11 Absolutely Genius Gadgets That You Need To Make Your Life Easier

Tell ironing to feck off

Steamer 2

There are some items that exist purely designed to make your life easier. 

These could range from handy things to have in the kitchen to cool tech gadgets.

We’ve come up with some of the most useful things we’ve come across and arranged them in the order of least expensive to most expensive.

1. Microwave lid

Never have to deal with cleaning a crusty, manky microwave again. Simple but effective. €1.20 from IKEA.

Microwave Lid

2. Grater with a container

€2.75 from IKEA. This genius tool makes things so much easier when grating cheese, zesting lemons, whatever.

Grater

3. A round oven dish

Put your pizza on it and avoid burning the bottom. Great pizza every time. You can buy this one for €15 from Littlewoods.

Pizza Pan

4. Global travel adapter

If you're overly reliant on your hair-straightener, there is nothing more scary than realising that it won't fit in the socket on your hols. This adapter is €15 and covers the EU, US and Australia, from TravelShop.ie.

Global Adapter

5. A luggage scale

Never worry about your weight again. Well, at least the weight of your suitcase. You can get this insanely handy contraption for €23 from TravelShop.ie and save yourself a fortune in the long-run.

Luggage Scales

6. Phone battery pack

These days, there is no anxiety greater than that sheer panic of seeing the 1% battery on your phone. Get some piece of mind with this battery pack from Littlewoods Ireland for €28.

Belkin Battery Pack

7. Tile

Constantly losing your keys? This little gadget will attack to your keys, phone, whatever, so you can track them. It's €30 on Littlewoods Ireland.

Tile

8. A handheld clothes steamer

Ironing is the most monotonous task in the entire world, especially when it's one little wrinkle that is ruining your outfit. Enter this steamer, which we reckon was sent from heaven and is available for €60.

Steamer

9. Automatic make-up brush cleaner

Washes and dries your make-up tools to stop you rubbing dirty, bacterial brushes on your face. You can order one online from Sam McCauley pharmacies for €65. Your flawless complexion will thank you.

Stylpro

10. Pocket printer

It’s a printer… in your pocket. Handy AF. You can get one for €143 from Debenhams.

Pocket Printer

11. Climote

Climote lets you preset the heating to come on and boost it from your phone. It also turns itself off if it gets above the selected temperature. Costs €400 as a once-off, then €45 a year. 

Getting home to a cosy sitting room? Priceless.

Climote

Know any cool useful gadgets? Tell us in the comments.

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Written By

Liz O'Malley

Filled with notions. Often found with a bowl of pasta.

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