When it comes to tech gadgets, the coolest ones will always stop you in your tracks. You find yourself wanting them even if you suspect you don’t absolutely need them. But even if you don’t need them, it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time, and the best gadgets will still be incredibly useful and make your life easier.
And with our list of the coolest tech gadgets, we sought to find devices that fit this bill. Maybe they’re not as essential to your day-to-day life as a smartphone or a laptop, but they’re the products you lust after; they’re the ones you end up blowing your tax refund on.
Whether that’s a new gaming console like the Nintendo Switch OLED, a VR headset like the Oculus Quest 2 or a new household robot from Amazon, these products are the statement items that you’ll tell your friends about the next time you talk to them, or show off when you have people visiting.
So if you’re looking for ideas on cool tech gadgets to splurge on, keep scrolling to see our picks.
1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Samsung’s newest foldable phones definitely top the list of coolest tech gadgets of 2021. These new folding phones were officially released back in August 2021, and there’s simply nothing else like them for sale right now. The smaller Flip3 has a full-size smartphone touch screen that folds into a 4.2″ compact design for portability and convenience. The larger Fold3 boasts a folding 7.6″ screen that’s almost like a tablet at full size. Both smartphones feature an improved frame made of sturdy aluminum that protects the hinge, gorgeous AMOLED screens and the toughest glass the Galaxy Z line has seen thus far.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, coolest tech gadgets
Buy: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 $999.99
Buy: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 $1,799.99
2. Amazon Astro Household Robot
Earlier this year, Amazon announced a trio of new household robots during a live virtual event. Unfortunately for early adopters eager to get their hands on the coolest tech gadgets of 2021, these bots are not available to the public just yet. However, you can apply to receive one of the first-ever units through Amazon’s Day 1 Editions program. Our favorite robot of the lot is the Astro, an anthropomorphized household assistant that can move freely around your home to keep an eye on things. Treat it like a pet or use it as a security drone, the choice is up to you. Either way, we hope it’s a sign that more household robots will soon be available to the average person.
Head to Amazon to request an invitation to be one of the first people to own the Amazon Astro robot.
astro robot close-up
Buy: Amazon Astro $999.99
3. Sonos Roam Smart Speaker
While the Nest Audio and Amazon Echo all have their relative merits as Wi-Fi smart speakers, and the UE Wonderboom 2 is the platonic ideal of the Bluetooth speaker, the Sonos Roam is a hybrid speaker that offers the best of both worlds with minimal compromise. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Roam can take advantage of better audio quality and voice-controlled integration with Google Assistant and Alexa. …….