Every year, the tech keeps getting better and better. Things that once seemed like some far-off, distant dream are now a reality, and we’re ever closer to actually living in a Star Trek world. Which would be pretty darn cool, if you ask us. And now, it’s easier than ever to bring that tech into your home.
This year has been a fantastic year for tech so far. In 2019 we’ve seen amazing new inventions and new takes on old classics. Some of the cool gadgets 2019 has brought make our lives easier, and some are just fun to have. And while we’re excited to see what 2020 brings, right now, we’re still pretty enamored with what we already have.
One of the things we love is how new tech is making the mundane tasks in our everyday lives easier and more enjoyable. We’ve rounded up some of the cool tech that’s pulling double duty by being out of this world and useful at the same time.
ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control
If you have any smart home devices, especially a smart thermostat, you know the ecobee is a name you know you can trust. Their latest Voice Control Intelligent Thermostat keeps them right at the forefront of technology and usefulness. This cool gadget works with a variety of voice assistants, including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It even can tell how many people are in a room and adjust the thermostat accordingly. You can also place sensors in areas that tend to be warmer or colder so that ecobee can monitor them and provide you with an even temperature. All while helping you save on your energy bill.
Amazon Echo Studio Dolby Atmos Speaker
Many of us have some sort of Amazon Alexa device in our house. They’re great, and they’re useful, but the Amazon Echo Studio Dolby Atmos Speaker takes it a step further. This cool device emits full-room sound. And great sound, at that, with left, right, and top mid-range speakers, a directional tweeter, and bass. It even supports 3D audio, and you’ll have access to a library of hundreds of 3D tracks from Sony, Universal, and Warner, with more coming.
Apple AirPods Pro Immersive Earbuds
Every time Apple comes out with something new, those of us on the Apple train desperately want their lastest cool gadget. And they haven’t disappointed with the newest version of their earbuds, with the AirPods Pro Immersive Earbuds. These are active noise-canceling headphones, but they also have a Transparency Mode. In Transparency Mode, you’ll be about to hear what’s going on around you, since you don’t always want to block things out. They’ve also been redesigned to be more comfortable, and come with three different sizes of ear tips.
LG NanoCell TV 8K LED Television
LG is known for high picture quality, and if you’re looking to get a new TV before 2019 is over, you’ll want to take a look at the LG NanoCell TV 8K LED television. This TV offers incredibly high definition with their Nano Color Pro. You’ll see even more colors than ever before, and you’ll get amazing dimming control. You’ll see every detail on your screen, as well as the deepest blacks possible. The great contrast makes for better viewing of those dim scenes.
Amazon Alexa Smart Oven
Just when you thought there was something Alexa couldn’t do, Amazon gives you the Alexa Smart Oven. Because now, Alexa can cook for you. Are we in The Jetsons, and Alexa is really Rosie? This smart oven has integration for Whole Foods products, and it has a scan-to-cook feature. What does that mean? Scan the label with the app on your smartphone, Alexa sees what kind of food it is and how it should be cooked, and then cooks it. And there are hundreds of prepackaged options to choose from. It also comes with an air fryer function and can serve as a food warmer.
Samsung SmartThings Hub Smart Home Automation Controller
Many smart devices in your home only work with one brand, but with the Samsung SmartThings Hub Smart Home Automation Controller, they’ve taken care of that. Now, in the spectrum of cool gadgets 2019 has brought us, we have a controller that is compatible with devices from more than 40 brands. This controller even lets you set Good Morning, Goodbye, and Goodnight routines for even more automation to make your life easier. And if something unexpected happens with one of your devices, the hub will send an alert to your phone.
Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband
Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative to function properly and at your peak. This 2019 tech helps you achieve that. Just wear the Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband and pair it with the app on your smartphone. This band was engineered by doctors and researchers and is clinically proven to improve your sleep quality. If you get less than 7 hours of sleep, this band is a drug-free solution to your sleep issues.
Samsung SmartThings Smart Bulb
In the latest wave of cool tech that is upgrading our lives, even lightbulbs are getting a makeover. The Samsung SmartThings Smart Bulb works to make your home even more energy-efficient. Not only is this an LED bulb, it’s also a Wi-Fi bulb. That means you can keep track of it through the SmartThings app. You can have the bulb turn on at a certain time, and you can control these smart lightbulbs with Bixby, Google Assistant, or Alexa.
SteelSeries Stratus Duo Multy-Platform Wireless Controller
Remember how we talked about how there are some cool gadgets 2019 brought us that are just, well, cool to have? This is one of those. The SteelSeries Stratus Duo Multy-Platform Wireless Controller is compatible with Android, Windows, and VR. It doesn’t require any software, and you can pair it with and game on a wide range of devices. If you like Steam, this is the controller for you. It lets you play more than 5,000 controller-enabled Steam games. Maybe you’ll finally beat that super hard level of Crypt of the Necrodancer.
