7 Brilliant Multi-Functional Products That Do Anything You'd Ever Need
You don't need more things in your life, you just need better things.
These 7 items go beyond the usual call to action, providing super-packed all-in-one uses that will cut down on the clutter in your life without sacrificing usefulness.
1. BauBax Jacket
It's an eye mask! It's a pen! It's a... jacket? One of the top 10 most funded items in Kickstarter history, the BauBax jacket puts the "multi" in "multifunctional." It not only works as a water-repellent and wrinkle-free jacket that stands up as a handsome piece of apparel alone, but it also comes equipped with a neck pillow, a stylus, a blanket, gloves, and a drink pocket, among other super-specific storage compartments. Perfect for hiking trips, or, you know, impromptu naps in the park.
2. Coolest Cooler
Coolest has everything you need for an outdoor party, providing not only cold drinks but music, phone charging, light, and food prep space in one big self-powered package. Now you can tailgate without needing an actual tailgate--or draining your car battery.
3. Lakeland Multichef
The kitchen appliance industry hasn't really been at the forefront of space-saving innovation by the looks of most of our overcrowded counters. Honestly, it's probably why kitchen islands exist. But if you don't have space for an island--or if you'd rather not clutter it up with six small appliances--the Multichef can meet all your blending, chopping, grating, whipping, kneading, steaming and pasta-cooking needs. It's basically the closest we've ever come to that food-making machine they had in the Jetsons.
4. Happy Camper Compass
This 10-in-1 gadget is an adventurer's necessity. Working as a compass, pocket knife, thermometer, level, whistle, flint with striking blade, and numerous other lost-in-the-woods-without-GPS essentials, this teeny 3" x 1" compass will save serious space on your camping pack that could be better used for food, or whiskey.
5. Living Cube
If you're trying to furnish a room in the most minimalist and stress-free way possible (we're lookin' at you, IKEA), the Living Cube is it. This furnishing gift from the gods looks like a simple TV bookcase, but hides "bike & skateboard mounts, a drop-down workspace, a coat wardrobe, a minibar, multipurpose drawers, a queen-size bed-ready loft, and an interior 'New Room' with additional storage large enough to fit a couple miniature horses.
6. Wallet Ninja
For the slimmest, most space-consciously designed piece of multifunctional gadgetry, this razor sharp multitool delivers practical punch after punch (18, to be exact). This wallet-sized steel card pulls nails, opens letters and boxes, peels fruit, and repairs eyeglasses, among 13 other micro day-to-day functions. And, it fits in your wallet. So you can open bottles—and impress bar friends—on the go.
7. ... and let's not forget, your coffeemaker
Sometimes, the best all-in-one tools require just a little bit of imagination and outside-of-the-box thinking. Did you know your coffeemaker can cook your oatmeal and boil your eggs? All-purpose never tasted so good.
Michelle No is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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