I love gadgets and admit I spend a little too much time finding out what’s new and what’s trending. Perhaps you are in the gadgets business or have considered selling gadgets like a new business. It may help to know some of the most popular gadgets that will surely be making a storm in 2022. So read on to find out which gadgets will be hot in 2022. What you will find on this list are things such as phones, laptops and tablets which we really should consider essential by now. Instead, you will see gadgets that improve lives greatly. 

Cleaning robot

These gadgets have come a very long way in a very short time. They have adapted to include vacuuming, mopping, self-cleaning, programmed cleaning and remembering the design of the house and placement of things in the house. They are a bit pricey but well worth the spend to have cleaning automated in the house. These gadgets are gaining in popularity and it’s easy to see why.

Smart speaker

Smart speakers are another gadget that is growing in popularity. Calling them speakers is a little insulting to what these things do. They are the physical embodiment of digital assistants which as you should know can do a lot of things including running your calendar and preparing you for the day.  They are capable of doing a lot more than that including controlling other smart products. Fairly affordable too so worth a thought as a business idea.

Smart light bulbs

You’re probably wondering what could be smart about a light bulb and I don’t blame you. Smart light bulbs are controlled via Bluetooth with a mobile device or smart speaker and can do many things including changing colours, scheduled lighting, changing the brightness and being remotely controlled.

Streaming sticks

Smart TVs are all the rage with their ability to connect to streaming services without any additional components. Not all of us can afford smart TVs but streaming sticks are doing something about that. Something as small as a dongle can turn any TV into a smart TV. Instead of spending US$ 500 to 1000 on a new TV, your customers can join the smart TV world for a 10th of that.


2021 saw the arrival of Bluetooth based locator tags on the market and things will never be the same. Attach one of these small objects to your keys and you can always find them. They have wider applications than this of course and they should make real waves in 2022. It’s a good time to get into this market.

Smart plugs

Smart plugs are internet of things devices that allow remote control of the plug via a device. We’ve all left home in a rush the wondered if we’d switched off the iron or something else. No more wondering, just tell it to switch off. These are going to become big considering the erratic power supply and the impact of power surges on appliances. 

Air fryer

If your idea was to specialise in something for the kitchen then this will be of interest to you. The air fryer is gaining popularity for many reasons. The health-conscious love it, the energy savers love it and the minimalists love it too. The best part is they’ve hit that sweet spot where prices are becoming very affordable. There’s a great business opportunity with these gadgets.

Ring light

There was a time, not long ago, when professional-looking photos and videos were a preserve of celebrities with their huge professional teams and budgets. Now high-quality images are just about an entry requirement on social media. This coincides with the advances in photography on mobile phones. To complete the package there are ring lights that give professional-grade lighting and support. They are hot products and you can expect them to still be in demand in 2022.


Multicookers are very popular kitchen appliances with every reason to be so. They do not come cheap but having a pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker and another cooker all in one sounds good to me. Some of these go as far as baking! They are also favourable because they use very little power. You can find a very good market for them in Zimbabwe with our challenges around power. 

These are the gadgets that are likely to make a huge splash in Zimbabwe in 2022 and for anyone who plans to be in the gadgets businesss they represent wonderful opportunities.