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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.