Thanks to the steady progress of modern technology, society’s quality of life have improved immensely, over time. Popular Everything has scouted the web for the hottest innovations of the year and is eager to share them with you. Although some of these creations may be a slightly over the top and possibly open doors to laziness, we can’t help but rave over how tremendously helpful they can be. So, without further ado, we present you with the 12 most spectacular inventions of the year, you’d never even dream would come to life.
1. Solar-Powered Tent
Camping can be tons of fun, but when the sun sets and you’ve got to make a bathroom trip, it can be a real pain in the butt, (pun intended) when you can’t find your handy-dandy flashlight. Luckily, some outdoor-expert created a solar-powered tent that provides light, can charge your phone and even heat the floor. Camping just got easier!
2. Laser Projection Virtual Keyboard
For those of us who struggle in the typing department, there’s a new portable laser keyboard that’ll make long typing messages on your phone a much easier task. This rad gadget projects laser beams on any surface, creating a virtual keyboard you can take anywhere.
3. Woof washer
Bathtime is a universally avoided chore for both humans and canine friends. It’s a real challenge getting your dog to sit still as you spray, scrub and wash their favorite dirt away and for those who are sick of the wet mess, we have a solution! The Wuff Washer is a sophisticated, hoop-shaped shower tool you can be attached to any hose. It has small spraying holes and a designated compartment for soap, as well as custom pressure control, all in the effort of making bath time a little less sucky.
4. PowerRay Aquatic Drone
Whether you’re a fish-watching-lover or hunting for some “chicken of the sea,” the PowerRay is going to be your new best friend. This waterproof drone can find, attract and record fish as deep as 98 feet, for up to four hours at a time. The pilot can fly the device by using a mobile app or controller. Now, that’s fishy, I’d say…
5. Din-Ink Pen Cap Eating Utensils
Lunchtime at work or school can be a real bummer if you forgot to pack yourself a fork and knife. Don’t fret people; there’s an easy solution for your struggle. The Din-Ink Cap Eating Utensils are a set of ordinary stick pens that can double as handy dining utensils. Say goodbye to eating with your fingers!
6. Baby Stroller and Scooter Hybrid
Taking a nice stroll in the park (literally) can be a refreshing experience, but when you’re rushing to get somewhere, and the baby must come along, running and pushing a stroller can be two tasks too much. The baby stroller-scooter hybrid is a scooter and stroller all in one and a perfect way to make rush-time a little less hectic.
7. Mattel Aristotle
We all know how difficult parenting can be and thankfully, there’s an automated helper that will make your job as easy as pie. The Mattel Aristotle is a baby monitor, voice-activated speaker, camera and babysitter all in one. It automatically senses when your baby wakes up and soothes them back to sleep with a lullaby, white noise or even a song.
The device can even sense when you’re low on diapers or formula and automatically order more from participating retailers. The Mattel Aristotle also serves as a private tutor, as it can help your kids with their homework and give foreign-language lessons. This thing is almost too good to be true!
8. Privacy Screen Protector
With big and bright screens, it’s almost impossible to avoid nosy Nancy’s attempts on taking a quick peek at who you’ve been chatting with lately. So, what do you do when you’re sitting on the subway, and you want to open a personal email but keep discreet while doing so? The privacy screen protector is a genius invention, designed to keep your screen on the DL. This device can be used with all smartphones and is created so that only the holder of the phone can see the screen, while outsiders just see black.
9. Washer Bag
Washer-separation-anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of, as it usually occurs when we’re miles from home and on our last clean pair of underwear. Thankfully, some genius-clean-freak out there solved this dirty problem by creating a portable and easy-to-use wash bag. Now you can stay fresh wherever you go!
10. Dog Selfie Stick
For canine lovers out there struggling to snap the perfect pooch selfie, don’t give up yet. There’s a new, cool accessory you can buy that clips to the top of your smartphone which is designed to hold a ball, guaranteeing your dog’s undivided attention. So, the next time Rufus isn’t cooperating with your useless Kodak-attempts, just use this dog selfie stick, and he won’t be able to look away.