Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 402,975 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,052 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 341,271 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,052 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 341,271 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 402,975 cutting edge ideas.

Top 100 Tech Ideas in August

From Wireless Smart Headphones to Wearable Banking Apps

— September 1, 2014 — Life-Stages
The most popular August 2014 technology ideas continue to revolve around wearable tech. Maintaining its position at the forefront of emerging technologies, wearable technology is stretching beyond the realm of fitness and health, meeting demands in banking and entertainment.

Consumers can now use their smartwatch to meet all of their banking and payment needs thanks to the Wallaby's Mobile Wallet app that was developed for the Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch. The app is programmed to helps wearers identify which method of payment will benefit them the most in terms of reward programs and saving money.

Tory Burch's wearable fitness accessories are revolutionizing the craze by offering consumers chic pieces that look more like high-end jewelry than workout bands.

The Ritot Watch by Ivan Powell and Paul Smith takes the idea of "Wearable technology" to a very literal level. The watch projects the time, date and information from social media onto the wearer's forearm.

If you're looking for more research and examples of the top August 2014 technology ideas, visit Trend Hunter's Technology Trend Report.
6.8
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
94
Illunimated TP Holders
Illunimated TP Holders
RollScout is a Toilet Paper Holder That Alerts When it's Low
<
93
Squared Smartphone Screens
Squared Smartphone Screens
The BlackBerry Passport Mobile Device Opts for a Gigantic Screen Displa
<
92
Integrated Internet Artwork
Integrated Internet Artwork
The Internet Art Gallery Electric Objects Will Change the Art World
<
91
Protective Phone Devices
Protective Phone Devices
The Defender Hooks Up to Your Smartphone To Keep You Safe
<
90
Touching Adoption Photography
Touching Adoption Photography
Blended by Kate T. Parker Celebrates Unconditional Love
<
89
Colorful Computer Virus Catalogs
Colorful Computer Virus Catalogs
This is an Illustrated Guide to Some of History's Worst Viruses
<
88
Influencer Summer Camps
Influencer Summer Camps
Spark Camp is a Casual Conference for World's Brightest Minds
<
87
People-Tracking Apps
People-Tracking Apps
The Marauder’s Map App Shows How People Use Utilities in the Home
<
86
Customizable Split Keyboards
Customizable Split Keyboards
This Split Keyboard Plays Up Ergonomics and Customization
<
85
Sculptural Phone Chargers
Sculptural Phone Chargers
Switch is a Phone Charging Stand that Doesn't Require a Mess of Cables
<
84
3D-Printed Salt Igloos
3D-Printed Salt Igloos
The Saltygloo by Emerging Objects is a Sustainable Structure
<
83
Retro Instagram Reels
Retro Instagram Reels
Reelagram Turns Instagram Photography Authentically Vintage
<
82
Bass-Booming Home Speakers
Bass-Booming Home Speakers
The Hex Line from 808 Audio Provides Studio Sound for Your Home
<
81
Texting Analysis Apps
Texting Analysis Apps
The Texty Time App Shows When to Text Back or If You're Too Clingy
<
80
Wireless Smart Headphones
Wireless Smart Headphones
These Earphones Boast a Variety of Impressive Features
<
79
Waterproof Social Media Cameras
Waterproof Social Media Cameras
TheQ Camera is Perfect for Taking Underwater Swimming Pictures
<
78
Arousing Tech Ads
Arousing Tech Ads
The Samsung S5 Smartphone Campaign Stars Model Doutzen Kroes
<
77
Empowering Tablet Accessories
Empowering Tablet Accessories
Rosalina Nacken's iPad Case for Women is Chic and Empowering
<
76
Practical E-Ink Smartphones
Practical E-Ink Smartphones
FormNation's E-Ink Phone Goes Back to Black and White and Basics
<
75
Updated Sci-Fi Aircrafts
Updated Sci-Fi Aircrafts
The New X-Wing for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' is Revealed by J.J. Abrams
<
74
High-Speed Photography Apps
High-Speed Photography Apps
The MIOPS Camera Trigger Sets the Conditions for Dynamic Photos
<
73
Mobile-Infused Wireless Speakers
Mobile-Infused Wireless Speakers
Native Union's Switch Bluetooth Speaker is Multifunctional
<
72
