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Top 100 Tech Trends of 2014

From Hi-Tech Tattoos to People-Tracking Lamps

— January 11, 2015 — Tech
Integrating technology seamlessly into the home is one of the biggest ambitions when it comes to these top 2014 tech trends. Although leaps and bounds have been made when it comes to other industries invested in technology, it is undeniable that the common consumer has become a great motivator for such progress.

Connected homes, tech-friendly furniture and advanced appliances all make an appearance in the top 2014 tech trends. It is almost as though designers, architects and more are dead set on creating a contemporary norm in which tech has almost always played a lead role. Although many people remember a time what that wasn't the case at all, the top 2014 tech trends points in a different direction completely.

To see how the 2014 tech trends will continue to evolve into the new year, check out Trend Hunter's 2015 trend report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Self-Lacing Shoes (UPDATE)
Self-Lacing Shoes (UPDATE)
Nike Brings It Back to the Future with the Re-Release of the Nike MAG
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98
Sophisticated Flashlights
Sophisticated Flashlights
The Trioh Flashlight is One You'll Want to Keep Out of the Drawer
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97
Scooter-Inspired Point-and-Shoots
Scooter-Inspired Point-and-Shoots
The Vespa Cam Has the Same Streamlined Design as the Moped
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96
Lightweight Turbo Bike Kits
Lightweight Turbo Bike Kits
ShareRoller by Jeff Guida Gives a Boosts to City Bicycle Share Systems
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95
Multilevel Digitized Homes
Multilevel Digitized Homes
Jordan Iverson Built a Three Stop Elevator for a Three Person Home
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94
Fish-Propelling Cannons
Fish-Propelling Cannons
Whooshh Innovations' Fish Cannons Can Fire 40 Salmon a Minute
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93
3D-Printed Fingernails
3D-Printed Fingernails
TheLaserGirls Manicures Give Dimension to Your Polish Job
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92
Water-Resistant Camera Cases
Water-Resistant Camera Cases
This DSLR Camera Bag by Wontancraft is Shock and Water-Proof
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91
Ingenious Smartphone Grips
Ingenious Smartphone Grips
The I-OX Grip Keeps Your Smartphone Stable in Different Orientations
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90
Mini Remote-Controlled Vans
Mini Remote-Controlled Vans
These Vans are Becoming Important Commonwealth Games Equipment
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89
Conveniently Convertible Mobile Desks
Conveniently Convertible Mobile Desks
The Slate Mobile AirDesk is Designed for Comfort
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88
Vintage Marquee Signs
Vintage Marquee Signs
The ‘Electric Moon’ Company Crafts Brilliant Light-Up Marquee Signs
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87
DJ Duo Helmet Speakers
DJ Duo Helmet Speakers
The Edifier USA e25 Luna Eclipse Were Revealed at CES 2014
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86
3D Printed Chocolates
3D Printed Chocolates
The New 3D Systems and Hershey Partnership Promise to Make 3D Chocolates
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85
Literal Bunny Phone Cases
Literal Bunny Phone Cases
Twitter User Ryooneokrock1 Starts the Latest Tech Craze with His Pet
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84
Ingenious E-Ink Clocks
Ingenious E-Ink Clocks
The Twelve24 ClockONE Clock Has a Unique E-Ink Time Display
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83
Snazzy Smartphone Cases
Snazzy Smartphone Cases
Hex's iPhone Cases Bring Fashion To Your Pocket
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82
Striking Minimalist Phone Cases
Striking Minimalist Phone Cases
Bumprz is a Corner-Only Case That Doesn’t Add Bulk to Your P
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81
Sleek Serpentine Chronographs
Sleek Serpentine Chronographs
The Chrono Watch Coils Around to Reveal a Cobra-Esque Digital Face
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80
Integrated Connector Cases
Integrated Connector Cases
The Lab.C Cable Case Will Make it Impossible to Not Have a Case
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79
Parasitic Eco Flashlights
Parasitic Eco Flashlights
The Suckerfish Attaches to Automobiles to Harness Energy to Operate
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78
Comprehensive Fitness Accessories
Comprehensive Fitness Accessories
Movea G-Series Tracked Activity and Examined Posture at CES 2014
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77
Tiny Cube Cameras
Tiny Cube Cameras
The Polaroid C3 Camera is a Hipster Version of GoPro
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76
Selfie-Taking Discs
Selfie-Taking Discs
HISY Lets You Take Photos from a Distance at CES 2014
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75
Interactive Yoga Mats
Interactive Yoga Mats
The Innovative Yoga Mat LUNAR Works Alongside the TERA App
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74
Innovative Waterless Washers
Innovative Waterless Washers
The Toaster-L Washing Machine Quickly Cleans One Item at a Time
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73
Dapper Tech Accessories
Dapper Tech Accessories
These Leather Laptop Bags From Germanmade Mix Style with Function
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72
Mobile Eco Generators
Mobile Eco Generators
The Portable Wind Solar System Harnesses the Sun and Breeze Anywhere
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71
Magic Magnetic Device Mounts
Magic Magnetic Device Mounts
This Unit Can Easily Hold Your Devices with a Magnet
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70
