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    36 Futuristic Products That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re Living In 3021

    Welcome to the future.

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    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 light saber umbrella so you can use the Force to fend off the rain.

    A person holding the umbrella, which has a shaft that glows like a lightsaber
    Amazon

    It's powered by three AAA batteries and has seven LED color options. There's an on/off button as well as a flashlight on the bottom!

    Promising review: "This umbrella ROCKS! It was a gift for my husband. It dries quickly so he doesn't have to carry around a dripping umbrella. The 'saber' aspect of it has the option to choose a color or even have them alternate. They all look really vivid and beautiful, especially at night. The flashlight on the bottom is really helpful at night when we're walking our dog, too. My husband gets tons of comments on this umbrella, and I plan to buy more in the future. Really, it's the coolest umbrella ever." —TrivialShark388

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in five colors).

    2. A rechargeable handbag light so you can easily see everything that's hiding in the deep, dark depths of your tote. Plus, it doubles as a battery pack for on-the-go charging!

    An iPhone plugged into the glowing handbag light via a charging cable. The light is roughly the size of a compact mirror
    The Grommet

    This 2,000-mAh light can provide a full charge for a smartphone, whilst the 500mAh light gives your device a 25% boost. The light comes on with a light tap and will remain illuminated for 10 seconds before turning off automatically.

    Promising review: "I absolute love this little device! Great double-duty light and charger. I keep it in my purse at all times and boy! It’s saved me more than once. Definitely recommend." —Dee

    Get it from The Grommet for $34.95.

    3. An Oculus Go VR headset that'll transport you to another place with completely immersive viewing and gaming so you can shut out the world around you for a little while.

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Oculus Go!

    Here's an excerpt: "Many of the games (at least the ones I've braved) are super satisfying in how simple they are. Wanna walk around a park and hang out with some dinosaurs? Sure. Spend 10 minutes watching a time-lapse of a breathtaking aurora? Yeah, I'm gonna. These apps don't need cheap tricks to trick your brain into being there. You're just... there. Like many of the games and apps available with Oculus Go, you control the direction of your person in Mount Wingsuit by turning with your head... it's almost as fun to watch people play this game as it is to actually be playing it." —Mallory Mower

    Get it from Amazon for $379.99+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A Dyson hair dryer that uses innovative technology to dry hair much more quickly and quieter than other devices.

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    This Dyson hair dryer comes with a styling concentrator, a smoothing nozzle, a diffuser, a nonslip mat, and a storage hanger.

    Promising review: "You need this dryer! I was nervous at first to purchase this hair dryer but I'm so glad it did! I have thick wavy hair naturally and it usually takes an hour to completely dry my hair, but with this Dyson, my hair is dry and smooth within 30 minutes! I will forever love my Dyson!" —BentleySam

    Get it from Nordstrom or Sephora for $399 (available in three colors).

    5. A rechargeable sonic facial cleansing brush that gives off sonic pulsations to remove up to 99.5% of dirt, oil, makeup, and dead skin cells while providing gentle exfoliation.

    Amazon, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2!

    Promising review: "I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel, and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon-eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been." —hine0108

    Get it from Amazon for $119+ (available in six colors).

    6. A seemingly magical stand that appears to use alien technology to hold your device securely in place without magnets or hooks.

    An iPhone, held in place by the slanted tablet stand with no ledge to support it
    The Grommet

    How does this stand keep your device in place? It has a nanofoam pad that uses micro-suction technology — thousands of microscopic suction cups create a vacuum seal when pressed against any device with a flat, metal surface. The mini version can support devices up to eight inches while the regular version supports devices up to 10.5 inches.

    Promising review: "I work from home the majority of time. This ingenious device holds my cell phone for me at the perfect angle so I can see incoming texts, stream music, and check my personal emails. This firmly holds my phone but is still easy to disengage my phone when need be. I don’t know how I ever managed without it. It’s a desk necessity." —Tamara

    Get it from The Grommet for $39.95+ or Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A video game-inspired necklace that exudes an otherworldly glow so your friends will wonder if you're a time traveler from the future who is here to save the world.

