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Hardware is hot. Who doesn’t love a demo with a robot? The cost of production is dropping, Kickstarter campaigns are bringing meaningful cash to deserving projects, and Apple supplier PCH International recently launched the Highway 1 incubator in San Francisco with $3M in manufacturing equipment to play with.

Check out the gadgets you’re sure to lust after in the coming months.

1307August – keyless home lock controlled by your mobile phone
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 9%, Links ▲ 84%, Twitter ▲ 3%, Facebook ▲ 1%
Current Funding: announced $2M angel round in May 2013

1205Whistle – dog activity monitor for the quantified pet
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 22%, Links ▲ 10%, Twitter ▲ 3%, Facebook ▲ 2%
Current Funding: raised $6M Series A in June 2013 from DCM, Red Swan and Gunderson Dettmer

1204Recon Instruments – heads up displays for sports enthusiasts
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 59%, Links ▲ 5%, Twitter ▲ 1%, Facebook ▲ 1%
Current Funding: raised $10M Series A in early 2012 from Vanedge Capital and Kopin Corporation

1156Nest – home thermostat that learns your temperature preferences
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 3%, Links ▲ 4%, Twitter ▲ 3%, Facebook ▲ 4%
Current Funding: raised $80M Series B in early 2013 from Google Ventures and Venrock

1114Scanadu – medical tricorder, a personal physical exam scanner
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 23%, Links ▲ 2%, Twitter ▲ 1%, Facebook ▲ 3%
Current Funding: raised $1.6M on IndieGogo in June 2013

1022SmartThings – making everything on your home programmable
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 6%, Links ▲ 2%, Twitter ▲ 2%, Facebook ▲ 1%
Current Funding: raised $3M seed round in December 2012 from several angel investors

752Dropcam – video monitoring platform for the consumer market
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 6%, Links ▲ 1%, Twitter ▲ 4%, Facebook ▲ 4%
Current Funding: raised $12M Series B in June 2012 from Menlo Ventures, Accel and Bay Partners

670Spark – Heroku for hardware, platform for wifi connected devices
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 28%, Links ▲ 16%, Twitter ▲ 2%, Facebook ▲ 0%
Current Funding: raised over $500,000 on Kickstarter in June 2013

612Thalmic Labs – wirelessly control devices with the MYO armband
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 5%, Links ▲ -3%, Facebook ▲ 5%
Current Funding: raised $14.5M Series A in June 2013 from Spark Capital and Intel Capital

584Incident Technologies – creators of gTar, the app-enabled smart guitar
Average Weekly Growth: Traffic ▲ 6%, Links ▲ 17%, Twitter ▲ 2%, Facebook ▲ 1%
Current Funding: raised $745K seed round in November 2011 from several angel investors

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