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    35 Problem-Solving Products Perfect For Anyone Who Breaks Technology A Lot

    May the screen-protecting, AirPod-fitting odds be ever in your favor.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of hooks for your AirPods to stop them from popping 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 also have sweaty ears, you get the gist.,

    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).

    2. A popular water-repellent laptop sleeve that'll give it a lil' extra cushion and protection in your backpack or the seat you perilously propped it on whenever you're on the move. It even comes with a second small bag so you can pack the charger to match!,

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing and has saved my laptop on more than one occasion. I bought it many months ago but was inspired to write a review two days ago after walking 20 minutes in a rain and thunderstorm without an umbrella. My backpack, with everything inside was SOAKED. My shoes are still drying out even. While the laptop case was wet, my computer inside was completely dry! I was fully expecting my computer to be ruined when I pulled it out and I was in shock when it was completely fine. Aside from the rainstorm, I have spilled a few drinks inside my bag and it has never leaked into the case even a little bit. The outside of the case is a little stained from what I've put it through, and I have not tried to clean it, but it doesn't bother me at all. The quality is truly outstanding!" —Amanda Bacoch

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 32 colors and 12" - 16" sizes).

    3. A magnetic phone mount to suction to the dashboard of your car, so you don't end up navigating in nightmare traffic when your phone suddenly slides under your seat, unceremoniously cracks its screen, and has Siri all, "Take a left at adfjgklajfgljagh."

    A phone mount clipped a a dashboard in one pic, with a phone magnetized to it in the second one

    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 $9.99.

    4. A squishy universal dust cleaner that will get into all your keyboard's nooks and crannies before the Cheez-It crumbs can disrupt all its internal wiring (and leave you making one heck of an explanation to the computer repair person).


    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite, it cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with. Squeeze it between your fingers! LOL My next task for it will be those dust return air vents on our heating system and use it on my dusty window blinds. This stuff works and I highly recommend!" —ZZZZZZ

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77.

    5. An elastic phone grip, because every single one of us has had that harrowing moment when our phone has flown out of our grasp when our palms got so sweaty from the heat they turned into a slip n' slide.

    A closeup of a hand with two fingers in the elastic strap on the back of a phone, holding it up; plus several images of models holding their phones too

    Promising review: "Worth every cent! Fits the phone tightly yet can easily can be removed. Phone is safe no matter how hard you run, jog, or whatever you find yourself doing. Can quickly adjust to your hand or wrist. Well made, washable. Definitely a good purchase." —Anne P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 22 styles and two sizes).

    6. Or a marble PopSocket to help securely grip not just your phone, but other devices like tablets, Kindles, iPads, and all the other expensive things in your life just *daring* you to drop them., Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like PopSockets. I'm glad I got the brand name because this thing is incredibly durable. I put it on the back of my Google Pixel 2 XL and I basically use the PopSocket to hold the phone in various positions and it has yet to even begin to come off. It is very convenient as it helps you have something to hold onto instead of just the sides of your phone. This drastically prevents any sort of dropping your device. I don't know how I ever went without one." —julie russell

    Get it from Amazon for $9.64+ (available in 11 designs).

    7. A screen protector for anyone out here collecting shattered screens the way Harry Styles is collecting broken hearts. It's designed to take the impact *for* your screen — instead of the screen shattering, the protector will preemptively shatter to absorb it.,

    This model is compatible with iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 6 — find screen protectors compatible with Apple, Samsung, Google, and Nintendo products of other sizes at amFilm's Amazon store.

    Promising review: "This is a great screen protector that’s a better deal than any phone store I’ve seen. It comes with two per pack with wet and dry cloths to clean the screen off, and a frame that goes around your phone to better align the protector so it doesn’t come out crooked like it’s always done for me in the past no matter how slowly I applied the screen. I’ve been using the first one for a year until I dropped my phone the other day and it happened to land on the only two pieces of gravel around and cracked the screen badly. Ugh. Luckily I still had the extra protector at home still. When it was on my phone still I really couldn’t tell if it was just the protector busted or not. Thankfully my screen was completely undamaged thanks to this awesome protector! Definitely would recommend to others! —Nicole

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    8. A chic faux crocodile laptop case in a sunshine-y yellow to protect your beloved Zoom machine from harm (and also put a happy spring in your step when you open it up each morning).

