The 47 Coolest Tech Gadgets You Can Buy in 2022

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When it comes to tech gadgets, the coolest will always stop you in your tracks. You find yourself wanting them all even if you suspect you don’t absolutely need them. But even if you don’t need them, it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time, and the best gadgets should still be incredibly useful and make your life easier.

And with our list of the coolest tech gadgets, we sought to find devices that fit this bill. Maybe they’re not as essential to your day-to-day life as a smartphone or a laptop, but they’re the products you lust after; they’re the ones you end up blowing your tax refund on.

Whether that’s a new gaming console, like the Nintendo Switch OLED, a VR headset like the Oculus Quest 2, or a new household robot from Amazon, these products are the statement items you’ll tell your friends about or show off whenever you have people visiting.

So if you’re looking for ideas on cool tech gadgets to splurge on, keep scrolling to see our picks.

  

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Samsung’s newest foldable phones undoubtedly top the list of coolest tech gadgets of 2022. Even though these new folding phones were officially released back in August 2021, there’s still simply nothing else like them for sale right now. The smaller Flip3 has a full-size smartphone touch screen that folds into a 4.2-inch compact design for portability and convenience. The larger Fold3 boasts a folding 7.6-inch screen, almost the size of a small tablet. Both smartphones feature an improved frame made of sturdy aluminum that protects the hinge, gorgeous AMOLED screens and the most durable glass the Galaxy Z line has seen thus far.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

$889.00 $999.99 11% OFF

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

$1,549.00
  

2. Oculus Quest 2

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Virtual reality might take its time to have its ‘iPhone moment,’ but it is still very much the next big thing for the coolest tech gadgets. And there is not a single VR device that flashes that promise more than the Oculus Quest 2. Without the need for a powerful computer or special equipment, you can simply strap the Quest 2 to your head, pick up the controllers and move freely in VR space. This is thanks to its inside-out technology, which uses cameras placed outside the headset to track your movement in the space around you. The Oculus Quest is currently sold out, but we expect inventory to rebound ahead of the holiday season, so stay tuned.

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Oculus Quest 2

$299.00
  

3. Amazon Astro Household Robot

In late 2021, Amazon announced a trio of new household robots during a live virtual event. Unfortunately for early adopters eager to get their hands on the coolest tech gadgets of 2022, these bots are still only available by invitation and not to the general public just yet. However, you can apply to receive one of the first-ever units through Amazon’s Day 1 Editions program. Our favorite robot of the lot is the Astro, an anthropomorphized household assistant that can move freely around your home to keep an eye on things. Treat it like a pet or use it as a security drone; the choice is up to you. Either way, we hope it’s a sign that more household robots will soon be available to the average person.

Head to Amazon to request an invitation to be one of the first people to own the Amazon Astro robot.

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Amazon Astro

$999.99
  

4. Sonos Roam Smart Speaker

While the Nest Audio and Amazon Echo have their relative merits as Wi-Fi smart speakers, and the UE Wonderboom 2 is the platonic ideal of the Bluetooth speaker, the Sonos Roam is a hybrid speaker that offers the best of both worlds with minimal compromise. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Roam can take advantage of better audio quality and voice-controlled integration with Google Assistant and Alexa. When connected to your phone via Bluetooth, you can take the Roam wherever you want and have access to audio as long as your phone battery isn’t dead. Best of all, the Sonos Roam still links up with your existing ecosystem of Sonos products, giving you another speaker in your multi-room setup.

Read Our Review: We Put the New Sonos Roam To the Test

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Sonos Roam

$179.00
  

5. Anker Nebula Solar Portable Projector

Typically when you think of home theater projectors, you assume they require an overly involved installation process and a PhD-level knowledge of gear to set it all up. But we are in an era where you can pull out the Anker Nebula Solar. Barely bigger than a book, you can point it at a wall and have it projecting a 120-inch, 1080p version of your favorite Netflix movie without needing to configure the picture settings or find a power outlet.

Will this replace your fancy 65-inch 4K HDR TV? Absolutely not. But for those moments when you’re craving that movie theater experience at home (and really, who hasn’t over the past couple of years?), you’ll understand why this made our list of cool tech gadgets.

