These 32 Handy Products Are Trending On Amazon Because They're Effing Brilliant
When was the last time you organized your cabinets or found a way to scrub your counter so well that it gleamed? Annoying chores like this can be a lot easier to cross off your to-do list when you've got a few of these handy products that are trending on Amazon within reach. Not only do they help trim off the time it takes to do things you hate, but they're also completely effing brilliant, too.
Since life is full of irritating things, having a little help along the way can really make a difference. Why put yourself through the pain of grabbing a hot plate out of the microwave or the frustration of winding up messy cords on your own, when there are ingenious products out there designed to do those things for you?
If you love discovering all those weird but awesome life hacks that make it easier to do things you absolutely can't stand, then you're going to go bananas for the innovative things featured on this list. From funky hangers that'll let you organize multiple shirts at once, to discreet pouches you can wear underneath your clothes to conceal money and credit cards, these are some of the coolest gadgets on Amazon right now.
2. The Two-In-One Smartphone And Credit Card Holder That Protects Your Most Sensitive Information
Protect your credit cards and smartphone at the same time with this versatile wallet, which comes with built-in RFID blocking material that'll safeguard your chip-enabled cards against identity theft. You'll be able to carry everything you need without adding extra bulk to your pockets or purse because it's slim and discreet. The back of this back fit up to eight credit cards, and attaches to the back of your smartphone with the included 3M adhesive, so you don't need any extra materials or tools to attach this.
3. A Curling Iron That Actually Works On All Hair Types
Wish you had a way to get voluminous curls that didn't involve expensive trips to the salon? You've finally got it with this curling iron from SwanMyst, which glides through hair without tangling and leaves it looking shiny, healthy, and curled. It doesn't matter whether your hair is naturally ultra-fine or incredibly thick, because the ceramic coating on the barrel helps to minimize heat damage, while also helping ensure curls keep their hold all day long. It heats up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit in just 30 seconds, and comes with anti-scald nylon bristles and a cooling tip to prevent burning. Once you're done using this, it also comes with an automatic shut-off function, for added peace of mind.
4. This Tree Hanger That'll Save You So Much Closet Space
For a clever way to save space — especially in a small closet or one you have to share — look no further than this tree hanger. It can hang up to six blouses or dress shirts vertically, while also ensuring they stay wrinkle-free and ready to wear without any extra ironing. The hangers are coated with a unique vinyl that helps shirts stay in place, while the low-profile design makes these hangers perfect for tiny closets, bedroom doors, or laundry rooms.
5. A Pair Of Ankle Weights For The Ultimate In Cardio Exercise
Looking for a way to take your cardio to the next level? This set of ankle weights each weigh 3.5 pounds, and can be a great way to work up a sweat while still going about your day. Made to be one size fits all, they're completely adjustable and strap in place with Velcro, so you always feel comfortable while you're wearing them. Using these weights adds more resistance to your fitness routine, and can really help to improve balance and low body strength.
6. The Mini Handheld Fan That You Can Also Use As A Stand For Your Phone
When the mercury rises, having a mini handheld fan like this within reach can be a real lifesaver. Unlike other desktop fans though, this one comes with a sleep mode, a USB cord, and four speeds that operate at a whisper-quiet level. Whether you're at the office or at a game, having this rechargeable fan around can mean you'll never stay hot for long. You can also use the stand to prop up your smartphone and stream videos or surf the web.
7. A Massage Roller That's Great For Relieving Foot Pain
When your feet need a rest and relief from all sorts of aches, pains, and tension, this foot roller is going to feel like just what the doctor ordered. Cheaper than most other rollers on the market but just as effective, it promotes better blood flow and is lightweight and small, too. It doesn't matter what size your foot is, either, because this roller is ideal for all — and you can guide the intensity of your massage based on how much you press down on the roller.
8. The Only Measuring Cup You'll Ever Want To Use
From nearly any angle, this easy-to-use measuring cup gives you a way to measure portions without needing to use multiple cups or even bend down, which is why it's a must-have for your kitchen. It offers two-sided measuring, which is especially great for working with dry and wet ingredients, and is ergonomically designed so you can easily pour out contents and handle this cup comfortably.
9. A Unique Way To Prepare Multiple Eggs At Once
Save time and energy during breakfast time with this innovative egg cooker pan, which is designed to help make the perfect batch of fried eggs every time you use it. Made with scratch-resistant and extra-smooth nano coating, this dishwasher-safe pan was designed to retain heat and distribute it easily. It also allows you to cook with little to no oil, and it can be used for things like pancakes, too.
10. The Only Sponge You'll Ever Need
Knock out dirt and grime in your house with this microfiber sponge, which works with just water to get rid of more than 99 percent of bacteria lingering on the surfaces of countertops, shelves, and so much more. Lightweight and fast-drying, it's made with microfibers that can absorb up to five times its own weight in water, dust, and dirt — even picking up things that wouldn't be clear to the naked eye.
