42 Bizarre Products People Are Buying On Amazon That Are Actually Brilliant
People sometimes buy some weird things when they’re shopping. But while they can be super bizarre, many of the products that people get on Amazon are actually pretty brilliant — all you have to do is look past an item's oddity and focus on how beneficial it can be.
Scrolling through the Amazon Hot Picks or Movers & Shakers pages can be so much fun. They're constantly being updated, with some pretty peculiar and unusual products being added every day. With that being said, it’s sometimes hard to look past the novelty of an item and actually imagine buying yourself something that seems a bit out there. But several of these items are actually very practical and sometimes even multifunctional. I, for one, have bought things just because of how unique or strange they looked in the past, later to find just how useful they really were.
The next time you spot something weird on Amazon, don’t just take a peek and then click away. Instead, actually read the product description — you might be surprised how handy that item could be in everyday life. From an alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns to underwear that keeps you smelling extra fresh, you'll fall in love with so many of these odd yet genius items.
Make Espresso Wherever You May Go
Project Movies, Games, And Photos With This Cube
If you’re a huge entertainer, this cube projector is totally worth the investment. You get up to 20,000 hours of LED light to project anything from a phone, laptop, table, or gaming console.
Stop Hair Loss With A Gentle Shampoo
This shampoo is not only scientifically formulated to prevent hair loss, it’s also made in the United States and is totally cruelty-free, making it perfect for animal lovers who want healthier strands.
Set A Surreal Table
Areaware Distortion Candlestick, $24, Amazon
Channel your inner Salvador Dali the next time you host a dinner party by showing off this surrealist take on a classic candlestick.
Go Hands Free With This Coffee Mug
Destress Yourself With A Relaxing Scent
Feeling anxious? Relax at the end of a stressful day with this amazing body wash. Featuring eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils and green tea, the foamy wash helps relax your body and mind, so you can feel good and smell great.
Get Comfy In Bed
Give Your Bathroom A Glow
There are few things more annoying than having to turn the bright bathroom light on when you get up to go in the middle of the night. With this genius little toilet bowl light, you’ll be able to guide yourself to the loo without disturbing your sleep any more than necessary.
Let Your Cat Scratch In Style
Attack Of The Flying Plants
Stay Comfy No Matter The Temperature
Easily Steam Food With The Help Of A Pig
Catch Some Zzzzs Just About Anywhere
Hey, sometimes we all need a little extra shuteye, and this unique design creates the private environment necessary to take a power nap wherever you may be. Slip it on your head so the hole is in the front so you can breathe and then lay down on a flat surface and place your hands in the other two holes for optimal comfort.
Drink Your Way To Beautiful Skin, Bright Eyes, and Shiny Hair
For those interested in natural wellness, Moon Juice makes this awesome formula jam-packed with Chinese herbs like Schizandra, Pearl, Goji, and Rehmannia that promise to promote mental alertness, strengthen bones, reduce skin inflammation, and boost the immune system. Mix this powder with a hot or cold liquid, sip on it daily, and watch for results.
Keep Your Toothbrush As Clean As Your Teeth
Your toothbrush is covered in germs — gross, right? Keep it totally clean so your teeth can be as healthy as possible.
Pack Your Workout Bag More Efficiently
Stop Embarrassing Smells
Make Instant Memories
Scrub Your Teeth With A Tree
Spice Up Your Morning Shower
Your shower is missing one thing: music. Not only does it make your shower head’s stream more relaxing and powerful, it also adds a big boost to your morning routine by giving you a chance to listen to your favorite playlist.
Workout Like You're Barefoot
Revive Your Skin With A Week Of Sheet Masks
Whether your skin is freaking out from travel, weather changes, or stress, doing a few specialized treatments can spruce that complexion right up. Not only does this set address several different skin concerns, from dehydration to enlarged pores, it also comes at a huge bargain when compared to a standard $8 singular mask that many beauty retailers offer. Treat your skin for a week with seven daily sheet masks — and take spooky selfies while you’re at it!
Hold Everything You Need While Riding Your Bike
Turn Your Travel Pillow Into A Hoodie
Get Rid Of Gnarly Smells
Create The Best Sleep Environment Imaginable
Make Your Face Warm And Fuzzy
Never Get Hot Coffee On Your Shirt Again
Get Cozy With Your Coffee
A Constant Cool Side Of The Pillow
Take Pro Pics With Your Phone
Get Some Fresh Air — In Your Home, That Is
Say goodbye to air fresheners that only mask odors and hello to this bag of charcoal that does so much more. It prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria while getting rid of odors, allergens, and pollutants. Plus, you can keep using it for up to two years. A money saver that keeps your home fresh? Yes, please.
Protect Your Fingers When Cooking
Are you still grating cheese, slicing fruits, and doing other potentially digit-damaging activities without wearing gloves? There’s nothing wrong with being extra-careful — and reviewers agree, saying, ”The first pair wore out and we bought another. It’s worth every penny!”
No More Counting Sheep
Stay Clean And Dry With A Pocket Blanket
Get Connected And Stay Connected
Not only does this handy little device allow you to turn your phone into your own personal radio station, it also is a USB car charger, so you’ll never run out of battery, even on those long car trips when you really need to stay connected.
Sleep Atop Luxury
The Easy Way To Cut Pizza
Juice Your Phone On The Go
The Perfect Solution To Bulky Cords
Get Handy With Stapling Pliers
Rapid K1 Retro Classic Stapling Pliers, $18, Amazon
If you’re always dealing with too much paperwork, you need this chic plier-style stapler. Not only does it secure up to 50 sheets together, it comes in a pretty pink hue.
Light Up The Room
How beautiful and calming is this sea salt lamp? Let it fill your living room with warm light.
Design: Brit Phillips; Images: Amazon (42)
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