New tech gadgets that are changing the world

With every new year comes new tech gadgets that change the world. But it’s not always clear which ones are worth spending our hard-earned money on and which ones are just passing fads. So today we're listing some of the best new tech gadgets to help you cope with the new normal.

New tech gadgets that are changing the world
HoMedics UV Clean portable sanitizer wand in black

Modern-day life is becoming increasingly reliant on technology. We live in a world where, to survive, we need to keep up with the latest and greatest gadgets. It’s not always easy to know what’s worth the investment, so we compiled a list of eight new tech gadgets that are changing the world.

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From smart UV-C disinfecting robots to touchless video doorbells, these tech gadgets will help you take on the new normal in a whole new way.

Ubtech Adibot UV-C Disinfecting Robot

With the Ubtech Adibot UV-C Disinfecting Robot, you can be sure that the hotel room, doctor’s office, or other public space you step into is free of germs. This gigantic disinfecting robot shines UV-C light in 360 degrees to sanitize an entire room. It aims to help businesses open safely while avoiding harmful chemicals and expensive downtimes. Available in both autonomous and stationary models, this disinfecting robot keeps high-traffic rooms spic-and-span.

Ubtech Adibot UV-C disinfecting robot in a video

HoMedics UV Clean Portable Sanitizer Wand

Another new tech gadget set to change the world is the HoMedics UV Clean Portable Sanitizer Wand. Just pop it up, power it on, and move it over any surface you want to disinfect. It shines germicidal UV-C LED lights to destroy bacteria and viruses. You can even use it to sanitize your smartphone display. And the pop-up design makes this practical gadget perfect for travel.

HoMedics UV Clean Portable Sanitizer
HoMedics UV Clean Portable Sanitizer Wand on a white background

AirPop Active+ Smart Mask

The AirPop Active+ Smart Mask actually gives you information about your breathing and your mask’s performance. So you won’t have to wonder whether this mask is working or if it needs a filter replacement. It even works with Apple HealthKit so you can monitor your breathing on iOS. And, thanks to its lightweight design and moisture-wicking features, this is a great mask for intense activity.

Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell

The Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell is set to change the way you welcome visitors. Instead of making them press a button that countless others have touched, this new tech gadget rings your doorbell and sends you a mobile alert when someone steps on your doormat. It also operates as a smart doorbell, letting you unlock your door, disarm your security system, and talk to visitors.

LIFX Clean Antibacterial Smart Bulb

Wouldn’t it be great if disinfecting your home were as easy as turning on a light? It can be with the LIFX Clean Antibacterial Smart Bulb. This cool lightbulb shines high-energy violet light on surfaces to kill germs and some bacteria. And, don’t worry, the rest of the time this smart bulb works just like a regular light in white or other colors. It also connects to Wi-Fi and Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant.

LIFX Clean Antibacterial Smart Bulb
LIFX Clean antibacterial smart bulb in a kitchen

Samsung Bot Care Robotic Assistant

Amazingly, the Samsung Bot Care Robotic Assistant uses AI to recognize and respond to your behavior. So, once it learns your schedule and habits, it’ll send you reminders to help you be more productive throughout the day. Part personal assistant and part companion, this bot is there to help you in many situations. And, with its built-in wheels and digital display, it can interact with you and let you video call other people. Can we really have robotic personal assistants? It seems like we’re getting there.

ReSPR SeLF Wearable Air Purifier

The ReSPR SeLF Wearable Air Purifier is on our list of new tech gadgets that are changing the world because it, quite literally, keeps the air around you clean. This innovative product emits charged ions that bond to airborne particles, making them too heavy to stay in the air. The process removes particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, including smoke, pollen, viruses, and more. And you can wear it like a necklace so it always cleans the air in your vicinity.

Samsung Cube Smart Air Purifier

Yes, you can purify the air in your home in a whisper-quiet way with the Samsung Cube Smart Air Purifier. These cube-shaped air purifiers release clean air without the annoying buzz, letting you get a good night’s sleep. Thanks to their three-stage HEPA filtration system, they remove 99.97% of ultrafine dust. With a modular design, they stack for double the coverage in large spaces.

The innovative gadgets on this list really are poised to change the world. We’re quite partial to that giant UV-C disinfecting robot. What are your favorites? Let us know in the comment section.

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