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Top 100 Gadget Trends in October

From Sci-Fi Shavers to Origami-Inspired Delivery Drones

— October 28, 2017 — Tech
Bleep bloop bleep — if one listens hard enough, that's exactly what they might hear coming from the October 2017 gadget trends. Everyone knows that gadgets can be pretty noisy, and whether robotic toys, digital accessories, household appliances, or anything else, the bleeps, bloops, and blips emitted show that the product in question is undeniably a gadget.

Some gadgets make noise on purpose, while other gadgets make noise as a product of their functionality. Gadgets designed with the intention of making noise this month include the always popular Bluetooth speakers. One speaker highly unlikely to bleep or bloop, thanks to its superior sound quality, is the Bose Soundlink Micro Speaker. It delivers impressive sound while also being small and hardy enough to take almost anywhere.

A product more likely to bleep and bloop, though not guaranteed to do so, is EPFL Lab's Delivery Drone, which is designed with origami as an inspiration. It folds up when not in use to make it more space efficient.
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Activity
Freshness
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Travel-Friendly Assistant Speakers
Travel-Friendly Assistant Speakers
The Cowin DiDa Smart Portable Speaker is Productive
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99
Neck-Worn Audio Devices
Neck-Worn Audio Devices
'Soundgear' by Designer Jinwon Yook Offers a Personalized Environment
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98
Compact Solar Chargers
Compact Solar Chargers
Better Current's 'Jenni' Makes Solar Technology Accessible for Home Use
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97
Connected Sake Coolers
Connected Sake Coolers
The Sake Cooler Can Read Recommend Paired Dishes
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96
Ultrafast Gaming Routers
Ultrafast Gaming Routers
The ASUS RT-AC86U Router Offers Lag-Free Gaming and 4K Streaming
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95
Assistive AR Sight Apps
Assistive AR Sight Apps
Samsung's Relúmĭno Helps to Users with Vision Impairments to See Better
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94
Interactive Music Controllers
Interactive Music Controllers
The 'KIP' is a Smart Music Controller You Can Tilt, Tip and Rock
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93
Enhanced Audio Smart Speakers
Enhanced Audio Smart Speakers
The Sony LF-S50G Lets Consumers Interact with the Google Assistant
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92
Sensor-Packed Door Locks
Sensor-Packed Door Locks
This Connected Door Lock Sends You Timely Smartphone Notifications
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91
GIF-Printing Polaroid Cameras
GIF-Printing Polaroid Cameras
Abhishek Singh's 'InstaGif' DIY Polaroid Camera Prints Short Videos
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90
Assistive Portable Speakers
Assistive Portable Speakers
Mobvoi's TicHome Mini Features a Built-In Google Assistant
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89
Wireless Connecitivty Hearing Aids
Wireless Connecitivty Hearing Aids
The 'ExCio' Bluetooth Hearing-Aid Has Active Noise Cancellation
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88
Soundtrack-Accompanied Bedtime Stories
Soundtrack-Accompanied Bedtime Stories
The 'Novel Effect' App Uses Voice Recognition Technology
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87
Energy Use-Curbing Thermostats
Energy Use-Curbing Thermostats
The Bosch BCC100 Connected Control Thermostat is Intuitive to Use
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86
Voice Shopping Services
Voice Shopping Services
Walmart is Set to Offer Voice Shopping in Partnership with Google
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85
Headphone-Upgrading Receivers
Headphone-Upgrading Receivers
The 'Jackster' Wireless Headset Adds Bluetooth to Any Equipment
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84
Sci-Fi Shavers
Sci-Fi Shavers
A Stormtrooper Electric Shaver Brings the Force to the Daily Duty of Grooming
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83
Wine-Analyzing Illuminators
Wine-Analyzing Illuminators
The Vinulumin Wine-Enhancing Light Box Lets You Monitor Sediment
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82
Arrival-Detecting Smart Locks
Arrival-Detecting Smart Locks
The Otto Smart Lock is One of the Smallest Connected Deadbolts
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81
Immersive IFE Headsets
Immersive IFE Headsets
