Browsing Amazon for the latest high-tech gadgets is fun — but have you tried browing for practical gadgets? You know, like the ones that you'll actually use? Because there's nothing more rewarding than getting your hands on a practical gadget that works just when you need it to. We've scoured and sourced the depths of Amazon for the latest and greatest practical gadgets and home accessories that will get the job done when it matters most. From dynamic kitchen scissors to ingenious light therapy lamps, this list has everything you need to upgrade your home gadget game. No fluff. All practical. Start browsing and level up your home accessories!
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These Outlet Covers are a Safety Mustvia Amazon
Babies are curious little creatures and have no sense of self-preservation, so these outlet covers are a must-have safety item! I like that they're clear so they don't call attention to themselves and they're easy for adults to install but hard for little fingers to remove. You'll get a set of 30 for pocket change, which is quite a deal on an actual life-saving product.
Stair Treads Help You From Taking a Tumble Down the Stairs
Hardwood stairs are gorgeous, but they're also really easy to slip on — so grab these treads. Not only do they add traction to slippery surfaces, but they also come in colors that'll effortlessly blend into your wood. " We purchased them for our wood staircase to help our dogs have traction," wrote one reviewer.
Super Slim Novelty Ice Packs to Keep Your Perishables Cool All Day
I love the look of bento boxes for lunchtime, but how do you keep anything cold in those things? Enter these slim ice packs that work as well for lunch boxes as they do bento boxes. These also come in pineapple, dinosaur, unicorn and rocket ship designs for yourself or your little ones who'll be too cool for school.
This Smokeless Grill is Perfect for Night's You Don't Want to BBQ
This smokeless indoor grill has a large 14-inch cooking surface and an adjustable temperature setting up to 450 degrees. The best part is that you can still get those glorious grill marks – without the flames, propane, and charcoal of an outdoor BBQ. Did we mention it's also dishwasher-safe? Yeah. It's dishwasher-safe.
This Facebook Portal TV for Smart Video Callingvia Amazon
I found this Facebook Portal TV because it was ranked as an Amazon's Choice product and was instantly impressed. Not only can you watch movies and Netflix through it, but you can also video call friends using Messenger, WhatsApp, or Zoom. It also minimizes the background noise while focusing on your voice when video calling, so I can have clear conversations with friends and family.
Snag a Stylish Smartwatch for a Fraction of the Usual Price Tag
Spend $400 on a smartwatch? Pfffft. Why drop that kind of coin when you can snag this one for 30 bucks? With styles available for men or women, this wearable has all of the features you'd expect in a gadget like this: A fitness tracker, a heart rate monitor, a sleep tracker, and notifications for your messages and calls. The manufacturer asserts it has a 10-day battery life, too.
Get a S.A.D. Lamp to Help You Top Up Your Vitamin D Levelsvia Amazon
This light therapy lamp is a lifesaver in the winter when the sun is hibernating and your body's Vitamin D supplies are running low. I also use mine year-round if I'm sitting at my desk working and can't enjoy a sunny day outside. This one gets great reviews for its sleek design and the fact that it actually works!
This Large Tote Carts Your Gear In Style With An In-Built Phone Charger
If toting a laptop around is part of your daily routine, you need a bag that's both functional and chic. This two-tone laptop bag checks all the boxes for me: Large enough to hold various sizes of laptops and tablets, 15 interior pockets, waterproof material, and a classy design. This style also comes in a floral pattern and a black leather, if either of those is more your speed.
These Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Reducing Computer Eyestrainvia Amazon
I recently noticed that I was getting a lot of eyestrain and thought I needed prescription glasses. But actually, all I needed were these blue light blocking glasses. The Amazon's Choice product takes away that discomfort because of its UV400 protection and glare reduction on the eyes. Blue light is something that comes out of phones, computers and gaming devices, which cause headaches, blurred vision and eye aches.
This Shower Head Filters Your Water
Not only does this innovative showerhead have three blissful water settings from rainfall to massage to jet, but it also filters your water while you're under the spray! It uses multi-layer filter protection to remove excess impurities and soften hard water, giving you improved hair and skin cleanliness. And its high-pressure design gives you increased water pressure while saving up to 30% of water - smart!
