Tech Gadgets That Make Life Easier
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100 Tech Products That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Tech Gadgets That Make Life Easier
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Push a button, tap a screen, say a command — that's all it takes these days to have virtually anything you want at your fingertips. While some products out there may seem superfluous — looking at you, bluetooth fidget spinners — others actually can make your life easier. We scoured the web to find some of our favorite tech gadgets that are worth the cost to improve your quality of life.


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Related: 29 Smart Home Products That Are Worth the Money

Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender
Amazon
External Phone Charger
Amazon

External Phone Charger

Price: $22 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Charge your phone anywhere while extending its battery life. This particular model is compatible with the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and iPad. It has a standard USB drive so users can charge ereaders as well.

PopSockets Smartphone Stand
Amazon

PopSockets Smartphone Stand

Price: $10 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: It may look silly, but this gripper is actually really useful for taking pictures or watching videos. It also folds down flat when not in use for a more discrete look.

Fitbit Inspire 2 Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker
Amazon

Fitbit Inspire 2 Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker

Price: $90 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Track steps and monitor sleep cycles to improve your health. It also records workouts, and receives call, text, or calendar notifications.


Related: Best Cheap Fitness Trackers

Wireless Charging Pad
Amazon

Wireless Charging Pad

Price: $10 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: Not having to fumble with a cord is a definite perk with this sleekly designed wireless charging pad. Just put your phone on top and it does all the work. It can charge through phone cases too.

Roku Express+ HD Streaming Media Player
Walmart

Roku Express+ HD Streaming Media Player

Price: $30 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: Stream your favorite shows right to your TV with the Roku device. It includes an easy-to-use remote and even works with older televisions — the kind you once had hooked up for cable.


Related: Best Cheap Streaming Media Players

Amazon Echo
Amazon

Amazon Echo

Price: $100 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Play music, call your mom, order more toilet paper — you can ask Alexa practically anything from anywhere in your house. You can also link an Echo to your thermostat, security system, television, and more.

JBL Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Best Buy

JBL Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Price: $100 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love Them: With more than 680 reviews and a near five-star rating, these Bluetooth over-the-ear headphones are a popular pick. They have up to 33 hours of battery life, supreme sound, and a built-in microphone for gaming.


Related: 13 Perfectly Good Wireless Earbuds Way Cheaper Than AirPods

Kindle
Amazon

Kindle

Price: $90 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: The Kindle ereader makes reading accessible anywhere, which is always a good thing. The single battery charge can last weeks, and it can hold thousands of books. Plus ebooks are typically cheaper than hard or paperback versions.

Logitech Wireless Keyboard
Walmart

Logitech Wireless Keyboard

Price: $25 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: A wireless keyboard is practically a must-have these days. It saves desk space, eliminates chord chaos, and makes it easier to work from anywhere. This Logitech is a bestseller, and comes with a wireless mouse.

Google Chromecast Ultra
Target

Google Chromecast Ultra

Price: $30 from Target
Buy It


Why We Love It: This Chromecast provides 4K video resolution and features Wi-Fi and streaming capability. It works with multiple devices, including Apple, Android, and Chromebooks. 

Maxboost Car Charger
Amazon

Maxboost Car Charger

Price: $10 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: This cheap car charger is simple, versatile, and has more than 27,425 five-star reviews. It's compatible with practically every smartphone on the market, and is discrete in size.

USB Port Hub
Newegg

USB Port Hub

Price: $40 from Newegg
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Why We Love It: While some laptops come equipped with multiple USB ports, many do not. A hub is crucial for when you're working remotely and are in need of connecting your wireless keyboard, mouse, while simultaneously charging other devices. This seven-port hub should give you all the outlets you need; however, there are many others on the market that offer three to 10 ports.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Price: $40 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Another contender in media streaming, the Fire TV Stick boasts strong processing power and is great for gamers, with access to more than 7,000 apps and games.

