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FOR TECH FANS: 10 unique innovative tech products of 2014  

September 23, 2014 08:07 AM

The T3 Awards are the year’s biggest chance for tech fans to reward their favourite companies and products for a job well done, Huffington Post reports.

This year’s awards are coming up on October 2, but ahead of the show we wanted to highlight 10 nominees for the Design Innovation Award – for which, coincidentally, we’re the media partner.

So ahead of the awards, check out the 10 most innovative products of the year below – and head over to T3 to see the rest of the nominees and awards coverage.

So what is the Design Innovation Award?
Essentially, it’s the gong given to the single concept, product or idea which emerged in 2014 and seems most to come straight from the future.
T3 describes it thus: “It’s all about how they change the way we view existing tech categories, or invent new ones. This is tomorrow’s tech, today.”
We couldn’t be happier to be promoting this category – innovation, ideas and (frankly) weird conceptual invention is exactly what we love around these parts.

So ahead of the awards, check out the 10 most innovative products of the year below – and head over to T3 to see the rest of the nominees and awards coverage.

Avegant Glyph: Avegant’s Glyph headset uses mirrors to provide an immersive, non-fatiguing video experience.
2016 Audi TT Virtual Cockpit: Autoblog’s Jonathon Ramsey demonstrates the Virtual Cockpit in the 2016 Audi TTS.
PonoPlayer: Neil Young’s new high-quality music player, the “PonoPlayer” is all about bringing hi-res audio to the post-iPod world.

Fujitsu Haptic Sensor Tablet: Imagine a tablet with texture – so you can physically touch objects on screen (or braille if you’re vision impaired). Check out how it works.

Mac Pro: Simply the most beautiful and futuristic home PC ever made.

Sony Virtual Reality ‘Project Morpheus’: It’s Sony’s answer to Oculus Rift and it looks incredible.

Gravity Tablet: T3 says, “Envisioned by students at the Royal College of Arts, Gravity is a hi-tech sketching pad and pen with a twist; the acrylic pad and stylus will allow users to draw out their ideas, switch the panes and visualise it in 3D space.”

The Valve Controller: Valve has replaced the touchscreen with two sets of traditional diamond oriented buttons. But what else has changed?
Razer Project Christine: A huge winner at CES 2014, this concept imagines a new type of PC you can build and customise as easily as a Lego Tower. Amazing.

Jarre Aerobull: This is Bluetooth NFC dock that looks like a bulldock. That’s it. But if you want to live in the 2014 equivalent of Joey Tribbiani’s apartment, this is the thing you need to complete the look. 

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