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Top 100 Tech Ideas in November

From Aluminum Braille Timepieces to Folding Backpack Boats

— November 26, 2016 — Tech
Whether it is gadgets that improve accessibility for those with physical challenges or products that are simply for fun, the November 2016 tech trends reveal a wide range of technological advancements.

On the more practical side, technology is being used to make life easier for consumers who have traditionally been ignored by brands. For instance, products such as the Medtronic MiniMed 670G helps those with Type 1 diabetes by automatically adjusting the level of insulin needed. Similarly, the Dot Watch uses a braille display to help the visually impaired tell time.

Of course, not all technological innovations are designed for improving health and wellness. As the November 2016 tech trends reveal, there is still a significant demand for tech innovations that entertain consumers. Some examples include, portable handheld PC consoles, fashionable instant cameras and folding backpack boats.
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Action Camera LED Lights
Action Camera LED Lights
The 'LitraTorch' LED Lighting System is Designed Especially for the GoPro
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99
Authentic Food Games
Authentic Food Games
Chipotle's 'A Love Story' Challenges Players to Avoid Additives
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98
Robotic Knifefish Prototypes
Robotic Knifefish Prototypes
Florida Atlantic University has Received Funding from the US Navy
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97
Voice-Analyzing Health Platforms
Voice-Analyzing Health Platforms
'Beyond Verbal' Hopes to Assess Medical Conditions Through Voices
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96
Heart Rate-Monitoring Headbands
Heart Rate-Monitoring Headbands
The Moov HR Tracks Wearers' Heart Rates with Impressive Accuracy
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95
Camera-Storing Jackets
Camera-Storing Jackets
This Smartphone Jacket Functions as a DIY Body Camera
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94
Geological Pocket Compasses
Geological Pocket Compasses
The Brunton Axis Pocket Transit Provides Directional Readings and More
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93
Trailblazing Mirrorless Cameras
Trailblazing Mirrorless Cameras
The Sony A6500 Comes Equipped With Five-Axis Image Stabilization
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92
Miniature Bluetooth Trackers
Miniature Bluetooth Trackers
The Tile Mate Trackers Can Be Attached to Smaller But Expensive Items
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91
Fashionable Instant Cameras
Fashionable Instant Cameras
Michael Kors and Fujifilm Collaborated on the Chicest Camera to Date
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90
Planet-Mining Robots
Planet-Mining Robots
NASA is Calling the RASSOR a "Blue Collar Robot"
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89
Magnetic Smartphone Charging Connectors
Magnetic Smartphone Charging Connectors
The 'MagBolt' Magnetic Connector Ensures Optimal Usage
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88
Programmable Smart Buttons
Programmable Smart Buttons
The 'TiBe Connect' Buttons Can be Customized to do a Bevy of Tasks
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87
Chic Compact Cameras
Chic Compact Cameras
The Olympus PEN E-PL8 Offers Affordable Style and Performance
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86
Chic Chinese Smartphones
Chic Chinese Smartphones
The UMi Plus Extreme Offers Premium Features and Designs
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85
Drone-Syncing Goggles
Drone-Syncing Goggles
These First Person View Goggles Pair With the New DJI Mavic Pro Drone
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84
Smartphone Port Splicers
Smartphone Port Splicers
The 'Wizician' Audio Adapter Cable Expands iPhone Port Functionality
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83
Touchscreen-Enabling Devices
Touchscreen-Enabling Devices
The 'GoTouch' System Creates an Interactive Whiteboard on Any TV
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82
Tech-Accommodating Body Supports
Tech-Accommodating Body Supports
The 'Lazy Pad' Body Rest Supports the Chest During Device Usage
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81
Stealth Aquatic Military Vessels
Stealth Aquatic Military Vessels
The Guardian is an Unmanned Surface Vehicle Capable of Submerging
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80
Wearable Hybrid Insulin Pumps
