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Top 100 Tech Trends of 2015

From Menswear E-Commerce Sites to Pocket-Sized Computers

— January 31, 2016 — Tech
The top 2015 tech trends highlight numerous innovations that carry applications for almost every market sector. A big year for technology, 2015 also marked a shift in consumer attitudes that saw the embrace of devices and tools that seemed quite futuristic not so long ago. Innovations like the Apple Watch and beacon uses in retail suggest a more intrinsic relationship between individuals and their devices.

From biometric authentication systems that have major implications for security professionals to democratized access to virtual and augmented reality, there are plenty of examples from which we can glean implications.

To learn more about how this year's top trends will come to inform patterns of opportunity in the year ahead, be sure to check out our 2016 Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Cyclist Signal Gloves
Cyclist Signal Gloves
For Urban Cycling Safety, These Gloves Keep Motorists Informed of Turns
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99
Interlocking Electrical Cords
Interlocking Electrical Cords
A Zipper-Like Cable Design Prevents the Tangling of Appliance Wires
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98
Light-Embedded Bicycles
Light-Embedded Bicycles
These Built-In Bike Lights Eliminate the Fuss of Detachable Reflectors
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97
Cinematic Action Shot Kits
Cinematic Action Shot Kits
The Joby Action Jib Kit Lets You Capture Cinematic Action Shots
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96
Bizarre Washing Machine Bikes
Bizarre Washing Machine Bikes
The BiWa Bicycle Can Wash Loads of Dirty Clothes
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95
Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine Automatically Orders Beans When Low
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94
Virtual Reality Parties
Virtual Reality Parties
The Google Cardboard SXSW Party Creates a Space for Virtual Fun
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93
Luxury Car Light Carpets
Luxury Car Light Carpets
The New BMW 7-series Features Lights to Guide You to the Driver's Seat
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92
Simplified Hybrid Gliders
Simplified Hybrid Gliders
The GloW Glider & Microlight Hybrid is Designed For Casual Flying
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91
Marvelous Universe Photos
Marvelous Universe Photos
These Earth and Space Photos Depict the Solar System and Deep Space
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90
Smart Wireless Earbuds
Smart Wireless Earbuds
Bragi Dash Headphones Play Clear Sound and Integrate Environment Awareness
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89
Group Video Apps
Group Video Apps
Rounds is a Group Video Chat App to Connect with 12 Buddies at Once
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88
Car Graveyard Photography
Car Graveyard Photography
David Goldman's Auto Photography Essay 'Old Car City' is for Car Junkies
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87
Car Emergency Kits
Car Emergency Kits
This Automotive Safety Device Can Save You After All Sorts of Accidents
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86
Aerospace-Approved iPhone Cases
Aerospace-Approved iPhone Cases
The Gray International Titanium Case is Designed for the iPhone 6S
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85
Introvert-Inspired Emojis
Introvert-Inspired Emojis
Introjis is a Series of Emoticons Designed for the Less Communicative
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84
Futuristic Shower Concepts
Futuristic Shower Concepts
The EIKON Touch Water Control System Beckons the Future
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83
Pixel Glitch Tattoos
Pixel Glitch Tattoos
A Tattoo Style that Embraces Pixels & Glitches
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82
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
The 'Sphericam 2' is a 360-Degree Camera That Can Capture Any View
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81
Futuristic Miniature Airplanes
Futuristic Miniature Airplanes
The SkyProwler is a Miniature Quadcopter-Inspired Airplane
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80
#ExperienceBuick: Detroit
#ExperienceBuick: Detroit
How a Brand and a City are Reinventing Themselves
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79
3D-Printed Mansions
3D-Printed Mansions
This House Created by Winsun Shows Off Design, 3D-Printed Materials
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78
3D-Printed Cars (UPDATE)
3D-Printed Cars (UPDATE)
This Cutting-Edge Local Motors Creation is Now Production-Ready
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77
All-in-One Compact Cameras
All-in-One Compact Cameras
The Joggy Security Cam Does More Than Meets the Eye
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76
Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
A Chinese Company Constructed Ten 3D-Printed Homes In Less Than 24 Hours
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75
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
This Clever Homemade Flashlight is Powered by Old Batteries
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74
Mosquito-Repelling Bracelets
Mosquito-Repelling Bracelets
This Handy Wearable Device Helps to Keep Bugs at Bay
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73
Romantic Photography Lenses
Romantic Photography Lenses
Cubify's Made with Love Bokeh Photography Kit is 3D-Printed
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72
3D Chocolate Printing Machines
3D Chocolate Printing Machines
Hershey's CocoJet Prints Unique 3D Designs Like Life-Like Figurines
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71
Intimate Celeb Portraits
Intimate Celeb Portraits
Photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath Captures Hollywood's A-List Actors
