Technology is such a wonderful tool. We use it to create all sorts of gadgets that help us in our everyday lives, make our lives simpler, and allow us to have a bit of fun at the same time. Because the technology changes so frequently, we see items roll out and then shortly after being updated and improved. In some cases, the improvements result in finding ways to create brand new items that add to our day to day lives. Here are some of the latest items that you will want to add to your collection.
Remote Control Drones
We have had remote controlled helicopters and cars for years and every child that had one loved it tremendously. While this doesn’t sound like an item that would hit our list, the fact is they have changed over the years. Finding the best outdoor RC helicopter drone gets easier each year as they improve. You can find them now with cameras and screens that allow you to see an aerial view of your flying area. Kids and adults alike can easily spend hours playing with their drones and exploring aviation safely. Hours is not an exaggeration either, many of the newer drones have rechargeable batteries that provide an ample amount of power to provide lots of fun.
Our televisions have gotten slimmer and flatter as the years have gone by. Unfortunately, television manufacturers are consistently battling the issue of sound quality. This is a result of the internal sound system aiming down on a television due to its shape. For the time being, sound bars have hit the market and are offering that lovely surround sound we all crave. Bose has been offering surround sound systems for decades but are often expensive and require extensive setup around the room. Sound bars are easy to install, require very little space, and are affordable in comparison. We suspect that as television manufacturers keep creating new flat screens, they will eventually solve the issue of sound quality.
People have been talking about Amazon Echo, and its rival Apple Home, for over a year now. With this gadget hooked up to your Wi-Fi you can play music from an app, ask questions (much like you would Google search something), and the latest versions now allow you to make phone calls. While some folks have been concerned about their online safety with such an automated device, it has proven to be a lifesaver!
Bring Home the Robots
Many robots have been remote controlled by the owner, but now Cozmo is on the market and is functional on its own. Cozmo is small and will learn about the environment (your home) and react to it. It won’t fall off the table or run into walls, it learns where those things are! On an interactive level, it will nudge you to play games and is trainable to do certain tasks. Robotics have been used for quite some time in many fields but bringing them into the home on this level is a whole new ballgame.
As we watch how things have progressed, we get to relive our childhoods through some of the gadgets. Others bring a new sort of entertainment or simplify our lives in significant ways. It will be interesting to see how these things change in the coming years.