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Top 100 Tech Trends in May

From Growth-Tracking Devices to Virtual Apartment Tours

— June 3, 2020 — Tech
The May 2020 tech trends highlight the latest innovations involving pandemic-combating technology, connected spaces for remote work and socializing, gaming advancements that make for more immersive experiences, and much more.

One noteworthy inclusion was recently launched on Kickstarter: the Melbits POD. A toy that doubles as a virtual pet, the Melbits POD is meant to accompany the child as they have fun, and will respond to their environment to keep them entertained. The toy also comes with a variety of included mini games, and has the capacity for AR gameplay to keep things interesting.

Another innovation is the Immutouch wearable, which was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to remind users to maintain proper hygiene and habits to prevent the virus from spreading. The wearable works by alerting users when it senses that they're about to touch their face, so that they can make note of how frequently they do so and make an effort to adjust their habits.
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Crowdsource-Powered Pandemic Tools
Crowdsource-Powered Pandemic Tools
HeroX Launched a Resource Hub to Share Details About COVID-19
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99
Privacy-Focused Virus Contact Tracing
Privacy-Focused Virus Contact Tracing
MIT Created a New System of COVID-19 Contact Tracing
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98
Trackable Child Smartwatches
Trackable Child Smartwatches
The Verizon GizmoWatch 2 is Priced at Just $99
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97
DIY Smart Lighting Kits
DIY Smart Lighting Kits
The Lutron Caseta Starter Kit is Packed with Smart Lighting Essential
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96
Algorithmic Dog Supplements
Algorithmic Dog Supplements
Goodboy Offers a Personalized Approach to Daily Dog Supplements
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95
Feature-Rich Gamer Laptops
Feature-Rich Gamer Laptops
The Lenovo Legion 7i Gaming Laptop Has a 15.6-Inch Display
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94
Indoor Guidance Firefighter Devices
Indoor Guidance Firefighter Devices
This Safety System is Powered by GPS Technology
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93
Skeleton-Inspired Aerial Drones
Skeleton-Inspired Aerial Drones
The conceptual 'Skeleton Drone' is Lightweight Yet Strong
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92
Virus Predicting Wearables
Virus Predicting Wearables
Researchers are Using Oura's Smart Ring to Predict COVID-19 Symptoms
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91
Cross-Compatible Home Workout Apps
Cross-Compatible Home Workout Apps
The Peloton App is Now Accessible Through the Android TV
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90
Laptop-Inspired Keyboards
Laptop-Inspired Keyboards
The Lenovo ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II Has a Familiar Design
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89
Powerful Wireless Chainsaws
Powerful Wireless Chainsaws
The Greenworks Pro Cordless Chainsaw Boasts a Brushless Motor
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88
Illuminated Music-Reactive Vehicles
Illuminated Music-Reactive Vehicles
The 'IRIS' Conceptual Electric Car Creates a Light Show
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87
Virtual Skincare Consultation Software
Virtual Skincare Consultation Software
'DECIEM AT HOME' Will Provide Professional Skincare Advice
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86
Virtual Music Festivals
Virtual Music Festivals
Music Lives is a Three-Day Virtual Event on Oculus Venues
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85
Rugged Adventurer Smartwatches
Rugged Adventurer Smartwatches
The Polar Grit X Outdoor Smartwatch Offers Up to 100 Hours of Use
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84
Next-Gen Console Controllers
Next-Gen Console Controllers
The Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense Game Controller is Responsive
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83
Slim Noninvasive Robot Vacuums
Slim Noninvasive Robot Vacuums
The JNC Teeny Tiny Robot Vacuum Cleaner is Powerful
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82
Hidden Camera Smartphone Concepts
Hidden Camera Smartphone Concepts
The Google Pixel Vector by Ferdinand Aichriedler is Refined
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81
Tracking-Integrated House Keys
Tracking-Integrated House Keys
The 'Bianca' Key Keychain Finder Works with Tile for Tracking
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80
