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    40 Tech Gadgets That’ll Make 2021 A Little Easier

    Tech yo' self!

    1. A pack of braided lightning cords that can actually go the distance. They range from three to ten feet long and are made of extra-durable nylon fibre, so they won't bend and shred like other phone cables.

    A charging cord plugged into a phone and into a laptop

    2. A pack of screen protectors that'll save your phone screen from cracking if you drop it. They're made of tempered glass, making them extra durable. They're also super thin, so they won't interfere with the sensitivity of your touchscreen.

    3. A light ring that'll attach to your phone, so you can shine bright like a diamond in all your selfies. You can also use it on your tablet or laptop to give you more light while you video chat. It has three brightness levels and a layer of gel on the back to keep it from scratching your devices.

    A person holding up a phone to take a selfie with a large round light ring clamped to the top

    4. An Echo Show 8 that'll become the most versatile device in your home. It's basically a miniature television, speaker, tablet, and voice assistant device all rolled into one. And it's small enough that you can keep it on your desk or bedside table when you're not using it.

    A small upright tablet on a countertop

    5. An eco-friendly notebook that'll replace all your flimsy, disposable ones. You can fill this one to the brim with notes, scan and store digital copies of your notes using the Rocketbook app, and wipe your notebook completely clean again using a microfibre cloth.

    A person writing in a notebook

    6. A charging station that'll save your devices from ever hitting 1%. It has six USB ports that'll fit any style of charging cable and seven detachable dividers to keep your gadgets neat and tidy while they're plugged in.

    A large rectangular charing station with five phones and a tablet charging

    7. A pack of cord clips that'll detangle all the cords around your computer. The clips come in three sizes (single, double or triple) and have sticky acrylic gum on the bottom, so you can place them where you'd like.

    The cord clip is attached to May's desk and keeps her cords organized

    8. A universal charger that'll give your rechargeable batteries a little juice and save you from constantly buying disposable ones. There's a small screen that'll show the charge of each one and you can fit two 9V or four AA, AAA, C, or D batteries at a time.

    A small rectangular battery charger with four different sized batteries in the slots

    9. A super-sturdy headphone mount that'll fit right under your table and keep your bulky headset from cluttering your desk. It can hold two pairs and has three USB ports, so you can charge other devices, too.

    A pair of headphones and a digital watch hang from a hook under a table A pair of phones sit on the table

    10. A wireless charger that's a faster and more efficient way to charge your phone than plugging it in. It's compatible with most smartphones and will charge them, even when the case is on. There's a special coating on the surface to keep your device from slipping off while it's charging.

    11. An Echo Dot speaker that'll become your personal assistant. Alexa can set alarms, answer questions, play music, and check the weather. All you have to do is say her name!

    A small round voice-controlled speaker placed on a wooden table

    12. And an Echo Dot holder that'll keep your speaker off your desk or countertop, so it won’t get wet or take up space. It works with both horizontal and vertical outlets, and there's room at the back to store the cord.

    A before image of a small round Echo Dot speaker on a kitchen counter with its long cord and an after image of the speaker in a small base and plugged into the wall with the no cords showing

    13. A flexible phone mount that'll clip to your bed, desk, or breakfast tray, so you won't have to hold up your phone while you watch TV or video chat.

    14. A power bar that has a combination of cord and USB outlets, so you can plug in all your devices with ease. It has a six-foot-long cord that can reach all the places a wall socket can't and there are four keyholes on the back, if you want to mount it to the wall.

    A long power bar with eight outlets along with two USB ports

    15. A genius Tile Mate that uses Bluetooth technology to keep tabs on your devices. You can attach one to your wallet, camera, keys — really, anything you don’t want to lose — and use the free Tile phone app to track them.

    16. A pack of thumb grips that'll decorate the joysticks on your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite with a pair of pawesome prints. They're made with soft silicone that'll keep your fingers from feeling sore after playing a few hours of Animal Crossing.

    A person holding a Switch Lite console with silicone covers on the joysticks

    17. A Fitbit Versa 2 watch that'll become your favourite workout companion. It can track your heart rate, display your calendar, call, and receive text notifications. Plus, it'll give you little reminders every hour, if you're falling behind on your step goal for the day.

    A person wearing a smart watch on their wrist

    18. A pair of Apple AirPods Pro that'll be practically invisible in your ears. They have silicone tips that'll keep them from falling out and they're noise cancelling, so you won't have to worry about hearing anything but your music.

    A person sitting in a car listening to music with wireless earphones

    19. A pack of cable protectors that wind around the common stress points on your phone and laptop cords. These little tubes are a small investment that can repair and extend the life of all your charging cables.

    20. A handy Popsocket phone grip for anyone who always has their device in their hand. It'll prevent you from dropping your device and make it easier to hold your phone, tablet, or Kindle for a long period of time. Plus, the acetate pattern will add a little sparkle to your case.

