24 Tech Products That People Actually Swear By

24 Tech Products That People Actually Swear By

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1.

A Roku so you can finally cut that cable cord and still have access to all the streaming services you love.


Roku Player / Via instagram.com

Plus, it’s super simple to set up. All you have to do is plug it into your TV with the included High-Speed HDMI cord and connect to the internet. You also get access to free TV on hundreds of channels.

Promising review: “This is a great product for the price! This was my first Roku, and I love it! I placed my order online and did the drive-up pickup. It was easy to set up and watch my shows within minutes.” —Shakirah

Get it from Target for $29.99.

2.

A rechargeable lighter so anyone (*cough, cough* me) who struggles to get a lighter to work can light candles in seconds with a simple switch.


The Grommet

Promising review: “We use the lighters mainly for candles and have always bought new ones when the lighter fluid runs out. I know they’re refillable but we don’t keep the fluid around so this is really a novel idea. I love the idea that this can be charged for future use with the charging cord provided. There is no flame so the attraction to children is not there. It does a great job — you just have to hold it near the wick a few seconds longer. Really great item!!!” —Maggie

Get it from The Grommet for $30 (available in four colors).

3.

A wireless charging pad, because I can’t be the only one who has forgotten to actually plug my phone in when I try to charge it. All you have to do with this is set your phone on it!


Best Buy

Promising review: “Finally, a wireless charger that does not emit a lot of light at night. Unlike the previous wireless chargers from Samsung, this charger is not as stubborn with my phone. With my previous chargers, you had to place the phone just right, otherwise, you’d get that annoying flashing blue light saying it is not charging correctly. With this charger, I lay the phone down once and that is it.” —genoiv

Get it from Best Buy for $49.99 (available in black and white).

4.

A Robo Twist jar opener designed to open cans of all sizes with a simple push of the button. Now there’s nothing stopping you from getting that pasta jar open when you’re home alone!


RoboTwist

Promising review: “At 79, I’ve lost strength in my hands and wrists. I no longer need neighbors assisting me with opening my food jars now. This jar opener has restored my independence in the kitchen. It’s a really great aid with my food prep.” —AmbersDad

Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $19.99.

5.

A double-sided mirror with Bluetooth speaker to make getting ready in the morning feel like you’re in a rom-com while you lip sync to your favorite songs.


iHome

The double-sided mirror has 1x and a 7x magnification and LED lights that can be either high or low.

Promising review: “This is an excellent product! It works really well. It’s easy to set up and use. It’s beautiful to look at and the sound is incredible! Very pleased at shipping and price (used a coupon).” —Gigi

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $109.99.

6.

A Hatch machine that’ll help make parents’ lives a bit easier as it’s a night-light, sound machine, and indicates when it’s okay to get up in the morning.


Target

This machine is fully customizable and programmable for your lifestyle all from your phone. It uses color and sound combinations to not only help your kids of all ages fall asleep but then also changes colors to indicate to them when it’s okay to get up in the morning.

Promising review: “I have wanted this for quite some time for my daughter, but I had a hard time justifying the price. After almost a year of contemplating, I finally got it. It was 100% worth the price. I love that you can use your phone to adjust the setting or to turn on or off. I like the different colors that it can display and it gets quite loud which is awesome since our last one was super quiet. Overall, it’s an amazing product.” —VAlex

Get it from Target for $59.99.

7.

A charging station with four USB ports so you can charge alllllllllll your devices at the same time and make your life about four times easier.


Best Buy

Promising review: “I love this charger unit!!! I can charge 4 items quickly at the same time. I placed it on an unused kitchen counter and can charge my Nook, my phone, my FitBit watch, and my Nikon camera. Everything is all in one place now and can be easily found. I used to have a couple upstairs and a couple downstairs and different ones in different places. Now I know where everything is!!! I’m going on vacation now and taking it with me because it will be very easy to pack.” —LostNowFound

Get it from Best Buy for $14.99.

8.

A Roomba because vacuuming is a chore and sometimes you just don’t want to do it. This little guy will roam around every room in your house and leave it spotless while you kick back and relax.


