You may or may not consider yourself a hardcore techie but in this day and age, even the least tech-savvy person can appreciate a good gadget. It’s 2018, people! Technology fills our daily lives. It enriches all our experiences. From new gadgets, like Alexa and Google Home, to older machinery that feels like prehistoric tools nowadays (think doorknobs and pots), a good invention is easy to love. And with the help of tech, 2018 has seen some of the coolest inventions of all time.
So, let’s countdown the best inventions of this year. I’m talking about the inventions that make living easier, more enjoyable. In this list, you will see everythingfrom uber useful to a little whacky. But no matter where you are on this list of coolest inventions, they will all have one thing common: you’re gonna want to buy them. We guarantee it.
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
What do you get when you mix two of the greatest things EVER? Bubloons. It’s a hybrid that is an equal mix of balloon and bubbles. Yassss. Everything our childhood self – and the planet – has ever wished for.
Who said the greatest inventions had to be business related? Smile Cloud USA surely has proved that to be untrue. Sometimes the coolest inventions can simply be the most fun. The company specializing in balloon/bubble concoctions have achieved the peak of childish entertainment with their Bubloon machine. People willing to spend a small amount of cash can rent it out by the hour and choose varying stencils. If you want to be a baller you also have the option to design your own Bubloon stencil for a separate fee. The usual soapy foam pushes against the stencil, is filled with helium and rises into the sky like nothing else!
6.) Pi SOLO
Remember 2014? It was the year of the selfie stick. Time named it one of the top 25 best inventions of the year. Multiple magazines said it was the “must-have” gift during the holiday season…but it’s not 2014 anymore, amirite? The selfie stick would need a major revamping to be cool this year.
Low and behold, Pi SOLO. Upgraded selfie sticks your yesteryear self never had. This invention is better than it’s predecessor because it can do everything a selfie stick can (plus a few more things) without the awkward stick. The Pi SOLO can mount onto smartphones, tripods or users can hold it like a typical camera and wah-lah! Pi SOLO will deliver a 4K crystal clear panoramic image without any extra effort. It also has a designated app that’s compatible with Facebook live and sharing. Gimme gimme!
5.) Travel Mate
The day of scurrying through airport security trying to juggle all your luggage is a thing of the past. Travelmate Robotics is the most practical invention on our list. It’s described as a “Fully Autonomous Suitcase and Robot”, meaning it requires no human handling. Instead, this suitcase will simply follow you anywhere you go!
It integrates with smartphones and uses GPS to easily weave through crowds. The case can move both vertically and horizontally for extra smooth traveling. Other jaw-dropping features include LED lighting that signals battery life, a fingerprint lock system, Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in scale that measures the weight of everything within to avoid over-packing.
4.) BUDDY: Your Family’s Companion Robot
Golly, how could anyone say no to that face? Buddy’s darling eyes and sweet smile are one way Blue Frog Robotics has set its invention apart from other robots on the market. His happy face and welcoming nature is no coincidence either. Buddy is said to be the first social robot for public sale.
So what does a social robot do anyway? Creator, Rodolphe Hasselvander, wants Buddy to be your family’s go-to helper. Your newfound companion has free range to walk around your house, patrolling for anything you may want to be notified of. Let’s say, there’s a mini flood or fire in your house, well, with Buddy staying on top of things he’ll catch anything odd and send you an alert via your smartphone. In this case, you can “take control” of the robot and see for yourself. YEAH. Buddy is life-changing, especially for families and the elderly who want a littlehelp.
You can also use Buddy for lighter situations. He has facial and voice recognition for chatting, he can play music or sing and has no problem reminding you of things on your to-do list. It’s safe to say, Buddy is indeed one of the coolest inventions.
2.) The Sidewinding Circular Skates
If you’re still getting usedto Hoverboards or Segways let me show you how much more awesomely whacky the future can get. I introduce to you “The Post Modern Skateboard”, the skateboard your children will want that’s all skate with absolutely no board. That’s right, folks. The future is now and it’s blowing our minds.
Hammacher Schlemmer, the company that sells this neato contraption, also sells a bunch of fun futuristic toys but I think The Sidewinding Circular Skates takes the cake. Modern skaters don’t have the heavy burden of pushing off the ground–pfft, pushing a skateboard forward is a thing our grandparents did! Instead, simply lean side to side to propel yourself like Tony Hawk. The annular skates will wind up and down like a snake and give you access to 720-degree rotations!
We’ve seen some of the coolest inventions that either make life easier or bring out the kid in us but sometimes the best inventions are a little more laid back than that…which brings us to our number one invention. This one is for those of us that adulting a little too hard Monday through Friday.
Our number one cool invention is the Hammocraft. Part hammock, part raft and one hundred percent vacay goals. You get all the leisure of chilling on a hammock with the fun and sense of adventure from canoeing. It fits up to 5 hammocks, perfect for bestie lounging. How much beer the rafts can hold is up to you to find out!
Imagine floating through the river in Stowe Vermont after checking out the falls. We can.
Which of these coolest inventions do you want to own most? Let us know if the comments! Also, check out “Top 5 Amazing Tech Items For Your Workspace” for more cool gadgets!