11 New Tech Gadgets to Watch

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1. HTC Vive 

Robert de Los SantosOut of all the entertainment options that my business showcases at events, the HTC Vive is definitely the most exciting new gadget. From kids to adults, everyone freaks out with excitement when they try it. What separates it from other VR headsets is the ability to walk around a 15-foot space using both hand controllers to navigate different virtual experiences. Try it soon, you won’t regret it!

2. Amazon Echo 

Douglas BaldasareAmazon Echo is a new gadget that I’m power-using these days. I love it because as I’m getting ready in the morning, I’m able to get a weather update, hear the latest news and request an Uber ride — all without having to stop what I’m doing.   – Douglas BaldasareChargeItSpot 

3. Mevo 

Sunny BonnellMevo is a live-event camera that allows you to create videos on the fly — to stream live or share at a later time. It’s high quality, pro-ready and you can zoom, pan and cut, all within a compact product. We’re producing more video content, so capturing awesome footage without carrying big equipment around is what makes this small but powerful camera work wonders.   – Sunny BonnellMotto 

4. 360-Degree Camera

Kevin XuThe coolest gadget I use is a 360-degree camera. It gives people located in other offices a full sneak peek at the headquarters when having a gala or anniversary party.   – Kevin XuMebo International 

5. Augmented Reality 

Shalyn DeverAs a digital ad agency, I look forward to the evolution of augmented reality. Providing a semi-realistic experience to our clients on what their story, campaign or store design may look like with their own eyes is a seller. I see AR going far beyond gaming toward storytelling, stage envisioning and much more.   – Shalyn DeverChatter Buzz 

6. Snapchat Spectacles 

Justin LefkovitchBetween the hype and technology, I think there are a lot of reasons to be excited about the concept and execution of Snapchat Spectacles. The exclusivity element adds to the excitement. The glasses are lighter than most expected, have great battery life and a really unique charging case. There’s a big opportunity for unique content generation for consumers and advertisers alike.   – Justin LefkovitchMirrored Media 

7. Glass Keyboard 

Tommy MelloOne that caught my attention was the wireless glass keyboard. I travel a lot for business, so I regularly find myself working on my phone or tablet. As you know, the typing experience is not really the best on those devices, so having a light and good-looking keyboard like this one that I can bring with me would be extremely productive.   – Tommy MelloA1 Garage Door Repair 

8. Chatbots 

Peter DaisymeI’m excited by the prospect of having some type of artificial intelligence learn how to take over many rote activities and basic conversations that only require simple answers. It’s fascinating that chatbots can become real and learn how to handle certain things that suck up so much of our time.   – Peter DaisymeDue 

9. Home Automation 

Michael SpinosaNew advances in home automation have me most excited for the reason that we’re seeing all of these different platforms such as Google Play and Amazon Echo emerge in conjunction with supporting technologies to create an experience built to accommodate our culture. From smart TVs to hubs to appliances, we can usher in a new world of automation that gives people a better life experience.   – Michael SpinosaUnleashed Technologies 

10. Smart Light Bulbs 

Andrew SaladinoSmart light bulbs like the Philips Hue and LIFX are improving rapidly along with the tech to control them, like apps, Google/Apple Home and Alexa. Smart bulbs are expensive but quickly decreasing in price and becoming more accessible. The combination of smart bulbs, Wi-Fi-enabled outlets, and a home automation app offers endless possibilities for the home or office.   –

11. 3-D Printing 

Vik PatelThe additive manufacturing hype has died down a bit recently, but I think it’s one of the most exciting new technologies. Tools like the Voltera, which can print rigid flex printed circuit boards and the MakerGear M2 are great additions to the consumer market. The industrial applications are even more exciting, promising advancements in fields from manufacturing to smart medicines.
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