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Top 100 Tech Trends in April

From AI-Intergrated Car Assistants to 3D-Printed Cheeses

— April 29, 2017 — Tech
The April 2017 technology trends show that technology isn't always about adding more. In theory, new technological developments contribute to more: more devices, a greater output of some good or service, or more experiences in general. But, on a metaphorical level, technology can also contribute to less. In April, technology trends that have to do with cleanliness and paring down abound.

One of the most visible of the cleanliness-focused tech trends in April 2017 is, in reality, invisible. Several devices use ultraviolet light to clean, such as the Orb Germ-Killing UV Light Ball. The device uses UV's natural ability to kill bacteria, sterilizing any area that it is shined upon.

The Xiaomi Car Air Purifier is another device that cleans invisibly, knocking out air pollutants in one's vehicle with a powerful dual fan.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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HIV-Fighting Smartphones
HIV-Fighting Smartphones
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition are Charitable
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99
Modular Timepiece Smartwatches
Modular Timepiece Smartwatches
The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Has Interchangeable Hardware
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98
Heart Rate-Focused Wearables
Heart Rate-Focused Wearables
The Fitbit Alta HR Tracks the Various Heart Rate Stages You Enter
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97
Port-Expanding Smartphone Adapters
Port-Expanding Smartphone Adapters
The 'RES' iPhone Lightning Adapter is Inexpensive
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96
Bluetooth Music-Upgrading Receivers
Bluetooth Music-Upgrading Receivers
The HomeSpot Wireless Audio Receiver Enhances Audio
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95
Rugged Bluetooth Speakers
Rugged Bluetooth Speakers
DreamWave's Explorer Brings Music Outdoors
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94
Auto-Focus Flashlights
Auto-Focus Flashlights
The 'Luxor Mini' Pocket Flashlight Adjusts to Different Needs and Uses
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93
Form-Tracking Runner Devices
Form-Tracking Runner Devices
The 'SHFT IQ' Virtual Coach Enables Runners to Train with Better Form
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92
Autonomous Car Brand Vacuums
Autonomous Car Brand Vacuums
The Tesla Vacuum Design Tracks and Maps Home Layout
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91
Ornate Gemstone Headphones
Ornate Gemstone Headphones
The 'HiNICE+' Necklace Headphones are Stylishly Functional
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90
Lunar-Inspired Rice Cookers
Lunar-Inspired Rice Cookers
The 'Midea' Cooker Expresses Cooking Cycles with Lunar Phases
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89
Interchangeable Aesthetic Speakers
Interchangeable Aesthetic Speakers
The V-MODA Remix Bluetooth Speaker Amplifier is Dual-Purpose
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88
Skill-Based Travel Platforms
Skill-Based Travel Platforms
'Stay on Skill' Enables World Traveling for Free by Using Your Skills
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87
Custom Control Smart Devices
Custom Control Smart Devices
The 'Welle' Hardware Turns Any Surface into a Smart Interface
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86
Face-Cleaning Toothbrushes
Face-Cleaning Toothbrushes
The '3Deep' Sonic Toothbrush Cleans Teeth and Scrubs the Face
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85
Haute Couture Emoticons
Haute Couture Emoticons
The Chanel Emoji Set Brings the High-End Fashion Brand to iOS
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84
Smart Universal Technology Keys
Smart Universal Technology Keys
The 'Hideez' Digital Key Unlocks Computers, Doors and More
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83
Mini Basic Use PCs
Mini Basic Use PCs
The Dell Wyse 3040 Thin Client Mini PC is Compact and Robust
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82
UV Light Phone Cleaners
UV Light Phone Cleaners
This Conceptual Phone Sterilizer Can Clean a Smartphone Effectively
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81
Dry-Erase Laptop Decals
Dry-Erase Laptop Decals
The 'Sketchcase' Whiteboard Sticker Affixes onto a Laptop Lid
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80
Watch-Upgrading Smart Straps
Watch-Upgrading Smart Straps
