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    38 Cool Tech Items You Didn’t Know You Needed But Will Be Glad You Have

    Didn't know Bluetooth water bottles existed, but I'm adding to cart ASAP. 🤓

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    1. A soothing sunrise alarm clock so waking up groggy isn't the norm anymore. With this, it'll feel calming and natural, like an at-home vacation, if you will. Having that every morning? I'll take it.

    A customer review photo of the alarm clock on their nightstand
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    Promising review: "OK guys. Here’s the deal. This is gonna be a long review but TL;DR: this is an amazing little product and I highly recommend it. I suffer from mild insomnia and generally have to use sleep aids, which is fine but not ideal for every night. I also moved from SoCal to Washington state a year ago and I have NEVER been exposed to so little sunlight in my life! Living in the dark winters here is insanely difficult for me. This👏🏼Little👏🏼Alarm👏🏼Clock👏🏼 Has changed my life and I’ve only had it for like three weeks. The sleepy time setting has the ability to KNOCK me out without the use of sleep aids! What?! My brain totally responds to the way the light functions. The morning alarm is so gentle and peaceful (you can completely control the noise and brightness settings). I wake up much more naturally rather than to the blaring honk or passive-aggressive chiming of a traditional alarm (looking at you, Apple). The light settings are so fun as well! I love having it on a low setting in while I’m journaling, reading, watching TV, anything really! I would pay two or three times the price for this thing. It’s 100% worth it." —KatieM

    Get it from Amazon for $39.98+ (available in two options).

    2. A pair of touchscreen-friendly thermal gloves to make texting possible while keeping your hands cozy! Trust me, you'll appreciate the freedom to scroll through Instagram in any weather.

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    And FYI, these just happen to be #1 bestsellers.

    Promising review: "I love these gloves. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and today’s high was 22 degrees, and my hands didn’t get too cold. I had my gloves on and I could still use the functions on my phone. It also has a pretty good grip, as well." —Calvin

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes M–XL and in 13 colors).

    3. A cordless purse light for those with huge bags that don't seem to end when you're looking for something specific. Sensors detect when your hand is close and will light up in response. And it automatically shuts off, too!

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    It includes two AAA batteries so it's ready for use right away!

    Promising review: "This is an ingenious little gizmo that provides instant light inside your purse or bag...It lights up with the slightest touch, but doesn't just randomly light up while in your bag. It is bright enough to allow me to find what I'm looking for but not blinding bright. It goes out quickly and conserves the battery power... The light is slim and doesn't really take up a lot of space and doesn't even weight that much...It could also be useful in the glove compartment of the car, the first aid kit, for camping, etc." —The Happy Clown With A Frown

    Get it from Amazon for $25.51.

    4. An electric wine opener because opening a bottle of wine should be as stressless as possible. You are, after all, about to sit and relax with a glass, right? The modern and sleek design makes it stylish enough to sit right on top of your counter or bar cart.

    a reviewer photo of the electric wine opener on the illuminated charging dock
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    Promising review: "Luxurious look. This product is has a fancy design and is super quiet! It's easy to use and within seconds you will have wine ready to pour. Hassle free and a neat way to open bottles of wine. It lights up blue, easy to recharge, and most definitely a good product to give as a gift." —Babi Gendut

    Get it from Amazon for $21.19.

    5. A smart–curtain motor to open and close your curtains without moving an inch. All you need to do is download the app, snap on the rail, and you're done!

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    With the app, you can set a specific timer or schedule for your curtains. It can be control with SwitchBot's smartremote or with any Alexa devices.

    Promising review: "Perfect wake-up alarm! Sunshine! I love this little device! It was very easy to set up. Just follow the directions, step by step. It took five minutes. I set a schedule in the app so the curtains open at the same time my alarm goes off and they close in the evening. I’ve had it for about three months now. Working great." —Mollie

    Get it on Amazon starting at $98 (available in two colors and for curtain rods and U rails).

    6. A smart–button pusher because who doesn't want to voice control their light switch, garage doors, or AC these days? (It even works on manual coffee makers — ah!) This cool gadget works through the SwitchBot app and is also compatible with Alexa, Google Home, HomePod, and more.

