I know, I know, it’s COVID. What possible uses could we have for portable gadgets when 90% of our time is spent indoors anyway? That’s what I thought, anyway, until I used some of these products. A lot of them are perfect because of social isolation. Personal chargers and power banks since you can’t really borrow one from a stranger when you’re outside. Some of them are just as good for inside the home, with the added benefit that they’re so portable you can just grab and go at the first signs of life.
Anyway, I thought it might be helpful to list for you below some of my favorites which I hope will solve some age old problems in your daily life or just save you some time.
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This Clutch-Shaped Phone Charger Is The Perfect Handbag Accessory
While I love power banks, they don’t always fit my style needs. I was really happy to find this chic, ultra-thin phone charger that slips right into a clutch like it was made for it. I don’t have to worry about a big clunky phone charger in my purse. I’m one of those people who hates leaving the house with a massive bag so this one is for sure a winner.
This Wearable Air Purifier Is The Perfect Pandemic Mask
COVID is such a nasty time, but I’m a positive person. If there’s anything good that happened from this godawful time during our life, it’s that at least we can express individualism from wearing masks. The only thing is, breathing in our own fumes gets a little nauseating. That’s why I picked up a couple of these masks with built-in air purifiers.
These Air Pods are the Perfect Accessory for Being On-the-Go
Ever since I switched to bluetooth earbuds, it’s been night and day. I always thought it wouldn’t make a difference, or even that I wouldn’t like them. But since experiencing life without tangling myself in wires, I can absolutely recommend it as a lifestyle. The brilliant thing about Apple Air Pods is that they are known for quality and durability.
This Compact Dryer is Perfect For Your Home, Dorm, or Office
I’ve lived in so many places, and by some stroke of misfortune, I’ve never lived anywhere that has en-suite laundry. Best case scenario, you don’t have to go to a laundromat. Since I got a personal dryer and washer (below), my quality of life has shot straight up. I wish I had this when I lived in a dorm or with roommates. You don’t have to collect coins or walk your laundry down the block.
This Portable Scanner You Can Bring to the Library or Office
The thing I miss most about owning a printer is the scanner. Now that I don’t have a printer, though, and I still need to scan documents or writings, this portable scanner has been a godsend. It lets me get documents and other papers such as receipts onto the Cloud from the convenience of my home or office.
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This Lightweight Display is Perfect for Zoom Meetings
I had one of these external displays in school, and after I graduated, it still served many purposes once I joined the workforce. They’re great for class presentations as well as business meetings and entertainment when you’re traveling. Lighter than a computer and compatible with most devices, you’ll love having this in your portable collection.
This Fashion Band for Adding A Splash of Glam to Your Fitbit
While I love my Fitbit, it does look pretty jarring when I’m dressed up for a night out with my girls or to a fancy restaurant. So, I was really excited to find these super cute bands that match so many of my outfits. It really ties together the aesthetic. And not that I particularly care about tracking calories, but when your dance moves count as steps, it doesn’t hurt to add them to your daily goal.
This Inflatable Bathtub is Perfect for Bathless Homes and Camping Trips
I don’t have a bathtub in my current apartment, which is very sad for both me and my far-too-large collection of bath bombs. After shopping around, I found this great solution with high ratings and positive reviews. Until I move to a place with a built-in tub, this will serve me well. Also a great option if you love camping or soaking fun for the kids in the backyard.
This Personal Port-A-John is Perfect for Camping Trips, Concerts, and Cookouts
I love camping and vaguely remember the feeling of going to concerts surrounded by other human beings. The one, tragic downside was always either the lack of bathroom facilities or the presence of truly abominable options. That’s why I got one of these personal toilets, and it’s really held up its end of the bargain.
This Super Adorable Mini Humidifier is Perfect For Your Office
I have really, really dry skin and eczema. This combination makes any room that’s drier than a pool highly problematic for me. Since I found these compact, cute humidifiers, though, my skin has been much happier. Plus, they’re so adorable and aesthetic, I got ones for my car and my office, too.
This Powerful 3D Projector is Perfect for Backyard Movie Nights
I love sharing videos with my friends and family when we’re at a get-together. Now that COVID is (maybe, finally) starting to gtfo of our lives, I’m hoping to bust out this awesome miniature projector again. It makes forcing your friends to watch your favourite youtube videos so much easier, or you know, impromptu business ventures. Whatever’s more your style.
This Portable Washer for Your Dorm Room
Again, en-suite laundry is just a dream of mine. Until that fateful day finally arrives, I’m happy to make do with this compact, lightweight mini washer. It’s great if you have a tendency to leave laundry until you’re completely out of clothes, because you can do small loads at the time.
