The world is filled with many wonderful inventions. Of course, like anything else, some are far more practical than others and some of the best inventions never get the attention they deserve. In this article, you can take a look at 15 inventions that have sadly fallen under the radar, but we know that once you see them, you’ll wonder how you ever managed to live without them. If you’re in need of some great gifts for holidays, birthdays or whatever, these are definitely all great ideas!
1. Dripless Coffee Cup
If you are one of those people that has to have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, you know there is no time to spare when you’re getting the day started. You probably find yourself annoyed by the drips of coffee that travel down your mug and stain the table but you just can’t bring yourself to wasting time finding a coaster. One of these dripless coffee mugs can make everything so much easier for you. It has a small indent where the drips collect before they hit the table. This cup will prevent you from needing a coaster ever again.
2. Bag Re-Sealer
Food that comes in bags, like chips, often go stale long before we have a chance to finish them and then they have to be thrown away. What a waste of food, right? You can actually save all of that food and keep it fresh for much longer with a bag re-sealer. This invention works by heating the bag slightly so it becomes airtight again, keeping the food inside just as crunchy and delicious as the day it was opened.
3. Can Handles
Drinking out of cans can be pretty problematic for a few different reasons. First and foremost, when cans are really cold, they can make our hands cold. Then, when our hands start to warm up, the beverage in the can does the same. You can avoid all the hassle by getting an attachable plastic can handle. It will keep your hands off of the can entirely so your drink stays cold and your hands don’t get frostbitten.
4. Cable Clamper
If you have a lot of gadgets, you know how annoying it can be to try and find the cable for each of them when you need it. You probably think there has to be an easier way and there is. There are cable clampers now that will hold all of your cables in place so they are easier to find and they will never get tangled up. They will all be easily at your disposal and you will never trip over them again.
5. Flippable Bench
After it rains, it can be annoying to have to sit down on a wet surface, especially a bench. It can get the whole seat of your pants wet and be really embarrassing for you, but it doesn’t have to be with flippable benches. Now, when the bench is wet, you can simply push a button for it to flip over, revealing a dry side to sit on so you can take a break, eat your lunch or wait for the bus. What a genius invention that every town should get on board with.
6. See-Thru Toaster
Toasters have some pretty weird settings, and sometimes, you will se and the cord has to run e that your food comes out either undercooked or completely burnt. A see-thru toaster will allow you to see the color of your food while it cooks so you can get it out when its perfectly to your liking. This can also just be a fun way for you to watch your food get cooked and will amuse children to no avail. It is definitely an appliance you’ll want to invest in.
7. USB Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable batteries have been around for a while now, but we’ve always had to use those bulky portable rechargers to get the life back into them. With USB rechargeable batteries, though, there is no need for the charger. All you have to do is plug these batteries into the USB port on one of your other devices, such as a laptop and they’ll get charged back up easily and quickly.
8. Flat Extension Cord
When it comes time to decorate for the holidays, you always need to have extension cords, but when you’ve got them connecting the lights on the tree and the cord has to run all the way across the room to be plugged in, it can be ugly and you may find yourself tripping over it. A flat extension cord is less noticeable and dangerous all the way around and can easily lay flat under a rug. These are excellent inventions and can make the holidays so much easier.
9. Inflatable Car Mattress
Surely, you have slept in your car at one point in time or another, especially if you have travelled somewhere and didn’t want to spend the money for a hotel room. This inflatable car mattress is exactly what you need to always have on hand. Of course, its probably not as comfy as your own bed, but it is much more comfortable than trying to fall asleep on a seat alone. Its also a great way to haul objects that will not fit in your trunk.
10. Tape and Scissors Combo
Wrapping presents can be hard, especially when you have to use scissors and tape and try to hold the wrapping paper in place. That’s why this tape and scissors combo is so convenient and perfect. On one side, the scissors can cut the paper, while on the opposite side, there is tape. While you hold the tool with one hand, you can use the other to tear the tape or hold the paper. Its very convenient and something every pro wrapper should have!
11. Pizza Scissors
Scissors are a pretty versatile tool and can be used for a lot of things, but who ever thought they could be used for cutting pizza? Many people use pizza cutters, but these scissors will allow you to cut the slice with precision and lift it onto your plate without burning your hand. These are far more convenient and cut much better giving you the perfect slice with ease.
12. Baggy Holder
We’ve all tried putting food, especially liquid-like foods, such as salsa, soup or even sauce into those ziplock baggies, but it can be difficult when we only have two hands. If you’re like many other people, you’ve probably wished there was something to hold them open for you while you pour the food. Now you have these baggy holders, which will hold the baggy open and keep it upright. Its a great invention and will help you save a ton of food.
13. Pointer Bookmark
Everyone has used a bookmark from time to time, but most of them are pretty basic. This pointer bookmark is anything but and will help you find your place every time you’re reading a book and have to put it down for a while. The little pointer finger will help you to be able to pick up right where you left off and will save your books from those annoying dog-eared folds you used to make.
14. Bath Book Holder
Reading in the bathtub is a luxury that many people these days never get to experience. After all, taking books near water can cause them to get wet and damaged and you’d never dream of taking an e-reader into the tub because you could get electrocuted. This bath book holder will allow you to read in the tub without worrying about the book falling.
15. Drunk’s Keyhole
No matter how many drinks you have at the bar, you still need to be able to get in your house when you get home and sometimes, getting the key in the hole can prove to be a real challenge. This lock will guide your key into the hole so you never have to get anxiety over unlocking your door again. Even if you’re not intoxicated, this is also a great invention for the elderly and is something you could consider gift installing for grandma.