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    30 Tech Products You Probably Didn’t Realize You Needed In Your Life Until Now

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    1. 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.

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    "The installation process took a bit longer than I thought it would. The screen protectors came with an alcohol wipe to clean and disinfect my phone, a cloth to dry it, a sticker to catch dust, and a guiding edge to help me line up the screen protector with my phone. AND it comes with a link to an entire video that guided me through the process. The screen protector took all the blows and when I couldn't stand looking at the cracks on it, I just peeled it off and replaced it with a new one. My actual phone screen is still in mint condition, and I'm free to be a messy, phone-dropping klutz without dealing with the consequences." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Tocol Tempered Glass Screen Protector (#11 on the list).

    Get a three-pack from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    2. A pack of ear hook attachments that'll make your AirPods fit better, if they're feeling a little loose. They're made of a flexible silicone material that'll fit snugly over your earphones and will keep them from sliding around when you're walking or working out.

    Four sets of silicone ear hooks for AirPods. One pair is on the AirPods and the others are beside an iPhone
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    They're compatible with AirPods 1 and 2, and they need to be removed when you're ready to charge your earphones.

    Get four pairs from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    3. A charging station with six USB ports that'll fit any style of charging cable. It also has 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
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    It also comes with three types of charging cords (Apple, Micro USB, and Type C), so you won't need to buy an extra one.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $46.99.

    4. 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
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    You can even clamp it onto your eyeshadow palettes to give you better lighting while you apply your makeup. It's also rechargeable, so you don't have to worry about changing out the batteries.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    5. 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.

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    If you're into Pokémon, you can find a pack of red and blue thumb grips here.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    6. An Echo Dot holder that'll keep your speaker off your desk or counter top, 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
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99+. Available in two colours and packs of two and three.

    7. A handy phone grip for anyone who always has their device in their hand. It'll make it easier to hold your phone for long periods of time and also prevent you from dropping it. Plus, the fun print adds an extra pop of colour to your case.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99+. Available in four colours.

    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
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    It has a cover that'll keep small children or pets from playing with it when it's plugged in, and there's an automatic power down feature that'll turn off the charger if the temperature exceeds 60℃.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    9. 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.

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    And if you lose your phone, just double-click on the Tile Mate to make it ring, even if it's on silent. They're also available as stickers, or in a slim, credit card shape.

    "I am a forgetful person who loses all of my stuff all the freaking time, especially my wallet. That's where this little device comes in handy. I just slide the Tile Slim into one of the credit card slots in my wallet and can now track where it is with the help of the free Tile app. If I can see that it's in my home on the map, but can't find it, I just ring the device and it sets off a symphony of noises that help me hunt it down." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Tile Mate (#4 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Also available in a pack of four.

    10. 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.

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    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $7.99+. Also available in packs of ten.

    11. 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
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    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $7.99+. Also available in packs of six.

    12. 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
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.99. Available in black and white.

    13. A phone mount for the 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
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    It works for most phones and has an extra-sticky adhesive at the bottom to keep the mount from moving.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99+. Available in two colours.

    14. A docking station that'll give you a place to stash and charge your Nintendo Switch controllers. There are two LED lights at the center that'll turn red when they're charging and green when they're finished. It can hold up to four Joy-Cons, so you'll always have a pair to spare when you're gaming.

    A small docking station with three Switch controllers charging on it
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    15. 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. You also have the option of installing it using screws or a strip of double-sided tape.

    A pair of headphones and a digital watch hang from a hook under a table A pair of phones sit on the table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Available in two styles.

    16. 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.

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    Each pack has five lightning cords: two three-foot cords, two six-foot cords, and one ten-foot cord. If you're looking for a wall adapter, you can find one here.

    "These have honestly changed my life. I was just looking for a couple of regular iPhone cables to keep in my bag and use at the office/home, but then I came across this multipack on Amazon. I've always hated being constrained to a corner in the room (or to a side on my bed) just because I'm charging my phone while using it. My favourite thing IN THE WORLD is the ten-foot cable. The freedom is ridiculous. I can be at the other edge of my bed and charge my phone!" —Imaan Sheikh

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Nylon Braided Charging Cords (#5 on the list).

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $16.99+ Available in five colours.

