Getting a Shorter Headphone Cable Will Change Your Life

If you wear headphones, your pocket is too full. It's already got your phone in it, and then, to keep it from flopping useless against your thigh all day, you've stuffed the remainder of your overlong headphone cable in there as well, maybe rolled up neatly or wrapped around the phone, but most likely just jammed in… » 6/28/13 11:18am 6/28/13 11:18am

Ringtones For Grown-Ups Are Your Dealzmodo-Exclusive Deal of the Day

It's okay to have a Pavlovian response to your ringtone. That's what your phone conditions you to do. Sure, you might not be salivating, but your pulse quickens and you reach for your phone. The problem with this involuntary reflex starts when someone else has your ringtone, and if you're using a stock iPhone… » 2/28/13 3:00pm 2/28/13 3:00pm

How To Thoroughly Dry Your Hands With Just One Piece of Paper Towel

You don't always walk away from a TED Talk feeling like you've learned something useful, but this time you will. Joe Smith presents a simple but incredibly useful technique that guarantees you can dry your hands using just a single square of paper towel. » 5/08/12 10:20am 5/08/12 10:20am

You Can Buy Ikea Products on Amazon

We don't know how long this has been going on or if it's new but we've never heard about it so HOLY CRAP you can buy Ikea products on Amazon right now! That's right, you can get Ikea's affordable furniture with the one click convenience of Amazon. » 2/15/12 1:55pm 2/15/12 1:55pm

Clear 4G: A Love Story

This photograph was taken at the SFMTA Customer Service Center, the 7th level of bureaucratic hell. I was working there, but I don't work there, feel me? I was using Clear's Mobile USB WiMax Adapter. Mobile connection dongles aren't particularly new; hell, 4G mobile adapters aren't even new. But six months ago the… » 5/03/11 9:00am 5/03/11 9:00am

On Rdio

In the last 30 days, I've easily discovered more great new music than I have in the last decade, and have listened to the iTunes equivalent of at least $700 in music for the cost of a CD. » 1/28/11 6:21pm 1/28/11 6:21pm

The Military-Grade iPhone Windshield Mount

Using touchscreens in the car can be such a hassle, because even if you put them in a dash or windshield mount where they're safely in your line of sight, they still wiggle around too much. Or they did. » 1/12/11 4:00pm 1/12/11 4:00pm

Lifechanger: GroupMe Group Texting

CES is like Ninja Warrior for bloggers, a vast, obstacle-strewn arena where cell service is rare and usable internet is as uncommon as good hygiene. To stay in touch, Gizmodo relied on GroupMe. It worked and then some. » 1/10/11 4:00pm 1/10/11 4:00pm

Lifechanger: The Unofficial Shoe of Gizmodo

Biddle's got the classics, GoreTex-ified. Mascari has 'em in brown, (iconoclast), and I've got the tall fleecey ones—I hate getting cold ankles. Blam might order a pair. I'm talking about the L.L.Bean Boot: the accidental, unofficial shoe of Gizmodo. » 12/20/10 11:00am 12/20/10 11:00am

Lifechanger: Contigo Vacuum Sealed West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug

I've got a horrible habit of obsessing over a supposed need to be filled by a product, then instantly forgetting it once I buy it. But I've had a Contigo Autoseal mug for a year. I just bought two more. » 10/11/10 6:40pm 10/11/10 6:40pm

All Hail the Electric Snuggie

I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. And declaring the Snuggle Suit the last word in Snuggie technology was most definitely one of those times. The Coz-E is the heated Snuggie of your closest-held dreams. » 10/07/10 12:40am 10/07/10 12:40am

Why I Love An Imperfect $70 Wooden iPhone Case

With free iPhone cases abounding, an iffy economy, and a new truck project that's capable of taking every last dollar I can throw at it, why did I buy a $70 iPhone case? Because it's the one I've always wanted. » 9/27/10 3:20pm 9/27/10 3:20pm

Can Gadgets Become Heirlooms?

Heirlooms are significant objects—often jewelry or prized items—passed through generations. But as our priorities in life change, will our choices of heirlooms as well? Will I find myself entrusting an original Game Boy to my child one day? » 7/27/10 12:27am 7/27/10 12:27am

I Like Simplenote

Adam Pash reminded me of this notetaking app. It basically records text and syncs them across almost any platform you'd use. That's it. But it does it flawlessly. And without a yellow background and annoying font. » 7/26/10 7:00pm 7/26/10 7:00pm

The Wafflesicle Maker Has Changed Breakfast Forever

Forget everything you ever thought you knew about waffles. Because Lolly, a waffle maker that produces 9.4-inch waffle cones on a stick, has changed everything. Can I interest you in a wafflesicle? Of course I can. » 6/29/10 8:40pm 6/29/10 8:40pm

Lifechanger: Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Coffee Maker

What was my Lifechanger? Hmmmm...iPhone? iPad? Macbook Pro? Let's dig back a little deeper…Airplane? The1MB original-style Mac (with external 20 MB hard disk), on which I wrote my Ph.D. thesis? Radio Shack TRS-80? Nope, it was a coffee maker! » 6/21/10 3:20pm 6/21/10 3:20pm

Lifechanger: Adam Carolla's Electric Toothbrush

A lot of people use the shitty travel toothbrush that snaps together—the one they used in camp 25 years ago. It doesn't get much fanfare, but people should get a good electric toothbrush. » 6/08/10 3:20pm 6/08/10 3:20pm