Every once in awhile you come across a new gizmo and think, "This is genius!" Some gadgets are undeniably cool. They have a wow factor, a why-didn't-I-think-of-that factor, and they can make you feel like you're living in the year 3018. Unfortunately, many of the most-3018 gadgets have 3018 price tags - like, you'll be able to afford that in the year 3018.
It's true that the most advanced tech usually comes with the most debt-inducing price. But not always. We've done some Amazon research and have come up with the coolest gadgets that will make you feel like you're living in the future, without the heavy wallet damage.
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We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We participate in affiliate programs and may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.
The Dimmable, Color Changing, Voice Controlled, Smart MagicLight is Incredibly 3018
via: AmazonThis lightbulb can do amazing things. Want to turn your lights on as you approach your dark house? No problem, you can control the MagicLight with your smart phone. Want to dim the lights? Just ask Alexa or Google Home. Want to change your ambiance? These bulbs can glow in a full spectrum of colors, plus they can sync with your music, and mimic a sunrise or sunset!
Step Into the Future With This 3D PenThe fact that we can draw 3-D objects is mind boggling, and something straight out of a futuristic movie. It wouldn't surprise you one bit to see some futuristic sidekick draw a 3-D replica of the space ship they're trying to sneak onto, or a replacement eyeball for his cyborg superhero. Or, you can just make cool cubes, and silly wearable glasses. This 3D Pen is easy to use and will make you feel like you're living in the next century.
Create Professional Looking Panoramas With the Camalapse 4
via: AmazonThis cool gadget is a perfect gift for that person who has everything, and who might want to take their photography to the next level. The Camalapse 4 attaches to your smart phone, GoPro, or camera and slowly rotates up to a full 360º, capturing a perfect panoramic image or panning time lapse videos. You can set it for up to 360º in 60 minutes, or for shorter intervals.
This Oven Cooker with Dual Cooking Pans is the Future of Countertop Cooking
via: AmazonRemember the scene in "Back to the Future 3" when the family puts a tiny disk in a microwave and a few seconds later it's a large, piping hot pizza? This Oven Cooker with Dual Cooking Pans belongs in that kitchen. It can open up flat to provide two hot plate cooking surfaces, or it can close to be a countertop oven. With heat radiating from the top and bottom, a pizza, or giant cookie, takes a fraction of the time it would in a regular old 2018 oven.
Fill Up Hundreds of Water Balloons in No Time With These Self-Sealing Water Balloons
Turn Your Phone into a Science Lab With This Cell Phone Clip On Microscope
We're Not Sure if This Rapid Defrosting Tray Uses Science or Magic, But it Works
via: AmazonHere's a 2018 problem: it's time to make dinner but the meat you have is frozen solid. Want a 3018 solution? (Who wouldn't?) This Rapid Defrosting Tray significantly cuts down on defrosting time, so you can get your steaks, chicken, or burger patties from the freezer to the grill without planning a whole day ahead. Simply place your frozen food on the tray, and it will defrost 8 times faster than at room temperature.
Keep Your Light Exactly Where You Need it With Fingerless LED Flashlight Gloves
via: AmazonThere's no doubt that futuristic uniforms would include finger lights. Light where you're actually working will be incredibly convenient for futuristic problems like faulty space ship wiring in tight crawl spaces. In fact, light where you're actually working is incredibly convenient for today's problems too, like any wiring in any tight space. These Fingerless LED Flashlight Gloves make you the home improvement dude of the future.
Always Cut a Straight Line With These Laser Scissors
via: AmazonThe future is now. Laser Scissors is a thing. Not only do you get to say, "This is a job for laser scissors!" which is awesome, but these are actually helpful as well. No more wonky edges on your wrapping paper. The laser makes a straight line dead ahead and you just follow along with the scissors. I'd like a laser attached to all my hand held tools. More lasers!
The Wallet Ninja is the Coolest Multitool
via: AmazonWe all know that things get smaller and smaller in the future, until we can carry just about anything in our pockets or our flying car glove compartments. The Wallet Ninja handily dispatches your 2018 problems in a very 3018 package. The size of a credit card, the Wallet Ninja is an 18 in 1 multitool, capable of everything from acting as a hex wrench, to a screw driver, to a cell phone stand, to a bottle opener, to a fruit peeler!
The Dash Easy Candy Maker Makes Candy Making Easy
via: AmazonIf you think candy making at home is reserved for experts, or that it sounds difficult and would probably make a colossal mess, think again. The compact Dash Easy Candy Maker makes creating confections at home a cinch. The candy maker comes with a heart shaped mold and a bear shaped mold, so you can make homemade, creative, and delicious chocolates and gummies like a pro.
