Technology is bustling and evolving. It seems like every day that new tech is on the market for everything we can imagine. There are fun, funky accessories to showcase our personalities or help make things easier for our everyday lives. Check out these 16 cool tech accessories to consider purchasing this year.
1. Echo Dot 4th Generation
The Echo Dot is a popular accessory, and a new one just hit the market. The 4th gen smart speaker has a built-in clock as well. One thing that is great about the Echo Dots is that you can set up your smart devices such as light bulbs and smart switches or other smart devices for your home and sync it to Alexa. In turn, you can adjust the temperature, lighting, and other settings. You can order from Amazon, play music, ask questions, set timers, and so on. The Echo Dot is a great little accessory that doesn’t take up a lot of room, and better yet, there is a kids version! Your children can play games, listen to e-books, listen to music, and more. With parental settings, you can let your children use the Echo Dot for kids without worry. At any time, you can adjust everything in the application through your phone to have Alexa respond to various commands and to adjust any parental needs. You can link your Amazon account to Alexa and order right through the Echo with convenience. It is a great little device for the whole family.
2. Eve Flare Smart LED Lamp
If you use the Apple HomeKit, then this product is perfect for you. This round sphere is water-resistant and illuminates with various colors throughout the spectrum. The Eve Flare lasts roughly 6 hours in between its charges. The lamp comes with a charging base and provides wireless charging, just like many of Apple’s products. Overall, you get plenty of hours of customized lighting in this sleek and fun design. Spruce up your dorm room, bedroom, kids room, kitchen table, or use it as an accent piece in your living room. Either way, it is a lovely eye-catching lamp that is easily adjusted through the phone.
3. The MPG Maglev Magnetic Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
Speakers are not a new tech accessory, and quite frankly, they can be rather dull and boring. However, the Magnetic Levitating Bluetooth Speaker looks fantastic and is a unique design sure to blow your guests away. The Bluetooth device resembles a space ship and would make an excellent gift for those who are into sci-fi themed objects. Choose between black or white and watch as the orb levitates over the base and provides 360-degree surround sound. The magnetic levitating speaker connects to phones and can make calls; it lasts about 8 hours on its battery before it needs to be charged. The orb only levitates if the base is turned on, and it can also spin by turning the orb once. The MPG Maglev Magnetic Levitating Speaker is a neat gift and conversation piece.
4. Kensington MicroSaver Cable Lock for Notebook
While there is an equal counterpart for the desktop, the notebook cable lock is a great idea to keep your laptop safe while working or if you fear your computer could be stolen. The cable locks your computer and prevents theft. You can open it with the provided key. The cable is extra thick to prevent cutting of the wire. There are similar designs for desktops where the wire intertwines to other parts of the desktop computer, and other variations of this brand have alarms attached to it. Those worried about their computers being stolen from their homes, dorms, or even while you are out at a local coffee shop or library. This simple but very necessary protection tech accessory will give you peace of mind.
5. Cateck Bus-Powered USB 3.0 3-Port
Computers often only have a small amount of room to plug-in devices, but this port offers you the ability to plug in more into your computer than you usually could. With three additional USB ports, you could easily plug in anything you need to your computer, and you can put in an SD card as well. This device works with Windows and Mac. The Cateck Bus-Powered USB Port. is a great tech accessory for those who have a lot of things to plug into their computers, store things for their jobs on flash drives, SD or MicroSD cards, or want the ability to plug and play other devices or accessories that they have.
6. E-Yooso 60% Retro Steampunk Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
For a person who loves to write or type, this keyboard is an excellent gift choice. If you like the mechanical sounds of clacking keys and old school design mixed with current technology and lights, this keyboard is perfect for you. It is a multi-colored lit keyboard and comes in white or black. The old school design to the keyboard is reminiscent of old mechanical typewriters. What is great about this keyboard is that it is considered a gaming keyboard and works with Windows and MAC as there are no drivers or software required to use it; plug in the keyboard, and it’s ready to go.
7. Table Tech Buddy
This cool table uses one button to adjust the angles of your laptop. You will no longer strain your neck or even your eyes looking down or at your laptop, chrome book, iPad, and other devices in an odd position. This table allows you to adjust to your specific needs. Whether you are sitting at a table, standing and typing on the laptop, or lying down on the floor taking notes on your school assignments, this table is a great accessory to make working on your devices more comfortable. When you are done, it folds up, and it is portable so you can take it on the go.
