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Top 100 Tech Trends in February

From High Tech Flamethrowers to Cryptocurrency-Inspired Pop Groups

— February 24, 2018 — Tech
In the basketball world, a tech is a bad thing, giving the opposing team a free throw and possession of the ball, but the February 2018 tech trends here show that in the regular world, tech is a very good thing. From neural networks to cryptocurrency, technology increasingly seems like it will guide the direction of humanity's future — as it consistently has informed the development of humanity in the past — which makes the February 2018 tech trends all the more exciting.

Cryptocurrency has been the topic of note for the past few months, with the speculative technology's meteoric rise in October of 2017 (and its steady fall over the past few months) dominating the financial media and the popular media as a whole. In Japan, where cryptocurrency is even more generally accepted than in North America or Europe, the buzz around cryptocurrency has reached a literal fever pitch. A J-Pop girl group called Kasotsuka Shojo has recently emerged, and everything about the band is cryptocurrency-related, from their song lyrics to their costumes.
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Slumber-Optimizing Bedside Speakers
Slumber-Optimizing Bedside Speakers
The 'Wave' Sleep Therapy Sound Machine is Simple to Use
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99
Ultra-Powerful Compact Laptops
Ultra-Powerful Compact Laptops
The New Dell XPS 13 Laptop Has Arrived Just in Time for CES 2018
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98
Electronic Skin Technologies
Electronic Skin Technologies
This Electronic Skin Technology Allows Users to Operate Devices
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97
Computer-Hiding Mounts
Computer-Hiding Mounts
The HumanCentric Mac mini Mount Fits onto the Back of Your Monitor
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96
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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95
Wall-Scaling Vehicle Concepts
Wall-Scaling Vehicle Concepts
The 'Ventooz' Drives Both Horizontally and Vertically
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94
Smart Modular Street Lamps
Smart Modular Street Lamps
Wi-Fiber's Smart Lighting can be Retrofitted on Existing Street Lamps
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93
Tech-Infused Mirrorless Vehicles
Tech-Infused Mirrorless Vehicles
Mitsubishi's Mirrorless Car is Set to Hit the Market Next Year
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92
Real-Time Processing 3D Cameras
Real-Time Processing 3D Cameras
The Intel 'RealSense' Cameras Add 3D Capabilities to Projects
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91
Gait-Analyzing Heaphones
Gait-Analyzing Heaphones
SOUL Electronics' Run Free Pro Bio Headphones are at CES 2018
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90
Hyperfast Hair-Drying Tools
Hyperfast Hair-Drying Tools
The Revlon Infrared Hair Dryer Retails for Under $20
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89
Smart Reminder Systems
Smart Reminder Systems
PITAKA's 'MagHive' is the World's First Smart Home Reminder System
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88
Tablet-Upgrading Laptop Cases
Tablet-Upgrading Laptop Cases
The ZAGG Slimbook iPad Pro Case Turns the Device into a Laptop
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87
Millennial-Targeted Networking Apps
Millennial-Targeted Networking Apps
Shapr Allows Millennials to Network on a Familiar Platform
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86
Record-Breaking Crowdfunded Games
Record-Breaking Crowdfunded Games
The Star Citizen Game Raised Millions of Dollars on Kickstarter
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85
Cubic Multi-Room Loudspeakers
Cubic Multi-Room Loudspeakers
The Teenage Engineering OD-11 Speaker Comes in Four Color Options
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84
HomeKit-Enabled Home Remotes
HomeKit-Enabled Home Remotes
The Nanoleaf Remote Controls Smart Homes at CES 2018
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83
Detachable Indoor Cameras
Detachable Indoor Cameras
The New Hive View Indoor Camera by Yves Behar is Sleek and Magnetic
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82
Cryptocurrency-Inspired Musicians
Cryptocurrency-Inspired Musicians
J-Pop Group Kasotsuka Shojo uses Pop Music to Educate on Crypto
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81
Bioengineered Spider Silk Hats
Bioengineered Spider Silk Hats
