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Top 100 Tech Ideas in October

From Portable Cinema Headsets to Simplified Mood Lighting Bulbs

— October 30, 2016 — Tech
From portable cinema headsets to simplified mood lighting bulbs, there is a clear emphasis on using technology to make our homes more comfortable and convenient.

In terms of improving at-home entertainment, there are a number of devices that use virtual and augmented reality to make content more immersive. For instance, the new PlayStation 4 Pro console features a camera that uses better tracking technology to enhance VR gameplay. Similarly, the JBL Everest Elite high-tech headphones can be used in conjunction with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for enhanced audio capabilities.

Beyond entertainment, there are a number of other high-tech devices that are simply being used to make our lives easier. Indeed, the October 2016 tech trends reveal an ongoing demand for smart home products that simplify basic tasks and give consumers more time to spend on the things they enjoy. Some of these products include meal-marinating appliances, multi-device controllers and lightweight smart locks.
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Cylindrical Game Console Cameras
Cylindrical Game Console Cameras
The New PlayStation Camera Updates the Console's Capabilities
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VR-Compatible Headphones
VR-Compatible Headphones
These High-Tech Headphones Can Be Used In Conjunction With VR Headsets
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98
Digitized Combat Helmets
Digitized Combat Helmets
This Rockwell Collins Helmet System Features Integrated Heads-Up Display
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97
Battery-Boosted Phones
Battery-Boosted Phones
This LG Mid-Range Phone Offers Exceptional Battery Life
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96
Worldwide Wind Satellites
Worldwide Wind Satellites
The Aeolus Satellite Will Be the First to Monitor Global Wind Patterns
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95
Emotive Awareness Plug-Ins
Emotive Awareness Plug-Ins
The Blissify App Blocks Websites That Disrupt the User's Good Mood
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94
Powerful Beryllium Speaker Bars
Powerful Beryllium Speaker Bars
The Persona Series by Paradigm Offers Crisp Transient Streaming
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93
Powerful Standing Screwdrivers
Powerful Standing Screwdrivers
The Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive Makes it Easy to Install Flooring
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92
Animated Songstress Avatars
Animated Songstress Avatars
Björk New Album Debuts With a Simulated Augmented Reality Appearance
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91
Modernized Vintage Cameras
Modernized Vintage Cameras
Lomography's Newest Camera is Offered in a Range of Vibrant Colors
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90
Silent 3D Printers
Silent 3D Printers
These High-Tech MakerBot Printers are Quieter and Speedier Than Ever
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89
Simplified Mood Lighting Bulbs
Simplified Mood Lighting Bulbs
'SceneSwitch' Bulbs Can Change Hues by Flipping the Light Switch
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Retro Racing Mobile Games
Retro Racing Mobile Games
The Super Mario Run Rebrands the Nintendo Universe for Smartphones
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87
Proactive Afforestation Drones
Proactive Afforestation Drones
DroneSeed's Drones Can Plant Trees and Assess Their Progress
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86
Conical Magnetic Sound Systems
Conical Magnetic Sound Systems
The 'DUOECHO' Stereo Speakers are Compact for Use Anywhere
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Versatile Mobile Device Speakers
Versatile Mobile Device Speakers
The 'MOZZO' Multifunctional Device Provides Eight Different Uses
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84
Speakerless Smartphone Earpieces
Speakerless Smartphone Earpieces
The 'Sgnl' Phone Earpiece Uses Bone Conduction Technology
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83
Money-Holding Smartphone Cases
Money-Holding Smartphone Cases
This Functional Smartphone Case is Able to Double as a Small Wallet
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82
Luxury Titanium Cameras
Luxury Titanium Cameras
Leica's M-P Titanium Camera is a Limited-Edition Release
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81
Emissions-Cutting Commercial Airliners
