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The world of new tech and gadgets is fast-moving and non-stop. It seems like every month, every week and even every day, something new and exciting gets announced. From hi-fi headphones to the latest Sonos speakers, bookshelf speakers to gorgeous (and huge) TVs, the newest Apple gadgets to noise-canceling wireless earbuds — the sheer volume of new products can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re aiming to make it just a bit easier.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best new tech and gadgets that been announced thus far in 2023. We’ll be regularly updating this post with the coolest new gadgets that you should keep on your radar, so stay tuned for more as the year goes on.
Last updated: February 3, 2023.
The Best New Tech Gear of February 2023
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the company’s new “best of the best” flagship smartphone. It has the biggest and brightest display, the biggest battery, the best camera system (now with a 200MP sensor) and it comes with an embedded S Pen stylus for note-taking.
Samsung Galaxy S23
The Samsung Galaxy S23 is the smallest and most affordable of the company’s three new flagship smartphones. It has a 6.1-inch display and the same triple rear camera system as the Ultra, except the main camera has a 50-megapixel sensor instead of the Ultra’s 200-megapixel sensor).
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is essentially a bigger version of the Galaxy S23 (but it’s still not as big as the Ultra). Compared to the Galaxy S23, the “Plus” version has a bigger display (6.6-inch vs 6.1-inch), a bigger battery, and comes with double the base storage.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra
The Galaxy Book3 Pro Ultra is the most high-end laptop in Samsung’s new Galaxy Book3 Pro series — and it’s essentially a direct competitor to Apple’s MacBook Pros. It’s a clamshell-style laptop that’s a beefed-up version of the 16-inch Galaxy Book3 Pro.
Sonus Faber Aster
Sonus Faber — the Italian hi-fi maker best known for its gorgeous and super high-end loudspeakers — has announced its first-ever outdoor speaker. The Aster is a wireless speaker with an IP65 rating and is probably best suited for public spaces like restaurants or museums.
Marshall has made a number of portable Bluetooth speakers over the last few years. The Middleton is different is bigger. At four pounds, it’s the company’s largest portable Bluetooth speaker with an IP67 water-resistance rating.
Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever
Schlage’s newest smart lock has built-in Wi-Fi (no separate hub required) so you can remotely lock, unlock and check the status of the door. The Encode Smart WiFi Lever is different in that it’s designed for interior doors without a deadbolt, such as an closet or an office.
Garmin Vivomove Trend
The Garmin Vivomove Trend is the company’s new stylish hybrid smartwatch and it’s unique because it’s the company’s first smartphone that supports Qi wireless charging. Like its other Vivomove smartwatches, the Trend has a hidden display for alerts and activity tracking.
Sony recently announced several new AV receivers and the STR-AN1000 is the most affordable of the bunch. It’s a 7.2-channel receiver that supports 8K (a first for Sony). Most interesting, it certified to work with Sonos speakers as well as Sony’s HT-A series of soundbars.
McIntosh announced in first AV receiver in several years. The MHT300 is a gorgeous and powerful 7.2-channel that can deliver 150 watts per channel. It basically supports every audio and video technology you’d want, but the catch is its price. You probably can’t afford it.
Satechi Pro Hub Slim
The Satechi Pro Hub Slim is the company’s newest hub that’s specifically designed to work with Apple’s M2 MacBook Air and M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros. You can even match the laptop’s finish. It adds a total of seven ports and supports up to 100-watt passthrough charging.
Anker Ace 45W GaN USB-C
Anker announced two new USB-C GaN chargers — a 45-watt (shown) and 25-watt option — that are optimized specifically for fast-charging Samsung’s latest Galaxy S23 smartphones. They cost $30 and $15, respectively.
The Best New Tech Gear of January 2023
Samsung Viewfinity S9
The Samsung Viewfinity S9 is a 27-inch 5K monitor with an anti-glare display, a built-in 4K webcam and a wide variety of ports. It also comes with the Samsung’s Tizen smart operating system, which effectively allows it to work as a smart TV.
