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The 25 Most Promising Inventions of 2010

2010 is a promising year for bring you the most functional, promising, and novel of the batch. If youre tired of waiting for flying cars and voice-controlled sunglasses, this just might be your year.

Watch out for these products, coming in stores near you!!!!

25. nPower Personal Energy Generator

The PEG harvests one of the biggest energy hogs on earthyou. Place the little device into your bag or briefcase, plug in your cell phone, GPS, or iPod, and let your kinetic energy power up your gadgets while you walk. You can get an 80% charge in one hour through your own energy alone. Green and brilliant.

24. Flying Car: Terrafugia

Even though were well into the 2000s, nobody has come up with a Jetsons-style flying car. Until now. The Terrafugia Transition is more of a driving plane than a flying car, but its a promising first step. The worlds first street legal plane hits runways and highways in 2010.

23. Sony 3D-360 Hologram


No glasses needed! Just turn on your tabletop unit and enjoy a 360-degree view of images and possibly video through this stereoscopic display. Sony isnt yet sure what to use it for, but ads, video games, and medical visualizations are just a few ideas.

22. Xeros Waterless Washing Machine


The waterless washing machine isnt as sexy as some of the other gadgets arriving in 2010, but its conservation qualities should be applauded. It uses nylon beads and a spin cycle to clean your clothes, saving water while potentially reducing the need for dryers.

21. Recompute: The Cardboard Computer


Cardboard is the new black. Legions of product made primarily of corrugated cardboard are hitting the market. This little beauty will benefit anyone who has ever broken that little sticker while changing out a sound card or adding memory to a CPU.

20. Powermat Wireless Battery Charger


If youre tired of carrying around one charger per electronic toy, youre in luck. The Powermat lets you charge your iPhone, Blackberry, Nintendo DS, and most other gadgets on the same mat. One mat, one plug.

19. Samsung Water-Powered Battery


Sure, one mat, one plug is cool. But what if you didnt have to plug in at all? Samsung is speeding past the AC plug, around the solar charger, and directly into the water faucet. Its new micro-fuel cell and genereator rpowers your cell phone through water alone. Jurys still out on whether it will work long-term.

18. Camaro: Tranformers Edition


Love muscle cars? Have you seen Transformers more times than all your nieces and nephews?
Then this head-turner is for you. Note that the car does not actually transform, nor does it come with any multi-weaponry.

17. Apple Tablet


It has always been tough to determine what Apple will put out in the next year. But this time, the anecdotal evidence seems to add up. Its safe to say you will see a touchscreen-based tablet Apple product that will both fight with Kindle for books and netbook manufacturers for small computing.

16. The Honda Bicycle Simulator


As part of a universal quest to replicate outdoor activities without actually going outside, Honda has unveiled a new kind of bicycle. It doesnt actually go anywhere, but it does simulate real-life situations riders may face on the way to work or the store. Think of it as defensive driving for bicyclists.

15. Panasonic 50-inch 3D 1080p Plasma TV


Have you noticed the slew of new movies coming out in 3D? This new kind of TV could be the reason. Once you spring for specialized glasses, a new Blu-ray player, and a bunch of 3-D DVDs, youll be ready for this TV.

14. Gibbs Quadski

Heres the scene. 007 is in the middle of an ATV chase, 4-wheelers spewing mud all around him as he speeds toward the sea. He looks like hes done for. Then, suddenly, he plows into the ocean and hits a button. The wheels on his ATV fold as he speeds away, spraying water on the bad guys. This ATV/Jetski can be yours next year, in the form of the Quadski. Bad guys not included.

13. Space Elevator

You cant actually buy one of these, but you might be able to help build one and then own it. The Space Elevator, formerly the stuff of science fiction, will become reality in 2010, when building teams will compete for cashand bragging rightsto actually get it done.

