THE BEST Gadgets

Flex Arm Vise

Flex Arm Vise

This crazy looking gadget is perfect for working on small items like electronic circuits or jewelry. Four of its gooseneck arms have alligator clips for holding objects, while the other two offer a flashlight and a magnifying glass. Its base can be easily attached to a workbench for stability.

Bushnell Wingman Golf Speaker

Bushnell Wingman Golf Speaker

Link up your tunes on the golf links with the Bushnell Wingman GPS Bluetooth Speaker. More than a mobile sound device, the Wingman relays audible distance info when synched with the Bushnell Golf App. A remote button enables tips on the course, and the main unit conveniently mounts magnetically to metal golf cart bars.

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UVSHIELD+ 360° Phone Sanitizer

Keep your phones and other small items free of germs without using chemicals or wipes. Simply place your device inside the intelliARMOR UVSHIELD+, and let its dual UV lights get to work sanitizing. It holds items up to 8″ x 4.25″ x 1″, and disinfects in just 3 minutes. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

Reekon’s gadget makes measuring wood and other stock goods more accurate and more convenient than ever. It attaches to most saw fences and displays the exact cut length as you slide stock through its roller arm, positioning them without the need for marking. It works in metric and imperial units with an accuracy of +/- 0.5mm.

Fit Relief Muscle Stimulator

This wearable device provides both EMS and TENS muscle stimulation during and after workouts. These technologies have been proven to improve blood flow, reduce recovery times, and provide pain relief. It works in concert with a mobile app to target specific muscles, as well as adjust its speed and intensity.

Infrared Thermometer Deal

It’s more critical than ever to keep tabs on your temperature. This gun-style infrared thermometer lets you check temperatures without any contact, increasing safety, and allowing for quick readings of multiple people. Takes accurate readings in under 1 second in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Save 53% in The Awesomer Shop.

Sharpal All-in-One Sharpener

Sharpal All-in-One Sharpener

This incredibly versatile sharpener can put a new edge on all kinds of garden and outdoor tools. Its double-beveled blades work on knives, mower blades, pruners, loppers, hedge shears, axes, machetes, hatchets, scissors, and other edged tools. Its oversized handle makes it easy to hold while wearing gloves.

Sinji Flexible Borescope Camera

This Wi-Fi enabled camera sits at the tip of a 2-meter-long cable, allowing you to grab images in dark and hard to access places, like inside of a wall or even down your drain. It’s waterproof, and has six bright LED Lights for illuminating your subject. Also available in a 5-meter version. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.

Autowit Car Jump Starter

If you find yourself stuck with a weak car battery, you usually need another vehicle to give you a jump start. But with this seemingly magical gadget on hand, you can restart your car solo. Its high-density supercapacitors grab the remaining power from your battery to produce the jolt needed to get it started again.

Popcorn Linux PC

Popcorn Linux PC

This pocket-sized computer runs a full version of Debian 10 w/mainline Linux, and packs a 1080p touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard, expandable storage via SD card, 4x USB-C connectors, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. There’s also a version with LoRaWAN tech for low-power, long range communications. Available 8.2020.

offGrid Music Controller

offGrid Music Controller

This pocketable, palm-size gadget is a real-time performance controller for MIDI- or OSC-compatible music software. It has two backlit, velocity sensitive pad grids, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and a joystick for adding expression to your digital music. Pairs with iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows via Bluetooth LE or USB Type-C.

Moon UltraLight Selfie Light

Moon UltraLight Selfie Light

Get ready for your close-up with this mini selfie light. Just clip the rechargeable Moon UltraLight onto your mobile phone, laptop or tablet to expertly illuminate your photos, videos, and Zoom calls. With intuitive touch controls to customize color and brightness from 5 to 200 lumens, you’ll always put your best face forward.

DJI Mavic Air 2

DJI Mavic Air 2

The Mavic Air 2 is just a little bigger and heavier than its predecessor, but it now supports 4K 60 video, 48 megapixel stills, and 8K hyperlapses. It flies for up to 34 minutes, and its remote runs for 240 minutes. It’s also got the latest obstacle avoidance and tracking tech, and can transmit 1080p video up to 10 km (~6.2 mi).

