65 Weird New Things on Amazon That Are So Damn Clever

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65 Weird New Things on Amazon That Are So Damn Clever
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We live in the weirdest of times. We are well past the invention of the automobile, airplane, spaceship, and bread slicer. Today, everyone with the kind of brain that creates devices to solve problems is either focused on big-picture issues like artificial intelligence or carbon-free energy — or they have tuned into small problems like making produce last longer and improving indoor plumbing. These are bright minds and those are real problems, so the results are often brilliant. Take a look at these 65 weird new things on Amazon that are so damn clever and you’ll see.


A Toilet Attachment That Will Change Your Life

Transform every trip to the toilet into a moment of personal cleanliness with this bidet attachment that puts an upside-down shower under the toilet seat. It’s easy to install, easy to use, and life-changing. One reviewer raved: “How did I live 38 years without this? It’s so easy to install and use!”


A Grippy Mat So You Can Toss Things On The Dash

If you like to toss things onto the dash while you are driving but are frustrated when they immediately slide off and get lost, this anti-slip rubber pad is the answer. It looks decorative and low profile on your dash but the lattice pattern is designed to grip anything you toss there. “Whatever you put on it, [...] stays,” said one reviewer. “You never have to worry again about your phone, wallet, keys, or sunglasses sliding off the dash.”


A Toothpaste Dispenser That Mounts To The Wall

Instead of fighting with the toothpaste tube every time you brush your teeth, mount this automatic toothpaste dispenser to the wall and let it do the work. It screws in and uses vacuum action to pull the paste out instead of squeezing the tube. All you have to do is push your toothbrush into the dispenser and it delivers a dollop right onto the brush.


This Laser Projector That Turns Your Room Into A Spaceship

Turn any room into a beautiful trip into space with this laser star projector. It throws a picture of drifting stars or a nebula cloud against your wall and ceiling, so you can imagine yourself traveling through the galaxy from your living room. Just set it down and choose the visual display from an app on your phone where you can also control the brightness, color, and rotation of the stars.


The Pocket That Attaches To Your Bra

When your ensemble has no pockets, this hidden bra wallet can hold your passport, cash, and other valuables so it’s all safe and within reach — even if you lose your bag. It’s made from a soft fabric that feels comfortable against your skin and attaches to your bra strap — or a belt loop — to make it secure. It even comes with trip insurance.


A Clever Stand For Your iPhone

Charge your iPhone and turn it into a cute bedside table display at the same time with this simple charging stand. Thread your own Magsafe charger into the base and set your phone down on it. It holds your phone at a glanceable angle and looks great doing it. It comes in four colors.


These Mushroom Night Lights That Are So Cool

Create a whimsical garden that lights your space with this three-pack of color-changing mushroom night lights. They turn on automatically when the lights are out and turn off again when the lights are on. They are so adorable, you will want to plug one into every available outlet. “I love them so much, I placed a reorder the same day they arrived,” said one reviewer. “Great bathroom nightlight.”


The Genius Tool For Cutting Up A Melon

This weird-looking tool makes it so fast and easy to cut a watermelon that you will be making watermelon salads and fruit plates in record time. Just drag the rake part of the watermelon slicer through the fruit to create lines, then turn the melon and do that again in the other direction to make a grid. Stab a piece with the fork and it lifts up a perfect cube.


This Battery Organizer With A Built-In Tester

Get your batteries in order and save yourself the trouble of installing or storing dead ones. This battery storage organizer holds 180 batteries in a clear-top case so you can see what you have. You can even mount it to a wall and create a battery supply cabinet in a closet or storage room. A built-in battery tester makes it easy to tell how much power is in any battery. It comes in eight colors.


A Clever Way To Pour Honey

End the struggle to dispense liquid sweeteners — such as honey and maple syrup — by loading them into this clever syrup dispenser that pours from the bottom. Just pull a trigger on the handle to open the pour spout. Slow-moving syrups are already primed and ready to pour. Just release the trigger to stop the flow and set it in its stand and there is no mess or annoyance. It even looks like a beehive.


