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Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on Dec 11, 2014

33 Insanely Clever Products That Came Out In 2014

Take a look at what the gods of gadgetry gave us this year...

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Wake up to the smell of coffee brewing directly beside you. Yup: This is truly the best alarm clock in the world.

Just try to avoid a Michael Scott and the Foreman Grill incident.

2. Cumulous — Parasol

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An umbrella that only inflates when the sun starts to shine: Imagine how wonderful it would be to see a fleet of these things surrounding a pool — the clouds blow away and then they start to bloom en masse. Amazing.

3. Mars By Crazybaby — Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

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The fact that it levitates is an insanely cool feature, but it's actually for a practical reason: "360° sound projection reduces sound wave absorption into surfaces by levitating above the subwoofer charging station." In layman's terms: It makes music sound better.

4. Icybreeze — Portable Air Conditioner And Cooler

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Regular coolers just keep your drinks cold; this one does that, but it cools you down as well. Summertime just got 100% less sweaty (for you and your bottles of beer).

5. Bluesmart — Carry-On Bag

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A carry-on suitcase that you can control from your phone ("like a boss"). It basically does everything but carry itself. Someday... someday.

6. Yolkfish — Egg Separator

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Thanks for separating my eggs, fish friend. Baking is now a bit breezier.

7. Hush — Smart Earplugs

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Things you don't want to hear: your husband's snoring, your neighbor's band.

Things you do want to hear: an emergency phone call, your alarm clock.

These earplugs will blot out the annoyances and let you focus on the things you actually want to hear.

8. Ritot — Projection Watch

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The easiest (and most futuristic) way to check the time. The Ritot can also project text messages, emails, calendar and weather alerts, and Twitter notifications.

Having a fish tank? Wonderful. Smelling a fish tank? The opposite of wonderful. Your tank will never be rank if it's an Avo one.

Bring your water balloon fight game up to the highest level. It even ties them!

11. Cocoon — Home Security Device

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This gadget might look cute, but it's better than the fiercest watch dog: It keeps your home safe by sensing activity — even through walls and doors!

12. Edyn — Garden System

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Is your thumb black instead of green? Edyn may help you change that. The system tracks environmental conditions to help your plants stay alive.

13. Adobe Ink And Slide — Stylus For iPad

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A game changing stylus that'll become your essential designing (or doodling) tool.

14. Pearl — Compact Mirror & USB Rechargeable Battery

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Why crowd your purse with both a compact and a battery charger? This handy doodad combines two useful objects into one incredibly useful object.

15. Frameworks One — Backlit Frame

Turn your memories into works of art.

This will charge your phone and other mobile devices, but let's face it — the best feature is the fact that it looks like an ice cream sandwich.

17. Haiku Fan With SenseME Technology

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This fan is able to recognize when someone leaves or enters a room and then turns on or off accordingly. It will also adjust the fan speed based upon desired temperature.

18. JIBO — The Family Robot

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We haven't invented a Rosie yet, but we're getting there.

19. Vessyl — Smart Cup

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The drinking receptacle that knows what you're drinking, Vessyl can track a plethora of things: how many calories you ingest, if you're hydrated enough, if you're going to get jittery from too much caffeine, how to time your beverage intake to get a good night's sleep, and so much more.

20. The Golden Goose — Egg Scrambler

This genius device scrambles eggs without ever breaking the shell.

21. SmartMat — Intelligent Yoga Mat

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Can't manage to make it to yoga class after work? Have a hard time getting into the correct poses without help? SmartMat to the rescue.

22. ButterUp — Knife Butter Softener

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Ever rip a slice of bread by attempting to slather on butter that's too hard and un-melty? Never again, my friend. Never again.

23. Bistro — Face Recognizing Smart Cat Feeder

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Keep Oreo from eating Lulu or Momo's food using technology. The feeder also monitors your cat's health.

24. Grillbot — Automatic Grill Cleaner

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Cleaning your grill is a miserable process, but eating steak covered with grill debris is equally unpleasant: Let the Grillbot clean things up for you. Problem solved.

Play a lot of basketball? You can now keep track of your progress using ShotTracker. Just slip on the wrist band, attach a sensor to your net, download the app, and you're good to go. Soon you'll have your own personal shooting profile.

26. Patch Of Sky — Ambient Lights

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Patch Of Sky will keep you connected with your long-distance loved ones: Each light

is able to access weather information based on your current Facebook location and then display that information with colored light animations. The light will inform your friend or relative "about the sky and world you’re living in" no matter how far away you may be.

27. Tool Pen — Multi-Tool

kickstarter.com

Tools don't have to be ugly... and this one surely isn't. It's sleek, functional, and compact. Pop one in your purse and you'll always be ready to fix things.

28. SipSnap — Reuseable Drinking Lids

A patron saint for moms with spill-prone kids.

29. Rainmaker — Plant Watering Cloud

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For days when the actual clouds just aren't cutting it water-providing-wise.

30. Kangaroo Light — Flexible Lighting

Use one as a nightlight! Leave one in your cavern of a purse to help you easily find things! So many options.

31. Icecap — Wine Chiller And Aerator

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Turn room-temperature wine into cellar-temperature wine with ease.

32. Jumbo — Cutlery Drainer

A prosaic process becomes adorable.

33. TellSpec — Food Scanning System

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A hand-held device that will tell you the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in your food. Avoiding sodium? Point this thing at your meal and find out if you should dig in or put down your fork and step away from the plate.

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