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Top 100 Tech Trends in May

From Digital Nomad Platforms to Digital Detox Phone Cases

— May 29, 2021 — Top Lists
The May 2021 tech trends highlight the latest innovations in apps, computer hardware, smart appliances, and more.

To make it easier for dispensaries to safely get legal cannabis products in the hands of consumers, QuikLeaf developed a secure smart locker that streamlines the pickup process. Relying on click-and-collect technology, the smart lockers enable consumers in LA to choose the products they'd like and then schedule a pickup at one of the 75 lockers throughout the city.

Another notable inclusion comes from Heatherwick Studio with the unveiling of the Airo Car. Made to not only reduce pollution as an electric vehicle, the car has HEPA filters built into it, helping it to purify the air outside on an ongoing basis to offset fossil fuel emissions.
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Noise-Cancelling Sleeper Earbuds
Noise-Cancelling Sleeper Earbuds
The QuietOn 3 ANC Earbuds Block Out Noises, Snoring and More
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99
Tiny Power-Packed Portable Batteries
Tiny Power-Packed Portable Batteries
The Intelli ScoutPro Has a 24,000mAh Capacity
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98
Diminutive High-Fidelity Speakers
Diminutive High-Fidelity Speakers
These Speakers Generate Capacious Sound From a Compact Package
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97
Portable UV-C Sterilizers
Portable UV-C Sterilizers
The iSMART 'COLLAPXI' Collapsible Sterilizer is Multifunctional
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96
Retro-Styled Instant Cameras
Retro-Styled Instant Cameras
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Harkens Back to Yesteryear
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95
High-End Smartwatch Models
High-End Smartwatch Models
The Montblanc Summit Lite Smartwatch Has a Luxury Finish
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94
Connected Climbing Plant Gardens
Connected Climbing Plant Gardens
The OPCOM GrowTank Can Be Shifted as Plants Grow
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93
Optimized WFH Webcams
Optimized WFH Webcams
The Microsoft Modern Webcam Shoots in 1080p HDR Resolution
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92
Sustainable Start-Up Funds
Sustainable Start-Up Funds
The $50 Million USD Razer Green Fund Supports Green Businesses
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91
Mini Consumer-Grade Photography Drones
Mini Consumer-Grade Photography Drones
The DJI Air 2S Drone Captures 5.4K Ultra HD Video at 30fps
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90
NFT Investment Funds
NFT Investment Funds
Republic Realm is a Hyper-Exclusive Real Estate Investment Fund
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89
DSLR-Inspired Smartphone Concepts
DSLR-Inspired Smartphone Concepts
This iPhone Concept by Laci Lacko Minimizes Camera Lenses
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88
2-in-1 Portable Power Banks
2-in-1 Portable Power Banks
The Chargeworx Power Bank Charges iPhones and Airpods at the Same Time
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87
Exclusive Fashion Content Marketing
Exclusive Fashion Content Marketing
Rebecca Minkoff Recently Boasted an Official OnlyFans Account
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86
Connected Home Bed Frames
Connected Home Bed Frames
The Quest Connect Smart Bed Comes in Three Sizes
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85
Wearable Emergency Alert Bracelets
Wearable Emergency Alert Bracelets
The Conceptual 'EVE' Personal Security Bracelet Enhances Safety
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84
Drum-Like Side Table Speakers
Drum-Like Side Table Speakers
The Koble Zain Side Table is Discreetly Infused with Technology
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83
Seamless Device-Switching Earbuds
Seamless Device-Switching Earbuds
The Morph Bluetooth Earbuds Come with a Smart Charging Case
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82
Optimized Safety Wireless Chargers
Optimized Safety Wireless Chargers
The Belkin Magnetic Wireless Charger is MagSafe-Compatible
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81
Eco Outdoor Light Sets
Eco Outdoor Light Sets
The Goal Zero Nomad 10 Solar Panel and Torch 500 are Multipurpose
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80
Professional 5G Smartphone Concepts
Professional 5G Smartphone Concepts
This BlackBerry Key 3 Offers a Physical Keyboard and More
