Gadgets are just pieces made of plastic or metal in our lives, right? Not quite. About two decades ago phones were only meant for making calls. There was nothing called a Tablet. PCs were only used to send emails. Things have changed now with cool electronic gadgets on the market.
Nowadays it is possible to find wallpaper-thin Tvs, drones that can dive underwater, and a computer the size of a credit card.
Voice-activated artificial intelligence, wireless charging, and digitized note-taking provide just a hint of what is to come. More than anything as tech evolves the main benefit will be that life becomes a bit easier.
Many high-profile tech companies typically hold their own separate events throughout the year to unveil new electronic gadgets, rather than debuting at world renowned exhibitions. Let’s take a look at the next big trends in tech 2018.
We collected the list of cool electronic gadgets you wouldn’t want to miss.
The COWIN E7 noise cancelling headphones are available in a choice of 5 exciting colors including red and purple, each packed with the latest technology to significantly reduce noises such as city traffic, busy office, cabin noise and in both wired and wireless mode.
This pair of over-the-ear headphones is equipped with large 40mm Large-aperture drivers, a high quality microphone for handsfree calls and NFC technology for stable connection with your Bluetooth enabled devices. In terms of durability, they won’t disappoint given their comfort padded 90° swiveling ear cups and 18-month manufacturer warranty.
The Bose QuietComfort 20 leads the pack in the in-ear noise cancelling space, and is backed by exclusive TriPort technology, which along with Active EQ renders lifelike, digital quality audio. Its noise cancellation technology greatly reduces surrounding distractions, and its Aware mode allows you to hear what you want to and when with the push of a button.
This pair of noise cancelling headphones is available for Apple and Android devices, and feature an in-line microphone, and one touch answer button for seamless switching between calls and music.
The AMIR camera lens is designed for iPhones, and is made from premium quality glass. This fish-eye lens boasts a 0.4X, 140° viewing angle, and allows you to see images from a 180 degree range from left to right on your iPhone.
The lens is protected by a lightweight yet strong outer shell, and is mated with a PVC made clip that prevents scratches on your phone. It can be used with a wide range of cell phone models including 6/6 plus/5/5S/4/4S, Samsung Galaxy, iPad, PC and more.
The TRAVELAMBO RFID (radio-frequency identification) WALLET is available in an assortment of appealing colors including carbon fiber texture coffee and crazy horse black, and is crafted from premium quality grained leather.
It has been tested against a 13.56 MHz frequency for top notch security, and offers several compartments including a quick access ID window, two long top slots for cash, receipts or tickets and 10 card slots. To top things off, this RFID wallet is backed by a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.
The Jelly Comb Folding Bluetooth Keyboard is compatible with most modern devices, and is made from aircraft grade material. It is available in a choice of six exciting colors, and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which when fully charged delivers 48 hours of runtime.
This keyboard is equipped with 63 keys, and boasts an ultra thin, lightweight and compact footprint. It weighs just 200 grams and measures 11.89 x 3.82 x 0.31 inch, making it easy to pack and take with you on the go.
The EWA Mini Metal Bluetooth Speaker can be ordered in a choice of two colors – silver and grey, and is fitted with an advanced custom speaker that is neatly tucked away within its sturdy metal frame body. The sound emitted from this Bluetooth speaker is powerful, consistent, and shows no signs of distortion.
The EWA Mini Metal Bluetooth Speaker can also be connected with another A107 mini speaker for double the sound experience, and is powered by an 800 mAh lithium ion battery, which when fully charged guarantees 8 hours of sublime sound.
The August Smart Lock Pro Door Lock is available in a choice of two colors, and can be mated with an Alexa device for voice control. It allows you to control and monitor your door from anywhere with several functions – control keyless access, keep track of who comes and goes, lock and unlock the door, all from your phone.
Its Track Activity feed is compatible with iOS (9.0 or higher) or Android (5.0 or higher) smartphones and allows you to keep track of the activity at your doorstep around the clock. It can be easily attached to your existing deadbolt, and locks automatically behind you and unlocks automatically when you approach.
