Technology is constantly evolving and with each new day comes a new gadget to make your life a little easier, a lot more enjoyable, and sometimes safer. Some gadgets are certainly more useful than others, however you’ll never know how beneficial one can be until you try it out for yourself. With that being said, we’ve curated eight cool new gadgets you didn’t know you needed (until now).
This auto-dimming minimalist alarm clock not only looks nice, but it’s incredibly functional too.
The Sandman Clock features four built-in USB ports to charge all of your devices. No more fussing with AC to USB adapters, no more searching for an open outlet; just plug your USB charging cables directly into the back of this clock and get to sleep.
It also has a snooze button and a battery backup to ensure you wake up on time even if the power goes out. It works in both 12-hour and 24-hour time modes, features a large easy to read display, and even dims when you’re ready to call it a night. Get it here.
The iPhone takes fantastic photos, but it’s not always easy to achieve that steady shot in landscape mode. The ShutterGrip seeks to fix this problem.
This contoured non-slip grip positions your iPhone like a traditional camera to take those perfect shots. It features a wireless shutter button, a tripod screw, and a lanyard (included).
It’s adjustable too, so whether you have an iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone X, or any variation in between, you can be assured your phone will be compatible. Get it here.
Crazy things happen on the road and people who are able to capture those moments on camera are always better off. Whether you spot Bigfoot, a UFO, or you’re the victim of a car accident – having video footage is going to make or break your case.
This dash cam uses the Sony Exmor sensor which allows it to record crisp 1080p HD video. It also features adjustable exposure values to capture the best possible video footage.
Even better yet, the ultra wide-angle lens allows for an impressive 140º field of vision.
Other features include a front collision warning system, stop sign recognition, driver fatigue warning, headlight reminder, and a built-in G-sensor that will automatically save recordings in the event of a collision. Get it here.
Cord-cutters know all of the latest tricks to ditch cable and ultimately save money. Indoor HDTV antennas allow you to watch the news, catch up on sitcoms, or view the game’s score without paying a fee.
This HD antenna can be hidden from view, but it also features a black side and a white side, so if it must be in plain view you can flip it to better match your walls or furniture. And it picks up signals in HD, so you’ll know you’re getting the best possible picture quality (for free). Get it here.
This beautiful bamboo table isn’t just pretty to look at, it will charge your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X too. Keep it near your front door, bed, or beside your living room couch and forget fussing with cables. And don’t worry, the electronics have been isolated so the table’s Qi charging bits are resistant to water damage from drinks.
Wireless charging pads are wonderful, but now you can step it up with wireless charging furniture. Get it here.
Classic cars are nothing to scoff at. Many of them are relics of the past, or at the very least hold a lot of sentimental value. But of course, older cars aren’t equipped with backup cameras or parking sensors – features which are quickly becoming standard and even mandated by law on new vehicles.
Get the best of both worlds – enjoy your older car and park easier with this intelligent license plate frame. It works by sending audio, haptic, and visual alerts to let you know when you’re too close to another vehicle or object. It’s weather resistant and has anti-theft features to ensure the device’s longevity. Get it here.
Home break-ins aren’t a myth, and these unfortunate events happen to real people every day.
Nothing will set you into a panic attack faster than coming home and noticing your furniture and items have been moved mysteriously. Some might even be missing. The possibilities are endless and so are the questions running through your mind. Who committed this crime? How long were they in the house? Are they still here? If you don’t have video surveillance there might never be proof or peace of mind.
This camera rotates and gives a complete 360-degree high-definition view of whichever room you place it in. It also acts as a security hub for window sensors and door sensors. With this camera, you can even speak through the app. It pushes the audio through its built in speaker (which comes in handy to chat with your animals while you’re away). Keep an eye on your pets or ensure your home is free of intruders with this HD security camera. Get it here.
Not every one likes their data in the cloud. Keep your data on a physical device and in your hands with the iKlips Duo+. It features a Lightning connector and a USB connector for direct access to your iPhone and computer, making file transfers between them a breeze.
Its keychain design means you’ll never be without it either (as long as you don’t lose your keys of course).
The iKlips app has added functionality too. With it you can backup your entire device, save files from the web directly to your iKlips Duo+, you can even save YouTube videos! Get it here.