Things That Are Electric

Welcome to our list of things that are electric!

Electricity runs so much of our world – televisions, computers, even cash registers and watches. It can be hard to keep track of things that are electrical or things that can be electrical, so we’re here to help you out with our list! We’ve tried to be as comprehensive as possible, and we hope you find this list of Things That Are Electric helpful.

Here’s a visual list of things that are electric:

Hopefully that visual list of electric things was useful! Here’s a longer and more descriptive list of things that are electric:

  • Television: A machine used to watch different forms of visual and audio entertainment.
  • Light: A device used to control the flow of energy to light bulbs.
  • DVD Player: A device that plays DVDs.
  • Laptop: A portable computer, usually for work and travel.
  • Electric Guitar: A guitar that converts the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
  • Bass: A guitar similar in construction to an electric guitar, but with a deeper pitch and tone.
  • Toaster: A kitchen device used to heat and crisp up bread.
  • Computer: A machine that carries out instructions and logical operations.
  • Keyboard (musical): A musical instrument with an array of electronic keys.
  • Mobile Phone: A handheld communication device.
  • Phone: A communication device which is tethered to one’s home (so, not portable).  
  • iPod: A portable, handheld device used to store and play music.
  • Semi-Acoustic Guitar: An acoustic guitar with a built-in amplifier.
  • Floor Polisher: A machine used to finely grind down and smooth floors (usually concrete or wooden).
  • Tablet: A portable computing device that consists of a screen and no keyboard (although external keyboards can be attached). 
  • Camera: An optical device that is used to record images.
  • Fan: A household item used to manipulate airflow and temperature (usually cooling an area down).
  • Oven: A kitchen device that heats up food in an enclosed space.
  • Washing Machine: A household good that washes clothing.
  • Heater: A device that heats up the air in a given space.
  • Aircon: A machine that cools the air down in a given space.
  • Printer: A device that prints out ink according to a programmed pattern.
  • Sandwich Press: A kitchen tool that presses and lightly cooks a sandwich and its contents.
  • Waffle Iron: A kitchen tool that heats up and cooks waffle batter in a mold.  
  • 3D Printer: A machine that uses melted plastic to create 3D models.
  • Radio: A machine that communicates and receives radio waves.   
  • Car: A mode of transportation that involves electrical components.
  • Remote Control: A way to control our machines and devices remotely.
  • Computer Keyboard: A device that lets us log information in to computers using keystrokes.
  • Computer Mouse: A little device used to control the navigation through a computer system.
  • Smartwatch: A digital watch with more functionality than just telling the time (like tracking fitness, receiving messages and calls, etc).
  • Sewing Machine: Sewing machines now commonly have small computers inside them to assist with downloading and using new stitch patterns.
  • Fitness Tracker: A device used to record how much physical activity one does throughout the day or week.
  • Pedometer: A little device that measures and records how many steps you take throughout the day.
  • Speakers: Machines that amplify sound.
  • Headphones: A personal device used to listen to music without bothering or disturbing others. Fits over the ears.
  • Earphones: Similar to headphones, but fits within the ears instead of around them.
  • Turntable: DJ tool used for mixing sounds and songs.
  • Mixer: Music tool used for mixing sounds and volume.   
  • Vinyl Player: A machine used to play vinyl records.
  • Amplifiers: A machine that amplifies sound.
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones: Headphones that use soundwaves to cancel out sound.
  • Fridge: A kitchen machine that cools food.
  • Freezer: A machine that freezes food.
  • Microwave: A device that heats food up quickly.
  • Vacuum Cleaner: A household item that cleans floors by sucking up dirt particles and dust.
  • Elevator: A mode of transportation – helps people to travel between floors.
  • Escalator: Similar to an elevator/lift.
  • Lift: A way of transporting people between floors.
  • Monorail: A system of transportation similar to a train.
  • Rollercoaster: A track-based thrill ride.
  • NES: An early gaming console by Nintendo.
  • Super NES: An early gaming console by Nintendo.
  • PlayStation: A gaming console by Sony.
  • Nintendo 64: Another gaming console by Nintendo.
  • Dreamcast: A gaming console released by Sega.
  • GameCube: A game console released by Nintendo.
  • Xbox: Microsoft’s gaming console.  
  • Xbox 360: Another iteration of the xBox.
  • Wii U: The second most recent games console from Nintendo.
  • PlayStation 4: The current gaming console from Sony.