This Cooling Performance Hat Works to Keep Your Body Temperature Down While You're Out in the Heat
via: AmazonAthletes know it's all about the gear. Having the right gear, the right clothes, and the right fabrics make all the difference. If you haven't yet ventured into the incredible world of cooling fabrics, get ready to enter the next century. This Cooling Performance Hat uses cooling technology to help you lower your body temperature. Simply wet it, (or sweat in it), and snap in in the air to activate the cooling fabric.
Keep Track of Your Belongings With the Tile Slim
via: AmazonAs thin as two credit cards the Tile Slim unobtrusively slides into your wallet or purse, or sticks onto any object you tend to misplace. Can't find your tablet? Use the Tile app on your phone to make the handy Tile you smartly attached to your tablet ring. Can't find your phone? Press the button on your Tile and your phone will ring. The app even remembers where your Tile was last with you, so you know where to look for your lost belongings.
Deck the Halls Like it's 3018 With These String Lights with Bluetooth Speakers
via: AmazonTake your holiday decorating up a serious notch with these String Lights with Bluetooth Speakers. This strand of 80 lights is interspersed with 4 blue tooth speakers. No app needed to play your music through these lights. These can connect with your existing lights, or you can connect a few sets of these to create surround sound! These are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
This Tiny Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera is the Most Versatile Little Security Camera Ever
via: AmazonBring your home security to the year 3018 with this little and incredibly affordable Wireless Smart Home Camera. At only $26, this camera packs a punch of futuristic tech into a tiny package. It's magnetic, has night vision, has motion sensors, can be controlled through Alexa, and sends a real time video feed to your smart phone. Set up a few around your house and always know what's going on with a simple, "Alexa, show me the front door," or "Alexa, show me the baby's room."
Harness the Power of the Sun to Charge Your Phone With this Solar Charger
via: AmazonObviously, future people will harness the sun's rays for all sorts of applications. When it comes to charging your devices, the future is now with this Solar Charger. This one pound, foldable solar charger is a great addition to your camping/hiking gear. It easily attaches to the outside of your pack, so you can charge your device while you're on the go during the day.
Keep Your Hands Free With This Tablet Stand
via: AmazonIf you are the type of person who uses a tablet frequently, you're going to want to get a great Tablet Stand. Whether you're watching movies, playing games, using your tablet with a keyboard for note taking, or using your tablet as a cookbook, having it hands free and secure is extremely convenient. This stand can securely hold your tablet or other device both horizontally and vertically, and it will look good while doing it.
The Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook Changes Everything You Ever Knew About Notebooks
via: AmazonSay goodbye to paper and hello to notes that are easily uploaded to the cloud and transformed into digital files, so you can access them from any device. Take notes in this futuristic notebook - giving you a traditional pen and paper feel - and then scan them into the app with your phone's camera. A damp cloth easily wipes the page clean so you can repeat the process. The Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook changes everything!
This Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker Can Make Dark, Wintery Mornings Much Easier to Face
via: AmazonThis handy gadget is going to massively declutter your bedside table. It's a lamp, nightlight, clock, and bluetooth speaker rolled into one. Set the mood with the adjustable, dimmable color light of your choosing. Wake up with a simulated sunrise and relax with a simulated sunset. The Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker makes those dark wintery mornings much easier to face. This would make a great gift for the person who has everything, or your teenager who can't seem to get out of bed.
This Wireless Bluetooth Earpiece is the Smallest Wireless Earpiece We've Seen
via: AmazonIn the future, everything is tiny. This Wireless Bluetooth Earpiece is so small and unobtrusive, it truly feels like a futuristic spy gadget. This tiny earpiece fits into either ear and is practically invisible, so you can take calls while out in public, and look like a crazy person talking to yourself. I'm not advocating any kind of deception, but you could have someone talking in your ear without the people around you knowing about it.
A Dash Cam Can Help You With Insurance Claims and Prevent Disputes
via: AmazonIt used to be that only cops had a camera recording any potential incident or accident from their windscreen. But with advances in technology, a Dash Cam is now an affordable, easy to install gadget. Maybe you'll catch the next great scene of a deer doing something weird and hilarious in the road. Or maybe your footage will give your insurance company all the information they need to see that the accident was the other driver's fault. You never know when it might come in handy.
Turn Any Device into a Smart Device With a Wifi Smart Plug
via: AmazonYour home is full of appliances that you can't control with your voice or smart phone. How 2018 of you. Step into the next century, with these Wifi Smart Plugs. Voice commands through Alexa or Google Assist can start your coffee brewing, turn on your lights, or turn off your TV. You can also use the app to remotely turn on or off your appliances.