    Amazon Handmade

    Promising review: "It looks heavy, like something you would always be aware you're wearing, but the reality is it's light and airy. The glowing is cool, obviously, but it's also a nice necklace just to wear." —melanie

    Get it from Soul Shards on Amazon Handmade for $21.

    8. A motion-sensor trash can that'll smoothly and quietly open up with a simple wave of your hand so you can feel like a magician every time you have to throw something away.

    The stainless steel trash can placed next to a kitchen counter
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    Promising review: "I know, I know! It's crazy to be in love with a trash can, but I am. This thing is just great! Smooth, quiet, sleek — and the semi-round shape and footprint (size) was critical to where it could fit in my small kitchen! Now, you are talking to someone who, for years, never used a real trash can and only relied on loose grocery shopping bags for their trash. I didn't know what I was missing!" —Amazonshrimpy

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in five finishes).

    9. A reusable notebook that'll blast your handwritten notes and doodles straight to your preferred cloud service so you can save them forever. And once it's full, just throw it *in the microwave* to erase all of the pages at once so you can start fresh without constantly having to buy a new notebook!

    Amazon

    It's only compatible with Pilot FriXion pens (one is included with the notebook).

    Promising review: "I love it! I will admit that the transition from paper to digital when it comes to notes is not an easy one for me, but this is a fabulous way to sort of split the difference. You still have the action of writing (which I find really important in meetings and brainstorming sessions) but without the consumption of paper and countless notebooks. And, being able to throw things into the cloud makes them accessible no matter where you're working — handy." —Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in two sizes and ten colors).

    10. A motion-sensor toilet light because, in the future, you don't have to turn on the harsh, unforgiving light that'll wake you up completely when stopping by the bathroom in the middle of the night.

    The toilet light glowing in 16 different colors
    Amazon

    This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Lee R. Gurr

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A pair of cyclops sunglasses for anyone who wants to block out harmful UV rays while looking like they're visiting from the year 3000.

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    Promising review: "I am an avid biker and runner, and these are my go-to glasses. They don't have the regular nose piece like most sunglasses that gets stuck in your hair if you push them up on your head, and they're so perfectly fit that I never have a problem with them sliding down my nose. Wrap around protection from bugs/wind/dust but also a nice air flow for ventilation. When I do push them up, I can easily wear them as a cool-looking hair band and no one is the wiser. I have two pairs (reflective blue and clear pink) and will be buying a few more colors soon. Absolutely love them." —LocketShark

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 13 colors).

    12. A tiny Bluetooth speaker that has no business sounding as incredible as it somehow does.

    A person holding the small cylindrical speaker between their fingers
    Amazon

    It comes with a travel case.

    Promising review: "Blown away by the sound quality put out from this tiny, inexpensive speaker. It's miniature in size but surprisingly heavy and well-built (I dropped it on a hard floor and didn't even get a dent or break it). Puts out sound nearly equal in quality to my more expensive $100 speakers. It paired very easily but doesn't have extra features like sound adjustment on the speaker directly — which is fine because it costs less than $20. There's no tinny quality to its audio output, it delivers full rich sound with good bass. Battery life is decent for such a low-cost speaker. I honestly have no complaints about this product. It's an amazing speaker for so little cost." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. A robot vacuum that'll actually do an efficient job so you can take vacuuming off of your to-do list.

    A child sleeping on the floor as the robot vacuum is running
    Amazon

    This robo-vac has an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A smart bottle attachment that'll be your little hydration helper by tracking when you take a sip of water and blinking to remind you when it's time to drink more to avoid the dreaded dehydration headache.

    The tear-drop shaped hydration tracker hooked onto a silicone band, which is then attached to a glass water bottle
    Amazon

    It works on any water bottle!

    Promising review: "I have a really hard time remembering to drink water at work because I am on the computer all day. This device is great because it flashes when I forget and I can see it even if I am on a call or engrossed in an order. I would highly recommend." —Kelley K. Lamb

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in five styles).