A Pot Strainer That Clips Directly Onto The Pan

There’s no need for bulky colanders that take up tons of storage space when you have this clever pot strainer. Designed to be about half the size of a normal strainer, it clips onto the sides of your pot to allow you to drain water directly from the pan, leaving the pasta, grains, or vegetables, for example, in place. It’s made of heat-resistant silicone that can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.


These Thin & Flexible Cutting Boards That Are Great For Food Prep

Use these thin and flexible cutting boards to prep anything from produce to poultry thanks to their strong, nonporous surface that’s gentle on knives. Three come in each pack in different colors (such as the gray, green, and pink pictured here) with a textured backing keeping them firmly in place on your countertop. A notch at the top makes these lightweight boards a cinch to hang as well.


A Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack That Saves Major Countertop Space

For those with limited counter space, this roll-up dish drying rack is the answer. Made with rustproof stainless steel slats that allow for maximum airflow, it rolls directly over your sink to dry dishes or produce fast. Silicone feet on the ends keep the mat in place and the whole thing can be easily stored within a small amount of space.


This Clever Trick For Changing Lightbulbs

Attach this weird light bulb changer to a pole and it will allow you to change high lightbulbs without getting out a ladder. A suction cup grabs the bulb firmly so you can turn and remove it from a distance. It’s perfect for changing outdoor floodlights and recessed lighting that’s out of reach. “After years of climbing a ladder to replace ceiling bulbs, this gadget is safe and works like a charm!” said one reviewer.


The Alarm Clock That Projects Time On The Ceiling

Instead of fumbling for your phone while half asleep in the morning, crack open your eyes and gaze up at the ceiling to check the time. This projection alarm clock displays the time and outside temperature where you can see it with minimal effort. The clock itself is small so it won’t clutter up your bedside table, yet it also has a built-in USB phone charger port.


The Bell That Lets Your Dog Ask To Go Out

Empower your pup with the ability to clearly communicate when it’s time to go potty by sticking this smart bell near the door. Once they understand that tapping the bell is an easy way to communicate their needs, you can stand down until you hear the potty bell. And your dog won’t have to bark, scratch the door, or whine.


This Kitchen Witch That Holds Your Spoon

Snap this adorable kitchen spoon rest to the edge of a pan and she will hold your spoon for you to keep the counters free of spoon drips. When you want to release steam from the pan, she will help with that, too. Agatha is cute, whimsical, and helpful. Isn’t that everything you want from a kitchen gadget?


The Headphones You Will Wear 24 Hours A Day

This wireless music headband is certain to become your favorite accessory. It keeps your hair out of your face while you exercise and plays music from your phone to keep you going. When you want to sleep, pull it down over your eyes and drift off to a book or relaxing sounds. It comes in ten colors and the headphones remove so you can wash the headband.


A Stainless Steel Melting Dome To Take Your Grill Game Up A Notch

Grilling is an art form, and this Cuisinart melting dome is a expert tool to have in your arsenal. Made out of high quality stainless steel, it comes in several sizes and styles (including an option with a wire rack and built-in vent). It’s the perfect shortcut to cook items faster or melt cheese more efficiently. “This is a must have for griddling,” one fan noted.


A Speaker You Can Toss In The Pool

When you are chillin’ in the hot tub or your pool, toss this floating pool speaker into the water and enjoy a watery light show and some tunes at the same time. It’s waterproof, wireless, and rechargeable so it’s zero hassle to use and brings all the ambiance to your aquatic adventures.


A Dry Bag Perfect For Water-Based Adventures

Head out for adventures on the trail or the kayak knowing clothing and sundries won’t get soaked thanks this this dry bag. It comes in either a 5, 10, or 20-liter size and is made of waterproof and sturdy PVC. The bag includes a durable clip to ensure complete watertightness, a waterproof phone case, and nylon straps that allow it to be worn comfortably like a backpack.


