If you're an avid online shopper like me, then you know how important customer reviews are. Sure, product descriptions are also important — but there's nothing like honest feedback that makes you say, "Yup, I'm buying this." After perusing review after review on multiple occasions, you've probably realized that there are a lot of cheap,
random sh*t that Amazon reviewers are obsessed with. I've noticed, too — so I rounded up some of those strange, yet hard-to-resist items. They're right here on this list, so you can finally get in on the hype.
These are the items that customers have left sparkling four- and five-star reviews about, regardless of how out-of-ordinary they are. Take, for instance,
this pan that's made specifically for stuffed pancakes. It features concave semi-circles throughout the cast-aluminum surface so you can pour batter in and add your favorite ingredients. It's random, but it's genius (and quite frankly, it's making me hungry). Another example is this shower head literally glows in different colors while water's running through it. It essentially turns your shower into a light show, and tons of customers have praised it.
To top it all off, these "random" products are pretty affordable. Once you start adding them to your cart, you might become obsessed with them, too.
This Device That Charges Your Phone Wirelessly
Don't worry about finding a lightning cable the next time your phone runs out of batter — just place it on
this wireless charger. It's compatible with all types of smartphones — and unlike other chargers, you don't even need to take your case off for it to work.
The Bluetooth Speaker With An Incredible Battery Life
Not only does the rechargeable battery in
this Bluetooth speaker last for up to 20 hours, but many reviewers even raved about how they were able to walk more than 100 feet away without any connectivity issues. And if you don't have a Bluetooth-compatible device, don't worry — it's also compatible with micro-SD cards as well as aux cables.
A Pack Of Smart Plugs To Automate Your Appliances
Simply plug your lamps into
these smart plugs, and you'll be able to set schedules so they're on when you come home. There's no additional smart hub required — and since they're compatible with Alexa and Google Home, you can even control any plugged-in devices using voice commands.
The Magnetic Knife Bar Made From Stainless Steel
When you don't have enough room for a full knife block,
this magnetic bar is an easy way to save yourself some space. It's made from high-grade stainless steel that's resistant to rust — and the strong neodymium magnets won't let go of your knives, spatulas, or any other metal utensil.
The Smart Light Switch You Can Control From Anywhere
Can't remember if you left your lights on at home? Just check whether
this smart light switch is on by using the free downloadable app. You can also use it to set schedules so that your lights are on when you aren't home — and if you have an Alexa or Google Home, you can sync them together to control your lights using voice commands.
This Collapsible Water Bottle That Takes Up Hardly Any Space
When you're running out of room in your bag or suitcase, just squish
this collapsible water bottle down to help save some space. It's leakproof as well as BPA-free, and the wide mouth makes it easy to add ice cubes.
An Umbrella That's Completely Windproof
Tired of your umbrella inverting in strong gusts of wind? If so, it's time to upgrade to
this windproof one. The reinforced fiberglass ribs won't flip out in bad weather, and the canopy effortlessly closes with a second press of the handle button.
This Motion Sensor Light That Illuminates Your Bd
Tired of stumbling your way through a dark bedroom at night? Just put
this motion sensor light underneath your bed. It'll automatically turn on when someone is in the room, and the adjustable timer turns it off after 30, 130, or 380 seconds.
A Coffee Maker Compatible With Grounds & K-Cups
Many coffee makers can only brew K-cups — but not
this one. Just fill the included filter cup with your favorite grounds, or just pop a K-cup directly inside. Within about three minutes, your cup of Joe should be ready to go.
A Device That Froths Your Milk For Delicious Coffee
Looking for a way to add deliciously whipped milk to your coffee? Search no further than
this milk frother. It's made from rust-resistant stainless steel with a durable plastic lid, and many reviewers raved about how the non-stick interior is "easy to clean."
The Colander That Collapses For Easy Storage
Many large strainers take up a ton of room in your cabinets, so why not downsize with
this space-saving version? The handles extend outwards so that you can balance it over your sink, and the BPA-free silicone easily collapses down when you're done using it.