    15. A rechargeable wireless touch sensor lamp you can carry with you from room to room, and even dim or turn off just by tapping it!

    The cylindrical lamp illuminating a bedside table
    Amazon

    It can stay on for up to 110 hours at minimum brightness.

    Promising review: "The power went out so I bought three to four of these for emergencies. Now, I use them every day. I loved them so much, I bought like 10 more to replace our nightstand lamps and to give them out as gifts. They are both functional and beautiful. I use them to walk around at night in the house without disturbing others to the bathroom or working late. I will also be taking them camping soon. It is dimmable, and bright enough to read or low enough to use as a night light. Having four completely lights up a whole room. The handle is brilliant. That is one of the best features." —latte happy

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    16. A space pen – it can write at any angle, even upside-down! You can use it to write under water, in extreme temperatures, or even in zero gravity, if you find yourself often needing to jot something down in less than ideal conditions. In other words, yes it's basically that pen from Seinfeld.

    The metal and rainbow-colored pen displayed on a table
    amazon.com

    The patented ink cartridge was designed by Paul Fisher for NASA in the 1960s! The rainbow titanium nitride coating is just a wonderful bonus because it looks cool and keeps the pen from tarnishing.

    Promising review: "I keep this in my back pants pocket because it is small enough that I can do so. It gets sat on, dropped, and occasionally sent through the washing machine...and it is still as good as new.

    I have had worn this pen on my person, daily, for the last FOUR YEARS, and the coating is as good as ever. It needs refills every once in a while, but other than that, no maintenance is needed." —Segv

    Get it from Amazon for $54.40.

    17. An antioxidant-rich magnetic mask that'll help extract impurities and will lift right off with the included magnetic wand!

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    Promising review: "I’ve seen a few videos about this mask and had to try it myself. It’s amazing! It’s fun, smells so good, and leaves my skin feeling soft. My skin has never felt this good, and I used to work for a high-end makeup retailer and have tried all the expensive creams and serums." —Jessymessy

    Get it from Target for $24.

    18. A Bluetooth-powered ComBadge that hooks up to your phone, has a built in mic for hands-free calls, will answer/end calls and play/pause audio when touched, and even chirps when you receive phone calls or use voice commands! Basically, a Trekkie's dream come true!

    A person dressed in a Starfleet uniform pressing the Bluetooth ComBadge which appears to produce a chirping sound
    Fametek

    Promising review: "Does what you want it to, impressive design! Fun to have, totally a toy but it’s a legit communicator. Strong magnet and you’ll feel so nerdishly fulfilled when you push that button." —Jeffrey A Bohlmann

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    19. A wireless pocket projector in case you wanna be able to whip a full-on cinema experience out of your pocket whenever and wherever you want.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    I actually own and love this pocket projector. Despite its compact size, this little guy can actually project quite far (I tested it at 14 feet or so, and the image measures approximately 50 inches by 60 inches). I’ve used it to watch films and shows, and it truly feels like I have my own personal movie theater. (The darker the room, the clearer and crisper the images are, so I always use it at night with the lights out. However, blackout shades would work, too!) It can connect to a phone or computer, AND it has its own speakers (though you can connect it to an external speaker as well). For longer binge sessions, I like to have it plugged in so it doesn’t run out of juice, but it can last through a couple of 40-minute episodes unplugged just fine. The best part is once I’m done with it, it fits nicely into my drawers for storage. Easy peasy.

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    20. A metallic peel-off mask made with diamond and pearl powder that'll make you feel like you just stepped into a spa from outer space. It'll help exfoliate and brighten your skin, leaving you with the radiant glow of someone who has seen the future.

    A person peeling the silver-colored mask off their face in one piece
    Amazon

    Promising review: "One of the best peel-off masks I have used. The scent is really light and pleasant, not overpowering. Skin definitely looks brighter and more radiant after use. Does not irritate my very sensitive skin, and it actually peels off very easily!!! There is probably enough for about 10 total applications. Will absolutely be purchasing again!" —Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    21. A magnetic balance light that looks like it was brought back in a time machine.

