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    18 Awesome Things That'll Elevate Your Life

    It's time to take your life to the next level.

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    1. An Otis & Eleanor Bongo Bluetooth speaker, handmade from gorgeous bamboo, to lend your home beautiful retro style AND provide quality sound while you enjoy your favorite tunes.

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    The speaker features premium powered drivers and dual passive subwoofers to provide 360-degree sound. 



    Promising review: “I’ve had my Bongo for a couple of weeks now, and I honestly couldn't be happier. I love it for so many reasons. I chose to purchase a Bongo first and foremost because of the design. The speaker fabric is gorgeous and the bamboo is rich in grain and texture. The brass screws make for beautiful accents and hold it all together. I've been using this thing A LOT. Every day it's been following me from the shower to the kitchen to the pool — and anywhere else around the house! And the battery seems to go on forever. I think I've only had to charge it once since I got it. The sound quality is great, especially for its size. Even at full volume, there isn't any distortion. Bongo hits all the points — looks, sound, and price.” —Courtney 



    Get it from Amazon for $58.87 (available in three colors).

    2. A fast-heating travel steamer that’ll help you knock wrinkles out of your clothes if you don’t have an iron or don’t feel like battling with the one in your hotel room.

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    Promising review: “I bought this steamer because I travel a lot for work and needed a quicker, easier option than hotel irons. This steamer has perfectly suited my needs. It's lightweight, compact, and still very powerful. It heats up literally within two minutes and offers up plenty of steam! Not to mention it comes with a drawstring carrying pouch. Now I can show up to work and look presentable rather than a rumpled mess that stumbled off a red-eye flight.” —RJunkie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. A shakeable infusion pitcher for adding some yummy flavors to your water or other beverages.

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    The 2.25-quart pitcher features a leak-proof lid and is odor-, taste-, and stain-resistant, BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $19.99.

    4. A portable luggage scale so you won’t have to deal with the hassle of taking items out of your bag at the check-in counter.

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    Promising review: “I’m so lucky to have found this scale. Since I bought it, I haven’t had to deal with any oversight luggage at the airport. And no matter where I go, this is always in my bag.” —Ghie



    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    5. An Ember temperature control mug, which will serve as your handheld assistant by letting you keep your coffee or tea warmed up to your preset perfect temperature.

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    You can use the Ember app to remotely change the temperature of the mug, name your mug, create temperature presets, and choose notification preferences. It also features a push-to-open, leak-proof lid and charging coaster.


    Promising review: "If you like coffee and like it to stay hot, this is the coolest, most easy-to-use travel mug. It has a really cool app to view and control the mug's settings, including an Apple Watch app. I love coffee, and it always goes cold in a regular cup. So this is the best invention this year for me. I have both the travel mug and ceramic cup versions!" —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95.

    6. A set of nonstick cookware so you can take your cooking game to tasty new heights without worrying about a messy cleanup.

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    The 10-piece set includes a 9.5" fry pan, 2-quart saucepan with lid, 11" grill pan, 3-quart. saucepan with lid, 4-quart jumbo cooker with lid and helper handle, 6-quart Dutch oven with lid, and recipe booklet.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $149.99.

    7. An Oliso Smart Iron — which is designed with scorch guards that lift when you touch them and drop back down once you remove your hands from the iron — sure to make ironing just a little less tedious.

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    Promising review: “This iron is great! My arthritis would kick in after a short time of ironing with my old iron. But after using this iron for the first time, I was looking for something else to iron when I was done with my stack of clothes. Earlier in the week, I started ironing some fabric with the old iron I had before buying my Oliso one. I was unhappy with the results. However, once I used the Oliso iron on the same fabric, all the stubborn wrinkles disappeared with only one pass!” —MH3

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    Watch a full review of the Oliso Smart Iron by Ken’s Sewing Center on YouTube here.

    8. A Rocketbook Wave smart notebook you can toss into the microwave to erase your pages, then use your book again — to make journaling pretty darn epic.

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    The microwave-to-erase notebook can be linked with the Rocketbook app so you can send your notes to Google Docs, Dropbox, or iCloud, or even email them. And it can be reused as many as five times.


    Promising review: “This is the coolest notebook ever. And I even tried — and can use — a hair dryer to erase pages because I don't own a microwave! The pens are really the magic part. I love the blue pens that came with my book, so I ordered a Pilot Frixion pens set with more colors! I’ve also tried the Rocketbook Everlast, which allows you to wipe the pages clean rather than heat them up. But I prefer the Wave because the pages feel more like real paper.” —Emma James

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95.

    9. A touch-free trash can that can automatically open and close, giving your kitchen all the futuristic (and hygienic) vibes.

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    The trash can features motion sensor technology that reduces unintentional lid openings and prevents the lid from closing on your hand. It also includes an activated-carbon filter system to absorb odors. The trash can be powered by four D-size batteries or an iTouchless AC adapter.


    Promising review: “This can has a great design and operates smoothly. I love the square shape. It fits perfectly next to my fridge and actually seems to hold more than my former round can. The bags tuck away neatly and the motion-activated door works smoothly. I love it so far! I was tired of buying expensive garbage cans just to have the foot pedal break a few months in. A hands-free can is much better!” —SuziR

    Get it from Amazon for $64.27+ (available in three styles).

