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    33 Incredibly Cool Gadgets You Probably Haven't Seen Before

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    1. An attachable light that'll have your selfies lookin' so fine your friends are gonna say, "Are you ~kitten~ me?!" every time you post another perfect profile pic.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 or get a similar one from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A 3D effect essential oil diffusing LED light that's waterless and changes into seven different colors. This stellar little diffusing light is sure to smell like (brilliant gift giving) success.,

    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous oil diffuser! I purchased this and I LOVE it! It's so beautiful, I get countless compliments on it, and several friends have now purchased their own. It looks expensive, not cheap or cheesy. You won't be disappointed!" —Brooks Family

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in four styles).

    3. A strawberry slicer that'll cut perfect strawberry slices in one step and make prepping your favorite fruit ~berry~ easy.

    Williams Sonoma

    Get it from Amazon or Williams Sonoma for $14.95.

    4. A mini beauty fridge – it's gonna keep your lotions and potions so comfortably cool you're gonna throw a ~cow~ when you go on vacation and can't enjoy the luxury of this little item.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Uh... okay! I thought this might be a silly addition to my beauty routine until I tried it! I love applying cool drops to my eyes and cool serum to my face every morning and night. It has plenty of space for beauty products. Highly recommend. This is everything I didn't know I needed." —Abbaygrace

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.95 (available in four colors).

    5. A brilliant AeroGarden with a look so sleek, it'll definitely give your counter some serious ~herb~ appeal.


    This uses energy-efficient LED lights that automatically turn on and off and it has feed/water reminders to help keep your herbs, you know, alive. It also includes Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food. Be sure to read our full review of the AeroGarden!

    Promising review: "I am really enjoying my AeroGarden. First, its narrow clean design fits into my kitchen well. Of the six seedlings, only the mint didn’t grow, but I have more dill and basil than I can use some weeks. I was apprehensive about the “every two week clean out”, but it is very easy; it only takes 5 minutes. I like it better than my “click & grow”, which is not hydroponic. I just bought another to give to my sister as a gift. It's a great product! And thank you for the great price Macy’s!" —LDianeP

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (originally $189.99, available in two colors).

    6. A *permanent* hair removal light that's designed to get rid of your body hair for good in a ~flash~.


    I have this at home and I am shocked (pun always intended) by how easy it is to use! I have really pale skin and really dark hair, so I'm definitely the right type for this, and I'm pretty impressed with the results. It's tedious, so I recommend starting with one small area and sticking with just that, then moving to other spots after the multi-week process is finished —it'll keep you more thorough and make changes more obvious. You'll be able to skip shaving for multiple days, then weeks, and then be done! So far my results have lasted and I'm totally in love with this thing. The kit incudes the light, a razor, and sunglasses. Just shave before, throw your glasses on, and light 'er up!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical as I had never used something like this before however, after just three treatments I can see less hair regrowth and my hair feels softer than before. I'm so happy with the results. I've been using it once a week and will continue to do so. I can't believe a home hair remover can work as well as a professional salon hair remover. I can see huge difference. I love love love it. I highly recommend to everyone one." —wudon

    Get it from Amazon for $89.98 (available in two colors).

    7. A minimalist white noise sound pebble to give your room a peaceful vibe with rich natural sounds and a smooth aesthetic that's anything but distracting.


    This has six different nature-based sounds to choose from.

    Get it from Firebox for $36.99.

    8. A toilet target light with a motion sensor and clear projection that'll make potty training a bright spot in your child's life.


    To apply, simply clean the area with an alcohol wipe before attaching the light. Take the sticker off the back and press firmly against the lid for 90 seconds. That's it! Batteries are included.

    Promising review: "I got this thinking 'Dear lord I hope this works. If I drop my pants in pee again or have to scrub another wall I am going to go insane!' I thought the price was a bit much but it is okay now that I now it works! I don’t know why people are saying theirs don’t stay on. I’m truly hoping they cleaned the area first... but anyways. All I did was clean the surface of the lid with some rubbing alcohol and stuck this light on, like it said to do. My husband and son are in and out of the bathroom several times a day. Slamming the lid closed. Lights on and off all the time. This still lights up bright as ever and it’s going on three weeks. Now when I sit I sometimes might lean back into it but it’s really not an issue. I'm just overwhelmed with joy because this target works and I do not have to scrub any extra walls, floors, or pants!!! You better believe I’m getting one for every darn bathroom in my house!!!" —NoRestForTheWicked

    Get it from Amazon for $29.88.

