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Top 100 Gadget Trends in February

From High-Tech Flame Throwers to Musical Smart Rings

— February 24, 2018 — Tech
By the standards of the February 2018 gadget trends, Inspector Gadget's oft-malfunctioning tech is laughable — and not in the way that the cartoon series intended it to be. Technology has come so far since the Inspector Gadget series' run in the mid-eighties (and even its subsequent syndication through until the mid-nineties), with modern gadgets whose capabilities vastly outmatch the extending arms and helicopter hat of the bumbling protagonist.

One of the most talked about gadgets of late has been the flame thrower on offer from The Boring Company, Elon Musks's futuristic underground transit venture. After tweeting that he would sell a flame thrower to the general public if Boring Company's swag sold out online, Musk held up his end of the deal; the pyromaniacal gadgets have been on sale for $500, provided consumers can discover the ever-changing password to get behind the site's ironic firewall.
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Freshness
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Speed Trap-Spotting Devices
Speed Trap-Spotting Devices
The Escort Max 360c Connected Radar and Laser Detector is Handy
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99
Consumer-Friendly 3D Printers
Consumer-Friendly 3D Printers
Polaroid Unveiled User-Friendly Consumer 3D Printers at CES 2018
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98
Voice Assistant Clock Radios
Voice Assistant Clock Radios
The iHome iGV1 Integrates Google Assistant into Your Morning Routine
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97
Customizable Modular Smartwatches
Customizable Modular Smartwatches
The BLOCKS Smartwatch Can Be Configured for User Convenience
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96
Stylish Touch-to-Open Deadbolts
Stylish Touch-to-Open Deadbolts
The New Kwikset 'Kevo' Contemporary Lock is Quick to Install
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95
FM Radio Bluetooth Speakers
FM Radio Bluetooth Speakers
The HiFi MC Micro Portable Music System Can Be Carried Anywhere
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94
Mail Monitoring Hardware
Mail Monitoring Hardware
The Small Mynder Device Lets You Know the Very Moment Your Mail Arrives
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93
Outdoor Emergency Beacons
Outdoor Emergency Beacons
The 'ResQLink+' Locator Beacon Aids Search and Recuse
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92
IoT-Protecting Routers
IoT-Protecting Routers
The D-Link AC2600 Showed Off a McAfee Partnership at CES 2018
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91
8K 360-Degree Cameras
8K 360-Degree Cameras
The 'Pilot Era' from Pisofttech Shoots High-Res 3D Footage
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90
Room-Conscious Smart Thermostats
Room-Conscious Smart Thermostats
RoomIQ by Nexia Assesses Each Room in One's Home
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89
Spherical Connectivity Routers
Spherical Connectivity Routers
The 'Smart Router' Looks Like a Premium Piece of Technology
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88
Slumber-Optimizing Bedside Speakers
Slumber-Optimizing Bedside Speakers
The 'Wave' Sleep Therapy Sound Machine is Simple to Use
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87
WiFi Hotspot Language Translators
WiFi Hotspot Language Translators
The 'TranSay' Instant Pocket Translator Works with 30 Languages
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86
Alarm-Protected Bags
Alarm-Protected Bags
Skarabeos Battles Theft Though Its Portable Alarm System
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85
Modular Home Entertainment Systems
Modular Home Entertainment Systems
The Ashley Chloe 'Ensembl' Enhances Connectivity at CES 2018
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84
Smart Wine Racks
Smart Wine Racks
The Caveasy One Uses Mobile Tech and Sensors to Keep Track of Bottles of Wine
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83
Connected Rearview Car Cameras
Connected Rearview Car Cameras
The Nonda 'Zus' Smart Backup Camera Can be Installed in Minutes
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82
Tiny Water-Testing Gadgets
Tiny Water-Testing Gadgets
This Portable Device is Embedded With Water Quality Testing Technology
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81
Muscle Oxygen-Tracking Wearables
Muscle Oxygen-Tracking Wearables
The Humon Hex Tracks Physical Performance at CES 2018
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80
