For those of us out there with a slightly geeky bent, gadgets are more than mere things, they can be useful tools, entertaining toys, the object of a far flung desire and sometimes, they can actually make a difference to our lives. As the march of progress continues, every year we find ourselves coveting ever more sophisticated technological playthings and yearning for the next possible point for upgrade. There has never been a better time to be a gadget addict, with the roaring success of Kickstarter and other crowd funding resources, new gadgets are being announced and released every week. By removing the traditional methods of funding and investment, more creative tools and interesting toys are able to find the money they need to get off the ground and prove they have a market without having to convince the classic room full of rich suits beforehand. It's a proven model which has seen some brilliant successes, after all, without crowd-funding we wouldn't have the Pebble smart watch, the Raspberry Pi or the Form 1 Home 3D Printer. Away from social funding, there are a myriad of big name gadgets coming to market in the next 12 months or so and the world is primed for some of the most anticipated releases of recent times. We've collated 10 upcoming gadgets that have our geek glands engorged and our hearts racing.