Ryobi Products To Consider Even If You're Not In The Market For Tools

You probably know the Ryobi tool brand for its signature greenish-yellow color and battery-powered products. It's the Home Depot retail brand, meaning its products are only sold at the big box hardware retailer and on the Ryobi Tools website. Ryobi can be a solid power tool brand for home improvement, as it has good quality for entry-level products. It's also a good way to save money on power tools thanks to its affordable prices.

However, perhaps you already have all the tools that homeowners should have, and you aren't in the market to purchase more. Even so, you can still take advantage of the benefits of the Ryobi brand. The company makes multiple battery-powered and non-powered items that you can use for your DIY projects or anything else around the house.

As an added benefit, the battery-operated items share the same 18-volt batteries that the power tools use — the 18V ONE+ system. You can save some money by sharing batteries among them rather than purchasing separate batteries for each item. All of Ryobi's 18-volt batteries can use the same charger units, too, which is far more advantageous than having to find places for several different models of chargers. Here's a breakdown of some of the coolest Ryobi products that aren't meant to be tools.

Ryobi Dual Function Digital Inflator

If you have kids at home who love sports, riding bicycles, and doing other outdoor activities, you know the frustration of trying to pump up basketballs and bike tires with a manual air pump. The Ryobi Dual Function Digital Inflator/Deflator runs from an 18-volt battery and is much faster than manual inflation. It's powerful enough to inflate a standard air mattress in less than a minute, offering 16 SCFM (static cubic feet per minute) and 160 PSI (pounds per square inch) of expansion. The kit has multiple nozzles for the pump that you can match to the item you're trying to inflate.

It costs $79.97 at Home Depot for the machine without the battery and charger. On the company's website, it has an average customer review rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. One reviewer mentions successfully using it to pump up car tires in the winter when their pressure drops amid cold overnight temperatures. 

Ryobi Whisper 14-Inch Air Fan

It's always nice to have some airflow when spending time outside on a camping trip or just hanging out on a muggy summer day. The Ryobi Whisper 14-inch Air Cannon Fan gives you plenty of power in a completely portable design that runs from the standard Ryobi 18-volt battery. It has three power settings to adjust the airflow strength, and you can adjust the direction of the fan with a 225-degree pivoting head. It can move up to 2,300 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is a 35% improvement over Ryobi's older model.

It costs $159 at Home Depot without a battery or charger. This is a popular item among the company's customer reviewers, who give it an average of 4.6 stars out of 5, with 92% recommending it to others. One reviewer says this fan is far quieter and moves more air than the model it replaced.

Ryobi 17-Inch Soft Sided Cooler

Whether you're working at a remote job site ore heading out for a day of relaxation, you need something to keep your beverages cold. The Ryobi 17-inch Soft Sided Cooler has a 24-can capacity, making it just the right size to carry plenty of items without being too heavy. It should allow ice to remain solid for up to 24 hours thanks to its strong insulation and includes exterior pockets for easy item organization. It also includes a top handle, shoulder strap, and even a bottle opener attached to the body for convenience.

It costs $60 at Home Depot and is a highly recommended product among customer reviewers on the company's website. They give it an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, and 100% of them say they would recommend it to others. One reviewer appreciates having a cooler with the same Ryobi branding and color scheme as the tools they use regularly.

Ryobi Compact Small Parts Organizer

Well-organized storage is helpful in your tool room and elsewhere around the house, and the Ryobi Compact Small Parts Organizer is a great product. It has a clear plastic lid for easy item identification, a 25-pound load capacity, and an IP65 resistance rating for dust and water protection. The entire exterior of the unit is made of impact-resistant material that protects the items inside from the rough environment sometimes found in a workroom. It's great for screws and bolts, but it can also be sued to organize tiny kids toys or coins.

It costs $30 at Home Depot, and customer reviewers on its website give this storage product an average of 4.7 stars out of 5. One reviewer appreciates being able to store small items safely and keep them organized. Another reviewer likes the product's versatility, as you can adjust the various compartment sizes to fit whatever items you place inside them. You can also purchase a wall-mounted plate and clip the unit onto it for vertical storage.

Ryobi 18-Inch Tool Bag

Even if you aren't planning to buy new tools any time soon, you could certainly use a high-quality product to store and carry them. The Ryobi 18-inch Tool Bag is made from heavy-duty, water-resistant fabric and has multiple pockets and storage areas, making it simple to keep everything organized. The top of the bag can be left open, meaning you can easily carry larger tools by extending them over the edges. You can take the product anywhere with the short handles on top or the padded shoulder strap.

It costs $45 at Home Depot. On the company's website, customer reviewers give it an average of 4.8 stars out of 5, and 100% of them recommend it. Many reviewers appreciate the ability to carry a large number of tools comfortably. They also like being able to adjust the positioning of the storage dividers on the interior to accommodate whatever size tools you need to carry.