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Top 100 Tech Ideas in October

From Connected Exercise Bands to Drink-Analyzing Tumblers

— October 28, 2017 — Tech
From connected exercise bands to drink-analyzing tumblers, the October 2017 tech trends reveal that consumers are increasingly turning to technology to meet their health and wellness goals. This includes everything from upping their fitness levels, to simply ensuring they eat a healthier diet.

When it comes to fitness, consumers are no longer satisfied with a treadmill or a set of weights. Indeed, there is now a major demand for connected fitness products that helps consumers track their progress as they move through their fitness journey. One example of a connected exercise tool is the Circuband iQ resistance exercise bands, which rely on sensors connected to the user's muscles to track ongoing progress.

Beyond workout aids, technology is also helping consumers meet their nutritional goals. One great example of this kind of wellness-focused technology is the Prismcups, which tracks a user's intake of any liquid -- a concept that is highly useful for those trying to up their water intake.
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4K Compatible Mid-Level Cameras
4K Compatible Mid-Level Cameras
The Fujifilm X-E3 is an Upgrade Over Previous X-Models
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Headphone-Upgrading Receivers
Headphone-Upgrading Receivers
The 'Jackster' Wireless Headset Adds Bluetooth to Any Equipment
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98
Drink-Analyzing Tumblers
Drink-Analyzing Tumblers
The 'Prismcups' Smart Drink Vessels Keep Track of Your Intake
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Connectable Bluetooth Headphones
Connectable Bluetooth Headphones
The Dashbon 'DoublePods' Headphones Let You Share with Friends
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96
Entry-Level Smart Speakers
Entry-Level Smart Speakers
The Zolo Mojo Offers Affordable Interactions with the Google Assistant
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95
Green Tea Batteries
Green Tea Batteries
CSIR is Developing Flexible Energy Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics
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Modernized Instant Film Cameras
Modernized Instant Film Cameras
The 'Lomo Instant Square' Stays True to the Original Design
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93
Liquid-Cooled Gamer PCs
Liquid-Cooled Gamer PCs
The Alienware Area 51 X299 Can be Fitted with Intel Core i9 Processors
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VR Restaurant Training Programs
VR Restaurant Training Programs
KFC Employees are Learning to Make Food in Virtual Reality
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91
Predictive Social Media Aids
Predictive Social Media Aids
'LikelyAI' Will Predict the Popularity of Your Instagram Posts
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90
Patterned Fabric Speakers
Patterned Fabric Speakers
Bang & Olufsen's Speakers are Available in a Variety of Patterns
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89
Cancer-Detecting Surgical Pens
Cancer-Detecting Surgical Pens
The 'MasSpec Pen' Detects Cancerous Tissues Through Touch
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Wearable Micro Speakers
Wearable Micro Speakers
The Bose Soundlink Micro Speaker Produces Huge Sound in a Small Device
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Aesthetically Functional Spacesuits
Aesthetically Functional Spacesuits
Elon Musk has Revealed an Image of SpaceX's Spacesuit Design
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Printed Mouthguard Kits
Printed Mouthguard Kits
Damage Control Helps Consumers Create Tailor-Made Mouthguards
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Shirt-Scanning Stain Detectors
Shirt-Scanning Stain Detectors
The X-Spect Can Decipher Chocolate Syrup from Red Wine
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Paper-Masticating Waste Bins
Paper-Masticating Waste Bins
The 'PWshredder' Paper Shredders Destroy Paper in Any Shape
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Solar Panel-Packed Smartwatches
Solar Panel-Packed Smartwatches
The 'LunaR' Smartwatch Draws Power from the Sun
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Slim Shockproof Phone Cases
Slim Shockproof Phone Cases
The 'Yesgo Case' is Both Strong and Convenient
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Futuristic All-Glass Smartphones
Futuristic All-Glass Smartphones
The Apple iPhone X Packs the A11 Bionic Chip and Much More
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Portable Allergen Detectors
Portable Allergen Detectors
Harvard Medical School's 'iEat' Knows If Your Meal Contains Peanuts
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Bacteria-Eliminating Air Cleaners
Bacteria-Eliminating Air Cleaners
The SOL-ONE Smart Air Care Device Cleans and Ionizes Air
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Joint Stress-Relieving Keyboards
Joint Stress-Relieving Keyboards
The 'X-Bows' Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard Enables Faster Typing
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Multi-Access Smart Locks
Multi-Access Smart Locks
The 'Latch C' Home Smart Locks are Specially Designed for Apple Users
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Screen-Expanding Tablet Devices
Screen-Expanding Tablet Devices
The Astro 'Luna Display' Turns the iPad into a Second Display
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Co-Branded Luxury Televisions
Co-Branded Luxury Televisions
LG and Bang & Olufsen Have Partnered on the BeoVision Eclipse
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Off-Grid Network Providers
Off-Grid Network Providers
The 'GOTOKY' Provides a Secure Connection When You're Out of Service
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Supercar-Branded Smartphones
Supercar-Branded Smartphones
The Lamborghini Alpha-One is a High-End Luxury Mobile Device
