From Borderless Smartphones to Facial Hair Apps

 - Jan 3, 2014
Gadget trends in 2013 were dedicated mostly to serving very niche purposes. Whether it be an app dedicated to helping you plan the growth of your beard, or an ingredient-examining knife, the devices of this past year extended way beyond necessary functionality and into a much more abstract realm.

This is a reflection of the fact that in 2013, there is a need for almost anything. Taking this a step further is the pattern of smartphone hybrids that took the tech industry by storm. Music-mixing Android phones, smartphone watches and mood-monitoring iPhones all prove that the cellphone is no longer just a communication device. It's a full-blown technological hub.

Navigate through the jumbled wires and hard metals of the gadget industry with our extensive Gadgets Trend Report.