Read Our Review: SPY’s Full Review of the Anker Nebula Solar Portable Projector

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Anker Nebula Solar

$529.99
  

6. Apple AirPods Max

Apple’s latest headphone drop came with a surprising price tag, but one that only Apple, with its caliber of products, could pull off expecting. These AirPod Max headphones are built with 3D surround sound that adjusts based on your environment and head position, and they’ve got Active Noise Cancellation that blocks out the rest of the world with the press of a button. The actual headphones themselves have a knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions for a great fit. They’re also built to switch between devices seamlessly and have on-head detection, so your music will pause if you need to remove them for a second. They come in five different colors, including our favorite, this sleek Space Gray.

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Apple AirPods Max

$449.00 $549.00 18% OFF
  

7. New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

How do you know you’ve built an incredible product? When you don’t need to update it for eight long years. That’s how old the Kindle Paperwhite was before Amazon announced its first major update earlier this year. If you like reading on a screen, there’s no doubt that this is the finest e-reader ever designed. Amazon has given the device a larger screen for the new edition of the Kindle Paperwhite, and in addition to USB-C charging, it also supports wireless charging. Most importantly, it still has all the features you know and loved about the original Paperwhite, with improved performance.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

$129.99
  

8. Nook Casa Smart Light Bulbs

There are plenty of smart light bulbs for sale right now, but almost all of them share two similar problems: really buggy apps and poor brightness. The new Nook Smart Light Bulb solves both issues and comes with an affordable price tag, which is why it’s one of our top picks for the coolest tech gadgets of 2022. Best of all, when it’s on sale, you can pick up this smart light bulb for just $23, which is a steal. Once you screw in and set up this bulb, you can choose from millions of colors and bring mood lighting to any space.

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Nook Smart Light Bulb

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9. Backbone One Gaming Controller

With Apple stuffing the lightning-fast A14 processor into their latest smartphones, mobile gaming has taken a giant leap forward. However, while the iPhone is fully capable of playing some great games, its ability to act as a controller is somewhat lacking. The Backbone One lets you snap the controller onto both ends of your iPhone, mimicking the design of traditional video game controllers, and it comes with some cool features. You can use it to stream Xbox games to your phone via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It’s also compatible with PlayStation Remote Play, Steam Link and Apple Arcade, granting you access to next-gen console software on your smartphone. A low latency connection mode keeps gameplay running smoothly, and it’s cool that there is pass-through charging to conveniently power the iPhone while playing.

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Backbone One Gaming Controller

$99.99
  

10. Amazon Echo Show 15

Keeping families together is the intention of the Amazon Echo Show 15, which is the company’s largest-sized smart display to date. Call it a command center of sorts; it’s precisely the kind of device that helps keep household members connected with all the happenings around the home. With its dynamic widgets that deliver relevant information to the lovely looking 15.6-inch touchscreen panel it’s sporting, the Echo Show 15 craves to be wall mounted in community locations.

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Amazon Echo Show 15

$249.99

  

11. Sony SRS-RA5000 360 Reality Audio Speaker

With the ability to make the listener feel like they are standing in the middle of a concert, Sony’s SRS-RA5000 360 Reality Audio Wi-Fi speaker could be revolutionary. But this isn’t just a fancy piece of hardware; 360 Reality Audio is an entire platform for music-focused 3D sound. Similar to a movie-focused format, such as Dolby Atmos, Sony is promising to deliver live content so that we can enjoy shows and concerts in these pandemic times.

Equipped with seven separate drivers, the SRS-RA5000 can detect the room it’s in and disperse the audio throughout a space to create an immersive effect. But when you’re not using this speaker for live performances, you can also connect to your favorite music service via Chromecast, Bluetooth or Spotify Connect. And if you have a collection of smart home devices, you can also use this speaker as an Alexa or Google assistant hub.

Read Our Review: Sony’s New 360 Reality Audio Wi-Fi Speaker Is Almost TOO Far Ahead of the Curve

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Sony 360 Reality Audio Speaker

$698.00
  

12. Apple Watch Series 7

The previous iteration of Apple’s famous smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 6, was mighty impressive. It even lets you monitor your blood oxygen levels. However, as of 2022, Apple has officially moved on to the Apple Watch Series 7, which carries over the Series 6’s best features and ups the ante even more. The main improvement is the Always-On retina display, which now has 20% more screen area than its predecessor.