This Faux Silk Hat was Developed as a Tech-Infused Alternative
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80
Multi Login Web Tools
Multi Login Web Tools
SaaS Startup SessionBox is a Time-Saving Web Tool for Many Active Sessions
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79
Impenetrable Enforcement Cars
Impenetrable Enforcement Cars
The Autonomous Police Vehicle Displays Alerts to Motorists
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78
Conceptual Upgrade-Friendly PCs
Conceptual Upgrade-Friendly PCs
The 'Whale' PC Enables Users to Change Out Components Themselves
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77
Quick-Charge Electric Vehicles
Quick-Charge Electric Vehicles
The BYTON Concept Impresses with 250 Miles of Range at CES 2018
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76
Home Control Kitchen Displays
Home Control Kitchen Displays
The GE Appliances Family Hub Kitchen Tablet Debuted at CES 2018
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75
Wireless Charging Mousepads
Wireless Charging Mousepads
Razer Created a Charging Mousepad for Gamers
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74
Perishable Food-Tracking Apps
Perishable Food-Tracking Apps
The Smarterware App Helps You Track Refrigerator Contents
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73
Digital Flip Chart Displays
Digital Flip Chart Displays
The Samsung 'Flip' is Part of its "Workplace of the Future" Vision
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72
Fashionable Touchscreen Smartwatches
Fashionable Touchscreen Smartwatches
Kate Spade & Fossil Joined to Create New Custom Smartwatches
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71
Antiquated LED Lightbulbs
Antiquated LED Lightbulbs
The Flyte 'ARC' LED Bulb Draws Inspiration from Classic Designs
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70
AR Football Stadium Seats
AR Football Stadium Seats
2018 Super Bowl Seats Can Be Viewed Through StubHub's AR Stadium Model
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69
Safety-Focused Smartwatches
Safety-Focused Smartwatches
This Wearable Smartphone for Children Lets Parents Track Their Kids
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68
Introductory 3D Printers
Introductory 3D Printers
The Da Vinci Code Nano is Compact, Functional and Inexpensive
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67
Tiny Portable Chargers
Tiny Portable Chargers
The Flintu SideKick is a Keychain-Worn Smartphone Charger
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66
Modular Convertible Headphone Speakers
Modular Convertible Headphone Speakers
The 'AXY Audio' Can be Worn or Used on Your Desk
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65
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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64
4K Camera Marine Drones
4K Camera Marine Drones
The 'PowerDolphin' Works Seamlessly Above and Below the Waves
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63
Charge-Accelerating Smartphone Accessories
Charge-Accelerating Smartphone Accessories
The 'Quic-4x' Charger Offers Three-Times Quicker Speeds
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62
Futuristic Streaming Sunglasses
Futuristic Streaming Sunglasses
These Ace Eyewear Sunglasses Can Livestream Directly to Facebook
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61
Artistic Solar Panel Blinds
Artistic Solar Panel Blinds
The 'Rolar Blinds' Draw Energy From the Sun as They Cover Windows
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60
Detachable Gaming Keyboards
Detachable Gaming Keyboards
The 'Dygma Raise' Keyboard Splits into Two for Seamless Keystrokes
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59
Revived Classic Gaming Consoles
Revived Classic Gaming Consoles
The Nostalgic Ultra Game Boy is Filled with New Features
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58
App-Connected Kitchen Faucets
App-Connected Kitchen Faucets
Kohler's 'Sensate' Kitchen Faucet Supports Apple's HomeKit Platform
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57
Juvenile Sleep Companion Clocks
Juvenile Sleep Companion Clocks
The 'Tick Tock Turtle' Kids Alarm Clock Teaches Routine and More
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56
Tech-Inspired Flashlights
Tech-Inspired Flashlights
The 'Heavy Utility Flashlight' Incorporates a Twisting Operation
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55
Muscle-Building Strollers
Muscle-Building Strollers
This Innovative Stroller Helps New Parents Maintain Exercise Regimes
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54
