Next Level Living: 45 Incredible Inventions We Don’t Need But Will Buy AnywayBy Bruna L
If you think about it, technology has come a long way to make our lives easier, but did you know we still have an even longer way to go if we want to live utterly untroubled by the minor inconveniences in life? That’s right! The days when we had to wash our clothes by the river and make our food on firepits are long gone, but that doesn’t mean we have it all now! Besides, what’s good can always become better, and that’s why the inventions below exist! Sure, some of them may seem too exaggerated and unnecessary, but would you turn down sliced chocolate or kernel-free popcorn just because they’re not necessary? We don’t think so! Here are 45 incredible inventions to make our lives more comfortable! Enjoy!
No more coffee stains
If you have the habit of drinking coffee while working, you know just how hard it is to stop those pesky drips from rolling down the side of your mug onto your furniture! If you miss one, you’ll end up with a stained desk and even ruined documents, and no one wants that!
With that in mind, the folks over at Yanko Design made this superb mug that catches coffee drips before they have a chance of causing any damage! It works using the concept of surface tension, and it’s easy to clean as well! Physics has never tasted so good!
A booklover’s dream
Reading books is a pastime most of us are introduced to quite early in life. Some people love romance, while others prefer fantasy or science fiction. As long as we’re all reading, though, it doesn’t really matter what the pages say, does it?
And what better way to read than under the light of this fantastic lamp? This is the Lumio Lito, a reading lamp shaped like a book! It turns on when you open its cover and gets brighter the more you open it. How cool is that?
Bunk bed for you and your pet
No matter how much you love your pet, you probably won’t have enough room for them if you need to move to a home with less space. You can always adapt your new home for them if you don’t want to give away your furry friend!
This bed here is perfect for that! It is big and comfortable for you and has a cozy little nook where your baby can sleep! It’s the ideal compromise between saving space and keeping things comfortable for the two of you!
One for the coffee lovers
Admit it. If you’re a coffee-lover, you probably want nothing more in life than to wake up to the delicious smell of fresh coffee every single day! It’s okay; we get it, coffee is one of the best hot beverages out there, and its aroma is just fantastic!
Did you know you can easily make your dream come true, though? That’s right! The alarm clock above is called “Barisieur,” and not only will it wake you up, but it will also brew you a cup of coffee! Now you can have your first dose of caffeine of the day without even getting out of bed!
Another level of security
Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past decade or so, you probably already know smart houses aren’t just a thing from science fiction movies anymore! They’re becoming more and more popular and apparently are here to stay!
If you want a smart house for yourself, why not start with the locks? Lockitron is this fantastic electronic device that allows you to lock and unlock doors using nothing but your phone! It even sends you notifications whenever a door is unlocked using keys! Definitely the future of house security!
Not as useless as you think
These days, tech companies can sprout everywhere, and no matter what they’re selling, some people will just throw money at them for their products. Most of the time, these products are useless, but now and then, you can find a diamond in the rough!
This is the case here. At first glance, the Kuru Sara Wash, as it is called, is just another tool for lazy people, but in reality, it is a great way to give people with limited mobility in their arms and hands a chance at independence! Washing your dishes has never been easier!
Universal cup holder
No matter how careful we are with our drinks, we will end up spilling them at some point or another! In these accidents, you’d be lucky to ruin your beverages only since they tend to happen at the worst possible time and place – Your keyboard is the most prominent victim here!
An excellent solution for this problem is the Vector Cup Holder! It can be clamped to many different surfaces and supports all kinds of glasses, cups, cans, and even mugs of different sizes and shapes! Now you won’t ever spill your drink ever again!
Toast is one of those things we could never get enough of! There are many ways to enjoy it, and they’re perfect for breakfast and brunch – and even lunch itself if you’re creative enough! Some people, though, are mystified about how toasters work!
That’s probably why Magimix came up with the Vision Toaster! Here, you can see precisely how your simple piece of bread turns into that crunchy deliciousness! You can also perfectly control just how golden you want it! Amazing, isn’t it?
