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Top 100 Tech Ideas in September

From Budget Chinese Smartphones to Coding Subscription Sets

— September 24, 2016 — Tech
From budget-friendly smartphones to educational coding kits, the September 2016 tech trends demonstrate that there it is a growing push to make technology more accessible to a wider range of people.

Although smartphones may be a common tech accessory in some parts of the world, there are many countries where access to cell phones is still limited. As a result, companies such as Huawei are producing high-tech cell phones and selling them for budget-friendly prices.

Beyond access to new technology, there is also a demand for access to the knowledge required to develop these high-tech gadgets. Indeed, the September 2016 tech trends reveal that products that make coding easier to learn and understand are in high demand among people of all ages. On initiative tackling this issue is the Kode With Klossy subscription kits, which help support female programmers.
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Budget Chinese Smartphones
Budget Chinese Smartphones
Huawei's Latest Budget Phone Offers Surprisingly Strong Video-Recording
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99
3D Printer Backpacks
3D Printer Backpacks
The Ultimaker 2 GO Makes It Easier to Transport a 3D Printer
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98
Interactive Smartwatch Designs
Interactive Smartwatch Designs
The Ticwatch 2 From Mobvoi is Extremely Easy to Interact With
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97
Data-Delivering Dietary Apps
Data-Delivering Dietary Apps
The 'Sage Project' App Reimagines and Redesigns Nutrition Labels
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96
Cybersecurity Series Games
Cybersecurity Series Games
'Mr. Robot: 1.51exfiltratiOn.apk' is an App Based on the Popular Show
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95
Hands-Free Smartphone Necklaces
Hands-Free Smartphone Necklaces
This Necklace Mount Allows People to Take POV Videos
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94
Versatile PC Sticks
Versatile PC Sticks
The Diginnos Stick Allows You to Compute On the Go
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93
Football-Themed Keyboard Covers
Football-Themed Keyboard Covers
These NFL-Themed Type Covers Include All 32 Teams
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92
Computer Molding Experiments
Computer Molding Experiments
Computational Thermoforming Could Disrupt Fabrication Design
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91
Firefighting Amphibious Aircraft
Firefighting Amphibious Aircraft
The AG600 is the World's Largest Amphibious Plane
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90
Coding Subscription Sets
Coding Subscription Sets
The 'Kode With Klossy' Box Supports Female Programmer Initiatives
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89
Ergonomic Anatomy Smartphones
Ergonomic Anatomy Smartphones
The 'Echo' Call Device Offers a Smaller Design Suited to the Ear
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88
Vibrating Astronaut Footwear
Vibrating Astronaut Footwear
These Space Shoes Help Prevent Astronauts From Suffering Falls
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87
Radio Wave Phone Charging
Radio Wave Phone Charging
Radient Micro-Tech Uses RF Waves for Truly Wireless Phone Charging
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86
Stress-Busting Apps
Stress-Busting Apps
The Bellabeat Leaf App Works In Conjunction With Wearable Technology
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85
Flexible Car Mounts
Flexible Car Mounts
The Layze Flexible Mount Helps You Control Your Phone's Viewing Angle
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84
Game-Inspired Footwear
Game-Inspired Footwear
Vixole's Smart Sneaker Has a Digital Interface with Pokemon Go Capabilities
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83
Wearable Heart Monitors
Wearable Heart Monitors
The 'iBeat' Notifies Emergency Responders and Family of Cardiac Arrest
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82
Portable Gaming Consoles
Portable Gaming Consoles
This Portable Console Makes the Xbox One Experience Slimmer
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81
Educational Architecture Apps
Educational Architecture Apps
Tinybop Lets Children Explore Famous Buildings Using Cartoons
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80
Durable Rope Chargers
Durable Rope Chargers
