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Top 100 Gadget Trends in 2013

From Borderless Smartphones to Facial Hair Apps

— January 3, 2014 — Tech
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.
6.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Surreal Spectral Skateboards
Surreal Spectral Skateboards
The 'Ghost Skateboard' Lets You Cruise Down Streets Like a Phantom
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97
Perfectly Petite Projectors
Perfectly Petite Projectors
This Small Projector Will Make Presentations Easier
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96
Covered Airport Pods
Covered Airport Pods
Abu Dhabi Airport's Sleeping Pods Will Have You Relaxing Like a Baby
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95
Three-in-One Emergency Devices
Three-in-One Emergency Devices
LED Light is Air Propelled Through the Whistle
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94
Handmade LED Sunglasses
Handmade LED Sunglasses
These Glow in the Dark Shades are Perfect for Party Enthusiasts
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93
Large Object Printers
Large Object Printers
The Cubex 3D Printer by Cubify Can Produce a Basketball
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92
Apple-Picker iPhone Cases
Apple-Picker iPhone Cases
Hand-Illustrated Phone Cases by ONARDs Emphasize Apple’s Logo
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91
Hybrid Smartphone Camera Concepts
Hybrid Smartphone Camera Concepts
The Rishi Soman iLens Concept Design Promises Sleek Photography
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90
Specific Sport Trackers
Specific Sport Trackers
The Amiigo Fitness Bracelet Recognizes Different Exercises and Activities
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89
Luxe All-Inclusive Showers
Luxe All-Inclusive Showers
The 'Steam Shower Room' Amps Up Your Shower Experience
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88
Dual Defensive Devices
Dual Defensive Devices
This Safety Alarm Acts as a Weapon and Personal Siren
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87
Eye-Widening Frames
Eye-Widening Frames
The Eyelid Trainer is Meant to Create a Double Eyelid Effect
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86
Writing Implement Earpieces
Writing Implement Earpieces
These Magic Pencil Earphones Make a Creative Pair of Audio Accessories
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85
Sound-Enhancing Tablet Speakers
Sound-Enhancing Tablet Speakers
This iPad Speaker is Both Portable and Loud
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84
Flash Drive Doodlers
Flash Drive Doodlers
The Pen2 Has a Pair of Functions Designed to Better Furnish Your Desktop
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83
Compact Corn Strippers
Compact Corn Strippers
This OXO Kitchen Appliance Conveniently Removes Corn Kernels from the Cob
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82
Instant Drink-Cooling Platters
Instant Drink-Cooling Platters
The 'Restore Well' Quickly Cools Your Drink After You Put It Down
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81
Mobile Predator Campaigns
Mobile Predator Campaigns
The 'Innocence in Danger Smartphone' Ads Show the Dangers of Technology
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80
Clinical Smartphone Accessories
Clinical Smartphone Accessories
The Scanycase is a Portable, Cellphone-Compatible Health Monitor
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79
Mod Bowing Mobiles
Mod Bowing Mobiles
The VEGA Phone Embodies a Gentle Curve to Fit Snugly in Your Palm
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78
Disposable Data Stashers
Disposable Data Stashers
GIGS-2-GO Flash Drives Employ Convenient "Tear and Share" Technology
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77
Computer Component Phone Cases
Computer Component Phone Cases
The Hard Drive iPhone Case Looks Like an Internal Part of a Desktop
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76
Two-Wheel Transportation Boards
Two-Wheel Transportation Boards
The S-Walker Board is a New Way to Manually Move Around
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75
Multi-Tech Car Chargers
Multi-Tech Car Chargers
This In-Car iPad Charger Stays Put in Your Cup Holder
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74
Tessellated Cellphone Covers
Tessellated Cellphone Covers
The Vitro Tactile Battery Case is Multifaceted and Multifunctional
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73
Deceptive Wooden Timepieces
Deceptive Wooden Timepieces
The 'Gingko' Wood Alarm Clock Camouflages as a Sleek Block of Wood
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72
High-Tech Flip Phones
High-Tech Flip Phones
This Cellphone by Huang Wei Adapts an Older Form for an Innovative Design
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71
Sci-Fi Steampunk Sunglasses
Sci-Fi Steampunk Sunglasses
Hi-Tek Futuristic Eye Wear is Highly Creative Headgear
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70
Clingy Cell Kickstands
Clingy Cell Kickstands
The Katch iPhone Case Functions as a Prop and a Clip for Your Convenience
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69
Feminized DIY Cables
Feminized DIY Cables
Decorative Power Cords by Natalie Shriver Upgrades Unmanageable Wires
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68
Kitchen-Ready Tablet Docks
Kitchen-Ready Tablet Docks
The Prep Step iPad Stand Outfits Your Device to be the Perfect Cookbook
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67
Borderless Smartphone Concepts
Borderless Smartphone Concepts
The More Compact iPhone 6 Air Has a Broader Touchscreen Display
