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Top 100 Tech Ideas in August

From Off-Grid Data Devices to Magnetic Energy Bike Lights

— August 27, 2017 — Tech
As the August 2017 tech trends reveal, modern technology continues to 'go green' in new and exciting ways. Beyond solar-power and low-energy gadgets, consumers now have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of eco-friendly and highly accessible tech options.

One area which continues to see progress is that of gadgets powered by renewable energy. One brand new example is the Reelight CIO, which is powered by magnetic energy. Another example is the DC-Tri Stand-Up Electric Trike Bikes, which are powered by electricity instead of fuel.

Beyond devices that are powered by renewable sources of energy, the August 2017 tech trends also include devices that go off the grid entirely. For instance, Sonnet Labs recently created a device that gives a user's smartphone the ability send instant messages, voice recordings, images, and GPS coordinates in areas where there is no cell coverage, satellite service or even internet access.
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Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
The NVADR ORION 4000x Game Computers Boast Impressive Specs
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Bag-Tracking Power Banks
Bag-Tracking Power Banks
The 'Solpro Tag' Charging Battery Packs are Trackable
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98
Affordable 4K Projectors
Affordable 4K Projectors
Epson's Home Cinema 4000 Delivers 4K Enhancement at a Lower Cost
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97
Smart Home Monitoring Sensors
Smart Home Monitoring Sensors
The iHome iSS50 Smart Home Monitor Keeps Living Spaces Efficient
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96
Web Development Platforms
Web Development Platforms
New Venture uiplease Helps You to Learn How to Code UI Animation
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95
Rugged Waterproof Illumination Speakers
Rugged Waterproof Illumination Speakers
The ECOXGEAR EcoSlate Speaker is Ready for Use in the Pool
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94
Codeless Chatbot Software
Codeless Chatbot Software
SaaS Startup HelloBOT Makes it Easier to Connect With Your Customers
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93
One-on-One Mentoring Platforms
One-on-One Mentoring Platforms
'InternStreet' Works on Project-Based Courses
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92
Discreet Security Systems
Discreet Security Systems
'Guard Peanut' Protects Your Personal Items from Theft
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91
Solar-Powered Headphones
Solar-Powered Headphones
The Bluetooth Solar Headphones Harness Sun Power When You're Outside
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90
Pulsing Anti-Nausea Wearables
Pulsing Anti-Nausea Wearables
The 'EmeTerm' Device Prevents Morning Sickness in Pregnant Women
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89
Little Luminous Camping Laterns
Little Luminous Camping Laterns
The Pocket-Sized Helio Camping Latern Packs 220 Lumens
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Voice-Activated Intelligent Thermostats
Voice-Activated Intelligent Thermostats
The Microsoft GLAS Cortana Smart Thermostat is Efficient
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Robotic Lawn-Mowing Startups
Robotic Lawn-Mowing Startups
HomeVP Installs Lawn-Mowing Robots In Your Home For a Monthly Fee
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86
Skeletal Microphone Designs
Skeletal Microphone Designs
The Skeletor Microphone's Exterior Appearance Will Make You Shudder
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85
Sophisticated Marble Pedestals
Sophisticated Marble Pedestals
The BLOCK Laptop Stand from de Dolomieu is Made of Solid Marble
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84
Responsive Haptic Clothing
Responsive Haptic Clothing
'Ripple' Lets the Wearer Know If Someone is Looking at Them
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83
Zooming Macro Camera Lenses
Zooming Macro Camera Lenses
This Tamron All-in-One Lens Offers Zooming and Macro Shot Capabilities
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82
Responsive Bike Helmets
Responsive Bike Helmets
The Classon Helmet Will Inform the Wearer If They're in a Car's Blind Spot
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81
GPS-Tracking Wallets
GPS-Tracking Wallets
Signature Wallets Infuse a Classic Design with Smart Technology
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Fried Chicken Smartphones
Fried Chicken Smartphones
Huawei's Kentucky Fried Chicken Phone Comes with Branded Apps
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79
Foot Shape Scanners
Foot Shape Scanners
Volumental's Device Addresses Fit for Online Shoe Shopping
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Canine Stress-Reducing Harnesses
Canine Stress-Reducing Harnesses
The 'Calmz' Anxiety Relief System Alleviates Dog Stress
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Cartoon Character Security Cameras
Cartoon Character Security Cameras
The Minion HD WiFi Security Camera Makes Equipment Friendlier
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Tilt-Shift Photography Cameras
Tilt-Shift Photography Cameras
The Bonzart Ampel Camera Turns Scenery into Fantastical Artwork
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Retro Console-Inspired Controllers
Retro Console-Inspired Controllers
The Colorware Joycon Classic Controller is Inspired by the NES
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Augmented Reality Tape Measures
Augmented Reality Tape Measures
AR Measure Turns a Phone into a Measuring Tape
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Stress-Relieving Computer Stands
Stress-Relieving Computer Stands
The ergonofis Ergonomic Wood Monitor Stand Optimizes Your Screen
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Metallic Hydration-Tracking Bottles
Metallic Hydration-Tracking Bottles