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79
Catalog-Style Photography Boxes
Catalog-Style Photography Boxes
The 'FlashBooth' White Studio Background Has Adjustable Lighting
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78
Modernized Office Landlines
Modernized Office Landlines
This Conceptual VTech Retro Phone Design Brings Back a Classic
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77
Smartphone-Holding Headphone Cases
Smartphone-Holding Headphone Cases
The 'AirStand' Works with the AirPods and the iPhone
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76
Sustainable 3D-Printed Desert Homes
Sustainable 3D-Printed Desert Homes
The 'Casa Covida' is Constructed with Natural Materials
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75
Formaldehyde-Capturing Air Purifiers
Formaldehyde-Capturing Air Purifiers
The Dyson Purifier Formaldehyde Uses New Sensor Technology
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74
Luxe Digital Diamond NFTs
Luxe Digital Diamond NFTs
Digital Diamond NFT Collectibles are Exposing the Diamond Market
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73
Chromatic Power-Packed Desktops
Chromatic Power-Packed Desktops
The All-New Apple iMac is Powered by the M1 Chip
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72
Long-Haul Electric Bikes
Long-Haul Electric Bikes
The Biktrix Moto Offers Up to 100-Miles of Range for City Cruising
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71
Cordless Vacuum Mops
Cordless Vacuum Mops
Tineco's Self-Cleaning iFloor 3 Vacuums as It Washes the Floor
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70
Outdoor Digital Signage Technologies
Outdoor Digital Signage Technologies
Samsung and Tim Hortons Elevate Digital Drive-Thru Displays
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69
LED Face Brushes
LED Face Brushes
Vanity Planet's LEDA is a Multi-Purpose Tool for a Spa-Like Deep Cleanse
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68
Targeted Laser Flashlights
Targeted Laser Flashlights
The Speedir Laser Flashlight Illuminates Up to 2,000-Feet Away
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67
Digital Nomad Guidance Platforms
Digital Nomad Guidance Platforms
The 'nomadify' Platform Offers a Framework for Digital Nomadism
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66
Aftermarket Item Tracker Accessories
Aftermarket Item Tracker Accessories
These Nomad AirTag Accessories Support User Lifestyles
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65
AR Handbag Experiences
AR Handbag Experiences
Burberry's App Lets Users Customize a Virtual Pocket Bag in 3D
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64
Camera-Branded Projectors
Camera-Branded Projectors
The JMGO x Leica 01 Pro Short-Throw Projector is Intelligently Designed
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63
Stylish Coffee Cup Warmers
Stylish Coffee Cup Warmers
The VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer Offers Three Heat Levels
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62
Immersive VR Gaming Chairs
Immersive VR Gaming Chairs
The 'Yaw2' Motion Simulator Smart Chair is Multifunctional
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61
Maintenance-Free Electric Bikes
Maintenance-Free Electric Bikes
The Lekker Amsterdam eBike Comes in Two Models
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60
Retro Console-Inspired Keycaps
Retro Console-Inspired Keycaps
The ZMKC Pocket Game Console Artisan Keycap is Nostalgic
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59
Comprehensive Security Item Trackers
Comprehensive Security Item Trackers
The Apple AirTag Works with the Find My App
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58
Discreetly Secure Tracker Cases
Discreetly Secure Tracker Cases
The Moment AirTag Mounts Come in Several Styles
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57
High-End Book-Shaped Speakers
High-End Book-Shaped Speakers
The Beosound Emerge Offers Quality Sound in an Elegant Package
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56
Artful Fast Food NFTs
Artful Fast Food NFTs
McDonald's France Created NFT Artworks Representing a Big Mac & Fries
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55
Next-Gen Performance eBikes
Next-Gen Performance eBikes
The XION CyberX Can Hit 50mph and Offers 100-Miles of Range
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54
Kid-Friendly Influencer Kits
Kid-Friendly Influencer Kits
The Studio_Creator 2 Video Maker Kit Has a Ring Light & Green Screen
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53
Exclusive Virtual Outfits
Exclusive Virtual Outfits
