6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
USBCell Rechargeable Battery
If you want to end your dependence on disposable batteries, then it’s time to invest in this reusable AA. This battery can be recharged hundreds of times by any USB port and, within five hours, can be almost completely powered up (90 percent!) to take on the go.
To buy: $17 for two, amazon.com.
Featured July 2013
Luneti Sunglass Station
A veritable sunglass Rolodex, this compact spinning case can store up to eight pairs of shades while taking up only eight inches of space on your dresser. Plus, the clear elastic straps keep glasses secure and safe from scratches.
To buy: $50, rakkudesigns.com.
This expandable weekender is begging to be stuffed with souvenirs. With just one zip, the durable nylon bag goes from 11 to 22 inches high—and it still fits in the overhead bin.
To buy: $158, flight001.com.
This millimeter-thin utility tool serves a dozen functions (orange peeler, screwdriver, and bottle opener, to name a few) and slips securely into a wallet’s credit card slot.
To buy: $12, zootilitytools.com.
Rx Timer Cap
Next time there are antibiotics in the house, replace the top with this clever timer cap. The twist on top displays how many hours and minutes have passed since the last turn, so you can keep track of when it’s time for your next dose.
To buy: $15 for two, rxtimercap.com.
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