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6 smart gadgets that need faster internet

Emma Reay, Communications Officer

New gadgets are arriving on the market daily, enhancing our lives at home, work and on the go.  

Many of you may not realise that due to the number of new devices connected to your Wi-Fi, the performance of these devices may not be up to scratch when streaming, watching, or playing.  

That’s why we have put together a list of new and popular gadgets that need a much faster internet connection.

LG Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa

This “picture perfect” Smart TV has Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built in, making it easier than ever to find what you want to watch with voice control.  

The stunning 4k display looks amazing from any angle, with realistic colours, crisp detail and an advanced processor which upscales lower resolution content to make the most of the stunning 4k display.  

PlayStation 5

Play stunning online games with the PS5 console, unleashing new gaming possibilities through lightning-fast loading speeds.  

This console comes with an ultra-high-speed SSD, 3D audio, a custom CPU and GPU as well as adaptive triggers.  

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, the PS5 was reviewed as “Without doubt, the best console Sony has produced.”

*To download a 64.13GB PS5 game, it would take 3 hours 12 minutes with the UK's fibre to the cabinet average speed*. FTTC uses a mix of fibre optic cables and copper cables, find out more here. With full-fibre optic (speeds up of 900mbps), it would take 9.6 minutes.

Pimax Vision 8K VR Headset

This cutting-edge VR headset with Dual Native panels takes you into a more immersive virtual reality with sharper text, a super wide field of view, brighter images, and a higher refresh rate.  

Compared to the other headsets within the VR market, the Pimax Vision comes out on top with an almost invisible screen door where customers no longer feel like they are looking through binoculars.

*To download a 326MB VR game, it would take 1 minute with the UK's FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) average speed. FTTC uses a mix of fibre optic cables and copper cables, find out more here.  With full-fibre optic (speeds up of 900mbps), it would take 3 seconds.

Google Chromecast with Voice Remote

The Chromecast with Google TV connects you to 40,000 films, tv episodes and millions of songs all at the touch of a button.  

With voice control connecting you to apps such as Disney +, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and more, the Chromecast with 4k resolution gives you all the entertainment that you love at a low cost.

ASUS TUF F15 i5 RTX3050 Gaming Laptop

Get the ultimate gaming experience with the ASUS TUF.  

Bundled with a gaming mouse, Xbox Game Pass for PC and a backpack, enjoy action, adventure, shooters, and sports games through serious heavy-duty multitasking.  

It features an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU sustaining high performance and maintaining effectiveness over a long-life span while self-cleaning and staying cool with its high-tech cooling system.

*To download a 7.98GB film, it would take 24 minutes with the UK's FTTC average speed*. FTTC uses a mix of fibre optic cables and copper cables, find out more here.  With full-fibre optic (speeds up of 900mbps), it would take 1 minute 11 seconds.

Noveto M1 Smart Speaker

Just like wearing headphones, the Noveto M1 Smart Speaker beams music outside your left and right ears, allowing you to feel immersed in the sound through a unique experience.  

For others next to you, they only hear a whisper!  

This single, compact desktop device requires no wires or extra hardware, offering AI-based built-in face, gesture, and sound recognition through two pockets of sound.

Don’t let your internet service provider let you down.  

By investing in a broadband connection, you really need, you are giving yourself the power to enjoy the things you really love.  

If you need help finding out which speed you need to power all your smart devices, get in touch today!

*Example download times compare 900mbps Be Fibre broadband with Ofcom’s reported average speed for UK home broadband FTTC connections at 46.8Mbps.