According to Apple, the new Apple Watch is available “in 41mm and 45mm sizes, Apple Watch Series 7 is the most durable Apple Watch ever, with a stronger, more crack-resistant front crystal. It is the first Apple Watch to have an IP6X certification for resistance to dust and maintains a WR50 water resistance rating.”

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Apple Watch Series 7

$479.00
  

13. Lovehoney x WeVibe Couple’s Vibrator

SPY is always on the lookout for new sex toys, and this year two of our favorite sex toy brands teamed up for a new couple’s vibrator that’s perfect in every way. Our product testers gave this sex toy an enthusiastic 10/10, and we highly recommend it to any couple that wants more intense orgasms in the bedroom (or wherever, we don’t judge). There are many great Bluetooth speakers and cool wearables on this list, but there’s only one tech gadget that will really make you feel good. Plus, SPY readers can use the exclusive discount code “LHXWEVIBE” and save 15% on their purchase.

Read Our Review: We Tested the New Couple’s Vibrator from WeVibe and Lovehoney

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Lovehoney x We-Vibe Couples Vibrator

$119.99
  

14. Beats Fit Pro

Take the Beats Studio Buds, then add affixed wingtips and most of the AirPods Pro’s features, and you wind up with Apple’s best workout headphones. Meet the Beats Fit Pro, a sportier version of Beats’ popular wireless earbuds that hits on all cylinders. Adaptive EQ adjusts frequencies in real time to hear music more precisely, while Spatial Audio with head-tracking creates an immersive listening experience when indulging in Dolby Atmos-supported content. Noise cancellation is just as strong as on the AirPods Pro, plus you get more extended ANC playtime (six hours on a single charge). Features like automatic switching, “Hey Siri” voice activation, and FindMy support for locating misplaced buds complete the package.

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Beats Fit Pro

$199.95
  

15. TruSens Large Smart Wi-Fi Air Purifier

Portable air cleaners will become household fixtures in the next several years. Get ahead of the trend by placing this gorgeous, intelligent air purifier in your living room. The TruSens comes with 360-degree DuPont True HEPA filtration to capture and destroy all types of pollutants. We’re talking allergens, airborne viruses, pet dander, smoke, odors, and certain VOC gases. It covers up to 750 square feet, and the bi-directional airflow delivers purified air 24% better than the average air purifier. SensorPod readings make it simple to monitor air quality, plus you can control everything directly from your smartphone. We’re also digging the ultramodern design, which gives off futuristic Bluetooth speaker vibes.

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TruSens Large Air Purifier

$389.00
  

16. Apple iPad Mini

We still think it’s kind of insane that Apple took many of the best aspects of the iPad Pro — namely the slim-bezel design and compatibility with the Magic Keyboard — dropped them into the newest iPad Mini and offered it at a very reasonable price. As a result, for less than $500, you get a device that lets you stream Netflix and Spotify, FaceTime with your friends, doodle, draw and design with the Apple Pencil, and even use it as a traditional laptop. Apple’s decision to go with the same A15 chipset as the iPhone 13 Pro seems a bit odd, but to see how fast and smooth it operates on this device is a testament to how well they engineer their processors. Even if tablets are not completely essential in most people’s day-to-day lives like phones are, it’s undeniable that an iPad is intensely pleasurable to use. Don’t deprive yourself of the coolest luxury gadget around if you can afford one.

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Apple iPad Mini

$499.00
  

17. LG C1 OLED TV (OLED65C1)

LG puts out some of the hottest-looking TVs, but none have captured our attention more than the C1. This TV is one of those models you’ll find ranked in the top three of nearly every best OLED TV list, and for many reasons. Thanks to a new a9 Gen 4 processor that upscales whatever is on the screen, colorful, rich, and vibrant picture quality is expected. AI Sound upscaling is included, bringing virtual 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos sound to standard audio tracks. Hardcore gamers will also love the dedicated Game Optimiser to adjust brightness, contrast, and VRR on the fly. Simply put, the C1 OLED TV offers the best all-around performance for the price.

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LG OLED

$1,771.99
  

18. Google Nest Mini

As one of the first companies to make artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology available to the average person, Google is still the top dog for voice assistants and smart home platforms. And perhaps its most radical move was the Nest Mini, a small and cheap speaker that is fully imbued with the powers to command your smart home.

