The 30 Coolest Gadgets Of 2016

With each year that goes by, gadgets and technology seem to get cooler and cooler. Heart rate monitors have transformed into all-purpose fitness and activity trackers, drones are getting more instinctive by the day, and refrigerators can now actually do the job of making your grocery list for you.

It’s a strange and wonderful world we live in, and the International CES 2016 Gadget Showcase proves that it’s about to get even better. These 30 gadgets will hopefully be accessible on the market as soon as possible — #27 is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. (H/T: The Telegraph)

01. That’s right: The International CES 2016 Gadget Showcase has started, an event intended to show off the greatest new inventions the tech world has to offer.


02. For starters, there’s this passenger drone, a helicopter that can travel up to 10 miles before folding itself into a regular parking spot.


03. Self-driving cars were pretty big this year, like this one from Mercedes.


04. Then there’s Ziro, a motion-controlled glove that connects to a wheeled robot — meaning you can control the little guy with the wave of your hand.


05. LG showed off their new paper-thin OLED display, which is flexible and can role up like newspaper.


06. Then there’s the Ninebot Segway, an adorable part-robot, part-Segway that can obey commands and record video.


07. Fridges are getting smarter and smarter: This one from LG has a panel that shows what’s inside, and the door automatically opens when you stand near it.


08. This one from Samsung has a built-in grocery store that allows users to order items as soon as they run out.


09. This 26.5-inch Blink-Board is controlled by a smartphone and can go up to 15 mph — move over, Hoverboard.


10. Fitbit has unveiled the Fitbit Blaze, which is the company’s take on the Apple Watch.


11. The OMbra, created by Canadian company OMSignal, contains biometric trackers. The sensors in the bra detect distance traveled and exertion, to better help women understand their bodies while they work out.


12. The $109 Sensorwake ‘olfactory’ alarm clock releases scents of ocean, jungle, croissant, coffee, chocolate or peppermint to wake you up — for those of us who aren’t quite stirred by a ringing bell.


13. This is the second generation of the HTC Vive, a Taiwanese virtual reality headset.


14. SCiO can instantly analyze your food to see how many calories it has, and its nutritional value — dieting will never be the same.

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15. Faraday Future, a Chinese-backed electric car company, unveiled a 1,000-horsepower FFZero1 that actually incorporates your smartphone into the steering wheel.


16. Sphero’s BB-8 robot with an accompanying wristband is sure to be a hit: The wristband lets you control all of BB-8’s moves like the Jedi that you are.

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17. Parrot’s Disco is a drone with a fixed wing design that can actually fly for 45 minutes.


18. Nvidia’s Drive PX2 is a supercomputer built for driverless cars, the next step on the quest for fully-automated driving.


19. The Oura is a wearable ring designed to track sleep, measuring your activity during the day and the quality of your sleep.


20. Technogym’s running music technology uses the pace of your run to choose songs from your phone during your run.


21. This smart thermometer uses 16 sensors to rapidly take thousands of measurements when gauging someone’s temperature.


22. Wowee’s ‘Chip K9’ wants to bring robot dogs in a big way. It chases a ball, follows users around, and even charges itself.


23. This is actually a “smart” children’s spoon, used to encourage children to eat their veggies.

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24. This Digitsole footwear connects to a smartphone app for automatic shoe tightening, calorie tracking and foot heating. It also adjusts depending on your weight for shock absorption.


25. The PitPat clips onto your dog’s collar and relays information from their daily activity straight to your smartphone — it’s basically like a FitBit, only for your dog.


26. Phase One has created the XF 100MP camera, which shoots insanely detailed images. It comes at a cost, though: $48,990 to be exact.


27. MyCaptR, a 3D-scanning start-up, can use an iPad app to draw a 3D picture of a room in three minutes, forever changing how people design and remodel their homes.


28. This drone from ONAGOfly has already raised 1.1 million on IndieGogo. The awesome part about this one is that it automatically follows its owner, wherever he/she goes.


29. This high-tech wearable fitness bracelet, the Mio Slice, counts daily steps and measures minimum and maximum heart rate, to give you a fuller picture of your physical fitness levels.


30. Samsung’s latest smart fridge, the Family Hub Refrigerator, features a giant inbuilt touchscreen and suspected voice control capabilities, presumably for checking when its contents expire and potentially ordering in new supplies.


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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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