|25 Most Promising New Products|
Watch out for these products, coming in stores near you!!!!
The PEG harvests one of the biggest energy hogs on earthyou. Place the little
device into your bag or briefcase, plug in your cell phone, GPS, or iPod, and
let your kinetic energy power up your gadgets while you walk. You can get an 80%
charge in one hour through your own energy alone. Green and brilliant.
Even though were well into the 2000s, nobody has come up with a Jetsons-style
flying car. Until now. The Terrafugia Transition is more of a driving plane than
a flying car, but its a promising first step. The worlds first street legal
plane hits runways and highways in 2010.
No glasses needed! Just turn on your tabletop unit and enjoy a 360-degree view
of images and possibly video through this stereoscopic display. Sony isnt yet
sure what to use it for, but ads, video games, and medical visualizations are
just a few ideas.
The waterless washing machine isnt as sexy as some of the other gadgets arriving
in 2010, but its conservation qualities should be applauded. It uses nylon beads
and a spin cycle to clean your clothes, saving water while potentially reducing
the need for dryers.
Cardboard is the new black. Legions of product made primarily of corrugated
cardboard are hitting the market. This little beauty will benefit anyone who has
ever broken that little sticker while changing out a sound card or adding memory
to a CPU.
If youre tired of carrying around one charger per electronic toy, youre in luck.
The Powermat lets you charge your iPhone, Blackberry, Nintendo DS, and most
other gadgets on the same mat. One mat, one plug.
Sure, one mat, one plug is cool. But what if you didnt have to plug in at all?
Samsung is speeding past the AC plug, around the solar charger, and directly
into the water faucet. Its new micro-fuel cell and genereator rpowers your cell
phone through water alone. Jurys still out on whether it will work long-term.
Love muscle cars? Have you seen Transformers more times than all your nieces and
It has always been tough to determine what Apple will put out in the next year.
But this time, the anecdotal evidence seems to add up. Its safe to say you will
see a touchscreen- based tablet Apple product that will both fight with Kindle
for books and netbook manufacturers for small computing.
As part of a universal quest to replicate outdoor activities without actually
going outside, Honda has unveiled a new kind of bicycle. It doesnt actually go
anywhere, but it does simulate real-life situations riders may face on the way
to work or the store. Think of it as defensive driving for bicyclists.
Heres the scene. 007 is in the middle of an ATV chase, 4-wheelers spewing mud
all around him as he speeds toward the sea. He looks like hes done for. Then,
suddenly, he plows into the ocean and hits a button. The wheels on his ATV fold
as he speeds away, spraying water on the bad guys. This ATV/Jetski can be yours
next year, in the form of the Quadski. Bad guys not included.
Image: Spaceward Foundation
Tilt back in your leather lounge chair. Turn on the Sat TV. Load your Nespresso
machine with the finest coffee beans in the world, then take a photo of it all
with your iPhone. Load the photo and to your Twitpic from the on-board Sony Vaio
laptop. Did I mention that you can do all this while cruising down the
interstate at 80 mph? Classy.
Touted as a lightsaber for military doctors, the new plasma scalpel works by
using ionized gas in a controlled light beam. This simultaneously slices and
cauterizes a wound on the battlefield. Coming in 2010 to a war zone near you.
Heres to hoping you never see one!
Theres only one thing cooler than corrugated cardboard in technology. Its name
is wood. The Japanese are leading a trend called Mori Girl (Forest girl), which
aims to limit the use of plastic by using sustainable wood instead.
Canova 2.0 is working with an undisclosed US manufacturer to change the screen
game. The new dual-LCD screen laptop could take the form of big iPhone-style
touchscreens or, if theyre working with a different company (they wont say who
it is), simply one of the neatest laptops ever to hit markets.
Teens have a propensity for unsafe driving. Thats hardly news, but what parents
can now do to encourage safe driving is. The MyKey can be set to control the
vehicle by limiting speed, chiming when the gas tank is 75 miles from empty, and
limiting the cars audio by as much as 44%. Kids will hate it. Thats probably why
its such a good thing.
Now that Microsoft did the wireless controller right, theyre throwing it out the
virtual Window in favor of Project Natal. Rumored to be coming at one of next
years conferences, PN will have no controller or wires connecting you with the
screen. Well see if it works.
Google has a way of inventing things that people do not know they need until
they understand the product. Its latest such creation is Google Wave. Its not
email. Its not chat. Rather, a Wave is a document that acts like a conversation,
live and changeable on the fly. Rich media drives the experience. But you wont
really know how much you need it until Google actually gives it to you.
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