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20 Hella Awesome Things That Everyone Can Afford

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1. The Notti Smart Mood Light ($50) changes color for different phone notifications.

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Most promising review:

"The notti definitely does the job. I keep this on my home office desk so I don't always have to check my phone to know what's going on. The light is bright and colorful. It can work as a notification light, night light, set the alarm and use it for a wake up light and set it to change to the music."

OffDawall-Tech

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2. The Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat ($14+) stops cookie-sticking-to-the-pan bullshit.

Most promising review:

"I got a Silpat for my birthday and love it. I use it for cookies, just like the other reviewers mention, but find it is most useful for kneeding bread dough or rolling out sugar cookies or pie crusts."

Lisa M. Ide

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3. The Rust-Oleum NeverWet Shoe and Boot Spray ($20) makes your shoes impervious to ketchup, juices, and other weird liquids.

Most promising review:

"I've used this on my outdoor furniture cushions that are a year old and did not have any water protection coating on them. After 24 hours of applying it, it worked beautifully! Water beads up and does not soak in — even hours later from being splashed by our teenagers!"

Mark W. Smith

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4. The Epica 18-Oz. Glass Bottles Set of 6 ($20) nicely stores the juices of your fruit enemies.

Most promising review:

"These are fantastic for storing the juices of poor vegetables that have been squeezed to death. Never before has botanical carnage been confined so easily for later consumption. The glass is better than plastic for the smell and cleaning in general. The lids seemed flimsy to me at first, but have been great so far. I'll be buying another set of six soon."

Amazon Customer

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5. The WeMo Wi-Fi Enabled Switch ($39) automates your house on a budget.

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Most promising review:

"Easy to install, but I've found the process of adding new WeMo devices to be a little buggy. Totally worth it though. I bought 2 WeMo outlets to get started, and within 2 weeks I had 10 more outlets and 2 light switches. LOVE them with ALEXA. The app lets me control them from anywhere over a data or WiFi connection, and in the house they can be controlled via app or voice controlled with Alexa."

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6. The Ditto Wearable ($35) subtly notifies you of messages and when you leave your phone behind by accident.

Most promising review:

"I gave it [the] highest review because it simply does what it is supposed to do. For those of you that do not know what this is it simple is an auxiliary vibration notification device. For me personally I don't want my cell phone ringing or making audible notification sounds all day at work, and I don't always have my phone in my pocket to feel the vibration alert. So the simple solution is the little device that can clip to your person or slip into your pocket."

Gary P Turner

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7. The Philips Sonicare 2 ($40) vibrates your teeth spotless.

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Most promising review:

"Switched from Oral-B Sonic Complete to this based on recommendations that the Philips Sonicare is superior.

Having used it for a couple of weeks, I have to agree.

1. Stronger, faster and feels cleaner after brushing.

2. Good battery life 1-2 weeks of use — your mileage may vary.

3. Has 2 minute timer and quad pacer (30s intervals)."

Marcus Widjaya

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8. The code&quill Origin Notebook ($20) has a dot grid and narrow rule pattern on either side, so you can cleanly design and write descriptions.

Most promising review:

"This notebook arrives in a nice box with a clear insert, very nice potential for gift giving. The notebook covers are a nice textured thickness, and allow the book to lie open fairly flat. The binding is tight, the pages are dot grid on the left and narrow ruled on the right. The narrow ruled side is also marked in such a way that you could draw on either side successfully."

DebAnna

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9. The bottleLoft Magnetic bottle hanger ($32) frees up your fridge space by suspending your beer.

Most promising review:

"This is such a neat product. One thing to make sure of is that you'll have room below the bottles to fit anything of significance. If not, you're not saving any space."

Mthompson

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10. The On The Rox Bar Tools ($28) helps aspiring mixologists get started.

Most promising review:

"This is a fantastic set! This has everything you need. My husband was very impressed with the quality of this set. We may have to order more of these as gifts. Everything is very well made and great quality."

Victoria Alexander

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11. The Monkey Light 360° Bike Light ($38) keeps you visible on your night rides.

Most promising review:

"I did a bit of 'comparison shopping- before buying. But there's really no competition — all other products I found are cheaply made and obviously not built for the long haul. I'm very happy with my M210 lights. (When I put 'em on in February, I anticipated taking 'em off about this time of year, when the days are long, to shave a few ounces. But they're not that heavy... and they have no perceptible effect on bike handling... and they are COOL! They're staying on, and I'll be going on more summer night rides this year.)"

