Don't you love that we live in the future? Science fiction from just 30 years ago couldn’t imagine some of various little gadgets and gizmos we use today. And it seems like every day new innovations make our lives easier, better, faster, stronger (I’ll let you decide if I’m referencing Daft Punk or Kanye West).
To me, the most exciting products slip perfectly into your life. They make you wonder how you ever existed without them. From touchscreen-friendly gloves to a way to never lose your keys again, check out some gadgets to help you live your most futuristic life!
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This Cold Brew Pitcher Will Put Some Pep in Your Step
via: AmazonWhether you’re an iced coffee fan or you just enjoy the smooth, extra zip cold brew brings, this pitcher can help. The pitcher uses a filtered internal chamber to brew your choice of coffee grounds to perfection. It also comes in two sizes for your various household and caffeine needs. It’s a good thing this pitcher will spend most of its time in the fridge; your regular coffee maker will get jealous!
This Water Bottle Keeps Your Pup Hydrated on Long Walks
via: AmazonAny furry best friend who loves spending lots of time outside needs one of these water bottles. They hold a little less than a pint (cheers, Fido) and have a charcoal filter in case you need to top off in a place where you’re not too sure of the water quality. With four colors to choose from and a bowl-shaped dispenser, both you and your pupper are sure to be pleased.
This Colorful Showerhead Lets You Know When to Come On In
via: AmazonOld plumbing and frosty winter pipes are just a couple of reasons we’ve all misjudged the water temperature in our showers. Keep your hands dry and safe by glancing at the changing LEDs in this showerhead. The lights change from blue to green to red to let you know when the water’s cool, warm, and hot, respectively. You’ll also know when you’ve gone too far because it’ll flash red to warn of scalding temps. The best part? The lights are powered by running water, not batteries!
This Decor-Friendly Litter BoxDoesn’t Mess Around
via: AmazonLet’s face it: most litter boxes are eyesores and the attractive ones cost a pretty penny. These top-entry litter boxes come in a few different colors and don’t scream “I’m housing some unsavory materials." The perch area of the lid also has filter holes so paw litter falls back into the box instead of all over your floor. That’s right, you’re about to get your floor back.
This Little Square Helps You Keep Track of Your Valuables
via: AmazonTile has gradually improved their little devices over the years, most recently resulting in Tile Style. The gold accents and increased Bluetooth range make this clip-able square the best way to keep track of everything from your keys to your camera. You can keep track of your Tile(s) via an app, but if you lose your phone, Tile will force it to ring, even on silent.
This Universal Remote For the Streaming Era
via: AmazonReady for a Netflix binge? Okay, turn on your TV. Now, wake your Apple TV. Why is the volume so loud! Quick, grab the soundbar remote! Where is it?! Don’t let this happen to you again. After programming this universal remote with your media setup, just click it into your fourth or fifth generation Apple TV (no worries if you have an older model). Voila! One. Single. Remote.
This Toaster Takes The Guesswork Out of Making the Perfect Slice
via: AmazonEven with toaster ovens, it can be hard to see when your toast is ready. The window on the toaster lets you figure out which setting yields your ideal slice of toast. You also get all the modern bells and whistles like reheat, defrost, and bagel settings, plus an easy-to-clean crumb tray. With three popular kitchen appliance colors to choose from, it’s clear that this toaster is a welcome addition to any countertop.
This Light Bulb is Pretty Smart
via: AmazonNeed a little bulb that does big things? LIFX makes these adorable smart bulbs perfect for any light fixture. Setup is simple thanks to an app and you don’t need to make any big, complicated smart hub decisions. Look, Ma! No hands! If you get tired of using the app, control your light(s) with your voice. The bulb plays nicely with Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and even Cortana.
This Opener Can Get Into Just About Anything
via: AmazonAt first glance, you just think this opener can handle bottles and cans, but a few curves and points confuse you. The bottle opener has grooves on one side to fit over most twist top bottles, giving you some sweet leverage. You also get a little hook for airtight jars and pull-top cans like LaCroix. It’s time to stop straining and start enjoying the delights of your pantry.
