- 101 gadgets that changed the world
- Acer predator thronos air gaming chair
- Apple iphone 11
- Apple macbook pro
- Astell & kern kann cube portable hi-fi music player
- Awake rävik electric carbon fiber surfboard
- Dji fpv experience combo low latency digital system
- Garmin gpsmap 66i gps communicator
- Garmin overlander gps system
- Google stadia game streaming service
- Hasselblad x1d ii 50c camera
- Hi-interiors hibed canopy smart bed
- Hp tango x smart home printer
- Ikea symfonisk table lamp speaker
- Insta360 go steady cam
- Lg hu85la cinebeam smart laser projector
- Netgear meural canvas ii digital frame
- Ocean guardian boat01 shark deterrent buoy
- Optoma cinemax p1 short throw projector
- Pegasi 2 smart light therapy glasses
- Phase one xt camera system modular photography setup
- Philips smartsleep deep sleep headband
- Phlex edge swimming fitness tracker
- Picobrew pico model c craft beer home brewer
- Samsung airdresser garment-refreshing appliance
- Sena momentum smart motorcycle helmet
- Snap spectacles 3 smart glasses
- The smartest gadgets a man can buy in 2021
- These are the 15 coolest gadgets to come out in 2021
- Top 10 of everything
- Urbie air 3-in-1 advanced indoor air purifier
- Western digital wd_black gaming hard drive
101 gadgets that changed the world
74. Safety Razor
King Camp Gillette did not invent the safety razor—that honor goes to the Kampfe Brothers, circa 1880—but his company, founded in 1901, quickly became the foremost name in facial hair removal. Advanced manufacturing methods, low prices and shrewd promotion—for example, Gillette arranged to have his safety razors issued to every American soldier during World War I—changed the practice of shaving from the exclusive domain of skilled barbers to an everyday act that any man could perform from the comfort of his own bathroom. And according to Gillette, his blade saved money and time, too. From the March 1918 issue of The Gillette Blade: «Every razor sold by the Gillette Company represents a saving of half an hour of time spent in a barber shop, without saying anything about the money paid for service and tips. With an approximate number of 10 million customers this would represent a saving of 10 million half-hours per day, or a saving of 5 million hours which might be devoted to study or labor and which represents 500,000 working days of the labor of 500,000 men constantly employed, which is nearly twice the number employed by the U.S. Steel Corporation, which at $3.00 per day represents a saving of $1,500,000 per day, or for a year of 300 days, a saving to the United States of labor equal to $450,000,000.»
Acer predator thronos air gaming chair
Gamers: it’s time to tune in. The Predator Thronos Air is a gaming chair from Acer that will make the Iron Throne look like chump change. This chair tilts you back 140 degrees while the system can hold up to three displays at once.
There’s even a built-in massager for those all-night gamers who might need a bit of a break. Coming in at $14,000 it’s only for those who can drop a pretty penny. If you think this chair is out of your budget, we shouldn’t even mention the Air is the pared-down version of the regular Predator Thronos that comes in at $30,000.
Apple iphone 11
Although Apple has released a higher-end iPhone 11 Pro, we’re actually quite fond of the standard iPhone 11 with its multitude of color options, groundbreaking dual-camera array, 60fps 4K video capabilities, IPX8 water-resistance rating, ultra-tough display glass, Liquid Retina LCD screen, and the revolutionary A13 Bionic chip powering it all.
Apple macbook pro
For 2021, Apple seriously upgraded their folding MacBook laptop lineup — offering up to a monstrous 8-core processor that makes it double the speed of previous iterations. They also have brilliant Retina displays, SSD hard drives, an all-day battery, a refined keyboard, and speeds up to 5.0GHz.
Astell & kern kann cube portable hi-fi music player
Whereas most folks just use their smartphones to play music when they’re on the go, true audiophiles might be a bit more interested in a standalone device for a better overall experience. And the Astell & Kern Kann Cube blows most others out of the water.
