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, from an egg tray that tells you when your eggs are about to go bad to a waterproof notepad where you can write down the most brilliant ideas you have in the shower. I hope you find something that will give you that “perfect tool for the job” happiness!
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This Wine Stain Remover Works Like a Charm
I'm not totally sure how this stuff works; I just know that I'd like to have at least one bottle of it in my house at all times (which, as it turns out, is also exactly how I feel about wine). You can use this stuff on either fresh stains or ones that have been there for a while. And it works on more than just wine! Wine Away is also effective on coffee, blood ink, fruit punch, and even pet stains.
As for the stains on your teeth after drinking wine, there's a product for that, too!
White Wipes Instantly Brighten Your Smile
Some people actually avoid drinking red wine while out in public because it stains their teeth. It doesn't have to be that way! These wipes immediately brighten your smile — just rub them on your teeth after drinking red wine or coffee and enjoy your pearly whites. This listing is for a box of 12 individually wrapped wipes that can be easily tucked into your pocket or purse.
The Belly Bandit Solves One of Your Most Embarrassing Problems
OK, we need to talk about boob sweat for a sec. It’s a fact of life, and it’s super annoying. We all know how frustrating, uncomfortable, and embarrassing it can be to look in the mirror and see a little sweat puddle right smack dab in the middle of your chest. That won’t happen if you have one of these things.
All you have to do is place one of these bra liners directly under your bra, and it will wick away the sweat before it gets to your shirt. It’s super discreet and made from ultra-soft bamboo fibers that won’t irritate sensitive skin.
These Pimple Patches Suck the Gross Stuff Right Outta Ya
When you put these patches on your face, they look basically like Band-Aids. The white spots you see in the picture up there? Yeah, that’s all the gross gunky stuff they pulled out of various zits. These things are super popular — they have nearly 3,000 reviews on Amazon!
As a result of these patches sucking up all that gunk, the pimples become flatter and less noticeable. Pretty clever, huh?
This Brown Sugar Bear Keeps Your Brown Sugar Fresh
Baking is fun. Discovering that your brown sugar has hardened into a sugar brick and is now basically unusable? That's not quite as much fun. Luckily, this little bear can prevent that. All you have to do is soak the bear in water for about 20 minutes, then place it directly into the brown sugar, where it will maintain moisture for 3–6 months. You can also use it to keep baked goods like breads, cakes, and cookies fresh!
These Button Extenders Give You a Little Leeway on Your Favorite Shirt
If you've noticed that the cuffs or collar of your favorite shirt have gotten a little too tight, do not despair! You don't have to get rid of the shirt; just pop on one of these extenders! The loop fits over an existing button and gives you an extra inch, while the button side acts as your brand new button. It couldn't be easier.
Keep Your Pup's Paws Clean with This Paw Scrubber
Protect your floors from dirt, mud, dust, grime, and every other thing dogs manage to step in while out on a walk. This paw scrubber uses super soft silicone bristles to gently clean your pet's paws. Simply pour in some clean water (and maybe a little bit of soap for tougher jobs), insert the paw, and gently rotate the scrubber.
Bee's Wrap Is the Storage Solution of the Future!
It’s made with organic cotton and beeswax! Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap and form it over a bowl or a piece of food. You can wash it, reuse, and compost it, making it an awesome alternative to plastic wrap. Each sheet lasts for about a year (assuming you use it a few times per week). The wrap also comes in several different fun patterns and designs.
This Drain Millipede Will Make Clogs a Thing of the Past
Each drain millipede has more than 4,000 teeny tiny micro-hooks running along the full length. When the millipede is inserted into your bathroom drain, those hooks grab the hair (or whatever else may be clogging up your pipes) and don't let go. You probably won't like what you see this think yank out of the drain abyss, but you will like having unclogged drains!
