20 Tech And Gadget Products You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By
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A pair of
noise-cancelling Anker headphones if you're still sharing your home office with chatty "coworkers" — AKA children, spouses, or roommates.
Promising review: "I purchased these headphones based on a product recommendation from a YouTuber. They're are super light and very comfortable. Active noise canceling is a godsend for working in an office or at home next to a busy street. My wife says to mention that the headphones are 'wife-conversation-proof.' They really do significantly limit the volume of surrounding conversations."— Mark D.
handy cleaning brush to dig out unwanted gunk from those hard-to-reach areas of your keyboard. It'll make your key stokes and your workflow a whole lot smoother.
Promising review: "The OXO Good Grips Electronics Cleaning Brush is a must-have product for cleaning electronics. It is versatile enough to work in many different applications. It is gentle enough to avoid cosmetically damaging delicate electronics that other brushes can easily scratch. And it is precise enough to work well in applications where one needs a tool of precision that is capable of reaching difficult or small areas."— ZapNZs
keyboard cover for anyone who simply wants to add some color to their laptop.
Promising review: "This item is definitely long lasting and worth your money! I purchased this keyboard protector over three years ago and I'm still using it to this day! It's in tip top condition and has not worn out. The feel of it, while it takes a little getting used to compared to your normal keyboard, is nice, soft, and smooth. I highly recommend this product!"— Em C.
Kindle Oasis for long soaks — and long reads — in the tub.
Promising review: "I do like the adjustable amber tint, but I also really like the ability to invert the colors to white print on a black background. I also am really happy to have buttons to turn the page again. It’s great to be able to just keep your thumb in the button and depress it to turn the page instead of having to actually move your thumb a half inch to touch the screen. All that extra movement add up over the years."— Kindle Customer
Price: $249.99+ (available in 8GB or 32GB and in champagne gold or graphite)
surge protector with six pivoting outlets for gadget hoarders unconcerned with their electricity bill.
Promising review: "I love that I can choose whether each plug is front-facing or turned to the side — makes for great cord management. I also love that the design uses the TOP plug on the outlet. I like the versatility of being able to screw it into the outlet center point if you need the additional stability, but also that you don't have to do that if you want something more easily removable." — Susan B.
cord wrap to keep your wires nice and unknotted.
Promising review: "My sister-in-law is a busy mom with a bunch of kids and barely any time to get ready. So when I heard she was always misplacing her earbuds and that was eating into her gym time, I hopped onto Amazon and grabbed her the cutest earbud organizer I could find. She loves it, and it really helps because she can tuck it in her bag and even attach it to some of her workout bags." — TheOrdinaryHiker
Price: $5.99 (available in 10 colors)
air purifier that reduces dust, pollen and other annoying allergens floating around in your home. The charcoal filter also helps reduce lingering odors!
Promising review: "Wow, this air filter really works. I'm truly amazed and can literally breath easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven't had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn't even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly." — calcrnflakegirl Price: $84.99+ (available in dark gray and white)
And check out our full
review of Germ Guardian True HEPA Filter Air Purifier.
portable laptop desk for remote workers who don't have the space for a real desk. Be honest, you'd rather work from your couch or your bed anyway.
Promising review: "I have a 17-inch laptop that gets pretty warm on the bottom and has a sort of bar towards the back to tilt the laptop slightly. Between the heat output and the bar digging into my leg, I finally decided I needed to give in and buy a lap desk. After a lot of research, this seemed to fit the bill. It's large enough for my laptop with enough room for my mouse on the side. The lap desk itself, while large, is surprisingly light so it's comfortable on my lap and doesn't add a whole bunch of weight to my already heavy laptop. In fact, I can barely feel the weight of it on my lap"— K Nichols
Price: $24.41 (available in white, mint, indigo blue, black, blue, and hot pink).
attachable ring light to brighten up your appearance on those Zoom calls.
Promising review: "OH MY GOODNESS! I am obsessed! I bought these as gifts for two of my teammates but I'm keeping one for myself and ordering more. I was seriously shocked at how bright the lights are! I love that there are three settings. I compared it to my expensive ring light — and for the price and the size of this, it's so perfect! Very happy with this order!" — Nichole Jane
fabric shaver for your worn-out clothes. It's also useful if you need to freshen up your couch after all the extra miles you put on it during quarantine.
Promising review: "This little machine is NO JOKE! My couch was gnarly and pilled, and I swear it looks brand-new. The difference is unreal. Easy to use, cheap, battery-powered...changed my life." — Claire
leather card holder that doubles as a phone case. Now that we all have to remember to grab our masks when we leave the house, it'd be smart to make some room in our brains and cross something else off the list — like our wallets.