It boasts Dual DAC tech, native DSD, a quad-core CPU (that’s more powerful than some full-sized computers), 128 gigs of built-in memory, and a beautiful touchscreen display. If you want hi-fi music on the go, this is the device to make that dream a reality.
Awake rävik electric carbon fiber surfboard
The RÄVIK looks like something you’d imagine if you were told you could invent anything in the world. Bringing electric capability to a surfboard, it reaches nearly 35mph. In fact, it can reach 31mph in just four seconds. And unlike other personal vehicles, this surfboard offers plenty of ride time; you can enjoy up to 40 minutes on a single charge.
Dji fpv experience combo low latency digital system
Leave it to DJI to come out with something amazing. The Digital FPV System takes drone racing to new heights (see what we did there?). Giving you a real-time view, this headset delivers a 28-millisecond video transmission. It’ll make you feel like you’re flying with your drone. Impressively fast, you can even be up to four kilometers away from your drone.
Garmin gpsmap 66i gps communicator
Combining the convenience of a handheld with the capability of a full suite of navigational tools and communication devices, the Garmin GPSMAP 66i is a powerhouse for outdoorsmen that’s small enough to easily fit into a pocket or hiking backpack. It has GPS and GNSS support with full-color TOPO maps, the ability to function as a satellite communicator, IPX7 dirt- and water-resistance, and up to 200 hours of battery life.
Garmin overlander gps system
If your off-grid adventures typically happen behind the wheel of a 4×4 SUV, then you might want to look into picking up Garmin’s Overlander GPS system. This tablet-sized device is actually an ultra-tough and ultra-capable navigation device that can swap between GPS and topographic mapping at the push of a button, a suite of onboard sensors (altimeter, barometer, and even a pitch and roll detector), compatibility with the brand’s inReach satellite communicator, and even WiFi connectivity.
Google stadia game streaming service
In an effort to change the way gaming works forever, Google has announced a revolutionary service they’ve called Stadia which, essentially, is like Netflix for video games. That means you don’t have a console in your home — instead gaining access to remote servers for all your processing needs.
Hasselblad x1d ii 50c camera
For most folks, investing in a Hasselblad camera of any kind is a pipe dream due to their normally-absurd high prices. But the company seems to be getting a bit more consumer-friendly with their offerings — starting with the medium-format X1D II 50C camera you see here.
Sure, nearly $6k is still a hefty price, but it’s a severe drop from its brethren and it still offers a tremendous number of impressive features even professional photographers will drool over. Perhaps the best of those functions is simple iPad Pro integration — which allows for a nearly-seamless workflow between shooting and editing.
Hi-interiors hibed canopy smart bed
Of everything on this list, the HiBed might be the most impressive. This canopy smart bed takes a whole new approach to bedtime. With a built-in system to help you fall asleep and wake you up, you’ll never worry about hitting snooze again.
But, the HiBed also has a built-in projector so you get an HD TV experience right at the foot of your bed. When you’re not bingeing on Netflix, the screen rolls out of the way. With features like this, you may never leave your bed ever again (we won’t judge!).
Hp tango x smart home printer
You’ve never seen a printer quite like this. That’s because it doesn’t look like a printer at all. At first glance, you may just think it’s a book thanks to its modern linen cover. But, when you unroll the cover, you’ll see just how smart the Tango X is.
Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana, you can print, scan, or copy what you need using just your voice. What’s more, you can use your voice to use this printer even when you’re not right next to it. Then, when you’re done, you can re-cover with the striking linen to maintain your interior design.
Ikea symfonisk table lamp speaker
You might not think it, but the Scandinavians behind IKEA have been quietly innovating in some pretty brilliant ways lately. One of their best creations in that regard has to be their Symfonisk table lamp-speaker hybrid. A handsome piece of furniture, it can illuminate any room with soft, adjustable light but also offers music streaming courtesy of a Sonos onboard speaker — which you control via the Sonos app on your smartphone.
Insta360 go steady cam
Cameras are getting smaller and smaller and Insta360 is making sure they’re more versatile, too. Weighing only 20 grams (no, that’s not a typo), this Insta360 GO lets you record short video clips of 15, 30, or 60 seconds in length.