Wearable Hybrid Insulin Pumps
The Medtronic MiniMed 670G Monitors Blood-Glucose Levels and More
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79
Camera-Embedded Smart Locks
Camera-Embedded Smart Locks
The 'Gate' Home Door Lock is Equipped with a Motion-Activated Camera
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78
Throwing Dart Cameras
Throwing Dart Cameras
The AER Lets Consumers Throw Their GoPros for Aerial Shots
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77
Smartphone-Powered Laptops
Smartphone-Powered Laptops
The HP Elite x3 Lap Dock Brings the Smartphone to a Computer Interface
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76
DIY Device Kits
DIY Device Kits
Kano is Moving Beyond DIY Computers to Include Other Technological Devices
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75
Clothespin Visibility Lights
Clothespin Visibility Lights
The made in vain Light Clip Attaches to Just About Anything
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74
Directional GPS Sunglasses
Directional GPS Sunglasses
These Glasses Feature a GPS Function to Aid the Visually Impaired
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73
Infrared Smart Light Bulbs
Infrared Smart Light Bulbs
The LIFX+ Bulbs Emit Invisible Infrared Light for Enhanced Security
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72
Modular Music Headphones
Modular Music Headphones
The 'Krome' Headphones are Capable of Being Changed for Different Genres
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71
Soccer Training Sensors
Soccer Training Sensors
The Zepp Play Soccer Wearable Helps Footballers Improve Their Game
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70
Pocket-Sized Touchscreen Computers
Pocket-Sized Touchscreen Computers
The 'Ockel Sirius' Packs Windows 10 and a 6-Inch Touchscreen
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69
Holographic Chat Apps
Holographic Chat Apps
HoloBeam Uses Microsoft's HoloLens to Beam Holographic Projections of People
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68
Smart Analog Watches
Smart Analog Watches
This Watch Combines Classic Design with Modern Functions
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67
Audio Jack Smartphone Protectors
Audio Jack Smartphone Protectors
The 'Fuze' iPhone 7 Adapter Case Brings Back the Audio Jack
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66
Fruit Skin-Removing Appliances
Fruit Skin-Removing Appliances
The Pelamatic Fruit-Peeling Machine Removes Produce Skin Quickly
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65
Table Tennis-Teaching Robots
Table Tennis-Teaching Robots
The FORPHEUS Table Tennis Robot Can Analyze and Improve Your Game
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64
Portable Aluminum Hookahs
Portable Aluminum Hookahs
The 'JIMMY'Z' Shisha Electronic Hookah Features Intelligent Heating
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63
Electric Car Brand Drones
Electric Car Brand Drones
The Tesla Video Drones Concept Provides 4K Capturing Capabilities
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62
LED Lantern Heaters
LED Lantern Heaters
The Indoor Lantern Infrared Heater Provides Soothing Warmth Discreetly
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61
DIY Wooden Cameras
DIY Wooden Cameras
These Cameras Fuse Modern and Vintage Design Elements
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60
Efficient Modular Light Systems
Efficient Modular Light Systems
The Kiën 'LICHT 1' Light Emulates Daylight within Homes
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59
Immersive Fashion Installations
Immersive Fashion Installations
'Gucci 4 Rooms' Will Showcase Work from Different Japanese Artists
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58
Illuminating Smartphone Protectors
Illuminating Smartphone Protectors
The 'SPECTRE' Light-Up Case for the iPhone is Stylishly Useful
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57
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
The 'LyfieEye' 360-Degree Smartphone External Camera is Easy to Use
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56
Aluminum Braille Timepieces
Aluminum Braille Timepieces
The 'Dot Watch' is a Light Watch That Tells Time Through Touch
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55
Dog-Tracking Collars
Dog-Tracking Collars
The Link AKC Smart Collar Keeps Dogs from Getting Lost
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54
Edgeless Smartphone Devices
Edgeless Smartphone Devices
The Xiaomi Mi Mix is a Concept Smartphone with a Ceramic Body
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53