Emissions-Cutting Commercial Airliners
The Aurora D8 will Improve Performance for Passenger Travel
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UFO-Shaped Security Cameras
UFO-Shaped Security Cameras
This Security Camera Prevents Blind Spots in Its Coverage
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79
Water-Resistant Electric Boards
Water-Resistant Electric Boards
The Boosted Board 2 Has Been Updated with New Capabilities
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Televised Drone Races
Televised Drone Races
The UK's Sky Sports Mix Channel Will Air Races from the Drone Racing League
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77
Multi-Device Controllers
Multi-Device Controllers
The Spin Remote Lets You Control a Plethora Of Gadgets
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76
Smartphone-Holding Waist Bags
Smartphone-Holding Waist Bags
The 'Handee Holder' Fanny Pack Bag Holds Devices for Handsfree Use
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75
Design-Accommodating Phone Cases
Design-Accommodating Phone Cases
The 'MYNUS' iPhone 6S Protective Case is Simple and Sophisticated
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Visual Communication Vehicles
Visual Communication Vehicles
'The Smiling Car' Lets Pedestrians Know When it's Safe to Cross
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73
Portable Cinema Headsets
Portable Cinema Headsets
The 'MovieMask' Headset for Smartphones Creates an Immersive Experience
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Sophisticated Steel Activity Trackers
Sophisticated Steel Activity Trackers
These Watches Have a Luxurious Style That is Also Affordable
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71
Designer Desktop PCs
Designer Desktop PCs
The HP Pavilion Wave is a New Desktop PC that's Meant to be Displayed
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70
Revolver-Inspired Screwdrivers
Revolver-Inspired Screwdrivers
The Craftsman 4V Slide Electric Screwdriver is Easily Changed
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69
Anti-Tracking WiFi Adapters
Anti-Tracking WiFi Adapters
The Anonabox PRO WiFi Tor & VPN Router Keeps Users Anonymous Online
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68
Hydration-Tracking Wearables
Hydration-Tracking Wearables
The 'LVL' Wearable Device Keeps Track of Hydration Levels and More
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67
3D-Printed Topographic Maps
3D-Printed Topographic Maps
'Sightline Maps' is Crowdfunding to Bring Its Creations to Classrooms
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66
Responsive Construction Gear
Responsive Construction Gear
The EXO Safety Products Provide Smart Connection To Increase Safety
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65
Soap-Dispensing Urinals
Soap-Dispensing Urinals
This Multi-Functional Urinal is Much More Hygienic Than Most
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64
Quad-Core Processor Smartwatches
Quad-Core Processor Smartwatches
The No. 1 D5+ Smart Watch Timepiece is Stylishly Powerful
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High-Sensitivity Smart Scales
High-Sensitivity Smart Scales
This Weight Scale Can Detect the Smallest Changes in Weight
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Elegant Smartwatch Charging Stands
Elegant Smartwatch Charging Stands
This Stand Can Charge the Apple Watch and Hide Cables
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Disguised Smartwatch Timepieces
Disguised Smartwatch Timepieces
The New Smartwatches in the Fossil Q Lineup are Classic in Design
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60
Vibrant Computer Cases
Vibrant Computer Cases
This Computer Chassis is Fitted With Colorful LED Lights
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Refurbished Smartphone Businesses
Refurbished Smartphone Businesses
Amazon India Launched a Service That Sells Repurposed Phones
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Self-Propelling Cargo Boats
Self-Propelling Cargo Boats
The 'Roboat' Program Will Put Autonomous Boats in Amsterdam's Canals
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Lightweight Smart Locks
Lightweight Smart Locks
The New Kevo Lock Offers Improved Security From a More Compact Form
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Vibrating Navigational Boots
Vibrating Navigational Boots
Hi-Tec's Navigator Boots Use Bluetooth to Guide through Vibrations
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Muscle-Toning Speakers
Muscle-Toning Speakers
The 'W weight' is an External Speaker that Doubles as a Gym Weight
