Weird But Brilliant Things On Amazon For Cyber Monday
The bizarre depths of the internet — everyone’s been there at one point or another. You’ve gone brain dead from too much surfing (normally around 2 AM), and suddenly you realize that you’re neck-deep in a Reddit board about cats standing on their hind legs. Weird products sold on Amazon fit particularly well into this category, too, even if some folks don’t even realize it.
As the leading business in e-commerce, Amazon sells tons of household items, beauty products, and electronics every single day, but there are also loads of odd but surprisingly brilliant things trending on Amazon that people tend to overlook. I’m happy to say that the best Cyber Monday deals on Amazon have brought some of these unexpectedly useful products to light.
Whether you’re utilizing weird holiday deals to do a little online shopping for yourself, or you’re looking for unusual gifts for everyone on your gift list, Amazon’s the place to do it. On top of having countless different categories, you’ve also got really accurate customer reviews, a rating system that tends to be dead on, and fast and reliable shipping for all the odd presents you can find. Here are some of the most bizarre Cyber Monday deals that are just begging you to put them in your Amazon cart.
This Weird Blow Dryer That Might As Well Be Magic
Definitely not your average blow dryer, this BaBylissPRO Tech Dryer uses an Italian AC motor that's actually infused with keratin and titanium technology. In other words, hair dries so quickly and with such shine that reviewers are calling this the "magic blow dryer."
A Stick That Lets You Stream Your Favorites Anywhere
This weird little remote called the Roku Streaming Stick delivers powerful streaming to any USB-enabled device, so you can watch your favorite shows, movies, and channels on the go.
This Game That Makes Your Kid A Genius
The Osmo Genius Kit is a strange combination of shapes and pieces that aims to turn any five to twelve year old into a genius. It connects to an iPad to foster social intelligence and creative thinking, and the weirdest part? Ratings say it works.
A Brush That Straightens And De-Frizzes
Dafni The Original Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush, $170 (was $200), Amazon
The Dafni hair straightening brush looks a lot like your average brush, but it actually heats up to pull your hair through its bristles, straightening, de-frizzing, and coating your strands with negative ions as it goes. If you've always wanted to try a straightening brush, this one has rave reviews on Amazon, with buyers saying things like, "Totally worth the money" and "I have long, thick, wavy hair ... a few brushes with this magic wand and my hair is straight!"
Not The Most Mainstream Instrument, But Still Badass
Sure, Ukulele's not the most mainstream instrument, but this Kala Learn To Play ukulele starter kit gives a loved one or yourself absolutely everything you need to get started -- including a mahogany ukulele, a tote bag, a start guide, and online lessons.
A "Men In Black" Gadget That Mounts And Charges
This Men In Black-type gadget is called the iKross Universal Car Cup Holder, and it fits into your car's cup holder with an adjustable fit to hold your phone at any angle with its swivel neck and charge it with three sockets and 2 USB ports.
This Insanely Effective Spot Cleaner Vacuum
The Hoover Spotless upholstery cleaner looks intimidating, but it's actually a convenient and portable way to get stains out from your couches, rugs, and more using a self-cleaning hose, tons of suction, and an included cleaning solution formula.
Give Your Cat This Cheese Wedge Scratcher
This cheese-looking ordeal is the Premium cat Wedge scratcher, and it's super durable, built with a comfortable natural incline, and designed so that your cat won't be able to get enough of it.
Create 3D Designs And Sculptures
2D drawing is so 2015. The 3Doodler Create 3D Pen heats and bends the included plastic strips so that you can actually build three-dimensional drawings and sculptures.
Grow Your Plants Like Its The Future
To grow a garden year round, the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden has advanced hydroponics so grow your herbs in water and a full spectrum 20-watt LED lighting system to keep them nourished anywhere.
Rub This Stick On Your Skin To Make Workouts Easier
The Sweet Sweat workout enhancer is basically just a stick that you roll onto problem areas during your workout. It promotes circulation and extra sweating with a natural fresh scent during your exercise, so you can get the most out of it.
This Earthy Diffuser That's Surprisingly High-Tech
This interesting-looking InnoGear Real Bamboo essential oil diffuser spits out your favorite lovely smelling oils into the air, not to mention it changes colors and has four different mist settings in case one wasn't enough.
This Light-Up Mushroom Charges Everything Simultaneously
This technologically advanced mushroom called the Jelly Comb charging station lights up and has six different USB ports to charge all of your devices simultaneously.
This Futuristic Speaker That Changes Colors
This totally wild iHome Bluetooth speaker syncs up to your devices without any wires, has six different color-changing modes, is equipped for hands-free calls, and sounds clear and loud.
This Speaker Specifically For Skype Calls
I've been waiting for someone to invent this for years. The Jabra Speak speakerphone is specifically designed for crystal-clear conversations on Skype and other internet conference calls. It's portable, compact, and really effective.
This Skill-Free Hair Curling Thing
The BaBylissPRO Curl Machine might appear to be a torture device, but it's actually a painless and skill-free way to curl your hair. The device sucks a strand in and beeps a moment later to tell you that you've now got a flawless loose curl that stays in all day. Need some product recs to go with it? Check out five Bustle editors' favorite picks for curls.
This Scalp Massager For Longer, Stronger Hair
Yep, this exists. The My Life My Shop scalp invigorator vibrates to exfoliate away dead skin cells, promote growth through circulation, and lift away excess residue for gorgeous, fast-growing hair.
For Daily Hot Flashes Or Rough Summers
Hot flashes? The Fritesla USB mini misting fan is a hand-held personal humidifier that plugs into your laptop to keep you cool, breezy, and comfortable throughout the day.
This Ice Roller To Fix Under-Eye Bags
Pop the ESARORA ice roller into your freezer for a bit, and you've got a safe, hygienic, and effective way to massage away large pores and swollen, dark under-eyes.
A Rave-Like Glow Light For Indoor Gardeners
If you've got a green thumb in your family, the LED Grow Light Bulb makes an awesome gift. It may look like a rave light, but it actually delivers a targeted spectrum of different colored lights that help your indoor garden grow as effectively as possible.
A Virtual Reality Headset For Your Phone
The virtual reality world is picking up speed real quick, and this Fritesla Virtual Reality Headset comes at an awesome price and fits most phones to play 3D games and watch the most realistic movies you've ever seen.
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