  • Xbox One: A gaming console from Microsoft.
  • Nintendo Switch: The current gaming console from Nintendo.
  • Drawing Tablet: A digital tool used for drawing.
  • Wii: A games console from Nintendo.
  • Atari: An old, now obsolete gaming console.
  • Conveyor Belt: A way of transporting goods from one place to another.
  • Travelator: A way of transporting people from one place (on the same floor) to another.
  • Electric Wheelchair: A wheelchair with electric capabilities.
  • Air Ioniser: A device that ionises air molecules. This is meant to purify the air.
  • Water Heater: A machine that heats water for showering.
  • Floodlight: A high-intensity light used to illuminate large areas.  
  • Beacon Light: A light which is bright and used to attract attention to a certain area or location.
  • Hard Drive: A portable device used to store digital information.
  • Charger: A thing used to charge electrical objects, like phones, computers, tablets.  
  • Electric Harp: An electronic version of a harp.
  • Electric Mandolin: An electronic version of a mandolin.  
  • Pacemaker: A medical device used to help stabilise a patient’s heartbeat.
  • Kettle: A kitchen tool used to boil water for hot drinks or cooking.
  • Thermo Pot/Water Cooker: Also called an electric water boiler. A small appliance used for boiling water and keeping it at a consistent temperature.
  • Air Purifier: A small appliance used to purify the air from dust, germs and smoke.
  • Power Board: A consumer electronics item. Used to increase the amount of power points in an area.
  • Answering Machine: An old household item used to collect and store messages from missed calls.
  • Scanner: A machine that scans a document or image and creates a digital copy of it.
  • Price Scanner: A machine that scans barcodes.
  • Lawnmower: A gardening tool that cuts grass quickly.
  • Line Trimmer: A gardening tool that trims grass quickly using a flexible line rather than a blade.
  • Nail Gun: A power tool that drives nails into pieces of wood.
  • Hedge Trimmer: A gardening tool that trims hedges using a sharp blade.
  • Leaf Blower: A power tool that uses a blast of air to clear leaves, small twigs and other debris.
  • Pager: Also known as a beeper. A communication device that displays and receives messages.   
  • Chainsaw: A power tool that cuts through logs, tree trunks and other similarly tough to cut objects.
  • Drill: A power tool that bores holes into pieces of wood.
  • Circular Saw: A powered saw with a circular blade.
  • Sander: A powered tool which grinds and smooths surfaces down.
  • Jigsaw: A type of powered blade that can cut curved shapes as well as straight lines.
  • Hair Dryer: A grooming tool used to dry hair quickly.
  • Hair Curler: A grooming tool used to curl hair using heat.
  • Hair Crimper: A grooming tool used to style waves into hair.
  • Jackhammer: A piece of machinery that breaks up road and asphalt into manageable pieces.
  • Traffic Light: A machine used to indicate when it’s safe to go at a crossing.
  • Shaver: A grooming tool used to cut hair close to the skin.
  • Electric Toothbrush: A toothbrush that is electrically powered and vibrates quickly to clean teeth.
  • Hair Straightener: A grooming device used to straighten wavy or curly hair.
  • Iron: A machine used to flatten the wrinkles in clothes and fabrics.
  • Radiator: A type of heat exchanger.
  • Speed Camera: A camera used to record cars that are going over a given speed limit.
  • Video Camera: A camera that can record video as well as still shots.
  • Clothes Steamer: A device used to straighten clothes using steam.
  • Microphone: An amplifying device for voice.
  • Air Compressor: A machine that compresses air.
  • Telharmonium: An early type of electric organ.
  • Watch: A device worn on the wrist used for telling the time.
  • Clock: A tool used to tell the time.
  • Rice Cooker: Cooks rice and rice porridge. Can also be used to cook other foods slowly.
  • Pressure Cooker: Slowly cooks food in a pot.
  • Digital Scale: A device used to measure a person’s weight.
  • Lamp: A light-emitting device that is more portable than room lights.
  • GPS System: A device that determines transport and travel routes.
  • Theremin: An electronic musical instrument that is controlled without physical contact.
  • Trautonium: A type of electronic musical instrument.    
  • Synthesizer: A musical instrument that generates audio signals.   
  • Boom Gate: A barrier that raises when a toll is paid.
  • Appliance Plug: A connection point for electrical devices.
  • Scent Diffuser: A small device that releases a pleasant aroma into the air.

We hope this list of electric things was useful and that you found what you needed!

We did our best to cover all of the varied meanings of “electric” with our visual gallery of electric things and descriptive list. But if you feel there’s something we missed, please feel free to let us know and leave a comment.

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