Some gadgets are so good that they transcend time and space and transport you into NEW UNIVERSES OF PLEASURE AND CONSUMER PRODUCT SATISFACTION. These are those gadgets.

Leatherman Skeletool CX

I own like five multitools, but this simple little number is my favorite for things like moving and running around the house doing chores. It’s lightweight and clips to any old belt loop for easy access.


Bubbles! Bubbles in my water! Bubbles in my water with flavor! Yummy bubbles! Prepare for extreme carbonation by making your own soda at home with this popular kit. You can use SodaStream’s pre-made syrups, but the best part is creating your own soda flavors.

Kindle Paperwhite

The second I got a Kindle Paperwhite, my life changed. I had no idea I needed this thing, and suddenly I couldn’t imagine living without it. It’s a near flawless e-reader with a glorious screen that easy to read in daylight or in bed at night. It’s perfect, especially for people who love to read and are out of shelf space.

Dyson 10-inch Desk Fan

Dyson’s take on the small fan is totally beautiful, totally silent, and will make your life better... or at the very least cooler.

GoPro Hero4

The latest version of the most badass action camera ever made. The new Hero4 is still virtually indestructible and now comes in two new versions. One has a screen, one is 4K. CHOOSE WISELY.

UE Boom 2

The UE Boom was a revelatory gadget; a rugged bluetooth speaker that looks awesome and sounds great? GTFO! This year, the company introduced an upgrade that’s not only rugged but also waterproof. I’ve recommended this speaker to friends time and time again, and no one has ever been unhappy with it.