Once you get used to the particular ways of interacting with a voice assistant, it’s rare when you have to raise your voice or repeat yourself to get the Nest Mini to understand you. Even when you’re on the other side of the room, half-asleep at 1 a.m., telling it to turn off the lights, shut off the TV and lock the doors, this Nest Mini will understand.

Read More: The Best Tech Gifts

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Google Nest Mini

$49.00

  

19. Wyze Video Doorbell Pro

Wireless home security cameras are more popular than ever. If you want something feature-filled at a fraction of what most premium models cost, then put the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro at the top of your wish list. What’s cool is that you can use it wired or wirelessly; the built-in battery offers up to six months of use. The lens has been improved to provide higher resolution and field-of-view, plus you get free cloud storage for motion-activated videos. Dual-band Wi-Fi ensures faster speeds and stronger connections as well.

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Wyze Video Doorbell Pro

$55.18

  

20. Sony WH1000-XM4 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Considering that we spent most of 2020 and likely a good bit of 2021 in the confines of our homes, you’d think that we wouldn’t have much use for the best noise-canceling headphones. But between loud neighbors, noisy roommates or the constant presence of family and significant others, home isn’t as quiet as it used to be. But with the Sony WH1000-XM4 headphones strapped on your head, that cacophony of shuffling feet, loud conversations and blaring televisions can be reduced to a murmur, allowing you to focus on the task at hand. It doesn’t hurt that these are also some of the best-sounding headphones around, so you can also listen to your favorite jams like never before.

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Sony WH1000-XM4

$348.00
  

21. Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max

The MacBook Air with an M1 processor was a revelation — a faster and stronger version of Apple’s entry-level laptops that retained the same compact sexiness of its predecessors. Apple thought bigger this year, bringing its powerful M1 Pro and Max chipsets to the MacBook Pro series. Splurging on the more expensive Max version gets you 13x faster graphics performance and the most extended battery life of any Apple laptop. The Liquid Retina XDR display makes video editing and watching movies an experience. At the same time, the enhanced six-speaker sound system can fill up your entire office with booming bass and clearer, fuller vocals.

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Apple Macbook Pro

$2,699.00

  

22. HidrateSpark TAP

Affordability might be the HidrateSpark TAP’s most significant feature ($19 is a bargain), but it’s the smart water bottle’s other high-tech tricks that have our attention. Each bottle comes with patent-pending Tap-to-Track technology that informs you of how much water you’re consuming daily whenever tapping the bottle. The user-friendly companion app can track water intake and several other hydration goals. There’s also an LED on the bottom of the bottle that glows every hour within 12 hours to remind you to drink up. How’s that for accountability?

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HidrateSpark TAP Smart Water Bottle

$19.99
  

23. Anker Soundcore Frames

Wearable audio is the new tech trend. Bose may have set things off with their surprisingly good Bluetooth sunglasses (aka Bose Frames), but Anker has learned from their mistakes to put out a best-in-class product. The Soundcore Frames have speakers integrated into the temple that deliver impressive audio to your ear, which you can also customize via EQ settings in the companion app. It supports touch and voice controls, letting you control music manually and execute tasks on your mobile device with the aid of Siri or Google Assistant. In addition, Anker sells these audio frames in various styles to match your fashion taste.

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Soundcore Frames

$199.99

Anker SoundCore Frames

$199.99 (Best Buy)
  

24. KODAK Inflatable Outdoor Projector Screen

Who needs a movie theater when you can set up this huge inflatable outdoor projector screen in your backyard? Kodak thought outside the box by creating this nifty contraption that can be taken and enjoyed anywhere. All you need is a projector (we have a few elite selections to check out here), kick back on a recliner chair and enjoy.

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Kodak Inflatable Screen

$219.99

  

25. Fitbit Sense

As much as we love the Apple Watch and its fitness capabilities, Fitbit devices have a more comprehensive health tracking service and better tracking accuracy. They’re also about half the price of Apple’s smartwatch. Products like Fitbit Sense offer the best of both worlds. It can track stress, temperature, blood oxygen, and sleep while providing smartwatch features like built-in GPS, Google Assistant, and the ability to take calls from your wrist. Personalization is another huge selling point, as Fitbit lets users swap out the wristbands to match their style.

