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Just 35 Cool Products You've Probably Never Thought To Buy

May 20, 2024

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Promising review: "So glad that I came across these. I love having this information handy and easy to use. The magnetic sheets are strong and stay in place well, even with the fridge door opening and closing a lot. It's handy having them right in view for quick reference. It helps us to use the air fryer more, as it's easy to glance over and time things correctly. I like that it is a dark color so it doesn't get messy as easily, and it has all the things we are most likely to use the air fryer for. The envelope the magnetic sheets come in is cute and would make a nice gift, perhaps in a basket or bag of related items. Happy to have these!" —Small~Town~Girl

Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in white and in Spanish).

Two Lilacs Studio is a small shop based in Saint Helens, Oregon run by Jacy Stratton.

Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

Get it from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $13.50+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

Delightful Luna is an Etsy shop based in North Carolina. They sell cool 3D-printed accessories, including magnets, keychains, and pen caps.

Promising review: "They are perfect! Now my bf won’t steal my charger anymore. They clip so well!" —Etsy Customer

Get it from Delightful Luna on Etsy for $5.50 (available in two charger types and 15 colors).

The portable coffee maker is super simple to use. Just add ground coffee and hot water to the outer tumbler, wait three minutes, and then insert the inner press and push down like you would a normal French press. A built-in micro filter traps your grounds at the bottom of the cup so you won't suck up any bitter bits.

Promising review: "I was given this mug as a gift and I use it daily. It's the best thing since sliced bread. It's easy to use, cleans up in a second, is well insulated, and makes a great cup of coffee (actually two cups). I recently returned from an extended stay in Guatemala. My favorite things I had while there were my hiking boots and this press. Every morning fresh brewed Guatemalan coffee. Buy this for yourself, and as gifts. Yours friends will love you forever no matter what you do to them in the future :)" —U Know Who

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four colors).

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Promising review: "LIFE-CHANGER. I don't have to bring my whole purse with me anymore. This fits so much more than expected and the colors are perfect. The blue especially is beautiful. Good quality." —Tia

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three color combinations).

What's included: one brush spinner brush, two spindles, one spinner bowl, one splash guard ring, eight flexible brush collars, and one collar stand.

I have one of these and my brushes have seriously never been cleaner. All you have to do is fill the bowl halfway with water and brush cleanser, attach your brush to whichever collar fits, dip it into the water, and turn the spinner on. I found there's a *bit* of a learning curve to using it (you have to hover your brush right at the top of the water and not fully submerge it), but once you get the hang of it, it's actually pretty fun. The best part, imo, is that you can spin your brushes almost completely dry! When I used to wash them by hand, I typically had to let them dry overnight before I could use them again but now they're ready to go in less than an hour.

PS: You can use whatever cleanser you like, but I've had really good luck with e.l.f.'s Brush Shampoo (and it doesn't hurt that it's super affordable).

Promising review: "I had a stack of makeup brushes I hadn’t cleaned in a while because it takes FOREVER to wash them by hand. So, I ordered this hoping it would live up to the hype. It does! I was able to clean most of my brushes with the handle attachments and got them all done in about 40 minutes, whereas it has taken me over an hour in the past. Of course, the 40 minutes includes a learning curve, so it should take even less time next time. Doesn’t require a lot of water (unless you like cleaning up messes, it will spill out if too much is added) or brush cleaner. Brushes came out perfectly clean and ready for use. Great price for the time and manual labor saved!" —L S Brown

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

Promising review: "Housework has a lot to teach about physics, math, and philosophy. There is no greater reminder of the Sisyphean fight against entropy than household chores, and Zeno's paradox is exemplified by the little line of dirt left behind by the dustpan, reducing in magnitude by half each time you try to sweep it up, and yet you can never make it go away. The existential crisis I have every time I clean my house has been alleviated by the EyeVac. Just sweep the undesirable atoms (cat hair and litter) into the sensor zone of the vacuum, and like an event horizon, the dirt disappears, sucked into the black hole of the EyeVac. Highly recommended." —Joy

Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in eight colors).

These dispensers are designed to preserve food freshness for 45 days, and each one can hold up to 17.5 ounces of dry food. Each twist dispenses about 1 ounce.