The Lume Cube is a professional LED light that allows you to illuminate your content, whether you’re using a drone, action camera, smartphone or DSLR. This pocket size light packs a whole lot of punch under its hood with a 1,500 lumen LED light, which can be adjusted via 10 brightness settings.
Users can also control several Lume Cubes with the Lume-X App available on Apple and Android devices. Functions that can be controlled wirelessly include strobe mode, flash duration, brightness and battery. To top things off, the Lume Cube is fully waterproof up to 100 feet, and can operate while it is charging.
The Anki Vector Robot Sidekick is your companion who can both hang out and help out. Powered by AI and advanced robotics, this companion can be engaged through sight, sound and touch. It is voice activated, so it can also answer questions, take photos of you, show you the weather and much more.
This personal robot can also be connected with Alexa to control smart home devices such as speakers, light and thermostats, and set reminders. This robotic companion can navigate independently and self charge. It is compatible with both Android and Apple devices.
Onelink Safe & Sound by First Alert is an Alexa enabled hardwired photoelectric smoke and electrochemical carbon monoxide alarm. It is backed by First Alert’s unparalleled reliability, and can be placed on the ceiling to enhance its overall acoustic quality.
When paired with a compatible device, Onelink Safe & Sound can also stream notifications of any emergency in your home such as tracking carbon monoxide levels right to your device in real time. It can also play songs from leading music streaming apps such as Pandora and Spotify and even audible audiobooks.
The Furbo Dog Camera is a full HD Wi-Fi pet camera that allows you to toss a treat to your pet via the free Furbo iOS/Android app. It can be loaded with your pet’s favorite treats, and is appointed with a full HD camera with night vision so you can monitor your pet with a wide angle view any time of the day or night.
Furbo also features a barking sensor that automatically sends push notifications to your mobile device when your dog barks, so you are aware what’s going on and can pacify your pet via the app.
The ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch is a smart lighting solution that features ambient light sensors, in-built motion detection, and Alexa connectivity, so you can gain complete control over your home. Further, it also features onsite occupancy and temperature sensors that let you pair the device with your Eco bee Smart Thermostat to work as a wireless Room Sensor for smarter, more efficient entire home comfort.
It offers wire free operation via the Eco bee mobile app to switch the lights on and off and even Ask Alexa to play music, control other areas of your smart home, set a time, listen to the news or adjust the temperature.
The Gillette Heated Razor just as the name suggests, allows you to experience the comfort of a hot towel with every stroke. It features warming technology that heats in less than a second to provide continuous soothing warmth on your skin.
Furthermore, it maintains a consistent and comfortable temperature, distributing heat evenly and contouring to your face throughout the entire shave. It is easy to use with the push of a button, and features adjustable temperature levels, and is powered by a lithium ion battery.
The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Motorcycle is an electric motorcycle prototype, and the company’s first attempt at an electric vehicle. The company claims it can reach 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and offers a 140 miles city range per charge.
Speaking of charging, there are two ways to go about this – use the onboard Level 1 charger and power cord to connect to any standard household outlet and get a full charge overnight. Or visit any public Level 3 DC Fast Charge station for 80% charge in 40 minutes or 100% charge in an hour.
The KitchenAid Cook Processor Connect is an all in one cooking appliance that could very well replace several single use appliances that are sitting either on or under your counter. It comes with a 4.5 liter capacity stainless steel bowl that fits into a base that accommodates the cooking controls.
It comes with a plethora of attachments that can be used along with the bowl to stir, chop, whip, emulsify, and knead. Users can use the control base to select the jobs they’d like to perform such as frying, boiling, stewing, pureeing, sautéing, and much more. this appliance even comes with an app that allows you to access recipes with step-by-step guidance.
The Amazon Smart Plug is compatible with Alexa, and is designed to add voice control to any electrical outlet. Once installed properly, users can schedule electronics such as fans and lights to turn on and off automatically or even control them remotely when away.