Then, it uses the power of AI to determine the best shots and edit the footage so you only see the best. With just a press of a button, you get social media-ready footage to instantly share with your followers. Even with its small size, it helps to stabilize your footage and can even record underwater.
Lg hu85la cinebeam smart laser projector
When you imagine a projector, you probably think of the bulky unit hanging from the ceiling 15 feet away from the screen. But the HU85LA CineBeam from LG is designed for practical use. It can sit just 2.2 inches away from the wall and deliver a stunning 4K UHD picture.
Netgear meural canvas ii digital frame
There is no industry that isn’t touched by technology, art included. Though originally its own brand, Meural Canvas II is the latest iteration of this digital frame and now lives under the Netgear umbrella. Featuring a minimalist frame, you can choose the artwork you want this device to display.
Along with your own photos and creations, you also have access to an ever-changing library of over 30,000 works. It totally takes the hassle out of printing your own photos or buying additional artwork. Plus, you can create a schedule to change the image as often as you want.
Ocean guardian boat01 shark deterrent buoy
Though this device is, admittedly, a bit niche, it’s still extremely cool, useful, and will help give anyone who spends time out on the ocean peace of mind. That’s because this electronic buoy is actually a non-lethal shark deterrent — using ultrasonic waves to create a 26′ barrier that wards off the ocean’s fiercest predators.
Optoma cinemax p1 short throw projector
If you have a wall that’s big enough, a short-throw projector might be a better investment than a television. And they don’t get much better than the Optoma CinemaX P1 — which boasts a 3,000-lumen output, 4K ultra HD image output, a projection size of up to a whopping 120 inches, an integrated Dolby soundbar, and simple alignment that can be managed by your smartphone. It’s not a television in the traditional sense, but that might be a very good thing in this case.
Pegasi 2 smart light therapy glasses
No one likes jet lag and it can be a huge hindrance on our travels (or work). With the PEGASI 2, you can more easily assimilate into a new time zone. These smart glasses use light therapy to help regulate your circadian rhythm.
Phase one xt camera system modular photography setup
Even if you’re not into photography, you can marvel at this camera. The Phase One XT is modular in design so you can make it into what you need. Add the elements you want to nail the style, composition, and feel you’re looking for.
Philips smartsleep deep sleep headband
For those with really serious sleep issues, check out the SmartSleep Headband from Philips. It’s made specifically for those who sleep less than seven hours a day. Without the use of drugs, this headset includes 30 adhesive sensors to help you fall asleep.
Phlex edge swimming fitness tracker
Out of all the sports with technology innovation, it seems swimming has the least. Phlex changes all that with the Edge Tracker. It was designed with high-level swimmers, so you know it’ll track what matters. It attaches to your goggles to capture a clear and accurate reading of your swimming.
Picobrew pico model c craft beer home brewer
Beer lovers have probably already heard of PicoBrew, but the Pico Model C offers a way for people to make delicious craft beer at home at a surprisingly low price. At just $300, this countertop appliance can brew up to five liters of craft beer.
Samsung airdresser garment-refreshing appliance
Samsung is one of those brands always on the edge of innovation, creating futuristic concepts and designs. The AirDresser is no different. This garment-refreshing appliance is like a personal dry cleaner for your bedroom. Simply hang your clothes inside and let it get to work, eliminating 99% of dust particles.
Sena momentum smart motorcycle helmet
The Sena Momentum is more than just a super sleek helmet (although it is that, too), it’s a super-smart helmet that keeps you safe. The full-face helmet has a built-in audio system so you can follow along with your navigation for every turn, all done hands- and glance-free.
Do you have any really cool tech gadgets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!
Snap spectacles 3 smart glasses
Several years ago, the folks behind Snapchat developed their Snap Spectacles to give a boost to folks on their social networking app. Now, their 3rd iteration is finally out and they’re by far the best edition yet. A good deal more stylish than the originals, these ones boast dual HD cameras to capture your adventures in 3D, a lightweight and durable stainless steel frame, and they come in a leather case for handy and secure storage and portability.