The MMT 'E-Strap' Upgrades Analog Watches with Smart Features
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79
Rotating Makeup Brushes
Rotating Makeup Brushes
blendSMART's Rotating Foundation Brush Simplifies Cosmetic Blending
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78
Bone Conduction Smartphone Cases
Bone Conduction Smartphone Cases
The 'Bone Case' Uses Bone Conduction to Eliminate Ear Canal Use
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77
Precision Coffee Makers
Precision Coffee Makers
The 'PERK' Pour Over Coffee Machine Offers an Automated Experience
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76
Multi-Copy Picture Cameras
Multi-Copy Picture Cameras
The 'Halo' Printer Camera Offers Digital and Physical Copies
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75
Interchangeable Component Phone Cases
Interchangeable Component Phone Cases
The Monarch VII 'MARK 1' Photography Phone Case is Versatile
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74
Speaker-Embedded Guest Beds
Speaker-Embedded Guest Beds
The Nuvia Bluetooth Speaker Futon Bed is Comfortable and Useful
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73
Abdominal Infant Monitors
Abdominal Infant Monitors
'Snuza Pico' is a Wearable Baby Monitor That Can Be Attached to Diapers
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72
All-in-One Projector Systems
All-in-One Projector Systems
The AcTek 'ET Mini' Offers 360-Degree Audio and Wireless Usage
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71
Sectioned Gaming Keyboards
Sectioned Gaming Keyboards
The Kinesis Gaming 'Freestyle Edge' Video Game Keyboard is Ergonomic
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70
Real-Time Infant Trackers
Real-Time Infant Trackers
The 'Gema' Baby Bracelets Track Infant Vitals at All Times
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69
Storage Card Smartphone Cases
Storage Card Smartphone Cases
The 'KUKE' iPhone 7 Battery Case Adds Additional Storage Space
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68
Connected Traveler Knapsacks
Connected Traveler Knapsacks
The 'Boolsa' Traveling Backpack Offers 20 Impressive Design Features
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67
Premium Leather Smartwatch Straps
Premium Leather Smartwatch Straps
The Casetify Saffiano Leather Watchband Collection is Stylish
<
66
Energy-Generating Vehicles
Energy-Generating Vehicles
The 'Changan' Ultra-Efficient Vehicle Harnesses Power from Many Sources
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65
Clothes-Steaming Wardrobes
Clothes-Steaming Wardrobes
The 'ThreadRobe' Smart Wardrobe Steams and Organizes Clothing
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64
Specialized PC Hand Heaters
Specialized PC Hand Heaters
The Enavo 'Heatbuff' will Warm Hands of Avid Computer Users
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63
Powerful Vehicular Air Purifiers
Powerful Vehicular Air Purifiers
The Xiaomi Car Air Cleaner Optimizes the Air Inside the Cabin
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62
Genuine Stone Technology Cases
Genuine Stone Technology Cases
The Cover-Up Stone Cases Protect iPhones and MacBooks in Style
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61
Solar Roof Hybrid Vehicles
Solar Roof Hybrid Vehicles
Panasonic Developed a Solar Car Roof for the Toyota Prius
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60
Chromatic Springtime Smartwatch Straps
Chromatic Springtime Smartwatch Straps
The Apple Watch Spring 2017 Interchangeable Bands are Chic
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59
Habit-Shaping Cuckoo Clocks
Habit-Shaping Cuckoo Clocks
'Cue' is a Modern Cuckoo Clock for Building Better Habits
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58
Multipurpose Smartphone Charging Stations
Multipurpose Smartphone Charging Stations
The 'JUICED' Charing Station Offers a Dock and Batteries
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57
Autonomous Hearse Coffins
Autonomous Hearse Coffins
This Hologram-Equipped Hearse Offers Comfort for the Dead
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56
Designer Tea Brand Juicers
Designer Tea Brand Juicers
This Conceptual Osulloc Vegetable Juicer Prepares Fresh Juice Quickly
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55
Aerospace-Engineered Smartphone Cases
Aerospace-Engineered Smartphone Cases
The Vihoo Phone Ring Offers Slim, Contoured Protection
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54
Customized 3D-Printed Sandals
Customized 3D-Printed Sandals
The Wiivv 3D-Printed Custom Sandals are Stylish and Comfortable
