Top 10 gadget top 10 lists

Making a list of the decade’s most important and influential gadgets is illuminating — and that’s before we all factor in all the LEDs. The last ten years, thousands of gadgets have been released, and some are definitely “cooler” than others, their impact on the past decade, and the decade to come, is by no means identical.

Each thing tells the story of a different and maybe new way of thinking. Sure, we all might not know what a Raspberry Pi is, but its impact robotics and home automation has been massive. Unfamiliar with the Adaptive Controller? That’s OK! But the elegantly executed idea has opened up a world of delight for gamers with disabilities. Think drones are just for shooting vacation footage? Think again — and watch your head.