This Portable Wireless Charger for Apple Watch With Keyring
If you've ever traveled with an Apple Watch, you know exactly where I'm going with this product. How are you supposed to easily charge it with the existing bulky factory cord? You're not so let's just stop dreaming. What you need is this portable wireless charger that you can attach to your keychain. It's itty-bitty, comes in black or pink, and solves that how-do-I-charge-my-watch-while-on-vacation conundrum.
These Command Hook Shelves Level Up Your Decorvia Amazon
You know when you want a display shelf but don't want to put holes in the wall? Try these Command Hook Shelves that go up anywhere and stay secure thanks to 3M technology! Use a bunch to display a large collection, or just a few as extra storage in the bathroom, kitchen, or any place else you desire.
This Water Flosser Makes Dental Hygiene a Breeze
Here's a great alternative to conventional floss: this water flosser can clean your teeth just as effectively, and it can reach places in your mouth that traditional brushes and floss can't! It has normal, soft, and pulse modes, so you can choose how intense your mouth-cleaning is each time you use the flosser.
This Supersonic Dupe Designer Hair Dryer Without the High Price Tag
You don't have to drop $400 for a Dyson supersonic dryer when you can have this one for less than $40. This ionic hair dryer has all of the same attachments (smooth nozzle and diffuser nozzle) and features — two speeds, three heat settings, and multiple cool settings. Reviewers cite the speedy drying time and resemblance to a more expensive dryer as reasons to purchase.
Don't Let Your Feet Get Unruly... Try This Electronic Callous Remover
Serious callouses require serious tools, like this rechargeable electric foot file that has five different roller heads. This callus remover has two speeds and a digital battery display so you can easily see how much battery life is left. This water-resistant tool can also be rinsed clean or used in the shower so you can get the baby-soft feet you really deserve without an expensive trip to the spa.
Measure Up In Style With Gorgeous Pavilion Measuring Cups
Let's talk about measuring cups, specifically this stacking measuring cup set in the sweetest floral pattern. Made from stoneware, the set includes 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup options and is microwave and dishwasher-safe. Stack all your measuring tools in one stackable set!
Set the Mood With These Dimmable String Lightsvia Amazon
These shatterproof string lights have over 5,000 five star reviews for a reason. They're an easy way to add a romantic glow to your backyard. String them from your trees, your patio, your fence–you name it. And since they're outdoor lights, they can withstand even the toughest weather.
This Facial Steamer Attacks Those Blackheads and Impurities
If you've been to a spa for blackhead extraction, you know how painful and pricey it can be. No worries, now you can do it yourself in the comfort of your home with this little facial steamer! It even comes with a bonus zit and blackhead extraction set so you can get the results you want easily.
This Reusable Utensil Set That's Just Plain Stylishvia Amazon
Still packing lunch with those cheap plastic forks? Throw those out once and for all in favor of this stylish set. Each piece is made from stainless steel that won't rust over time — and you also get a travel case to keep everything clean when packed. Plus, you even have the choice of nine colors!
This Flexible LED Light Strip is the Best Accent Lighting
Want to add extra lighting around your house, such as under cabinets, in display areas, or in your closets? No, don't call an electrician, easily DIY with these LED strip lights! They're flexible and cuttable, so you can customize the length to your space, plus they'll adhere to any non-porous surface.
This Microwave Shelf is Such a Space Saver in the Kitchen
My life was empty before this microwave shelf came into it. Not only is it made from tough carbon steel, but the height, and length, are also adjustable so that it'll work with practically any microwave. Now my life is complete. Easy fix, right?
This LED Smart Bulb Will Save You Big on Electricityvia Amazon
Want to save big on your electricity bill while adding some cool, voice-activated features to your lighting? Snag some of these LED smart bulbs and upgrade your experience while paying less for utilities over time. These are compatible with Alexa and Google Chrome to customize your lighting levels and turn on and off with your voice, plus you can also set the lights on a timer using a free app.
Stop Bacteria Festering in Your Washing Machine These Affresh Tabletsvia Amazon
I had a front-load washer and dryer some years back and I loved them with one exception: The washer would get super stinky. Stinky enough that I had to start leaving the door open to let it air out. That was pre-Amazon and pre-Affresh washing machine cleaner. These tabs go in your machine one time a month to help attack odor-causing residue.
This Magnetic Car Mount is Non-Slipvia Amazon
Tired of your phone slipping off the dash when you're trying to make a call or read a map? Try this magnetic car mount and your phone will stay securely in place. You won't have to worry about it falling underneath the pedals or in the crevice between seats. Plus, it's hands free!