The Amazon Smart Plug does not require a smart home hub, but can setup routines and schedules via the Alexa app. It boasts a compact design, and is easy to setup, where you simply plug it in, fire up the Alexa app, and start using your voice.
The Garmin Speak Plus Dash Cam is designed to assist drivers all through their drives by providing assistance features such as lane departure and forward collision warnings. It is integrated with Amazon Alexa, allowing users to use their voice for handsfree access to news, navigation, music and much more.
The Garmin Drive app, when connected with your cellular data connection, allows you to use your phone’s AUX cable to stream Alexa responses, including music, right through your car stereo. With the help of Alexa, users can even control various devices in their home remotely such as lights, locks and thermostats.
The PetChatz Digital Daycare device creates an interactive environment for your home alone pet complete with treat dispense, two-way video chats, calming aromatherapy, brain treat games, sound/motion activated video recording and pet to parent messaging.
It allows you to keep tabs on your pet while you’re away thanks to its motion activated PETWATCH video recording feature, and is designed and recommended by top pet experts. It is completely safe to use with no sharp corners or edges, no cords to chew, and can be attached securely to your wall.
The Story Electric Bike is offered in a choice of three different colors including matte black and seafoam green. It features a classic unisex frame mated with modern electric speed technology.
This electric bike is powered by a robust 350 watt motor, and a 7aH rechargeable lithium ion battery, which when fully charged allows you to ride for 45 miles per charge and at a max speed of 45 miles per hour.
The Echo Spot by Amazon is powered by a 2nd generation far-field voice recognition system, which allows you to watch music lyrics, video flash briefings, to-do shopping lists, listen to audible audiobooks, weather forecast and much more.
It is equipped with a speaker and can be connected with Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo speakers to play music on your Echo devices in different rooms. The Echo Spot can even connect with Alexa to perform several functions such as show baby monitors, turn on the lights, control thermostats, etc.
The second generation June Intelligent Oven comes with improved functionality in that it can recognize more foods than its predecessor. It features a built in camera that allows you to livestream and record your meals as they cook, and a smartphone like internal processor that is engineered to recognize foods that you put into the oven.
Apart from its award worthy technological innovation, the June Intelligent Oven also cooks food well whether it’s reheating leftovers, following a recipe in the June app (available for iOS and Android) or following a cooking program.
In the race to lead the way in voice-control command software, Amazon Echo is claiming a stake in the niche market.
You can order cabs, run Spotify playlists, turn your heating up (via the smartphone app Hive), get a takeaway, search Google, and a myriad more besides. And all at the sound of your voice.
B&O has made the best portable speaker on the market even better: its A2 speaker. A beautifully designed, slate-grey sound tablet, with its rich bass and clearly defined mid-range, blows away the nearest non-portable speaker competitor.
With its beautiful leather strap handle, it was always portable – only now it’s also splash and dust resistant. Factor in its amazing 24-hour battery life and nothing else comes close.
Beosound’s latest portable wireless speaker comes complete with 360-degree sound performance, a solid aluminum exterior, and 16 hours battery life. A super piece of equipment to have, especially at party season events.
As a true portable speaker BeoSound 1 supports everything from Google Cast to Bluetooth to AirPlay and DLNA. The BeoLink Multiroom technology connects all your products in one wireless system. Great sound with no strings attached.
The PlayStation VR has plenty of party tricks up its sleeve. It can make you feel you are somewhere else completely. It can fool your mind into experiencing vertigo, or give an unrivalled gaming experience.
PlayStation are one of the leaders in the gaming world, but PS VR must be experienced firsthand to truly understand its VR capabilities.
Retro with a modern twist, the Snap Instant from Polaroid prints out your photos like a classic Polaroid, but, thanks to digital imaging, doesn’t require any ink. And it looks very sleek too – arguably the Mini Cooper of cameras.
This new speaker from Lenovo is a slightly cheaper and more colorful alternative to the Amazon Echo. It includes eight microphones that Lenovo claims can pick up speech from 16 feet away.
