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Top 100 Gadget Trends in August

From Laser Glucose Monitors to Custom Home Security Platforms

— August 30, 2015 — Tech
These August 2015 gadgets range from health-focused devices to lifestyle products that aim to enhance one's quality of life with the help of customized features. In addition to the month's diabetes management devices, blood pressure monitoring apps and injury-preventing shoe trackers are also gaining popularity among health-conscious consumers.

While these digitized health devices make disease management more bearable on those suffering from varying conditions, the month's innovative GPS systems work beyond simple wayfinding methods and feature use capabilities that are more advanced. These include pet GPS trackers that prevent lost animals and smartphone-connected buttons that make lost mobile devices a rare occurrence.

On the lifestyle and entertainment front, these August 2015 gadgets include digitized dining menus along with livestock-monitoring wearables that ultimately track how healthy the meat consumers are eating really is.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
97
Embedded Touchscreen Sensors
Embedded Touchscreen Sensors
LG's Advanced In-Cell Touch System Allows For Lighter Displays
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96
Voice-Control Gadgetry
Voice-Control Gadgetry
The 'My Own Voice Interface' Unit Makes Voice Command Incorporation Easy
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95
Remote Fitness Timers
Remote Fitness Timers
This Interval Training Timer is Controlled by a Phone, Tablet or Watch
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94
Data-Shuffling Flash Drives
Data-Shuffling Flash Drives
The PhotoFast Can Move Data Between Lightning and USB 3.0 Devices
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93
Selfie-Taking Fitness Apps
Selfie-Taking Fitness Apps
The Misfit Link Blends Activity Tracking With Selfie Snapping
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92
Paper-Thin Tablets
Paper-Thin Tablets
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Takes Lightness to New Extremes
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91
Omnidirectional Wireless Chargers
Omnidirectional Wireless Chargers
This Wireless Charging Technology Can Handle Multiple Devices
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90
Smartphone-Connected Buttons
Smartphone-Connected Buttons
The Wearsafe Button Lets You Engage With Your Contacts
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89
Wireless LED Networks
Wireless LED Networks
This Technology Lets LED Lightbulb Devices Communicate With Each Other
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88
Water-Monitoring Robotic Swans
Water-Monitoring Robotic Swans
These Robot Swans Help Provide Data-Driven Water Testing
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87
Humane Outdoor Pest Repellers
Humane Outdoor Pest Repellers
This Humane Pest Control System Keeps Unwanted Yard Animals at Bay
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86
Guitar Pedal Accessories
Guitar Pedal Accessories
The RemoFinger Puts Virtual Effect Controls At Your Feet
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85
Smartphone Cooling Devices
Smartphone Cooling Devices
This New Air Conditioner is Specifically Made for Cooling Your Phone
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84
Personal Earthquake-Detecting Gadgets
Personal Earthquake-Detecting Gadgets
The 'Brinco' Device Acts as a Functional Seismograph
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83
Standalone Fingerprint Scanners
Standalone Fingerprint Scanners
This Device Makes Fingerprint Scanning Easier and More Secure
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82
Tangle-Proof Earbuds
Tangle-Proof Earbuds
The Zipbuds SLIDE Earphones Feature a Zipperless Slide Mechanism
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81
Miniature Surveillance Drones
Miniature Surveillance Drones
This Tiny Drone is Used for Military Surveillance During Combat
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80
Heat-Wrapping Wearable Mesh
Heat-Wrapping Wearable Mesh
This Silver Mesh Lets Users Concentrate Heat On Body Parts
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79
Kid-Friendly Programming Devices
Kid-Friendly Programming Devices
The 'Micro:bit' is an Educational Device for Young Programmers
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78
Ergonomic Writing Utensils
Ergonomic Writing Utensils
This Modern Stylus Fits the Natural Curves of Your Hand
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77
Employee Crowdfunding Platforms
Employee Crowdfunding Platforms
This Crowdfunding Service is Designed for Sony Employees
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76
Portable 3D Printers
Portable 3D Printers
The Freaks3D Allows You To Create On the Go
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75
Smartphone Piano-Teaching Systems
Smartphone Piano-Teaching Systems
The One Smart Piano System Works With Smartphone Apps
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74
High-Tech Guitar Processors
High-Tech Guitar Processors
The ATG-1 Floor Processor Expands Guitarists' Horizons
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73
Smart Mouth Guards
Smart Mouth Guards
This Mouth Guard Tells Users If They're Grinding Their Teeth
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72
Superhero-Inspired Hearing Aids
Superhero-Inspired Hearing Aids
This Line of Hearing Aids for Kids Features Decorative Designs
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71
Wearable Security Cameras
Wearable Security Cameras
This Stylish and Waterproof Security Camera is Fit for Use on the Go
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70
Poacher-Tracking Drones
Poacher-Tracking Drones
The Icarus 3.0 UAV is a Tool to Help Stop Illegal Animal Poaching
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69
