How many times has it happened that a friend of yours pulled out something that looked like a toy from their pocket? It always turned out to be some kind of device that fixed the problem you didn’t know you had. Whether it is for gags, gifts, or just something we like to amuse ourselves with, gadgets are everywhere. Here are a few you might want to check out.
Anki Vector Robot Sidekick
This little robot is not only cute, but it’s also got a likable personality as well. You can ask Vector some questions and it will squeak in its robot voice. It is able to navigate through its surroundings and play games with you. Be careful, though, as the robot is a sore loser and will angrily throw away its cube if it loses one too many times. It is available on Amazon.
The Magic Leap Goggles
You have already heard about VR and the capabilities it has in terms of movies, games, and interesting experiences. This tech is a little different. The Magic Leap googles don’t transport you into the virtual world, they bring this world to you. The headset uses light to bring augmented reality to your room in the form of characters and animals that react to the environment. Picture a shining knight who has trouble navigating around your chair. However, this gadget doesn’t come cheap, it costs around $3,000.
Tile Pro Tracker
When you lose your phone, you simply have someone call it. The phone rings and you remember that you left it in the bathroom by accident. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do the same things with things you often misplace, like your keys and wallet? Well, now you can. Tile Pro Trackers are tiles that you can attach to anything and they will send you a notification via Bluetooth if you’re close to them. It’s like playing Hot and Cold every time you lose something. One interesting feature is that the battery is replaceable.
Nest Hello Video Doorbell
This guard-dog of your home can be found in Walmart. It is easy to install and it lets you answer your door even when you’re not at home. Be prepared to receive alerts every time someone visits your house or apartment, as Nest Hello Video Doorbell is capable of recognizing your family and friends. This is a doorman that you only have to pay once. Its price is about $200.
Fitbit Versa Smartwatch
This gadget is perfect for those who want to keep track of their health without having to reach for their phone. Not only does it track your heart rate and provide you with workout programs, but it also allows you to install apps, get notifications from your phone, and even make simple transactions. The fact that it is waterproof permits you to use this smartwatch when you’re swimming or it’s raining. You can purchase it from Amazon for about $200.
The WeMo Mini Smart Plug
Imagine a plug that goes into the power socket that allows you to control your appliance’s connection to electricity. It is a great product for when you go outside and can’t remember whether you’ve left the stove on. It is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Home Kit. This even allows you to turn the lights on to give the impression that someone’s home, which is usually a great deterrent to thieves.