11. A Tripod You Can Use To Snap Photos And Take Videos Up To 30 Feet Away
Flexible and surprisingly durable, this bendy tripod is a fantastic investment if you're looking to take shots with your phone from a distance or want to improve your photography game. Compatible with most smartphones and digital cameras (including Canon and GoPro), this comes with a mount adapter, remote shutter, and everything else you need to take photos or videos on-the-go — and even comes with rubber feet for more stable support during use.
12. The Cutting Board That'll Make Cleaning Up Afterwards A Breeze
Whether you're preparing raw chicken or chopping up a few veggies for a stir-fry, this reversible cutting board from Elegant House is the most convenient option you'll ever find. The reason? It comes with a groove, which keeps juices from leaking out and onto the counter, and comes with a detachable scoop, so you can transfer food to the pan without touching raw ingredients. Since it's also thick, heat-resistant up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and safe to run through the dishwasher, it really is a versatile addition to any kitchen.
13. A Mini Steamer For Wrinkle-Free Clothes When You're Traveling
When you're traveling and need your clothes to stay crisp and wrinkle-free, you need a clothes steamer like this one. It heats up in just 25 seconds, and is compact enough that you can fit it in your suitcase, so you'll always have it within reach even when you're living out of a suitcase. Unlike many other steamers, you can use this horizontally or upside down, and it automatically shuts down after five minutes in standby mode, so you'll never have to sweat. "I had bad experience with portable clothes steamers and for a long time was looking for some good one and finally found it," raved one reviewer. Others note that this steamer doesn't leave behind any leaks or wet trails, and doesn't spit out any water.
14. A Mini Power Bank That'll Keep Your Phone Charged All Day Long
Always nervous you'll run out of battery power at the most inconvenient time? Back up your phone's battery power with this power bank, which can keep your device ultra-powered even when you don't have a USB cable to charge it with. Compatible with most Apple products, including iPhone X, this ultra-thin and super light device is the smarter way to charge your device. All you have to do is press down on it to get it going, and hold it down for three seconds if you want an even quicker charge.
15. The Adjustable Rack For Easier Pot, Pan, And Cutting Board Storage
Store all your pots, pans, and cutting boards without adding to cabinet clutter using this adjustable rack. It comes with seven dividers, which help keep items upright and easy to find. Each one is made of steel and coating so they won't scratch pans. Best of all, because this comes with non-slip feet at the bottom, everything will stay in place and you won't need to mount or screw in anything to keep your rack secure.
16. A Super Practical Device For Winding Up MacBook Charger Cables
If your charger cable has seen better days, this charger winder from Fuse could be a great purchase — it allows you to quickly wind up your MacBook charger in under five seconds. Slip this in your backpack or wherever you're headed and you'll be able to keep even the most twisty charger for 13-inch or 15-inch devices from getting tangled and damaged.
17. An Incredibly Discreet Pouch For When You're Feeling A Little Stealthy
Want to keep your cash, credit cards, or other valuables totally secure, wherever you go? You need to try this incredibly stealthy bra stash, which is made from super-soft silk to provide close-to-body security you can count on. "It’s big enough to hold plenty of folded money and perfectly small for hiding between the boobs, hang off your undies, or wherever," wrote one reviewer. "Not bulky, hid perfectly even under tank tops, dresses, yoga pants, etc ... The silk is a luxurious and breathable [too]!"
18. An LED Mirror For Checking On Your Makeup No Matter Where You Go
No matter where you're traveling, you can always check on your makeup or do quick touch-ups with this mirror, which comes lighted so you'll get an even better view than you would with an ordinary compact mirror. It comes with a convenient on/off switch, plus LED bulbs that never need replacing. Just add three AAA batteries and you'll be good to go.
19. A Microwave Caddy To Protect Your Hands From Burns And Messes
While your microwave can be very useful for reheating leftovers or other snacks, it can also cause a pretty big mess, Luckily, this heat-resistant caddy was created to keep your hands protected against burns and spills when you're using the microwave. Safe to use with most bowls and plates, it offers a safer way to remove and carry hot foods around and eliminates much of the need to clean up microwaves after use.
20. A Flat Iron That'll Give You Salon-Style Results On The Cheap
Ultra-sleek, straight hair is just a little styling away with the help of the Lovani Mini Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron, which delivers salon-quality straightening at a fraction of the cost. It heats up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit and provides smooth, frizz-free straightening to hair, regardless of whether it's naturally thin or thick. This also comes with a heat-resistant carrying case, for easier travel and transportation.