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EYESY Video Synthesizer

EYESY Video Synthesizer

Clearly inspired by the old Atari Video Music, Critter & Guitari’s EYESY creates abstract visuals to go with your sounds. Its dials and buttons let you tweak its images to your heart’s content. It accepts audio via a 1/2″ jack, and outputs its real-time art via HDMI or composite video for a retro look. It can also be controlled via MIDI.

Pictar Pro Smartphone Camera Grip

Smartphones have some great cameras built into them, but they’re not usually as tweakable as a DSLR. The Pictar Pro case aims to close that gap, adding knobs for adjusting exposure and preset modes, along with a companion app that provides access to manual camera settings. It doubles as a wireless battery pack.

DemerBox Portable Speaker

DemerBox Portable Speaker

A powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker, the DemerBox may be your best bet. Its electronics are installed inside a waterproof Pelican case, so it’s tough as nails, cranks out powerful bass, and doubles as a carrying case for small items. It lasts up to 40 hours per charge and has a USB charging port inside.

Rockubot Sterilizing Robot

This robotic gadget uses an array of sensors to drive itself across various household surfaces, exposing them to powerful UV-C light, which can destroy up to 99.99% of bacteria and other germs, while ultrasonic waves can get rid of mites. It can even drive across your bed or under sheets. Save 26% in The Awesomer Shop.

Best Work from Home EDC Gear

Best Work from Home EDC Gear

While you’re working from home, you might not be thinking too much about the gear you’ll need when you eventually head back out into the world. But Everyday Carry has some great ideas for items that are useful both at home and in the field, along with some great productivity tips for WFH living.

Tenikle 2.0 Suction Phone Mount

This wacky looking accessory is like a three-tentacled octopus (tripus?), but it’s quite useful. It can bend and wrap around objects, and its suction cups stick to smooth surfaces. It comes with an expandable phone clip and a male 1/4-20″ camera thread. It’s also available with an optional Bluetooth remote control.

Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Monitor

Struggling to get work done with your laptop’s small screen? Expand your screen real estate with Mobile Pixels‘ add-on second screen. It attaches to the back of your laptop and adds a 12.5″ 1080p display via your USB-A or USB-C port. Use code SAVEDUEXPRO and get it for $179.35 in The Awesomer Shop.

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JumpSmart Jump Starter Kit

Has your car ever needed a jump-start? If you had the JumpSmart in your trunk, you could have started it back up without another vehicle. This powerful 37,000 mWh li-Po battery has enough kick to start most everyday cars, trucks, and SUVs. It also includes a 330-lumen LED flashlight, and can charge gadgets via its USB port.

Loupedeck Creative Tool

Loupedeck Creative Tool

We use a LoupeDeck+ in our daily workflow. Their Creative Tool is more compact, has 12 virtual touchscreen buttons, a dial control with a touchscreen display, and six knobs with displays next to them. It currently works with Ableton Live (v10), Lightroom Classic, Illustrator, Photoshop, Camera Raw, Premiere Pro, and FCPX (MacOS).

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks

Etsy store Heritage Racing makes desk clocks that look like the speedometer or tachometer of classic cars. The clock face is a high quality glossy print, set into a glass and wood fram. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including the BMW E46 M3, Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, and more.

Prompt: The Anti-Watch

Prompt: The Anti-Watch

This unique watch has no hands or digital display. Instead, it tells time through haptic pulses when you put your finger on its glass face. It’s intentionally vague, telling time in 15 minute increments, each pulse representing one-quarter of the hour. LEDs around its face can be used when you need to know the exact minute.

Gadgets Deconstructed

Gadgets Deconstructed

Dina A. Amin loves to disassemble everyday items, and neatly arrange their components. In this clip, she turned this process into a stop-motion animation, deconstructing a Walkman, a phone, a hairdryer, and a camera. She also likes to play a game where you guess how many parts are inside before it’s disassembled.

The Evolution of Console Controllers

The Evolution of Console Controllers

Cheddar shares the origins of the controllers of the N64, and the Xbox and PlayStation series to point out how their designs were not based on ergonomics alone. Sometimes, management or technological constraints led to these familiar forms.

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