Smart Gifts For Lazy People Series – Part Three: 22 Convenient Home Gadgets

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This is the third article of the Smart Gifts for Lazy People Series – Convenient Home Gadgets.

To me, lazy people are not really lazy. They are just someone who is smart and wants to save time and effort so that they could spend the time to do things that they truly enjoy.

So what makes a good home gadget? It should at least hit one of the below criteria:

  • It may take sometime to set up, but once it is set up, it is a game changer;
  • They give you a peace of mind;
  • They save time and efforts;
  • They are easy to use after set up;
  • They let you control things away from home;
  • They free your hands;
  • They are safe;
  • They could protect you;
  • They help you maintain good health;
  • They are environmentally or energy friendly

Below is a list of good home gadgets that fulfill the criteria. I have excluded the “cleaning gadgets” and “cooking gadgets” as they have been included in my Part 1 and Part 2 articles. If you want to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, please read on and the links are provided at the end of this article.

1. SwitchBot Curtain Smart Electric Motor

Do you know you don’t need to walk to the window to open the curtain? Or you want to discipline yourself to get up at a certain time, but the room is all dark and cozy and you don’t want to get up? With the preset timer function, you can set your curtain to open before your alarm goes off or anytime you want it to be open or close.

Why I love this product?

✔ Easy-to-install – you don’t need screws, nuts, or bolts to install.

✔ Work on a variety of curtains – back tap, grommet, tap top, and ring top.

✔ Multiple Control Options – Use Switchbot iOS or Android app to open or close your curtains, or use Touch & Go and just give them a little tug to control. You can also check and control remotely via an app.

Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, IFTTT for convenient home automation. Simply use your voice to give instruction for Smartbot to open or close your curtain.

2. Mobile TV Cart with Wheels for 23-60 Inch LCD LED OLED Flat Curved Screen Outdoor TVs

For me, it is okay to watch a movie on a smaller screen, but not okay to watch a sports game on a smaller screen. You just can’t see who is who running on the field.

With this mobile TV cart, you can move it to anywhere you want. You don’t need to limit your TV watching in a certain area at your home.

Why I love this product?

✔ Rolls smoothly on both hard floors or carpet.

✔ X-shape base to provide TV stability.

✔ Height is adjustable for optimal viewing so your neck will not be sore!

It fits 23-60 Inch LCD LED OLED flat or curved screen TVs.

3. HLGOLDLUO Hair Dryer Stand

Holding a hair dryer to blow dry hair could be really boring and time consuming. You could multi-task to do something you enjoy, like watching YouTube or play a game on your phone while you blow dry your hair with this HLGOLDLUO hair dryer stand.

Why I love this product?

✔ 360-Degree Rotation – provides the proper angle and height for drying hair. The neck of the stand can be bent easily to adjust to the airflow of the blower.

Adjustable Height to suit your body height – the stand can be extended from 21 inches to 33 inches with the retractable rod. It is easy to adjust the height for children or pets.

Made of stainless steel rods with a 2.2 pounds heavy-duty Base – easy-to-install hair dryer bracket can bear hair dryers weighing less than 3 pounds. The firm design and high-quality materials help to keep the hair dryer stable during use.

4. Couchmaster CYCON² Black Edition

If you want to sit comfortably on the sofa while working or play game, you don’t want to miss this Couchmaster CYCON² Black edition.

Why I love this product?

Fits different body size – the product could be easily fit to different body size given the board is not fixed.

Patented ergonomic design – to ensure a back-friendly sitting posture even when you play for a long time.

Power all your devices – it comes with 6 USBC 3.0 ports to connect input devices.

5. myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control

Give your garage access to family or friend or any delivery person while you are on the go. Also, you don’t need to worry whether you have driven away without closing the garage door because you could always use the app to check, and close it.

Why I love this product?

✔ Open or close your garage from anywhere using the myQ app for iPhone or Android. You can invite up to three people to control your devices with myQ Guest.

Schedule your door to open or close at a specific time.

✔ Get alerted anytime your garage door opens, closes or is left open.

Note: Works with most brands of garage door openers manufactured after 1993 that use photoelectric sensors that do not shut off. Check for more details on the Amazon page in the below link.

6. Kasa Smart Light Switch HS200

If you have a big house or big room, every time you need to get up to walk to turn off light could be quite annoying. Even with you don’t, being able to control everything by your fingertips on apps is so cool.

Why I love this product?

✔ Save energy – having the light turned off automatically if no motion is detected. It also prevents the light from turning on if it is already bright.

