The Hottest Gadgets Of 2016

Posted: Mar 25 2016, 3:58am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 15 2016, 8:11am CDT, in News | Technology News


The 20 Hottest Gadgets of 2016

2016 will bring many hot new gadgets. Here are the best ones to look forward to that we know about.

The CES 2016 kicked off the year with many new gadget announcements. The consumer electronics industry uses the big show to reveal what new gadgets the year will bring.

LG unveiled for instance the LG 98UH9800 8K UHD Smart TV to be released in 2016. Other hot gadgets unveiled at CES for 2016 include the Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear Smartwatch with 1 month battery life, Fitbit Blaze smartwatch, Recon Empire EVS paintball mask with augmented reality display, Movi camera and Yuneec Typhoon H Drone.

Other hot new gadgets that come in 2016 include the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 and of course the Oculus Rift and the Microsoft Hololens. The latter is only coming to developers in 2016. We are adding new hottest gadgets of the year as they break cover. New in March is the OLO 3D printer for smartphones and the Sony PlayStation VR.

New gadgets in May include the Jimu Robot kit and the incredible Hover Camera.

We just added the hot new DloDlo VR Glasses that will be unveiled in August. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably the best Android phone of 2016. It is now part of our Hottest Gadgets of 2016.

See all Hot Gadgets of 2016 to look forward to in 2016.

How to buy the hottest gadgets of 2016

DloDlo V1 VR Glasses

The Chinese company has unveiled the sunglass VR headset at an event on August 8. The $599 DloDlo V1 VR Glasses are set to launch this Fall in the United States.


The Dobby selfie drone is going on sale in China first. The pocket drone launches for $350 this fall, but can be imported directly from China. Watch the amazing product video of the Dobby Drone showing off its wide range of features. Read our Dobby Drone Review.

Hover Camera

The incredible Hover Camera floats in air where you place it. The drone camera has AI fro flying and following you around. Watch the video and get the details.

Lucid VR Lucidcam

The Lucidcam is a pocket-sized VR camera captures 3D 180-degree videos to be watched instantly on mobile phones using Google Cardboard or any VR headsets. Created by a team of Berkeley and Stanford graduates, LucidCam eliminates what has until now taken hours and thousands of dollars in big-size equipment and software to do. The $399 VR camera goes on sale in December.

Jimu Robot Kit

New robotics kit for kids comes out of China. The entry level kit includes 372 parts and 7 servo motors that allows kids to build 5 different robots, but are free to build their own. See details and availability.

LG 98UH9800 8K UHD Smart TV

The 98-inch LG 98UH9800 8K UHD Smart TV with webOS 3.0 has not yet been released. LG will release details here.

Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear Rugged Smartwatch

The Casio WSD-F10 has not yet been released. The Casio WSD-F10 will go on sale on March 25 for $500 on Amazon, Rei, Google Play and Casio's online shop.

Movi Streaming Camera

The Movi live streaming camera is available for pre-order starting at $299.99 on the getmovi site. The Movi ships in May.

Fitbit Blaze Fitness Smartwatch

The Fitbit Blaze Fitness Smartwatch is on sale for $199.95 on The new Fitbit smartwatch will ship March 15.

Yuneec Typhoon H Drone

The Yuneec Typhoon H Drone with six rotors has a price-tag of $1,800. The new drone with included transport backpack and fly home function has not yet been released. Updates will be provided here.

Recon Instruments Empire EVS Smart Paintball Mask

The Recon Instruments Empire EVS Smart Paintball Mask has not been released yet. Updates will be provided on the availability on the Empire Paint Ball site.

Apple Watch Series

The new water proof Apple Watch Series 2 with S2 CPU and GPS releases September 16. The Apple Watch Series 1 is the original version with the faster S2 CPU sold at a low price point. Read the latest Apple News.

Apple iPhone 7

The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ships on September 16. The Jet Black models have sold out during pre-order as well as all iPhone 7 Plus. The new dual camera is likely to blame. Read the latest Apple News.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been introduced at the MWC 2016 in February. Read the latest Galaxy S7 news. The New Galaxy S7 will be available for pre-order starting Feb. 21 and will ship on March 11. Samsung offers a free Gear VR headset with Galaxy S7 pre-orders.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled on August 2 and shipped August 19. Turned out it has a battery problem and Samsung is recalling all shipped Galaxy Note 7 devices.

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset is priced at $599 and is starting to ship on March 28. Pre-order is available here. The current shipping time frame for new pre-orders is July.

Microsoft HoloLens

The Microsoft augmented reality goggles have consumer release date yet. Developers can get the HoloLens in the first quarter of 2016. Microsoft is now offering pre-orders for the HoloLens Developer edition priced at $3,000. Units will ship starting March 30. The consumer version of the HoloLens is not expected to be released this year. Updates on the HoloLens are available here.

Mattel ThingMaker

The Mattel ThingMaker 3D printer for kids is available for pre-order now on at $299.99. The ThingMaker will ship on October 15.


LG Electronics unveiled the modular LG G5 at the MWC 2016. The LG G5 can be expanded with special slide-in modules. The G5 is on sale since April.

Sony PlayStation VR

The Sony virtual reality headset is the most affordable virtual reality solution so far in combination with a Sony PS4 console. The $399.99 PlayStation VR is available for pre-order as bundle now and the VR goggles without accessories will go up for pre-order on March 29. The Sony PlayStation VR ships October 31.

HTV Vive

The $799.99 HTC Vive gives the Oculus Rift a run for the money. HTC managed to already have VR controllers shipping with the VR headset. The HTC Vive can be pre-ordered on the HTC Vive site. Current pre-orders will see shipment in May. First customers will receive the HTC Vive early April. 

OLO Smartphone 3D Printer

The Mattel ThingMaker 3D printer just got serious competition from the first ever smartphone 3D Printer. The OLO sells for only $99 and will be available in September. The OLO 3D printer is sold through a Kickstarter campaign right now, which is already funded ten times over.

Sony PS4 Pro

Sony unveiled the Sony PS4 Pro with 4K game play and HDR support. The $399 PS4 Pro will ship November 10. It is available for pre-order on


The big trend in TVs in the Holiday 2016 shopping season are HDR TVs.  Check out our recommendations of high-end 4K HDR TVs and bargain 4K HDR TVs.

We will update the hottest gadgets of 2016 throughout the year as new gadgets are revealed.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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