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Gadgets that make life easier

The best gadgets don’t require you to change your established habits in order to incorporate them into your life. Nor are they complicated devices that require a high-tech doctorate just to operate. If you want your life to be easier, you need simple tools that solve a problem in innovative ways, like a smart vacuum cleaner.

This product list ranges from bidet accessories to unique stoves, ensuring there’s something for everyone. If you want to make your life more convenient, browse this list of affordable items to see what appeals to you.

Simple products that make your life easier

PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Fountain

Keep your pet hydrated with this handy fountain for cats and small dogs. It holds 1 gallon of water and has a spray that encourages your pet to drink. The charcoal filter ensures that only the freshest, cleanest water fills the bowl. Sold by Amazon and PetSmart

Suprus Rechargeable Electric Arc Lighter

Suprus Rechargeable Electric Arc Lighter

Matches are single-use items. Also, if you’re not careful, you can burn yourself. This refillable lighter has a bendable neck and can light candles, stoves, grills, fireworks and more. It is ideal for camping and hiking. One charge provides up to 500 windproof lights. Sold by Amazon

Kasa Smart Plug

Kasa Smart Plug

If you just want to control a few lights or electronics without having to turn your whole house into a smart home, these outlets are for you. Whether you’re at home or on vacation, you can control devices from your phone. If you want to use voice control, these outlets also work with Alexa and Google Home Assistant. Sold by Amazon

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker

If you’ve ever misplaced an essential item, like your keys or a phone, you know how stressful life can get in an instant. This Bluetooth tracker has a range of 200 feet, so you’ll never have to worry about losing items in your home again. Sold by Amazon

OXO Good Grips Soap Dispensing Brush

OXO Good Grips Soap Dispensing Brush

This nylon brush is contoured to fit in the palm of your hand to provide a comfortable and ergonomic cleaning experience. The handle has a non-slip grip and can be filled with dish soap, which can be dispensed with the press of a button whenever needed. Sold by Amazon, Kohls, Macy’s and Staples

Set of two collapsible stainless steel straws

Collapsible stainless steel straws (pack of two)

If you like drinking with a straw and you also like saving the planet, you no longer have to choose between the two. This portable and collapsible straw has a keychain design, so you can take it with you wherever you go. It is a reusable stainless steel straw to help reduce environmental pollution. Sold by Amazon

Finger Chopsticks

Finger Chopsticks

It is difficult to snack while working on your computer or playing games. Greasy fingers can dirty your keyboard or controllers. These handy chopsticks slip over your fingers so you can snack without getting your hands dirty. Sold by Amazon

Oster cordless electric wine bottle opener

Oster cordless electric wine bottle opener

Uncorking a bottle of wine can be difficult, even if you’re a connoisseur. This cordless bottle opener accomplishes the task effortlessly in seconds at the touch of a button. For your convenience, the purchase also includes a free foil cutter. Sold by Amazon

ColorCoral Cleansing Gel

ColorCoral Cleansing Gel

Some research suggests that your keyboard is dirtier than your toilet seat. Yet cleaning it can be such a nuisance that you neglect the task. This biodegradable gel can be squeezed onto almost any uneven surface, like a keyboard or car vent, to quickly remove dust and dirt. Sold by Amazon

Masterpan 3-Section Non-Stick Fry Pan

Masterpan 3-Section Non-Stick Fry Pan

Cook an entire meal in one pan. This three compartment skillet has a riveted steel handle with a silicone grip. The pan is dishwasher safe and also oven safe up to 350 degrees. It has a PFOA-free non-stick coating. Sold by Amazon

Luxe Bidet Non-Electric Bidet Toilet Attachment

Luxe Bidet Non-Electric Bidet Toilet Attachment

This bidet toilet accessory can be quickly installed by a do-it-yourselfer. It has two nozzles for gentle washing on the front and back. Not only will you save toilet paper, but you’ll be cleaner and feel fresher. For your peace of mind, this bidet attachment comes with an 18 month warranty. Sold by Amazon

FlexiSnake Drain Millipede Hair Clog Tool for Drain Cleaning

FlexiSnakeDrain Centipede Hair Clog Tool for Drain Cleaning

No one likes a clogged drain. However, with this handy and affordable device, you no longer need to have a panic attack when the water stops flowing. Micro-hooks grab hair, not plumbing pieces, so you can clear hair clogs in minutes. Sold by Home deposit

32 Ounce Cactaki Water Bottle

32 Ounce Cactaki Water Bottle

With its smart graphics, this 32 ounce water bottle encourages you to stay hydrated. The insulated sleeve helps keep your drink cool and the convenient one-click lid opens with the press of a button. The bottle is made of BPA-free plastic. Sold by Amazon

Mini Plant Watering Globes

Mini Plant Watering Globes

If you love plants but constantly forget to water them, a self-watering globe is the perfect product for you. This ingenious device will water your plants… even when you go on vacation. These mouth-blown glass globes feature a bird motif and come in a pack of three. Sold by Amazon

Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Pot Strainer

Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Pot Strainer

This clever colander snaps onto almost any round pot or bowl. It is smaller than the typical colander and is ideal for homes with compact kitchens. The strainer is made of food grade silicone that is dishwasher safe and suitable for temperatures up to 440 degrees. Sold by Amazon

KitchenArt Scrap Trap

KitchenArt Scrap Trap

This portable crumb bucket fits under your counter, above a drawer or cabinet and can hold up to 2 liters of food scraps. It comes with a handy scraper, so you can just brush your countertop when you’re done preparing food. Sold by Amazon

Drop Stop The Original Patented Car Seat Gap Filler

Drop Stop The Original Patented Car Seat Gap Filler

This best-selling item is the epitome of a simple yet brilliant idea. The Drop Stop closes the gap between your car seat and the center console to prevent small items such as food and change from falling into hard-to-reach areas. Each purchase includes two charges – one for the driver side and one for the passenger side. Sold by Amazon

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