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    Promising review: "This is literally exactly what I was looking for, but better! I wanted something that would automatically press the button to unlock the downstairs door from my phone (so that I wouldn't have to sprint like a madman to the other end of the house to hit it) and this does the trick exactly. Not only can I buzz open the downstairs door from inside, but ALSO from outside, eliminating the need to mess with keys. This device is genius. Pure genius." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $29 (available in two colors).

    7. An Ember temperature-control smartmug to keep your coffee and tea as hot as when you first poured it. It's all controlled through the app where you choose your desired temperature and can even make presets for specific beverages. Fancy stuff, right?

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    Promising review: "Best thing since sliced bread! I hate when my coffee gets cold. I was originally looking for one of those warming coasters, but then I saw the Ember mugs...there was no turning back. I can take my coffee with me into my bosses office and it still stays hot?? Yes please. I used that app and have adjusted my temp down to 127 degrees. It stays at that temperature the entire time. I’ve not had an issue with battery life either, doesn’t take me more than an hour to polish off a cup of coffee. I HIGHLY recommend." —Mathews

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in two colors).

    8. A cool Bluetooth speaker and water bottle combo that'll make hiking, park days, and workouts much easier with one less thing to carry.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "This product eliminates having to carry around a separate device to project sound (WI-Fi speaker). My wife is always carrying around a water bottle, and a WI-Fi speaker. My wife loved getting this as a gift as our daughter is always asking to listen to tunes when we are out, and when we are out with friends this adds a bit of entertainment for us." —Kev

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40 (available in two colors).

    9. An automatic pet feeder to schedule your fur baby's meals for up to 15 feedings a day. It can hold six liters of food, too — which basically is just peace of mind that your pet is covered even when you're not home.

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    Promising review: "I ordered this for my two cats and this feeder is exactly what i needed. The app was super easy to download and set up, plus the feeder looks modern and stylish in my kitchen. The amount of food it stores ensures we don’t have to worry about our cats going hungry if we are away." —Matthew Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    10. A Samsung Frame smart-TV to hide that solid black screen that kinda ruins your living room ~vibe~. When turned off, this TV disguises itself as gorgeous piece of art hanging on the wall.

    a reviewer shows the frame TV above their fire place
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    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews, but I am so enamored with this TV, I had to... This TV checks all the boxes. Beautiful picture when viewing TV, but disguised so ingeniously, when not. A large selection of artwork is available to fit any decor. It’s just incredible!" —FLgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $527.99+ (available in six sizes, six styles, and with or without expert installation).

    11. A sleek and stylish charging station tray you won't mind laying around the house. Along with being compatible with iPhones, Galaxy phones, and AirPods, there's also plenty of room to toss your sunglasses, keys, or even jewelry in the attached catchall tray.

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    Promising review: "Great tabletop charger that elevates any room space. Love the side pad area to leave other items and the three-coil charger makes it fast charging." —Red Bear

    Get it from Amazon for $100 (available in two colors).

    12. A pack of light-dimming LED covers for those distracting bright and flashy lights on all of the electronics in your home. They work on everything from cable boxes to alarm clocks. You'll have a much better night's sleep and be able to focus on work without looking at that annoying light from the corner of your eye.

    reviewer showing the blue light on their cable box and then it significantly dimmed after using the patches
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    Promising review: "I've been looking for something like this forever. I have a hard time falling and staying asleep when there is any bit of light in my bedroom. Especially the lights on phone chargers and my fan. Stumbled across these in a BuzzFeed article and figured what the heck. They came quickly and I immediately put them to use. As the instructions state, you do have to use more than one depending on how much light you want to dim. I am not disappointed. Would highly recommend and will buy again." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A selfie ring light that'll help brighten your frame for work meetings or online classes and provide the perfect lighting for selfies. It's small enough to fit in purses and backpacks too!

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    Promising reviews: "Bought this to use for hosting online classes and Zoom sessions so that my video doesn't appear to be too dark. This light has three settings that are all very bright. The battery lasts a good deal of time and can also be used when plugged into USB power. Would recommend." —Shawn Maile

    "I love this light. It has four brightness settings and is rechargeable. I only just received it, but wow what a huge difference. And for the price you just can't beat it!" —Samantha Logan

    Get it from Amazon fro $12.99.

    14. A mini projector to switch things up for movie nights in. With the right adaptor, it can connect to your phone, too! Your house will be the new designated movie night spot from now on.

