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8 Technologies For Your 2022 Home Improvement Projects

Gadgets and gifts for DIYers, from large to small

Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief at

Many people are planning home improvement projects for 2022, and these technologies can help you succeed. Whether you are shopping for new gear for your own project or looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves DIY, these gadgets are perfect for everything from upgrading home security to expanding that garage workstation. IoT devices and smart tools offer especially exciting features to ring in a new home for the new year.

1. Corsair Flash Survivor USB Drive

The Corsair Flash Survivor is the ultimate USB thumb drive. It is cased in aircraft-grade aluminum that’s waterproof and shock-, vibration- and impact-resistant. The Flash Survivor is compatible with all major operating systems, including the newest version of Windows. It uses USB 3.0 but also works with USB 2.0 systems, so it should be compatible with any computer you use to access your files.

As if the Survivor wasn’t already virtually indestructible, it also comes with a five-year warranty. This thumb drive is great to have around when working on home improvement projects since you won’t need to worry about it getting damaged by any falling tools or parts or even an accidental dunk in the sink.

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2. Incredibulb Silicone Shatterproof LED Lightbulb

The last thing you want when upgrading your home is a broken lightbulb. The Incredibulb was invented to put an end to the danger of broken glass from shattered bulbs. It features an innovative silicone bulb that’s easy to bend and flex while popping back to its shape. Since the Incredibulb is also LED, it could last years without ever needing to be replaced. The Incredibulb is also completely cool to the touch, making it particularly beneficial for those who have children.

3. SurfaceSoap Handheld UV Sanitizer

After the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020, everyone began paying much more attention to cleanliness. UV sanitizers like the convenient SurfaceSoap Handheld are great for keeping the workshop and home clean and virus-free. UV sanitizers have been around for years now, primarily for use in hospitals. Personal UV sanitizers have become more popular since the rise of COVID-19 due to their convenience and effectiveness. The sanitizer emits UV rays onto the surface it is directed at, which kill off 99% of bacteria and viruses.

4. myTracks App

This home improvement gadget can be found on your smartphone. The myTracks GPS logger app is highly useful for those working on bigger home improvement projects, like installing a new fence or mapping property borders. It’s available from the Google Play Store and the Apple AppStore and is one of the top apps for landscaping projects and design.

It allows you to easily track a path as you walk it, such as along the perimeter of your property, with features such as elevation, distance traveled and accurate map overlays. While there are in-app microtransactions you can use to increase functionality, the app is free to use for its base set of features.

5. DIY Whiteboard

DIY whiteboards make it easy to create a fully customized board for your home improvement projects. Whiteboards are great for brainstorming and working out new ideas. For example, maybe you’re thinking about adding an extension to your home. A whiteboard allows you to experiment with different floor plans for the new addition, all without going through sheets of paper or needing an expensive tablet. Your DIY whiteboard can be as large as you like and can be made of wood or even cool see-through plexiglass.

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6. Bosch Blaze Laser Distance Measurer

The Bosch Blaze Pro is a piece of home improvement tech from the home of the future. This distance measurer uses a laser to scan measurements to within 1/16th of an inch, up to 165 feet. If you move while measuring, it will even adjust in real-time. The Blaze is small enough to fit in most pockets and features a backlit color display packed with special features like calculating the square of a measurement. It is even splash- and dust-resistant and tough enough to withstand rugged conditions on any major home improvement project.

7. General Tools Digital Angle Finder

The General Tools Digital Angle Finder is perfect for home improvement projects that require precise wood cutting. Whether you’re building a new bunk bed for the kids or upgrading your back deck, the Digital Angle Finder can make accurately measuring your wood supplies easy. It features a sliding T-bevel and an LCD for quick and easy reading. The Digital Angle Finder can even store your measurements and calculate reverse angles.

8. DIY Smart Home Security System

Smart home security systems are becoming increasingly popular. An IoT home security system doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a professional to install, though. Many affordable DIY home security systems are available today that would make a great upgrade to your home in 2022. There are so many systems on the market, which makes it easy to find one with just the right features for your home. Some even include 24/7 professional monitoring services or complete customizability.

Your 2022 Projects Made Easy

Home improvement tech can be fun to use while adding new features to your house or apartment. These technologies and gadgets can make the process smoother and more user-friendly, paving the way for all those 2022 projects you have planned.

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