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66
Dewdrop Audio Devices
Dewdrop Audio Devices
The Droplet Speaker Suspends from the Ceiling to Deliver Pure Sound
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65
Utilitarian Sound Systems
Utilitarian Sound Systems
The Soyuz Speaker Features No Glossy Case and Was Made to Be Carried
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64
Floating Audio Visualizers
Floating Audio Visualizers
The Levitabeats Sound System Impresses the Eyes and the Ears
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63
Light-Up Engagement Rings
Light-Up Engagement Rings
These DIY Rings Glow When Your Special Someone is Near
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62
Coiled Clasp-Free Watches
Coiled Clasp-Free Watches
This Flexible Watch Design is Suitable for the Visually Impaired
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61
Music-Mixing Mobiles (UPDATE)
Music-Mixing Mobiles (UPDATE)
The GrandWizard Smartphone Lets You Play DJ On the Move
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60
QuadCopter Remote-Controlled Cars
QuadCopter Remote-Controlled Cars
The B Flying Car by Witold Mielniczek is a Two-in-One Toy
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59
Duct Tape iPad Covers
Duct Tape iPad Covers
These DIY iPad Cases are Durable and Functional
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58
Geometric Camping Cookers
Geometric Camping Cookers
Hexa Folding Stove Opens from a Compact Form into a Culinary Necessity
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57
Solar-Powered Charging Backpacks
Solar-Powered Charging Backpacks
The Power Pack Stores Energy Using its Built-In Solar Panel
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56
Innovative Deflation Indicators
Innovative Deflation Indicators
Flat Tire Warning Light Keeps You Updated on Your Wheels' Pressure
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55
Poised Tablet Props
Poised Tablet Props
The AC iPad Stand Was Built as a Beautiful Sculpture and a Functional Device
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54
Vibration-Healing Bone Casts
Vibration-Healing Bone Casts
The Samsung U-Cast Device Fits Snugly Like a Blood Pressure Machine
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53
Hidden Gun Safe Couches
Hidden Gun Safe Couches
This Couch Safe Will Keep You and Your Property Protected
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52
Highly Anticipated Watch Patents
Highly Anticipated Watch Patents
The Apple iWatch Device Follows Up on Wide Scale Hype
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51
Clip-On Cord Coils
Clip-On Cord Coils
The Quirky Cling Sound Case Keeps Your Headphones Handy and Detangled
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50
Deceptive Tech-Enhanced Bikes
Deceptive Tech-Enhanced Bikes
The VANMOOF ‘10 Electrified’ Makes Commuting Painless
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49
Constricted Sound Systems
Constricted Sound Systems
The Bang & Olufsen A4 Speakers Emit Music Only for the Listener
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48
Touchscreen Cordless Cooktops
Touchscreen Cordless Cooktops
The Smart Grill Lets You Fine-Tune and Customize Your BBQ Experience
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47
Built-In Earbud Covers
Built-In Earbud Covers
The Integrated Case Earphones Ensure That You're Always Audio-Equipped
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46
Hi-Tech Touchscreen Billiards
Hi-Tech Touchscreen Billiards
The Novus Pool Table is an Avant-Garde Take on the Classic Game
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45
Sustainable Smartphone Amps
Sustainable Smartphone Amps
Environmentally-Friendly Ecoustik Wooden Dock Delivers Natural Sound
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44
Stimulating Smart Watches
Stimulating Smart Watches
The Hi-Tech Nokia Lumia Watch is Even Handier Than Your Handset
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43
Auto-Inspired Watches
Auto-Inspired Watches
URWERK's UR-110PTH Signals When to Change the Oil
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42
Cutting-Edge Closet Washers
Cutting-Edge Closet Washers
The Clean Scent Refreshes One Garment in Your Wardrobe at a Time
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41
Tablet-Integrated Knapsacks
Tablet-Integrated Knapsacks
The iPad Backpack Serves as a Communicative Link to Motorists
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40
Miniature Titanium Pocket Tools
Miniature Titanium Pocket Tools
This Tiny Multi-Tool Device Has Several Multi-Functional Options
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39
Malleable Wrist-Worn Mobiles
Malleable Wrist-Worn Mobiles
The Limbo Transformable Smartphone Switches from Handset to Timepiece
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38
Color-Separating Washing Machines
Color-Separating Washing Machines
The Dual Washer Saves Water and Clothes
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37
Shelving Bike Racks
Shelving Bike Racks
Thibaut Malet's BH #2 is a Convenient Bike Storing Solution
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36
Sleek Smart Flip Phones
Sleek Smart Flip Phones
The Plumage Smartphone Combines the Best of Old and New Mobile Designs
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35
Futuristic Chevron Timepieces
Futuristic Chevron Timepieces
The 'Volt' Faceless LED Watch is a Sci-Fi-Styled Accessory
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34
DIY Tech Smart Glasses
DIY Tech Smart Glasses
The DIY Beady-i Lets You Build Your Own Imitation Google Glass for Cheap
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33
