21 Random But Brilliant Useful Products On Amazon People Are Obsessed With Right Now


The sheer number of items available on Amazon pretty much blows my mind every time I need to shop for something. I'm constantly amazed by all the useful products on Amazon — things that I never would have thought of myself but suddenly realize just how badly I've been missing them.

Everyone's busy these days, and it can be really challenging to find items that fit into a hectic schedule. Ultra-portable versions of things you use all the time — like a collapsible water bottle, mini umbrella, and a power bank for your phone — make it easier to stay prepared and to avoid leaving things behind.

Forgetfulness is another unfortunate side effect of a busy schedule. Luckily, there are gadgets out there designed with the sole intent of helping you remember. So, if you're someone who loses their keys pretty much every day, there's a tool for that. Or, if you'd simply like to have a more vivid visual record of the memories you make, a lens kit for your phone or an instant camera can help you take beautiful photos of the moments that feel precious.

Some of these products may sound strange, but they are sure to come in handy!

1. Take Professional Quality Photos With Your Phone

Amir Universal Professional HD Camera Lens Kit, $17, Amazon

This camera lens kit for your phone comes with two lenses — a wide angle lens and macro lens. It easily clips onto your phone, allowing you to take professional quality photos with it. Even if your phone already takes pretty good photos, with this lens you'll be snapping photos that like they came from a D-SLR. It's the perfect way to step up your Instagram game.


2. Freshen Up Your Fridge With This Deodorizer

O3 Pure Fridge Deodorizer and Food Preserver, $30, Amazon

This fridge deodorizer and food preserver removes odors from your fridge while extending the life of your food. It eliminates ethylene gas and is designed to handle the high humidity and low temperatures of the standard fridge. Plus, it cycles through rest modes strategically, saving energy.


3. This Super-Light Mini Umbrella You Can Keep In Your Bag

Crackajack Mini Umbrella, $16, Amazon

Nobody enjoys getting caught in the rain but umbrellas can be a pain to carry if the forecast doesn't call for showers. This lightweight mini umbrella weighs less than a pound and is about the size of an iPhone. One user said, "This little beauty trekked around Costa Rica with me for 10 days...I wanted something...that wouldn't add weight to my purse/backpack, as well as protection from the sun, and from the torrential downpours."


4. Keep Your Phone Charged For When You Need It

Anker Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger, $11, Amazon

As someone who is addicted to their phone, I get pretty frustrated when my battery dies. I carry around at least two portable chargers. But, the ones I have can be heavy and take up space. This mini portable charger is the size of a lipstick but can provide a full charge.


5. Make The Most Of Your Kitchen Space With This Over-Cabinet Organizer

SimpleHouseware Over the Cabinet Door Organizer, $14, Amazon

If you live in a house or apartment with a tiny kitchen, you've got to make the most out of your space. And that means utilizing every inch, including the sides of your cabinets. This over the door cabinet organizer is the perfect place to store your cutting boards (up to five), cookie sheets, and anything else that's slim. One user said, "They were easy to set up and fit perfectly over my lower cabinet. It freed up a ton of space for my pots and pans."


6. Get Rid Of Oil On The Go

Premium Facial Oil Blotting Paper (200 Count), $12, Amazon

Not only do these premium blotting papers absorb excess sebum and sweat without smudging your makeup, they’re also made with organic bamboo charcoal which is known for its ability to draw out impurities. Pop this pack of 200 linen papers in your purse for a quick touch up anytime, anywhere.


7. Stay Hydrated On The Go With This Pocket Size Collapsible Water Bottle

Hydaway Collapsible Pocket-sized Travel Water Bottle, $20, Amazon

I travel all the time and while I like to bring my own water bottle with me so that I'm not constantly buying new ones, it can get annoying trying to find a place for it. That's why this collapsible pocket-sized water bottle is such a great idea. It folds down so it can easily fit your pocket or backpack Plus it's watertight so you don't have to worry about it leaking.


8. Keep Underarms Clean And Dry — No Deodorant Required

PURAX Pure Pads (30 Pieces), $19, Amazon

Absorb sweat odor, and keep armpits dry with these self-adhesive antiperspirant pads. Effective, discreet painless, easy us, these armpit pads come in a pack 30 and are perfect preventing sweat spots on clothing you. Simply remove the protective layer from the pad and place the adhesive on skin. Use them for up to six hours to ensure your clothes stay dry and you feel fresh.


9. Create A Roadmap To Success

PandaPlanner Weekly, $20, Amazon

The Panda Planner uses a tried-and-true formula that, according to its loyal devotees, increases productivity and improves happiness. It’s undated, but offers a weekly format where you can set and review goals and break down daily tasks. To promote self-reflection, it asks you to write down things like what you’re grateful for and excited about, as well as your daily accomplishments. Its creators are so confident in its life-changing abilities that they’ll refund you if it doesn’t prove to meet your needs.