The Magic Stone Is the Barbecue Cleaner You've Been Looking For
Everyone loves cooking out on the grill, but no one loves doing the cleanup. The Magic Stone makes it easier than ever to scrub all the grease, dirt, and grime off your grill with minimal effort on your part. It’s made from heat-treated glass that is completely odorless, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic. It also prevents the spread of E. coli, salmonella, and other harmful bacteria.
These Sticky Notes Are Also Divider Tabs
I feel like there’s a lot of potential for these tabbed sticky notes.
I’m not in school anymore, but I kind of wish I was so that I could get these and use them for all of my classes. You could stick them to the beginning of each chapter in your book and take notes covering the most important details.
If You Have Long Hair or Pets, You Should Also Have a TubShroom
Nobody knows exactly how it happens, but if you have long hair, you’ve undoubtedly wound up with a gigantic clump of hair in your shower drain. It’s inconvenient, gross, and pretty tricky to get rid of.
If you want to eliminate those clogs, the TubShroom is a great first step. It fits in any standard tub drain hole and catches hair — of any length — before it goes down the drain. I like that it keeps the hair hidden, too, unlike those drain covers made out of metal screens.
This Privacy Window Film Doesn't Block out the Light
Everyone deserves to enjoy a bit of privacy in their own home, and this window film gives you a way to do that without covering all of your windows with blackout curtains. It sticks to the window using only static electricity, so you won't have to deal with any sticky, gluey mess. It can also be removed easily and reused multiple times on different windows. If that's still not enough to convince you, these window films also retain heat in the winter and block it out during the summer, which can save you money on your energy bills.
This Kitchen Wrap Organizer Makes So Much Sense
As handy as aluminum foil and sandwich bags are to have around, there never seems to be a good way to store them. Either they take up a bunch of drawer space or they're loose in the cupboards and can never be found when you need them. This organizer features eight adjustable wires that can be moved around to fit different box shapes and hold them in place. Take advantage of some vertical space in your cupboard or under a shelf!
This Sponge Holder Also Has a Place for Your Scrubbing Brush
I've actually been looking for some sort of sponge caddy for my own sink and didn't even realize they had some with places for a scrubber brush (until I found this one)! It attaches to the side of your sink with suction cups and keeps everything out of the way. No more digging under the dirty dishes to find your sponge! No more trying to delicately balance your scrubber brush on the sink divider (only for it to fall into the sink when you walk by)!
Chill Your Beverages in a Flash with aHyperChiller
via: AmazonIf you like iced coffee, then I think the HyperChiller is an absolute must. You can pour hot coffee straight into it and it will chill it — in one minute! — without any dilution. I mean, it's a no-brainer. You can also use the HyperChiller to chill wine, tea, whiskey...basically anything that is hot, but which you would like to be cold. It's also dishwasher safe, so even cleanup is a total breeze.
I Think Everyone Should Have a Baggu Bag in Their Car
via: AmazonMaybe it's just me, but I definitely forget my reusable grocery bags more often than I remember them. Luckily, I keep a couple of these Baggu bags in my car at all times, and they have saved me more than once. They fold up and are easily stored in a small pouch (which is included!). They're also quite strong and can be used for everything from groceries to beach supplies!
Winter Is Coming! Better Get a Snow Cover
via: AmazonI live in Southern California now, but I grew up in Michigan and am honestly kind of bitter about the fact that I didn't know these existed until this very moment. Brushing the snow off your car and scraping your windshield is the worst part of winter. Hands down. That's why you should have one of these snow covers. It fits over the windshield of most cars or SUVs — simply secure the bottom with your wipers and tuck the side flaps inside your door. When it's time to drive, just lift the cover and be on your way!
An Umbrella Hat May Look a Little Silly, but the Benefits Are Worth It
via: AmazonOK. OK, yes. It looks ridiculous. But hear me out! If you're a photographer, a pet owner, or just someone who enjoys the use of both hands even when you're out in the rain, then it might just be worth it to look a little silly. Think about it! You could also use it on a sunny day — maybe while gardening? I'm not saying they're the next big fashion statement...but they could be!
