With technology changing so rapidly, gadgets and gizmos are being invented that change the way we perform mundane tasks making the ordinary extraordinary. Then there are luxury gadgets that add a little (or a lot) of flair that test the bounds of innovation and become must-have items for those with the means to afford them. Advancements in technology have allowed for gadgets at home, in the workplace, and those used for leisure activities to push the boundaries of usability, function and are just downright jaw-dropping. From the largest outdoor T.V. to a smart working station to an engine-propelled jet board, here are the top luxury gadgets.
Apriori Extraordinary Diamond Editions
New to the Apriori, innovators in the oral care sphere, is their Extraordinary Diamond Edition ($19,000) toothbrush. Available in both white and black ceramic versions, both inlaid in pure, silver-white rhodium-treated stainless steel, these unique products are the most luxurious toothbrushes on the market. Both versions feature 512 diamonds in a classic pave setting, which takes 18 hours of finishing, engraving, and assembly after the manufacturing process by their skilled craftsman. Both styles come in their own elegantly designed travel case, a toothbrush holder, and two spare heads, one medium, and one soft along with an exquisite toothbrush stand and carries a one-year warranty covering all manufacturing defects.
C SEED 201
C SEED Entertainment Systems is the maker of the world’s largest outdoor T.V., the C SEED 201. Created by Porsche Design Studio, the streamline aesthetics of the T.V. features durable high-grade materials and impeccable workmanship and is the pure simplicity of form. Hidden underground in its storage casing, waiting for activation by a simple push of a button on the remote control, the T.V. takes column takes 15 seconds to achieve its full height of 15ft. Once the column is fully erect, seven L.E.D. panels unfold equally soundlessly within the next 25 seconds. Upon its final install, the T.V. is a massive 201” across and wraps ultra-powerful technology (each of the over 2.220,640 LEDs processes image data up to 100.000 times per second enabling the C SEED 201 to display 281 trillion radiant colours) and 12 broadband speakers for the left and right audio channels and three subwoofers.
SmartDesk by Cemtrex
The SmartDesk by Cemtrex ($4,499) welcomes the modern worker to a workstation completely reimagined in a sleek, seamlessly integrated sit/stand desk. This cleaner, more effective solution comes with three 24-inch touchscreens along with a keyboard, trackpad, and even a gesture control module so you can control content with the wave of your hand. Their proprietary touch interface combined with the Stark gesture control gives you complete control of your workstation, allowing users to accelerate their job functions with ease. The fully motorized sit/stand desk can range from 38.9” to 64.4” and comes with a built-in document scanner, fast-charging wireless phone charger, and Bluetooth desk phone earpiece connection. Powered by Intel i7-8700 and Windows 10 Pro, take on your biggest and most complex task with ease.
As the No.1 wine dispensing system in North America, Napa Technology debuted the WineStation Cellar™ ($5,999) in August 2018 designed for the serious wine connoisseur. The two-in-one solution combines an 80-bottle commercial-grade wine cooler with the company’s premier intelligent dispensing system. With the ability to store wine in the ideal temperature-controlled environment and dispense three pour size options – taste, half, and a full glass (.25 – 9oz) – the WineStation Cellar™ has been engineered for optimal wine preservation and dispensing. Inclusive of seven slide-out wooden wine racks and the automated WineStation 3.0 dispensing system, it features customizable LCD screens showcase wine information and pricing. Designed for four-bottle configuration, the argon gas preservation system includes 60-day wine preservation within the unit and patented Clean-Pour dispensing heads keep the wine fresh and allows for swift bottle changes.