Revolutionary Air-Powered Helicopters
Revolutionary Air-Powered Helicopters
The Sherpa Helicopter Design is Charged by Hot Air
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32
Timber Tablet Protectors
Timber Tablet Protectors
Wood iPad Cases by Root Cases Are Made from South Asiatic Bamboo Cane
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31
Self-Heating Coffee Mugs
Self-Heating Coffee Mugs
The USB Coffee Cup Keeps Your Beverage Warm Until the Last Drop
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30
Credit Card Thin Watches
Credit Card Thin Watches
The World's Thinnest Watch is Unveiled at CES 2013
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29
Window-Brightening Devices
Window-Brightening Devices
The Rail Robot and Plan't Clean and Decorate Your View to the Outdoors
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28
Cuff-Style Smart Watches
Cuff-Style Smart Watches
Esben Oxholm's iWatch Concept Anticipates an Inevitably Streamlined Look
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27
Charger-Integrated Cell Protectors
Charger-Integrated Cell Protectors
The PowerLoop iPhone Case Keeps Your USB Connector Attached
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26
DIY Phone Chargers
DIY Phone Chargers
This Solar-Powered DIY Phone Charger is Affordable and Easy to Make
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25
Paper-Thin Pen Drives
Paper-Thin Pen Drives
DataSTICKIES Replace USB Sticks as Inexpensive and Compact Alternatives
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24
Wrappable All-in-One Wallets
Wrappable All-in-One Wallets
A Mini Wrap Wallet Holds Your Phone, Cards and Cash Without Fuss
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23
Gadget-Charging Compartmental Desks
Gadget-Charging Compartmental Desks
This Perfectly Organized Work Station is for the Tech-Savvy
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22
Sleek Titanium Carabiners
Sleek Titanium Carabiners
This Innovative Industrial Design Revamps the Traditional Key Holder
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21
Hi-Tech Hydroponic Planters
Hi-Tech Hydroponic Planters
The PlanTree Helps You Grow Quality Organic Food in Your Own Home
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20
Disappearing Electrical Outlets
Disappearing Electrical Outlets
This Pop-Up Outlet Provides Extra Power and Prevents Spill Damage
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19
Secret Agent Accessories
Secret Agent Accessories
The Credit Card Lockpick Set Can Be Discretely Stored in Your Wallet
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18
Living Self-Powered Lamps
Living Self-Powered Lamps
The 'LivingLight' Grows Herbs While Generating Its Own Power
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17
USB-Embedded Bracelets
USB-Embedded Bracelets
Vilnvixn Intelligent Accessories Ensure That Data Storage is Always Handy
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16
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Eco-Mobius Has Interchangeable Parts to Make Your Ideal Mobile
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15
Keyboard-Integrated Chairs
Keyboard-Integrated Chairs
The Origin Ergonomic Task Chair Makes Typing Comfortable
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14
Virtual Facial Hair Apps
Virtual Facial Hair Apps
Test Out These Virtual Looks Before You Freak Out Your Girlfriend
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13
Organizational Tech Cable Boards
Organizational Tech Cable Boards
This Gadget Dock Charging 8 Cables Looks Like a Cutting Board
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12
Clever Gadget Charging Outlets
Clever Gadget Charging Outlets
The 'Bolt' USB Outlet Upgrades Your Power Sockets with USB Ports
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11
Futuristic Furling Tablets
Futuristic Furling Tablets
The Future of Mobile Technology Imagines an Infinitely Adaptable Device
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10
Mood-Monitoring Smartphone Bracelets
Mood-Monitoring Smartphone Bracelets
The Smile from EmoPulse is Both a Smartphone and a Bracelet
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9
No-Drill Door Locks
No-Drill Door Locks
The Add-A-Lock Easily Modifies a Door to Be More Secure
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8
Multi-Purpose Manly Wallets
Multi-Purpose Manly Wallets
The Multi Tool Wallet is a Must Have for Manly Men
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7
Ghetto Blaster Backpacks
Ghetto Blaster Backpacks
The Boompack is a Wearable Multimedia Entertainment Unit for the Streets
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6
Window Pane Plugs
Window Pane Plugs
The Window Socket Harnesses Energy from Sunlight for an Eco Electrical Source
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5
DIY Tablet Holders
DIY Tablet Holders
Save Some Funds With This 'Mamie Janes' Craft Instead of Going to the Store
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4
Ingredient-Examining Blades
Ingredient-Examining Blades
The Smart Knife Analyzes and Calculates the Freshness of Your Food
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3
Ballpoint Pen Printers
Ballpoint Pen Printers
The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
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2
Touch-Connecting Bracelets
Touch-Connecting Bracelets
The Tactilu Helps Long Distance Couples Touch Each Other
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1
Digital Drafting Tables
Digital Drafting Tables
The iSpace Workstation Replaces Physical Drawing Tools with Virtual Ones
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