47 Weird Products On Amazon That Are About As Genius As It Gets
Being "normal" is overrated, especially when it comes to shopping for stuff online. Sometimes you need to think outside the box in order to solve everyday problems you never thought could go away, which means taking a chance on weird products on Amazon that are actually about as genius as it gets. Without realizing it at first, you could end up making your life a whole lot smoother, and with just the click of a button.
Some of the most bizarre products on Amazon might make you do a double-take, but if you pause to learn a little more about them, you'll find that many of these items also happen to be among the most top-rated and heavily wished-for things across the site (and in some cases, the Internet). From a colorful bracelet that you can also use to stash a hair tie when you need one to wilderness survival tools that have five features in one, these products are definitely unusual, but they can change your life for the better, especially if you know how to put them to good use.
Great things sometimes come in weird packages. Don't buy it? All you have to do is head to Amazon, where some of the wackiest items around also happen to be the ones most certain to completely transform your life.
1. This Cute Bracelet That You Can Also Use To Stash Hair Ties
Not only is this hair-tie holding bracelet a covert way to carry an extra hair tie, but it also prevents your hair tie from cutting off circulation in your wrist. It even comes in three sizes (small, medium, and large) so it should fit nearly any wrist comfortably.
2. An Adapter That Can Turn Any Headphones Into Wireless Ones
Transform your favorite headphones into a wireless set with this handy adapter. Compatible with Apple products and Androids, it's Bluetooth-enabled and designed with big buttons, so you can easily push play and control volume using it.
3. This Memo Pad That's Great For Brainstorming
This is not your average notebook. The Nu Board memo pad only has four pages, but since they are made from dry-erase board, you can use them again and again. Between the whiteboards there are also transparent sheets, which can also be written on with a dry-erase marker, and offers a more versatile way to take notes and make sketches.
4. A Set Of Silicone Tools For Cooking And Burn-Protection
Cook eggs, bake cupcakes, and steam vegetables, all while keeping your hands safe from burns. This silicone set is heat resistant, dishwasher-safe, and even compatible with the Instant Pot — though the durable, BPA-free material can also be used in pressure cookers and ovens.
5. This Microwave Plate That Cooks Bacon Perfectly
Cook bacon faster and easier than ever with this microwavable bacon rack. Made with BPA-free plastic, this container also works well with sausage and other meats and is designed to work with most microwaves. One reviewer raved: "It saves me time and effort with cleaning a skillet or grill pan and the bacon comes out just the way my kids like it!"
6. A Massage Cushion That Can Help You Really Unwind
For targeted relief from upper and lower back pain, this massage seat can deliver deep-seated relief. It comes with eight vibration modes and three intensity settings, all of which work to knead away discomfort and penetrate sore tissues and muscles, giving you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. This seat also comes with an adjustable timer, heating function, and a car adapter (although, you shouldn't use it while driving).
7. This Bamboo Organizer For Messy Countertops
Organize all your cosmetics and toiletries with this stunning bamboo organizer, which not only helps clear away countertop clutter, but gives you a beautiful way to store and display your favorite products. This 360-degree organizer rotates for easy access, has a swivel-free base, and comes with eight shelf compartments, so plenty of room to store.
8. An Outlet That Doubles As A Night Light
You can take your standard AC outlet and give it four additional outlets, plus two USB charging ports, with this wall-mounted surge protector. Since it comes with a sensor and auto-equipped night light, this can be a great option to keep in a bathroom or kitchen for late-night trips. It even has a slot to hold your phone while it charges.
9. These Beadlets That Support Better Immune Health
10. A Set Of Heel Socks For Healthier Feet
Repair cracked heels and keep your skin looking and feeling soft with these lotion-infused heel socks. To use, wash and dry your feet, and then slip on the socks while you sleep. The vitamin- and mineral-rich lotion will penetrate dry heels and leave you with softer, smoother skin. This pack comes with three pairs, each of which can be washed and re-used.
11. These Portable Jars That Are Great For The Gym
These mix-and-match plastic containers have a "Twist N' Lock" system that securely attaches the jars to each other. That makes them great for carrying a variety of things — from snacks to supplements — without making a mess in your bag.
12. A Rejuvenating Cold Clay Eye Mask
Reviewers say this cooling clay mask works wonders if you're trying to get relief from headaches, migraines, and other stress. It adjusts to fit securely over your eyes and uses an all-natural, ceramic clay to deliver cooling pain relief. "The amount of evenly distributed cooling this product gives provides immediate relief and a sense of calm," one reviewer noted. "I can see why this would be helpful for people with migraines."
13. This Three-In-One Avocado Slicing Tool
14. A Pain-Free Hair Remover That Anyone Can Use
Ergonomically designed with comfort in mind, this hair remover can help cut hairs from the root quickly and without harming sensitive pores. The blades are made with anti-allergenic material, and this comes with a USB charger that charges fast and makes this perfect for travel.