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53
Holographic Hospital Design
Holographic Hospital Design
This Operating Room Design Software Uses Augmented Reality Holograms
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52
VR Escapism Programs
VR Escapism Programs
This Chemotherapy Patient Program Uses Virtual Reality as a Form of Escape
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51
Electric Longboard Kits
Electric Longboard Kits
'JayKay' Introduces an Electric Longboard Truck with an Integrated Engine
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50
Stationary Laptop Docks
Stationary Laptop Docks
The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Laptop Dock Stations Expand Capabilities
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49
Ergonomic Technology Stands
Ergonomic Technology Stands
The 'Arch' Aluminum Laptop Computer Stand Keeps Desk Areas Neat
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48
3D-Printed Cheeses
3D-Printed Cheeses
Scientists are Experimenting with Additive Manufacturing and Dairy Products
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47
Smart Tension Relief Bandages
Smart Tension Relief Bandages
The 'ReCure' Bandage Relieves Neck and Shoulder Pain
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46
Food Delivery Robots
Food Delivery Robots
DoorDash is Partnering with Starship Technologies to Offer Robot Delivery
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45
Inexpensive Tracking Smartwatches
Inexpensive Tracking Smartwatches
The ProWatch X Android OS Device Takes Calls and Tracks Workouts
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44
Skin-Tightening Devices
Skin-Tightening Devices
The Segbeauty Non-Invasive Body Shaping Device Tightens and Tones Skin
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43
Squeezable Humidifier Designs
Squeezable Humidifier Designs
The 'Pillowy' Humidifier Features a Tactile Control Design
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42
Live-Stream Sky Projectors
Live-Stream Sky Projectors
The 'StarSailor' Projector Brings the Night Sky into Your Living Space
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41
Modernized Record Consoles
Modernized Record Consoles
The Wrensilva 'Loft' Record Player Console is a Chic Take on a Classic
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40
Curl-Specific Hair Dryers
Curl-Specific Hair Dryers
DevaCurl's Unique DevaDryer and DevaFuser Offers 360-Degree Airflow
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39
Modern Connected CPAP Devices
Modern Connected CPAP Devices
The Sefam 'Sleepbox' CPAP Machine Keeps Full Track of Treatment
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38
Smart Parking Sensor Lights
Smart Parking Sensor Lights
The STRIKER Concepts Garage Parking Sensor Keeps an Eye on Distance
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37
Connected Outdoor Grills
Connected Outdoor Grills
The Traeger Timberline Grill has Proprietary WiFire Technology
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36
Expanding Monitor Peripherals
Expanding Monitor Peripherals
The Slidenjoy Dual Monitor Extender Works with a Mac or a PC
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35
Modern WiFi Radio Speakers
Modern WiFi Radio Speakers
The Tivoli Model One Digital FM Radio Speaker is Future-Ready
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34
Analog Camera-Upgrading Devices
Analog Camera-Upgrading Devices
The 'I'm Back' Turns Analog Cameras into DSLRs
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33
Pocket-Sized Laptops
Pocket-Sized Laptops
The GPD Pocket Laptop Boasts a Full Keyboard and Display
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32
Transformative Outdoor Tool Systems
Transformative Outdoor Tool Systems
The DeWalt Flexvolt System Offers Several Tools in One
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31
Folding Hair Blow Dryers
Folding Hair Blow Dryers
The 'Squared Dryer' is Folded and Stored with Ease
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30
Modular Photography Packs
Modular Photography Packs
The Lexdray San Francisco Camera Pack Transitions for Different Needs
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29
Aquatic 4K Camera Drones
Aquatic 4K Camera Drones
The 'Gladius' Drone Enables Users to Take Underwater Photography
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28
Flatpack Laptop Stands
Flatpack Laptop Stands
The 'OviStand' Foldable Laptop Stand Keeps Devices Propped Up and Cool
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27
Illuminating Safety Helmet Lights
Illuminating Safety Helmet Lights