Interactive Store Shelves
Interactive Store Shelves
'Kroger Edge' Technology Communicates with a Shopper's Smartphone
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53
Customizable Coffee Capsules
Customizable Coffee Capsules
'Capsulier' Lets Consumers Blend Their Own Single-Serve Coffee Pods
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52
Signalling Commuter Bags
Signalling Commuter Bags
The 'Turn Signal Commuter Backpack' Shows Cyclists' Intentions
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51
Hologram-Projecting Smartphones
Hologram-Projecting Smartphones
RED's 'Hydrogen One' is an Impressive Phone with a Unique Display
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50
Augmented Reality Blasters
Augmented Reality Blasters
Merge Labs Debuted a New AR Blaster that Brings VR Games to Life
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49
High-Tech Flamethrowers
High-Tech Flamethrowers
Elon Musk Fufilled His Promise and Made The Boring Company Flamethrower
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48
360-Degree Neckband Cameras
360-Degree Neckband Cameras
The 'FITT360' Wearable Camera Seamlessly Records Experiences
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47
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Second Generation Selfie Drones
Compact Selfie Drone 'AirSelfie 2' Was Unveiled at This Year's CES
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46
Vintage Wireless Smart Speakers
Vintage Wireless Smart Speakers
Klipsch Unveiled Smart Speakers with a Vintage Look at CES 2018
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Analog-Inspired Smartwatches
Analog-Inspired Smartwatches
The Coalesce C_001 Smartwatch Doesn't Feature a Touchscreen Face
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44
Intelligent Self-Driving Suitcases
Intelligent Self-Driving Suitcases
ForwardX CX-1 Suitcase Will Follow You Through the Airport
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43
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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42
Smart Bike Lights
Smart Bike Lights
The Smart Bicycle Light Comes Equipped With Safety Features Like Turn Signals
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Aquatic Sport-Inspired Skateboards
Aquatic Sport-Inspired Skateboards
The 'KKA S1' Skateboard Produces the Feeling of Surfing
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40
Energy-Tracking Wearables
Energy-Tracking Wearables
The 'Sleepman' Enhances Your Sleep to Ensure You're Well-Rested
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39
Tech-Integrated Outdoor Furniture
Tech-Integrated Outdoor Furniture
Nocturnal Beasts is a Series of Furniture for Teenagers
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38
Concept Air Taxis
Concept Air Taxis
Bell Helicopter Air Taxi is the First Approach to a New Form of Urban Transport
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37
Automated Greenery Planters
Automated Greenery Planters
The 'sPlant' Smart Garden Kit Grows a Variety of Different Greenery
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36
Scientific Smartphone Cases
Scientific Smartphone Cases
The 'iMICROSCOPE' Smartphone Case Offers 300x Magnification
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35
Luxury Luggage Trackers
Luxury Luggage Trackers
Louis Vuitton is Manufacturing a Stylish Luggage-Tracking Device
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Heavy-Haul Cargo Drones
Heavy-Haul Cargo Drones
This Boeing Quadcopter Can Carry Up To 500 Pounds Of Goods
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Luxury Smart Shower Systems
Luxury Smart Shower Systems
The Elmer Shower Can Be Connected to Any Home
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Next-Gen Facial Devices
Next-Gen Facial Devices
Foreo UFO Transforms the Way Face Mask Treatments are Applied
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AI Feminine Care Services
AI Feminine Care Services
Freda Uses AI Predictions to Send Its Eco-Friendly Subscriptions
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Projector-Integrated Mobile Phones
Projector-Integrated Mobile Phones
Wireless Mobi Solutions' Moviphone Has a Built-In Projector
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AI Art Doppelganger Apps
AI Art Doppelganger Apps
Google Arts & Culture's Latest Update Reads Faces to Find Lookalikes
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Video-Integrated Treadmills
Video-Integrated Treadmills
Peloton Debuted a Fully Immersive Video Training Treadmill at CES