The Paracable Smartphone Cords Prevent Breakage and Wire Splintering
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79
Medical Fitness-Tracking Headphones
Medical Fitness-Tracking Headphones
'Sport Pulse' Special Edition Headphones Send Data to Doctors
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78
Mirroring 3D Printers
Mirroring 3D Printers
Leapfrog's 'Bolt' is a Fast 3D Printer with Dual Heads
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77
Dual Speaker Wireless Chargers
Dual Speaker Wireless Chargers
The 'Duo Speaker' Comes with a Chic and Convenient Wireless Charger
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76
Fitness-Focused Earphones
Fitness-Focused Earphones
These Wireless Earphones Are Sweat-Resistant and Tangle-Proof
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75
3D-Printed Ear Prosthetics
3D-Printed Ear Prosthetics
A Scottish Doctor is Using 3D Technology to Help Children With Microtia
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74
Lightweight Chinese Laptops
Lightweight Chinese Laptops
The Xiaomi Laptop 'Mi Notebook Air' Can Rival the Macbook Air
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73
Digitally Generated Fractal Art
Digitally Generated Fractal Art
Joseph Pollack Writes Code to Create His Artwork
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72
3D-Printed Ancient Statues
3D-Printed Ancient Statues
The Original 'Zeus at Olympia' was Destroyed 1,500 Years Ago
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71
All-Inclusive Fishing Reels
All-Inclusive Fishing Reels
These Fishing Reels Have Enough Storage to Pack an Entire Tackle Box
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70
Supremely Stylish Yachts
Supremely Stylish Yachts
This Italian-Made Yacht Backs Up Its Appearance With Performance
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69
Audio-Improving Sound Bars
Audio-Improving Sound Bars
The Yamaha Yas-106 Sound Extension Boosts Entertainment Speaker Power
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68
Dual-Tier Standing Desks
Dual-Tier Standing Desks
The Gaze Desk's Height Can Be Adjusted to Promote Proper Posture
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67
Artistic Camera Filters
Artistic Camera Filters
The Prisma App Converts Images Into Dynamic Famous Paintings
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66
CO2-Converting Solar Cells
CO2-Converting Solar Cells
This New Solar Energy Technique Turns CO2 into Usable Energy
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65
Wrist-Supporting Mouse Pads
Wrist-Supporting Mouse Pads
This Ergonomic Pad is Made for 3D Mice
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64
Snapshot Adoption Campaigns
Snapshot Adoption Campaigns
Tomba Latas' Adoption Project Uses Snapchat to Introduce Rescues
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63
Digitally Tailored Clothing
Digitally Tailored Clothing
The 'Neuro' Process Designs and Fits Clothes Digitally
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62
Sound-Optimizing Portable Speakers
Sound-Optimizing Portable Speakers
These Convenient Speakers Offer a Sleek Oval Design
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61
Crinkling Bicycle Wrenches
Crinkling Bicycle Wrenches
The 'Crankl' Torque Wrench Crinkles When the Torque is Optimal
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60
Portable VR Desktop Computers
Portable VR Desktop Computers
This Lenovo Computer's Hardware is Stuffed Into a 2K Monitor
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59
Camera Weight Redistributors
Camera Weight Redistributors
Obscura Gear's Wooden Clips Attach to Bags to Reduce Strain
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58
Commuter-Cooling Fan Installations
Commuter-Cooling Fan Installations
This Currys PC World and Dyson Stunt Helps Travelers Cool Off
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57
Bottle-Recycling Machines
Bottle-Recycling Machines
This Plastic Shredder Begins the Process of Recycling and Repurposing
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56
Posture-Correcting Neckties
Posture-Correcting Neckties
The Turtle Alert Smart Device Gently Reminds Wearers to Sit Straight
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55
Tech-Hiding Watch Straps
Tech-Hiding Watch Straps
This Strap Allows People to Hide Apple Watches Under a Classic Timepiece
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54
Martian Desert Colonies
Martian Desert Colonies
Prototypes for the 3D-Printed Mars Colony Will Be Tested in the Mojave
