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    35 Nifty Gadgets That Made Me Think, “Dang, That’s Clever”

    On my merry way to becoming a cyborg.

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    1. A Bluetooth headband that'll work just like a set of headphones, except you can actually rest your head on your pillow while you use it. Reviewers say the sound doesn't leak, so the person next to you (like your snoozing S.O) won't be able to hear your tunes.

    A person lying on their side while wearing the headband over their eyes
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    You can use it as an alternative to earbuds while you exercise, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    2. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that'll save you from a headache after long days of staring at a screen. Reviewers say these babies have even helped them get a better night's sleep, especially after wearing 'em during Netflix binges before bed.

    A person wearing the stylish, cat eye shaped anti-blue light glasses
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99. Available in five colours and in a bunch of other styles, too.

    3. An electric fabric shaver that'll remove rogue threads and lint from your pilling sweaters. You can use it on your furniture, too, to give your couch or rugs an instant refresh!

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    It comes with a power cord, storage bag, cleaning brush, and an extra blade.

    "I got this because my favourite sweaters were starting to look kind of grungy. I tried using lint rollers, but they weren't picking up enough of the pills on my knits, and it was so time consuming. This electric shaver got rid of ALL the annoying pills and my sweaters look good as new. It's super gentle on clothes and it took way less time to get rid of the pills." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99 (originally $20.99).

    4. An anti-identity theft stamp that'll make tossing out sensitive documents a cinch. Now you won’t have to shell out big bucks on a paper shredder.

    A person using the rolling stamp to cover their personal information on a document
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    5. A floating lamp (!!!) that'll make you "ooh" and "ahh" every time you look at it. It uses magnets (or magic?) to levitate and rotate IN THE AIR.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $129.99.

    6. A white noise machine that'll help you sleep like a literal baby. You can also use it as a light, for a softer alternative to your bright overheads.

    A toddler sleeping beside the white noise night light
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.99 (originally $49.99).

    7. A sleek Oura ring that'll track your personal health insights while you wear it. It's paired with a free mobile app that'll let you check in on your sleep, activity, and recovery progress.

    The Oura ring
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    Get it from Indigo for $399.99. Available in sizes 6—13.

    8. This colourful spinning top that'll give you a little something to play with when you're feeling bored or stressed out. Reviewers rave about how perfectly balanced it is and that it'll spin for a surprisingly long time.

    The spinning top on a reflective table
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.97.

    9. This Instax photo printer that'll let you print pics right from your phone! All you have to do is download the free app and connect your Bluetooth.

    Two people using the printer
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    You'll want to grab a pack of exposures, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $129.99. Available in three colours.

    10. These brush and scrubbing pad attachments for your drill, so you can give your apartment the deepest clean it's ever seen. It comes with 11 brushes, each in varying sizes and textures — to make sure no surface is left unwashed!

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    It comes with a cute lil' toolbox, extra drill bit, extension rod, foam pad, Velcro attachment head, two scrub pads, and four hard-bristled brushes. You'll need your own drill to use 'em.

    If you wanna see this kit in action, check out my full review of it here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for just $23.99.

    11. A sheet of light-dimming stickers that'll make sure all of your blinkin' and bloopin' gadgets don't annoy you when you're trying to get some shut eye.

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    "When it comes to sleeping, my motto is 'night's out, lights out.' All of them. My reaction to even the faintest of lights is very similar to a vampire being exposed to the sun: not cute. But I have a bunch of devices in my room that blink and glow during the night! My fan, my air purifier, my computer screen, and my air conditioning unit are just a few that I can list off the top of my head. Buying these light-dimming stickers was the best money I've spent in a while. I just popped them onto my devices and the lights were instantly duller. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for each device. I can still see that the lights are on, but they're not nearly as annoying." —Kaysey Davis

    Get a pack of 100 stickers from Amazon Canada for $7.89.

    12. A doggy water bottle that'll dispense aqua into its lid with the press of a button. Reviewers love that it replaces the need to carry a bowl around on long walks.