Also, as it’s powered by Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, you would get the same software abilities that you would with Amazon’s own gadget on the Lenovo Smart Assistant. Similarly, Lenovo is promoting the Smart Assistant as an ideal taskmaster or virtual assistant like answering questions, managing calendars and to-do lists, and playing music.
Razer’s Project Valerie concept does wonders for multitasking by adding two foldable displays that expand out from the primary screen in the center. This allows the user to work or play more all on one screen.
Each display is 17 inches diagonally and supports 4K resolution. Razer says they can be used independently or together as one giant display, which is ideal for places where the user needs multiple screens to work, such as an office environment.
The downside though is its weight at 12 pounds. This makes it limited to mainly beefy gaming laptops, but is way more than the average notebook.
While some laptop and desktop computers are designed to be customized and upgraded, Intel is conjuring up ideas about how we’ll be upgrading the various Internet-connected home appliances and robots we may own in the future.
Introducing Intel’s Compute Card, a mini-computer, which is about the size of a credit card, designed to be easily inserted into smart devices.
The notion is to make upgraded electronic gadgets such as smart refrigerators, interactive retail kiosks, and connected security cameras as easy as taking out one component and replacing it with another. The advantage of this methodology is that it makes it no longer necessary to buy a complete new system once new standards in connectivity or faster processors are introduced.
Essentially, the computer includes all of the components of a standard-sized computer, including a processor, memory, storage, and wireless technology.
PowerVision’s new PowerRay drone sounds like a fisherman’s dream. This waterproof vehicle, which can operate in fresh and salt water, comes with a 4K camera that can shoot 12-megapixel stills.
It’s compatible with an optional FishFinder lens add-on that uses a sonar system to detect fish and send images back to the user.
If you believe fitness trackers have always traded style for function, then the new Motiv smart ring will make you think again. It’s a fitness tracker that’s one of a kind and is shaped like a ring.
Designed to be worn 24/7, it measures your active minutes, heart rate, step count, distance covered, calories burned, and sleep pattern. Made of ultralight titanium, not only is it waterproof up to 5 ATM, it will look stylish on your finger too.
Meet Kuri, a little home robot with a cheerful personality. Essentially a mobile security camera with smart-home control capabilities, Kuri acts like a nanny and can roam your home checking on your kids and pets when you’re not around.
Kuri is quick to learn your home’s floor plan, capture photos and videos with its onboard camera, has face recognition and sound detection. A gizmo to reassure any working parent.
All of the commotion about Apple’s Airpods, the replacement for the headphones for the iPhone 7 phones, was not the manufacturer’s finest hour. They looked like regular Apple earbuds with the power cords cut off. Released quietly, way behind schedule and received universal criticism from just about everyone.
Plenty of companies came out swinging against Apple in the aftermath, but Motorola were the ones to put their money where their mouth is and released the VerveOnes.
They’ll work with iOS and Android devices, giving them a universal edge. Allegedly have eight hours of battery life (the AirPods only claim five), are splash-proof, lightweight and deliver impeccable sound quality and are slightly less expensive than the AirPods.
As the auto industry becomes more tech-dependent, automobiles are claiming more and more of a stake in the fun at CES. This year’s stand out automobile was the FF 91 from Faraday Future.
The FF 91, Faraday Future’s flagship car, has many unique features like a 1,050HP electric motor that does 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds, a range of 378 miles, a built-in WiFi hotspot and facial recognition that allows for keyless entry.
From the looks and technical specs alone it certainly outclasses the nearest comparable Tesla Model S and X and giving that manufacturer a run for its money.
The idea of a smart home is now a reality, and the Google Home is the latest entry into the voice-controlled assistant category.
As it is from Google, The Google Home benefits from Google’s extensive artificial intelligence experience. It allows the homeowner to play music, set timers, calculate conversions while you cook and control other smart home products.
The cool thing being all this can be done with the sound of your voice.