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53
Retro OS App Filters
Retro OS App Filters
Misha Petrick Designed What Windows 95 Instagram Would've Looked Like
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52
Tech-Inspired Asymetrical Sculptures
Tech-Inspired Asymetrical Sculptures
These Sculptures Were Inspired by Visible Glitches in Tech
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51
Bluetooth Car Chargers
Bluetooth Car Chargers
This Smart Car Charger Can Help You Locate Your Car
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50
VR Shopping Experiences
VR Shopping Experiences
The Kabuki-Pedir Shop is Launching 'VR Shopping with Voice Chat'
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49
Holographic 3D Displays
Holographic 3D Displays
The 'Volume' Display by Looking Glass Uses "Lightfolding" Technology
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48
Indoor Drone Arenas
Indoor Drone Arenas
The DJI Arena Will Allow Novices to Improve Their Drone-Controlling Skills
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47
Wearable Sunscreen Dispensers
Wearable Sunscreen Dispensers
SunZee is an Easy-to-Use Sunblock Dispenser Meant for Adventure
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46
Smartphone-Mimicking Smart Mirrors
Smartphone-Mimicking Smart Mirrors
Perseus Mirrors Allow You to Add Apps and Widgets Like a Phone
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45
Traffic-Sensing Billboards
Traffic-Sensing Billboards
INRIX Billboards are Able to Change Ads Based on Traffic Speed
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44
Game-Continuing Wearables
Game-Continuing Wearables
This Official Pokemon Go Wristband Allows Wearers to Play On the Go
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43
Sushi-Making Robots
Sushi-Making Robots
The Kawasaki Robostage Showcases an Automaton Preparing Sashimi
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42
Simple Utilitarian Vapes
Simple Utilitarian Vapes
The Utilian 720 is Easy-to-Use and Affordable
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41
Multi-Directional Missile Drones
Multi-Directional Missile Drones
The QuadRKT Drone Can Fly Like a Missile or Hover Like a Copter
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40
Moral-Testing Online Games
Moral-Testing Online Games
The 'Moral Machine' Records User Opinions on Self-Driving Car Scenarios
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39
Revolutionary Food Printers
Revolutionary Food Printers
This 3D Food Printer Will Come With Companion Software
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38
Upturned Gas Masks
Upturned Gas Masks
This Gas Mask Was Re-Invented to Offer a Slimmer and More Comfortable Design
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37
Hybrid Aircraft Drones
Hybrid Aircraft Drones
The Airbus Drone Borrows Its Build from the Engineering of Airplanes
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36
Weed-Killing Light Wands
Weed-Killing Light Wands
This Device Makes Taking Care of Gardens Much More Simple
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35
Home Beer Dispensers
Home Beer Dispensers
This Dispenser Can Keep Beer Fresh for Up to Two Weeks
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34
Solar Energy Windbreakers
Solar Energy Windbreakers
The 'Solar Windbreaker' can Charge Devices for Hikers
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33
Recycled Circuit Board Jewelry
Recycled Circuit Board Jewelry
These Jewelry Pieces are Created to Reduce Tech Waste
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32
Augmented Reality Architecture
Augmented Reality Architecture
Greg Lynn Utilizes VR Software to Design Layouts Prior to Building
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31
Candy-Themed Coding Games
Candy-Themed Coding Games
The 'Glicode' App is Pocky's Attempt to Teach Kids about Coding
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30
Food-Friendly Cooling Appliances
Food-Friendly Cooling Appliances
This Refrigerated Surface Keeps Food Cool at Parties and Events
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29
Corporeal Product Design Systems
Corporeal Product Design Systems
The 'Digital Hand' Uses a Kinect to Create Furniture and Objects
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28
Air-Filtering Baby Carriages
Air-Filtering Baby Carriages
These Pods Protect Babies in Extreme Weather Conditions
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27
Laptop-Cooling Stands
Laptop-Cooling Stands
This Aluminum Laptop Stand Ensures the Health of the Devices
