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Top 10 Best, Biggest and Baddest Gadgets of April 2022

It’s difficult to believe that it’s already May and summer is just around the corner. Looking back, however, April was big month as new gadgets are concerned. From beautiful audiophile turntables to Dolby Atmos soundbars, various desktop accessories and a host of new wireless earbuds, these are the best new gadgets that were announced in the last 30 days.

Nomad Base One Max

Nomad Base One Max

This is Nomad’s second official wireless charger that supports MagSafe, but its first that also comes with charging puck for an Apple Watch. The 2-in-1 wireless charger is beautiful thanks to its glass and metal body. And, weighing almost two pounds, it’s solid enough to not lift every time you pull your iPhone off it. You’ll need to use a 30-watt wall adapter (which Nomad sells separately) for it charge at its fastest speeds. Available in either silver or glass.

Price: $150

Wyze Air Purifier

Wyze Air Purifier

Wyze, the company best-known for its affordable smart home cameras, has added an air purifier its smart home ecosystem. You purchase it with one of three different filers — Allergen (Standard), Formaldehyde (Premium)and Wildfire — depending on whichever suits your needs; although can buy different filters after the initial purchase, too, if you change your mind. The air purifier works with the Wyze app and, once set up, it can send you real-time status updates and alert you as to when it needs cleaning. According to the company, each purifier is capable of cleaning 500-square-foot room more than three times an hour. If you purchase a unit now during the promotion window, you’ll get a pretty steep discount.

Price: $175 $135

Anker 757 PowerHouse

Anker 757 PowerHouse

Anker announced its biggest portable generator to date. The 757 Powerhouse is powered by a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, which is the same type of battery used to power various electric vvehicles, and it’s a beast. It weighs over 42 pounds and, with a 1229Wh capacity and offering 1,500-watts of power. Its multiple ports and outlets allow will allow you to simultaneously charge various gadgets, including your laptop, smartphone and tablets, as well as power larger appliances like a refrigerator, a TV or multiple outdoor lights. If you purchase now, you’ll get $200 off.

Price: $1,399

Polar Pacer and Pacer Pro

Polar Pacer and Pacer Pro

Polar announced two upgraded GPS smartwatches to its Pacer series — the Pacer and Pacer Pro — both of which are specifically designed for runners. The two smartwatches are very similar in their ultralight design and, if we’re being honest, performance and fitness tracking capabilities. The Pacer is the slightly smaller of the two and geared for more novice runners, while the Pacer Pro is slightly larger, has an extra sensor to measure power, and it’s compatible with a wider variety of straps.

Price: $200 — $300

SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless and Aerox 9 Wireless

SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless and Aerox 9 Wireless

SteelSeries announced two lightweight wireless gaming mice that are designed for MMO and MOBA gamers. The Aerox 5 Wireless (pictured) and Aerox 9 Wireless are nearly identical, with a porous honeycomb shell (which lets the RGB lighting shine through), huge battery life (up to 180 hours) and USB-C charging. The main difference between the two mice is that the Aerox 9 Wireless has 18 programmable buttons (instead of the Aerox 5 Wireless’s 9) and is slightly heavier (89 vs 74 grams). Wired versions of each mouse are available for significantly less, too.

Price: $140 and $150

Satechi Dual Vertical Laptop Stand

Satechi Dual Vertical Laptop Stand

Satechi’s newest accessory, the Dual Vertical Laptop Stand, is designed to securely hold two of your Apple devices (can be your MacBook, iPad or iPhone) and declutter your desk. It’s made of solid aluminum and integrated with silicone non-slip pads, to hold but not scratch your devices. It’s available in space gray so that it matches your MacBook other Apple peripherals. Order before Monday (April 18) use the code “DUAL20” for an $8 discount.

Price: $40

Urbanears Boo and Boo Tip

Urbanears Boo and Boo Tip

Urbanears announced two new pairs of budget-friendly wireless earbuds. There’s the Boo and the Boo Tip, both of which cost well under $100 and have an IPX water-resistance rating (so you should be safe exercising with either); the only real difference between the two is that the Boo Tip, as their name gives away, come with silicone eartips to give you a better fit. The big thing with these wireless earbuds is that they are both made almost entirely of recycled plastic.

Price: $80

Technics SL1200M7L

Technics SL1200M7L

Technics announced a special and limited-edition turntable to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic SL1200 turntables — and the big thing is color. They will be available in seven different colors: black, red, blue, white, green, yellow and beige. As for their guts, these colorful turntables have the same components as the 2019-released

SL-1200MK7, only they also have a golden tonearm, a golden logo and engraved serial number to mark its limit edition-ness. Only 12,000 of these turntables will be made. You can preorder one now, with it expected to arrive in early July.

Price: $1,099

Incase Key Clip with Woolenex

Incase Key Clip with Woolenex

Incase — best known for its backpacks, camera bags and cases for many of your everyday gadgets — announced its first-ever AirTag accessory. It’s a key clip that can easily attach an AirTag to a keychain, bag or even pet collar. The neat thing with it is that it’s made of our the same special woven-fabric material, Woolenex, that many of its other premium cases are made out of. Available in either graphite or light pink.

Price: $20

JLab JBuds Air Pro

JLab JBuds Air Pro

JLab announced its newest pair of affordable wireless earbuds, the JBuds Air Pro. They cost just $59 and, for that price, they come with a pretty rare feature: multi-point Bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to wirelessly connect to two devices at once, like a smartphone and computer, and quickly switch audio between devices. For example, you can be watch a YouTube video on your computer, but then answer a call from your smartphone without having to take out your earbuds or dive into Bluetooth Settings. Additionally, the JBuds Air Pro have an above average battery life (9 hours per earbud) and you can toggle between three EQ Settings. Despite the “Pro” name, they do not have active noise-cancellation.

Price: $59

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