As the year winds down it's been another awesome year for gadget nuts like myself. I thought I would share my thoughts on what I thought was cool for 2015.
The Apple Watch
Love it, hate it, confused by it, you've got to admit it, Apple did an awesome job promoting, advertising and building a really slick watch. I'm an oddity, I actually like wearing a watch and always have, but most folks now-a-days see a watch as antiquated tech from a long gone era. Bravo Apple for bringing back the watch! I'm still amazed how many folks I see wearing these.
The Sphero BB-8 App Enabled Droid
The latest Star Wars movie comes out on Friday and this little guy is already a star! Anything BB-8 seems to touch turns to gold! You've got to hand it to Sphero, they did an AWESOME job on this little guy. You control him from an application on your smart phone, so no need for an extra controller to put batteries in, lose, etc.
The iPhone 6S
Come on, are you really surprised? Apple makes some of the sexiest phones on the planet! Remember phones were just, well phones before the the iPhone. Like the iPod before it, Apple turned a phone into something everybody has to have. Let's be honest, how many people do you see with their heads down at a stoplight these days? They may not be all on iPhones, but I bet a lot of them are!
Nintendo New 3DS XL
It's true, this came out before 2015 for Asia/Pacific, but the folks in America didn't get it until this year and if you could even get it! People bought them up and cranked up the prices on for sale sites. Yes it's pretty similar to the original 3DS, but with a faster processor, more RAM and that awesome second control stick, Nintendo released a real winner!
The Patek Philippe Supercomplication or the $24,000,000 Pocket Watch
No, that's not a typo, that's 24 Million Dollars!!! Yes it was made in 1933, but it sold at a Sotheby's auction in November of 2014 and it's SO cool, it HAD to make the list!! This is NOT your Grandfather's pocket watch! I took this part from Wiki: "The timepiece contains 920 individual parts, with 430 screws, 110 wheels, 120 removable parts, and 70 jewels, all of them handcrafted on a tiny scale." 920 parts!!!
Yep, another electronic watch thingy. I really love this watch, I even got one for myself! It's got the time, heart rate, GPS, timer/stopwatch, pedometer, rechargeable battery just to name a few options. Yep, I'm still wearing mine and I still love it!
This thing is SOOOOOOOO freaking cool! Ever since I saw Michael J. Fox riding a hoverboard in Back To The Future Part 2 I wanted one of these. You can't tell me you didn't want one of these!!
This was a Kickstarter project that got it's funding in December of 2014. One of these days maybe we'll get one like Marty had.
You've got to hand it to Disney, they know how to market their products! My wife and sister love the Tsum-Tsum game and now there are stuffed and plastic animals, and all kinds of merchandise. You can download the app from the iTunes and Google store.
Baby Dancing Groot
We first got a glimpse of dancing baby Groot in the Guardians of The Galaxy film and shortly after Funko released this awesome version! I know it's not an electronic gadget, but I still think it's cool and I'm the one writing this article. :-)
$50 Amazon Fire
A $50 dollar color tablet?!?!? Okay, so it's not an Apple iPad Pro, but $50!! A 7'' display, rear and front facing cameras and a quad-core processor. I don't know about you, but that is pretty darn amazing! Way to go Amazon!
Telsa Model S P85D
Yes, it's a car, but what a car!!! Elon Musk and Tesla have truly built a technical marvel! 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, in Ludicrous mode no less!!! But that speed doesn't compromise comfort or technology. A HUGE bravo Telsa!
Absolutely brilliant! According to wiki these were introduced around 2011, but my wife and I just started using these and I think they are AWESOME! We've had a package taken from outside of our house before and it totally sucks. Why people have to be such jerks I have no idea. If you select a locker and your package fits at the specific location, the delivery folks will put it in the locker for you to pick up. You get an email telling you your package is ready to be picked up and where. You go to that location, put in your information and POOF the door opens and there's your package!! Another Way to go Amazon!!
Did I forget anything that you thought was a super cool gizmo for 2015? Disagree with my choices? Let me know!!
Until Next Time