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26
Industrial Steampunk Keyboards
Industrial Steampunk Keyboards
The 'Sojourner' Keyboard Looks Like a Set Piece from 'Mad Max'
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25
Electric Skateboard Concepts
Electric Skateboard Concepts
This Electric Board Was Designed to Optimize Travel
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24
3D-Printed Straw Shelters
3D-Printed Straw Shelters
This New Shelter is Made Of Straw and Clay and Features 135 Layers
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23
Battery-Holding Backpacks
Battery-Holding Backpacks
This Charging Backpack Forgoes the Need to Constantly Be Around Outlets
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22
Razor-Printing Pop-Ups
Razor-Printing Pop-Ups
Gillette's 'RZR MKR' Showcases the History and Future of Razors for Men
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21
Wearable Flying Cameras
Wearable Flying Cameras
The 'nixie' is a Wearable Drone That Can Be Worn Like a Watch
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20
Eclectic Technology Offices
Eclectic Technology Offices
This Office Design Features a Multitude of Unusual Features
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19
Adhesive Invoice Printers
Adhesive Invoice Printers
The Tape Printer Efficiently Fulfills Two Packing Tasks Within One Strip
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18
Portable Kitchen Concepts
Portable Kitchen Concepts
This Space-Saving Product Forgoes Traditional Kitchen Spaces
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17
Keyless Smart Locks
Keyless Smart Locks
The AMADAS Smart Lock Syncs with an App and Uses a PIN to Let Consumers In
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16
Cooling Solar Umbrellas
Cooling Solar Umbrellas
The 'Kafya' Parasol Uses The Sun's Rays To Charge Devices and Power a GPS
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15
Miniature Arrow Shooters
Miniature Arrow Shooters
The 'Pocket Shot' is the Size of a Yo-Yo and Fires Full-Sized Arrows
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14
Miniature Wind Turbines
Miniature Wind Turbines
The Micro Wind Turbine Offers Unbeatable Portability and Efficiency
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13
Robotic AI Toys
Robotic AI Toys
The 'Woobo' Looks Like a Furry Monster but It's Also an Educational Toy for Kids
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12
Table-Shaped Air Conditioners
Table-Shaped Air Conditioners
The 'Air-Tree' Can Reduce Energy Consumption and Costs in the Home
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11
Powerful Water Jet Engines
Powerful Water Jet Engines
The SCUBAJET Supplies Aquatic Equipment with More Speed
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10
Smart Anti-Theft Backpacks
Smart Anti-Theft Backpacks
The Zippers of the ABC Backpack Can't Be Opened Without Being Unlocked
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9
Fungal Leather Products
Fungal Leather Products
The "Leather" Products from MycoWorks are Made from Mushroom Plant Waste
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8
Compactly Versatile Multi-Tools
Compactly Versatile Multi-Tools
The MSTR Key Multi-Tool Offers 20 Different Tools In One Package
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7
Heartbeat-Sensing Rings
Heartbeat-Sensing Rings
The 'HB Ring' Allows Wearers to Feel the Pulse of Their Loved Ones
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6
Printed 3D Hologram Cards
Printed 3D Hologram Cards
Lumii Technology Lets Users Create 3D Holograms with Consumer Printers
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5
Underwater Drone Concepts
Underwater Drone Concepts
The 'Remote Operated Vehicle' is a Camera-Mounted Submarine Drone
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4
Fire-Starting Survival Watches
Fire-Starting Survival Watches
The Ascent Survivor Was Made to Keep Crucial Tools Close By
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3
DIY Flying Chairs
DIY Flying Chairs
The 'Manned Multicopter' Flies with the Use of Homemade Multirotors
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2
Cancer-Detection Apps
Cancer-Detection Apps
The Dermofit App Assists Early Stage Skin Cancer Detection Efforts
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1
Multi-Sensory Beauty Installations
Multi-Sensory Beauty Installations
teamLab's Interactive Gallery Explores L’Occitane's Products
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