The smartest gadgets a man can buy in 2021
To paraphrase Ferris Bueller, tech moves pretty fast – and if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss the chance to own a drone with a 12 megapixel camera which starts hovering when it recognises your face. So keep up with our weekly pick of the best gadgets and tech out right now, whether you’re after something simple to make your every day more frictionless or something a bit special. To be specific, the ‘something a bit special’ is a tennis kitbag that also fires tennis balls at you.
6Beats Studio Buds
We’ve managed to get our hands on a pair of Beats’ new true-wireless Studio Buds, set for release this summer, and we’re thoroughly impressed by the full package. First of all, they’re super comfortable – small but secure and well designed, suitable for exercise/manic sprints to catch the train (even without over-ear hooks). The audio quality is great, ditto the active noise cancelling capability and, perhaps most importantly, the price – they’re far more affordable than many rivals with similar specs. Sleek charging case, too.
Beats Studio Buds, £129.99
13Honor Band 6
Smartwatches are getting more and more sophisticated with each passing year, and the prices often reflect that. But what if you just want the most essential fitness features? What then? Well, there are plenty of budget models that offer just that, and we’re big fans of the Honor Band 6. The design is unobtrusive, understated and super comfortable, with a 1.47″ AMOLED touchscreen and a tasteful selection of strap colour options. Feature-wise, it automatically picks up the type of work-out you’re on and offers a selection of plans, while blood oxygen, sleep and heart rate monitors ensures you’re always on top of your health. The battery life lasts for fourteen days (or ten days on heavy usage), which is pretty impressive too.
Honor Band 6, £41.76
20Amazfit T-Rex Pro
Not everyone needs a supercomputer on their wrist. Sometimes you just need something that does the simple stuff very well and stands up to the elements. The super tough Amazfit T-Rex Pro is a true adventure watch – not only does it guide you around, track your workouts and measure your blood-oxygen, but it also boasts a vast array of outdoorsy features, including a weather tracker, a sunrise and sunset monitor, a moon phase display, a compass and barometric altimeter (for altitude). What’s more, it has a frankly ludicrous 18-day battery life.
Amazfit T-Rex Pro, £139, amazon.co.uk
21NACON PS4 Stereo Gaming Headset
Lockdown is lifting, the sun is on its way, and you know what that means: time to staple the curtains shut and set up a proper gaming rig. When it comes to headsets, you don’t need to splash out on military-grade tech – these NACONs, designed for the PS4 but compatible with PCs and Macs, are more than up to the job, and look cleaner than your average pair of tins. Comfortable, adjustable, and truly affordable.
NACON PS4 Stero Gaming Headset, £24.99, selfridges.com
26RHA TrueControl ANC Earphones
Engineered in Glasgow, RHA’s noise-cancelling TrueControl ANC earphones deliver crisp, detailed sound while two microphones record the outside world and produce anti-noise to drown it out. There’s a useful app, too, on which you can customise the EQ, your ambient sound and track down exactly where that other earbud went to. A word of warning: if you’ve got tiny little ears, these can get a little sore if you’re wearing them for ages; they’re very carefully designed to wedge neatly into your ear, but they’re not small. If you don’t know if you’ve got tiny little ears, you’ll soon find out.
RHA TrueControl ANC, £249.49
29Polar Vantage V2
The Vantage V2, from Finnish sport tech brand Polar, is a satisfyingly lightweight and minimalist fitness tracker that takes a 360 approach to health. As well as drilling down into your running, swimming and cycling sessions, it also comes with tools that help you to identify if you’re straining yourself too hard – helping you to avoid injuries and dispiriting setbacks. You’ll also get full access to the brand’s data-driven program, Polar Flow, which keeps track of all of your training stats. That’s not to mention the 40 hours of battery life, advanced wrist-based heart monitor, mindfulness tools and more.
