Look to your left, look to your right… a common sight for everyone residing in metropolitan cities is that of the forever expansion of the concrete jungle and high-raised buildings or sky-scrapers working at making this world a better place, or rather not better but convenient. The late founder of Apple always said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” and the words stand true in today’s world with the rate of companies plunging day by day to influence the hordes of cattle that will follow them with their inventions. With the dream of every man to make life a little easier and comfortable, most people indulge in the new-trending innovations to satiate one’s desire and make life lazier and a little more advanced. Products today have a shelf life of a year or two, three maximum, before they are termed outdated or quaint and such is the rapid-continuous steeplechase people have got into in order to stay in the hunt. Having said all this, one must admit that these inventions do stir our fancy and interest and our keen eyes are always on the look out to grab these products off the shelves in a flash. If you haven’t been in touch with the latest trends or future innovative plans then these products that will hit the market very soon or have already will take you by surprise. These are 20 innovations will blow your mind away.
1. The Tile Solar Panels
Rather than have your designer home defaced by the look of un-matching solar panels, this new concept actually helps you install them without anyone realizing they are present. About 25% of the roof will consist of these tile-lookalike panels while the rest would be the regular clay tiles.
2. Wearable MP3
Most of us have been annoyed with the fact of having headphones either getting tangled or getting detached while walking or running, but this new device will make sure none of that happens.
3. The Door Wedge Alarm
Living in the fear of having intruders? This door wedge will certainly give you a night’s rest as it emits a beeping alarm the minute the door is opened without your consent.
4. The Onion Holder
This holder will guarantee that you do not snip off your finger in the process of cutting onions.
5. The Solar Powered Camping Tent
Created by Eddie Bauer, this solar tent can power small appliances as well as provide you with sufficient light.
6. Pancake Pen
Your kids are going to be pretty pleased when you make them these custom-made pancakes.
7. The Unique Light Bulb
Has your bulb fused or the power out? Try this brilliant hack, one which doesn’t require electricity.
8. Volumetric Spoon Scale
Adding too less or more of the required proportion? This digital volumetric spoon scale will get you concocting the exact amount needed as the meter reveals the exact volume of each spoon.
9. The BBQ Tongs & Thermometer
A problem faced by many of us amateur cooks is when to stop grilling that steak, rare or cooked? How long? Well with this tongs that displays the temperature of that juicy slice giving you the exact choice of cooking it rare, medium rare or fully cooked.
10. 360-degree Electrical Outlet
Didn’t you ever wish that you could plug in more appliances in the same outlet? This redesigned switch board is probably the smartest inventions that have surfaced off late. Plug in your appliance or gadget in any spot in this 360-degree electrical outlet.
11. The Virtual Keyboard
With the help of this laser projection you can connect any smartphone or laptop to this virtual keyboard and feel the magic at your fingertips. This amazing invention can be connected to any android or apple device.
12. The Molecular Sensor
With the help of this hand held molecular sensor, you can now check the health of your plants as well as check to see if your veggies bought from the store are fresh and not contaminated.
13. The Laser Guided Scissors
You don’t have to struggle to cut in straight lines with a scissors now as this laser connected scissors will guide you on a straight line. Say goodbye to zig-zag pieces of cloth or paper.
14. Oculus Rift
This virtual reality head set has just taken gaming into a world of realism. The words ‘Virtual reality’ does say it all, and the Rift is the next big innovation that has taken this big step to making gamers feel that they are in a virtual world which is controlled by their decisions and reactions.
15. 3D Printed Food
For those suffering from Dysphagia or have a general difficulty in swallowing, this innovation might prove as a savior. We often associate 3D printing to the limit of producing gadgets or mechanical parts but now by just using the powdered ingredients of the desired dish, you can print food which looks appetizing and delectable. The food made by this melts immediately when in contact with saliva, making it easy to swallow.
16. The Sono- Noise Filter
If you are residing by a busy road or situated in a noisy neighborhood, probably the most aggravating experience would be to get up to the bustle outside or the sound of vehicles honking, and with this comes in the Sono. Users can stick the device on the window and it absorbs the noise vibrations and filters all the sound you do not want to hear. Imagine now living on a busy road and listening to only the chirping of birds or any other preferable sound you wish to hear. Idyllic isn’t it.
17. StoreDot- Fast Charging
The everyday whimper of everyone owning a smartphone is caused by the fact that batteries do not last too long and it results in us being inconvenienced. To solve this problem, StoreDot has come up with a battery and the technology to charge batteries in just 30 seconds, yes, that’s right, in half a minute your smartphone battery will be full charged!!
18. The Silicon Lamp
While camping or walking in a dark room, the biggest problem or grumble is that the flashlight from our phone isn’t sufficient. This simple innovation makes life a little easier in this aspect, here, the silicon lamp just works as a diffuser and isn’t powered in any way. The lamp disperses the light of the smartphone and spreads it across the room making it possible to see your surroundings or even read a book when faced with a situation like this.
19. Winged Scuba Suit
Deep sea diving has never been an easy task and for those who give up because of the discomfort caused by the pressure underwater or by their inability to make distance with the regular diving flaps, this invention will come of great help. Designed by Guillaume Binard, this suit is made of neoprene membranes that spread from the wrist to ankles and make divers feel like they are gliding under water effortlessly.
20. Copy & Paste Scanner & Printer
To jump the hurdles of copying or scanning material on one device and using another one to print, this hand held device has all in one. Users just have to pass the device slowly over the physical surface containing the desired material they wish to print and just move the device on another physical surface they wish to print it on. The action can be done with any surface and no particular material is required for the Copy and Paste function.