We’re all searching for ways to make the little things go easier and smoother. We get tired of fumbling around for keys, forgetting our headphones, losing our gloves, and dropping our phone between the seats of the car. This season, buy these cool gadgets and make you life better instantly. I know all of them are now on my want list this Christmas.
Thumbprint Padlock – Tapplock
Tired of locking up your bike with a traditional key or combination lock? What about the struggle to make sure you remembered the key to your gym locker? You can kiss those struggles goodbye with Tapplock, one of the first locks on the market to use your fingerprint. This waterproof fingerprint lock will unlock in less than a second. It also allows you other ways to open the lock. You can create a Morse code sequence that unlocks on the power button, or you can use a companion smartphone app to open the lock. Better yet, Tapplock has an adaptive algorithm that actually learns each time you use it. The battery takes two hours to charge and can last up to a year. Want to grant access to other people as well? You can ask the lock to store up to 500 fingerprints in its library. It will only cost you $99.
Braided Headphones – Wraps
Forget your headphones? This can be a major annoyance when you are stuck in the subway and forced to listen to the noise around you. It’s also a major pain in the gym, when you were looking forward to zoning out with music or podcasts only to find you lost your headphones. For just $19.95, you can wear these stylish headphones on your wrist. Rather than storing them on your neck, just wear them as a bracelet and no one would be the wiser. The textured fiber prevents the headphones from getting tangled. Need a microphone? Wraps also makes headphones with mic capability for $24.95.
Telescope Grabbing Mini Tool – ODii
Dropping your credit card under the seat in your car, or losing your phone in the same spot can be a major pain. With this grabbing mini-tool by ODii, you can use the tiny claw to pick up almost any object that is stuck in a hard to reach place. Think of it as a useful version of the old arcade game with the claw – only this time, it’s designed to help you pick up anything you want. The body is slim and flexible, which means it actually bends in order to navigate awkward angles. This is ideal for fetching the cat toy that gets pushed under the fridge. The grabber has a very strong magnet, that can hold up to two pounds, plus a detachable LED light so you can see what you’re doing. Keep it in your kitchen or glove box and never lose your money or phone between the seats ever again.
Smart Warmer and Phone Charger
If you live in a cold climate and do a lot of walking, then you need this Smart Warmer that has two key functions: it charges your smartphone and acts as a hand-warmer. Use it when walking to the bus stop, sitting outside at a football game, or simply when you need to quick-charge your phone. This is a two-in-one device that can keep you warm and charged at the same time. The 400 mAh device charges the phone twice on one battery charge and it also keeps the hands warm for 4-6 hours at a time. The device can’t be used for charging and warming at the same time, but after you turn off the warming function, it still stays warm enough for you to keep your hands from freezing. A must-have for the upcoming winter.