Cool Gadgets Trending in 2016

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Every year, technology seems to be getting not only more advanced but cooler and more entertaining. From smart gadgets for the home, to health gadgets that keep patients and doctors connected between visits, there is literally something for everyone. Many people are beginning to wonder why the government doesn’t play a bigger role in inventing gadgets that will make like easier on consumers and perhaps even raise revenue through taxes to continue research and development.

Food for Thought

One example would be a tech savvy smoking device for potheads. Think about all the tax revenue from marijuana sales the government could pour into anti-tobacco legislation if they had that money! And all because they invested in the legalization of marijuana and a few tech-savvy vaping devices. At any rate, here are a few of the coolest gadgets trending in 2016.

The Oombrella

Now this one is novel! Here is an umbrella that not only monitors the weather to let you know when it is going to rain but will even sound a warning alert so that you don’t leave home without it. Maybe not on the list of best sellers yet, but undoubtedly one cool gadget.

Tech Savvy Pregnancy Testing Kit

It would be interesting to note how many early pregnancy kits are sold at the pharmacy each year. This year, there is a new kid on the block, and it’s a tech savvy pregnancy stick that not only tells you whether or not you are pregnant but walks you through, step by step, how to take the test and what to do with the results.

Bringing Virtual Reality to Your Cell Phone

Most virtual reality devices are too expensive for the average consumer, but a new product on the market works in tandem with your smart phone to produce some pretty amazing virtual reality effects, and the gadget is priced well under $100. The latest figure is at around $70 for the Oculus Rift.

Foldup Portable Scooters – What Will They Think of Next?

Last year, it was hoverboards. This year, the latest cool techie ‘ride’ is a scooter that is powered and folds up to be carried along with you. Although a really cool gadget, whatever happened to scooters that gave kids an extra bit of fun exercise? If the scooter does all the work for you, why not buy a motorbike?

High-Tech Car Gadgets for Infants

This is one every parent should have. It is a car seat that warns parents if there are any safety issues that could endanger the child it is holding. Many injuries are the result of infants not secured properly in their car carrier and this could very well eliminate those dangerous situations.

There are so many healthcare wearables on the market that it would be difficult to name just a few of them, but perhaps those Owlet baby socks that monitor the infant’s vitals are among the most innovative yet. From healthcare products, to devices for a more efficient household, there are some pretty interesting gadgets out there, and these are just a taste of what is yet to come.