    A golden yellow faux crocodile laptop case on a Macbook

    Chic Geeks is a Black woman-owned tech accessory company that specializes in the "re-introduction of color and personalization" to bring back the nostalgia of colorful tech infused with modern devices.

    Promising review: "I got the canary yellow case for my daughter's brand-new 13-inch Mac Book Pro. It's gorgeous! It looks high-end, sophisticated and elegant. I'm very satisfied with my purchase." —Joanne C.

    Get it from Chic Geeks for $95 (available to fit most MacBook models; also available in dozens of other styles).

    9. An audio adapter to give your old car's broken CD player a *much* needed update. Now you can finally blast your "socially-distanced BOPS" playlist through your car by pairing the speakers with Bluetooth, an AUX cable, or TF card.

    the black audio adapter plugged into a car jack with a small display screen and controls to pause and skip music

    It'll also let you answer calls at the touch of a button, and is designed to easily let you skip or pause through songs.

    Promising review: "The CD player on my 2002 Yukon isn't working anymore but it also doesn't have an aux port for music or Bluetooth. I got the unit and it instantly paired with my iPhone SE and in just a minute or so I was playing all the music from my phone through the radio in my car. It pairs automatically after the initial setup and the sound is really nice. If you play music while you have the GPS going, the music volume will go down when instructions are being given on where to turn, a nice touch! So far I am really pleased with the performance and now I can answer calls hands-free and listen to all my downloaded music!" —JRH

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29.

    10. A set of colorful cable protectors for your chargers, because someone (*glares in the general direction of Apple HQ*) couldn't be bothered to make versions that don't break like twigs. These will stop them from bending and the wires from fraying when you're on the move.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I (begrudgingly!!) got these recently for my Mac charger, because apparently the journey from my bedroom to the living room was just too much for my fragile cord's heart to bear, and it was starting to get worn at the charger end. This spiraled on in less than 10 seconds and has been great in terms of making sure the charger is still flexible and has some give, but isn't bending itself backward and daring me to let it break, either. Also loved how affordable it was compared to a $30 replacement charger.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.88 (available in four color packs).

    11. Or a nylon braided iPhone, iPad, and AirPods charging cord designed to be more durable than the usual Apple ones. Bonus: this is also 6 feet long (!!), which is the perfect length for anyone whose favorite night hobby is putting their phone on the charger and then immediately scrolling Instagram for an hour.

    A pink nylon charging cord plugged into an iPad

    Promising review: "Having gone through three of Apple's power cables in the year since I bought my iPad, I came looking for *anything* with better construction. This cable is brilliant, plain and simple. The connections at both ends are designed to completely eliminate the flexing issue that causes Apple cables to separate from the business ends. The braided nylon sheathing promises to make the entire cable last longer. Great design, low price." —Pat Kight

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors and two sizes).

    12. *OR* if you're sick of weak charging wires altogether, wireless charging pad to make those frayed nuisances a thing of the past. Truly all you have to do is lay your phone or AirPods down on it, and boom, instant charging.

    A model placing a phone down on a wireless black charging pad

    This little power bank can charge *deep breath*: the iPhone SE, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Xs Max, XR, XS, X, 8, and 8 Plus; AirPods; and the Galaxy S20, S10, S9, S8, and Galaxy Note 10, 9, and 8.

    Promising review: "A reliable, fast charger. I bought this charger for my iPhone 8 Plus because I got tired of the 'regular' corded Apple chargers being so unreliable—those cords always break and never last very long. So far I’m very impressed by this charger. It charges quickly, even through the protective case on my phone. Because I’m not having to connect and disconnect a physical cord to my phone, I think this charger will be much more reliable and long-lasting." —JB43612

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49 (available in four colors).