    A white kindle with a blue acetate popsocket, with the text "no more dropping my Kindle on my face when lying down"

    21. A pack of super-thin camera covers for anyone who takes their online privacy and security extra seriously. The covers are compatible with most devices and are a sleeker alternative to the piece of tape you're currently using.

    A person holding a phone with a small cover on the front camera

    22. A Fire HD tablet that comes with a thick case that'll keep your kids from shattering the screen when they inevitably drop it. And the case has a little arm in the back, so they can stand it up when they're watching videos.

    A child and parent lying on a bed watching a show from a small tablet

    23. A small, but mighty power bank charger, so you can charge your tech on the go. The sleek and compact design makes it easy to travel with and it has two USB ports, so you can charge a couple devices at once.

    A person holding a slim rectangular power bank charger in their hand

    24. An Amazon Fire TV Stick, so you can stream all your favourite shows and movies on your TV. It's enabled with Alexa, so you can find the show you're looking for without even reaching for the remote.

    25. A phone mount for your car that has a magnetized surface (instead of clamps or cradles) to keep your phone from falling. Its face can be rotated in any direction, so you can easily adjust or turn the mount to the perfect position.

    A person placing their phone a circular phone mount that is sitting on their car dashboard

    26. A little phone loop that'll save you from dropping your device. You can slide your fingers through to hold your phone more comfortably. And since it'll lay flat, you won't have to take off your case to charge your phone a wireless base or magnetized car mount.

    A person lying on the ground holding their phone above them The phone has a long strap along the back

    27. A UV sanitizer that'll sterilize your phone in a hot minute. You can use it for other small items, too (like your keys, headphones, and glasses).

    A phone in a small sanitizing pod

    28. A small Bluetooth speaker that'll clip onto your sun visor, so you can answer every phone call and keep your hands free. It's easy to set up, and once you pair the speaker with your phone, it'll automatically connect every time you get in the car.

    A person driving a car with a Bluetooth speaker attached to the sun visor mirror

    29. A super-cool alarm clock for anyone who wants to become more of a morning person. It has a warm light that gets brighter and brighter before your alarm goes off, mimicking the sunrise and making it easier for you to wake up.

    A person sitting up in bed and looking at a small around alarm clock on their bedside table the clock has a large round light

    30. A silicone keyboard cover that'll protect your computer from spills, crumbs, and dust. Now you can eat and drink near your laptop without fear of getting it dirty or damaged. It's easy to remove, so you can give it a quick wipe before reinstalling.

    A silicone keyboard cover over a laptop keyboard and a cup of water spilling over it

    31. A USB adapter that'll charge two devices as you drive. It'll fit right into your cigarette lighter or 12-volt car socket and it has an LED light that will turn on when it gets dark outside.

    A USB adapter plugged into a car console

    32. A double-ended cleaning brush that'll keep your keyboard AND screen in tip-top shape. One side has a microfibre pad to remove fingerprints and smudges from your screen, while the other side has a soft rectractable brush that'll keep your keys free of dust and food.

    33. A slim and stylish wireless mouse for anyone who prefers a mouse over the laptop trackpad. It comes with a tiny receiver that fits into the USB port, making it easy to connect it to your computer.

    A laptop with a wireless mouse beside it

    34. A power strip bar for the edge of your desk that'll make it easier to switch out your cords. There's a mix of outlets and USB ports, so you can plug in all your devices.

    A small power bar clamped to the side of a desk with a cable and phone charger plugged in

    35. An adjustable stand that'll perch your phone at the perfect angle while you sit at your desk. The stand can hold your device whether it’s sitting vertically or horizontally, and it’s tall enough to accommodate a charger.

    36. An Apple Watch stand that'll give you a place to stash your device when you're charging it. It's made of silicone and is small enough that it won't take up a lot of space on your bedside table.

    37. A portable 3-in-1 tripod with flexible octopus-like legs, so you can mount it anywhere. It has a screw on the top to fit most cameras, a clip to mount your phone or GoPro, and a universal Bluetooth remote control to take photos from a distance.

    A tripod with its legs curled around a wooden fence with a phone secured to the top

    38. A wireless keyboard that'll transform your tablet into a mini laptop. It uses Bluetooth technology, making it compatible with almost any Apple, Windows, or Android device. And it comes with a small adjustable stand, so you can prop up your tablet at whatever angle you'd like.

    39. A printer that'll take care of all your needs, including scanning and faxing documents. It'll connect to your Wi-Fi and you can print straight from your phone or tablet using the HP Smart app.

    A large computer printer on top of a wooden shelf

    40. And finally, a tech organizer that'll store all your charging cords and headphones, so you know exactly where they are when you need them. It has three mesh pockets to fit all your tech, and it's small enough that you can fit it in your backpack.

    A small rectangular fabric case is open with three mesh pockets inside holding charging cords and plug adapters

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