This Lightweight Aluminun Stand That Stores Tablets & Laptops Vertically

Need a space-efficient way to store tablets or laptops when you’re not using them? This vertical stand is a handy solution. It’s made out of aluminum material that’s tough yet light weight, and it has an adjustable design with a nonslip base to keep a range of devices secure. “I don't even remember how I found this vertical laptop stand, but oh man!” one fan wrote. “I purchased this for my spouse when setting up the work station. This has freed up so much desk space. Who thinks of these things?”

  • Available colors: 3


A Meat Tenderizer With Dual Sides

This highly rated and versatile meat tenderizer is designed with a front-loaded weight to make preparing that chicken paillard that much easier. It features dual sides — one textured and one smooth — for either tenderizing or pounding and is made with a nonstick coating that makes this mallet easy to clean.


This Silicone Grill Mat That Will Keep Your Work Space Clean

Protect your grill while making your life easier with this silicone mat. It has an 11-by-14-inch design to fit most grill side tables. And the grippy material prevents it from sliding around, giving you a stable place to place your spatula, tongs, and other utensils as you cook. When you’re ready to clean up, the mat is dishwasher safe and rinses off easily.


A Digital Meat Thermometer That Gives An Accurate Reading In Seconds

Set yourself up for success in the kitchen by having one of these digital meat thermometers in your toolkit. It features a retractable probe that keeps your hands comfortably away from heat and displays precise temperatures in two to three seconds. The backlit screen makes this the perfect companion for nighttime grilling and a built-in magnet means it can be stored handily on the fridge or side of your barbecue.


This Light That Snaps Onto Your Patio Umbrella Pole

Snap this patio umbrella light onto an umbrella pole and it will illuminate your outdoor gatherings. It throws plenty of light on your dining table with its 28 LEDs to brighten a meal well into a dark evening. Or dim the light for mood lighting. It works well as a solution for interior tent lighting too.


This Milk Frother That Creates Gorgeous Foam In 15 Seconds

You, yourself, can be your own beloved neighborhood barista with this handheld milk frother by your side. It features a powerful motor that can whip up dairy and nondairy foam in only 15 seconds to create the cappuccinos and lattes of your dreams. It’s conveniently battery-powered and comes in eight color options such as black, rose pink, and robin’s egg blue.


This Rotary Cheese & Veggie Grater That Works With An Easy Hand Crank

Get your cheese and vegetables just how you like them with this rotary shredder. It comes with three interchangeable blades — one for slicing, one for coarse shredding, and one for fine shredding — and it keeps your hands safely away from them while you add and crank items through it. This grater has racked up more than 19,000 positive ratings on Amazon, with many reviewers attesting to how easy it is to use.


A Pair Of Flashlight Gloves For Handy Illumination

These clever flashlight gloves feature LEDs built directly into them so you can attend to that problem under the hood of your car or do nighttime repairs without requiring one of your hands to hold a flashlight. The gloves are made of stretchy material with included straps to fit a range of hand sizes and are fingerless so as to give you maximum dexterity. They’re available in four colors: black, blue, gray, and camo.


The Steamer That Makes Dinner So Easy

Prepare a meal of steamed dumplings, rice, and vegetables at the turn of a dial with this two-tier food steamer. You can cook everything at the same time on the two layers while you go off and do something else. It turns off automatically when the time runs out or it runs out of water so nothing overcooks. “This steamer changed my life,” said one reviewer. “I practically never use my stove [and] love that I can turn the dial and go about my life.”


This Magnetic Pouch That’s Perfect For Running

Attach this magnetic running pouch to your waistband to secure your essentials and prevent them from bouncing around during your jog or walk. Made from moisture-resistant fabric, the pouch has large pockets for your phone, keys, and wallet, plus a convenient headphone cord slot. The built-in magnets hold the pouch in place — no belt loops or bothersome straps required.