10. These Weird Exfoliators Made Out Of Silkworm Cocoons

Organic Natural Silkworm Exfoliators, $15, Amazon

Made from premium silkworm cocoons (What? But cool), these organic exfoliators remove dirt, oil, and dead skin to leave you with a glowing complexion. They’re also rich in antioxidants to nourish and moisturize, safe for sensitive skin, and reviewers say, “my skin looks clearer [and] brighter.”


11. Light Your Path With This Infinite Nightlight

SnapPower Guidelight, $10, Amazon

This nightlight has been called “the best nightlight ever” by Amazon reviewers, and boasts an incredibly high average Amazon score. The LED lights pop out of the bottom of an outlet coverplate, so both outlets are still available for use. It installs in a matter of seconds and the lights last for years (25 years to be exact).


12. Take Notes In This Dry Erase Board Notebook To Save Paper

Nu Board Memo Size, $15, Amazon

This memo-sized notebook from Nu Board is made of whiteboard pages, so you can reuse them again and again, without wasting paper. Its small size makes it easy to carry around in a purse, backpack, or even a large pocket, so you can quickly and easily jot down quick notes. Excellent for to-do lists and more, you’ll never need another notepad.


13. Clean Your Baseboards With Ease

Baseboard Buddy Extendable Microfiber Duster, $19, Amazon

Why hurt your back by bending over to clean t your baseboards? Enter: the Baseboard Buddy. This extendable microfiber duster allows you to clean the floor and ceiling with ease. It has a unique shape to get in the nooks and crannies of your crown molding a and features a 360-degree swivel so you can easily navigate around corners and door frames.


14. Charge Your Devices With The Sun

Nektek Solar Charger, $26, Amazon

These days our phones are practically glued to our hands so running out of power is just not an option. That’s where a solar powered charger comes in handy. It’s perfect for traveling or camping and offers an environmentally friendly way to charge your devices.


15. Keep Hair Out Of Your Drain

Umbra Flex Drain Stop/Hair Catcher, $20, Amazon

If you have long hair, you probably know all too well the hassle that is a clogged drain. Thankfully there are some amazing drain stoppers and hair catchers out there that will keep your drains clear. This one is multipurpose and easy to use because you can use it to stop hair from going down the drain and as a stopper if you want to take a bath.


16. Blot Away Excess Oil With These Charcoal Sheets

Electric Mini Personal Manicure And Pedicure Kit, $8, Amazon

Manicured nails often come with a pretty price tag, but now you can get them at home with a mini manicure and pedicure kit. This multifunctional tool can be used to smooth corns and calluses, remove excess cuticles, file, shape, and buff nails. It features an ergonomic design that allows you to get soft hands and feet and beautiful nails without spending a ton of money.


17. Use These Cooling Towels To Beat The Heat

Frogg Toggs The Original Chilly Pad Cooling Towel, $9, Amazon

Everyone could use a good blanket, but everyone could use a good cooling towel, too, especially if you live in a hotter climate or like to go camping. These cooling towels activate quickly and can lower the temperature by 30 degrees Fahrenheit, wet or dry, while also shielding you from the sun with UPF50+ UV protection. And with a tough, mesh design, these towels are ready to last for years — keeping you cool and safe from the hot summer sun.


18. Clean The Nooks And Crannies Of Even The Trickiets Containers

KUWAN Multi-Function Bottle Scourer, $6 Amazon

You know that weirdly shaped water bottle or decanter that you have? The one with the nooks and crannies you could never reach with a regular sponge? Well now you can really clean it. This flexible bottle cleaner can clean all your glasses, bottles, vases, and more no matter the shape or size.


19. Detoxify Pores With A Moroccan Mud Mask

Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask, $12, Amazon

I went to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco a few years ago and our guide told us to slough the clay all over our faces. She told us that it has detoxifying properties that can cleanse and revitalize skin. Luckily you don’t have to hop on a plane to Morocco to get the same results. This mud mask is made with moroccan ghassoul clay powder that is found in the Atlas Mountains and will give you clearer skin without drying it out.


20. Use A Threading Tool To Remove Facial Hair, Pain-Free

Bellesentials Facial Hair Remover Threading Tool, $13, Amazon

This hair remover and threading tool remove unwanted facial hair fast, with no pain and not much hassle. And since it pulls the hairs from deep at the base it keeps the hairs at bay for longer than standard shaving. This threading tool is the most efficient way to get rid of hair anywhere on your face, from your eyebrows to your chin, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home.


21. Work Anywhere With This Portable Desk

Halter Lap Desk Laptop Stand, $20, Amazon

As a remote worker, I constantly find myself working from bed and it can cause strain to my wrists and neck. But with a lap desk laptop stand, that strain disappears. This stand can be adjusted to eight different angles and it fits both laptops and tablets. It also comes with a dual-bolster pillow on the bottom for comfort and stability purposes.

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