2014: Another Incredible Year For Gadgets

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding what we might expect in the technology world this year. 2013 threw up some incredible pieces of kit, from the PlayStation 4, to the introduction of wearable tech, to even the world’s first scented app. So what’s left for 2014?

Well if the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 is anything to go by, an awful lot.


Let's take a look at some of the most exciting releases set for this year.

Google Glass

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated gadgets of all time, Google Glass is expected to be released to the wider public in the latter months of the year, but has already been picked up by those lucky enough to be ‘Explorers’.

They have encountered trouble however. The Glass has already been banned from casinos and cinemas amongst others, but the ability to take photos, use the web, and video call via the specs makes them an incredibly exciting concept.

iPad Air 2

There have been plenty of rumours surrounding what Apple’s next release will be. Will it be wearable, will it be something incredibly new? What we do know is that the second edition of the Air will be hitting the shelves later this year.

Expected to contain an A8 chip it will perform even more supremely than last year’s Air, meaning gameplay on the likes of FIFA 14 or Rush Poker will have a much smoother feel.

Pebble Steel

Another wearable, this time for the wrist, the Pebble Steel Smartwatch is a much more sophisticated model compared to previous Pebble releases, and could perhaps kick-start the wearable revolution even further.

Unlike the Glass, the watch is already available and works with both Android and iOS operating systems, meaning accessing your apps have become even easier.

Oculus Rift


It seemed 2013 was the year for gaming. The next-generation consoles sent electronic stores into chaos before Christmas, but Oculus Rift may just take that to the next level. Virtual Reality sets have not always had the best reputations but that’s all about to change. The Rift, which is expected at the very end of the year, has a 90 degree horizontal field view, making it the most immersive of all time, whilst the 360 degree head-tracking will allow you to look around the virtual world as it would be the real one.

3D Printing

3D printing has picked up something of a bad reputation of late. Guns and other weapons have stolen the headlines, but it cannot be denied that it is a remarkable piece of technology.

It’s expected to play a big part in 2014 for all the right reasons, with the end of 2013 seeing scientists even print a three dimensional, living human kidney. Who knows what’s next to come out of the printer, whatever it may be, it’s likely it’ll be another step in the right direction.

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