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Samsung FlexWash & FlexDry

Samsung FlexWash & FlexDry

Samsung’s new FlexWash washing machines and FlexDry dryers are two machines in one: one small and one large washer in the former, and one small and one large dryer in the latter. Each section can be used separately and have different control settings.

QuickShelf Safe

QuickShelf Safe

The QuickShelf Safe looks like an ordinary shelf, but it actually has a hidden compartment. You unlock its secret stash by placing one of the RFID keys on top of the shelf. You get four keys – two cards, one key fob, one token – and each shelf can work with up to 12 keys.

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The School of Life Bus Home

The School of Life Bus Home

Living Big in a Tiny House visited another great school bus conversion. Tamra and JT Lane furnished and decorated their “School of Life” bus almost entirely with upcycled materials. The patchwork of wood and the wood stove gives the bus a lived-in vibe.

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

The Circa alarm clock has an optional sleep sensor that will tell it to wake you up only when you’re in light sleep. It also comes with several soothing ambient noise tracks and a gentle pulsing light mode. You can also use it as a Bluetooth speaker and Internet radio.

Retro VHS Night Lights

Retro VHS Night Lights

Etsy store NancysJars makes LED night lights out of old VHS tapes. You can customize the LEDs and the picture. The latter doesn’t have to be from a movie, but if it is the shop will do its best to use a tape of that movie to make the night light. It’s powered by AAA batteries.

BoxLock Home Padlock

BoxLock Home Padlock

The BoxLock Home is a smart padlock that unlocks only for the right product. When delivery personnel get to your home, they’ll scan your package on the padlock to unlock it. You can also make virtual bar codes to allow other people to unlock the padlock.

Boie Toothbrush

Boie Toothbrush

New York-based Boie makes toothbrushes that help reduce waste. Each brush’s head is replaceable and fully recyclable. The toothbrush bristles are also softer and more durable than nylon bristles, and are coated with silver to reduce bacterial build up.

EZ Ice Outdoor Rink Kit

EZ Ice Outdoor Rink Kit

EZ Ice’s outdoor rink kit has panels that snap together and buckled straps that use the weight of the ice to strengthen its walls. You don’t need to drive stakes into the ground, and you can buy extra parts to increase your rink’s area down the line.

Aquor House Hydrant

Aquor House Hydrant

Plug and spray. The Aquor House Hydrant is an outdoor faucet with a unique design that eliminates leaks, self-drains to prevent freeze damage and uses a hose adapter that connects with just one twist. It’s also easy to install and comes in different lengths.

Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon gets into the smart home security market with the Cloud Cam. It streams 1080p video with night vision to a mobile app, and can be activated with Alexa via the Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV and Fire Tablet.

Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table

Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table

The Nucleus is a premium wooden coffee table. But slide out its control panel and it shows its playful side. It comes with a two-player arcade setup and a wireless keyboard. You can order it with or without a PC, as well as a Sonos Connect receiver and LED underglow.

TAIT Design Perpetual Wall Calendar

TAIT Design Perpetual Wall Calendar

A beautiful screen-printed perpetual wall calendar. It uses three rotating disks that indicate the day, month and date. It comes in black, white, red and purple; 25% of the proceeds from the latter go to Pro-Literacy Detroit. Also available from Schoolhouse.

Effie Ironing Machine

Effie Ironing Machine

Effie is an upcoming robotic ironing machine. It uses contact heat, steam or both to remove wrinkles on clothing. It can iron one garment in 3 minutes and can be loaded with up to 12 items at once. So why are we still ironing? Because the robot will sell for about $920.

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Ring Protect Home Security Kit

Ring Protect Home Security Kit

An affordable home security solution. The Ring Protect Kit comes with a base station, a keypad, a contact sensor and a motion detector. Additional contact sensors cost $20 each, and extra motion detectors cost $30 each. It also works with other Ring security cameras.

Housecraft for iOS

Housecraft for iOS

The best furniture augmented reality app we’ve seen. Housecraft for iOS 11 is incredibly responsive and has resizable furniture and plants. You can save layouts and load them in other places. Or just see what it would be like if you had a dozen couches.

Modulos Modular Table

Modulos Modular Table

The Modulos desk consists of solid wood tiles that can be connected to each other using wooden pins and a screw. There are square and rounded tiles, as well as ones with added features such as a hole for cables or even a built-in USB port or wireless charger.

Onsen Towels

Onsen Towels

Onsen bath towels have a unique waffle pattern weave. Combine that with premium Supima cotton and you get a towel that’s lighter, more breathable, and dries significantly quicker than other towels.

IKEA Place Augmented Reality App

IKEA Place Augmented Reality App

IKEA’s Place is a new app that takes advantage of iOS 11’s exclusive augmented reality features. Scan a space, then browse for furniture. Your chosen product will pop up on your iOS device’s screen, accurately scaled to your room. You can even go around and zoom in on the furniture.

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon updates its family of Alexa-enabled devices. The 2017 Echo speaker has a more compact design, with better speakers and voice recognition. The new Echo Plus is also a speaker but with a built-in smart home hub. The Echo Spot is a smaller version of the Echo Show.

Bee Hotel

Bee Hotel

Etsy shop Dilnahammer makes ready-to-mount wooden homes for birds and other animals. One of the shop’s most popular products are honeycomb cell “hotels” for bees, ladybugs and other small insects. They come in different combinations and colors.

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Piano Coat Rack

Piano Coat Rack

Like the Switchboard, the more pricey Piano Coat Rack’s hooks can be folded flat when not in use. Having four rows not only lets you hang more items, it also lets you play with the arrangement of the rack’s hooks. It’s available in two sizes and three wood types.

MemoryWall Interactive Picture Frame

MemoryWall Interactive Picture Frame

The MemoryWall picture frame has an arm that lets you lift, tilt and turn it away from the wall. Each MemoryWall unit has four independently movable 4″ x 4″ frames. Buy more and connect them to form shapes, patterns or a large collage.

Studio Roller

Studio Roller

George & Willy’s Studio Roller gives you easy access to large rolls of kraft paper. The wall-mounted holder is available in 18″, 24″, 36″ or 48″ wide variants. George & Willy also has the Daily Roller for smaller rolls of kraft paper.

Public Goods Household Products

Public Goods Household Products

Formerly known as Morgans, Public Goods is an upcoming monthly subscription service for toiletries and other essential household products. By shipping directly to subscribers, they can offer items for up to over 75% lower than retail prices. Launching 9/2017 for $12/mo.

Tersa Steam Clothes Cleaner

Tersa Steam Clothes Cleaner

Tersa Steam is a wall-mounted steam cleaner for clothes. Its cleaning solution comes in proprietary recyclable pods, similar to the ones used in many coffeemakers. It only takes 10 minutes to clean and dry your garment. Each unit comes with one month’s worth of pods.

Petcube Bites Pet Camera

Petcube Bites Pet Camera

Petcube Bites is a pet camera that also lets you remotely dispense treats. You can fling treats up to 6ft away using its companion app. It has a 1080p camera with a night vision mode, a two-way speaker, and a dishwasher-safe treat container.

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