Portable Clean Energy Units
Portable Clean Energy Units
The X200 Power Hub Provides Green Energy to Appliances and Devices
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52
DIY IOT Devices
DIY IOT Devices
The 'MODI' Robotic Devices Enable Users to Create Their Own Smart Solutions
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51
Reinvented Dating Apps
Reinvented Dating Apps
Hinge's New Dating App Prioritizes Relationships Over Casual Flings
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50
Smartphone-Connected DSLRs
Smartphone-Connected DSLRs
The 'DSLRUOCK' Professional Camera Incorporates Smartphones
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49
Folding Backpack Boats
Folding Backpack Boats
The K-Pak Boat Can Be Carried to the Lake On Your Back
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48
Digital Feline Scratch Posts
Digital Feline Scratch Posts
The Laser Cat Scratching Post Provide Playful Options for Felines
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47
Sporty Chinese Smartwatches
Sporty Chinese Smartwatches
The ZeBlaze Blitz Gives You Wrist-Worn Smartphone Functions For $89.99
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46
Charitable Wildlife Jewelry
Charitable Wildlife Jewelry
Profits from aoku 3D's Unique 3D-Printed Jewelry Goes Towards Charity
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45
Customization-Focused Coffee Machines
Customization-Focused Coffee Machines
The 'Kallpa' Capsule Coffee Maker Allows for Personalization
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44
Wearable Clip-On Speakers
Wearable Clip-On Speakers
The Polk Boom Bit Rechargeable Speaker Can be Clipped Almost Anywhere
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43
Chromatic Social Media Sunglasses
Chromatic Social Media Sunglasses
The Snapchat Spectacles Enable POV Phone-Free Recording
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42
Self-Rocking Smart Cribs
Self-Rocking Smart Cribs
The 'Snoo' Crib Makes Putting Infants to Sleep Much Easier
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41
Precision Kitchen Prep Appliances
Precision Kitchen Prep Appliances
The Cedarland Culinary Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master is Helpful
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40
Portable Handheld PC Consoles
Portable Handheld PC Consoles
The 'SMACH Z' Handheld Gaming PC Runs Windows Games
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39
Stylish Anti-Theft Wallets
Stylish Anti-Theft Wallets
The 'V Wallet 2.0' is an Ultra-Thin Wallet That Blocks RFID Theft
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38
Printed Heartbeat Rings
Printed Heartbeat Rings
The 'Crafted by My Heart' App Helps People Make Unique Jewelry Pieces
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37
Non-Slip Charging Cables
Non-Slip Charging Cables
Native Union's Anchor Cable Won't Slide Off of Tables or Desks
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36
Ergonomic Seating Vehicles
Ergonomic Seating Vehicles
The 'E-legance' Personal Automobile Makes it Easy to Get In and Out
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35
Luggage Purse Smartphone Cases
Luggage Purse Smartphone Cases
The Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Luxury Case is for the iPhone
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34
Home Security Companion Robots
Home Security Companion Robots
The 'Roboming Fellow' Roving Robot is for the Home or Office
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33
All-in-One Solar Panels
All-in-One Solar Panels
The 'SolPad' Home Solar Panel Can be Used On or Off the Grid
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32
Wooden Omnidirectional Speakers
Wooden Omnidirectional Speakers
The 'Hype' Hi Fi Speaker is Crafted from Fine Fabric and Raw Wood
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31
Robot-Made Sneakers
Robot-Made Sneakers
adidas' Futurecraft M.F.G Sneakers are Made Almost Entirely by Robots
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30
Typhoon-Strength Wind Turbines
Typhoon-Strength Wind Turbines
Atsushi Shimizu's Wind Turbine Can Withstand Gale Force Winds
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29
Fashionable Smartphone Chargers
Fashionable Smartphone Chargers
The Minimalist Mobile Hub Houses a Battery and Data Transfer Cords
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28
Laser-Based Holographic Displays
Laser-Based Holographic Displays
The 'Holovect' Holographic Vector Display Draws in the Air
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27
Naturalistic Garden Stake Illuminators