This Portable Fridge is Perfect for Storing Drinks In Your Car
This portable fridge, rep’d by Coca Cola themselves, is amazing for potlucks, trips to the park, camping, and just having cold drinks in your car at any time. Compatible with both outlets and car adaptors, this cute little gadget has definitely brought joy into my life because I hate when my drinks are lukewarm. When I’m not traveling, I keep it by my desk at home; that way, I won’t have an excuse to not drink my eight glasses of water a day.
This Travel-friendly Espresso Maker is Perfect for On-the-Go Mornings
Have I mentioned my love for coffee? We kind of go hand in hand to wonderland; I need caffeine just as it needs me … to drink it. The problem is I don’t like paying five bucks for an Americano every time I go for a walk, jog, or shopping with friends. I picked up this handy personal espresso maker to combat that problem. It lets me brew my coffee, my way, wherever I am. And, even better, it does its part in saving the environment by having the lid double as a cup.
This Brain-Sensing Headband is the Perfect Meditation Assistant, Anywhere
I sleep pretty fitfully and this smart headband really helped with that by playing meditation soundscapes that respond in real-time to my brain activity, heart rate, breathing patterns and body movements. It really helps me stay focused on my breathing, rather than letting my thoughts wander. Super lightweight and easy to pack away, it’s a great option for traveling, too.
This Ana-Digi Watch is the Perfect Calculator Companion
This Ana-Digi Watch is water-resistant and cased in resin. It has a robust look and is great for those of us who spend a lot of time outdoors, doing activities that might be risky to use your smartphone as a calculator. Another great option if you love camping, like me, and don’t want the mental hassle of carrying around your electronics. After all, that’s a time to unplug and recharge.
This Wearable Acupressure is Perfect for On-the-Go Tension Relief
These acupressure patches are a godsend for my tension headaches. You know the ones, that start right behind your eyes and progressively get worse throughout the day. It really makes running errands, taking care of the dogs, doing chores, and completing work so much easier when I don’t have to pound Advil just to develop a tolerance and have a headache anyway.
This WiFi Hotspot is Perfect for Keeping the Internet Close
Not having internet in the age of technology, in a world run by Millenials and Zoomers, is probably one of the worst first-world-problems one can face. Especially if that one works online but still like to go out to restaurants or cafes for a change in scenery while completing said work. Anyway, I love this portable WiFi device; it’s a great hotspot and I don’t have to burn out my phone to get one.
These Sunglasses with Bluetooth is Perfect for Keeping in Your Car
It’s crazy that people still answer their phones while driving these days, especially when you have amazing alternatives like these. When my old Bluetooth device died, I decided to try these dual-function sunglasses. I like that it lets me continue to communicate hands-free, while also presenting a solution to the issue of me forgetting my sunglasses almost every time I leave the house.
This Smart Writing Set from Moleskine is Perfect for Bringing to All Your Classes
In university, I still took notes by hand even though I brought my laptop. I found a lot of people preferred handwriting notes to commit information to memory better. Unfortunately, there’s a reason that paper notes have fallen out of favour; they’re harder to preserve, understand, and share. When I invested in this smart notebook, it made a huge difference. I could take the notes in the way I wanted to, while they made their own way onto the Cloud. That way, I could access them from my phone or computer, even if I left the papers at home.
This Lipstick Charging Bank is Perfect to Keep in Your Makeup Bag
I have a terrible habit of not charging my devices before I leave the house. That’s why I keep a few of these compact power banks in my purse and car. They’re compatible with most USB styles. They’re about the size of a chapstick, charge fast, and are super cute to boot.
These Light Therapy Glasses Are the Perfect Portable Stress Reducers
Light therapy lamps, otherwise known as Seasonal Affect Depression (SAD) lamps, have made the biggest difference in my life since I started using them. It makes days so much easier and better, especially during Canadian winters. So, I was very excited to discover that they made SAD lamp glasses that I could take with me traveling and even around the house without having to move my lamp. You can also wear them while exercising, on Zoom calls, and on walks with the dogs. Highly recommend.
This Ultra-lite External SSD Hard Drive is the Perfect Laptop Companion
I have a lot of stuff on my computer and I’ve always had an external hard drive. They’re really great, but the downside is that they’re kind of heavy and get slow after a while. Recently, I needed to get another one and I picked up this SSD from Samsung. With 1TB of storage, I’ll be hard-pressed to fill this up any time soon, and because it’s solid-state, it loads faster than even my expectations.
This Adorable Bluetooth Speaker is Perfect for Beach Parties
I love, love this rose-gold bluetooth speaker. I literally use it every day, in every room of my house. I also bring it with me to the car, throw it in my bag, then plop it on a coffee table while my friend and I catch up at a socially distant 6-feet apart. It is so incredibly convenient and a gorgeous colour.
This Portable Blender is Perfect for Picnics and the Gym
I really enjoy smoothies but I hate making them for later. This personal-sized, portable blender really does the trick for that problem. It’s the perfect size for a single serving without the price tag of Booster Juice, fits in a tote, and can accompany you on a picnic at the park.