Air France is Trialing Immersive In-Flight Entertainment Headsets
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80
Automated Camera Operators
Automated Camera Operators
Veo AI Automatically Records the Action in Soccer Games
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79
Customizable Touchscreen Keyboards
Customizable Touchscreen Keyboards
The Infinitton Touchscreen Keyboard Offers Quick Access
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78
Entry-Level Smart Speakers
Entry-Level Smart Speakers
The Zolo Mojo Offers Affordable Interactions with the Google Assistant
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77
Drink-Analyzing Tumblers
Drink-Analyzing Tumblers
The 'Prismcups' Smart Drink Vessels Keep Track of Your Intake
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76
Portable Podcast Microphones
Portable Podcast Microphones
The 'Samson Go Mic' Targets Smartphone Videographers
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75
Battery-Free Activity Lights
Battery-Free Activity Lights
The New Million Mile Light Offers Everyone a Way to Stay Visible
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74
Connected Low-Power LED Artworks
Connected Low-Power LED Artworks
The Illumi Arts LED Artwork are Modern and Eco-Friendly
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73
Hybrid Instant Cameras
Hybrid Instant Cameras
As the Kodak PRINTOMATIC Captures a Photo, It Prints the Previous Shot
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72
Miniature Musician Recording Studios
Miniature Musician Recording Studios
The Spire Studio Enables Professional Results
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71
Health-Monitoring Belts
Health-Monitoring Belts
The 'INIE Belt' Captures Data and Sends Alerts to Your Waist
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70
3D Audiophile Speakers
3D Audiophile Speakers
The 'YARRA 3DX' Audio System Projects Sound for VR, AR and More
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69
Activity-Detecting Earbuds
Activity-Detecting Earbuds
The Sony WF1000X/B Noise-Cancelling True Wireless Headphones are Crisp
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68
VR Restaurant Training Programs
VR Restaurant Training Programs
KFC Employees are Learning to Make Food in Virtual Reality
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67
Autonomous Sun-Seeking Plant Bots
Autonomous Sun-Seeking Plant Bots
The 'Plantoid' Acts Like a Roomba for Your Indoor Plants
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66
Smart Toothbrushing Companions
Smart Toothbrushing Companions
RoBoHon Teaches Kids to Brush Their Teeth with 'GUM Play'
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65
Rugged Outdoor Speakers
Rugged Outdoor Speakers
The Roamproof Gigaboom Can Withstand the Rigors of the Outdoors
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64
Portable Power Banks
Portable Power Banks
The 'One' Power Bank is a Solution to Heavy External Batteries
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63
Smart Office Whiteboards
Smart Office Whiteboards
The Cisco Spark Board Combines All Needed Meeting Features in One Device
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62
Green Tea Batteries
Green Tea Batteries
CSIR is Developing Flexible Energy Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics
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61
Wearable Micro Speakers
Wearable Micro Speakers
The Bose Soundlink Micro Speaker Produces Huge Sound in a Small Device
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60
Cancer-Detecting Surgical Pens
Cancer-Detecting Surgical Pens
The 'MasSpec Pen' Detects Cancerous Tissues Through Touch
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59
Customizable Bluetooth Speaker Accessories
Customizable Bluetooth Speaker Accessories
The 'ERA' Bluetooth Amplifier Enables Personalization
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58
Reinvented Graphing Calculators
Reinvented Graphing Calculators
NumWorks Redesigned the Graphing Calendar with Built-In Apps
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57
Patterned Fabric Speakers
Patterned Fabric Speakers
Bang & Olufsen's Speakers are Available in a Variety of Patterns
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56
Motion-Activated Bluetooth Speakers
Motion-Activated Bluetooth Speakers
Logitech's MX Sound Speakers Can Be Controlled With Gestures
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55
Connected Multi-Sport Headphones
Connected Multi-Sport Headphones
'Kuaifit' Headphones Provide Coaching Analytics and Motivation
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54
Shirt-Scanning Stain Detectors
