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canada goose 9 expensive tech purchases you won't regret making — from a $270 Kindle to a $2,000 TV Brandt Ranj, Insider Picks Oct. 5, 2018, 1:15 PM The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon If you’re fiscally responsible most of the time, then it occasionally makes sense to splurge on something nice. There are endless ways to spend your money, but if you’re looking for a way to do it on nice tech, you’ve come to the right place. Instead of arbitrarily picking the most expensive item in every category, I focused on a pick that will give you a lot of value for your money. 1/ A high-end smartphone that you won’t need to upgrade for years Apple / Google Google Pixel 2, $649, available from Google Google Pixel 2 XL, $849, available from Google iPhone XS, $999, available from Apple,AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile iPhone XS Max, $999, available from Apple,AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile There are a lot of phones out there, but whether you’re an Apple or Google fan, the best choice is to get your hardware straight from the source. Apple has been making its own phone for over 10 years, and just released the iPhone XS and XS Max, which are a step up from last year’s iPhone X, and a leap over any iPhone older than that. Be sure to check out our full guide for all the details, but if you’re into fast, good looking phones with great cameras and wireless charging, all will meet your expectations. Google waited until last year to start making an official Android phone, but the original Pixel made waves, and the company is back with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Aesthetically excellent, packed with impressive tech specs, and the best way to run the world’s largest mobile operating system, Android fans should check either one out. Each phone is available at its full price, or a subsidized one through a carrier or company, so be sure to shop around for the best deal. 2/ A professional tablet that could replace your computer Apple Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (256GB storage, Space Gray), $949.99, available at Best Buy Unlike other broad tech categories, where I’ve provided a couple of options, the choice for a high-end tablet is clear: the iPad Pro. As someone who splurged on a new one recently, I can personally attest to the high level of performance of this machine. It’s faster than most of the computers I’ve ever used while being under 1.5lb and thinner than a standard pencil. I upgrade my iPad fairly regularly, but the best part about these machines is that they last a typical user many years. Apple supports its hardware with the latest version of iOS for around 4-5 years, at which point you may want to consider picking up a new one anyway. 3/ A smart OLED TV with the Google’s Assistant built in Amazon LG Electronics OLED55C8PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV, $1996.99, available at Amazon I’m not too plugged into the world of TVs, but the one I’ve heard about most over the past few years is LG’s series of OLED models. The reason for its expense is that OLED screen, which is capable of reproducing colors incredibly well and having best-in-class black levels. This year LG improved its OLED TV line by building Google’s Assistant into the TV, and a microphone into its remote, which lets you control compatible smart-home accessories. 4/ The ultimate PC or Mac that can handle any intense jobs you throw at it Amazon 15″ MacBook Pro With Touchbar (2.2Ghz i7 processor, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM), $2,399, available at Best Buy 13.5″ Surface Book (2.6Ghz i7 Processor, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM), $1,629, available at Amazon As with smartphones, your expensive laptop of choice comes down to whether you prefer PCs or Macs. Both have enough processing power, memory, and storage for almost any resource-intensive apps so I’m only calling out their marquee features. On the Mac side you have the new 15″ MacBook Pro With Touchbar, a divisive machine that’s currently the most powerful laptop Apple makes. It’s thinner and lighter then previous models, and only has USB-C ports, which will be fine for people who don’t mind changing with the times or buying dongles, but might be annoying for others. PC users should consider Microsoft’s Surface Book. Like the Pixel Canada Goose gilet uk , the Surface Book is a chance to see what a traditional software maker would create if it was in the hardware business. Like many PCs laptops, this one is a convertible, so you can use it as a laptop or tablet depending on the circumstances. It also has a touchscreen, so if you’ve become accustomed to doing a lot of your computing on a smartphone or tablet, that’ll likely be a big plus. Finally, instead of USB-C, Microsoft has chosen to include a traditional