Our Favorites: January/February 2014 Lifestyle Products (Slideshow)
Check out the healthy-living products on our radar.
Stick to It
Sugru is a self-setting putty that bonds to just about any surface. It air cures into a flexible, waterproof, hot- and cold-resistant silicone rubber in 24 hours. Use it to repair everything from frayed computer cords and broken pot-lid handles to a hole in your hiking boots. $18 for an eight-pack kit from www.sugru.com/us.
The Tile is a small electronic tag with a companion smartphone app. Attach it to anything you panic without, like keys. If (when) they disappear, the app tracks them down by telling you when you’re getting closer. Also programmable to others’ phones, for when yours goes missing. $19 from www.thetileapp.com.
Read the Room
The Nest “learning thermostat” will read a household’s temperature patterns and learn to adjust itself accordingly. You can also program it remotely from a smartphone. Used consistently, it can lower heating and cooling bills by up to 20 percent. $249 at www.nest.com.
Put a Wrench in It
Need to fix your glasses? Open a bottle? Prop up your iPhone? The Pocket Monkey all-purpose tool saves the day. Portable as a credit card, it’s just as handy — and arguably even more valuable. $12 at www.zootilitytools.com.