The Best in Consumer Technology of 2014


2014 has been an extraordinary year for consumer technology. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast or a high-profile entrepreneur, this year’s releases offer some of the most technologically advanced consumer goods. Without further adieu, here are our top — tech items of the year!

1. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

While the advances in smartphones have been numerous, nothing has been as astonishing as the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s 2014 release boasts an A8 microchip with an M8 motion co processor, offering the fastest smartphone available to mankind.

2. Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon’s release of their Amazon Fire TV Stick was as momentous as it was brilliant. With their TV stick, you’re able to stream the latest films, shows, and TV series without having to signup for multiple premium satellite channels. If you’re looking for the hottest in entertainment from the comfort of your couch, look no further: the Amazon Fire TV Stick is here to enjoy.

3. Playstation 4

Gaming has never looked so good then on a massive HDTV screen hooked up to Sony’s 2014 release of Playstation 4. Whether you’re an avid gamer or not, the Playstation 4 has an extraordinary list of features. If you’re not sold on it yet, take the opportunity to head to a seller so you can test it out and witness for yourself what the future of gaming looks like.

4. iPad Air 2

Whether you’re a travelling entrepreneur who has no time to waste or a university student who needs on your documents in one place, the iPad Air 2 has never made life each other. Coupled with an iCloud account, you can keep all of your files, whether business agreements or class notes, all in one easily-accessible place. The iPad Air 2 also offers Apple’s latest technologies for viewing films, photo manipulation, stock market trends, and social networking. Actually, the list goes beyond that. With the enhanced security Apple brought to its iOS products last year, keeping your content off-limits has never been easier and safer.

5. Slack

While we know this isn’t necessarily consumer technology, it is one of 2014 greatest gifts in technology. Slack is a team communication web application which offers Mac and Android users its apps as well. By bringing together the versatility of seamless integration with a number of operating systems and platforms, Slack allows you to communicate with your team easily and effectively, whether for business or interest groups. Its currently free at the moment so take a chance to play around as Slack also integrates with multiple platforms so searching for that document on DropBox or Google Drive has never been easier for you and your colleagues.

While this isn’t the most exhaustive list of all-things-tech this year, it does offer a glimpse into our favourite technologies at TNN. Make sure to check them out and let us know what you think. We’re pretty sure they will revolutionise the way you handle day-to-day tasks and increase productivity (and creativity) for the new year!