Digitally Equipped Guitars
Digitally Equipped Guitars
The Lineage MIDI Guitar Features an LCD Graphical User Interface
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68
Aquatic Pollution-Monitoring Robots
Aquatic Pollution-Monitoring Robots
These Deep Sea Robots Helps Scientists Gather Marine Data
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67
Smartphone-Integrated Rings
Smartphone-Integrated Rings
The 'Aring' is a Chic Ring That Facilitates Touch-Free Phone Operation
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66
Smog-Detecting Wearables
Smog-Detecting Wearables
These Smart Sensors Monitor a User's Pollution Intake While Cycling
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65
Livestock-Monitoring Wearables
Livestock-Monitoring Wearables
These Smart Ear-Tags Help Farmers Monitor Their Animals
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64
Weed-Detecting Devices
Weed-Detecting Devices
Cannabix Technologies Built a Marijuana Breathalyzer For Police to Use
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63
Illuminated Grilling Accessories
Illuminated Grilling Accessories
These Handy Grilling Utensils Feature Built-In LED Lights
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62
Wooden LED Watches
Wooden LED Watches
This Tokyoflash Kisai Blade Wood Link LED Watch Offers Bluetooth Connectivity
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61
Durable Wooden Tablet Covers
Durable Wooden Tablet Covers
This Handcrafted Cover Protects Your Devices from Dust and Scratches
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60
Injury-Preventing Shoe Trackers
Injury-Preventing Shoe Trackers
This Device Lets Users Know When to Replace Their Old Shoes
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59
Eco-Friendly Pregnancy Tests
Eco-Friendly Pregnancy Tests
This Innovative Pregnancy Test is Flushable and Sustainable
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58
Retro Modern Keyboards
Retro Modern Keyboards
These Mini Yamaha Keyboards Blend Power and Portability
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57
Handgun-Toting Drones
Handgun-Toting Drones
This Handgun Drone Was Created By an 18-Year-Old Inventor
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56
Biometric Credit Cards
Biometric Credit Cards
This New Credit Card Uses Facial Recognition Technology to Prevent Fraud
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55
Digital Puppetry Software
Digital Puppetry Software
This Animation Software Allows Users to Control Designs with Their Hands
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54
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
These Translucent Barriers Mute Traffic and Generate Power
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53
Thought-Catching Devices
Thought-Catching Devices
This Voice-Powered Device Captures Ideas and Turns Them into Actions
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52
Vibe-Influencing Lightbulbs
Vibe-Influencing Lightbulbs
The Ilumi Smart Lightbulbs Change Color & Stimulate Circadian Rhythms
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51
Portable Nugget Ice Machines
Portable Nugget Ice Machines
The Opal Nugget Ice Maker Creates Three Pounds of Ice in One Hour
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50
Durable Action Cameras
Durable Action Cameras
The Hero4 Session is the First GoPro That Doesn't Require a Case
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49
Piracy-Fighting Spirit Bottles
Piracy-Fighting Spirit Bottles
The Remy Martin Club Connected Bottle Battles Spirit Piracy
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48
Vehicular Heads-Up Displays
Vehicular Heads-Up Displays
The Iris Heads-Up Display Can Be Retrofitted to Existing Cars
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47
Solar-Powered Outlet Adapters
Solar-Powered Outlet Adapters
The 'SunPort' Allows Users to Run Multiple Devices on Solar Power
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46
Virtual Fitting Rooms
Virtual Fitting Rooms
This Two-Way Technology Allows Customer to Visualize How a Garment May Fit
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45
Meat-Making Bioprinters
Meat-Making Bioprinters
This Solar-Powered Device Allows User to Make Their Own Bioprinted Meat
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44
Customizable Home Security Systems
Customizable Home Security Systems
The 'Scout Alarm' System Help Gives Homeowners Peace of Mind
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43
Saltwater-Powered Lamps
Saltwater-Powered Lamps
The SALt Lamp Burns For Eight Hours On Just Water and Salt
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42
Action Camera Autos
Action Camera Autos
The New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Will Come With a GoPro Mount for Filming
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41
Multifunctional Bedside Gadgets
Multifunctional Bedside Gadgets
This Multifunctional Alarm Clock Does More Than Just Tell Time
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40
Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
This Smart Steering Wheel Alerts Drivers When They're Drowsy
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39
Wireless Induction Speakers
Wireless Induction Speakers
This Speaker Uses Electromagnetic Induction to Amplify Sounds
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38
Traffic-Sensing Cycling Devices
Traffic-Sensing Cycling Devices
This Safety System Provides Cyclists with Rearview Bike Radar
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37
DIY Water Filters
DIY Water Filters
The 'Sustainable Filtration Kit' Allows Users to Make Their Own Carbon Filter
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36
Lifelike Artificial Limbs
Lifelike Artificial Limbs
These Futuristic Prosthetic Hands Closely Resemble the Human Form
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35
Elder-Assisting Eyewear
