Technology keeps on evolving and amazing us every step of the way, almost making it hard to keep up with. Even so, it is here for us only, trying to make our lives easier with every idea and invention, each easy to use for even the most inexperienced of us.

The year 2021 brought another wave of new devices that promise to open the gates to new possibilities in almost every aspect of our lives, so let’s see what they have to offer.

Phone versatility
Some of the most frequent complaints about today’s smartphones is that they are either too small, too big, too wide or too slim for our hands, making it uncomfortable to hold them. LG decided to tackle this problem, creating a Rollable smartphone- a smartphone with a flexible, rollable screen that can expand to the size of a tablet, or go back to its initial, standard size. This way, you can comfortably use your phone only for every situation, no matter how simple or intricate it may be, from just playing your favourite online slots game to maybe doing research on a certain matter. Either way, LG announced that this modern and futuristic device will be available sometime this year, so you might want to keep your eyes peeled!

Accessible custom make-up
When you first think about it, you wouldn’t exactly put together the terms ”make-up” and ”technology”, but here it is! The brand Yves Saint Laurent, widely known for their fashion items, but also setting trends in the make-up world, has decided to step up the game, by introducing a rather unexpected device. The YSL Beauté Rouge Sur Mesure Powered by Perso. To take a little bit of the confusion out, it is a portable device that creates your desired shade of lipstick, from three different lipstick pods. How great is that? Also, the whole process is very simple, which will result in the famous YSL Beauty Velvet Cream Matte Finish formula, with the specially designed colour.

Home robots
Samsung made an extra step in the future by developing a multifunctional, AI based home robot. You may have heard of home robots before in terms of Roombas and other similar products, but what Samsung created is far more than that. It is called Bot Handy, and for a good reason. Among all the features you might expect, it also has a smart grapple arm, which can be used for many different, even more complex purposes, like setting up the dinner table, playing your favourite album or making sure that all the dishes are carefully loaded in the dishwasher. For many, this is the help they were looking for around the house, so we expect Bot Handy to find its place in many homes.

At-home sterilization
Remaining in the home concept, we present another innovation, by Philips this time. It is a disinfection desk lamp, which uses UV-C light for this purpose. All you have to do is simply light it up and leave it in a room and it will wipe out any virus or bacteria that lives in that area. This is a great tool that doesn’t require any real effort, but will make a great difference. It can also be useful on trips, especially when you book a room in a hotel and you want to make sure it is as clean as possible. One thing that has to be mentioned is that the powerful light can be harmful for the eye, so make sure that you use the lamp in an empty room and for disinfection purposes only, not for illumination.

These are just a few of the things that the year 2021 has prepared for us, so we dare say that at least from this point of view, we are promised a bright future, full of new arrivals. Ever since it appeared, technology has been our ally in day-to-day life, making things easier, one step at a time. Right now we have reached a point where most of our tasks are technologically aided, something we consider is a clear advantage for the society we live in, as long as we know how to use it responsibly. Therefore, make sure that in the sea of devices, you make room for the simple things too.