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    28 Genius Tech Products That'll Cost You Less Than $100

    Love me some affordable technology!

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    1. This Echo Dot, which is an alarm clock and an all-round personal assistant, so that you can multitask and get things done faster with minimal effort.

    Amazon

    You can use this smart-speaker to find out what the weather's like, what time it is in a foreign country or hear what's going on around the world — so that you'll be reaching a new level of multitasking and productivity while simultaneously having someone — albeit a robot — to talk to.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $99.

    2. This handheld body massager, because giving yourself a massage is peak self-care and a great way ensure you're good to go the next day.

    Amazon

    This deep tissue massager works all over your body and its cordless design means you can tackle your tense back muscles without fighting a cord. It comes with five interchangeable heads to target different parts of your body.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.09.

    3. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, because everything is easier when music is involved and these little guys make playing it easy as.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    These earbuds run for four hours per charge and have smart touch technology, so you can control your tunes and answer calls without reaching for your phone.

    Promising review: "I've been dragging my heels to make the move to wireless earbuds — I thought for sure I'd lose one and that having to charge them would be a massive inconvenience. My husband bought these as a gift and now I love the convenience of not having to hold my phone when out and about, should I want to listen to my music. Their holder has magnetic properties, so when charging or just being stored, you don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out and getting lost."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $43.99.

    4. This stylish pair of blue light blocking glasses, because if you've been feeling extra tired lately, it's probably because of all the screens you've been looking at.

    Amazon

    These glasses work by blocking out the blue light from your screens, which can cause eye strain, headaches and inability to sleep. So, if you've ever noticed any of these symptoms, grab a pair ASAP.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.90.

    5. This white noise machine, that encourages your best sleep, which will probably have you waking up in a much better mood.

    Amazon

    This sound machine has 20 unique sounds that don’t loop. There’s also a sleep timer, so you don't have to worry about it running all night.
    Promising review:
    "Light sleeper, apartment dweller: This sound machine literally changed my life. I moved into an apartment for the first time in my life one year ago and hearing my neighbours move around at night used to make me so anxious. This little machine blurs it all out! I CANNOT sleep without it now, it's the best purchase I have ever made and I would seriously recommend any light sleepers purchase it. My partner now loves it too."

    Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $51.95.

    6. This LIFX Smart LED bulb, so you can set up your lights to turn different colours throughout the day, so you can keep on top of your schedule.

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    Promising review: "LIFX lighting is the best purchase I've ever made – both for myself and as gifts for all my friends. Not only can you easily create really fun environments with lighting (party mode, relaxing mode, movie night mode), but it's also really good for things such as sleep hygiene. At 9 p.m. I turn on orange/red lighting and my body knows it's time to wind down and it's much easier to fall asleep. It's perfect if you need to switch your brain to work mode as well. There's a sleep timer, fun effects and a setting that makes the lighting react to the music you're playing! It's so easy to use and honestly it makes being at home so much more of a VIBE."

    Sohan Judge

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $71.39.

    7. This body fat scale that connects to your phone, so you can understand the ins and outs of your body.

    Amazon

    This scale calculates things like your BMI, weight, bone mass, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle mass, water weight and skeletal muscle.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.99.

    8. This portable charger, so you're never slowed down by the crappy battery on your phone again.

    Amazon

    This portable charger has five ports — two USB, one lightning, one USB-C and one micro USB — which means you can use it to charge virtually anything. Plus, it has a fast charge feature, which means you don't have to wait around for your devices to be juiced up.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.99.

    9. This hot air brush that makes it easy for you to give yourself volume and dry your hair without it getting poofy as heck.

    Clare Aston / BuzzFeed

    The brush uses hot air and ionic technology to get rid of frizz and leave your hair looking and feeling as smooth as silk.

    Promising review: "I’ve never been any good at styling my hair. It’s long, thick and stuck somewhere between a wave and a curl. The only time it looks good is when it’s an unintentional fluke and no one is around to see it. When I have an event where I want it to look great, I normally have to wash, blow dry, straighten and if I want some more volume, curl it again. As you can imagine, I don't that often — normally it's just a wash and air dry.

    I decided to give this product a go because it's a hair dryer and brush in one and I thought it could save my hair some heat damage and get those long, bouncy waves I've always dreamed of — without having to spend an hour and a half on it. Now, maybe I need more skill in the blow-dry with brush departments (tips welcome), but I didn’t get the gentle waves I wanted. I will say this though, it did straighten my hair pretty well and it only took 15 minutes. So for ease of convenience and everyday wear (along with the cheap $$) I’m happy with how it turned out.

    Clare Aston.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $33.60.

    10. This instant pot that will help even the laziest cook prep delicious, gourmet meals.

    Amazon

    You can use this instant pot as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a steamer, a yoghurt maker and so much more.

    Read all about BuzzFeed writer, Mariela Summerhays' experience with the Instant Pot here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $189.

    11. This humidifier and diffuser, so you can create a safe and snug environment, ideal for relaxing before and during bedtime.

    Amazon

    This diffuser has seven different light settings for you to adjust to your mood, two different mist settings and ensures up to 25 hours of mist, so you can turn it on before bed without worrying about it burning out.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.99.

    12. This Audible subscription, which will give you monthly credit to use towards whatever book you want.

    Audible / BuzzFeed

    There's a ridiculous amount of books you can listen to, including Where The Crawdads Sing, The Giver Of Stars and Celeste Barber's memoir, Challenge Accepted!, which she narrates herself.

    Audible has also recently introduced a sleep feature that includes sleep meditation narrated by Diddy or bedtime stories read to you by Nick Jonas. If that won't lull you to bed, I don't know what will.

