48 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

Savi Style Hair Tie Bracelet, $15, Amazon

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

APEKX Clip Bluetooth Audio Adapter for Headphones, $19, Amazon

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

Nu Board Memo Size, $13, Amazon

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

SECITE Pressure Cooker Accessories (15-Piece), $50, Amazon

Designed to work with your pressure cooker, and even Instant-Pot-compatible, this cooking accessories set comes with everything you could need for a variety of dishes. The 15-piece set includes a steamer basket, springform pan, tongs, and a silicone egg mold, among other tools. This versatile set is also great for regular stovetop cooking and other kitchen prep tasks.


5. This Microwave Plate That Cooks Bacon Perfectly

Nordic Ware Microwave 10-Inch Deluxe Microwave Plate, $23, Amazon

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

SNAILAX Vibration Massage Seat Cushion with Heat, $39, Amazon

Perfect for muscle relief anywhere from your car to at the office, this plush chair pad has six different vibration modes, plus heat therapy with an auto-shutoff feature for safety. It's designed with straps and a grippy bottom, to keep it in place on any chair, and it also comes with a car adapter as an added bonus.


7. This Bamboo Organizer For Messy Countertops

Sorbus 360-Degree Bamboo Cosmetic Organizer, $27, Amazon

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

LED Night Light And Wall Mount Surge Protector, $15, Amazon

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

doTERRA On-Guard Essential Oil Beadlets, $20, Amazon

These beadlets offer a convenient way to get on-the-go immune system support. Formulated with essential oils, this supplement aims to improve respiratory and immune function, and even freshen breath.


10. A Set Of Heel Socks For Healthier Feet

Armstrong Amerika Cracked Heel Treatment (3 Pack), $20, Amazon

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. This Innovative Antiperspirant Lotion That Treats Sweaty Hands

Carpe Antiperspirant Hand Lotion, $15, Amazon

If your hands tend to get sweaty and sticky, this unique antiperspirant lotion is a great way to cut down on the clamminess. It is non-greasy and only requires a pea-sized drop to be effective. "My hands used to leave puddles on the desk after writing and handshakes with friends weren't a thing, always fist bumps," wrote one Amazon user. "...This product is so worth buying.


12. A Rejuvenating Cold Clay Eye Mask

FOMI Care Cold Clay Eye Mask, $12, Amazon

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

Dotala 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer Tool, $9, Amazon

This three-in-one avocado tool splits, pits, and slices through avocados with ease, and reviewers say it's a great addition to the kitchen. "You will not regret buying this. The scoop-out-and-slice feature is a game changer," wrote one reviewer.


14. A Pain-Free Hair Remover That Anyone Can Use

CENOVE Painless Hair Remover, $38, Amazon

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

Whitmor Dryer Balls (Set of 4), $15, Amazon

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

SHARPAL 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener And Survival Tool, $9, Amazon

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. These Adorable Travel Containers Made Of Flexible Silisone

Peak Gear Silicone Jars, $11, Amazon

These cute silicone containers allow you to travel with your cosmetics without them getting crushed in your bag. They're fully leakproof and made with tough, flexible silicone that's non-toxic and super durable. When not using them for lotions or cosmetics, you can store jewelry, medicine, or other small items.


18. An RFID- Blocking Wallet With Room For Credit Cards, Too

RFID Blocking Phone Card Wallet, $12 (Pack of 2), Amazon

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

Simple Shine Stick Diamond Cleaning Brush and Jewelry Cleaner Solution, $15, Amazon

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

OPTP Stretch-EZ Foot Stretcher, $32, Amazon

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

Home-It Mop and Broom Holder, $13, Amazon

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

Brovino Silicone Wine Glasses, $16 (Set of 4), Amazon

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

Mighty Patch Hydrocolloid Acne Absorbing Spot Dot, $13, Amazon

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

Saganizer Earring Holder And Jewelry Organizer, $12, Amazon

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 Collapsible Stainless Steel Straw For When You're On-The-Go

CHARMINER Collapsible Stainless Steel Straw, $9, Amazon

Unlike most reusable straws, this stainless steel straw is collapsable which makes it more convenient to carry with you when you are out and about. It comes in a case and has it's own cleaning brush, too.


