Enjoy that new smart watch, phone or car you got for Christmas because soon it’ll be outdated.
Some cool new gadgets came into our homes in 2014, but with technology rapidly increasing and improving, 2015 will quickly bring new gadgets to replace them.
Here are the top eight gadgets and innovations that are anticipated to hit the consumer market in 2015.
The release of Apple’s smart watch is probably the most anticipated for 2015. The Apple Watch was announced in September along with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The watch is set to hit markets early 2015. It will have different designs and apps that users can modify.
The virtual reality gadget has generated a lot of buzz in the past year with developers, but a consumer version will finally hit the market in the summer of 2015. Virtual reality has gained a lot of popularity with the video game industry, tourism industry and the entertainment industry. Virtual reality has also attracted a lot of companies to produce their own gadgets, Oculus VRis not the only option in the market. Samsung and Sony will also release VR head gear.
Google and Motorola may introduce what will be the only phone you’ll ever need. Project Ara is a phone with modular upgrading. In other words, you can remove and replace the parts of your phone that need fixing as you please without having to buy a new phone. For example, if a new camera were to come out with higher pixels then all you have to do is buy a camera. The screen is also replaceable, so you no longer have to worry about cracked screens costing you over $150.
Using your finger print to unlock you phone is cool, but using your heartbeat is cooler. The NYMI band will be a new smart wearable that lets users unlock their phones, cars, computers and even homes by using their heartbeat to authenticate the user. Your heart will now be able to truly open doors.
These new wireless earbuds reinvent headphones. earbuds are not just in-ear headphones, they also serve as a fitness tracker and a microphone. The Dash will allow users to track their workouts by measuring their body vitals and giving them real time acoustic feedback. The wireless headphones will be released in April 2015.
Cheaper 4K TVs
One of 2014’s buzzwords was 4K TV, but just as high as the hype was, the price was too. A 4K TV can cost a consumer anywhere from £1,000 up to £. The 4K resolution is said to go mainstream in 2015 and replace 1080p. LG and Sony are expected to release a new 4K TV into the market — hopefully it doesn’t cost more than a month’s rent to purchase the cheapest one.
Apple’s operating system will be incorporated into more cars in 2015. CarPlay features the Siri voice and assists drivers with directions, calls, messages and music streaming. Apple has partnered with multiple car companies including Audi, Jeep, Kia and Ford. CarPlay is also available for earlier models with an after market system.
Smart Rearview Mirrors
Nissan and Cadillac are expected to be the first car companies to incorporate smart rearview mirrors in their cars. Drivers will now have LCD monitors incorporated into their mirrors to increase or clear visibility under various conditions. The driver will be able to switch back and forth depending on their preference.