From a killer fly swatter to a family-worthy cargo bike, these are the things we bought this year that made our lives easier and a lot more fun. Mr. Frumin is the editor in chief at Wirecutter, a product recommendation site owned by The New York Times Company. The best thing I bought this year was our $3 fly swatter pick. My kids and I had an absolute blast running around the house this past summer, spotting flies, and then ninja-swatting them into oblivion. Fly swatting may not be your thing but I hope this lesson is clear: You don’t have to spend a ton of money to buy things that will truly bring joy to your life. To that end, here’s a list of some of the best things our staff bought this year. Some of them are thoroughly tested Wirecutter picks. Others are just things we stumbled upon and love. But whether they save you from power failures, protect your laptop from destruction, or simply spare you from having to carry dog poop, we hope this list of the best things we bought in 2019 will make your life a little brighter and easier in 2020. Enjoy! I bought myself a pair of Onsen towels (Wirecutter’s quick-dry recommendation) mainly because I’m a sucker for that waffle-weave te...