24 Cool tech gadgets that prove we’re living in the future

Do you consider yourself a connoisseur of new gadgets and technology? Whether you’re into the latest smart home devices or health and wellness gadgets or simply the latest smartphone, the ever-evolving world of innovation has something to impress everyone.

24 Cool tech gadgets that prove we’re living in the future
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If you’re an avid follower of Gadget Flow, you’re probably also a huge fan of cool tech gadgets. And why wouldn’t everyone be? From CES in January through IFA in September to every brand event in between, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to new products and great innovation.

Each year, there’s a constant race not only between big brands but also smaller brands. They’re all on the same quest to wow the consumers the most. Whether that’s through improving existing technology or inventing something totally new, the consumers are the ones to dictate their success.

Of course, there are other elements that dictate the success or demise of a new product. If a new gadget hasn’t been properly and thoroughly tested before it reaches consumers, it could be met with fundamental operational flaws. While this is often seen in the crowdfunding space, big brands aren’t immune to it (looking at you, Galaxy Fold).

With each failed attempt comes a platform for other brands, or even the same brand, to do better and create a truly compelling product. Even when a product is successful with its new technology, other brands would be foolish not to jump on the coattails of innovation.

Each wave of new technology and innovation brings us briefly to the future; we hang in this purgatory of futuristic design just for a moment before it becomes the new norm. These cool gadgets are no different.

Smart home devices of the future

When we think of smart devices, we instantly think of those that can help us at home. From chores to cooking to safety, a lot goes into a home. This technology is here to take your home to the future.

townew Self-Changing Trash Can

Finding a device to complete a boring chore for us will always be welcomed with open arms. townew is loaded with smart technology to not only sense when your garbage bag is full, but to seal it off and trap in odors. Thanks to this, you’ll never have to deal with foul odors or spills in your kitchen. If that wasn’t helpful enough, this self-changing trash can also puts a new bag in its place for you.

Phyn Smart Water Assistant

The only thing worse than a leak in your home is a leak that goes undetected. Phyn is here to resolve that issue to ensure it never happens to you. It’s a smart water assistant that can detect leaks throughout your home. Alerting you instantly, it even lets you monitor multiple properties at once. For those with vacation properties, Phyn can detect frozen pipes to help anticipate plumbing problems.

Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet

New gadgets are the most exciting when they bring smart abilities to an ordinary device. Kohler’s Konnect Sensate is a smart kitchen faucet with voice control. You can request the faucet to dispense the exact amount of water you need even from across the room. And, you can ask in virtually any measurement. For vessels you fill regularly, you can create filling presets for even simpler (if that was possible?) dispersing.

Eve Smoke Connected Smoke Detector

Arguably the most frustrating technology we have in our homes are smoke detectors. For many, they go off just from the slightest cooking mistakes and don’t even get us started on batteries. Eve Smoke changes all of that. You can easily turn off the smoke detector with your phone if it happens to go off while you’re cooking. Plus it has a ten-year battery life so you’ll never have to worry about the incessant (and mysterious) beeping from a dying battery.

OmiSonic Wireless Ultrasonic Cleaning Tool

There’s no such thing as too clean and OmiSonic lets you achieve total cleanliness for a variety of objects. Working with water, this smart device uses ultrasonic cleaning technology to eliminate germs from your hand wash-only clothes, food, and hard-to-wash objects. It can clean up to 4.4 lbs. of clothing on a single run and can even handle wine stains, rust, and more. It does all this with a push of a button, giving you the ability to clean just about everything.

Narwal Self-Cleaning Robot Mop & Vacuum

What did we say about smart home devices that do the dirty work for us? Narwal is a robot mop and vacuum that goes a step further than any other device you’ve seen. Not only does this system scrub your floors to perfect, but it also returns to its charging station all on its own to clean itself. It’s like the inception of cleaning and ensures your home is as clean as possible at all times.

Leviton Load Center Smart Circuit Breaker

What do you do when a circuit blows in your home? Like any normal person, you head to the circuit breaker box only to find a confusing mess of switches. The Leviton Load Center is a smart circuit breaker that makes it easy to manage everything. It’s a connected system so you can be alerted to anomalies. In the app, you can see bill predictions, appliance usage and trends, and so much more.

Sunflower Drone Security System

The Sunflower Drone Security System looks like something the CIA would use in a futuristic movie. The clever Bee drone flies around your property to detect and even deter unwanted visitors. Then, the Bee flies to the Hive when it’s time to recharge. Bee also communicates with Sunflowers to understand the boundaries and layout of your property for accurate security.

Panasonic Alpha Luxury Washing Machine

Get ready to enjoy doing laundry (yes, seriously)! The Alpha Luxury Washing Machine from Panasonic was designed in partnership with Studio F.A. Porsche. Along with a stunning stainless steel body, it also sports an equally stunning touchscreen display. The smart technology automatically initiates an air filtration system once the load is complete to reduce the chance of odor and mildew.

Modern furniture & decor with a smart twist

Smart functionality isn’t restricted to appliances; we’re seeing more smart furniture than ever before. The consumer has clearly indicated that we not only want products that look good, but we want our fashionable products to also be intelligent.

Nanoleaf Aurora Smart Lighting Kits

The Aurora Smart Lighting Kits from Nanoleaf let you play with and experience light like never before. Featuring nine panels, Aurora can be arranged however you want and you can always add additional kits. There’s even a drill-free mounting system. Each panel features LED lights that you can touch to activate and control. With 16.7 million color options, you’ll never get bored of personalizing your space.

Mui Interactive Wooden Panel

Wood is rarely used in the tech world, purely because it’s heavier than plastic and also harder to replace if damaged. The Mui Interactive Panel uses wood, though, and it does so brilliantly. At first glance, it looks like a simple shelf. However, the technology inside turns Mui into a display. With a swipe gesture, you can navigate through the time, temperature, or even a custom message of your choice. With multiple color options, it blends in perfectly with your home.