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    Promising reviews: "Small package but big results...The picture is crisp and the sound is great, perfect swap for my old Walmart projector. I recommend this for college dorms that have limited space for a TV." —Floyd B.

    "The picture quality and brightness is best when the lights are fully off. In order to connect the projector to your MacBook Air, you will need a USB-C-to-HDMI connector. You will also need two AAA batteries for the remote. The ability to change the picture size is amazing and it is the perfect addition for a dorm room!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $59.49.

    15. A beanie with Bluetooth headphones because no one should ever have to sacrifice music for staying warm. This beanie is soft, comfy, and has a rechargeable battery that can last up to five straight hours of music time and seven hours of talk time on its built-in mic.

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    Promising reviews: "This beanie is very comfortable. You can wear it for long periods without it being uncomfortable. It looks great. The sound quality is good; you have to adjust the position of the speakers to fit right over your ears, which is not hard. The speakers are placed inside with Velcro and a zipper to access them, once there are placed over your ears they sound great. Very easy to connect with Bluetooth. the controls are easy to access and use while wearing the beanie." —Joseph

    "I honestly didn't expect it to sound good, I thought at best it was going to be muffled. The sound was crisp and surprised me, so convenient too. My ears are sensitive; I've never been able to use buds as they give me bad earaches. This is a great hands-off alternative, and I love that I don't have to interact with my phone after the initial pairing. I can skip etc. straight from my hat; love this thing!" —Kc

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 12 colors and five styles).

    16. An Airfly wireless transmitter that'll connect your AirPods or any wireless headphones to things like airplane seats, gym treadmills, gaming systems, and more. No Bluetooth needed!

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    Promising review: "These work amazingly well. I was surprised that you can charge and use them at the same time. I use them on planes to listen to the in-flight entertainment with my AirPods. I also use them to listen to music on my laptop with my AirPods. They work really well. Now I don't have to carry my wired earbuds with me when I travel anymore. They really work as advertised. I have not had any issues with them since I started using them." —RPL

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    17. A Tile Mate for those who lose their keys, phone, or wallet all the time. When attached to your keychain (or placed in your wallet), you'll be able to know where it's located using the app or reverse search on the Tile Mate to find your phone. Genius, right?

    a reviewer shows their tile mate on a set of keys
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    Promising review: "My boyfriend loses his keys, wallet, and phone at least three times every single day. I wish I was exaggerating... I love the man, but I was over it. So I ordered these. The wallet size is super thin, similar to a credit card so it'll fit in the slots. The keychain is small enough that it's not bothersome. The app is easy to set up and use, and he can register me as a user too. The alarms are super loud so there's no doubt about the direction in which the thing is hidden, and you can push a spot on the Tiles to reverse search for your phone too! So these two items covered all three of the commonly misplaced items." —Carley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in mate and slim sizes).

    18. A compact wireless phone sanitizer to quickly and easily get rid of all the germs from the day. You can also use it to clean other small items like keys, sunglasses, headphones — basically anything that fits! After 10 minutes in this, 99% of the bacteria on their surfaces will be dead.

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    Promising review: "One of my favorite purchases this year! I used to Clorox wipe my phone all the time. Such a pain and leaves a weird residue on my phone. I love that I can put my phone in, and go wash my face. By the time I am done, so is my phone! I also clean my wallet, keys, jewelry. Pretty much anything I can that normally doesn't get cleaned. I thought it was kind of expensive at first. However, I have used it so many times, it more than makes up for the price." —DoeEyedFawn

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in six colors).

    19. A pair of long-distance touch bracelets that connect you and your partner using Bluetooth, light signals, and mimicking touch vibrations. When the bracelet is touched, your love will immediately know you're thinking of them. It's durable, rechargeable, and waterproof too!

    Two models with the black bracelets on their wrists
    Amazon

    Because this is light based, you can make your own color codes, where blue could be "I miss you," pink might be "something just reminded me of you," purple could be "I love you," etc.  

    Promising review: "My love is being deployed across seas to Kuwait for the Army and we both know that there aren't going to be too many times where we are able to chat on the phone or Skype/FaceTime each other with the time change and her schedule over there. I wanted to find something that would keep us close even though we are going to be so far away. These are so awesome. The touches are vibrant and every time I receive one from her, a huge smile comes across my face. It's a simple, yet amazing way to let your significant other know that you're thinking about them. You don't need Wi-Fi, just a Bluetooth connection to your phone. Thank you, Bond, for keeping us close. PS: Our 15-month-old loves feeling the touches and loves sending his mom touches as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $108.

