* Becoming an adult means doing annoying tasks like laundry and vacuuming
* These handy gadgets save time and headaches
* Fun devices like a padded Bluetooth sleep mask can also make the mundane more enjoyable
One of the saddest parts of growing up is realizing things aren’t as simple as they once seemed: Santa doesn’t bring all those Christmas presents, your Amazon Prime account does. If you leave your clothes on the floor, they won’t magically reappear clean in your closet, but instead start piling up into a fashionable obstacle course.
Luckily, technology has now made mundane, everyday tasks quicker and easier. From lightweight and portable coffee makers that brew single-cup servings to personal steamers that warm water in seconds, you can save yourself time and hassle. Many will also make your life more enjoyable, such as a padded eye mask that features Bluetooth speakers to sing you to sleep.
1. hOmeLabs Sunrise Alarm Clock
This clock has a built-in LED that starts brightening thirty minutes before your alarm time, so you can gently wake up without getting blasted by noise or light. It also has a sunset feature, so it can gradually dim at night and double as a night light.
2. Boxlegend v3 Shirt Folding Board
An Amazon bestseller, this board helps you keep your T-shirts crisp and neat. It easily bends to help guide you through three simple steps, so you can pack away your laundry tidily and with retail-level efficiency.
3. Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer
This crock pot will become your new work essential, with its easy carrying handle and thermal coating to keep your lunch toasty. Leave the warming base at work, and easily heat up your food as soon as you get to the office without fighting over the microwave.
4. Presto MyJo Single Cup Coffee Maker
When you’re riding solo as an adult, there’s no need to make a full pot of coffee. This coffee maker by Presto takes any standard K-cup and is compact and lightweight enough to take with you anywhere.
5. Huawei Band 2 Pro All-in-One Activity Tracker Smart Fitness Wristband
This fitness tracker not only has a built-in GPS, but also a continuous heart rate tracker. It doesn’t just stop at workouts either — it keeps track of your sleeping cycle to ensure you’re getting a good night’s rest.
6. Tadge Goods Travel Steamer for Clothes Wrinkle Remover
We’ve all been there — rushing out the door in the morning and realizing your shirt looks like you slept in it. Rather than pulling out the iron and waiting for it to warm up, try this lightweight steamer, which can heat up water in as little as 60 seconds.
7. WiFi Display Dongle
An adult essential, this fun gadget allows you to quickly and efficiently display media on a TV screen, projecting from any ios 8.0 or above or Android 4.4 or above.
8. iRobot Roomba
Roomba’s are the latest cleaning hack, as these handy gadgets allow you to clean or schedule a cleaning with the simple press of a button on the iRobot HOME app. It’s covered in sensors that allow it to detect when it’s approaching furniture or a wall, and the iRobot Roomba is also now Alexa compatible.
9. Bluetooth Sleeping Eye Mask Headphones
For those who like to fall asleep to music or white noise, this padded eye mask doubles as Bluetooth headphones, providing both comfort and sound as you drift to sleep. It’s one third the size of an average Bluetooth speaker and can play music for up to fifteen hours once fully charged.