I'm kind of a sucker for nifty gadgets. There's just something so satisfying about finding the tool that will solve all of your problems...or at least help you do a very specific task much more efficiently. After all, life's too short to use subpar products that take forever! If there's a gadget that will make life easier, then you can rest assured that I will buy it and have it handy for the next time I need it. I'm all about trying to make life as simple and stress-free as possible!
Luckily for me (and you!), the Internet is filled with incredible, handy gadgets to purchase. While looking for the best products to add to this list, I ended up adding a bunch of them to my wish list. (My faves are the hands-free soap pump and the Flex Safe!) I hope you find something that will give you that “perfect tool for the job” happiness!
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This Portable Battery Pack Could Save You from Low-Battery Disaster
via: AmazonI don't know about you, but when my phone starts getting low on battery, my anxiety level shoots right up. It's such a stressful situation, especially if you didn't plan ahead and bring a charger along (which, of course, I never remember to do). With a portable external battery like this one, you can recharge your phone even if you're nowhere near an outlet. It holds enough power for two full iPhone 8 charges or 1.5 full charges for an iPhone X. Best of all, it's about the size of a candy bar so it'll easily fit in your pocket or purse.
Peeps Keep Your Glasses Clean!Peeps works on all types of glasses. You can use either the retractable brush to clean off dust and fuzzies, or the unique tweezer-esque polishing pads to wipe away smudges and grime without leaving any smears behind. It uses carbon molecular technology — the same cleaning technology used in space! If it's good enough for NASA, it can probably handle anything you're going to throw at it.
These Beer Savers Make So Much Sense
via: AmazonThese silicone beer caps are such a brilliant idea. They fit most standard beer bottles and keep them sealed in order to keep your beer fresh and bubbly in the event that you (or your friend) don't finish it in a single sitting — or maybe when you use a partial bottle in a baking recipe. They're dishwasher-safe and totally reusable, plus they come in multiple different colors so you can keep track of everyone's separate drink.
This Nylon Braided Lightning Cable Is Way More Durable Than Whatever You've Been Using
via: AmazonYou know how your phone charger is getting all frayed at the end where the plastic part connects to the cable? Yeah, that won't happen with these. The braided lining makes this cable more durable than basically any other cable out there. It also keeps the cable from becoming tangled. Perhaps best of all, the cable is 6 feet long — long enough for you to sit on your couch and not have to camp out near an outlet for mid-day charges. (P.S. It's also available in the Micro USB style for non-iPhone users!)
These Bluetooth Headphones Are Great for Running!
via: AmazonOr hiking, working out, biking...or sitting at your desk and watching YouTube videos (no judgment here!). They offer superb sound quality and the battery lasts for up to 8 hours of continuous play. They charge super quickly and have an indicator light to let you know when they're ready to go. My favorite detail is that they have buttons that allow you to skip, play, and pause tracks without having to grab your phone.
The BAKBLADE 2.0 Helps You Shave Those Hard-to-Reach Places All by YourselfIs there any conversation more awkward than the one between someone who needs their back shaved and the person they hope will help them with that task? I don't think so. Thanks to the BAKBLADE 2.0, awkward convos like that can be a thing of the past. It features a 4.5-inch-wide blade to help you shave your entire back in just a matter of minutes. The blade also detaches, meaning you can use it on your arms and shoulders, too.
This Tiny Bluetooth Speaker Is Adorable — but Don't Let Its Small Size Fool You
via: AmazonEven though it's only about the size of a standard ring box, this little guy packs a serious punch when it comes to volume. A single charge will last for about 12 hours of play time — that's three times as long as other similar speakers on the market today. Tuck it in your pocket and bring it to your next Barbecue or beach day.
The Brush Hero Is the Hero Your Hose NeedsRight now, your hose is great for watering your plants and maybe filling a bucket. But with the Brush Hero, it will be transformed into a powerful, rotating, scrub-brushing, cleaning machine! No batteries are needed — the water pressure from your hose causes the scrub brush head to spin around. Each Brush Hero comes with two different heads: a soft brush for cleaning delicate surfaces, and a power brush for heavy-duty scrubbing.
This Soap Dispenser Has a Genius DesignRather than getting your soap dispenser handle all wet and/or dirty, the Joseph Joseph C-pump dispenses soap with a single touch from the back of your hand. It also features a non-slip base that won't go traveling all over your bathroom vanity whenever it (inevitably) gets wet. It comes in two different colors (although I prefer the green and white; it looks so spring-y and fresh!)
