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    Updated on Mar 19, 2020. Posted on Mar 16, 2020

    28 Incredibly Useful Gadgets Under $20

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    1. A sparkling-wine saver that will keep your bubblies bubbling so you can pop your prosecco any day of the week without worrying about wasting the leftovers.

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    I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it's LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don't live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.

    Promising review: "This product was a real surprise for me, I was never able to keep my bubblies as fresh and bubbly after the first opening. Three days later, and my expensive BRUT tastes just as nice. Frankly, this is probably going to become my go-to gift from now on... pair a nice bottle to it and voila! Thumbs up!" —RonBY

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the wine saver here!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    2. A mug warmer to keep your coffee piping hot long after you brew it so you don't have to take the harrowing trip to the office microwave every time you forget to drink it.

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    Promising review: "This works perfectly and saves me a trip back to the microwave to warm up the last half of my coffee, tea or hot chocolate. I admit to being partially lazy, but who wants to drink half a mug of cold beverage when you're engrossed in the last chapter of a good book or the last 10 minutes of the game on television? The bottom of my ceramic gets very warm, so be mindful of that, but it's not a big issue." —SJaneH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    3. A gel polish light for drying your nails to utter salon perfection in the comfort of your own bed and cat-themed pajamas. This little gadget is deep enough to dry all five fingers in at once, and speedy enough to get the job done in 60 seconds, so you can be on your merry glam way.

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    Promising review: "At first I was like ‘this doesn’t even work’ but WOW was I wrong! After figuring out how to use gel polish I looked like I had just been in the salon!! Literally so happy with this lamp. It has auto shutoff and countdown. Just overall so happy with it and hope it lasts a long time!" —Dennis Ellis

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. A rechargeable electric lighter that's wayyy more cost-effective than constantly replacing gas ones and is long enough to light up even your most well-loved Bath & Body Works candles without worrying about the flame being able to reach the wicks.

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    Promising review: "If you're looking for an easy way to light candles, look no further. I've had this thing for a couple months now and I've only had to charge it once! I got tired of using matches and regular lighters to light the candles around my apartment and was initially going to buy one of those elongated neck lighters with the trigger. Thank goodness I decided to go with this electric lighter instead. Easy to use, no gas or fuel required, and the battery lasts a long time. Also, it's super convenient to not have to tilt each candle in order to light it! Highly recommend if you're looking for the easiest way to light candles!" —Matt S.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    5. A milk frother to make everything you drink taste like it was lovingly handcrafted by a barista instead of you blearily in the kitchen without pants. It's also teensy for storing and cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, so even the laziest among us can get 'gram-worthy drinks.

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    Promising review: "I’m a barista at Starbucks so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee, but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frother and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!" —Heather Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 10 colors).

    6. A backseat hook perfect for purses and groceries so you don't have to worry about all your loose fruit and beloved bottles of two-buck Chuck rolling around in the backseat every time the car takes a sharp turn.

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    Promising review: "I thought this might be one of the silly things I sometimes fall for. Nope. These are awesome. I keep one on the driver's side headrest and the other on the passenger side. I prefer to use the passenger one, because I can reach into my purse from the driver's seat, but if I've got extra people in the car, it's nice to have the flexibility to keep my purse on either side. Also, they fit very snugly and are tough. My purse easily weighs 20 pounds, and it never looks like they're strained." —Kendra

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.75 (also available in black).

    7. A magnetic phone mount that suctions to the dashboard of your car, so you don't end up navigating in nightmare traffic when your phone suddenly slides under your seat and Siri's all, "Take a left at adfjgklajfgljagh."

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    Promising review: "This product is brilliant! Before buying this I had a similar set up but the base attached directly to the air vent which I didn't like very much. This design is so much better! I used it for over three weeks now which includes a lot of driving and needing my phone for maps direction. Very strong magnet holds tight and doesn't ever fall out. Strong enough to hold my iPhone 10. Low cost for a high quality product!! Will buy again for my other cars. Thanks!" —Dino23

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A power scrubber brush you can attach to a drill to take the effort out of cleaning and make a legit impact on all those surfaces you've been pretending not to notice the grime on for approximately too many weeks now. Just in time to boomie a confetti bath bomb from the tub.

