We all love the arrival of the coolest gadgets, something that will make life more convenient and entertaining for ourselves, or help us out with a gift idea for a family or friend. That’s why we’ve put together some of the most interesting and innovative techs out there right now in our list of the coolest gadgets we think you’ll love.
Tonal is to blame for my growing power—possibly too much power. Tonal makes lifting and resistance training simple and convenient, even from the comfort of your own home. This is wonderful because I despise public weightlifting, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Tonal offers a user interface that is extremely simple to use and provides data and feedback in a helpful manner. It also makes you feel good because it keeps track of your streaks and noticeable improvements.
That’s correct. No, I’m not a member of the global elite, but I do have an 8K TV. Before, 8k, like 5g and 4k, seemed like a luxury, but now that firms like Hisense, which cater to the lower end of the market, have had some time with the technology, you can finally bring the deep colour output and breathtaking detail into your living room. It’s a stretch to call it “cheap,” but when compared to most 8k TVs, which all cost over $5,000, it’s the most cost-effective version of the technology we have.
It’s time to say goodbye to your iPhone. That’s what I said. Google has finally built a phone from the ground up, and it is easily the most intelligent alternative on the market. This device offers one of the cleanest and most customisable UIs out today, can live translate text and video, and can instantly pull up information through Google Lens. This phone even allows you to send text messages in any colour you wish! There’s never been a phone that so neatly crossed the gap between Android and iOS as this one, and the big A’s walls are closing in.
All the power of an Apple watch at the tip of your finger, or at the forearm of your finger—dammit, the area where you wear rings. Without any flashy screens or garish design, the Oura Ring 3 keeps track of health and medical data. This is the only sleep tracker I’ve ever been able to wear comfortably, and it told me a lot about my (awful) recovery habits.
I’m going to make a confession. I’m a complete nerd. I go for my inhaler and sniffle like a madman if there’s even a speck of pollen or dander in the air. While I may be unable to win outside, Dyson has built a machine that allows me to save time at home. This innovative purifier also functions as a humidifier and has a cooling feature, making it the perfect solution for stuffy, hot, and dry apartments.
Yes, smart lamps are available. But where is the ritz? Where is the ambiance, the style? Nanoleaf’s immersive and adjustable accent lighting portfolio has grown significantly, with new forms and wood panelling added to the mix. And the astonishingly smooth lines blend seamlessly into the wall, changing colour and dimming as needed; they may also respond to sound, if desired. Get some mood lighting because it’s the year 2022.
Bar hopping may be making a comeback, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last two years, it’s that crowded bars and long lines aren’t always the best option. Bartesian has you covered if, like me, you can’t concoct a cocktail that doesn’t taste like lighter fluid. Although Bartesian is far from the only home cocktail maker available, it is by far the best because it allows you to use your own spirits.
I had no idea weights could be attractive, but here we are. These are the most stylish set of weights available, all packaged in a convenient package. You may recognise tempo as the creator of one of the many workout mirrors on the market (the twist with them is that they also serve as weight storage), but the new tempo move system allows you to connect your phone and their app to a TV and follow along with all of their ass kicking classes—but at a fraction of the cost.
Some individuals believe I am unfair to Apple. I’m not doing it because I don’t like them. It’s the kind of situation where if you love something too much, it’s easy for them to let you down. At least, that’s how I felt about the 2019 MacBook Pro. It was my go-to tool as a designer, and they completely botched it. While Apple’s mobile division still has a lot of room for improvement, it was reassuring to see them recently return to a more efficient and powerful MacBook Pro. We now have access to ports and power. It’s a motion designer’s dream to be able to load this thing up with 64 gigabytes of RAM.
With each passing year, virtual reality gets more user-friendly. However, you’d be excused for experiencing conflicting emotions on the virtual realm, from the quest’s game-changing release to the now-worrisome omens of the metaverse. Allow the Vive goggles, which bring a very approachable and unique approach to the virtual reality world, to change that. The Vive goggles are a pair of goggles that look like they belong on a snowboarder. They’re ultra-lightweight, with a lightning-quick set-up that’s ideal for activities like Netflix or meditation. It’s the most relaxing headset I’ve ever worn, and it relies on cameras to allow you to operate everything with your hands alone. This one is aimed for non-gamers.
This has to be one of the most beautiful espresso machines ever created. Simple design, simple to operate, and a lovely accent to your kitchen counter. It also makes a fantastic espresso shot.
Get rid of your Britta, since Larq’s light technology has just made your water cleaner. The best thing is that it also tastes clean—and while I initially assumed it was a placebo, I’ve forced friends, family, and strangers to compare, and everyone agrees. You’ll care about that even if you don’t care about clean water, right?