    9. A floating globe for when your home decor needs a little lift.


    Get it from Amazon for $44.20+ (available in three styles).

    10. A collapsible water bottle you can roll up and stow away when you're focused on staying hydrated but also focused on carrying a reasonably sized bag., Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this for my upcoming hiking trip and love the quality and ease with which this can be collapsed and stored. I'm also excited to bring this on my next trip to the airport, as it will save me $7 (the average cost of a water bottle at the airport)! It's easy to fill at a water fountain by the gate. Love this whole concept!" —Laurie Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in seven colors).

    11. An at-home cotton candy machine you can add any of your favorite hard candies to so you and your kids can make customized lemonade stand treats that'll blow your neighbors away.


    Promising review: "I had a cotton candy machine as a kid in the '60s and found this one for my granddaughters. It works using hot air instead of a hot coil like the one from my youth. This new one does take some time to heat up and only makes small cones. It does clean up fast so that is a big plus over the old type. My girls liked it and enjoyed making some before they turned it over to me as a job to keep them supplied. This does not come with any sugar or candy so you should have some on hand when the kids see it." —CobraJ

    Get it from Amazon for $32.53.

    12. A flameless plasma arc lighter with an extended handle that's sure to make lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces far easier. This really is the perfect ~match~ for anyone who always needs a little light.


    Promising review: "I love this lighter and will buy it as a gift for MANY MANY people. What a fabulous gift this makes with a small candle and a special message! I keep two of them at home in different parts of the house. Just using it is FUN! The packaging is classy/classic and amazing. The shipping was prompt and the lighters arrived in perfect condition for my use. You will NOT be disappointed." —Sbarabara

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    13. A sleek LED alarm clock that, bless it's heart, gives and gives. It has BlueTooth speakers, a USB port, a light dimmer, and it'll even charge your phone wirelessly on its grippy charging deck.


    The wireless charging pad works with the iPhone X/XS/XR, iPad, Galaxy S9, S10, Note 9 and any Qi-compatible device.

    Promising review: "I really like the small footprint and wireless charging. This works well even with the case on my phone. The grip surface prevents vibration or accidental phone drops. Selectable brightness makes the clock easy to read. Bonus USB port on the back is a nice feature too. Sound quality is more than adequate for an alarm clock. So far very happy with the purchase." —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99 (available in three colors).

    14. An AirPod dust guard so you can finally keep your AirPods clean enough to actually want them in your ears.

    Promising review: "Amazing! So easy to apply (magnetic not sticky!) No more dirty white AirPods. Looks great!!" —Arielle03

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    15. A Wallet Ninja to open boxes, peel fruit, screw in basically anything, and get the job done without a toolbox in sight.


    Promising review: "I still can't believe how many times I find myself using this tool to go and do everyday tasks that I would naturally have struggled to do before. Sometimes you don't realize when you could need a screwdriver or a wrench at a moment's notice. This tool works great and fits in my minimalist wallet perfectly. When actually working on a project with this multi tool you won't have to worry about it breaking because it is made with such thick steel. I am confident in this tool and its construction." —Richard Atchue

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. A pair of color-changing LED faucet lights are gonna light up your life every time you turn on your water.


    These lights use a built-in generator, so no need to worry about batteries or electricity! Each light has three colors that will change depending on the temperature of the water being used.

    Promising review: "Love love these LED lights. It's very easy to set up, the price is right ,and it's durable. I bought these lights over 2 months ago and they are still working. When the kitchen lights are off and the faucet is on it brightens up the entire kitchen sink. I love that it changes colors when the temperature changes, that makes it easier and safer for the kids to know when the temperature is hot or cold. I would buy these again in a heart beat" —Judean C.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 and get a shower head version for $29.99.

