Every day and more than ever, we are integrating technology into our lives. It doesn’t even matter if you’re tech-savvy, because technology these days has become a no-brainer — doing pretty much everything for you. Yet we’re not judging. In many ways, that is the beauty of it.
Some of the newest, wearable technology and gadgets released this year are really edgy. They aren’t just novel-looking devices, but they add value and seamlessly blend into your daily routine. From nifty-looking audio sunglasses to fashionable smart aroma diffusers, we’ve put together some of the coolest gadgets on the market right now that may surprise you.
[Hero and Featured Image Credit: Bose]
Bose Audio glasses
Lenses with acoustic chambers? Sounds too good to be true. This year, Bose launched an audio gadget that combines the two things we absolutely love – cool sunglasses and rad wireless earbuds. Bose’s Rondo Framed glasses (THB 8,300) feature an avant-garde miniaturised Bose electronic that’s hidden in the temples. Quite a fashionable technology implanted on a classic design, pull off these shades on a sunny day and groove to the beat of your choice by controlling via the Bluetooth connection and Bose app. Protection from the sun and music without a device – the perfect combination for Bangkokians to flaunt while strolling around the city’s buzzing laneways.
Available to purchase at Bose
Ember Temperature Control Mug
Do you have to make repeated trips to the microwave just to reheat your morning coffee? If so, Ember’s control mug (approx. THB 3,921) is a godsend for those who can’t function without a warm cuppa caffeine in the morning. This smart mug allows you to remotely control your temperature via a Bluetooth connected app just the way you want. What we love about this ceramic mug is that you can save your presets for different drinks with different LED colours, too. The sleek and efficient mug with its charging coaster will boost your productivity at work by saving you some time and energy. Whilst Ember launched these mugs a while ago, this 14-ounce version is a new addition to the scene which certainly eases up our morning routines.
Ambassador professional interpreter
Imagine this: It’s your first time in Spain, a stranger speaks to you in Spanish and without learning the language, you figure it out all out. We are talking about Ambassador’s over-the-ear interpreter (approx. THB 3,339) that makes this possible by breaking all language barriers so you can have smooth conversations without any struggle. Waverley Lab’s invention is engineered to translate more than 15 languages and 42 dialects on the spot. Impressed? This earpiece can be paired with smartphones so you can stream it on a loudspeaker, too.
Available to pre-order at Indiegogo
Moodo Smart Aroma Diffuser
Need some aromatherapy? When it comes to having customised aroma scents that match your taste, mood, and lifestyle, no one does better than the perfume experts, Moodo. This homely and stylish looking aroma diffuser (approx. THB 3,062) comes with four interchangeable scent capsules that are suitable for the living room, bedroom, or even kitchen. Moodo’s smart technology allows you to control and create your own scent for a comforting ambiance. Also, it’s very user-friendly – all you need is a USB power supply. Wake up to lavender slumber and unwind with eucalyptus night. Just in case, if you’ve got an Apple Homepod or any other smart home technologies, you can also link it up and say, “Hey Siri, my latest scent please.”
Available to purchase at Moodo
Lenovo Smart Clock
Whilst nowadays most of us set our alarms on our smartphones, deep down inside we still love our OG alarms clocks. So, let’s welcome the 21stcentury version of an alarm clock. Lenovo’s Smart Clock (approx. THB 2,679) does more than just telling you the time or waking you up in the morning; it performs all your bedside tasks. It’s no surprise that with google assistant, we could just say “Hey google, wake me up at 9am” and he will do so. What we love about this particular one is that it’s simple and hands-free. Command to play your favourite music or ask for the latest news. This way, you are also off your smartphone for some time – which, besides a good night’s sleep, is also very healthy.
Available to purchase at Lenovo
Meural Leonara Digital Art Canvas
Art enthusiasts are going to love this life-like artwork that brings all your beloved pieces together. You don’t have to settle with one and can upload a digital library of content all together. Don’t mistake it for the old-fashioned digital picture frames as this one is no flat art. Feeling ‘Starry Night’ lately? Pull out Van Gogh’s painting to set the mood or swipe back to your family reunion portrait. Meural Leonara Digital Art Canvas (approx. THB 18,219) lets you curate your wall with a dash of inspiration shining through. Got smart home technologies? Even better, because you can command and curate your own playlist — after all, an art and music pairing is the best combination, right?
Available to purchase at Meural