26 Cool Gadgets for Men in 2023 (Tech Things You Can Buy)

By Staff Writers  |  Updated March 1, 2023

26 Cool Gadgets for Men in 2023 (Tech Things You Can Buy)

In today’s increasingly complex world, we depend on new technologies & innovations to streamline and simplify; to eliminate hassles and speed everything up. From the ways in which we work to the tools we employ to consume & create content to smart products that are truly transformative, we exist in a world powered by gadgets. Here at WERD, we are constantly on the hunt for the new, the coolest products, the next, so we’re stoked to share this list of the Best Cool Gadgets for Men.

Today’s best new tech innovations do much more than their intended function. They add a layer of convenience and buy back time we used to spend waiting. They keep us on track and productive. Safer, better connected, more entertained & informed—whatever the product’s promise—if it’s legit, we are hooked. And these products become essentials.

The list below is a cross-section of outstanding innovations & clever creations, all designed to make tomorrow better, simpler & smarter than yesterday. That’s progress after all & who doesn’t want more of that? So plug-in & power up our list of the Best Gadgets.

BLACK+DECKER’s Snake Light has a Flexible Gooseneck for Optimal Positioning

BLACK+DECKER’s Snake Light


Thermacell’s EL55 Lantern Provides a Comfy Warm Glow while Destroying Mosquitos

Thermacell Lighted Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller


Prepare for the inevitable mosquito season. This handy little Thermacell rechargeable-battery-powered repeller is just the thing you need, to not only keep the bugs away, but add a pop of lighting to your backyard or campground.

The Thermacell EL55 creates a 20-foot “mosquito-free zone” using butane-powered repellant, working in just 15 minutes and providing up to 9 hours of protection from bugs.

Unlike competitors, the EL55 runs the light off the same lithium ion battery pack (rather than using AA batteries) to deliver a longer-lasting light source (up to 5.5 hours).

It’s a true two-in-one appliance that you will be very happy for this summer when the “skeeters” are out and you want to enjoy a relaxing evening on your deck or sitting around a campfire.

Wyze Cam OG is an Upgraded Version of the Original and it’s Still Crazy Inexpensive

Wyze Cam OG


Wyze broke the mold in 2017 when it released the $20 home security camera, and its latest offering—the Wyze Cam OG—is a fresh, modernized, and drastically improved version of that first camera (with a similarly low price).

The Wyze Cam OG features 1080p HD video and image capture, two-way audio support, motion detection, night vision, access to its Cam Plus subscription, 20 fps daytime mode, 10 fps nighttime mode, IP65 rating, micro-USB plug power supply, and a 40-lumen spotlight that switches on when there is motion detected.

Also released at the same time is the Wyze Cam OG Telephoto, which features all the above plus a 27-degree field of view and 3x zoom. Both are amazingly affordable, as Wyze promises, and offer an excellent option for upgrading your smart home security on a budget.

Makita’s Outdoor Adventure Lantern Doubles as a Bluetooth Audio Device

Makita Outdoor Adventure Lantern


Makita is one of the best-known and most-loved manufacturers of power tools, renowned for their high quality, durability, and affordability. Now, with their “Outdoor Adventure” line of cordless products, you can take Makita with you to any job site and camp site.

Their latest offering, the Outdoor Adventure 18V LXT Bluetooth Radio and L.E.D. Lantern, is a working and camping man’s best friend. With it, you’ve got access to FM radio stations (thanks to the antenna built into the lantern guard) as well as a Bluetooth connection to your mobile devices so you can play your music or podcast while working, hiking, or camping.

The LED lantern has four lighting modes (flashlight, 360-degree lantern, three-side lantern, and strobe flashlight), two brightness settings (310 and 130 lumens), and three color modes (warm, neutral white, and daylight white), so you can customize your illumination however you want it. Once you slide in the Makita 18V LXT 5.0Ah battery (sold separately), you’ve got up to 44 hours of music playback and 16 hours of illumination.

JOURNEY’S Rapid TRIO Wirelessly Charges your Apple Devices and Saves Space

Journey Rapid TRIO 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station


Ring’s Car Cam Offers Dual-facing Camera Surveillance for Your Vehicle

Ring Car Cam


The Ring Car Cam was launched in 2020, but didn’t really make much of a splash (perhaps because most of us were staying indoors and working from home at the time). Now, it’s back and ready to upgrade your vehicle’s security.

The cam doesn’t feature a built-in screen, meaning it’s compact enough so as to be almost invisible from outside the car, but the dual-facing screens offer you a clear view of both the interior and exterior of your car.

All the footage is accessible via the Ring app, and you’ll also receive alerts straight to your phone if movement is detected inside or too-near your car or if your vehicle is being broken into.

The camera has its own integrated storage so the video clips will be saved straight to the device, and you can easily connect via 4G LTE network (with a Ring Protect Go subscription).

