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Top 100 Tech Trends of 2018

From Automated Meal Appliances to Virtual Reality Arcades

— January 14, 2018 — Tech
From holistic body health wearables to mini social media cameras, the 2018 tech trends demonstrate that new technology continues to change the way we live and play.

When it comes to living our best lives, technology is making it easier than ever to ensure we are in tip top shape. For instance, health trackers such as the Opter Pose help us track our basic body functions to give us a more accurate read of our overall health. Similarly, there are a number of wearables such as the ALEX+ posture-correcting tool that work in real time to cure common ailments.

Of course, not all technology is designed to improve our physical health. As the top 2018 tech trends demonstrate, new devices and programs are also helping to improve the way we connect socially. Some examples include Snapchat Spectacles and the Tbh app.
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Custom-Backed Smartphones
Custom-Backed Smartphones
The NuAns NEO Reloaded Has Hundreds of Different Design Combinations
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99
Slim Solar Smartphone Cases
Slim Solar Smartphone Cases
The 'Synthetic' Solar iPhone Case Enables Eco-Friendly Charging
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98
Bike-Upgrading Electric Wheels
Bike-Upgrading Electric Wheels
The 'UrbanX' Electric Bike Wheels Quickly Upgrade Existing Bicycles
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97
Framed Artwork TVs
Framed Artwork TVs
The Samsung Lifestyle TV was Revealed as a Dual-Purpose Device at CES 2017
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96
Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
These Smart Vests are Turning Stray Dogs into a Neighborhood Watch
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95
Folding eCommerce Photo Studios
Folding eCommerce Photo Studios
The 'Foldio3' Mini Photo Studio Enables High-Quality Photos
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94
Ultra-Thin Fuel Cells
Ultra-Thin Fuel Cells
The 'myFC LAMINA Thin Film' Fuel Cell Is Being Unveiled at CES 2017
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93
Digital Afterlife Systems
Digital Afterlife Systems
The 'Aeon' System Learns About Users and Recreates Them After Death
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92
Laser Illumination Cycling Helmets
Laser Illumination Cycling Helmets
The 'Beacon Helmet' Warns Drivers That You're Approaching
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91
Backup Battery Makeup Mirrors
Backup Battery Makeup Mirrors
The Pearl Battery Pack Compact Mirrors Have a 3,000mAH Battery
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90
Wearable Mobile Power Banks
Wearable Mobile Power Banks
The 'NIFTYX' Power Bank is Worn on the Wrist as a Piece of Jewelry
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89
Detachable Wallet Smartphone Covers
Detachable Wallet Smartphone Covers
The Tech21 Evo Wallet Active Edition for iPhone 7 is Ergonomic
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88
Last Mile Skate Scooters
Last Mile Skate Scooters
The 'Blizwheel' Operates for Up to an Hour at 15mph
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87
Bed Sheet Cooling Fans
Bed Sheet Cooling Fans
The 'bFan' Cooling Bed Fan Stabilizes the Temperature Under the Sheets
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86
3-in-1 Portable Workstations
3-in-1 Portable Workstations
The 'SatchelBord' Quickly Transforms from a Bag Into a Chair or Desk
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85
AI-Integrated Car Assistants
AI-Integrated Car Assistants
The 'Chris' Digital Car Displays Keep Your Focus on Driving
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84
LED Dog Collars
LED Dog Collars
Neopop Makes You Dog More Visible at Night
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83
Health-Tracking Dog Collars
Health-Tracking Dog Collars
The Waggit Provides Insights into a Pet's Health and Vitals
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82
Stylish Desktop PC Systems
Stylish Desktop PC Systems
The Endless Linux Desktop Mini PCs are Competitively Priced
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81
Smooth Standing Desks
Smooth Standing Desks
The Lotus Sit-Stand Workstation Adjusts Easily for Added Versatility
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80
Tiny Bluetooth Trackers
Tiny Bluetooth Trackers
The Chipolo Sticker and Chipolo Clip Are Debuting at CES 2017