    20. A cool camera backpack to hold all the essentials without limiting your personal style. It's got padded compartments, a laptop sleeve, a tripod holder, and TONS of pockets.

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    Brevite is a family-owned small business based in Brooklyn, New York.

    Promising review: "I ordered this as a gift, and it is perfect! I love the color and the style. It is protective in all the right places but is also very stylish. We get so many compliments on our Brevite backpack!" —Sean F.

    Get it from Brevite for $134.99 (available in 10 colors).

    21. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite great for when you want to read while relaxing in the bathtub (a personal favorite) or just while you're moving around the house nonstop. It's got an adjustable built-in light and an anti-glare screen, so there'll be no worries about reading at night or out in the bright sun.

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    Promising review: "I love the fact that I can read on this Kindle in both daylight and dim-light conditions. It is so light and compact, which makes it easy to hold, easy to travel with, and the battery lasts forever. I love it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in four colors).

    22. A smart–reusable notebook that'll be a big help for those that love handwriting notes but hate transferring it over to a computer. With this notebook, whatever is written can go to cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, and more. When it's transferred, simply erase the notes with a damp cloth and reuse!

    a reviewer shows the blue spiral notebook
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    Promising review: "I got this notebook at the start of this semester and thought, 'This is either going to be a hit or a miss, let's find out.' Well, I have to say it is a hit so far and I am two weeks into the semester. It has 16 pages, 32 front and back, which is more than enough to take comprehensive notes in class as well as have a lot of left over pages to write ideas, make a to-do list or simply doodle if I feel like it... This thing is a game changer. I always used to hate notebooks because they rip, they get wet and ruined, they're hard to navigate through when trying to study certain things, and most of all don't have the same freedom you do with the Rocketbook-style notebook. I highly recommend that all college students have one of these. Oh, and did I mention that it's very thin and weighs barely anything so you don't have to lug around six notebooks, textbooks and printouts all day long?" —An Honest Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32 (available in executive and letter sizes and 11 colors).

    23. A vanity mirror with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, because you *need* Ariana Grande blasting as you apply that R.E.M. Beauty lip gloss. The mirror even rotates so you get the best angle.

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    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised at how loud the speaker was for how cheap the mirror is. It’s obviously not going to be like a giant expensive speaker, but if you just want to listen to music, YouTube videos, or podcasts while doing makeup, it’s perfect. You also don’t have to use the cable on it all the time, just charge it and take it off." —Layla

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A high-tech smart-toothbrush that easily connects to your smartphone to track brushing habits and give you pointers on areas of improvement.

    Colgate Hum toothbrush next to smartphone with the accompanying app
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    Promising review: "I bought this toothbrush for my son for college. Thought it would be a great way to entice brushing as it has a built in rewards system with the app. What I didn't know was that my son had not been brushing properly. Within a day, the app taught my son how to get all the right angles. Make sure all his teeth were being washed for the right length of time and kept track of progress. I wish I had this when he was 2. I now have purchased one for every member of the family and we get competitive. In a fun way... This product is great. I know it will save me on dental bills in the long run. Love it! —Candice Brenner

    Get the starter kit from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two colors).

    25. A voice-controlled microwave so you can multitask in the kitchen or stay put on the couch for five more minutes (whichever you prefer). This microwave is compact and great for those that want to save some counter space. It's also got 20,000+ 5-star reviews!

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    BTW, the voice control feature on this microwave is Alexa-powered, so you'll need an Echo Dot to get her going.

    Promising review: " I know...It's just a microwave. But it's an ALEXA-powered microwave. That just increases the cool tech factor by 200%!! Seriously, this addition to the Echo/Alexa family is very welcome. It's small, but that was expected based on the specs listed...For the small wattage, it does a good job heating up food and COFFEE! 😁 I like how Amazon added the Alexa button, just to make the experience even more gratifying...It's VERY EASY to set up. If you're like me, the microwave clock is THE official house clock. The time will always be accurate, since it is configured based on your wireless network! Love it. " —Nathan L. Hall - Gadgets & Greatness

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    26. A touchless trash can with an odor-absorbing filter and a lid lock, because who wants to touch or smell the garbage? All you do is wave your hand and voilà! It opens.