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Shoe-Attached Safety Lights
Shoe-Attached Safety Lights
The 'Power Spurz' Act as a Signal for Walkers and Cyclists
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Voice-Controlled Coffee Makers
Voice-Controlled Coffee Makers
The Gourmia Coffee Maker Responds to the Skill Name 'Mia'
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25
Purse Accessory Charger Cables
Purse Accessory Charger Cables
The Casteify Tassel Lightning Charging Cable Hides in Plain Sight
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Luxurious Fashiontech Editorials
Luxurious Fashiontech Editorials
Harper's Bazaar Embraces Tech and Couture in a Futuristic Series
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Miniature Vehicle Dash Cameras
Miniature Vehicle Dash Cameras
The YI Compact Dash Cam Records Footage in Crisp HD
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Sleep-Inducing Headbands
Sleep-Inducing Headbands
The Philips SmartSleep Uses Innovative Sensors to Promote a Healthy Sleep
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21
Sleep-Inducing Masks
Sleep-Inducing Masks
The Dreamlight Sleep Mask Uses Light and Sound to Inspire a Restful Sleep
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Fashion-Forward Tech Accessories
Fashion-Forward Tech Accessories
Styleables Helps Users Express Style Through LED Screens
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Smart Air Systems
Smart Air Systems
The Offinity Smart Air System Helps Users Breathe Better
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18
Scent-Releasing Safety Bracelets
Scent-Releasing Safety Bracelets
The 'Invi' Bracelet Releases Skunk Smell to Ward Off Attackers
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Autonomous Retail Vehicles
Autonomous Retail Vehicles
'e-Palette on Demand' is Toyota's Plan for the Future of Shopping
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Interconnected Light Display Panels
Interconnected Light Display Panels
The Nanoleaf Square Enhances Spaces with Light Simulations
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15
Self-Serve Convenience Stores
Self-Serve Convenience Stores
Irispay's "E-Concept Store" in Malaysia is a Self-Service Store
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14
Connected Cyclist Headsets
Connected Cyclist Headsets
The Ergonomic Smart Goggles Record Rides and Keep You Connected
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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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Unorthodox Compartmentalized PC Cases
Unorthodox Compartmentalized PC Cases
The DeepCool 'Quadstellar' was Shown Off at CES 2018
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11
Personal Hydroelectric Energy Generators
Personal Hydroelectric Energy Generators
The 'Blue Freedom' Power Plant Harnesses Natural Energy
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10
Self-Watering Indoor Greenhouses
Self-Watering Indoor Greenhouses
'GroBox One' is a No-Soil Hydroponic System for Growing Plants
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Hassle-Free Cooking Appliances
Hassle-Free Cooking Appliances
The Suvie robocooker is the Answer for Convenient Home-Cooked Meals
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Interactive Kids Composting Units
Interactive Kids Composting Units
The 'Fytó' Teaches Food Waste Awareness for Young Ones
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Grocery-Hauling Car Concepts
Grocery-Hauling Car Concepts
The Robomart Brings Vegetables and Produce To Your Door
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Self-Balancing Suitcases
Self-Balancing Suitcases
The 90Fun Puppy 1 is Inspired by the Segway
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5
Biometric Fingerprint Locks
Biometric Fingerprint Locks
The Tapplock 'One' Padlock Stores Up to 500 Different Fingerprints
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4
Digital Art Museums
Digital Art Museums
Mori Building and teamLab are Opening a Unique Art Venue in Tokyo
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3
Space-Saving Eco Clothes Dryers
Space-Saving Eco Clothes Dryers
The FoxyDry 'AIR' Dries Clothing Up and Out of the Way
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2
Handheld Edge-to-Edge Consoles
Handheld Edge-to-Edge Consoles
This PSP Concept Puts Controls onto the Immersive Screen
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Sculpted Ebony Wood Smartphones
Sculpted Ebony Wood Smartphones
The 'APOLLO 2.0' Smartphone is Ergonomically Shaped
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