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    Promising review: "Love this lamp and it looks soooo cool. Have it on my desk, doesn’t use too much space and it works great." —Daniyela Banar

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available three colors).

    22. A sleek and ergonomic stainless-steel spatula in case your boring old spatula isn't always up to the task.

    Food52

    It's dishwasher-safe. You can bend it and use it to get under pretty much anything.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful and extremely useful little spatula. Perfect for delicate treatments like crepes and also will fit in places other spatulas will not, while having the power to scrape or lift when you need it. Love it." —Andrea S.

    Get it from Food52 for $30.

    23. A LED shower head that'll brightly display the water temperature so you can stop scalding your hand trying to find the perfect heat level every time.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Blue is cold (under 90 degrees Fahrenheit), green is warm aka just right (90–108 degrees Fahrenheit), red is hot (108–122 degrees Fahrenheit), and flashing red is super hot (over 122 degrees Fahrenheit).

    Promising review: "I've had this for several months and wanted to give it some time before reviewing it. I LOVE this shower head! No more ice cold water or scalding burns when stepping into the shower and no more leaning into the shower with one hand in the water stream and the other hand adjusting the taps (my poor aching back) WAITING for the water to change temps. It also has great outflow pressure so I don't have to crank up the water on full, although that does make the light-up bit a little dimmer but that's okay. It just means it will work well with low water pressure and still light up, just not as bright. The slim head is chunky yet easy to grip and maneuver for my arthritic hands." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    24. A makeup brush cleaner that'll do most of the work for you — and faster! It swirls your brushes in soapy water until leftover makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris are gone, and then spins the brush until it's dry.

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    This set comes with the brush spinner, the charging station, eight rubber collars, a glass bowl, a bowl splash guard ring, a manual, and a 140ml-bottle of the makeup cleaning solution.

    Just three quick steps to clean makeup brushes: 1) dip and dunk your brush in water and cleaning solution; 2) spin to rinse; 3) spin to dry. The base is rechargeable so your spinner will always be charged and ready to go.

    Promising review: "Works AMAZINGLY well! Had all my brushes clean and looking brand new in the time it normally would have taken to hand wash one brush. If you hate cleaning your brushes, then you need this product. So easy and fun! I only wish I would have bought this sooner!" —Tellie82

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    25. A bidet because the time has come to ~bidet~ sincere farewell to fully relying on toilet paper. This attachment is easy to install (no plumber needed!), will help you cut down your TP usage, and will make you feel so much cleaner and refreshed after going #2.

    The bidet, attached to the side of a toilet
    Amazon

    Read our full review of this bidet!

    Promising reviews: "Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower.

    The unit took me all of about 10 minutes to install on my existing toilet with only a wrench. The easy-to-control flow valve allows for a full range of cleaning, from 'gentle trickling stream' to 'full-on Silkwood decontamination,' ensuring the end of your bowel movement leaves you feeling cleaner and more refreshed than using just toilet paper alone. Even flushable wet wipes pale in comparison." —Mercury

    Get it from Amazon for $36.27+ (available in two colors).

    26. A set of long-distance lamps so that every time you touch yours, theirs lights up, letting them know that you're thinking about them. It works the same way on their end too!

    A person placing their hand on the long distance lamp as it emits a blue glow. The light looks like four smooth wood pieces attached by metal rods
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "This was an impulse buy at the beginning of quarantine. I purchased five — for us, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law and his wife, my sister-in-law and her family, my brother-in-law and his family. It was a way for us to let folks know we were thinking of them. It became all the more important when my father-in-law passed away three weeks into the shelter in place. Suddenly connection meant so much more. Without being able to gather and mourn together, watching the colors change throughout the day (and night) has been such a vital touchstone. I have never been happier with an impulse purchase." —Auban

    Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $198 (also sold individually for $99 each).

    27. A hoverboard-like floating bedside table that takes up less space than a regular night stand, and easily attaches to your bed frame so you can keep your essentials within reach at all times.

    BedShelfie / Etsy

    BedShelfie is a POC-owned small business that focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four sizes) or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $35.99 (more sizes and colors available here).

