“Gadget” is a term that gained a lot of popularity over the last decade, and it’s the perfect term to describe the variety of novel, innovative, and often wacky devices inventors and innovators keep pumping out year after year. Come to think of it, many of today’s usual objects were “gadgets” at one time. Just think fo the smartphone, today the most used device to browse the web and play games at the Royal Vegas Mobile, that was thought of as “another gadget from Apple” by millions of users all over the world.
Most of the today’s gadgets are “smart” or “connected” versions of everyday objects, with an extra layer of digital data collecting capabilities on top of their normal uses. In the world where everything’s connected, and capable of playing music and running Royal Vegas games, there are too few devices that are truly awesome. The ones below, in turn, will surely make it on the list of the most oddly awesome gadgets this year.
QWERKYWRITER represents one step back toward the times when all typing took place on mechanical machines – and on paper. While it replaces paper with a tablet PC, QWERKYWRITER still goes back to those times (which were considered to be “better” by many) by creating a keyboard that looks, feels, and mostly works like typewriters did in the old days.
QWERKYWRITER made it to Kickstarter in 2014 – over the years that have passed since it has become an actual gadget that you can buy. It helps those spending a lot of time typing experience how writing has felt before the computer was invented.
Reinventing traditional items has become a trend in the last few years. We’ve seen innovators reinvent everything from tape measures to kitchen tools, in a more or less useful form. The time, it seems, has come for the wallet to be reinvented – and CHAARGO nails this perfectly.
CHAARGO plans to fuse the traditional wallet, an item we always carry on us, with the portable charger, so that we never run out of juice. It is compatible with all types of phones, including those with wireless charging capabilities fitted with the latest Qi 1.2 technology. It has a slim but powerful 4,000 mAh battery, hidden inside a traditional leather wallet with enough space to hold all your cash, change, and cards. You can use it to charge your phone on the table or even inside your pocket.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at a wearable gadget inspired by the predictions of the famous “Back to the Future” movie series – but this time you should take “wearable” literally. SDJ-02 will be a self-drying jacket, a lot like the one worn by Marty McFly in the fictional 2015, but with far more functions built into it.
The SDJ-02 comes with complete climate control with heating and cooling modes, large pockets to accommodate all your gadgets and a USB port that you can use to charge them on the go. Besides, it has a streamlined retro look and feel, and the famed “drying” mode to keep you from soaking after being caught by a sudden rain.
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