Our classification of a gadget for this article is only high tech stuff that you’ll need to show off to your friends and relatives. Who doesn’t like gadgets? We’ve carefully taken a look at all the top best gadgets of 2017 so far, but there are some great devices outside of those categories that have been released in 2017 so far.
The gadget world is still operated by CES (Consumer Electronics Show) we still haven’t yet seen the release of all of the interesting and peculiar devices that were shown off earlier this year. It’s difficult to narrow down the whole thing that happened at CES this year. These, in no particular order, had been the hottest hardware startups and most interesting gadgets.
So here are the top 10 best gadgets of 2017 so far:
The Smart-Feeder is not an instinct buy, and it doesn’t do much beyond its primary function to appeal to a wide market of consumers. It’s additionally intended to be used for a single pet, meaning that if you have more than one pet, you have to buy new feeders, which causes the rates to balloon quickly.
But, if you’re a single pet owner and interested in smart home technology, the Petnet Smart-Feeder does a fantastic job with its main feature: feeding your pet the right quantity of food at the time you specify, no matter what.
LG Sport Watch
LG has, alternatively quietly, been developing up momentum in the Android world, taking benefit of Samsung’s recent woes to steam ahead with not just an outstanding line of new smartphones, but their unique takes on Android-based smart-watches. They are the first manufacturer out of the field to release a watch natively running Android Wear Version 2.0.
Powerfully built, with smooth lines and a comfortable weight, the LG Sports Watch is a watch that says something. It has all the features needed for daily wear activities, but comes up with short battery duration. Considering that caveat, the Sports watch is close to being the favorite Android Wear watch, even if it isn’t the choice for traveling or long durations.
Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller
The concept behind the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller is to solve the issue of using a PC in the living room and not having a good way to get around it. Lenovo has sold the small keyboard and mouse combo separately before, but now they’ve combined them into a single controller that does both works perfectly.
It’s a bit small to a keyboard, but the fact that you can click, swipe, and even move two-finger gesture on it, makes it a pretty neat little gadget for the living room.
Seven Hugs Smart Remote
Remember those days when universal remotes were a problem everyone was trying to solve? The Seven Hugs Smart Remote takes that concept and puts it in the context of the entire home.
From there, you can switch things on or off or adjust contextual settings of those smart home devices. Who knows how useful this would be in your home, but the “magic” aspect of this one makes it unique.
Fove Eye-Tracking VR Headset
Virtual reality has been a big deal at CES for the past few years, but none quite like this year. One of the most exciting conceptual concepts at the show was the Fove Eye-Tracking VR Headset, which does exactly what it claims to perform.
By tracking the eye movement, this VR headset can help prevent motion sickness and present the virtual worlds in a way that’s more realistic to how we see the real world. It also helps users carry out some more practical utilities in VR such as navigating through menus and gaming settings.
HTC Vive Tracker
The HTC Vive has been the virtual reality headset to beat in the previous years. Most excitedly, HTC keeps pushing its research and desire to create a more fully immersive VR experience.
HTC has now introduced the Vive Tracker, which is a little device that can hypothetically flip anything into a virtual object. What that means is that you can turn a baseball bat or a toy gun or pretty much anything into a useable object in a game or VR experience. The concept of a blindfolded person swinging a bat around comes with some valid concerns, but one can’t help but marvel at the way HTC has continued to push virtual reality tech further.
Intel’s Credit Card-Sized Computer
Having some laptop and desktop computers designed to be customized and upgraded, Intel is thinking about how we’ll be upgrading the different Internet-connected home appliances and robots we may own in the future. Intel’s Compute Card, which is the size same of a credit card, is a mini-size computer designed to be easily inserted into smart devices. The concept is to make upgrading gadgets like smart refrigerators, interactive retail stands, and connected security cameras as easy as swapping out one component. This prevents the need of buying a new system, in connectivity or faster processors are released. The computer includes all of the same elements of a standard computer, which includes a processor, memory storage, and wireless tech primarily.
Power-Ray Aquatic Drone
Power Vision’s new Power-Ray drone sounds like a fisherman’s dream. The water-resistant vehicle is compatible with an optional Fish-Finder add-on that uses a sonar system to detect fish and send images to the user. It operates in both fresh and salt water and includes a 4K camera that can shoot 12-megapixel images.
Mattel’s Aristotle is like a smart baby monitor and Amazon Echo pushed into one. The smart voice-activated speaker functions with a companion camera and is intended to help with tasks like soothing a crying baby, buying more diapers, inspiring kids to mind their manners, or helping them learn a foreign language.
While cord-cutting has improved the binge-looking experience in many ways, its Achilles heel has always been its lack of local broadcast TV services. Antenna maker Mohu hopes to deal with its new Airwave, a wireless antenna that brings local channels to platforms like Apple TV, Fire TV, Android, and iOS. It makes live TV watchable through an app, making it possible to access in the same way you would Netflix.