✔ Smart Mode & Away Mode – let you set different light triggers based on your routine. It automatically turns devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home.

✔ Voice commands via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Samsung SmartThings.

Note: the smart light switch is part of the Kasa Smart Ecosystem and it works with other Kasa device. You can easily set smart actions and groupings with your other Kasa devices for convenient use.

7. Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Smart Security Camera

Do you want to check what’s going in your home without actually being in it? Or want to see if your pets are being naughty in the living room while you are still lying on your bed in your bedroom? This Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Smart security camera gives you a peace of mind.

Why I love this product?

Control your control pan/tilt to view Live Steam from anywhere – high quality clear 1080p Full HD provides. Simply swipe up, down, left and right on your phone to rotate and set your camera’s point of view in real-time.

✔ Get alerts on your smart phone whenever motion or sound is detected, even at night (30ft). 

✔ With Kasa Smart Actions – this camera lets you set your lights to turn on when your camera detects motion. It allows you to create interactions between your camera and other Kasa devices.

Compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant.

8. Ring Video Doorbell – 1080p HD video

With the Ring Video doorbell, you don’t need to get to the door to see who just rang your doorbell.

Why I love this product?

✔ See, hear, and speak to anyone at your door no matter where you are – You can even give order to Alexa to speak to the front door for you.

✔ Clean and crisp video quality – 1080p HD video would enable to see the visitors’ faces clearly.

✔ Real-time notification when visitors press your doorbell or trigger the built-in motion sensors.

✔ Use the Ring app to control your Ring devices – see what’s happening in one dashboard, adjust settings, use Live view to check on your home.

✔ Easy set up and use – use the Ring app to connect your Ring Video Doorbell to WiFi and just mount the included tools.

Note: You can subscribe to the Ring Protect service, which let you review what you have missed, save, and share videos and photos.

9. Foxgard Smart Fingerprint Door Lock

A smart fingerprint door lock is good for the entrance door from garage to main house area so you could let the delivery person leave the package in your garage without being able to enter your house. Or if you live in an apartment, it is safer to change a regular door lock to this smart fingerprint door lock.

Why I love this product?

✔ Smart fingerprint door lock recognizes your fingerprint in just 0.3 seconds with one touch. Max 100 group fingerprints.

Thoughtful design – comes with a mechanical key as backup or use in emergency when batteries run out; Low battery alert with red LED 5 times flash, USB emergency power port(USB cable included). adjustable door handle for left or right door, auto-lock and normal-open modes

✔ Simple installation – takes minutes with a screwdriver (included). No extra drilling required. Adjustable door handle for left or right door, auto-lock and normal-open modes.

10. Sensibo Sky Smart Home Air Conditioner System

Comfort is what human seek!

A comfortable temperature helps you function or sleep better.

Why I love this product?

✔ Compatibility – Sensibo Sky supports any AC with a remote control no matter it is wall mount, window AC, central AC, or even portable AC.

✔ Smart technology – Geofencing activates or turns off your AC; Climate react scans temperature and humidity.

✔ Voice control enabled – works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, Siri and others.

✔ Easy to set up and use – just plug in the Sensibo Sky, connect to WiFi, launch the app, and connect. You can then control your home’s temperature from anywhere. The 7 days scheduler let you set up temperature and humidity preference.

✔ Reduce your air con bill.

11. Solar Lights Outdoor, 3 Head Solar Motion Lights Outdoor with 2500LM 218 LEDs

Solar energy is inexhaustible and renewable. It is environment friendly and saves cost. I would have the entire house powered by solar if possible! (provided that the place that I live gets sunlight often!)

Why I love this product?

✔ Longer service life – tempered glass for solar panel with built-in large lithium batteries.

Much brighter than other products in the market – as the size of their solar panel is 2-3 times that of other products, it provides a great conversion rate of sunlight to 20.5%.

✔ Designed to withstand extreme weather conditions – made of durable ABS material. The IP65 waterproof rating ensures that their 3-Head solar safety light won’t yield in rain, sleet or snow.

✔ 3 lighting modes: Permanent On All Night Mode, Smart Brightness Control Mode and Bright Light Mode. It will turn on the light automatically at any sign of movement.

12. Driveway Alarm- 1/2 Mile Long Range Wireless Driveway Alarm Motion Sensor & Detector

This HTZSafe Driveway alarm could detect 1/2 mile long wireless transmission range. Provides you peace of mind while you are sitting comfortably at your home.

Why I love this product?

✔ Reduced false alarm – the improved motion detection chip and detection angle to reduce the false alarms from dead leaves/small animals/sunlight/wind/temperature changes, etc.

