It is safe to say that 2017 has been an extremely exciting year for both Q Acoustics and the technology industry. I thought this would be the perfect time to look back at some of the incredible products the past year has given us.
I’m sure you’ll understand that the list must start with two of our own products. The M2 Soundbase, a stunning and compact system which delivers an immersive sound experience, and the Concept 500, which is probably our best floor-standing speaker yet. Both were received exceptionally well, achieving several awards including Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product (Concept 500) and What Hi-Fi? Best Soundbase (M2). These products encapsulate all that is great about Q Acoustics – quality sound, exceptional engineering and beautiful design.
The next product that deserves a place on this list is the Apple Watch Series 3 – you may have seen Kevin Bacon water-skiing to show off its incredible functionality. But in all seriousness, Apple sped up the performance of the watch, added a handful of impressive health and fitness features and included a cellular connectivity, without enlarging the size, making it an incredible feat of technological engineering.
If you follow the Body Coach, you will have seen him whizzing about on one of these – the Boosted Board Dual+ with extended battery. For those that don’t know, this is an electrically powered skateboard. It is capable of speeds of up to 22mph and can travel up to 12 miles which just enough to do the round trip to the shops to get the forgotten cranberry sauce on Christmas day.
The next release of 2017 which had to be put on the list is the Amazon Echo 2. It may be a third of the size of the original echo but it comes with better sound and more bass (two things we absolutely love!). It also has a fabric-like exterior and interchangeable decorative shells to better suit consumers’ homes.
The final product we are giving a nod to has to be the iPhone X. This was easily the most talked about product with rumours starting well before the year even began. There was a lot of pressure on the company to revolutionise the smartphone and many questioned its £1000 price tag. However, when it was revealed all the concerns were put to bed. The company’s focus on constantly improving and innovating is truly inspiring and it is an ethos we incorporate daily at Q Acoustics.
This is only a snapshot of some of the products that 2017 has offered us. There are so many more that we could talk about – the Nintendo Switch, Google’s Pixelbook and LG Wallpaper TV. However, we can safely say that we have been truly spoilt this year and cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!