The CrashSafe Might Just Save Your LifeThere are times that every second counts. One such time is when you're involved in a car crash and need to escape in a hurry. During everyday use, the CrashSafe acts as an adapter and plugs directly into your cigarette lighter, but when you need it, it becomes so much more. Use the recessed pin to break a window, the hidden blade to cut your seatbelt, and the built-in flashlight to signal for help or see in the dark.
If Your Bathtub Drain Ever Gets Clogged, You're Gonna Want to Pick up Some of These Drain SnakesI'm sorry. I know that was pretty gnarly to watch. Still, it's nice to see that it actually works, right? All you have to do is put the Zip-It down the drain, wiggle it around a bit, and then give it a yank. Oh, and you'll probably want to prepare yourself for the vile mess you're about to bring from the depths of the sewers. I can't promise you that you'll like what you see, but you will enjoy the results!
Dodow Is a Revolutionary Sleep Aid DeviceIf you ever have trouble falling asleep, you know how stressful it can be. Soon, the only thing you can focus on is how you can't sleep, and that just stresses you out more! The Dodow is a gadget to help eliminate that stress from your life. All you have to do is turn it on, then breathe with the halo it projects onto your ceiling. The rhythmic glow helps you clear your mind, slow your breathing, and relax your body so can quickly drift off into a deep sleep.
These Rechargeable Batteries Are a Smart Option for Your Home or Office
via: AmazonRather than having to constantly batteries (and inevitably running out of them every time you really need them), why not just get some that you can recharge? These ones can be recharged up to 2,100 times and maintain 70 percent of their charge after 10 years! If you do choose to switch over to rechargeable batteries, I recommend grabbing a couple packs so you can always have one charging while the other is in use.
Essio Will Turn Your Shower into a Spa, BasicallySimply clip the Essio attachment onto your showerhead pipe, insert a pod, and turn on your shower. In a matter of seconds, your shower will be transformed from an everyday, humdrum experience into a relaxing aromatherapy session. This kit comes with everything you need to get started, including three different essential oil blends: Unwind, Breathe, and Passion. You can set it up and enjoy a relaxing shower in about 60 seconds.
This 64GB Flash Drive Looks Like Something out of a Sci-Fi Flick
via: AmazonIts high-quality metal casing makes it especially durable so you know this is a flash drive you can use for years and years. It also has a loop where you can easily attach it to your keyring. This particular drive is waterproof, shock-proof, magnet-proof, temperature-proof, and X-ray-proof, and comes with a 5-year warranty. Whew. It's got a lot going for it, ya know?
Rejoice in Your Cord-Cutting Ways with This Ultra Thin TV Antenna
via: AmazonIf you've been looking for a good reason to cancel your cable subscription, this is it, my friend. Just pop this antenna up on your wall or in a window and enjoy network TV — in high definition, no less! It can pick up signals from towers up to 70 miles away! And it only takes a few minutes to install. However much you're paying for cable, it's way too much. And this antenna costs less than 25 bucks!
Replace Your Bulky Keychain with KeySmartYour current keychain is probably a bulky, jangly mess — right? The KeySmart can transform that into a sleek, organized tool that you can place right in your pocket! Simply screw your keys into place and you'll end up with something that looks like a Swiss army knife (except instead of knives, it's keys). You can also add accessories like a bottle opener, thumb drive, or flashlight, turning the entire thing into a handy multitool.
FIXD Is an Amazing Car Diagnostic ToolEvery time my check engine light comes on, I have a mini panic attack. How much is it gonna cost me this time? Unfortunately, I don't really have any way of knowing until I can get the car to a mechanic. With FIXD, that's not a problem. Simply plug the small device into your cars OBD port and pair with the phone app. In a matter of seconds, FIXD will automatically start telling you why your check engine light is on...and whether it's actually something serious. It'll even tell you the consequences of continuing to drive with the issue.
This Shower Foot Rest Is Super Easy to Install
via: AmazonIn a perfect world, all showers would have built-in shelves like this one for you to rest your foot while you shave your legs. Unfortunately, we're not living in a perfect world. However, you can enjoy the convenience of a shower foot rest like this one — and for less than 10 bucks! It attaches easily using a large suction cup and can easily be removed for relocated so it's always in the right place.
FlexSafe Keeps Your Stuff Safe — No Matter Where You ArePutting your wallet in your shoes isn't exactly the most foolproof security plan when you're at the beach. FlexSafe is a portable safe that can be securely locked around pretty much any fixed object. It's made from five layers of slash-resistant material and includes RFID blocking material to keep your digital assets as secure as your physical ones.
