I love products that have been designed with minimalism in mind, as they almost always turn out to be simple, functional, and sophisticated. They carry an air of elegance around them while packing a punch with their functionality. They may not have many bells and tassels to boast, but what they lack in extravagance, they make up in utility and authenticity. They provide immense value, without drawing excessive attention, while also managing to capture eyes. And, we’ve curated a bunch of minimal + functional products that we believe will improve the quality of your everyday life, while letting you enjoy simple pleasures. From a portable battery-free iPhone speaker to a portable CD cover player – these minimalistic designs are all you need to add a touch of pure minimalism to your life.

1. Pocket Everlasting Metal Pencil

This Wacom-like stylus is called the Pocket Everlasting Metal Pencil, and it features a tip that doesn’t require any replacing or sharpening. It is a unique and innovative stationery that enables you to focus completely on the creative process, without having to worry about the lead.

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Why is it noteworthy?

The octagonal shaft is made of aluminum and houses a special alloy core. Knowing that, you might think that all it will do is leave heavy grooves on your paper, but your mind might be blown away when it draws like a real pencil without seeing the tip wear down even after dozens of marks.

What we like

  • Features a unique metal core instead of clay or charcoal, so it wears down slowly, and may actually outlive you

What we dislike

  • The pencil doesn’t smudge or smear like normal graphite, which could be a disadvantage for those who use smudging techniques

2. Portable CD Cover Player

Meet the Portable CD Cover Player – this minimalist CD player features an appealing retro design that perfectly merges a unique and distinctive listening experience with the impact of visual art. With this CD player, you don’t need to put your CD jacket or sleeve aside, you can easily slip it into the specially-designed pocket, enabling you to showcase it.

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Why is it noteworthy?

This CD player is the physical equivalent of displaying digital album art, but with the perk that you also get to showcase the fact that you own the physical original CD. You get to boast your physical CD in a minimal and sophisticated manner, without drawing unnecessary attention.

What we like

  • An incredibly portable design with a 40mm full-range speaker and woofer unit, allowing you to listen to your room irrespective of where it is placed
  • Delivers 7-8 hours of powerful audio experience wherever you go owing to its 1,800mAh battery

What we dislike

  • It is a completely analog style of listening to music and does not support syncing music or playlists with any digital medium

3. Aroma-Fragrance Pin

Meet the Aroma-Fragrance Pin – a simple, compact, and elegant solution designed to let you enjoy the fragrance of your favorite aromatic oils without moving a muscle. These little pins are tiny containers that store a pinch of cotton, onto which you can drop some of the oil.

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Why is it noteworthy?

Once the oil is dropped in, this effectively diffuses the scent and spreads it around the button automatically; no need to put a container down or hold it in your hand. It’s like your own personal bubble of fragrance that follows you everywhere. The ALMA aroma pin allows you to carry around your favorite scent simply and minimally, without the hassle of bulky perfume containers!

What we like

  • Look like thick buttons, so it is easy to pin them onto your clothes, bags, hats, and more

What we dislike

  • Some might find the pin too discreet, preferring a more noticeable accessory

4. EDC Utility Knife

This simple and sophisticated knife is called the EDC Utility Knife, and it packs a whole bunch of functional details into a minimalist body. It is inspired by the everyday paper cutter and features a stunning all-metal body, amped with a textured knob that allows you to deploy and lock the blade.

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Why is it noteworthy?

The metal handle is weighted and grippy enough for a comfortable, accident-free cutting experience, and also hides within it a slick metal scale that you can detach and use independently to either cut/draw straight lines or measure linear distances. The knife packs a punch, providing you with utmost utility, in the form of a simple and minimalist design that can fit deftly anywhere.

What we like

  • Features a CNC-machined metal body that’s 8mm thick, and long enough to hold your standard OLFA blade

What we dislike

  • Could have been equipped with a nice lanyard hole or a leather carrying strap, to make it easy to carry around

5. Battery-free Amplifying iSpeakers

This portable battery-free iPhone speaker is an innovative and exciting version of the typical no-power smartphone speaker. Unlike other speakers on the market, it is made using metal, providing you with a product with enhanced functionality and value, setting it a class apart.

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Why is it noteworthy?