    13. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 100,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds made with adjustable silicone tips so you can find your *perfect* fit to prevent them from falling out and breaking. Oh, did I mention that they're also so waterproof you can TAKE THEM IN THE SHOWER?? We love to see it.

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for four+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since it doesn't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "Color me impressed! I first fell in love with wireless earbuds with Taotronics. However I wanted to use them to sleep with and they do not fit comfortably laying on them. They also shorted out in the shower which scared me since they are supposed to be waterproof. Enter TOZO T10. I took a chance since the profile seemed smaller and it paid off! First thing i did was try them in the shower no problem at all! Washed my hair and everything lol. I'm a side sleeper and am able to fall asleep comfortably listening to my audio books. Big thing for people is sound quality — I must say these SURPASSED my expectations! I can't even listen past half volume, deep bass, clear sounds and no crackles, super impressed! The magnets in the charger are very strong, no issues of them falling out and the case is sturdier and battery life longer than my Taotronics set. I haven't used those since I got these! Only weird thing I noticed is if you put your hand up close to the non master side the volume fades on that side, it's quirky but not annoying, lol. I fully endorse these you will love love love them!"ca1234

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    14. A pair of sleek touchscreen-friendly gloves designed with rubber grippers on the palms so you'll never drop your phone on a cold day.

    I've been using these all winter to run outdoors, and they're also just supremely warm and soft. I've had trouble finding decent running gloves to keep my hands from getting cold without overheating them for years, and these are the first ones that are so functional that I barely even think about them when they're on (which is saying something, because I am a very picky bean about my gear).

    Promising review: "It's getting colder and when I went to grab my gloves, they weren't there. Not sure where they went, but no big deal...I'll get on Amazon. I like the knit-type stretchy gloves for light duty, all purpose, daily use in nonarctic temps. These are the perfect gloves for that. The little rubber pattern that helps with grip is a great feature that I've not had on previous gloves like this. The one feature I saw that these gloves were advertised as having was the ability to use them with touch screens. This was low on my list of needs and if it didn't work, it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. When I first put them on, I looked at them and immediately thought there was no way they would be effective at this. I picked up my iPhone and they worked flawlessly. I've since tried them on my iPad and touch screen in my truck and they work just like my bare fingers. If you look at the tips of all the fingers, there's a very slight shade of color difference. Not sure how it works...but it works! I'm going to buy a few more pair so that next year, I'll have backups and even another pair for good measure. I'm also going to buy a few as gifts for Christmas. These are great gloves at a GREAT price!" —Rob Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes M-XL and five colors).

    15. A touchscreen-friendly waterproof phone bag, which truly beats my usual solution for running in the rain, which is "tighten two Ziploc bags around this overly-large phone and pray I don't incite Poseidon's wrath."

    Black edged transparent bag with a phone in side of it showing an underwater image

    Psst — this is so waterproof you can fully take it into the water with you! Reviewers mention it was great for getting underwater photos and videos. It's designed to fit phones up to seven inches tall and four inches wide, including all models of iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel.

    Promising review: "Purchased this product to take on a recent family cruise. I initially purchased it to just make sure my phone was protected from moisture. However while snorkeling in the Cayman Islands I took the risk to take my phone underwater and take some pics and video. I was impressed the clarity not only underwater but also above the water. I bought the double pack for me and my husband; the price can’t be beat." —S. Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four styles).

    16. An emergency wet phone fix designed to rapidly dry your waterlogged handheld tech, whether it went through the wash or fell straight into the bathtub after you used it as a pretend microphone to mouth the words to Folklore for the hundredth time.