    17. A battery organizer so you can dump out that junk drawer and organize your batteries to your tender A-type heart's content.


    This holds 82 batteries of varying sizes and has a removable battery tester.

    Promising review: "We have forever kept spare batteries in sandwich baggies in a kitchen junk drawer for quick convenience. The bags would always come open and scatter batteries or tear. One day, I decided to reorganize — I found this on Amazon and decided to give it a try. It was a major step in reorganizing my junk drawer! I also discovered that I had five dead batteries stored for use. How wonderful was that? Now I'll never replace a dead battery with another dead battery. I love things that help me stay organized and this is a huge plus." —FergFam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A pair of bluetooth glasses — they may not be the most practical gadget under the sun, but they are sure gonna look stellar under the moon.


    These glasses connect with your Android or iPhone. Once installed, you can save up to five messages. The glasses will respond to music and light up with the beat, or you can control them yourself to display exactly what you want seen. Batteries are included, and should last you up to eight hours before needing to be charged.

    Get them from Amazon for $69.

    19. A salt shooter so you can hunt the world's real most dangerous game, the housefly. That...or use it to season your food in the most exciting way possible.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and I'm not entirely sure that was a smart move on my part. Not because the product doesn't work (it works very well, in fact) but because my husband is now intent on leaving the doors open to the house when summer comes back around so all kinds of bugs can be let in for him to kill. He's already had the pleasure of being able to use it on a spider that was on an outdoor Christmas decoration and boy was he ecstatic! Since we seem to be in short supply of bugs in the house during these cold winter months, my husband has also resorted to using this gun as a way to add salt to food while he's cooking. This product works, it kills bugs, and you can even use it while cooking if you're tired of using the boring old salt shakers we have all grown accustomed too." —Adrianna McCain

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    20. A gentle gel and light teeth whitening system for anyone who wants shiny, white teeth without the sensitivity. Sounds like a ~bright~ idea to me!


    The kit includes the whitening light, mouth guard, and two gel syringes with enough product for 20 whitening sessions. You can also get gel refills to keep your pearly whites pearly for good!

    Promising review: "I won’t lie, I didn’t notice a huge difference after the first use, BUT my teeth were noticeably whiter after the third use and have continued to get whiter with every use since then. This is the only whitening product that has worked for me and I will definitely continue to use it." —Tom

    Get it from Amazon for $48.50.

    21. A gentle critter catcher to use if you prefer to catch and release helpful arachnids and other (kinda cute) creepy crawlies.


    Promising review: "I have great difficulty killing any living creature (with the exception of mosquitoes and bald face hornets). My removal technique has always involved coaxing the critter into a plastic container so I can release them outside. Now that I have this, removal of the crawlies has never been easier! This is a simple, quick, and fun way to remove insects and arachnids from my home. I love it and highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    22. A Thaw Claw so you can thaw your frozen foods in far less time and save the day when you don't remember to unthaw your chicken until after your hungry stomach starts rumbling.,

    This simple thawing claw suction cups to the bottom of your sink. You just stick it on, fill the sink up, and place your frozen meat underneath the claw —it'll keep everything submerged evenly underwater and thaw that piece of meat fast than you can say, "get in my belly."

    Promising review: "This thing has been a life saver. I use it any time I need to thaw meat and forget about it until right before dinner (unfortunately, I do this often). Meat that would normally take hours to completely thaw takes about 30 minutes. I'm super glad I purchased this." —Samantha Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    23. A clip-on bag light, so you won't have to waste away the day searching through the black pit that is your bag.


    This light is motion-activated and includes batteries.

    Promising review: "I got this as a present for my mom and she loved it! She always carries a big purse and has problems finding stuff inside it. She's able to clip this light inside and it lights up her purse so she can see what she's looking for! Being motion activated comes in very handy! She now has both hands free instead of holding a light in one hand while searching with the other." —Jennifer K Townsend

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    24. A bathtub disco light — it can make your relaxing bath time even more bright, or better yet, convince your kids to finally get in the tub.


    This bathtub disco light runs on three AA batteries (not included).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. A pair of herb scissors that'll ~cut~ your meal prep time in half.