Narbis Brain-Training Glasses
Focusing on what we’re doing and only on what we’re trying to get done can be difficult. Especially if you’re someone who suffers from ADD or ADHD. The Narbis Brain-Training Glasses are a safe ad easy way to help you stay focused on the task at hand. All you have to do is put the glasses on and do whatever it is you’re trying to get done. When you look away, the glasses will darken, forcing you to go back to do what you’re supposed to be getting done. Once you’ve gone back to looking at what you’re supposed to be looking at, the glasses will lighten again.
Pollix Watch AI Fitness Watch
Fitness devices have come a long way since they were first released. The Pollix Watch AI Fitness Watch takes the tech for these devices even further. This watch can do everything other fitness watches can do. So you’re able to track your steps, monitor your calories, take a look at your resting time and sleep, etc. But this watch can also measure your blood pressure and even perform an ECG. How’s that for next level? One of the best things about this watch is that it has an impressive 10-day battery life. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass screen, an aluminum body, and it has an IP68 waterproof rating.
LIFESABER Wilderness Survival Power Supply
This is one cool gadget that is useful and awesome as all get out. Sure, you never want to have to use a survival device…unless you’re using one of these. You might just try to get lost in the woods so that you can use all of the features on the LIFESABER Wilderness Survival Power Supply. It’s basically a portable generator and will produce power anywhere, anytime. It has a built-in USB charger, a water purifier, a flashlight, a strobe light, a siren, and it even as a 2,000°F plasma lighter.
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 Robot Vacuum Mop
Sure, there’s a robot to vacuum your living room, but in 2019, we have robots that vacuum and mop the house. You won’t have to think about cleaning any of your floors ever again. If Amazon gave us the Rosie of cooking, ECOVACS gave us the Rosie of floors this year with the DEEBOT OZMO 950 Robot Vacuum Mop. This robot comes with three levels of sucking for even the biggest messes, and you can schedule when it cleans. It also works on all types of floors, so you won’t need to worry about it handling wood floor and carpeted areas in the same room. It also has a built-in Alexa, so you’ll literally have a cleaning robot under your command.
Mymanu CLIK S Versatile Translation Earbuds
Traveling is full of adventure and beauty and new experiences. And for some people, it’s full of fear. Fear that you won’t be able to communicate with those around you. But with the Mymanu CLIK S Versatile Translation Earbuds, you can take the fear out of traveling. These earbuds can translate over 30 languages in real-time. You just have to pair them with the app, and you’ll hear just what the person is saying. Just. Like. Star Trek. And when you don’t need them to translate for you, you’ll be able to listen to your music on them.
Treadly Ultra-Thin Compact Treadmill
Getting to the gym isn’t always convenient. And many people don’t have a gym that isn’t across town. If it’s across town, you’re likely not getting to it. But having your own equipment can be costly, and often you have to dedicate an entire room just to having it. Treadmills are typically super bulky and expensive. But not anymore. The Treadly Ultra-Thin Compact Treadmill is the solution to your space and budget issues. This compact treadmill is only 3.5 inches thick, and you can walk or jog at speeds of up to 5mph. You’ll get a great cardio workout in without the hassle.
Lumos Kickstart Smart Bike Helmet
It’s fantastic when tech is paired with daily devices. In 2019 tech, we’re seeing the rise of lighted helmets. The Lumos Kickstart Smart Bike Helmet works to keep you even safer than a standard bike helmet. With front and back lights, you’ll be even more visible to drivers. This helmet even comes with an integrated charging port to charge your devices while you’re on your bike, and it comes with smart gesture recognition so you can use hand signals while wearing your Apple Watch.
ROCKUBOT Mite & Bacteria-Eliminating Robot
We’ve got your floors covered with cleaning robots, and now we’ve got a cool gadget that will clean your furniture. ROCKUBOT Mite & Bacteria-Eliminating Robot features a UV-C light and ultrasonic waves to kill mites and bacteria. You can put in under the sheets on your bed or on the living room couch, and it’ll do everything on its own, thanks to 24 powerful AI sensors. It even will wirelessly charge your device and acts as a Bluetooth speaker. How’s all that for functionality?
Now that we’ve shown you some of the cool gadgets 2019 brought to the table, what do you think 2020 is going to bring? We’re counting on seeing even more tech that takes us further into what we only thought was possible in science fiction. What cool gadgets have impressed you in 2019?