Like it or not; we’re a nation that’s increasingly reliant on our gadgets, from our Android or iOS smartphones to the games consoles that help us to while away the hours.
According to some figures, we spend nearly 5,000 hours each year using such gadgets, with this amounting to a staggering 34 years of our lives!
This also betrays the number of gadgets that we use on a regular basis, including some that may be more unusual than others. Here are three of the most curious gadgets currently on the market!
1. The Raspberry Pi Keyboard
We’ve all heard of the Raspberry Pi device, which is a single-board computer that has sold more than 30 million units across the globe.
However, did you know that you can also invest in a dedicated Raspberry Pi keyboard, which boasts an in-built computer that has been modelled on the fourth generation device?
Complete with an impressive 4GB of RAM, 4K video playback and dual-display capability, this device boasts genuine multi-functionality while it’s also compatible with a huge number of desktop computers.
The device, which can be purchased for as little as £64.52, also features Wi-Fi capacity and a deceptively powerful 1.8GHz quad-core processor that allows for high quality gaming and computer programming.
2. The 3D Pen
In many ways, Raspberry Pi devices and accessories are primarily designed to encourage children who want to learn about computer science and coding. A similar thing can be said for the 3D Pen, which is a popular but unusual gadget that offers an entry point into 3D printing.
The device has also become increasingly sophisticated and capacious over time, with manufacturers having introduced a larger number of features and more sustainable materials.
The design is based on something known as ‘fused deposition modelling technology’, with the 3D pen offering an accessible and affordable alternative to desktop 3D printers.
It’s also more convenient and far less bulky, so ideal for younger users with an innate sense of curiosity.
3. Bose Frames Alto
We close with a quite unique pair of sunglasses, which also feature open-ear audio and Bluetooth capacity within a sleek and stylish design.
This allows these Bose Frames Alto to play music directly into your ear while you wear them, creating an innovative 2-in-1 gadget that can ultimately save you money over time.
Costing around £120, these frames are also made using ultra-modern and sustainable materials, while they’re also designed to offer UVA/UVB protection in the same way that traditional sunglasses would.