Handheld Gamer Laptops
Handheld Gamer Laptops
The GPD WIN Max Allows for Intense Gaming from Anywhere
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79
Earbud-Equipped Smartwatches
Earbud-Equipped Smartwatches
The 'Mumkair' Wearable Stores Audio Accessories Between Uses
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78
Interactive Tech Community Maps
Interactive Tech Community Maps
Stay at Home Valley is a Virtual Version of Silicon Valley
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77
Face-to-Face Social Media Networks
Face-to-Face Social Media Networks
The HouseParty App Boasts Calls, Texts, Games, & Screen-Sharing
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76
Contactless Delivery Robots
Contactless Delivery Robots
Starship Technologies is Releasing Its Delivery Robots to New Cities
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Parking Spot Rental Remotes
Parking Spot Rental Remotes
The Conceptual 'Parkey' Lets Drivers Find a Parking Spot Fast
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74
Pandemic-Prompted Robot Food Deliveries
Pandemic-Prompted Robot Food Deliveries
Rappi Began Using Robots to Deliver Food Amid COVID-19
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U-Shaped Air Conditioners
U-Shaped Air Conditioners
The Midea U Gives Consumers the Freedom to Open the Window
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72
Connected Four-Stage H2O Purifiers
Connected Four-Stage H2O Purifiers
The AquaTru Connect Water Purifier Removes 82 Contaminants
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71
Social Distancing Simulators
Social Distancing Simulators
Minecraft Created an Interactive Pandemic Simulator Map to Teach Kids
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70
Eye-Tracking Film Experiences
Eye-Tracking Film Experiences
The Angry River is a Revolutionary Take on Interactive Storytelling
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69
Automated Floor-Washing Robots
Automated Floor-Washing Robots
The Everybot Edge Scrubs Surfaces in a Simple, Noninvasive Manner
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68
Voice Assistant Hydroponic Gardens
Voice Assistant Hydroponic Gardens
The New AeroGarden Bounty Works with Amazon Alexa
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67
Pillar-Shaped Gaming Consoles
Pillar-Shaped Gaming Consoles
This Conceptual Sony PlayStation 5 Imagines the Next-Gen Console
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66
Temperature-Tracking Packaging Stickers
Temperature-Tracking Packaging Stickers
This Packaging Sticker Monitors for Temperature Changes
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65
Cake-Making Coding Games
Cake-Making Coding Games
Code a Cake Teaches Coding to Kids By Comparing It to Baking
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64
Kinetic Retail Display Platforms
Kinetic Retail Display Platforms
Converge Retail Updates the Interactive In-Store Retail Display
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63
Field-Ready Power Sources
Field-Ready Power Sources
The 'MONSTER X' Portable Power Supply Has a 1,300Wh Capacity
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62
Smart Home Giveaways
Smart Home Giveaways
The HGTV Smart Home is Full of Technology, Gadgets & Connected Solutions
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AI-Powered Wireless Earbuds
AI-Powered Wireless Earbuds
The 'ReduxBuds' Offer Active Noise Cancellation and More
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60
Carbon Fiber Power Banks
Carbon Fiber Power Banks
The Nitecore NB10000 Carbon Fiber Energy Brick is Rugged
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59
Posh Pet Water Purifiers
Posh Pet Water Purifiers
The 'PetX' Smart Pet Water Dispenser Has an Elegant, Functional Design
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58
Youngster Growth-Tracking Devices
Youngster Growth-Tracking Devices
The 'Kiko' Height Measurer Uses Laser Technology to Track Growth
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57
Spinning Motorist Visibility Lights
Spinning Motorist Visibility Lights
The 'S.Light' Warning Light Enhances Stranded Motorists Safety
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56
Spacecraft-Inspired Grooming Appliances
Spacecraft-Inspired Grooming Appliances
The Conceptual 'Spaceship' Hair Dryer is Eye-Catching
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55
VR-Based Co-Watching Platforms
VR-Based Co-Watching Platforms
Bigscreen TV & Bigscreen Cinema Brings People Together in VR
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54
POV Camera-Equipped Eyewear
POV Camera-Equipped Eyewear
The 'WAGII' Smart Glasses Capture Photos, Video and More