Pop-Up Photo Studios
Pop-Up Photo Studios
'Lightcase' is a Portable Photo Studio that Eliminates the Need for Lighting
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69
Mini Pod Helicopters
Mini Pod Helicopters
The Fly Citycopter is Taking Urban Transportation to the Skies
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68
'60s-Inspired Smartphone Docks
'60s-Inspired Smartphone Docks
The Vaughan Dock 2.0 by Tronk Design has a Retro Vibe
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67
Flourishing 3D Printed Gardens
Flourishing 3D Printed Gardens
This 3D Printer is Able to Produce a Living Garden
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66
Speaker-Embedded Work Stations
Speaker-Embedded Work Stations
Podpad by RUPHUS is a Multi-Functional Desk Area
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65
Smartphone Storage Boards
Smartphone Storage Boards
The Tinsel & Timber iPhone Dock Elegantly Arranges Your Charging Device
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64
Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
The Spare Shoe Rack Subtly Integrates an Electric Airflow Function
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63
3D-Printed Mud Houses
3D-Printed Mud Houses
The Wasp 3D Printers Construct Low-Cost Mud Houses
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62
Limitless Photo Storage Apps
Limitless Photo Storage Apps
Trunx is a Smart Solution for Organized Photo Storage Online
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61
People-Tracking Lamps
People-Tracking Lamps
The Veilleuse Track Light Moves Back and Forth with the Person in the Room
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60
Tool Kit Phone Cases
Tool Kit Phone Cases
The TaskOne ToolKit iPhone Case is Handy
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59
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Intel Charging Bowl Debuted at CES 2014 as an Advanced Cordless Dock
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58
Virtual Staring Contests
Virtual Staring Contests
KFC's Chicken Stare Off is an Intense Online Staring Competition
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57
Affordable 3D Printers
Affordable 3D Printers
The RoBo 3D R1 was Released at CES 2014
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56
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Justine Crowe Wants You to Charge Your Phone in Style
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55
Phone-Charging Wallets
Phone-Charging Wallets
The Everpurse Miniholds Your Cards and Holds a Charge
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54
Cyclist-Photographing Sheep
Cyclist-Photographing Sheep
The Tour De France Yorkshire Will Be Shot by Sheep with Sony Cameras
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53
Functional Futuristic Furniture
Functional Futuristic Furniture
This Phone-Charging Desk Wireless Looks After Your Mobile Phone
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52
Airport Cosmetic Vending Machines
Airport Cosmetic Vending Machines
Benefit Cosmetics Developed Clever and Practical Beauty Kiosks
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51
Handy Hydration Watches
Handy Hydration Watches
The th2O Medical Bracelet is a Constant Reminder of Water Consumption
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50
Video Game Business Cards
Video Game Business Cards
This Business Card Acts as a Mobile Video Game
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49
Elegant Smartphone Upgrades
Elegant Smartphone Upgrades
The Ciccarese iPhone 6 Concept is Big with a Gentle Bow and No Bulk
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48
Hi-Tech Tattoos
Hi-Tech Tattoos
NewDealDesign Imagines Embedded Wearable Technology
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47
Surreal Street Art
Surreal Street Art
This Surrealist Street Art Uses the World Around It for Illusion
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46
Cycle-Spun Laundry
Cycle-Spun Laundry
The Bike Washing Machine Encourages Activity and Eco-Consciousness
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45
Blob-Like Water Containers
Blob-Like Water Containers
The Ooho Water Bottle is an Edible Alternative to Plastic Versions
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44
Augmented Reality Snack Boxes
Augmented Reality Snack Boxes
Special Snack Boxes Promote the Stand by Me Doraemon Movie in 3D
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43
Minimalist Techcessory Ledges
Minimalist Techcessory Ledges
Stage Interactive Shelf Inconspicuously Conceals Wires and Devices
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42
Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
The Lightweight Bluetooth Bike Protects Riders from Unseen Dangers
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41
Hands-Free Cell Phones
Hands-Free Cell Phones
The Nokia FIT Brings Your Cell Phone Directly to Your Finger Tips
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40
New Age Gypsy Photography
New Age Gypsy Photography
Photographer Iain McKell Brilliantly Captures a World Often Unexplored
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39
Smart Toilet Paper Holders
Smart Toilet Paper Holders
The RollScout Sends an Alert When People are Low on Bathroom Tissues
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38
Tech-Integrated Desks
Tech-Integrated Desks
The SlatePro is Perfect for Keeping All Your Tech Neat and Tidy
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37
Shape-Shifting Car Tires
Shape-Shifting Car Tires
The eMembrane Tire Adapts Efficiently to the Present Driving Conditions
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36
Interactive Wall-Mounted Modules
Interactive Wall-Mounted Modules
The HEXI Responsive Wall by Thibaut Sld. Detects People's Motions
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35
Popsicle Phone Cases
Popsicle Phone Cases