Elder-Assisting Eyewear
The ADAMAAS Smart Glasses Assist the Elderly in Everyday Tasks
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34
Earplug-Firing Rifles
Earplug-Firing Rifles
Patrick Priebe's Latest Invention Fires Rounds From Earplugs
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33
Blind-Assisting Beacon Systems
Blind-Assisting Beacon Systems
This Subway Navigation System Helps to Guide Blind Passengers
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32
Paper-Thin Solar Chargers
Paper-Thin Solar Chargers
The Solar Paper Charger is Small in Size and Big
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31
Intake-Monitoring Water Bottles
Intake-Monitoring Water Bottles
This Connected Water Bottle Reminds Users When to Take a Sip
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30
Audio-Enabled Fitness Trackers
Audio-Enabled Fitness Trackers
The 'Moov Now' Provides Real-Time Coaching Feedback
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29
Device-Charging Bicycles
Device-Charging Bicycles
This Bike-Powered Charger Allows Users to Take Their Gadgets Anywhere
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28
Surprise Gifting Drones
Surprise Gifting Drones
The 'I Like Giving Drone' Delivers Thoughtful Gifts to Lucky Recipients
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27
Electronic Restaurant Menus
Electronic Restaurant Menus
The Ziosk E-Menu Lets You Make Orders Without Having to Wait
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26
High-Tech Biometric Luggage
High-Tech Biometric Luggage
This Multifunctional Suitcase Keeps Your Belongings Safe and Secure
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25
Makeup Brush Cleaners
Makeup Brush Cleaners
The Lilumia Brush Washer Makes It Easy to Clean Makeup Brushes
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24
Multitasking Smart Lighting
Multitasking Smart Lighting
The Luzi Sleep Lamp Helps You Sleep Better and Charges Your Devices
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23
Pothole-Detecting Bikes
Pothole-Detecting Bikes
The 'Mode: Flex' is an Urban Smart Bike That Can Detect Road Hazards
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22
Laser Glucose Monitors
Laser Glucose Monitors
The GlucoSense System is Non-Invasive and Accurate
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21
Ink-Free Photo Printers
Ink-Free Photo Printers
The 'droPrinter' is an App-Connected Portable Printer Used for Smartphones
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20
Squeezable LED Lights
Squeezable LED Lights
The 'Lumibaby' is a Portable LED Flashlight in the Shape of a Tiny Figurine
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19
Smart Bike Safety Devices
Smart Bike Safety Devices
Smart Cycling Sensor BikeTag Keeps Your Friends and Family In the Loop
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18
Luminous Backpack Indicators
Luminous Backpack Indicators
The 'BrakePack' is a Glowing Bag That Signals a Cyclist's Direction
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17
360-Degree VR Cameras
360-Degree VR Cameras
Jaunt Unveils the First Professional Model for Epic Cinematic Footage
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16
Water-Friendly Drones
Water-Friendly Drones
The Hydrofoil Drone is Comfortable On the Water and In the Air
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15
Energy-Generating Rocking Chairs
Energy-Generating Rocking Chairs
The 'Volta' Harnesses the Power of a Chair's Rocking Motion
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14
Personalized Electric Toothbrushes
Personalized Electric Toothbrushes
The 'T.brush' is a Slim and Lightweight Electric Toothbrush
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13
Multitool Travel Jackets
Multitool Travel Jackets
The BauBax Jacket Offers Fourteen Excellent Features For Travel
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12
Internet-Connected Umbrellas
Internet-Connected Umbrellas
This High-Tech Umbrella Contains a Multitude of Advanced Features
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11
Temperature-Regulating Beer Coolers
Temperature-Regulating Beer Coolers
This Instant Beer Chiller Can Hold Up to Six Drinks at a Time
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10
Sound-Based Meals
Sound-Based Meals
This Company Has Developed a Series of Multi-Sensory Culinary Experiments
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9
Bike Safety Devices
Bike Safety Devices
Smart Gadget Byxee Protects Cyclists By Warning Them of Upcoming Hazards
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8
Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
This Smartphone Handset is a Playful & Nostalgia-Inducing Product
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7
Personalized Tattoo Machines
Personalized Tattoo Machines
The 'Personal Tattoo Machine' Allows User to Self-Administer Tattoos
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6
Underwater Fishing Cameras
Underwater Fishing Cameras
This Waterproof Gadget Functions as an Action Camera for Fishing
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5
Wearable Floatation Devices
Wearable Floatation Devices
This Ingenious Wristband Inflates into a Lifesaving Floatation Device
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4
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
The 'Sphericam 2' is a 360-Degree Camera That Can Capture Any View
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3
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
This Clever Homemade Flashlight is Powered by Old Batteries
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2
Miniature Laser Projectors
Miniature Laser Projectors
This Mini Projector Delivers Maximum Resolution and Brightness
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1
Miniature GPS Trackers
Miniature GPS Trackers
The TrackerPad Helps You Locate Your Personal Belongings
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