These Self-Chilling Pint Glasses Are Cooler Than Cool
via: AmazonKeep your beer, soda, juice, water, smoothie, or other beverage cool without dealing with dilution from a bunch of ice cubes. Simply store the gel-filled Dimple cones in your freezer, and when it comes time to serve a beverage, pop one into the bottom of a Dimple glass! They stay securely in place with the help of some magnets, and the insulated grip strip saves you from condensation. Have they thought of everything at this point? Because it kind of seems like it.
This Desktop Vacuum Is Great for Crumbs!
via: AmazonRather than having to clean off your entire desk or countertop before wiping it down, just run this little guy over the surface and say goodbye to the crumbs. It will make quick work of small messes and will easily make your life just a little bit easier (and who couldn't use that?). You can either charge it using the included USB cable or pop in four AA batteries.
This Smart Egg Tray Keeps Track of Your Eggs!
via: AmazonHow many eggs do you have in your fridge right this minute? I'm guessing you might not know...unless you already have one of these smart egg trays. The tray syncs with your smartphone to tell you exactly how many eggs you have (up to 14). It also will let you know when they're going bad so you're never caught unaware at breakfast time.
These Leather Cable Clips Look So Classy
via: AmazonThe older I get, the more of my life is dedicated to better cable management. It seems like nearly every flat surface in my home features one kind of cable or another. These cable clips feature an adhesive on the back which can be stuck to most surfaces including plastic, metal, glass, wood, rubber, and even car interiors. This listing is for a set of three clips.
This Credit Card Holder Might Be the Most Brilliant Thing You See Today
via: AmazonForget about fumbling in your wallet to pull out the correct card. This credit card holder basically does all the work for you! Simply push up on the button that corresponds to the card you need, and voila! That card will pop out at the top! It comes with 18 different logos that you can switch out on the buttons depending on which cards you're going to be storing. There's also a money clip on the back, so you can keep track of everything you would otherwise just stuff into your wallet and forget about.
This Cleaning Slime Is Both Fun to Use and Totally Functional
via: AmazonIf you're near a computer, take a peek into the crevices between the keys. I'm guessing they're not devoid of crumbs. You could try the ol' turn-it-upside-down-and-shake-it-like-crazy method of cleaning out the crumbs, but that's not quite as fun as using some slime! Just slap it on the keyboard and peel it up! Ta-da!
These Microfiber Sticks Are Another Good Cleaning Tool
via: AmazonHow many times have you tried to clean a super tiny area only to find that you couldn't quite reach all the grime? That's exactly the kind of situation where these microfiber sticks would come in handy. Use them to clean your car vents, your air conditioner grill, your window tracks, the spot where your faucet meets your countertop — all those hard-to-reach, annoying-to-clean places! The microfiber clothes are removable and machine washable, so you can reuse them!
This Hanging Trash Bag Is Super Handy!
via: AmazonThey always say that the best way to keep your kitchen clean is to clean while you cook. With this hanging trash bag, you actually can! Hang it on a cupboard or drawer and use it to collect veggie peels, eggshells, and other garbage in a convenient location — without having to walk back and forth to the full-size trash can.
The Camco Water Bandit Is the Universal Connector You've Been Waiting For
via: AmazonIf you camp or spend time in an RV, you have probably come across a water hookup that just will not hook up. Or maybe your own faucet simply refuses to connect to your hose. If so, then the Water Bandit is exactly the solution you need. It can connect a standard hose to an unthreaded faucet, a faucet with stripped threads, or even one that is super bent out of shape. Pretty brilliant, huh?
This Rainfall Showerhead Is Super Luxurious
via: AmazonAnd it can be easily installed in about 5 minutes. Transform your shower into a spa-like experience. The showerhead’s unique design lets you enjoy a luxurious shower regardless of how low your water pressure is. How do I know? I own one. And I love it. It fits on any standard showerhead hookup, so feel free to get one for every shower in your house!