Expedition by Turtleback Trailers
Today’s outdoor enthusiast wants to do more and has modern amenities during their stay in the wilderness. Thanks to the Expedition ($26,995), the company’s flagship camper, and the largest in the Turtleback Trailer family, it is the ultimate off-road trailer for a group. Designed and tested for the toughest of trails in North America, the trailer comes with all of the company’s customizable options and modular add-ons (other options include solar systems, tents and awnings, refrigerators and more) to allow for a longer and more leisurely stay in the wilderness. The trailer supports between two and six people and features a 42-gallon water tank, 6-gallon water heater, electronics package, and over 52 cubic feet of storage; the trailer also comes with a shower and slide-out kitchen. From durable Baltic birch cabinetry, solid maple countertop, slide-out pantry drawers two-burner partner steel stove and cover and more features, become a gourmet cook in the middle of nowhere.
SEABOB F5 S.R. with camera
The SEABOB F5 S.R. with a camera ($17,045) is the most powerful water toy in the Cayago SEABOB F5 series. With a top speed of 14 mph over water and 12 mph underwater, the SEABOB has an operating time of 70 minutes at maximum power level. The average playtime is two to three hours. Accumulators charge from zero to 100% in eight hours, with the add-on quick charger even in 90 minutes. With a maximum thrust of 745 newtons, the power is controlled in seven power levels, and this model comes with several extras as standard. Cruise through the water at a relaxed pace in a low gear or propel yourself at maximum speed, with two integrated cameras, a built-in 64GB memory, and a Wi-Fi transmission module. The SEABOB F5 S.R. has two rear fins for driving stability, which improve the end-user experience and emphasize its sporty design. Weighing 77 lbs and just under 20 lbs buoyancy weight in water, this luxury sea toy is available in 12 colors and many special editions designed with the most luxurious global yacht manufacturers.
JURA Inc. is an innovation leader in the automatic coffee machine industry with over 20 home and professional products. The Jura Z8 features a 4.3’, high-resolution touchscreen colour display, which allows for one-touch crafting of the end user’s favourite coffee beverage. It is the world’s first automatic coffee machine for the home with a one-touch Americano function, which results in a full-bodied drink. Expanding on the home coffee machine, this smart system features 16 different specialties can be selected simply by touching the start screen, and a total of 21 beverages are available via the Rotary Selection. It’s AromaG3 grinder, and making use of the Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) allows for superb speeds of crafting and optimum extraction time along with creating milk and milk foam. For those that want even more functionality, the Z8 is equipped with JURA’s Smart Connect for use with JURA’s exclusive app, J.O.E., allowing the user to control the Z8 from a smartphone or tablet. The CLEARYL water filter is detected automatically through RFID technology. Available at Sur La Table.
Jabra Evolve 65t
Engineered to be the world’s first UC-certified true wireless earbuds, the Jabra Evolve 65 deliver professional-grade sound and superior call quality for business use. Built for on-the-go professionals, the earbuds block out disruptive background noise with a small, medium, and large fit, providing a snug in-ear fit and giving Passive Noise Cancellation to help enhance concentration. Featuring four-microphone technology and Skype for Business Certified, the Jabra Evolve 65t lasts up to five hours on a single charge and 15 hours with the included pocket-friendly charging case. The Jabra Evolve 65t can connect to two devices simultaneously so users can seamlessly move between their laptop and phone and with one-touch access to voice assistant devices (Amazon Alexa, Siri®, or Google Assistant™), you always stay connected. Users can also personalize their music and call experience with a customizable equalizer in the Jabra Sound+ app.
Mako Slingshot Jetboard
The Mako Slingshot Jetboard ($9,979) is the next generation of the jet board – a motorized surfboard – that is compact, lightweight, and playful so that everyone can enjoy. Offering maximum maneuverability and control recreating the true experience of surfing, the jet board is fun to ride and easy to use. With a 90-minute cruise time reaching up to speeds of 34mph, the Mako Slingshot combines advanced hydrodynamics, premium composite materials, and aerospace manufacturing technology. The ergonomic handheld throttle puts all the control right in the palm of your hand, allowing users to start and stop the engine at the touch of the conveniently placed button and accelerate in a matter of seconds. Featuring a tool-less fin system, versatile foot straps, ergonomic carry handles, traction pads by Seadek, plug and play battery pack and a rapid-fill fuel tank, the jet board’s XT100 2-stroke engine makes it ideal for every water-based adventure, from a short trip around the lake to a full day of family fun out on the ocean.
