Meet the top trending tech items on Amazon right now

Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored
Updated Thu January 4, 2018

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  • These are the coolest tech devices that people are shopping for right now on Amazon's Movers and Shakers list.

Ever been curious about what the rest of the world is shopping for on Amazon right now? You're not alone.

That's in part why Amazon created its Movers and Shakers page, which tracks products as they're trending across the retailer. It works by calculating Amazon's biggest gainers in sales rank over the past 24 hours and then is updated hourly. You can see how much each product has increased in popularity and what its new rank is.

Movers and Shakers divvies products up by genre, giving customers the ability to browse the most popular items in home, tech, lifestyle and other categories. It makes finding products you're actually interested in easy and seamless.

For tech buffs out there, there are multiple pages you can browse to find the top devices that others are buying. From the traditional computers and electronics category to Amazon Launchpad (a program designed to showcase innovative products from startups), there are literally hundreds of trending items up for grabs.

To help streamline your search, we've sifted through a variety of tech categories to find the coolest devices that people are shopping for right now.

Note: The prices reflect the listed retailer's price on the date this article was published.

Zipbuds SLIDE Sport Earbuds ($39.95; amazon.com)

An Amazon No. 1 best-seller, the Zipbuds SLIDE sport earbuds have become a fan favorite among sport enthusiasts looking for powerful bass and clear sound while on the move. The buds are sweat-resistant and noise-filtering and are made with military grade bulletproof fibers for durability. Since the device isn't completely wireless, an added zipper cabling helps keep the earbuds tangle-free during your runs.

Amazfit PACE GPS Running Smartwatch ($158.39; amazon.com)

If you're in the market for a new smartwatch, consider Amazfit's PACE device. The timepiece can track running distance, time, pace, heart rate, calories and more. You can also use it to connect to Bluetooth earbuds to enjoy your workout playlists sans a smartphone (it has internal storage for your favorite songs). And if you can't be bothered to constantly charge up the watch, you can rest easy knowing it has up to 11 days of battery life for basic use.

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker ($199; amazon.com)

We've waxed poetic about sous vide cooking before. The cooking technique helps get meat perfectly tender almost every single time . To master the method, you'll need to invest in a precision cooker, like Anova's best-selling appliance. With it, you'll be able to cook meats, fish and vegetables that will be on par with restaurant-quality results. The added Anova Culinary app also allows you to prepare meals and adjust your cooking settings even if you're not in the kitchen.

Fossil Q Wander Gen 2 Touchscreen Tan Leather Smartwatch ($175; amazon.com)

Another smartwatch topping the Movers and Shakers list is Fossil's Q Wander Touchscreen watch. This smart device will display notifications for your texts, calls and emails, as well as let you control your music through players like Spotify or Pandora. It also has integrated activity tracking if you want to count your steps or calories burned during the day. But what sets Fossil's timepiece apart is that the straps are completely interchangeable with any Fossil brand 22 mm iteration, making it easy to look stylish and stay connected at the same time.

Maxboost 2 Smart Port Car Charger ($15.99; amazon.com)

A car charger can be a real lifesaver if you're on a road trip or en route to the office and your devices are running on little to no battery. Maxboost's 2 Smart Port CarCharger can simultaneously power up two devices (your iPhones, tablets and MP3 player among them) at max speed. Its intelligent circuit design also helps protect against overheating and short circuiting by stopping all charging once the battery is full.

Proxelle Surge Blast Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ($27.99; amazon.com)

If you're the kind of person who wants to bring music everywhere — beach and poolside included — a waterproof device is a smart idea. For a speaker that delivers on both water resistance and audio quality on a budget, Proxelle Surge Blast Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker might be just the trick. It has complete protection against water and dust, making it ideal for camping and beach trips. It also boasts loud, clear sound for parties. An added 10 full hours of playback time sweetens the deal. But if you're not quite sold on it, know that you've got a money-back guarantee in your corner.

Okra 7-Port USB Charging Station ($45.99; amazon.com)

Between smartphones, MP3 players, Bluetooth headphones and tablets, most of us have a lot of everyday items we have to charge on a regular basis. Instead of crowding up a power strip, you can use a multipurpose charging station, like Okra's, which can juice up seven devices. Okra's charging station also features additional nonslippery silicone pads which can safely hold and organize up to seven tablets or smartphones. Built-in protections for overheating, overcharging and power surges are also in place.

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera ($797.99; amazon.com)

Leave it to Panasonic to create one of the best-selling point-and-shoot cameras available on Amazon. Its Lumix FZ 1000 has received glowing reviews from hundreds of customers, boasting an impressive 4.3-star review. With it, you can capture vibrant, realistic motion, take stunning macro shots, and even sync it up to your smartphone for remote imaging control.

Acer Chromebook ($398.95 amazon.com)

For those unfamiliar with Chromebooks, it's easy to get them confused with traditional laptops. But they're a completely different breed. Chromebooks are designed to be used primarily to surf the Web, and they base the bulk of their storage capacity in the cloud. They're ideal if you're only using laptops to stream shows from Netflix or utilize online-only applications like Google Drive for your day-to-day needs. For those who fall into that bucket, Acer's Chromebook — which features up to 12 hours of battery life and a flexible 360-degree design — is a solid option. With four different setups, you can customize the screen you're working on based on the tasks at hand. A recent $100 markdown doesn't hurt either.