Magnetic Putty is a Toy That Anyone Would LoveMagnetic Putty definitely falls into the latter category. It's fun to play with or just to watch. In fact, it's enthralling. I could watch it all day. No one can resist the way this putty looks, feels and moves. This makes a great stocking stuffer for literally anyone.
The SunJack CampLight is Definitely the Coolest Portable Light Ever
via: AmazonThis USB powered lightbulb brings the cool factor to any portable lighting situation. Use it on your deck, in your tent, or to illuminate your campsite and all your friends with their lanterns and flashlights will be driven to jealousy. The SunJack CampLight is a great gadget to have on hand for power outages. Simply plug it into a portable charger and you've got yourself a bright light that you can take anywhere.
Never Sit on the Bare Ground Again With This Pocket Blanket
via: AmazonImagine a future where a picnic blanket can fit in your pocket! Well, the future is now with Pocket Blanket. This ultra compact ground cover opens up to 60" x 56" and is waterproof, sand proof, and tear resistant. Keep one in your bag or car and you'll always have a ground cover when you need one - whether on the sidelines of a sporting event, at the beach, at an outdoor music festival, on a hike, or at the park.
The Lunch Crock Food Warmer Takes Your Meals on the Go to a Whole New Level
via: AmazonTepid leftovers or a boring sandwich for lunch are so 21st century. Instead, why not heat up leftovers at your desk while you're working? The Lunch Crock Food Warmer is a lunch tote and food warmer in one. The outside stays cool and it has an easy carry handle, but inside is a different story. With 20 oz capacity, perfect for meals for one, this little lunch warmer can heat up soup, leftovers, oatmeal, or anything else.
Turn Your Little Screen into a Big Screen With This Screen Magnifier
via: AmazonIt's funny that in the 21st century we all have large, high tech, flat screen TVs at home but we spend most of our time watching our tiny, pocket sized screens. We stream in movies and TV shows to our phones and happily watch our tiny screens thinking it's as good as it gets. It's not. Bigger is better. The Screen Magnifier is an ingenious little gadget that literally magnifies your little screen, making it into a big screen.
The Dodow Sleep Aid Device is a Very 3018 Solution For People Who Can't Fall Asleep
via: AmazonIf you are one of the millions of people who have a hard time falling asleep, the Dodow Sleep Aid Device might be just the thing you've been looking for. If you can't seem to shut your mind off for long enough to fall asleep, this futuristic gadget can help. It projects a light onto your ceiling that slowly blinks on and off. You relax as you sync your breath with the light, and before you know it you're asleep! By providing something to focus on, it disrupts all your other racing thoughts that keep you up at night.
Turn Your Phone Into the Cutest Night Light With This Mobile Phone Night Light
via: AmazonWhy didn't I think of this? This handy little gadget clips onto any phone and turns the phone's beam of light into a soft, adorable, night light. The Mobile Phone Night Light is perfect for traveling with kids. You can use it as a reading light, or as a soft ambient background light. You always have your phone with you, so why not utilize it by keeping a tiny lampshade on hand?
This Micro Bluetooth Speaker is the Tiny Future in the Palm of Your Hand
via: AmazonIf you can't get enough of tiny futuristic gadgets, you're going to love this Micro Bluetooth Speaker. This super tiny speaker packs a powerful punch. You can even pair two speakers for stereo sound! But wait! There's more! This teeny, tiny device also has a built in mic so you can answer calls on it, or use it as a voice activated remote shutter for the best hands-free selfies.
Make Muddy Paws a Thing of the Past With This Portable Dog Paw Cleaner
via: AmazonPeople of the future will never have to deal with muddy, sandy, dirty, or grubby dog feet because they all will have this Portable Dog Paw Cleaner. Made of super soft silicone, the bristles in this little cup will never harm or scratch your pup's paws. Simply add a bit of water and guide your dog's feet into the container and even the muddiest of trail hikes won't lead to a messy car disaster.
This Tiny Futuristic Lamp Is The Size of a Credit Card
via: AmazonNot too long ago, someone had the bright idea to turn a plastic credit card into a lamp, and we took another tiny step into the future. This 10-pack of tiny lights is available in a variety of colors, fits in your wallet, purse, pocket, glove compartment, or really any space that can accommodate the modest proportions of a credit card. Imagine the look on your friends' (or enemies'!) faces when you pull out one of these inexpensive babies, flip it open, and voila! Let there be light! But seriously, when it comes to maximizing your genius-for-dollar ratio, you can't do much better than a 10-pack of these puppies for only around $9.