Unique gadgets bring something new to the table in terms of design, features, and utility. In the many gadgets launched this year, in 2022, there were a handful of them with something unique to boast about. From earbuds with unique lipstick-shaped charging-cum-storage case to three-in-one wireless charging stand, here are the five unique gadgets of 2022:
Nothing Ear (stick)
These earbuds from UK-based consumer technology start-up Nothing boast a transparent design and a unique charging-cum-storage case. These design-centric earbuds come in a cylindrical charging-cum-storage case with a rolling mechanism similar to conventional lipsticks. From a design perspective, both the earbuds and case look novel and unique. Other features include press control, IP54 dust and water resistance, and Nothing X supplementary app for compatibility with Android and iOS devices.
It is a power bank that doubles up as a portable battery pack, especially for MagSafe compatible iPhones. It attaches magnetically to the back of a compatible iPhone – iPhone 12 and above models with MagSafe. With a 2,500mAh battery built-in, this power bank has a USB-C port for charging and reverse wired charging. It features a power button next to the LED indicator to show the charger level. It also doubles as a traditional Qi charger, meaning it can charge AirPods, Samsung Galaxy Buds, and any other device that supports Qi standard for wireless charging.
Price: Rs 4,499
Japanese electronics maker Sony in November unveiled a set of wearable motion trackers called ‘Mocopi’. It allows users to capture full-body motion in 3D with only a smartphone and the six sensors, which are to be worn on hands, feet, back and head. Sony does not have a Metaverse of its own, but with the Mocopi system, it is expanding the technology to experience Metaverse. The device is wireless and does not require a special suit to capture motion.
Sony LinkBuds wireless earphones
Sony LinkBuds are unique doughnut-shaped wireless earbuds. These have a ring design with hollow center, which allows the ear canal to remain unblocked even when the user is wearing the earphones. The open-ring design ensures that the user is always aware of his surroundings even while listening to the music. Unlike other earbuds, it boasts a wide area tap feature, allowing the user to tap on the front of the ears.
Price: Rs 19,990
DailyObjects SURGE 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station
It is a charging stand, which can charge three different devices simultaneously – smartphone, smartwatch and earbuds. This charging station delivers an output of up to 18 W for all Qi-enabled phones, 5W for Qi-enabled earbuds and 2W for Watches. It has a metallic body with minimalistic design.
Price: Rs 4,999