Ayi AI-Powered Smart Mirror

The future as officially arrived with the Ayi AI-Powered Smart Mirror. It uses AI to pick up keywords in your schedule and use them to help you get ready in the morning. It takes into account the weather, your meetings, and your travel time to help you be the most prepared. With voice control, you can also request your favorite songs to pump you up.

Teptron MOVE 2 Smart Motorized Blinds

Never again will you have to get up from the couch to adjust the blinds to get the sun off your TV. With the Teptron MOVE 2, you can move your blinds from your smartphone. The system works with blinds or shades with a bead chain or those with a cord loop or cord install. And, because it uses batteries for power, you don’t have to deal with any unsightly wires hanging around your windows.

Hi-Interiors HiBed Canopy Smart Bed

No, it’s not the bed from the Jetson’s, is the HiBed that is soon available for purchase. This bed comes with a canopy design and more tech than you might ever need. It features integrated lights to help you fall asleep but also to gently wake you up. It also conceals a built-in TV for an HD experience right where you rest your head. It’s big and bold but perfect for those looking to take their smart home to all-new levels.

Smart health & wellness devices for a better life

For the benefit of mankind, there are plenty of smart devices dedicated to keeping you happy, healthy, and informed. By digitizing data and simplifying your daily needs, you can live each day to the fullest.

NordicTrack X32i Smart HD Touchscreen Treadmill

You won’t need to search for motivation to work out when you have the NordicTrack X32i Treadmill. Armed with a stunning 32-inch HD touchscreen display, this smart workout system gives you access to over 16,000 workout classes. It has an incline up to 40° and you can even choose to run trails thanks to Google Maps integration. Although it takes up a bit of space, this is one system you won’t want to hide.

U by Moen Smart Shower

When your daily shower is the best part of your day, the U by Moen Smart Shower is here to make it the best part of your life. Armed with Alexa, you can simply ask this shower to start and it’ll provide the perfect temperature from your preferences. You can also queue it up using the app from anywhere in your home. And for those of us who hate cold showers, the app will also notify you when the shower reaches the desired temperature.

Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet

Just like your daily shower, we all use a toilet every day. The Numi 2.0 from Kohler adds intelligence to your trip to the porcelain god that you didn’t know you needed. It comes with built-in speakers and adjustable lighting to set the mood you need in order to go. It also includes a PureWarmth toilet seat to ensure you’re at your most comfortable when it’s time to go.

Sequent SuperCharger² Kinetic Smartwatch

The SuperCharger² is unlike most smartwatches because it certainly doesn’t look like a smartwatch. The traditional design disguises the power autonomy technology. As you move, you recharge the watch so it will never run out of battery. Likewise, it also has super-smart built-in sensors to track your activities with precision. With its own cryptocurrency, you can also earn SQ coins with your activities to exchange for health products and services.

Cool new gadgets with futuristic technology

Technology isn’t just about helping solve a problem or to simplify a task. Sometimes, great technology is just there to be consumed to add another layer of entertainment to your life.

Snapchat Spectacles 3 3D Video Glasses

When the first pair of Spectacles came out, few people realized their potential. But, the Spectacles 3 are here to prove what they’re made of. These 3D video glasses have two built-in HD cameras on the sides to capture your adventures. Because the cameras are at eye-level, the glasses are capturing your world as you see it and they create a 3D video. With an all-new modern design, no one will even realize the technology they hide inside.

Amazon Echo Frames Alexa-Enabled Eyeglasses

The Echo Frames from Amazon aren’t just a more affordable set of Snapchat Spectacles. In fact, they’re in a class all their own. With access to Alexa built-in, you can use the smart assistant with your voice just like you would with any other Echo device. Thanks to cleverly placed microphones and speakers, the eye-wear directs audio directly to your ears so no one can overhear.

Microsoft Surface Duo Dual-Screen Folding Smartphone

When you hear Microsoft Surface, you’ll now think of the incredible Duo Dual-Screen Folding Smartphone. Although announced a year early and not available until winter 2020, this folding device is truly impressive with its dual 5.6-inch displays. But, these displays aren’t always independent. You can configure the screens as you need, using a dual-screen option for specially developed apps.

Microsoft Surface Translating Earbuds

When Microsoft debuted the Surface Earbuds, the thought they’d be anything more than for music was a far-fetched idea. However, these futuristic earbuds connect to Microsoft Office. As you’re presenting, they can create captions in real-time so your listeners all the way in the back of the room can know what you’re saying. While that’s impressive, they can also do this in 60 different languages, making your information accessible around the globe.

Mayku FormBox Desktop Vacuum Former

Whether you use it for work or play, the FormBox is incredibly fun. It’s a vacuum forming device that’s small enough to sit on your desk or counter. All you have to do is place a shape or object on the base. Then, using the handles, force down the lever to create a form around the object. You can use the form to create a variety of products, whether to fill your home or your Etsy shop.

BioLite CampStove 2 Electricity-Generating Wood Burner

Just because you like to go off-grid doesn’t mean you like to go without modern necessities. The CampStove 2 gives you the best of both worlds for your outdoor adventures. Not only does it burn wood to create a stove, but it also generates electricity from the burning wood. With this, you can easily plug in your smartphone, GPS, or any other device you need while you’re in the great outdoors.

It’s clear these cool new gadgets have a lot to offer our modern age of innovation, whether that’s a helpful hand when you need it or a bit of fun when you want it. Are you the type to be an early adopter and grab one of these soon? Or do you prefer to wait it out until a competitor comes out with a cheaper version? Let us know in the comments!

Ashley Timms is an editor at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.
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