Nothing screams quality like 4K. Companies are pumping the technology in almost every gadget you can think of, from traditional televisions to questionable smartphones. If you’re planning on treating yourself with a 4K device this holiday season, get your wallets ready and check out the list below.
DJI Osmo Steadicam
DJI, the leading drone company responsible for most of those eye-catching aerial shots on YouTube, stepped out of its comfort zone to deliver a 12 megapixel 4K camera. Called the Osmo, the device features a 1/2.3″ sensor and a sharp, field-of-view lens. The steadicam’s three-axis gimbal is designed for outdoor films and shaky hands, which translates to smooth, professional looking shots.
Memento Smart Frame
The Memento Smart Frame is the perfect home accessory for modern living. It boasts a 4K ultra-HD display, as well as easy-to-use controls. Individuals can load images into the device instantly with a few taps using the official iOS and Android app. The frame also adjusts to the natural light of the room using calibration technology. “We’re looking forward to delivering the most advanced digital display available and plan to support it with an ongoing rollout of new feature introductions,” said Francois Lachance, co-founder of Memento Electronics.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Sony’s latest offering is the world’s first 4K smartphone. You probably won’t notice the significant boost in quality from the 5.5-inch screen. However, your eyes will notice the shift when it streams content from the phone to a television via DLNA or with MHL 3.0. If you have an edgy 4K-ready television, this could be the device you need to generate hours of mouth-watering content. Everything else outside of photos and videos is displayed in 1080p.
Roku 4 Player
Those who are interested in 4K content only, without the unnerving reality of 4K Snapchats on smartphones, can indulge in the Roku 4 player. The sole purpose of the unit is to display hair-raising content. Impressively, it does this better and faster than the Apple TV and the Amazon Fire at 60 fps. There is also a nifty remote finder in case you lose your controller in the middle of a scary movie. Priced at $129, the box is a steal compared to other expensive 4K devices available today.
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro
Samsung, a company that has created almost every type of monitor you can think of, is now diving into 4K territory with the ATIV Book 9 Pro. If you’re familiar with the ATIV line, you’ll instantly know that this is a high-end laptop. The portable computer packs a riveting 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 touchscreen display. Under the hood, you’ll find a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor running at 2.6GHz with 8GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card. With that much power, your 4K experience with the laptop will literally look and feel better than anything your eyes are used to seeing.