50 feet wide detection range – the motion sensor will detect moving people or vehicles from 35 feet to 50 feet in front of it. It has 2 adjustable sensitivities (Low=35ft; High=50ft).

✔ Easy installation – you can place the sensors on walls, fence posts, trees, or any other surface. It only takes a few minutes to set up.

Expandable system – the unit includes one plug-in receiver and two motion sensors. It is expandable up to 32 sensors and unlimited receivers for complete coverage of your outdoor/indoor property.

4 volume levels adjustment and 35 optional melodies – with a large property, you could match a different melody with different sensors around your property to differentiate where motion is being detected.

13. BroadLink RM4mini Smart Remote Hub with Sensor Cable

Some people Smart Hub as universal remote control. It’s like your master control panel of your smart home products at your fingertips.

Why I love this product?

✔ High compatibility – it supports 50,000+ IR controlled entertainment and life appliances, such as TV, Air Conditioner, Set top box, Streaming player, Video Recorder, DVD, Projector, Amplifier, Home Theater, Sound Bar, Home Stereo, Fan, etc.

✔ Works with Alexa or Google Assistant and IFTTT (“BroadLink” skill/service). Setup with Amazon Echo or Google Nest to easily voice control your IR devices. More home automation settings can be added by IFTTT.

✔ Multiple timers and customized scenes could control your smart home devices (such as turning on air conditioner when temperature arises).

Control your smart home products with ease – control volume, change channel, Switch input, Play, Fast forward, Rewind, Pause, Stop, Previous, Next; voice control your aircon with On/Off, Temperature, Fan speed, and mode. With the BroadLink App for iOS and Android, you can use your phone as a smart remote to control your IR devices, whether you are at home or away.

14. Surge Protector, Outlet Extender with Night Light

If you don’t have enough electric outlet, you don’t have to worry. This surge protector, outlet extender, and night light multi-functional product could solve your problem.

Why I love this product?

✔ 9 IN 1 USB Wall Outlet – 4 USB charging ports (1 USB C) and 5 wide-spaced outlets; 3 side design plug extender provides a large space for bulky plugs.

✔ Smart night light – their Dusk-To-Dawn sensor will automatically turn on only when ambient lighting becomes insufficient.

✔ Firm attachment to the outlets – by the removable screw and further stabilized by the plastic prong at the back.

Safe protections – 3 complementary surge protection circuits(TVS MOV GDT) with the minimum energy-absorbing capacity of 1050 Joules. It also has overload protection, short-circuit protection, overcurrent protection, over-voltage protection and overheating protection.

15. iSpring RCC7, NSF Certified, High Capacity Under Sink 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Filtration System

Do you know how many plastic bottles are purchased every minute? It is one million per minute!

If you are concerned with the safety of drinking water, you could get a good quality water filtration system to ensure you get great tasting and clean water and also helping to protect the environment at the same time.

Why I love this product?

✔ Removing up to 99% of over 1,000 harmful contaminants – like chlorine, fluoride, lead (removes up to 98%), arsenic, asbestos, calcium, sodium and more. TDS reduction rate is 80 to 90% or better. It also removes hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sodium that leave white residue or scale.

✔ 360 degree rotation faucet – heavy weight 14oz premium quality faucet with lead-free brass body, ceramic disc valve, spot resistant brushed nickel.

✔ System does not require any power source – it has a check valve to prevent the backflow of water into the membrane housing. It is safe and designed to avoid water leakage.

NSF/ANSI 58 certified and the water tastes great, like bottled water without the plastic bottle.

16. Top Fill Large Humidifier 6L

Dryness in the air could make your skin cracks or throat dry. With this smart humidifier, the humidity of your home would be regulated and maintained an optimal level.

Why I love this product?

✔ Features both cool and warm mist humidifier with three levels of humidification (Hi/Med./Low) with an adjustable humidistat from 30% to 85%.

✔ Timer (for 12 hours) function lets you save energy. When the sleep mode is activated, all the lights and noises will turn off, which is especially beneficial for babies, senior people, or sensitive sleepers.

✔ Unbelievably quiet – low silent frequency (<30dB) despite the fact that the device features a 360-degree rotatable mist nozzle that spreads droplets around the room. It is still quite quiet.

Easy to refill the water by just pour water into the wide opening of the top filling design. The auto shut-off feature will activate when the reservoir gets waterless, you take the tank off, or the set period of time is over.

17. Antarctic Star 24 Bottle Wine Cooler/Cabinet Beverage Refrigerator

Do you know compressor cooled wine refrigerators have a much more powerful cooling capacity than thermoelectric wine refrigerators? That’s why they are more popular.