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70
DIY Smartphone Holograms
DIY Smartphone Holograms
This Tutorial Shows You How to Make a Hologram with Your Phone
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69
Augmented Reality Blocks
Augmented Reality Blocks
LEGO Connect Gives Kids 3D Virtual Visuals of Unbuilt Toy Brick Sets
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68
Bracelet Lightning Cables
Bracelet Lightning Cables
People Can Wear Their iPhone Charging Cords as a Stylish Accessory
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67
Desert Water Makers
Desert Water Makers
This Innovative Concept Imagines Gathering H2O in the Driest Conditions
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66
Hi-Tech Dog Homes
Hi-Tech Dog Homes
This Dream Doghouse is Equipped with the Latest Samsung Electronics
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65
Comfortable Mobile Desks
Comfortable Mobile Desks
The Tab LapDesk by iSkelter is Perfect for Laptops or Tablets
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64
Futuristic Violin Designs
Futuristic Violin Designs
This 3D-Printed Instrument Creates Sights and Sounds to Behold
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63
Bicycle-Electrifying Wheels
Bicycle-Electrifying Wheels
The go-e ONwheel Electrifies Your Bicycle From Underneath
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62
Automotive E-Bike Designs
Automotive E-Bike Designs
This Electric Bicycle Has an Aerodynamic Body Inspired by Sports Cars
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61
Smart Storage Jars
Smart Storage Jars
The Neo Smart Jar Enhances Food Storage with Bluetooth Technology
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60
Creativity-Encouraging Boxes
Creativity-Encouraging Boxes
The Adobe Kickbox Jumpstarts Employees' Next Big Idea
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59
3D-Printed Solar Cars
3D-Printed Solar Cars
Students at NTU Created a Futuristic Car Design with Additive Manufacturing
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58
3D-Printed Faucets
3D-Printed Faucets
'American Standard' Created a Line of 3D-Printed Tap Fixtures
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57
Accessible VR Viewers
Accessible VR Viewers
A Variety of Knoxlabs Cardboard Viewers for Varying Budgets and Preferences
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56
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
This Tiny House Stores The Dining Table in the Floor and Bed in the Roof
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55
Weaponized Frisbees
Weaponized Frisbees
This Frisbee is Rimmed With Dastardly Surgical Scalpels
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54
3D-Printed Retail Platforms
3D-Printed Retail Platforms
This 3d Startup is Now Offering Its Products on Sears.com
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53
AI Office Furniture
AI Office Furniture
This Robotbase Standing Smart Desk has a Built In Voice-Controlled Assistant
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52
Supersonic Cargo Planes
Supersonic Cargo Planes
The PAK TA Heavy Transport Craft Concept Will Fly At 2,000 KM/H
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51
Convenient Convertible Wheelchairs
Convenient Convertible Wheelchairs
The Optimo Reconfigures for Its User to Change Position
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50
Crystalline 3D-Printed Shoes
Crystalline 3D-Printed Shoes
Iris van Herpen's Bespoke Shoes Blend Natural & Man-Made Forms
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49
3D Carving Machines
3D Carving Machines
The X-Carve Creates 3D Pieces From Wood, Metal and Plastic
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48
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
This Line of 3D-Printed Apparel is Designed for Everyday Wear
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47
Hologram Tablet Technology
Hologram Tablet Technology
This Holocube Case Creates 3D Projections of On-Screen Animations
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46
Anonymous Photo Projects
Anonymous Photo Projects
This Series is a Collection of the Internet's Fascinating Lost Pictures
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45
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Neiman Marcus' Memory Mirror Digitally Compares Outfits
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44
Cyclist-Protecting Campaigns
Cyclist-Protecting Campaigns
The Volvo Life Paint Makes Bikes and Helmets Much More Visible
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43
Musical Mediator Apps
Musical Mediator Apps
DJ-51 Analyzes Spotify Libraries to Suggest Songs to Please All Guests
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42
Complete USB-Sized Computers
Complete USB-Sized Computers
The Google and ASUS Chromebit Turns Monitors into Working Computers
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41
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
The 'Tesla Model M' Transitions from Race Mode to Eco Mode Via Computer
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40
Solar Panel Windows
Solar Panel Windows
This Innovation Turns Solar Cell Technology Completely Transparent
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39
Interactive Travel Agencies
Interactive Travel Agencies
The Addin Store Has Tourism Displays That Customize to Dream Vacations
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38
High-End Smartphone Cases
High-End Smartphone Cases
The Oree iPhone Wood Shell Pairs with a Matching Charging Dock
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37
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
The &B Laser Beam Light Casts Colors, Patterns and Logos on the Road
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36
Digital Display Stilettos
Digital Display Stilettos
This E-Ink Shoe Has Pattern-Changing Properties for Outfit Coordination
