If you're a homebrewer, cheese maker, baker, or backyard grilling aficionado, you know that proper temperature makes the difference between delicious, and terrible. In spite of this, we still haven't seen many advances made to the simple kitchen thermometer — that is, until the Range Smart Thermometer ($59). Available in two forms, a three-inch, pointed thermometer with a long cord perfect for meats, and a six-inch, dull thermometer made for working with deep pots, it plugs directly into your iOS device, letting you get smarter about temperature. Push notifications, alerts at multiple temperatures, and recipe graphs are just a few of the features that make it so useful.
Tea drinkers know what a pain it can be to take their beverage with them when they leave the house — traditional travel mugs aren't made with tea in mind, and always leave you with a used bag and nowhere to put it. Steep ($30) solves the traveling tea drinker's problems by providing an insulated cup with a screw-on lid and a space to keep your leftovers. Made from ordinary ceramic material, and designed to fit traditional mason jar lids, it's threaded on the top and bottom, so you can keep things securely contained. Safely microwave yours and stick it in the dishwasher when you're done.