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The most futuristic gadgets we’ve seen in 2021

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There are plenty of futuristic gadgets to talk about in 2021. Some introduce cutting-edge technologies, while others refine existing designs. Today we’re taking a look at some of the sci-fi-inspired devices we’ve seen this year that are closer than you think.

This year, we’re seeing technology fly by faster than ever. There are so many great devices, some still in conceptual development and others already available on store shelves. What’s particularly interesting is how much of today’s tech seems inspired by fictional futurism.

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It appears that technological growth is exponential lately, so we’re inspired to take a look back at some of the most futuristic gadgets we’ve seen in 2021. Ready to check them out with us? Let’s go!

gita and gitamini robots can carry gear and groceries all while following you around

Get help carrying groceries with the gita robot

Ever dreamed of having a robot that can follow you to the grocery store and carry your bags back for you? You’re in luck because that’s exactly what the gita and gitamini robots can do. Holding up to 20 lbs of cargo, they can follow for as much as 21 miles! Better yet, they charge fairly quickly so you can use them again shortly after.

You can find the gita and gitamini robots on the official website for $1,850.

Sony REON POCKET 2 warms and cools with a variety of controllable temperature levels

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Control your personal temperature with Reon Pocket 2

Human augmentation is the kind of thing you expect to see in cyberpunk genre fiction, yet we’re seeing an increase in body-interacting technology these days. Sony’s REON POCKET 2 wearable temperature controller uses semiconductor technology to heat and cool your body. It can get anywhere from 3 hours to 20 hours of battery life based on the settings used.

You can get Sony’s REON POCKET 2 from the official website for $130.24.

Looking Glass Portrait is the holograph photo frame you need in your future-inspired smart home

Looking Glass Portrait in action

Do you know what would complement your smart home? A Looking Glass Portrait photo frame. Using 3D holographic technology reminiscent of Star Wars, it can display still or motion images with real depth. You don’t need any sort of VR or AR viewing devices either. Sign us up!

You can preorder the Looking Glass Portrait holographic photo frame on the official website for $399.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone has a 6.7-inch folding dynamic AMOLED FHD display

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The folding screen of the Z Flip3 is noteworthy

Whether it gets everything right or not is beside the point. The reality is that we’ve pondered for a long time about how folding smartphone displays might work, and we finally have them. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is a 5G-enabled smartphone boasting a 6.7″ dynamic FHD display. This fancy screen can bend with each opening and closing of the device, folding to half its size. You don’t have to like the phone to admit the technology itself is impressive.

You can get the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone from the official website starting at $399.

OPUS SoundBed uses sound and vibration to create a vibroacoustic self-care bed at home

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OPUS SoundBed uses spatial audio and vibration technologies

Here’s a cool one that looks like it came from the set of the original Star Trek television series: The OPUS SoundBed. It features spatial audio and vibration, which it combines with music, frequencies, and meditation. This helps enhance your relaxation for stress and tension relief.

You can reserve the OPUS SoundBed on the official website for $1,499.

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Denizen Archetype Smartpod outdoors

Ever wish you could have a stylishly futuristic or remote office? You can have both with the Denizen Archetype Smartpod. This fascinating workspace has large windows, a 10-foot high ceiling, a desk, and a whiteboard. Still not enough? No worries. It also includes lighting, cooling, heating, outlets, and a mini fridge. It’s the perfect escapist office you need.

The Denizen Archetype Smartpod is coming soon. You can learn more on the official website.

Ubtech Adibot UV-C is a robot that roams your home or office disinfecting spaces

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Ubtech Adibot UV-C can cast UV in 360 degrees

Meet Ubtech Adibot UV-C. It’s a robot that’s all about sanitization and uses UV-C light to disinfect large spaces. It emits 360 degrees of UV light and navigates autonomously with LiDAR. Take that, germs! Adibot is coming for you! This helpful droid is especially good at assisting in places like schools and doctors’ offices.

Ubtech Adibot UV-C is coming soon. You can learn more on the official website.

LG Display Transparent OLED TV boasts a see-through screen that can show useful information

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LG Display Transparent OLED TV in a room

The LG Display Transparent OLED TV is a concept gadget that we’d love to see hit stores someday. It has a transparent screen that can play video but also show helpful information similar to a smart display. Weather, alarms, schedules, and traffic data are just some of the things you’ll be able to access.

The LG Display Transparent OLED TV is coming soon.

Doosan Infracore CONCEPT-X is an unmanned excavator with complete drone supervision

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Boost construction efforts with the CONCEPT-X excavator

This one goes out to the construction crews. Doosan Infracore CONCEPT-X is an unmanned excavator that can help minimize risk to builders and their crew members. It features a wheel loader, ADT, and X-CENTER. It even uses drones to help supervise activities and assist workers in solving complex problems that may arise.

Availability for the Doosan Infracore CONCEPT-X excavator has yet to be announced. You can learn more on the official website.

Nike Go FlyEase shoes offer an innovative hands-free method for slipping on and off that you won’t expect

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Is the Nike Go FlyEase the shoe of the future?

Just when you think shoes have reached their capacity for design, Nike brings a truly outside-the-box concept. The Go FlyEase shoes use a clever hands-free idea that has two parts. An interior shoe and an exterior shell work together so the inside part of the shoe can lift upwards. This allows you to slide your foot out of the shoe without needing to bend down to slip them off. We’re not gonna lie, it’s pretty clever.