These Cases Look Like They Have a Real Popsicle Stuck to Them
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34
Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
The Black Night Transformer is an Unmanned Helicopter Truck
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33
Flexing Phone Spoofs
Flexing Phone Spoofs
This iPhone 6 Bending Spoof Turns a Flaw into a Best Feature
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32
Folding Fusion Bikes
Folding Fusion Bikes
Experience the YikeBike Fusion for a Foldable Electric Journey
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31
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
The Vending Machine Farmer's Market Makes it Easy to Eat Well
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30
Titanium 3D-Printed Heels
Titanium 3D-Printed Heels
These Titanium 3D High Heels are Anything But Ordinary
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29
Sleek Futuristic Phone Concepts
Sleek Futuristic Phone Concepts
The Apple iPhone Plus Concept Takes the Phone in a New Direction
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28
All-in-One Gadget Carriers
All-in-One Gadget Carriers
The Soffio Macbook Sleeve Backpack is Perfect for Tech-Savvy Consumers
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27
3D Printed Skulls
3D Printed Skulls
Dr. Bon Verweij Successfully Implanted a Tech-Made Cranium in the Netherlands
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26
Futuristic Electric Aircraft Concepts
Futuristic Electric Aircraft Concepts
The Awwa Sky Whale Airplane Design Launched at CES 2014
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25
Exquisitely Subtle Tech Covers
Exquisitely Subtle Tech Covers
The Understated and Low-Key Sleeves Collection by Mujjo are Chic
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24
Gamer Engagement Rings
Gamer Engagement Rings
The Intendo Ring Makes a Promise From One Nerd to Another
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23
Hi-Tech Bike Accessories
Hi-Tech Bike Accessories
The Safeye System Provides Rearview Video and Indicators For Your Bicycle
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22
Tablet Stand Side Tables
Tablet Stand Side Tables
The Nomad Nightstand Keeps Your Prized Possessions at Close at Hand
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21
Urban Warrior Phone Cases
Urban Warrior Phone Cases
The MyTask URBAN Comes Loaded with Phone Case Tools for Any Situation
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20
Fashionably Smart Furniture
Fashionably Smart Furniture
The Clique Editions Mixes Household Materials with Electronics
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19
Life-Saving Air Drones
Life-Saving Air Drones
This Air Drone Helps Identify Victims in an Avalanche
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18
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
This Versatile Planter is Combined With a Hydroponics System
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17
Voyeuristic X-Ray Portraits
Voyeuristic X-Ray Portraits
Nick Veasey Reveals Secrets in His Series Entitled X-Ray Voyeurism
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16
Premium Smartphone Sheaths
Premium Smartphone Sheaths
The New iPhone 6 Designs from Element Case Ensure Style and Function
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15
Extended Phone Cases
Extended Phone Cases
The Fonhandle by Yonatan Assouline Boasts a Versatile Handle
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14
Superhero Firefighting Suits
Superhero Firefighting Suits
The AFA Exoskeleton Makes the Firefighter Feel Like a Superhero
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13
Umbrella-Shaped Folding Bicycles
Umbrella-Shaped Folding Bicycles
The Sada Bike Folds into an Umbrella-Like Shape
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12
Eco CO2 Washers
Eco CO2 Washers
The Supercritical Washing Machine Uses No Water and No Detergent
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11
Planetarium Pod Sleepers
Planetarium Pod Sleepers
The Sensory Cosmos Bed Cradles You Beneath a Simulated Night Sky
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10
Innovative Nail Varnish Printers
Innovative Nail Varnish Printers
This Nail Polish Machine Mixes From Your Stylish Inspirations
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9
Designer Mirror Phone Cases
Designer Mirror Phone Cases
These Marc Jacobs iPhone 5 Cases Look Great and Function as a Mirror
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8
Storage Compartment Phone Cases
Storage Compartment Phone Cases
The Storage Saving Pocketbuddy Case For iPhone 5 is Practical
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7
Hands-Free Transportation
Hands-Free Transportation
The InMotion SCV R1EX was Released at CES 2014
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6
3D-Printed Selfies
3D-Printed Selfies
Using 3D Printing Technology, Shapify Lets You Print Yourself
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5
High-Tech Business Cards
High-Tech Business Cards
Customizable Credentials From TechKeys Also Function as Clever Keyboards
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4
Idealized Facial Comparisons
Idealized Facial Comparisons
The Original/Ideal Project Examines
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3
Extravagant Platinum Cases
Extravagant Platinum Cases
These Luxurious iPhone 6 Cases Come with Diamond Embellishments
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2
Projected Touchscreen Tables
Projected Touchscreen Tables
Ideum's Dynamic Desktop Comprises Projected Capacitive Touch Tables
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1
Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks
Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks
The Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater
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