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23 Of The Coolest Gadgets To Buy At The Grommet Right Now

These are some damn clever things.

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1. This weighted coaster that lets you park your drink on any couch arm.

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Promising review: "I needed a way to keep my drink at hand since a side table wouldn't fit next to the recliner I sit on. It's well-balanced with the weights on the sides, and stays put on a slightly rocking recliner. The insert is a brilliant move, allowing you to switch from regular glasses to coffee mugs. Only wish I knew this existed sooner." —Jamie

Price: $19.95 (available in four colors)

2. A smart lock to automatically open your door when you arrive and lock it behind you when you leave.

august.com

Promising review: "Just installed the August smart lock and am very pleased with the result. Already thinking of purchasing another one to attach to a second door." —William

Price: $239.95 (available in dark gray or silver).

You can read our review of it (by yours truly) here.

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3. These bicycle spoke lights for adding some flair (and safety) to your nighttime rides.

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Promising review: "I've been using these lights for several years and have the small size on my 'fast' bike but the larger size on my 'beast' bike (used in all seasons for commuting). They are extremely bright — visible very clearly, even in daylight. Not only do they give your bike a wow factor, I find them an asset for bike safety. Trust me, cars notice these!" —Jane

Price: $39.95

4. A lock-tight lunch box that'll make it easy to pack your yogurt and sandwich in one container.

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Promising review: "Sturdy, airtight, and simple to clean. Great size for a sandwich and a side." —Gary

Price: $11.95+ (available in small or large sizes)

5. This bizarre egg peeler for getting hard-boiled shells off with a few swift shakes.

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Promising review: "I bought this product hoping that it would work as well as described, but expecting that it wouldn't work any better than just hand peeling the egg. I was pleasantly surprised that the eggs peel well in this little, simple contraption. I did have to use a bit more water than they suggest, and I had to shake a few more times than they suggest...but all in all, it does what it promises and I am satisfied with my purchase. I bought one for my 70-year-old mother too, and she uses hers with success all the time." —Kati

Price: $17.95 (available in four colors)

6. A collapsible water bottle that twists down to half its size to fit into a purse.

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Promising review: "Love this convenient little water bottle! I can finally bring a water bottle with me wherever I go without adding too much weight to my bag. It also doesn't take much space because I can collapse it when I'm done with my water. Definitely drinking more water than before because of this. Nice colors too!" —Ali

Price: $19.95 (available in two sizes and four colors).

7. This mason jar cold brew kit for making a smooth brew that's easy on the stomach.

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Promising review: "So easy and it doesn't leak unless it's not closed correctly. It makes one mean cup of joe! My husband was drinking instant and regular brewed coffee and now he won't touch the stuff anymore. He's a convert! This is a great gift idea." —Melonie

Price: $34.95

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8. A silicone cleaning sleeve versatile enough to scrub down anything — from dishes to your couch cushions.

9. This plastic welder to fill in and fix anything from eyeglasses to jewelry.

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Promising review: "Finally found something to fix a broken wine glass. It was the last one I had from my mom's wedding set. The stem was broken off from the base. Now it's on solid!" —Christine

Price: $11.95

10. A silicone lunch bag for uniquely storing your leftovers without leaking.

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Promising review: "They go from the restaurant to the work microwave to the dishwasher without any problems at all. The restaurants that I've been to think they are a great idea. Nothing sticks to the silicone, which is great for cleaning, but doesn't work well for labeling unless it's tucked under the strap. I can't say enough good about them, great buy. I now have all the colors." —Carmen

Price: $12.95 (available in four colors)

11. This flameless candle that provides a soothing trickling sound while maintaining a live-flame look from a distance.

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Promising review: "The Aquaflame was better than hoped for. It has better water sounds than my friend's much larger $200 fountain. I also found the light not harsh or too bright as others did. I think it's perfect! Bought another as a gift and they love theirs too!" —Holly

Price: $53.95 (available in six colors)

12. These versatile shoes engineered to be some of the most breathable and form-fitting kicks out there.

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Promising review: "I bought these shoes for use when I was in physical therapy working on strength and balance. They fit great and were especially helpful when I was working on balance exercises. They are comfortable and stylish. When I first put them on, they felt super tight around the top but after one use the fit is perfect. They work well as shoes to run errands in, too. I even saw someone using a pair as water shoes for water aerobics." —Debbie

Price: $19.95 (available in sizes S–XL, and in four color combinations)

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13. A bug bite neutralizer that uses heat and vibration to quickly relieve irritated areas.