Shirt-Scanning Stain Detectors
The X-Spect Can Decipher Chocolate Syrup from Red Wine
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53
Voice-Controlled Mattresses
Voice-Controlled Mattresses
Eight's Smart Mattress Collection is Now Compatible with Amazon Alexa
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52
Bacteria-Eliminating Air Cleaners
Bacteria-Eliminating Air Cleaners
The SOL-ONE Smart Air Care Device Cleans and Ionizes Air
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51
Smart Nostalgic Speakers
Smart Nostalgic Speakers
The 'Boe' Speaker System Fuses a Vintage Aesthetic with Modern Sound
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50
Hydration Reminder Water Bottles
Hydration Reminder Water Bottles
The Pyrus Smart Water Bottle Encourages Drinking Eight Glasses
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49
Portable Allergen Detectors
Portable Allergen Detectors
Harvard Medical School's 'iEat' Knows If Your Meal Contains Peanuts
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48
AR-Powered Parking Apps
AR-Powered Parking Apps
The 'Park Rangr' App Helps Drivers Avoid Parking Tickets
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47
Tactile Digital Music Devices
Tactile Digital Music Devices
The 'NOMAD' is an App-Enabled Instrument That Can Be Played Anywhere
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46
Joint Stress-Relieving Keyboards
Joint Stress-Relieving Keyboards
The 'X-Bows' Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard Enables Faster Typing
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45
Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Makers
Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Makers
'The Keyboard Waffle Iron' Invites You to Play with Your Food
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44
Music-Streaming Record Players
Music-Streaming Record Players
You Can Wirelessly Stream Music on the 'Plus Record Player'
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43
Smart Waste Receptacles
Smart Waste Receptacles
Bin-e Automatically Sorts Trash and Deposits It In The Right Place
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42
Multi-Access Smart Locks
Multi-Access Smart Locks
The 'Latch C' Home Smart Locks are Specially Designed for Apple Users
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41
Livestreaming Body Cameras
Livestreaming Body Cameras
VENTURE Introduces an Innovative Way to Stream One's Life
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40
Small Sporty Smartwatches
Small Sporty Smartwatches
The Samsung Gear Sport is Smaller for Active Use
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39
Rechargeable Outdoor Coffee Grinders
Rechargeable Outdoor Coffee Grinders
The 'LUME' Burr Coffee Grinder Expertly Prepares Beans
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38
Autonomous Fire Extinguishers
Autonomous Fire Extinguishers
The 'Fireball Automatic Fire Extinguisher' Rolls on its Own
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37
Augmented Autism Apps
Augmented Autism Apps
This App Uses Google Glass to Help Children With Autism Communicate
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36
Stackable Smartwatch Jewelry
Stackable Smartwatch Jewelry
Bytten Stacks Help You Personalize Your Tech
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35
Observant Underwater Drones
Observant Underwater Drones
This ROV is the First of Its Kind to Be Fully Portable
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34
Fat-Eliminating Wearables
Fat-Eliminating Wearables
The Silk'n Lipo Offers Non-Invasive Fat Reduction in 15 Minutes Per Day
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33
Temperature-Setting Hair Dryers
Temperature-Setting Hair Dryers
'Dial' is a Reimagined Hair Dryer with Customizable Settings
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32
Device-Charging USB Hubs
Device-Charging USB Hubs
The Turbo PowerHub Portable USB-C Hub Boasts an Internal Power Bank
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31
Ultra-Compact AC Units
Ultra-Compact AC Units
The Portable Solar-Powered 'Coolala' Weighs Only 7 Pounds
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30
Motion-Detecting Bike Lights
Motion-Detecting Bike Lights
The Vibe is a Smart Bike Light That Detects Pedaling
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29
Movable Refrigerator Concepts
Movable Refrigerator Concepts
This Ambulatory Smart Fridge Can Bring Your Drinks To You
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28
Bed-Shaking Alarm Clocks
Bed-Shaking Alarm Clocks
The Sonic Alert 'The Skull' Loud Alarm Clock Gets You Up Quickly