Everybody who loves watching movies and TV shows on their phones can attest there is nothing worse than having to hold said phone for long periods! If that’s a problem you also have, we have the perfect solution for you!
This super practical phone holder allows you to watch your favorite shows no matter where you are – On your bed, on a car trip, on a plane, it doesn’t matter! Just put it on your neck, adjust the distance and you’re done!
The next step on rechargeable batteries
We all have been there: our remote ran out of juice in the middle of our favorite TV show, and when we went searching for new batteries, we couldn’t find a single one to fix the problem! This situation will soon be an issue of the past!
Yes, rechargeable batteries have been around for a while now, but the ones you can see above are different – they recharge using a micro-USB! Considering USB ports are everywhere, you won’t ever run out of juice again!
Unusual salad server
Despite being super healthy and perfect to keep our diets balanced, not everyone likes salad! Maybe they don’t like the texture of the green leaves and vegetables, or perhaps they don’t like how they taste! It doesn’t matter. This server here will make you fall in love with your salad in no time!
That’s because it isn’t your average salad server! The Snapi, as it is called, was designed to work using only one hand, and it serves precisely one serving for an adult when you use it. Not only that, but it also looks quite remarkable with its Venus flytrap design!
A step up on colander technology
You don’t have to be a super famous and experienced chef to acknowledge a colander’s benefits to a kitchen! This device has existed forever and is super helpful when you are cooking spaghetti or even just washing fruits or vegetables!
But everything can be improved upon if you think hard enough, and that’s why the product above exists! Not only does it work as your average colander, but you can also use it as a bowl to let your food rest between washes!
The only bookmarker you’ll ever need
If you enjoy reading books, then you know just how essential bookmarks are! If you have digital book readers, like a Kindle, you don’t have to worry much about that, but if you still enjoy an old-fashioned paper book, you need the bookmarker below!
It is a colored rubber band you wrap around the page you’ve read last, but not only that! It has a little hand that points to the exact spot where you’ve stopped! You’ll never get lost again after a couple of days of not reading!
No more spilled nail polish
One of the best things about our modern times is that it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. If you like nail polish, you can wear it! You can paint all your nails or just one or two. You can use brighter colors, darker colors, or even no color at all! It’s magical!
The only issue is that now more people experience the terrible part of painting your nails – The spillage! It doesn’t matter how careful you are; at some point, it will happen! That’s why the tool above is perfect! It keeps the nail polish bottle fully supported while you use it! No more spills!
The best way to eat chocolate
If you ask people what’s the best way to eat chocolate, you’ll probably get a million different answers! Some prefer chocolate bars; others prefer filled chocolates. Some, the fancy ones, like chocolate fondue! And you know what? They’re all correct!
Chocolate is fantastic in any shape or form, and that’s why the sliced chocolate here is such a fantastic idea! These slices are flexible and melt in a moment, you can just plop them on top of whatever you want, and you’re good to go! Fantastic!
The best alarm clock
If you’re anything like us, you know just how hard it is to get off the bed in the mornings. The temptation of just hitting the snooze button over and over is just too strong, especially when it’s cold outside! Well, you don’t have to worry about that anymore!
This alarm clock here is not really a clock, but actually a rug you have to stand on to make it stop beeping! The Ruggie, as it is called, not only is a great decoration for your bedroom, but also a great way to make sure you wake up on time every day!
People love their sneakers, especially teens and young adults! Unfortunately, a good and stylish pair of sneakers can cost a pretty penny, and you can only match them with so many clothes! Well, that soon won’t be a problem anymore!
Color-changing shoes are the future of all footwear! These are still being developed, but they promise to change both their color and pattern with just a click on your smartphone! It uses many micro LED lights and charges up while you walk. Simply amazing!
Rad parents, rad baby
If you’re an adrenaline freak who loves to ride your skateboard around but feel you’ll lose your freedom if you ever have kids, we have the perfect stroller! Not only will you be able to maintain your lifestyle, but your baby will also grow just as rad as you!
