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Minimalism Gadgets

In theory, minimalism means getting more from less. Technology can often get in the way of that by packing in extra cables and design features that bloat or dilute functionality.

But there are plenty of gadgets on the market that are elegantly designed, minimalist, and do their job well. In many cases, these can fit right in your pocket. Here are a few we recommend.

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Samsung’s 128 GB thumb drive is actually the size of your thumb.


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Most USB flash drives are roughly the length of your pinky. Somehow, this Samsung USB drive fits all of that into a tiny package that can hold up to 128 GB of space.

Get it on Amazon for $10.99 for 32 GB or more.

Tile makes sure your keys are never lost.

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Tile first found success on Kickstarter making Bluetooth-enabled lost-and-found devices. The second generation Tile, pictured above, costs just $25, connects to an app on your phone, and has a loud alarm to alert you to its location.

The battery only runs for a year, but after that, you can return it for a discounted replacement.

Get it on Amazon for $25.

Anker makes a tiny Bluetooth speaker

Anker makes a tiny Bluetooth speaker

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Anker is selling a Bluetooth speaker that’s roughly two-thirds the size of a Rubik’s cube. Reviewers on Amazon praise it for its ease of use, NFC compatibility with Android smartphones, and simple design.

Get it on Amazon for $20.

Anker also makes a compact, lipstick-sized battery charger that can charge your phone nearly twice over.

Anker also makes a compact, lipstick-sized battery charger that can charge your phone nearly twice over.

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Anker’s portable charger that’s the easily pocketable. The battery holds 3350 mAh, which is almost enough for two charges on an iPhone 6.

Get it on Amazon for $13.

Amazon FireStick can turn any HDMI screen into a streaming device.

firestick

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The FireStick is an incredibly useful streaming device, allowing you to make any HDMI-compatible device into a TV. Pair it with an external battery charger that can pack enough volts, and you have a setup that works without an outlet.

Get it on Amazon for 39.99

Lenovo’s mouse can flatten and twist into different shapes.

Lenovo's mouse can flatten and twist into different shapes.

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Lenovo, which has been experimenting with compact form factors in its laptop lines, designed a mouse that can double as a remote if you’re doing a PowerPoint presentation. All you have to do is twist the base of the mouse to the point where it lays flat, and it can fit into a pocket or function as a remote.

Get it on Amazon for $32.40.

BY MINIMALIST BLISS


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