Naturalistic Garden Stake Illuminators
These Solar Cattails Offer Discreet Illumination in Gardens
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26
Minimalist Smartphone Protectors
Minimalist Smartphone Protectors
This New iPhone 7 Case Offers Safety Without Hiding the Device
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25
Shock-Absorbing Handlebar Stems
Shock-Absorbing Handlebar Stems
The ShockStop Absorbs Bumps and Vibrations On City Roads
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24
Motion-Activated Lightbulbs
Motion-Activated Lightbulbs
The 'TRiLIGHT' Garage Lights are Easy to Install and Use
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23
Climate-Controlled Pet Houses
Climate-Controlled Pet Houses
The 'Aridus Den' Provides Warmth or Cooling for Pets
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22
Smart Heated Coffee Mugs
Smart Heated Coffee Mugs
The Glowstone Smart Fine Bone China Mug Keeps Beverages Hot
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21
Compact Electric Commuter Bikes
Compact Electric Commuter Bikes
The Tern Vektron Folding Electric Commute Bike is Bosch-Powered
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20
Insectival Macro Lenses
Insectival Macro Lenses
The Laowa 24 Millimeter Lens Looks Like an Insect's Proboscis
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19
Connected Cabinet Locks
Connected Cabinet Locks
The 'Smart Cube' Wireless Lock Provides Intuitive Locking Capabilities
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18
NASA-Inspired Garden Walls
NASA-Inspired Garden Walls
The Click & Grow 'Wall Farms' Grows Fresh Produce in Just Weeks
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17
Modular Styrofoam Drones
Modular Styrofoam Drones
The Airblocks Drone Kits Enable Makers to Create Floating or Flying Units
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16
Stackable Garden Boxes
Stackable Garden Boxes
These Indoor Garden Squares Allow Users to Grow Food at Home
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15
Restaurant Concierge Apps
Restaurant Concierge Apps
The Ritual App Makes Everyday Purchases Easy and Extraordinary
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14
Dream-Augmenting Wearables
Dream-Augmenting Wearables
The 'Lucid Dreamer' Helps Enable Users to Control Their Dreams
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13
Reactive Mirror Fragments
Reactive Mirror Fragments
This Mirror Responds to People as They Look into It
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12
Aerodynamic 360-Degree Speakers
Aerodynamic 360-Degree Speakers
This Beosound Wireless Speaker Unit Concept is Abstractly Designed
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11
Disaster Zone Rescue Drones
Disaster Zone Rescue Drones
The DDS Rescue Robot Walks or Drives to Those in Need
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10
Augmented Reality Bike Helmets
Augmented Reality Bike Helmets
The DCA Optic Bike Helmet Monitors Traffic and Guides Riders
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9
Wearable Wireless Audio Systems
Wearable Wireless Audio Systems
The 'Sound' System Offers Revolutionary Over-Ear Audio Listening
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8
Connected Technology Investors
Connected Technology Investors
HIGHLINE is a Flexible VC Firm That Invests in Goal-Driven Startups
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7
Ergonomic Ear-Shaped Headphones
Ergonomic Ear-Shaped Headphones
The 'Sound by Human' Ear Cup Headphones are Contoured
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6
Bioluminescence Night Lights
Bioluminescence Night Lights
The 'LUME' Lighting Solution Provides Natural Illumination
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5
Hydrodynamic Scuba Equipment
Hydrodynamic Scuba Equipment
The 'Pearl Diver' Scuba Regulator Streamlines Underwater Movement
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4
Next-Generation Electric Pipes
Next-Generation Electric Pipes
This Smoking Device Commemorates Sherlock Holmes' Iconic Pipe
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3
Self-Watering Connected Gardens
Self-Watering Connected Gardens
The Taiga Tower is a Smart Home Garden Ideal for Any Space
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2
Modular Wooden Tech Desks
Modular Wooden Tech Desks
'Deskbloks' Enable Users to Build a Desk to Their Exact Needs
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1
Levitating Cloud Speaker Lights
Levitating Cloud Speaker Lights
'Making Weather' Plays Music and Creates a Natural Light Show
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