Having the newest gadgets and books is always a good feeling, but with technology and culture growing at such a rapid pace — it can feel almost impossible to keep up. These days, the traditional methods of finding new and innovative products — on television or in a magazine — are no longer the best ways of staying ahead of the trends. In fact, most new technologies can’t be found in advertisements at all. The same goes for the latest books and other leisure products.
So where does one look?
The best place on the web to check for the latest tech trends is on Amazon’s Most Wished For page. This list is curated by Amazon and ranks items by the number of wish lists they appear on. Unfortunately, it would take someone an entire day to browse through all these products. That’s why I went ahead and punched up a short article on what I think are the 30 most exciting finds and why you need them. Don’t sleep on these trends or you’ll be left in the dust!
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Sugru Moldable Glue is one of the coolest products I’ve ever seen — imagine Silly Putty, but for grown-ups. It’s basically a malleable glue which at first feels like Play Dough, and then hardens to become a shock-resistant silicone rubber. Repair your phone cable or seal up a leaky watering hose — it’s all possible!
Stop using all those single-use plastics! This reusable sandwich bag contains no BPA, no latex, and no PVC; and is both freezer and oven safe. The included airtight lid means it’s great for soups and salads, too. Forget that plastic Tupperware — this is the future.
Save time and live your best life by letting these curlers work while you sleep! They work entirely without heat, so you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair. Just put the curlers in, spray your head with the included hairspray, and go to sleep — that’s it. Wake up ready to go in the morning with your beautiful curls!
If you know me, you know I have sensitive skin. I can’t use just any old soap, or I risk developing dry, itchy skin. The Bamboo Charcoal Soap Bar has been my go-to since I discovered it last year. SAPO is so convinced that their activated charcoal soap will help defend against acne, psoriasis, and eczema that they offer a full one-year money-back guarantee — no questions asked.
This book changed my life, and I’m convinced it’s about to change yours. Noted for his blunt and direct writing style, Mark Manson is about to take you on the most self-affirming journey you never knew you needed. “In life, you only have so many f*cks to give,” Manson writes, “you must choose your f*cks wisely.” Find out more by picking up this NYT bestseller on Amazon.
Going on a trip and unsure how to pack away your electronics? This travel bag will sort you out perfectly. Made with multiple compartments for all your valuable devices, and a handful of straps for loose cables — you won’t have to fuss around to find your charger ever again. Everything has its place, and that place is no longer at the bottom of your luggage.
This nifty planner is scientifically designed to make you happier and more productive. Never lose track of time and keep yourself on course for the future. The Panda Planner has plenty of room for your notes and is broken into three sections to give you a clear overview of your life — days, weeks, and months. A good planner like this one could radically change your life!
This crazy polyester towel literally cools to the touch by what seems like magic. It works by soaking with water and snapping it in the air. Somehow, the way the fabric is designed circulates the air rapidly, which causes quick evaporation and thus cooling the air around it. The Enduracool Techknit Cooling Towel will keep you chilled for up to two hours, and even has SPF 50 protection — take that, evil star! Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself this summer!
The Elite Gourmet HyperChiller is the newest toy for your kitchen. Cool down almost any beverage by more than 130 degrees in less than 60 seconds, ensuring you never have to drink warm whiskey again. Late for work on a hot day? Turn your hot coffee into iced coffee in the time it takes you to tie your shoes.
Whether you’re watching tutorials on how to fix your PC or trying to follow a recipe in the kitchen — this amazing attachment stand will let you use your phone in a whole new way. Easily mountable on any table or surface with a lip, the AboveTEK Gooseneck Device Mount gives you 360 degrees of flexibility and up to 11” of stable vertical movement. You’ll never have to lean your phone against the salt shaker again!
Take your morning caffeine fix to the next level with the Four Sigmatic Organic Instant Coffee Mix. Offset those nasty jitters commonly associated with low-quality coffee by enjoying this coffee infused with Chaga and Cordyceps mushroom powder. These tasteless and odorless supercharged fungi will improve your mood and stamina, while the organic instant coffee gives you powerful clean energy. A perfect morning beverage for the modern health-conscious adult!
Let’s face it, the crisper drawer in your fridge doesn’t always work as advertised. Maybe your veggies go lifeless before you make your first salad, or your cilantro turns to green slime before you have a chance to put it on that homemade curry. Rubbermaid has stepped up and hit a home run with its new FreshWorks Smart Container. Using the patented FreshVent technology, this magical box circulates air and carbon dioxide at the precise level required to keep your produce fresh for as long as possible. It’s BPA-free and comes in multiple sizes, making it the perfect solution for all your veggie needs!
It has been over 150 years since the invention of the ‘modern’ nail clipper, and I think it’s time for an upgrade. Luckily for us, GlossyEnds had the exact same thought. Their new EZ Grip clippers made some very simple changes to the centuries-old design, adding more power and much-needed flexibility to personal nail grooming. Cut at any angle with its swivel-action handle, and remove even the most stubborn nails easily with the extra leverage provided by its easy-to-grip handle. The time has come to turn your nail care into an easy and painless experience.
Trying to get yourself cleaned up but without access to a shower? This is easily solved with The Body Wipe by Hustle Clean. Designed for athletes, these individually wrapped wipes easily remove dirt, sweat, and body — all without paraben, alcohol, or sulfates. They leave no sticky residue, no smell, and dry almost instantly. Don’t let an hour on the subway ruin your important meeting — freshen up anywhere instantly with The Body Wipe.
Imagine a notebook that can be renewed and reused endlessly, and its contents can easily sync to the cloud. This is exactly what the Wave Smart Notebook from Rocketbook does, and it’s nothing short of magic! Using FrixIon pens and markers, the Wave Smart allows you to mark the dot-grid pages and, with the help of your smartphone, create perfectly scanned digital copies to upload anywhere. Then, you literally microwave the notebook to remove all your previous markings and start anew. Transferring your ideas from the paper to the computer has never been this easy.