Tech-Powered Cycling Stunts
Tech-Powered Cycling Stunts
Cyclist Max Lippe is Taking on 2800 Miles with The Help of Technology
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79
Indoor Air Quality Monitors
Indoor Air Quality Monitors
'Airthings' Track Radon and Air Quality Levels in One's Home
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78
Solar-Powered Smart Locks
Solar-Powered Smart Locks
The Brinks 'ARRAY' Smart Deadbolt is an Eco-Friendly Security Unit
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77
Award-Winning Smartwatches
Award-Winning Smartwatches
The Mobvoi Express and Sport are Sleek and Modern Android Smartwatches
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76
Assistive Paralysis Gloves
Assistive Paralysis Gloves
The NeoMano Glove is Giving the Use of Hands Back to the Paralyzed
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75
Stackable Wireless Smartphone Batteries
Stackable Wireless Smartphone Batteries
The Avido WiBa Offers Portable Wireless Charging
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74
AI-Integrated Doorbells
AI-Integrated Doorbells
The 'Belle' Doorbell Automatically Handles Visitors to Your Door
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73
Holistic Pregnancy Planning Kits
Holistic Pregnancy Planning Kits
This Ovulation-Checking Kit Optimizes Chances for Conception
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72
Smart Reminder Systems
Smart Reminder Systems
PITAKA's 'MagHive' is the World's First Smart Home Reminder System
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71
Mobile Wireless Connectivity Printers
Mobile Wireless Connectivity Printers
The KODAK Mini 2 Instant Printer Boasts Bluetooth and NFC
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70
Intelligent Wine Openers
Intelligent Wine Openers
The Coravin Model 11 Is an Impressive Wine Opener with App Integration
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69
Gait-Analyzing Heaphones
Gait-Analyzing Heaphones
SOUL Electronics' Run Free Pro Bio Headphones are at CES 2018
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68
Voice Assistant Security Cameras
Voice Assistant Security Cameras
The 'Blink XT' Works with Amazon Alexa, Indoors or Out
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67
Ultra-Portable Projectors
Ultra-Portable Projectors
LG's HU80KA 4K Boasts a Built-In Handle for Ease of Use
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66
Device-Charging Alarm Clocks
Device-Charging Alarm Clocks
The Sandman Doppler Smart Clock is the Future of Bedside Alarms
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65
Affordable Digital Amplifiers
Affordable Digital Amplifiers
The 'NAD D 3020 V2' is a Digital Amplifier that Keeps Costs Down
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64
Stress-Relieving Wearables
Stress-Relieving Wearables
The 'Touchpoints' Stress Reliever Uses Vibrations Help the Overexerted
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63
HomeKit-Enabled Home Remotes
HomeKit-Enabled Home Remotes
The Nanoleaf Remote Controls Smart Homes at CES 2018
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62
Detachable Indoor Cameras
Detachable Indoor Cameras
The New Hive View Indoor Camera by Yves Behar is Sleek and Magnetic
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61
Rotating Dial Control Headphones
Rotating Dial Control Headphones
These Mobile Wireless Earbuds Boast a Physical Control Aesthetic
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60
Heat-Dissipating Tablet Peripherals
Heat-Dissipating Tablet Peripherals
The 'CoolPad' Docking Station Prevents Items from Overheating
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59
Transitional Smart Speaker Systems
Transitional Smart Speaker Systems
The 'Flou' Audio System Transitions Between Different Devices
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58
Minimal Hybrid Smartwatches
Minimal Hybrid Smartwatches
The Misfit Path Combines Classic Design with Connectivity at CES 2018
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57
Surround Sound Helmet Devices
Surround Sound Helmet Devices
Domio's New Helmet Audio Device Turns Any Helmet into a Sound System
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56
AI Baby Monitors
AI Baby Monitors
Project Nursery's Baby Monitor Integrates the Amazon Alexa Voice Service
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55
Wireless Charging Mousepads
Wireless Charging Mousepads
Razer Created a Charging Mousepad for Gamers
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54
Smart Infant Feeder Systems
Smart Infant Feeder Systems
'BlueSmart mia' Tracks and Analyzes a Baby's Eating Habits