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FitBit Sense

$242.93 $299.95 19% OFF
  

26. Google Pixel 6 Pro

Every smartphone loves to claim to be a pro with shooting photos, but the Google Pixel 6 Pro is truly in a class of its own. Armed with a brand new triple camera system, one that covers all the ranges, the true magic happens behind the scenes with its intelligent computational photography. It can achieve remarkable results, like giving moving background elements some motion blur while capturing a subject in the frame. Skin tones, too, have been tweaked to deliver realistic, true-to-life results. Quite simply, the Pixel 6 Pro is epic.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

$880.16

  

27. Tile Pro (2022 Version)

Bluetooth tracking has been an exciting concept for the last decade, but only recently has the technology reached its true potential. Tile turned the idea into a must-have EDC item, helping give consumers a greater sense of where they left their personal items. The company refreshed its entire lineup, led by the exceptional Tile Pro, which boasts a sleeker design that comes with IP67-rated for dust and water resistance. Tile added new features like the Lost and Found QR code printed on the back that holds contact information, so you can be easily reached once someone scans it. This feature is huge, especially as services like Amazon Sidewalk that promise to keep your smart devices better-connected start to expand their coverage. You won’t have to travel far searching for your house keys if one of these is attached to the key ring.

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Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker

$34.99
  

28. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

We’re on 13 generations of the iPhone, and somehow Apple continues to make every new iteration a must-own. The iPhone 13 lineup is quite extensive, both in selection and features, but the cream of the crop is easily the Pro Max. An A15 Bionic chipset that increases speed, Cinematic mode brings a depth-of-field effect to videos, significantly longer battery life, and one of the biggest and brightest displays ever round out this mobile beauty. Make sure to add one of these best iPhone 13 cases to your virtual cart.

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iPhone 13 Pro Max

$1,099.00
  

29. Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid

Roomba may be considered the king of robot vacuums, but their prices are just too high to justify the splurge. If you’re going to drop over $600 on a self-cleaning machine, it might as well be a vacuum that doubles as an electric mop and comes loaded with hi-tech features. Oh wait, we just described the Eufy RoboVac X8 in a nutshell. This duo floor cleaner has twin-turbine suction that snatches up everything in sight and intelligent iPath laser mapping to memorize every inch of your house. It’s easy to set up, and the voice-activated controls (e.g., Alexa, Google Assistant) give you the freedom to start cleaning sessions at any point.

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eufy by Anker RoboVac X8

$449.99 $649.99 31% OFF
  

30. Theragun Mini (4th Gen)

The Theragun has evolved over the past few years. While nothing tops the original, the fourth-gen Theragun Mini is a SPY favorite. Fitness buffs going hard at the gym can toss this tiny percussive therapy device into their bag and pull it out during recovery for muscle treatment. The ergonomic grip makes it easier to hold and reduces strain on the wrists, plus the 150 hours of battery life is more than sufficient to cover your massaging needs for months on end.

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Theragun Mini

$199.00
  

31. Native Union Watch Puck

Native Union is most known for its sophisticated iPhone cases and multi-device charging solutions, but they can now add “creator of the coolest Apple Watch charger” to their resume. The Watch Puck plugs into any USB-C port (perfect for all current MacBook models) and can flex at either a 45- or 90-degree angle to magnetically charge the smartwatch in style. It’s the most portable and practical way to charge the Apple Watch on the go.

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Native Union Charging Puck

$50.00
  

32. Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Fan

This isn’t your typical cooling tower fan. This is a high-end purifying machine from Dyson and one of the best gadgets you can get for keeping your home clean, filtered and at a comfortable temperature. It’s equipped with HEPA and activated carbon filters that remove gases and 99.97% of microscopic allergens and airborne particles. It’s got built-in sensors that detect air quality levels in the environment and adjust filtering accordingly. The Air Multiplier technology delivers 77 gallons of smooth air per second and is designed to circulate it through the entire room. You get complete reports via the Dyson Link app on your filter status and air quality, and changing the filter is quick and easy. If you’re in the market for a top-notch air purifier, this is one of the best.

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Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Fan

$449.99

  

33. The Ridge RFID Wallet

The Ridge is best known for its minimalist approach to wallets. What makes these wallets one of the coolest tech gadgets around is their ability to block radio frequency identification signals (RFID), otherwise known as near-field communication (NFC). Because these communications technologies are housed in items like our credit cards and office keycards, hackers have created devices in recent years which can swipe that data from your card when it’s sitting in your back pocket. The Ridge’s wallets block these radio frequencies so that hackers cannot access them. This is a massive benefit for anyone who worries about having their identities stolen.

