20 Gadgets That Changed Our Lives

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From Transistors to smart phones, technology has come a long way. The way we live & have even evolved, credit goes to the ones who invented certain gadgets which have come to become the part and parcel of our daily lives, an essential we just can’t overlook & avoid.

The ones those top our charts are the gadgets of our past & present which have become a part of our future as well. Starting from the present

1. Mobile/Smartphone

It is estimated that there are 5 billion mobile connections In the world, with the emergence of smart phones, mobile technology has reached new level of technology. It’s hard to imagine our lives without this tech gadget which makes the world shrink in to our palms. Making our meetings easier, never allowing us to get bored with its applications & camera.

2.GPSGPS, Spectro

Magellan sold the first handheld unit of GPS in 1989 for civilian use. The device helps to track locations of people as well as gives you directions. The technology is now used for military as well as in cars & mobiles.


iPodFirst launched by Apple in October 23,2001. The list of gadgets is never complete without the mention of an iPod. A boon to music lovers, the gadget is now used by one & all.



sony Walkman4.Sony Walkman

Developed by Kozo Ohsone in 1979, the Sony Walkman was launched in Tokyo. The walkman was a favorite of many until the coming of iPod. It made easier to listen to music while travelling by allowing to listen to music through headphones.

5.Personal Computer

In 1975, Ed Roberts coined the term “personal computer” when he introduced the Altair 8800. Although the first personal computer is considered by many to be the Kenback-1.The Micral is considered to be the first commercial non-assembly computer.

6. RadioRadio

Radio technology which began as “wireless telegraphy” owes its development to invention of telegraph and the telephone. The credit of its invention is shared by many but Nikola Tesla is credited with being the first person to patent radio technology.

Television7. Television

John Logie Baird in 1925 demonstrated the world’s first television system to the public. The development of color TV was carried out by many & the contribution is shared by a number of inventors.


8. Credit cardcredit card

Ralph Schneider is credited to the invention of plastic money. The card has evolved from credit metal to plastic cards.


9. LaptopLaptop

The first laptop was invented by Adam Osborne of Osborne Computer Corporation. It is hard to remember the time were we worked without a laptop computer. Bill Moggridge had created the modern laptop used nowadays..

10. TelephoneTelephone

Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt to improve telegraph, let to the inventions of the one of the greatest inventions of all times in the year 1876.


11. Aero planeAero plane

Wright Brothers invented the world’s first successful airplane on December 17, 1903. The aviation industry came to existence because of this invention which has reduced the distance of places from days to hours.

12. Artificial Heart

Artificial HeartHeart remains one of the long-sought holy grails of modern medicine. Artificial Heart was invented by Paul Winchell.



13. Vacuum CleanerVacuum Cleaner

Vaccum Cleaner is one of the most widely used devices of today. Daniel Hess is invented vaccum cleaner in 1860 & called it a carpet cleaner.

14. Camera

CameraAlexander Wolcott invented the first camera in 1840. Steven Sasson is credited to have invented digital camera in 1974 using a Fairchild CCD.



15. Pop up toasterPop up toaster

The pop up toaster was designed by Charles Strite in 1919. The invention changed the way people ate breakfast all around the world.


16. Zippo Lighter

Zippo LighterFirst Zippo lighter was made in early 1933, being inspired by an Austrian cigarette lighter of similar design made by IMCO.



17. Syringesyringe

The syringe with a needle fine enough to pierce the skin was invented by Charles Gabriel Pravaz and Alexander Wood in 1853.Used in medical profession at a very large scale & the use is widespread.

18. Hair Dryer

Hair DryerThe first hair dryer was invented in 1890 by a French stylist, Alexandre F. Godefrey. The large, seated version consisted of a bonnet that attached to the chimney pipe of a gas stove. Quite a risky seat to be in the name of beauty! Today’s blow dryers can produce up 2000 watts and can dry hair faster than ever before.


19. Zipperzipper

Today the zipper is everywhere & has come a long way up, the mechanical wonder that has kept so much in our lives ‘together’ was designed by Gideon Sundback


20. Light BulbLight Bulb

Thomas Elva Edison invented Light Bulb which made our dark nights brighter . Althogh many other options are available today for lighting houses, a light bulb still hols equal importance in villages.

Author: Spectro Labs

Spectro Analytical Labs Ltd. was established in the year 1995 with an objective to provide precise, accurate and reliable testing services to its customers. After having successfully completed more than 15 years in the field of providing testing and calibration services, we feel proud in sharing that during this period SPECTRO has played a pioneering role in creating for itself a globally recognized position in the field of material and analytical testing. Starting as the first lab in the country to give Direct Spectro analysis of metals (through the use of OES Spectrometers), today it has created capability to test and inspect all Engineering Materials, Building Materials, Minerals, Food & Agro Products, Rubber & Polymers, Coal, Coke & Petroleum Products and also Environmental Monitoring.

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