In the information age, technology rapidly grows from a niche of geeky things into a cavalcade of devices that becomes a need rather than a want. Before, computers were luxuries not everyone can afford. But now, well over 4.5 billion people hold a smartphone everywhere they go. This unprecedented boom of technological advancements bore fruit to many cool gadgets in many form factors. From vlogging cameras to voice assistants, technology has definitely become a part of us and is here to stay.
Cool gadgets are not limited to phones and laptops. People have become creative and have even made home appliances that operate with the command of your voice and even made devices for the most mundane activities like cleaning the house. As these cool gadgets fill the upper part of the spectrum, the lower side has also become condensed with quality gizmos that you can afford with just 50 bucks.
Cool Gadgets for Men and Women
The rise of the information age encouraged the proliferation of many kinds of cool gadgets and gizmos. Some are even specially created for a group of people. To help you scour the market for the best ones, we’ve put up this list of 35 cool gadgets for all people, from men to teens to kids!
Cool Gadgets for Men
Wacaco Minipresso GR
The Wacaco Minipresso GR is a compact and portable espresso machine that lets you brew a cup of coffee no matter where you go. All you need to do is put ground coffee and hot water to their respective reservoirs, then pump it with the button until your much-desired espresso spills from the bottom down to the cup and into your throat.
Braun Electric Shaver, Series 9 9290cc
The Braun Electric Shaver, Series 9 9290cc electric foil shaver touts five shaving elements with AutoSense technology and contour adaptation, making sure that no hair escapes its shave. Plus, it’s waterproof, so whether you shave wet or dry, you’re good to go with this. Look gorgeously clean after a Braun shave with this.
Leatherman Wingman Multitool
The Leatherman Wingman Multitool pack 14 tools in such a small space: it has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, scissors, a package opener, bottle and can openers, a file, and a ruler. These are nifty cool gadgets: throw it into the nearest pocket and you now have your toolbox anywhere you go.
Amazon Echo Dot
You can now call Alexa and let her do your bidding in a golf puck-sized smart speaker that costs half the original Echo. The Amazon Echo Dot is one of the cool gadgets you can put virtually everywhere in the house. Plus, of course, you get Alexa uncompromised despite being the cheapest of the Echos.
Fitbit Charge 2
With PurePulse continuous heart rate tracking, OLED display, activity and sleep tracker, and up to 5 days of battery, you would be hard-pressed to find cool gadgets of the same caliber as the Fitbit Charge 2. It even has a complementary app that comprehensively keeps track of everything with guided coaching.
Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale
These fitness-related cool gadgets can’t be complete without the Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale, which touts the Position Control Technology. This lets the scale accurately tell your weight, BMI, body fat, muscle, bone mass and water measurements. This is great for those trying to lose those extra pounds from too much pizza.
PROMiXX: The Original Vortex Mixer
The PROMiXX Original Vortex Mixer promises the best portable mixer, and it delivers. Operated by just 2 AAA batteries, you can enjoy 600mL of well-mixed drinks thanks to its torque motor touting 12,000 rpm. Athletes will never have a lumpy protein shake again, thanks to these cool gadgets!
Cool Gadgets for Women
GoPro HERO4 Black
The beach is waiting for your cool gadgets like this GoPro HERO4 Black and you to take great images and photos! Capable of shooting 4K video and 12MP photos, the GoPro HERO4 lets you memorialize the best experiences as much as possible with its impressive wide-angle field of view and incredibly sturdy build.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
Relive the Polaroid aesthetic with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9! Enjoy shooting images and getting them printed right after the shot with these cool gadgets. Coming in colors like this Ice Blue, Lime Green, and even Flamingo Pink, you can get quality Polaroid images and have those vintage feels that’s perfect for scrapbooking or memory-keeping!
Gideon AquaAudio Cubo
Finally, do that bathroom concert with the cool gadgets the likes of the Gideon AquaAudio Cubo. Equipped with a strong suction cup to stick to your bathroom walls, this Bluetooth speaker pairs with your smartphone and you then go ahead and hit that E5 in a screamo voice while singing along to quality sounds outputted by the speaker.