Promising review: "I love the convenience of just turning a knob and cereal appears. No fuss, no mess! I bought this because my 14-year-old can't seem to pour a bowl of cereal without spilling it or the milk or both. This would have been convenient when he was a little boy looking to help himself. The container releases one serving at a time per turn of knob. Good for calorie control. But great for clumsy hands in a hurry! No spills at all!" —Cindy120

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

Flare is a woman-founded brand from Sara de Zarraga and Quinn Fitzgerald. The two met at Harvard Business School and are very open about Flare having been inspired by their surviving sexual assault. In emergency situations, the innovative cuff can send a text (like the one above), receive a fake call, and even send your GPS location to 911. Depending on how often it's used, the bracelet's battery can last up to two years.

Promising review: "I am so impressed!! The phone call options are so natural and believable, and the ability to customize the name of both the Flare 'caller' and 'texter' is ingenious. I did a couple of test calls and texts, and they worked perfectly. Thanks again for all the time, effort, and thought that obviously went into the creation of this beautiful safety piece. I am so impressed!!" —Alexandra

Get it from Flare for $149+ (available in four finishes and two colors).

The gadget not only keeps your meat submerged, but the manufacturer says it also thaws it seven times faster than other methods!

Promising review: "I am a stickler for properly defrosting meat after working in food service for years and this makes that process super easy and surprisingly quick! I've even convinced my father — a retired rocket scientist — that this is the best way to defrost." —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

Get it from 2Modern for $32+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

Promising review: "Thrilled with this affordable tool. At first glance, I was worried the small spatula wouldn’t be small enough to fit into my Burt's Bees Day Lotion bottle opening, but I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to easily slip it through and scrape the sides of the bottle. I wonder why I have never thought to get this? All this time I have been living in ignorance, believing that the last bits of my precious face cream were a lost cause. This mildly life changing product is totally worth it!" —AmazonGirl777

Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

Ruby Love is a Black woman-founded apparel company from Crystal Etienne. All of the brand's bodysuits, underwear, leggings, and sleep shorts feature patent-pending technology that protects against leaks and stains. Their leggings can be worn with or without a pad as they can collect up to 2.5 tampons' worth of your flow.

Get them from Ruby Love for $49.99 (available in sizes XS–3XL and Juniors).

Promising review: "They may look a little silly, but they're OH SO USEFUL! Love them so much, I have bought pairs for all my girlfriends. They are comfortable (nothing between toes) and machine washable. Apply all your gooey lotions and creams during your pedicure, then put on your Pedi Sox to paint your toes. Your feet stay protected and warm while your polish dries. Lots of colors and styles available, but the leopard pair is just TOO CUTE!" —Suzanne M. Gundlach

Get them from Amazon for $11.75 (available in 12 patterns).

Necklet was founded by Ricki Hansen, a digital marketer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company is now run by Hansen and her sister Stacie, a fashion blogger and graphic designer, and is part of Amazon's Launchpad program.

Promising review: "I’ve tried the off-brand cheap ones and I can honestly say this is so worth the price. I wear multiple necklaces all the time, some very heavy necklaces at that and the cheap ones were causing the magnets to separate and fall off my neck. This one is by far the best! The design is smart and foolproof. The magnet is VERY strong, much stronger than the cheap replicas. There’s even a little click mechanism that secures the magnet in place. I’m sold and definitely happy I splurged for this over the cheap ones.... beyond worth the price." —Cecelia

Get it from Amazon for $42 (available in two finishes).

Promising review: "I dice almost all my onions, so I'm exposed to open onion (and the tear inducing gasses) every time I have to switch angles for a different cut. Then the onion starts falling apart on me so I have to use more of my hand on the onion and cut at a weird angle while not chopping off my thumb! This thing solves all that. I can get all three angles without moving my hand and without the onion falling apart. This minimizes the time I have with exposed gasses which means no crying! (OK, maybe not NO crying. Some of these dang onions are noxious! But definitely minimal crying.)" —Ashley Cleveland

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

The futuristic gadget (which works on beds of all sizes) is outfitted with biorhythm sleep technology. Basically, that's just a fancy way of saying it's programmed to change the temperature each hour of the night to help you sleep better. You can also set the temperature to whatever degree you'd like by using the accompanying remote. If you're a cold sleeper, you can also set it to heat mode and it'll warm you up 15 times faster than a regular ol' blanket! Just plug the small unit into an outlet, slip the vacuum-like tube under your sheets, set your preferred temperature and you're good to go. Since there are no wires or anything like that, it also won't affect the coziness of your mattress.

Promising review: "First time I have ever been moved to write a review on Amazon but this is the single most amazing product if you sleep hot! This thing WORKS and it is saving my life! It only took a NASA engineer to solve my propensity to burst into to flames every night at 2 a.m.!" —Matthes

Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in four styles).