Touchscreen Gloves
Amazon

Touchscreen Gloves

Price: $10 from Amazon
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Why We Love Them: Especially for people who live in colder climates, touchscreen gloves lend a much appreciated helping hand. These have 10-finger functionality and provide warmth as well as easy device handling.

DJI Mavic Mini Portable Drone
Amazon

DJI Mavic Mini Portable Drone

Price: $463 from Amazon
Buy It 


Why We Love It: A drone might seem like a bit of a splurge, but if you're into photography or filmmaking, it can be a smart purchase. There's no denying the incredible aerial shots you can get. (And they're super cool and make great gifts.) This one is relatively affordable compared with others on the market, and users say it's great for beginners.

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker
Best Buy

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $130 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love It: A wireless speaker is great for home entertainment, and Bose are unparalleled when it comes to sound quality. This one is on the cheaper side of the Bose world, but it packs a punch and it pairs easily with bluetooth devices. Ninety-five percent of customers say they'd recommend it a friend.


Related: Cool and Creative Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

Wireless Controller
Walmart

XBox One Wireless Controller

Price: $50 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: Enjoy your favorite games from anywhere in the room with a wireless controller. Options are also available for Playstation, Nintendo Wii, and more of your favorite consoles.

Smartphone Armband
Amazon

Smartphone Armband

Price: $10 and up from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: If you're a runner, a smartphone armband is useful for listening to music and keeping you motivated. This one has a water and sweat-proof design, plus users confirm that you can actually use your phone through the protective covering.


Related: Get Going With These Great Gifts for Runners

Nest Learning Thermostat
Amazon

Nest Learning Thermostat

Price: $228 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Save on your heating and cooling bills by investing in a smart home thermostat. The Nest learns the temperatures that you like during different times of the day and adjusts automatically to your schedule. It also keeps an eye on the weather to get the temperatures that will save you the most.


Related: Best Cheap Thermostats

Etekcity Smart Food Nutrition Scale
Amazon

Etekcity Smart Food Nutrition Scale

Price: $26 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Extremely useful for chefs and home cooks, this kitchen scale provides precise weighing and connects to an app that details nutritional facts such as calories, protein and fat content, etc.


Related: 30 Kitchen Essentials That Are Built to Last

Arc Touch Mouse
Best Buy

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

Price: $60 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love It: Perhaps the sleekest looking mouse out there, the Arc Touch features an ambidextrous design that will please right or left-handed users. Its laser beam is four times larger than a standard mouse, allowing it to navigate smoothly over a variety of surfaces. 


Related: Best Cheap Computer Mice

Movo iVlogger Kit
Amazon
Chamberlain MYQ Garage Door Opener With Ring Cam
Amazon

Chamberlain MYQ Garage Door Opener With Ring Cam

Price: $87 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Forget fumbling with that old plastic garage door opener and take control with your smartphone. You can also monitor who's coming or doing, see if the doors are open or closed when you're not home, and get text or email alerts if someone else opens it.


Related: Cheap Garage Door Openers

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker
Amazon

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker

Price: $120 from Kohl's
Buy It


Why We Love It: This takes everyone's all-time favorite slow cooker to the next level. After setup, you can control this device using the Alexa app on your phone. Start or stop it, check the status of the cooking process, control the heat setting, and more.

Wireless Meat Thermometer
Amazon

Wireless Meat Thermometer

Price: $42 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: If you want precision when it comes to cooking meat, we recommend buying a smart digital thermometer. Not only will it give you peace of mind, but it will save time constantly checking to make sure a chicken isn't raw. This one is bluetooth enabled so you can monitor it remotely.


Related: 25 Grilling Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Apple TV 4K
Amazon

Apple TV 4K

Price: $199 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Use Siri to search and interact with your television, and choose your favorite movies, shows, or games to enjoy in 4K with Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound. Plus, for gamers, it has an A10X Fusion chip for super-fast graphics and performance. 