12. 2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge


Tilt back in your leather lounge chair. Turn on the Sat TV. Load your Nespresso machine with the finest coffee beans in the world, then take a photo of it all with your iPhone. Load the photo and to your Twitpic from the on-board Sony Vaio laptop. Did I mention that you can do all this while cruising down the interstate at 80 mph? Classy.

11. Plasma Scalpel


Touted as a lightsaber for military doctors, the new plasma scalpel works by using ionized gas in a controlled light beam. This simultaneously slices and cauterizes a wound on the battlefield. Coming in 2010 to a war zone near you. Heres to hoping you never see one!

10. Touch Wood

Theres only one thing cooler than corrugated cardboard in technology. Its name is wood. The Japanese are leading a trend called Mori Girl (Forest girl), which aims to limit the use of plastic by using sustainable wood instead.

9. V12 Dual-Touchscreen Notebook


Canova 2.0 is working with an undisclosed US manufacturer to change the screen game. The new dual-LCD screen laptop could take the form of big iPhone-style touchscreens or, if theyre working with a different company (they wont say who it is), simply one of the neatest laptops ever to hit markets.

8. OnLive

OnLive is simple: Play the hottest video games from your TV, PC or Mac over a broadband connection. No console, no discs. Some very smart people are predicting that OnLive might be the console killer. That may be stretching it, but the technology seen at E3 is hard to argue with.

7. MyKey by Ford


Teens have a propensity for unsafe driving. Thats hardly news, but what parents can now do to encourage safe driving is. The MyKey can be set to control the vehicle by limiting speed, chiming when the gas tank is 75 miles from empty, and limiting the cars audio by as much as 44%. Kids will hate it. Thats probably why its such a good thing.

6. Tri-Specs

You have your phone, your iPod, your headphones, and your wi-fi headset, in case you get a call. You have your sunglasses. Youre ready to goor are you? What if you could pull on your shades and have all of the above, in one cool package? Enter Tri-Specs. They come built-in Bluetooth wireless headphones for an MP3 Player or cell phone, retractable earbuds, built-in volume control, and even voice control. For $200, you can be the coolest kid on the block.

5. Microsoft Xbox360 Project Natal


Now that Microsoft did the wireless controller right, theyre throwing it out the virtual Window in favor of Project Natal. Rumored to be coming at one of next years conferences, PN will have no controller or wires connecting you with the screen. Well see if it works.

4. Google Wave


Google has a way of inventing things that people do not know they need until they understand the product. Its latest such creation is Google Wave. Its not email. Its not chat. Rather, a Wave is a document that acts like a conversation, live and changeable on the fly. Rich media drives the experience. But you wont really know how much you need it until Google actually gives it to you.

3. The KS810 Keyboard Scan

This keyboard with a fully-integrated scanner takes product hybridization one step further. The KS810 keyboard contains a full-color, 600dpi scanner that lets you drop scans into most online applications. If keyboard scanning isnt your thing, product creator Lifeworks is also offering a keyboard with a built-in iPod dock.

2. Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case


If youre sick and tired of those cool-looking black leather laptop cases, rejoice! Giles Miller has designed a customizable cardboard box for that perfectly fits your little Netbook. You can even put your own logo on it. Take that, Targus.

1. Gocycle Electric Bicycle

Coast in electric mode for up to 20 miles in this little sucker, then fold it up and take it with you. Of course, you might want to pedal every now and then, just to make it look like youre making an effort.


  1. a flying car is realy sweet im totally watching 4 that!!!!!

  2. It would be helpful if someone could explain each picute and what the main purpose for that invention is. Most of them are pretty self explainable but others don't make sense.

