30 Weird But Genius Items You Never Knew You Needed

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The web is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you can get everything you ever needed. On the other, you're introduced to tons of stuff you had no idea even existed, yet now suddenly want with every fiber of your being. Well, if you're in the market for weird but genius products you never knew you needed, you've come to the right place. For better or for worse — better for the economy, worse for my paycheck — I know exactly where to find these things.

More often than not, my first stop is Amazon. They've got a massive selection of crazy yet cool items, and plenty of small businesses even use it as a launchpad to get their new inventions off the ground. That means you've got some of the most innovative and genius new products right at your fingertips. It also means that you'll be hosting the Superbowl this year, so you can casually show your friends the voice-activated strip light that changes colors and illuminates your television. (No big deal.)

Finally, you've got the stuff that solves real every day problems, like getting the last drop of shampoo out of the bottle or taking that perfectly timed selfie when you've got nowhere to prop your phone up. For those and other epic items, check out this assortment of bizarre but brilliant products that will totally improve your life.

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