Digital Measuring Cup Scale
Amazon

Digital Measuring Cup Scale

Price: $25 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It:  This a great tool for bakers as it combines the precision of weighing ingredients with the versatility of a pourable measuring cup. It tells you exactly when you have the correct measurement in volume or weight, and also lets you choose your preferred unit of measurement.


Related: 20 Essential Baking Tools That Every Aspiring Pastry Chef Needs

Cuisinart Cordless Programmable Electric Kettle
Bed, Bath & Beyond

Cuisinart Cordless Programmable Electric Kettle

Price: $100 from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Buy It


Why We Love It: This kettle has preset temperatures for different varieties of tea or French Press coffee. It heats up quickly, stays warm, and the best part is that you never have to turn on the stove.


Related: Perk 'Em Up with These Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Weber iGrill Thermometer
Lowe's

Weber iGrill Digital Thermometer

Price: $50 from Lowe's
Buy It


Why We Love It: This gadget tracks the internal temperature of your food and sends a notification to your smartphone once it has reached the ideal temp. Barbecue perfection, here we come. 

Instant Accu Slim Sous Vide
Amazon

Instant Accu Slim Sous Vide

Price: $80 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Simply attach this device to any cooking vessel, add water, and push start. It heats and circulates water to a precise temperature, resulting in tender, perfectly cooked dishes. It's the ease of a slow-cooker combined with the quality of a five-star chef.


Related: 24 Kitchen Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Automatic Breadmaker
Walmart

Automatic Breadmaker

Price: $70 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: Baking bread from scratch is extremely daunting, but there's no denying the quality of fresh bread. This machine has settings for over 12 different kinds of bread, from classic French to gluten-free. Just dump the ingredients in, and let the machine handle the rest. The bread pan is also dishwasher safe.


Related: Top Bread Makers and Other Bread-Making Supplies for Baking at Home

iTouchless Automatic Sensor Trash Can
Amazon

iTouchless Automatic Sensor Trash Can

Price: $70 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Reduce germs and contamination with a motion-sensor trash can. It also features a carbon filter deodorizer to keep your room smelling fresh. Reviewers say that the lid function works quickly.

Solar USB Charger
Amazon

Solar USB Charger

Price: $70 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Enjoy free, limitless power in the great outdoors with a solar charger. This one has enough power to charge two devices simultaneously.

Fitness Desk Station
Amazon

Fitness Desk Station

Price: $400 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Maybe a bit of a splurge for some, but this type of desk can add years back on to your life. Sitting at a desk over eight hours a day can do serious damage to your posture. A desk that keeps your legs pumping not only keeps moving, but makes the day go by quicker for a more pleasurable office experience.


Related: 10 Sit-Stand Desks from Ikea, Amazon, Uplift, and More

Kenmore HEPA Air Purifier
Sears

Kenmore HEPA Filter Air Purifier

Price: $120 from Sears
Buy It


Why We Love It: Small, sleek, and discrete, this air purifier is ideal for a home with pets. It helps eliminate allergens and pollutants, plus has a separate charcoal filter to trap odor.


Related: Best Cheap Air Purifiers

GoPro Hero 7 Silver
Amazon

GoPro Hero 7 Silver

Price: $200 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: If you're into traveling and capturing experiences on film, a GoPro is a nifty gadget to own. It captures high-quality video and photos, has built-in voice control and video stabilization, and it's waterproof.

Universal Smartphone Car Mount
Home Depot

Universal Smartphone Air Vent Mount

Price: $11 from Home Depot
Buy It


Why We Love It: Where would we be without Google Maps or Waze? Probably in a ditch. Instead of dangerously toggling between the phone in your lap and the road, buy a car mount so you're always looking forward.