The 'ProBottle' Thermal Water Bottle Encourages You to Drink
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Deodorizing Coat Hangers
Deodorizing Coat Hangers
The Nanoe X Can Deodorize Clothes in About Five Hours
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Off-Grid Data Devices
Off-Grid Data Devices
Sonnet Labs' New Device Allows for Communication Without Coverage
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Disguised Television Mounts
Disguised Television Mounts
The Hidden Vision TV Mounts Hide Your Set Behind a Mirror or Artwork
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68
Bluetooth Electric Skateboards
Bluetooth Electric Skateboards
Huger Tech's New Skateboard Offerings Let You Track Your Rides
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Zero-Pollution Energy Generators
Zero-Pollution Energy Generators
The G.E.O.D Backup Electric Generator Creates No Emissions
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66
Skin-Scanning Wearables
Skin-Scanning Wearables
SOL Offers Wearable Skin Protection That Reminds Users to Take Care
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65
Fiber Optic Display Whips
Fiber Optic Display Whips
The FiberFlies 'PixelWhip' Creates Stunning Displays
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Magnetic Energy Bike Lights
Magnetic Energy Bike Lights
The Reelight 'CIO' Bike Light Doesn't Require Friction or Batteries
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High-Tech Tag Games
High-Tech Tag Games
Tag Team Inc. is Reinventing Laser Tag with 3D-Printed Weapons, AI and Drones
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Smart Selfie Sticker Apps
Smart Selfie Sticker Apps
'Sticky AI' Uses Artificial Intelligence to Turn Selfies into Stickers
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Interchangeable Accessory Smartphone Cases
Interchangeable Accessory Smartphone Cases
The 'BUDU' Modular Phone Case Offers Extra Attachments
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60
Whole Mouth-Cleaning Toothbrushes
Whole Mouth-Cleaning Toothbrushes
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Toothbrush is Connected
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Intentionally Antiquated Cellphones
Intentionally Antiquated Cellphones
The Mindfulness Phone Encourages Users to Live in the Now
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Canine Notification Mats
Canine Notification Mats
The 'Barking Mat' Dog Housebreaking Tool is Ideal for Training
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Honeycomb-Inspired Fashion Collections
Honeycomb-Inspired Fashion Collections
'Beeing Human' Features Strong Geometric Patterns
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Interactive Open-Source Touch Bars
Interactive Open-Source Touch Bars
The 'Barry' Builds on the Apple Innovation in the MacBook Pro
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Smart Pet Trackers
Smart Pet Trackers
The Paby Provides Pet Owners With Real-Time Pet Updates
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All-in-One Device Chargers
All-in-One Device Chargers
The Conceptual 'Cubby' Charger Keeps All Devices Up and Running
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Ergonomic Phone-Holding Accessories
Ergonomic Phone-Holding Accessories
'Floop Loop' Enables Users to Hold Their Phone with a Finger
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Multidirectional USB Fans
Multidirectional USB Fans
The 'O-Fan' Boasts a Clean Aesthetic to Cool Users at Their Workstations
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Bluetooth Artwork Speakers
Bluetooth Artwork Speakers
The VisualSonic Wall Mount Music Devices Hide Speakers Inside Artwork
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Wearable Electronic Image Badges
Wearable Electronic Image Badges
'The Badger' Displays Your Choice of GIF or Image
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3D-Printed Water Treatment Systems
3D-Printed Water Treatment Systems
This Home System Can Produce 35 Liters of Drinking Water a Day
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Independent Connected Light Solutions
Independent Connected Light Solutions
The 'Voyager' Smart Light Lets You Customize Illumination
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App-Enabled Smart Clocks
App-Enabled Smart Clocks
'LaMetric Smart Clock' Can Provide Important Updates in Real-Time
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Spring-Loaded iPhone Card Cases
Spring-Loaded iPhone Card Cases
The Killspencer Card Carrier iPhone Case is Stylishly Useful
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Multi-Use Steel Charging Cables
Multi-Use Steel Charging Cables
The 'ANCHOR' Cables Charge Your Smartphone, Laptop and More
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Kinetic Energy Power Banks
Kinetic Energy Power Banks
The 'Double E' Can Charge Devices by Simply Being Shaken
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Interactive Smart Mirrors
Interactive Smart Mirrors
The Surface of This Reflective Glass is Motion-Controlled
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Bluetooth Bone Conduction Rings
Bluetooth Bone Conduction Rings
The 'ORII' Smartphone Ring Brings Bone Conduction to Your Finger
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Modular Mobile Projectors
Modular Mobile Projectors
The 'iBeamBLOCK' Projection System Works with PCs, Tablets and More
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Single-Passenger Racing Drones
Single-Passenger Racing Drones
The Accula QX44 Skyster Reaches Speeds of up to 666 km/h
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WiFi Light Bulb Cameras
WiFi Light Bulb Cameras
The 'Tovnet' WiFi Security Camera Fits into Any Light Socket
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Eco-Friendly AC Beds
Eco-Friendly AC Beds
This Solar-Powered AC Bed will Provide Cooling Heat Relief All Night
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UV Handrail Sterilizers
UV Handrail Sterilizers
The LG Handrail Sterilizer Uses Ultraviolet Light to Kill Germs
