28 Cool Apartment Gadgets in 2022 That You Can’t Resist

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Everyone loves gadgets and gizmos, but unfortunately, apartment living usually reduces the storage space you have available.

We’ve shared a list of cool apartment gadgets that can help save space, help with other apartment struggles, or are simply so awesome you need to have them. Keep reading to find your favorite new gadget or a fun gift for someone you know who just moved into an apartment.  

Cool Apartment Gadgets

Instant Pot Duo 11 in 1 with Air Fryer

Anyone who spends time in the kitchen needs an Instant Pot when living anywhere, but this version also comes with an air fryer lid. This eliminates the need to buy an air fryer that takes up a ton of space!

You can also grab an accessory set to expand what you can do with an Instant Pot and maximize your cooking!

Self-Sealing Trash Can

This small trash can seals the trash bag so you don’t have to tie it up yourself, then it replaces the can with a new bag when you take the full trash bag out.

You might not absolutely need it, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless and definitely takes a part of the hassle out of trash days.

S’mores Maker

When you live in an apartment, you sadly can’t head to the backyard to start a campfire and cook up some s’mores (unless your building has a fire pit). This convenient, inexpensive gadget is a great solution if you have the space for it!

Tip: You can also make delicious S’mores in an air fryer, so you might want to try that first if you’re low on space. 

Indoor Barbecue

If you’re new to apartment living, barbecues are one thing that you don’t realize is amazing until it’s gone. For anyone who loves barbecue, an indoor grill is a perfect investment!

You can make just about anything with these (including one of our favorites, paninis)! 

Snap-On Colander 

Another great space-saver, this snap-on gadget eliminates the need for an entire colander.

It simply snaps onto your pan and allows you to drain out the water, then you can easily store it in a small drawer afterward.  

Vector Robot

Who doesn’t want an intelligent little robot rolling around their apartment? If you’re looking to splurge, you’ll be very entertained by this little guy.

Funny enough, it’s a great solution for someone who wants a pet but isn’t allowed to get one in your apartment.

Automatic Pan Stirrer

Perhaps one of the coolest apartment gadgets we’ve come across is this automatic pan stirrer.

Forget having to stand by your pan for 20+ minutes, just let this gadget do the cooking for you! If you’re interested in this, also check out the Stirmate for a heavy-duty option.

Levitating Speaker

Talk about cool apartment gadgets! Who wouldn’t want a levitating speaker? This color-changing speaker looks like something from the future.

It’s battery-powered and you can use it with or without the base, making it easy to carry around the apartment when needed.

Star Projector

A star projector can make your bedroom feel like a backyard camping adventure.

They’re inexpensive and do a great job of lighting up your room with thousands of relaxing stars! 

Levitating Moon Lamp

Let’s face it, anything that levitates is pretty darn cool. This moon lamp will magically levitate on your nightstand all night. 

It also changes colors so you can see various shades of the moon!

Grilled Cheese Toaster Bags

Ever wanted to make grilled cheese in the toaster? Now is your time to shine.

These grilled cheese toaster bags make the impossible possible, all for just $10. Although not a super necessary apartment gadget, these are still pretty cool.

DASH Mini Waffle Maker

Everyone loves waffles, but most full-size waffle makers take up a fair amount of space. Not this little guy!

You can indulge in some mini waffles without hoarding space. You can even get models that make a different shape of waffle (like a heart or a pumpkin). That said, you might lose some patience when you want to make a large batch of waffles with this little guy.

Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

This cute microwave cleaner is like magic. Forget scrubbing for an hour, simply fill her head with vinegar, water, and lemon juice and then pop her in the microwave for a few minutes.

She does all the hard work, you simply need to wipe afterward and all the grime will come off. 

Retro Pixel Art Bluetooth Speaker

This is one of those cool apartment gadgets you don’t need, but you’ll want anyway.

This unique little speaker displays pixel art while playing your music, with some extra tools you can use (like social media notifications and a voice recorder). You can choose pixel art from their collection or even create your own! 

Portable Door Lock

It can be weird living in an apartment unit where other people have keys, so this portable door lock can help you feel safe. It’s inexpensive and easy to use, not to mention effective at locking unwanted visitors out. 

Since it’s portable, you can also take it with you when staying in hotels or at Airbnbs.

Color-Changing Shower Head

This color-changing shower head will bring a whole new vibe to your showers.

Best of all, the light automatically changes based on your shower temperature, so you can make sure you’re never entering a freezing cold or scalding hot shower. 

Microgreen Growing Kit

This kit makes growing healthy microgreens so easy that you can do it in even the tiniest apartment! 

This unique device is perfect for anyone who makes healthy eating a priority.

Toaster with Warming Rack

Upgrade to a step above your regular toaster!

This inexpensive toaster adds a warming rack to the top, perfect for keeping your food warm when you’re not ready to eat it yet. 

Space-Saving Mug Organizers

Mugs can take up their fair share of space in a cabinet (especially for mug collectors), so this contraption makes storage a lot easier.

It can free up half your cabinet space that your mugs are taking up! It might not work if you have odd-shaped mugs, however.  

Portable Washing Machine

If you don’t have a washing machine and dryer inside your apartment or even in the complex, the struggle is real. This portable washing machine makes things a little bit easier.

Although you won’t be able to wash all your clothes with this, it’s perfect for a small load on those days you really don’t want to go to the laundromat. 

Odor-Absorbing Trash Can

If you’re not blessed with a trash chute in your apartment complex, you’re probably not taking the trash out as often as you’d like to be.

A trash can with odor-absorbing technology will help make sure your trash doesn’t start to smell after a couple of days! Just don’t get lazy and wait too long to take it out. 

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee maker

Still paying $5+ every day for a cup of your favorite nitro cold brew?

Although a bit spendy, this nitro cold brew coffee maker is a cool gadget that makes delicious cold brew and can save you tons of money in the long run.

Electric Gooseneck Kettle

If you’re lived this long without an electric kettle, why?

They’re inexpensive and they make heating up water beyond easy. We love this matte black color, but you might want stainless steel or another color to better fit your decor. 

Touchless Soap Dispenser

This touchless soap dispenser makes doing dishes or washing your hands a breeze. 

It’s inexpensive and will make life a lot easier (not to mention cleaner).

Victrola Bluetooth Record Player

This record player is the best of both worlds!

It can play your records and connect to bluetooth to play wireless music from speakers if you don’t have the vinyl you want to listen to (because we all know how expensive vinyls can be). 

Dodow Sleep Aid Device

If you have trouble getting to sleep, this might be the gadget for you.

Hundreds of thousands of people love this device – many say it’s the only thing that has worked for them. Put away the melatonin and try this bad boy out. 

Portable Cereal Cup

This revolutionary portable cereal cup will change your life. Now, you can finally take cereal on-the-go easily!

You can “drink” your cereal for hours without it getting soggy – the design ensures the cereal and milk don’t mix until you take a drink.  

Smart Tea Kettle

To sum up our cool apartment gadgets, this one’s for all you tea lovers.

This smart tea kettle lets you choose your setting based on the type of tea you’re making – it automatically steeps it for you! This is perfect for those of us that tend to forget we’re steeping tea, then end up wasting it because it gets too bitter. 

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