Philips Hue Smart Bulbs
These cool gadgets, the Philips Hue Bulbs, are the best entry point to the world of smart home automation. Compatible with famous voice assistants, this Starter Kit includes white dimmable LED bulbs and a Hue Hub that controls all your Hue Bulbs. Your home can definitely become smart, just like your phone!
LG 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV
The best way to Netflix and chill is to Netflix and chill with the enormous LG 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV. With LG’s gorgeous 4K OLED display plus Dolby Atmos audio plus some smarts that let it talk to your smart home devices, and you get a TV that’s more than just simply cool gadgets; it’s the immersive portal to many worlds.
Cool gadgets like the CANARY Flex are the best eyes you can have for your house. With a wide-angle lens and a frame that can survive outdoors as much as it can inside, it offers HD recording that pans, zooms, and can see in the night, with intelligent detection features and smart alerts. It even integrates well with Alexa.
iRobot Roomba 980
With many patented technologies like AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System and Advanced Dirt Detect Technology, you can be sure that even nook and cranny of the house is cleaned by the iRobot Roomba. It automatically charges itself and can be controlled by voice assistants. It is definitely one of the cool gadgets you need to have at home.
Cool Gadgets for Teens
UE BOOM 2
Bring the party anywhere you go with the UE Boom 2. These cool gadgets put out great sounds in all directions and can get really loud, perfect for those road and beach trips. It can last for up to 15 hours and is designed to survive adventures, so you can freely thump up your music wherever you go! You can even talk to Alexa through the speaker!
1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones
For a private music listening session, you don’t have to look past the 1MORE Triple Driver In-ear Headphones. It has two balanced armatures and one dynamic driver which is audio-speak for “it’s gonna sound like an entire audio system in there.” Tuned by acclaimed sound engineer Luca Bignardi, you can hear only the best from these cool gadgets.
Apple iPad Pro
The iPad Pro is the tablet of choice for many people. With a processor as powerful as PC laptops, a stunning Retina display that looks responsive in 120Hz refresh rate, and compatibility with the Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro shapes up to be one of the cool gadgets for play, work, and study.
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
Take gaming to the highest level with the best cool gadgets in the world. The HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System includes the head-mounted display with a combined resolution of 2880 x 1600 and SteamVR Tracking 2.0, two Base Stations, and two controllers, so you can game in virtual reality right away.
Dell XPS 13 (2019)
Touting the title of the world’s smallest 13″ laptop thanks to its InfinityEdge display, the Dell XPS 13 sports the latest Intel Core 8th Generation chips inside a beautifully-designed aluminum chassis. This ultrabook is so good, it’s been called the MacBook of Windows. Thus, the Dell XPS 13 easily becomes one of the best laptops on the market.
You might have never heard of OnePlus, but their latest and greatest OnePlus 6 has been definitely making waves as one of the, if not the best, bang for the buck cool gadgets. With specs rivaling pricier smartphones like the Galaxy S9, the OnePlus 6 is the positively odd one out.
Apple iPhone 8
If you are more predisposed to Apple’s cool gadgets, then, of course, their latest iPhone 8 should be what you’re looking into. It packs the same internals as its more expensive brother, the iPhone X, in the same familiar iPhone size we’ve come to know. You can also opt for the bigger iPhone 8 Plus, too.
Cool Gadgets For Kids
Ollie is one of Sphero’s cool gadgets. This robot can go as fast as 7 feet per second and is made of tough polycarbonate that can withstand any terrain it goes to, and it can perform many tricks. The complementary app lets your kids control Ollie either through swipes, taps, or holding. Plus, it’s hackable and programmable, for the coding-inclined.
Makeblock mBot Robot Kit
These cool gadgets encourage the tinkerer in every child, and the Makeblock mBot Robot Kit gives them everything to get them started. With a comprehensive assembly guide and pre-set modes, your child can have the mBot up and running sooner than you think. They can even program him to move they like through the complementary app.