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Promising review: "My family has used this on mosquito bites with 100% success. A friend was stung twice by a bee on her arm this weekend, so I used the bite helper on her. It alleviated the pain immediately and she had no itching or swelling the next day." —Melissa

Price: $24.95

14. This musical tone necklace that plays a single frequency note (said to provide a calming effect).

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Promising review: "I love this calming, stylish tuner so much. When I adopted a blind cat and had a two-hour drive, I used it, and after every blow, I would sing her name softly. She was very calm and now I do the same at home, and she comes to me from wherever in the house." —Maureen

Price: $58 (available in a leather or silver chain)

15. A wine-saving carafe to preserve an open bottle of wine for up to one week.

savinowine.com

Promising review: "I had my doubts as to how well wine would be preserved. I was pleasantly surprised. I opened a bottle of red on a Sunday night with every intention of finishing it long before the end of the week, but, as I was finishing the last glass Friday evening, I was enjoying it just as much. I have tried the pumps and various caps, but nothing compares to this carafe with a double seal. Aesthetically it is a hit. But more importantly, it works!" —Michele

Price: $39.95

16. This all-terrain cart that'll make it easy to haul your stuff up and down stairwells.

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Promising review: "Easily maneuvered, and it travels up and down stairs with loads with ease. Folds up out of the way. Really great cart as I have 25 steps in my split-level house, with laundry located in the basement. Very helpful in doing laundry." —Cak

Price: $99.95 (available with bag option)

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18. These grooming gloves — a godsend for managing those long-haired lassies.

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Promising review: "We have a golden retriever, and thus LOTS of hair all the time. We have tried regular brushes, special brushes, even things that attach to a vacuum — and the HandsOn gloves are by far the best for getting the extra hair out of his coat. Plus he loves being groomed with them. No fighting like with other tools, these are just us petting and rubbing him. I wish I had found these years ago!" —James

Price: $25 (available in sizes S–L)

19. This flexible task light to shine some light on hard-to-reach places.

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Promising review: "I need extra light sometimes at this stage of my life and absolutely love this task light. So great that I can position the light around my neck in such a manner that both lights are focused on one spot. Just a wonderful tool to have in the drawer by my chair! This is an awesome light!" —Sherry

Price: $10.95

20. A collapsible travel mug for insulating your warm beverages. It also stores neatly when you're done chugging your brew.

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Promising review: "I used this cup for the first time this morning and it worked so well! After finishing my coffee, I was able to collapse it easily and stow it away as I stood on a rush hour NYC subway." —Megan

Price: $15 (available in three colors)

21. This packable sun hat designed to withstand the abuse of hectic travel.

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Promising review: "I wore this hat all over Europe. The sun and heat in Rome was particularly hot and fierce, and this hat kept sunburn away. The wide brim protected my neck and face. I love the way it folds up and easily tucks away in purse or luggage. It didn't mess up my hairdo and most hats do. It was comfortable to wear. I bought the natural color but now I want the other colors, too!" —Sharon

Price: $15.95 (available in four colors)

22. A cable protector — a proactive solution to stop your phone charger from getting frayed.

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Promising review: "These little clips are so great for keeping cords from splitting. In the past I've used tape to prolong the life of my cords. I bought several for myself and more to put in stockings for our family Christmas (all adults). Everyone who got them were happy." —Judy

Price: $7 (available in two colors)

23. And this set of earbud hooks to keep those stupid Apple earbuds from slipping out.

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Promising review: "Apple EarPods never fit me well. I couldn't walk, much less exercise, without the earpiece falling out. Enter the Earhoox, elegant in its simplicity. It adds a hook to the ear to keep the EarPod firmly in place. With two sizes included, they should fit anyone. They are more comfortable for hours of continuous wear and the improved seal provides much better bass response. A bargain if you have unused EarPods in your desk drawer. Apple should be ashamed that such a product is necessary, but kudos to the creators for filling a need so well." —Davis

Price: $10 (available in white or black)

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