    28. A flexible universal tablet stand that'll hold up your tablet so you can keep your hands free! It's designed so you can use it while sitting, lying down, or even on uneven surfaces. Plus, the legs fold for easy storage.

    the black tablet holder with four legs over a model's legs, showing how it holds the tablet easily
    The Grommet

    BTW — Tablift is a small business created by Scott Blevins after he had trouble finding a tablet stand for his bed. This is compatible with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and most other tablets (but you may have to remove the case in some cases).

    Promising review: "My mini iPad fits perfectly, both vertically and horizontally. (I need to remove my case first, but that is not a big deal.) What a pleasure to NOT have to hold it in my hands or lean it awkwardly against an object at eye level, especially for long Zoom calls. This is definitely my most worthwhile purchase of the year!" —Robin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or from The Grommet for $39.95.

    29. Some LED cloud lights because ~the sky's the limit~ when it comes to futuristic lighting options that are way cooler than your boring ceiling lights. Each cloud has eight different light settings (fade, flash, dim, etc.), is battery operated so there are no ugly cords to try and hide, and even includes a convenient timer.

    the clouds hanging in different shades of blue
    DreamVibeCreations / Etsy

    Get it from DreamVibeCreations on Etsy for $50+ (available in two color options).

    30. A cool magnetic chess set because playing horizontally is so 21st century.

    Model playing the magnetic chessboard attached to the wall
    WindingHillsDesigns / Etsy

    Winding Hills Designs is a small family business that uses the individual skills of variety of family members to create out of the ordinary gifts. They mill their own wood, design their own art, and assemble all of their products near the foothills of the Rockies.

    Promising review: "I looked through a lot of different sets before deciding on this one. My boyfriend wanted a chess set but doesn't have a lot of table space, and he has a cat so I was afraid she would knock the pieces over or eat them. He loves wall art so this was the perfect solution! This also shipped so fast! I think I received it within two days of ordering. WOW!" —Andrea Sanchez

    Get it from WindingHillsDesigns on Etsy for $62.10.

    31. A smart ball that syncs to unlimited interactive virtual training sessions with real trainers, tracking every movement to help you improve your soccer, basketball, or fitness skills.

    DribbleUp

    The soccer ball and basketball are amazing tools for young athletes looking to stand out, and the medicine ball is ideal for anyone who wants to upgrade their fitness routine. Plus, the ball will sync to your smart device so you can practice indoors or outside!

    Get the soccer ball and basketball from DribbleUp for $99+ (available in two sizes and two packages) and the medicine ball for $99+ (available in two sizes).

    32. A smartphone sanitizer that'll simultaneously sanitize *and* charge your phone! Forget about trying to wipe down every crevice with different cleaners and anxiously wondering if they'll mess up your screen or seep into the headphone jack. Just set your phone in this case, and the UV light will zap 99.99% of the uninvited germs clinging to your phone while the USB port gets you back to fully charged.

    A phone inside of the smartphone sanitizer in periwinkle
    PhoneSoap

    PhoneSoap is a small business that creates products to help you keep your phone germ-free.

    Promising review: "I love that I can put my phone in there after I get home and it is sanitized in no time at all. I work in health care and I makes me feel better about having my phone at work." —Tammy

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    33. A smart Ember Mug2 that allows you to control and view the exact temperature of your drink from your phone or smartwatch. Say goodbye to lukewarm coffee and constantly having to reheat your favorite hot beverage in the microwave when you keep forgetting about it, because the future is now.

    The mug full of coffee
    @ember / Via instagram.com

    Charging coaster included!

    Promising review: "The Ember Mug2 will spoil you. It keeps my tea warm for over an hour while roaming around — no lid or base required. Recharges in a couple hours on the base plate with wall plug. Not cheap but so worth it if you like hot beverages. I will never drink tepid tea again!" —NancyTX

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $99.99+ (available in three colors).

    34. An Echo Dot you can use to *clears throat* stream music, display the time, set alarms and timers, ask Alexa any possible question you can think of, check the news and weather, control your smart home, make hands-free calls, detect smoke alarms and glass breaking while you're away, connect to multiple Echo Dots throughout your home, and more!