15. These Dryer Balls That Are A Great, Eco-Friendly Alternative To Dryer Sheets
Reusable and great if you're looking for an eco-friendly alternative to wasteful dryer sheets, these balls lift and separate laundry, helping hot air flow more efficiently which results in a faster dry time. They also help to prevent static cling. One reviewer wrote: "These are amazing! I am not sure how they do it, but somehow they actually help dry the clothes."
16. A Knife Sharpening Tool That You Need To Try
Reviewers say this multi-tool makes a great gift for hikers, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts because it comes with carbide blades for quick edge setting, as well as an emergency whistle, fire starter, and fish hook sharpener.
17. This Softening Moisturizer For Poutier Lips
If you have dry, cracked lips — especially during the colder months of the year — then this Applebutter Lip Mask could be the pick-me-up you've been waiting for. Formulated with natural AHAs that exfoliate, plus a blend of nine vitamin-rich oils, this mask can hydrate your lips and leave them looking and feeling softer in no time.
18. An RFID- Blocking Wallet With Room For Credit Cards, Too
Secure your personal data and firmly hold onto all your cards and personal cash with this RFID-blocking wallet. Made with flexible spandex material, this comes with two-sided protection and is super slim, so it can fit easily in a pocket, purse, or backpack during your busy day.
19. This Compact Jewelry Cleaning Solution
This nearly perfect, five-star-rated jewelry cleaning solution is a great pick if you're trying to clean your diamonds but don't want to expose any jewelry to hard chemicals or ammonia. Lightweight and small enough to fit right in a bag, this brush is designed for travel and can be incredibly useful for jewelry lovers.
20. A Foot Stretcher For Relief From Strains And Muscle Tension
For foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis, the OPTP foot stretcher can be a good option for helping to relieve stress and tension. It comes with several loops that make it easy to use, and you can also control the amount of stretch so you don't have to worry about it being too intense too quickly. "Life-saver for plantar fasciitis," one reviewer raves, while another says, "It not only hits your arches, but your calves get in on the stretch too."
21. This Broom Organizer That Can Make Your Closet So Much Tidier
If you have a messy closet, this broom organizer could be just what you needed to tidy things up. Designed to hold five mops, brooms, or sports equipment pieces at once, the plastic hanger mounts in place and can hold almost eight pounds in weight per ball. It's also compact and reviewers say it's a breeze to hang up.
22. A Set Of Silicone Wine Glasses That Are Totally Unbreakable
Wine drinkers can get a lot of use out of these sturdy and indestructible silicone wine glasses. Whether you're at home or traveling, having these four wine glasses nearby can definitely be useful. Since they're unbreakable yet also squishy, you can compress them while empty in a backpack or pocket, and they're also stain-resistant.
23. These Mighty Patches That Can Make Acne Vanish
If you have acne-prone skin, these patches can feel like an incredible find. They work to absorb pus and fluids when worn over an acne spot, and help provide chemical-free treatment to impacted areas. Best of all? Skin won't dry out using this, like can be caused by other acne treatments.These vegan-friendly patches also serve as protective covers, to prevent touching and picking over affected spots.
24. An Earring And Jewelry Organizer That Can Hold Up To 140 Pairs
Built to hold up to 140 pairs or earrings, this jewelry organizer and display case is a great way to store your accessories. "I can't believe how many earrings this organizer holds," raved one reviewer, while another noted: "What a great little investment. It works and travels perfectly. You can just fold it up with the earrings on it and they stay intact."
25. This Silicone Straws For Your Cocktails (And Mocktails!)
Unlike most reusable straws, these silicone straws are only 5.25 inches long — that makes them great for cocktails (or mocktails, or anything that comes in a short glass). The set comes with six straws and the colors are not garish (another rarity in the silicone-straw market). This set even comes with a cleaning brush, too.
26. A Glide-On Solution To Help Prevent Razor Bumps
Reduce redness, ingrown hairs, and razor burn caused by waxing and shaving with this roll-on solution. "I have been using Tend Skin for years, it works really well. The results are not instant, but you will notice it the next day," described one reviewer.
27. This Organizer To Bring Order To Messy Drawers
This little drawer container is a great asset if you're organizationally challenged. It's clear and comes with convenient dividers, so you'll always know where things are when you need to find them. "I love my organizer! I use it to store my makeup when I go on a trip ... Nothing spills or gets crushed, and everything stays perfectly in place."
28. An Electronic Sonic Bath Brush For Radiant Skin
This ultrasonic body brush has 10 modes and an IPX7 waterproof rating which means you can completely submerge it in water. It's better at deep cleaning that your standard loofa and offers gentle exfoliation, too. Its silicone bristles are gentle enough for facial cleansing, but the long handle means you can also clean those hard to reach places on your back.