That’s right – That’s a longboard stroller! If you’re worried about safety, though, don’t fret! It has safety belts for the child, as well as brakes! Also, the handles control your direction instead of your feet, just like a bicycle! Super cool!
Japan’s coziest invention
If you live somewhere in colder weather, you know just how important it is to keep yourself warm all the time! After all, the cold can be just as dangerous as the heat, and no one wants to get sick just because they forgot to wear a thicker coat!
If you want to feel cozy and warm at home while having dinner or just chilling with your phone or a book, nothing beats a kotatsu, though! This neat invention is basically a mix of a heavy futon, a low table and a heater! Your toes will never freeze again!
The ultimate solution for cramps
If you’re a woman, then you had cramps and know just how bad they can be at some point or another! Of course, they are a walk in the park for some people. But if you have terrible cramps, you know how hard life actually is!
It was with that in mind that Livia was created! This tiny device uses micro-pulse to distract your nerves from cramps’ pain! You have to attach the electrodes to your lower belly, plug in your Livia, and turn it on! Life is good again!
Cutlery on the go
Suppose you’re a busy person who spends most of your time outside working or running errands. In that case, you probably have little time for eating and even less time to consider your disposable cutlery’s impact on the environment! Well, you don’t have to worry about that anymore!
Now you can find these kits with reusable cutlery pretty much anywhere! Most of them come with a spoon, a knife, a fork, a drinking straw, and chopsticks, but if you’re creative, you can even make your own with whatever utensil you need!
Sometimes, it’s just impossible to leave our beds! We’ve all been there: It’s a cold morning, and you’re all warm and cozy under your blankets. No one in their right mind would like to leave their comfy cocoons! But did you know things could get even worse?
That’s right! This here is a HiBed, the most modern bed you’ll probably find! It has a built-in 70″ screen, an HD projector with 4k enhancement, and a 4-in-one Home Theatre! It also has a sleep and environmental track and a smart alarm! All of that is controlled by a tap on your phone!
Sleeping time made easier
For some people, falling asleep is a piece of cake. All they have to do is put their favorite pajamas on, get cozy under the blankets, and boom, they’re out like a light! Unfortunately, not everyone is like that or that lucky!
That’s why this device here, known as the Dodow, is so good! It’s a metronome with a big, moving light projected on your ceiling. By looking at the light movement, which goes in the rhythm of the metronome, and adjusting your breathing pattern to it, you fall asleep faster!
No matter how much we love our babies, some parts of maternity can be such a hassle! Especially when maternity leave ends, and the mother needs to return to work! Milk won’t stop flowing just because your routine went back to normal!
That’s what breast pumps are for, but most of them are big, heavy, and loud! Not Evie, though! This one was made with working mothers in mind and is small and silent enough to wear wherever you want – Just plop it inside your bra, and you’re done!
Some people don’t enjoy cooking while others do enjoy it, but are so bad at it that no one wants to eat their food! If you’re the third kind of person in this situation – The one who both enjoys cooking and knows what you’re doing, then this amazing tray is for you!
This tray has dividers that allow you to cook multiple ingredients at the same time! Just prep your stuff, as usual, put them on the tray, and plop it inside your oven! Now dinner will be ready in a fraction of time!
Keeping your teeth safe
Everybody loves popcorn! It doesn’t matter if it’s the buttery treat we can get at movie theaters or a personal recipe you’ve come up with; everybody enjoys it and wants more! Even microwave ones are eagerly devoured by popcorn lovers all around the world!
The only problem with it is those pesky kernels that plague the bottom of our popcorn bowl! This won’t be a problem anymore once you start using the bowl above! It has a sifter on the bottom that separates the kernels from the popcorn. Your teeth will forever be grateful!
Reading outside has never been easier
If you’re like us and can’t live without having a book around, then you know just how hard it is to read outside! How are you supposed to know how that captivating story ends if your pages keep being flipped about by the wind?
