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    31 Tech Products That'll Do Practically Everything For You

    Getting out of bed to turn off your lights is so 2000-and-late.

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    1. A well-loved robotic vacuum over 25,000 Amazon reviewers have raved about. You can schedule cleaning times right from the included remote — and your guests will have no idea your new maid is actually a robot.,

    Promising review: "I've been in the market for a robovac for quite some time, and, after a recent back surgery, vacuuming manually wasn't easy. I purchased this vacuum and have been very pleased with it. Its slim design gets under the dressers, beds, other furniture, and all the tight spaces that I couldn't get to with an upright vacuum cleaner. This makes a very low sound while in use, and honestly, I don't even realize it's operating, as the sound is pleasant (not loud at all)." —Teach3

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in two colors).

    2. And a robotic mop — because yes, that's a thing now! You can finally wave goodbye to that bulky old-school bucket and mop, or stop fooling yourself into thinking those wet floor sweepers actually do anything.

    IRobot robotic mop spraying cleaning solution on hardwood floor

    Promising review: "It’s really hard keeping my house clean between a 7 year old, husband and three dogs. So after getting a vacuum robot and how wonderful that was, I decided I should get one to mop. I hate mopping. And this little guy saved my life. I let it charge for about an hour or so to get a full charge then let it clean my hall, kitchen and dining area. It did amazing. I can’t really complain because this little thing just made my life easier." —Loren

    Get it from Amazon for $179.

    3. A smart button pusher so you can add voice control to any light switches around your home. It's not laziness, it's efficiency.

    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).

    4. An alarm clock with a wireless charging pad on top so you'll always have a reminder to charge your phone before you hit the hay.

    Smartphone wirelessly charging on top of alarm clock

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a bedroom clock so I don't have to pick up my phone every time I want to know the time. I wanted something a little different and this wooden clock fit the bill. Not only does it clearly display the time (I leave mine on the lowest of the five brightnesses), it charges my iPhone 8 phone, and looks like a piece of neatly cut and finished wood rather than a plastic alarm clock. Plus my phone is easy to find since it's charging right on top of the clock." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

    5. A garage door opener that lets you open and close your garage door from your phone and set a customized schedule. It's also perfect for those "Wait, did I close the garage door?!" moments of panic.


    Promising review: "The package arrived on time and it only took 15 minutes to install. It actually lets you open and close the garage from your phone and it shows how long the door is open or closed. I was also able to connect it to my Nest camera and my Xfinity system, so that was a bonus. Works great and does what it says." —Snail

    Get it from Amazon for $29.92.

    6. A smart thermostat you can control from literally anywhere. It can also actually detect when you leave the house and adjust the temperature accordingly to help save you some coin.

    Model adjusting temperature on Google Nest thermometer

    Promising review: "Within about two weeks of installation, this thermostat has already saved me big! I got a notice from it stating that my furnace had turned off unexpectedly many times and that I should check the unit for function. When I checked the furnace, I found that the previous owner of my house (purchased home in summer 2020 and had not used the heat until now) had never bothered to change the filter on the unit. This was causing a major airflow issue that could easily have caused premature furnace failure if left unattended. Thanks to the warning from this thermostat, I was able to fix the problem for the price of a new filter. Highly recommended!" —Mitch

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

    7. A dual-port USB power brick that also doubles as a portable charger, so you'll basically have no excuse for having a low battery.


    Promising review: "At first I was a bit skeptical that a charger like this would really have the power capacity to charge my iPhone 11 and/or my iPad. It made me a believer after the first couple of days of charging on a trip out of the US. It charges our phones very quickly and can charge two iPhone 11s twice before it needs any additional charge. It can power a device while it is plugged into the wall charging itself too! This would be a great gift for anyone that travels frequently or as an emergency charger." —Dewayne R. Blair

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. A stationary vacuum to automatically suck up any dirt and debris you sweep toward it. It's like the reliability of an old-school broom combined with the convenience of a robotic vacuum.

    Promising review: "The Eye-Vac is awesome. My cat and dog keep my hardwoods so furred-up that I think I still have carpet sometimes. The ever present fur clouds demand constant sweeping, pulling it off the broom and scooping it up and pulling the fur off the broom again. Arghhh! Now, I just sweep it up to the Eye-Vac and poof, it's gone, broom cleaned and I'm done. A huuuge advantage is that my husband is old and can't bend to manage the dust pan business. With the Eye-Vac, he can easily sweep up to the vac and poof, gone and done. Now, I don't have to do it all the time." —Karole

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in three colors).

