10 Smart gadgets that prove we’re living in the future

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Back to the Future did a lot for our imaginations of what the future would hold. Watching Marty McFly’s shoes lace up without human intervention was incredible. Seeing him take a video conference call seemed otherworldly. But, the film actually got a lot right about where we are now.

Not only have we come leaps and bounds in innovation to turn the Back to the Future ideas into reality. We’ve also gone above and beyond. Just take a look at these 10 smart gadgets that prove we’re really living in the future.

Pigzbe Smart Financial Assistant

Pigzbe combines a hand-held ‘piggy-wallet’, an educational app, and a new digital currency (Wollo). Together these elements teach children age 6+ the building blocks of modern money management. Parents use the Pigzbe App to transfer digital pocket money to their children in the form of Wollo, a new educational currency. With the App, parents can also set up tasks, send gifts and suggest goals.

Eterno LED Anti-Aging Device

Using NASA UV-free LED light technology, this FDA-approved system is proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and rosacea in only four weeks. Eterno allows light to go much deeper into your skin than traditional creams. Using the power of this innovative anti-aging technology, you don’t even have to leave the house to see results.

Eterno LED Anti-Aging Device

Eterno LED Anti-Aging Device

Nubia Alpha Wearable Foldable Smartphone

Featuring a wraparound display, this nifty device combines a smartphone and smartwatch in one. The Nubia Alpha has a flexible 4-inch OLED display. Utilizing a custom-built OS, the smartphone supports voice commands, air gestures, multi-touch gestures, and more.

Nubia Alpha Wearable Foldable Smartphone

Nubia Alpha Wearable Foldable Smartphone

PUMA Fit Intelligence Self-Lacing Training Shoe

Designed for light running and workouts, this intelligent sneaker uses a uniquely configured cable system to lace your shoes for you. All you have to do to lace up your Fit Intelligence shoe is swipe down or up on the Fi module. You can even control the lacing via the smartphone app or your Apple Watch.

PUMA Fit Intelligence Self-Lacing Training Shoe

PUMA Fit Intelligence Self-Lacing Training Shoe

Lovebox Modern Love Note Messenger

Connecting to the internet, this simple yet incredible device actually displays a personalized love note in real time. Inside the Lovebox is a digital display. When you receive a love note, the front heart knob will spin energetically until the box is opened. Once the lid is off, you’ll see the full message on the display.

FIXD VIZR Car Heads Up Display

Ideal for any driver, this heads-up display allows you to keep your eyes on the road while navigating. In addition to checking your maps, the FIXD VIZR makes it easy to monitor your speed, traffic, and more while your eyes stay on the road.

ENERQi Invisible Fast Wireless Charger

Offering a unique wireless charging experience, this device hides under the table so you can simply rest your device on top, turning any furniture into a fast wireless charging station. Compatible with more than 100 smartphones, ENERQi offers super-fast 10W charging.

Tonal Intelligent Fitness System

This personalized system offers interactive video exercises that are driven by machine learning. Tonal combines a whole gym and personal trainer into one system, allowing you to use it in your own home whenever you want. The compact system mounts to your wall, making it possible to workout without requiring a lot of space.

ATARI PONG Multifunctional Coffee Table

Paying homage to one of the most iconic video games of all time, the PONG Table brings it to the physical world. In addition to simply playing the game, the system has loads of modern features. You can use it to recharge your smartphone as well as view the time when you use it as a coffee table. Additionally, the PONG Table has built-in Bluetooth speakers to really amp up the competition.

ATARI PONG Multifunctional Coffee Table

ATARI PONG Multifunctional Coffee Table

LG Rollable OLED TV

Yes, you can actually fold this TV and roll it up just like a newspaper. But, that’s not all. The TV also comes with exceptional UHD 4K resolution. The idea is to make TV transportable but as of now, it’s more of a sci-fi concept. Imagine tucking your TV into a box and carrying it around with you wherever you go.

Of course, there’s always a future which means we’ll continue to see even more innovation, year after year. In fact, if you check out our Concepts category, you’ll be blown away with the kind of things that could become a reality in the coming years. If this is the rate of progress, maybe our own OASIS isn’t that far away. What do you think?

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Meet Madhurima Nag

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Operations at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.

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