    10. A cool-mist humidifier — with an awesome night-light feature — so you can add moisture to the air while filling your room with a peaceful glow.

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    The diffuser also features an auto shut-off option, so you don’t have to worry about it running once the water gets too low.

    Promising review: “This humidifier is wonderful. I sleep better and when I wake up my nose is no longer dried out and my headaches have gone away. It really adds moisture to the air.” —April E. Dublin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    11. A Voice Bridge box that'll let you make landline calls with your smartphone even when you aren't home.

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    The system connects with the Voice Bridge app to allow you to receive all incoming calls, and place outgoing landline calls from any place. You can also use your smartphone address book for outgoing calls placed from your device. And the Voice Bridge can be connected to as many as five devices at one time.

    Promising review: "I have been using the Voice Bridge for a couple of weeks and it does everything it says it does. Incoming calls on my landline ring on my iPhone and iPad, so I never have to jump up to answer the phone. At home, I usually have my iPad with me so I can answer on that. When I am out, I usually have my iPhone, so I can answer my home phone on that. The cell phone signal is marginal inside my house, so I simply make calls on my landline from my iPad." —Bob

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    12. A touch-sensor lamp with a color-changing light so your room will be super cozy when bedtime rolls around.

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    The lamp has three levels of brightness and can be set to automatically cycle through several vibrant colors.

    Promising review: “I bought this because it was low-profile and LED. My husband goes to sleep a couple of hours before I do, and our standard bedside lamp kept him awake. Because this is low-profile, it does not shine in his face. The three brightness choices are just bonuses. The dimmest setting provides more than enough light for me to move around the bedroom, letting our dogs in and out.” —Tinker

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    13. A sleek ION Audio turntable so you can play all your favorite vinyl in the coolest way — and convert records and cassettes into digital music files. The future is now!

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    The turntable features built-in stereo speakers. It can connect to your computer with a USB cord to convert records into digital music files. An aux input also lets you convert audio from cassette players and other music devices. Plus, it includes standard RCA outputs for optional home stereo connection and a headphone output.


    Promising review: “I am really pleased by the tone that comes out of these tiny speakers. They are loud enough for my office, even on really cheap records. And the sound is amazing. I cant get over the range and the lack of hiss or pop noises!” —Charley

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

    14. A set of carbon steel knives to have you feeling like the baddest chef on the block.

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    The three-piece set includes a 3.5" paring knife, 5" utility knife, and 8" chef knife, which all come with matching blade guards.



    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $39.99.

    15. A Philips Wakeup Light clock that'll simulate the sunrise to gradually wake you up before your alarm goes off — so you won't have the urge to throw your screaming alarm across the room from here on out.

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    The clock features a colored sunrise simulation and 20 brightness settings, with the light gradually increasing between 20 to 40 minutes before your alarm time. It also induces an FM radio and a tap-to-snooze alarm clock.


    Promising review: “I definitely love this clock! We've had ours for five months without problems. I'm able to set the time and alarm times via the touch buttons on the front, below the time. You can also use the upper buttons, but don't have to for everything. The only thing you have to use the upper buttons for, in relation to setting alarms, is to turn an alarm off or on. For us, this isn't a daily event since we usually get up at the same times so no big deal. We live in the gray Seattle area, and the sunshine this thing brings us makes it the best alarm we've owned!” —Mariam G


    Get it from Amazon for $104.99.

    16. A touchscreen electric air fryer so you can enjoy the tasty goodness of your favorite fried foods without the added calories from oil.

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    The fryer features touchscreen accessibility to manually program cooking time, or select from one of seven built-in smart programs. It also includes a button guard to prevent accidental detachment of the basket. And it has a 30-minute timer with an automatic standby feature that switches the fryer into standby mode upon completion.


    Promising review: “This fryer is very easy to use. The texture of some foods may be different from what you are familiar with when frying with oil. But if you are creative, you can make up for that. Cleanup is a breeze. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to reduce the amount of fat in their diet!” —R. Branson


    Get it from Amazon for $73.72 (available in two sizes).

    17. An investment-worthy iRobot Braava robot mop you can count on to keep your floors gleaming — without having to lift a finger.

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    It’s recommended you use mild solutions or just tap water with the mop. The mop tracks its path around your home using the included NorthStar Navigation Cube, which works like an indoor GPS to clean your floors. It features two mop modes: dry sweeping or damp mopping. And the mop’s Turbo-Charge Cradle recharges the Braava in just two hours. The mop comes with two reusable microfiber cleaning cloths – one dry sweeping cloth and one damp mopping cloth.


    Promising review: “I absolutely love this product! I use it to clean up after 2-year-olds and two dogs. It does a thorough job. I had the older model for almost 10 years before it died. I truly love this product!” —Lisa J


    Get it from Amazon for $254.99.

    18. And a digital food scale — which measures grams, ounces, pounds, milliliters and fluid ounces — to help your reach your health goals and perfect your recipes.

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    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $24.99.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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