This Magnetic Phone Mount Is a Must-Have Accessory
via: AmazonI have this exact phone mount in my car and I wouldn’t dream of driving without it — I even bring it with me when I travel to use in my rental cars. All you have to do is pop the included thin metal plate inside your phone case and clip the magnet onto your AC vent. Your phone attaches to the magnet effortlessly and allows you to easily see the screen whenever you’re using it for navigation.
These Headrest Hangers Are Another Great Car Accessory
via: AmazonSimply clip these handles onto the headrest poles and use them to hang up your purse, a garbage bag, your umbrella, or whatever else you want to get up off the car floor. They can be clipped on in seconds and each one can support up to 18 pounds. You can also swing the hooks around to the front (assuming the seat is unoccupied, natch) and use the hooks there.
This Charger Cable Will Light up Your Life
via: Amazon/netanelWhen you plug this cable into your phone to charge it up, you had better prepare to be dazzled. A lovely blue light will start "flowing" down the cable to show that your phone is actively charging — but it's more than just a pretty light show. As your phone continues to charge, the light will slow down. Once the phone is completely charged, the light shuts down, letting you know that you're at 100 percent!
Keep Track of Your Best Ideas on This Waterproof Notepad
via: AmazonWhy is it that the best ideas always come at the most inopportune times? If inspiration tends to strike you in the shower, you're in luck! The AquaPad features 40 waterproof pages where you can log your ideas, make a grocery list, write down a to-do list or just do some doodling. The sheets are perforated, so you can tear them off and bring them out of the shower, too.
These Ice Stick Trays Are Great for Water Bottles!
via: AmazonThese ice trays make rods of ice that are the exact right shape and size to keep in your water bottle — no more crushing up ice cubes or trying to force them into a bottle that's just a little small. Another great feature is the silicone bottom, which makes it easy to pop the ice sticks out without twisting the entire tray back and forth.
Sugru Is Basically PlayDoh for Grown-Ups
via: AmazonThis listing is for eight small packets of Sugru. 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!
Every Kitchen Needs a Master Pan
via: AmazonCook every part of your breakfast at once with the genius Master Pan. It's a cast iron pan with five different compartments that can be used to prepare several separate breakfast components. Fry your eggs in one section, sizzle up some bacon in another. Even though it's gigantic, it only requires a single burner. You can use it for lunch and dinner as well!
These Boots Were Made for Soakin'
via: AmazonThere are few things quite as relaxing as enjoying a good foot soak, but arranging a bulky container in your living room can be a bit troublesome. For one, it is super heavy! You also run the risk of splashing water all over the place, which means you're stuck cleaning up after your relaxing soak. These boots are designed specifically to soak your feet without all of the annoyance of using a bin. Simply pour water into the boots, add your salts or oils or whatever you prefer, then cinch them closed around your calf. Easy peasy!
The Dunking Buddy Might Be the Most Brilliant Invention of Our Time
via: AmazonThe Problem: You love dunking cookies in milk, but you hate getting your fingers soggy and milky (and I don't blame you!). The Solution: The Dunking Buddy! It's the first magnetic cookie dunking tool around, and it boggles the mind that something like this hasn't existed sooner. Simply add the dunking box to the inside of your glass of milk and attach the magnetic handle to the outside. When it comes time to dunk, lower the entire box into the milk from outside the glass.
These Gripper Clips Make It Easier Than Ever to Remove Hot Things from the Oven
via: AmazonOven mitts certainly have their place, but Gripper Clips allow you to actually grab onto the pan and remove it from the oven (or put it in, naturally). They work with bots, trays, and even bowls that are too hot or unwieldy to easily pour and handle. They're easily operated with a single hand and one Gripper Clip can support up to 5 pounds (this listing is for a set of two Clips).