A Gadget That Gets Your Makeup Brushes Extra-Clean
It's easy to ignore makeup brushes that are filled with old product, but
this washer that spins the bristles around in soapy water can make them clean again. Designed to fit various types of brushes, the battery-operated spinner does all the work for you so that the bristles are clean after just a few seconds.
This Ultrasonic Cleaner For Jewelry & More
Whether your jewelry or coins are dirty,
this ultrasonic cleaner can help. There are five preset cleaning modes to choose from that'll get your pieces sparkling in eight minutes or less, and the ultrasonic waves shouldn't harm your delicate stones.
A UV Device That Sanitizes Your Smartphone
Sure, you wash your hands every day — but do you ever wash your phone? Able to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria,
this phone sanitizer gets the job done in just one minute. The advanced safety lock helps prevent exposure to the sanitizing UV rays, and you have the choice of three colors: black, purple, or red.
The Reversible Faux Fur Blanket With A Velvety Side
If your worn-out couch throw is feeling a bit dull, you can replace it with this soft
faux fur blanket. It's reversible, so the opposite side feels like velvet — and it can even be cleaned in the washing machine. It's also available in seven colors, so everyone in the house can have a different shade.
A Gel-Infused Memory Cushion For Your Worn-Out Office Chair
If you spend a lot of time working at a home desk, then your office chair might feel less plush. To revamp the cushion, you can add
this memory foam pillow. It's infused with gel and features ventilation holes throughout for a breezier feel. Not to mention, the cover can be removed and cleaned in the washing machine.
The Tool That Massages Your Fingers & Hands
If you carry stress in your hands, the rollers in
this massager can help stimulate blood flow to soothe away the pain. It's double-sided: One side is meant to be rolled across your palms, while the other is made to be rolled through your fingers.
This Spatula That's Gentle On Nonstick Pans
Many metal spatulas will leave scratches on nonstick pans, so make sure you're preparing meals with a cookware-friendly spatula like
this plastic one. The beveled edges make it easy to slide underneath delicate eggs, and it's heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
A Utensil Holder With Space For Lids
While most utensil holders only have room for ladles and stirrers,
this one comes with extra space where you can rest a lid. It's made from durable steel, and the powder coating is resistant to rust.
The Pan That Lets You Make Stuffed Pancakes
Ever tried a stuffed pancake? Now's the chance to make your own with
this specialized pan. Simply add batter to the divots, then stuff it with your favorite fruit, jam, cream cheese, or any other filling. The surface is completely nonstick, and it's made from durable cast-aluminum.
A Television Backlight Kit You Can Control From Your Sofa
With 16 different colors to choose from,
this backlight kit makes it easy to add chic mood lighting to your entertainment center. Turn it on or off and adjust the brightness from the comfort of your sofa while using the included remote. Plus, the adhesive backing makes installation a breeze.
This Organizer For Your Makeup Palettes
Don't let your makeup palettes sit in a pile on your vanity; instead, keep them neat and tidy with
this organizer. There's enough space for up to nine palettes, and the dividers are tiered so that you can keep larger palettes in the back with smaller ones in front.
A Dehumidifier That's Completely Wireless
You don't need an expensive dehumidifier floor unit to get rid of moisture from your home; just place
compact version wherever it feels damp. There are enough silica beads inside for up to 30 days before it needs to be recharged — and it's suitable for small rooms, workspaces, boats, or even gym bags.
The Memory Foam Pillow That's Ultra-Breathable
Sometimes, dense memory foam can leave you feeling overheated at night, which is why
this memory foam pillow is made with a ventilated design. Not only does the increased airflow help you stay cool, but the fibers are also infused with temperature-regulating gel that's great for extra-hot sleepers.
A Pack Of Flickering Candles That Are Flameless
You don't have to keep an open flame in your house just to set a relaxing mood, as
these LED candles flicker just like the real thing. They're energy-efficient so that the AAA batteries last for up to 150 hours, and each order comes with a remote so that you can control them without having to get up.
This Speaker That Lets You Use Alexa Throughout Your House
When Alexa is in one room and you're in another,
this smart speaker will let you talk to her without having to shout through walls. You can also use it to make announcements to other rooms (as long as there's another speaker plugged in there), and there's even a "Microphone OFF" button you can use to ensure privacy.
