Tired of dealing with dead devices, low batteries or little storage space? Maybe you’re looking to up your gadget game and need a few handy gizmos to help you save time, cut costs and increase your everyday efficiency. Whatever the case, we’ve curated a list of the biggest, best and most popular gadgets on the market right now.
Of course, some analog activities don’t need to digitized or turned into a smart gadget (like, writing in a journal, for example). But in 2020, technology has made so many of our everyday activities and chores simpler and more efficient. If the technology is there, and it’s affordable, why wouldn’t you keep your coffee warm all day with a smart mug? Likewise, if you’re only watching streaming platforms, why not cut the cord in favor of the Firestick? Also, the Kindle is waterproof and can hold more books than any backpack you own.
In short, for many things in our daily lives, it’s time to upgrade. From smartwatches to smart speakers, smart mugs and more, check out the 25 most popular gadgets every man should own.
1. Apple Airpods Pro
Just when we thought Airpods couldn’t get any better, Apple somehow improved the sound, fit and features. Airpods Pro have ANC (active noise cancellation) to wash away outside noise to create the best listening environment for your audio content. There’s even a transparency mode to listen to someone talking to you without having to remove an earbud. Apple Airpods Pro are a fantastic wireless earbud option.
2. Logitech Harmony Ultimate
The home entertainment system is the centerpiece for any event at your home. Football games, movie night, you name it, you’re huddled around the TV. The latest iteration of the Logitech Harmony universal remotes lets you control your TV, sound bar, Blu-ray player and way more complicated systems with one remote. You can turn all your devices on and off with one button — no more picking up and putting down several remotes. You can also program your favorite channels with one touch of a button. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate can make your entertainment life so much simpler.
3. Bluetooth Master Lock
You want to protect your stuff. Whether it’s stuff in your gym locker or your safe at home, having a trustworthy lock can be essential to protecting your belongings. The Bluetooth Master Lock is like your standard key lock on steroids. It unlocks via Bluetooth from your phone. It gives you tamper notifications and access history, so you know if someone other than you has been trying to open the lock. This is a smart way to protect the things you want to keep safe.
4. Cosori Air Fryer
Fried and healthy seem like two words that don’t belong in the same sentence. The Cosori Air Fryer delivers a healthy alternative to traditional fried food. Now you can enjoy your favorite fried meals and not feel guilty (and awful) after you wolf it down. The air fryer has 11 different functions, handling a number of foods all at the touch of a button. The basket is dishwasher safe for effortless cleanup. A healthy way to eat tasty fried food, yes please.
5. Tactical Pen
If Macgyver and a Navy Seal designed a pen, this would be it. You’ll look like a total bad-ass in the office or while out for happy-hour drinks with the Tactical Pen. This pen is made with aircraft-grade aluminum, so you won’t have to worry about it bursting in your pocket or bag. It also doubles as a flashlight, bottle opener and glass breaker for emergency situations. So whether you’re signing the bill at the end of your date or need a tool in an emergency situation, the Tactical Pen has you covered.
6. Larq Self Cleaning Bottle
If we’re going to save the world, we all have to do our part. But you also don’t want to get yourself sick in the process by continuing to drink from that reusable water bottle you haven’t washed since college. The Larq bottle uses UV-C LED light to kill 99.9% of bacteria in your water and bottle. Yes, it cleans itself. It purifies water in under a minute and cleans itself every two hours. All you have to do is charge it up and your golden. So ditch your petri dish of a water bottle and stay hydrated (and safe) with the self-cleaning Larq.
7. Wonder Lint Fabric Shaver
If you look sharp, you are going to feel good, and when you feel good, you are going to perform at your best. You won’t be able to be your best looking like a fuzzball in the office. The Wonder Lint Fabric Shaver can help you look your best by removing those little clumps of fabric that form after washing and drying your favorite clothes. Quickly running the shaver over your sweaters will make them look like new. Stay looking your best by adding a fabric shaver to your home arsenal.
8. Tile Pro
Don’t be late for your date or work ever again. If you often misplace things, then this is one of the best tech gadgets you’ll ever own. The Tile Pro is the smart way to eliminate the hassle of losing your keys. And if you find yourself looking for your phone instead of your keys, double press the Tile button and your phone will start to ring. As long as your within 400 ft of the tile, you’re covered. It’s a full-proof solution for those who would lose their head if it wasn’t attached to their shoulders.
9. reMarkable Paper Tablet
We may have said that some things are better left analog, but we also really love this tablet. The reMarkable Paper Tablet has an ink display that mimics the experience of writing, journaling, taking notes and doodling on real paper, but with all the benefits of a mobile device and digital storage. With a sleek, modern design, this is an incredible gadget for men that take lots of notes by hand. Of course, at $500, it’s a lot more expensive than a paper notebook. If you love the idea of a paper tablet, there are other options. The Moleskin Paper Tablet is another great digital backup to your personal journal.
10. Sega Genesis Mini
After mini consoles like the NES, Super Nintendo and Playstation dropped, we anxiously waited for the last major console from the past to be resurrected in mini form. Finally, the Sega Genesis Mini dropped and it’s everything we wanted. The Sega Mini comes with 42 games and two wired controllers. It includes some of the consoles all-time classics like Earthworm Jim, Shinobi III, Castlevania: Bloodlines, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s as fun as it is nostalgic, and reminds us why we all loved the Sega Genesis in the first place.
11. Amazon Firestick
Because cable is so passe, syncing your smart TV with a Firestick is the new way to watch your favorite shows and movies. Easy controls let you switch between live TV and all your favorite streaming services. You can also download apps to help enhance your experience. And as an extra bonus, you can control your entire TV watching experience through Alexa powered voice controls.
