Top new Tech products 2014
This year, innovation could be spotted almost everywhere-flying up in the sky or in the palm of one's hand. Inc. looks back at 2014's most anticipated tech releases.
iPhone 6 Plus
Another year, another Apple crowd-pleaser. Even though Apple diehards will have to wait until 2015 to wrap the Apple Watch around their wrists, Tim Cook did give them something to drool over this year: the new iPhone 6 Plus. So what if it doesn't quite fit in your jeans pocket? You'll never want to put it down, anyway.
LG G Watch R
Apple's product release cycles notwithstanding, consumers don't have to wait until next year to sport a stylish smartwatch. Google gave its employees the LG G Watch R, priced at around $200, as a holiday gift this year.
Tesla Model S
Roku Streaming Stick
Apple TV, Chromecast, and the more recent Amazon Fire Stick have made internet-powered TV viewing simple. This year, the longstanding champion of home streaming in a stick, Roku, updated its original Roku Streaming Stick.
This VR headset garnered such buzz that Facebook acquired its maker, Oculus, for $2 billion. The Oculus Rift has not gone on sale yet (only developer kits are available) but consumers have gotten the chance to test it out at events such as SXSW and Comic-Con.
August Smart Lock
Created by designer Yves Behar, the August Smart Lock allows you to lock and unlock your front door using an app on your smartphone.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
One of the most valued private companies in the world, Jawbone has become a leader in wearable fitness tracking technology in just a few short years. Its latest model available to consumers is Up24, a lightweight, water-resistant bracelet that syncs up with smartphones using Bluetooth.
PowerBeats 2 Wireless
One of the first Beats products released after Apple acquired the headphone music company for $3 billion, PowerBeats Wireless earbuds have become a welcome addition to the Beats headphone catalogue.
DJI Phantom 2 Vision
The most exciting development in photography since the launch of the first GoPro, Phantom is a drone-like aerial camera. It retails for $1, 400.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
One of the few smartphones on the market catering to fans of good old handwriting, the Galaxy Note 4 comes equipped with an easy-to-use stylus.