16 Clever Ideas That Should Have Really Caught On By Now

16 Clever Ideas That Should Have Really Caught On By Now

We get so used to the more mundane burdens of everyday life that we rarely stop to wonder if there’s an easier way to do them. Luckily, some outside-of-the-box thinkers have idealized clever ways to diminish the most minor of inconveniences that most of us wouldn’t think twice about.

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There may not always be shortcuts in our day to day lives, but anytime there’s a more convenient path, we’ll likely be very willing to take it. These people’s simple solutions will not only make you wonder why no one has thought of them before but also why they aren’t everywhere yet.

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Here are 16 incredibly clever ideas that should really have caught on by now.

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1. Most of the time, when you lose a wallet or your keys, it’s game over. However, this clever tile attachment works as a Bluetooth tracker so you can locate your lost item using your smartphone. Just make sure not to lose all three.

2. When you’re traveling or camping, charging devices can become a bit of a mission. These innovative batteries are embedded with a USB interface on the side so you can dole out the electronic juice with ease while on the go.

3. This clever ironing board serves more than one purpose to help satisfy your getting ready needs. With a mirror attached to the other side of the board, a simple flip will save you from having to go from room to room.

4. The One Puck has revolutionized the coaster to suit your charging needs. This puck uses a small Stirling engine to harness the power of hot and cold drinks and convert it into energy. A resourceful concept that urban coffee shops could certainly get behind to help prevent electricity freeloaders.

5. Considering how much we’ve grown to rely on our phones, they are usually always within reach. Keys? Not as much. Instead of fumbling around once you get to your front door, this system allows you to unlock with a quick tap of your screen.

6. Are you a stickler for not having your foods touch? This separate-cooking pan allows you to fry up multiple foods without having them turn into one giant blob. Plus, you get some aesthetically pleasing results to boot!

7. For those wary of meeting up with strangers to make Internet purchase exchanges, these designated little hubs will make the transaction much more secure.

8. Anyone who has ever thought they finally found a parking spot only to be deceived by a tiny car will truly appreciate this concept. This parking garage system uses lights as indicators to show whether a spot is vacant or not so you can stop circling around aimlessly.

9. Pedestrian traffic can quickly pile up when everyone is gravitating towards the narrow space of an escalator. This can become even more of a hassle when there are multiple sets of them. This innovative escalator keeps people in motion by turning into a moving walkway and then back into an escalator again.

10. There’s a reason candy greets you in the check out lane. It’s hard to resist throwing a sweet treat into the mix at the last minute, especially when you have kids badgering you for them. This lane completely eliminates the temptation for kids and adul

10. There’s a reason candy greets you in the check out lane. It’s hard to resist throwing a sweet treat into the mix at the last minute, especially when you have kids badgering you for them. This lane completely eliminates the temptation for kids and adul

10. There’s a reason candy greets you in the check out lane. It’s hard to resist throwing a sweet treat into the mix at the last minute, especially when you have kids badgering you for them. This lane completely eliminates the temptation for kids and adults with little self-control.

11. Public transit often uses signs to indicate specific seats that should be given up for those in need. However, this bus takes it a step further by having the seats upholstered to show that it’s a designated courtesy seat.

12. Why should parents have to miss out on some solid playground fun? This baby swing has an adult swing attached so both can enjoy swinging simultaneously.

13. Word search enthusiasts rejoice! This innovative highlighter has a cut-out section in the tip so you can see exactly what you’re highlighting.

14. Most cars’ back seats don’t take knees into consideration. However, this vehicle has indented spots so you can sit comfortably without having to involuntarily resort to the fetal position.

15. Trying to stay in the parking space lines painted below is not easy in the confines of a car. However, this lot came up with an easy solution of having the lines continue on to the barrier above. No need to open your car door while trying to line yourself up here.

16. Knowing when your slices of bread are perfectly toasted can be quite a gamble with the average toaster. This transparent toaster eliminates the need for repeated pop up checks.