Well, we have the perfect solution for you! The elegant gadget above is known as the Gimble Book Holder, and as the name suggests, it holds down your pages so you can read outside without being bothered by the weather! Finally!
Dusty fingers no more
Ask anyone what their favorite snack is, and you’ll probably learn everybody loves chips! They’re usually perfectly salted, come in many different flavors, and fit not only as a quick snack between meals but also as a game day or movie theater food!
The problem with chips, though, is they tend to leave your fingers all dusty and greasy! Fortunately, there are ways to avoid that! These Japanese Pringles, for example, comes with a tab so you have better access to your chips!
Where can we get one?
There is something special about cleaning your house. For some reason, it makes your brain super happy, and it feels like you have actually cleaned your soul! The only problem is, that cleaning your broom afterward can be pretty gross, especially if you have pets!
That’s why we love this invention so much! It’s so beautifully simple and helpful that we’re literally throwing money at our computer screens, hoping it will magically appear in our houses! Seriously, if you’re doing the cleaning around the house, this broom kit is for you!
When it comes to looking good wearing nice clothes to impress our family, friends, and society, we hardly ever pull any brakes! We just go for it and, as long as we have some space left, we’re buying new, stylish clothes!
But what happens when we don’t have that much space to begin with? We need to improvise and save as much room around as we can! And this ironing board is perfect for that! You can iron your clothes on one side and check yourself in the mirror on the flipside!
It doesn’t matter if we’re alone or with a significant other. If we’re sleeping on a bed, one of our arms tends to go numb! That’s because we’re either supporting someone else’s weight while cuddling or because said arm is underneath our big, fat heads!
If you too have this kind of trouble, you don’t have to worry anymore! You’ll sleep like a baby once you have the pillow above! Not only is it comfortable, but it also has the perfect shape to accommodate your arm under it! You can finally sleep peacefully now!
Discreet travel pillow
If you’re the kind of person that travels a lot, you’re probably familiar with travel pillows! There are thousands and thousands of different brands out there, each with different shapes, sizes, pros, and cons. But why settle for a conventional pillow when you can have a Pillowdy?
That’s right! This ingenious invention was made for people who care about comfort and style. It consists of a hoodie with an inflatable pillow inside that you can inflate yourself no manner where you are. You can have a sneaky nap wherever you want and still be comfortable!
DIY cellphone case
Dropping your phone by accident every now and again is inevitable. Unfortunately, modern smartphones aren’t durable, and their screens can crack easily! Phone cases can help with that, but why waste money buying one when you can make one yourself?
Sugru is a mouldable glue that cures into flexible, waterproof, and fire-resistant silicone rubber and can be used to create the phone case of your dreams! But not only that – You can also use it to fix cables, seal things and even install hooks and hangers without drilling your walls! A product from the future!
It’s not uncommon to go to parks and see people of all ages taking their dogs for a walk. Dogs are always full of energy and need to exercise quite frequently to stay healthy and entertained. But what about cats?
Usually, they’re okay if they have a couple of entertaining toys, a good scratching post, and enough room to zoom about! But if you want to take them outside to see the world, you’re better off with a backpack just like the one above!
The future is here
When we look back, it’s incredible how far technology has come in just a couple of decades! Cell phones, for example, were initially just as heavy and big as a brick, but now they’re super thin, light, and don’t even have proper buttons anymore!
The technology employed on chargers hasn’t changed, though! They’re more powerful now but work basically the same! That is, if you don’t consider the “Epiphany onE Puck” above! It promises to charge your phone with nothing but the heat or cold of your drink! How neat!
Unlike dogs, cats don’t need much to be happy. Give them water, food, toys, and some personal space, and they’ll love you dearly! Yes, cats are capable of love. Who would have thought?! But only if you’re human, because they’ll probably despise your existence if you’re a dog!
