NEW YEAR, NEW GEAR Tech gadgets you’ll want to try in 2022

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The Capstone Smart Mirror (starting at $799) will make getting ready in the morning fun. This gadget lets you check the time, look up directions, play music, and more, all while checking yourself out in the mirror. You can also search YouTube’s platform directly from the touchscreen display -- imagine doing your makeup in the mirror while actually watching the beauty tutorial at the same time. Furthermore, you can pair your Bluetooth speaker, headphones, or another device to listen to music.

5. The Capstone Smart Mirror

These light and foldable glasses take VR down from a heavy bulky headset to a compact and portable frame. The VIVE Flow VR glasses (starting at $499) were made with one goal in mind: To promote wellness and help you find your happy place through mindfulness. All you have to do to find your center is connect to your phone via Bluetooth and enter your virtual haven.

4. The HTC VIVE Flow VR Glasses

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If you want a drone but are worried about flying one, then the DJI Mavic 3 drone (starting at $2999) is for you. The flying robot has a pro-level Hasselblad camera system and is able to sense objects in all directions, preventing collisions (and saving you lots of money). The Mavic 3 Cine model also features Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding for premium-quality footage.

3. The DJI Mavic 3 drone

Amazon's Astro household robot (starting at $999) was released a few months ago, but the hype surrounding this gadget has not died down. The robot, which comes equipped with everyone's favorite A.I. assistant, Alexa, was created to monitor your home when you're not around.

2. The Amazon Astro Household Robot

Astro features "intelligent motion" to navigate around your home, and go where you ask it to. Your handy home robot will also send you notifications if it detects an unrecognized person or certain sounds when you're away. Another plus: You can hook Astro up to your Ring system for more added features.

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The new Microsoft Surface Pro 8 2-in-1 laptop (starting at $999) is marketed as the "most powerful Pro" to date. Microsoft says they created the laptop-tablet combo with the modern workplace in mind, so features include a powerful 11th-Gen Intel Core processor, a kickstand that can be adjusted to any angle, and a generous 16-hour battery life.

1. The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 2-in-1 laptop

The tablet is also incredibly lightweight, starting at just 1.96 pounds, and has a Surface Slim Pen 2 storage. Other fun features include being able to hook it up to your X-Box, as well as being able to draw directly on the screen.