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    23 Gadgets That'll Help You Save Money Basically Every Day

    What feels as good as a heated eye massager? Saving money, of course.

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    1. A waterproof Kindle Oasis that'll not only save you shelf space but also save you money: Book purchases add up, and getting the Kindle version could be a small way to offset costs. (Better yet, check out library books via Kindle with apps like OverDrive and Libby.)


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this thing. I love holding books in my hand, but having a Kindle is so convenient, and even without Kindle Unlimited, Kindle books are way cheaper, so that’s a plus for me. I’m so happy my hubby got it for me! The ads are only when you wake it up. The touch screen isn’t as sensitive as a phone but works great. The battery life is only a problem if I leave the Wi-Fi on and do not put airplane mode on. But if airplane mode is on, it lasts a few days. But I also read a lot. I just make sure to put it on the charger every night and I’m good to go. Also, I love how you can customize the font. The warmth light is AMAZING! Especially since I like to read at night, when my family is sleeping, and my husband likes me to lie in bed with him even if I’m not going to sleep. Lol. But overall I absolutely love my Kindle Oasis!!!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in 8GB or 32GB and in champagne gold or graphite).

    2. A cord wrap to prevent your USB cable from tangling and tearing for the third time this year (thanks, Apple!!).


    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

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in 10 colors).

    3. Similarly: a cable protector so you don't have to throw down the big bucks for a new power cord. (Comparatively, this expense feels like pocket change.)


    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks — the latter at $80 or $90 a pop — I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether, attempted electrical tape repairs notwithstanding. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Simple as can be and works like a charm. Plus, fun colors make it easy to tell your gear from everyone else's at a glance. What's not to like? Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get four from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in eight color combos).

    4. A smart notebook for the person who tears through notebook after notebook and could use a fancy online-friendly version to organize their thoughts and doodles.


    Promising review: "I love this notebook — Shark Tank be damned! This is a very cool product and a great way to keep your notes electronically but also to have the time to process through handwriting (which the experts say is important). Great product — makes note-taking fun again!" —JeannieInMD

    Get it from Amazon for $23.39+.

    5. A pair of waterproof wireless headphones if you've destroyed enough headphones with exposure to sweat and rain by now to realize it might be time to find a heavy-duty pair to fit your active lifestyle.


    Promising review: "Wonderfully surprised by these headphones. Lightweight and a perfect fit for a person who has an ear shape that is particular. Instant pairing to my iPhone X with a seamless integration with Siri. Three pairs of ear canal and ear wing sizes to choose from, which allowed for a more custom fit. The pluses keep adding up for this great item. I got up and running in a few minutes. The sound favors mid- to high tones with minimal bass, and this suits me perfectly, but others may want deep bass, and this would not be the choice for them. I got these for <$20 and what a deal. Totally satisfied with yet another Anker quality product. Save your money, as there is no need to spend over $100 for the competitor — these are SOLID. Get a pair." —SP88

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99.

    6. A rapid egg cooker that'll make an easy and nutritious snack so you don't find yourself at the bodega trolling the chip aisle.


    Promising review: "This thing is, NO JOKE, the easiest thing I've ever used in my life. Pretty sure it's idiotproof. And I'm an idiot in the kitchen. I love hard-boiled eggs, but I'm the kind of cooking-illiterate person who can't even boil water right. So I bought this puppy, read the directions carefully, got six eggs, and in 15 minutes, the buzzer went off and VOILÀ! Hard-boiled eggs! They were perfectly cooked, nice and yellow in the centers, and tasted awesome. I'm going to make a bunch more and use them as quick snacks. This appliance is so great and cheap! I couldn't believe how well it worked." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $18.11+ (available in five colors).

    7. A cold-brew maker so you can finally stop overspending at Starbucks on bevs you're perfectly capable of whipping up at home.

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    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold-coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive-thru cold-coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine-ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes).

    To learn more, check out our full review of the Takeya cold-brew maker. And find out the best cold-brew makers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    8. An Instant Pot that just might revolutionize the way you cook — and spend! You can now skip the detour to your neighborhood Chinese spot on the way home from work.


    What can't this thing do? It can cook rice, pressure-cook, slow-cook, steam, sauté, make yogurt, and warm up food. It cannot drive your children to school.