The FURemover Broom Is Fur's Biggest Enemy
via: AmazonYou love your pet, but their piles of fur all over the house? Not so much. The natural rubber bristles of this broom attract pet hair from multiple surfaces, including carpet, tile, hardwood, and linoleum, making it easy to sweep away and dump in the trash. The built-in rubber squeegee also makes this the go-to tool for cleaning up spills from your floor — you can even use it on your windows!
Just Flip This Cube-Shaped Timer to Start the CountdownThis timer is one of the most clever things I think I've ever seen. All you have to do is flip the cube so the desired time is on the top and it immediately starts counting down. This would be a great tool for keeping kids focused on homework or other tasks. It's much simpler than having to crank an old-school timer or opening up your phone every single time you want to time something.
The Ove Glove Is a Must for People Who Cook!
via: AmazonIt offers all of the protection of an oven mitt with the added benefit of being able to use your fingers and not feeling like you're wearing mittens! The Ove Glove is flame resistant as well as heat-resistant up to 540 degrees Fahrenheit. Use it to safely remove pans from the oven, to shovel coal briquets in your grill, or to change a hot light bulb. Any time you need to do something and not get burned, I recommend reaching for the Ove Glove.
This Phone Case Has the Perfect Grippy Texture
via: AmazonAs someone who has dropped not one but two phones into the toilet, I think I should probably invest in one of these phone cases as soon as possible — they're only about 12 bucks, so that shouldn't be much of an issue. The case features a super grippy texture that provides just the right amount of friction to prevent drops (into the toilet or just onto the ground...or onto your face while you're laying in bed).
Sugru Is Kinda Like PlayDoh for Grown UpsThis listing is for eight small packets of Sugru in several different colors. Each packet contains a small amount of moldable compound — the possibilities from there are pretty much endless. Mold the Sugru into whatever shape you want — maybe a hook for your toothbrush, some bumpers for your cabinet doors, or a stand for your phone. Once you're done molding, just let it sit overnight. It will automatically cure into a hard silicone rubber!
This Swiveling Power Strip Is a Massive Space SaverI mean, just watch that GIF up there and tell me this product doesn't immediately strike you as something you need to have in your home. The space-saving swivel design makes this power strip one of the best ones I've ever seen. Use it to plug electronics in behind your desk, couch, bed, or other piece of furniture without having to leave a huge gap between it and the wall.
Transform Your Sink into a Drinking Fountain with a TapiPlace a Tapi on your sink faucet and it allows water to pass through it normally…until you want a drink, that is! Simply squeeze the bottom portion closed and the Tapi redirects the water up, transforming your regular ol’ faucet into a fancy drinking fountain! Get a drink or rinse out your mouth without having to get a cup dirty, and have fun while you’re doing it. The Tapi is available in a variety of colors so you can be sure to match your decor.
The GlowBowl Fresh Will Turn Your Bathroom into a Party ZoneOr, if you're not looking to party, it'll at least let you use the restroom without having to blind yourself with the overhead lights. Simply clip the GlowBowl onto the rim of your toilet and select the color you want it to emit (there are 13 different ones to choose from!). The motion sensor will automatically turn the light on whenever someone makes a nighttime visit.
This Smart Thermometer Is Kinda Like Having a Nurse Right in Your Home
via: AmazonMost thermometers will tell you your temperature...and not much else. The Kinsa Smart Stick Digital Thermometer, when paired with the phone app, will actually give you guidance on how to feel better. Use the app to track temperature changes over time and get additional insights into whether you should take some medicine, how to soothe your symptoms, and when to call your doctor.
You'll Have a Whale-y Good Time with This Whale-Shaped Strainer
via: AmazonLook, not every single gadget has to look like super complex robot from the future. Sometimes you just want to strain your pasta with something other than a boring ol' colander. Just pick up this friendly whale and hold it over your pasta pot, then dump out the water! Not only will your pasta be ready for you to enjoy; you'll also be totally charmed by your little whale friend.
Bring Back USB Ports with This Sleek USB Hub
via: AmazonAs Apple continues to get rid of the very useful USB ports from its computers (seriously Apple, what are you doing?!), you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle when it comes time to hook up your various USB-based gadgets. In that case, you might want to get a hub like this one. It'll add 3 USB ports and a card reader. Plus it looks really fancy.