7 Cool Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

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As much as we would like to believe we’re on top of our tech game, we are constantly coming across innovative little gadgets that improve our lives on the daily. The following are a select few gadgets which we think every person should own.

1. Right Angle Charging Cables

We all use our phones in bed. While we swear we won’t do the same the next day, bending our charging cables is the source of all the torn and useless wires we have running around. This smart little gadget will make you think “Why haven’t I thought of that?”

Right Angle Charging Cable
Source: nerdtechy

2. Mini Projectors

Perfect for outdoor cinemas, or for those who don’t have a TV in their bedroom and enjoy curling up in bed and watching a movie. While certainly on the pricier side, a device like the Anker Nebula Astro is a great little piece of tech for parents who want to occupy their kids with something cool and different.

Mini Projector
Source: 9to5toys

3. USB Hubs

One of the most constantly and criminally underrated pieces of tech, this hub solves all your USB needs. Most laptops come with 2 USB ports at most, and Apple devices omit them entirely. Now you can connect your mouse and charge all your USB devices without having to compromise.

Anker USB Hubs

4. Xiaomi Mi Band 5

Fitness bands have become all the rage, and Xiaomi seem to be leading the pack in terms of bang for your buck. This device comes with a diverse range of functions like calorie and step tracking, timers and stopwatches, and even allows you to control the music playing from your phone. The best feature however has to go to the “Find Device” tool, which means you no longer have to keep searching manically for your phone.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Source: China Gadgets

5. Phone Camera Lenses

 Have a decent phone with a good camera? These lenses available on the cheap up your game with little to no effort. Simply clip the lens you want onto your phone, and revolutionise your camera. Fisheye, Macro, Wide Angle, and crazy levels of zoom will make you fall in love with your phone camera all over again.

Phone Camera Lenses
Source: The New York Times

6. Key Organizer

This is one of those gadgets which makes you feel dumb for not already owning. As your keychain becomes increasingly encumbered with more and more keys, it is easier to lose track of them. It works in the same way as those Swiss Army Knives which your dad kept losing and replacing until you found that one drawer with 7 of them. 

Key Smart

7. Tile Mate

Don’t be thrown off by the title. Another smart piece of tech for those forgetful people in your life is this 4-pack of tiny little tiles that attach onto keychains and other items that are easily lost. Pop one in your wallet or handbag, attach to your house keys or car keys, and you’ll never waste 15 minutes looking for your things while your friends impatiently wait for you outside. You can even customize your tiles when connecting with Google or Siri, so that you can simply ask them to “find your keys.” Cool stuff.

Tile
Source: Wired

Have we left any cool gadgets out? What are your thoughts on these? Let us know.

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