    Model putting a samsung phone into a small white bag called "wet phone fix"

    Promising review: "I had a truly amazing experience with this product. I washed my phone in the washer — the full cycle. It was in a water tight case however the charger port cover was open and the phone took on water. I could see the water under the screen, and I could see the circuitry pattern under the screen. I put the phone in desiccant and ordered this product. When it arrived two days later it was obvious that the desiccant had made no difference and I assumed the phone was lost. But I put it in the packet anyway. Over the next two days it was obvious that the phone was drying out. I could see less and less water and circuitry pattern. After a couple of days I held my breath and turned it on — the phone came on and all functions worked. This was about six months ago and the phone is still working perfectly." —Carolyn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. A compact, lightweight Brevite camera bag with expertly engineered padding and pockets to accommodate your camera and all of its fragile accessories. Psst — unlike your finicky tech, this bag also comes with a lifetime warranty., Brevite

    Each backpack includes specific spots for an up to 16-inch Macbook laptop, a full frame DSLR camera, up to three lenses, a 70-200mm lens or drone, plus extra clothes, a passport, a tripod, water bottles, and SD cards.

    Promising review: "I've always wanted a photography bag to put all my gear that doesn't look like the regular bulky photography bag. This is it! The Runner is discreet, super light and I can fit my X-T3 camera with a lens on, two additional lens and my compact X100F. But the most important feature to me is the laptop sleeve where I can put my 16" Macbook Pro. Great quality bag with durable materials. Love it." —Lauriane M.

    Get it from Brevite for $129 (available in multiple colors).

    18. Or a travel laptop backpack to protect your tech that has truly ... thought ... of everything?? It has soft, ventilated padding for a comfy fit, a luggage strap to fit on a suitcase, a whole slew of pockets (including a hidden anti-theft one), plus a built in USB charger outside and built in charging cable inside. OH! And it's also water-resistant. If this backpack were a person, it would be the safest, smuggest person alive.,

    Promising review: "I love everything about this bag. Favorite features: all the pockets, the storage, the amount of space, and the fact that this bag has a bottom that allows it to stand up. This is a huge upgrade to my hiking backpack that doubled as a work backpack. It's stylish and professional, lightweight, and sturdy. My only wish is that it had a waist strap to help distribute the weight when the bag is full/heavy. Maybe the next iteration will. I still would highly recommend this bag to anyone of any age who carries a laptop, chargers, and other essentials like a small umbrella, gum, books, folders, a water bottle, etc. It all fits nicely and has its own place. Last, I very much like the secret pocket on the back/waistband area for a wallet or other valuable item." —NSLacy

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

    19. A set of gold cable organizers that'll tame the tangle of wires on your desk so you don't end up tangling them and wearing them out faster over time. Each of these comes with the adhesive included, so install is easy *and* chic.

    A set of two gold finished round cable organizers installed on a desk with a charger wire running through them

    Brighttia is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor.

    Promising review: "These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for." —Amy Margolis

    Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $9.98 (available in four colors).

    20. A two-pack of Apple Watch screen protectors to keep the watch face from scratching, shattering, and altogether looking icky. It's designed to cover every single open side of it too, so you'll be protected no matter *how* many times you accidentally bang your wrist into a telephone pole and apologize to it (seriously, who put those there?).


    Promising review: "I’ve had protectors for my Apple Watch before, since it does tend to get banged up and scratched. The problem with the other protectors I’ve used it how cloudy and dirty the plastic face gets, making my watch look ugly. This protector solves this with a square cut out around the face with the plastic bumpers around the sides and around the face where I have most often bumped it. The case they came in is also useful for storing extra watch bands so everything is on one place." —Terralee Pettinger

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.09 (available in 38mm through 44mm to fit Apple Watch Series 4-6).

    21. A soft phone holder with a strap you can use to protect from a myriad of phone disasters, whether it's keeping a phone from the bottom of a wet bag, keeping it firmly attached to your wrist so it doesn't fall, or keeping it hooked to a stroller or wheelchair so it doesn't get knocked off in transit.

