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The Top Tech And Mobile Trends To Watch For In 2022

February 24, 2022- 3 min read

Tech enthusiasts, hold on to your hard drives – 2022 is set to be one of the most exciting years for leaps in mobile and computer technology. Samsung is perfecting the folding screen, Apple has found a way to revolutionise the computer processor, and powerful devices that until recently we could only dream of are becoming more affordable. Here are some of the top 2022 tech trends to look out for.

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Trend 1: Being Chained To A Laptop Charger Is A Thing Of The Past

It used to be the case that if you used a laptop for more than just basic word processing, then you’d need to be able to plug in to recharge fairly frequently. With the huge advancements that Apple has made with the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, it’s now possible to take your laptop away for the weekend and leave the charger at home, or edit photos and videos from a shoot on location, far away from power points. This is also great for students in lecture halls who don’t always have convenient access to power.

Thinking of upgrading to a new computer? You can experience this convenience now with the M1 Apple MacBook Pro.

Trend 2: You Are Now Entering The Metaverse

If you haven’t heard of the metaverse, you soon will. The metaverse is essentially a combination of various technologies, such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), that create a virtual world where users can interact and experience things as they would in the real world.

“And as the big tech companies find more opportunities to expand and incorporate the metaverse into their products and experiences, we’re going to need to get on board or be left behind,” says Jason Tavoletti, The Good Guys Buyer – Tech.

“The metaverse offers so many opportunities for business and leisure that everyone can be excited about. These advancements will require more powerful computers, and devices with LiDAR sensors, which use light to measure the distance between objects to improve AR experiences.”

Unleash the power of VR with a gaming laptop, like the Lenovo Y540.

Trend 3: Will It Bend?

Folding screens burst onto the scene less than three years ago, with the original Samsung Galaxy Fold, and that’s only going to continue in 2022. More companies will get on board with this convenient technology that allows people to carry larger screens in smaller spaces. If you are considering upgrading to a new mobile phone, this could be the one.

“Folding devices really open up more potential for how we can use and transport larger screens, allowing people to make the most of their productivity and leisure times,” says award-winning technology writer Alice Clarke.

Devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 really show the potential for the category.

“Folding devices really open up more potential for how we can use and transport larger screens, allowing people to make the most of their productivity and leisure times.” Alice Clarke, technology writer.

Trend 4: More Of Us Will Join The 5G Network

5G mobile connectivity has the power to change the world. It allows for faster speeds and more simultaneous connections. That means better gaming experiences and a generally better experience of using mobile internet. It also means you’re more likely to be able to successfully send a text at the grand final, because it’s a technology that allows more people to be connected.

You can experience the joys of 5G now with an Apple iPhone 13 and a plan with Telstra, Australia’s largest and most reliable mobile network, available from The Good Guys.

Trend 5: Sustainability Is Big

Major tech companies are stepping up and doing their part for the planet by not only making it easier for you to recycle your device, but actually re-using those parts in their latest releases. Keep an eye out for devices that are easier to repair, from companies that use renewable energy, and make sure their packaging is reusable and recyclable.

A group of teenagers having fun using smartphones.

Trend 6: Increased Focus On Privacy And Security

Our devices hold so much of our lives that more people are recognising the importance of keeping them secure. Samsung uses Knox, which is a defence-grade security platform, on their devices. Apple has made huge strides in not only making sure your device is kept safe with Face ID, but also allowing you to stop websites from tracking you for advertising (and other nefarious purposes) and ensuring your Siri requests and other processes are done on device, so they’re never sent to the cloud.

In 2022, there will also be more education on using password managers for stronger password protection, like Apple’s iCloud Keychain, 1Password and Norton 360.

Are you ready to upgrade and experience the future of technology? Come see us in-store or online for great advice, the best prices and the latest in mobile tech and computers.

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