Since the unit has a V-grip, it can be used for jars of all sizes and even hard-to-open medicine bottles. Plus, it comes with industrial-strength so you can peel and stick it right into place if you don't want to screw it into your cabinet.

Promising review: "The opener is thin enough that when installed under a cabinet you don't see it (unless you bend down, of course). Really easy to install... all screws included and none of the screws poked through into the inside of the cabinet. First jar I tried, a large pickle jar, was so easy to open I didn't realize it had already opened it until a drop of liquid hit my finger... lol. Definitely recommend this product!" —Dagmar Spencer

Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in packs of one, two, and three).

The kit comes with small, medium, large, and extra-large attachments so you should be able to use it with any bottle in your house.

Promising review: "I will never fight with a pump bottle again. As soon as it gets difficult to pump anything out of any bottle, I will waste no time in 'flipping it.' I'm so glad someone created this. Upside-down bottles are such a small annoyance in life, but this simple solution really means a lot. 100% worth the price." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in packs of two and six).

Promising review: "Very, very nice. I am a renter so putting a huge hole in the wall to hide my wires was not going to happen. After searching for something that could help with the look of the wires in my living room, I was glad to have come across this socket! I love it. I just installed it last night, I’m extremely happy with the look and the adhesive works really good. I highly recommend it :)" —Nlizr

Get it from Amazon for $23.95 (available in seven different lengths/configurations).

The portable sealers heat up on contact so there's no downtime before use. They also come with batteries so you can use them right away!

Promising review: "I couldn't wait to see if these really worked. As soon as I received them I went to work sealing bags of opened chip bags. They worked! No more stale chips. They have a built in magnet, so I can keep them handy on the fridge. I am really impressed with them. No waiting time, no buttons to mess with. Just slide the protective cover away to expose the roller and run it across what you want to seal. Easy!" —Monica

Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two color combos).

The two-piece magnetic mount is strong enough to support all iPads (including the Pro) Samsung Galaxy Tabs and Notes, Microsoft Surfaces, and the Google Nexus. Both pieces of the mount feature peel-and-stick 3M adhesive so installation really couldn't be simpler.

Promising review: "When I saw this product on Amazon, I thought to myself this is a magnet that's going to hold up a very expensive piece of my technology. I was very skeptical and I did not know what to think about it. Nevertheless, I did purchase it and paranoid as I was I put towels and blankets on the ground so if it fell it wouldn't break, but then it surprised me. These magnets are stronger than you think they might be. I now have multiple magnets throughout my house because I use my iPads to control my smart home. They are big iPads and it holds them up with no problem. The one trick that might not be explained very well when you get your item is that for best results you need to center the magnetic strip on the magnetic base when you put it on the wall so that it has the best coverage for your device. If you have kids or someone that might think "oh, cool," and tug on it a little bit, that would be something that could possibly make it fall. But you live in a quiet home or office this is actually a really cool mount that works." —Christopher D

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

The set comes with two magnetic strips which can be arranged in three different positions. Each holds six bottles.

Promising review: "Works great in my fridge. Super strong and frees up space on the bottom. I only have an inch of clearance but it does allow me to slide things under it and I no longer deal with falling over bottles." —Raemi

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $29.99.

The shelf works with both flat and curved stoves. It doesn't require any adhesives or installation and the magnets can even be repositioned for a custom fit.

Promising review: "The shelf installed in a snap. It has two sturdy magnets that hold it securely onto the slightly rounded back of my stove. I felt comfortable setting a full jar of honey on it, and I haven’t seen it move at all as I have been cooking. I have limited space in the kitchen, so I’m really happy to have an additional place to set things I need frequently. It doesn’t look like an add-on; it looks like part of the stove. I’m really happy with it!" —Sylvia J.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and six finishes).

The lightweight, ergonomic clippers are especially helpful if you have arthritis or limited mobility/flexibility.

Promising review: "These clippers are a lifesaver for me. It's nearly impossible for me to reach around my toes with a regular clipper to trim my toenails. Being able to turn the clipper part sideways makes it possible for me to get a clean cut and see what I'm doing. I'm right handed but you can turn it to either side if you're left handed. I am so glad I ordered this!" —Anonymous Reader

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

This set comes with two stamps — one for your right eye and one for your left. Once you apply the wing, flip the pen over to find a fine tip applicator so you can finish off your look.