Although this carbon fiber version is the priciest version you can buy, we love the overall look and matte finish. And weighing in at only 1.6 ounces, you won’t find a lighter wallet from The Ridge.

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The Ridge Carbon Fiber 3K Wallet

$125.00
  

34. Victrola Revolution GO

Vintage-inspired vinyl players remain hot commodities in the audio space. While we’ve enjoyed what Victrola has done with its past releases, stuffing a functional record spinner into a suitcase design, we love the modern touches they’ve put on their latest creation: the Revolution GO. It’s the company’s first battery-powered turntable, generating 12 hours of playtime on a full charge. That’s not even the coolest part. The Revolution Go delivers premium stereo sound via Bluetooth speaker, passive bass radiator and anti-vibration enclosure that keeps records spinning steadily. Close it up, toss the guitar strap around your shoulder, and carry it anywhere you want.

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Victrola Revolution Go

$199.99

  

35. PhoneSoap SurfaceSoap UV Wand

The COVID-19 pandemic made us more aware of viruses, germs and the illnesses they bring. PhoneSoap, the company responsible for those cool UV phone sanitizers, which continue to sell out, applied their sanitizing sorcery to get us the SurfaceSoap UV Wand. One of Oprah’s Favorite Things, this UV-C light stick kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in seconds. Germaphobes who want their communal space and personal items sterilized all the time can do just that without the need for rubbing alcohol or Purell.

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PhoneSoap SurfaceSoap

$199.95
  

36. Nintendo Switch OLED

When it comes to imagination, few could have dreamt up the Nintendo Switch as a concept, let alone predicted the insane levels of success the little console would enjoy. Part-traditional gaming console, part-handheld console, this hybrid device can connect to your TV or exist as a self-contained unit when you’re out of the house. If you’re with a friend, you can detach the Joy-Cons from the unit, and each can function as its own controller. And carrying on the legacy of the Wii, there are even games that make great use of motion controls.

Say what you want about any of the Xbox and Playstation consoles: Yes, they’ve often had the best and biggest games from developers around the world. They’ve been at the forefront of game-centric innovation and cutting-edge technology. But, not a single feature on those consoles is as fun as the ones you’ll find on the Nintendo Switch. Plus, after years of speculation, Nintendo finally rolled out a significant update to its signature console.

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Nintendo Switch OLED

$349.99
  

37. Amazon Smart Plug

This little wall wart might seem underwhelming compared to many of the other cool tech gadgets, but you might be impressed with how much you like this $24 innovative home accessory once you start using it.

Head out on vacation and can’t remember if you left a fan or window AC unit running? If it’s plugged into this, you can simply open up your Alexa app and cut off the power. Have a lamp that you love, but it doesn’t work with a smart bulb? Use one of these to make a dumb lamp very, very smart. On top of all that, Alexa has some impressive power monitoring tools. If you have more than one of these around your home, you can determine which appliances and electronics cost you the most money. Then adjust your usage behavior accordingly.

This affordable smart plug is often on sale, and Prime Members can usually order it at a 40% discount.

Related:The Best Tech Under $25

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Amazon Smart Plug

$24.99
  

38. Roku Streaming Stick 4K and 4K Plus

With streaming services like Disney+, HBO Max, and Peacock premiering new movies the same day they hit theaters, you want to get the best picture and streaming quality possible. A smart UHD TV can help, but a 4K-enabled streaming stick is more clutch. Roku’s new lineup of HDMI media dongles is the perfect solution, granting access to thousands of movies and TV shows that can stream in ultra-HD, Dolby Vision or HDR10+ picture. Spending a few extra bucks on the Plus version gives you a rechargeable remote and an audio jack to plug headphones in for private listening.

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Roku Streaming Stick 4K

$44.95 $49.99 10% OFF

Roku Streaming Stick 4K+

$69.00
  

39. LARQ Bottle PureVis

Do you ever wonder what’s in the water you’re drinking? Well, you can eliminate fears about germs, bacteria, and other microbes with the LARQ Bottle PureVis — an insulated water bottle that uses UV light to sanitize water. Available in various colors, it’ll keep your beverages cool for 24 hours and warm drinks for 12 hours. When drinking water from the LARQ Bottle PureVis, you can initiate a 60-second cleaning that will neutralize odor-causing bacteria and viruses. It’ll self-clean itself too, plus give you hydration reminders to drink water through the LED light ring around the cover.