Target

Promising review: “I absolutely love this Roomba! It picks up way more dust/debris than my stick vacuum or my broom could ever imagine! The only thing I dislike about it is that it doesn’t go in a regular pattern. It zips and zooms all over the place and misses spots. However, I do think that with time it will learn my home and do a better job. I can pick the Roomba up and put it in a particular room for a thorough cleaning, close the door, and it gets done! Sometimes, my Roomba does have a little difficulty finding the home base to return, but I easily just pick it up and return it myself. It’s definitely worth the investment!” —tjones12

Get it from Target for $269.99 (originally $299.99).

9.

Some too-cute-for-words cable bites that actually protect your cords from fraying and breaking so you don’t have to get a new one every three months.


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I bought this to meet a minimum for a coupon, but it turned out to be useful! I have a charging cable that has already begun to fray, and I think this cable protector has kept it from becoming further damaged. As a bonus, I can easily identify my cable so someone else doesn’t accidentally take it.” —kembucha

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (or two for $8; available in 10 styles).

10.

A pair of Bose wireless earbuds optimized for active use so you can go for a long run and not ever worry about them falling out of your ears.


Nordstrom

The earbuds are made with water-repellent mesh to keep them dry even if you sweat a lot. They also have a five-hour battery and StayHear+ sports tips designed to conform to your ears.

Promising review: “I have been using these earbuds for about three weeks now, and I love them. The sound quality is great, and the earbuds last for hours. They are very easy to connect, and I left my phone in one room, and they stayed connected throughout the whole lower level of my home. These earbuds are my favorite by far.” —Sweetness5us

Get them from Nordstrom for $199 (available in black, blue, and orange).

11.

Long-distance friendship lamps that’ll light up when you touch them and send the same color to your loved one so they know you’re thinking about them and sending them an extra dose of love.


Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “I received a pair of friendship lamps from a dear friend and at first didn’t know what I was supposed to do with them. Then my friend said I should send one to my daughter, and the light literally went on. My daughter and I both love communicating that we are thinking of the other by touching the lamp, and especially love it when we are both changing the colors at the same time. It is the next best thing to holding her hand.” —Mama

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $85+ (available as a single lamp or a set of two).

12.

A digital photo frame — just plug a USB or memory card full of your favorite photos in it, and it’ll rotate through all those precious memories of yours.


Best Buy

Plus, it has a built-in speaker so you can customize a soundtrack to go along with your photos. *cue tears*

Promising review: “This frame is just the right size for my mom who lives in a nursing home. She’s able to see pictures of her family all the time. It’s easy to plug a flash drive in the back to keep her current on all events!” —TinaB

Get it from Best Buy for $64.99.

13.

A self-scooping littler box so you don’t have to deal with the cleanup (or smell). You just have to replace the disposable tray every few weeks.


Petco

Promising review: “I am writing this review because I am buying a second home, and I need another one of these litter boxes for it. I don’t normally write reviews, but this product really deserves 5 stars. I have two of them, and I’ve had them for about six years. I’ve never had any problems with either one and they have made my life so much easier! My only complaint is that they are too expensive!” —robbieluv

Get it from Petco for $169.96.

14.

A PowerPort strip with enough ports to charge five devices at the same time, including a laptop without the bulk of a traditional powerstrip.


Anker

The post has one USB-C port, 2 PowerIQ-enabled USB charging ports, and two AC outlets.

Promising review: “This thing is PERFECT!!! It sits on the nightstand or desk and charges EVERYTHING insanely fast!!! Also, it has the side plugs for standard laptop charging!!! I would recommend this if you don’t like/want those bulky six- to eight-plug power bars.” —Daniela Robbins

Get it from Anker for $33.99.

15.

Apple AirPods Pro designed with active nosie cancellation you can turn on and off because sometimes you do actually need to hear what’s going on around you.


Target

Promising review: “This is an amazing update to a very good product. It’s not the best noise-canceling headphone, but it’s more portable and has decent noise cancellation. It recharges quickly with its battery case. It’s very portable, and very good sound from a non-audiophile point of view.” —TonyL

Get them from Target for $249.99.

16.

A Tile Mate you can stick to your keys, wallet, cat, or whatever else you lose frequently and want to be able to find at a moment’s notice (on your phone).


Tile

Promising review: “Tile works great! I bought it for my friend who CONSTANTLY loses her keys and, since having the tile, she hasn’t lost them once!” —Whitney

Get it from Tile for $24.99.

17.