    9. The four-in-one Amazon Smart Oven, which is a microwave, convection oven, air fryer, and food warmer all in one. You can even scan a food's barcode with your phone and Alexa will automatically cook it at the right time and temperature.


    Promising review: "The versatility of the Smart Oven has allowed me to save space in my tiny kitchen by eliminating the need for a separate microwave and convection oven. There are a large number of pre-sets available and it really is neat being able to tell your oven to bake six slices of bacon and it just does it perfectly." —Marci M.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99.

    10. A self-watering indoor garden so you can have fresh herbs on-hand whenever you want — no green thumb required.

    Reviewer photo of Click and Grow Smart Garden placed on table

    Promising review: "Taking up counter space comparable to a loaf of bread, this is a cool, zero-hassle product that quickly grows three small, healthy organic plants at a time. My basil seeds (that came with the smart garden) started sprouting in less than three days. It's nice to have a few plants growing in the kitchen. It’s necessary with this product to keep it in a place where the 16 hours of fairly bright daily light won’t be too disruptive." —Amazon Customer

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

    11. A smart thermometer that not only takes quick readings with the swipe of the forehead, but also stores all of your temperatures on the accompanying app.


    Promising review: "I have need to take my temperature several times a day. This allows me to do it easily and reliably. Just press the button and swipe it across my forehead! The thing I like is the digitization of those readings and how it shares with other programs, like Apple Health. I now have my own electronic health record with a history of my readings that I can share with my doctor. The batteries are easy to change. Finally, the unit is able to go through a lot of stress." —B. Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    12. An easy way to add Alexa capabilities to your car. It's designed to be able to hear you over your air conditioner and music, so you'll never have to pause your playlist to ask Alexa to make a phone call or pull up Google Maps.

    Amazon Echo Auto attached to car vent

    Promising review: "I love using the Echo Auto, as it is a great assistant while driving. Asking Alexa to search GasBuddy for the cheapest gas nearby takes the frustration out of pulling over to look at the GasBuddy app. It works as it should, like a helpful passenger who can pull up the information you need and help you get there. Once Alexa finds the gas station, she can provide you with further details about the station or provide you with directions to the location. If I ask for directions, she seamlessly opens up my Google Maps and I’m on my way. This hands-free feature is very valuable to me, as I frequently drive in a great deal of traffic and I’m not always able to pull over to locate the information I need. She can help you locate restaurants, stores, and more. Of course, you can stream music and have her tell you jokes, but you can also listen to podcasts and create lists as you drive or wait in traffic." —Jeannie M. Bushnell

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    13. A tiny tracker that can help you find your phone, backpack, or anything else you attach it to. If you've ever emptied out every drawer in your home trying to find your keys only to realize they're in your hand, this is for you.

    Tile tracker attached to a key chain

    Promising review: "I lose everything! This is the best invention ever. Anytime I can’t find my keys I just open the app and in seconds I can find my keys. The best part is a few weeks ago my keys actually fell off the little ring while I was at the mall. When I got to my car, I realized my keys were gone. I was so worried but I figured let’s see what happens. I opened my app and hoped for the best. Luckily it was in range and when I clicked the button, I heard the beeping. I jumped in my car and started following the noise until it got louder. I was able to find my keys hidden in the grass. They must have fallen off while I was walking back to my car. So yeah, I would definitely recommend." —MBMZ

    Get it from Amazon for $32.01.

    14. A four-in-one wireless charging station – it's a must-have for any Apple fanatic. You can power up your iPhone, AirPods, Apple Pencil and Apple Watch all at the same time — all while getting rid of those pesky tangled charging cords.

    Four in one wireless charging stand with iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch and Apple Pencil

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this Apple charging station! I bought this for my husband and he absolutely loves it. It plugs right in and charges his iPhone 8, AirPods series 1 and his Apple Watch Series 2 all at the same time with no issues and no more messy cords all over the place! There’s only one charging cord that plugs right in to the wall and I can’t believe how fast it actually charges everything and how long the battery lasts from the charge." —Alexis

    Get it from Amazon for $23.79+ (available in three colors).

    15. Or a stylish wireless charger that doubles as a chic accessory tray with a soft leather finish so you can keep all your essentials charged up and in one place.