Bluetooth Car Kit
Amazon
Spy Tec GPS Tracker
Amazon

Spy Tec GPS Tracker

Price: $40 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: The kids might not like this one, but a GPS tracker is useful for more than just keeping tabs on your teen. If your elementary school kid is attending in-person classes, this is great if they walk, as well as for the elderly who may suffer from dementia.

Radar/Laser Detector
Amazon

Radar/Laser Detector

Price: $33 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Although we certainly don't condone speeding, this radar detector is a handy thing to have before a road trip or if you have a long work commute. This one has a 360-degree mode, highway and city modes, and voice alert if it senses a speed trap.



Car Seat Gap Filler
Walmart

Car Seat Gap Filler

Price: $13 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: Most As-Seen-On-TV products are a little farfetched, but this one could save you time and energy trying to retrieve your wedding ring or child's pacifier from a seat cushion.


Related: 20 Must-Haves for Your Car You Didn't Know You Needed

RAVPower Wi-Fi Hotspot
Amazon

RAVPower Wi-Fi Hotspot

Price: $48 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: A mobile hotspot is a great tool for business travelers to avoid roaming or data usage. This RAVPower option has a 300Mbps Wi-Fi speed and can be shared among multiple devices.

Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds
Amazon

Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds

Price: $40 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love Them: A sweat-resistant design and flexible neck collar make running to the beat easy and comfortable with these earbuds.

Sound Soother Sleep Machine
Amazon
Smart Herb Garden
Amazon
Apple Magic Trackpad 2
Amazon

Apple Magic Trackpad 2

Price: $119 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Quit fighting with your built-in trackpad and invest in this beauty that will make scrolling and swiping more productive and less frustrating. This one has a built-in battery, multiple sensors, and is 30% larger than its predecessor.

Cool Mist Humidifier
Amazon

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Price: $40 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: A humidifier is useful for babies, people in dry climates, and anyone needing to stave off a nasty cold or flu. It moisturizes the air for 16 hours, and has an automatic shut-off.


Related: Best Cheap Humidifiers

Memory Foam Sleep Mask
JCPenney

Memory Foam Sleep Mask

Price: $15 from JCPenney
Buy It


Why We Love It: Perfect for long flights or light sleepers at home, this mask provides complete darkness and a comfortable memory foam contour design. Plus it has a music input so you can fall asleep to your favorite tunes.


Related: The Best Gifts for Night Owls of Every Possible Persuasion

Laser Projection Keyboard
GearBest

Bluetooth Laser Projection Keyboard

Price: $56 from GearBest
Buy It


Why We Love It: This novel gadget is handy for working on the go. Users love its size and portability.

Ultra Slim Laptop Cooling Pad
Amazon

Ultra Slim Laptop Cooling Pad

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: An overheated laptop is basically useless. A cooling pad will ensure your device stays at the perfect temperature for maximum work performance.

Controller Rechargeable Battery
Target

Game Controller Rechargeable Battery

Price: $15 from Target
Buy It


Why We Love It: Losing battery midgame? Total bummer. A rechargeable battery is a smart move so your game never gets interrupted.

Xbox Controller Dual Charging Stand
Best Buy

Xbox Controller Dual Charging Stand

Price: $26 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love It: Another power option to cut back on controller battery expenses is the charging station. Simply leave controllers on the stand and it will alert you when they're ready.


Related: Cool Gifts for Old School Gamers Who Miss the '80s

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet
Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet

Price: $200 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Includes a one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which grants access to more than 20,000 kid-friendly educational apps, books, movies, and more. Parents will revel in this handy child distraction.


Related: Best Cheap Tablets

AmazonBasics Paper Shredder
Amazon

AmazonBasics Paper Shredder

Price: $47 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Lightweight and equipped with an auto-reverse function to clear paper jams as well as an auto shut-off safety feature this shredder is ideal for home offices. Shred documents — even credit cards — to save space, reduce waste, and keep secure information protected.