RTFKT and THE FABRICANT Created a Seven-Piece NFT Collection
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52
Leg Compression Recovery Systems
Leg Compression Recovery Systems
The Flyte Recovery Boots System is Quiet Yet Effective
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51
AI-Generated Fashion
AI-Generated Fashion
XNFY Lab Helps Retailers Create and Test Innovations
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50
Power-Providing Desk Mats
Power-Providing Desk Mats
The KeySmart TaskPad Wireless Charging Desk Pad is Multifunctional
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49
Cannabis Delivery Smart Lockers
Cannabis Delivery Smart Lockers
QwikLeaf is Introducing Delivery Pickup Locations for Cannabis
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48
App-Connected Kitchen Kettles
App-Connected Kitchen Kettles
The COSORI Bluetooth Electric Gooseneck Kettle is Powerful
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47
Powerful Feature-Rich USB Lights
Powerful Feature-Rich USB Lights
BioLite's AlpenGlow is Ideal for Camping, Patios, and More
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46
Smart Home Coffee Makers
Smart Home Coffee Makers
The Atomi Smart WiFi Coffee Maker Works with Voice Assistant Technology
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45
Food Recognition Cutting Boards
Food Recognition Cutting Boards
The 'Aurora Nutrio' Smart Cutting Board is App-Connected
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44
Calendar-Integrated Wall Clocks
Calendar-Integrated Wall Clocks
The Conceptual 'Sydra' Wall Clock Keeps Users on Schedule
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43
Portable Window Swapping Projectors
Portable Window Swapping Projectors
The APEMAN HD Projector Displays Different Window Landscapes
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42
Virtual Pizza Parties
Virtual Pizza Parties
Virgin Media Connected Two Pizza Pop-Ups So People Could Share Meals
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41
Blockchain-Powered Virtual Worlds
Blockchain-Powered Virtual Worlds
Cryptovoxels is a User-Owned Virtual World and You Can Buy Land
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40
At-Home Ceramic Printers
At-Home Ceramic Printers
The Cerambot Eazao Creates Ceramics That Can Be Fired in the Microwave
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39
Next-Gen Folding Smartphone Designs
Next-Gen Folding Smartphone Designs
This Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Concept Has a Bezel-Free Design
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38
User-Owned Virtual Real Estate
User-Owned Virtual Real Estate
On Decentraland, One Can Create, Explore, & Trade Items & Property
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37
Advanced Portable Air Purifiers
Advanced Portable Air Purifiers
airKAVE Portable is a First-of-Its-Kind Antiviral Air Sanitizer
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36
Portable Intelligent Massagers
Portable Intelligent Massagers
The Therabody Wave Solo Reduces Tension and More
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35
Powerful Wearable AC Units
Powerful Wearable AC Units
The Reon Pocket 2 Discretely Cools Down and Warms Up the Body
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34
Minimalist Button-Free Gaming Controllers
Minimalist Button-Free Gaming Controllers
The Conceptual Surface Gaming Controller is Futuristic
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33
All-Purpose Countertop Sterilizers
All-Purpose Countertop Sterilizers
The CORAL UV 2 All-Purpose UV Sanitizer Cleans and Filters
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32
Digital Professional Folio Cases
Digital Professional Folio Cases
The Harber London NOMAD Leather Folio Keeps All Essentials Stowed
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31
Supplemental Laptop Screen Attachments
Supplemental Laptop Screen Attachments
The DUEX Monitors Enhance Mobile Productivity
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30
Waterless Teeth Cleaning Systems
Waterless Teeth Cleaning Systems
The 'Cwash' Automatic Teeth Cleaning Device is Toothpaste-Free
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29
Huggable Air Conditioner Pillows
Huggable Air Conditioner Pillows
The Kaiun Soyo Bed Air Conditioning Unit Offers Directed Cooling
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28
Oral Health-Enhancing Devices
Oral Health-Enhancing Devices
The Primal Life Organics LED Teeth Whitening System is Dual-Purpose
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27
Next-Gen Mobile Device Renderings