    Get Audible from $16.45 a month.

    13. This super-soft, heated throw blanket you can use to warm up your bed before you get in, because we all know how ridiculously cold the weather has been.

    Amazon

    This throw is machine washable and the thermal fleece fabric is the perfect thing to curl up with when you're on your fifth wine and binge-watching Grey's Anatomy.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99 (available in five colours).

    14. This heated mouse pad because who deserves warm fingers on a Monday morning? YOU deserve warm fingers on a Monday morning.

    Amazon

    All you have to do with this mousepad is plug it into any USB port and your fingers will be warm and ready to type in no time.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $42.49.

    15. This rechargeable sweater shaver, so you can get rid of the fuzz that randomly appears on your clothes.

    Amazon

    This shaver works on cotton, wool, linen and even upholstery. You can also use it as a zero-waste lint roller! This one comes with two extra shavers, a cleaning brush and a drawstring bag for easy storage.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.99.

    16. This compact slow cooker that will help you finally tackle the absolute delight that is low and slow cooking.

    Clare Aston / BuzzFeed

    You can use this slow cooker for three to four hours on high, or for eight to nine hours on slow. If you don't have time or just can't be bothered to make dinner after work, just throw in a few ingredients in the morning, set it to low and by the time you clock off, you'll have a delicious meal ready to eat. This one has three heat settings, including an auto function to ensure your food is perfectly cooked.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.

    17. This light therapy Neutrogena acne spot treatment, which uses dermatologist in-office technology (no UV rays!) to treat mild to moderate acne.

    Jemima Skelley / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I DEFINITELY did not think this would work. How can light get rid of pimples? Well, after only using it a couple of times my mind was completely changed. It's good at making big, sore pimples smaller overnight. I also had a red mark on my skin from a giant pimple I'd had two months ago that I couldn't even get rid of with microhydrabrasion. After about a week of using this light pen on it twice a day, it was way smaller and lighter. This pen is true magic."

    Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    18. This cone-style vibrator that's absolutely perfect if you're not huge on internal stimulation, but are game for everything else.

    Hello Molly

    This vibrator is made of skin-safe silicone and has four speed settings, but will also remain completely quiet as you use it, which is ESSENTIAL when it comes to toys. It's also completely waterproof, so you can bring your fun into the bath or shower with you.

    Buy it from Hello Molly for $69.95.

    19. This plastic bag sealer that will ensure you never have to bite into a stale biscuit again.

    YesStyle

    These little devices take two AA batteries and use a little heated roller to melt the plastic on packaging and seal it, so that whatever is inside stays fresh for you to enjoy at a later date. It also has a magnetic base, so you can stick it on the fridge for easy access whenever you need it.

    Buy it from YesStyle for $9.07 (available in three colours).

    20. These ~UV lights~ that are essentially the luxury treatment your house plants have always deserved.

    Amazon

    These lamps feature three timers, 10 dimming levels and three lighting modes. Plus, the three arms are completely adjustable, so all your plants can have a little loving. You can attach this lamp to your table where your plants live with the clip attachment and watch them thrive.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $72.99.

    21. This Fire TV Stick that plugs into your TV, so that you can binge-watch all your favourite shows and YouTube videos non-stop, because what else are you going to do?

    Amazon, Amazon Prime Video

    You can use the Fire TV Stick to watch Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Stan and Disney+. Or, if you wanted to, you can even use it to listen to tunes on Amazon Music or Spotify.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $69.

    22. This portable nail drill set because now that you've spent so long maintaining your claws in iso, you may as well continue.

    Amazon

    This device is USB chargeable and comes with 11 different drill heads so that you can shape, buff and polish to your hearts content. You can also adjust the speed and the direction of the drill so you're always in control.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $46.99.

    23. These wireless noise-canceling headphones that will make forcing yourself to take walks during the day so much more tolerable.

    Amazon

    These headphones have great sound, are foldable and come with a carrying case for easy storing. You can also use them to make and receive phone calls. Plus, they've got 40 hours of playtime, so you won't have to recharge them every five minutes.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $89.99.

    24. This adjustable laptop stand, so that you can get work done without hunching over.

    Amazon

    Raising your laptop is not only more comfortable for you to use, it'll ensure you don't end up with terrible posture and even worse, back pain. This stand is super compact and lightweight, so you can bring it with you wherever you want to work.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $32.18.

    25. This clip-on, three-in-one lens for your phone, which will let you take wide, fish eye and macro shots.

    Amazon

    If you're getting bored of your regular phone camera, this kit is the perfect way to experiment and get creative with your photos. It comes with three lenses and everything you need to play with your perspectives.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.99.

    26. This car air vent phone holder, so you don't have to worry about a suction cup falling onto your dashboard every two minutes.

    Amazon

    This bracket is compatible with all the latest iPhones, Samsung phones and most Androids. It will cling securely onto your car vent, so you can easily access your maps and answer calls hands-free.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    27. This photo printer, so you can finally make that collage wall you've been thinking about for ages.

    Amazon

    This photo printer is ridiculously easy to use. The size of the photos are perfect for sticking on the fridge or in scrapbooks and diaries. All you'll need is polaroid film and your phone and you can get printing!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.

    28. And finally, these LED strip lights, so that you can finally turn your room into a TikTok filming haven.

    Amazon

    No doubt you've seen people with these on your FYP. You can connect to these lights through your phone, so you can control the vibes at all times. This set comes with two wheels of LED strip lights that are each five metres long, so you can turn your room into a haven of colour with just a couple of taps on your phone. Also, the strips are waterproof, so you can even use them outside.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.99.

    You, realising how much better your life would be with any of these products.

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