Promising review: "This thing is amaaaazing! I pretty much gave up on winged eyeliner because I just couldn’t get it right. Didn’t even know stamps existed and randomly came across this and it had good reviews so I gave it a chance. Got it in the mail and tried it right away and was sooo excited that I used the left stamp for both sides and it looked a little crooked. Then I remembered there’s a right and a left. Tried it again and it turned out beautifully. There’s just something about winged eyeliner that’s so fly. Ohhh and another thing. It’s pretty darn sturdy! I took a nap and caught myself rubbing my eye a little and thought 'dang I messed up my eyeliner' and when I got up and checked it was still in tact! It def lasts all day." —Chrissy

Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three sizes).

The outlet cover snaps right on so you don't have to worry about extra electrical work or tools. It also automatically turns on and off depending on how dark your space is, so you don't have to remember to do it yourself.

Promising review: "These are fantastic! They provide a nice muted, downcast light. We use them on our upstairs landing, the stairwell, and in our kitchen. It's a nice way to ensure guests and kids know where they are at night without having to turn on overhead lights, and without having to use up a plug. Would definitely purchase again if we find we need more night-lights!" —Heather W

Get it from Amazon for $22.98.

Promising review: "This little ladybug does a heck of a lot more than I even expected. The suction power is remarkable given how small it is. Even better, it pulls all the crumbs out of the grooves on our new table. It was almost impossible to keep the grooves clean, and was a constant concern with this new table. This quiet little ladybug vacuum gets in there and cleans them up in one pass. Plus, it’s cute, and my cat somehow thinks it’s a toy for him. Way better than expected!" —Janet Evans

Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (available in four colors/patterns).

The adhesive weights come in a pack of four and each weighs 0.5 ounces or — what Etsy seller Christina, of DressStrong, equates them to — 13 jelly beans. To use, just peel the label from the weight and stick it the hem of your dress or skirt. When you're done for the day, you simply peel it off and store it. When stored properly, you should get at least six uses out of each.

Promising review: "Such a great product, kept my lightweight summer dress down during friend's outdoor wedding. They are the perfect weight — heavy enough to keep your skirt down when it's very windy, but not too heavy that they pull it in an awkward way. They're also absolutely invisible and stayed on the whole time. PS: Fast shipping and a cute handwritten note from a seller, just great." —Marina

Get it from DressStrong on Etsy for $15+ (available in individual or bulk quantities).

Promising review: "This must be the greatest idea since the discovery of fire! Two days in, and my hardwood is shining! And all with just walking around! Of course the quality is pedestrian (pardon), of course it doesn’t look like it was made by Versace, but that’s not the point, is it?" —Nigel

Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five sizes and 16 styles).

The insert has a tapered base that goes from 3.2 to 2.6 inches so it fits in most standard cup holders. It's suitable for cups and bottles 32 to 40 ounces.

Promising review: "The console cupholders in the Chevy Colorado are ridiculously small. Good for a 12-oz paper cup and that's it. There is a thick rubbery liner within the cupholder area, and this Smart Kup slides in and grips nicely. Also, it goes in deep enough to be stable. With a full 40-oz insulated Hydro Flask in it, the holder doesn't move or tip over or pop out of the cup holder hole during sharp turns. The cup also keeps the Hydro Flask from falling out of the cup, because it sits deep enough." —Bartimus Max

Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in two colors).

Covogoods is a Utah-based, woman-founded small business that specializes in storage solutions crafted from upcycled books.

Not every display will have the exact books shown above but if you want to check out the titles ahead of time, select "YES, preview books" when checking out and enable Amazon notifications so the seller can send you a pic!

Promising review: "This is perfect for hiding our router and accessories in our bookcase. Love it!" —supergirl

Get it from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade for $29.

FYI: The towel absorbs 10 (!) times it's weight in grease and absorbs liquids 20 times faster than other fabrics. Plus, it comes from a woman-owned small businesses based in Denver, Colorado.

Promising review: "This is great. I don’t like using loads of paper towels in draining meat, but I didn’t know what else to use. The bacon sponge is absorbent and easy to clean. It performs as advertised and makes me feel better about eliminating another source of waste." —PamelaRenee

Get it from Green City Living on Amazon Handmade for $14.99.

Each pack comes with four bands which can stretch from 12 to 18 inches and hold adequate tension.

Promising review: "Say goodbye to rearranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these Bed Bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors and four pack sizes).

Soulistic Root is an Etsy shop founded in 2018 based in Denver, Colorado that specializes in natural bath and beauty products.

Promising review: "I love the smell of this product and it shipped quickly. Works as intended for my yoga mat and block." —Kelly Greene

Get it from Soulistic Root on Etsy for $18+ (originally $15+; available in three options).

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