This Popcorn Popper Works in the Microwave
via: AmazonIs there a snack that is better than popcorn? I don’t think so. (Unless you’re having Peanut M&Ms in your popcorn.) This listing is for a set of two popcorn poppers, each of which pops a single serving of popcorn. Simply pour unpopped popcorn kernels into the integrated kernel-measuring base and pop the entire thing in the microwave — no oil required! After a few minutes, you’ll have fresh, ready-to-eat popcorn. All you need to do is add the butter and salt (and Peanut M&Ms, if you know what’s good for ya).
These Sock Monsters Solve All Your Sock Problems
via: AmazonWashing socks is easy enough, but matching them back up after they come out of the dryer? It's impossible. Not only does it take baaaasically forever; you're practically guaranteed to end up with extra socks that have no matches (and won't ever have a match again). The idea with these sock monsters is that you use them to match your socks up before you wash and dry them. They stay together throughout the entire laundering process and are then automatically sorted when they come out of the dryer!
This Flavor Infuser Will Take Your Soups to the Next Level
via: AmazonPretty much anyone can chop up ingredients and stick them in a pot together. Seasoning is what really separates the top chefs from the total casuals. Insert whole herbs and spices like thyme, sage, bay leaves, rosemary, or even cinnamon sticks into this infuser, then plop the whole thing into whatever it is that you're cooking. When it comes time to remove the whole herbs, you don't have to go poking through the whole pot; just reach in and deftly remove the infuser. It really couldn't be easier.
The Dunking Buddy Might Be the Most Brilliant Invention of Our TimeThe Problem: You love dunking cookies in milk, but you hate getting your fingers soggy and milky (and I don't blame you!). The Solution: The Dunking Buddy! It's the first magnetic cookie dunking tool around, and it boggles the mind that something like this hasn't existed sooner. Simply add the dunking box to the inside of your glass of milk and attach the magnetic handle to the outside. When it comes time to dunk, lower the entire box into the milk from outside the glass.
The Floozie Keeps Your Drink Right Where You Want It
via: AmazonWhether you're chilling in the pool, lounging in the lake, or floating down a river, you don't want to have to worry about your drink. Ideally, it'd be right next to you at all times, and remain cold, too. Such a thing is possible with the Floozie (that's a floating koozie, in case you didn't put it together on your own). Just place your beverage in the Floozie and enjoy having your drink within reach no matter how far away you are from shore.
The Belly Bandit Solves One of Your Most Embarrassing Problems
via: AmazonOK, we need to talk about boob sweat for a sec. It's a fact of life, and it's super annoying. We all know how frustrating, uncomfortable, and embarrassing it can be to look in the mirror and see a little sweat puddle right smack dab in the middle of your chest. That won't happen if you have one of these things. All you have to do is place one of these bra liners directly under your bra, and it will wick away the sweat before it gets to your shirt. It's super discreet and made from ultra-soft bamboo fibers that won't irritate sensitive skin.
This Silicone Brush Is Perfect for Cleaning Bottles
via: AmazonWhenever I have to clean out a water bottle, vase, or something else with a narrow neck, I usually resort to squirting some dish soap inside, adding some water, and swishing it around until I've convinced myself that it's clean. Something tells me this tool might work a little better. The silicone bristles are flexible enough to reach and scrub in even the most hard-to-reach places. Plus, since the whole thing is made from silicone, it rinses off easily and doesn't harbor harmful bacteria.
This Multi-Tool Seems Like a Good Thing to Have Around
via: AmazonIt always feels good to have the right tool for the job. With this thing in your pocket, you're probably going to experience that feeling more often than you ever have before. It features a stylus, a screwdriver (with both Phillips and flathead heads), a bubble level, a ruler (which measures in both inches and centimeters), and, of course, a pen! Just think of all the times you wish you had one of these tools handy...now realize you can make that wish a reality.
