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    29 Tech Buys Under $100 That Will Genuinely Improve Your Life

    I'm living in the year 3000 with all these things.

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    1. This magic, electric pie maker, because winter is coming and goddamn I'm looking forward to eating nothing but baked goods for three long months.

    Amazon Australia

    I thought maybe I'd use this once as a gimmick and never again, but let me tell you, this bad boy has changed mealtime for me. You can make all kinds of delicious savoury and sweet pies (as well as frittatas, brownies, hash browns and plenty more — if you're feeling adventurous). It has extra deep base and top plates, which make four large, traditional-sized pies (read: servo size) with crimper-seal locks to look all ~fancy~. It also has non-stick plates, which makes cleaning a breeze.

    It's currently on sale, so get it while it's hot!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $69.

    2. This Fire TV Stick that plugs into your TV because you needed another reason to never leave the couch again.


    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).

    3. This Tile Mate device, because if you're like me, you can't trust your memory to remember where you last put down your keys.

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    Promising review: "All you have to do is hook your phone up to this baby via Bluetooth and you're golden. Whenever you lose whatever you've attached it to — like your keys — it'll play a loud sound so you'll find them straight away. You can also use the tile itself to find your phone by pressing the button twice, which is perfect for me because I'm always losing mine!"

    Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.95.

    4. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, which are perfect if you're tired of constantly getting your wires tangled when you're commuting or working out.

    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.

    5. This handheld body massager, which is perfect for when you're super tense, but don't have time to go get a massage (or you hate people touching you).


    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.

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


    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 $49.99.

    7. 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.


    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 $38.99.

    8. This wake-up light alarm clock that simulates the sunrise for a more natural awakening.


    This alarm clock gradually gets brighter during a 30 minute period before your actual alarm goes off, so that by the time it does, you’re ready to hop out of bed.

    You can choose natural sounds for you to wake up to, like birds singing, ocean waves, a steady stream, beeping, wind bells, soft music, piano music or FM radio if you'd prefer some bangers to start your day.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $41.99.

    9. This white noise machine, that encourages your best sleep, which is the perfect way to drown out all the noise in your head.


    This sound machine has 20 unique sounds that don’t loop. There’s also a sleep timer, so you doesn’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.

    10. This humidifier and diffuser, so you can create a safe and snug environment, ideal for relaxing and going to bed.


    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 $28.99.

    11. This Audible subscription, which will give you monthly credits 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.

    Readers who are still fighting the technological revolution are seriously missing out.

    Get Audible from $16.45 a month.

    12. This warming mug that'll keep your cuppa fresh and heated, so you don't have to reheat it when you forget to drink it again.


    This mug is built to keep your preferred hot bevy at whatever temperature you desire. The mug itself has an hour's worth of battery, but if you use it with the included coaster, it'll work all day long. It's made from stainless steel and has a ceramic coating to reduce scratch marks.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $79.95.

    13. 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.


    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 $99.

    14. These LED strip lights, so that you can finally turn your room into a TikTok filming haven.


    No doubt you've seen people with these on your "For You" page. 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 $55.99.

    15. This indoor thermometer that also measures humidity, so that you can better understand your air quality.


    This indoor thermometer has a magnetic back, so you can stick it to the fridge, or a tabletop stand depending on where you want it. It records humidity as well as temperature, so that you can ensure you're relaxing in optimum conditions at home.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    16. This LIFX Smart LED bulb, so you can set up customised mood lighting for different phases of your day — which is especially helpful now that your entire day is spent 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 $88 from Amazon Australia.

    17. These LED grow lights, because why should you just have to put up with plants going dormant over winter.


    This lamp is essential for anyone who considers themselves of being a green-thumb-worthy plant parent. You can just set this light up above where your plants live and watch them thrive throughout winter — no more waiting 'til spring for new growth.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.99.

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


    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 $27.75.

