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5 tech trends of 2015 – Two Wheeled Hoverboards, Virtual Reality Headsets, Drones, 3-D Printers, Smartwatches

They were the most popular tech gadgets and gizmos of 2015, and they caught the imagination of the people. Some of them are going to be even bigger in 2016, and some are going to evolve. Here is a quick roundup of the most exciting tech trends of 2015, stuff that is within reach of us right now.

Hoverboards or Two Wheeled Self Balancing Electric Scooters


They are the insanely cool personal transporters, turned fiery demons turned next gen UL 2272 hoverboards. Yep the journey of the hoverboard has been trailblazing to say the least. They were the rage during Christmas 2015, and then some of them began to catch fire. Matters became so bad that the US Govt. agency the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) had to intervene and it declared all hoverboards unsafe unless they had proper certifications. New standards came into being and now a new breed of two wheeled hoverboards are emerging. Theier popularity soared initially also because every celebrity was flaunting their hoverboard, from Wiz Khalifa to Jamie Foxx to Scrillex.

If you want a piece of the hoverboard phenomenon, you can pick one up from the safest place on the web to buy a hoverboard, the Swagway website.

Virtual Reality Headsets

Top 10 Best Virtual Reality Headsets Best AR VR Headsets

We have all seen the techilicious Occulus Rift headsets, and now we know about Google Cardboard, a virtual reality headset that can be completely made by following instructions and putting together cardboard pieces. Virtual Reality headsets are now entering different realms. Microsoft’s Hololens being used by NASA to virtually experience the terrain of Mars in their labs, Sony is planning to integrate a virtual reality headset into the Play Station 4. Amongst the really drool-worthy headsets is the HTC Vive, but like the Occulus Rift it is very expensive.

You can have a look at and buy, some of the most popular headsets of 2016 here.


Top 10 Best Drones in USA in 2016 Best Drone Best Drones Amazon

Drones have been around for a while, and they are being used for everything from delivering packages, to military surveillance, to emergency medical help. Now the drones are becoming smarter and also popping up in unexpected places. We saw drones that are able to track you as you ski down a slope, or one that can do face tracking. The niftiest one is a wearable drone called Nixie that can be worn like a watch on your wrist and with a gesture it will fly, take a picture of you and then come back to you. Here’s a video of Nixie:

There are even cars with personalized drones. It seems that selfies sticks will soon be passe, as selfie drones hit the market. Some really exciting things are going to happen with drones in 2016, and they will become much more accessible.

To see the Top 10 bestselling drones of 2016, click here.

3-D Printers

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The cost of 3-D printers is coming down, and they are also becoming more specialized. It is envisioned that soon there will be 3-D printing centers in the local malls where we will pick up our 3-D printed stuff just the way we used to pick up camera prints before. The commercial 3-D Printers are now easily available and their prices are coming down. They used to be able to print only in plastic shapes but today 3-D printers can print using materials ranging from titanium to human cartilage, and can also produce fully functional components, including hip implants, dental implants, hearing aids, complex mechanisms, batteries, transistors etc. XYZprinting created a food printer. Some innovators in 3-D printing are MarkForge, Voxel8 and Carbon3D.

If you want to have a look at some 3-D printers that you can purchase right now, click here.


Top 10 Best Smartwatches in 2016 in USA Top 5 best smartwatch 2016

Smartwatches from leading brands like Apple, Sony, Samsung, LG and Motorola are already available, but now the next generation smart watches are coming in. This include the Apple Watch 2, and a whole host of smartwatches from HTC, Casio, Samsung, New Balance etc. Most of these smartwatches connect to your smartphone and display notifications from it, they also track fitness and monitor the body. The current crop of smartwatches will allow messaging, email, calendars and other apps. In fact stand-alone smartwatches which will be able to do all of this without your smartphone being around are also coming to the market. The popular Pebble smartwatch came with a small software development kit for developers to create apps. Thus along with its primary functions of an on-wrist GPS display, run timer, and remote control, it would also let you order a pizza, engage with an e-ink maze and more.

Have a look at the Top 10 Smartwatches you can buy in 2016


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