28 Gadgets for Wiring Your New Nest
Keep your home charged morning, noon, and night by adding a few of these fun and functional gadgets to your wedding registry wish list.
Crosley’s mini turntable, amazon.com
The clamshell case of Geneva's XS sound system houses an amplifier, stereo-quality speakers, a clock radio, and a USB hook-up for an iPod (momastore.org).
Dysons DC39 animal canister pet-minded vacuum adjusts at the handle instead of the base to save you the strain of bending over (macys.com).
A favorite tool of Martha Stewart herself, Vitamix's Professional Series 750 blender makes quick work of fruit, tough cruciferous veggies -- you name it.
Speedy enough to smooth out wrinkles in about two minutes, Conair's ExtremeSteam Professional Upright garment steamer justifies the space it requires (sears.com).
Mess-Free Coffee Grinder
No more sweeping grounds off your counter: Bodums Bistro Electric Burr coffee grinder keeps them all neatly contained (jcp.com).
His-and-Her Breakfast Griddle
Prepare his belgian waffles and your omelet simultaneously with the ingenious, flipping Waring Pro double-sided griddle (bloomingdales.com).
Sleek Space Heater
The ceramic Anna space heater from the MoMA Store warms areas up to 250 square feet in style.
Essential Kitchen Helper
With five speeds and just as many attachments, Kitchenaid's hand blender is fast, versatile, and easy to clean (chefscatalog.com).
Hurom's slow juicer presses ingredients effectively to retain more nutrients and enzymes (crateandbarrel.com).
Delonghi's countertop convection toaster oven can do what its larger counterpart appliances do, just scaled down (zappos.com).
To avoid cricks in your neck, cradle this Crosley Classic 302 wall phone against your ear and chat the afternoon away comfortably (radioshack.com).
Smart Game System
Yes, Nintendo's Wii U can host one heck of an afternoon dance party, but it's also a TV remote, built- in video on demand, and handheld gaming device (target.com).
Oil-Free Popcorn Maker
Full of hot air -- in a good way -- the Cuisinart EasyPop popcorn maker churns out 15 fresh cups of movie-watching fodder without an ounce of oil (crateandbarrel.com).
With all the power of its industrial ancestor, the sleek Stadler Form Otto fan looks as good as its breeze feels (wayfair.com).
Digital Rice Cooker
The possibilities go far beyond long or short grain with Kenmore's digital rice cooker. It steams veggies, cooks pasta, and keeps dinner warm until you're both home from work (kmart.com).
A treat for the eyes and ears, these ceramic speakers by Joey Roth connect directly to a digital music player (uncommongoods.com).
Portable Karaoke Machine
The three-inch lyrics screen on Emerson's portable karaoke machine gets the fun started (sears.com).
It appears to be sterling silver, but Alessi's electric kettle has a mirrored finish that requires far less upkeep to stay shiny (allmodern.com).
Tech-Savvy Crock Pot
When you're powering down after a long day, put this kitchen companion to work. Crock-Pot's six-and-a-half-quart slow cooker churns out comfort food with the ease of touch screen controls (bedbathandbeyond.com).
Rely on Stadler Form's "anton" humidifier in sickness (it quietly adds therapeutic moisture to the air) and in health (place an oil scent in the perfume dispenser to set the tone for a shindig). (shophorne.com).
Powerful Pasta Maker
Wow friends with freshly made spaghetti that Viante's pasta extruder mixes and kneads for you (williams-sonoma.com).
The clever Doxie Go portable scanner lets you digitize wedding photos, receipts, and more in the convenience of your humble abode.
Classy Keg Holder
Bring the best part of the pub home and serve up draft beer from a five-liter keg housed in Krups beerTender b100 (surlatable.com).
Smarter Phone Charger
Turn your smart phone into a comfy, '80s-style cordless while it juices up in MM03i's handset dock (aplusrstore.com).
Express Expresso Maker
For an after-dinner espresso or a late-night jolt, put a coffee capsule inside Nespresso's cappuccino and latte maker (bloomingdales.com).
More than just a reading buddy, the Clutch lamp's illuminated magnetic shade snaps this way or that onto its post to shine a light anywhere you need (cb2.com).
Fire up Breville's Smart Grill in the kitchen and Mr. may be tempted to cook more (surlatable.com).