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Robotic Pet Play Robots
Robotic Pet Play Robots
The Anthouse Robot Pet Companions Connects You to Your Furry Friend
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Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Makers
Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Makers
'The Keyboard Waffle Iron' Invites You to Play with Your Food
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Stress-Reducing VR Experiences
Stress-Reducing VR Experiences
Relax VR Offers Soothing Immersive Experiences
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Deep Tissue Massage Seats
Deep Tissue Massage Seats
The Human Touch Novo XT Massage Chair Relaxes from Head to Toe
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Senior VR Travel Campaigns
Senior VR Travel Campaigns
This Virtual Reality Travel Project Fulfilled Seniors' Travel Goals
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Sound-Responsive Smart Lamps
Sound-Responsive Smart Lamps
'Heelight' Can Interact with the World Around It
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Livestreaming Body Cameras
Livestreaming Body Cameras
VENTURE Introduces an Innovative Way to Stream One's Life
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Sophisticated Sweeping Appliances
Sophisticated Sweeping Appliances
The 'Mundi Vacuum' Boasts an Unconventional Circular Shape
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Fitness Technology Smartwatches
Fitness Technology Smartwatches
The Fitbit Ionic Tracks Vitals and Keeps Wearers Connected
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Ultra-Compact AC Units
Ultra-Compact AC Units
The Portable Solar-Powered 'Coolala' Weighs Only 7 Pounds
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Celebratory Beer Cups
Celebratory Beer Cups
Bud Light's Light-Up Beer Glass Celebrates NFL Team Touchdowns
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Modular Video Walls
Modular Video Walls
LEDskin is a Compact, Portable Component Making Up Big Screens in Multiples
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Device-Charging USB Hubs
Device-Charging USB Hubs
The Turbo PowerHub Portable USB-C Hub Boasts an Internal Power Bank
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Multidirectional Spherical Speakers
Multidirectional Spherical Speakers
The Studio Phase 'Section' Speaker Splits to Reveal Itself
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Rugged Smartwatch Strap Adapters
Rugged Smartwatch Strap Adapters
The Leatherman Tread Watch Adapter Works with the Apple Watch
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Maze Game Phone Cases
Maze Game Phone Cases
This Retro Maze Case Offers Entertainment Should Your iPhone Ever Die
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Emotion-Detecting Condiment Apps
Emotion-Detecting Condiment Apps
Marmite's TasteFace Uses Facial Recognition to Read Reactions
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Observant Underwater Drones
Observant Underwater Drones
This ROV is the First of Its Kind to Be Fully Portable
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Tiny Nostalgic Gaming Consoles
Tiny Nostalgic Gaming Consoles
The Bittboy is a Handheld Device That Provides Retro Entertainment
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Motion-Detecting Bike Lights
Motion-Detecting Bike Lights
The Vibe is a Smart Bike Light That Detects Pedaling
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Angular Bevel Smartphones
Angular Bevel Smartphones
The SAY2 Smartphone Immerses the User with a Seamless Display
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Retro Video Apps
Retro Video Apps
The OLDV App Lets You Shoot Video Straight Out of the 1980s
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Airport Lounge VR Trips
Airport Lounge VR Trips
Bacardi and Virgin Atlantic Team Up for VR Experience in Airport Lounge
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Bed-Shaking Alarm Clocks
Bed-Shaking Alarm Clocks
The Sonic Alert 'The Skull' Loud Alarm Clock Gets You Up Quickly
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Origami-Inspired Delivery Drones
Origami-Inspired Delivery Drones
EPFL Lab's Delivery Drone Can Be Folded When Not in Use
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Digitized In-Store Experiences
Digitized In-Store Experiences
Nordstrom's 'Reserve Online and Try in Store' Service Has Expanded
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App-Enabled Cooking Utensils
App-Enabled Cooking Utensils
The 'Temp Smart Spoon' Promises the Perfect Bowl of Pasta
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Fitness Wearable Headphones
Fitness Wearable Headphones
The Fitbit Flyer Wireless Headphones Enable Intense Workouts
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Movable Refrigerator Concepts
Movable Refrigerator Concepts
This Ambulatory Smart Fridge Can Bring Your Drinks To You
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Nightlight Alarm Clocks
Nightlight Alarm Clocks
The Oittm Intelligent Wake Up Alarm Clock Has a Multipurpose Design
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Wire-Free Exercise Earbuds
Wire-Free Exercise Earbuds
The Jaybird Run Earbuds Stay Firmly Planted During Exercise
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Autonomous Fire Extinguishers
Autonomous Fire Extinguishers
The 'Fireball Automatic Fire Extinguisher' Rolls on its Own
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Motion-Tracking Artistic Wearables
Motion-Tracking Artistic Wearables
synapseWear is a Wearable Device That Creates Visualizations
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Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
The Skyroam Solis Offers a 4G LTE Hotspot and a Power Bank
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AI Interview Apps
AI Interview Apps
'HireVue' Uses Video Interviewing and AI to Match Applicants to Jobs
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Fireproof Home Extensions
Fireproof Home Extensions
The 'X-Space' Window Offers Inhabitants a Safe Bubble in an Emergency