This Foldable Stool is Perfect for Packing Up and Bringing Anywhere
This is one of those useful things you don’t think you need until you need it. Camping out for a concert? Lining up for a sale during Boxing Day? Fishing, picnics, watching your little sister’s soccer game at the park? All perfect settings for a foldable stool; now that I have one, I don’t even know how I got by without one all these years.
This Deep Tissue Massage Gun is Perfect for Sore Muscles
I recently used one of these deep tissue massage guns, and let me tell you: they’re next level. They relieve so much soreness, so effectively. Even better, it’s cordless and has 20 speeds, as well as six professional applications with trigger-point massage therapy. I gave it to my dad as a birthday gift, and I’m pretty sure it’s the only thing I’ve ever given him that actually landed. Now, I just have to wait for someone to gift it to me.
This Ultra-lite MP3 Player is the Perfect Jogging Companion
I really dislike bringing my phone on runs or workouts. It’s too heavy and janky, and I’m always paranoid it’ll fall out of my pocket and smash on the ground. I decided to invest in a dedicated music player and chose this one for its lightness and radio capabilities. It also tells the weather and news, which is important to know if I ever want an excuse to avoid exercise.
This Adorable Charging Case is the Perfect Accessories Holder
Something about having an accessories case that lets me charge my phone while also cleaning it just appeals to my basic desire to own things that have multiple purposes. This one uses 8 industrial grade LED beads on the top, and claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria on the surface of your phone in 3 minutes. It has a magnetic closure and has a clean, minimalist design that fits with my office decor.
This Electric Lunchbox is Perfect for Office Lunches
I’m not a fan of sandwich lunches, as I grew up with rice and stir-fry dishes. This electric lunchbox is one of my favourites. It lets me either bring dinner leftovers for lunch or use it as a mini slow cooker that I can make food in in the morning, so that it will be ready by lunchtime.
This Individual Sauna is Perfect for Bringing Saunas Back into Your Life
Saunas are amazing. I always forget how much I love them until I’m in one. Unfortunately, COVID means that opportunities access saunas are scarce, and as I was not one of those people who had the foresight to build a sauna inside my home pre-pandemic, I decided to settle for this personal, foldable sauna instead. It might look kind of silly, but it actually works really well. You can set it up in your backyard, and enjoy a chilly-yet-toasty evening with a glass of wine.
This Chic Smart Watch is the Perfect Fitness Tracker
Rose gold is undoubtedly my favourite colour for accessories, and this fitness-tracking smart watch is no exception. It’s perfect for exercising, being on the road, or traveling – you know, whenever we’re able to do that again. Not as bulky as a full smartwatch, it still has compatibility with Samsung Galaxy apps to auto-track your exercise routines.
These Wearable Fans are Perfect for Keeping You Fresh
If these seem strange to you, don’t worry; I was skeptical, too. However, once I tried these wearable fans, I had to admit they’re pretty awesome. I find that my makeup by mid-afternoon, even in a place where the temperature is fairly stable, will become a bit oily and gross feeling. The fans really reduce that, and I can definitely see myself using them once the days get warmer and the dogs want to go on longer walks.
This Cute Chain is the Perfect Alternative Accessory for Your Smartwatch
Not everyone likes wearing a watch, but that shouldn’t mean they don’t have access to the technology. This smartwatch-compatible chain, which comes in several varieties and designs, is stylish and lets you use your smart device in new ways, to fit whatever aesthetic or event you’re going for that day.
This Compact Space Heater is Perfect For Keeping Any Space Toasty
If you’ve never had a personal space heater before, you have got to change that ASAP. Even I, who spends the majority of my time confined to one room in my house, have fallen in love with this little heater. It keeps my ever-frozen feet toasty, the dogs happy, and is super light and moveable.
These Stylish Deerskin Gloves are the Perfect Fashion Accessory for Techies
Gone are the days where you have to either freeze your fingertips off so as to access your phone, or just not use your phone until you get to wherever you’re going. Canadian winters are so brutal, and even a few seconds of exposure to the elements make my appendages shrink away in fear. I dreaded getting touchscreen-compatible gloves, because I hated the way they looked (all bulky and shapeless), until I stumbled across these elegant, deerskin leather gloves with touchscreen fingertips. I love being able to look good and function at the same time.
This Air Purifier is Perfect for Bringing Clean Air Around with You
With the vaccines rolling out, I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to start using planes and trains again. However, I still dread being confined in such small spaces with so many people. Even at home, in my office where the air purifier is not, I like the idea of breathing in cleaner air. I picked up one of these personal air purifiers, not much bigger than a thermos, and I’ve been loving it. I feel like I breathe better just knowing that I’m using an industry-standard HEPA filter. It’s convenient, too, as it charges via USB and has three settings; perfect for heavier dander days.