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79
Virtual Reality Arcades
Virtual Reality Arcades
'Ctrl V' Uses Virtual Reality Technology for a New Kind of Arcade
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Heated Outdoor Sports Clothing
Heated Outdoor Sports Clothing
The PolarSeal Heated Clothing Turns on at the Touch of a Button
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Automated Meal Appliances
Automated Meal Appliances
The 'Tree of Life' Refrigerator Cooker Prepares Whatever Meal You Desire
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Multifunctional Smartphone Projectors
Multifunctional Smartphone Projectors
The 'EllyStand' Smart Device Holder Stand is Multipurpose
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75
Gamified AR Workouts
Gamified AR Workouts
ARX Turns One's Exercise Routine into a Challenging Game
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74
Connected Workout Staffs
Connected Workout Staffs
The Axon Staff Measures Forces Applied to It
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Power Tool-Powered Vehicles
Power Tool-Powered Vehicles
The 'TOXIC' Racer Vehicle is 3D-Printed and Powered by a Drill
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72
Advanced Cyclist Light Belts
Advanced Cyclist Light Belts
The 'BlinkLight' Bike LED Indicator Displays Turn Signals and More
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71
Phone-Charging Bracelets
Phone-Charging Bracelets
Rebecca Minkoff's Lightning Cable Bracelet is a Stylish Portable Charger
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70
Space-Highlighting Bike Lights
Space-Highlighting Bike Lights
Michelin's ‘Bikesphere’ Protects Cyclists with a Red Ring of Lasers
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69
Cosmetic Phone Cases
Cosmetic Phone Cases
The Pout Case Has a Built-In Slide-Out Drawer for Makeup
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68
Skeletal Smartphone Storage Cases
Skeletal Smartphone Storage Cases
The 'Arc' Phone Case Offers a Bevy of Functions and Protection
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67
Conceptual Bezel-Free Smartphones
Conceptual Bezel-Free Smartphones
The Nokia Vision 2018 Concept Phone is Stylishly Simple
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66
Videography Smartphone Mounts
Videography Smartphone Mounts
The IOgrapher Smartphone Video Mount is Exceptionally Functional
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65
Flip Top Portable Projectors
Flip Top Portable Projectors
The 'Hemera' Compact Projector Has No Buttons or Controls
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64
Smart LED Helmet Lights
Smart LED Helmet Lights
The 'Brake Free' Helmet Lights are Ideal for Motorcyclists
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63
Travel Door Alarms
Travel Door Alarms
The Lewis N. Clark Travel Door Alarm Provides Peace of Mind on the Go
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62
Fireplace-Inspired Bluetooth Speakers
Fireplace-Inspired Bluetooth Speakers
The Fireside Audiobox Features Flames That Respond to Music
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61
Smart Cycling Helmets
Smart Cycling Helmets
The Livall BH51 Smart Helmet Sense When Riders Break or Turn
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Connected Pedestrian Lights
Connected Pedestrian Lights
The 'Litty' Smart Wearable Light Ensures Visibility When Out at Night
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59
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
Landmark Entertainment is Releasing Its 'LIVE Centers' Across China
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Slim Wallet-Tracking Cards
Slim Wallet-Tracking Cards
The Chipolo Card Slips Seamlessly into Your Wallet for Instant Tracking
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57
360-Degree Selfie Devices
360-Degree Selfie Devices
The Wefie Camera is Like a Technology-Infused Selfie Stick
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56
Connected Refrigerator Coffee Tables
Connected Refrigerator Coffee Tables
The 'Sobro' Living Room Coffee Table Has Speakers and More
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55
Transactional Smart Mirrors
Transactional Smart Mirrors
Oak Labs' Retail Mirrors Can Be Used to View and Pay for Products
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54
Sterile Toothbrush Holders
Sterile Toothbrush Holders
'Purreta' is Able to Hold and Clean Toothbrushes in the Bathroom
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53