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    Promising review: "I've waited almost a year to write this review because I wanted to be sure this product was long-lasting. We have a tiny kitchen in our beach house and a tiny and weirdly shaped space for a trash can. I researched FOREVER (just ask my husband) and finally settled on this one. It fits perfectly in the space and has surpassed my expectations in every way. It's attractive and fits a TON of trash in a very discreet way. I love it." —S. Loud

    Get it from Amazon for $82.99.

    27. An app-controlled essential-oil diffuser and humidifier so you can enjoy relaxing scents like lavender and citrus without having to move an inch.

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    Don't forget essential oils! Here's a top-rated pack of six for only $9.99.

    Promising review: "I had two discount diffusers and while they worked, there wasn't a timer and I worried about burning plastic. Finally decided to upgrade and it is great so far. You have different strengths of diffusion and different colors, but the key is your phone. Not only can you turn on and off and control remotely, but you can set schedules! So now I have it turn on automatically at 10, by the time I get in my room it has been on and it turned off 45 minutes later as I fall asleep." —Marcadimus

    Get it from Amazon for $33.95.

    28. A laptop phone holder to make checking your phone way less of a task. FaceTiming with friends, checking scores to games, and staying on top of texts just got a lot easier.

    The phone holder attached to a laptop while video chatting
    The Grommet

    The Lift laptop phone holder was created by the Hip Product Factory, a small biz focused on innovative tech and lifestyle products.

    Promising review: "This is one of those things I didn't realize I needed until I saw it. My phone used to lie flat next to my laptop and I was always looking away to check messages. Now it's tucked nice and upright next to my laptop screen. Never realized what a hassle it was to keep looking away at my phone! Nice setup for FaceTime calls as well. You can talk away while still be working on the laptop. Material feels nice and soft." —Annabelle

    Get it from The Grommet for $10.95 (available in four colors).

    29. An Alexa-enabled Echo Show 5 device with a smart display that allows you to set timers, check the weather, stream movies and music, and even make video calls with voice command.

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    When not in use, this baby becomes a digital picture frame!

    Promising reviews: "[This is] the best bedside personal assistant. I can see the weather, date, and time when I get up in the morning! It plays my favorite radio station while I am getting dressed. I can ask about any packages and I can see my saved photos! Not to mention, i have it linked to other devices including my mother’s Echo Show two states away. Well worth what I paid for it!!!!" —Doris

    "Although my husband and I had discussed getting an Echo, we weren’t sure what we would use it for as our house isn’t really set up as a smarthome. Then he won one in a raffle at work. Even though we don’t have compatible lights or television, I find myself talking to Alexa several times a day. I check the time and the temperature, ask her to set reminders or a timer, ask her how long to cook something, etc. I’ve also used her to send photos and make a video call to my nephew and his family. I now want to make some changes here at home in order to make further use of the smart capabilities of the Echo... All in all, I’m very pleased with the Echo Show!" —Deb Distante

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (originally $84.99; available in three colors)

    30. A Fitbit Luxe fitness and wellness tracker if you're super into tracking your heart rate and steps (or if you want to start getting into that kind of stuff, too). The Fitbit makes it easy for you by being able to connect to an app on your phone for real-time updates.

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    Promising review: "I had a Fitbit Alta and the Luxe is an awesome upgrade from it! It's sleek-looking, waterproof, and is accurate with information. I've only had it a few days, but so far so good! Three days in and battery only went down to 68%. Very happy with this purchase!" —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95 (originally $149.95; available in three band colors).

    31. An Apple Watch stand that'll take you back to the OG gaming days (aka the good times). Who said you can't enjoy your Apple Watch when it's off your wrist?

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    Promising review: "My absolute favorite purchase of the year. My watch fits perfectly, no matter the band that I’m using. Plus, look at it, it’s ADORABLE. The '90s kid in me is so happy when I put my phone to charge every night. Excellent purchase." —Reviewer of Things

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four colors). There's also an AirPod and AirPod Pro case to match.