    19. These Bluetooth in-ear earphones, which are perfect for commuting or working out.


    If you're constantly getting tangled up in your earphone wires, these are the answer to all your prayers. They come with a charging case and feature a mic, so you can take calls with them in. They also have a smart touch control feature so you can switch up tracks by touching the left earbud.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.99.

    20. This Echo Show 5 that, honestly, I don't know how I lived without before this year.


    You can use the Echo Show to set an alarm, bring up your to-do list and play your morning tune so you can get ready for your day. Don’t mornings seem better already?

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $99.

    21. This dash cam that means you'll never be left wondering who dented your car after you parked it in the shopping centre.


    This dash cam has heaps of incredible features, including motion detection when your car is parked — in case someone tries to break in — and emergency accident lock, which will protect your video files if the camera detects vibration and impact. It also features night vision and a spectacular 170 degree range.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $59.99.

    22. This brilliant, affordable slow cooker, that will make even the laziest cook seem like a gourmet chef.


    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 to make dinner when you get home, just throw in a few ingredients in the morning, set it to low and come home to a delicious and nutritious meal!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $67.95.

    23. This handheld milk frother so you can have cafe style foam without having to leave your house.


    To use this frother you literally just have to hold it in your milk for a minute and ta-da! You've got creamy, delicious froth. It's also perfect for making matcha green tea lattes. You're welcome.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.95.

    24. This digital meat thermometer, because though I am a grown ass adult, I still don't know how to cook a medium rare steak.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I am a woman of many talents — cooking however, is not one of them. This handy gadget gives you an accurate temperature reading within three seconds (!) and I've since been able to cook that elusive medium rare steak. The probe folds in easily for safe storage and I love the magnet backing — last thing I need is another kitchen tool taking up space in my heavily crowded drawers!"

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $24.85 from Amazon Australia.

    25. This John Frieda Rotation Hot Air Styler, because thinking of how to style your hair in the morning is just another worry you don't need.

    Instead of loading your head with a bunch of products in the morning, you can simply use this hot brush to tame frizz and style at the same time. Use the multi-directional, soft-bristled roller attachment for full-bodied curls — or swap it out for the ceramic comb attachment for flat-as-a-board locks.

    Our mate across the pond wrote a whole post about it here. It's called by another name in the States — the John Frieda 1 1/2" Hot Air Brush — but same brilliant product.

    Buy for $62.99 from Amazon Australia.

    26. This USB-chargeable portable blender that will make protein shakers a thing of the past.


    If you've ever used a protein shaker, chances are you've tired your arm out trying to dissolve powder for a smooth, lump-less shake. With this bottle, you don't need to worry about any of that. When fully charged, you can it to blend whatever you want up to 30 times before it needs to be juiced up again.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $43.99.

    27. This coffee warmer, because nothing says a good start to the day/year/decade like a cup of tea that doesn't go cold.

    Where was this thing when I was having my babies?! This little gadget can be conveniently plugged into your laptop so you always have a warm coffee/tea/soup/baby bottle when necessary. Easy-to-clean and compact, you can bring it from your desk at home to the office with no trouble at all — or now that it's on sale, stow one away in each drawer!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.88.

    28. This phone charging stand for your desk, because I know you have trouble remembering to plug your phone in at night before you sleep.


    So thousands of people are really keen on this thing. Reviewers love how fast this stand and wireless charger charges their phone, how they can see the screen whilst on their computer and how affordable it is. As someone whose most commonly texted message is, "I'm sorry, my phone died", I wholly endorse this purchase.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $33.99.

    29. And finally, this beginners' drone which will allow you to travel outdoors...without ever leaving your home.


    This drone has a built-in 720P HD camera for recording. You can even plan the drone's route, as well as its take off and landing, which makes it perfect for beginners. The compact size of this device also means you can easily fly it indoors!

    Buy it for $99.99 on Amazon Australia.

    Me, after completely overhauling my lifestyle:

    MTV Films