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53
Ultra-Portable Mechanical Keyboards
Ultra-Portable Mechanical Keyboards
The Qisan Compact Mechanical Keyboard Has a 49 Key Layout
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Digital Design Shortcut Keyboards
Digital Design Shortcut Keyboards
These Custom Keyboards from 3dDecors are Efficiency-Focused
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51
Rotating Joint Technology Stands
Rotating Joint Technology Stands
The Ringke Iron Tablet Stand Keeps Devices Perfectly Visible
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50
Radiation-Blocking Smartphone Cases
Radiation-Blocking Smartphone Cases
The 'Halo' Protective Smartphone Cover Blocks Out 5G Waves
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49
Virtual Apartment Tours
Virtual Apartment Tours
The Zillow Platform Facilitates Rentals During Social Distancing
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48
Wearable Workplace Safety Devices
Wearable Workplace Safety Devices
Proxxi Created a Wearable Gadget for Workplace Distancing
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Decor-Inspired Planter Purifiers
Decor-Inspired Planter Purifiers
The Conceptual 'Air O' Air Purifier Discreetly Cleans Spaces
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46
Air-Purifying Desktop Organizers
Air-Purifying Desktop Organizers
The STEALTHO Desk Organizer Holds Essentials and Much More
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Cordless Hair-Catching Clippers
Cordless Hair-Catching Clippers
The Remington HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper Minimizes Cleanup
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44
Smoke Detector Pet Collars
Smoke Detector Pet Collars
The Petsagram Pet GPS Collar Tracks Location and More
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43
Luggage-Compressing Devices
Luggage-Compressing Devices
The 'AIRDOT' Portable Luggage Compressor Maximizes Space
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42
Camera-Detecting Travel Devices
Camera-Detecting Travel Devices
The 'VESANY' Hidden Camera Detector Pinpoints Privacy Hazards
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41
Collapsible Lightweight Electric Bikes
Collapsible Lightweight Electric Bikes
The HiMo Folding E-Bike Offers Up to 30 Kilometers of Range
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Vintage TV Console-Inspired Speakers
Vintage TV Console-Inspired Speakers
The Slab Audio Console Looks Like a Unit from Yesteryear
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Anti-Face Touching Wearables
Anti-Face Touching Wearables
The 'Immutouch' Wearable Alerts Users When They Touch Their Face
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Fashion-Forward Custom Gaming Experiences
Fashion-Forward Custom Gaming Experiences
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Engages Streetwear Fans
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Modernized Traditional Japanese Kettles
Modernized Traditional Japanese Kettles
The Conceptual 'Seramikku' Kettle Has an Electric Base
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Illuminated Hand Washing Timers
Illuminated Hand Washing Timers
The 'Lumo' Soap Dispenser Lights Up for 20 Seconds
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35
Celestially-Inspired Desk Mats
Celestially-Inspired Desk Mats
The Drop x MiTo Godspeed Desk Mat Covers Entire Workstations
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34
3D-Printed Face Shields
3D-Printed Face Shields
Carbon & adidas are Providing COVID-19 Relief with Protective Equipment
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33
Featherlight Urbanite Electric Bikes
Featherlight Urbanite Electric Bikes
The Zooz Bikes Urban Ultralight Has a Powerful 750W Motor
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32
Projector-Equipped Gaming Console Concepts
Projector-Equipped Gaming Console Concepts
The Xbox Project Oris Console Plays Games and Much More
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Futuristic Virtual Reality Installations
Futuristic Virtual Reality Installations
Space Popular's Work Predicts the Future of Communication
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Body-Analyzing Pet Feeders
Body-Analyzing Pet Feeders
The Conceptual 'In The Dog' Pet Feeder Tracks a Dog's Body Composition
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Connected Athletic Jump Ropes
Connected Athletic Jump Ropes
The TANGRAM Smart Jump Rope Rookie Tracks Training
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Pet Grooming Dryer Appliances
Pet Grooming Dryer Appliances
The conceptual 'Cozypet Dryroom' Hygienically Dries Pets Quickly
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AR-Enabled Magazine Covers
