2020 has brought us, among other things, so many unique and utterly cool tech pieces. So far, we’ve seen robots that can deliver your parcels, countless laptops, gaming devices, and the Google Pixel 4a release. But what else does 2020 have in store? Here are some of the coolest gadgets in tech right now.
New in AI
Elon Musk recently stated that, “We’re headed toward a situation where AI is vastly smarter than humans and I think that time frame is less than five years from now.” This means that AI is here, and it can truly make our lives easier—if we choose to embrace it. Here are the best new gadgets in the world of Artificial Intelligence.
This AI home gym is equipped with everything you need to work out at home: dumbbells, recovery rollers, a barbell, and more. It also comes with live and on-demand workouts that simulate the experience of having a personal trainer at home. While it tends to be on the expensive side ($1,995), we’re at a time where such luxuries exist, so why not get in on the action?
This trainable robot is still in the development stages, but you can secure one by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign. A friendly robot great for helping around with house chores, it’s programmable and you can code it yourself to do whatever you need it to. (This is a great way to get into writing code as the interface is super easy to use!) A plus side to this gadget is that it can recognize objects and people, and it can grab items with its arm. We’re at this level, folks!
New in Active Noise Cancellation
While Active Noise Cancellation is no longer a “new thing” in the music and auditory industry, that only means that it is becoming incorporated with other tech devices and headphones. It is one of the coolest tech features at the moment and definitely way more affordable than it used to be.
The Bose NC 700 comes with a new feature that not many headphones offer: augmented reality (AR). This means that with these headphones you can experience audio in a new way. Priced at $299.95, the headphones allow for easy access to voice assistance, while completing isolating outside noise. Honestly, they’re a catch.
Reboot of the personal robot
In 2018, we thought that personal robots were vanishing, but they’ve seen a new rebirth this year. Some robots are breaking barriers and blending robotics with everyday chores and life in a whole refreshing new way.
Did you ever want a dog but didn’t feel like carrying all the responsibility of having one? If your answer is yes, then the Sony Aibo Intelligent Dog Robot Pet is made for you. Although a robot, this dog will greet you at the front door, can be potty trained, and programmed to perform custom actions. If this is not enough, Aibo can move, scratch, and even shake his head. Now that’s what I call adorable!
New in VR displays
VR has long been thought of as bulky, complicated, and not accessible.but over the years, and way into 2020, the VR industry is gaining traction (perhaps due to the pandemic). The new devices manufactured have been sleek and minimal, as well as user-friendly.
The head mounted display of this Cinera Edge 5K comes with built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 headphones for you to experience reality like you’ve never seen before. It offers 2560 by 1440 resolution (that’s a lot!) while maintaining an elegant and minimal design that is comfortable enough to wear for long sessions.
Developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft, this VR headset delivers a completely immersive and comfortable experience. Some fans have even called it a game-changer. This headset is not only made for gaming, but actually extends its functions to reach many other industries: if you’re a designer, you can connect it with apps like SkyReal to showcase your work and creation. The HP Reverb G2 can also help you practice public speaking. This headset is truly one of a kind.