The Technologies & Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Life (Until Now)

technologies tech news | The Technologies & Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Life (Until Now) | In today’s modern world, technology is developing at speeds unlike ever before. It seems like every day a new technology is developed. This is more or less true, with new inventions and gadgets being released all the time.

In this context, it can be difficult to keep up with all the new technologies that are being released. And, honestly, in many cases these are things that you don’t really want or need. However, there are other gadgets and inventions being released that have the power to make your life better.

Here are the top technologies and gadgets that you didn’t know you needed in your life, but you do now!

Keyboard Skin

If you’re in the habit of eating in front of your computer or laptop, you’re not alone. From busy work days to late nights on social media, most people eat in front of their computer from time to time, if not regularly. However, this can be terrible for you device, with the risk of crumbs and bits of food getting inside your computer or keyboard, not to mention a hygiene nightmare! This is wear a keyboard protector or keyboard skin comes in: a removable cover that slips on over your keyboard and fits snugly, so you can use it like normal.


You probably think that breathalyzers, used to determine blood alcohol content by taking a sample of your breath, are technology reserved for law enforcement agencies only. However, there are now an number of devices that make this technology available to the general population. You can buy small, easy to use breathalyzers that you can use to test your own breath at home, or when at the bar to check whether you’re safe to drive.

Security Tagging for Your Car

Do you have a business or gated community where people are driving in and out of your site all the time, and you want to be able to know who is allowed to enter, and who isn’t? Security tagging is the answer: this allows you to easily identify vehicles and drivers, even over long distances. You can find long range systems and tagging for your car on sites like, and makes it easy for employees or residents to come and go, while keeping out those who don’t belong there.

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

If you like to listen to music at the beach or the pool, this gadget is for you. Bluetooth speakers have been a common piece of technology for some time, being an easy and convenient way to listen to music wherever you please. You can now get waterproof and shock-resistant speakers ready to handle the most hectic pool party. There are even some models around that float!

Nokia Smartphone

Do you remember the old Nokia phones from around the year 2000? Nokia used to be the name for affordable, reliable smartphones. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Nokia, they’re still around, and now they’re making smartphones. This is a great alternative to expensive iPhones or Samsung phones, offering many of the same features at a fraction of the cost. 

Photo Printer

Do you remember the old days of getting your photos developed and being able to hold them in your hands, and put your pictures in photo frames or albums? Thanks to the advances in digital cameras and smartphones, this practice has been somewhat lost. However, it doesn’t need to be that way, thanks to the development of photo printers. You can be small and compact photo printers that almost instantly print your photos for you.

Electric Jar Opener

No more struggling to open a jar of dip or a bottle of salsa. You can of course get a manual jar opener, but why mess around when there is a more convenient, more powerful option: the electric jar opener. This fixes on to the lid of the jar or bottle and automatically opens it for you. On a serious note, this is an essential item with the potential to greatly improve the quality of life of those with disabilities, mobility issues and conditions like arthritis.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

They’ll never be an excuse not to do the vacuuming again if you invest in a robot vacuum cleaner. These technologies have been around for a few years now, but the earlier models did not really live up to their promise of automatic cleaning, tending to get stuck in corners or caught on small obstacles. However, the technology has well and truly advanced, and now robot vacuum cleaners come with room-mapping technology, allowing you to let them go and vacuum your room effortlessly while you sit back and relax. There are even models that can mop floors too!

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