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06/09/2016 03:01 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2017

10 Tech Gadgets to Check Out This Year

Technology continues to advance and with that comes new gadgets that can be used to simplify life. Gadgets are meant to be convenience items that allow you to remain productive and complete tasks/projects easier. From garage door opening applications to smart wireless routers, there is a gadget for nearly every application in your life to make life a little easier.

Ehang 184

Drones are all the rage in 2016. The Ehang Company has developed a human-size drone that can carry a single person up to 23 minutes at a time. It is able to travel at a speed of 60-MPH. The arms of the drone fold up and it has gull-wing doors for aerodynamics and exterior aesthetics.

Belty Good Vibes Smart Belt

You may think that a smart belt would be tacky and bulky looking. The Belty Good Vibes Smart Belt is attractive, light weight and stylish. It has a built-in fitness tracker for personal development and a healthier lifestyle. You are given little reminders about your sitting posture, water consumption and reminders to relax. You will also be aware of your walking pace and will be encouraged to make positive changes to your daily routines.

Plantronics Voyager Focus UC headset

For those that are frequently on the phone for work purposes, this headset allows you to walk around and have a conversation. It comes in handy when you are at your desk but need something from across the room. You no longer have to put clients on hold, you can keep the conversation rolling up to 150-feet away from the signal receiver.

Varia Vision

Varia Vision is manufactured by the Garmin Company. It is essentially a virtual reality accessory that mounts to sunglasses. The augmented virtual reality display keeps drivers informed of their driving habits, dangers, and provides directions. It is ideal for bicyclists, motorcyclists and those riding scooters on busy streets.

Brondell Swash 1000 Bidet Toilet Seat

Feeling clean after using the restroom is much easier with a technologically advanced bidet toilet seat, like those available from Bidet.org. The toilet seat uses a tank-less water heater system to ensure comfort and a thoroughly clean feeling. Founder Kyle Bazylo envisioned a wireless system that is easy to use and easy to install, so that consumers feel cleaner and have a sanitary space to use the restroom. After each use, the cleansing head cleans itself to prevent person-to-person contact.

iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

When you are mobile and require a better mode of typing, the iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard is ideal. You can take it anywhere, charge it while using it, and pack it away in your carrying bag for use later. It is an ideal option for businesspeople that are always on-the-go.

Cobra DSP 9200 BT

Your speed while driving can get away from you sometimes. The Cobra DSP 9200 BT is ideal for drivers that are always in a rush. You'll be alerted when you are breaking speed barriers. You will also be made aware of upcoming red light cameras. If there are known speed traps in your local area, you can mark those and receive a notification when you are getting close to them to prevent getting pulled over.

Sleep Number It Bed

Sleep Number beds just got a little bit smarter. The industry-leading bed manufacturer has created an "It" bed, which takes sleeping and technology to new levels. The beds are fitted with biometric sensors. These sensors gauge your sleeping patterns to suggest adjustments to help you get a better night's sleep. Your heart rate, partner's sleeping habits and breathing patterns are all tracked to create a customized, comfortable sleeping situation.

Acer Revo Build

This is a fully customizable and expandable desktop computer. Users can take the base desktop makeup and add speakers, storage, and wireless charging modules. The added modules use pogo pins and magnets for connectivity.

Ergotron Home Hub 27

When space is an issue, or you need to setup a quick workspace outside of the office, the Ergotron Home Hub 27 is an ideal option. You can create a wall-mounted workstation that converts to a desk when you need it. When you are all done, you can fold it back up and leave it alone until next time. This is ideal for telecommuters, travelling businesspeople, and those working from temporary office locations.

Closing Thoughts

Consider which trending tech gadgets in 2016 will make a real difference in your life. These devices are designed to help you sleep better, take better care of your health, and be more productive at work. Some, of course, are for fun and entertainment, but that is part of what helps keep technology and new gadgets fun and interesting.