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Tactile Payment Devices
Tactile Payment Devices
The Scrip Device by New Deal Design Acts as a Replacement for Cash
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Inexpensive Upgradeable Laptops
Inexpensive Upgradeable Laptops
The HackBook Elite is an Affordable Laptop that Runs Mac OS X
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Fire-Powered Smartphone Chargers
Fire-Powered Smartphone Chargers
JikoPower Uses Fire Power to Charge the Smartphones of Kenyans
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Designer Smartwatch Straps
Designer Smartwatch Straps
Hermès Will Be Releasing Straps That Will Fit the Apple Watch Series 2
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High-End Wireless Earbuds
High-End Wireless Earbuds
These Prototype 'AirPods' Offer a Sleek Cord-Free Update to Headphones
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Lightweight Portable Solar Panels
Lightweight Portable Solar Panels
The SunnyBAG LEAF+ Weighs Less than 200 Grams
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Shape-Shifting Laptop Tablets
Shape-Shifting Laptop Tablets
The Lenovo Yoga Book Tablet Computer Combines Multiple Devices
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DIY Home Spy Cameras
DIY Home Spy Cameras
This DIY Raspberry Pi SpyCam Can be Remotely Controlled via Smartphone
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Homeshare Smart Locks
Homeshare Smart Locks
The 'Pin Genie' Front Door Locks are Engineered for Maximum Safety
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Intelligent Indoor Microgardens
Intelligent Indoor Microgardens
SproutsIO Makes It Possible to Grow Produce at Home Without Soil
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Wearable Thermo-Electric Generators
Wearable Thermo-Electric Generators
This Wearable Prototype Generates Power From Your Body Heat
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Augmented Writing Kits
Augmented Writing Kits
Montblanc's Augmented Paper Set Brings Digital Convenience to Note-Taking
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App-Copying Code Platforms
App-Copying Code Platforms
Cloneable is an App Development Platform That Teaches You How to Code
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Garment-Sewing Robots
Garment-Sewing Robots
Sewbo Inc. Developed a Process That Lets Robots Sew T-Shirts
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Smart Drink Cubes
Smart Drink Cubes
The 'Martini Smart Cube' Identifies When Another Drink is Needed
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Virtual Movie Apartment Tours
Virtual Movie Apartment Tours
Archilogic Built a 3D Model of the 'American Psycho' Apartment
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Literal Spine Posture Trackers
Literal Spine Posture Trackers
The 'Dullahan' Device Indicates Bad Posture Through LEDs
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Muscle-Training Shorts
Muscle-Training Shorts
The 'VylyV' Smart Shorts Help Men Tone their Pelvic Floor Muscles
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Wireless Magnetic Smartphone Chargers
Wireless Magnetic Smartphone Chargers
The 'Woolet' Wireless Charger Pad is a Design-Conscious Unit
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Image-Stabilizing Smartphone Cameras
Image-Stabilizing Smartphone Cameras
The True Zoom Camera is Compatible With Motorola Handsets
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Reclining Leather Gaming Chairs
Reclining Leather Gaming Chairs
The Bauhutte Video Game Chair LOC-01-BK is Ultra-Low to the Floor
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Boosted E-Bike Batteries
Boosted E-Bike Batteries
Bosch's New Double Battery Pack Offers Improved Charging and Riding
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Digital Manufacturing Devices
Digital Manufacturing Devices
'Cupix' are Like Real-World Pixels that Can Form Groups and More
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Lightweight Folding Bicycles
Lightweight Folding Bicycles
The Hummingbird Bike Makes Ample Use Of Carbon Fiber Construction
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Sleep-Inducing Pillows
Sleep-Inducing Pillows
Sleep Yoga's Cushions Are Ergonomic For The Back To Improve Slumber
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Vibrating Pointillism Pens
Vibrating Pointillism Pens
This Pen Makes the Art of Creating Images from Dots Much Simpler
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Interactive AR Projectors
Interactive AR Projectors
The 'Egger' Media Projector is Designed with Children in Mind