The FiiO BTR7 is a gorgeous portable DAC/amplifier that has a tiny screen for displaying the audio’s bitrate and volume. It’s unique because it supports wireless charging and has built-in Bluetooth, meaning you don’t have to have it directly connected to your smartphone or laptop if you don’t want to.
The Sony NW-A306 is the company’s newest portable hi-fi player in its Walkman line — and it’s really affordable. It runs an Android operating system and is capable of playing lossless quality audio. The only real downside is that it only comes with 32GB of storage.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a a 57-inch gaming monitor with an 8K display and a 1000R curvature; according to Samsung, it’s the first gaming monitor that delivers a 7,680×2,160 resolution and a 32:9 aspect ratio in one screen. It’ll be available later this year.
Astell&Kern AK HC3
The Astell&Kern AK HC3 is high-quality USB DAC for your smartphone that’s capable of playing up to 32-bit/384kHz audio. It connects to your device via USB-C, but a Lightning adapter is included in the box for iPhone users, too.
LG C3 OLED
Announced at CES, the LG C3 is poised to be the most popular of LG’s newest OLEDs. It’s the direct successor to the 2022-released C2 and looks very similar. The main difference is that it to get up to 70-percent brighter. Pricing and availability information has not yet been released.
The TCL Q-Series is the company’s upcoming line of premium 4K TVs that are replacing last year’s 6-Series. The new models boast quantum dot technology, Mini LED backlighting, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and they will run Google TV operating system (so no Roku option).
Astell&Kern Acro CA1000t
The Astell&Kern Acro CA1000t is a high-end headphone amplifier and music player. It’s jammed packed with wired and wireless (including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) connectivity options. It has a built-in battery, too, so you take your hi-fi setup mobile.
Wyze Cam Pan v3
The third-generation Wyze Cam Pan is unique because, like its predecessors, it allows you to adjust the viewing angle — you can pan and tilt the camera — from its app. The new model has an updated design that’s now water resistant (IP65 rated). The camera also has a wider field of view.
Wyze Cam OG
The Wyze Cam OG is the company’s newest entry-level smart home camera. It costs just $20 and comes with pretty much all the features of the other basic smart cameras, including 1080p video, two-way talk and motion detection. There’s also a new model with a telephoto lens that costs an extra $10.
Sony InZone M3
The Sony InZone M3 is a 27-inch gaming monitor that looks fairly similar to the InZone M9 ($899), but it doesn’t have the same resolution — it’s 1080p instead of 4K — or full-array local dimming. It has a 240Hz refresh rate (with VRR support) and HDMI 2.1 connectivity.
Apple HomePod (2nd Generation)
Apple’s second-generation HomePod is slightly smaller than the original “full-sized” HomePod. It doesn’t have as many drivers, but thanks to increased processing power is designed to sound exactly like the original. The kicker is that this new HomePod is $50 cheaper.
M2 Mac Mini (2023)
Apple has brought the power of its M2 and M2 Pro chipsets to the Mac Mini. The new models look basically the same as their predecessors, but the new chipsets deliver a big boost in performance and efficiency. You can buy the M2 Mac Mini for as low as $599, which is $100 cheaper than before.
Price: $599+ (M2); $1,299+ (M2 Pro)
M2 Pro MacBook Pro (2023)
Apple announced new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros that look identical to their predecessors. The big difference is that the new laptops have been updated with Apple’s super powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets, which promise big leaps in power, performance and battery life.
Price: $1,199+ (14-inch); $2,499+ (16-inch)
Samsung Neo QLED 8K (QN900C)
Samsung announced its next generation of Neo QLED TVs at CES. For 2023, Samsung is continuing its 8K push with the QN900C (pictured), but it also announced the QN95C, which is a 4K model for those who are looking for something more accessible.
Samsung Smart Monitor M80C
This is a new and slightly improved version of the Smart Monitor M8 that Samsung released in 2022. It’s a 32-inch “smart” monitor with built-in speakers and a webcam. The difference is that the new model now works as a SmartThings smart hub and it will be available in more colors.
LG CineBeam PF510Q
The LG CineBeam PF510Q is a tiny portable projector that’s capable of delivering a 1080p picture that’s up to 120-inches. It has built-in Wi-Fi (including AirPlay 2)and Bluetooth, which allows you to stream content directly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to the projector.
