Mobile phones have everything but the kitchen sink. With the TaskOne toolkit, they can now take that on too (by repairing a leaky faucet). That's because this nifty case equips your phone with a veritable toolbox, including must-haves like a wrench, pliers, saws, and several different screwdrivers. It's like having Inspector Gadget right in your pocket!
It's a breeze to get the outdoor temperature on your phone. But to pull up the climate indoors, you'll need Thermodo. The add-on plugs right into your phone's audio jack, and you can use it to find out the temp wherever you are. It can help you keep any room at the perfect temperature for cutting energy costs, and you can even make sure the fridge and freezer are functioning optimally.
Structure Sensor from Occipital
When you need to get an idea of how anything will fit, it makes perfect sense to add Occipital's Structure Sensor to your device. This little scanner captures 3D images of rooms, furniture, or whatever you point it at. Among many other functions, you can use those shots to mark up measurements in every dimension or move stuff around in the digital space to find the perfect set up.
Kevo from Kwikset
Turn your phone into a luxury hotel room key for your house with the Kwikset Kevo door lock. It's an easy install on any door and an even easier install on your mobile device. To use it, just tap in the code to unlock your phone, then give one more tap in the Kwikset app to unlock the door—and you're home safe and sound!
This mobile fan attachment will give your phone some "gusto." It's great for DIY projects and especially handy after you've applied a dab of touch-up paint or a smidge of sealant—just call in a little extra breeze, and slick will go dry in the blink of an eye.
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Armband from Belkin
No, it's not an actual bird. It's a neato device that keeps tabs on your home's air quality even better than a real canary could. Everything from temperature and humidity to smoke and carbon monoxide can be tracked from an app right on your phone. Tweets aren't the only digital birdcalls in town anymore.
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!