The 22 Best Gadgets for Men in 2023 (That you can buy today)

By Staff Writers  |  Updated January 3, 2023

The 22 Best Gadgets for Men in 2023 (That you can buy today)
 

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 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.



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

Wyze Cam OG


$20-30
 

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.


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


 

This 2-in-1 cable features both a Lightning and USB-C connector, allowing you to connect every Apple and Android device to your USB-C charger for quick and efficient on-the-go charging.     The cable supports 60W fast-charging, compatible with your essential gadgets like laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It’s also wrapped in an ultra-tough 100% recycled PET braiding sheath that will keep it from breaking or fraying with repeated use, and the aramid fiber core ensures the cord won’t snap even if it accidentally gets yanked. It’s even designed especially thin so you can fit two in adjoining USB ports for hassle-free charging.


VSSL Combines a Stainless Insulated Flask with a Bluetooth Speaker

VSSL Insulated Flask with Bluetooth Speaker


 

Nights out in nature, at the lake, or in the campground just got a whole lot better with VSSL’s new insulated flask. Not only does it have the capacity to store 8 fluid ounces of your favorite booze in its insulated tank, but the flask comes with a built-in weatherproof Bluetooth speaker that lets you play your favorite tunes anywhere, anytime.     At 9 inches long and 2 inches wide, it’s compact enough you can fit it into any backpack. Plus, it’s made from 304 stainless steel, so you know it can survive a beating. The removable drinking cap makes it easy to refill when empty or wash when not in use. And thanks to the carabiner top, you can clip it onto your pack for easier hands-free carry.


Nebula Capsule 3 Laser Sets the Standard for Portable Projectors

Nebula Anker Capsule 3 Laser Mini Projector


 

Simplify your home movie setup with this palm-sized laser projector. Weighing in at just 2.1 pounds, it’s insanely lightweight and compact, but projects sterling-quality 1080p HD images and video onto your walls. It’s got a 2.5 hour battery life—more than adequate for all but the longest feature films—and can easily be plugged in for fast-charging while you take a break or make a quick snack.     Thanks to the 8W DD+ speaker with Dolby Atmos sound, you can enjoy your movie or TV show without bothering to hook up your sound system. Best of all, you don’t even need to get up to control it—use Chromecast or Google Assistant to operate the projector from the comfort of your couch.  


The ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat Makes a Perfect Office Companion

ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat


 

Keep your desk neat and your phone always powered up with this desk mat. The ALTI wireless charging desk mat is designed to be reversible, with surfaces of plush felt and premium vegan leather you can flip over according to your preference. Along with the desk mat comes a magnetic charger that can deliver 15W of power to your phone, wireless earbuds, or any other Qi-enabled or wirelessly charged device. Because it’s detachable, you can place the magnetic charger on either side of the mat, regardless of which surface you’re using. At 14.5 inches wide and 30 inches long, it’s the ideal size to keep your desk neat without taking up excessive space.  


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


 

The second-gen AirFly device steps its functionality and versatility up a notch, cementing its place as one of the best AirPods add-ons around. Plug this clever gadget into any 3.5mm jack on any device—be it old iPod, a treadmill, an airplane entertainment system, or a gaming rig with no Bluetooth compatibility—and AirFly will let you connect your wireless earbuds in an instant. Not only is the second-gen model smaller than the original, but it packs a longer battery life (20 hours) and features a battery life indicator to let you know when it’s time to re-charge. Best of all, it retails at a lower price than the original.  


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

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Gaming Mouse


 

Game your way every day with the Basilisk V3 Pro, Razer’s most advanced wireless gaming mouse. It’s a true masterpiece of gaming design, featuring tactile cycling mode for quick-switching through skills or weapons, a smart-reel mode that lets you scroll at light-speed, virtual acceleration to facilitate rapid scrolling, 13-zone programmable chroma lighting with 16.8 million colors, ultra-responsive wireless connection via the USB dongle, an industry-leading 30K optical sensor, ergonomic design, 11 programmable buttons, and wireless charging capacity. With a 90 million-click lifecycle, it’s a mouse you can confidently use for years of hardcore, fast-paced gaming.  


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


 

Home automation just got easier—and cheaper—with the Belkin Wemo Stage Scene Controller with Thread. Designed to integrate with Apple’s HomeKit, this smart switch lets you control any individual smart device you have connected to HomeKit, or control all your devices at once. It connects via both Bluetooth 5.0 and Thread, giving you a reliable connection no matter where in the house you are. With a 6-12 month battery life and a 3-year warranty, it’s one of the simplest, most reliable smart additions you can make to your home. The controller is also small enough you can keep it on your bedside table, but it can easily mounted to any wall without wires to give it that standard home switch look.


Anker 737 Power Bank Can Fast Charge 3 Devices at Once

Anker 737 Power Bank


 

Keep this little power bank in your camp kit, briefcase or on your desk, and you’ll always have plenty of backup power. Its 24,000 mAh battery can power up an iPhone 13 up to 5 times, and it comes with both ActiveShield 2.0 to prevent overheating and PowerIQ 4.0 to maximize power efficiency. The device offers two-way charging, making it easy to keep it topped up and pass on the power to your mobile devices. The digital display makes it easy to see not only how much power is left in the power bank, but how much is remaining to charge each of the devices plugged into its multiple USB ports—both USB-A and USB-C. Its 140W capacity lets it charge devices up to 7 times faster than other devices and up to three devices simultaneously. Best of all, it’s compact and lightweight enough you can carry it everywhere you go.  


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

Insta360 Link 4K Webcam with a Gimble


 

Insta360’s Link is the brand’s answer to Apple’s CenterStage, a webcam featuring software that guarantees you’re always front and center on every video call. The Link sits on a gimbal (designed after DJI’s Pocket 2 action camera) that physically moves the camera every time you do to ensure you stay in the frame. To make it even more effective, it’s programmed with head-tracking software that auto-zooms, auto-focuses, and can even be controlled using simple hand gestures. Pair that with spectacular picture quality, sleek and feature-rich apps on both Windows and macOS, and a reasonable price tag, and you can see why it’s one of the best new webcams to hit the market in 2022.  


AOHI Magcube 40W Foldable Charger Optimizes Charging for Two Devices

AOHI Magcube 40W Foldable Charger for Two Devices


 

Say goodbye to bulky, chunky chargers, and say hello to one of the most portable power solutions around. This AOHI Magcube charger is designed with foldable plug prongs that make it delightfully compact, sized just right to fit in any pouch, backpack, or briefcase. It’s capable of supporting up to 40W fast-charging for laptops, tablets, and smartphones, with dual USB-C ports that optimizes power supply to your devices to ensure the most efficient charge time. Thanks to the integrated PI technology, your devices are protected while plugged in, and the charger even auto-adjusts output power according to which device is connected.  


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.



WERD has been reader-supported since 2009. When you buy through a link on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. We do not accept compensation for reviews.
Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the best gear, latest gadgets, menswear recommendations, new books & deals sent to your inbox.


MORE TO DISCOVER...


Get our newsletter

Keep up on the latest gear and deals.

werd.com
© 2023 FIGURE3 INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED