Each year various expos introduce us to a host of hot new gadgets which promise to enrich our lives in ways we never envisaged. While many of these gadgets will never see the light of day beyond the exhibition hall, others do have more promise. A few will be in our within the next few years. Below we look at some of the best gadgets that we think are going to change the way we work and play.
The Livescribe Echo Smartpen
The Eco Smart Pen by Livescribe, is designed to record audio while taking notes, which can be played back later on. You can share interactive notes via the iPad, iPhone or computer, via a micro USB connector, which also doubles as a charger. Capable of holding up to 800 hours of audio and a built-in OLED display this is perfect for students and secretaries alike.
The Logitech Type-S
Designed to look and feel like a light protective keyboard case it works especially well with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 because it also protects the device against accidental spills, scratches and bumps. The built in Bluetooth keyboard and well designed keys ensure relatively comfortable typing compared to having to type on the screen. The stand adds lots of capability from various viewing angles to an auto wake feature which means that the tablet will turn on when the case opens.
The Stunning Gadgets iPad mini Bluetooth Keyboard
Bluetooth Keyboards are a dime a dozen, but what marks Stunning Gadget’s keyboard out is the fact that it has been designed for devices 7 inches and above, in particular the iPad mini. The keyboard supports all the shortcuts associated with iOS, making it very easy to use. However, it can be used with most devices including your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and many tablets. The keyboard also doubles as a stand for your tablet, so you can compose emails, or letterswhile on the go. It’s cheaper than the Logitech Type S and the keys feel more responsive.
G-DRIVE ev SSD
If you want a powerful and blazing-fast portable hard drive, then the G-DRIVE ev SSD is perfect. The drive boasts solid state performance and, when hooked up with a USB 3.0,boasts transfer rates in excess of 400MB/s. The first version first available will have 512 GB of storage and will be compatible with all major operating systems, including Mac OS 10.6. The manufacturers are also backing it up with a three years’ warranty.
Stunning Gadgets 5000mAh Solar Battery charger
These days we all carry at least a cell phone and a tablet computer, and isn’t it annoying when they run out of power when you least expect it? While it’s possible to hook up a charger at home, things are not all that easy when you’re out and about. The Solar Battery Charger by Stunning Gadgets has been designed to be used on the road, or when you’re out camping with friends. The 5000mAh built-in battery charges via a series of highly efficient solar cells; all you need to do is leave the device out in direct sunlight for a couple of hours and the dual charging ports will support two devices at once. An excellent, portable device!
This is a durable and highly secure USB drive, designed to withstand being dropped from around 100 meters. Though this means ultimate protection for your valuable data. The device is protected by a foam-like, rubbery body but it feels great in the hands. The RuggedKey supports USB 3.0, which means transfer rates of up to 150MB/s. Plus LaCie has thrown in AES 256-bit encryption, for added security.
The iFusion is an innovative integrated communication device that works as a docking station for the iPhone. The device combines many of the top-selling accessories from the Apple ecosystem into one unit. The built-in Bluetooth technology, patented ergonomic design, and full duplex speakerphone deliver excellent voice quality. The cradle supports iPhone 4, 6, 3GS, and 3Gand charges the device docked. iFusion also supports A2DP Bluetooth streaming,
The Pocket Chainsaw
An ultra-portable chainsaw which fits right in your pocket. Designed, manufactured and sold by Stunning Gadgets, it’s the perfect time-saver whether you need to cut wood to start a campfire or trim a fallen branch in your yard. The well-designed cutting teeth ensure that the device can make short work of just about any type of wood. So, it’s the perfect tool to carry around in your pocket when you’re going out in the wilderness.
NEC VE281 Mobile Projector
This is a device which is designed to provide excellent, high-definition brightness for a small- to medium-sized enterprise, home or educational environment. It is perfect for places where there is excessive ambient light. The lightweight projector also includes 3D technology, and a 7W speaker. The lamp can provide a solid 6,000 hours of life and the Intelligent Driving Scheme increases the contrast and lamp life by up to 20%. The best projector out there for anyone who needs a lightweight, ultra-bright presentation system for their home or business.