8. Large RGB Gaming Mouse Pad
This mouse pad holds both the keyboard and mouse with ease. Non-slip features and the lights create an excellent detail and smooth surface for the mouse. No matter what type of mouse you are using, this pad will give accuracy and quick move speed. You can easily customize the lighting around the pad by pressing a button. The pad is powered by a USB and does not require any drivers creating a plug and play design for all the gamers out there.
9. HumanCentric Headphone Stand with USB Charger
This product is a great way to save space, keep your stuff organized, and of course, charge some commonly used items. The HumanCentric is multifunctional and allows you to store your headset and also charge your items such as your phone. The HumanCentric attaches to the bottom of your desk, where you can hang your headset and watch while charging three items with the three USB ports attached. This product also comes with two cable clips to keep the wires flesh to the table. The HumanCentric Stand attaches to the desk using screws or 3M Tape. Overall, this is an excellent product to free up table space and provide a place for your headset.
10. Aqonsie 4 in 1 Wireless Charging Station
Like many people, we all have many things to charge, from tablets to phones to wireless earbuds and smartwatches. This accessory allows you to charge all your devices in one spot, organized and all together. This product helps to declutter spaces, maximize space, and provide a solution for all your charging needs at an affordable price.
11. Side-by-Side Power-Packer Travel Tech Pouch Organizer
When traveling, it can be a pain to keep track of all the wires for your devices, and we often run the risk of ruining wires or losing them while we are moving around from one place to another. This pouch with stretchable slots and a zipper mesh compartment makes traveling with your wires easy. Whether you are going on a plane, driving in the car, or even transporting your wires to and from work or school, this bag is a perfect organization and safe way to travel with your wires. There are three compartments to store your laptop charger, Sd cards, wires, earbuds, and more. It is a smart choice for traveling and keeping your items together. It is compact, sleek, and will fit in a bag or backpack with ease.
12. UVC LED Sterilizer Wand
In our current times, sanitizing has become second nature. We often forget to sanitize things like computers or phones even though we touch them frequently. This wand helps sanitize the computer or other objects using UVC LED lights. The lights destroy the RNA and DNA of common bacteria and viruses. No chemicals are used to sanitize, only the lights. The wand works on hard and soft surfaces meaning mattresses, clothing, and more. Sanitize what you use frequently and use the wand on items that you would not want to use harsh chemicals on or around. It is a safe solution to keeping your surroundings clean.
13. SilkSound Stylish Bluetooth Headphones
If you are looking for sleek, stylish headphones, this is it. These headphones resemble a hairband and lay relatively flat against the head. They are not bulky and do not draw too much attention because you are wearing something other than a headband. However, it is a great gift idea or accessory for someone who wants something less bulky with Bluetooth capabilities. SilkSound promises great sound with style.
14. Fingerprint Sensor Lock
If you are a person who often forgets combinations or loses your keys, then this lock is perfect for you. This lock uses fingerprint technology to open up and give you access to your most valued treasures. Whether for school or other locking uses, this sensor lock will allow only you to enter it. No more worrying about losing your keys or forgetting your combinations anymore. No more fear that someone will get ahold of your combination and break into your items. This lock uses biometric technology, is water-resistant, stores up to 10 fingerprints, is USB rechargeable, and comes with keys for backup. The Fingerprint sensor is a great durable lock that uses technology to secure your items.
15. Laser Keyboard Projector
This laser keyboard projector is Bluetooth and will project onto the table or flat surface in front of you. You can use it with your phone, iPad, and other compatible devices. It allows you to take your work anywhere without carrying around an additional keyboard. The tiny box is easy to store in your purse or bag while on the go. Typing on this keyboard is said to be accurate and easy. On top of having a traditional keyboard, you can also have piano keys projected to play the piano. You can create your music using the application and choose from four instruments, piano, drums, bass, or guitar. This keyboard is multifunctional, fun, and is a cool tech accessory most anyone will love.
Popsockets are a popular choice for most smartphone users, but now there is a combination of a wallet and a pop socket available for phones. With many designs and even popular characters, these sleek and functional pop socket wallets are an excellent choice for those who do not want to carry a purse, a wallet, or a bag with them. The PopWallet+ allows you to hold multiple cards snug in the slip wallet attachment for your phone. A stretchy band helps you push the cards up while also keeping them snug in place for safekeeping. The wallet also has a pop socket attached to it, so you still get the same pop socket functionality as before with the added wallet feature. The wallet can slip on and off for any needs, but it has to be done with a particular movement making it stay secure and eliminating worries of falling off your phone. Keep your cards and IDs safe and in hand at all times with the PopWallet+.
Which items above would you like to add to your list of cool tech accessories? Let us know below!
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