    Courant Catch 3 with iPhone, sunglasses, AirPods, pen and keys

    Promising review: "It’s such a cute addition to my office space. Very sleek and reduces the amount of wires in my workspace too. This was important for me! I ended up buying one as a Christmas gift and loved it so much I bought it for myself!" —Briana G.

    Get it from Courant for $122.50 (originally $175, available in five colors).

    16. A power strip you can control from your phone and even monitors each device's energy consumption so you can turn off any that are using too much power throughout the day. It'll cater to your lazy side and maybe even save you a few bucks on the electricity bill.


    Promising review: "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

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

    17. A handbag light that doubles as a portable charger, so you can end the days of rummaging blindly through your purse for your phone only to realize it has 3% battery left.

    Small handbag light connected to iPhone
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I saw this listing and it was a surprise, the perfect solution to a problem that I had never realized could be fixed. The light is powerful, and not only does it help me find things in my large totes but also has been useful for traveling. It's been used as a nightlight for bathroom visits and also as a small flashlight." —Vegas Mom

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.95.

    18. An SD and TF card reader you can connect to via USB and lightning port, which means you can plug it into your laptop and iPad Pro.


    Promising review: "I tested this device with a micro and a full-sized SD card inserted, and both my Android phone and Windows computer recognize and read files from both inserted cards at the same time. I tested moving files from one inserted SD card to the other, and the transfer speed met my expectation for a USB 3.0 device. This is a lifesaver for moving large amounts of data from one card to the other, such as moving a Nintendo Switch to a larger SD card." —Andrea and Nathan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    19. An ever-popular but ever-useful Apple Watch, because it's time to finally give in to the smart watch craze. You can view your text messages, e-mails, fitness goals and other notifications at the flick of the wrist. Oh, and it also tells time.,

    Promising review: "Why do people love their Apple Watches? It's just a watch, for Pete's sake! But if you have one you know right away. There's a small miracle that happens in a busy life when you can answer your phone (er, watch?) with your hands full. Or just glancing down to see the text message you just got. Or even completing those freaking rings (don't know? oh you will)." —J. Crawford

    Get it from Amazon for $169+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    20. Or a surprisingly affordable smart watch over 17,000 Amazon reviewers say is just as good as pricier options.,

    This watch is compatible with the following apps: Fitness Tracker, Sleep Monitor, Find My Phone, Phone, Alarm, Calendar, GPS, and Heart Rate Monitor.

    Promising review: "I'm continually amazed at what this watch can do for me. My sleep has improved over an hour a night simply by the sleep monitoring app in this watch! I don't have to carry my cellphone and try to keep an exercise app running while I'm walking, since this watch continually monitors my steps through the day! My exercise level has almost doubled just from the awareness this watch gives me. The heart rate monitor on this watch has allowed me to lower the spikes through the day and night, simply from the awareness of what my heart is doing. Now, I rarely have a spike above 100 bpm and my average heart rate is down below 60 bpm." —Jim B

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in seven colors).

    21. A meat thermometer that connects to your smartphone to track the temperature and give estimated cook times. It'll basically be your new live-in personal chef.

    Meat thermometer, charging stand, and smartphone with accompanying app on screen

    Promising review: "The best feature for me is the cooking time estimate, which tells you how long to cook your meat and when it is ready to come out of the oven (the app will alert you!). It’s so convenient; I don’t know how I could’ve cooked before without knowing this information." —Anita Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    22. A pack of smart plugs so you can use your phone (or ask Alexa) to control your lights without ever leaving the bed. The plugs come in a pack of four, so you can add it to several rooms and finally have the smart home of your dreams.,

    Promising review: "Love these! They have made my life so much easier ... I have three lamps and one fan connected to each and now I don’t have to get out of my comfy bed when I forget to turn off something downstairs! Wooo!" —Patricia

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $27.99.

    23. An automatic pet feeder that will let you schedule up to 15 feedings a day. You can also record a greeting that plays with every meal, and I'm crying just thinking about how cute that is.


    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 $89.95.

    24. And a self-cleaning litter box so your cat can basically take care of itself and be the self-sufficient head-of-household it thinks it is.,

    Promising review: "All other boxes we have tried are messy, dirty and eventually smell bad. Clumping litter boxes track – yes even with those anti track mats – and stick to the boxes and eventually stink and need washed down. We bought this one since it was different and hadn’t tried it before. We have had it for over a month now and it’s the first one to be truly hands off and odor free for the month. Very quiet, hardly any tracking, no smell, and at the end of the month you just toss the box and used crystals out and put another one in and forget it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95+ (available in two designs and three colors).