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    Promising review: "These brushes are freaking fantastic. I tried them on a portion of my shower and bathroom floor tiles and grout. I immediately had to do the rest because it made the cleaner sections look dirty. I also tried it on the side of my fridge that is next to my stove top. It did a pretty good job there as well at removing grease and stains. The only downside is that it made me enjoy cleaning!" —Eric T. Ma

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    9. A hands-free grocery carrier that will make an entire massive grocery haul feel as manageable as a backpack, without requiring you to channel The Rock to get your LaCroix load in the door.

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    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: Just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Then you can either bring the two ends of the Grocery Gripps carrier together to carry the bags with a single handle, or place one end of the carrier through the other to carry the bags over your shoulder. Carrying the bags over my shoulder worked really well for me because it allowed me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back instead of taking all the weight on my shoulder. I initially balked at the expense of this product, but it's very well made and sturdy and really makes our lives easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    10. A pair of hooks for your AirPods to stop them from slip n' sliding right out of your ears, then onto the sidewalk, then somehow rolling into traffic, then under the wheel of a Ford Explorer, and — well. If you have sweaty ears like mine, you get the gist.

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    These also work great for wired EarPods!

    Promising review: "Couldn’t be happier with my purchase! I’ve never been able to wear EarPods because they always fell out. These Earhoox have completely solved that problem. They work so well, in fact, I can’t imagine what activity could make them fall out. 100% satisfied, would recommend and would definitely buy again." —bern

    Get a set of two pairs (one small, one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A sleek, compact reusable straw keychain, so you can help save the environment AND make it that much easier to find your darn keys when you're rooting around for them in the abyss of your purse at the end of the day.

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    The container even comes with an itty bitty straw cleaner so you can get even more longterm use out of it — and, more importantly, a silicone tip so you can use it on warmer drinks or hot days that might heat up the metal.

    Promising review: "I bought this in an effort to be less wasteful with the plastics and also because I can NEVER find a straw when I need one - and this knocked it out of the park!! The awesome oil-slick coloring on the straw? Amazing! It collapses and opens smoothly and the little telescoping cleaner brush is fabulous! Everyone in my office is jealous and now wants one too." —Ashe

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75 (available in 10 colors).

    12. A rechargeable electric razor perfect for painlessly removing peach fuzz, nose hair, and other miscellaneous fine hair that you might not feel comfy charging in on with a full blown razor (I'm looking @ you, unibrow trying to thrive on my face).

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    I've had one of these for over a year now, and it has saved me soooo much money in lip- and eyebrow-waxing. I have super sensitive skin (every time I get something waxed the area turns into a five-alarm fire), but this little buzzy bb takes care of it without way faster, way cheaper, and with zero drama to boot.

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical about these portable facial and body hair removers but I have blonde fuzz on my face that has always bothered me. I have tried waxing and threading that typically leave my skin irritated. I have used this multiple times in my face arms and legs, and I am extremely amazed. no pain, got rid of all the fuzz in minutes. I used moisturizer afterwards and had zero irritation. I have also used the nose hair trimmer piece and got great results. Highly recommended!" —Customer Services

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A set of magnetic pens you can pop right onto your refrigerator or your file cabinet, so the next time someone on the phone is all "You have a pen ready?" you don't have to scramble into the unknown of your junk drawer to find one.

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    Promising review: "These pens are so practical and handy wherever you take them. I used them at work and they are so popular with my coworkers. I handed some out after getting so many compliments. The pen is nice, light, and writes so smoothly." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A wine caddy for your bath tub that will basically make you feel like you're living inside an episode of Scandal, sans all the messy political drama and the effort of having to choose impeccable outfits every day.

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    Bonus: it also holds cans, so you can pop in a seltzer or enjoy a shower PBR, if you're feeling yourself.

