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    6 Apr 2020

    Here Are 19 Tech Products That Will Liven Up Your Life Inside

    Fill my house with endless bounds of technology to keep from going crazy? Don't mind if I do.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This Nintendo Switch Lite, which you can use to kill hours and hours of time on Animal Crossing.

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    These handheld consoles are a little smaller than the original Switch, which means if you drop them on your face after your sixth hour playing Zelda, it won't hurt nearly as much. They come in four gorgeous colours to suit your aesthetic and are compatible with all Nintendo Switch games. You can also play in tabletop mode and connect a Joy-Con controller if you want a variety of ways to play.

    Buy it from EB Games for $299.

    2. This stylish pair of blue light blocking glasses, which are perfect because of all the extra hours we're spending staring at screens.

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    These glasses work by blocking out the blue light from your screen, which can cause eye strain, headaches and inability to sleep. So, if you experience any of these symptoms, you should pick up these guys ASAP.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $32.90.

    3. This laptop table that can be used either as a temporary standing desk, or as a way to prevent your laptop from overheating while you're binge-watching in bed.

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    This laptop table has adjustable table legs and has five levels of adjustment, so you can choose which angle to binge-watch The Stranger on.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $41.99.

    4. This handheld body massager, because while we may tell ourselves that a couch is a viable working space, our back has other stories to tell.

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

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $47.99.

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

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

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $45.07.

    6. This coffee warmer that'll keep your cuppa fresh and warm, so you can enjoy it while gazing out the window, pretending you're in a music video and missing your ex-lover.

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    You can plug this little gadget into your laptop and warm whatever you like, be it coffee, tea, soup or even a baby bottle. It's super easy to clean and compact, so you can take it wherever you want without any issues.

    Buy for $19.98 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This game of Monopoly "ultimate banking" edition, which has higher stakes and more curveballs to keep the game interesting.

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    If classic Monopoly just isn't doing it for you anymore, this is the way to go. The game comes with a an electronic reader, bank cards with chips and variable rent depending on the situations around you, for example, if a celebrity moves in next door.

    Buy it from Kogan for $49.

    8. This white noise machine that encourages your best sleep, which is perfect if you're struggling to wind down after being home all day.

    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 $79.95.

    9. This UE Boom Speaker that you can use for spontaneous dance parties, or even for playing your favourite podcasts out loud, so you feel a little less lonely.

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    Anyone with a UE Boom will tell you the same thing — they'll never use another speaker again and there's a reason for that! This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, has great bass and 15 hours of battery life. I also love having this little thing somewhere near me in the house playing music or podcasts while I'm working for white noise.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $145 (available in five colours).

    10. Or if you want to go old school, this retro turntable, which will give you an excuse to spend hours online browsing vinyls by your favourite artists.

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    Music played on a record has so much more depth and feeling to it, you'll never go back. Plus, you can connect your phone through the AUX if you want to listen to that specific track.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $99.99.

    11. This small projector, which is perfect for hosting movie nights with you and your self-iso buddies.

    Amazon

    You can use this baby to project a movie or even some kind of visual art — the only limit is your imagination! It's compatible with HDMI, USB, VGA and AV.

    Buy it for $139.99 on Amazon Australia.

    12. This Fire TV Stick that plugs into your TV, so that you can binge-watch all your favourite shows and YouTube videos non-stop.

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    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 (If you buy it now, you can get a second one for just $50).

    13. This glare-proof and waterproof Kindle that will give you access to a world of books, without you ever having to leave the house.

    Amazon

    This Kindle is super light and you can read the screen in direct sunlight without an obnoxious glare getting in the way.

    It also connects to Wi-Fi and gives you instant access to over five million e-books, some of which are COMPLETELY FREE.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $199.

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

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    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 $48.65.

    15. 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

    Will this Echo Dot replace all your co-workers during your new WFH sitch? Yes. You can use it 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 $79.

    16. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, which are perfect if you're tired of constantly getting your wires tangled when you're attempting to work out in your tiny apartment.

    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 now for $40.99 from Amazon Australia.

    17. This humidifier and diffuser, which you can use with your favourite essential oils to create a safe and snug environment for relaxing when you've logged off for the day.

    Amazon

    This diffuser has seven different light settings for you to adjust to your mood, two different mist settings and ensures 10-16 hours of mist, so you can turn it on before bed without worrying about it burning out.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $48.99.

    18. This body fat scale that you can connect to your phone, so you can understand the ins and outs of your body if, like me, one of your goals for self-isolation is to get ripped.

    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 $32.99.

    19. And finally, this LIFX Smart LED bulb, so you can set up customised bedtime mood lighting to get you ready for bed, especially now that your home, office, bar, restaurant and gym are in one place.

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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 for $76.91 from Amazon Australia.

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