A Soap Dispenser That's Completely Touchless
Instead of exposing your hands to whatever grime is on your soap pump, just use
this touchless dispenser. The infrared sensor detects your hands from up to 2.75 inches away — no sporadic waving required — and it can hold up to 17 ounces of your favorite soap. Choose from three colors to match your bathroom.
The Garment Steamer You Can Use While Traveling
I don't think I've ever unpacked my suitcase to find clean, unwrinkled clothes — that's why I always travel with a fabric steamer like
this one. Ready to go in less than one minute, this handheld steamer features a heated metal faceplate that you can use to iron away any extra-stubborn wrinkles. And because it gets rid of up to 99.9% of bacteria, it's also great for eliminating dust mites.
A Vacuum Sealer To Keep Your Ingredients Fresh
When you want to make sure that your ingredients are fresh for later,
this vacuum sealer is a must-have. It's compatible with both wet and dry foods, and it even features a built-in cutter so that you can trim your bag after it's been sealed. Each order comes with five medium bags and five large bags.
These Vintage Bulb String Lights That Are Waterproof
This set of string lights is not only waterproof, but it's also dimmable so that it's easy to adjust how bright the bulbs are. You can also use them indoors to set a romantic ambiance — but personally, I have them hanging on my patio lattice as a cute way to highlight my garden.
A Pair Of Smart Light Bulbs That Are Compatible With Alexa
If you pair
these smart light bulbs with Alexa or Google Home, you'll be able to control them using voice commands without ever having to get up off your couch. The free downloadable app lets you choose from more than 15 million colors in addition to regular white, and both are made with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
The Mug Warmer That Keeps Your Coffee Toasty
Tired of drinking a cold cup of Joe halfway through the morning? Just keep your mug on
this warming plate. The indicator light lets you know when it's warm, and the extra-long power cord is great for workstations where plugs are a little too far away. Use it for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or any other beverage you'd like to keep toasty.
A Roll Of Marble-Inspired Contact Paper For A Low-Cost Home Update
this roll of white marble contact paper all over my past apartments. It's made with water-resistant PVC material that can hold up against water from sinks, and I've even used it as a backsplash since it easily wipes clean with a damp rag. The best part about it? The pattern at the end of the roll matches the one at the start, making it easy to connect them back-to-back.
This Handheld Shower Head With 7 Color-Changing Lights
When you don't want the party to stop (even when it's time to bathe),
this LED shower head will be right up your alley. The tool-free installation is designed to fit any standard shower, and there are seven LED lights that rotate to keep the party going. Did I mention the water flow powers those lights? Because it does.
A Bidet That's Easy To Install
Installing a bidet on your own may seem daunting, but
this one comes with all the accessories you need. In fact, most reviewers were able to get it done in just 15 minutes. The spray nozzle retracts to help keep it clean, and the water pressure is adjustable for added comfort.
A Tablet Stand That Can Mount Underneath Cabinets
this tablet stand underneath a cabinet or to a wall, and you'll have an easy place to rest your tablet whenever you're reading recipes or watching videos. The tablet clamp rotates a full 360 degrees so it's easy to adjust the viewing angle, and it's made from sleek aluminum that folds down for a discrete appearance.
A Soap Dispenser To Tidy Up Your Shower
When the sides of your tub are overflowing with shampoo and soap bottles, it might be time to downsize to
this sectioned soap dispenser. Installation is a breeze while using the included waterproof adhesive, and it easily pops on and off the wall so that it's easy to refill.
This Fleece-Lined Ice Scraper That Keeps Your Hand Warm
Made from waterproof oxford fabric,
this ice scraper doubles as a mitten that keeps your hand warm as you work. The best part? The fleece interior feels soft and cozy against your skin, and one size is made to fit all.
An Ironing Caddy That Hangs Over your Door
Designed to hang on any standard door,
this ironing caddy is an easy way to help save precious closet space. The basket is large enough for most irons, and it's also configured so that you can mount it to a wall if you prefer.