10 Essential Tech Products You Didn’t Know You Needed
Each of us has his own essential tech collection. What’s in yours? After scouring the internet and talking to real men from across the country, we’ve put together a compelling list of 10 of the most essential, badass pieces of tech out there. Rather than including the obvious contenders, we specifically looked for more obscure items that you may not already know about. Ready to upgrade your gear list? Let’s dive right in.
You may be thinking to yourself, “wow, you really kicked this list off with a toothbrush?” The thing is, though, this isn’t any ordinary toothbrush. According to thousands of reviews online and several in-person testimonies we received, this thing will change your life. Featuring 5 modes of operation, 4 brush heads, a companion mobile app that gives you brushing feedback, and a slick charging glass, this brush has got it all. If you’re looking to invest in something, your oral health is a solid option, and with the DiamondClean Smart, brushing will never be the same.
You lose track of your keys more regularly than you’d like to admit. How do we know? Because you’re a human being, just like the rest of us. Luckily, Tile is here to help: these ingenious little square-shaped keychain/wallet/anything-else-you-frequently-lose accessories come equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology. Basically, Tile fits onto just about any keychain; slim options are also available for stuffing into your wallet or purse. From there, if you ever lose track of your tagged valuables, the included companion app can help you out by displaying their last known location. If you’re within Bluetooth range, you can also trigger a small chime to help you find them. Trust us, you need this kind of luxury in your life.
This is another small, inexpensive innovation that has the potential to rock your world; Omne cable clips allow you to tame that wild mess of charging cables, USB accessories, and everything else currently spider-webbing all over your desk space. These little guys have a peel-and-stick adhesive that fixes to just about any surface from wood to glass and plastic, allowing you to secure your chargers and power cables so that they’ll be right where you need them to be. They take a bit of creativity to get into place, but once you have everything organized, you won’t ever be able to go back. This is a must-have for the guy who has everything, and nowhere to put any of it.
You’ve likely heard of the Philips Hue lightbulbs and their color-changing, guest-impressing automation system, but it’s one thing to talk about these lights and other to see them in action. For the money, no single piece of decor can change the vibe of a given room more than these lights, with their ability to splash whatever color you’re currently feeling onto the wall. Best of all, the Hue lineup has expanded dramatically over the last year or so, with new accent lights, LED strips for lining cabinets and TV’s, and even tighter integration with automation setups like Amazon’s Alexa.
When is the last time you fell in love with a backpack? If the answer is “never”, you aren’t alone, but Peak Design is determined to change that. The company makes a variety of bags, some designed for travel and others for everyday use. Each of them is packed with more storage innovations than we ever thought possible in one bag. Get your hands on one, and you’ll see why nearly everyone is raving about this company right now. They’re making backpacks great again.
Wifi is essential in the modern world; is yours up to par? If you find yourself getting less-than-stellar signal at home, it may be time to upgrade to a mesh network. A mesh network differs from a regular one in that it involves several different points of access, unlike your usual one, e.g. your router. This extra access means significantly less signal loss, especially in those areas where you never get quite enough. In the past, these systems would cost a huge chunk of change, but new innovations like Google Wifi put them in the realm of possibility for nearly everyone. Once installed, you’ll have fast, stable wireless speeds, regardless of which room you’re in.
Okay guys, hear me out on this one. This is no ordinary shaver. Having a dedicated razor for all of your manscaping needs is something you simply need to experience in order to fully understand just how amazing it can be. The Lawnmower series includes a 6,000 RPM motor that can handle just about anything, yet won’t cut or pull hair in vulnerable areas. It’s 100% waterproof, making it ideal for shower use, and one look at the reviews online will reveal a sizeable group of men who will never return to conventional body shaving.
Coffee is an essential part of daily life for millions of people. Why not make it extraordinary? The Barista Express may fetch a pretty penny, but it’s also one of the highest-reviewed coffee makers ever released. This thing takes whole coffee beans and turns them into a masterful expression of caffeine-packed wonder. If you’ve ever considered investing in your morning routine, this is how to do it.
Your ever-expanding collection of living room entertainment devices presents a very real problem: where are you going to put all of the remotes? The answer, according to Logitech anyway, is into that storage cabinet you never open, because the Harmony Elite series consolidates all of them into one, hyper-functional interface. The Elite series has a dizzying number of compatible devices it can work with, so chances are, your entire arsenal can be controlled at once. You’ll never have to play remote control musical chairs again.
Smartphones. They are seemingly a requirement for participation in modern society, and yet, it is increasingly hard to get them to last even a full day before running out of juice. This predicament is where Anker’s amazing portable chargers come into play. The company has a full lineup of devices, from bulkier, heavy-duty options ideal for road trips to small, slender designs that fit right into your pocket. If you find yourself starved for battery life, Anker will be a game changer.