Next-Gen Mobile Device Renderings
The iPhone 13 VR Concept Consists of Two Devices
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26
Leak-Free Face Masks
Leak-Free Face Masks
The 'Exa Mask' Features the Patent-Pending AirFrame
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25
Transparent Smartwatch Strap Packaging
Transparent Smartwatch Strap Packaging
This Apple Watch Strap Packaging Concept is Interactive
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24
Laser-Lit Electric Bongs
Laser-Lit Electric Bongs
The Hitoki Trident's High-Tech Laser Beats Out Unhealthy Butane Lighters
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23
Handheld Oral Care Flossers
Handheld Oral Care Flossers
The 'Walkie JET' Travel Water Flosser Works with Different Tips
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22
Portable Laptop Stands
Portable Laptop Stands
The VariDesk Portable Laptop Stand is Compact Enough for a Backpack
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21
Ergonomic Laptop Connectivity Stands
Ergonomic Laptop Connectivity Stands
The Maotoam Laptop Stand and Hub Has a 13-in-One Design
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20
Self-Watering Houseplant Systems
Self-Watering Houseplant Systems
This Automatic Drip Irrigation Kit is Simple to Set Up
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19
Virtual Beauty Showrooms
Virtual Beauty Showrooms
Mary Kay's Suite 13 Virtual Supports Women in Beauty Tech
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18
Plant Growth-Optimizing Planters
Plant Growth-Optimizing Planters
The 's•pot' Smart Indoor Planter Has an Auto-Watering System
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17
Headphone Washing Machines
Headphone Washing Machines
The Cardlax EarBuds Washer Automatically Cleans Audio Equipment
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16
Smart Home Pet Doors
Smart Home Pet Doors
'Pawport' Can Be Quickly Installed into Existing Dog Doors
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15
Magnetic Cable Management Desks
Magnetic Cable Management Desks
The Secretlab MAGNUS Metal Desk Keeps Workstations Tidy
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14
UV-C Bottle Cleaning Brushes
UV-C Bottle Cleaning Brushes
The Goodpapa N10 Bottle Brush Prevents Mold and Germs from Lingering
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13
Top-Load Countertop Dishwashers
Top-Load Countertop Dishwashers
The 'Vita Neo' Dishwasher Saves Space in Tiny Kitchens
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12
Pollution-Cleaning Electric Cars
Pollution-Cleaning Electric Cars
Airo Cars Do Double Duty as Vehicles and Living Spaces
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11
Digital Detox Phone Cases
Digital Detox Phone Cases
Ostritchpillow's Phone Cases Make Peace and Quiet Possible
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10
Cordless Vacuum Coffee Makers
Cordless Vacuum Coffee Makers
The VacOne Coffee Air Brewer Offers Delicious Coffee and Cold Brew
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9
Animalistic Autonomous Racing Bikes
Animalistic Autonomous Racing Bikes
The 'Armadillo' Motorcycle Concept is Aerodynamic
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8
Relaxing Desktop Water Features
Relaxing Desktop Water Features
'HaloFalls' Functions as a Mood Light, Water Feature and Speaker
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7
Feature-Rich Off-Road Electric Bikes
Feature-Rich Off-Road Electric Bikes
The Canyon Grail:ON Electric Gravel Bike Maximizes Riding
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6
Intelligent Workstation Lights
Intelligent Workstation Lights
This Smart Task Light Concept by Reza Parsa is Customizable
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5
Indoor Flower Gardens
Indoor Flower Gardens
Nano Garden Cultivates Beautiful, Long-Lasting Flowers Right in the Home
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4
Headphone-Equipped Face Masks
Headphone-Equipped Face Masks
The Honeywell x will.i.am 'Xupermask' Has HEPA Filters and More
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3
Bloom-Shaped Automated Indoor Gardens
Bloom-Shaped Automated Indoor Gardens
The Conceptual 'Loop' Smart Planting System is Automated
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2
Automated Nail Painting Systems
Automated Nail Painting Systems
The 'NIMBLE' Nail Painter Gets the Job Done in 10-Minutes
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1
Silicone Smartphone Straps
Silicone Smartphone Straps
These New Phone Loops Come in Two Styles
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