There are a number of new technology gadgets due out next year or late this year, and they are at the very cutting edge of technology, probably hitting the store shelves by Christmas in most cases. After briefly checking them out and speaking to the people behind the technology, we have compiled our list of the coolest and greatest gadgets that everyone should look out for. Keep in mind that some of these will cost thousands of dollars, which may not make them ideal for all gadget enthusiasts.
People who believe that art is visual should think again; the Soundwall will turn that belief on its head. The audio canvases use state-of-the-art technology which creates an immersive art experience combining a traditional image on canvas or paper and specially selected sounds, chosen by the artist. The new limited edition comes with a Bruce Springsteen print, which features an audio interview and a playlist especially curated by the jagged-voiced wonder himself. Priced at around $3,500, it’shighly recommended if you are a Bruce Springsteen fan.
The Devialet Phantom Wireless Sound System
Devialet over the years have proven to have a knack for turning ordinary pieces of technology into beautiful high-tech equipment. The Phantom is a stunning piece of technology which brings together the looks of a Death Star and high-end sound tech, like omnidirectional wireless speakers. The system cost close to $1400 and the app is a little buggy, but it will certainly make a great addition to any living room.
Stunning Gadgets Solar Battery Charger
Not your ordinary solar battery charger, is the first impression we got. Stunning Gadgets sells new technology which is designed to be rugged, which is why they have no problem backing their products up with a lifetime guarantee. The Solar Battery Charger sports a built-in 5000mAh Battey, two charging ports and highly efficient solar cells. The tough design makes it an excellent companion for hiking and camping trips, and it can prove to be invaluable when the national grid goes down. A must-have in today’s gadget-centric universe.
Lantronix Zano Quadcopter
While small ‘copters and quadcopters are nothing new, what really makes the Lantronix Zano stand out is its tiny size and the fact that it can be controlled by an app. The quadcopter uses sensors which allow it to hover and avoid obstacles. Though a price has not been mentioned, its safe to say its going to be over $500. An expensive toy for techies.
SG iOS Bluetooth Keyboard
Yes, Bluetooth keyboards are at present flooding the market, butmost of them are still not perfected for use with your iOS device. Many are designed for multiple operating systems and so they fail to shine when it comes to making it easier to type or access specific files. However, Stunning Gadget’s bluetooth keyboard has been designed and built with the iOS in mind. Though it can be hooked up to other Bluetooth-enabled devices, its short cut keys are best with Apple systems, and it’s very easy to type lengthy pieces of text on your tablet.
Misfit Swarovski Shine
Fitness trackers are not new, but Swaroviski’s Shine certainly adds lots of bling to a functional and mundane item. Large crystals are said to store solar energy, enabling them to power the tracker without a battery. Though we didn’t spend enough time with the gadget, it’s safe to say that its beautiful design and functionality certainly give it a chance in a saturated niche.
Razer OSVR – Open Source Virtual Reality Gaming
Supported by industry leaders and focused on gaming, the OSVR (Open-Source Virtual Reality) framework pushes the boundaries of VR-Gaming and Razer is part of that ecosystem. The OSVR Hacker Dev Kit is a virtual reality device and open-source software that enables programming for any variety of VR technology. Though it’s not the most beautiful gadget, if the functionality is really what is being claimed, then this may be the next big thing.
A unique set of earbuds that do not need a Bluetooth connection, just a dongle and the proprietary Kleer technology. They are designed to provide wireless listening, and in our brief testing the sound seems to be clearer than many Bluetooth headsets.
3D scanners once weighed a ton and you needed a very deep pocket to get one. However, the Fuel3D Scanify we saw at CES promises to change all that. A handheld device, it is designed to scan an object in a few seconds and it costs just $1490. Go have some fun!