    A small yellow floral padded open top phone holder with a phone in it slung on a purse handle

    ClearlyiCreate is a Missouri-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in printed tees, embroidered beanies, phone holders, and more.

    Promising review: "I love this item! It does exactly what I needed it to do. I have it on my beach bag so my phone doesn't fall to the bottom and accidentally get wet. It's super cute and well made. I had hoped for one in a print that was not shown, but was available in a lanyard. Boom! She made it happen so I ordered two and got them super fast. If you are hesitating, fear not — go ahead and order with confidence. Get two! You'll want a second one." —jpiperjung

    Get it from ClearlyiCreate on Etsy for $13.99 (available in dozens of prints; check out the listing for larger sized phones for more size options).

    Psst — this item ships for free!

    22. An adjustable phone and tablet stand so the next time someone FaceTimes you to be like "SURPRISE!! We're PREGNANT!!" you don't drop the phone on the hardwood floor because your hands are too full of excitement to remember how to work.

    A model watching something on their phone which is propped up to eye level on a black stand on a desk

    This is designed to prop up phones *and* tablets, so it'll be useful for filming and video chatting on most of your smaller devices.

    Promising review: "I was so tired of losing my phone behind ingredients, pots and pans while trying to cook from online recipes. I purchased this weighted-bottom stand to avoid that. I am now able to keep all kinds of cooking debris away from my ports and smears off my screen too. This stand can hold my iPhone and iPad for that reason and even charge during." —Kerri

    *Another* promising review: "I needed a stand where I could comfortably use my phone and not worry about falling over where I found this one with a lot of good reviews. This one is rock solid, very easy to put together by one screw and adjusts perfectly to any angle. Base is thick and has weight to where my phone never falls over, even at any angle that I could find. No cons, could not find any flaws to where I am very happy with the purchase." —Richard Kissick

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

    23. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, so you can finally operate multiple devices or appliances at once without constantly pulling them out of the wall and wearing out the plugs.

    A wall outlet charger with a nightlight and several large chargers attached to it plus two USB cords

    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.

    24. A silicone Nutella AirPods case partially to protect your beloved AirPods from the impact of falling, but also so you can prop it next to an actual full-sized Nutella jar and caption it, "Don't talk to me or my son ever again."

    An AirPods case that looks like a jar of Nutella

    Promising review: "The minute I opened the package I knew I made the right choice. This case is thick and well-made. I get so frustrated when my case falls and the AirBuds go in every direction. Couple of days ago the left ear fell out the case and a car ran over it. That cost me $69+ so I decided to take care of that issue and get a case. I purposely dropped it after I put the case in and everything was intact. I’m happy !!" —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    25. A pair of super popular high-waisted performance leggings that may be one of the few articles of clothing that can keep up with you — they're comfortable, squat-proof, and most importantly, come with a *MEGA* secure pocket for your phone, so it won't budge when you're out and about and fall victim to the cement.,

    Promising review: "Obsessed. Just ordered my seventh pair. To say that I love these would be an understatement. I work out in these, I sleep in these, do just about everything except shower in them. These are amazing. I would marry them if they had a pulse. I have ordered the black, maroon and mauve colored ones. I would recommend if you are L in pants, ordering a medium. Additionally, they have held up well considering how much I wear them and have washed them several times. The pocket is probably one of my favorite features. It fits my iPhone MAX perfectly during my workouts. I can also jam my car keys, wallet and phone into them when I don’t feel like carrying a purse. Pants with a built in purse, what could be better?" —whitney

    Get a pair from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in 26 colors and sizes XS-XXXL).

    26. An ombre MacBook keyboard cover to prepare you for the inevitable "WELP, there goes the rest of my morning coffee, directly into my computer's circuitry," plus crumbs and other debris that can mess your computer up.,

    This cover fits for the Macbook 13", Old Generation Macbook Pro 13", 15", 17", Macbook Air 13", and Wireless Keyboard.

