100 Tech Products That Will Make Your 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.

NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender
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Est. Price: $30 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: This is a great device to boost your wi-fi signal and get the fastest streaming power. It's also useful to set up separate wi-fi networks for guests.

RAVpower external phone charger
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Est. Price: $30 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: Charge your phone anywhere while also 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 e-readers as well.

Popsockets Smartphone Stand
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Est. Price: $10 | Buy it on Amazon
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
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Est. Price: $100 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
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

Insignia wireless charging pad
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Est. Price: $30 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: Not having to fumble with a chord is a definite perk with this wireless charging pad. Just place your phone on top and it does all the work. Reviewers say that it works great with the newest Samsung and iPhones, and it can also charge through heavy-duty phone cases.

Roku Express+
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Est. Price: $40 | Buy it from Walmart
Why We Love It: Let's face it, cable is going by the wayside. Stream your favorite shows right to your TV with the Roku Express+ device. It includes an easy-to-use remote and even works with older televisions.

Related: Best Cheap Streaming Media Players

Amazon Echo
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Est. Price: $100 | Buy it on Amazon
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 your Echo to your thermostat, security system, television, and more.

Skullcandy wireless bluetooth headphones
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Est. Price: $68 | Buy them from Best Buy
Why We Love Them: With over 3,000 reviews and a near five-star rating, these bluetooth over-the-ear headphones are a popular pick. They have up to 15 hours of battery life, supreme sound, and a microphone for gaming.

Related: Best Cheap Headphones

Amazon Kindle e-reader
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Est. Price: $60 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: The Kindle e-reader 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 e-books are typically cheaper than hard or paperback versions.

Related: Best Cheap Ereaders

Logitech Wireless Keyboard
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Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from Walmart
Why We Love It: A wireless keyboard is practically a must-have item these days. It saves desk space, eliminates chord chaos, and makes it easier to work from anywhere. This Logitech is a best seller, and comes with a wireless mouse as well.

Google Chromecast
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Est. Price: $35 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: The simplest of the media streaming devices, Google Chromecast is cheap and entirely controlled by your smartphone.

Maxboost Car Charger
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Est. Price: $10 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: This cheap car charger is simple, versatile, and has nearly 10,000 five-star reviews. It's compatible with practically every smartphone on the market, and is discrete in size.

Anker USB Port Hub
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Est. Price: $30 | Buy it on Newegg
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 7-port hub should give you all the outlets you need; however, there are many others on the market that offer 3-10 ports.

Amazon Fire TV Stick
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Est. Price: $40 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Another contender in media streaming, the Fire TV Stick boasts strong processing power and is great for gamers as it has access to over 7,000 apps and games.

Touchscreen Gloves
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Est. Price: $11 | Buy them on Amazon
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.

Polaroid Wi-Fi Camera Drone
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Est. Price: $300 | Buy it from Brookstone
Why We Love It: Okay so a drone might seem like a bit of a splurge, but if you're into photography or filmmaking then it's actually a smart purchase. There's no denying the incredible aerial shots you can get. Plus let's face it, they're super cool and make great gifts. This one is relatively affordable compared to others on the market, and users say that it's great for beginners.

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker
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Est. Price: $130 | Buy it from Best Buy
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. 97% of customers recommend it too, saying it pairs very easily with bluetooth devices.

Related: Best Cheap iPod Speakers

Wireless Controller
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Est. Price: $44 | Buy it from Walmart
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
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Est. Price: $10 | Buy it on Amazon
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.

Nest Learning Thermostat
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Est. Price: $249 | Buy it from Home Depot
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 automatically adjusts 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

Drop Connected Kitchen Scale
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Est. Price: $80 | Buy it from Walmart
Why We Love It: Extremely useful for chefs and home cooks, this kitchen scale not only provides precise weighing but also connects to an app with hundreds of recipes.

Arc Touch Mouse
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Est. Price: $43 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: Perhaps the sleekest looking mouse out there, the Arc Touch features an ambidextrous design that will please both right and left-handed users. Its laser beam is also four times larger than a standard mouse, allowing it to navigate smoothly over a variety of surfaces. 

Related: Best Cheap Computer Mice

Hiku Fridge Magnet
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Est. Price: $49 | Buy it from Nordstrom
Why We Love It: This nifty, sleek magnet scans barcodes to help build your electronic shopping list. It has voice command capabilities, and connects to the app on your phone so you won't forget anything while shopping.