21. The Multi-Functional Key Organizer That You Can Store Up To 16 Keys At Once
When you've got more keys than you know what to do with, having a heavy-duty key organizer like this one can make all the difference in the world. It can store up to 16 keys in one spot, and is made from extremely durable and impact-resistant alloy, so it's built to last. Another advantage to having this around is that it functions as a bottle opener and phone stand as well, so it can help you be more prepared each day.
22. An Abdominal Trainer That'll Make Working Out Feel Like Fun
Your exercise regimen is about to get more exciting with this abdominal trainer, which can be used for more than 25 indoor and outdoor exercises. If you're eager to target your abs, legs, obliques, hamstrings, or more, this provides an easy-to-follow workout for all fitness levels. This one-of-a-kind trainer is actually the only wearable device for getting perfect posture squats, and is sized to fit most body types.
23. This Essential Oil Diffuser For Times When You Just Want To Relax And Unwind
This budget-friendly diffuser really does it all. In addition to dispersing essential oils into the air, it functions as a night light and is compatible with Alexa devices, including Echo, Tap, and Dot, so you can command your diffuser to turn on by voice even when you're not home. It has a large 300-milliliter capacity, which allows for up to eight hours of continuous use between water refills, and is made with a stylish natural wood grain look, so it'll blend in with any decor.
24. This Collapsible Water Bottle That's Great When You're Tight On Space
This collapsible water bottle is a must-have for any camping or hiking trip, but it works especially well if you're short on available space because it collapses when you're not using it. Made from silicone, it has a watertight seal and lock ring, which prevents the bottle from accidentally opening and leaking. One reviewer wrote: "Best water bottle ever!! I bought this before a cross country road trip and it was amazing. Space was a concern so it was awesome how small it collapsed when we weren’t using it."
25. A Page Holder That Won't Damage Your Books
The night time you're ready to fall asleep while you're reading, grab this weighted page holder instead of flipping the book down or folding down pages to keep your place. The reason? Doing so can actually damage the integrity of your book, which is something no book lover ever wants to have happen. Textured at the bottom for hands-free reading, this holder is waterproof and incredibly resilient.
26. This Two-In-One Utensil So You Can Scoop And Strain Veggies Or Pasta At Once
Scoop and strain vegetables or pasta with no problems using this two-in-one utensil. You can hang this bad boy on a hook for storage, and even use it to replace other tools in your drawer so you save even more space. Ideal for deep-frying, this stain-resistant utensil is a great option for first-time renters and college students.
27. A Hair Trimmer That's Easy To Use And Really Discreet
If you want to get rid of unwanted facial hair, this USB-powered trimmer could be the perfect solution. You don't need batteries to operate this dual-edge bladed device, which charges up quickly and can last for up to 40 minutes continuously off a single charge. Easy to use and clean using just water, this stainless steel device rotates by 360-degrees and will give you the closest trim possible.
28. This Adjustable Laptop Stand So You Can Work Anywhere
This ventilated and ergonomic laptop stand adjusts to meet your needs and correct your posture in the process — and it's compatible with most laptop sizes and provides a great source of support while you're typing. "This laptop riser is an excellent product that brings your laptop up to eye level to reduce strain on your neck and shoulders from looking down upon your laptop screen," wrote one reviewer.
29. A Cheap But Useful Microfiber Cloth To Keep Screens Smudge- And Fingerprint-Free
Whether you've got glasses or not, having a microfiber lens cloth like this one around is a good idea, because it can also keep screens from becoming cloudy and smudged. It comes with a convenient carrying pouch, so you can toss it in a purse or backpack and carry it around everywhere you go, too. Pair this cloth with Windex, and you'll really get a streak-free and clear finish on reflective surfaces.
30. This Makeup Organizer So All You Can Show Off All Your Favorite Glam Products
Arrange your makeup collection to perfection with this wonderfully spacious organizer, which comes with multiple compartments, including two drawers, two small dishes, and dividers. Each piece of this comes apart and can be assembled together or separately, so you can really customize this to have your own DIY makeup container. Available in a range of colors, it's also simple to clean and assemble.
31. An 11-in-1 Multi-Tool That'll Make You Feel Like You're Ready For Anything
You don't have to be an avid outdoor enthusiast to love this multi-tool from Ninja Outdoorsman, but it helps. With this tool, you're essentially getting a whole tool box worth of stuff — except it's in a device that looks like a credit card and is small enough to fit in your wallet. Whether you need a can opener, a flat screwdriver, a bottle opener, or a saw blade, you'll get all this and more in this stainless steel tool.
32. This Lazy Susan That You Can Use To Store Your Favorite Oils And Spices
This classic turntable is a great buy if you want to organize all your favorite kitchen spices, oils, vinegars, and more. It features a large surface area and smooth 360-degree rotation. It also comes with four shelves, which slide out and rotate side-to-side, so can reach items from the center of it with ease.
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