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Larq Bottle PureVis

$169.99
  

40. Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2

There are standard video doorbells, and then there’s the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2. It’s widely considered the flagship model in the video doorbell space because of the advanced technology it employs to keep watch on the happenings around your front door. Specifically, it’s unique among its competitors because it leverages radar-based 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View to pinpoint precisely on a map where someone has been around your front yard. You won’t find this tech in any other doorbell at the moment.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2

$249.99
  

41. Samsung Jet Bot AI+

Cleaning is one part of the Samsung Jet Bot AI+’s functions, which it does an incredible job of doing because a camera helps to navigate and steer it around obstacles. There’s also a self-empty charging base, which means you don’t need to empty its dustbin each time it’s done cleaning. Adding to its long list of conveniences is its ability to patrol your home when you’re not there, acting like a security robot on wheels to inform you of any motion it detects while patrolling.

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Samsung Jet Bot AI+

$1,299.00
  

42. Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)

Smart displays are perfect hubs to control other smart home devices, but the Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) goes the extra distance. For starters, it’s ideal for video calls because its 10-inch touchscreen can swivel 360-degrees to ensure it’s always in view of your sight. Secondly, it packs a rich speaker capable of delivering deep bass in large spaces — perfect for audiophiles who crave power with their music playback. It can also potentially save lives because of the built-in camera that monitors any movement when you’re not at home.

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Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)

$249.99
  

43. Twinkly Flex

Neon signs can undoubtedly draw attention with their iridescent glow and vibrant colors. You can get those qualities in the Twinkly Flex, which is essentially a flexible smart LED strip light that can be designed to your liking on walls. It can flex to accommodate just about any design your heart desires, from symbols to words. And since it’s a smart light, you can choose from a variety of neat color lighting effects to give bland walls some love.

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Twinkly Flex

$99.99
  

44. DJI Air 2S

Grazing that middle ground between beginners and enthusiasts, the DJI Air 2S is the superior all-around drone that’s incredibly versatile. With its compact design, you can easily throw it into a backpack for a day trip to capture spectacular aerial footage of your endeavors. With its 1-inch CMOS sensor, you’ll be able to snap detailed photos and crisp 5.4K videos. If you’ve never flown a drone either, the DJI Air 2S is perfect for beginners because of its responsive controls, safety features, and reliable video transmission feed.

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DJI Air 2S

$1,299.00
  

45. Apple AirTag

Bluetooth-enabled trackers have been around for a long time; just look at Tile’s line of trackers as an example. However, Apple’s getting plenty of attention for its AirTag, which, much like Tile’s trackers, can help you track down whatever you attach it to. For the forgetful, which can be any one of us sometimes, the Apple AirTag is an invaluable yet straightforward accessory for anyone constantly misplacing their gear. Apple also makes it a breeze tracking one down because you can tell Siri to find it, where the AirTag then proceeds to play a sound to help you find it.

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Apple AirTag

$29.00

  

46. Ring Alarm Pro

Ring’s already a pro in the world of security cameras, but the company made a statement with the release of the Ring Alarm Pro this year. Part Wi-Fi 6 wireless router and home security system has everything you need to protect your home during break-ins, inclement weather, and emergencies. This security hub doubles as a Wi-Fi 6 Eero router, so you can extend your network’s coverage by adding in extra access points throughout the home. In the event of power and internet outages, you won’t have to worry because the Ring Alarm Pro offers backup battery power and internet service.

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Ring Alarm Pro

$299.99

  

47. Samsung Freestyle

Few devices are as original as the Samsung Freestyle, introduced during CES 2022. That’s because it’s more than just yet another projector. For starters, it’s one of the most versatile projectors around with its no-fuss operation — featuring auto image adjustment and color correction. Point and project, it doesn’t get easier than that. Furthermore, it doubles as a powerful smart speaker powered by Samsung’s Bixby and Amazon Alexa. Throw in some fancy smart lighting modes into the fold, and the Samsung Freestyle is a projector like no other before it.

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Samsung Freestyle

Pre-Order for $899.99