26. A Glide-On Solution To Help Prevent Razor Bumps

Tend Skin Care Solution Refillable Roll-On, $13, Amazon

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. These Genius Ramen Cookers That Heat Your Noodles In Half The Time

Rapid Ramen Cooker, $10 (2 Pack), Amazon

The only thing better than ramen is ramen that you can make even faster. These clever ramen cookers offer a way to cook your noodles in three minutes — or half the time it normally takes. "Love these bowls," wrote one Amazon reviewer. "They are the perfect size for the Ramen and my 14 year old son uses them all the time. They don't burn his hands and I'm not worried about them breaking in the microwave."


28. An Electronic Sonic Bath Brush For Radiant Skin

LEVETT Sonic Body Brush, $30, Amazon

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

TRAVANDO Hanging Toiletry Bag, $26, Amazon

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

SimpleTaste Egg Cooker, $18, Amazon

Designed to cook up to 10 eggs at once, this SimpleTaste egg cooker 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 almost a dozen eggs prepped in no time.


31. This Tiered Closet Organizer For Hanging Delicates

Axis International Marketing Closet Organizer, $13, Amazon

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

Homy Feel Air Purifying and Odor Eliminator Bags, $13 (Set of 5), Amazon

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

Microplane Flexi Zesti Citrus Zester, $10, Amazon

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

miniWISP Small Broom and Dustpan Set, $13, Amazon

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

MARAKYM Posture Corrector, $24, Amazon

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

GLAMFIELDS Straightening Brush, $40, Amazon

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

Herb Scissors, $10, Amazon

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

Silicone Baking Mats, $15 (Set of 3), Amazon

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

Sprayzee Foot Deodorant Spray, $11, Amazon

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

ShengMu Stainless Steel Soap, $9, Amazon

This innovative stainless steel soap can remove strong odors from fish, garlic, onions, and other things that traditional soap just can't. All it takes is cold water and you can remove those smells completely just by rubbing your hands with this bar.


41. This Clip-On Table For Your Sofa

Sofa Arm Clip Table, $22, Amazon

This clip-on table is the perfect space-saving alternative to a coffee or side table. It adjusts to fit most armchairs and gives you enough room to stash your remotes, a drink, your phone, or anything else you need to keep close.


42. This Brush That Gently Glides Through Tangled Hair

Tangle Buster Brush, $13, Amazon

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

URBNFit Balance Disc, $13, Amazon

This balance disc is 13 inches in diameter and designed to strengthen coordination and flexibility. Ideal for pairing with pilates and yoga exercises, this disc can also help relieve back and leg discomfort.


44. A Funky Way To Stretch Your Fingers

AllCare Finger Stretcher, $13, Amazon

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

IPHOX Silicone Lids, $11 (Set of 6), Amazon

These six silicone lids can create an air-tight seal on nearly any teacup, coffee mug, or drinking glass. That makes them not only perfect for preserving a drink or protecting it from being contaminated but it can also help keep a hot drink warm.


46. A Collapsible Lantern For Outdoor Trips

Thorfire LED Camping Lantern, $17, Amazon

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

YouCopia Tea Bag Organizer, $24, Amazon

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.


48. A Brilliantly Simple Way To Lock In Freshness And Seal Bags

OXO Good Grips Bag Cinch (3 Pack), $5, Amazon

Forget twist ties and easy-to-lose bread tags, because with these convenient cinchers you won't have any issues being able to lock in freshness and keep your baked or bagged goods from going stale. Brightly colored so they're easy to find and organize, these cinchers are a good pick up if you also love to organize.

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