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    Plus, it's totally leakproof when the locking mechanism is turned on, so you can toss it in a backpack without worrying about it spilling.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.59.

    13. A wireless charging mount for your car, so your phone won't die mid-navigation. You can use it to keep your AirPods charged on the go, too!

    The phone charging mount on a car dash board
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    You can attach it to your dash, windshield, or even clip it onto your air vents. If you don't already have one, you'll want to grab a quick-charge car charger so you can plug in the mount.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.99 (originally $39.99).

    14. A drone camera, because you've always been intrigued by those wild bird's-eye view shots on the 'gram. Reviewers say this thing is great for beginners and love that it gives them a whole 18 minutes of flight time.

    A person sitting next to the flying quadcopter drone
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    The quadcopter drone comes with a remote controller, USB charging cable, screwdriver, manual, carrying case, two landing gears, two batteries, and four extra propellers.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $229.79 (originally $250).

    15. An electric bottle opener that'll uncork your wine so you don't have to. It also comes with a handy foil cutter (with a lil' stand to keep it on!), so you won't need to hack at your Chablis with a kitchen knife, like, ever again.

    The electic wine opener on a stand next to the foil cutting device
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    It's rechargable, so you won't need to bother with buying batteries.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    16. A ring light phone stand that'll make setting up for a livestream or video call easy as pie. Reviewers love that it has different lighting levels and say that it's super sturdy and easy to clamp on and off.

    A person using the phone ring light stand
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in three colours.

    17. A facial steamer that'll open up those clogged pores for a deep cleanse. Reviewers are obsessed with it and say it's the perfect thing to use before doing a mask treatment.

    The facial steamer on a low table next to four face tools
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    It even comes with four facial tools you can use, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $40.99.

    18. Or this facial cleansing brush that will literally vibrate the dirt off of your face. It has a heated massage option (!!!) that can help to promote circulation and blood flow.

    A wet facial massage brush
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    It comes with a detachable silicone brush head with soft bristles for a gentle (but effective!) scrub.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    19. A glasses holder, so you can stop misplacing your specs. It attaches with super-strong magnets, so you won't have to jab holes through all of your shirts to use it.

    A person putting their glasses through the glasses holder on their shirt
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.50.

    20. A lens attachment for your phone's camera, so you can start honing in on your photography skills (without splurging on a wild camera). It comes with a macro, wide, and fish-eye lens, so you can experiment with different styles.

    A clip-on lens on an iphone
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    You can use it on your tablet or laptop, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Also available in red.

    21. An electric nail sander that'll help you get your pooch's paws in order, without freaking them out with clippers. Reviewers say it's quiet, which is a big plus for noise-sensitive pups.

    A dog lounging in some grass while it gets its nails sanded
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    It's particularly useful if your sweet doggo has black nails, which can be harder to differentiate from their quicks. This baby will minimize the risk of painful knicks they might get from clippers.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99. Available in two colours.

    22. This 3-in-one charging station that'll rid your nightstand of cluttered devices and tangled cords. Reviewers love how sleek it looks and that it can be separated in two for when they don't need to use the entire thing.

    A phone, airpods case, and apple watch charging together on the charging platform
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.99.

    23. A pair of motion-sensor night lights that'll save you from walking into your doorway when you get up for a midnight pee. You can adjust the brightness on these babies, so you can avoid blinding yourself every time you walk by them.

    The motion sensor night light plugged into an AC outlet
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    They'll automatically shut off after 90 seconds of no movement.

    Get the pack of two on Amazon Canada for $22.99. Also available in packs of four and six.

    24. A spinning makeup brush cleaner that'll clean and dry your dirty makeup brushes in under a minute. Your kabuki brush (and your skin) will thank you.

