Gadget Trends 2020 – What we expect to see

Will it be more of smart home gadgets or AR glasses in 2020? We keep asking ourselves about all the new tech we expect to see in the coming year, and the list seems to be endless already. But, if you ask us, the Gadget Trends of 2020 look like they're going to bring back things we thought would never succeed before.

Gadget Trends 2020 – What we expect to see
Gadget Trends 2020 – AR Glasses on Display

But, these are things that we would like to see in the New Year. However, 2019 hasn’t been bad either.

Here’s what was trending throughout 2019

Bose SoundWear Wearable Companion Speaker

Seamlessly integrate audio into your life with the Bose SoundWear Wearable Companion Speaker. This device gives you all-around audio yet the freedom to hear your environment. The SoundWear Companion Speaker is compact and comes in a wearable neckband. It has two 11-inch waveguides inside, which allows the audio to extend around you for a surround sound experience.

DJI Mavic Mini Compact Handheld Drone

If you’ve been dissuaded from drones because they’re bulky and intrusive, the DJI Mavic Mini Compact Handheld Drone changes that. It weighs just 249 grams, or about a half a pound, and this small drone folds up to only five inches long. And because this DJI drone is so small and lightweight, it doesn’t need FAA registration, making it great for beginners. And it produces 12-megapixel photos and 2.7K Quad HD video.

Apple AirPods Pro Immersive Earbuds

Though they’re active noise-canceling headphones, the Apple AirPods Pro Immersive Earbuds also offer Transparency Mode. In this setting, you’ll be able to hear your surroundings. And these redesigned Apple earbuds are lightweight and comfortable, so you’ll want to wear them all the time. You’ll also be able to talk to Siri and make phone calls, so you’ll rarely have to remove them. They come with three different sizes of ear tips so you can choose one that’s comfortable in your ears.

LG NanoCell TV 8K LED Television

With four times the resolution of 4K displays, the LG NanoCell TV 8K LED Television offers impressive picture quality. While OLED displays might be all the rage, this 8K TV uses Nano Color Pro for a seriously wide range of colors. And with this NanoCell television, you get the highest dimming control that LG offers. This ensures you see precise details everywhere on your screen as well as the deepest blacks possible and incredible contrast.

NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Router

The NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Router gives you the quality internet access you want. Wi-Fi 6 is the upcoming technology, and you won’t be able to appreciate it if your router can’t keep up. This Wi-Fi router serves up gigabit internet so you won’t encounter lags with uploading, downloading, or streaming. If you have a home office and deal with glitches during your videoconferences, the Nighthawk can help. And its two antennas transmit the Wi-Fi signal even throughout the largest of homes.

NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Router

NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Router on a Table

Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

Cooking big family meals is so much easier with the Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. It has a six-quart capacity and cuts down on the time it takes to make all your favorite meals. From pumpkin pie to steamed vegetables and rice to yogurt, the Duo can tackle it all. With seven functions in one device, it’s a rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté, and warmer.

Delta Trinsic Voice-Activated Faucet

The Delta Trinsic Voice-Activated Faucet makes your time in the kitchen so much easier. It responds to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing you with instant access to water. And it will even dispense the exact measurements. If you need four cups of water to cook rice, there’s no need to pull out the measuring cups. Additionally, you can tap it with your wrist to activate it if your hands are covered with dough.

Amazon Echo Show 8 HD Smart Screen

In case you felt like your kitchen was missing something, the Amazon Echo Show 8 HD Smart Screen is it. It acts as your kitchen hub, your one-stop shop for recipes, entertainment, and keeping in touch. Additionally, this Alexa smart display has an eight-inch HD screen, and you can watch one of the many live and on-demand cooking classes. You’ll have access to more than 80,000 recipes from Discovery and Food Network, making party-throwing easier than ever.

Philips Airfryer XXL Fat-Reducing Air Fryer

By frying your food with hot air, the Fat-Reducing Air Fryer requires no added oil. You can add cooking oil if you like, but this kitchen gadget will still use its fat-removal technology. In doing so, the Airfryer XXL gives your food a crispy, fried texture without the added fat. Its Twin TurboStar technology removes up to 90% of the fat, according to Philips.

Amazon Alexa Smart Oven

Cooking your dinner will be the easiest part of your day with the Amazon Alexa Smart Oven. This clever kitchen gadget has integration for Whole Foods products, making it easy to prepare meals in a snap. In addition, it has a scan to cook feature. With this, all you have to do is scan a product for the Alexa Oven to begin cooking. It will know exactly how to handle the food, to cook it to perfection. It also functions as a food warmer, and it includes an air fryer.