Universal Smartphone Garage Door Controller
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Est. Price: $99 | Buy it from Home Depot
Why We Love It: Forget fumbling with that old plastic garage door opener and take control with your smartphone. You can also monitor to see if the doors are open or closed when you're not home, and receive email alerts if someone else opened it.

Related: Cheap Garage Door Openers

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker
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Est. Price: $130 | Buy it from Walmart
Why We Love It: This takes everyone's all-time favorite slow cooker to the next level. Coupled with the WeMo app, you can control and monitor your slow cooker from anywhere. You can adjust cooking time, change to a warm setting, or completely shut it off via your phone.

Related: Best Cheap Slow Cookers

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer
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Est. Price: $67 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: If you want precision when it comes to cooking meat, we recommend purchasing a smart digital thermometer. Not only will it give you peace of mind, but it will save time constantly checking to make sure your chicken isn't raw. This one is bluetooth enabled so you can monitor it remotely.

Apple TV
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Est. Price: $200 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Use Siri to search and interact with your television, and choose your favorite movies, shows, or games to enjoy.

Digital Measuring Cup Scale
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Est. Price: $25 | Buy it from Target
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.

Cuisinart Cordless Electric Kettle
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Est. Price: $77 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
Why We Love It: This kettle has six 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.

Weber iGrill Thermometer
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Est. Price: $50 | Buy it from Lowe's
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. 

Bluetooth Precision Cooker
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Est. Price: $120 | Buy it from Macy's
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.

Automatic Breadmaker
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Est. Price: $45 | Buy it from Walmart
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: Best Cheap Bread Makers

iTouchless Sensor Trash Can
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Est. Price: $53 | Buy it on Overstock
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 too.

Solar USB Charger
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Est. Price: $60 | Buy it on Amazon
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
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Est. Price: $671 | Buy it at Sam's Club
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 for over eight hours a day can do serious damage to your posture. A treadmill desk not only gets you up and moving, but it also makes the day go by quicker for a more pleasurable office experience.

Related: Cheap Treadmills

Kenmore HEPA Air Purifier
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Est. Price: $100 | Buy it from Sears
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
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Est. Price: $150 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: If you're into travelling and capturing experiences on film, then a GoPro is an extremely nifty gadget to own. It captures high-quality video and photos, has built in wi-fi and bluetooth, and it's waterproof.

Universal Smartphone Car Mount
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Est. Price: $11 | Buy it from Home Depot
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, purchase a car mount so you're always looking forward.

Bluetooth Car Kit
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Est. Price: $36 | Buy it on Jet
Why We Love It: If your car isn't equipped with bluetooth, then a car kit adapter is what you need. This model can stream music and also provides hands-free calling.

Spy Tec GPS Tracker
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Est. Price: $50 | Buy it on Amazon
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. It's great for elementary school kids that walk to school, as well as elderly who may suffer from dementia.

Radar Detector
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Est. Price: $30 | Buy it from Fry's
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.

Related: Best Inexpensive Radar Detectors

Car Seat Gap Filler
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Est. Price: $10 | Buy it from Walmart
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.

AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspot
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Est. Price: $60 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: A mobile hotspot is a great tool for business travelers to avoid roaming or data usage. This AT&T option can connect up to 10 devices and has fast, reliable speed.

Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds
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Est. Price: $48 | Buy them from Best Buy
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
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Est. Price: $50 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
Why We Love It: A good night's sleep should never be taken for granted. This soothing sleep machine has 12 different relaxing sounds to choose from.

Smart Herb Garden
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Est. Price: $60 | Buy it at Home Depot
Why We Love Them: Incorporating NASA-inspired technology, this indoor herb garden uses no pesticides or harmful chemicals in the process. Just plug it in, add water, and expect sprouts in 1-2 weeks. 

Airbar
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Est. Price: $99 | Buy it at Fry's Electronics
Why We Love It: Turn your Macbook Air into a touchscreen computer instantly with the discrete AirBar.

Cool Mist Humidifier
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Est. Price: $40 | Buy it on Amazon
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
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Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from JC Penney
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.

Laser Projection Keyboard
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Est. Price: $26 | Buy it on GearBest
Why We Love It: This novel gadget is actually extremely handy for working on-the-go. Users love its size and portability.