Air Hogs Helix X4 Video Quad Copter
If your child dreams to fly high above, you can fulfill their wishes with cool gadgets like the Air Hogs Helix X4 Video Quadcopter. This drone is touted as beginner-friendly because of how easy they are to control and lightweight. For your child who’s still starting out, this drone is definitely a great one for them.
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard
For the sports-inclined children, they wouldn’t be able to help themselves with cool gadgets like the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard. It’s perfect for kids because it self-balances with Razor’s patented EverBalance technology and is certified to ensure electrical safety. It can run up to 8mph for up to one hour and even has a riding mode for training.
Kano Computer Kit
The Kano Computer Kit is another of those cool gadgets that teaches your children how to build a computer. The kit includes the Raspberry Pi 3, a microSD card, a keyboard-mousepad, a case, and the necessary cables. The Storybook guides kids throughout the process and the included Kano OS even teaches them how to code.
Cool gadgets can let you game, but the Nintendo Switch lets you play everywhere. Dock it at home for TV mode, or slide the Joy-Con and bring it everywhere. There is a large library of games that you can play with the Switch, and you can even play with multiple Switch owners together, or share the Joy-Con with a friend.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2
The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 is one of the perfect cool gadgets that’s made for your kids. With a child-friendly interface, your kids can take pictures, play games, tell the time, and do most things you can with a phone. It comes with 55 clock faces, dual cameras, and is splashproof so that nothing stops your kid from playing!
Cool Gadgets under $50
Anker 10W Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Pad
If your phone and other cool gadgets support wireless charging, then you should complement it with Anker’s 10W Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Pad. Despite the price tag, it looks sleek and premium and is packed with advanced safety features. If your device supports it, you can even have fast wireless charging.
Sony XB10 Portable Wireless Speaker
Even though it’s the smallest in Sony’s line of Extra Bass speakers, the XB10 lives up to the lineup’s name. For this size, the speaker packs more punch than most, lasts for up to 16 hours, supports NFC, and is water-resistant. Since it has also lowered its price on Amazon, the speaker becomes a value buy.
Logitech Bluetooth Mouse M557
Not everyone appreciates the numerous bells and whistles in high-end cool gadgets. For those finding a minimalist and economical choice in mice, the Logitech Bluetooth Mouse M557 can be great and works well for most people. It works over Bluetooth, compatible with Windows and Mac, and can last for up to a year between battery changes.
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
Costing just a hairline below this list’s threshold, the Amazon Fire 7 has been one of the cool gadgets to get under $50. You’re getting what you paid for, so expect low-end performance. The good thing is that you also get Alexa and all her goodness in the tablet. If you’re not a heavy user, then the Fire 7 might be perfect for you.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+
If you are a tinkerer, you might want to check the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. It’s essentially a single-board computer that’s the size of a credit card and can do most things you can do in a PC. Plus, it has these extra pins that can connect to sensors so that you can control them. Think of it: a computer on a credit card!
Google Home Mini
If you are more of a Google guy than Alexa, then you should be looking at the Google Home Mini. Touted as a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot, the Home Mini has the Google Assistant who can do similar things as Alexa. If you’re checking out smart home automation and you have integrated into the Google ecosystem, this one’s for you.
If you want to upgrade your generic TV, plug in this low-cost Roku Express to your TV and you’ll have access to over 500,000 movies and shows. It’s easy to set up for beginner users, but it’s powerful enough for seasoned experts. If -you want to Netflix and chill without breaking the bank, then the Roku Express is for you.
Final Thoughts on Cool Gadgets
There are many cool gadgets you can find almost anywhere. The variety doesn’t end on the common smartphones; these cool gadgets trickle into the niches of people, creating radical inventions at an unprecedented rate. It’s generally a great thing for us; we gain convenience from these gadgets, and they simply make our work faster and better. We are finally in an age that moves fast, from innovation to innovation, and the only way to keep up is to embrace those changes with open arms.
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