  3. the water powered charger is prefect for the future in saving energy

  4. termanator
    the xbox 360 virtrul thing idont get it more info please

  5. the x box 360 kinect(natal) is a new add-on if you will that will allow a new perspective of integrated gameplay. it turns your body into a controller and features things such as facial recognition, the ability to scan items at will, and multiplayer capabilities.-dragondd320

  6. Great, more stuff that I will never can afford.

  7. w0w!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! w0W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing

  8. fantastic try to give sum more info................sssimply wwwwwoooooowwwwww

  9. That's great.Pls describe each of them in greater details so that we dont have to check out other sites for info

  10. that's awesome, but would the flying car would take a lot of gas and would it be a special kind

  11. wow this things r awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. i want tri specs

    the best invention of all

  13. ...bongatious!!!!!!!!!! it!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Waterless washing machine...
    wonderful........but, does the dresses get clean..
    technology finds way...

  15. Would the waterless washing machine take the smell out of clothes? Like wet dog? Or onions? Or anything else that might leave a definite odor?

  16. wooooooooooooooow its gr8 flying car is amazinggg

  17. Some of these new inventions are so old..I been had those idea's.
    I got new one's though..

  18. A lot of these seem like rich people idea's..people who are already rich enough to invent and actually get support..
    where are the common person's practical idea's at?

    A 50" 3d 25

  19. much more understandable if each picture given an accredited data

  20. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im truly astonished at these creations! and very proud of the incentors!

  21. thats awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  22. trispecs.... they r the shiz..(:

  23. ohk, so the electric bike is cool...but whats the point in having a bike if you're rlly not doing any of the wrk!

  24. Nice !!! give sum more details about each one of dem..

  25. amazing stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    but remember global warming

  26. They better hurry up on that flying car and the runways 4 it!!

  27. cant wait for onlive

  28. thats really cool not the best ive seen but these are alrightt:)

  29. I think they aren`t inventions.. thay just make from changing sth to sth else or developed an invention that made before..

  30. :D COOL i'll promise i can invent cooler than that.

  31. rahul.
    it deserves appreciation, really now i really wish that these inventors also think about recycling of their invention..

  32. these sunglasses r awesome

  33. sadly flying cars will most likely never be used on a mass scale even if the technology is available. Too much risk for bad collateral damage due to pilot errors. This would only work on a complete automated system.

  34. wow Its amazing. truly technology today are very helpful in many ways. i want to be like these inventors but i am not an intelligent one like them

  35. i think the car is really cool

  36. coool glases they are amazing i wish i had 1 i beter hurrry befor every body gets 1

  37. a fiying car in their dreams maybe

  38. i really want to get the gibbs quadski and tri specs and gocycle electric bycicle this inventions are awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL this stuff is shamazing so want the bicycle simulator and the gocycle

  40. the shades car and four wheller are mine i got dibs

  41. ahahahah, great presents for s lovedd onee! Jkayy! I wouldnt buy any of these!

  42. now they made the xbox 360 move its awesome and ps3 move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. great inventions but is also great new physics inventions site

  44. the tri specs r awsom...wish i had sum!!!!

  45. All were brilliant inventions but the Touch Wood production, if liked by most people would increase demand of wood which will cause more shortage of trees. Cutting of trees is the main factor of waht is named as GLOBAL WARMING.

  46. great post and simpilicity i really appreciated this very much ges reat post amzing pictures

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  50. your choice of pictures of inventions is great

  51. GREAT use of these beautiful pictures of inventions

  52. great pics of inventions really beautiful use of inventions

  53. Really great piece of art and neatness in these inventons

  54. Yes mohsin really a great job for these beatuiful inventions

  55. i think you have done a lot of time to get these beautiful inventions

  56. I dream that my site was as impressive as this one, regardless no matter what I do, it seems to be a never ending battle. After discovering this site I am feeling more happy.

  57. I think perfect and extraordinary pics of inventions

  58. Moudzgreat inventions pics please post more inventions here, ilke your inventions posts

  59. great.... hats off to people who keep innovating for making the earth a better place to live in

  60. wow..these innovations r..mind blowing...

  61. this is really cool i never even heard about these things no i want some of them

  62. Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


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