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The coronavirus has upended many parts of our lives, including the gadgets we rely on the most. This is the hottest tech in 2020.

USA TODAY

I’ve gone hands-on with more than 1,000 gadgets and tech tools in this – the strangest, toughest, and longest what feels like a decade but was really only a year – year. When I think back to the devices that made the biggest impact in our lives during these pandemic times, I’m surprised at what rises to the top: Computers? That’s so last decade! Webcams? Whaaaat? Bidets? OK, that’s just crazy talk.

None of us could have imagined what a difference a year would make – in our lives, or in our personal tech gadgets. Here are three standout consumer tech trends of 2020 – for reasons that just might surprise you, too.