    Promising review: "I absolutely despise spending a lot of time in the kitchen after work. I am tired — just want to pour a glass of wine and binge-watch Supernatural. My boyfriend can't cook to save his life, so that isn't much help, either. I'd feel better eating something created out of real, edible foods rather than microwaved in a pouch with fake cheese, so I cook even when I stay over at his house. Just when I was pondering the option of breaking up and finding a man who can cook (not really), INSTANT POT HAPPENED! Dinner is done and ready to eat every time in less than an hour — sometimes WAY less than an hour. I can't believe I survived 30 years without one! It would have been AMAZING back when I was in college! I am constantly learning new things I can whip up (sometimes trial and error, sometimes recipe books). I can throw frozen chicken breasts in it, seasoning, just hit poultry setting, adjust the time up a bit, and boom. Super-tender amazing chicken. Something about handling raw chicken makes me too disgusted to eat it once it's cooked, so being able to throw it in frozen is such a relief." —Sunahm

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in 3-, 6-, and 8-quart options).

    9. A temperature-controlled ceramic mug if you find yourself dumping out a not-insignificant amount of coffee from your mug every morning because it got cold.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cup! I play video games and watch movies on the weekend for a few hours of entertainment. And this cup delivers a perfect cup of hot coffee throughout my gaming sessions even with my fans blowing in my face. I now must have this cup for life. I love coffee, and it tastes even better in this cup because the coffee is consistently hot. It is simply fantastic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (available in black and white).

    10. An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill to hopefully prevent unnecessary dentistry bills in your future. / Via quip, / Via quip

    Do you boast about being a minimalist? Or maybe you just have ZERO counter space? Then the Quip might just be the toothbrush of your dreams. It has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use. I own one myself and love how it encourages me to brush thoroughly.

    Promising review: "I truly love this toothbrush; feels great when done. Like the fact that it tells you when to move to the next quadrant. People in general do not take the two minutes to brush their teeth, much less concentrate on each quadrant and change the brush every three months. Anyway, I love it and will recommend it." —Maria S.

    Check out our full review of the Quip here.

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in eight colors and a variety of subscription plans).

    11. A John Frieda hot brush if you simply can't afford to get a blowout every week.

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    Promising review: "I am not a paid person who writes reviews. In fact, I usually don't write them at all. But let me start out by saying, holy crap! This is amazing! Not only was it so easy and fast, but I also have a salon blowout that actually looks great...and I never went to the salon! So I can't do my hair at all, ever. The best I do is flat-iron or messy bun, mkay? But I'm obsessed. When I go to the salon, it looks great for two days and then, bam, I'm crying, 'cause I can't get my hair pretty like she did it, and now I hate it and myself. Sound familiar? Well, I'm living proof this is amazing and it truly works. I won't lie — I was hesitant because this looks and sounds like crap/too good to be true. It's not!!! Happy buying — I'm buying another for my mom for Xmas; how awesome!" —tangi raysor

    Check out our full review of the John Frieda hot brush for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A double-ended electronics cleaning brush so your coveted camera can have a long, healthy life.


    Promising review: "It's the last company I would have chosen for photographic accessories, but this pen is wonderful for touch-ups to my lenses in the field. The brush is delicate and properly shaped, and the pen is amazing at removing stubborn dirt. I try to never wipe a lens — it's a good way to ultimately scratch the surface — and this pen is a positive step forward in avoiding that wiping." —Hawki Pierce

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    13. An unfussy, slim-fit iPhone 7 case that'll protect your phone while looking as naked as possible.


    Promising review: "This is a wonderful case. It's very minimalistic in order to keep the iPhone as close to its original form as possible. If you're looking for something that's ergonomic and sleek that protects against scratches and keeps the phone thin, then I would definitely recommend picking this up!" —LarrytheLobster

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors).

    14. An indoor herb garden with an LED light kit to save you money on all your usual garnishes (and give you bragging rights next time you invite people over for dinner).


    Promising review: "Love this LED kit. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and works very well. You just put your plants in it, and it does help keep my plants in good shape. Works under LED light and does not take up a lot of space! I recommend it." —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    15. A SodaStream if you can't open your fridge without at least one can of LaCroix rolling out of it these days.

    Promising review: "I like this model because it is lightweight and portable. You can take it outside for parties and free up space in the kitchen. I found lots of flavors at the grocery store. They are designed to work with bottled water, but they work fine with the soda water. The unit works as advertised. My husband drinks a lot of soda and I would like him to drink this instead of the stuff in cans. Will he do it? Will this little appliance get long-term use in our household? That remains to be seen." —Orion

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in four colors).

    16. A motion sensor home security system that'll send you updates on your phone when it detects a window or door has been opened. The money-saving part? If you upgrade this plan, you can save on homeowners insurance!


    This sensor comes with a free plan, but if you upgrade to Kangaroo Complete, you can get up to 20% off your homeowners or renters insurance rate with select providers (including State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, Liberty, Travelers, USAA, Nationwide, Chubb, and many others).

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. A sworn-by permanent hair removal light for when you can't swing the cost of seeing a professional for an appointment.


