One year more and we’re two decades into the 21st century: an era of unstoppable automation and inter-connectivity, bridging us toward the world of robots and flying cars. And while we’re still not there yet, these advanced gadgets are slowly bringing us closer to the reality we’ve roughly envisioned not too long ago. Here are 7 interesting gadgets of 2019 that are useful at the same time.
Top 7 Interesting Gadgets You Might Have Missed This Year!
Every so often, a gadget reminds us that the future is today. Technology is now evolving exponentially that annual predictions of trends can seem outdated before they are even released or featured in a blog post or article.
With more gadgets coming in at affordable prices worldwide, consumers have a lot to look forward to every year. From among the wireless chargers, wireless speakers, and smart clocks in the market now, here are our top 7 picks out of all the hundreds of gadget releases in 2019.
Barisieur Tea Or Coffee Brewing Alarm Clock
The Barisieur tea or coffee maker is a premium alarm clock that greets your morning with the soothing sounds of bubbling water along with the smell of freshly brewed coffee or tea. Inspired by a combination of the modern ritual of filter coffee with the classic vinyl record player, the Barisieur looks like it's been engineered by NASA and designed by IKEA.
A drawer on the front of the base stores both coffee and tea with a spoon that sits on a stainless steel lid, while a tiny milk vessel submerged in the base chills milk through a cooler that is automatically activated by an infrared sensor when milk is present, keeping the milk fresh at 5°C to -8°C. Set the Barisieur up the night before by portioning coffee into the metal mesh cone filter and filling the glass flask with water or steeping tea in it if you prefer. The brew process starts when the alarm goes off, and you’ll wake up to the perfect cup!
Nreal Light Mixed Reality Glasses
If the real world is getting boring, Nreal Light offers you mixed reality glasses that are totally wearable on the street, on the go. While Nreal Light isn't the first-ever mixed reality gadget on the market, it is apparently, to date, the only low-profile mixed reality glasses that look and feel almost like ordinary sunglasses, so you can use them out in the open without attracting too much attention.
Nreal's ready-to-wear Light glasses are designed to give wearers an immersive experience with spatial sound, voice control, a 52-degree field of view, and a display at 1080p unlike its competitors. The frame has dual microphones along the top for clearer reception, along with stereo speakers towards the end of both foldable arms (or you can switch to Bluetooth headphones), plus brightness buttons on one of the arms. With an adjustable magnetic nose support, fitting it is easy-peasy. On the other side, you'll find a pair of front-facing cameras plus other sensors. With all these components packed into the pair of glasses, it's surprising that it weighs only 85 grams!
The company announced on May 30 that it's rolling out the Nreal Light Developer Kit starting in September 2019.
Rocketbook Reusable Notebook
The Everlast may look like your trusty everyday spiral-bound notebook, but it's actually an endlessly reusable smart notebook made up of 36 wipeable pages. The pages feel like paper, but they’re actually made of a polyester composite. And when paired with Pilot FriXion ink, your writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper. But if you want a fresh page, you simply take a wet cloth and wipe your doodles away. Your notes come off, and you can start writing on the page again. Users found that they only regularly touch one to five pages out of the 36 inside. What a great way to save trees!
Each page of the notebook has its own unique QR code. Connect the Rocketbook app with cloud services and you're ready to scan and upload your notes and scribbles straight to Google Docs, Dropbox, and the like or email them to yourself. At the bottom of each notebook page, there are also seven different symbols that you can connect to specific cloud destinations via the app. With all this unique functionality, the Rocketbook Everlast amazingly costs only $30.
LG Signature OLED TV R9
Just like a window shade or a poster, LG's OLED TV rolls into a tube when turned off, completely disappearing into a minimalist piece of furniture. Sounds like a magic act, but you'll be seeing this TV coming to the stores later this year. Power the TV on and the screen slowly rises out of the box, unrolling and achieving its full height in a few seconds. And suddenly, there's a 65-inch TV.
Its remote controller also features a "line view," which rolls the TV down until maybe a quarter of the screen is visible. LG designed a special home page for this narrow wide-screen shape, which can display a clock with weather, your personal photos, or moving ambient designs. Or if you want, the screen can disappear completely while music from your phone plays as the set's sound system can interface with your phone via Bluetooth.
Click & Grow Smart Garden 9 Self-Watering Indoor Garden
This self-watering indoor garden is ideal for the frustrated gardener who lives in a flat with no outdoor space. With Click & Grow’s smart garden, anyone can now grow their own herbs and vegetables indoors. The kit already includes the planter base, which features a built-in water reservoir that holds a month's worth of water, an LED lamp arm to provide vital light, and three basil starter pods so you can start growing them right away. Their NASA-inspired smart soil makes sure your plants get the optimal configuration of water, oxygen, and nutrients; keeps pH balanced; and employs tiny oxygen pockets to guarantee that the plants get ample breathing room and nutrients even when the soil is wet.
No pesticides, plant hormones, or any other harmful substances are used. Simply insert the biodegradable plant capsules, add water to the water tank, and plug it in. And thanks to its energy efficient LED lighting system, the Smart Garden only consumes 8W of power.
Trackimo 3G Travel Tracker With Light Detector
This GPS tracker from Trackimo is literally as small as a credit card so you can easily slip it inside your wallet or bag pocket. And that’s not all that’s revolutionary about this. This innovative slim tracker is equipped with light sensor technology that alerts you when your backpack or luggage is opened. Although Bluetooth trackers launched the first sleekly built tracking devices, these tracking devices only work within a range of 15 meters. Trackimo’s 3G slim travel tracker works for unlimited distance, as it uses four different tracking technologies (GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth) to accurately locate anything worldwide, indoor or outdoor.
This sleek tracking device can also last you from five days up to a whole month in battery save mode on a single charge so you can trace your luggage or equipment throughout multiple flights.
Dash Compact Air Fryer
The Dash air fryer is the healthier way to fry your favorite fried chicken, french fries, and more without all that grease. Plus, it’s so compact it won’t take up the entire width of your countertop, but it does offer an ample 1.2L capacity, efficiently preparing meals for 1 or 2 people. You should be able to fit 2 small chicken breasts in it, for example. Washing it is no problem as its basket’s Teflon coating prevents sticking and is completely dishwasher safe.
Simply plug in the air fryer, load the fryer basket, set the desired time and temperature, and you’re ready to air fry. There’s an auto shut off setting to prevent food from overcooking. How does it work? What Dash calls AirCrisp technology rapidly circulates air to fry ingredients and keep the signature crispy quality and flavor of fried foods, while eliminating the need for oil and reducing added fat by 70 to 80 percent. You can now enjoy your favorite fried food without feeling guilty! As if these features aren’t enough, Dash also includes a recipe guide companion cookbook in every purchase if you can’t think of any more fried delights besides chicken and fries.
We bet you didn’t see these coming! If you’re not amused enough, check out Gillette's heated razor, Motiv's ring fitness tracker, SmartMat's intelligent yoga mat, or Royole's FlexPai foldable smartphone. The year 2019 may be almost halfway over, but it still does have more surprises to offer till late this year. And while some of you may think the gadgets in this list aren’t news anymore (we’re guessing you heard of them from CES 2019), one still cannot help but be amazed at the way technology is slowly taking over our everyday lives.