Let’s face it, we all love our gadgets. We love how they make things easier for us and how we use them for our day-to-day activities. It’s probably even arguable that we can’t live without some gadgets, as we’ve come to rely on them either for work or for house chores. Wouldn’t it be great if some of them were smaller, so we could carry them around easily?
Actually, technology has made it possible for a lot of things to be made compact these days. Here we’ve put together a list of 10 gadgets that have been made more portable. From your own portable dj system that can help you out at any party to a mini washing machine to keep your laundry under control, these cute gadgets will have you wondering why they didn’t exist before this.
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1. GoCool Portable Semi Truck Cab Air conditioner
If camping outdoors gets a tad too hot for comfort, you should consider this portable air conditioner. GoCool Portable Air Conditioner relies on a supply of ice and water to keep the air cool. Its size doesn’t take up room in the tent and you can wheel it around to move it. The machine is either powered by plugging it into a wall plug point or your car’s cigarette lighter.
[Get one – $429.99]
2. NewAir AI-100R Ice maker
Imagine never running out of ice for your party. With the help of this NewAir AI-100R Ice Maker, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting out of the house to buy ice in the middle of your party anymore. This device makes up to 28 pounds of ice cubes and will make a new batch every six to 15 minutes. The best thing about it is that it can sit on your kitchen counter or be brought along for your picnics.
[Get one – $183.99]
3. VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner
Another tool you could consider investing in for your mobile office is the VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner. This hand scanner is great to quickly scan documents and books for references. The scanner will then store the images in a microSD card. Scanned images can be saved in PDF or JPEG format and the scanner’s output can go up to 900dpi.
[Get one – $54.90]
4. IPower Pro IPhone 4/4S Pocket Projector
If you often need to give presentations on the fly, you need a portable projector. The iPower Pro is small enough to fit in your pocket as it is powered by your iPhone 4/4S. It is able to project streaming videos, photos and pictures slides. If you can’t tell from the picture, it also doubles up as a charging case for your phone.
[Get one – $249.95]
5. Monster Go-DJ System
This is for DJs and budding DJs alike. The Monster Go-Dj is a portable DJ rig which allows you to spin your turntables wherever you are. In addition to its 2GB internal memory, this handy tool can also draw music from streaming devices and SD cards. Some of its features include EQ and effects controls as well as a recorder.
[Get one – $599.95]
6. USB Portable Paper shredder
Need a paper shredder to help shred your receipts? Check out the USB Portable Paper Shredder. Despite its name, you can power the handheld device with AA batteries. It can shred up to five pieces of A6 sized paper at once. You can still shred your A4 sized papers too, all you need to do is fold them.
[Get one – $16.90]
7. Portable Mini Fridge Cooler And Warmer
Ever wished for a small fridge that you could bring along in your car? This Portable Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer is exactly that. The fridge also doubles as a heater to keep hot beverages warm with its hot and cold switch. The portable fridge is powered either by your car’s cigarette lighter or a plug point on the wall.
[Get one – $39.95]
8. Panda Small Portable Compact Washing Machine
You may be living alone or you don’t have the space for a washing machine. This is where the Panda Small Portable Compact Washing Machine comes in. Its size makes it perfect for washing small loads of laundry and it’s easy to store away. The machine is also easy to use, as all you need is to do is fill it with water and set the timer.
[Get one – $76.99]
9. Handpress Auto ESE Electrical Espresso Machine
Woke up late and forgot to get your daily dose of caffeine? With this portable coffee machine, that will be a thing of the past. It is powered by your car’s cigarette lighter and is a lifesaver when there are no coffee shops in the vicinity. Making your coffee is easy. Just plug in the gadget, add water and coffee, and press the button.
[Get one – €149.00]
10. ZUtA Labs Mini Mobile Robotic Printer
With the advent of smartphones and apps, we can now do our work on the go. ZUtA Labs’ Mini Mobile Robotic Printer now completes the mobile office setup. This miniature printer’s inkjet is able to print 1,000 pages and is not limited to any paper size. You can easily connect it to your PCs and smartphones, the printer has a rechargeable battery with an on/off switch.