22 Inventive Gadgets You’ll Probably Wonder How You Ever Lived Without

Updated on Jul. 23, 2020. Posted on Jul. 20, 2020

It’s not the size of the gadget, but how you use it.

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This body shaver that’ll help eliminate unwanted fuzz — especially in those hard-to-reach areas. It works wet or dry, and it even has a special safety guard to prevent unpleasant razor burn.

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Reviewers say it’s a real game-changer — they love that they can not only get rid of unwanted back and shoulder hair themselves, but that the blade itself is super easy to clean, too. Make sure you stock up on refill cartridges, too!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.95+ (available in two styles).


This wireless touch keyboard with a range of ten meters, so you can quickly and easily make use of your smart TV from just about anywhere. Let’s face it, typing each key individually on a remote is ANNOYING — but this plug-and-play gadget means surfing the internet, gaming, or finding your fave show is easier than ever.

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Reviewers say it’s lightweight, super easy to use, and incredibly intuitive. Plus, the built-in mouse makes navigation a total breeze. It even comes with some batteries to get you started.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.


A Mason jar tap that’ll help you finally make use of all those jars you’ve got stashed in your cupboards. The best part is that it works with any regular-mouth Mason jar, so you can swap out bigger or smaller ones depending on what you’re using it for. One reviewer even uses it for maple syrup!


A mini donut maker, because sometimes you deserve a lil’ sweet treat. This powerful little machine can pump out seven donuts in just a few minutes, so you can go from craving to reality in a flash.

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The cool-touch handles and non-stick coating make it really easy to use, too, so don’t fret if your baking skills are *ahem* less than perfect.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $47.81. Other appliances from this collection also available.


A vibrating rose quartz facial massager that’ll give you all the relaxing benefits of a regular roller with the added ~zhuzh~ of some good vibrations. It even comes with a smaller attachment that’ll fit right under your eye to help de-puff and soothe tired peepers. There’s even a battery included, so you can get rolling the moment it arrives.

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Reviewers love that it can be used manually, too! I’d recommend popping it into the fridge for a few moments — it’ll be extra enjoyable during hot summer days!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.


A cute little Post-It note holder that’ll help keep all your ideas (and your desk) organized. It’s specially designed to work with those pesky accordion-style pads, too!

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Reviewers say it’s pretty sturdy, too, so it’ll stay put when you’re grabbing notes.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.38.


A pet bathing tool that’ll make your pupper’s bathtime a lot less stressful (for both you and your pet). Your doggo will think you’re petting them, but IN REALITY, you’ll be giving them a thorough scrubbin’.

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Reviewers love how much easier bathing their pets has become, without the need for filling and draining a tub. Plus, the petting motion is a lot more soothing than a standard bath.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.95.


This bidet attachment that’ll give your bum a spritz of fresh, clean water after you’re finished doing your business. It fits easily over your existing ivory throne so you don’t have to do any costly renovations. Plus, it takes up minimal space — awesome for tiny bathrooms and powder rooms!


This mini steam iron that’ll work just as effectively as it’s full-size counterpart — without taking up all the space. This baby heats up in just 15 seconds, which is awesome if you’re halfway out the door and realize that your shirt is unforgivably wrinkly.

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Reviewers love the rubberized grip on the base which prevents the iron from sliding off your clothes. There’s even a steam function to help eliminate stubborn wrinkles!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.40.


A manual food chopper that uses a rip cord-like mechanism to help you with food prep. The stainless steel blades slice right through veggies, so you can spend less time prepping and more time actually enjoying your delicious creations.

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And since it’s manually powered, you have total control over the size of the chop.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.


This deluxe swiveling vanity mirror that’s so loaded with features, it’s basically the Ferrari of mirrors. The LED lights mimic natural sunlight to give you true-to-life colours, and can be dimmed for day or night. Hidden inside is a pull-out mirror that magnifies 10x for all your detail work.