Dynamic Storm Photography
Dynamic Storm Photography
Dalton Portella's Crashing Wave Photography is Lensed During Downpours
<
71
Multi-Tech Battery Pods
Multi-Tech Battery Pods
Bluelounge’s Sanctury4 Charging Station Fits Any Phone or Tablet
<
70
3D-Printed Soldering Irons
3D-Printed Soldering Irons
The Solderdoodle is a Portable and USB-Powered Soldering Iron
<
69
Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds
Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds
Normals Makes Bespoke Earbuds with Photos Takes by its App
<
68
Interactive Shopping Videos
Interactive Shopping Videos
WIREWAX & the CFDA Pair Up to Promote Shoppable Designer Videos
<
67
Galactic Villain Costumes
Galactic Villain Costumes
This Darth Vader Comic-Con Costume is Eerily Accurate
<
66
Deal-Finding Shopping Apps
Deal-Finding Shopping Apps
The SnapUp App is Made for Money Savvy Individuals
<
65
Wearable Banking Apps
Wearable Banking Apps
Wallaby's Mobile Wallet App is Developed For the Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch
<
64
Experimental Underwater Photography
Experimental Underwater Photography
This Unique Underwater Photo Series Uses a Scanner as a Camera
<
63
Virtual Designer Glasses
Virtual Designer Glasses
The Made for Glass Collection by DVF Dresses Up Google Glasses
<
62
Sneaky Gamer Lighters
Sneaky Gamer Lighters
The Assassin's Creed Lighter Brand Lets Virtual Assassins Leave Their Mark
<
61
Recycled Material Robots (UPDATE)
Recycled Material Robots (UPDATE)
These Adorable Robotic Sculptures Turn Garbage into Art
<
60
Banking Assistant Apps
Banking Assistant Apps
The Kasisto Virtual Personal Assistant is Intelligent and Simple to Use
<
59
Nostalgic Typewriter Keyboards
Nostalgic Typewriter Keyboards
This Vintage Computer Keyboard Looks Like a Set of Typewriter Keys
<
58
Luxury Lifestyle Apps
Luxury Lifestyle Apps
The Quintessentially Lifestyle App Has Perks for Members and Non-Members
<
57
Surreal Nature Self-Portraits
Surreal Nature Self-Portraits
Giulio Musardo Weaves Himself into Fantastical Visual Narratives
<
56
Filtered Polaroid Cameras
Filtered Polaroid Cameras
The Lomo’Instant Cameras Bring Back Traditional Filters and Polaroids
<
55
Extravagant Automotive Phones
Extravagant Automotive Phones
The Bentley Vertu Signature Touch Luxury Phone Costs $11,000
<
54
Luxury Launch Apps
Luxury Launch Apps
The VeryFirstTo App Announces All of the Latest Luxury Launches
<
53
Climate-Controlled Cities
Climate-Controlled Cities
Mall of the World Plans to be the First Indoor City
<
52
Customizable Smartwatches
Customizable Smartwatches
Blocks is a Modular Solution for Wearable Technology
<
51
Magnetic Cable Storage
Magnetic Cable Storage
The MOS Magnetic Organization System Keeps Track of All Your Cables
<
50
Lager Vending Machines
Lager Vending Machines
The DraftServ Beverage Vending Machine Lets the Consumers Be the Bartender
<
49
Vibrating Foam Rollers
Vibrating Foam Rollers
The Vyper by Hyperice Loosens Up Athletes Muscles
<
48
Inflatable Protective Packs
Inflatable Protective Packs
The Fugu Bag Guards Your Electronic Devices in Crowded Urban Areas
<
47
Smart Electric Skates
Smart Electric Skates
The ACTON R RocketSkates by Peter Treadway is the First of Its Kind
<
46
Vegetable Phone-Charging Walls
Vegetable Phone-Charging Walls
Microsoft's Phone Charging Wall is Powered by Potatoes and Apples
<
45
Futuristic Fashion Infographics
Futuristic Fashion Infographics
eBay Fashion Explores the Future of Fashion in This Graphic
<
44
Aerial Bartender Drones
Aerial Bartender Drones
The Yura Appliance System is a Personal Robotic Bartender
<
43
3D Selfie Apps
3D Selfie Apps
The 'Itseez3D' App Converts Your Selfies into 3D Images
<
42
Luxurious Facial Cleansing Devices
Luxurious Facial Cleansing Devices
Foreo's Tiny Luna Luxe Luxury Skincare Products Start at $7,500
<
41
LED Lettuce Operations
LED Lettuce Operations
The Mirai Co. Lettuce Farm Uses Special Lighting to Optimize Plant Growth
<
40
Dying Electronic Ads
Dying Electronic Ads
These E-Waste Recycling Ads Show Keyboards and USBs on Sick Beds, Near Death
<
39
Bodybuilding Exercise Sensors
Bodybuilding Exercise Sensors
The Beast System is About Tracking Weight Lifting And Goal Setting
<
38
One-Man Portable Photo Studios
One-Man Portable Photo Studios
The Human Light Suit by Erik Schwabel Helps Capture Burning Man
<
37
Robotic Vehicle Valets
Robotic Vehicle Valets