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Multi-Functional Smoking Tools
Multi-Functional Smoking Tools
Nuggy Smoker's Multi-Tool is 10 Smoking Tools in One Gadget
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Portable Disposable Chargers
Portable Disposable Chargers
These Charging Devices are Small and Convenient for Smartphone Owners
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Meal-Marinating Appliances
Meal-Marinating Appliances
The Chef's Elite 15-Minute Meat and Vegetable Marinator Seals in Flavor
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Levitational Smartphone Chargers
Levitational Smartphone Chargers
The Gryker 'Air Charge' Enables iPhones to Float Whilst Charging
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Versatile Smartphone Holders
Versatile Smartphone Holders
The 'KlipAL' Can be Used in the Car, as a Kickstand and More
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Hybrid Accessory Shipping Boxes
Hybrid Accessory Shipping Boxes
The totallee iPhone Case Box Blends Shipping and Retail Aesthetics
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Customizable Hybrid Smartwatches
Customizable Hybrid Smartwatches
The Hagen Connected Watch Offers Traditional Timepiece Design
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Conceptual Delivery Drones
Conceptual Delivery Drones
The 'FLYCAT' is a Personal Drone with Ample Space for Cargo
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Movement-Sensing Pop-Ups
Movement-Sensing Pop-Ups
Kingsmen Projects Has Allowed Brands to Create More Informative Pop-Ups
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Sophisticated 3D-Printing Pens
Sophisticated 3D-Printing Pens
The 3Doodler Pro is Targeted Towards Professional Design Use
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Versatile Travel Gadgets
Versatile Travel Gadgets
The TripMate Titan is a Travel Router, a Device Charger and More
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Dual-Purpose Headphone Speakers
Dual-Purpose Headphone Speakers
'Audiowear' Operates Dually as External Speakers and Headphones
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3D-Printed Cocktails
3D-Printed Cocktails
This 'Augmented Cocktail' is Enhanced with Printed Drink Decorations
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Active Adventure Smartwatches
Active Adventure Smartwatches
Nixon Mission Watches Provide a High Tech Device That Is Waterproof
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Featherweight eBike Motors
Featherweight eBike Motors
The Polini E-P3 Motor Weighs Less Than Three Kilograms
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Touchscreen E-Ink Smartwatches
Touchscreen E-Ink Smartwatches
The Nytec 'Axiom' Smartwatch Device Blends Analog with Digital
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Social Media Photography Booths
Social Media Photography Booths
The Lightcase '#Flatlay' Makes a Popular Perspective a Cinch
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User-Friendly Programming Kits
User-Friendly Programming Kits
This 'Starter Kit' Offers an Introduction to Raspberry Pi
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Luxury Two-Person Scooters
Luxury Two-Person Scooters
This Powered Scooter Delivers Exceptional Range and Power
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Wheelchair Hoverboard Attachments
Wheelchair Hoverboard Attachments
HoverSeat Turns Hoverboard Toys into a Rolling Beach Chair
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Virtual Reality Girlfriends
Virtual Reality Girlfriends
This VR Service Provides Users with a Realistic Romantic Experience
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6
Robot-Run Pizzerias
Robot-Run Pizzerias
'Zume Pizza' Uses Robots to Makes Its Pies
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Online Gaming Workout Bikes
Online Gaming Workout Bikes
Zwift Provides a Cycling Workout with a Video Game Twist
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Digital Food Truck Displays
Digital Food Truck Displays
These Digital Displays Were Created to Decorate Food Trucks
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Modern Modular TVs
Modern Modular TVs
This Deconstructible Screen Guarantees a Longer Life for the Electronic Device
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Compact Ring Tasers
Compact Ring Tasers
The 'Sting Ring' Handheld Stun Gun is a Discreet Self-Defense Device
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Hybrid Tablet Tables
Hybrid Tablet Tables
The CROSS2DESIGN Smart Table Adjusts to Satisfy Different Needs
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