Top 10 Gadgets of 2014
Now that December is upon us, we are all getting ready to say goodbye to 2014 and welcome the New Year. We thought this would be a good time to make a list of top 10 gadgets from 2014. Go through the list and do let us know which gadget you would be buying for yourself!
This gadget will cost you $200 and shall allow you to see who is outside and let you talk to them before you allow them in. This system is basically a small ringer that has a camera incorporated into it and communicates with the smartphone of the owner.
Apple finally up-scaled the screen size with the release of iPhone 6 Plus. The phone has whopping 5.5” display that imparts the feeling of a portable iPad to it. That’s not all, it comes with an enhanced processor and a powerful 8MP camera. Apple sure did come out with a statement this year!
Here’s a drone that wields a camera unlike any other drone that you’ve seen so far; DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. The gadget costs $1,200 and comes with amazing capabilities pertaining to flight and a very powerful camera. The drone is still way cheap when compared with the high-end drones.
Jawbone UP3 costs $179 and is a wearable tech for your wrist and comes in black and silver. The gadget can provide you with a myriad of parameters pertaining to your health such as minutes of REM sleep, number of calories burned and what not.
Do we need to say anything about this amazing gadget? It has a better resolution, enhanced audio system and is capable of shooting time lapses even at night. It comes in silver and black editions that cost $399 and $499 respectively.
iPad Air 2 qualifies as the thinnest iPad so far and also the most powerful one so far. It comes with an A8X chip, 8MP camera and packs storage worth 16 GB in the 6.1 mm thick iPad. The Air 2 will cost $499 and runs 40% faster when compared with its predecessor.
Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus and 35 years old, promises that in a few months consumers will be able to purchase Oculus Rift. The company was bought by Facebook this year for $2 billion. Oculus came up with Oculus Rift – completely immersive and high reality headset- with the second development kit that tackles the problem of simulator sickness and enhances resolution.
If you’re an iPhone user then this is the gadget for you; it will impart another 64 GB worth of storage to your iPhone and shall add about 8 hours of talk time when it comes to iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. The gadget is known as Mophie Space Pack and costs $149.
The company, SmartThings, offers a $200 kit that will connect objects in your house to your smartphone. The process includes attachment of sensors to your home and then programming of smart objects. The company has been bought by Samsung this year and a new UI has been announced for the smartphone app.
Apple Watch will cost you $349 and shall bring a gazillion features right to your wrist. You’ll be able to check weather, emails while being able to make payments, scroll through photos and by making use of Apple’s Homekit be able to control thermostats, televisions, lights and even door locks. The design looks amazing and watch will be hitting the shelves in a few months.