Whether you’re a self-confessed irredeemable gadget lover — or you’ve been invited to a party or celebration in honor of a certified gadget addict — then you know that shopping for gadgets these days is often an exercise in frustration; and sometimes, futility.
That’s because the gadget landscape is loaded — or better stated, littered — with products that have hyped-up names and pretty packaging, but are really little more than glorified retreads. And then on the other end of the spectrum are ultra-awesome gadgets that are still in development, and so you either have to wait years for a chance to buy one, or you throw down several hundred — or several thousand — dollars on a prototype, and hope for the best. That’s hardly the stuff that satisfied shopping dreams are made of.
Fortunately, you don’t have to turn in your Gadget Lover card, or risk showing up to a party with a present that has “I’m sorry for this lousy gift” written all over it. Instead, you can delight yourself and your friends — and perhaps just as joyfully, depress your enemies — by picking up one, some, or better yet all three of these gadgets:
- SmartRemote by Sevenhugs
We recently featured this in our look at the 10 Coolest Designs at CES 2017, but it’s such a glorious gadget that it deserves an encore. The SmartRemote by Sevenhugs is a universal remote that makes smart homes even more intelligent (feel free to put this on your car’s bumper sticker — after all, who needs a kid on the honor roll when your home is a genius?). You can connect and play around with a whopping 25,000 connected devices, and the screen adjusts automatically depending on what features and functions you can change. Heck, before you know it recruiters from MIT will be showing up at your door offering your home a scholarship.
- Mini Vacuum Cleaner by ATS
This spectacular mini vacuum cleaner is made from lightweight and durable cast aluminium, and features marine-grade brass valves that can pick up ferrous and non-ferrous metal chips, bolts, rivets, nuts, and even sand with meticulous precision. And if that’s not enough to whet your gadget-loving appetite, keep this in mind: this small but powerful device is used by pilots to keep their cockpits clean and (apparently) nut-free. And don’t worry about having to take out a second mortgage to get one, either. You can grab it from aircraft parts store AERO In Stock for around $25.
- Filterbrella by Andrew Leinonen
We featured this in our spotlight on gadgets that are not just technologically brilliant, but also environmentally progressive. The Filterbrella by Andrew Leinonen is designed with a compostable canopy and a hollow rod, which is fitted with an internal carbon filter. Raindrops enter the hollow rod, and the carbon filter purifies the water before depositing it into a bottle located in the base of the rod. Voila: from the ether into your body (or your pets or plants).
The Bottom Line
Finding cool gadgets isn’t tedious — as long as you have some inside tips on what the look for. Use the above suggestions to add to your gadget arsenal, or get a gift or two for the gadget lovers on your list. Happy shopping!
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