It can seem like a thousand new products hit the market every day. Because of that, the sheer amount of gear, gadgets and accessories can quickly become overwhelming. It can be too much to sort through, which is a shame because there’s a lot of cool stuff you should know about.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of nine awesome tech gadgets and accessories. From the unique, to the just-plain-cool, you’re sure to find something to give a serious boost to your tech life.
9 AirSelfie2 Drone Image via Gadget Match 4.2/5★★★★☆AirSelfie2 Drone
Anyone can take a selfie — so why not step up your social media game by getting a drone to do it for you? The AirSelfie 2 is a pocket-sized drone with an HD 12-megapixel camera, controllable via iOS or Android. It can fly as high as 65 feet, letting you capture a range of amazing images from the air. But it also sports an auto-hover mode for truly extraordinary and handsfree selfies.
8 Ilumi LED Smartstrip Starter Kit 4/5★★★★☆Ilumi LED Smartstrip Starter Kit
Add some ambiance and flair to any room or location with this LED smart lighting strip. It can be placed basically anywhere in your home — and it’s also durable and waterproof for outdoor use. The LEDs, which can be controlled with the corresponding app, support millions of different colors and color combinations. The aforementioned app also features a wide range of built-in presets for basically any mood, event or routine.
7 FenSens Smart License Plate Frame 5/5★★★★★FenSens Smart License Plate Frame
Many newer cars feature smart parking sensors and cameras, but you don’t have to feel left out if you’re driving something a bit older. This smart license plate holder sports a suite of similar parking sensors that can be installed on any vehicle. Through the included app, the plate can wirelessly send an alert to your smartphone when you’re getting a bit too close to an object. It installs in minutes and also sports anti-theft tracking features.
6 Xvida Magnetic Qi Wireless Charging Solution 5/5★★★★★Xvida Magnetic Qi Wireless Charging Solution
For the most part, a wireless charger just charges your phone. But this Qi-enabled solution adds some utility to your charge time. Pickup a sleek magnetic case for your iPhone model, as well as a magnetic charging base (that can be attached to a wall, fridge or any other surface). Place your phone on the charger and it’ll magnetically connect, letting you view and use your device while it’s being juiced up on virtually any surface.
5 Picbot Face Tracking Automated Smartphone Mount 5/5★★★★★Picbot Face Tracking Automated Smartphone Mount
Using facial-recognition technology, this smart handset mount can actually detect and follow your face. That can come in handy in a variety of scenarios. Whether you’re recording a vlog or just trying to keep your eyes on a recipe in the kitchen, the PicBot can intelligently rotate so you always get the perfect view or shot. It supports up to three faces and features smooth rotation for incredibly steady video recording.
4 Invidyo: World’s Smartest Video Monitor with Smile Detection 4/5★★★★☆Invidyo: Smart Video Monitor with Smile Detection
This clever little device launches the baby monitor into the future. It, of course, lets you monitor your child via audio or video. But it also sports advanced A.I. facial recognition that detects and snaps a picture everytime your baby smiles. It can also features a wide range of sensors to detect unfamiliar faces and other dangers, and lets you communicate to your child (or anyone else) via app. At the end of a day, it automatically puts together a 2-minute clip of your child’s most important moments.
3 Lofree Four Seasons Wireless Mechanical Keyboard 5/5★★★★★Lofree Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Typing on a nice-feeling keyboard is one of life’s simple pleasures. And if you’re at all nostalgic for the pre-computer era, the Lofree Four Seasons is an awesome and unique choice. This Bluetooth keyboard features a retro, typewriter-like design and a refined tactile feel due to its high-quality mechanical keys. It uses Apple’s keyboard layout, so Mac users will find it incredibly familiar.
2 Pakpod Adventure Tripod 4.5/5★★★★☆Pakpod Adventure Tripod
A tripod is an easy way to significantly upgrade your photography, but they’re not always the easiest things to pack around. The Pakpod is different. This durable yet compact adventure tripod weighs less than a pound, and features patented stakes for setting up in basically any environment. It can be stashed in your bag and set up in seconds.
1 EarDial: Invisible Smart Earplugs for Live Music 5/5★★★★★EarDial: Invisible Smart Earplugs
If you’re a fan of live music, these EarDial earplugs might become your new concert essential. They’re comfortable, compact and nearly invisible earplugs. They block out harmful levels of noise, but will still let you hear music and even talk to your friends. The included aluminum case ensures that they’re always with you, and the free mobile app can detect the volume of your surroundings — giving you stats on safe-listening levels and timeframes.
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