No doubt it will be abused for comic purposes but Brogue thinks there’s something effortlessly stylish about Vestaboard. Inspired by traditional railway station displays this smartphone controlled display board has a  23 x 7 grid of roller characters, offering 70 different options displaying up to 161 characters at one time. It can receive custom messages over Wi-Fi, display tweets, link to Google Calendar and remind you of the day’s schedule and, being 2018, it obviously has voice control via Alexa and Google Assistant.

Preorder now, $1,850, Vestaboard