A Sweatband From This Millennium
via: AmazonTerry cloth headbands have fallen to the wayside for almost everyone, except for professional athletes. The rest of us rightfully fear looking like we’re in a jazzercise VHS tape. Fret and freely sweat no more, thanks to this stylish, functional headband. All four styles have moisture-wicking fabric and adjustable straps to help you cool down when your heart rate is up.
These Touchscreen-Friendly Gloves Don't Just Work on Your Fingers
via: AmazonSeveral touchscreen gloves have popped up over the years, but they generally just have thinner fabric on the fingertips. These bad boys give a full range of motion thanks to some copper yarn. There are lighter and thicker gloves to choose from, depending on your climate, in a wide range of sizes. Whatever winter has in store, you can bet that you’ll be able to tweet about it.
A Pot Strainer To Replace Your Colander
via: AmazonWho really has the time and space to wash a colander? Those bulky bowls are used for a few seconds, but take up precious space in your kitchen. This little pot strainer snaps onto your pots and pans to effortlessly drain your pasta, potatoes, and more. This dishwasher-safe beauty is as strong as it is flexible, so you’ll never look back on your time without it.
A Space-Saving Drying Rack For Your Baby Bottles
via: AmazonWhether you’re pumping or pouring, new parents are quickly drowning in baby bottles. Reclaim your counter space and make sure you have plenty of clean bottles around with this drying rack. The design of this drying rack suits a wide variety of baby bottles and even some sippy cups. The top basket can house both bottle tops and pacifiers which can be awkward and potentially unsanitary to dry in the traditional places.
This Knife Sharpener Cuts Through the Competition
via: AmazonDon’t let the picture fool you; this gadget is only about 2.5 inches in every dimension. Small and mighty, this sharpener does all the work for you, just slide a knife through and get to chopping. For the kitchen klutzes out there, you can suction this sharpener to any smooth surface to ensure stability. It might not make you feel like you’re on “MasterChef," but let’s leave the manual blade sharpening to the professionals.
This Toilet Paper Holder Is a Renter's Dream
via: AmazonOkay, so there’s no toilet paper holder in your bathroom. Now what? Dust off your DIY skills and knock some dollars off your deposit? Let’s start simpler with this genius holder. It hooks onto the toilet tank and holds two mega rolls of toilet paper, unlike those floor holders you accidentally kick over several times a month.
A Shelf That Makes Storage Space Out of Your Outets
via: AmazonWhether you need it for your smart speaker, cell phone, or electric toothbrush, an outlet shelf immediately proves its value in your home, especially when it can hold up to 10 lbs. Installation is as simple as unscrewing the old wall plate and screwing in the outlet shelf. Cords can be fed through the bottom of the shelf for a neat, twist-free look.
This Silicone Tool Keeps Muddy Paws From Trekking Through Your Home
via: AmazonWhat a fun walk you’ve had with your rambunctious pupper! Now that their paws are covered in mud, this seems like a good time to have them walk over some rugs and carpets, right? Didn’t think so. Protect your floors with these comfortable, easy to wash paw cleaners. They come in a few sizes and colors to fit your dog and your personality. Just add water and twist the cleaner for spotless paws.
A Filter Straw For Wherever Life's Adventures Take You
via: AmazonLove taking the unbeaten path? That path is often quite long and lacking places to safely fill up a water bottle. LifeStraw does a lot more than your average Brita filter thanks to a microfiltration layer that removes almost all waterborne bacteria and parasites. The straw immediately filters as you drink from it, converting nature’s murkiest water into drinkable H2O.
These Adorable Dryer “Balls" Just Made Laundry Day More Fun
via: AmazonDryer balls allow more air to circulate, so if you like doing massive loads of laundry you can get everything dry at the same time. You can also dry smaller loads in less time than you usually would. These spiny cacti offer a new twist on an old trick and their little arms make it seem like they’re having a great time tumbling around.
These Bluetooth Beanies Are The Only Headphones You Need This Winter
via: AmazonThat’s right. Bluetooth. Beanie. Headphones. Little pouches on either side of the hat house little headphone speakers (which can be removed on laundry day). Wired headphones get easily tangled in outerwear while wireless headphones can feel awkward over or under a hat. This beanie just lets you focus on your toasty ears and tunes.