    The Echo Dot 4th Gen displaying the time "9:24"
    amazon.com

    The device is also designed to provide multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone "off" button that electronically disconnects the microphone. Yup, this way neither the government nor Google can get all in your business while you're chatting. 😉

    Promising review: "I preordered this Echo Dot with clock and began using it the first day available on Nov. 5, 2020. I have multiple third generation Echo Dots with clock and I love the upgrade to the fourth generation Echo Dot with clock. I chose the twilight blue color and it’s great looking in person. It’s a nice break from the charcoal and sandstone color but still looks elegant and sleek in design. The light ring on the base and digital clock display are brighter and more crisp than the third generation Dot. It’s very easy to read. The speakers and microphone are improved as well. The wire is a light grey color and the 15-watt adapter is rectangular in shape versus the square shape of the third generation 15-watt power adapter. The manual buttons to control the Echo are on top similar to last years model, but slightly recessed towards the back so they are not in view when staring directly at the front of the digital clock face. The speaker is more full in front of the Dot and raises in the back where the wire plugs into the Dot. Setup was easy. I am considering trading in my olde third generation Echo Dots with digital clock for additional fourth generation Echo Dots with digital clock instead." —Becca

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in two colors).

    35. An illuminated doodle pillowcase cleverly made to entertain your little ones while you take a much-needed break. Use any light source (or the included light pen) to draw on the cartoon cloud or heart, and your scribble will glow for five minutes or longer before gradually fading to make room for your next creation!

    Uncommon Goods

    It's totally mess free since it just uses light. Plus, the pillowcases are machine washable.

    Promising review: "This pillowcase is really thick, durable material. It's not the softness but it will last! Also the picture is really bright and lasts for a while. Description states that the picture will last about five minutes but it lasts much longer, which is great for us. The kids like to draw pictures at bedtime and leave them for me to find when I come in later to check on them." —Homeschool substitute teacher

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $22.

    36. And finally, a sleek smart mirror that 1) lets you take live fitness classes with top trainers from your own home while 2) simultaneously tracking your performance and optimizing your experience based on your own preferences. It's on the pricier side, but the array of options it offers makes it a pretty impressive device.

    Mirror

    It's also Oprah-approved, since she added it to her list of favorite things in 2020!

    Promising review: "This past spring, I stopped going to OrangeTheory and lifting at my gym. To attempt to maintain fitness at home, I did a good amount of running and bodyweight exercises. Once things opened back up, I decided I really enjoyed working out at home (convenience, etc.) and started to look at options. After exploring many things (Peloton, etc.), I can tell you without a doubt that the MIRROR reigns above all. As an example, I used the Peloton app for running, strength, and a little yoga. Nothing bad to say about Peloton. Geat personalities and solid instruction, but it (and many other online fitness options) feel more like a "side dish" where MIRROR is consistently a 'main course.' The way the MIRROR structures their workouts, presents through the app, and has you working out is an awesome experience, regardless if it's yoga, cardio and strength (my favorite), or stretching classes. The instructors are amazing — come across as genuine people with their own personalities and ways to motivate you — and, they're working hard as you in the workouts. I couldn't pick a favorite because they each have great qualities. I've probably taken the most classes with Katie — it's funny because she's very chill, but before you know it she's lured you into a grueling workout that leaves you gasping for air at the end (for cardio/strength) — LOL! Chris has intense energy, is super likeable, and you can't help but want to work hard to keep going! Lance is a cool guy and will have you grinding out some serious reps. I've really come to enjoy Armond's boxing and strength class — challenging and a nice way to mix up movement, plus he's inspiring. Love XTina's energy! Gerren is really creative and fun with his workouts! And, my #1 reason to choose the MIRROR is the entire day is packed with live classes from morning until night! It's really inspiring to have a live class to commit to and show up at. The amount of live classes and variety of workouts are outstanding! I love my MIRROR!" —Jason

    Get it from Mirror for $1,495 or $42/month.

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