Let us face it. 2020 was a tough year. There was nothing normal about it, and everyone is glad that it is over.
This time last year, no one could have guessed that touchless thermometers and videoconferencing headsets would be some of the hottest. Normalcy might be just around the corner, but what will the new hot gadgets be for 2021?
We have got you covered. Here are our picks for the top 10 gadgets to put on your wish list for 2021.
Are you looking for more ways to stay entertained while being homebound? Or did you buy an RV to travel like the rest of the country and want to watch sports or movies outside?
A portable projector will allow you to take your movie, TV show, sports, or Zoom meeting anywhere you are.
The Nebula Mars II Pro by Anker is a simple plug and play device that can be connected to your laptop, Xbox One, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, and more. It also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It projects a sharp 500-ANSI-lumen image and features dual 10W cinematic sound. Download the app, and you can control the projector remotely with your phone.
Ulefone makes rugged Android smartphones at an affordable price, but that’s not the only reason you might want to check out their new Ulefone Armor 9 model.
This phone comes with a flagship 64MP camera that includes a thermal imaging module and sensor technology. It is also endoscope supported for inspection and repair work, has a dual SIM, large battery, and is resistant to water, dirt, and hard drops.
While this is not a 5G phone (those are coming soon), this model does have 8GB of RAM. If you are a tradesperson or a DIY’er that is looking for a rugged phone with an endoscope and heat-sensing feature, this is an incredible option.
Even if you are not a gamer, there’s a lot to get excited about with the new Sony PlayStation 5. This is the largest gaming console in history, and it offers users a totally immersive gaming experience with its deep list of powerful features.
The PS5 delivers 8K graphics with support for your 4K TV. It has backward support for PS4 games and offers full VR integration. The system features a custom CPU, GPU, and SSD, allowing deeper immersion into your favorite games. Finally, the DualSnese wireless controller gives you a built-in microphone, dynamic adaptive triggers, and immersive haptic feedback.
Do you have tight or sore muscles from too much (or too little) activity? Those cheap and bulky massage devices generally aren’t much help. But, Theragun products are incredibly effective.
The Therabody Theragun Mini is a portable, compact, but powerful massage device that you can take anywhere. Use it to relieve sore muscles or quickly get rid of a cramp, even when you are off the beaten path.
It operates at three speeds from 1750-2400 PPM, has a 150-minute battery life, and is super quiet. The Mini is compatible with a variety of accessories and comes with a convenient soft carrying cases.
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Ok, maybe this one was slightly inspired by the pandemic, but you have to admit that our smartphones get pretty gross, even when there isn’t a global health crisis that has everyone on edge.
The Soap-Phone UV Phone Sanitizer will disinfect your phone using safe UV-C light. The technology eliminates more than 99.9% of the bacteria and germs that collect on your phone.
You can charge your phone while it is being sanitized. And you can also sanitize anything else that will fit in the device, such as your earbuds or car keys.
If you are looking for something that can cook just about anything, this new kitchen gadget from Ninja is probably your ticket. It sizzles, sears, and air fries with its Innovative Smart Cook System that allows you to prepare even large family meals from rare to well done.
It has a 6-in-1 indoor grill where you can do things like roast, bake, broil, air crisp, and dehydrate food. The XL capacity allows you to cook up to six steaks or 24 hot dogs at once. You can also air fry crisp food with up to 75% less fat than deep frying.
Bluetooth earbuds have become incredibly popular over the past several years. Unfortunately, not all of them are comfortable. Bose has tried to address everything that is a problem with other earbuds as well as add their signature quality into these new Bose QuietComfort Earbuds.
While these aren’t the smallest earbuds on the market, they might be some of the most comfortable and best-sounding. Simply choose the right StayHear Max ear tips that suit your particular ears for the best fit.
Then, you can choose from 11 active noise-cancellation levels, giving you the most control over your sound. When fully charged, you’ll get up to six hours of high-quality Bose audio from these earbuds.
Being more environmentally friendly is essential. But not everyone wants to build a composting station in their backyard or has the knowledge to do it. Enter the Vitamix FoodCycler. This fancy device recycles your food waste and transforms it into usable fertilizer.
It is a compact (enough) appliance that you put in the corner of your kitchen or laundry room. You simply put your food scraps into the bucket and push the button. The FoodCycler will break down the waste within 4-8 hours and give you fertilizer that you can use, give away, or sell.
If you have been eyeing those Bird scooters in your city or tried them and had a blast, why not own your own electric scooter? Segway wants to help with its Ninebot MAX Electric Scooter.
This folding scooter can cruise up to 18 mph and has a 40-mile range. It weighs 41 pounds and is simple to fast-charge at the office or at home. It even has cruise control. Even better, it’s tons of fun to use.
This type of scooter isn’t for everyone, though. It’s only recommended for people ages 14 and up and someone at least 3’11” tall. But, if you are worried about getting hurt, you might want to give this one a pass.
10. Garmin Venu SQ
The new Garmin Venu SQ looks a lot like an Apple watch, and it performs like a FitBit in some ways. But it’s uniquely Garmin and something to put on your must-have list for the coming year.
This high-tech health monitor keeps track of your heart rate, respiration, stress to sleep, hydration, energy levels, menstrual cycle, and more.
You can preload workouts that include yoga, cardio, and strengthening onto the connected app. Download songs, and even pay with Garmin Pay contactless payments. And, because it’s a Garmin, it has a built-in GPS and always knows where you are.
It seems like there’s something for just about everyone on this top 10 gadgets list. As 2021 gets underway, picture yourself with one or more of these products that could make your life easier and more enjoyable.