The cool tech products you need in 2022 . It’s hard to stay up to date with a technology space that is constantly evolving and changing forever. But luckily for you, that’s where we come in. We are constantly testing new products, researching new trends in technology, and updating our list of cool tech gadgets.
At CES 2022 , an annual event that highlights the latest innovations and emerging trends in technology, we see leading technology brands showcase products that will further enhance your home office, turn your living room into a legitimate home theater alternative , enhance gaming settings, and improve your wellness routine — all while keeping you safe and sane.
We feel that technology gadgets are all about making your life easier and more enjoyable. For this list, we reviewed new product releases from leading makers in countless tech and gadget categories, as well as evaluated our long-term favorites to see if they still worked. From true wireless earbuds , to smart home appliances, to tech products for parents, here are the coolest tech gadgets available today.
Note: Due to current global supply chain issues, please note that some of the tech gadgets you are considering may take longer than usual to arrive. If you’re already planning to treat someone you care about for a birthday or other special occasion, time your purchase accordingly. We strongly recommend that you order the product sooner rather than later.
Parliamentary Smart Wallet
$89 AT AMAZON The Ekster Parliament is a smart bifold wallet with an RFID coating (to protect against identity theft) and a patented mechanism that ejects cards from aluminum storage pouches with the push of a button. It has room for at least 10 cards, as well as straps for carrying cash and receipts.
Ekster has made wallets out of high quality leather that are available in a variety of colors. An optional Bluetooth tracker for the wallet is also available — this ultra-thin gadget has a maximum range of 200 feet, and is powered by light, so it doesn’t require batteries.
Peak Design Tech Pouch
$60 AT PEAKDESIGN.COM $60 AT ZAPPOS The Peak Design Tech Pouch is a stylish and tailor-made accessory that the frequent traveler must have. It has enough pockets and compartments for small gadgets, charging cables, memory cards and any other accessories you may have.
Peak Design has fabricated the exterior of the Tech Pouch using recycled nylon with a weather-resistant coating. There are several colors to choose from: black, charcoal, bone, midnight, and sage green.
Metro Windproof Umbrella
Available in many colors, this product has a patented canopy tip, which is not only part of its tightening system but is also safe for those around you. This umbrella also consists of fiberglass ribs and a canopy made of a high density waterproof fabric.
Shiatsu Back and Neck Massage
$65 ON THE AMAZON $100 AT WALMART There’s nothing better than a good massage — except for a good massage that never ends. This shiatsu massager can be used at home or even in the car (!) and is great for shoulders, back, calves, and more.
Bonus: It not only squeezes but also heats up the muscles for extra relief.
Connected Cube $50 AT GETGOCUBE.COM This is a reimagined version of one of the most iconic toys ever made . With onboard Bluetooth connectivity and a companion app, the Rubik’s Connected cube will teach you how to solve extremely challenging and highly interactive puzzles and have fun in the process.
Somewhat impressively, the Rubik’s Connected app will also allow users to track their progress and access statistics to help improve their solving game. There is also an option to join a community of users and compete with them.
$29 AT AMAZON $30 AT VERIZON.COM $29 AT B&H PHOTO Apple’s affordable AirTag tracker is a tech gadget every iPhone owner should have , as it can seamlessly keep tabs on what you’re paired with. When out of range of your iPhone, AirTag will update its location when near devices that are part of Apple’s Find My network (there are nearly a billion of them).
The AirTag is water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating and its replaceable battery lasts up to one year. Like all Apple products, the AirTag is backed by an incredible selection of accessories .
Link & Lock Carabiner for Apple AirTags
$24 ON AMAZON The Raptic Link & Lock carabiner is one of the coolest accessories for Apple AirTags we’ve come across. Crafted from extremely strong zinc, this product has a heavy-duty lock with a three-digit combination code. Standout features make fiddling with your favorite trackers and removing them from items nearly impossible.
Of course, Link & Lock will also protect your AirTag from damage through its rubberized casing with a softer interior.
Essentials A19 Smart Lightbulb
$15 ON AMAZON $20 ON ADORAMA.COM $20 ON CRUTCHFIELD.COM The Nanoleaf Essentials A19 smart light bulb is a must-have for Apple HomeKit users and is worth every penny of its impulsive purchase price tag. Connected home gadgets take seconds to set up, because they don’t require a hub — you need an iPad , HomePod mini , or Apple TV .
Of course, products can shine in millions of colors. Apart from that, this product has an excellent design that looks great on open bulb fixtures.
Bites 2 Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser
$249 AT AMAZON $249 AT CHEWY $249 AT WALMART This is a cool tech gadget for all the pet owners out there. The slim Petcube Bites 2 camera allows you to keep an eye on your pets when you’re not at home via Wi-Fi connectivity, and can even spread treats to them right from your smartphone.
