Already at the begin­ning of the year, com­pa­nies announce their devel­op­ments and plans for the year. In the vast and mul­ti­fac­eted envi­ron­ment of gad­gets, this can mean a huge selec­tion of incred­i­bly dif­fer­ent new prod­ucts. That is why we have com­piled a list of very inter­est­ing devices: from seem­ing­ly ridicu­lous to those that many are look­ing for­ward to. All these devices are expect­ed to become avail­able in 2017.

Smart comb

If smart can do every­thing, even a tooth­brush, who said that you can’t cre­ate a smart comb? With­ings and L’O­re­al teamed up and decid­ed they could. And so Keras­tase Hair Coach was born — a comb that exam­ines the con­di­tion of the hair and how you comb it, and then sends the data to your smart­phone.

A very strange idea, how­ev­er, it is like­ly that it will find its audi­ence in the mar­ket.

Its appear­ance on the mar­ket is expect­ed lat­er in 2017, and it will cost just under $200.

Smart refrigerator camera

If a smart refrig­er­a­tor is too smart and there is no place for it in your apart­ment, there is a smart alter­na­tive for it: Smarter Fridge Cam. This cam­era will final­ly answer all ques­tions about the light in the refrig­er­a­tor and what hap­pens behind closed doors. The cam­era will be locat­ed inside the refrig­er­a­tor and every time the door is closed, it will take a pic­ture and send it to the appli­ca­tion in the smart­phone.

The cam­era reminds you of what you need to buy (although it will not be able to remove what is on the door, for exam­ple) and, accord­ing to the cre­ators, will offer recipes for the prod­ucts in the refrig­er­a­tor. The cam­era is indeed not stu­pid, but what about cere­als, bread and every­thing that does not live in the refrig­er­a­tor?

The cost of such a cam­era is about $150.


Mod­ern devices with­out a touch­screen have almost no chance of sur­viv­ing. That is why the touch­screen is built into the Vin­ci head­phones.

The screen locat­ed on the head­phones shows infor­ma­tion about what track the hap­py own­er is lis­ten­ing to, and allows you to change the vol­ume and tracks.

In addi­tion, Vin­ci is equipped with Blue­tooth, wire­less charg­ing, fit­ness track­ing and noise can­cel­ing. They can be con­trolled by voice and have built-in mem­o­ry so that tracks can be loaded direct­ly into the head­phones.

Vin­ci start­ed out as a Kick­starter cam­paign and has been in devel­op­ment for a long time and is like­ly to change before they final­ly hit the shelves. How­ev­er, the pro­to­type already exists and was pre­sent­ed at CES 2017.

Polar Smart Shirt

What has­n’t got­ten smart yet? Cloth­ing? But no, Polar has already intro­duced a real smart T‑shirt. It is dif­fi­cult to decide whether to call it a gad­get or a piece of cloth­ing, but it is equipped with a mass of sen­sors, thanks to which, for exam­ple, a coach can mon­i­tor the ath­lete’s train­ing process in real time. Judg­ing by the reviews, the T‑shirt is very com­fort­able, despite all the sen­sors, and it looks like it will soon find its fans among pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes.

Incipio OX — Case for iPhone 7

Final­ly, hap­py users of the iPhone 7, who are relat­ed to wired head­phones, can breathe a sigh of relief: the Inci­pio OX case cor­rect­ed an unfor­tu­nate mis­un­der­stand­ing and final­ly allowed wired head­phones to be con­nect­ed to Apple’s flag­ship. Oth­er than that, it func­tions like a reg­u­lar bumper.

Misfit Vapor

Mis­fit has long been famous for their touch­screen smart­watch­es, and now in 2017 they bring us Mis­fit Vapor at a very rea­son­able price of $199, although so far, this is the most expen­sive watch from Mis­fit. But the spec­i­fi­ca­tions of this watch are very con­vinc­ing: 1.4 inch AMOLED dis­play, Snap­drag­on 2100 proces­sor, 4GB of mem­o­ry, GPS and heart rate sen­sor. This watch is def­i­nite­ly worth pay­ing atten­tion to.

The watch itself is made of stain­less steel, and so far only two col­ors are avail­able — Black and Rose Gold. The watch comes with Mis­fit Phase straps. Of course, the watch is water­proof. In short, this watch is worth wait­ing for and it def­i­nite­ly makes a claim for the title of the best afford­able watch in 2017, despite the fact that the year has just begun.