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53
Portable Performance Drones
Portable Performance Drones
The Mavic Air is a Powerhouse Drone that is Compact and Portable
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52
Perishable Food-Tracking Apps
Perishable Food-Tracking Apps
The Smarterware App Helps You Track Refrigerator Contents
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51
DIY Home Security Kits
DIY Home Security Kits
SimplySmart's New Cube Home Security System Offers Stress-Free Safety
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50
Antiquated LED Lightbulbs
Antiquated LED Lightbulbs
The Flyte 'ARC' LED Bulb Draws Inspiration from Classic Designs
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49
Fashionable Touchscreen Smartwatches
Fashionable Touchscreen Smartwatches
Kate Spade & Fossil Joined to Create New Custom Smartwatches
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48
Safety-Focused Smartwatches
Safety-Focused Smartwatches
This Wearable Smartphone for Children Lets Parents Track Their Kids
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47
Dynamic Wallet Cards
Dynamic Wallet Cards
The Dynamics Card Combines All Your Plastic Money in One High-Tech Package
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46
Tiny Portable Chargers
Tiny Portable Chargers
The Flintu SideKick is a Keychain-Worn Smartphone Charger
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45
Introductory 3D Printers
Introductory 3D Printers
The Da Vinci Code Nano is Compact, Functional and Inexpensive
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44
Health-Optimizing Pet Trackers
Health-Optimizing Pet Trackers
Petrics Offers Advanced Technology to Track the Health of One's Dog
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43
Constantly Recording Cameras
Constantly Recording Cameras
The Time Machine Camera Constantly Records to Capture Missed Moments
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42
Modular Convertible Headphone Speakers
Modular Convertible Headphone Speakers
The 'AXY Audio' Can be Worn or Used on Your Desk
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41
Solar-Assisted GPS Watches
Solar-Assisted GPS Watches
The Casio GB-800 is Part of the G-Squad Seriesat CES 2018
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40
Charge-Accelerating Smartphone Accessories
Charge-Accelerating Smartphone Accessories
The 'Quic-4x' Charger Offers Three-Times Quicker Speeds
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39
Chemical-Free Shoe Cleaners
Chemical-Free Shoe Cleaners
The 'UV Pro' Shoe Sanitizer Kills Germs, Bacteria and Odor
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38
Detachable Gaming Keyboards
Detachable Gaming Keyboards
The 'Dygma Raise' Keyboard Splits into Two for Seamless Keystrokes
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37
Tech-Inspired Flashlights
Tech-Inspired Flashlights
The 'Heavy Utility Flashlight' Incorporates a Twisting Operation
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36
Revived Classic Gaming Consoles
Revived Classic Gaming Consoles
The Nostalgic Ultra Game Boy is Filled with New Features
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35
Customizable Coffee Capsules
Customizable Coffee Capsules
'Capsulier' Lets Consumers Blend Their Own Single-Serve Coffee Pods
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34
Musical Smart Rings
Musical Smart Rings
Enhancia Enhances Performance Through New Music Technology
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33
Juvenile Sleep Companion Clocks
Juvenile Sleep Companion Clocks
The 'Tick Tock Turtle' Kids Alarm Clock Teaches Routine and More
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32
App-Connected Kitchen Faucets
App-Connected Kitchen Faucets
Kohler's 'Sensate' Kitchen Faucet Supports Apple's HomeKit Platform
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31
High-Tech Flamethrowers
High-Tech Flamethrowers
Elon Musk Fufilled His Promise and Made The Boring Company Flamethrower
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30
Augmented Reality Blasters
Augmented Reality Blasters
Merge Labs Debuted a New AR Blaster that Brings VR Games to Life
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29
Signalling Commuter Bags
Signalling Commuter Bags
The 'Turn Signal Commuter Backpack' Shows Cyclists' Intentions
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28
Vintage Wireless Smart Speakers
Vintage Wireless Smart Speakers
Klipsch Unveiled Smart Speakers with a Vintage Look at CES 2018
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27