A Backlit Vanity Mirror That's Travel Friendly
via: AmazonA vanity mirror isn’t cool anymore; it’s all about backlit vanities. But so many of these mirrors are either expensive or cheap to the point of not being functional. This tri-fold vanity is an affordable modern marvel. The central panel has a ring of LED lights while the left panel magnifies your pores and intricate makeup. You can power the mirror via USB or throw in a few batteries and take it with you on your next trip.
A Way to Keep Your Glasses Up Without Making a Mess
via: AmazonHello, fellow Four Eyeses! We all know our signature move to push our glasses up our noses has become an adorable part of our lives, but what if we didn’t have to do that anymore? No, this isn’t Lasik or contacts or even that goop for your nose, just some nifty hooks that go on the arms of your glasses. These silicone hooks use the ears to stabilize glasses, preventing the infamous slide downwards.
These Acne Patches Keep Tiny Pimples From Becoming Massive Zits
via: AmazonAn acne breakout of any severity can put a damper on your day, but resist the urge to cover up with makeup! The oils from makeup can just make the problem worse. These little patches are clear, acne-healing miracles that you can put on under your makeup for an unblemished look.
This Pocket-Sized Fabric Shaver Removes The Fluff From Your Favorite Clothes
via: AmazonEveryone has those few items of clothing that pill like no one’s business or attract tons of lint. Beyond spending a long weekend with some tweezers, what are you to do? Grab this fabric shaver, of course. With different speed setting and an adjustable blade height, you can protect different clothes while making quick work of any fluff gathered there. This gizmo is completely portable too, so you can make quick touch-ups.
A Universal Smartphone Armband For Hands-Free Workout Soundtracks
via: AmazonRemember those armbands for your old iPod … or, ahem, Zune? As the iPhone got more and more popular they only seemed to fit iPhones. These days, Tribe makes a water-resistant band which has an adjustable arm strap and fits standard sized smartphones. Love big phones? They’ve got you covered too.
This Smart Scale Helps You Keep Track of Your Fitness Journey
via: AmazonWhatever your fitness goals are, a scale can be a helpful tool to track your progress, especially if it records more than just your weight. This Bluetooth scale in conjunction with its app helps you track 11 body composition measurements, from your weight to your body fat to your basal metabolism. The app also syncs to Fitbit’s app, Apple Health, and Google Fit for a comprehensive look at your physical health.
A Sleek Plug That Makes Dumb Things Smarter
via: AmazonDon’t want to swap out all your beloved electronics and appliances for smart versions? Get a smart plug. Amazon recently released their smart plug which works seamlessly with Alexa. By popping these into your outlets you can schedule when the coffee maker comes on, tell your TV to turn off, or just turn off your flat iron while you’re out and about.
This waterproof Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush Will Change Your Skincare Routine
via: AmazonInstead of coarse brushes that can irritate the skin, this vibrating facial brush uses silicone. There are three areas of coarseness where little silicone bristles buff away oil and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This effective brush also has a watertight cover for its charging port and a shower-friendly water-resistance rating. Who doesn’t want to be a few clicks away from softer, clearer skin?
This Many-Tendrilled Scrubber Doesn't Even Need Soap. Really.
via: Primary GroupWell, now I’ve seen it all. These reusable spaghetti scrubs tackle dirty dishes with nothing but the help of running water. Caked-on grease might require a little soap, but in general, these scrubbers deliver on their sudsless promise. The scrubbers are dishwasher safe or they can be tossed in the microwave to be disinfected.
This Gadget Gets You Picture Perfect Dog Selfies
via: AmazonIs your four-legged pal a little too active for you to snap a good photo? Distract them with the Pooch Selfie! Excited dogs hone in on this colorful ball that attaches to your smartphone resulting in clear adorable pictures of your pup. Just be sure to actually throw the ball every once in a while, you tease.
A Flexible Book Light With Different Intensities for Your Bookworm Needs
via: AmazonYou can end your search for the Goldilocks of book light brightness right now. This rechargeable light clips onto books and even laptops lacking backlit keys to illuminate your work or leisure. In addition to having different brightness levels, you can choose between a bright white light and a more bedtime-appropriate warm white.