deck. This all-in-one interface brings up your favourite applications with the touch of a button. Launch apps like Streamlabs, YouTube, Twitch and Spotify instantly, without fumbling for the web browser and typing the address. You get 15 customisable LCD hotkeys on the deck, meaning you can even assign actions to the buttons, such as muting the mic and turning on smart lights. But it’s not just for gamers and streamers – the Elgato stream deck allows editors, content creators and the regular office employee to streamline their workflow. The internet is raving about this PC media controller for good reason.
4. Belkin USB-C Multimedia Hub
- Supports up to six connected devices, including via HDMI
- Enjoy fast internet connection with 1GB Ethernet port
- Transfer speeds of 5Gbps
- Might occupy the only USB-C port on the computer
The limited number of ports on your laptop can be frustrating. Invest in a USB-C hub by Belkin, which gives your laptop access to six other devices. It has slots for two USB-A ports, one USB-C port, HDMI, an SD card reader and a one-gigabit Ethernet port. The multimedia hub …….