The Sprocket from HP is an ultra-portable photo printer that lets you print photos from your phone. This Bluetooth-enabled gadget works with iPhone and Android smartphones with the free app. This is a great gift for teens, college students and young adults.
These wearable breast pumps are a totally hands-free alternative to the traditional electric pump. The FDA-approved pumps are meant to be slipped into the wearer’s bra, freeing up users to do other activities.
Once Willow senses the storage bags are full, it stops on its own. It’s even quiet enough to wear out of the house.
This digestive tracker wants to help you figure out which foods are most compatible with your body. A user blows into AIRE like a breathalyzer in order to determine the level of gas in his or her bloodstream.
The data gathered on AIRE’s smartphone app estimates how a user’s body will respond to different types of foods, giving a more objective approach to dieting.
It’s no doctor, dietician or nutritionist replacement, but it could offer useful insights about the effects of a user’s diet.
Jet Pack International are making great strides in jetpack technology with the H2O2 and H2O2-Z jetpacks. As the name suggests, both the H2O2 and H2O2-Z are hydrogen peroxide-fueled jetpacks that will allow users to fly at up to 77 miles per hour at a maximum height of 250 feet.
So far, the higher-capacity H2O2-Z is only capable of a maximum flight length of 33 seconds and a maximum travel distance of 3,300 feet.
A real-life equivalent of the Star Wars speeder bike, and the result of more than 15 years of research and development, the Aerofex Aero-X brings science fiction to life.
Powered by a water-cooled 240 horsepower engine and two large rotors, the Aero-X can hover at an altitude of 12 feet and travel at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. It can also carry up to 310 pounds. The potential for the Aero-X is boundless.
TALOS stands for Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, a combat suit that the US Army hopes will become a reality within the next four years. The TALOS provides ballistic, shock and fire protection for Special Operations soldiers.
A collaboration between universities, government agencies and corporations, the development of the TALOS suit is to provide these soldiers with better, more mobile and more versatile protection than what currently exists.
The Titan Arm is the work of a team from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a strength-enhancing upper-body exoskeleton that will help you lift an extra 40 pounds. It’s designed to give you extra power when lifting, without the need to work out at the gym. Be it like a winch attached to your arm.
The Titan Arm is built to help rehabilitate people who’ve suffered serious arm injuries or strokes as well as to provide some extra strength and protection for anyone who lifts heavy objects for a living, thus eliminating any potential compensation claims or employment tribunals.
China and Japan already have very fast Maglev trains that are capable of reaching over 260 miles per hour, but the next-generation Maglev technology will apparently be even faster. The Chinese researchers behind the technology have it dubbed Super Maglev.
Super Maglev is designed on the same Maglev technology, but incorporates the train in a vacuum tube. This reduces air resistance, and the reduction in air resistance, the researchers claim, could see trains reaching speeds of up to 1800 miles per hour.
Constructing long vacuum tubes and keeping them pressurized is certainly no easy feat. However, if scientists and engineers can figure that out, we may one day be able to cross large distances quicker and safer than we’ve ever imagined possible.
Cave2 is a hybrid reality environment that lets artists, scientists and engineers become fully immersed in their research, giving them a much greater insight into their field. Made up of 72 LCD panels, a 20-speaker surround sound system and a 10-camera optical motion tracking system, it is a 360-degree structure that wraps around the user.
With 3D glasses, scientists and engineers will be able to virtually experience and move through anything. A doctor or medical student can move through the human body. An astronomer can delve into the solar system in immense detail. The potential for Cave2 is enormous, especially for situations involving large amounts of data requiring visualization.
3D printing is gaining accolades the world over, convincing people that it’s for more than just gadgets. Food is also something that can feasibly be 3D printed.
German company Biozoon is harnessing the power of 3D printing to create seneoPro, a range of 3D-printable powder mixtures that solidifies when printed but also very quickly melts when eaten. Patients who suffer from dysphagia – the inability to swallow – would benefit from such technology as it would reduce the risk of choking.