That’s not really true, of course, but if you want to give a playful nod to this rivalry, why not buy a dog-shaped scratch post for your fur baby? Erik Stehmann designed these creative scratch posts, and we’re sure your cats will love them!
Collapsible water bottle
Collapsible water bottle technology is nothing new; we all know that. So, what makes the water bottle below better than the others? Well, it looks much better than most bottles out there, for starters! Fitting not only in a gym setting but in many other places!
It also applies better engineering to its collapsible body, preventing it from crashing down on itself at the slightest touch! That’s right; you can carry it around without the worry of spilling water everywhere! You can even take it inside a bag or on your bike, and not a single drop will go to waste!
We can all agree that doing your laundry is never fun, right? No matter how technological your washer and dryer are, finding the perfect laundry detergent and separating your clothes is just plain dull! And if you don’t have a washing machine, things get even worse!
That’s why Dolfi exists! The tiny gadget above washes your clothes using nothing but ultrasonic waves! All you need is a bucket, some detergent, and a Dolfi! It is convenient if you’re traveling or cannot afford a washing machine! Perfection!
Compact inflatable mattress
If you enjoy taking long car trips or just camping in general but don’t really like sleeping outdoors, this invention is for you! That’s right, that’s an air mattress that fits in the backseat of your car! Now you can feel safe while exploring around!
At first, you may think this invention is useless, but if you ever had to sleep in your car, you know this is actually a lifesaver! Besides, you can use it for other things! Like making your dogs more comfortable during trips, for example!
We live in a busy world, and as such, most of the time, we don’t have the luxury of eating a proper breakfast every morning! This is a huge problem because, as we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so our doctors say!
The solution to this problem is quite simple, though! Just use the skillet above, and you can have a full breakfast every day for a fraction of the time! Imagine all the mouthwatering recipes you can do with that beauty!
You may not want to admit it, but we all know you love singing in the shower. Everybody does! It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but if you don’t have the greatest of the voices, perhaps you’d want to mask your singing with real music!
The only problem is electronics and water don’t really mix, right? Wrong! The speaker above is called the Polk Swimmer and can be attached to any shower! It is waterproof and works using Bluetooth! Now you can sing to your heart’s content!
Save for later
Did you know that there are people out there who don’t eat a whole bag of chips in one sitting? Weirdly, that is true! We don’t really understand how that’s possible, but we’re inclined to believe anything with about eight billion humans walking around!
That’s why the little device above can be a handy tool in the kitchen! For those of you who don’t know, that’s a heat sealer and can be used to reseal all kinds of bags, including chips! It’s easier just to eat it right away, though, isn’t it?
Faster cake slicing
Unless you have an allergy to any of the ingredients used in chocolate cake, we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t turn down a slice of it! Especially when its chocolate coating is as moist and creamy as the one in the cake below!
The cake looks so good; why bother with utensils to get a slice? Just grab this cool slicing device, and you’re ready to go! It’s super easy to use, as well! Hold it firmly and press it down on the cake. Once the slice is cut, lift it and serve. Delicious!
Perfect eggs every time!
How do you like your eggs? Some people may think this is a pretty simple question to answer, but as any egg lover out there can attest to, it’s more complicated than it seems! Consider the boiled egg, for example – There are so many different ways it can be, and that’s only one kind of egg!
Some people love poached egg; others prefer scrambled ones! What no one enjoys is subpar fried eggs, and that’s where this handy kitchen tool comes in – With it, you can make a perfectly round, perfectly cooked fried egg with the sunny side up every single time!
The cutest yolk separator
If you’re an avid cook, then you know there are plenty of recipes out there that requires only one part of the egg, be it the egg whites or the yolk! If the necessary part is contaminated with the other, your whole recipe is in jeopardy most of the time!
That’s why there are so many techniques that try to teach you how to separate the yolk from the whites, but they can be pretty hard to learn, as well as wasteful! So, why not use this cute yolk separator instead? Just crack your egg in a bowl and suck up the yolk!