It uses Duralumin, a type of aluminum alloy that’s used in the aviation and aerospace industries because of its vibration-resistant properties and durability. Thanks to this, all you need to do is insert your smartphone into the speaker and feel the sound envelope you from all sides. The choice of material gives the speaker a minimalist and retro style, that adds character to any surface and space, in a simple and classy style.

What we like

  • Electricity-free speaker that doesn’t need any power to use
  • A minimalist and unique aesthetic that is captivating to look at

What we dislike

  • Will not fit with bulky smartphone cases

6. Earth-friendly Tumbler

Have you ever heard of PAPLUS? It is a new kind of thermoplastic resin that mixes biodegradable paper to add durability, heat resistance, and moldability that normal PLA doesn’t have. And this earth-friendly tumbler is built using this innovative material!

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Why is it noteworthy?

Unlike the artificial smoothness of plastic, the PAPLUS Tumbler’s use of this environment-friendly material creates a unique texture that can be compared to ceramic or wooden cups. Each sip brings not only a wonderful flavor to your tongue but also an engaging sensation to your lips. It has a minimalistic appearance that allows it a subtle and simple appearance on your dining table, kitchen, or even work desk if you like sipping water throughout your workday.

What we like

  • Uplifts the simple act of drinking water to a whole new sensory experience
  • Has a heat resistance of 120°, allowing you to enjoy piping hot as well as ice-cold drinks

What we dislike

  • The natural color does become uneven and fade from use, which may not be liked by everyone

7. Levitating Pen 3.0

Called the Levitating Pen, this good-looking writing accessory is a sleek pen with a Schmidt ballpoint cartridge which makes it easy and sturdy to hold, creating a smooth writing experience.

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Why is it noteworthy?

The Levitating Pen can be positioned in its holder which is magnetized and can be kept floating in that position. You need to give the pen a simple twist, which makes it spin for a good 20 seconds, allowing you to interact with it. The levitating pen functions as an innovative stationery with enhanced utility that occupies minimal space on your desk with a minimal aesthetic.

What we like

  • The pen is easy and sturdy to hold
  • The act of spinning the pen can be a fun stress-buster

What we dislike

  • The pen can easily roll off when placed on a curved surface

8. Battery-free Aroma Diffuser

This battery-free aroma diffuser is one of a kind, as it lets you take in a deep and relaxing breath to unwind without causing any kind of harm to the environment. By using this diffuser, you can harness the power of a single candle, by utilizing the basics of simple science and physics.

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Why is it noteworthy?

The diffuser doesn’t need batteries or external power sources to operate. It relies on the heat of a single candle to spread calming aromatic scents. It is made using sustainable materials, hence featuring a minimalist and eco-friendly ethos, allowing it to make a valuable addition to your home.

What we like

  • The diffuser is built from recyclable materials
  • Suitable with all kinds of essential oils

What we dislike

  • Since the diffuser lacks electric controls, it is tough to adjust the intensity of the aroma

9. Japanese Lantern Candle

This beautiful Japanese lantern candle looks much like a traditional Japanese ‘chouchin’ lantern. It has a unique pillar shape and is essential for your bedroom or bathroom on the days you need some me-time and pampering.

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Why is it noteworthy?

It offers a modern take on an iconic Japanese design. Besides offering a relaxing glow, it also features a minimal design which allows it to merge with any modern living space perfectly. It is handcrafted by artisans in Kurashiki, Japan, and displays meticulous craftsmanship.

What we like

  • The wax is non-melting which creates a stunning clarity on the candle

What we dislike

  • You need to be careful while using it around children and pets, as it is a fire hazard

10. 0.25 oz Aero Spork

Weighing only 0.25oz, this lightweight metal spork is meticulously and intricately crafted to keep your hands relatively weight-free during your lunch break. It is so light, that you can hardly feel it, so your hand won’t feel strained at all, allowing you to truly enjoy your meal with ease.

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Why is it noteworthy?

Being lightweight, however, doesn’t mean it’s fragile. With a special anodized aluminum exoskeleton, it remains tough as nails and ready to scoop up or pierce through food. It packs strength and durability in a minimal and simple design, allowing you to carry it everywhere with you, without straining your hand while you eat.

What we like

  • Created for ergonomics, allowing your finger to rest more comfortably inside the curve
  • Unique and practical design with minimal and beautiful aesthetic

What we dislike

  • The spork’s design and aesthetics may be considered odd by some, and won’t appeal to everyone

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