Top 10 Gadgets of the year is back, third year in row. In this post we will discuss some cool, awesome gadgets announced in 2014 and to be released in 2014. You won’t be disappointed, read on.
Top 10 Gadgets of 2014
10. Bendable TVs – LG and Samsung
Curved TVs are beautiful and attractive if you like to watch something sitting near to TV. Your eyes get to see an additional degree of visuals compared to flat screens.
History is repeating itself, there used to be CRT TVs in past with curved displays, then flat TVs came and now LG and Samsung are introducing curved TVs again. Difference? Sure there is. Convex vs Concave it is.
9. Valve Steam Machines
Announced in CES 2014, this living room hardware (as they call it) is still in Open beta stage. It’s expected to be announced in fall 2014. It’s a gaming console basically which can steam movies, play music, download apps and games. Runs on SteamOS.
8. Urb-E Foldable Scooter
A foldable scooter, backed on IndiGogo. The company will start shipping this tiny scooter in summer at a whopping $899. With 3 hours of full charge, it can go 20 miles or 32 kilometres. Will you be carrying a 13kg foldable vehicle along with you?
7. Vizio 4K TV at $999
After revealing its first prototype in CES 2013, Vizio revealed its first 4K TV at just $999 for 50-inch model. Quite cheap.
6. Razer Project Christine
This is a concept modular PC which can be upgraded even by a kid. It’s a next-gen, creatively designed racked modular PC in which you can easily swap and upgrade graphics, memory and storage.
5. Lytro Illum
If you have heard of Lytro, that light field camera then this camera will surprise you. It’s predecessor looked awkward (toy-like) but this one looks more like a mirrorless DSLR. This focus-anywhere-afterwards camera will come in July at $1599.
4. Mobile Phones – Oneplus One
2014, like every year since a decade, will introduce some high-end, revolutionary mobile phones. Oneplus One boasts high-end specs like HTC’s and Samsung’s flagship and comes in 16/64 GB for $299 and $349 respectively. See comparison here.
3. Panomo Panoromic Ball Camera
Ever thought of capturing 360 degree panorama pictures by throwing a ball in the air? This is for real, Panomo PB camera captures 108 megapixel panorama along with the person who throws it.
2. Oculus Rift 2014 Edition
Oculus Rift was the best gadget of CES 2013. Again in 2014, It’s topping the charts. This virtual reality head-mounted display is still under development for consumers. Developer’s kit 2 is available at $350.
1. Drones: DJI and Parrot
Drones will be the future of photography and videography or be it Amazon’s prime delivery. For Ariel videography and photography, DJI drones are considered to be the best in class whereas Parrot drones are for kids.
These drones do not come with a budget pricetag, you have to spill $299 or more to own one. But still a cheap deal if you are considering to take a helicopter on rent to take aerial videos. Buy DJI Phantom 2 vision+ from Amazon.
Considering to buy any of these gadgets this year? Or you have bought one, do share your views in comments.