Giroptic 360-Degree Camera
We’re still figuring out what 360 cameras can do. Giroptic made its modular; with different base attachments, it can screw into a light socket to monitor your home, record on-the-go stunts, or live-stream events through an ethernet port. That’s a start. $499
HP Spectre Laptop
At 10.4 mm thick, the Spectre is the slimmest, sleekest laptop you can buy. Outfitted with Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and USB-C ports, HP’s latest machine ushers in the future of laptops. Starting at $1,169
Eight Smart Mattress Cover
Sleep-tracking mattresses can cost up to $8,000. Don’t lose sleep over that outlay; opt for the Eight mattress cover. It measures biometrics, light, and noise to gauge how well you’re snoozing. Then it makes recommendations on how to catch better Z’s. Starting at $99
While USB battery packs are great for day trips, the Powerhouse is perfect for car camping, packing a weekend’s worth of juice. It’s the size of a small cooler and weighs nearly 10 pounds, but it can run your minifridge overnight. $500
Zepp Smart Bat
Baseball is all analytics these days. Now so is the bat. Zepp quantifies your swing by tracking your bat’s angle, position, and speed, and then offers tips (via smartphone app) on how to improve. Price TBD.
Up your laptop's power without having to upgrade. The Razer Core (plus a graphics card) lets you plug massive computing power into compatible laptops. $499
Most wireless headphones aren’t wireless—they need a microUSB cable for charging. Normal skips the cable for an integrated USB charger. Plug straight into a computer or battery pack to rejuice. $199
Lexar Mobile MicroSD Reader
Why bother taking all that drone footage if you can’t share it? Download photos, videos, and audio from any microSD card, and share it from your phone or iPad. $41
Moleskine Smart Writing Set
If you like old-school writing but still want digital replicas of your brilliance, Moleskine’s smart notebook and pen set automatically syncs your musings to the cloud. $199
Hero Smart Pill Dispenser
Not every gadget is made for millennials. This pill dispenser ensures the right mix of pills at the right time, with alerts for when meds need to be reordered. The Hero can hold up to 10 drugs, and can even handle multiple users. $599
This article was originally published in the July/August 2016 issue of Popular Science, under the title “Hit List.”
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