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    "I'm know I'm not alone in not washing my makeup brushes as often as I should. It takes forever, and even once I'm done cleaning them, I still have to let them dry overnight. But this spinning makeup brush cleaner has totally changed the game. It uses a battery-operated spinner to swish the dirty brush in soapy water (I just used liquid soap, but you can also use special makeup brush shampoo), and then you just lift the brush out of the water and keep it spining for a few seconds — voilà! Within 30 seconds, the brush is totally clean and — more importantly — totally dry." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.98. You'll also need some AAA batteries — get a 12-pack from Amazon Canada for $16.64.

    25. A mug warmer that'll save you from making the trip to the microwave every time you forget about your cup of tea. Reviewers say it's great to keep on their WFH desk and that it works well on large mugs, too.

    A mug heater next to a person using a laptop
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    It'll automatically shut off if it's left on for more than four hours.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.66.

    26. A clamp that'll transform your dumbbells into kettlebells for a more comfortable squat. Reviewers love that it turns the weights they already own into multipurpose training gear, so they don't have to splurge on pricy equipment.

    A dumbell with the clamp attached to its bar
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    You can use it with dumbbells that weigh up to 55 pounds.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.95.

    27. A sunrise alarm clock that'll gently wake you up by tricking your senses into thinking it’s light out, even if it isn’t. The crescendo of nature sounds and gradual brightening will replace the jarring ringtone you’re probably using now.

    The light alarm clock shining with a warm light on a bedside table next to a succulent
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    It also comes with a sunset simulation to help you get to bed and seven light colours to choose from if you're looking to mix it up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $47.99.

    28. A strapless posture trainer that'll remind you to sit up straight with a gentle vibration. It's super discreet, and even comes with a free app to help you track your progress.

    A person wearing the posture corrector on their back while looking at the app on their phone
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    Check out a BuzzFeed Editor's full review of it here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $163.57.

    29. A pancake batter mixer that'll save you from dirtying a million dishes before breakfast. It comes with a whisk ball that will smooth out any clumps with a few shakes and a spout that'll let you squeeze out the batter (without any spills!).

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    It also comes with measurement lines, so you won't even need to use a measuring cup.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    30. A flexible phone stand that'll save you from constantly looking down. Just clip it onto the edge of your desk or nightstand, and ta-da! Sweet, sweet neck relief.

    The flexible phone stand clipped onto a bedside table
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    31. A teeny-tiny bike storage rack that'll tuck your summertime ride away, as well as free up some floor space. With one clip per bike, installation is wildly minimal — just mount it onto a wall and pop the front wheel in.

    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    So, here's my embarrassingly packed (and messy) storage closet to showcase just how handy this neat little gizmo is. Without it, it'd be a nightmare to find a safe spot for my bike. With it? Look! At! How! Compact! Seriously, if you live in an apartment with minimal storage (and hate leaving your bike outside to rust or get stolen), this thing is literally the best.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.95. Also available in a slightly bigger size for mountain bikes.

    32. A Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker that'll help you find your keys, phone, wallet, or whatever else you tend to lose. You can connect it to a free app that'll help you find your lost item, even when your Bluetooth is out of reach.

    A tile pro on a keychain with keys
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99. Also available in larger packs.

    33. A handheld clothes steamer that'll zap the wrinkles out of your favourite blouse, making it look good as new. Now you'll look (and feel) more put together, even if you're just hangin' at home all day.

    A person holding the handheld steamer while it blows out steam
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    34. A handy dandy paw cleaner that'll give your dog's lil' stompers a thorough wash. It has soft silicone bristles for a gentle cleanse that'll be perfect after a muddy stroll through the dog park. / Via Amazon

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.59. Available in three sizes, six colours, and in a pack of two.

    35. And finally, a reusable notebook with pages you can wipe clean with a cloth. It's equipped with scanning codes you can use with a free app to transfer your handwritten notes to your phone or laptop, so you'll always have 'em saved.

    A person writing a grocery list on the pad
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    It comes with a special pen that is designed specifically for this futuristic pad, as well as a microfibre cloth you can use to wipe off your pages when you're ready.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22. Available in seven colours.

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