Top 19 Gadgets to Expect This Year

The gadget scene around the globe will take a serious turn this year. We are a expecting technology giants to come up with new, updated and latest gadgets. With the MWC kicking off at Barcelona on the 1st of March, there's a lot more we will see coming up this year.

Top 19 Gadgets to Expect This Year

Reccomended: MWC 2015: From Phones to Tablets and Wearables, Everything We Expect to Launch

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

Expected releases in 2015

"Evolutionary, not revolutionary" was the tagline for most consumer tech in 2014, with a bevy of products that delivered incremental upgrades, like larger iPhones, faster tablets and slimmer laptops. But a handful of innovations we saw last year OLED TV, a deluge of smartwatches and fitness trackers, and a promising first stab at virtual reality (VR) bode well for tech in 2015.

Expected releases in 2015

Samsung had a rough 2014, getting squeezed by both ends of the smartphone market: bargain Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi are producing "good enough" Android handsets at the low end, and Apple's bigger iPhones were a smash hit on the more profitable high end. Samsung needs a hit in 2015, so the inevitable Galaxy S6, expected to be unveiled on March 1, will have a lot riding on it when it debuts. Whether it will be plastic or metal (like the Galaxy A5, shown here) is anyone's guess, but we'll expect Android 5.0 and a powerful Snapdragon 810 (or equivalent) CPU.

Expected releases in 2015

Samsung had a rough 2014, getting squeezed by both ends of the smartphone market: bargain Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi are producing "good enough" Android handsets at the low end, and Apple's bigger iPhones were a smash hit on the more profitable high end. Samsung needs a hit in 2015, so the inevitable Galaxy S6, expected to be unveiled on March 1, will have a lot riding on it when it debuts. Whether it will be plastic or metal (like the Galaxy A5, shown here) is anyone's guess, but we'll expect Android 5.0 and a powerful Snapdragon 810 (or equivalent) CPU.

Expected releases in 2015

If you liked the myriad customization options available on the Moto X, you'll love Google's Project Ara. The smartphone is designed to be completely modular, allowing you to snap in new parts to upgrade it on an ad hoc basis. Whether it can appeal beyond the DIY crowd will be determined when it hits its first test market Puerto Rico in early 2015.

Expected releases in 2015

Samsung's Oculus-powered Gear VR was one of the coolest products we saw in 2014. And it remained just as impressive when we saw it at CES 2015. So, will we see the real Oculus anytime soon? Oculus has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of hand-tracking technology Nimble VR, and the Facebook-owned company has even launched a studio for Oculus "movies." But there's no indication whether we'll see it for sale in 2015 or later.

Expected releases in 2015

The Project Morpheus VR accessory for PlayStation is Sony's take on virtual reality. It, too, has no hard release date, but early demos show it to be an impressive alternative to the Oculus Rift in its own right.

Expected releases in 2015

This may finally be the beginning of the end of your USB frustrations. The new USB 3.1 Type C standard adds a host of improvements: the connector is reversible; the smaller plug is now on both ends; and the speed is upped to a warp-level 800MB per second. You should start to see the new USB standard utilized in PCs and mobile devices later this year.

Expected releases in 2015

The new USB standard is going to have serious competition, however. Another interesting hardware development on tap for 2015 could be the emergence of third-party accessories using Apple's Lightning port. If the trend takes off, we could see the emergence of wireless speakers, headphones, gamepads and other accessories with Lightning ports instead of Micro-USB (or USB 3.1 Type C). That would mean one fewer charging cable for traveling iPhone and iPad owners.

Expected releases in 2015

Sony's Vue is the big Sling TV competitor that's also slated to launch in the US in 2015. The cost is unclear, but it is expected to offer dozens of channels and on-demand options when it hits the PS3 and PS4 (followed by other Sony hardware thereafter).

Expected releases in 2015

Perhaps the biggest story to come out of CES 2015 was Sling TV. The cable TV alternative offers about 20 channels to US customers via online streaming including ESPN, CNN, TBS and TNT starting at $20 per month. It will be available on a wide range of hardware including iOS and Android devices, Rokus, the Fire TV and the Xbox One within the next few weeks.

Expected Releases in 2015

The Jawbone Up24 is among the most stylish fitness trackers to date. The Up3 keeps the style, but adds heart-rate monitoring, too. It should be available soon.

Expected Releases in 2015

Nintendo is constantly refining its handheld game consoles, and the New Nintendo 3DS tweaks the experience with a second analog stick and swappable faceplates. It's already out in Japan and Australia, and will hit other countries in 2015. However, the US will initially only get the the larger-screened "New Nintendo 3DS XL." It's set to launch on February 13 in North America.

Expected Releases in 2015

Valve's gaming-centric OS was pushed back from its originally scheduled 2014 availability, resulting in at least one product the Alienware Alpha being released with Windows on board instead. But 2015 could be the year that Steam Machines finally reach the gaming public.

Expected Releases in 2015

While it was announced in 2014, Amazon's odd "invite only" sales pitch for its voice-controlled Amazon Echo network speaker makes this a 2015 purchase for most folks. (Amazon periodically invites more users to purchase it.) Right now, it doesn't do a whole lot, but the voice recognition is generally excellent. Whether it's Echo, its successors, Apple's Siri, Google Now or Microsoft Cortana, voice control will continue to be perfected and mainstreamed in 2015 whether we're ready for it or not.

Expected Releases in 2015

From collision avoidance to parking assist, you can already buy cars off the lot that offer some degree of automated operation. Google, meanwhile, already has a fleet of self-driving prototypes. But we could see truly self-driving cars become commercially available to the masses at the high end, at least as early as this year. The bigger question is which manufacturer will be first to market. From Tesla to Toyota, Audi to Volvo, Ford to BMW every automaker has a vehicle in the race. Expect an automated Autobahn sooner than you think.

Expected Releases in 2015

Rounding out the 2015 techscape is Apple. The tech giant unveiled its long-rumored Watch last September, alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but it won't begin shipping until this April. When it arrives, it'll come in two sizes and three different styles, needs to pair with an iPhone 5 or newer, and will start at $349 in the US, with prices elsewhere still to be announced. We're expecting this watch to hit the Indian subcontinent soon.

Expected Releases in 2015

Not officially announced but strongly rumored in 2014 was a large-screen iPad, which many have dubbed the "iPad Plus" (or "iPad Pro"). Expect a screen size of between 12.2 to 12.9 inches (up from the current 9.7-inch model) and the inclusion of side-by-side app support.

Expected Releases in 2015

In addition to a new iPad, many Apple watchers are expecting a new "Goldilocks" MacBook model. Thought to straddle the Air and Pro lines, the new MacBook is said to have a screen size around 12.5 inches (putting it directly between the current 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Air models) and would likely utilize one of Intel's new Core M or Broadwell CPUs for fanless operation.

Expected Releases in 2015

The Apple TV box might not have done so well in the market but we're stil, expecting an upgrade of the TV box. It's been three long years that Apple upgraded the hardware on the device. Rumours have it that Apple may incorporate a gaming platform into their new Apple TV box.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!


Here's our line up of what we think will appear in the year 2015

Please Wait while comments are loading...
Opinion Poll