Top Gadgets to Anticipate in 2015
Every New Year brings its own cheer. 2015 is going to be a year filled with technological advancements like no one has ever imagined. Here is a list of gadgets to anticipate in 2015.
- Apple iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus
While 2014 saw the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus and helped propel Apple to another record breaking year as the most valuable company in the world, 2015 may be an even bigger year. Recently, it was on the news that Apple is patenting a technology that makes your phone flip when it is falling down to protect your screen from breaking. While this may be too soon for the coming 6s and 6s plus, I would not put it beyond apple to bring on technology that will create as much impact in 2015.
- Apple Watch
With a dedicated Watch operating system, and being able to track some of your vitals to help you keep a healthy lifestyle, there is this wearable device from Apple. Not a lot is known about this certainly stylish device from Apple- as is customary to Apple- but prepare to be swept away in usual Apple style!
- Samsung Galaxy S6
Base model storage is said to start at 32GB for this Samsung Flagship. An improved processor, a better camera and an overall premium build are all expected on this device. Samsung is no stranger to innovation so expect the “wow” factor.
- HTC One M9
Coming off the heels of the highly acclaimed HTC One M8 will be this device expected next year. Usual complaints about the camera trailed the M8 and it remains to be seen if these complaints are rectified in the M9. One thing is for sure though, the absolutely amazing design of the M8 is a good standing point for any future smartphone and this is why we anticipate the M9!
- Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Building on the Surface Pro 3 that improved Microsoft’s fortunes in the tablet market, will be the Surface Pro 4. A new chip to improve performance is expected as well as software updates to the OS to improve it even more from the Surface Pro 3.
- Motorola Moto G 2015 edition
Probably the best phone for the price range in 2013/2014 was the Moto G. Motorola basically became king in the “best features but really affordable price Android OS market segment”. An even better phone is expected for the 2015 edition.
- OnePlus Two
Like the Motorola Moto G, the OnePlus One was ruled the “really affordable but packing stunning specs” segment. While not running Android exactly, it runs Cyanogen– which was a mod of Android but is now used as a standalone OS on phones. The phone while pretty popular did not reach the heights expected mostly due to unavailability. Theirs was a unique but confusing invite system that was not exactly the best. However, a OnePlus Two is expected this year with same mid-range pricing but high grade specs. Fingers crossed they get their distribution right this time.
- Sony Xperia Z4
This device will have a 5.4 inch screen and will possess a Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). The Xperia Z4 will also be carrying Sony’s Triluminos display technology, a technology that is able to turn the dullest of ‘on screen’ items in to ‘eye candy’ content. As for the system RAM, the Xperia Z4 will be packing 4 GB of it and will be running Google’s Android Lollipop 5.0. With an improved camera and battery, this promises to be better than its predecessor.
- GOOGLE GLASS 2:
Probably the most hyped tech gadget in recent times, this wearable device from Google that is worn on the eyes and can capture video as well as be used as a screen to read text messages and more. Worldwide consumer adoption seems to be the next stage for this device. According to The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news about Google Glass 2, “the next generation of the wearable gadget will arrive in 2015“. The WSJ also says: “it isn’t clear what Intel chip Google will use in the new version of Glass, but there will be an emphasis on power conservation“.
10. OCULUS RIFT
This has not been confirmed but the long-awaited consumer version of Oculus Rift could begin to ship by summer 2015 according to various technology driven online media. The virtual-reality display head set is said to feature a 7 inch display that will use stereoscopic 3D to mimic normal human vision.
11. Avegant Glyph
Staying with virtual reality, this upcoming device might be here in 2015. According to PCMag, The people behind the Avegant Glyph clearly ignored any warnings about sitting too close to the TV. In fact, they are bringing any media that uses HDMI right up to your eyes with a head-worn device à la Oculus Rift. A Virtual Retinal Display uses a micromirror array to project light onto the back of your eyeballs, basically turning your retinas into a screen, and prevents any pixels from being visible. Headphones come integrated as part of the headset, too.
More from the futuristic tech basket is this device. The Scio is a molecular sensor that connects to your mobile device to give you information about the world around you. That includes things like the food you eat, telling you much fat there is in your salad dressing. Or it can tell the well-being of your plants and whether they need water or nutrients. It is the kind of device that gets smarter the more people use it, so once it comes out, get out there and analyze!
This Earin ear-buds slated for 2015 will probably be the “loudest sound coming from the tiniest device” magic of early next year. The Earin earbuds are the tiniest Bluetooth aptX ear-buds we have ever heard about, weighing in at just 0.18 ounce and measuring only 0.78-inch tall and 0.55-inch in diameter. Just in case that is too small, you will be able to get small Concha locks, which would grip the contours of your ear, or you can get a tight fit with the included foam tips.
14. Vocca Pro
The Vocca Pro is a smart light bulb for your home. The Vocca pro is a light bulb adapter that adds voice control to your room’s lighting by saying the trigger phrase, “Go Vocca Light,” from up to 30 feet away. You can change this phrase to whatever you like. How about “let there be light” just because you are a god and all that.
“OwnPhones are custom-made to be the best-fitting, best-sounding, most versatile earphones you have ever worn. Period.” That’s according to the makers. It remains to be seen how this pans out but this is definitely an interesting proposition.
16. Electric Objects
The Electric Objects is a 23-inch, 1080p display that is designed for showcasing art, and connects to your mobile device desktop via WiFi and Bluetooth to let you display anything that catches your eye.
No keyboard, No mouse
No alerts, avatars, slideshows or docks,
Matte finish, minimal brightness
Instantly connected to WiFi
About as much energy as a light bulb.
These are a few of the advantages listed by the manufacturer. Interesting device this promises.
17. Tivo Mega
How would you like 24 Terabytes of storage for your interesting TV shows and general entertainment? Hold on, 1, 2, 3, 24 Terabytes! Now this same device is said to search across cable TV, available on demand and streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus1— for one seamless entertainment experience. Sign me up! This is a totally amazing proposition for next year. All TV buffs out there, this is the deal for you!
18. Parrot Bebop Drone
Yes! you can own your own drone. You heard right. Your own drone. This drone is really lightweight according to the manufacturers so it is safe to fly indoors.It features a 14-megapixel fisheye camera to record video and photos with an 180-degree field of view. You will be able to control it via WiFi using the free FreeFlight 3.0 app on your mobile device, which has onscreen controls and shows you what the camera sees.
Pre-orders are already being taken for this HDMI dongle that connects with almost any device running almost any OS, mobile included, to stream what you want to your TV. You will be able to duplicate, extend, and share your display to your Airtame-connected TV. Just plug this device to the TV you want to stream or share to, install this device’s software on the seeding this device i.e your phone, tablet, PC and that is it really. Awesome little device.
Hello’s Sense claims to be the first system for understanding your sleep and bedroom.
According to Hello, Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep, monitors the surroundings in your bedroom and reinvents the alarm, so you can sleep better. Sense sits on your bedside table and combines the insight of your sleep patterns with the data of the environment in your bedroom, including noise, light, temperature, humidity and particles in the air. When you know what helps or hinders your sleep, you can fix it. And Sense’s Smart Alarm will wake you up in the morning at the right point in your sleep cycle, to avoid that tired feeling we all hate so much.
This device sends all information it gathers via WiFi or Bluetooth to your phone. The company is taking pre-orders for this promising device already.
Here’s to a technologically advanced 2015!