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Conveniently Illuminated Keyboards
Conveniently Illuminated Keyboards
The Curve Keyboard Illuminates Keys Based Different Programs
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App-Enabled Hydration Monitors
App-Enabled Hydration Monitors
The Sixty Hydration Monitor Can Read Hydration Levels Through Skin
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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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Collapsible Electric Skateboards
Collapsible Electric Skateboards
The Mountain Slider Skateboard Can Be Folded Into Your Backpack
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3D-Printed Heel Designs
3D-Printed Heel Designs
Atelier 27 Combines Additive Manufacturing with Consumer Co-Creation
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Stylish Portable Keyboards
Stylish Portable Keyboards
Jinwon Yook's Keyboard Design Offers Circular and Tactile Keys
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IoT Car Gadgets
IoT Car Gadgets
The 'AutoPi' Device and Cloud Platform Make Any Car a Smart One
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Tap-to-Pay Smartwatches
Tap-to-Pay Smartwatches
The Vivo Smartwatch Buys You a Post-Workout Smoothie
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Counterfeit Bag-Detecting Devices
Counterfeit Bag-Detecting Devices
The 'Entrupy' Camera Can Detect a Fake Purse in 15 Seconds
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Interactive Hologram Tables
Interactive Hologram Tables
The Euclideon Hologram Table Works with Motion-Tracking Glasses
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Bespoke Body Shields
Bespoke Body Shields
This High-Tech Shield Protects Its Owner's Ribcage Post-Surgery
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Compact Laser Engraving Devices
Compact Laser Engraving Devices
The Cubiio is a Compact, At-Home Laser Engraver
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Discreet Foldable Drones
Discreet Foldable Drones
This Lockheed Martin Drone is Designed For Military and Industrial Use
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Elegant Emotive Speakers
Elegant Emotive Speakers
The Laier Speaker Projects Mood-Matching Lights on Its Panels
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Aerobatic Paper Planes
Aerobatic Paper Planes
This Bluetooth Paper Plane Can Perform Acrobatic Aerial Stunts
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Compact Electric Skateboards
Compact Electric Skateboards
The I-Ride Electric Skateboard Weighs Just 15 Pounds
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AR Dentistry Mirrors
AR Dentistry Mirrors
This AR Cosmetic Dentistry Aid Helps Patients Try on Different Smiles
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Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
Dog-Affixed Smart Vests
These Smart Vests are Turning Stray Dogs into a Neighborhood Watch
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Automated Aromatherapy Diffusers
Automated Aromatherapy Diffusers
The 'Pium' Home Fragrance Diffuser Connects to Smart Technology
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App-Enabled Storage Lamps
App-Enabled Storage Lamps
'Hole' is a Tech-Infused Multi-Purpose Lamp
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AR Beer Labels
AR Beer Labels
This Snoqualmie American Pale Ale Boasts an Interactive Label
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Augmented Reality Menus
Augmented Reality Menus
'Kabaq' Offers 3D Renderings of Restaurant Menu Items
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Smartphone-Incorporating Laptops
Smartphone-Incorporating Laptops
The Samsung Dex Book Concept Lets You Nest Your Device
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Connected Exercise Bands
Connected Exercise Bands
The 'Circuband iQ' Resistance Exercise Bands are Packed with Sensors
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Smart Cycling Helmets
Smart Cycling Helmets
The Livall BH51 Smart Helmet Sense When Riders Break or Turn
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Connected Pedestrian Lights
Connected Pedestrian Lights
The 'Litty' Smart Wearable Light Ensures Visibility When Out at Night
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Color-Changing Thermal Sweaters
Color-Changing Thermal Sweaters
Stone Island's 'Ice Knit' Changes Color in the Cold
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Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
The Water Curtain Features Embedded Size-Detecting Sensors
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Artistic 4K Televisions
Artistic 4K Televisions
Trend Hunter Talked to Mark Childs About 'The Frame' by Samsung
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In-Store Sneaker Creators
In-Store Sneaker Creators
The 'Nike Makers Experience' Lets Consumers Create One-of-a-Kind Shoes
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Mini Social Media Cameras
Mini Social Media Cameras
The Conceptual Snapchat 'Snapshot' Offers Impressive Functionalities
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Multipurpose Key Organizers
Multipurpose Key Organizers
The Keyport 'Pivot' Multi-Tool Keychain Keeps Essentials on Hand
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Sustainable Smart Home Initiatives
Sustainable Smart Home Initiatives
The New Grundig Home Collection Aims to Reduce Food Waste
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Scent-Emitting Hair Dryers
Scent-Emitting Hair Dryers
The 'Delicious Dryer' is Equipped with Scent-Infused Cartridges
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Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
IKEA's 'Space10' Lab is Opening a Six Day Food Production Pop-Up
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Multi-Sensory Cola Advertisements
Multi-Sensory Cola Advertisements
This Coca-Cola Advertisement Has Been Awarded Two World Records
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