The Belt Cable Duo Houses USB-C and Lightning Connectors in a Single Head

Native Union Belt Cable Duo


VSSL Combines a Stainless Insulated Flask with a Bluetooth Speaker

VSSL Insulated Flask with Bluetooth Speaker


Nebula Capsule 3 Laser Sets the Standard for Portable Projectors

Nebula Anker Capsule 3 Laser Mini Projector


The ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat Makes a Perfect Office Companion

ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat


Garmin Launches inReach Messenger & App for Satellite Communication

Garmin inReach Messenger & App for Satellite Communication


Garmin’s GPS watches are some of the best-known and most widely utilized by hikers, trekkers, mountain climbers, explorers, marathoners, and fitness junkies. Now, with Garmin inReach Messenger, you can stay fully in contact anywhere in the world you go.

The compact, 4-ounce inReach Messenger box makes for the perfect travel companion, letting you connect your GPS device or your smartphone via WiFi, cellular network, and iridium satellite. It works with the inReach Messenger smartphone app to facilitate two-way texting, SOS, and location sharing anywhere in the world you go, even serving as a back-up power source to juice up a dead cell phone battery in case of emergency. The box’s built-in SOS button will let you call help even if you’re alone in the middle of nowhere without a single GPS device or smartphone around for miles.

Second Generation AirFly Turns any 3.5 Audio Jack into a Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter

AirFly Turns any 3.5 Audio Jack into a Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter


Basilisk V3 Pro is Razer’s Most Insane Wireless Gaming Mouse

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Gaming Mouse


The Belkin Wemo Stage Scene Controller with Thread is a Tricked Out Light Switch

Belkin Wemo Stage Scene Controller is a Tricked Out Light Switch


Anker 737 Power Bank Can Fast Charge 3 Devices at Once

Anker 737 Power Bank


Insta360 Link is a 4K Webcam with a Gimble to Track Your Movement

Insta360 Link 4K Webcam with a Gimble


AOHI Magcube 40W Foldable Charger Optimizes Charging for Two Devices

AOHI Magcube 40W Foldable Charger for Two Devices


Light Up the Night the Wyze Way

WYZE Motion-activated Step Lights

$25 / 3-pack

With motion-activated sensors, the Wyze Night Light helps you find your way in the darkness. The units attach to all wall surfaces with a magnetic mount and up to 10 can be linked together to safely illuminate your home. Sensors detect motion from up to 18-feet away, to keep you on course with your toes intact.

Bang for the Buck: Tozo’s Super Thin W1 Wireless Charger

TOZO W1 Wireless Charger


The Tozo W1 Wireless Charger is smooth and sleek and just 5mm thick. For reference, that’s two nickels and a penny stacked together. So yeah, impressively thin for its 10 Watt output, which is plenty to charge the latest Apple & Samsung devices.

A mirror-like finish and single LED indicator light complete the streamlined design. It charges via USB-C but no cord & adapter is included. Which must be at least part of why it’s such a great price. Available in a variety of colors.

Voice Control Makes The GE Cync Outdoor Plug Smarter

GE Outdoor Cync Smart Plug


With support for both Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, the GE Cync Outdoor Smart Plug is all about convenience.

Bluetooth & Wi-fi enabled & built to withstand the elements, it lets you control power remotely to individual outlets, with a tap of the touchscreen, all through the simple Cync mobile app.

Camera-Ready: Logitech’s Litra Glow Light

Logitech Litra Glow LED Streaming Light


Simple, quite affordable and remarkably well-designed, Logitech’s Litra Glow spot light gives cam users, streamers, Zoom marathoners and the rest of us, a production-quality light that enhances our appearance on camera.

The LED array is designed to make you “radiant” regardless of skin tone and other ambient lighting. The glare-free, adjustable, & mount anywhere design is sure to upgrade the look of your content.

Don’t Blow It, Get the PurePort Multi-Tool Kit

PurePort Multi-Tool Phone Cleaner Kit


Quit blowing into it. It’s not working. If you’re ready to handle sketchy ports and lint-laden iPhone plugs properly, the PurePort Multi-Tool kit has all the tools you need. With this clever tool you can easily clean & repair iPhone and iPad ports, cables and all connectors—remove lint, dust, & dirt safely and correctly to fix unreliable charging and poor connections.

Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential


The Smart Clock Essential from Lenovo is a bedside alarm clock with Alexa Built-in.  Set timers, alarms, reminders and add anything you need to your Amazon shopping cart by just saying it out loud. It can be your simple smart speaker and even functions as a night light. It’s available in 2 colors and 85% of the plastic used in the clock is made from recycled material.

The Belkin Soundform Connect Dongle Gives Your Speaker AirPlay 2 Ability

Belkin Soundform Connect


Designed for Apple users, Belkin’s Soundform Connect dongle is a smart little nugget that transforms any powered home speaker into an AirPlay smart speaker that can cast using newer iPhone, iPad, Macs, and Apple TVs running iOS 11.4 or later. Robust controls allow you to customize the experience through multiple speakers and rooms using the app or Siri.

Park Your Phone Anywhere with the Spigen Kickstand

Spigen U100 Universal Phone Kickstand


Designed to work with any & every phone, the Spigen U100 Universal kickstand is a versatile, minimalist cell phone stand. For hands-free viewing, reading, gaming, & creating content, this simple & streamlined adhesive stand keeps your phone upright when you need it & flips up out of the way when you don’t. Choose black, silver, or rose gold.

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