10 Best Gadgets Ever Invented

Much of the inventions have changed the world forever. They have affected us in many ways and is totally appreciated. Many inventions have helped in entertainment, health, communications and as much as how we hate it, even war. Here is a list of the top 10 inventions that have changed the world forever.


10. The Light Bulb

The Light Bulb


"And Thomas Edison said, "Let there be light!"
When we speak about the light bulb and its invention, the name Thomas Edison comes rolling off the tongue. (or did it not?) Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931). Edison patented the first commercially successful bulb in 1879. Many other inventors have since improved upon Edison's work. The Bulb has revolutionized social life, personal life and even how business is done worldwide. Before the bulb, candles and lamps were being lit in homes. Businesses would have closed at earlier hours as the lamp and candle were not sufficient to perform certain business transactions. Children could study easier at nights and social area such as parks and streets were better lit resulting in a drop in even criminal activities. The Bulb has gone through many metamorphic stages, the now becoming extinct incandescent bulb was the original bulb, as it is now, it generates much more heat and thus uses more power to keep lit. The next transformation was the fluorescent. This bulb generated less heat, lasted longer and used less current than the incandescent. The LED bulb is now at the elm of the bulb transformation and is even more resource friednly than both its predecessors.

9. The Alarm Clock

The Alarm Clock


It is said that Plato invented the first alarm clock out of sheer need to to wake his self and his students up at a certain time. Levi Hutchins invented the first American alarm clock. This piece of gadget is quite annoying yet very useful as it has save many habitual late sleepers from being fired! This device has also gone through a lot of transformations. It has evolved from those bell blasters eardrum smashing devices to fancy digital beepers. Back in the inception of the alarm clock, it was beginning to have a stigma has being associated with a bomb. Many bombs were built back then with timers and those timers were that annoying alarm click ticking away. If you entered your car and you heard an alarm clock ticking, you better get up and run for your life. Overall, the alarm clock has served its purpose and will continue to be essential for many more years to come. Whether it be vintage analog or digital, Its the sound that wakes you up, alerts you when your next medication intake and many more useful signalling.

8. Phonograph

The Elegant Phonograph


Lets not get our tongues twisted with this one. I will break down the pronunciation, Pho-no-graph. It is said that The Phonograph was created in 1877 by the famous inventor Thomas Edison. The phonograph was created with a cylinder method for recording and playing music until Edison later created the disc method for recording and playing music on a whole new phonograph machine named the Disc Phonograph. The Disk Phonograph revolutionized music listening and allowed people to listen to their music. They would by disk of their favorite songs and listen to them whenever they chose to. All you had to do was put that whining arm to use and set you disc and enjoyed some good music. It was a very simple yet enjoyable gadget.

7. The Rotary Phone

The Rotary Phone

What is the large thing that looks like a telephone? This maybe a question that is asked by persons 15 years and under. The rotary phone is a telephone that uses a rotating disk to activate signals for dialing a set of numbers.The invention of the rotary phone was a big deal as Millions of people enjoyed direct two way communication. It was a distant gap bridge and people enjoyed chatting up a storm on these devices.
One of the most famous calls that had ever been made on a rotary phone when President Nixon used one to call the Moon. President Nixon used the Rotary Phone to speak to moon landers Neil Armstrong and Col Edwin E (Buzz).

President Nixon Used a Rotary Phone to call The Moon

The conversation was taken from www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
"Hello Neil and Buzz, I am talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made from the White House.
I just can't tell you how proud we all are of what you have done. For every American this has to be the proudest day of our lives, and for people all over the world I am sure that they, too, join with Americans in recognizing what an immense feat th

6. Portable Windows Air Conditioner

Portable Window Air Conditioner

Window Air Conditioner

1931 H.H. Schultz and J.Q. Sherman invent an individual room air conditioner that sits on a window ledge— This type of cooling system had had success with many apartment buildings over time. One of the great aspect of this heavy piece of equipment was that of course it was portable and could easily pack and go by simply turning it off, unplug and drop it in a box, (drop it is not literal). This was a breakthrough invention as this was what many called a weather fighter. All one had to do from coming in from a scorching heat was to simply flip the on switch and watch the temperature fall. This gadget however was not cheap back in those days and was mostly afforded by the wealthy. The large cooling systems cost between $10,000 and $50,000. That's equivalent to $120,000 to $600,000 today.)The Air condition unit of today is much more economical and comes at a more cheaper rate than the then Portable window units.

