In the world of tech and gadgets, 2019 has indeed been a phenomenal year. It is beyond exciting that we now live in the time of artificial intelligence, digital automation, autonomous driving, 5G data networks, and virtual reality, and judging by the look of trends; the tech world isn’t planning to stop blowing our minds with new and improved technological innovations any time soon. With the advent of such innovative technologies, one may be accurate to predict that we are almost in the age of flying cars and thought recognition devices.

As the end of the year gradually draws nearer, we have decided to end 2019 by giving you a list of our top picks of the best technologies to emerge this year. From audio sunglasses to smart cookers and foldable television sets, this list contains some of the best jaw-dropping innovations we saw come to life this year.

1. Waverly ambassador translator

Waverly ambassador translator

Do you dream of traveling the world? Have you perhaps been to a city, country, or state where the language barrier was a huge impediment to your travel experience? The Waverly ambassador translator was created for users just like you. This device translates conversation from one language to another in real-time, meaning that you can speak in your language and have the listener understand and respond to you on the spot. All you have to do is attach one to your ear, give the other to the listener who doesn’t speak the same language as you, and when you speak, the correct translation will play in both of your ears. The device is still undergoing testing, but you can get your hands on an early version.

2. Mophie juice pack access

Mophie juice pack access

At the push of a button, this protective battery case lets you access more power for your smartphone. It doesn’t obstruct your access to the lightning port, which means that you can simultaneously perform other functions (such as listening to wired headphones) while charging your phone. It draws power from its charging cable or any Qi wireless charging pad, giving you up to 31 hours of battery longevity. The case is strong enough to protect your phone, and the size is compatible with Xs Max, Xs/X, and XR iPhones.

3. Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum

Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum

This tiny appliance cleans your floors thoroughly for up to three hours; the best part? It is completely noiseless. If you are not a fan of those loud, pesky vacuum cleaners, then the Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum may be the answer to your silent prayers. The manufacturers of this device promise incredible suction, sharp laser-guided navigation, and home-mapping capabilities. It can also be programmed to mop your floors.

4. Incase ProConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Roller Suitcase

Incase ProConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Roller Suitcase

This gadget is best suited to people who are always on the go. Life on the go can be quite challenging, especially when it comes down to issues of access to power. This incredibly spacious carry-on is made from polycarbonate and polyester fabric, and fitted with a detachable 20,100 mAh power bank! That’s enough power to charge even a MacBook.

5. Withings move activity and sleep watch

Withings move activity and sleep watch

Endowed with cutting-edge technology, this analog-faced watch monitors your sleep and activity. Its in-built GPS tracker syncs with the Health Mate app which gives you an insight into your health history by monitoring and recording your health vitals such as your activity, sleep, weight, so that you can notice patterns and keep track of your progress. Furthermore, its battery lasts for up to 18 months without requiring a charge, and perhaps the best part is that it is very affordable. For just $69.95, you can tap into the amazing benefits of this smartwatch.

6. Bose frames audio sunglasses

Bose frames audio sunglasses

If you are a fan of both cool music and cool fashion, this is your ideal gadget. The Bose frame sunglasses are fitted with wireless airbus, which plays music directly from your phone via a Bluetooth connection. Don’t worry, nobody else will hear it, as the speakers were created exclusively for your hearing.

7. KitchenAid cook processor connect

KitchenAid cook processor connect

Have you ever fantasized about a kitchen appliance that can stir veggies as they sauté, chop ingredients to your preferred size, knead dough, steam food, and measure weight? The KitchenAid Cook Processor Connect automatically does it all and more. This portable countertop appliance is capable of boiling, frying, kneading, stewing, steaming, pureeing, chopping, mixing, emulsifying, measuring, whipping, stirring, and much more. It drastically cuts down your cooking and cleanup time by reducing the number of activities, utensils, and appliances that you must employ during the meal-cooking process.

8. LG Signature OLED TV R9

LG Signature OLED TV R9

This gadget is so amazing because it is fitted with a 65-inch screen that can be rolled up into a compact box. It can also be stretched back to normal size. This smart television offers a 4K HDR Smart TV-watching experience and ships with Google Assistant and Alexa, which means that it responds to voice commands.