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35
LED Standing Desks
LED Standing Desks
The Height of TableAir is Controlled By Way of Motion Sensors
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34
Autonomous Electric Vehicles
Autonomous Electric Vehicles
The Chevrolet FNR Concept Appeals to Young Chinese Consumers
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33
Spherical Underground Fridges
Spherical Underground Fridges
The Ground Fridge is a Modern Version of the Traditional Root Cellar
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32
Skin-Scrubbing Devices
Skin-Scrubbing Devices
The Labelle Ultrasonic Spatula by Trophy Skin Removes Dirt Without a Brush
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31
Virtual Doppelganger Apps
Virtual Doppelganger Apps
The My Idol App Lets Users Create a Digital Version of Themselves
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30
Photography-Based Smartphone Protectors
Photography-Based Smartphone Protectors
The Moment iPhone Case Boasts a Multistate Shutter Button
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29
Menswear E-Commerce Sites
Menswear E-Commerce Sites
'JackThreads' is Shifting from Selling Other Brands to Its Own Label
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28
Slim Security Wallets
Slim Security Wallets
The Axess Fits a Surprising Amount of Money within Its RFID-Blocking Pockets
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27
Interactive Electronics Shops
Interactive Electronics Shops
The littleBits Pop-Up Store is Part Retail Space and Part Laboratory
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26
Multi-Capability Pocket Tools
Multi-Capability Pocket Tools
This Small Handheld Titanium Tool Boasts Three Very Useful Features
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25
Website-Inspired Stores
Website-Inspired Stores
Web-Enabled Retail Displays Update Constantly with Online Content
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24
Smart Greenhouses
Smart Greenhouses
The SmartGreenHouse Offers a Twist on Urban Gardening
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23
Anti-Aging Face Wraps
Anti-Aging Face Wraps
This Unique Skincare Gadget Uses Exercise to Keep Skin Taut
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22
Modular Hydroponic Planters
Modular Hydroponic Planters
The Citysens System Enables You Grow an Indoor Vertical Garden
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21
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
This Mind-Blowing House Was Built in Just 10 Days Using a 3D Printer
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20
Tiny Drone Toys
Tiny Drone Toys
SKEYE Nano Drone Buzzes Like an Electronic Insect, Navigating Nooks and Crannies
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19
Spacey Pet Beds
Spacey Pet Beds
A Futuristic Dog House Assumes an Alien Appearance and Hidden Hi-Tech Features
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18
Miniature Versatile Axes
Miniature Versatile Axes
The Latest Device from 'Survco' Can Transform into Over 20 Tactical Tools
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17
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
A Projection Wall Clock Displays the Hour from Beamed Light Digits
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16
3D-Printed High Heels
3D-Printed High Heels
The 'Re-Inventing Shoes' Project Explores 3D-Printing For Shoe Design
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15
Hi-Tech Briefcases
Hi-Tech Briefcases
The Gcase Fashionably Keeps Track of Your Schedule and Records Meetings
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14
High-Tech Hybrid Bicycles
High-Tech Hybrid Bicycles
The 'Ginzvelo' Can Travel Up to 100 Miles on a Single Charge
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13
Couture VR Experiences
Couture VR Experiences
Dior Eyes is a Branded Virtual Reality Headset for Interacting with Clients
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12
DIY Desk Lamps
DIY Desk Lamps
This Plywood Light Was Designed to Be Assembled by the User
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11
Spherical Drone Docks
Spherical Drone Docks
Pylons Dronairports Would Serve as Charging Stations and Safe Storage
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10
Fashion-Forward Breathing Masks
Fashion-Forward Breathing Masks
Airinum Designed Stylish Urban Masks That Filter Air Pollution
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9
Pocket-Sized Computers
Pocket-Sized Computers
This PC-On-a-Stick is a Tiny Computer You Can Take On the Go
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8
Eco Jumbo Jets
Eco Jumbo Jets
The Progress Eagle Aircraft Seats 800 and Employs Sustainable Energy
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7
Keychain Camping Elements
Keychain Camping Elements
This Portable Camping Stove Packs Up for Easy Carrying in One Hand
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6
Smart Modular Microfarms
Smart Modular Microfarms
These Connected Greenhouse Create Rooftop Gardens in Urban Areas
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5
Cooking USB Speakers
Cooking USB Speakers
Thanko's Rice Cooker Sits by Your Computer and Serves as a Speaker
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4
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
The 'Solocam' Helps Journalists Film Videos Without a Crew
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3
Off-Road Suspension Skateboards
Off-Road Suspension Skateboards
The Gila Board Has Fully Adjustable Independent Suspension
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2
Home Farming Boxes
Home Farming Boxes
The Mini-Farm Grow Box Lets You Easily Grow Greens At Home
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1
Compact Driverless Cars
Compact Driverless Cars
This Autonomous Smart Car Paves the Way for Safe Vehicular Transportation
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