21 Seriously Brilliant Inventions That Will Change Your Life

New gadgets, devices and design solutions are becoming increasingly embedded in our daily lives, capable of making life more comfortable wherever we are and whatever we’re doing — cooking in the kitchen, washing in the bathroom, even when driving a car.

We’ve picked out 21 inventions that we think are seriously brilliant. You can’t help but wonder at the creativeness of their inventors!

The alarm clock mat: you have to get up in order to turn it off

A spray-cleaner for fruit

A video-recording contact lens

The ironing board which doubles as a mirror

The solar-powered chaise longue

A bed which lets you snuggle

The nail varnish holder

The cucumber spiral slicer

The bedside table with a food tray

A net for drying your shoes

The exercise chair

A very comfortable paint roller

A ’jelly cloth’ for cleaning hard-to-reach places

Batteries which can be charged in a USB port

The heatable knife which can cut through cold butter

The scooter which turns into a suitcase

The cyclist’s backpack which has a built-in safety display

A portable, solar-powered plug socket

A brilliant idea for small apartments

The exercise cycle of the future