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Compact Selfie Drone 'AirSelfie 2' Was Unveiled at This Year's CES
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26
Analog-Inspired Smartwatches
Analog-Inspired Smartwatches
The Coalesce C_001 Smartwatch Doesn't Feature a Touchscreen Face
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25
NFC-Enabled Towel Clips
NFC-Enabled Towel Clips
The 'Ninja Clip' Clips onto Your Towel to Integrate Smart Features
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24
Solar Powered Electric Bikes
Solar Powered Electric Bikes
Solar Motion Corporation's Bikes are Charged When They're in the Sun
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23
Automated Greenery Planters
Automated Greenery Planters
The 'sPlant' Smart Garden Kit Grows a Variety of Different Greenery
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22
Energy-Tracking Wearables
Energy-Tracking Wearables
The 'Sleepman' Enhances Your Sleep to Ensure You're Well-Rested
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21
Heavy-Haul Cargo Drones
Heavy-Haul Cargo Drones
This Boeing Quadcopter Can Carry Up To 500 Pounds Of Goods
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20
Luxury Luggage Trackers
Luxury Luggage Trackers
Louis Vuitton is Manufacturing a Stylish Luggage-Tracking Device
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19
Fashionable Life-Saving Jewelry
Fashionable Life-Saving Jewelry
Invisawear Connects Users with Family and Police in Emergencies
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18
Next-Gen Facial Devices
Next-Gen Facial Devices
Foreo UFO Transforms the Way Face Mask Treatments are Applied
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17
Video-Integrated Treadmills
Video-Integrated Treadmills
Peloton Debuted a Fully Immersive Video Training Treadmill at CES
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16
Shoe-Attached Safety Lights
Shoe-Attached Safety Lights
The 'Power Spurz' Act as a Signal for Walkers and Cyclists
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15
Purse Accessory Charger Cables
Purse Accessory Charger Cables
The Casteify Tassel Lightning Charging Cable Hides in Plain Sight
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14
Sleep-Inducing Masks
Sleep-Inducing Masks
The Dreamlight Sleep Mask Uses Light and Sound to Inspire a Restful Sleep
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13
Fashion-Forward Tech Accessories
Fashion-Forward Tech Accessories
Styleables Helps Users Express Style Through LED Screens
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12
Sleep-Inducing Headbands
Sleep-Inducing Headbands
The Philips SmartSleep Uses Innovative Sensors to Promote a Healthy Sleep
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11
Smart Air Systems
Smart Air Systems
The Offinity Smart Air System Helps Users Breathe Better
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10
Scent-Releasing Safety Bracelets
Scent-Releasing Safety Bracelets
The 'Invi' Bracelet Releases Skunk Smell to Ward Off Attackers
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9
Interconnected Light Display Panels
Interconnected Light Display Panels
The Nanoleaf Square Enhances Spaces with Light Simulations
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8
Connected Cyclist Headsets
Connected Cyclist Headsets
The Ergonomic Smart Goggles Record Rides and Keep You Connected
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7
Dual-Purpose Bicycle Accessories
Dual-Purpose Bicycle Accessories
This Secure Bike Lock Operates as a Light When You're in Motion
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6
Personal Hydroelectric Energy Generators
Personal Hydroelectric Energy Generators
The 'Blue Freedom' Power Plant Harnesses Natural Energy
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5
Self-Watering Indoor Greenhouses
Self-Watering Indoor Greenhouses
'GroBox One' is a No-Soil Hydroponic System for Growing Plants
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4
Hassle-Free Cooking Appliances
Hassle-Free Cooking Appliances
The Suvie robocooker is the Answer for Convenient Home-Cooked Meals
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3
Interactive Kids Composting Units
Interactive Kids Composting Units
The 'Fytó' Teaches Food Waste Awareness for Young Ones
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2
Self-Balancing Suitcases
Self-Balancing Suitcases
The 90Fun Puppy 1 is Inspired by the Segway
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1
Biometric Fingerprint Locks
Biometric Fingerprint Locks
The Tapplock 'One' Padlock Stores Up to 500 Different Fingerprints
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