5. The Personal Computer (PC)

Personal Computer
A personal computer (PC) is a general-purpose computer, whose size, capabilities and original sale price makes it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user. The Programma 101 was the first commercial "desktop personal computer", produced by the Italian company Olivetti and invented by the Italian engineer Pier Giorgio Perotto, inventor of the magnetic card system. The project started in 1962. It was launched at the 1964 New York World's Fair, and volume production began in 1965, the computer retailing for $3,200. Before the Programma 101, computers were as large as trucks and used only by trained specialists, but Programma 101 was the size of a typewriter and accessible to all. Personal computers have evolved to even smaller and much more faster and compact units at even better prices. These computers have also pioneered small and medium sized businesses and has allowed these business to automate and organize many of its tasks. The Personal computer is a forefront of computing and deserves its much honor.

4. Hypodermic Needle

Hypodermic Needle

Who is afraid to take an injection? Better not let the kids see this needle. In the 1850s the French veterinary surgeon Charles Gabriel Pravaz and the Scottish doctor Alexander Wood developed a syringe. It had a hollow needle fine enough to pierce the skin. Syringe barrels were initially made of metal, but by 1866 they were made from glass (the needles remained metal).
Many of the technical difficulties which had faced those experimenting with blood transfusion were removed after 1853 by the invention of the hypodermic syringe, with its hollow pointed needle. Credit for the evolution of this universally useful appliance is usually given to Doctor Alexander Wood (born 1817), who was appointed Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1850. For some time, Doctor Wood had been experimenting with a hollow needle for the administration of drugs. Eventually, he felt confident enough to publish in "The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Review" a short paper - 'A New Method of treating Neuralgia by the direct application of Opiates to the Painful Points' - in which he showed that the method was not necessarily limited to the administration of opiates. At about the same time, Charles Gabriel Pravaz of Lyon was making a similar syringe which quickly came into use in many surgeries under the name of 'The Pravaz Syringe'.

3. Television Set

The Television

The Television or Television set was first commercially available in a very rough experimental basis in the late 1920s. It then became popular after the world war ii. The television is one of those gadgets which may put you in the need to visit a rehabilitation center. Many Individuals and families stay glued on this box for hours and even days mesmerized by their favorite television show. The television set had has been one of the major communication devices. Breaking news can be heard and seen with just the flick of a switch. Many people had become quite famous because of the television set and continue to do so. The television set has allowed us to see people and their cultures who live 10000 miles away right in the center of our living rooms. Today televisions sets has become quite sophisticated pieces of devices. They have moved away from the Long Back Cathode Ray Tube high energy burns to the slender and much more attractive Liquid Crystal Display. Today television host a handful of technologies which gives you many entertainment choices.

2. Radio

The Vintage Radio

One of the worlds best Gadgets ever invented. They say that the radio was invented by two persons. Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla and Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi who went head-to-head in what would become the race to invent the radio. No one knows for sure who came up with the idea first but that has past and these men has gone down in the history books as the inventors.

The radio is a one way communication device that is used to broadcast all over the nation simultaneously. Breaking news could be heard instantly. The invention of the radio gave way to many opportunities such as live Disc Jockeys spinning you most romantic records all night and chatting up a storm. The radio back then was also one of the biggest piece of entertaining devices as teenagers blasted pop songs and screamed on hearing the voice of their favorite singers. The radio today is still relevant as it is one of the main pieces of entertainment and communication devices in most cars. It has sealed a permanent spot in our homes. Some would say that the radio is married to the television.

1. Smart Phone

The Smart Phone

Who would have thought that such a small gadget would be the number one gadget ever invented. Martin "Marty" Cooper (born December 26, 1928) is an American engineer. He is a pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With eleven patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator in radio spectrum management.While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper conceived the first handheld mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983. He is considered the "father of the cell phone" and is also cited as the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.

The cellphone has now evolved into what is coined as a smart phone. a smartphone is a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps. The smartphone is the most widely used electronic device, it is packed with tonnes of communication and social networking apps such as twitter, Facebook, pinterest, Instagram and whats-app. The smartphone can be said to be a Mc'gyver type of gadget. It is capable of being a radio, television, Tracking device, digital camera. You can use your smartphone now to even accept credit card payments, harm or disarm your car, harm or disarm your security software at your home. This God type gadget is absolutely number one.

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