DIY Face Mask Machines
DIY Face Mask Machines
Fruits and Vegetables Can Be Used in Preup's Face Mask Maker
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52
Personal Neck Posture Wearables
Personal Neck Posture Wearables
The ALEX+ is a Gadget That Improves Posture in Three Weeks
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51
Health-Focused IOT Desks
Health-Focused IOT Desks
This Office Work Desk Lets You Know When to Sit and When to Stand
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50
Thief-Photographing Smart Wallets
Thief-Photographing Smart Wallets
The Volterman Smart Wallet Comes Equipped with a Hidden Camera
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49
Conceptual Touchscreen Keyboard Laptops
Conceptual Touchscreen Keyboard Laptops
This MacBook Pro 2018 Concept Features a Touchpad Keyboard
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48
Soap-Free Dishwashers
Soap-Free Dishwashers
The 'Vapure' Steam Washer Cleans Dishes with Steam Instead of Water and Soap
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47
Programmable Fidget Spinners
Programmable Fidget Spinners
The 'Air-Scribe' Fidget Spinner Toys Feature a Built-in Display
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46
Feminine Smartwatch Jewelry
Feminine Smartwatch Jewelry
The Bezels & Bytes Apple Watch Strap Bands are Stylishly Chic
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45
Pocket-Sized Projectors
Pocket-Sized Projectors
The Smart Beam by UO is the World's Tiniest Projector
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44
Reengineered Airline Beds
Reengineered Airline Beds
The Simba Air-Hybrid Focuses on Comfort for Sleeping on a Plane
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Multisensory Dining Experiences
Multisensory Dining Experiences
The Woolworths Summer Sensorium Took Place at the Australian Open
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42
Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
The Water Curtain Features Embedded Size-Detecting Sensors
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Wearable Calendar Countdown Timepieces
Wearable Calendar Countdown Timepieces
The 'Piece of Time' Timepiece Concept is Minimal in Design
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Ultra-Slim Wall Illuminator Strips
Ultra-Slim Wall Illuminator Strips
The LIFX Beam Can Display Over 16 Million Colors
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Vehicle Security Trackers
Vehicle Security Trackers
The 'Mankiw' Car GPS Tracker Offers Real-Time Tracking for Drivers
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Anti-Radiation Phone Docks
Anti-Radiation Phone Docks
The 'WaveBrak' Smartphone Radiation Barrier Won't Restrict Connections
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37
Interactive Robotic Pet Sitters
Interactive Robotic Pet Sitters
The 'Pebby' Entertains Your Pooch When You're Away
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36
Modern Abstract Cellphones
Modern Abstract Cellphones
This Nokia Handset is Minimalist and Focuses on the Future
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Zero Gravity Workout Suits
Zero Gravity Workout Suits
The 'Orpheus' Suit Allows Astronauts to Perform Resistive Exercise
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Levitating 360-Degree Security Cameras
Levitating 360-Degree Security Cameras
The 1-Ring 'Moon' Smart Camera Records All the Action
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33
Artistic 4K Televisions
Artistic 4K Televisions
Trend Hunter Talked to Mark Childs About 'The Frame' by Samsung
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Oversized Tire Scooters
Oversized Tire Scooters
The Phat Scooter Offers Easy Balancing and Enhanced Shock Handling
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Gym-Specific VR Fitness Plans
Gym-Specific VR Fitness Plans
The YMCA in Minneapolis Offers a Virtual Reality Workout
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Workout-Augmenting Gadgets
Workout-Augmenting Gadgets
The 'BlazePod' Workout Fitness Device Randomizes Exercises
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Tricopter Car Brand Drones
Tricopter Car Brand Drones
The Conceptual Tesla Aurora Drone Can Operate Autonomously
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Multi-Sensory Tech Showcases
Multi-Sensory Tech Showcases
Google's 'Curiosity Rooms' Offer Hands-On Interaction with Its Tech
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Scent-Emitting Hair Dryers
Scent-Emitting Hair Dryers
