2015 was a great year to be a consumer. A number of products were released that provided us with innovative designs, smarter software and improved experiences. As designers, this is what we offer our clients to give to their customers. It is a great feeling to have a design that so much effort was put into to be successful in stores.
Below are some of the top picks for best consumer electronics of 2015.
One of the best laptop designs in 2015 came from a company that has never made a laptop before. The Surface Book is first and foremost a laptop PC. Microsoft has the Surface and Surface Pro, but those don’t count because they are tablets with snap-on features.
Mobile phone cameras are exceptional these days – coming a long way from what they used to be. However, the DxO allows you to use a large-lens without taking away the aspect of the mobility of a phone. The portable camera snaps into an iPhone port, instantaneously turning your camera into a high-performance gadget.
The Google Nexus 6P is the fastest, most capable Android mobile phone that has been released to the public. The sharp display, amazing camera and fingerprint sensor put this phone ahead of its time.
The new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless headphones are superb and eliminated all annoyances of past headphones, while keeping the best.
Master & Dynamic just released the all-leather-and-metal MW60 Wireless headphones. The sound is unmatched to any other wireless headphones, along with a 16-hour lasting battery. The antenna provides listening sessions that are drop-out-free, which make for a great sound.
Apple’s new MacBook is super small, super thin, has a weird new keyboard and offers one USB Type-C port for charging. This is a bold choice for entry into the market, but it earned its honors this year.
The Samsung Gear VR costs $100 and provides you with the best games through a virtual screen, all within the use of your cellular device.
Wearables are an extremely popular item, and the Apple Watch is no different. The device interaction, software, ability to make a payment and communicate through a watch is amazing. Not to mention, the style of it is pretty sleek.
Who doesn’t love a good TV? The 4K televisions are the talk of the town and one of them is LG’s 65″ Flat 4K OLED set. This has the best color representation, HDR compatibility and the webOS 2.0 that comes with it isn’t too shabby.
As drone enthusiasts at Beyond Design, we know all about the practice and crashes that these can take. The Phantom 3 Professional is one of the hottest drones on the market and it sure does look nice.
The Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang is the best car of 2015. The most brash looking of the series, the 526-horsepower car will speed you down the streets.
We’re excited to see what is in store for next year and all the new gadgets that will be coming out.