Best Lightweight Tech on the Market
As we have developed new technologies over the last 50 years, we have seen them grow exponentially in power while continuing to shrink in size and weight. Even the last 20 years have seen dramatic shifts in the size and power of the technology we use every day. For instance, Relatively Interesting points out that a one gigabyte hard drive from IBM cost more than $3,000 dollars in 1996, but today, a wristwatch might have that much storage. The quality of technologies continues to improve while the size of everything from microprocessors to speakers continues to shrink. With that in mind, here is a look at some of the best lightweight tech available on the market today:
Jays v-Jays Headphones
On-the-go audiophiles are often confronted with a hard decision — listen to music using tinny, weak earbuds or lug around heavy-duty headphones that don’t fit in a bag or around the neck comfortably. Jays v-Jays headphones are designed to deliver performance power without the bulk. Weighing in at just under 60 grams, Jays v-Jays use two custom 40mm speakers that are built with powerful Neodymium magnets to deliver powerful bass and rich tones across many tonal frequencies. In addition, the Jay v-Jay headphones fold just above the earpiece and flatten down into a compact and portable shape. Designed to deliver professional headphone sound quality without the bulk and the weight, Jays v-Jays are a must-have piece of lightweight tech for music lovers.
Apple iPad Air 2
At 6.1mm, the Apple iPad Air 2 is the thinnest iPad ever produced — and also the most powerful. Its redesigned 9.7-inch retina display offers crystal clear resolution, and the powerful A8X processor gives it power that is impressive for such a small device. Offering faster wireless speeds than previous models as well as a 10-hour battery life, the Apple iPad Air 2 leaves other tablet devices in the dust. The Apple iPad Air 2’s 8MP digital camera is capable of taking high-quality photos, shooting 1080p HD video and using Facetime so you can have high-resolution video conversations with friends and family anywhere you might be. For those who think even a laptop is too much weight, the Apple iPad Air 2 is a portable and sleek solution.
Asus Chromebook Flip
Asus has blended the best features from its many laptop designs into one super-lightweight Chromebook without sacrificing power or style. There are a lot of laptops out there that use the Chrome operating system, but the Asus Chromebook Flip stands above the rest thanks to its sleek design, touchscreen support and featherweight bulk. Despite its big 10.6-inch display, the Asus weighs in at just 1.96 pounds, making it slimmer and lighter than practically every other laptop in its class. Designed for those who regularly store data and applications in the cloud, the Asus Chromebook Flip comes with 100GB of free cloud storage so you can work without worrying about overburdening your Flip’s hard drive. At prices below $300, the Asus Chromebook Flip is a featherweight champ.