Other key features of the Petcube Bites 2 include two-way audio connectivity, compatibility with Amazon Alexa voice commands, and the ability to send voice and motion alerts. We also like that there is an option to use the product to connect to the vet.
Apple Watch Series 7
$329 AT AMAZON $399 AT ADORAMA.COM $442 AT TIGERDIRECT.COM The completely redesigned Apple Watch Series 7 features a bigger case and bigger screen than its predecessor . Of course, this product also has best-in-class health, fitness and wellness tracking capabilities, supported by accurate heart rate and blood oxygen sensors.
Apple offers the Series 7 with 41- or 45-millimeter cases in many finishes. Optional mobile network connectivity is available once again. You can customize the watch with a wide selection of bands .
$160 PowerCore III Elite Laptop Battery Pack ON AMAZON
Anker’s PowerCore III Elite battery pack can charge your laptop via the fast USB-C connector. It has a battery pack with ample capacity, and impressively enough, a bundled fast wall charger and a USB-C cable. This accessory also comes with a pair of full USB ports, so you can charge up to three devices simultaneously.
M1 Maverick Bifold Wallet
$149 AT AMAZON The M1 Maverick bifold wallet by Dango Products is an everyday accessory that effortlessly combines cool design, exceptional craftsmanship, and a host of useful features. Dango offers cool-looking accessories in a wide selection of leathers and metals.
Made in the USA from machined aluminum and genuine leather, this bag holds up to 12 cards and cash, as well as a removable duo multitool. The latter has a small edge (which is great for opening packages), a number of wrenches, and nail clippers, among many others.
Tactical Wallet Case for Apple AirTags
$20 ON AMAZON This minimalist wallet from Raptic has more features than its compact footprint suggests. In addition to space for a quartet of cards and an AirTag holder, the EDC accessory has a detachable 8-in-1 multitool. The latter includes a screwdriver set, letter opener, and lever rod, among other bits.
The wallet is made of vegan leather, which is durable and easy to care for. We love that the multitool locks in place when not in use.
iXpand Flash Drive Luxe
$38 AT AMAZON $61 AT WALMART The SanDisk iXpand revolving Luxe Flash Drive is made especially for users of Apple hardware. It rocks both USB-C and Lightning connectors, which makes transferring pictures, videos, and other files between Apple products and other USB-C-enabled devices incredibly easy.
With the help of the companion app, the metal-coated accessory can also automatically back up photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad. It is available with up to 256GB of storage.
E5 Robot Vacuum and Mop
$360 ON AMAZON The affordable Roborock E5 is a robot vacuum with excellent cleaning capabilities, quiet operation, and intelligent room mapping technology. Unlike many rivals in its price range, this robot can even mop floors.
You can control the robot via the bundled remote, the mobile app, or Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. Available in black or white, the connected home gadget can be cleaned for more than 3 hours between charges.
$100 AT AMAZON $100 AT LENOVO.COM The under $100 Roccat Torch USB Microphone is easy to set up and use, and is capable of streaming and recording studio-grade sound. It has really cool mixer style controls and RGB lighting.
We love the gesture-activated mute function on the gadget. Overall, this is an excellent purchase for gamers looking to stream their adventures online, or for anyone who needs an audio boost for their WFH setup.
SoundLink Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
$149 AT AMAZON $129 AT DELL.COM $129 AT B&H PHOTO The all new Bose SoundLink Flex waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a strong contender for product category best deals. Available in black, white and blue, it has an elegant design and an IP67 waterproof housing that can even float in water.
In terms of sound, the SoundLink Flex delivers a signature Bose experience of exceptional quality. Up to 12 hours of battery life, USB-C charging connector and handy cloth loop round out its key features.
Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Mini AX 1800 Router Now 41% Off $100 ON AMAZON $154 ON WALMART The Orbi Pro mesh Wi-Fi system by Netgear is reasonably priced, highly capable, and has a lot of future ahead. One router can cover up to 2,000 square feet of space with the latest Wi-Fi 6 connectivity . You can expand coverage by adding more satellites.
The mesh Wi-Fi system can reach a maximum speed of 1.8 Gbps, and can easily accommodate up to 40 connected devices. Its intuitive controls include remote management tools.
USB-C Car Charger
ON AMAZON This impulse buy car charger has a 65-watt USB-C port, which can power most laptops. A USB-A charging connector with a maximum power output of 18 watts is also available, allowing users to quickly charge other gadgets.
This product features a sleek design with a see-through housing, built-in voltage display and onboard lighting. It has built-in technology to protect connected devices from overcharging and overheating.
Everett Hybrid Smartwatch
$179 AT AMAZON The Fossil Everett is a hybrid smartwatch that features an always-on display and heart rate sensor. We love that — rather than looking like a tech product — it resembles a classic chronograph watch with mechanical hands and a three-button layout.
Everett can send notifications from your phone and monitor your activity. The stainless steel watch is water resistant up to 30 meters. It is available in several finishes, with easy-to-change bands or bracelets.