    25. A smart lock to provide some much-needed peace of mind when you leave the house. It works with most existing locks, so you won't have to worry about any ridiculously complicated installation.


    Promising review: "The product was easy to install, took about 15 minutes, instructions are clear and easy, well made, rugged, with easy access (magnets). We have now been using it for a month with 100% reliability. We have suffered a few power outages, bringing my home network down, but the system finds its way back online without human intervention." —Dan F.

    Get it from Amazon for $107.98.

    26. A kitchen scale that connects with your phone that'll track calories while providing precise measurements.

    Smart scale with grapefruit on top next to smartphone with accompanying app and three batteries

    Promising review: "I needed a new kitchen scale after my old one died. I have a bathroom scale from this company that I love, so I figured their kitchen scale would also be good. The scale is compact, easy to read, accurate, and has the same high build quality as the bathroom scale. I love the app it pairs with because it allows me to choose my own 'auto-off' timing. My old scale would automatically turn off if I didn’t touch it every minute, which was really annoying while brewing coffee of measuring for cooking. Would definitely purchase this scale again!" —Daniel Coorsh

    But it from Amazon for $22.99.

    27. A Samsung UV-C sanitizer able to wirelessly charge your phone at the same time. You can also throw in your glasses, keys, AirPods, and anything else that needs a good cleaning.


    Promising review: "Great for phones, keys, watches, wallets and masks. Size is adequate for oversized phones. Phone charging function is a nice bonus, but the sanitizing cycle is ~10mins, so more practical if you want to leave to charge overnight." —Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95.

    28. A Ring Video Doorbell so you can see who's at the door without actually going to the door. It can also keep an eye on all those packages you've been ordering and protect you from pesky porch pirates.


    Promising review: "If you are away a lot, or in our case, a second home, this doorbell is almost required. Anyone that walks up to your door, be it the Amazon delivery person or someone casing your house, you will see them CLEARLY. And you can even talk to them if you want to. The app on your phone alerts you when someone has approached, and it records it. When you're several hundred miles away, this is invaluable." —Mrs. Robinson

    Get if rom Amazon for $99.99 (available in two colors).

    And to make sure your smart devices are as secure as possible, check out "9 ~Hacks~ For Keeping Hackers Out Of Your Smart Home Devices."

    29. An Echo Show 5, which is like an Echo Dot, but with a helpful display screen. You can put it in the kitchen to look at recipes, or keep it on your nightstand as a super fancy alarm clock.

    Amazon Echo Show 5 on table next to plant

    Promising review: "I think it is pretty cool that I can watch the daily news briefing on my alarm clock. I can get the weather for today or the week's forecast displayed. I can play music with decent sound (much better than most clocks' sound) on my alarm clock. It displays the date and weather information in the top left corner and alarm time in the top right. All of that is voice-activated. I can also use my voice to set the alarm (and turn it off) rather than fiddling with three-four buttons, or holding one down while it cycles through 24 hours." —Gerald N

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in two colors).

    30. A high-tech upgrade to the toothbrush you definitely haven't been replacing every three months. It connects to your smartphone to track brushing habits and highlight areas that need a little more love.

    Colgate Hum toothbrush next to smartphone with the accompanying app

    Promising review: "I love this toothbrush. My dentist's office has been closed during the pandemic but this leaves my teeth squeaky clean! I used to use a Sonicare, so when i saw the price, I wasn't sure that this would work but i am so impressed. It’s way more affordable than other brands but works just as well." —lR

    Get the starter kit from Amazon for $64.19 (available in two colors).

    31. And a light bulb that can change colors with the simple press of a button on your phone. You can also use the app to dim the lights and turn them on and off, so you basically never have to touch a lamp ever again.

    Promising review: "I decided to try out this pack of bulbs because of the multi color feature, and I was not disappointed. They work well, have many color options to choose from, and the convenience of use over Wi-Fi is great.

    My friend and I each share devices with each other in case we need the other person to turn our lights on or off for us when we aren't home, and even the remote sharing works wonderfully. I wish I could attest to how long they last, but so far with nearly one year on the first bulb, I see no issues." —EvP

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.98.

    When you finally have the smart house of your dreams:


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