29. This Hanging Toiletry Bag To Take The Stress Out Of Traveling
This toiletry bag comes with four compartments, one of which is a detachable clear plastic bag that you can pull out at the TSA security checkpoint. It even comes with small TSA-approved plastic bottles. But whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, this toiletry bag will come in handy thanks to its compact size and the top hook that makes it easy to hang from the back of a door or towel bar so you can access all your makeup and toiletries.
30. A Device For Cooking Seven Eggs At Once
Designed to cook up to seven eggs at once, this simplifies the process of making steam-boiled eggs. All you have to do is add water, put eggs in the holder, plug it in, and presto — you'll have a half dozen eggs prepped in no time.
31. This Tiered Closet Organizer For Hanging Delicates
Perfect for strappy tops and bras, this closet organizer has 10 sets of hooks so you can keep several items on one hanger.
32. A Set Of Bags That Can Actually Deodorize Your Home
From your office to your car and everywhere in between, these odor-eliminating bags can purify the air using the power of charcoal. This set comes with five bags and they work for up to two years, which means they're even better than baking soda. "The pouches are nicely made and elegant looking, so they don't look out of place when you put them around your house or in your car," wrote one reviewer.
33. This Genius Citrus Zester That's Actually A Game-Changer
This is not your average citrus zester. Not only does the small shape fit nicely in your hand, but it also makes it ideal for gliding across various sizes and shapes of fruit. Plus, the body of the zester captures zest so that when you remove the top you dump it out all at once.
34. A Mini Broom And Dust Pan Set That Can Really Come In Handy
This little broom and dustpan set has a lot of practical value, and at such an affordable price, it's one of those investments that can bring you nice peace of mind down the line. Stash it at the office or in the trunk of your car, and no matter what time you need to clean up a mess, this can be put to great use.
35. This Posture Correcting Device That Can Help To Alleviate Back Pain
For soreness in your back, this posture corrector can feel like a total game-changer. It helps adjust your spinal column and can reverse poor posture through regular wear. Reviewers say that it's comfortable to use and easily adjustable thanks to the Velcro closure, so this corrector can fit a variety of sizes.
36. A Straightening Brush That Works On Any Hair Type
It doesn't matter whether you have ultra-curly hair or frizz-prone strands, because this straightening brush works on all types. It locks in hair's natural moisture, preventing frizz and split ends, and can help boost shine. It comes with multiple heat settings and is small enough to be travel-friendly too.
37. These Special Scissors For Chopping Up Herbs
If you have an herb garden, these scissors can be a great time-saver. They come with five sharp blades and can help you chop up your herbs quickly, so food prep is even easier. "This works great for mincing herbs, etc. - so much faster (for me) than trying to do it with a knife," wrote one reviewer.
38. These Silicone Baking Mats That Would Make Paul Hollywood Proud
For baking, reviewers say these silicone mats can be incredibly useful. Designed to evenly distribute heat for faster baking results, this set comes with three silicone mats that pair well when you're cooking everything from baked goods to veggies. These mats can withstand heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and they're also nonstick, so cleaning up is easy after you're done.
39. This Foot Spray That Totally Deodorizes
Formulated with natural ingredients like tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and eucalyptus oil, this deodorizing spray can help get rid of unwanted foot odor and leave your feet smelling fresh. One reviewer raved: "I love this stuff! I put some on my feet after a very long, sweaty day and my wife came in the room wondering what that wonderful smell was and I just held up the bottle and she got so excited."
40. A Stainless Steel Bar That Can Get Rid Odors That Traditional Soap Can't
41. This Clip-On Table For Your Sofa
42. This Brush That Gently Glides Through Tangled Hair
This unique-looking brush is specially designed to glide through tangled hair with ease. The wide platform paddle brush is totally flexible and works on wet or dry hair. The firm bristles help to brush through tangles while also restoring hair's natural moisture balance.
43. This Balance Disc To Elevate Your Fitness
44. A Funky Way To Stretch Your Fingers
You can stretch your fingers and build tremendous resiliency with this stretcher, which looks weird but can actually be a fantastic way to improve symptoms related to carpal tunnel. Made from flexible material, this band won't bust, but instead moves with your hand.
45. These Silicone Lids That Seal Your Drink
46. A Collapsible Lantern For Outdoor Trips
This camping lantern is built for rugged outdoor trips, and one of the big advantages you have when you use this is that you can fit it easily in a backpack. Portable and foldable, this will collapse for travel and is rechargeable via USB, or it can be hand-cranked.
47. This Tea Bag Organizer That Makes It Easy To Spot The Brew You're Looking For
Instead of struggling to find your favorite bag of tea, you can easily grab the blend you're looking for with this organizer. Compact and built with 12 clear, removable bins, this can fit up to 100 tea bags at least, and can help to seriously declutter messy cabinets, drawers, and countertops.
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