The world of technology is constantly growing and evolving. What was hot a few months ago can be quickly surpassed by the “next great thing.” Sometimes, in terms of tech gadgets, that simply means making an improvement on an existing products. In other cases, it means creating something totally new. Regardless, here are some tech gadgets that are showing potential for 2014.
Google Glass was released in beta format to only a handful of people in 2013. The concept is rather interesting, allowing you to look at the web and take pictures using verbal commands, all from a small gadget that gently wraps around your face like a pair of glasses. I’m not 100% sure Google Glass will launch in 2014, but it seems like a very strong possibility. This is something worth keeping an eye on, considering how much it’s been talked about.
This one made me go “hmmmmm.” Apparently there are a couple of smartphone manufacturers – like Samsung and LG – who are creating phones with a curve. You know – so they’ll fit into your rear pants pocket better. I’m not 100% sure how I feel about this one, but it’ll be interesting to see if it’s a solid curve or a flexible phone.
This watch promises to be interesting and is another tech gadget that’s been the subject of rumors for months already. The watch would connect with your iPhone, act as a Bluetooth device for speaking, and give you other notifications. I’m really looking forward to seeing what any brand does with the concept of the smartwatch, especially since some have fallen pretty short of expectations in the past few months as well.
Anki drive was actually released in October of 2013, but it’s been on the market for such a short period of time so I’m still interested in seeing how it will continue to progress in 2014. The folks at Anki have combined iOS compatibility, LED technology, and artificial intelligence to create a race car game that blows everything even remotely similar out of the water.
It seems ridiculous, on some levels, to see so many new iPhones, but the annual update is a guarantee at this point and Apple needs to work really hard to keep up with smartphone competitors. When the iPhone first launched, it was a totally unique product. Now, Apple has to work harder and harder to stay ahead of the curve. Will they do it in 2014?
What tech gadgets are you looking forward to seeing in 2014? Leave me a comment and let me know!