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Reviewers love that it’s USB-powered, which means it won’t die halfway through your makeup application. Plus, there’s a neat little tray built right in to help keep all your doodads organized.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $65.99.


This tension-relieving heat pad that’s specially designed to sit perfectly on your shoulders. It even has little weights hidden in the seams, so you can focus on releasing stress, instead of constantly adjusting your heating pad.

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Reviewers love that it actually gets pretty warm, and say it works just as great on other parts of the body, too.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.39+ (available in two colours).


An electronic brush cleaner that’ll help you say goodbye to gunky makeup brushes. All it takes is 10 seconds to restore your brushes to their former fluffy glory!

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Make sure you get some AAA batteries, too!

“I know I’m not alone in not washing my makeup brushes as often as I should. It takes forever, and even once I’m done cleaning them, I still have to let them dry overnight. But this spinning makeup brush cleaner has totally changed the game. I cleaned and dried all of my makeup brushes in under ten minutes. Now I’ll actually clean them on the regular.” ⁠—Kat Angus

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Makeup Brush Cleaner (it’s #1 on the list).

Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99.


This stylish smart health tracker that’ll keep tabs on everything from calories you burn to sleep patterns, all the way through to your reproductive health. The water-resistant body is wrapped in stainless steel, so you can go ahead and wear this 24/7. And since it looks like a stylish piece of jewelry, there’s no reason you wouldn’t!

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Thanks to a coin cell battery (like the one in most watches), it doesn’t need recharging, either — just put it on and sync with the app!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $129.99 (available in four styles).


This neat little citrus reamer that’ll help juice all your fruits (without unleashing the scourge of seeds into all your food). The colander-like catcher stops seeds and pith from invading your food, while draining all the delicious citrus flavour.

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According to reviewers, this neat little gadget is super sturdy — and they love that it takes up a lot less space in their drawers than regular juicers!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.16.


This clothespin clip light that attaches to the edge of your fave novel, and delivers light precisely where you need it. The compact size makes it ideal for travelling or commuting, too.

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The clip design is not only cute, but functional. Reviewers say it keeps the pages from flapping around if you’re ever reading on the beach, in the park, or anywhere else gusty. Make sure you toss a few extra batteries into your cart, too!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.05.


This petite armadillo-shaped card holder, so you can easily keep track of important business cards. Say good-bye to old-fashioned Rolodexes — this little critter is functional AND fun!


This purifying cap that’ll sanitize the contents of your water bottle using powerful UV rays. This USB-rechargeable lid shoots disinfecting light into the depths of your bottle, killing 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria. It lasts for up to a week on a single charge, too!


This sleek battery-operated spice mill that’ll be a fantastic gadget for anyone who’s sick to death of working hard for a little fresh ground seasoning. The ceramic grinding core will never rust, dull, or taint the flavour of your seasonings, which means you can even grind coarse salt if you want.

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It even has a handy LED light on the base, which reviewers absolutely love. And if that wasn’t enough, it also comes with a handy dust cover for the base to help keep your tabletops and counters debris-free.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.95+ (available in three colours).


A pair of beer chilling sticks that will cool your beer down from the inside. Don’t worry about accidentally choking on them, either. They’re equipped with an airtight seal, so you can chill your beer and drink it, too.

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Pop them in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes, then insert. It’s really that easy.

Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $16.49.


A portable dog paw cleaner that’ll get your fur baby’s paws squeaky clean after a messy walk in the park. All you need is a little bit of water to get things going. Plus, it’s small enough to throw in your bag!

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The soft silicone bristles are super gentle on paws, too!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99+ (available in six colours and three sizes).


And finally, an antimicrobial button pusher that’ll help you open doors, press the elevator buttons, and use ATMs without actually using your fingers. This slim tool is designed to attach right to your key ring, so chances are you won’t lose it, either.

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I love that each one also comes with special rubberized tips that’ll let you to use touchscreens with ease, too.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

You can just go ahead and call me Inspector Gadget.

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