Kano Harry Potter Coding Wand

Explore the magical world of wizardry with the Kano Harry Potter Coding Wand. Designed for those aged 6 and older, this kids coding kit has everything included to create a magic wand. The Kano Wand uses Bluetooth connectivity to take control, and building the wand and its code, kids can go through over 70 step-by-step challenges to improve their skills. Kids can play on tablets and computers including iOS, Android, Mac, and PC devices. Kids can change code and see the results in real time right on the screen.

Star Wars the Force Coding Teaching Kit

The Star Wars the Force Coding Teaching Kit teaches the skill of coding through a fun, interactive platform. With this coding kit, you’ll create adventures as well as characters, and you’ll also learn how to use the Force. This coding game teaches loops, logic, and variables all through the Star Wars galaxy. This Star Wars coding game has a sensor that responds to your hand’s movements. When you swipe your hand in the air—just as a Jedi would do—the screen responds by moving people and starships in the direction you indicate.

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Rainbow Smart Speaker

The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Rainbow Smart Speaker connects your child to a myriad of resources. They can ask Alexa to call approved contacts, such as their grandparents or close friends. But your child can also use this kids Echo Dot to hear bedtime stories. With access to FreeTime Unlimited, your kid will be connected to more than 1,000 approved Audible books. Kids can ask it questions, set their own alarms, and learn about the weather. And don’t worry, your child won’t be more connected than you want them to be. You can choose media filters and daily time limits, and you always have access to their activity.

Square Off’s NEO & SWAP Automated AI Board Games

If you’re looking for a challenge, play with the Square Off’s NEO & SWAP Automated AI Board Games. NEO is the ultimate chess partner and includes personalized chess coaching. And SWAP combines multiple board games in one for never-ending fun, including chess, Halma, checkers, and Connect 4. Both of these incredible board games use adaptive AI to help you play. The AI automatically adjusts its gameplay based on your skill level with 30 levels to choose from, and these smart game boards have automated movements. Meaning the pieces move on their own.

Amazon’s All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Children’s Tablet

It’s not a toy, but the Amazon All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Children’s Tablet has plenty of games. This new kids’ tablet provides a year’s worth of access to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. This service offers more than 20,000 pieces of content from apps to games and books to educational shows. It has twelve hours of battery time too. And you may not want your child to have that much consecutive screen time, but the whole family will find it useful when you’re on that long road trip you’re planning.

Nike Joyride Bead-Filled Shoes

The Nike Joyride Bead-Filled Shoes provide an even more specific, personalized experience than others. These cushioned exercise shoes provide a fresh platform for you to run on. Following more than a hundred tests, these Nike exercise shoes were filled with thousands of TPE beads. These beads—made from a mixture of plastic and rubber—are confined to specific pods in the sole of the shoe. When you run, these Nike running shoes expand in all directions. The TPE beads create a footbed that is personalized to the sole of your foot and how it strikes the ground. You might actually feel like you’re running on bubbles—if that’s possible.

Razer Rogue Gaming Laptop Backpack

Confidently bring your gaming laptop out and about with the Razer Rogue Gaming Laptop Backpack. This pack is made from high-quality materials and provides an exterior that is both tear and water-resistant.  The padding in the dedicated laptop compartment keeps your gaming laptop safe, while the secondary compartment separates your other gear. Plus, the frameless design, padded shoulder straps, and back panel make it comfortable and easy to carry your entire gaming setup. The backpack also evenly distributes weight, resulting in less fatigue even if you’re carrying a heavy load.

Amazon Echo Frames Alexa-Enabled Eyeglasses

The Amazon Echo Frames Alexa-Enabled Eyeglasses are an all-day wearable device that will help you with pretty much every task. Because you have hands-free access to Alexa with these smart glasses, you can easily make calls, listen to songs, and add items to your grocery list. With discreet directional microphones, this piece of Alexa eyewear gears the audio directly at you. In doing this, the Alexa glasses ensure people around you don’t hear all your phone calls or your motivational podcast.

Apple Leather Apple Watch Series 5 Bands

To give your smartwatch a luxurious look, wear one of the Apple Leather Apple Watch Series 5 Bands. Handcrafted in France and Italy, each Apple Watch strap has a unique texture. These leather bands come in two styles: one with a buckle and one with a loop. Whether you want a bright yellow statement strap or a modest, traditional black leather Apple Watch band, there’s a look for you. Available in sizes small, medium, and large, one of the handcrafted watch straps will fit every wrist.