The Ray Robot Will Park Your Car For You in Germany
<
36
Bio-Digital City Structures
Bio-Digital City Structures
Urban Algae Canopy by ecoLogicStudio Cleans Air in Metropolises
<
35
Mobile Digital Wallets
Mobile Digital Wallets
CU Wallet is a Hi-Tech Credit Union Commerce Tool Targeting Millenials
<
34
Personalized Wedding Figurines
Personalized Wedding Figurines
Mariage Poupée Makes 3D-Printed Personalized Wedding Toppers
<
33
Starry Circuitry Projects
Starry Circuitry Projects
This DIY Paper Circuit Board Teaches Science and Astronomy
<
32
Immersive Virtual Reality Installations
Immersive Virtual Reality Installations
'The Origin of the World' was Created by Miguel Chevalier
<
31
Influencer #Firsts
Influencer #Firsts
Trend Hunter's Influencers Share Their Inspirational 'First Spark'
<
30
Sustainable Sophisticated Chargers
Sustainable Sophisticated Chargers
The Swich Wireless Charger is Viewer-Friendly from All Angles
<
29
Hi-Tech Kegel Workouts
Hi-Tech Kegel Workouts
The kGoal Smart Kegel Trainer is a Fitness Tracker for Women's Ladybits
<
28
Summer Fruit Tech Accessories
Summer Fruit Tech Accessories
The Watermelon Smartphone Case from Etsy Celebrates the Sweet Snack
<
27
Retro Electric Bicycles
Retro Electric Bicycles
The Otocycle is Inspired Bikes of the Fifties
<
26
Sticky Phone Cases
Sticky Phone Cases
ExtraVerso Phone Cases Leave Your Hands Free for Better Selfies
<
25
Wirelessly Charged Bicycle Concepts
Wirelessly Charged Bicycle Concepts
The Flux Bicycle Could Be Charged Wirelessly On the Go
<
24
Pipe-Like Vaporizers
Pipe-Like Vaporizers
This Smart Vaporizer is Based on Induction and Inspired by Old Timey Pipes
<
23
Integrated Battery Boosters
Integrated Battery Boosters
This Charging Cable Doubles Up as a Battery Pack For Your Smartphone
<
22
Internet-Connected Door Handles
Internet-Connected Door Handles
The Genie Smart Lock Connects Your Door Handle to the Internet
<
21
Painterly Laptop Decals
Painterly Laptop Decals
Etsy's Free Stickers Decals Shop Features Artful Tech Accessories
<
20
Illuminated Emotion Blankets
Illuminated Emotion Blankets
British Airways' Happiness Blanket Reflects a Traveler's Feelings
<
19
Surreal Dream Worlds
Surreal Dream Worlds
Photographer Logan Zillmer Captures Creative Selfies
<
18
Human-Cat Hybrids
Human-Cat Hybrids
Undercats by Sebastian Magnani Combines Pets and Pet Owners
<
17
Digital Projection Watches
Digital Projection Watches
The Ritot Watch by Ivan Powell and Paul Smith is the First of Its Kind
<
16
Self-Opening Package
Self-Opening Package
Tomorrow Machine Creates Packaging that Opens Itself When Food is Ready
<
15
Chargeable Drink Cartons
Chargeable Drink Cartons
The Mr Booste Portable Charger is Shaped Like a Cute Juice Box
<
14
Responsive Fitting Room Booths
Responsive Fitting Room Booths
Urban Research's Wearable Clothing is Portable and Interactive
<
13
Incentivized Recycling Machines
Incentivized Recycling Machines
The Envirobank Recycling Machine Offers Prizes for Cleaning Litter
<
12
Cyclist-Photographing Sheep
Cyclist-Photographing Sheep
The Tour De France Yorkshire Will Be Shot by Sheep with Sony Cameras
<
11
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Justine Crowe Wants You to Charge Your Phone in Style
<
10
Fashionable Tech Jewelry
Fashionable Tech Jewelry
Tory Burch Teams Up With FitBit to Create Wearable Fitness Bracelets
<
9
Augmented Reality Snack Boxes
Augmented Reality Snack Boxes
Special Snack Boxes Promote the Stand by Me Doraemon Movie in 3D
<
8
Popsicle Phone Cases
Popsicle Phone Cases
These Cases Look Like They Have a Real Popsicle Stuck to Them
<
7
Urban Warrior Phone Cases
Urban Warrior Phone Cases
The MyTask URBAN Comes Loaded with Phone Case Tools for Any Situation
<
6
Organized TV Trays
Organized TV Trays
Caddy is a TV Tray Table to Keep Tablets, Remotes, Phones & Drinks Neat
<
5
Extended Phone Cases
Extended Phone Cases
The Fonhandle by Yonatan Assouline Boasts a Versatile Handle
<
4
Interactive Room Separators
Interactive Room Separators
Reverso by Yann Mathys Reacts to Light and People's Presence
<
3
Surreal Eco Photography
Surreal Eco Photography
This Photo Series by Mojebory Boasts Beautiful Otherworldly Elements
<
2
Dramatically Aged Celebrities
Dramatically Aged Celebrities
Mashable Uses Oldify to See How Today's Stars Will Look in 60 Years
<
1
3D-Printed Selfies
3D-Printed Selfies
Using 3D Printing Technology, Shapify Lets You Print Yourself
<