Logitech Brio 300
The Logitech Brio 300 is a new budget-friendly webcam that captures a 1080p (at 60fps) picture (60fps). It also has a built-in microphone, a physical privacy shutter and connects to your computer via USB-C. Available in three colors: gray, white or pink.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i
Announced at CES, the Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i is the company’s gorgeous new all-in-one Windows desktop computer. Its 31.5-inch 4K display appears like it’s floating thanks to its adjustable metal arc stand. The base of the desktop also features a Qi wireless charging pad.
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i
The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is a first-of-a-kind laptop with dual OLED touchscreen displays and can function as a tablet, laptop and, well, something else. The two displays can be folded or flipped together to work like a 2-in-1 tablet, but they can also be stacked vertically on top of each other.
Razer Blade 18
Razer announced new 16-and 18-inch models of its Blade gaming laptops, the latter of which is its biggest and most powerful Blade laptop ever. It has a QHD+ display with a 240Hz refresh rate, and can be configured with the latest processor and graphics card by Intel and Nvidia, respectively.
LG Gram UltraSlim and Style
The LG Gram UltraSlim is a 15.6-inch laptop with an OLED display and updated internals; according to the company, it’s 9-percent lighter than the previous 15-inch Gram. The LG Gram Style has got a more premium (and glass) look and feel, plus it has a hidden touchpad with LED backlighting.
Ring Car Cam
The Ring Car Cam is a security camera for your car. It consists of two small cameras that are mounted to your car’s dashboard via a cantilever arm. One camera faces inward, while the other camera faces outward. The idea is that it allows you to keep an eye on your car when you’re not there.
Price: $200 (pre-orders); $250 (retail)
Lenovo Smart Paper
The Lenovo Smart Paper is an E-Ink notepad that’s looks and works very similarly to Amazon’s 2022-released Kindle Scribe. It functions as an e-reader with access to more ebooks than you could possibly read, but comes with a stylus for note-taking and doodling as well.
Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors
The Drop BMR1 are the company’s first-ever set of computer speakers. You can connect them to your computer via AUX, but they also support Bluetooth streaming. They can be vertically (shown) or horizontally orientated, depending on how you want them to look on your desk.
Victrola Stream Onyx
The Victrola Stream Onyx is a more budget-friendly version of the Stream Carbon turntable. It works the same way — it’s certified for Works With Sonos, so you can easily stream vinyl directly to your Sonos system — but is made with less premium materials. It’s also $200 cheaper.
Poly Voyager Free 60+
The Poly Voyager Free 60+ is a pair of high-end wireless earbuds that have touchscreen integrated into the charging case. You can use the touchscreen to adjust volume and noise-cancellation, as well as see the battery status of each earbud.
JBL Spinner BT
The JBL Spinner BT is a belt-driven turntable with a built-in moving-magnet phono preamp. Other than its orange accents, what makes the Spinner BT unique is that it supports Bluetooth aptX HD so you can stream vinyl to your wireless headphones or portable speakers. Available late 2023.
Razer Leviathan V2 Pro
The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is a soundbar for PC gamers. It has integrated lights that can sync with your other Razer gaming accessories. It supports 3D immersive audio and has an integrated IR camera that tracks the listener’s head position and optimizes audio based on their location.
Sennheiser IE 200
The Sennheiser IE 200 are the company’s most affordable in-ear headphones in its well-lauded IE series. The IE 200 share a similar look and feel as the company’s higher-end options, which tops out at $1,500 with the IE 900, but they are targeted towards more budget-conscious listeners.
JBL Bar 1300X
The JBL Bar 1300X is the newest and most high-end in JBL’s “Bar” line of soundbars with detachable rear satellite speakers. It’s a 11.1.4-channel system with 21-total drivers (including six upward-firing) and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
JBL Pulse 5
The JBL Pulse 5 is the company’s newest ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker with an integrated LED that lights up and changes color with your music. Compared to its predecessor, the Pulse 4, the fifth-generation speaker has a smoother exterior and promises bigger, better sound.