The Mis­fit Vapor will be avail­able in 2017.

Boltt Fitness Tracking System

Indi­an start­up Boltt has announced a fit­ness track­er sys­tem that will beat Fit­bit, Jaw­bone and all the expen­sive fit­ness track­ers of 2017 thanks to arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence.

Accord­ing to the state­ments and promis­es of the cre­ators, this sys­tem (yes, yes, it’s not just a track­er) will give com­plete indi­ca­tors of health and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty in 24 hours. All this plea­sure should cost about $150.

So what is includ­ed in the kit? A pair of run­ning shoes, a sen­sor with a built-in pedome­ter and accelerom­e­ter, and a fit­ness bracelet that tracks sleep, auto­mat­i­cal­ly rec­og­nizes activ­i­ty, and mon­i­tors your heart­beat.

It seems like an impos­si­ble goal, but Boltt is part­ner­ing with Garmin to achieve the most accu­rate sen­sor read­ings.

So far, there are many ques­tions, but they all only fuel inter­est in the new prod­uct.

Apple Watch 3

The buzz around the Apple Watch 2 has­n’t died down yet, but Apple sticks to its clas­sic sys­tem and releas­es new mod­els of its devices every year. There­fore, some­where in 2017, Apple Watch 3 smart watch­es may well be announced. And, even though we can only guess about their func­tions, some of the com­pa­ny’s patents hint at pos­si­ble addi­tions to the famous watch.

For exam­ple, this is ges­ture con­trol — Apple has patent­ed a tech­nol­o­gy thanks to which it will be pos­si­ble to con­trol the clock with­out touch­ing it. In addi­tion, the built-in cam­era is patent­ed — rather strange, how­ev­er, with the devel­op­ment of tech­nol­o­gy, this may become the main method of tak­ing pho­tos. An addi­tion­al screen built into the strap is, again, a strange idea that seems like fan­ta­sy or overkill so far. But prac­tice shows that it is pre­cise­ly such ideas that become rev­o­lu­tion­ary.

These are just a few of the fea­tures we can expect for now, and most like­ly we’ll only see ges­ture con­trols on the third mod­el.

Hover Camera Passport

We sim­ply release the cam­era into the air and it takes a pho­to — with­out a smart­phone, with­out any extra has­sle. That’s exact­ly what the Hov­er Cam­era was announced at CES 2017. A new soft­ware update allows this cam­era to scan the own­er’s face and fol­low him, record­ing a video or tak­ing a pho­to. The cam­era is capa­ble of shoot­ing 4K video and 13MP pho­tos.

By weight, this cam­era is very light, and oper­a­tion is sim­ple and straight­for­ward. In addi­tion, it skill­ful­ly rotates 360 degrees and all this com­plete­ly with­out the need to touch it. Just like a stalk­er. The main thing, per­haps, is not to lose sight of it. The cam­era is already avail­able for sale and costs $599, but the soft­ware update has just been announced, but it will be avail­able to all Hov­er Pass­port own­ers.

HTC Vive 2 Virtual Reality Glasses

A year ago, HTC took a step into the vir­tu­al real­i­ty mar­ket. Since then, or rather since April 2016, their Vive VR sys­tems have devel­oped their own fan base. Vive 2 promis­es to be the next step and, accord­ing to HTC plans, this sys­tem will final­ly tie vir­tu­al real­i­ty glass­es to a com­put­er with­out a wire. Of course, this is much more inter­est­ing than Sam­sung Gear or Google Day­dream, cre­at­ed specif­i­cal­ly for smart­phones, since posi­tion in space and much more will be tak­en into account. That is why the HTC Vive is asso­ci­at­ed with high expec­ta­tions.

Android Wear 2.0

The updat­ed oper­at­ing sys­tem for smart­watch­es is not a gad­get in itself, but the future of many pop­u­lar brands of smart­watch­es def­i­nite­ly depends on it. It will allow the user to down­load and run appli­ca­tions via Blue­tooth, use mobile Inter­net or WiFi with­out a smart­phone. In addi­tion, it promis­es inter­op­er­abil­i­ty with iOS. Now the updat­ed OS is only being devel­oped, but it will be released in the mid­dle of the year.