Wrangle All the Things with These Rubber Twist Ties
via: AmazonThese flexible rubber twist ties have a tough rubber exterior that provides excellent grip. They also have a strong, bendable wire inside that can be wrapped around anything from a hose to computer cables to extension cords. This listing includes several different sizes of twist ties that can be used throughout your home (and outside) for all manner of wrangling jobs.
Keep Your Cables in Order with This 7-Channel Cable Organizer
via: AmazonIf you're like me, you probably have a whole jungle of charging cables sprawled out all over your desk. I've tried several different methods of organizing them, but I think this one looks the sleekest. It has seven different channels for all your various cables, and each channel allows the cable to move through it freely so you don't end up getting tangled. You could definitely put one on your desk and keep another on your nightstand!
This Headphone Mount Also Keeps Your Desk Organized
via: AmazonIn order to get the most use out of your headphones, you want to make sure you have a good place to keep them whenever they are not on your head. This hook mounts directly to the underside of your desk or worktable and provides a place to hook up to two different pairs of headphones so that their cables don't clutter up your desk and they're always within easy reach.
This Pick-Up Tool Is Like Having an Extra Hand
via: AmazonAn extra long hand, that is. That’s also magnetic. This telescoping tool has a very strong magnet at its tip. Use it grab screws, bolts, or other bits of metal that have found their way under your fridge, behind the couch, or between your washer and dryer. The magnet is strong enough to hold onto things that weigh up to 15 pounds. The neck telescopes up to30 inches long.
This Hair Clip Is Also a Screwdriver
via: AmazonAnd a bottle opener. And a nail file. Also a ruler. Did we mention it can also aid in opening up envelopes or packages? Of course, if you just need it to clip your bangs out of your face, it totally does that too. If you have one of these in your hair, the chances of you solving people's problems immediately goes up by like 38 percent.
This Coffee Scoop Is Also a Bag Clip
via: Amazon(Can you tell I have a thing for gadgets that pull double duty?) I always find the stuck-on twist-tie closures on coffee bags to be pretty annoying. I never feel like I'm getting a good seal, and more often than not, they end up falling off completely. This wooden coffee scoop also functions as a bag clip, meaning you can put those annoying twist tie closures be hind you. Just scoop your beans, then slip the clip portion over the open bag to seal it.
This Egg Cooker Makes Your Breakfast for You
via: AmazonThe Dash Rapid Egg Cooker cooks six eggs at once and always does them perfectly. It can do hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, or even personal omelets — all within minutes and with just the touch of a button. It's ideal for families or picky eaters. You don't have to wash out multiple pans; just pop your eggs right into this cooker for a few minutes.
This Toilet Plunger Is Actually a Huge StickerYou may have had a sticker collection when you were growing up, but I'm betting you never had anything as useful as the Pongtu Sticker Plunger. Next time your toilet is clogged, use one of these stickers instead of a traditional plunger. The sticker creates an airtight seal around the toilet bowl, allowing you to plunge with more pressure and easily unclog your toilet.
These Spool Huggers Are a Must for Sewing Fanatics
via: AmazonIf you enjoy sewing, you probably have quite a few spools of thread near your workstation. You've also probably experienced the frustration of having the loose ends of said spools getting annoyingly tangled, unspooled, or caught up in the vacuum cleaner. That's where Peels come in. They hug your spool of thread tight to keep it from coming unraveled (until you want to use it, that is). It's a simple concept, but a total lifesaver.
This Bluetooth Speaker Is Totally Waterproof
via: AmazonStarting your day with some music (or a podcast!) is a great way to get yourself in a good mood so you feel ready to face whatever the day throws at you. This speaker attaches to your shower wall with a heavy duty suction cup. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and can be controlled from within the shower. You can even take calls on it if you want to.
