As we enter 2017 full of anticipation and hope for the year ahead, many of us are also looking forward to what new technology will become available. From gaming, phones, laptops to wearable tech, 2017 holds a lot of excitement within the tech world.
Nintendo’s upcoming gaming console, The Switch is due to arrive in March. The console is unlike anything else seen on the market so far. The hybrid machine is a tablet with two detachable controllers on either side. These controllers can be used individually or attached to the tablet. They can also be used when the console is ‘docked’ enabling play on your TV.
Microsoft have said they are currently building “the most powerful console ever”. Project Scorpio is set to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2017. With a reported six teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming, and will be compatible with existing Xbox One games and accessories.
Another exciting new car joining us in 2017 is the long awaited Tesla Model 3. The all electric sedan can drive over 200 miles on a single charge. Priced at around £35,000 it is one of the most affordable electric cars on the market. Production of these starts mid 2017, with the first deliveries being made at the end of the year.
Speakers and headphones are also expected to hit the market from a host of brands. Microsoft are looking to take on the Amazon Echo with their Cortana Smart Speaker, whilst both BeatsX and Doppler Labs both take on Apple’s Airpods with their wireless headphones.
There are several handsets expected to hit the market throughout the year. Apple’s iPhone, the Surface phone from Microsoft, as well as The Note and Galaxy 8 from Samsung.
Here at borwell we wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to the new technology on its way!