Boon Glo Nightlight
Inspire Uplift

Boon Glo Nightlight

Price: $63 from Inspire Uplift
Buy It


Why We Love It: Getting the kids to sleep is usually not an easy feat. This interactive night light will not only keep them feeling safe, but will help lull them into a deep sleep

Digital Audio Baby Monitor
Walmart

Digital Audio Baby Monitor

Price: $40 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: The two-way talk-back intercom allows you to not only hear your baby, but talk to them too. It includes a vibrating alert on the parental unit, and a nightlight on the baby unit.

Smartphone Shoulder Rig
B&H

Shoulderpod S1 Professional Smartphone Rig

Price: $33 from B&H
Buy It


Why We Love It: Enhance your photo quality and precision with a smartphone shoulderpod. Great for photographers, journalists, filmmakers, and travelers.

Google Home Smart Speaker
Best Buy

Google Home Smart Speaker

Price: $100 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love It: Another contender in the realm of home assistants, Google Home allows you to quickly get answers from Google, play music, and is compatible with Chromecast and Nest.

Netgear Nighthawk Smart Wi-Fi Router
Walmart

Netgear Nighthawk Smart Wi-Fi Router

Price: $146 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: Pretty much a necessity these days, Wi-Fi routers come in all shapes, sizes, and power. This Netgear option has more than 10,790 glowing reviews and a solid five-star rating. It offers seamless Wi-Fi for up to 30 devices and can be set up easily in five minutes through an app. 


Related: The Best Wi-Fi Extenders and Mesh Router Systems for Better Internet at Home

Anker Lightning Cable
Amazon

Anker Lightning Cable

Price: $17 and up from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Sometimes you need more than one charging cable for your iPhone, and sometimes the one it comes with is either too short or doesn't last. A high-quality lightning cable will save you money in the long run.

External Portable Hard Drive
Best Buy

External Portable Hard Drive

Price: $65 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love It: If you're looking for more storage for your computer or gaming console, you might want to look into an external hard drive. This one is sleek, portable, and holds 2TB.


Related: Best Cheap External Hard Drives

OtterBox Phone Case
Amazon

OtterBox Phone Case

Price: $33 and up from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: It's worth the investment to save on the hundreds it could cost you to fix or replace a broken phone. Users like this option because it is slimmer and sleeker than most Otterbox models, but the brand is well regarded in general.

Nest Outdoor Security Camera
Amazon

Nest Outdoor Security Camera

Price: $200 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: The beauty of the Nest security camera is much like the thermostat system — it connects seamlessly to your smartphone, has simple installation, and is excellent at detecting activity. This one can withstand rain or shine, and includes a built-in speaker and microphone.

Furbo Dog Camera
Amazon

Furbo Dog Camera

Price: $170 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Have you ever wanted to know what exactly your furry friend does at home while you're away? Well now you can with the Furbo dog camera. This device lets you watch and talk to your pet, as well as shoot out treats from your phone. It would also be great to monitor a new or sick pet.


Related: Fun and Useful Gifts for Dog-Obsessed Humans

MacBook Snap Case
Amazon

MacBook Snap Case

Price: $18 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: The slim-fitting leather design molds perfectly to a MacBook and absorbs impact. It comes in three colors and a few sizes.

Dash Cam
Amazon

Dash Cam

Price: $50 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: It's good to feel protected, and the dash cam does just that. Intended to record and monitor driver safety, this car camera is one of those gadgets that some people swear by. But for something that you probably (hopefully) won't need very often, we recommend sticking to one under $100.

Apple Watch Series 6
Amazon

Apple Watch Series 6

Price: $385 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: The Apple Watch offers much more than just fitness tracking and monitoring. It features workout apps, can call or text message, offers help from Siri, and is linked to Apple Pay. There's a less-expensive Apple Watch SE ($309) that lacks always-on functionality and the new blood oxygen sensor and electrocardiogram features.

Kodak Smile Instant Digital Printer
Amazon
Non-Slip Waterproof Mouse Pad
Amazon

Non-Slip Waterproof Mouse Pad

Price: $12 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: This non-slip mouse pad extends to cover your mouse and keyboard, ensuring no movement while using your computer. It's waterproof and has an ultra smooth surface.

Philips Sonicare Rechargable Toothbrush
Sam's Club

Philips Sonicare Rechargable Toothbrush

Price: $90 from Sam's Club
Buy It


Why We Love It: The electric toothbrush removes six times more plaque than an ordinary toothbrush, and has a two-minute timer so you know you're brushing for the dentist-recommended length of time.


Related: Best Cheap Electric Toothbrushes

Cable Zipper
Container Store

Cable Zipper

Price: $15 from Container Store
Buy It


Why We Love It: Keep your office tidy with a convenient cord organizer. This cable zipper keeps all your important wires neatly in place.

Brewgenie Wi-Fi Coffee Maker
Wayfair
HDTV Antenna
Target

HDTV Antenna

Price: $18 from Target
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Why We Love It: Get HD programming free to your television with this paper-thin antenna.

Smart Essential Oil Diffuser
Amazon

Smart Essential Oil Diffuser

Price: $39 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: A relaxing addition to any room, this therapeutic diffuser includes misting functions as well as an auto-shutoff when the water is low. And like most things in modern life, it's compatible with Alexa or an app.

Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box
Chewy

Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box

Price: $170 from Chewy
Buy It


Why We Love It: This self-cleaning litter box rakes waste into the covered compartment after your cat uses it, and has a timer that resets if safety sensors detect the cat has re-entered. It also has a cover to keep extra littler from leaving the box. The price is worth the convenience and cleanliness.

Programmable Pet Food Dispenser
Chewy

Programmable Pet Food Dispenser

Price: $60 from Chewy
Buy It


Why We Love It: Another time-saving pet product, the programmable feeder will give you back precious sleeping hours. You can program to feed at specified times during the day, and it has a secure snap-locking lid.


Related: The Coolest Pet Tech Devices You Didn't Know You Needed

iRobot Roomba i7+
Amazon

iRobot Roomba i7+

Price: $799 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It:  Although it is without a doubt on the pricier side, a Roomba is the ultimate device in easy home cleaning. This model maps and adapts to your home's nooks and crannies, empties its own debris, and allows you to control it from your smartphone.


Related: Cheap Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Hansong Bluetooth Vanity Mirror
Amazon

Hansong Bluetooth Vanity Mirror

Price: $47 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: Prep for the day while listening to your favorite music. It also features 2x, 3x, and 10x magnification, bright LED lights, and a USB charging station.

Ring Video Doorbell 3
Amazon

Ring Video Doorbell 3

Price: $180 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: See who's at your door even when you're not home. This device will alert you on your phone when someone rings the doorbell.

Rubbermaid Power Scrubber
Target

Rubbermaid Power Scrubber

Price: $20 from Target
Buy It


Why We Love It: Great for quickly cleaning tile surfaces in the bathroom or kitchen. The oscillating head scrubs 60 times per second and has interchangeable accessory brushes depending on your surface.

Braava Robot Mop
Best Buy

Braava Robotic Mop

Price: $255 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love It: Essentially a mopping Roomba, the iRobot Mop cleans your floors at the push of a button. Reviewers love that it's quieter than expected.

Crock-Pot Food Warmer
Bed Bath & Beyond

Crock-Pot Food Warmer

Price: $22 from Bed Bath & Beyond
Buy It


Why We Love It: Save money (and calories) by skipping fast food for lunch. You can carry your leftovers and heat them up to perfection, or cook soups, oatmeal, and more right at your desk.

ABOX Laminator
Amazon

ABOX Laminator

Price: $59 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: The hackworthy uses for a lamination machine are endless. Not only is it handy for kids' school projects, but for organizational uses around the house, such as chore lists, weekly menus, recipe cards, and scrapbooking.