As 3D-printed food is so versatile, it gives the ability of any amateur budding chef to conjure up all kinds of mixtures and recipes. And you can also add coloring agents and texturizers to make the food even more appealing.
Until recently, wireless charging meant charging without wires and cables. However, a team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology says wireless charging can also be done remotely.
The team recently demonstrated a prototype of a new Dipole Coil Resonant System (DCRS) that can wirelessly power devices up to 15 feet away. It does this by using a magnetic field. This field is apparently powerful enough to charge up to 40 mobile phones. The team claim it can also power larger devices such as TVs and stereo systems.
For now though, the technology is still in its infancy, but Cota is the closest and latest technology that will be available to everyone over the coming months.
The Hover Camera is effectively a type of drone. It can snuggly fit in pockets as it easily gets folded like a book and it has a very light weight (242g), which makes it portable and easy to carry almost anywhere.
This Hover Camera can take photos and videos from different perspectives. It’s very simple to use and it has “Release and Hover” functionality, which is… (expand on this). It can take 13 MP photos and can shoot 4K videos.
It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor. Instead of running on GPS, it uses body and face recognition. It can easily connect to your phone over WiFi, and after you have shot any photo/video, it gets downloaded on your phone.
This camera has gone through various Drop Tests, Twist Tests, etc. It follows you around and it also has 360 spin and orbit mode. You can also do camera angle adjustment.
This is an intelligent belt which cares about your health and presents you with health data. It a normal looking belt with unique functions. It counts how many steps you have taken, counts how many calories you have burnt while sitting, and it also measures your waist size.
The belt almost monitors your overeating habits. You can keep track of these on the WELT’s mobile application.
The World’s First Truly Intelligent/Smart Lamp by Luke Reborts has got 300 powerful LED’s that has the capability to brighten any corner of your room. You can take light anywhere you want.
It has also got the feature of indirect lighting with various multiple color options. So, whatever the situation is, it has various colors to suit your mood. A benefit for people suffering from conditions such as SAD. It’s also got a “Paint Your Light” feature. You can paint in your desired direction.
The more you paint, the brighter the light gets.
Pup is the first connected pocket scanner, which is very easy to use and feels very different while using it. It’s lightweight, so can be ported almost anywhere. It has got a great long lasting battery life, so enjoy using it.
So, next time when you want to upload your papers using this, just choose your destination, press the button, fit it according to your page dimension and your file will be transferred automatically.
It’s annoying having to unplug and re-plug as you maneuver your vacuum from room to room. The CordZero Stick has a motor that spins 16 times faster than an airplane engine, leaving floors spotless with its powerful suction.
The vacuum also has an advanced filtration system to keep dust out of your house. Complete with a self-standing charger and two removable batteries, the chances of running out of charge are minimal, and so gives the LG Cordzero Stick the ability and ease cleaning a studio apartment or two-story home on a single charge.
There’s also a canister version that automatically follows you throughout the room, thus eliminating to drag or pull on a cord.
Keeping track of your wellness goals has never looked so chic, thanks to Kate Spade’s jewellery-meets-activity tracker. Besides measuring steps and sleeping habits, it helps you set personal goals with motivational reminders, controls music and even works as a photography remote for your phone to get that viral shot.
And the cute bit is it can do all this without needing to be charged up, giving it a massive convenience edge.
Cool electronic gadgets enhance our effectiveness.
Prior to the innovation of the telephone or the more recent e-mails, sending messages and letters would take considerable time to reach its destination.
The software created for applications in the net and telecommunications are absolutely nothing but technical gizmos. These new electronic gadgets really have advanced human efficiency in regards to work and made the world a much better place to live in.
Technology never stands still: it’s always changing, adapting and progressing, and quite often things that seemed improbable (or even impossible) at one time can quickly start becoming possible only a few short years afterwards.
While you won’t see some of the above cool electronic gadgets readily available everywhere yet, in due time they will become actual products you can see, touch and utilize.