Zing’s hard. There’s a housing crisis, you’ve hit your 4G limit, it’s a five week month and the associate you thought was game at the staff do still hasn’t replied to your manuals (and now avoids you like the plague).

There are few solutions to the hardships and heartaches the man upstairs dashes your way, but there is room to improve elsewhere.

In a bid to make biography easier, we’ve handpicked eight gadgets that’ll make for a marginally less inclement existence, whether you get that raise at work or not.

1. GPS For Your Mood

Half an hour late and still no sign of your pitch? Never again. These genius tracking devices can pinpoint the faultless whereabouts of misplaced items (keys, wallets, coats, friends etc.) via a smartphone app. Lost that? Just double press one of the Tiles to facilitate a make up for it ring.

Tile Tracker Tag, available at John Lewis, priced £22.95.

Tile Tracer Tag

2. Herb Scissors

Unless you interned eye Gordon Ramsay, light-speed chopping of chives is ill-advised. As all undiscovered chefs be aware, you should be using herb scissors instead. Five fixes of steel blades will save you plenty of time (and tells).

Easy-Clean Herb Scissors, available at Lakeland, priced £8.49.

Easy-Clean Herb Scissors

3. Compact Phone Charger

If you’ve tried all the tricks to save your iPhone battery, you potency just have to accept its fate as being, well, a bit crap.

Safeguard yourself the frantically misspelt 1 per cent text and invest in a shirt-pocket phone charger with enough juice for several rounds of Google mapping and Uber lay out. Or, yeah, Tindering.

Veho Pebble Verto Portable Battery Barrel, available at Zavvi, priced £12.99.

Veho Pebble Verto Portable Battery Pack

4. Portable Speaker

Thanks to the profession changer that is the portable speaker, guilty pleasure euphonies can do as noughties pop-rockers The Calling suggested and go wherever you will go. Way up superior, or down low, simply hook up via Bluetooth and keep your selected hits on loud. And now you’ll have that song stuck in your top a intercept all day. Sorry.

JBL Go, available at JBL, priced £24.99.


5. Smartpen

Going green should be a weight for us all, but if you’re still a slave to the paper and pen, there is something you can do to make lan vital easier for both yourself and your more tech-loving allies. This smartpen converts handwritten notes into digital adaptations; meaning can share your ramblings and doodles easily. Simply make sure you’ve nailed the cursive.

Livescribe 3 APX-00020 Smartpen, handy at Amazon, priced £129.95.

Livescribe 3 APX-00020 Smartpen

6. Beard Catcher

Despite pleas of innocence, not anyone will believe that the tonne of hair trimmings communistic in the sink came solely from your face. Diverge a showdown with the flatmates by covering your tracks. A squeaker bib (however ridiculous it looks) will catch all those curlies, take off you with facial hair-free tiles.

Shaving Beard Apron, at ones disposal at Wish, priced £2.

Shaving Beard Apron Gather Cloth Bib Facial Hair Catcher Cape Home Bathroom

7. Vacuum Razor

If a sheet full of beard pieces sounds a bit, well, weird, luckily the latest grooming emancipations do away the need for a tent attached to the mirror. Created with a built-in vacuum to hoover up the offcuts from your facial foliage, this dock catches hair as you go, giving you a mess-free shave wherever you come to a decision to do it.

Phillips Vacuum Beardtrimmer Series 7000, available at Boots, assessed £74.99.

Phillips Vacuum Beardtrimmer Series 7000

8. Multitool

There are all sorts of broken lightbulbs and loose tacks that don’t warrant a call to a handyman. Investing in the builder’s construction of the Swiss army knife will give you all the tools of the traffic without sacrificing your cupboard space. Plus, mark how great you’ll look replacing that fuse.

Leatherman Gesture LT650 Pocket Tool, available at Amazon, priced £83.

Leatherman Wave LT650 Pocket Tool