Promising review: "Love it! It easily holds three credit cards plus my driver's license, in addition to three or four bills folded in fourths. I've ditched my pocket wallet for just this. The leather looks great (very stylish) and the form/function of the fold-out card holder is super cool. The case wraps around the edge of my iPhone 7 very well and does not interfere with my aftermarket screen protector nor any of the phone buttons and ports. I have not had any issues with cards getting deactivated, including two separate week-long tests with hotel keys that are notorious for becoming demagnetized. Credit cards fit just slightly tight, but just the way I'd want them as I like a tight fit so they don't slip out when opening the case. Super satisfied with this product!!"— Boogs
Price: $15.99+ (available in eight colors)
indoor herb garden if you've developed a green thumb but still aren't very outdoorsy.
Promising review: "Love this LED kit. It is easy to use, easy to clean and works very well. You just put your plants in and it keeps them in good shape. Works under LED light and it does not take up a lot of space! I recommend it." — Christina
heated neck massager that'll also hit your shoulders and upper-back. It's perfect for people who spend all day hunched over their desks.
Promising review: "Buy this! I got this as a gift from my amazing girlfriend who knows I complain about my neck all the time. We took a chance on this after I saw it and said I wanted it — after reading some other reviews I definitely agree that this is amazing. I was a little hesitant at first but once it arrived I wasn't disappointed at all. It does take some time getting use to as with anything, but it's very quick to learn your sweet spots and how to set it up in your car. It requires a connection to your 12-volt outlet to be powered, but other than that it's good. It is extremely durable, I'm highly surprised at the build quality and the quality of the rollers, heating, and motors. It seems like it'll last a long while with much usage, especially for the price." — Brendan S.
mini Bluetooth speaker to deliver a surprisingly crisp and immersive sound.
Promising review: "I use this speaker for background music in a conference room on a job site. It works great! It’s really small, so it carries well in my laptop bag." — matt
Price: $29.95 (available in black, gold, and silver)
smartphone sanitizer that'll keep your phone as clean as your thoroughly washed hands. Just place it in the dish and let the bacteria-fighting ultraviolet lights go to work.
Promising review: "This is one of those products that are simple to use and supply an enormous benefit to the buyer. The case eliminates bacteria from the surfaces of your phone without any detrimental effects to the device. Ultraviolet light has been used in medical settings for years to perform this same task when disinfecting rooms after patients are discharged."— John K
treat-dispensing pet camera to make spoiling your four-legged friend so much easier. Think of it as a baby monitor with an HD camera and corresponding app that pops treats out with the press of a button.
Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot. When I got Furbo, things got much better! Furbo sent me notifications to my phone when he was crying, so I would log on and talk to him right away. This changed everything!! My puppy knows I'm always there, so his separation anxiety is getting better. He cries less, and I feel much more relieved." — Susan
Price: $133.99 (and read more about the Furbo treat-dispensing camera)
Promising review: "Great! Just what I was looking for to keep my gadgets together! I love the bamboo look and how it magnetically opens and closes when needed. The dock for my Apple Watch is such a cool bonus. Super psyched to have everything in one place! Also, I’m happy that you have the option to use either the left or right side to feed the cords."— Michaela
sous vide precision cooker, which slow cooks your meats to perfection even when they're wrapped in plastic.
Promising review: "This is miles ahead of the competition. It's powerful, heating up my water more than twice as fast as my Instant Pot model; also, it generates a much stronger current. Both of these enable it to warm 17 gallons (much more if in the right container), which I think is its main selling point. As far as build, this thing is just perfect. Large Min and Max water area, very adjustable, and able to work 24/7 with no issues."— Aaron Martin
sandwich maker that will LITERALLY cook your breakfast for you. If this sounds too good to be true, you're not alone. Reviewers were skeptical at first too until this inexpensive thing turned them into magicians in the kitchen!
All you have to do is place your bread, eggs and other toppings in the separate trays and set the timer.
Promising review: "I must admit I thought this seemed gimmicky — until I tried it. Super easy to use, easy to wipe up, and makes a delicious piping-hot breakfast sandwich every time. So fun to dream up new variations. Come up with your toppings as it heats, let it cook for five minutes, and voila, breakfast is ready! We use it almost every day now. The only con I can think of is that it doesn't fit a full-size bagel. Guess we'll get the mini bagels instead. Crumpets work fine and if you cut the corners off your bread that works great, too." — Karen Bramblet
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electric wine opener, because nothing says tech-nerd like owning a device that makes doing something that's already pretty easy even MORE easy.
A bonus: no more accidental corks in your bottles.
Promising review: "This really is the best wine opener I have ever owned. The blue light stays lit (as I keep it plugged in all the time), so it serves as a kitchen night light as well. It has never pushed a cork into the bottle like my previous opener, and the foil cutter on the right side cuts through the wrapping every time. I'm actually thinking about gifting one of these to my brother."— Suzanne Law
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