Meet the new part of the regular section with a selection of interesting products from AliExpress! As part of this series of articles, I choose gadgets directly or indirectly related to the site’s topic. In such collections, you will find devices that will certainly be of interest to geeks and lovers of unusual gadgets and the average visitors to the Chinese trading platform.
Miniature electronic roulette
In the life of everyone, there have probably been such cases when you urgently need to measure something, but there is no ruler or tape measure at hand – it is problematic to carry oversized tools in a purse constantly. In such situations, this miniature gadget would help out, which can measure up to 10 meters in one measurement (or up to 100 meters in the memory mode) with an error of 0.5%. The measurements take place thanks to a rotating mechanical wheel – you can measure both straight lines and arcs with ovals (the gadget can add and subtract values and take into account the size of its body when measuring angles). A USB-C port powers the electronic roulette, and a single charge lasts 200 days in standby mode.
- Dimensions: 53 × 53 × 15 mm.
- Weight: 35 grams.
- Accuracy: 0.5%.
- Battery: 200 mAh, USB-C charging, 200 days standby time.
- Screen: 1.8 “LCD, 4H organic glass.
- Body: aluminum alloy, silicone.
Buy on AliExpress for $14.24
210+ orders. Average rating: 4.9 out of 5 points (85+ reviews).
Xiaomi Electronic Screwdriver
This tool also attracts ordinary people primarily with its compactness – and the electronic screwdriver is much smaller than screwdrivers, but its power is quite enough for household needs. This model from the Xiaomi ecosystem includes 18 replaceable bits stored right inside the device’s case – there are both standard cross and flat tips and very unusual ones. As is the case with other gadgets from the Xiaomi ecosystem, users note a thoughtful design, good quality, and stable operation.
- Dimensions: 173 × 15 mm.
- Weight: 240 grams.
- Torque: 0.12 / 3 N⋅m.
- Powered by two AAA batteries, up to 8 hours of continuous use.
- Rotation speed: 150 rpm.
- Operating modes: electric and manual.
- “The screwdriver is excellent, it’s a pity it’s not powerful, but it’s quite useful for repairing a phone.”
- “Everything is perfect. It twists perfectly. We need 2 little batteries. “
- “Excellent screwdriver, AAA battery, works great, quality is super.”
Buy on AliExpress for $15.95
5,235+ orders. Average rating: 4.8 out of 5 points (1,820+ reviews).
Water-saving mixer aerator
This faucet attachment is one of the most useful gadgets in our selection today. It performs several functions at once, many of them are achieved by aerating the jet (saturating it with bubbles of the surrounding air): it saves water by increasing its volume with air and makes the water softer thanks to the same air bubbles (washing becomes more comfortable, and dishes are washed better) … Specifically, this nozzle is also remarkable in that it can rotate 360 degrees, as well as change the modes of water supply.
- Dimensions: 85 × 50 mm.
- Weight: 64 grams.
- Connector: M22, there are various attachments.
- Surface material: chrome plated.
- “The product looks good. Packaged well. There are adapters for different threads. “
- “The product is completely plastic. The quality is normal, set, leaks a little. “
- “Excellent aerators! Very comfortable in the kitchen. Adapter and gasket included. “
Buy on AliExpress for $1.35-$2.6
5,050+ orders. Average rating: 4.8 out of 5 points (1 970+ reviews).
Discreet IP camera for an apartment
This model stands out against the background of many others, first of all, for its size: it will not be conspicuous, spoiling the apartment’s interior. Despite its compactness and relatively low price, this camera accommodates all modern functions: motion detection, the connection from a smartphone, sound alarm playback, recording to a memory card, as well as night shooting. The manufacturer pays special attention to the latter because in the dark in this model, unlike many others, infrared lights are invisible. There are two models to choose from, differing in shooting resolution.
- Resolution: 720p or 1080p, 25fps.
- Viewing angle: 85 degrees.
- Sensor: 1/3 “CMOS.
- Night shooting: six IR LEDs, view up to 10 meters.
- Power: 5W.
- “This is the second time I order. Everything works fine. IR mode, motion detection area, walkie-talkie mode. Of course, the speaker is hoarse, and Push notifications after motion detection comes in 30-40 seconds, but overall I’m very pleased. Cameras are worth their money. “
- “The camera works. It doesn’t heat up. Doesn’t turn off. Sound and filming at 4. Not a bad camera for the price, I recommend. “
- “The camera is normal, not the worst (sometimes worse quality), there is no difference between 720p and 1080p – just a sticker and a price. IR illumination is not visible in a dark room (only if you look closely in complete darkness). The view in the dark is about 5-7 meters. Keep in mind: these cameras have overheating problems. “
Buy on AliExpress for $12.37-$36.25
3,440+ orders. Average rating: 4.6 out of 5 points (1,595+ reviews).
Wall Mounted Organizer Storage Box Remote Control
In dormitories, rented apartments, or just new houses, sometimes there is not enough furniture, and sockets can be located in the most inconvenient places. To recharge a smartphone and other equipment, you have to put it right on the floor. In such cases, such a stand is handy, glued to double-sided tape above the outlet. The seller offers many different stand formats. Some of them have an additional compartment (for example, for an air conditioner remote control).
- Dimensions: from 9.6 x 5.9 x 5.2 to 12 x 9.6 x 5.2 cm.
- Material: PP or ABS plastic.
- “Nice thick plastic, no smell.”
- “Great pockets for remote controls, good quality plastic, nothing stinks. With them came another foam double-sided tape, stuck everything on the wall, nothing falls, stuck tightly. “
- “Adhesive tape, of course, is only for polished furniture surfaces. If on the wallpaper, then fixed on the screws, and good. The plastic is very decent. “
Buy on AliExpress for $1.75-$3.14
2,370+ orders. Average rating: 4.8 out of 5 points (885+ reviews).