Laptop Cooling Pad
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Est. Price: $19 | Buy it on Newegg
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
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Est. Price: $15 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Losing battery mid-game? Total bummer. A rechargeable battery is a smart move so your game never gets interrupted.

Controller Charging Stand
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Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Another power option to cut back on controller battery expenses is the charging station. Simply leave your controller on the stand and it will alert you when ready.

Amazon Fire Kids Tablet
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Est. Price: $100 | Buy it from Toys R Us
Why We Love It: Includes a 1-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which grants access to 10,000 kid-friendly educational apps, books, movies, and more. Parents will revel in this handy child distraction.

Related: Best Cheap Tablets

Paper Shredder
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Est. Price: $40 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Lightweight and equipped with a safety power shut-off, this shredder is ideal for home offices. Shred documents to save space, reduce waste, and keep secure information protected.

Related: Best Cheap Paper Shredders

Boon Glo Nightlight
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Est. Price: $65 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
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
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Est. Price: $39 | Buy it from Walmart
Why We Love It: The two-way talk-back intercom allows you to not only hear your baby, but talk to them too. Also includes a vibrating alert on the parental unit, and a nightlight on the baby unit.

Related: Best Cheap Baby Monitors

Smartphone Shoulder Rig
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Est. Price: $33 | Buy it from B & H
Why We Love It: Enhance your photo quality and precision with a smartphone shoulderpod. Great for photographers, journalists, filmmakers, and travelers.

Google Home
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Est. Price: $109 | Buy it from Best Buy
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 Wi-Fi Router
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Est. Price: $109 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: Pretty much a necessity these days, wi-fi routers come in all shapes, sizes, and power. This Netgear option has over 4,000 reviews and a solid four-star rating. Users say the setup is easy and the speed is excellent. Plus it's compatible with Amazon Echo and Alexa.

Related: Best Cheap Wireless Routers

Lightning Cable
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Est. Price: $9 | Buy it on Amazon
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 Hard Drive
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Est. Price: $80 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: If you're looking for more storage for your computer or gaming console, then 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
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Est. Price: $40 | Buy it from Verizon Wireless
Why We Love It: Otterboxes have now long been the reigning champ in durable phone cases. It's definitely 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.

Related: Best Cheap iPhone Cases

Nest Outdoor Security Camera
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Est. Price: $159 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: The beauty of the Nest security camera is much like the thermostat system -- it's seamlessly connected 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
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Est. Price: $199 | Buy it on Furbo
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. 

Impact Snap Case
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Est. Price: $100 | Buy it from Apple
Why We Love It: The slim-fitting design molds perfectly to your MacBook and absorbs impact. It comes in a variety of colors too. 

Dashcam
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Est. Price: $60 | Buy it on Amazon
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
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Est. Price: $270 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Though initially similar to the Fitbit, 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.

HP Portable Photo Printer
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Est. Price: $130 | Buy it from Office Depot
Why We Love It: This pocket-sized printer can print photos from your smartphone or tablet. It's a fun way to share memories other than Facebook.

Non-slip Waterproof Mouse Pad
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Est. Price: $10 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: This non-slip mouse pad extends to cover both your mouse and keyboard, ensuring no movement while using your computer. It's also waterproof and has an ultra smooth surface.

Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush
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Est. Price: $90 for two | Buy it from Sam's Club
Why We Love It: The electric toothbrush removes six times more plaque than an ordinary toothbrush, and it has a 2-minute timer so you know that you're brushing for the dentist-recommended length of time.

Related: Best Cheap Electric Toothbrushes

Cable Zipper
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Est. Price: $15 | Buy it from Container Store
Why We Love It: Keep your office tidy with a convenient cord organizer. This cable zipper keeps all of your important wires neatly in place.

Brewgenie Wi-Fi Coffee Maker
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Est. Price: $64 | Buy it on Wayfair
Why We Love It: Set to brew automatically each morning, or brew on demand from your smartphone. Coffee in bed, anyone?

Related: Best Cheap Coffee Makers

HDTV Antenna
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Est. Price: $15 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Get HD programming free to your television with this paper-thin antenna.

Oil Diffuser
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Est. Price: $21 | Buy it on Overstock
Why We Love It: A relaxing addition to any room, this therapuetic diffuser includes a misting function as well as an auto-shut off when the water is out.

