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Sure, we may only be 16 years into the 21st century, but the speed at which technology is growing, now’s a good a time as any to take a moment to look back at the greatest, most influential gadgets this century has to offer. When you stop to see how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time, it can’t help but to open your imagination to what’s possible in the next 16 years, and beyond. So let’s take a look at where we’re at so far.
Flip Video Camera
If you’re looking for someone to thank for that video camera on your phone, look no further than right here at its originator. The Flip was the first camera to come in such a compact size, that was as easy to use as pressing one button.
No other game console broke as much technological ground as the Nintendo Wii. While all other systems were in a race for the best graphics, the Wii broke through with it’s innovative joystick / wand that made for the best interactivity – all while getting fat kids off the couch everywhere, exercising while they play.
Laptops have been on a weight loss challenge ever since they were invented. But it was until the MacBook Air where one could finally carry around their entire computer, and barely feel the weight of it.
The Xbox Kinect took over what the Wii started. The sheer depth of interactivity between the user and console is still being imagined by independent developers everywhere to this day.
You didn’t think we’d forget about the little drive that easily fits on your keychain, did you? The USB is the sliced bread of the tech world, allowing us to carry Gigabytes of data easily and securely everywhere we go.
The Kindle is still the go-to e-reader for book lovers everywhere, as it’s the most compatible device with the massive library of digital books out there.
Thanks to the iPhone, the iPod is all but obsolete – and yet – you still see people carrying theirs around. Why? It easily stores the largest of music collections, and, people still love their simplicity and ease of use.
Google Android OS
We’re talking about the operating system here, not any of the devices that use it. The Android OS is extremely smart, fast, and best of all – free and open source.
The Apple iPad has taken the world by storm with one, if not more, in every household. It’s the perfect tablet powerful enough to replace a desktop, small enough to bring everywhere, and fun enough as its game library is massive.
You no doubt saw this one coming… the Apple iPhone. It’s the phone that revolutionized the mobile phone game forever. The touch screen, the apps… the iPhone is by far the greatest gadget of the 21st century.