If you haven’t heard of Soylent, you must be living under a rock. This all-in-one meal replacement has been the secret weapon of health nuts for over a decade, and it consistently ranks as the highest-rated supplement on the market. Why? Because it just works. Sustainable, vegan, gluten-free, and packed with complete servings of 39 essential nutrients — you can finally stop planning your meals and plan for your future instead. It comes in over 8 flavors, so pick your favorite and give it a try today!
This double-sided and ultra-flexible silicone loofah is so multi-faceted that I don’t think I can list all the benefits in this short description. Its massaging bristles help exfoliate your skin while it lathers, and its bumpy backside helps smooth out cellulite and other unsightly skin blemishes. The silicone construction means it stays bacteria-free and can last for years in your bathroom. For under $10, you’ll never need to buy another single-purpose plastic mesh loofah again.
While the design of toilets has changed over the past few millennia, our human anatomy has not. Sitting in a seated position to go number two isn’t how we were built to function. Enter: the Squatty Potty. This ergonomically designed stool (pun intended) elevates your legs to a more natural body position, significantly reducing any strain in your lower abdomen. FDA-approved and endorsed by leading health experts, a Squatty Potty is just what the doctor ordered.
Don’t have enough time to brew your joe this morning? No worries, just pop a Caffeine Bullet in your mouth and buzz into your routine as normal. Containing 100mg caffeine and with only 32 calories, you’ll absorb all the goodness of a fresh cup without overwhelming your stomach. They’re designed to kick in instantly, so don’t be alarmed if these chews end up revolutionizing your AM schedule.
Love nightlights but hate that they take up valuable wall socket space? You can easily remedy this problem with the SnapPower GuideLight 2. Simply replace the cover plate on your existing outlet and never worry about your nightlight situation again. The LED diodes mean they’ll last 25X longer than traditional light bulbs, and their built-in motion sensor design means you never have to bend down to turn on a nightlight again.
Removing dark circles under your eyes is not always a straightforward process. For most people, lotions alone simply won’t work, and they end up costing more money than expected. Maybe the time has come to take a new approach. This heat-producing vibrating eye massager works with your existing lotions to help improve absorption and create a dual-acting solution for dark circles, puffiness, and fatigue. This could change your life, so don’t wait until it’s too late!
Have you ever smelled the sponges in your sink? My guess is they smell HORRIBLE! That’s because typical foam sponges contain the perfect conditions to harbor bacteria. The new No Odor Dish Cloth from Crown Choice is here to replace your stinky foam bacteria factory for good. Developed with a lifespan of 7X longer than a sponge (up to 6 months), it essentially pays for itself on durability alone. Its patented material is both rugged and 100% scratch-proof, so you don’t have to worry about ruining your Teflon-treated pots and pans (looking at you, steel wool). Pick one up and never look back!
Have you ever had an oven mitt get a little wet and the heat from a hot pan transferred through the fabric to your skin? This kind of incident can literally ruin your dinner! Problem solved with an entirely silicone-based oven mitt, like this one from HOMWE. Entirely heat-resistant and waterproof, you will never have to worry about burning your precious digits in the oven again. If working in restaurants has taught me anything, it’s that steam burns can hurt worse than regular burns — so taking precautions in the kitchen is the smart thing to do! They’re also slip-proof, ensuring you never drop the pie again.
Blackheads can appear out of nowhere and immediately bring down your confidence. They’re hard to remove, and attempting to do so usually causes more chaos than good. This awesome device makes easy work of eradicating blackheads or any other impurities hiding under your skin. Simply place a hot towel on your face to open up pores, then let the suction power of this device take care of the rest. Get the results you want without the mess and, more importantly, without the blood.
If you still haven’t pulled the trigger on a kit to whiten your teeth, it might be time to give it a second look. This technology has come a long way from the old destructive bleaching methods to the new enamel-safe techniques. Using the AuraGlow Radiant Effects Kit, you can go from shame to fame in under two weeks — all without any damage or pain. Change your life with whiter teeth, and you can thank me later.
REVLON is one of the most trusted brands in beauty. That’s why it’s no surprise that they are innovating products that I didn’t even know needed innovation. This too-good-to-be-true brush not only dries your hair but also acts as a straightener — combining three steps into one for your after-shower routine. It works on hair of all types and even removes any frizz you might have.
Have your feet transformed into the softest part of your body after a year of sitting on the couch? You are not alone. BodyGlide Foot Anti-Blister Balm is what you need to get moving again while avoiding painful sores on your feet. Grease-free and easy to use, simply apply before you put on your footwear and you’re good to go. BodyGlide manufactures everything without animal testing, so they are products you can feel good about supporting.
Having an iron handy is one of the few luxuries you don’t realize you need until it’s unavailable. Steamfast has developed an extremely lightweight and portable iron for this very purpose. At just under a pound and with its included travel bag, it can easily pack in your luggage wherever you go. For under $20, you can make unwanted wrinkles a thing of the past.
Umbrellas are another one of those items that I didn’t know needed an innovation — yet here we are again. Never splash yourself unexpectedly again when you handle your wet umbrella. This double-layered umbrella closes upside down, causing excess water to become trapped and eventually drip onto the ground when you place it for storage. When in use, the ergonomic handle makes it a pleasure to hold. Change the rain game for under $20.
If you’ve read my work, you probably know my closet is my sanctuary. Keeping all my clothes in order has historically been a struggle, but not anymore. These super-efficient hangers allow you to store more clothes in less space — keeping your outfits more organized and leaving you with more room for other stuff. I’m done with traditional hangers, and once you try these you will be too.