    Promising review: "This keyboard cover is exactly what I expected. It fits my Macbook pro 13" perfectly. When I first put it on it took me a little bit to get used to typing with it because it gives the keys a whole new feel. For me that isn't an issue because keeping dust and pet hair and any other junk out of my keys is more important. Now it doesn't slow my typing down at all. I love that it adds a pop of color to my macbook. I chose the purple ombre silicone cover but there are so many other color options. I will be recommending this cover to anyone who asks me about it." —Mindi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in nine colors).

    27. A nine-in-one protective Nintendo Switch case bundle with so many bells and whistles it could start its own band — between the internal and external cases and the pockets for organizing your accessories, it's pretty much accident-proof.

    The contents of the bundle laid out with a Switch in the case

    Each bundle includes a Nintendo Switch carrying case, an inner case, a screen protector, six thumb grips caps, two Joy-Con covers, and a strap.

    Promising review: "This bundle comes with all the essentials that I want for my Nintendo, and along with some super cute switch caps. Followed some tips and tricks to install the screen protector via YouTube, no bubbles. I didn't use the Joycon cases because I still very much enjoy the feeling of not having it covered. However, I want the middle part to be covered, so I really appreciate the idea of separating the cases for Joycon and the screen, the case is clear and sturdy. The case itself is just snuggled enough to allow me easily put the Nintendo in and also not to crowd my cross shoulder bag to carry it outside on a trip. Overall I think it's a good investment if you are like me want something compact that is easy to carry." —Yu

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in ten colors).

    28. A glare-free Kindle Paperwhite that is, bless its technological heart, fully waterproof, so you can finally read rom-coms in the bath tub without sending all the unsuspecting characters to an early watery grave. (Also a perk if you want to take it outside to read and it starts to rain!)


    This will not only hold thousands of books, but will let you read the *chef's kiss* way you like best — you can customize it with all their favorite fonts and layouts, and organize your virtual shelves to your precise standards. Bonus — its charge lasts weeks (plural!!).

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this at first — it's rather small and really, can't I just read on the free Kindle app on my larger tablet? But I bought it as a splurge and after a couple of months now, I have to say that this is the only device I'm reading on. The Paperwhite screen really DOES make a difference and the size doesn't bother me at all now that I'm used to it. I will never fully replace my physical books (still love the feel/experience of a true hardback), but for an avid reader, this thing is great. Waterproof and the screen are fully worth it at the pool, beach, or just reading in the tub. I use it heavily and the battery lasts several days to a week on one charge." —WebDevMom

    Read BuzzFeed's closer look at the Kindle Paperwhite for more deets!

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

    29. A leather "cable taco" so that one drawer in your nightstand full of miscellaneous chargers doesn't end up so tangled you accidentally break any of them the next time you're on the hunt for a specific one.

    Donovan Leather/Etsy

    Donovan Leather is a Texas-based Etsy shop that specializes in handcrafted leather goods.

    Promising review: "The cable tacos look amazing! They’re bigger than they looked in the pictures, but they’re a great size for chargers and headphones. Now I won’t have to worry about them getting tangled up in my purse. They shipped in a decent amount of time too. I’m so glad that I bought three of them." —Hanna

    Get it from Donovan Leather on Etsy for $5 (available in five colors or as a set of three for $10).

    30. A discreet, protective phone running belt that's water-resistant and sweat-proof, so your unsuspecting iPhone won't drown in your juices during runs.,

    This also comes in a *ton* of fun colors, and has room for odds and ends like your phone, credit cards, keys, cash, and even a water bottle.

    Promising review: "I am so very excited about this purchase! I love to go on walks and jogs but just have never found the right accessory to carry what I need and was discouraged — other products were too big, too bulky or uncomfortable in general and most looked awful. This waist pack is the perfect solution for me — it holds my 6s plus with ease, keys, money, and combine that with it's comfort and sleek design and it is a home run! I highly recommend this one!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in seven colors).

    31. Or a rotatable wristband phone holder with a universal strap to make sticking any phone in it a cinch. This will be a real game-changer for runners, bikers, or anyone prone to dropping their phone (been there, shattered that!!).