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27
Nightlight Alarm Clocks
Nightlight Alarm Clocks
The Oittm Intelligent Wake Up Alarm Clock Has a Multipurpose Design
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26
Origami-Inspired Delivery Drones
Origami-Inspired Delivery Drones
EPFL Lab's Delivery Drone Can Be Folded When Not in Use
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25
Hair-Implanted Vase Collections
Hair-Implanted Vase Collections
'Poilu Vases' Feature Artificial Hair to Create a Dynamic Texture
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24
Fitness Wearable Headphones
Fitness Wearable Headphones
The Fitbit Flyer Wireless Headphones Enable Intense Workouts
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23
Collapsible Electric Skateboards
Collapsible Electric Skateboards
The Mountain Slider Skateboard Can Be Folded Into Your Backpack
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22
App-Enabled Hydration Monitors
App-Enabled Hydration Monitors
The Sixty Hydration Monitor Can Read Hydration Levels Through Skin
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21
Wire-Free Exercise Earbuds
Wire-Free Exercise Earbuds
The Jaybird Run Earbuds Stay Firmly Planted During Exercise
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20
Luxe Record Players
Luxe Record Players
This Technics Turntable is a 1970s Nod Served Up With a 7kg of Brass Platter
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19
Conveniently Illuminated Keyboards
Conveniently Illuminated Keyboards
The Curve Keyboard Illuminates Keys Based Different Programs
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18
Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
The Skyroam Solis Offers a 4G LTE Hotspot and a Power Bank
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17
Traditional Hi-Tech Kettles
Traditional Hi-Tech Kettles
The Urn Coffee Maker Is Inspired By the Past with Future Functionality
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16
Elegant Emotive Speakers
Elegant Emotive Speakers
The Laier Speaker Projects Mood-Matching Lights on Its Panels
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15
Tap-to-Pay Smartwatches
Tap-to-Pay Smartwatches
The Vivo Smartwatch Buys You a Post-Workout Smoothie
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14
Counterfeit Bag-Detecting Devices
Counterfeit Bag-Detecting Devices
The 'Entrupy' Camera Can Detect a Fake Purse in 15 Seconds
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13
IoT Car Gadgets
IoT Car Gadgets
The 'AutoPi' Device and Cloud Platform Make Any Car a Smart One
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12
Discreet Foldable Drones
Discreet Foldable Drones
This Lockheed Martin Drone is Designed For Military and Industrial Use
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11
Aerobatic Paper Planes
Aerobatic Paper Planes
This Bluetooth Paper Plane Can Perform Acrobatic Aerial Stunts
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10
AR Dentistry Mirrors
AR Dentistry Mirrors
This AR Cosmetic Dentistry Aid Helps Patients Try on Different Smiles
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9
Automated Aromatherapy Diffusers
Automated Aromatherapy Diffusers
The 'Pium' Home Fragrance Diffuser Connects to Smart Technology
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8
Food-Preserving Pet Bowls
Food-Preserving Pet Bowls
The 'Mario Feeder' Automatic Pet Bowl Provides Peace of Mind for Owners
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7
Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
These Smart Vests are Turning Stray Dogs into a Neighborhood Watch
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6
App-Enabled Storage Lamps
App-Enabled Storage Lamps
'Hole' is a Tech-Infused Multi-Purpose Lamp
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5
Augmented Reality Menus
Augmented Reality Menus
'Kabaq' Offers 3D Renderings of Restaurant Menu Items
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4
Smart Cycling Helmets
Smart Cycling Helmets
The Livall BH51 Smart Helmet Sense When Riders Break or Turn
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3
Connected Pedestrian Lights
Connected Pedestrian Lights
The 'Litty' Smart Wearable Light Ensures Visibility When Out at Night
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2
Scent-Emitting Hair Dryers
Scent-Emitting Hair Dryers
The 'Delicious Dryer' is Equipped with Scent-Infused Cartridges
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1
Multipurpose Key Organizers
Multipurpose Key Organizers
The Keyport 'Pivot' Multi-Tool Keychain Keeps Essentials on Hand
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