The quirkiest gadgets we saw in 2020: KFC’s gaming console to Samsung’s SERO TV

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From a gaming console with a built-in chicken-warmer to glasses that allow sight at a 90-degree angle, here are the quirkiest gadgets we came across in 2020.

However you look at it, 2020 has been full of unexpected twist and turns. Interestingly, the world of technology was not far behind, producing some of the weirdest gadgets in these past 12 months. From hilariously creative to ones that were downright silly, here are some of the quirkiest gadgets we found this year.

KFC Console (Price not yet revealed)

The KFC Console is a powerful gaming console with a built-in module to keep your chicken warm (Photo: Cooler Master) The KFC Console is a powerful gaming console with a built-in module to keep your chicken warm (Photo: Cooler Master)

It may seem like one, but the KFC Console is no joke. The KFC Console is the world’s first gaming console with a built-in chicken warmer to keep you full while you rack up that kill count. Developed by Cooler Master, the KFC console is a VR-ready system with ray tracing, capable of 240fps gaming at a 240Hz output on 4K displays. It even features two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSDs for storage and a hot-swappable GPU slot that could even make it a little future-proof. However, the real highlight here is the chicken chamber that keeps your fried chicken hot while you game away.

Oura Smart Ring ($299- $999)

The Oura Ring is one of the smallest wearables, yet can keep track of your heart-rate, temperature and sleep. (Photo: Oura Ring) The Oura Ring is one of the smallest wearables, yet can keep track of your heart-rate, temperature and sleep. (Photo: Oura Ring)

Wearables were a growing niche in technology before the pandemic struck. However, the health monitoring possibilities of wearables quickly accelerated their growth. Meet the Oura Smart Ring, a tiny wearable you can put on your finger and forget, while its sensors track your sleep, heart rate and body temperature.

As a bonus, the ring is also invincible against water and sanitisers. A single charge keeps it going for 5-7 days. You can purchase the ring in various finishes from a minimal matte black one to a fancy one studded with…

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