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 cool 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 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, cool tools & 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.
This BLACK+DECKER light embodies flexibility and versatility in all the best ways. Built with a flexible gooseneck, it can be twisted, turned, and contorted any way you want it, allowing you to wrap it around a pole, hang it from the roof, lean it on your car, or conform it to whatever hands-free configuration works best.
One end features a bright LED light bulb useful for lighting up small rooms, reading, or arts and crafts, while the other end features a small directional light.
The larger bulb has up to 15 hours of run time on a full charge, with 4.5 hours for the smaller penlight end. But don’t worry: you can keep the light running while it’s plugged into USB power to charge. You won’t find a more user-friendly and conveniently designed tool for light anywhere.
Therabody is back with yet another game-changing recovery aid, and no, it’s not a percussion massager. Instead, they’re bringing to market the RecoveryTherm Cube, a device that provides pain relief through hot and cold therapy.
All you’ve got to do is place the device on whatever body part is causing you pain, and let it do its thing. It’s got three temperature settings to choose from:
Thanks to its run time of up to 120 minutes (on hot/cold, with just half that for the contrast setting) and its portable size (small enough to fit into any backpack or briefcase), you’ve got instant access to therapeutic treatments anywhere, anytime. There’s even the option of a strap that lets you secure it to your body for hands-free treatment.
Sonos is stepping up the performance of their Move speaker in what might be the most important way: extending the battery life.
While the original Move had just 11 hours of run time, the second-generation Move 2 now offers a whopping 24 hours. You can play your music for longer before needing to re-charge.
The Move 2 also improves a few other features, including:
The speaker is stepping up its game in big ways, and it’s well worth considering if you’re looking to improve your home sound system.
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.
Get ready for maximum versatility and portability.
The Satechi Dual Dock Stand is sized small enough to fit in any briefcase, everyday backpack, or carry-on bag, but its compactness doesn’t stop it from being a truly game-changing addition to your home office or digital nomad work set-up. It’s got everything short of the proverbial kitchen sink:
You can use it to connect two external monitors to your MacBook or connect multiple USB drives and data sources. It’s even designed to place beneath your laptop, making it both a convenient stand and easy to keep out of the way as you work.
The Belkin BoostCharge Pro charger is compatible with both your Apple Watch and any USB-C-powered smartphones or tablets.
You can charge two devices at the same time, and the 10,000 mAh power bank gives you up to 36 hours of extra battery life.
The USB-C port offers 20W fast charging, while the wireless watch charger delivers power at a 7.5W output.
Thanks to its integrated overcharge protection, you never have to worry about damaging your device batteries even if you leave them charging overnight. And because it’s built so sleek and light, it’ll fit into your backpack, briefcase, or gym bag so you can always have a portable power source on hand for your daily commute or weekend getaways.
Wyze is stepping up its game and offering the Battery Cam Pro, a fully battery-powered wireless security camera.
As the successor to the older Wyze Cam Outdoor V2, it’s packed with new features, including:
Though it doesn’t link to a hub, it does capture all the video onto a microSD card for easy access.
Battery life isn’t ideal—less than 24 hours when constantly surveilling your home—but it can be wired for continuous monitoring with the battery as a backup in case the power fails. This, we think, is its true purpose… continuous monitoring during power events.
It’s compatible with all your favorite smart home devices (including Alexa, IFTTT, and Google Assistant) and setup is made easy via Bluetooth (no need to scan QR codes).
And to ensure it can handle outdoor use, it’s built with an IP65 rating that’ll keep it operating smoothly even in heavy rain.
The ProGrip snaps onto your phone to make it really easy to hold, and offers a camera-like ergonomic grip that fits your hand like you want it to and is angled for maximum comfort and precision in your photography.
The clamp rotates 90 degrees so you can switch between portrait and landscape modes in a matter of seconds, and there’s even a hand strap to make sure you never lose your grip on your phone even when taking action or adventure shots.
But don’t think it’s just a camera grip! It’s also a mount that you can use to secure a microphone or LED light, comes with an integrated tripod connector, and operates as a tabletop dock so you can easily review your pictures and footage.
There’s also a built-in battery pack to keep your phone battery charged and a wireless shutter button to make taking photos hands-free a breeze.
The HD Mask USB Camera is a stealth, super powerful & simple wi-fi security camera that is extremely discreet.
It offers full HD 1080 footage, live streaming, 24/7 monitoring, motion detection, & continuous real-time recording. You can set up multiple cameras around the home or office to secure the perimeter and monitor everything from your phone.
It effectively gives you the monitoring power of expensive CCTV systems without intrusive or obvious cameras.
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 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 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.
Charge all your Apple devices on a single, sleek charging station. The Rapid TRIO 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station by JOURNEY lets you power up your AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone all at the same time, using magnetic wireless fast-charging that will top up your devices’ batteries at lightning speed.
One really cool feature of this charger is the detachable Apple Watch charger, which you can unplug from the stand, throw in your bag, and carry with you for instantly accessible USB-C charging anywhere you go.
The magnetic phone charger doubles as a stand so you can watch TV or browse the internet hands-free. Thanks to the swivel mount and vertical design, it will be a convenient way to keep your phone close at hand without taking up unnecessary space on your desk or nightstand.
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).
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.
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 everyday carry 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.