Tea Infuser Thermos
Amazon

Tea Infuser Thermos

Price: $25 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: The stainless steel, vacuum insulated bottle is great for keeping drinks cold or hot. It comes with a tea infuser basket with removable steeper so you can use the strainer for fruit infusions.

Boot Dryer
Field and Stream

Boot Dryer

Price: $30 from Field and Stream
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Why We Love It: This gadget is great for people in rainy climates or outdoor professionals. It has a gentle thermal convection system to eliminate bacteria and odors from damp or wet shoes without harming shoe construction.

20" Smart Spinner Carry-On Luggage
Amazon

20" Smart Spinner Carry-On Luggage

Price: $49 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: This "smart" carry-on suitcase has a charging port so you can juice up your smartphone. The built-in cup and phone holders are just a bonus. It comes in four colors and is expandable for extra packing.


Related: Best Cheap Luggage

Color Mobile Scanner
Staples

Color Mobile Scanner

Price: $100 from Staples
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Why We Love It: Scan from anywhere with this portable document scanner connected with a high-speed USB port.

Canon Wireless Printer
Best Buy

Canon Wireless All-in-One Printer

Price: $60 from Best Buy
Buy It


Why We Love It: The perfect printer for home offices, this one can print, scan, or copy documents. You can print from a mobile device or select cloud services via Wi-Fi.

Bluetooth Smart Cup
Amazon

Bluetooth Smart Cup

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: This is one smart, multitasking cup that glows to remind you to stay hydrated. It's also a 360-degree Bluetooth speaker, so you can get your jam on while taking sips.

Digital Blood Pressure Monitor
Amazon

Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

Price: $77 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: If you're sick of driving to the drugstore to check your BP, this will do the job at home, with memory capacity for two users. It also can detect an irregular heartbeat. It comes with a case and two arm cuffs.

Instant Pot Programmable Multicooker
Kohl's

Instant Pot Programmable Multicooker

Price: $120 from Kohl's
Buy It


Why We Love It: This machine is nine appliances in one — pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, sterilizer, and even yogurt maker. It has 13 smart programs and a timer.

Philips Smart Bulb Starter Kit
Amazon

Philips Smart Bulb Starter Kit

Price: $100 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: Control your home's lighting remotely wherever you are. It has voice control with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant.

Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Best Buy
Nest Protect Smart Alarm Detector
Best Buy

Nest Protect Smart Alarm Detector

Price: $108 from Walmart
Buy It


Why We Love It: It will detect smoke and carbon monoxide, uses a friendly (but loud) human voice to do so, and will also send messages to a smartphone app. You can also use your phone to silence it. 

Flippy Device Pillow
Amazon

Flippy Device Pillow

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It


Why We Love It: This versatile pillow can fold into several positions and hold a variety of tablets, phones, and ereaders. It's great for kids in the car, or streaming movies in bed.

Universal Foldable Keyboard
Amazon

Universal Foldable Keyboard

Price: $37 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: Ultra-thin and lightweight, this keyboard can fold up to pocket size and fit in your purse or backpack. It has Bluetooth so you don't have to worry about lugging around wires, and it's compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows.

Stylus Pen
Office Depot

Slim Stylus Pen

Price: $11 from Office Depot
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Why We Love It: This pen allows you to navigate touch screens with precision. It's great for graphic designers, and will keep your screen free of finger smudges.

Smart Lock Home Kit
Amazon

Smart Lock Home Kit

Price: $160 from Amazon
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Why We Love It: An auto-locking home security system that lets you specify who gets access. Create virtual keys for family and friends, and set specific times of access.

GEKO Smart Safety Whistle
Amazon

GEKO Smart Safety Whistle

Price: $40 from GEKO
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Why We Love It: Sensing danger? Press or blow on this whistle and it will automatically send emergency texts, emails, or even calls to preselected contacts. It'll then track your location via GPS every three minutes until deactivated.