    Promising review: Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in five colors).

    15. A mini waffle maker that will let you eat your (figurative) heart out. If you're waffling on the waffles, you can also use it for hash browns, paninis, biscuits, and even (gasp) PIZZA. If you can dream it, you can mini waffle it.

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    Promising review: "Seriously I love this thing more than my regular sized waffle maker!! It makes waffles that are a tad smaller than Eggo waffles. They are a perfect size. My kids love that I am willing to make waffles in it on weekdays instead of just on weekends with my other one. So easy to use...no clean up is necessary. The waffles come out perfectly every time, no spray needed! Almost thinking I should get another one...hmmmm. You will not be sorry with this little guy...a keeper!" —Thefabfive

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in red and nine other non-heart-shaped colors).

    16. A pair of LED light gloves so you can see what you're doing in the dark, whether that's typing your conspiracy theories about The Bachelor at 2 a.m. when everyone else is asleep, or trying to figure out how the heck the circuit breaker works when the power goes out.

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    Promising review: "I guess I never thought I needed gloves with lights on them, but they sure are cool! They are very handy because they help light your way without you having to carry a light around. You can use your hands freely and still work in the dark! I plan on using them when for if I go for a walk in the evening, I will have a light on me for when it gets dark. And I won't drain my phone battery!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A rapid egg cooker so you can cook a week's worth of breakfast eggs in a matter of minutes, whether you want a good old-fashioned hard boil or like 'em a little runnier.

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    I, a certified Lazy Individual (TM), own one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years. Perfectly medium-boiled eggs every time. I even bought one for my parents so I could spread its majesty to them as well (but also mostly so I could use it when I come to visit, if we're being real). Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume!

    Promising review: "Super easy to use, works as expected, small counter top footprint. I like hard-boiled eggs but am too lazy to make them. Now I am eating them as often as I like. All you gotta do is set it up with the water and eggs, then you can forget about it. No worries about water boiling over on the stove or overcooking the eggs because you took too long a shower or got distracted by a phone call." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.71+ (available in five colors).

    18. An adhesive charging cable that doubles as a phone grip you can stick right on the back of your phone, so you'll always have a backup charger wherever you go (as much as you enjoy being at the mercy of your coworkers when your phone starts to die).

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    19. A beauty spatula to rescue that last lil' bit of foundation that no amount of wrestling with nozzles or the pull of gravity will free. It's been a lifetime of lost .05-ounce foundation scams, but now you can OUT-SCAM THE SCAM!!

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    Promising review: "Fantastic product. I'm able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. Works on bottles, jars, etc. Only wish I had bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Clean with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up), and I think you will get your money's worth out of it. Already bought more as gifts." —HMSK

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

    20. A three-way headphone splitter for those moments when it is absolutely crucial that you and your BFFs all simultaneously weep over the same viral video of a dog-and-baby friendship together, but don't want the sound of adorable laughter and woofing to blast in public.

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    Promising review: "Bought for daughter. She says it is convenient. Makes it easy for her and friend to listen to THEIR music on iPhone with ear buds in the back seat, while I listen to MY music on the radio, as I chauffeur them back and forth to their after school activities." —Randall K. Schwartz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.93.

    21. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a nightlight, so you can get rid of that ugly power strip on the floor you keep tripping on by your bed in the middle of the night.

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    Promising review: "Excellent design that solved my long-term issue! I have a corner wall outlet where we plug in digital clock, table lamp, computer charger and cell phone chargers. For a long time we have been using an outlet extender strip, which has a thick long line laying on the floor. Even with the multiple outlets the extender provided, we sometimes still need to unplug and re-plug some chargers because they have big head that occupies multiple outlet spaces. Surprisingly, this relatively small device provides large space on the side which can easily fit two big head chargers, USB outlet saves you another charger head space, and the night light function makes it easy for you to see the outlets in dark corners or at night. This product is a perfect space saver for office and entertainment areas for your home. Thumbs up!" —LawSchoolStudent2L

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    22. A set of clip-on phone camera lenses to seeeeriously elevate your Instagram game, no matter what kind of smartphone you use. These will help you get top notch wide angle shots for your scenic pics, and capture the crispest details when you're shooting at closer-range.