A Nest indoor security camera for an extra dose of security wherever you need it most. It connects with your phone and will alert you if there’s motion or sound.


Target

Promising review: “Literally all you need to do is 1: Download the app and create an account (five minutes), 2: Enter your Wi-Fi password and it will auto-connect, and 3: Set your preferences for alerts, etc… It doesn’t get any easier. Viewable from anywhere, not just at the house, through the app. I had a buddy come over to the house to grab my dog for me recently, and I was able to talk to him through the camera to direct him to where the dog food, bowls, etc were located. For the price, ease of setup and use, you cannot beat this camera in my opinion. We will be grabbing two more soon to complete our security needs!” —JP

Get it from Target for $199.

18.

A screen cleaner made with microfiber cloth and antibacterial spray to get your computer, tablet, and even phone squeeky clean in a matter of minutes.


The Grommet

Promising review: “I think I’ve purchased every screen cleaner that ever came on the market….promises made….never kept. But the MIST screen cleaner does the job every time. The best screen cleaner by a long shot! I’ve purchased many for gifts.” —Ann

Get it from The Grommet for $12.95 (available in four colors).

19.

A Fitbit Versa 2 that tracks your heart rate and sleep patterns to help you maximize your workouts. You can also receive calls, texts, and calendar notifications on it and control music.


Target

Plus, it has a six-plus day battery life.

Promising review: “I love this watch! You can easily see the time as well as stats. Tracks your steps, reminds you to move, and celebrates when you reach your goals! Working as a nurse, this is a great watch to have because it’s easy to clean, waterproof, easy to see the time even in the dark (#nightshiftnurse). Also, you can see notifications and who’s calling. I’m also a mom, so that’s a great feature for me personally. I haven’t really timed how long it stays charged, but I’m on day three and still have 50% battery left. I love that it tracks my sleep and gives information about my sleep stages.” —MsPris

Get it from Target for $199.95 (available in black, grey, and pink).

20.

A set of cable clips to organize all your cords and keep them exactly where you want them.


The Container Store

Promising review: “I have been using these in my office and bedroom for at least two years. They are as firmly stuck on now as when I first put them up. I hated having to apply them to the furniture, but I chose the back edges of my desk and night table so they are out of sight. It’s very easy to gets cords in and out for travel. I love never having to lose a cord again. Highly recommend!” —Casey10

Get a set of six from The Container Store for $7.99 (available in multi-color, white, and black).

21.

A Google Home mini that’ll essentially make it feel like you have a personal assistant at home that will answer your questions, tell you important news, manage your to-do list, play music, and more.


Bed Bath & Beyond

Promising review: “I brought this for Christmas for my 12-year-old daughter who is quickly becoming a technology guru. She loves this device and uses it to wake her up for school, tell her the weather, and play all sorts of games. She said this is the best gift she’s received for Christmas!” —Cool Mom

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $39 (originally $49; available in blue, grey, and black).

22.

A waterproof Bose Bluetooth speaker with a small size but big sound so you can jam out in the shower or on their next grand hiking or camping adventure.


Nordstrom

Promising review: “The speaker is small but mighty. The sound quality is really good and the battery lasts. Every time you turn it on, the speaker announces how much battery life is left.”— KSiddy5

Get it from Nordstrom for $99 (available in black, blue, and orange).

23.

A selfie ring light that’ll basically make you feel like a true influencer, even if you know dogs who have more followers than you on Instagram.


Target

Promising review: “I absolutely love it. The price was not bad either. I thought I would have to charge before using it, but I didn’t, and it’s still working for me. I’ve been using it for two weeks now. I make cooking videos, so it’s been really nice to actually have some good lighting for a decent price. It’s such a good size too, so I can take it with me to and from work. (I was debating on getting those big ones but this works great.)”—Anonymous

Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in five colors).

24.

And a spinning heart messenger where you can send notes through an app to the box and your loved one will see the heart spinning and open it up to read the sweet message.


Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “This product is absolutely perfect for my situation. The messages are sent through an app on your phone and are instantly sent to the box, and you can also schedule a time when you want a message to be delivered. One of the cool aspects is that there are stickers and gifs that you can also send through the app. Overall, it was an amazing gift and definitely worth the money.”—GC

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $100.

And here’s an idea of what you can do while the Roomba vacuums for you:


ACM

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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