A good, nifty gadget not only impresses your friends, but also has brilliant consequences on your day to day life, either making your life more fun or easier. Whether it be a gizmo that helps you maximise your work efficiency, or just something that allows you to have fun, gadgets are, and always have been, a technological necessity.

Below are just a few that will make your life considerably easier.

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480

With the ability to be used on up to three devices, regardless of computing platform, the Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard has just made your life all the easier. With just one flick of the Easy-Switch dial, you can reply to an iMessage on your iPhone, update your status on Facebook, or have a dabble in some online gaming. No longer should we be limited to one computing platform. If we take online gaming as an example, sites such as 32Red.com, 888 and SkyVegas offer users the opportunity to play on computer, mobile or tablet. With more players looking to take advantage of online promotions such as 32Red’s 100% table games bonus, the multi-device keyboard opens up more gaming possibilities. In a world that is all about making things easier for ourselves, they come no easier than this. There are a few minute pitfalls with the K480: it isn’t as light as you would hope it to be, while, due to its size, it lacks the same amount of keys as a fully-fledged keyboard, but that willing, it is still a super product.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

While the humble ballpoint pen should never go obsolete, the Livescribe Echo Smartpen goes some way in sending it towards the retirement home by allowing you to record audio whilst taking notes, before giving you the opportunity to play them back at a later date. Notes can be stored and shared via a computer, iPad or iPhone thanks to the micro-USB connector, something which also serves as a charger. Depending on the model, you can store either 400 or 800 hours, the question is can you stand listening to your own voice for that long? Navigating the apps is nice and easy thanks to the OLED display. With both a 3.5mm audio jack and a built in speaker, you can listen whilst pacing furiously around the room, while the ergonomic grip makes it a delight to hold in your hand.

iPro Lens

The iPro Lens is everything that is good about gadgets. It is simplicity at its very best; using little but adding much. This gadget is not a camera, you may have thought as much given the name, but it aims to give your device some camera steroids, enhancing the camera on your iPhone, Galaxy S4 or iPad Mini. The lens’, which take next to no time to put on and remove, allow you to capture larger pictures, while the case keeps them securely protected. The case itself is pretty smart actually, doubling up as a tripod mount. If you use your phone for a lot of pictures then the iPro Lens is without question for you.

Satechi Smart Travel Adapter

Forgetting your travel adapter is a bane, a real bane, but it needn’t be any longer thanks to the Satechi Smart Travel Adapter. No longer should you need various adaptors as the Smart Travel Adapter fits into the world’s four most common plug configurations, and features a further four modes for wireless networking. The AC power port and USB port offer you the electric outlay to charge your device, making it idyllic for any heavy mobile, laptop, tablet, Ereader user.

Pyle Rocket Torch Speaker

The PWPBT30 has changed camping for the better. This flashlight not only performs the fundamental light giving process, but it is also a portable disco with Bluetooth technology, FM radio, mini SD card slot and AUX-IN jack. With a massive battery life, a weight of less than a pound and water resistance, the torch really is the bees knees.