    Promising review: "After finally buying it and trying it out for one week, I have to say I 100% recommend it! After I used it every week on my underarms and bikini area using the highest level, it got rid of approximately 80% of my hair. Having fair skin and dark hair was to my advantage, and I won't ever go back to waxing. The price is worth it considering that a laser treatment for me in a clinic can be close to $150." —vien

    Get it from Amazon for $67.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. A battery organizer so you don't make the mistake of buying more batteries because you simply can't locate them at the bottom of your junk drawer.


    This holds 82 batteries of varying sizes and has a removable battery tester.

    Promising review: "We have forever kept spare batteries in sandwich baggies in a kitchen junk drawer for quick convenience. The bags would always come open and scatter batteries or tear. One day I decided to reorganize — I found this on Amazon and decided to give it a try. It was a major step in reorganizing my junk drawer! I also discovered that I had five dead batteries stored for use. How wonderful was that? Now I'll never replace a dead battery with another dead battery. I love things that help me stay organized, and this is a huge plus." —FergFam

    Get it from Amazon for $13.58+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A gentle gel and light teeth whitening system because the bill you're slapped with after a professional whitening is enough to make you never want to smile with your teeth ever again.


    The kit includes the whitening light, mouth guard, and two gel syringes with enough product for 20 whitening sessions. You can also get gel refills to keep your pearly whites pearly for good!

    Promising review: "I won’t lie, I didn’t notice a huge difference after the first use, BUT my teeth were noticeably whiter after the third use and have continued to get whiter with every use since then. This is the only whitening product that has worked for me, and I will definitely continue to use it." —Tom

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    20. A brush spinner that'll zap all that leftover makeup and dry each brush in under a minute. Which, in turn, means a longer life for your brushes and fewer breakouts that'll end up requiring even more of your money.,

    You charge up the wand with a USB, put your brush in the wand, and choose one of three different speeds to spin it clean in a pretty little glass bowl. One reviewer suggested picking up a second glass bowl from a dollar store to use for rinsing after you clean — seems like a smart idea to me.

    Promising review: "When I use liquid foundation and get the brushes REALLY dirty, I have to scrub them down before I wash them, but the machine gets them cleaner than I could after. The most important thing is that it DRIES them ASAP. I don't mind washing my brushes (but still, who wants to?), but I don't want damp or even wet brushes that I can't use — this solves that problem! The speed variability makes it so all my brushes are perfect! Never blown out. All of my brushes worked in this, even the ones that I thought would not — the ones that have diamond-shaped or flat-shaped handles or ones where the brush head is oddly shaped or asymmetrical. Keeping your brushes clean means having cleaner skin and more sanitary cosmetics." —L

    Get it from Amazon for $36.88.

    21. A mini robotic mop so you can stop calling on cleaning apps like Handy in times of deep need.

    Because you like clean floors but have better things to do than mop every day. Even though it's made by iRobot, it doesn't charge at a home base like a Roomba — it just has a battery pack that you charge on the wall. It's also, like, a quarter of the price of those vacuums.

    Promising review: "Instead of the random-seeming 'bump and go' action that a Roomba has, the Braava follows a pattern, zigging and zagging across the floor. It covers the entire floor and hugs all the edges consistently in the three rooms I tested it in. When it bumped from kitchen floor to dining room carpet, it detected that and avoided spraying water and trying to mop there. Good job, iRobot. You can even power it up in a special way to tell it 'never go behind where you start' so if you want to clean just half of a large room, the unit will only clean what is in front of it. Clever.

    "I do not know how this would compare with a Swiffer Wetjet, but I know putting in a pad, some water, and hitting a button is a much better use of my time. I enjoy watching TV while robots take care of the housework ;-)"Allen C. Huffman

    Get it on Amazon for $163.99+.

    22. A hair catcher that'll fit in your drain so you can get ahead of the issue before it requires calling in a plumber (or buying a carton of Drano).


    Promising review: "Can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain, but it appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to significantly slow the flow of water down the drain. I've been using it around a month and am very impressed. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" —Aaron Morlock

    Read our full review of the TubShroom.

    Get it on Amazon for $12.97+ (six colors available).

    23. And an eye massager that'll play soothing music while blowing air and offering gentle heat compression for your poor screen-ruined eyes after work. Money saved on your regular massage appointment or, at the very least, Tylenol!

    This eye massager has a built-in speaker and uses vibrations, heat treatments, and air pressure to gently massage the eyes while increasing circulation and relieving stress and tension. It also has a sleeping mode, massaging your eyes for 15 minutes to help you fall asleep. A full charge takes about three and a half hours.

    Promising review: "This is a great eye massager! I am the kind of person who uses my cellphone and computer most of the day. I use this eye massager right before I go to bed to reduce eye strain. It also works great on my dark circles. On top of this, it is not heavy at all. It's very easy to travel with, and I travel frequently." —epic!

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in five colors).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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