AR-Enabled Magazine Covers
National Geographic Created Its First Augmented Reality Cover
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Emotive Health-Tracking Thermometers
Emotive Health-Tracking Thermometers
This Conceptual Thermometer Uses Characters to Convey Results
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Athletic Brain Workout Headsets
Athletic Brain Workout Headsets
The 'Mendi' Brain Training Headset Uses Lab-Tested Technology
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Hybrid Digital Pet Toys
Hybrid Digital Pet Toys
The Melbits 'POD' Provides Kids with a Virtual Pet and a Real Toy
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Bacteria-Killing Humidifier Fans
Bacteria-Killing Humidifier Fans
The Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool Cleans the Air and More
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Pro-Grade Creative Laptops
Pro-Grade Creative Laptops
The HP ZBook Studio G7 Has Up to 32GB of RAM and More
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Augmented Reality Exhibits
Augmented Reality Exhibits
Sebastian Errazuriz Helps Artists Sell Artwork During the Pandemic
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20
Aluminum UV Light Toothbrushes
Aluminum UV Light Toothbrushes
The 'LUMIO' Self-Cleaning Toothbrush Kills 99.9% of Germs
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Wearable Virus Detection Devices
Wearable Virus Detection Devices
Estimote Created a Wearable for COVID-19 Contact Tracing
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UV Light Smartphone Accessories
UV Light Smartphone Accessories
This Smartphone UV Flashlight Can Reveal Hidden Contaminants
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17
Travel-Friendly All-in-One Coffee Makers
Travel-Friendly All-in-One Coffee Makers
The 'Beanque' Automatic Coffee Maker is Efficient
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Sliding Door Washing Machines
Sliding Door Washing Machines
The Conceptual 'Hide' Washing Machine Saves Space in Small Areas
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Waterproof UV Sterilization Pens
Waterproof UV Sterilization Pens
The Xiaomi Patoneer UVC Sterilization Pen is Rechargeable
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14
Automated Toothbrush Sanitizers
Automated Toothbrush Sanitizers
The Lock & Lock Automatic UV-C Toothbrush Sanitizer is Hygienic
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Noninvasive Neckband Massagers
Noninvasive Neckband Massagers
The 'COSE' Multifunctional Neck Massager Uses TENS Technology
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12
Elegant IoT Kettles
Elegant IoT Kettles
The SiDO Bon Kettle is an App-Connected Electric Kettle Design
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11
Multifunctional Outdoor Technology Devices
Multifunctional Outdoor Technology Devices
The Conceptual A1R Powered Outdoor Gear is Handy
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Personal Air Purification Shields
Personal Air Purification Shields
The 'BioVYZR' Offers Holistic Protection and More
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9
Skeletal Electric Motorcycle Concepts
Skeletal Electric Motorcycle Concepts
The Zooz Concept 01 Has a Top Speed of 60mph
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8
Autonomous Sterilization Robots
Autonomous Sterilization Robots
The 'UVRoboclean' Destroys 99.9% of Bacteria and Viruses
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App-Controlled Breathing Masks
App-Controlled Breathing Masks
The Lumen Couture LED Matrix Face Mask Displays Messages
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6
Fitness-Focused Workstation Systems
Fitness-Focused Workstation Systems
The 'Fitwork' Station Allows for Workouts While You Work
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5
Naturally Powered Air Purifiers
Naturally Powered Air Purifiers
The 'Briiv' Sustainable Air Purifier Cleans the Air and More
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4
Toxin-Filtering Face Masks
Toxin-Filtering Face Masks
The 'ATMOBLUE' Wearable Smart Purifier Delivers 99.9% Pure Air
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3
Cloud-Connected Hard Drives
Cloud-Connected Hard Drives
The Conceptual Lenovo Awan Storage Isn't Limited by Internal Capacity
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2
Athletic Light Therapy Masks
Athletic Light Therapy Masks
This Conceptual Nike LED Mask Rejuvenates the Skin from Home
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Solar-Powered Virus Protection Bubbles
Solar-Powered Virus Protection Bubbles
The 'Bubble Shield' Concept Was Developed by Designlibero
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