The Nike Go FlyEase shoes are coming soon. You can learn more on the official website.

GravaStar Venus is the portable cyberpunk bluetooth speaker you need on your desk this year

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Add some future aesthetic with GravaStar Venus speaker

If you’re in the market for a new Bluetooth speaker and enjoy the futuristic cyberpunk aesthetic, we suggest checking out the GravaStar Venus. It features a zinc alloy spherical shell, incredible sound, Bluetooth 5.0 technology, RGB LED lighting, and 10 hours of playtime.

You can get the GravaStar Venus Bluetooth speaker from the official website for $89.95.

LG Rollable Phone is here to wow us with a display that can extend from phone to tablet

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LG Rollable Phone can extend into a small tablet

Another LG product for our futuristic gadgets list? Prepare to be amazed at LG’s Rollable Phone. Not unlike what you would expect from its title, the phone features a cutting-edge screen that can extend and retract to adjust its size. Seeing it though is a whole different story, as it’s actually quite incredible to watch. You should definitely check this one out.

The LG Rollable Phone is coming soon.

Razer Project Brooklyn concept gaming chair has 4D armrests and a 60-inch rollout display

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Razer Project Brooklyn gaming chair features 60-inch rollout display

Who rides the cutting edge of technology more than the gaming community? The Razer Project Brooklyn concept chair is a gamer’s dream. It features HyperSense haptic feedback technology, RGB lighting that syncs with your game, 4D armrests, a collapsible table, and a 60-inch rollout OLED display. Is this a gaming chair or a seat onboard a spaceship? We can’t even tell at this point.

Razer Project Brooklyn is coming soon. You can learn more from the official website.

Samsung The Sero 2021 is a rotating TV you can use in landscape or portrait mode

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Turn the Samsung Sero to landscape or portrait mode

Stepping outside the box is Samsung with The Sero 2021 rotating TV. This handy 43-inch QLED display features Apple AirPlay 2, a 60-watt speaker system, and phone screen mirroring. More importantly, it can rotate horizontally or vertically between landscape and portrait modes. This would be especially useful for content like TikTok videos and other footage shot in portrait screen orientations.

You can get the Samsung The Sero 2021 TV from the official website for $1,499.

XUPERMASK face mask is loaded with high-tech features like Bluetooth earbuds and 3-speed fans

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The XUPERMASK is the face mask of the future

The XUPERMASK is the sci-fi face mask you need as you continue through this time of COVID-19. It’s loaded with excellent features like Bluetooth earbuds, cool LED lights, a 3-speed fan system, and a 7-hour battery life. It’s even designed not to fog up your glasses. No foggy glasses? Shut up and take our money!

You can get the XUPERMASK face mask from the official website for $299.

Syng Cell Alpha triphonic speaker delivers unbelievable sound using force-balanced speakers

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Syng Cell Alpha speaker has force-balanced sound technology

Speakers are the kind of devices that never cease to impress with the level of diverse creativity that goes into them. The Syng Cell Alpha triphonic speaker is no exception and certainly deserves a place on our futuristic gadgets list. It delivers unbelievable sound by using force-balanced subwoofer technology. The way it carries sound is so advanced that you’ll feel it just as much as you hear it. Not only that, but it also looks like you’d see it in the science fiction series Westworld.

You can get the Syng Cell Alpha triphonic speaker from the official website for $1,799.

Samsung Bot Handy uses artificial intelligence and a nifty arm to interact with objects in your home

Samsung Bot Handy official video

What’s more futuristic than robots? The Samsung Bot Handy is a robot that uses artificial intelligence and a mechanical arm to interact with objects or assist with tasks. The AI portion of it helps it interpret the size, shape, and weight of various things while its arm has 3 different pivot points. A robot that can help tidy up or empty the dishwasher? Sign us up!

The Samsung Bot Handy is coming soon. You can learn more from the official press release here.

Lexon Mina L is a portable lamp with 9 colors to complete your futuristic home design aesthetic

Lexon Mina L is a futuristic portable LED lamp

If you’re looking for a little something to add to your futuristic interior design scheme, check out the Lexon Mina L. It’s a portable LED lamp with 9 different colors to choose between. The lamp features IPX4 water resistance with up to 24 hours of battery life, plus support for USB-C and Qi wireless charging. It’s a perfect statement piece you can literally take anywhere.

You can get the Lexon Mina L LED lamp from the official website for $69.90.

BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 is an electric scooter with stylish sci-fi looks and no carbon emissions

BMW concept Motorrad Definitiion CE 04 eScooter

The concept Motorrad Definition CE 04 is the perfect electric vehicle for those who need to get around in urban environments. In addition to its stylish sci-fi design, it features an advanced display screen and lots of clever storage. It’s futuristic transportation you can see just around the corner.

The BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 is coming soon. You can learn more from the official website.

With so much futuristic tech in 2021, what will the next year bring?

It’s safe to say that, despite the pressures of the pandemic and supply chain issues, 2021 has been a great year for technological advancement. There are plenty of futuristic gadgets you can buy today and many on the horizon. Since technology is developing at such an exponential rate, we can only imagine what the next year will bring.

After all, with companies like Meta (formerly Facebook) seeking to reinvent social VR, there certainly seems to be potential for interesting advancements. Either way, we’re excited to see what cool devices 2022 has in store for us.

What do you think is the most futuristic gadget of 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

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