Technological innovation happens at the speed of light these days. That means it can be very difficult to keep up with the newest gadgets on the market, and confusing to figure out which are the “must-haves” among the thousands available. This list of 6 must have gadgets for 2014 should give anyone a starting place to begin this year on pace with the world.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

All of us are constantly faced with the demand to work smarter rather than harder. One new gadget that has considerable potential for people on the go is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Smartwatch. This is not simply a timepiece; it allows the user to send texts and to take calls, is far less bulky than the traditional Smartphone and thus easier to use when jogging or running errands, and is elegant and stylish.

Must-Have Home Gadgets for 2014

ADT Pulse
Security around the home is a constant concern for both homeowners and renters alike. To gain a greater sense of safety and wellbeing in 2014, the ADT Pulse App is the must have security gadget for 2014. This app allows smartphone users to check on their ADT monitored home from anywhere there is a cellphone connection, ensuring peace of mind when away from home or when simply relaxing in the back yard.

Must-Have Home Gadgets for 2014

Step 360 Pro

Fitness is a critical concern for most people, particularly after the indulgences of the holiday season. From those who want to get in shape to those for whom fitness is already a habit, there are a wealth of new gadgets on the market. For home fitness buffs, the Step 360 Pro is the gadget to have for 2014. It is ideally suited for all fitness levels and provides a secure conditioning workout, includes a DVD to maximize training, and supports cardio, strength, and balance training.

Must-Have Home Gadgets for 2014

Petzl TIKKA R+ Headlamp

If you are searching for that essential ready to use light to have on hand in case of an electrical problem, the Petzl TIKKA R+ headlamp will do the job and then some. This lightweight headlamp is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. It auto-adjusts reactively to changing light conditions and is rechargeable. Its snug fit and adjustable head strap make it stable and practical for home use, and a great gadget for outdoor camping and trekking.

Must-Have Home Gadgets for 2014

Nokia Lumia 1020
Smartphones come in many varieties, but it is the Nokia Lumia 1020 that has most impressed the gadgeteers. It has a 720p HD 4.5-inch screen, has the highest pixel resolution of any smartphone camera, runs on the Windows phone operating system which gives access to a multitude of apps, and is competitively priced.

Google Chromecast
Last, but certainly not least, the Google Chromecast device is a must have gadget for the home. This device, when plugged into the HDMI outlet on the back of the television, allows the user to stream content from their WIFI connected smartphone, laptop, desktop, and tablet.

Must-Have Home Gadgets for 2014

This low cost digital receiver expands the home theater of the user without costly equipment or bulky setup.

All in all, 2014 will be a year full of gadgets that will make life simpler, work smarter, and entertainment easier. These gadgets are all sure bets in the race to live more securely, connectedly, and healthily.

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