10 products on Taobao that make life easier

Taobao has many things that can make living less of a 'thing'

Live Happy Magazine
There's no denying that Taobao makes our lives a lot easier. Besides Christmas trees, gifts for kids, and accessories that will help you make through humid days in Beijing, there are also plenty of ingenious and useful products that you'll wish you had found sooner. They are products that will simplify and streamline everyday routines with creative and elegant solutions to the problems of modern day living. Here are the best Taobao products that make your life easier.
Sugru moldable glue

Sugru moldable glue

Shape it, stick it, set it. This mouldable glue turns into durable and tactile silicone rubber that can bond strongly to almost any surface including glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and more. This fix and seal helper might not fix all of life's problems nor seal your bleeding youth but is ideal for all sorts of DIY projects.


Get it here for 16.9RMB. 

Female urination device

Female urination device

No more precarious squatting on slippery porcelain rims or trying to cover up unsanitary public toilets. With this neat, easy-to-use and hygienic device, ladies can now urinate while standing. This is a necessity for all prospective mums, outdoor travel lovers and upright feminists looking to take a stand against one of humankind's oldest gender roles. Just dispose of it after use or clean and reuse as you like.


Get it here for 36RMB. 

Virtual laser projection keyboard

Virtual laser projection keyboard

This portable laser projection keyboard uses laser tracking technology to project a full-sized keyboard onto any flat surface for smoother and faster typing. It is compatible with most electronic devices such as phones, laptops and tablets via Bluetooth. Keep one in your pocket and enjoy the luxury of a keyboard anywhere you go. Though it's best used under diffused lighting or during raves while wearing sunglasses and trench coat.


Get it here for 168RMB.

Umbrella cap

Umbrella cap

The practical design and high-fashion look of this hands-free umbrella is probably the best accessory for cyclists. The lightweight umbrella cap with elastic headband will allow you stay dry on rainy days and shaded on sunny days while keeping both your hands-free to steer your bike away from traffic or take selfies.


Get it here for 38RMB. 

Bike laser beam tail light

Bike laser beam tail light

In addition to the hands-free umbrella, this little laser beam tail light is also a must for city cyclists, especially in Beijing where traffic can get very messy. It is easy to install, remove, or adjust and will definitely ensure a much safer ride on the streets. Also, beaming little cute laser emojis onto the road increases the odds of motorists and other cyclists viewing you as a sapient being with intrinsic value.


Get it here for 39RMB.

Anti-lost tag

Anti-lost tag

There are always moments when we get careless or disorganised; moments when an anti-lost tag can be a lifesaver. It can help you find precious belongings like keys, wallets, pets and even crab fishermen flung overboard by the rocky tides and gale force winds of a perfect storm. It is connected to your phone via Bluetooth and when you lose things, you can use your phone to ring your belongings until they're found.


Get it here for 59RMB.

Haier portable stain remover

Haier portable stain remover

The hand-held Haier stain remover can be kept in your bag, car or office to tackle any sudden spills on clothes and other fabric. That latte down the shirt incident will never again be a social howler at the werewolf call centre.


Get it here for 168RMB.

Anti-smartphone phone

Anti-smartphone phone

We’ve tried living life without a smartphone, but what about without texts and other apps? For those who feel a bit over-connected these days, this minimalist phone made exclusively for calling and receiving calls could be the solution. Just install a 2G SIM card and the nightmare of unending WeChat pestering and grotesque John Carpenter-style assimilation into the 6G swarm intelligence thing will be gone forever.


Get it here for 188RMB.

Snack bowl with phone grooves

Snack bowl with phone grooves

This elegant and multi-functional bowl is what all Netflix lovers need. The bowl allows users to watch shows on their phones while snacking at the same time. The double-layered box design also allows you to dispose of crumbs and chicken bones without going to the rubbish bin every time. Get this binge-watching essential, lay back and descend into a vegetative state with your favourite snacks and TV shows.


Get it here for 13.8RMB.

Horizontal glasses

Horizontal glasses

These prism spectacles allow wearers to lie flat on their back without having to strain their neck to see a screen or page in front of them. They're a great solution for people with neck injuries, cramps and tired eyes since they eliminate a general need for head movement, perhaps even all movement. You can just stop. Stop forever and watch a movie or read a book.


Get it here for 49RMB. 

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