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11 awesome Amazon gadgets that will make your life easier

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Amazon is the rabbit hole of all rabbit holes with its collection of, well, everything. Are you looking for a Funko POP of your favorite character? It has it. Fidget spinners? Yep. A wall decal of an old white woman using an asthma inhaler? Specific, but yes. You’ll even find a set of finger hand puppets, live hissing cockroaches, and boxes of air to gift to those friends who are in want of nothing.

The e-commerce space is especially delightful when it comes to finding cool, wacky, and all around useful tech products. Here’s my pick of 11 Amazon gadgets to own just to make life a little easier:

1. Clip-on camera lens

Three small lenses are shown. Next to them is a demonstration of a smartphone clipped with a lens.
[Image description: Three small lenses are shown. Next to them is a demonstration of a smartphone clipped with a lens.] Via Amazon
If you love playing around with angles and perspectives on your phone’s camera then the fish-eye, macro, and wide-angle clip-on lenses will be a fun toy for you. Easy to use and even easier to carry around!

Get it here for $13.99.

2. Cup warmers

A cup of steaming tea rests on a coaster-like warming device.
[Image description: A cup of steaming tea rests on a coaster-like warming device.] Via Amazon
THE gift for all Desi Moms and Dads out there whose tea/coffee magically turns “ice cold” in the time it takes to get it from the stove to their hands. This little device helps maintain the heat. It isn’t automatic and the temp needs to be adjusted as the drink is, well, drunk. 

Get it here for $21.89.

3. Bluetooth earphones

A pair of green-and-black earphones where the buds are connected with a short amount of wire.
[Image description: A pair of green-and-black earphones where the buds are connected with a short amount of wire.] Via Amazon
Remember the time you went running or for a walk or were just generally jamming out to music when suddenly your hand caught the wire connecting your earphones to your phone and everything came crashing down? This is a way to avoid feeling that frustration ever again. 

Get it here for $19.95.

4. Reusable notebook

A black spiral notebook with neon green text on the cover.
[Image description: A black spiral notebook with neon green text on the cover.] Via Amazon
This awesome tool lets you write on a page, transfer those notes from page to your designated cloud storage and then wipe the page clean to use once more. As a writer, ambitious note-taker and to-do list enthusiast, I’m heart-eye emoji-ing all over the place. 

Get it here for $29.97.

5. Webcam cover

 

A small, oblong product with a slider.
[Image description: A small, oblong product with a slider.] Via Amazon
Stick and slide. Easy as that. No need to waste tape and sticky notes on covering up that webcam of yours. We’ve heard enough horror stories and watched enough Black Mirror to leave a webcam uncovered.

Get a three-piece pack here for $7.99.

6. Photo printer

On a wooden table lies a coffee-filled mug, a plate with a donut, a cap, glasses, and a small rectangular device from which an image is printing.
[Image description: On a wooden table lies a coffee-filled mug, a plate with a donut, a cap, glasses, and a small rectangular device from which an image is printing.] Via Amazon
Polaroid cameras are cute, aesthetically-pleasing and all the rage but why buy a new camera just to print on film when you can do the same with your phone? This lightweight printer uses Bluetooth connectivity to sync with your smartphone and print images directly, without compromising on quality.

Get it here for $149.99.

7. Robot vacuum

A circular, low-to-the-ground device with a silver band atop.
[Image description: A circular, low-to-the-ground device with a silver band atop.] Via Amazon
Unless you’re a Monica, the thought of setting time aside to vacuum doesn’t fill you with joy. So why not get a machine to do it for you? Intelligent sensors guide this Roomba through your house as it sucks up everything from small particles to larger debris like broken food bits. 

Get it here for $297.49.

8. Extra lighting

Three round, flat lights with yellow bulbs.
[Image description: Three round, flat lights with yellow bulbs.] Via Amazon
These lights are easy to install and battery-powered. Press once to switch on/off and hold to dim the lights. They’re a great option for any dark cabinets, closets, drawers or even in rooms where you’d prefer to not switch on the overhead tube lights. They come in white and yellow.

Get it here for $14.29. 

9. Fabric shaver

A light blue machine with a handle at one end and a silver head at the other.
[Image description: A light blue machine with a handle at one end and a silver head at the other.] Via Amazon
Duvets, sweatshirts, leggings, cushions – these all get a build-up of fabric pills after long use and then either get repurposed or thrown out. The fabric shaver, though, does a good job of de-pilling enough to make items practically brand new.

Get it here for $12.68.

10. Outlet shelf

Two small shelves with space underneath to fit over a wall outlet.
[Image description: Two small shelves with space underneath to fit over a wall outlet.] Via Amazon
If you have any lonely outlets around your house sans off-the-floor surfaces to keep devices on as they charge, then this is a gadget-adjacent product for you. Easy to install and good for small items like your phone, a toothbrush, or a small router.

Get it here for $12.99.

11. Smart power strip

A white extension cord. It's rectangular with four outlets, four USB inputs and a cord at one end.
[Image description: A white extension cord. It’s rectangular with four outlets, four USB inputs and a cord at one end.] Via Amazon
Forget self-driving cars, this is the tech the average person needs. An extension cord where you can switch individual outlets on/off with an app, even from outside of your home. Never worry about leaving the iron on. You can even schedule it with timers. Be still my heart. 

Get it here for $27.99.

Do you need these Amazon gadgets? Probably not. But will they make life easier? Yes! 

*Check compatibility and measurements before ordering any products.