Some of the gadgets on the list may not be useful to you. But all of the gadgets on the list are unique, in their way.
1. Muja Touchpad
This is the MUJA touchpad and you might be thinking I’ve already got one touchscreen on my smartphone. Why do I need another? Well, it’s not there for the front of your smartphone to install. If you just press it into the back of your phone and it’s got about 20 sticky pads that hold it in place. And it’s a weird experience because it opens up a world of input that you’ve probably never had before. In a way, it feels like you’re able to reach through the back of your smartphone to touch the front of your screen.
Next up a product with the slogan says “Goodbye to oh no say hello to oyo” because this is the Oyo and it stops you from dropping your smartphone. There are three main parts to this contraption. You’ve got central housing that sticks onto the back of your smartphone using 3m tape. It’s got a solid fit and this housing contains the extendable string that connects to a wristband. It’s all elasticated and very flexible. So it doesn’t feel like you’re tied down to your phone or you’ve got no range of movement but it does very convincingly protect it from drops. It’s also a ring that you can attach instead of the band for a slightly different feel.
3. Gravastar Speaker
It’s quite tough to concisely describe this product. It’s, on one hand, a Bluetooth speaker whilst being a centerpiece for your room and at the same time a collapsible robot. A lot is going on here but my first impression is just that it’s high quality and also really heavy. The attention to detail is above what I was expecting and to be honest I’ve never seen a speaker that looks like this. When you turn the lighting on, you’ll realize they’ve packed LEDs into pretty much every corner and crevice they can. The legs at the bottom they fold in and they fold out.
As a speaker it sounds good it sounds a lot better than I thought it would be given the size of it. But then again you are limited by that size larger speakers sound more spacious. It’s got a 20-watt power so not the loudest not the most powerful speaker. But it’s little visual flourishes.
4. Crack Light
The crack light is something I instantly fell in love with. In fact within minutes of finishing with it for this review. I put it into my everyday carry bag it is a seriously slim but at the same time seriously powerful led lamp. It’s continuous lighting so it’s a great thing for photographers and videographers and doesn’t need a battery of its own. It just plugs into your phone.
5. Screen Cleaning Pad
A new kind of screen cleaning tool or at least one that I’ve never seen before. You’ve got this pretty high-quality leatherette finish on one side with a handle for your hand. And then a plush felt like finish on the inside. It does a really good job and it’s comfortable to use and you can reuse these for quite a long time before they get dirty.
The voxos is a pair of sunglasses with bone conduction technology. So on the surface, they look like a pretty standard pair of sunglasses, slightly thicker. But I like the way they look I like the matte black finish on the frames and I like the coloring of the lenses. Now you might have seen a few audio products already with that bone conduction label. The idea being that the sound reaches you through physical contact. So at these pads at side frame, they connect directly to your head and you hear the sound through the bones, in your skull. Which leaves your ears open to hearing others and let’s face it potentially more important things.
7. External Speaker
I decided that I liked this product pretty early on. It is a tiny, fairly inexpensive but ultimately massively convenient smartphone speaker. It connects directly into the headphone jack which means there’s no dangling around on a cable. And also there are zero wireless pairing issues so providing you’ve got the jack and you’ve got speakers. That just needs that little bit more on then this should handle that. You can expect more bass more detail and a little bit more volume. There’s also the surprise benefit of being able to readjust the speaker if you want to face it towards someone else.
8. Cable Hugger
Cheap and cheerful are the words. I’d use here these frankly adorable little animals are what I describe as cable huggers. You wire your cable through them so that they’re resting over the cable’s neck which is famously prone to breaking. Say for example on the iPhone cable they’re shaped to fit around your smartphone. But you’ve got a bear in mind that if you have a thick bulky case on then it’s gonna cause a bit of an interruption.
9. Casper Glow
The glow by company Casper immediately became my new favorite bedside lamp. It’s controllable by a smartphone, you can set it to slowly get brighter as you wake up in the morning. But that’s not the cool bit what I like about it are three things. You can flip it to turn it on and turn it off, you can rotate it to adjust the brightness. And also it’s got a battery internally. So if you wanted to pick it up and take it down to grab a snack you can do that.
For those of you who play a lot of games like pubg on your smartphone. You’ve probably heard of the smartphone joystick. This product right here is one of the best iterations I’ve seen. That for one reason as well as the joystick you’ve got a buckle on the bottom. And it’s designed so that you can slip it over almost any size smartphone. And tighten that buckle to press the joystick against the screen and the pressure is unlike other joysticks I’ve tried. It gives you some responsiveness it means that the joystick is always directly on the screen and in contact.