    Get them from Amazon for $14.87.

    26. A grip strip so useful you're gonna want to stick with it forever.


    Promising review: "This is a great product that does what it says. I'm surprised at how sticky the strips stay without any glue or other adhesive — plus it's a cool design." —Kai

    Get it from Firebox for $23.09 (available in four colors).

    27. A meditation tracker — it just might be the thing you need if you've struggled with staying focused when you try and meditate.,

    This headset and app will give you personal meditations guided by sounds to help you relax and refocus. The headset focuses on how active your mind is during any given session and translates that data into weathers sounds. When you're calm, you'll hear peaceful weather sounds. When your mind wanders, the weather will intensify, guiding you back to a calm state. This info is saved on your app, where you can create new mediation goals. Be sure to check out the over 500 five-star reviews to see if this is the right thing for you!

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in two colors).

    28. A portable mini-humidifier that'll attach to your water bottle to help give your sinuses relief wherever you are.


    This can attach to almost any water bottle and is powered by a USB cord.

    Promising review: "I love this humidifier. I work in a crane and it's great for the small area/cab I sit in. It seals around the top of water bottles, which is great because it doesn't spill, even during the jarring and shaking that happens while I'm moving." —Amanda Carr

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A fingerprint padlock so you can forget password digits, ditch the tiny keys, and simply open a lock with your fingertip. Now that's the key to my heart.


    This works with any iOS device and can unlock with your finger or with voice activation from Siri.

    Promising review: "I bought this fingerprint lock for my garage storage. Setup is super easy takes under five minutes. To setup your fingerprint, unlock the lock and put your finger on the fingerprint five times. Each time you put your finger on it a green light blinks. If the green light blinks twice that means the setup is complete. To setup other fingers repeat the process. The build quality is A+. This works perfectly. There is no lag at all. Unlocks instantly." —Namas Thapa

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

    30. A touch-up painter sure to save you time and money when you need to quickly paint over the place your kids made a masterpiece on the wall.


    Promising review: "I had one of these that I purchased five years ago and filled it when I painted our living room back then. Skip ahead to this spring and I had to fill some large holes when we moved our TV. The paint, five years later, still matched and hadn't separated. It was great. It covered everything and you couldn't even tell. I am going to have one of these every time I paint a room. It sure beats trying to handle big gallon cans, stirring, etc. for a five-inch touch up job." —Jimbo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    31. A USB cord bracelet great for vacations or for anyone who seems to need a charge at a moment's notice.


    This specific bracelet is compatible with Apple, but you can also get one for Samsung products.

    Promising review: "I usually have every sort of cable that I could possibly need when I'm at work, but I don't usually carry one on my person when I'm elsewhere. It looks sharp and isn't obviously a cable, but it's always available should I need it. One thing I have found is that the cable is compatible with Apple Carplay, and when plugged into a computer it will function like a default Apple cable. I am incredibly happy with it and would recommend it to anyone who might ask. I need more things like this in my life." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two styles).

    32. An eye massager that plays music, blows gentle air, heats up, and helps your tired eyes relax after a day of staring at screens.


    This eye massager has a built-in speaker, and uses vibrations, heat treatments, and air pressure to gently massage the eyes while increasing circulation and relieving stress and tension. It also has a sleeping mode, massaging your eyes for 15 minutes to help you fall asleep. A full charge takes about three and a half hours.

    Promising review: "This is a great eye massager! I am the kind of person who uses my cell phone and computer most of the day. I use this eye massager right before I go to bed to reduce eye strain. It also works great on my dark circles. On top of this, it is not heavy at all. It's very easy to travel with, and I travel frequently." —epic!

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    33. And finally, a runaway alarm clock that'll play music and run around the bedroom until you wake up and grab it — this thing will have you up and ~on a roll~ in no time!


    Includes four AA batteries.

    Promising review: "This is my hero. I can finally make it to my early morning classes! It's definitely loud enough for heavy sleepers, easy to work, and is the perfect balance of annoying/not so bad. Overall, it's a total life saver for this exhausted college student." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in seven colors).

    The very real problem I face after getting all these rad gadgets and gizmos:


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