17 Things Skyrocketing in Popularity on Amazon

Don't sleep on these killer items people are starting to wise up on.


You can order just about anything on Amazon, which is a great prospect in theory for people in a bind who need a huge deal on batteries yesterday, as well as a terrifying prospect for impulse shoppers. With its giant catalog of wares, the question has to be asked: When you need something, and there are hundreds of versions of the same thing, how do you know what to get?

To that end, we’ve trawled Amazon for the items absolutely killing it right now, and shooting up the sales charts. The stuff the gold old general public is stocking up more and more on. From kitchenware to the hottest new movies, here’s the stuff that’s skyrocketing in popularity on Amazon right now.

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17. Fosmon Xbox One / One X / One S Controller Charger

Never fumble around in your kitchen drawer for AA batteries again. The Fosmon charger provides battery packs, and a charging station for two Xbox One controllers. Even if you forget to charge one of them for weeks, you'll always have another handy. Amazon, 25.99$

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16. Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Repellent

Keep mice, roaches, spiders, and, so they even claim, snakes at bay with this powerful noise repellant that will also not bother your pet in the slightest. Unless you have a pet snake, in which case there's the answer to your mice problem right there. Amazon, $15.99

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15. Kitchen Safe: Time Locking Container

The standard-size kitchen safe is, as of right now, the same price as the mini version. While this might seem like a silly item, I've found it useful for not just storing food, but my phone when I need to get some serious work done. Or, pro-tip, your house keys when it's time to hit the gym for an hour and not a second less. Amazon, $54.90

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14. DreamSky Decent Alarm Clock Radio with FM Radio

Here's why you need a standard alarm clock: Not only have people been swearing by them for decades, but sleeping with your phone is bad as hell for you. According to the sleep-obsessed Huffington Post, 71% of Americans sleep with their phone next to or in their bed. Please don't sleep with your phone. Hell, turn it off, set your alarm, and enjoy some serious good, unplugged sleep for the first time in years. Amazon, $24.99


13. Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

You're not going to find a reliable, mechanical gaming keyboard for much less anywhere on the web, and Redragon's super-compact design is as unique as it is attractive. Amazon, $30.99

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12. Cali White Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste

Black Activated Charcoal toothpaste is the new in-thing, and while the debate around the actual science of the whole endeavor rages on, you can't argue with the reviews. It doesn't make your teeth any worse, that's for damn sure. Amazon, $9.99

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11. NOVASKO Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen ShearsUltra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and Multi Purpose Scissors

This is a great deal on the only kitchen/house scissors you'll ever need. These scissors are super sharp, and will come in handy not just for cooking and for odd jobs, but also opening your other Amazon order packages. The circle of life, eh? Amazon, $9.95

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10. Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Blu-ray and Digital Copy

Surprise, surprise, The Last Jedi is finally on Blu-ray and it's the top-selling movie on the site today (and, you've gotta assume, will be for some time.) This is a great deal on a great movie, which also includes an HD digital version for you to enjoy whenever, wherever. Amazon, $19.95

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9. Burt's Bees 100% Natural Medicated Moisturizing Lip Balm

Whatever time of year it is, Burt's Bees makes the best lip balm in the game. This super sensitive, medicated version of the stuff is for everyone, including the most hopefully chapped-lipped among us. Amazon, $6

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8. Conair Fabric Defuzzer

Never reach for a lint roller again, the fabric defuzzer removes pills, hairs, and other stupid little things from your clothes and leaves you looking seriously put together. Amazon, $11.99


7. Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller

Inverse readers are huge fans of the Arduino computer platform, and that translates to the real world, too, where this great Arduino board is racking up the numbers. Get started on the computing project of your dreams today. Amazon, $19.99

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6. AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB-A

AmazonBasics now give you absolutely no excuse not to hop on board the USB-C train. It's about time. Amazon, $6.99

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5. Camera Lens Travel Thermos

The ultimate nerdy accessory, this camera lens thermos will keep your coffee hot, your seltzer cold, and will get a lot of admiring looks wherever you take it. Amazon, $9.99

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4. Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub

Connect, sync, and charge up to SEVEN devices, drives, whatever you want, at USB 3 speeds, all at once. The future is NOW. Amazon, $30.99

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3. Utopia Bedding Queen Comforter Duvet

This is hands-down the most popular duvet on Amazon, and for good reason. It's fluffy without being obnoxiously overfilled, keeps your warm at night, but won't ever get hot enough that you wake up sweating. It's perfect. I am admittedly biased, since I own this exact kind, but I promise Utopia haven't slid me a wad of bills under the table or anything. Amazon, $23.99

sterlingpro french press

2. SterlingPro 8 Cup French Press

Save time and money by brewing some great coffee at home with this french press people SWEAR by. it's classy, it's convenient, and, not unimportantly, it makes great coffee. Amazon, $25.95


1. PopSocket Collapsible Phone Grip & Stand

The PopSocket is one of the coolest, most versatile tools for phones and tablets ever invented, and this collapsible version will satisfy even the most particular tech owners. Amazon, $8.41

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