This cool looking wine cooler has a 24 standard wine bottles capacity, is also good for canned beer and beverage storage.

Why I love this product?

✔ Customized temperature – working temperature range is 40°F- 61°F.

✔ Able to maintain optimal humidity level – its reinforced glass door has an air-tight seal.

✔ Quiet and vibration free – so you won’t be disturbed even if you sleep next to it.

18. Etekcity Smart WiFi Scale for Body Weight and Fat

Personally, I think having a functional body weight and fat scale helps me effectively keep track of my health factors. When I don’t weigh/measure myself regularly, I lose control of my diet, weight, and healthy habits. How about you?

Etekcity is the #1 body weight scale and infrared thermometer brand in the U.S.A. A brand you could trust. It also won the German Innovation award, Reddot design award, in 2022.

Why I love this product?

✔ Customize what you want to see – select and organize which 10 of the 14 biometrics you want to see on the scale display.

✔ Many outstanding features – such as the PreciSync Technology automatically recognize users based on their previous statistics; stability indicator would tell you when it senses one side has more pressure than the other; it also measures standing heart rates.

View stats on the Vesync apps anywhere you are. Sync with fitness apps like Apple Health, Google Fit, Fitbit, Samsung health, and my Fitness pal, etc.

Voice control with Alexa.

19. Dreo Nomad One S Alexa Fan

When I leave my house in the morning, I will turn on the fan for my dog. She doesn’t really need it until the afternoon when it becomes hotter when the sun comes in. However, I couldn’t control my “traditional” fan to turn on at the time I want or remotely control how it works. However, this Dreo Nomad One S Alexa fan is a game changer. Now you could control your fan anywhere you want.

Why I love this product?

✔ Control your using the Dreo app or voice control with Alexa or Google assistant.

✔ Quiet fan with 34dB – in addition, it could be “auto mute” in Sleep mode with an 8h timer. Featured with 4 modes (Normal/Natural/Sleep/Auto) and 4 speeds from soothing-soft to storm-strong.

✔ Wide area coverage – 90° oscillation and calibrated airflow path allows the fan to cover more areas in the room.

20. BLACK+DECKER 4V MAX* Cordless Screwdriver with LED Light (BDCSFL20C)

Why wasting energy screwing using a manual screw driver? This Black + Decker is handy and doesn’t cost much.

Why I love this product?

✔ 2-in-1 design – can be used a cordless screwdriver and a rechargeable flashlight.

✔ Lightweight and compact – the weight of a screwdriver is important, especially if you need to use it for a while.

✔ Rechargeable battery, which is more economical.

3-position handle allows pivoting the handle for cramped spaces or accessing tough angles.

21. Tile Mate Essentials 4-Pack

If you are like me, spend a lot of time finding stuff. This Tile Mate Essentials could save time and pain from finding things all over the place.

Why I love this product?

Multi-purpose – It comes in different forms – “stickers” can stick on objects; “mate” has a small hole to hang on bags or key holders; “Slim” is, as its name suggests, very slim so you can put it in your wallet or card holder.  

Use App to locate Tile – You can use the Tile app to ring your Tile when it’s within Bluetooth range, or as your Smart Home device, like Amazon Alexa, Hey Google, or Siri, etc. 

You can also use your Tile app to view your Tile’s most recent location on a map. – You can add your contact information so that someone can reach you by scanning the QR code on your lost Tile.  

Great Compatibility – It is compatible with Android, IOS, and Smart Home.  

22. Nixplay 10.1 inch Touch Screen Smart Digital Picture Frame with

Want to replay the happy memory but don’t want to do all the admin? This Nixplay Touch Screen smart digital picture frame is an effortless device.

Why I love this product?

✔ Too convenient not to use – this touch screen smart digital frame could send photos and video clips direct to your family’s living rooms privately wherever they are.

✔ Smart design – position anyway you want, whether it is portrait or landscape, and your content will automatically rotate. niX-SenseMe sensor wakes the frame when you’re in the room and sleeps the frame when you’re not. Your frame will display the most recently received photos/videos when waking and will continue to display even if the frame gets disconnected from your WiFi.

✔ niX-FamilyCircles allow you to create playlists – that everyone can contribute to celebrate and relive happy moments and special occasions.

niX-SmartFace Framing uses proprietary software and AI to automatically position people nearer the center of the frame for the best viewing experience.

For other gift ideas for lazy people, please click here for Part 1 and click here for Part 2 of this series.

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