Summer Tech Trends

Jun 28, 2021

New tech innovations appear faster and faster each year - and this year is no exception. And as we enter the summer of 2021, it’s important to continue looking ahead and see how technology can help us make the most out of the warmer months. Tech Expert, Andrea Smith, shares her insights on the top trends and devices you’ll be seeing a lot of this summer.

DualSense Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5

Gaming has been so hot all year, and there’s even more to look forward to this summer.

The DualSense Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5 provides an awesome gaming experience with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback that immerses you in the on-screen action. You can really feel the action while playing games on PS5 like the recently released Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and other hit games like MLB The Show 21 and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It also includes a built-in mic and headset jack.

The DualSense controller for PS5 has a sleek two-toned look and comes in two new colors - Cosmic Red and Midnight Black. The color choice of the controllers was inspired by the galaxy -- with Comic Red inspired by the cosmos, and Midnight Black reflecting the night sky. 

MSRP: Starting at $69.99

ThinkVision M15 Mobile Monitor

My favorite new device is Lenovo’s ThinkVision M15 Mobile Monitor, a lightweight USB-C monitor you can take with you – for a dual-screen setup on the go. Whether you’re working or playing, this 15.6-inch monitor makes productivity portable.

It’s got an integrated, fold-out stand with adjustable height, a full HD display and a USB Type-C port with Power Pass Through so you can use the monitor and charge the laptop from a single power plug.   And it can run off a single USB Type-C2 cable that delivers images, audio and data, as well as power, to the monitor from a connected laptop for convenience on the road.

It also features Low Blue Light certified technology helps protect from eye fatigue and strain caused by certain frequencies of blue light.

MSRP: $229

Otterbox Power Products

Wherever you go this summer, you’re gonna need lots of battery power to keep your devices charged. OtterBox has a new line of power products you can take anywhere. From car chargers with fast charge technology to power banks and cables, you’ll never run out of juice.

The Fast Charge Qi wireless Power Bank adds up to 62 hours of extra battery and has multiple ports so it will work with your favorite mobile device. It’s sleek and slim so you can easily fit it in your backpack or purse, and comes in three colors - black, white and pink.