Expert Advice

22 Editor-Approved Tech Gadgets For a Happier Life at Home

Little hacks to make life more manageable.

By Anne Campbell

Alexa, please streamline my life. Despite the intrigue of making the world’s best girlfriend my BFF, I have never been one to rely on modern-day tech to help me navigate my life. While everyone is on an iPhone 100, I’m holding tight to an old dinged-up version until it finally bites the dust. Kindles are cute but make the pleasure of dog-earing a page impossible. And, of course, walking back and forth to check on my old school tea kettle isn’t just a necessity—it’s my cardio. But still, the conversation surrounding the best home gadgets holds strong.

Growing up, I lived by the principle that shortcuts were never the best way. That whole earn-it-and-learn-it mentality got me through a lot of years (with success). But lately, I find myself enamored by my life’s luxe little upgrades. Maybe the Nest installed in my friend’s mid-century mod Hyde Park home would be great to keep our home energy efficient. (Bonus: I’ve heard that a Ring doorbell is the easiest way to avoid chatty neighbors who swing by unannounced.)

Featured image by Hannah Haston.

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As hard as it is to admit, it seems I may finally have found the key to keeping my sanity at home amongst the chaos of a house with all six of us, including our dog… under one roof. And yes, it requires a few gadgets and gizmos aplenty.

Though I prefer to lead a life less plugged in, there actually are a few techy additions that save me time and make our lives a whole lot more convenient. Read on for my list of those that have made their way into my life, as well as a few that are on my wish list. Happy shopping!

And let me know in the comments: What are the tech gadgets that make your life a little smoother? 

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22 Best Home Gadgets To Find More Ease in the Everyday

The Best Tech for Year-Round, Backyard Fun

Geek Aire Battery Operated Fan

u003cpu003eThis battery-operated misting fan not only cools you down in soaring temps, but it also keeps those pesky mosquitos at bay.u003c/pu003e

Tertill Weeding Robot

u003cpu003eA robot that effectively weeds your vegetable garden? Consider me SOLD.u003c/pu003e

Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza Oven

u003cpu003eI’m smitten for this outdoor kitchen—a pizza oven that actually tastes (almost) as good as the Italian original.u003c/pu003e

Campfire Solo Stove

u003cpu003eThe Solo Stove is my husband’s new outdoor bestie. It’s a grill and fire pit all in one handsome, portable container.u003c/pu003e

Gadgets to show Your Furry Friends some love

Litter-Robot 4

u003cpu003eI don’t have a cat, and I have to admit: it’s partially because of the kitty litter clean-up hassle. But now that I know about this WiFi-enabled, self-cleaning Litter Bot, we may have a purring kitty in our family’s future (just don’t tell my husband).u003c/pu003e

Petlibro Automatic Dog u0026 Cat Feeder

u003cpu003eLast year when we got our pup Irie, I tried getting my kids to feed her twice a day. Confession: That worked for about a month. That explains why I’m forever grateful that this automatic feeder exists. It sits neatly in my laundry room and feeds her a few times a day—and takes the load off of mom.u003c/pu003e

Furbo 360° Dog Camera

u003cpu003eWant to check in on your dog but are stuck at the office? Opt for a Furbo 360 Dog Camera—it’s a dog sitter and treat-feeder all in one. You can even hear and speak to your doggie, giving you peace of mind while you’re away from home.u003c/pu003e

Our Faves for Keeping a Clean Home

Wi-Fi® Connected Roomba® s9+ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum

u003cpu003eTired of your floors covered in u003cemu003eall u003c/emu003ethat dirt and dog hair? Splurge on a Roomba. Yes, it’s a major purchase, but with options to pay over time, I promise you’ll thank me later.u003c/pu003e

MECO Electric Spin Scrubber

u003cpu003eI’ve never been one to enjoy the elbow grease needed to scrub down my showers and floors, so this tool has been a game-changer. It’s super easy to use and comes at a great price.u003c/pu003e

Gadgets That Double As Your At-Home Bartender

Oster FPSTBW8225 Electric Wine Opener

u003cpu003eOpening a chilled bottle of red after a long day and hearing the cork’s satisfying u003cemu003epopu003c/emu003e is legit de-stressor, so I wasn’t sure I was new-school enough for an electric wine bottle opener. But in a pinch, (especially during a party when all eyes are on you), this one does come in handy.u003c/pu003e

Viski 55 MM Ice Ball Maker

u003cpu003eThis splurge-worthy ice ball maker is on my wish list, and for good reason. During the winter when I need to warm my bones, I pour myself a small glass of whiskey as I stir away at the stove. Looks like my whisky business is getting a glow-up.u003c/pu003e

Best Gadgets for the Skincare-Obsessed

Omnilux Contour FACE

u003cpu003eLED light treatments both to boost collagen and treat acne-prone skin are a dime a dozen in the marketplace—and run the gamut on price. I’m partial to this pick for me and u003ca href=u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003ethis oneu003c/au003e for my tween daughter, both from Omnilux.u003c/pu003e

NuFACE Trinity® Starter Kit

u003cpu003eThe NuFACE is one of my skincare non-negotiables. I’ve been using it for years and swear by its ability to lift, brighten, and illuminate my skin.u003c/pu003e

ZIIP Nano Current Device

u003cpu003eAnother u003ca href=u0022 microcurrent deviceu003c/au003e is this pick that I’m coveting by ZIIP. Camille swears by it, and it features program settings and a corresponding app, making it another one at the top of my wishlist. u003c/pu003e

GLOPRO® At-Home Microneedling Tool

u003cpu003eSigh, the number of hours I’ve spent at the derm’s office microneedling my face and neck. (And ouch, the cost of it all.) I think I may be switching to the Glo Pro from Beauty Bio pretty soon.u003c/pu003e

Gadgets for getting After Your Fitness Goals


u003cpu003eThis machine is pricey, but considering the fact that the super-streamlined at-home gym and personal trainer from Tonal changed my body, and I don’t have to leave my house to get a super sweaty workout in, makes this one of my top gadgets on this entire list.u003c/pu003e


u003cpu003eWhile I don’t own a Mirror myself, I’ve heard that it’s a great option to have in your house. Not to mention, it’s a pretty piece of equipment to boot.u003c/pu003e

Tech to help you make chef-worthy meals

Aroma Digital Rice u0026 Grain Multicooker

u003cpu003eNever burn your rice again! I love how this well-priced option has a brown rice setting and can steam veggies while the rice is cooking. Score!u003c/pu003e

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle

u003cpu003eI first fell in love with this chic electric kettle while on a staycation at the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin. It’s gorgeous enough to keep out on your kitchen counter but easy enough to actually use for your daily tea.u003c/pu003e

Jade Leaf Electric Matcha Whisk + Milk Frother

u003cpu003eMy dear friend u003ca href=u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003eKeltiu003c/au003e swears by this whisk for her daily matcha. Just add water, your milk of choice, and u003ca href=u0022 powderu003c/au003e, and voila—a perfect cup at home.u003c/pu003e

Gardyn Home Kit 2.0

u003cpu003eWhen I turned 40, I knew I needed to up my gardening game. The Gardyn is gorgeous in my home and serves as a décor statement piece in my kitchen, while also supply me with endless herbs and veggies.u003c/pu003e

Avalon A5 Self Cleaning Bottleless Water Cooler Dispenser

u003cpu003eThis self-cleaning, bottle-free hot/cold water filtration dispenser has been another one of those game-changing gadgets that I now could never live without.u003c/pu003e