We live in a world of technology, and sometimes we find ourselves getting excited about gadgets that aren’t really worth the excitement or money (Puppy Tweets Tag, anyone?!)
Here’s how that one is sold…..
“Find out what your dog is really up to with Mattel’s Puppy Tweets. This fun electronic device attaches to your dog’s collar and transmits tweets about her physical activity during the day. Barking, sleeping, and running all trigger humorous tweets corresponding to the activity, such as “I’ve got a new leash on life!” or “L’il help! Nose stuck in bird feeder!” This fun accessory is perfect for any adult dog owner who wants to know what Fido does while home alone.”
However, in recent years there’s been so much advancement that we’re getting some gadgets that are almost as cool as a hover board. The vast majority of these gadgets are actually useful too, and can really help out in your daily life.
To save you time and effort, we’ve compiled a list of 5 useful gadgets for everyday life. It may still be over 4 months to Christmas, but when it comes to writing lists we’ll definitely be putting these at the top!
1.The water bottle that knows how much you’re drinking
Staying hydrated is so important. Whilst we can survive weeks without food, a human would only last a few days without water. The Hydracoach keeps track of your daily water intake and lets you know how much you should be drinking for a mere £16.
This smart bottle calculates your PHG (Personal Hydration Goal) based on your weight, you then know exactly how much water you should be drinking each day. It tracks the average amount of water you drink per hour, the total amount of fluid you’ve had throughout the day, and a percentage readout of how close you are to your goal. Pretty smart, right?
Read more about the Hydracoach here
2.The keyring that charges your phone
Nothing is as annoying as your phone running out of battery. At only 1.5 inches long and $11.90, the inCharge charging cable is the smallest in the world. It eliminates the hassle of tangled cables or fitting a portable charger in your pocket. Just pop it onto your keys and off you go. You can even choose between a lightening connector (iPhone, iPod, iPad) or MicroUSB (Android, Windows Phone) when you order, so all phone types are catered for!
Take a look at the tiny charger here
3.The vacuum that does all the work
Unless you’re Monica from Friends, it’s highly unlikely that you enjoying vacuuming. Achy backs and getting caught in wires doesn’t make cleaning any more appealing. However, these problems won’t exist for us anymore as we’ve spotted the Dyson 360 Eye.
At £800, it isn’t the cheapest of its type around. Using an app on your phone you can register, schedule and monitor your robot hoover. This clever cleaner calculates a systematic cleaning pattern, allowing it to know where it has cleaned and where it needs to go next. It detects obstacles and avoids drops, and if the battery is running low, it will also take the most direct path back to the charging dock.
This futuristic robot is priced at £799 and can be found here
4.The wireless headphones that you can control
It seems that we’ve been having to choose between headphones that completely block out background noise, or headphones that block out nothing at all. The Here One has eliminated the line between these types of headphones and introduced a gadget that allows you to tailor your listening experience.
With Here One, you can adjust real-world volume and tune into what you want. It will then learn your preferences and make suggestions based on your environment. You can also take phone calls, filter out specific noises, and amplify speech. It is the ultimate in personalised listening.
The headphones are currently only available to pre-order in the US for $299, however you can sign up to be notified of the pre-order date for your country. See more here
5.The alarm clock you have to catch
Getting up in the morning is never easy, and it’s far too easy to hit snooze on a mobile phone alarm. Unlike your iPhone, The Flying Alarm clock will give you no option but to get out of bed.
A siren-like alarm sounds and a propeller whizzes off, up, and away from the £9 alarm clock. In order to stop the alarm, you have to catch the propeller and put it back on the alarm. There’s no chance of a lie in with this one! Perfect for anyone who is addicted to the snooze button, this alarm is a guaranteed way to get you out of bed and alert.
Buy the flying alarm clock here