    17. 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
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $47.99+. Available in three colours.

    18. 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.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.74+. Available in nine colours.

    19. A pack of tiny cable clips, if your charging cords constantly end up on the floor near your desk or bed. They have an adhesive sticker on the bottom, so you can stick them wherever you like. Plus, they come in three sizes to hold one, two, or three cords at a time.

    A set of charging cords secured to clips near a laptop
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    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

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

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    "The mount is wide enough to clip onto my headboard, and I can use it on different pieces of furniture in my house, like my desk or shelf. Plus, the holder stretches open really wide, so it'll fit any phone. I can rotate the holder from a vertical to a horizontal position and the flexible neck makes it easy to change the position of my phone to any angle." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Tryone Gooseneck Phone Holder (#9 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.99+. Available in two colours.

    21. A silicone keyboard cover that'll protect your computer from accidental 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 fitted over the laptop keys with a plastic cup with water dripping onto the laptop
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    It's compatible with most MacBook Pros (13- and 15-inch), as well as MacBook Air (13-inch) models.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    22. 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.

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    "I already own an Anker portable block charger, and it's served me well, so I knew when I ordered this, it would be a great charging option. It's great to be able to pick my phone up while I'm lying in bed without using another hand to disconnect a cable. It's also small enough that the phone takes up most of the pad, which is good for aesthetics. My only caveat: you have to make sure your phone is centered on the pad and the light is on, otherwise it won't charge. (This happened to me last night, but that might be a phone issue vs. a charger issue.) Not all phones will work with wireless charging, so make sure you check compatible phones before purchasing." —Kyle Richmond

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Anker Wireless Charger (#8 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in two colours.

    23. 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
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $69.97+. Available in five styles.

    24. A instant camera-inspired AirPods case that’ll protect and accessorize your earphones. It comes with a little carabiner clip that'll make it easy to attach to your keychain or bag. There's also a little cutout at the bottom, so you can charge your case without taking off the skin.

    A small silicone skin for an AirPod case that's in the shape of a Polaroid camera
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99. Available in four colours.

    25. A Fujifilm Instax Mini that's both a camera and a printer. It has the basic features of a digital camera (like built-in storage, cool filters, and fun, animated frames), but will also allow you to print pictures from your phone.

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    Now you can print all the photos off your Instagram, and print multiple copies of the same photo to share with friends and family. You'll need to download the Mini Liplay app on your phone to print pictures and a grab a pack of film to print photos on.

    "Using the printer feature is super easy. I just have to download the app on my phone, connect to the camera, and then press print on my camera screen. I love that I can print multiple copies of the same photo for friends and family, so everyone has the same quality photo. It's also more compact than my other camera, so when I have to choose which camera to bring, I go for this one." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Fujifilm Instax Mini Liplay Hybrid (#11 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $184.45+. Available in three colours.

    26. 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.

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    "I have this at my desk in the office (and now at my kitchen table workspace for WFH) and love it! It has a microfibre tip on one side and the WORLD'S SOFTEST retractable bristles on the other. Like, I use this thing more as a fidget toy and for petting the bristles than for cleaning. My laptop is so gross that it's a little past hope, but this has tools have definitely helped make clearing out crumbs and erasing smudges easier and cleaning my computer more fun. It's extra handy for the rest of my desk and swiping away post-lunch debris!" — Katy Herman

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the OXO Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner (#3 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.69.

    27. 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
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    28. A travel-friendly Kindle that'll let you carry your impressive library collection with you at all times. It comes with extra storage and has a long-lasting battery, so you can read whatever you want with the touch of a button.

    A Kindle eReader lying on a large knit blanket
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    You can create your optimal reading experience by adjusting the text size, font, and backlight.

    "I got the Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas and it's the best gift I've received in years. It's so easy to read (you can change the font and the font size, plus there's a dark mode for when you're reading in low light), and I love that I can switch between books so easily. I also recommend this fabric cover for it — it's a bit pricier than other Kindle covers, but the fabric is waterproof, and it's got a magnet that'll hold the cover open while you read. If you're a bookworm like I am, this is life saver." —Kat Angus

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Kindle Paperwhite (#18 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $139.99+. Available in two sizes.

    29. 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.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.98.

    30. 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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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13. Available in three colours.

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