We are in the midst of a digital age. An age in which technology advances so fast that it is difficult to keep up with. In fact several of the gadgets linked below, as avant-garde as they might seem, may be rendered obsolete by this time next year. Still, here are 10 cool gadgets — some for your next remodel, others for relaxing when it’s all done — that are bound to have an impact on our daily lives in years to come.
- Digital Stud Finders are fairly common these days, but the Toptronic Smart Sensor is quite the tool, able to locate metal, studs, and AC wires within the wall.
- Solar Charger. The Eton FR500 Solar Link is the new generation of solar charger, offering an AM/FM shortwave radio, NOAA weatherband, flashlight, siren, and cell phone charger all in one.
- The Digital Grocery List. This Voice-Activated Grocery List Maker from SmartShopper will eliminate aimless supermarket wandering from your shopping routine. Simply speak your needs and the device will print out a list when you’re ready to go to the store.
- The Digital Inspection Camera from Milwaukee revolutionizes the way we locate leaks, wires, and anything else behind drywall.
- Laser Distance Measurers like the Stanley Tru-Laser Professional Distance Measurer with digital readout use laser technology to easily measure distances at accuracy within 1/8″ at 100 feet…the tape measure of the future?
- Blu-Ray DVD Players have officially won the Hi-Def wars and are sure to expand in popularity and ability. The LG BD390 player offers web-connectivity that allows you to stream content from Netflix, YouTube and other sites directly to your TV.
- The Alarm Watch from SleepTracker actually monitors your sleep patterns in order to revolutionize the alarm clock. You set it to awake you during a certain period of time and it goes off when you are in a light sleep and more likely to wake up for good.