Self-Cleaning Litter Box
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Est. Price: $160 | Buy it on Chewy
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 any extra littler from leaving the box. The price is totally worth the convenience and cleanliness.

Programmable Pet Food Feeder
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Est. Price: $61 | Buy it on Chewy
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: Best Cheap Dog Food & Best Cheap Cat Foods

Roomba
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Est. Price: $325 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: Although it can be on the pricier side, the Roomba is the ultimate device in easy home cleaning. This model allows you to control it from your smartphone too.

Related: Cheap Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

iHome Bluetooth Vanity Mirror
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Est. Price: $100 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
Why We Love It: Prep for the day while listening to your favorite music. It also features 1x and 5x magnification, bright LED lights, and a USB charging station.

Ring Video Doorbell
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Est. Price: $180 | Buy it from Best Buy
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
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Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from Target
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
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Est. Price: $250 | Buy it from Best Buy
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
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Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from Bed Bath & Beyond
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.

Laminator
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Est. Price: $50 | Buy it on School Outfitters
Why We Love It: The hackworthy uses for a lamination machine are endless. Not only is it handy for kids' school projects, but also for organizational uses around the house, such as chore lists, weekly menus, recipe cards, scrapbooking, and more.

Tea Infuser Thermos
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Est. Price: $22 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: The stainless steel, vacuum insulated bottle is great for keeping your drinks cold or hot. It comes with a tea infuser basket with removable steeper so you can also use the strainer for fruit infusions.

Boot Dryer
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Est. Price: $30 | Buy it from Dick's Sporting Goods
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.

Bluesmart GPS Luggage
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Est. Price: $250 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: Truly the first of its kind, this "smart" suitcase connects wirelessly to your smartphone so you can charge it without having to find an open plug in the airport. It also has a built-in SIM card so you can check your bags and always know where they are.

Related: Best Cheap Luggage

Color Mobile Scanner
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Est. Price: $110 | Buy it from Staples
Why We Love It: Scan from anywhere with this portable document scanner connected with a high-speed USB port.

Related: Best Cheap Scanners

Canon Wireless Printer
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Est. Price: $50 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: The perfect printer for home offices, this one can print, scan, or copy documents. You can also print from your mobile device or select cloud services via wi-fi.

Related: Best Cheap All-in-One Printers

Bluetooth Smart Cup
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Est. Price: $70 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: $70 for a water bottle may seem steep, but this is one smart cup. The LED indicator lights track your progress of staying hydrated, and a vibrating alert reminds you when it's time to take a sip. Plus it's compatible with your Fitbit or Apple Healthkit.

Smart Stick Thermometer
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Est. Price: $15 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: This is the first FDA-approved, app-enabled thermometer. The interactive app is useful for parents, and can keep kids occupied while you're taking their temperature. The app offers real-time expert medical advice too based on the readings.

Instant Pot
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Est. Price: $110 | Buy it from Kohl's
Why We Love It: This machine is seven appliances in one -- pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauter, warmer, and even a yogurt maker. It has 14 smart programs and a timer.

Philips Smart Bulb Starter Kit
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Est. Price: $70 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: Control your home's lightening remotely wherever you are. It has voice control with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant.

Related: Cheap Light Bulbs

Wi-Fi Smart Plug
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Est. Price: $35 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: This little gadget plugs into any outlet and lets you control your connected appliances and devices via your mobile phone.

Smart Alert Smoke Detector
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Est. Price: $50 | Buy it from Lowe's
Why We Love It: If you're not ready to invest in a full-fledged smart detector system, try this cheaper plug-in. It easily connects to your home's wi-fi, and will alert your mobile device if it detects smoke or carbon monoxide in the house.

Tech-E Pillow
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Est. Price: $40 | Buy it from Sleep Number
Why We Love It: This versatile pillow can fold into several positions and hold a variety of tablets, phones, and e-readers. It's great for kids in the car, or streaming movies in bed.

Foldable Keyboard
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Est. Price: $73 | Buy it on Amazon
Why We Love It: Ultra-thin and lightweight, this keyboard can fold up 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
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Est. Price: $15 | Buy it from Office Depot
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 Homekit
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Est. Price: $178 | Buy it on Jet
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.

Wearable Safety Device
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Est. Price: $30 | Buy it from Brookstone
Why We Love It: Load up to five contacts in the Revolar app and have them ready at the push of a button on your keychain.

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