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20 Gadgets That Innovate Ordinary Things

Gadgets are little (and huge) devices that are meant to make our lives easier. They do not necessarily mean any technological innovations, sometimes these are ordinary things with enhanced functionality.

So today I am going to show you how daily-routine things may be optimized so that you could never imagine. You have dreamed about them without even knowing this is possible!

Love singing when taking shower? Then this Shower Mic Sponge is right for you! (Via

mic sponge

Are you lazy? Then this device is right for you! Instead of having to lean down and put your mouth under the faucet just to rinse away the toothpaste. A clever internal tube takes the flowing water and redirects it as a small jet (via

Brush & Rinse

Let your dog peek outside with this awesome Pet Peek gadget (via PetPeek):

pet peek

Another gadget for your yard: a ball-shaped glass bird feeder (via WhereDidYouBuyThat):

Bird Feeder

Here’s another gadget for your yard birds: solar bird house – it has has a solar panel that charges a small battery. At sunset a sensor turns on the illuminated perch, creating a whimsical glow in your garden and hopefully makes it easier for your birdies to get home (via Australia gift shop):

solar bird house

solar bird house

A perfect example of an ordinary thing getting optimized: The Drinkin’ Tray (via

The Drinkin' Tray

Burnt toast could soon be a thing of the past as this glass toaster lets you see your bread as it browns (via PicoCool):

glass toaster

More cooking gadgets: this Lap Counter gives you the mobility to peel, chop, slice fruits and vegetables almost anywhere in the house (via

Lap Counter

The following gadget allows for the safe transport and storage of individual bananas letting you enjoy perfect banana anytime, anywhere (via

Banana guard

Who knew there are so many devices to store and transport bananas? Here is another one: (via

Banana Bunker

The weight watch belt measures the waist every time you put it on & lets you know if you put on any weight (via

The weight watch belt

These cool electrical outlets will stash electrical cords behind a Picket Fence to hide clutter (via PicoCool):

Electrical outlets

This cool stackable furniture set will save your place: it will be there only when you need it (via


Have a habit to wake up late at night and don’t want to bother your family? Check out these amazing slippers (via


Squishy Bowl: you can shove them in a pocket, backpack, laptop bag, belly button (if it’s big enough), and more. They pop back into shape and are ready to go (via ThinkGeek).

Squishy Bowl

Another example of an optimized : ‘spill-resistant’ bowl that uses a gyroscope to prevent spills when you’re gyrating (via

'Spill-Resistant' Bowl

Special thanks to one of our commenters, Alf Hayward, for this correction:

“Sorry, that’s not a gyroscope. A gyroscope is a sort of flywheel that spins, usually driven by an electric motor. What you’ve illustrated is a set of gimbals, used on yachts to keep things upright by the simple use of gravity.”

Spill-resistent bowl

The clever Post-A-Note pen comes with a built-in cartridge filled with small yellow Post-it inspired notes, so you’ll never have to worry about being without paper again (via Geek Alerts).

Note + Pen

Sometimes you just can’t do without crutches, but why settle for regular crutches if you can have collapsible ones? (via Craziest Gadgets)

Collapsible Crutches

Collapsible Crutches

Do you ever have to work in the badly-heated office or even outside? Are cold hands slowing down your reaction time when you are playing a video game? The USB Heating Gloves may be the answer to your prayers! (via

Heated Gloves

Post image by Aitor Escauriaza

78 thoughts on “20 Gadgets That Innovate Ordinary Things

  1. Most of these gadgets are VERY unique and very cool! Thanks for the post.

    We ordered and tried the USB heated fingerless gloves and they don’t work at all. I had them plugged in all day and didn’t get heat.

    We decided to stick with heated items that really work well and get the job done: a heated mouse, heated mouse pad, heated keyboard pad and mouse hand warmer blanket pouch. They’ve all best tried, tested and work fantastic to relieve cold hands when using the computer.

  2. I think you’re misreporting.

    That bowl seems too simple to have built-in gyroscopes to ensure it doesn’t tip. Where would you put them? It’s just molded plastic construction.

    I think the bowl is just weighted and gimballed.

  3. Okay, that toothbrush fountain is just TOO COOL. The slippers with lights on the toes made me laugh. Banana holders, too! hahaha!

    But the most brilliant from my perspective is the lap work station. What a terrific item to have, for someone wheelchair bound! VERY good idea.

  4. Yup, the plastic bowl doesn’t have gyroscopes, it has gimbals like old sailing compasses and the awesome flight cockpit in The Last Starfighter!

  5. most of these are just useless gimmicky items that you try once and through it in the closet because its more of a hassle than help

  6. I have a similar collapsible bowl and cup set to that squishy bowl from Mountain Equipment Co-Op here in Canada… we’ve had them for years, and they’ve gone across Canada and into Europe with us. It’s a fantastic way to be able to eat and drink while travelling without resorting to disposable plates, restaurants, or bulky items in your luggage.

  7. The toaster does not exist, the spill resistant bowl does not use a gyroscope – it uses a gimbal. The toaster is only a concept. The slippers were a joke, look it up. In all honesty, you, my dear, are some sort of CUNT

  8. Okay, I need to buy that Post-it Pen. I always need to write notes but have to resort to scrap paper. And that Drinkin’ Tray would be cool if it worked for lefties…

  9. I like to think of stuff to…if u would like or would like ideas or problems solved let me know Thanks and may God bless :-))

  10. The solar bird house is great … Think of all those hungry cats that won’t have to starve because they can’t see precisely where the birds sleep … Now they can!

  11. Sorry, that’s not a gyroscope. A gyroscope is a sort of flywheel that spins, usually driven by an electric motor. What you’ve illustrated is a set of gimbals, used on yachts to keep things upright by the simple use of gravity.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to let us know, Alf. I’m sure most of us wouldn’t have known the difference! I’ve added a correction to the post and attributed credit to you.

        1. I’m sorry you feel that way. I have no idea what I have done to annoy you. It is only right to give credit and attribution. If you prefer not to receive follow up comments via e-mail you can turn those off.

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