Steven H. Hulme

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12. The Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug12-20 oz ($26+) keeps your liquids cool or hot for hours!

Most promising review:

"I bought the 20-ounce Zojirushi SM-SA60-BA the week after I got married so that I could keep my coffee warm on the commute to and from my new job downtown. It is literally the world's best travel mug. I could put steaming hot coffee in it in the morning, and if I forgot it in my truck I would still have steaming hot coffee for the drive home. No kidding! It's incredible."

William D. Powell

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13. The Cubby hook and storage ($39) keeps your keys, bags, jackets, and letters at bay.

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Most promising review:

"I fell in love with these when I saw them in a Twitter feed and ordered two to try them out. They won't fit into every decor, and you'll want to use them where you have plenty of room, as they stick out from the wall more than a normal hook. With a drill and screw driver each one is easy to install in five minutes or less."

Jay Heavner

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14. A personalized Minecraft decal ($30), because it's kinda cool.

Most promising review:

"Fantastic-looking 'Minecraft'-type sticker that arrives in a sealed tube, complete with plastic piece to smooth it onto your walls easily. If you have an 'A' in the name you choose, it will be in a 'creeper' style, much like the official logo does! I purchased the small 3' version and it's perfect."

Mrs. Z

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15. The Portable Travel Camping Hammock ($17+) lets you sleep suspended anywhere two trees are involved.

Most promising review:

"Let me begin by saying that my $17 OuterEQ hammock is EXACTLY the same as my roommate's $80 Eno. Exactly! I was going to give it four stars because I need one slightly larger but I figured that's my problem at six feet tall, not theirs. Anyway, I LOVE THIS HAMMOCK! It's light, it's fairly spacious for me and should be quite roomy if you're smaller, it folds up very small and very quickly."

Shawn Guffey

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16. The Tiger 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker With Food Steamer and Slow Cooker ($50) won't let you fuck up rice again!

Most promising review:

"Great little rice cooker. I was skeptical if this would produce noticeably better rice than my previous cheap-o rice cooker would and to my surprise it actually does. The main thing I notice is that there is never scalded rice on the bottom of the pan. It is perfectly cooked (I use mainly basmati) and all you need to do is simply wipe the pan with a clean cloth and it's ready to go again."

GoSteelers

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17. The LED Multicolor 32.8-Foot Lighting Strip ($36) makes your ordinary room feel like a nightclub.

Most promising review:

"I put these lights up in about 20 minutes... They stuck around my lanai with 3m tape that comes on the back of the lights. I had purchased clips separately to secure them but didn't need them at all. The pics I attached don't do this product justice. You can make the colors flash or fade and there are so many colors to choose from. I am amazed!"

Kelly

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Looking for something shorter? Get the 16.4-foot version here ($19).

18. The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x ($49) enrobes your ears in balanced sound.

Most promising review:

"The Audio Technica ATH-M30x are excellent sounding headphones in the sub $100 range. I'm using the M30x as a second pair of headphones to listen to music and when watching movies or TV shows on an iPhone, iPad, or through an AV receiver. I wanted headphones that would sound great, be well built, be portable, and yet be affordably priced. In those regards, the M30x delivers."

JJG

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19. The Walnut Wood Bluetooth Portable Speaker and Alarm Clock ($39) hides the time when not in use.

Most promising review:

"It is handcrafted walnut. At first when we looked it all over we didn't understand where the display was. As soon as we turned it on and the display showed up we were awed. It displayed where we saw nothing but a side of the cube. It was easily paired to his Bluetooth products. The speaker has 3 alarm settings, will show the temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, and of course show the time. The sound is great! Clear with no static at all."

Emptynestmama

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20. The Classic Crane Tsuba Handmade Samurai Katana ($44), because why the fuck not?

Most promising review:

"I already have a very nice Katana with a Damascus Blade that cost me 99.99 and sells still for 169.99 most places. This sword is almost as nice but not quite. The weakness comes in the blade type and the handle grips as well as the overall workmanship. Make no mistake this is a carbon steel blade and can be used for real cutting and slicing of anything soft to medium hard."

Roger in AZ

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