This year brought a lot of improvements and exciting changes to technology. Apple takes the lead with the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus, the latter of which is the first phablet from Apple. The Cupertino tech company also unveiled the Apple Watch at this year’s big event. Although the device won’t hit retail until early 2015, anticipation for the device is as strong as ever. Read on to find out the Top 10 Gadgets of the Year and why these top 10 gadgets are so important.
1- Apple Watch
With the growing interest in wearable technologies, it was only a matter of time before Apple would get in on the trend and launch its own version of the tech watch. This customizable Apple Watch timepiece comes in three different styles, including the basic Watch, the Watch Sport, and the Watch Edition. These watches were designed to exclusively work with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
2- iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer more of what Apple fans expect from smartphones, only this time, the phones are larger.
3- Google Chromecast
For just $35, you can easily stream your favorite videos, movies, and television shows from your phone or tablet directly to your TV. The device also offers Google Cast Ready apps for instant streaming, including Netflix, HBO GO, and Showtime Anytime.
4- Ollie and Parrot Bebop Drone
Remote control airplanes and helicopters have been replaced by toy drones. Ollie is the cool wheeled robot that can be controlled with a smartphone app. The Parrot Bebop Drone comes with a dedicated flight controller and features a fish-eye lens with headset compatibility. Both drones come at different price ranges. Ollie is super affordable at $99.99, whereas the Parrot Bebop Drone retails for $499.
5- SnapJet Portable Printer
For many people, the smartphone camera is their main camera. The SnapJet Portable Printer makes it easy to print out mini photos from your smartphone. Instead of using cords or Bluetooth technology, this handy gadget scans photos directly from the phone screen.
6- iPad Air 2
The tablet computer is still relevant, and Apple’s iPad Air 2 surpasses expectations with an ultra-thin design, 8-megapixel camera, and A8X chip.
7- Jawbone UP3 Wristband
Jawbone’s wearable is a dream for health-conscience consumers who thrive on knowing their vitals, such as hydration levels and heart rate levels.
8- SmartThings Smart Kit
Smart technology is no longer limited to mobile devices such as phones and tablets, as many people are now installing the same technologies at home. SmartThings allows you to connect inanimiate objects to smartphones for simplified living.
9- GoPro Hero
In the age of YouTube and social media, it is not surprising that sports and tech enthusiasts snapped up these action-friendly video cameras. This video camera captures 4K quality images at 30 frames per second and works well in low-light situations.
10- Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung continued to dominate the smartphone market (alongside Apple) with this handset that features a large high-definition display, 16-megapixel camera, and Android KitKat operating system.