We’ve compiled a list of 25 useful gadgets for everyday use.
As you know, there’s no shortage of gadgets on the market. But we decided to separate the most useful from the pointless, and give you the absolute best list of useful electronic gadgets.
Whether you’re looking for something for your home or simply learning about the different options out there, the list below gives you amazing, cool, useful, and awesome gadgets for your everyday life.
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Our list of 2017 useful gadgets isn’t ordered. It would be too difficult to accurately rank them, they are all useful in their own way.
The Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, and Amazon Dot are extremely useful gadgets. These devices are becoming even more useful as their functionality improves and increases. For example, you can easily use one of these Amazon devices to turn on and off your lights by simply saying, “Hey Alexa, turn off the lights”.
The Livescribe 3 (Black Edition) is a very useful gadget for students. If you find yourself taking a lot of handwritten notes, the Livescribe 3 is great. The Livescribe 3 is a smartpen that pairs with special dotted paper and a mobile app to capture everything you write down. You can also convert your handwriting to editable text, tagged sections, and more. Check out our full review of the Livescribe 3 (Black Edition).
The Google Chromecast is one of the most useful gadgets for turning your tv into a smart tv. You simply plug the Chromecast into your tv’s HDMI port and then you can stream content from your smartphone to tv. They are easy to use which makes them an awesome gadget.
Eero WiFi is a very useful gadget for home. Eero is a set of WiFi routers that use what is called a ‘mesh networks’. Mesh WiFi systems utilize multiple routers throughout the home to avoid dead zones.
The Tile Mate and Tile Slim are tracking devices for your keys and other personal belongings. The Tile Slim is about as thin as 2 credit cards. The device can be placed in your wallet, purse, on your laptop, as well as anywhere else the small device will fit or attach.
The Automatic Connected Car Adapter is a smart device that you plug into your car’s standard diagnostics (OBD-II) port to make it an even smarter car. Whether your car is new or decades old, it likely contains data about the overall health of your vehicle.
The FABRIQ a small speaker that uses Amazon Alexa Voice Service to play music, control smart home devices, set alarms, and more. The FABRIQ is a comparable device to the Amazon Echo, Tap, and Dot. Check out our full FABRIQ review.
TP-Link is a smart plug that allows you to control anything you plug into it via your smartphone or through voice commands (Amazon Alexa). You can also control the plug from anywhere you have Internet access. This gadget is great if you forget to turn the lights or coffee off.
The Arlo security camera is an extremely useful and easy to use home security camera. The gadget is easy to setup thanks to the magnetic and wire-free design. It is simple, sleek, and easy to setup which is what makes Arlo such a great camera.
The Click & Grow is an awesome gadget for anyone who has ever forgotten to water their plants. The Click & Grow is an automated garden for your home. The garden has a smart soil, greenhouse dome covers, automatic light timer, as well as other smart technologies that assist in growing optimized herbs and plants.
The FitBit is an activity tracking device that helps monitor your heart rate, distance traveled, calories burnt, as well as other information based on the specific FitBit model you use. A great gadget for anyone interested in setting fitness goals or just wanting a general idea of their daily metrics.
A cup of coffee is a morning ritual for millions of people around the world. Since you have coffee around the same time every day, why not automate it? The connected Nespresso machine allows you to control your coffee maker via your smartphone. This is a very useful electronic gadget for your home.
The Appbot Riley is an IoT home security robot that you can control from the app from anywhere in the world. This is an awesome gadget and can also be very useful if you are away from home. Check out our full review of the Appbot Riley.
A smart thermostat gives you the ability to optimize your heating and cooling schedules. The Ecobee 3 smart thermostat helps you to save money through reduced use when you aren’t home.
Nest is a manufacturer of many smart home devices and gadgets. The Nest Cam is a great home security camera for anyone looking for increased peace of mind.
The Google Home is another voice controlled gadget for your home (or workplace). Voice control is becoming an increasingly important aspect of smart homes, and smart devices in general. You are now able to control a wide array of devices around your home simply by talking to them.
LIFX has some of the best smart bulbs on the market. They are not only the brightest bulbs, but they are also very easy to use. Check out our full review of the LIFX White 800.
Smart outlets are great gadgets for the connected home or workplace. The iHome smart outlet lets you control your home’s electronics, or anything else plugged into them, via smartphone or Alexa’s voice control.
The Nucleus Intercom is a home communication gadget. It allows you to make calls from room to room, home to home, or mobile to home. You can also control the device from anywhere in the world.
The Guess men’s smart watch is integrated with Amazon’s Alexa. All you need to do is tap the watch and ask Alexa what you need to be completed or answered. It allows you to enjoy thousands of skills on the go. News, traffic, and weather are just a few examples of the thousands of possibilities. This is an extremely useful gadget for men who want to control their smart devices.
The Roomba 980 is a robot whose sole purpose in life is to vacuum your home while you are away. The robot is able to navigate and vacuum an entire level of your home on its own.
Garageio is a smart garage door gadget that allows you to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world. You also don’t have to replace your existing opener as the Garageio will work with it. Very useful.
The Logitech Pop is a gadget that allows you to control different smart home devices with a push of a button. Easily control your lights or music around the home. You can even assign different functions for different Pop switches around your house.
With so many useful gadgets on the market, your smartphone is bound to run out of battery. This iPhone 7 case lets you stay fully charged up so you can power all of the smart devices you use.
The August smart lock is an extremely useful gadget. It is a device that attaches to your already existing lock to transform it into a smart lock. The August lock is especially nice because it works with almost any deadbolt and is easy to setup and use.