The goal of GadgetMatch is clear: matching our readers with their perfect gadget through easy-to-read articles and fun videos. But which products do the members of the GadgetMatch team enjoy the most? Let’s find out!
After looking through all the devices we’ve reviewed so far this year, choosing just one per person was a tall order, but lots of inner deliberation brought up this surprisingly diverse list with individual testaments as to why they are each person’s GadgetMatch.
Check ’em out:
Alven’s GadgetMatch: Samsung R7
As the holiday season inched closer and more occasions started to fill my calendar, having the Samsung R7 wireless speaker was all I’ve needed to turn any get-together into a fun event. Not only did the R7 provide great sound quality, its unique design was a conversation piece for everyone that saw it!
Chay’s GadgetMatch: Fossil Q Tailor
I’ve used a couple of smartwatches in the last three years and while they all work well, I couldn’t stand having to charge yet another device every night. The Fossil Q Tailor functions like any other regular watch, but it can also track my steps and sleep. I love using it as a remote shutter for my phone’s camera, so I can take hands-free OOTDs when traveling alone. Fossil promises six months of battery life with Bluetooth perpetually turned on, but it’s been 10 months and I have yet to replace the battery.
Dan’s GadgetMatch: Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei flagships have always been beautiful, but it was only when the Mate 10 series launched that I truly fell in love. The bigger and better Mate 10 Pro brings everything together along with the latest artificial intelligence features. The Leica co-engineered cameras with the secondary monochrome sensor are truly impressive and fun to use. The bright blue color option is simply the cherry on top.
Isa’s GadgetMatch: Paper Shoot Camera
It’s a camera that’s made mostly of paper — how can one not be fascinated? This toy camera makes photography more meaningful. It takes me back to a time when photos were not so haphazardly shot; when we didn’t have smartphones to shoot with nor the luxury of seeing how the photo came out instantly. It also helps that it’s super cute!
Kevin’s GadgetMatch: Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2L 4×4
Of all the cars I was fortunate enough to test drive this year, none were as powerful and well-equipped as Ford’s latest Ranger Wildtrak. Its toughness and roominess inside are matched only by the excellent safety features, such as the lifesaving collision alert. When I’m done driving, I can just pull out my bike from the spacious cargo bed!
Leez’s GadgetMatch: Yuumei Cat Headphones
The tough work behind the Yuumei Cat Headphones was one that panned out through years. The headphones were born from a single sketch, troubled with tons of poor-quality cop-outs, and developed with friends and fans. Honestly, if having speakers and headphones in a single gadget was a great enough concept, the frustratingly adorable design (not to mention the lights) just made it tough not to choose this as my favorite.
Marvin’s GadgetMatch: Acer Predator Triton 700
Since first laying my eyes on the Triton 700 during an Acer event at New York, I knew it was going to be something special, and I was right. I was never much of a gaming laptop enthusiast — bulky bodies and sub-par performance compared to desktop computers did that to me — but the Triton 700 has so much power in such a sleek body, and I can’t get enough of the fast response times of the display and mechanical keyboard.
Michael Josh’s GadgetMatch: Apple iPhone X
I still have my first iPhone, the OG model from 2007, and recently took it out for perspective on how big a difference a decade makes. While I love Apple and Android equally, there’s something about the 10th-anniversary iPhone that excites me more than usual. The iPhone X has the highest-rated still camera in the biz, an edge-to-edge display, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and the funnest new feature on a phone — Animojis.
Rodneil’s GadgetMatch: Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
I’m in no way a hardcore Star Wars fan, but I have always wanted to know what it’s like to be a Jedi. That’s exactly what Jedi Challenges does. This augmented reality experience puts a lightsaber in your hand and pits you against stormtroopers and Force users from the dark side. Parrying gunfire from the blaster rifle while crossing lightsabers is extremely satisfying.