is constantly evolving and improving. Old and clumsy contraptions
become smaller, sleek, and more efficient. These 18 gadgets are
incredible innovations or brilliant redesigns, and yet sadly, they seem
to have gone unnoticed. Most of these gadgets are already available, and
I’m already considering getting some of them.
1. Solar-Powered Water Distiller
fantastic contraption can turn dirty, or even salt water, into clean,
drinkable water without using any power or electricity and can mostly be
made from simple accessible materials. People in impoverished areas can
pour the dirty water into it in the morning, and by evening – they will
have clean water to drink.
2. No-Computer Photo Scanner
photos can’t last forever – paper degrades and colors fade. The best
way to preserve photos today is digitally, but what can you do with your
old photos, especially if you’re not computer savvy? This easy scanner
will scan your old photos for you and store them on a memory card you
can then take and use anywhere.
3. The Universal Unsubscribing App
you keep getting spam emails you just can't seem to get rid of,
PaperKarma is an app that lets you take a photo of spam you get by mail,
and they will contact the advertisers and unsubscribe you from their
4. 360° Power Socket
This brilliant redesign of the conventional power socket lets you hook up several plugs into a single regular sized socket.
5. Magnetic Power Switch
did no one think of this before? Use your power switch as a key-holder
without dangerous hooks and keep your keys where you’ll always find
6. Safe Driving App
safely is its own reward, but with SafeDrive – it also gets you
exclusive deals in some of your favorite shops. By driving without using
your phone, you accumulate points, which can then be converted to huge
discounts on products you love.
7. Tiny Wireless Earphones
earphones have been around for a while now, but these tiny ear-buds
take the cake. The manufacturer claims that they’re both very powerful,
and can work for a very long time between each charge.
9. Solar Plant-Health Sensor
solar-powered sensor checks the levels of nutrients in the ground,
humidity and water, and then synchronizes with your smartphone, letting
you know what your herbs, flowers, and other plants need.
10. Digital Measuring Cup
This great measuring cup also has a built-in digital scale, and even a thermometer. Simple, but brilliant.
11. Posture-Improving Clothes
Intelliskin shirt not only helps improve your posture, it also cools
you down, evaporates sweat, eliminates body odors and provides 50SPF
protection, amongst other things.
12. Aerodynamic Umbrella
umbrella can withstand winds of up to 100 km/h (or 60 mph), keeping you
dry and not buckling under strong winds. I’m definitely getting one.
13. Solar-Charging Backpack
you carry a backpack, why not let it charge your mobile devices for
you? The Samsonite Solar Business Laptop Backpack will charge your
phone, laptop and basically anything that requires electricity with the
power of the sun.
14. No Blind Spot Mirror
Similar to the one the police uses, this mirror provides you with 180° rear view, when standard car mirrors only offer 52° view.