The 'Smart Helmet' Illuminates Frontwards and Backwards
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26
In-store Checkout Apps
In-store Checkout Apps
Wal-mart's Scan & Go Technology Helps Customers Skip Busy Checkout Lines
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25
Electrolysis Clothing Washers
Electrolysis Clothing Washers
The 'WASHWOW' Wash Machine Cleans Clothes without Detergent
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24
Connectivity-Enabling Switches
Connectivity-Enabling Switches
The 'Kancy' Wireless Smart Switch Can be Used with Almost Anything
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23
Sleek Pop-Up Televisions
Sleek Pop-Up Televisions
The 'ATELIER' TV Entertainment System Blends Beautifully into Spaces
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22
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
Location-Tracking Child Wearables
The 'Findly' Tracking Watch Keeps an Eye on Child Location
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21
Voice-Muffling Face Masks
Voice-Muffling Face Masks
The 'Hushme' Voice Mask Allows for Private Calls in Open Spaces
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20
Solar Window Pane Chargers
Solar Window Pane Chargers
The Notos Solar Window Charger Keeps Devices Running
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19
LTE-Enabled Mini Laptops
LTE-Enabled Mini Laptops
The 'KS-PRO' Ultra Mobile Snapdragon 8-Inch PC Runs Windows 10
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18
Vertical Self-Care Gardens
Vertical Self-Care Gardens
The 'Citysens' Indoor Gardening System is Ideal for Small Spaces
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17
Home-Sanitizing Lights
Home-Sanitizing Lights
The 'Orb' Germ-Killing UV Light Ball Enables Environmental Sanitization
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16
Educational VR Map Toys
Educational VR Map Toys
The 'WorldMapPortal' Mixed Reality Map Makes Use of VR Viewers
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15
Bike-Upgrading Electric Wheels
Bike-Upgrading Electric Wheels
The 'UrbanX' Electric Bike Wheels Quickly Upgrade Existing Bicycles
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14
Solar Panel Security Cameras
Solar Panel Security Cameras
The 'Solar Cam' HD Outdoor Security Camera Draws Energy from the Sun
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13
Solar Panel Window Coverings
Solar Panel Window Coverings
The 'Solar Blind' Solar Window Coverings Generate Power
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12
AI-Integrated Car Assistants
AI-Integrated Car Assistants
The 'Chris' Digital Car Displays Keep Your Focus on Driving
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11
Power Tool-Powered Vehicles
Power Tool-Powered Vehicles
The 'TOXIC' Racer Vehicle is 3D-Printed and Powered by a Drill
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10
Multifunctional Cooking Appliances
Multifunctional Cooking Appliances
The All-Clad Prep & Cook Food Cooking Appliance Does it All
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9
Multi-Dish Meal Cookers
Multi-Dish Meal Cookers
The Haier Multipurpose Cooker Makes Meal Cooking a Simpler Affair
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8
Flip Top Portable Projectors
Flip Top Portable Projectors
The 'Hemera' Compact Projector Has No Buttons or Controls
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7
Smart LED Helmet Lights
Smart LED Helmet Lights
The 'Brake Free' Helmet Lights are Ideal for Motorcyclists
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6
Power-Assisted City Trikes
Power-Assisted City Trikes
The Audi 'Formula Zero' Urban Vehicle Transports Riders Short Distances
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5
Connected Refrigerator Coffee Tables
Connected Refrigerator Coffee Tables
The 'Sobro' Living Room Coffee Table Has Speakers and More
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4
Vehicle Security Trackers
Vehicle Security Trackers
The 'Mankiw' Car GPS Tracker Offers Real-Time Tracking for Drivers
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3
Modern Abstract Cellphones
Modern Abstract Cellphones
This Nokia Handset is Minimalist and Focuses on the Future
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2
Interactive Robotic Pet Sitters
Interactive Robotic Pet Sitters
The 'Pebby' Entertains Your Pooch When You're Away
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1
Workout-Augmenting Gadgets
Workout-Augmenting Gadgets
The 'BlazePod' Workout Fitness Device Randomizes Exercises
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