This Phone Mount Brings Your Phone to You in the Shower
via: AmazonIf you'd rather watch something (instead of just listening), then you may be interested in this shower phone mount. Catch up on the news, binge watch the latest season of your favorite show, or enjoy a few YouTube videos as you take a shower (or bath!). Droplet works with any smart device, including a phone or tablet. Now you never have to miss a second of your favorite media.
The SipCaddy Is Another Great Bathroom Gadget
via: AmazonIf you have decided to take a bath, you deserve to be pampered to the utmost extreme. That probably means you need a glass of wine within easy reach. Luckily, that can easily be arranged. The SipCaddy is a wine glass holder that attaches directly to your tub or bathroom tile. Because if you're going to relax, you may as well go all out, right?
You're Also Gonna Need an Overflow Drain Cover
via: AmazonAs we just established, if you're going to be taking a bath, you deserve to go all out when it comes to relaxing. That means having the water cover your entire body (and not stopping below your knees or shoulders). In order to accomplish that, you want to cover the overflow drain cover on your tub. That's exactly what this handy gadget accomplishes. Say hello to deeper, more luxurious baths!
This Book Light Is Super Teeny Tiny
via: AmazonBut it packs a serious punch. If you want to read in bed without disturbing your partner/getting out of bed to turn on the light, then a book light is the ideal product for you. It's small enough that you could also carry it around in your pocket or purse in case you find yourself stuck on a bus or a plane and feel like doing some reading without grabbing your phone and using the flashlight.
This Ring Light Will Take Your Selfies to the Next Level
via: AmazonIf you’re not familiar with ring lights, all you need to know is that they provide exquisite lighting and lead to some of the best selfies on the Internet (just in case that’s something that’s important to you). Unfortunately, they’re also usually pretty bulky and you can’t really transport them easily — until now. This ring light clips right onto your phone in order to provide excellent lighting no matter where you are. Easy peasy.
This Phone Tripod Is Also a Selfie Stick
via: AmazonI know you might feel like getting a tripod for your phone is a *touch* overkill, but I actually have this exact model and it's totally a lifesaver when it comes taking group photos. No more having to awkwardly prop your phone up against some books to get the best angle. The tripod also comes with a Bluetooth remote which you can use a remote shutter for your phone's camera!
This Keychain Bottle Opener Will Come in Handy More Often Than You Might Think
via: AmazonHere's the thing. When you're at a friend's house and you need to open a bottle, you could ask where they keep their bottle opener, then go retrieve said bottle opener, then open your bottle. ...Or you could just grab your own nifty bottle opener that lives on your keychain and open your bottle in a couple seconds — as well as the bottles of people around you. You're gonna be a hero, basically.
This Sunrise Alarm Clock Provides a Peaceful Wake-Up Experience
via: AmazonIf you prefer to wake up with the sun, then this is the alarm clock for you. Rather than blasting you awake with loud noises and a shaking bed, the ring around this clock face gradually becomes brighter and brighter until you wake up naturally. You can also choose to pair the sunrise effect with your choice of nature-inspired sounds. It also has a sunset simulator that gently dims the room as you’re falling asleep. Sounds lovely, right?
This Smart Notebook Is Basically from the Future
via: AmazonWrite in your notebook just like normal — but that's where the "normal" stuff ends. Use the app to take a picture of the notebook page and your notes are instantly digitized so you can send them to your computer, collaborate with other students online, or just have a digital paper trail of whatever you're working on. And now for the craziest part: Once your notebook is full, you can clear the pages by popping the whole thing in the microwave.
Get the Perfect Ice Spheres with This Ice Maker
via: AmazonThe finest cocktail bars in the world go out of their way to make (or buy) the clearest ice around. When you use ice filled with air bubbles and other imperfections, you end up diluting your drink and in some cases sullying it with weird flavors. That doesn't happen with these crystal clear ice spheres. They're so clear that you embed edible flowers or herbs in them to create a little piece of art.
This Cube Timer Will Help You Stay Focused
via: AmazonThis 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.