12. Charging Station
Because a little extra charge never hurts, this handy charging dock features multiple charging ports so you can keep your phones, tablets, laptops and more charged all at the same time. Plus, the elegant design and easy cable storage mean it looks great anywhere –, especially at the office. The station is made of 100% eco-friendly bamboo and more than just charging will help you keep your digital life well organized.
13. Nest (T3007ES) Learning Thermostat
Update your home’s functionality (and save money on your monthly bills), with this Nest Thermostat. With the ability to control your home’s temperature through your smartphone or tablet, you can adjust the temperature, turn on the AC, or even turn off the heat from virtually anywhere. Best of all, it’s Alexa-compatible, so you can alter your home’s temperature settings with your voice-activated assistant.
14. Portable Charger
There are few things worse than boarding a cross country flight and realizing your phone battery is about dead. With the RAVPower portable battery pack, you don’t need to worry about a phone battery on its last legs. This battery pack holds up to four full iPhone charges and easily slips into your pocket or travel bag. And it has dual outputs to charge multiple devices at once. It might not seem like an exciting purchase, but this portable battery pack can truly be a lifesaver.
15. Car Mount
Remember those old cell phone car mounts that were extra large and extra wobbly? This isn’t anything like that. With a full 360-degree rotation, easy installation and a sturdy and surefire build, this car mount makes it easier to take calls without ever having to take your eyes off the road. And for those driving Uber or Lyft (or for those who rely on Google Maps), this mount allows you to know where you’re going without looking down while driving.
16. Amazon Echo Dot
There are a lot of great smart speakers and home assistants, but the Amazon Echo Dot really is top of the line. The latest Echo Dot offers more features, more commands and more options than ever before. With easy installation and tons of usability, you’ll never know how you lived without it. Seriously, it’s that good, and it’s that small. At about the diameter of your favorite mug (and half the height), you’ll be shocked how seamlessly this device integrates into your life and your home setup.
17. External Hard Drive
In need of a little extra data storage? No, you don’t need a new computer – this external hard drive’s got you covered. With 2TB storage capacity and up to 5 GB/s, this handy hard drive is small enough to keep in your bag but powerful enough to more than enough data. And thanks to its lightning-fast transfer speeds, you can store your entire music library quickly and feel confident your data is backed up should your computer go down.
18. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
There’s nothing wrong with casually enjoying your morning coffee over the span of a couple hours. With the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, you can keep your coffee the perfect temperature as you sip throughout the morning. The temperature is controlled with our smartphone. You can set up presets and even receive notifications for your coffee temperature. No more popping your cold coffee in the microwave for a quick zap with this Ember coffee mug.
19. Bose QuietComfort 35 II
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II are the noise cancelling headphones that any guy will appreciate. These headphones do a great job cancelling outside noise to create the right environment for you to enjoy your audio like you’re the only one at the concert. The QuietComfort headphones also boast Google Assistant and Alexa voice control for hands-off management of your headphones. This noise-cancelling headphone set is a prime choice for music lovers.
20. Courant Wireless Charger
Sure, you can find good wireless chargers for less than $20 on Amazon. But if you’re looking for a top quality wireless charger that also functions as a piece of home or office decor on its own, then you can’t beat the Courant line of wireless chargers. In fact, the Courant Catch 3 charging pad may just be the best wireless charger invented to date. Available in a range of attractive colors, these charging pads are covered with premium Italian leather. They can charge your iPhone 11 and AirPods at the same time and are the perfect mobile accessory for any home or office. The recessed tray is perfect for stashing your keys, change or wallet, but it will also charge your phone or AirPods.
21. Oral-B Pro 1000
As we get older, we all start to really grasp the benefit — physically and financially — of having healthy teeth. And one of the best ways to achieve and maintain healthy pearly whites is with the Oral-B Pro 1000. It’s a low-maintenance brush that stays charged for up to a week of twice-a-day brushing. You can also get generic replacement heads for under a dollar a head. This toothbrush is a cost-efficient way to keep that smile on point.
22. Fitbit Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa 2 is the best Fitbit to date. Not only does it pack all of the fitness tracking goodness that we’ve all come to love from Fitbit, but in a great looking smartwatch design that can be the finishing touch to your wardrobe. Plus, it does more than track your steps. With Alexa functionality, you can manage your calendar, check your messages and other daily tasks hands-free. This smartwatch has plenty to offer.
23. Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver
They say the best way to shave is with a straight-edged razor, but who has time for that? This all-in-one electric razor is designed to stay extra close to your skin to help provide a cooler, more effective shave. It also uses a three-stage cutting system to help provide an even smoother feel. The battery can last up to 60 minutes on a single charge, and all you need to do to wash it is simply rinse it off in the sink.
24. Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle is one of the most emblematic gadgets of the past decade. It has won bookworms over with its intuitive design that’s simultaneously simple yet advanced enough to let users easily build their own digital libraries. The new Kindle Paperwhite combines the best of this well-loved design with new capabilities, including an updated waterproof outer coating and twice the storage space. This model is also compatible with Audible, Amazon’s own audiobook library, and can connect to your Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
25. Audio-Technica AT-LP60X
Because everything sounds better when it’s being played on a record player, this stellar stereo turntable is a great example of modern tech enhancing analog devices. The sleek design showcases a clean look and makes it easy to switch between your 33s and your 45s. Fortunately for you, it even comes with handy outlets cables so you can plug it into your stereo system.