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Must-Have Tech Gadgets and Accessories That Are Worth the Investment

Our editors reveal the 11 tech items they can't live without.
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Consider "The Weekly Covet" your editor-approved wish list for beauty, travel, fashion, and everything in between.

Supersonic Hair Dryer

SHOP NOW: Dyson, sephora.com, $399.00

"The Dyson hairdryer has been out for some time now, but I had been wary to use because of my very fine hair—especially because it gets dry easily. Enter Dyson’s latest: Gentle air attachment. The nozzle ensures that air is diffused so that it is cooler on the scalp and the strands—so things don’t get too dried or fried. Now that we’re moving into fall, I feel less guilty about heat styling my hair more regularly with this gadget. Plus, like the OG Dyson it is f-a-s-t."—Roxanne Adamiyatt, Senior Digital Editor

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QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

SHOP NOW: Bose, amazon.com, $299.00

"Whenever people ask me to share my tips for surviving long flights, I tell them about my secret weapon: Bose Noise Cancelling headphones. They have completely changed the way I travel. Rather than getting anxious on planes, I actually look forward to slipping on my headphones and completely zoning out during the flight."—Lindsay Silberman, Contributing Editor

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Electric Toothbrush Set

SHOP NOW: Quip, getquip.com, $25.00

"I’ve always been an old-school toothbrush kind of girl, but the buzz around Quip has me thinking of making the switch to electric."—Caroline Hallemann, Senior News Editor

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

SHOP NOW: Amazon, amazon.com, $39.99

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"My Amazon Fire TV Stick is honestly one of the best items I've purchased in the last year. In addition to the shows and movies available through Amazon, I can also seamlessly access streaming platforms like Netflix and HBO Go. Plus, the stick is really easy to use."—Maggie Maloney, Associate Digital Editor

Watch Series 4

SHOP NOW: Apple, amazon.com, $484.99

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"The Apple Watch has lots of amazing, handy features but the one that has truly changed my life is also one of the most basic: it lets me find my phone no matter what obscure spot in my apartment I've left it. The watch has a feature the makes your phone give a loud "ping" (even when it's on silent) so you can track it down even if it's managed to hide between the couch cushions, or in the pocket of your jacket in the coat closet."—Lauren Hubbard, Contributor

Hello Video Doorbell in White

SHOP NOW: Google Nest, bedbathandbeyond.com, $229.00

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"The Google Nest Hello Doorbell shows you who is at your door and will let you speak to them through your home Wifi connection. You can access HD video and audio of your front door to your cellphone or any other advice, even when you’re not home. There’s also a motion detection option which will alert you when motion is sensed at your home, and you can see a clip or live video of your home before a guest rings the doorbell. Aside from the security benefits, it’s extremely convenient to be able to communicate directly with a visitor or delivery person without actually greeting them at the door."—Michael Stillwell, Senior Designer

Leather Charger Roll Up

SHOP NOW: Mark & Graham, markandgraham.com, $49

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"Any avid traveler would confirm that the key to a stress-free trip is staying organized. It can be hard to find a chic case for keeping tech products in order, but this orange leather design from Mark & Graham fits the bill. And the best part? You can have it monogrammed at no extra charge."—Monique Valeris, Home Decor Editor, ELLEDecor.com

Portable Charger

SHOP NOW: Jackery, amazon.com, $32.99

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"I spent years carrying around my apple cable like an idiot, asking waiters and bartenders if they had a spare plug I could use. No more! This handy portable charger has saved me many times from an inopportune phone power-down."—Chloe Foussianes, News Writer

AirPods with Charging Case

SHOP NOW: Apple, amazon.com, $144.98

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"What did we do before AirPods? Doesn’t it seem like another century? Wear the old-fashioned headphones for any reason, and you’ll immediately feel like the most ancient person on the street or your gym. Perhaps I’m projecting, but the AirPods have changed the way we work out, listen to music and even multi-task. It’s a small gadget with a big impact. Now, if only Apple made them in different colors…"—Erik Maza, Style Features Director

Original Posture Trainer and Corrector

SHOP NOW: Upright GO, amazon.com, $69.95

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"Admittedly this hasn’t changed my life YET, but I have grand plans to wear this Upright Go posture trainer religiously—this tiny little square gently vibrates on your upper back every time you slouch to help you achieve a straight back worthy of Jackie Kennedy herself."—Olivia Martin, Style & Interiors Writer

Clip-on Book Light for Reading in Bed

SHOP NOW: Energizer, amazon.com, $7.99 

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"I bought this book light randomly—during a pre-vacation “panic mode” shop—assuming it would be good for reading on a plane or at night, as to not disturb anyone around me. While I haven’t taken it with me on vacation, it has completely changed my reading habits. When you realize you don’t have to get out of bed to turn off your light after reading, suddenly you’re a literary fiend. Plus, I purchased it over a year ago and haven’t had to replace the batteries once."—Lucia Tonelli, Editorial Assistant, ELLEDecor.com

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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