Tech products are great, but it’s easy to look up and feel like you have way too many that can only help you with certain things. If you’re interested in investing in multifaceted electronics, and fewer of them, opt for ones that can do a variety of things. Here are five that help you live, work and play smarter.
A must-have in the kitchen, get recipe help through YouTube videos or stream your favorite Netflix shows while you cook. Listen to tunes, get answers to questions, check out the weather forecast and more all by saying, “Hey, Google.” You can also keep an eye on your home when you’re away thanks to a built-in Nest Cam.Available at
Hate when you’re on FaceTime and realize your battery is on its last leg? For iPhone users, this magnetic stand allows you to charge your phone (or AirPods) on its base and simultaneously chat with loved ones. Plus, it blends in well with decor. It’s available to buy at the end of September.Available at
So many televisions nowadays are massive and take up a lot of space in living rooms and bedrooms, interfering with decor. For the art lover, the Frame is part TV, part digital art gallery, allowing you to showcase your favorite pieces or thousands of your favorite family photos.Available at
Need to connect with people (including for work), but don’t want to be forced to carry a phone or laptop around the house when you have to move around a room? Get into the Portal Go, which allows conversation to move with you, as the camera picks up your whole room and rotates from side to side when you do.Available at