Polar Vantage V2, £449
37Chipolo One Bluetooth Key Finder
In the immortal words of Mr. Zip: Have you ever been in this situation where you lost your keys and your mobile phone? Where me keys? Where me phone? Where me keys? Where me phone?
Of course you have! Too many times. But worry not, because we have just the thing to help you. The Chipolo, made from recycled fishing nets, emits a 120db loud sound that help you find your keys, phones and other valuables. What’s more, the battery life lasts up to two years and is easily replaceable. An affordably priced device that could come in very, very handy.
Chipol One Bluetooth Key Finder, £29, amazon.co.uk
If you’ve ever wanted to improve your running form, or even just get a deeper overview of your work-outs than smartwatches can provide, then the Nurvv Run is here to help. Slip a pair of smart sensor insoles into your running shoes, connect them to GPS and your mobile phone, and be on your way. By the end of your run you’ll be treated to a deep breakdown of your cadence, foot strike, balance, pronation, step length and more. Then, with the help of biomechanics and coaching, you can work towards fixing any faults, fine-tuning your approach and, perhaps most importantly, avoiding injury.
NURVV Run Insoles & Coaching App, £249.99, nurvv.com
40Harman Citation 200
A new portable speaker coming for Sonos’s crown, the Citation 200 has a lot going for it. First of all, Harman’s model is £100 cheaper than the Move while still maintaining premium sound quality and a good selection of features (Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay and Chromecast). Unlike the modern, all-black, minimalist Move, the Citation 200’s wool fabric overlay (available in black or grey, by Kvadrat) blends perfectly with softer, more neutral furniture, a good thing for music fans with mid-century or Scandi-inspired rooms. The rechargeable battery life is also impressive: a full 8 hours, making it perfect for outdoor use (as does its IPX4 splash-proof construction).
Harman Citation 200, £279, harmankardon.co.uk
41Sony Walkman NW A105
It’s a tough sell, in many ways. A walkman in the age of smartphones. Nobody can say that Sony’s upgraded NW-A105 is born out of necessity, but we’d argue that it certainly has its benefits for any music fan who wants to take a much-needed detox from their apps, texts and emails. Running on Android 9, the 16GB device plays almost any audio format – including high-standard FLAC files – which makes this sleek machine a perfect option for enthusiasts who want to listen to their music in the highest quality possible, without any distractions. The battery life isn’t quite as good as it could be, and there’s no 2.5mm port for serious audiophiles, but all in all it’s a great way to enjoy your music without being drawn into the endless scroll of your Twitter feed.
Sony Nw-A105, £199, amazon.co.uk
In the minds of millennials, fitness and wellness are the yin and yang of a balanced lifestyle. Sitting down to practise your breathing can, in theory, be just as beneficial as puffing your way through a 10k. To that end, the Fitbit Sense, with its temperature, stress, blood oxygen, sleep and fitness trackers, aims to cover all the bases. The new heart rhythm sensor – an ECG app that helps to assess your ticker for atrial fibrillation – is particularly impressive, ditto the stress sensor (in which you place your palm over the face of the watch and track changes over time) and guided meditation features. It also takes blood oxygen levels while you sleep, and the fitness apps are as good as ever. A great all-rounder for anyone who wants to take care of their physical and mental health.
Fitbit Sense, £255.23, amazon.co.uk
43Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Japanese gaming giants Nintendo have been dabbling with augmented reality for decades, and it hasn’t always worked out for the best. Rest assured, though, that Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is just as fun and subtly ground-breaking as it looks. The pack provides a kart and character (we got Mario, the standard, although other models are available), as well as cardboard props that enable you to create a track around your living space. The kart itself hosts a camera, which you can view through your Nintendo Switch screen as you race around rooms (using the Switch’s controls). Different tracks within the game itself introduce AR enemies, power-ups, themes and obstacles, and while we haven’t tried racing against other players yet, we assume it will equal measures fun and violent. A game that has the power to transport anyone right back to their childhood, by way of the laundry room.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, £74.99, amazon.co.uk
Full of the joys of summer, you decide to finally organise that tennis match with your friends. But you haven’t practised in years, and so every ball ends up in the net or a distant car park. After an hour of sweat-soaked frustration, you throw a McEnroe and retire to the pub. Same time next year?
