Life Tech The 15 gadgets that will improve your life in 2016

The 15 gadgets that will improve your life in 2016

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From health and wellbeing, to home automation, personal computing and smart wearables, we’re living in the halcyon days of technological innovation.

Whether it’s a new device to bring us closer together or give us greater control of our world, there’s a gadget for almost any purpose you desire.

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Want to record your first bungee jump from your hand’s point of view? Then strap on an action cam and leap. Or how about a chat with your pet while you work as you throw them a snack? Done!

Here are The New Daily’s favourite devices to revolutionise your life in 2016.

GoPro HERO4 Session

The smallest action cam in the iconic GoPro range, the HERO4 Session is small enough to strap to your hand and powerful enough to catch stunning HD video in super-slow-mo.

The GroPro Hero4 Session
The HERO4 Session is GoPro’s smallest and lightest camera.

Nest Protect

This smart smoke alarm and carbon dioxide detector connects to your home Internet of Things network, alerting you to hazards in any room they occur. Smartphone notifications ensure you’re never caught off guard.

Samsung Smart WiFi Washing Machine

The ultra-large capacity WD10F8K9ABG (yes, that’s the name) gives you complete control of all wash and dry functions via the large 8-inch touchscreen, while WiFi control enables remote access and monitoring.

Sonos PLAY:5

A brand known for high quality wireless audio solutions, the PLAY: 5 is a smart speaker solution that’s light on the bank balance and big on sound. Stream music from a large variety of compatible devices and add another speaker for a great stereo experience.

Samsung Gear VR

Getting ahead in the Virtual Reality race of 2016, the Gear VR from Samsung offers Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6/S6 Edge users a chance to experience life in a digital world – from gaming to video entertainment and augmented reality.

Samsung’s Gear VR offers a completely immersive entertainment experience.

Moto 360

The second-generation smartwatch from Motorola has a classic and stylish design, and ample features. The practical Android-compatible device is a great alternative to the many more expensive options out there.

Dell XPS13

Want a powerful 13-inch laptop for under $2000? Then the XPS13 is for you. Packing a super-fast solid-state hard drive, 8-gigabytes of RAM and an optical touch screen, this machine will chew through HD video without breaking a sweat.

Withings Thermo

No more guessing if your child is running a temperature with a hand on their forehead. This smart thermometer will measure body temperature in seconds and log results to its companion smartphone app.


We’ve all dreamed of being at work or out for the day when suddenly we get a selfie from our pet at home – now it’s a reality! This clever gadget lets you call your pet and dispenses treats, and even takes the aforementioned selfie.

Olympus PEN F

Retro style meets future tech with this new digital camera from Olympus. Featuring an interchangeable lens, superb performance in low light and Wi-Fi connectivity, it’s ideal for professionals and amateurs alike.

Ring Zero

This digital ring controller for all your gadgets is as close as you’ll get to ‘one ring to rule them all’ solution for life. Control PC programs, home automation devices and even VR headsets, like Samsung’s Gear VR.


If you’re on the go a lot, enjoy a healthy trek in the great outdoors or perhaps you generally lose your possessions easily, the TrackR locator is your new friend. Simply attach to your keys, bag, camera, what have you, and use the smartphone app to signal and locate gear when it’s missing.

The TrackR shows you the distance between you and your lost item.
The TrackR shows you the distance between you and your lost belongings.

ExoLens Zeiss

Hold onto your hats iPhoneographers, because Zeiss is making a lens just for you. Designed for the iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus, three specialist lenses allow you to explore your creativity. Choose from telephoto, wide-angle and macro.

Xmetrics Swimming Tracker

At last, a premium smart wearable for swimmers, the Xmetrics monitors physical movement as well as biometrics, offering a comprehensive portrait of your training and advancement.

Marshall London smartphone

From iconic audio manufacturer Marshall comes a smartphone for any music purist. The London features two loudspeakers and a separate audio processer capable of high-resolution audio reproduction. It packs a lot of superior audio clout in a small package.

The Marshall London is a smartphone designed for music lovers.


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