The 'Delicious Dryer' is Equipped with Scent-Infused Cartridges
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Motorized Levitating Surfboards
Motorized Levitating Surfboards
This Floating Surfboard Effortlessly Hovers Above the Water
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Gamified Workout Equipment
Gamified Workout Equipment
The 'Plankpad' Helps You Train Your Core and Eliminate Back Pain
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Millennial-Targeted Tech Accessories
Millennial-Targeted Tech Accessories
'UO_TUNE_IN' is Urban Outfitters' Technology Accessory Range
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Mini Social Media Cameras
Mini Social Media Cameras
The Conceptual Snapchat 'Snapshot' Offers Impressive Functionalities
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Multipurpose Key Organizers
Multipurpose Key Organizers
The Keyport 'Pivot' Multi-Tool Keychain Keeps Essentials on Hand
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Coffee-Making Phone Cases
Coffee-Making Phone Cases
The 'Mokase' is an Ultra-Compact Espresso Machine
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Modern Flip Phones
Modern Flip Phones
Halcyon is a Smart Flip Phone with a Minimalist Feel
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Compact Capsular Trackers
Compact Capsular Trackers
The Ora Kids Tracker is a Convenient Wearable for Highly Active Children
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Hydroponic Gardening Appliances
Hydroponic Gardening Appliances
The OPCOM Farm Gardening Systems Debuted at CES 2017
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Sustainable Smart Home Initiatives
Sustainable Smart Home Initiatives
The New Grundig Home Collection Aims to Reduce Food Waste
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High-Functioning Smart Backpacks
High-Functioning Smart Backpacks
The Ghost Backpack Comes with a Variety of Safety Features
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Holographic Mall Advertisements
Holographic Mall Advertisements
'Hypervsn' by Kino-Mo Projects Floating 3D Advertisements
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Hi-Tech Spectacles
Hi-Tech Spectacles
This Digital Vision Care Concept Offers Infinitely Adjustable Smart Glasses
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Discreet Live-Streaming Necklaces
Discreet Live-Streaming Necklaces
Ubiquiti's Frontrow Can Capture All of Life's Precious Moments
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12
Automated Restaurant Tablets
Automated Restaurant Tablets
The 'Bellder' Lets Diners Order and Pay for Meals Seamlessly
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Personal Commuter Helicopters
Personal Commuter Helicopters
The Workhorse Surefly Urban Helicopter Simplifies Morning Commutes
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10
Swimmer Floatation Necklaces
Swimmer Floatation Necklaces
The 'PLOOTA' Water Safety Device Protects Swimmers at All Times
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9
Holographic Display Smartphones
Holographic Display Smartphones
RED Has Designed the World's First Glasses-Free Holographic Phone
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8
Anonymous Truth-Telling Apps
Anonymous Truth-Telling Apps
The Tbh App Lets Users Anonymously Rate Their Friends
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7
Holistic Body Health Wearables
Holistic Body Health Wearables
The Opter 'Pose' Tracks Posture, UV Exposure, Activity and More
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Innovative Inflatable Umbrellas
Innovative Inflatable Umbrellas
The Shield Umbrella is Light, Convenient, and Packed with Features
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Connected Canine Walkers
Connected Canine Walkers
This Hi-Tech Dog Leash Enhances Safety and Experience for Master and Mutt
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Multipurpose One-Handed Fidget Toys
Multipurpose One-Handed Fidget Toys
The 'Fiddle Stick' Toy Has Nine Tactile Features
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3
Floating Magnetic Timepieces
Floating Magnetic Timepieces
The Flyte Story Uses Magnetic Levitation to Depict Time
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2
Professional PC Gaming Desks
Professional PC Gaming Desks
The BenQ ZONE eSports Game Desk is for Hardcore Gamers
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Privacy Laptop Cases
Privacy Laptop Cases
Alcove’s Laptop Case Unfolds into a Private Workstation
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