Salon Shellac Nails at Home With This LED Nail Dryervia Amazon
This LED nail dryer is compatible with all nail polish, gels, shellac, or any other nail accessory that requires drying. Skip the trip to the salon and style and dry your nails in the comfort of your own home!
These Mixing Bowls With Lids are So Convenientvia Amazon
These mixing bowls with lids have all your kitchen and baking needs covered, hands down. Effortlessly seal food for storage, or just to keep the bugs away while they're sitting on the counter. Upgrade your culinary arsenal with this easy-to-use and dishwasher safe item!
A Wearable Night Light for Easy Readingvia Amazon
This neck reading light sure comes in handy. Outfitted with LED lights, this gadget has three brightness levels and can be used for up to 40 hours on a single charge. The silicone housing makes it soft and easy to wear. This hands-free light is also great for knitting and crafting, particularly in low-light areas.
Poached Eggs Made Easy With This Double-Decker Egg Cookervia Amazon
If you want up to 12 hard or soft-boiled eggs in a jiffy, try this double-decker egg cooker that produces rapid, reliable results. It's easier than boiling water and even comes with a tray that makes a two-egg omelet! For perfect eggs in five minutes, it's well worth the affordable price-tag.
Protect Your Drinks From Bugs and Debris With Drink Coversvia Amazon
My ideal afternoon is spent outside watching the sunset with a glass of my favorite wine and a delicious home-cooked meal. Unfortunately, bugs and dirt make this a bit difficult. But it's not a total loss–not with these drink tops anyway. They keep undesirable elements out of your glasses, so you can enjoy your outdoor time bug-free.
This Shampoo Helps Stimulate Hair Growthvia Amazon
Has your hair been feeling a little thinner than usual? This shampoo contains niacin and peppermint oil, which can help stimulate hair growth. But don't take it from me — thousands of reviewers left glowing reviews. One even raved that "I have only been using Hair Surge for two weeks and already can see and feel stubble starting to fill in thinning areas. I am no longer removing massive amounts of hair from the shower drain on a daily basis!"
These are My New Kitchen Staplevia Amazon
Plastic bags are convenient, but we all know that Mother Nature is not a fan. Tupperware takes up tons of space in the fridge and is hard to take to-go sometimes. So, what option do you have? These reusable storage bags. They're convenient, good for the environment, and so so easy to clean.
This is the Cutting Board You Wish You Always Owned
All cutting boards were not created equal, like this one made of bamboo that has juice grooves and four storage containers that you can literally rake your choppings into thanks to what the manufacturer dubbed as "the drop zone." The extra-large surface is ideal and it can be turned this way or that depending upon whether you're right- or left-handed.
This Bottle Brush Set Keeps Your Water Bottles Pristinevia Amazon
When my kids outgrew bottles, I thought I was done with bottle brushes. Not so! I use these all the time to clean kids' water bottles with straws and my large stainless steel or glass water bottles. There's a brush for all your needs so every part of your bottle will be sparkling!
These Over-The-Door Shelves are Great for Extra Storagevia Amazon
Need some extra storage space in your bathroom? These shelves are designed to hang over any standard-sized door — and with five hooks as well as two baskets, there's a ton of room for all your stuff. Plus, the whole unit can hold up to 50 pounds with ease.
This Color Changing Smart Bulb is the Ultimate Mood Lighting
How cool is this color-changing smart bulb you can control with Alexa or Google Home? It can display 16 million colors plus warm or cool white, and you can set the bulb to match natural light patterns from dawn to dusk - what?! You can also control the light from anywhere using the free app, so you can set your lights to turn on and off when you're away for extra security.
This Outdoor WiFi Plug for Internet Connection in the Gardenvia Amazon
We all love being outdoors in the summer and this WiFi plug makes the experience more enjoyable with an internet connection in the garden. This WiFi plug is also compatible with Alexa for voice control and works with the most heavy-duty of electronics, so your awesome sound system will be pumping no matter where you are!
These Kitchen Scissors are So Handyvia Amazon
I love these handy kitchen scissors for small chopping jobs like veggies and fresh herbs. You don't even need the cutting board since these have a little "shelf" for holding whatever you're cutting! I love anything that makes meal prep go faster, and these are definitely one of my new fave kitchen tools.