    Model wearing a wrist strap with a holder for their phone that rotates 180 degrees on their wrist

    Promising review: "This is great if you need a phone holder for running or biking or anything like that! My phone feels very secure when I wear this. The strap is adjustable so it can fit any wrist size. Highly recommend!" —Emily M Hale

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

    32. An OtterBox phone case, which is basically any accident-prone person's love language. This thin profile version makes it easy to slip in and out of pockets and bags while still deflecting impacts from falls, and like all of Otterbox's products, has a lifetime warranty.


    This model is compatible for the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro, but other options are available on Otterbox's Amazon page

    Promising review: "On the clumsy scale of 1-10, 10 being the most clumsy, I sit at about a 6. I drop my phone maybe once a quarter, getting in and out of the car, carrying multiple things, etc. Anyway, the OtterBox commuter is perfect for my needs. It is small enough to fit in my pocket and it provides protection from my level of droppage. I have a lot of friends that can't stand a cover on their phones, but that would be too expensive for me. The fit of all OtterBox phones is unparalleled in the industry in my opinion. I am a mobile app product manager and always have the latest iPhone, so I have had a lot of different phone cases over the years. I am sold on the commuter series. BTW: One detail that is really nice is the lip they put around the camera lenses so they don't come in contact with the ground." —Brandon & Sharee Poyfair

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four colors for iPhone 12; check out options for other phones, including iPhone, Samsung, and Google, on Otterbox's Amazon page).

    33. A multi-pocket waterproof floral laptop messenger bag that says "protect my tech from the downpour, but make it fashion.",

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in LOVE with this bag! If you're searching for something cute and not cheaply made, this is it! I bought the 15" size because my work laptop is bigger (it's a Dell, if you're wondering), and it fits perfectly with a little room to spare. The zipper on the outside has two bigger pockets and some pen spots. I love that where the handles are, there are two deep pockets! I'm going to try and store my charger cable there. The color of the strap perfectly matches the off-white/almond color on the flowers. The strap is also just the right length, so that I can adjust it without having too much, or too little slack. All the zippers are smooth and seem to zip open/closed without much effort. Seams appear to be strong and I have no visible loose threads." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available for a 13-inch or 15-inch laptop and four prints).

    34. A personalizable leather watch roll case to keep all your watches safe, from your timeless ones to your Apple Watches and Fitbits.

    A brown leather watch roll case with a snap closure
    Wild Watches

    Wild Watches is a Canada-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in handmade engraved wood watches and accessories.

    Promising review: "This was ready to ship THE SAME DAY I ORDERED IT. Never in my life have I experienced this. And this travel watch roll is so lovely! The engraving is beautiful and just as I requested. The quality appears high. The leather is thick and durable. I’m really excited to give this to my watch obsessed partner. He travels a lot for work and likes to have a selection of watches with him so this is perfect! I know he’ll love it! Thank you so much!" —Lily Nichol

    Get it from Wild Watches on Etsy for $39.90+ (available with personalization options).

    Psst — this item ships for free!

    35. An iFixIt tool kit that'll help you (gasp?) repair your own tech and electronics without spending a bajillion dollars for a simple fix. This not only comes with specialized tools you can use on most phones and laptops, but is part of a larger iFixIt network with step-by-step instructions for repairs.

    The tool kit with black and blue tinted tools
    The Grommet

    Each kit comes with a TPU grip driver handle, nickel-plated 6160 steel bits, glass-filled nylon, and Acetal prying tools.

    Promising review: "I have purchased all of these iFixit tools for my son. He loves to be able to take things apart and (mostly) fix them if needed. They are high-quality and have a wide variety of uses. Lately he has been using them a lot with his 3-D printer." —Robyn

    Get it from The Grommet for $25 or Amazon for $24.99.

    All of us out here trying to understand what makes our tech tick and just hoping for the best:


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