You probably have your own set way of doing things. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But what if you found out there were things that could, well, make life a bit easier?
Having a few *cough, cough...all* of these gadgets in your home will help you out in small ways. Not to mention they’re fun to play with and pretty easy to use. The future is here.
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So you can power things remotely (like your coffee maker, bedside lamp, and room fan), without having to get up. When you download the phone app, you’ll also be able to see how much power each device is using. Alexa, make me a cup of coffee. ($79.99, Amazon)
This little device can detect water and changes in temperature. It’s best for basements, near pipes, and in high-humidity areas. If something leaks (or there’s a spike in temp), an alert will be sent to your phone. Goodbye, burst frozen pipes. ($29.99, Kangaroo)
While shampooing, duh. No more leaving your phone out on the sink at max volume. This speaker is 100% waterproof. And can suction to the shower wall. So you can adjust volume and skip songs with just the touch of a button. ($34.99, Amazon)
Just plug the stick into the back of your TV and you’ll be able to watch thousands of channels and apps. Like Netflix, Prime Video, and HBO. You’ll be able to watch live sports, too. Oh, and you can connect to Alexa to browse via voice. No more panicking when you lose track of the remote. ($39.99, Amazon)
With this, you’ll be able to control your entire entertainment system (sound bar included) via a single remote. Aka, you won’t need two or three TV remotes to switch inputs, turn things on, and control volume. We’re talking 100% streamlined for user ease. ($24.99, Amazon)
Throw this in your bag for wire-free charging while on-the-go. When the power bank needs to be recharged, it won’t need to be plugged into the wall, either. You can toss it on a wireless pad. TLDR – charging with no wires, no matter where you are. ($75, Courant)
They’re sweat-proof, too. And can work as a single bud or as a pair. You’ll get five hours of playing time before needing to pop them back in the case. And without wires, you won’t have to be connected to your laptop to hop on a call. ($32.28, Amazon)
Like a deep tissue massage, without the masseuse. It’ll vibrate the muscle to release tension and increase blood flow. The gun has three speeds and comes with four attachments to help you target specific areas. Relief is on the way. ($89.99, Amazon)
When motion is detected, a photo will be sent to your phone so you can see who is visiting. When the doorbell is pressed, a chime will ring inside the house. No more peeking through the window upstairs. Now you’ll know when your package has (finally) arrived. ($19.99, Kangaroo)
Designed to be compatible with Apple devices, this keyboard and wireless mouse will make your WFH setup way more comfortable. You’ll get silent typing and effortless scrolling. And when you’re not working, both devices will go into sleep mode to save battery. ($29.99+, Logitech)
Upgrade your happy hour with this opener that can uncork 80 bottles in a single charge. And no – it won’t break corks in the process. If you don’t finish your bottle, just use the vacuum sealer option to preserve freshness and flavor. Cheers to that. ($40.94, Wayfair)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.
PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.
Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
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