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    Promising review: "Great lenses! I use the wide angle to film my high schoolers' soccer games with my phone. Picture is sharp and very wide, easy to capture the action without missing any quick turns or shots. The macro lens works great as well, very sharp pictures extremely close up with lots of detail. Haven't used the fish-eye lens yet, to be honest I don't have a need for this lens. Easy to use. I've used the clip with and without my iPhone 7 case without any problems, although it is slightly easier to use without the case. Lenses are made of great metal and high quality glass. The clip is very strong and made of plastic." —E. Sorenson

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.99.

    23. An adjustable smartphone mount for your neck, so you can watch episodes of The Office with your eyeballs without sacrificing the ability to cram sushi into your mouth with your hands.

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    Promising review: My teen can be hard to impress but she really loved this as part of her tech-only Xmas present request. Lol. When asked to do dishes, she brings a YouTube video to keep her from getting bored. Even caught her on getting creative and making music videos with her new toy. It’s a very bendy product." —Mattiecakes

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    24. A battery-operated depiller you can use on your old sweaters, socks, and bedding to suck all the gunky fabric up so it's as smooth and new as the day you first got it. If clothes had a time machine, it would be this.

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    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

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

    25. A toilet night light so you can ~take care of business~ without waking up everyone else you live with — or worse, falling butt-first into the abyss next to the toilet when you aim your tushy a little too far from the bowl in the dark.

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    The light has a motion sensor, so it'll turn on when you enter the bathroom and shut off after a bit when you leave. Plus, it comes with 16 different color settings, so you can really capture your particular toilet's ~aesthetic~.

    Promising review: "If you're thinking of a toilet light ... buy this one! I purchased this because I got tired of having to turn on the lights in the middle of the night, blinding me and annoying the wife. The light has multiple brightness settings, allowing me to see the toilet/ whole bathroom without running into things like I used to when I wandered through darkness. This light gives just the right amount of illumination. Also, this unit lasts twice as long with one set of batteries than a similar style unit my brother-in-law bought me. Selecting the color on the is also much easier than the other model and the motion activation is much better." —Joseph Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    26. A super bright cabinet light you can install either as an adhesive or magnet that will light up those darker storage areas in your space, whether it's a badly lit corner of your room or the inside of that one bottomless cabinet in your kitchen when you indiscriminately shoved all your pots and pans.

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    It comes equipped with a magnet or adhesive option, but also the ability to hang or mount it if you're looking to put it on a wall!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.95.

    27. An automatic Glade scent dispenser so your space will have a perpetual "I just CLEANED!!" smell without any of the actual "I just CLEANED!!" exhaustion.

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    Promising review: "I was looking for a way to make the house smell nice — all the time — without candles, which can be a fire hazard. I tried the plug-ins, but I found the smell doesn't last long. This item fit the bill. I like the tropical scent. I have one of these in the bathroom and one in the living room. The batteries last a long time — months. You can set the sprayer to spray with different frequencies. I use every 30 minutes usually, but you can adjust that. The sprayer dispenser is attractive enough to place out on a table. I am happy with this purchase." —Winnie

    Get a starter pack with scents and a dispenser from Amazon for $15 (available in four scents).

    28. A pizza cutter that will get such clean cuts of your slices that you'll want to call Domino's to rub it in their face. This gizmo is also designed to be much safer than traditional pizza cutters, so it's looking out for your taste buds AND your fingers.

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    Promising review: "Dishwasher-safe, easy to use and clean. Love the plastic retractable cover for the stainless-steel blade. All parts can be easily un-snapped and separated when placing in the dishwasher or just retract and drop in the dishwasher. Seems to clean up nicely either way — which is great when you have lazy teenagers in the house who like to eat frozen pizza late at night after everyone else is asleep." —Bryan Curtis

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in three colors).

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