    32. A Bissell SpinWave Pet Robot with an interchangeable mop and vacuum. This baby is powerful enough to vacuum the pet hair on the living room carpet and then mop up the spilled soda in the kitchen.

    round robot vacuum picking up spilled pet food
    Amazon

    Promising review: "What can I say!!?!? It was delivered today and I couldn’t help but give it a spin after charging it up and connecting to the app. I have a 'robot mop' from another brand but all it does is release water slowly and drag a microfiber pad over the floor. The spinning pads in the back are what sold me on the SpinWave. It vacuums the floor as it mops. It’s extremely quiet so I can run it while my kids are sleeping. When it’s in the wet-mop mode, it avoids my area rugs and random toys left on the floor. I’ve searched for something like this for a while and couldn’t be happier with my purchase." —Wertz83

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

    33. A runaway alarm clock that *literally* won't stop until you get up and turn it off. It plays music, runs around the bedroom, and is the annoying little gadget that gets even the sleepiest person out of bed on time.

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    Includes four AA batteries.

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing ALARM clock EVER!! I have had trouble for years waking up on time, but not any more thanks to this alarm clock!! You can't help but jump out of bed to the alien sounds and runaway movements of the clock. It's annoying at 5 a.m. BUT it does what it's supposed to do...WAKE YOU UP!! I will never live without this clock!!!" —MC Florida

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in eight colors).

    34. A smart–power strip you can control right from your phone to limit energy consumption and save some $$ on your electricity bill.

    a reviewer's smart plug power strip
    amazon.com

    Reviewers say it's especially great for plant parents with grow lights or reptile/bunny parents with heat lights inside their cages.

    Promising reviews: "With this, you're able to see total, daily, and monthly energy usage and I schedule things to turn off during the night and when we're not usually home/in that room much. A simple voice command still turns it on if it is needed during the scheduled off times. Hopefully this will lower our electric bill over time." —StephSchiff

    "I use this for my bearded dragons! I love being able to schedule when their light will turn on and off. I can even turn them on or off individually which is what I do when I clean their houses at night... The app works great and is easy to use and no issues with disconnecting." —cc

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    35. A USB-C cord bracelet great for when you accidentally leave your charging cable at home. Simply plug it into your laptop, portable charger, or wall charger and you're good to go. And the best part? It looks like any other piece of jewelry!

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    Promising review: "This is the perfect on-the-go charging bracelet! Wear as a bracelet, then pull apart when your electronics need charging, and connect to your power bank or laptop! Violà! No need to fuss with bringing a cord along! Stylish and sleek." —Tiffany

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    36. A rechargeable USB lighter so you never have worry about running out of lighter fuel again. Isn't that the dream for a candle hoarder — er, I mean candle lover?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was sick of buying a bunch of long-neck lighters only for them to go empty after a period of time so I finally invested. I will say the lighter is great and the bendable neck is fantastic for lighting all kinds of candles. Since I’ve purchased this like a month or two ago, I’ve only charged it once!" —Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors).

    37. A splurge-worthy touchscreen toaster to choose precise heating levels for particular types of bread. It heats much faster than a traditional unit and a touchscreen toaster just sounds really, really cool.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have to say, this toaster was well worth the investment. This one beat my old toaster by a mile in terms of how fast it toasts, and it adjusts easily and well to waffles and bagels. The toaster has a fantastic digital display too. I love the 10-second countdown feature so I can get my butter in place and slather it one while the toast is hot. The design is sleek and elegant, and my favorite surprise is the analog clock display. This makes my old toaster obsolete (it's now collecting dust in the bottom cupboard)." —Rob

    Get it from Amazon for $279.95.

    38. A pet camera and treat dispenser combo if you can't help but constantly wonder about what your pet is doing while you're away. With this, you can check in on them from anywhere using your phone! The two-way audio is pretty cool feature your fur baby will love too.

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    Some reviewers mention that finding treats that fit the dispenser properly can be a challenge, but the Furbo does come with some to get you started!

    Promising review: "I really hemmed and hawed over buying this, my sister loves hers and so does my coworker but I thought it might be shoddy or useless... but I am so happy with this purchase. It gives me such peace of mind that I can 'be there' from work and both treat and correct my pup’s behaviors. He responds to it and knows he’s being watched, which may sound creepy but it’s given this pet owner a huge sigh of relief." —Ashlee, Chewy Customer

    Get it from Chewy for $118 or from Amazon $168.99.

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