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DSLR Lenses Smartphone Cases
DSLR Lenses Smartphone Cases
The PUZLOOK 6 Nude Case Incorporates Professional Photography Lenses
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Connected Speaker Fidget Spinners
Connected Speaker Fidget Spinners
The 'Spinneroo' Fidget Toy Spinner Plays Music and Displays Text
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Interactive Fast Food Windows
Interactive Fast Food Windows
KFC and Robinsons are Celebrating Wimbledon with a Pong Game
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Ergonomic Contour Mouses
Ergonomic Contour Mouses
The Delux Wireless Vertical Mouse Reduces the Instance of Wrist Pain
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Modular Gaming Controllers
Modular Gaming Controllers
The 'EXEO' Console Gaming Controllers Let Players Interchange Uses
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Old-Fashioned Vaping Pipes
Old-Fashioned Vaping Pipes
The RAWtronics Digital Classic Vape Pipe Pays Homage to Tobacco Pipes
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Cinematic Laser Projectors
Cinematic Laser Projectors
The Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector Plays Cinema-Quality Content
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Electroluminescent Backpacks
Electroluminescent Backpacks
The Lightpack Can Provide 20,000 Hours of Enhanced Visibility
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Tech-Accommodating Folios
Tech-Accommodating Folios
The 'Zion' Leather Padfolio is Ideal for Professionals and Students
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Intelligent Vending Machines
Intelligent Vending Machines
Coca-Cola's AI Vending Machine Brings Joy to Purchasing a Drink
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Ultrasonic Windshield Defrosters
Ultrasonic Windshield Defrosters
The 'Iglu' Windshield Defroster Gets Cars Set for Winter Driving
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Car-Recharging Drones
Car-Recharging Drones
The Conceptual Tesla Recharge Drone Offers a Charge During Drives
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Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
'Tree by Naked' Offers an Immersive Dining Experience
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3D-Printed Bikinis
3D-Printed Bikinis
ARks Unveiled Its New Line of Ergonomic and Ecological Swimwear
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Antique-Inspired Electric Bikes
Antique-Inspired Electric Bikes
The Vintage Electric Cafe Modular eBike Has a Removable Battery
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Digitally Sculpted Jewelry
Digitally Sculpted Jewelry
'Nom De Marque' Creates Elegantly Designed Precious Metal Pieces
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Female-Funded Investment Firms
Female-Funded Investment Firms
'Female Funders' is a Platform Helping Women Pursue Angel Investing
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Portable Solar Panels
Portable Solar Panels
These Portable Panels Can Turn Your Umbrella into a Charging Station
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Custom-Backed Smartphones
Custom-Backed Smartphones
The NuAns NEO Reloaded Has Hundreds of Different Design Combinations
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Retail-Focused Smart Streets
Retail-Focused Smart Streets
London's Intelligent Bird Street Features Pedestrian-Powered Retail
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Vibrating Musical Experiences
Vibrating Musical Experiences
This Wearable Pod Lets Artists Play Songs as Vibrations on Your Skin
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Textured Phone Cases
Textured Phone Cases
This Phone Case Was Inspired by the Rippled Surface of a Stingray
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Last Mile Skate Scooters
Last Mile Skate Scooters
The 'Blizwheel' Operates for Up to an Hour at 15mph
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Supportive Exoskeleton Chairs
Supportive Exoskeleton Chairs
Sapetti's 'Chairless Chair' Provides Relief to Standing Workers
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LED Dog Collars
LED Dog Collars
Neopop Makes You Dog More Visible at Night
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Connected Workout Staffs
Connected Workout Staffs
The Axon Staff Measures Forces Applied to It
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Skeletal Smartphone Storage Cases
Skeletal Smartphone Storage Cases
The 'Arc' Phone Case Offers a Bevy of Functions and Protection
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Retro Classic Keyboards
Retro Classic Keyboards
The Azio Vintage Luxury Keyboard Adds Personality to a Desktop
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360-Degree Selfie Devices
360-Degree Selfie Devices
The Wefie Camera is Like a Technology-Infused Selfie Stick
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Thief-Photographing Smart Wallets
Thief-Photographing Smart Wallets
The Volterman Smart Wallet Comes Equipped with a Hidden Camera
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Programmable Fidget Spinners
Programmable Fidget Spinners
The 'Air-Scribe' Fidget Spinner Toys Feature a Built-in Display
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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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Modern Flip Phones
Modern Flip Phones
Halcyon is a Smart Flip Phone with a Minimalist Feel
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Holographic Display Smartphones
Holographic Display Smartphones
RED Has Designed the World's First Glasses-Free Holographic Phone
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Privacy Laptop Cases
Privacy Laptop Cases
Alcove’s Laptop Case Unfolds into a Private Workstation
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Pedal-Free Electric Trikes
Pedal-Free Electric Trikes
The 'DC-Tri' Stand-Up Electric Trike Bikes Turn on a Dime
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