Gone are the days of it taking hours to make your own nut milk and butter as now with the NutraMilk , users can make up to two liters of their favorite nut milk, or up to five cups of nuts or up to three cups of alternative butter, in less than 12 minutes. No longer do home-cooks need to soak nuts for hours overnight and use additives or other fancy equipment to make homemade nut milk and butter. Thanks to NutraMilk’s patented process, crafting your favorite milk or butter is simple as all you need to do is pour any nut into the machine, add any flavours desired and then add water, mix and dispense.
With virtually no pulp leftover and no wastage, make everything from nut butter to milk, smoothies, dips, and more, a must-buy for the general health-conscious consumers. Dishwasher safe, the system comes with a book of 200 versatile recipes and can be purchased on Amazon or their website.
Omigo is the Japanese-inspired electronic bidet seat designed for the modern American bathroom. Featuring a heated seat, warm air dryer, customizable warm water washes, and even a cool blue nightlight, Omigo easily replaces your existing toilet seat while introducing a superior level of comfort and hygiene to your restroom routine. With its intuitive one-touch remote, users can easily customize water temp, pressure, and position during invigorating warm water washes. There are even three heated seat settings, four warm air dryer temperatures, and a built-in deodorizer to provide a touch-free experience, all while saving you money on inefficient toilet paper or wasteful wet wipes. Omigo connects to your freshwater supply and plugs into your nearest GFCI outlet, for a quick and easy D.I.Y. install. Get your Omigo and enjoy 20% OFF your first-time purchase, use code: ULMX020. Upgrade to a more comfortable, healthier, and smarter routine with Omigo. Photo credit Omigo.
Global luxury lifestyle brand Bang & Olufsen has pushed the boundaries of audio technology since 1925, and their release of the Beosound Edge in 2018 is their latest masterpiece. Created in collaboration with globally acclaimed designer Michael Anastassiades the speaker reimagines how we live with sound at home. Its circular shape allows it to be placed on the floor or table as a centrepiece or on the wall as a gravity-defying statement that divides spaces in the home. With a huge 10” woofer bass driver on one side and proximity sensors detect when you get close to the speaker, discreetly illuminating the aluminium touch interface, the speaker delivers the first patent-pending Active Bass Port. With 360-degree room-filling sound from both sides of the speaker and the new Directional Sound Control, the speaker allows you to connect to all smart home devices.
After launching the first-ever immersive in-home connected fitness system MIRROR, the fitness technology company poised to revolutionize in-home workouts announced that it had closed $38 million in financing. Available for purchase on MIRROR’s website MIRROR’s connected fitness system combines a sleek, responsive display with best-in-class content to bring the boutique studio experience in-home. Combining decades of experience in the boutique fitness space by Brynn Putnam, the MIRROR features cutting-edge and responsive software; as the all-in-one, a responsive display is comprised of an LCD panel, a camera with a lens cap for privacy, stereo speakers, microphone and a one-way mirror to create a truly immersive fitness experience. Ranging from beginner to expert personalise your workout and join the community of yogis, boxers, and others using the system and join other users who are making use of the nearly invisible interactive home gym.
Optimized for one-way translation, the ili Translator allows for quick communication and helps you dine, navigate, and shop. Currently, the device supports three languages, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish, and users can change the output language by simply pressing the side button. With the ability to translate your words in as little as 0.2 seconds without any internet connection, the portable and wearable ili Translator is easy for all to use when following three easy steps. Simply press the button, hold and speak into the microphone after hearing the beep sound and release the button after you finish speaking. It also comes with a translation library for covering: transportation, sightseeing, dining, and shopping, making it easy for travelers on the go to find what they need quickly. With a battery life that lasts three days with a charge time of only three hours, the ili Translator will soon be available in Korean this Spring.