iRobot’s Braava 380t
Faster and “less haphazard” than a Roomba, this cleaning droid is a whiz at keeping hardwood floors clean. It doesn’t vacuum, but it’s “practically silent” while sweeping or mopping with wet or dry micro-fiber cloths.
Kitchen Spaghetti Scrub
These all-natural scrubs, made of either recycled corn cobs or peach pits, “can be used for months without wearing out” and require no soap for general washing.
Dyson DC59 Animal Vacuum
Dyson’s latest cordless vacuum isn’t cheap. But this “drop-dead gorgeous” machine combines the convenience of a portable handheld with the power of an upright, making it perfect for apartment dwellers.
AM Computer Screen Cleaning Mist
Thanks to its microfiber exterior and a built-in spray, this palm-size screen cleaner “works superbly” as the daily answer to keeping your laptop or tablet germ- and fingerprint-free.
AmazonBasics 12-Sheet Paper Shredder
This compact shredder thwarts data thieves by crosscutting tax-season documents into confetti. It ably handles more than 12 pages at a time, and can dice DVDs and credit cards too.