From Projected Keyboards to Pricey Apocalypse Kits

 - Jan 17, 2013
The creative gadget trends seen on Trend Hunter during 2012 were unlike anything we'd seen before. In the past, the majority of gadgets released were made to enhance existing ones, such as phone or tablet attachments. In 2012, however, gadgets were entirely unique and stood on their own.

The 'Halo' digital business card, soapless Orbit Washing Machine and transportable toaster are among the most imaginative gadgets of 2012. Other pieces, like the social snapshot sunglasses or phone-charging purses, took mundane, everyday objects and instilled them with gadgetry to add a twist to everyday life.

The demand for specific types of gadgets is a great monitor for consumer behavior. Check out our Gadget Trend Report if you're looking to make more connections between our micro trends and greater patterns.