But before then, you should probably get some practise in. Introducing the Slinger Bag: a tennis ball launcher and your best friend on the court. A transportable suitcase that carries 72 balls and all kinds of tech (including a remote), you can control the speed, frequency and angle of the shots to ensure that you’re ready for any situation. There’s also room for all your gear, and it has a camera holder that will enable you to analyse your form (with a phone charger attached, to make sure it can go a full session). The telescopic ball tube will make easy work of pick-up, too.
Who needs mates when you’ve got a wall? In the sport-less age of social distancing, the weather-proof REBO Wall is an ultra-premium way to keep fit and sharpen your tennis, football and cricket skills. With a high-density sound insulation core made from 70% recycled material, you can shift the astroturf wall’s angle to prepare yourself for any shot and increase your reaction speed with hundreds of drills. It’s also backed by a number of famous tennis trainers who offer private online sessions with the device. Take a look at Andy Murray making use of his own Rebo here.
Rebo Wall, starting at £9,995
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These are the 15 coolest gadgets to come out in 2021
At this point, we are about two steps away from becoming cyborgs. Once we can upload our consciousnesses to the cloud and get rid of our pesky bodily functions, we’ll be there: fully integrated with technology. In the meantime, it seems we’re getting closer every day. At the massive CES electronics convention in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, a gathering of elite brands showed off their best new tech, trying to win us over with products we immediately wanted to buy and put in our houses and on our bodies. And as the year’s moved on, more new stuff has been teased and released. Fortunately, you can purchase most of these goods right now. Unfortunately, some of them will cost you serious money. But not all of them.
Whether you want cool new wearable tech or an impressive new-age television for your living room, 2021 has produced something you’ll really covet. These are the 15 new gadgets that we hope will make life more electronically engaging—and easier, too.
Nreal Light Mixed Reality Glasses
Mixed reality glasses can be used to take what you’re seeing of the real world and overlay it with virtual content. At CES 2021, Nreal, a Chinese start-up, showed off a pair that almost looks like normal glasses you could wear on the street. Hey, it’s a step in the right direction. Nreal’s ready-to-wear Light glasses are designed to give wearers an immersive experience with spatial sound, voice control, and a widescreen display at 1080p—without the bulky headset. If you’re into mixing realities, it looks like you’ll have to wait until spring 2020 for the consumer version to go up for sale. However, a Developer Kit ($1,199) will be available in September.
KitchenAid Cook Processor Connect
KitchenAid gave U.S. consumers a new kitchen counter appliance to lust after this year: the Cook Processor Connect, a do-it-all machine that automatically stirs veggies as they sauté, chops ingredients to your preferred size, kneads dough, steams food, measures weight, and more. It also comes programmed with 100 recipes with step-by-step instructions accessed through an app. It’s like an Instant Pot, but pretty (and expensive). Release date and price were not announced, but expect it to cost well over $1,000.
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Top 10 of everything
Meet the best of everything. Click on a category below to see Stuff’s picks of the crop, based on our extensive tests.
Urbie air 3-in-1 advanced indoor air purifier
We all know plants and trees provide humans with the air we need to breathe. But, Urbie uses plants to make the air even better. Housing the plant of your choice, it purifies the air while offering three smart features. The plant itself serves as an eco-friendly filter.
But the device then helps by removing humidity, making the air around you more comfortable. Impressively, Urbie takes care of watering the plant all on its own. Plus, it comes with an app so you can keep an eye on the health of your plant, the temperature, humidity in the air, and even the water tank level.
Western digital wd_black gaming hard drive
Data has quickly become one of the world’s top commodities, and the world of gaming is no exception. After all, more and more games are going digital — meaning you’re going to need a lot more storage to keep them all in your library. Well, that’s why Western Digital made a series of gaming-specific external hard drives for your PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and more. Ranging from 2TB up to a whopping 12TB, this is about as good as it gets.