A Compact, Waterproof Speaker—and More Clever Items to Upgrade Your Life This Week

Whether you’re spending the Valentine’s Day weekend with friends, with your significant other, or with yourself, it’s a perfect time to give yourself a little something. Grab a new bluetooth speaker that’ll never stop playing (and won’t judge you for listening to the same song a thousand times), a tumbler to keep your wine of choice chilled, or colorful stickers to improve your yoga practice.

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2
Courtesy of Ultimate Ears

Don't let this surprisingly compact little speaker fool you; everywhere you go you'll experience big sound and big bass with a charge that lasts for up to 13 hours. It's also waterproof and drop-proof.

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Lookshop Lookstand

Lookshop Lookstand
Courtesy of Lookshop

Just strap your phone into this aluminum stand, and it'll hold it steady at three heights and adjust for different viewing angles. Plus, the mount is easily detachable so when it comes time to use wireless charging devices, there's no extra hassle.

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Courtesy of Orca

Soon to be your favorite on-the-go cup, this tumbler is specifically meant to keep your adult beverages chilled on the way to the weekend game or tailgate, but what's stopping you from using it during the week for coffee? It's made with double-walled stainless steel, has a tough outer coating that comes in several colors, and is safe to pop in the dishwasher once the wine's all gone.

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Pull Start Fire

Pull Start Fire
Courtesy of Pull Start Fire

Perfect for backyard fire pits or campers who, um, don't exactly want to rough it, these logs will light with just the pull of a string. They're guaranteed to light—no matches, no kindling required—even in cold, windy, wet conditions, and will burn for more than 30 minutes.

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Crow Pose Co. Yoga Stickers

Crow Pose Co. Yoga Stickers
Courtesy of Crow Pose Co.

Stick these silicone strips on your mat to help guide your practice—like how far apart your feet should be in downward dog—and keep your hands from slipping when they start to get sweaty. The fun colors will lend a little brightness to your flow.

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Flashfood app
Courtesy of Flashfood

This free app will help you find grocery stores in your area selling food that is nearing the "best by" date at discounted prices. It's a great way to save on items like meat and produce, especially with inflation driving up prices, while also doing your part to reduce food waste.

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