Ryobi Hybrid

The Ryobi Hybrid is the only yard tool that can run corded or cordless. The seven-pound string trimmer contains both AC and DC circuitry, so a user can switch power sources between an 18V lithium-ion battery and electricity from a socket. Ryobi Hybrid $119

Umbra iSpoon

For cooks who like to use their tablets as recipe books, the iSpoon keeps messy hands away from the screen. A capacitive silicone stylus serves as the end of the seven-inch-long beechwood mixing spoon. Umbra iSpoon $7

Dyson DC50

Hair can block a vacuum’s airflow and reduce suction when it wraps around the machine’s brush. But hair won’t get caught on the Dyson DC50 tangle-free turbine, which has two counter-rotating brushes that push hair directly into the suction tube. Dyson DC50 $500

Arc90 Glimpse

The Chrome extension Glimpse is picture-in-picture for a Web browser. Instead of opening a new page or tab, a user enters a site’s address in the Glimpse box. It calls up a streamlined version of the site, so the user can browse it on the side or use the box to compare two pages at once. Arc90 Glimpse Free

Eagle Creek Morphus 22

The Morphus carry-on converts to two full-size bags. The top of the 14-by-9-inch wheeled bag zips off to become a backpack. A user then pulls out the rolling bag’s lining, which becomes its new top. Eagle Creek Morphus 22 $395 (available July)


Breathometer is the first smartphone breathalyzer. Users plug the keychain-size device into a phone’s headphone jack and blow into it. The associated app displays blood-alcohol content. Breathometer Inc. Breathometer $50 (available July)

Pelican ProGear Elite Cooler

The Elite insulates better than any other cooler. With two inches of polyurethane foam between double walls and a seal similar to a freezer’s, it retains ice for up to 10 days in 90-degree weather. Pelican ProGear Elite Cooler $260 for 35-quart

KitchenAid Pro Line Series

There’s no need to push food through the Pro Line 16-Cup: It’s the first home food processor to draw food in automatically. After a user throws ingredients into it, an angled blade in the dicing attachment drives the food through a steel grid to make eight-millimeter cubes. KitchenAid Pro Line Series 16-Cup Food Processor $650


With a superwide aperture and the largest pixels, the camera on the HTC One captures 300 percent more light than any other smartphone camera. More light results in more realistic color and brighter photos. HTC One $200

Roku 3

With the Roku 3, a person can watch a movie without bothering everyone in the house. When a viewer plugs a pair of headphones into a standard 3.5mm jack on the remote, the Roku signals the set-top box to send audio over Bluetooth only to the remote. Roku 3 $99

Milwaukee 2PC Demolition Screwdrivers

The Milwaukee Demolition Screwdrivers are the toughest on the market. Engineers added a hardened tip and a steel cap to the handle, which a user can hit—co-opting the driver as a chisel—without damaging the tool. Milwaukee 2PC Demolition Screwdrivers $20 (two-piece set)

Sea to Summit Spark SpI

For summer camping trips, the Spark SpI sleeping bag is the warmest for its weight. Filled with 850-loft mature down, it’s rated for temps as low as 46 degrees, and at 12.3 ounces, it packs to the size of a grapefruit. Sea to Summit Spark SpI $269 (available August)