'Shark Tank' star Daymond John is all about smart products —here are four great purchases he made during quarantine

Katarina Vasquez
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Daymond John is universally renowned as a highly successful businessman, investor, and host and executive producer of ABC’s Shark Tank. He has invested in more than 60 businesses to date on the show, including the wildly popular Bombas Socks, and while he may have a biting sense of humor, he’s no-nonsense when it comes to where he puts his money. So if there’s anybody knows how to make a smart purchase, we’d bank on Daymond John.

So what has this Emmy-nominated TV personality been buying during the pandemic? Everything from work-from-home essentials and virtual board games to backyard accessories that make him feel like he’s on vacation. Here are his top picks.

HEMIUA Pro Electric Bug Zapper

(Photo: Amazon)
(Photo: Amazon)

Summer may be over, but if you have persistent pests like fruit flies or mosquitos, this one is for you. This bug zapper is weather-resistant, waterproof and kills most bugs and insects within 1,000 square feet. “They’re the best. I have probably about 20 of them,” John says.

Shop it: HEMIUA Pro Electric Bug Zapper, $40, amazon.com

Extendable Tripod Stand with Bluetooth Remote

(Photo: Amazon)
(Photo: Amazon)

As many of us continue to work from home amid the pandemic, we may need to get creative when setting up our home office spaces for Zoom meetings. Daymond John is no different, and he says that his adjustable tripod has been “absolutely irreplaceable” in pandemic times. This one has extendable legs with 360-degree rotation on the head, plus a pocket-sized Bluetooth remote.

Shop it: Extendable Tripod Stand with Bluetooth Remote, $22 (was $26), amazon.com

Classic Monopoly Game

(Photo: Amazon)
(Photo: Amazon)

Feeling bored? John says one of his newest obsessions is playing Monopoly — even if that means he’s up at one in the morning, playing on his iPad with strangers.

Shop it: Classic Monopoly Game, $16, amazon.com

George Foreman Electric Grill

(Photo: Amazon)
(Photo: Amazon)

Daymond John’s favorite version of self-care is pretending he’s on vacation when he’s really in his own backyard manning the grill. This grill is perfect for outdoor and indoor use, with an easy-to-remove stand, nonstick coating and temperature control.

Shop it: George Foreman Electric Grill, $90, amazon.com

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