USB port in addition to one for charging, so all of your legacy accessories will still work. 5/ Totally wireless speakers you can pair to make an audiophile-grade home theater Amazon SONOS PLAY: 5, $499, available at Amazon Yes. There are undoubtedly better-sounding speakers than the SONOS PLAY:5, but I doubt they’re as versatile or convenient. I’ve only tested out the brand’s PLAY: 1 speakers, but having experienced firsthand how easy it is to create a multi-room audio setup in the SONOS universe, I’m impressed. You can set up a single PLAY: 5 like you would any other wireless speaker, or pair two together for true stereo sound. I’ve spent more money than this on a pair of speakers before, and while they sounded excellent, they weren’t functional without a lot of other expensive hardware. 6/ A pair of wired, studio-quality headphones for when you want to enjoy every nuance of your music Instagram / @gradolabs Grado Professional Series PS500e, $595, available at Amazon Besides being expensive, this pair of headphones has two caveats: It’s wired, and it has an open design. The former makes Grado’s PS500e’s heavier than most other headphones I recommend, while the latter makes this pair more suited for home use rather than during your commute or at work. If you can get over those two problems, you’ll be rewarded by incredible-sounding headphones; I owned the original PS500’s and was impressed every time I put them on. From the handmade construction, to the aesthetically pleasing design, to the actual sound quality, these headphones are an indulgence in all the right ways. 7/ A pair of noise-cancelling headphones that turn a noisy commute into a musical oasis Amazon Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphones, $348, available at Amazon If you travel frequently, the most important tech essential is a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and Sony’s recently-released WH1000XM3s are the best pair I’ve tested. They cancelled enough noise that I couldn’t hear the train on my noisy, New York City subway commute, and sounded phenomenal regardless of the genre of music I played. The best part about these headphones is that their level of noise cancellation automatically changes depending on the environment you’re in. If you’re sitting down in an office or airplane, it’ll cancel noise fully, if you’re walking around, it’ll let in a little bit of ambient noise so that you can still be aware of your surroundings while listening to your music. There is a little bit of a wait on these headphones right now, but I’d order them now so they arrive the moment they’re back in stock. 8/ A smart sound bar with Amazon’s Alexa built in Kaylee Fagan / Business Insider Sonos Beam, $399, available at Amazon I live in an apartment that’s too small for a full home theater system, but the speakers built into my 4K TV weren’t quite cutting it, so I bought the Sonos Beam. The Beam is a compact soundbar that seriously delivers on audio quality. Whether I’m watching TV shows or movies, playing video games, or listening to music, the Sonos Beam fills my room with well-balanced sound. I’m especially impressed with how much bass it has given its short size. Like Sonos’ other modern speakers, the Beam has Amazon’s Alexa built in londonbc , which allows it to answer my questions, control my smart-home accessories, and learn third-party skills. It also allows me to turn my TV on and off, or adjust its volume, using only my voice. The Sonos Beam also supports Apple’s new AirPlay 2 audio standard, which lets me stream tracks from Apple Music to it by asking Siri on my iPhone or Mac. 9/ A waterproof kindle with a bigger screen, physical turn-page buttons, and bluetooth support for audiobooks Amazon Kindle Oasis, $269.99, available at Amazon I test out a lot of tech, but the Kindle Oasis was hands-down the best gadget I purchased last year. In many ways, the Oasis is the perfect e-reader. Its 7-inch, high-resolution e-ink display can show as much text as the page of a paperback, it has physical page-turn buttons so you don’t have to swipe its touch screen, it’s waterproof in up to six feet of water, and it has Bluetooth built in so you can use it to listen to audiobooks. Those features are in addition to standard Kindle features, including weeks-long battery life, enough space storage for hundreds of books, and a slim, light form factor. The Kindle Oasis is the sole reason I’m able to read during my commute, and while it’ll never quite replace the feel of reading a physical book, the ability to keep a full library in my backpack at all times is something I couldn’t pass up. Previous 1/ Next Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. You’ll be the first to hear about the stuff we review. Sign up. Follow us on Pinterest. Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Insider Picks team. 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