4 Everyday Use Gadgets You Should Own in 2021

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Technology has become so embedded in our lives that it’s present in almost every aspect of it, from when we search for solutions to when we shop for items. In fact, by the end of this year, over 3.8 billion people will own a smartphone, which is nearly half the global population. As the most owned tech device in the world, this is very telling of our relationship with technology.

But it’s not just smartphones that are making our lives easier. There are plenty of other inventions out there that can do the same. Here are some everyday gadgets you should own today.

Alpine Swiss RFID Wallet

Between its leather bi-fold look and carefully woven edges, it’s difficult to mistake the Alpine Swiss for anything other than an ordinary wallet. However, the Alpine Swiss protects you from a common kind of pickpocketing called “RFID skimming.” RFID skimming is a type of credit fraud where criminals use portable scanners to activate credit cards without needing to steal them. The Alpine Swiss uses electromagnetic enclosure technology to block external signals from reaching its contents. If you’re the type to put their wallet in their pocket or the front zipper of their bag, this tool might be something to consider.

Anker PowerCore


The Anker PowerCore is a 10,000mAh device that’s also one of the fastest charging power banks in the market. It’s equipped with Qualcomm’s “Quick Charge 3.0”— a neat feature that allows compatible devices to charge 85% faster. This technology was conceptualized with a type of PCB with enhanced design efficiency called hierarchical top-down. With it, the net connections between mechanical sheets were broken down into one diagram, allowing its engineers to easily wire a bank that can sustain high power transfers.

Quick Charge only works for devices that run on Qualcomm chips, such as Samsung phones and Apple watches. Then again, it’s a fairly common processor, so most devices that you own are very likely compatible with the Anker PowerCore.

Skyroam Solis Wi-Fi Hotspot

If you’re tired of slow public Wi-Fi while you’re out, then you might want to add the Skyroam Solis Wi-Fi Hotspot to your list of pocket tools. The Skyroam Solis is a hotspot device that turns your mobile data into a private Wi-Fi network. Its main advantage is how it’ll save your smartphone a lot of battery but it can also upgrade your network connectivity to at least 4G, even though mobile signals are weak in the area. Given current circumstances, it’s now used by a lot of households in locations that have weak Wi-Fi signals. After all, cellular towers have better coverage than Wi-Fi towers, so it’s easier to pick up and strengthen mobile networks.

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Not everybody is used to typing down their notes on a keyboard. Sometimes, it’s easier to remember the things you’ve written by hand. However, handwritten notes are very difficult to organize, that is, unless you use the Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook. The notebook itself isn’t incorporated with any kind of fancy technology but it does have a specially designed paper that allows an app to instantly scan your notes and convert them to PDF. It comes with a Frixion pen, which is so thermo-sensitive that it disappears with a little heat. The Rocketbook Wave’s paper can be microwaved around five times to “wipe the data” from its pages.

Technology can help you in a myriad of ways, from fast charging to long-term note-taking. Think about what kind of help you need and search for a gadget that can provide a solution.

If you’re interested to learn about other neat technologies, check out our article on recent inventions.

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