PlayStation DualShock 4 Tactile Back Button Attachment

Make your gaming experience more effective with the PlayStation DualShock 4 Tactile Back Button Attachment. These two little buttons give you more versatility than you’ve previously enjoyed. Just pop them on the back of your controller, and you’ll have instant access to your commands. Having these back button attachments for the DualShock 4 shortens your physical response time, meaning you can play faster than your competition. With the ability to map up to sixteen different functions, the PlayStation controller Back Button Attachment ensures you don’t miss a thing.

PlayStation DualShock 4 Tactile Back Button Attachment

PlayStation DualShock 4 Tactile Back Button Attachment Against Blue Background

Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

Make the Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse your own. With fifteen individual controls that you can customize, this wireless mouse does what you want on your command. Helping you make moves with precision and speed, this mouse for gaming will make you a top competitor. Additionally, Lightspeed wireless technology boasts one-millisecond response time. With the HERO 16K sensor, this mouse is super efficient, even as it masters 16,000 DPI. And don’t worry about batteries, because this mouse lasts for 240 hours.

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless PC Gaming Headset

Sound effects might be great for creating an atmosphere, but they’re not as good as truly feeling like you’re there. The Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless PC Gaming Headset uses Razer HyperSense to give you rumbles in your headphones. This is a version of haptic technology, which already exists in gaming controllers. Additionally, this wireless gaming headset converts sound signals into different sensory feedback. It recognizes audio frequencies and accurately creates physical effects to go along with the sound.

Google Stadia Game Controller

Easily direct your streaming experiences with the Google Stadia Game Controller. This device allows you to perform tasks that are specific to game streaming with ease. Likewise, the Stadia Game Controller comes with a button that enables you to get help from the developers. And the Google Assistant buttons enables you to talk to Assistant through its built-in microphone. This feature is especially useful whenever you want to access hints if you get stuck while playing.

HP OMEN X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor

When you want a better shot at winning, you’ll use the HP OMEN X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor. This new monitor from HP offers a patented technology called Omen Aim Assist. It helps you aim accurately so you never miss the most important shots. This 240 Hz gaming monitor offers a 90% DCI P3 color gamut. You’ll see every detail you need to see while you’re on the move. It will also help you lead the way with its 240 Hz refresh rate and one-millisecond response time. If you want to adjust the mood lighting in your game space, just use the OMEN Command Center to adjust this monitor’s ambient light.

HP OMEN X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor

HP OMEN X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor in Use

Hydrow Rower Connected Rowing Machine

Experience an all-over workout right from home with the Hydrow Rower Connected Rowing Machine. Complete with a built-in display, you can connect to four different experiences. You can choose to broadcast live from instructors rowing in the water or in a studio, or you can access pre-recorded river and studio rowing sessions 24/7. If you need to relax a bit, you can access serene river rows complete with running water and birds. You can also use Rower for a full-body workout with yoga, stretching, resistance training, and more with online fitness routines.

NordicTrack X32i Smart HD Touchscreen Treadmill

The NordicTrack X32i Smart HD Touchscreen Treadmill is more than a simple piece of exercise equipment. With an interactive training touchscreen, this treadmill combines all your favorite classes in one spot. Even if you use this smart treadmill in a less-than-beautiful area of your home, you can feel like you’re outside. Depending on the class you take, your trainer might take you on a run on the beach or through a forest. This smart touchscreen treadmill gives you access to an on-demand library of more than 16,000 workouts.

Garmin Forerunner 945 Advanced GPS Training Watch

When you want to stay at the top of your game, the Garmin Forerunner 945 Advanced GPS Training Watch is what you need. This watch has all the capabilities you’d want from a smartwatch and a GPS training watch. Designed for serious athletes, this Garmin watch analyzes your heart rate throughout your training session. This shows you how intensely you’ve exercised and whether or not you might be able to push yourself further. And you’ll feel safe with this GPS running watch knowing that it can send an incident alert if you have an accident.

Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Keep an eye on your health with the Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Easy to set up and use, this sleek device measures your weight, body fat, BMI and lean mass. Utilizing Wi-Fi connectivity, Aria 2 automatically syncs your stats to the app, allowing you to see how your lifestyle affects you. Just step on the Wi-Fi smart scale for it to display your weight statistics on the screen. Aria 2 also allows you to compare your body composition trends with your weight stats. Likewise, it helps you see whether you’re burning fat and gaining muscle.

Fitbit Versa 2 Health And Fitness Smartwatch

The Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch is so much more than an activity tracker. This smartwatch has built-in Amazon Alexa, so you’ll stay connected to everything you need. This health smartwatch displays and coaches you through workouts and uses GPS to monitor your distance and pace on hikes or runs. Additionally, you can see how you’re performing when you swim or do aerobics. And you can track your steps, distance, and calories burned throughout the day. If you’re interested in how you’re doing overall, this watch will even monitor and score your sleep.

IKEA and Sonos Symfonisk Table Lamp Wi-Fi Speaker

If you’ve been waiting for a dual-function speaker, the IKEA and Sonos Symfonisk Table Lamp Wi-Fi Speaker is here. Collaboratively designed by IKEA and Sonos, this speaker is also a table lamp. You may be choosing to cut down on unnecessary devices and excess in your minimalist living space. So it makes sense to look for products that have more than one job. This Wi-Fi speaker is simply designed so it can match any style. Plus, if you’d prefer surround sound, you can pair it with other Sonos speakers. With controls as smooth as the style, it’s a cinch to control from the device itself or from the app.

Philips Hue Econic Outdoor Wall Lights

Light up your porch in whatever way you want with the Philips Hue Econic Outdoor Wall Lights. Available in a square shape, an upward lantern, and a downward lantern, these LED porch lamps emit millions of colors. Set yours to red and green for Christmas, orange for Halloween, and choose other colors whenever you want. Connect them to your Philips Hue app, use a connected smart home device, or manage them using a voice assistant.

ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control Intelligent Thermostat

The ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control Intelligent Thermostat responds to a variety of voice assistants. This is convenient because whether you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, this home thermostat will listen. The SmartThermostat can tell how many people are in a room, and it will adjust its settings accordingly. With the added sensors, if you notice that there are typically hot or cold spots in your home, place one in those spots. That way, this thermostat ensures you have an even temperature throughout your house.

Facebook Portal Mini Smart Video Calling Screen

The Facebook Portal Mini Smart Video Calling Screen can connect you to anyone, anywhere. And with built-in smart sound, it ensures whoever you’re talking to can actually hear you by minimizing interfering background noise. It also enhances your voice so the people on the other end hear you more clearly. Whether you use Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, this new Facebook Portal keeps you connected. And this 8-inch Portal also has built-in Alexa, making it a place from which you can control your smart home.

iRobot Roomba s9+ Automatic Dirt Disposal Vacuum

Somehow, iRobot keeps improving its vacuums. The iRobot Roomba s9+ Automatic Dirt Disposal Vacuum not only dumps its own dirt but also communicates with a mop. This smart vacuum cleaner uses Imprint Link technology to communicate with Braava jet m6 robot mops. Once the Roomba s9+ completes its vacuuming, it will let the Braava mop know to begin mopping. You can come home to sparkling clean floors without lifting a finger.

Panasonic EH-SA31VP Nano Spa Facial Steamer

Get the clearest skin ever with the Panasonic EH-SA31VP Nano Spa Facial Steamer. This simple device steams your face to help your skin retain its elasticity and moisture. And because this portable facial spa has two settings—full and half—you can use it in just six minutes. If you have time for only the half routine, you’ll be done with this miniature home spa in three minutes.

Panasonic EH-SA31VP Nano Spa Facial Steamer

Panasonic EH-SA31VP Nano Spa Facial Steamer in Use

Gillette Heated Razor

You don’t like to shave your face when you’re cold, which is where the Gillette Heated Razor can help. This shaving razor makes you feel like you’re getting a luxurious hot towel shave every morning. Normally, hot towel shaves are reserved for special occasions, but they don’t have to be anymore. This heated shaver uses warming technology to heat up the razor in less than a second. And the heat is evenly distributed throughout the whole razor, providing a comfortable temperature.

Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler

Style your hair without using extreme heat with the Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler. This device offers a revolutionary way to wave, curl, smooth, or dry your hair. The Dyson Airwrap styler includes brushes to smooth or volumize along with barrels to wave or curl hair without intense heat. Drawing power from the Dyson digital motor V9, the styler attracts and wraps hair around the barrel for you. Complete with intelligent heat control, the Dyson Airwrap styler measures and regulates heat to protect your hair and keep it shiny.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush Travel Kit

Keeping your teeth pearly white is easier than ever thanks to the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush Travel Kit. This brush system comes with a travel case that also serves as a charger. You’ll never have to settle for manual brushing again. This complete system also works with the Sonicare Bluetooth app. The 9500 Series Toothbrush gives you total feedback all in real-time. You can make instant adjustments to get the perfect brushing technique. Finally, the DiamondClean Toothbrush has five cleaning modes for effortless cleaning.

Now that we’ve shared the 2019 trends with you, you’ll be ready to go into 2020 with the best gifts for all of your family and friends. Is there something on here you’ve earmarked for someone? Or did our list spark another gift-giving idea?

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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