Three new must-have gadgets: Ephipany oneEPuck, 3D printer, Pebble

Learn more about the latest technological advances —3D printers, smartphone watches, and innovative phone chargers. Photo: Dream Explorer

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 12, 2013 – Technology is a wonderful thing. Today’s advancements have allowed humans to progress beyond what anyone could ever imagine. But it doesn’t stop there. New inventions are coming down the pike every day. Here are just three of those new gadgets that are sure to be the next must-have products.

Epiphany onE Puck

Smartphones are used for just about everything these days from controlling various types of machinery to getting coupons for grocery shopping. Apps have made anything possible, but they do drain your battery life.

While modern technology is well on its way to developing wireless charging, there are a few different options to keeping your phone charged without having to plug it into a wall. The Epiphany onE Puck is a phone charger that creates energy from the heat or cold of a drink. One side is red to place hot drinks and other side blue for cold drinks. Both will charge your iPhone, Android or similar device. The Epiphany onE Puck is light weight and small enough to place in a purse or pocket.

3D Printers

It’s the buzz everyone has been talking about. Most 3D printers have been used almost exclusively for companies, but for a pretty penny people can purchase one for the home. Staples is currently selling 3D printers for $1299.


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The 3D printer market is becoming increasingly competitive. The innovative idea of printing a three-dimensional solid object from a virtual digital model will revolutionize the way people live. The 3D printer can be used to print bicycles, office desks, decorations and various items for medical needs.

Pebble

One of the first successful smartwatches on the market, a Pebble watch sells at $150 online and at Best Buy. Pebble began as a Kickstarter project and after crowdsourcing $10 million it is now a reality. The smartwatch has a unique interface with the ability to add apps and various software updates for customization.

Pebble syncs with a user’s smartphone and can be used to control music, view incoming calls and a variety of other intereactive features. While Pebble may be the first of its kind, it has some heavy competition coming up such as MetaWatch


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Katie Elizabeth is a freelance blogger, content coordinator and communications grad student. She’s always on the lookout for the latest and greatest social media and tech tactics and thinking about the creative ways in which professionals can actually USE them. 

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