A Car Seat Gap Organizer That Stores Your Essentials By Your Side

As a stroke of design brilliance, this car seat gap organizer accomplishes two tasks: It prevents things from falling into that frustrating crevice between the seat and the console, and it provides a place to store essential items such as your phone, wallet, or sunglasses. It comes in a set of two and is made of faux leather and durable Oxford cloth. Spacers are additionally included to ensure a seamless fit.


A Fidget Toy That’s Also A Working Pen

If you focus better when your hands are busy, add this fidget pen to your desktop rig. It writes like a pen but becomes a toy you can shape into any creature or form you can imagine anytime you need it. The pen’s body is made up of magnetic pieces you can reshape.


The Fire Pit You Can Use At The Table

Enjoy the ambiance of a fire pit right on your patio — or even in the living room — with this tabletop fire pit. The flame is big enough to toast marshmallows but the “pit” itself is small enough to sit on a table and burns without smoke or smells. “The cutest fire pit ever,” said one reviewer. “It has become my go-to companion for indoor and outdoor adventures.”


A Set Of Meat Shredding Claws As An Essential Barbecuing Tool

These meat-shredding claws feel amazing to grip and will prove their barbecue worthiness when they create pulled pork with ease. Made with sharp prongs, the claws can be used to help carve, shred, or simply lift large pieces of meat. They’re available in black, gray, red, and hunter orange.


These Cute Chicks For Separating Eggs

This egg separator makes using either the yolks or whites of your eggs super easy, and it’s so whimsical you will love baking. Just crack the egg into the startled chicken and pour the whites out through the expressive beak. The jagged head of the chick makes cracking the shell easy and the entire process will make you laugh. When you aren’t baking, it looks adorable in the kitchen.


This Weird Hair Collector For The Shower

This gizmo is the solution for people with long hair. Instead of letting hair slip down the drain when you shower and find yourself holding a wad of it, swipe your fingers through this wall hair collector to stash it where it won’t cause a clog. To remove the stored hair, swipe in the other direction. “No more annoying hair on the wall and in the drain. It’s stayed stuck on my shower wall for almost a year, and it’s not loose at all,” wrote one reviewer.


A Collapsible Solar Lantern Built For Portability

Whenever you embark on your next hiking trip, be sure to take this solar lantern along with you. It’s ingeniously designed to be totally collapsible, meaning it takes up barely any room in your kit and can be hooked onto your backpack via the built-in handle. The solar panel on top allows it to charge fully during the day to provide up to 10 hours of light at night or even act as a charger for your phone.


This Smart Hanger For Small Garments & Ties

Free up some drawer space and make it easy to keep your collection of sleeveless tees, ties, scarves, camis, bras, or nightgowns out and easy to find with this tank-top hanger. It holds 24 ties, bras, or other garments in a tidy row on the closet rod and takes up the space of only a couple of standard hangers.


The Solution For Getting Pickles Out Of The Jar

If you love pickles, you know the dilemma. Do I stick my fingers into the wet pickle juice or dirty a fork just to stab a pickle? Not anymore! This condiment fork lives on the pickle jar so it’s always ready to fish in the juice for a pickle. Just stretch the silicone band around the rim of the jar and hang the fork in the holster.


This Car Accessory For Storing Sunglasses

Keep your sunglasses handy in the car by hanging this car visor sunglass holder over the visor. When the sun goes down, you will have an easy place to stash them so they don’t get lost or broken, and you will know where they are the next time you need them. It opens easily and stays closed with the help of a strong magnet.


This Baking Pan With A Wire Rack That’s Made Of Heavy-Duty Carbon Steel

With this two-piece baking pan, you’ll be able to cook up perfect bacon and meats, or help cookies your cookies and other pastries cool off faster. The pan is made of tough carbon steel that resists warping, and it can be used with or without the wire rack. Both pieces of this set are oven safe up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit, and they’re also dishwasher safe for quick cleanup.

  • Available sizes: 4


These Dip Bowls That Keep Food Cold

Serving cold salads and dips on the patio doesn’t have to come with a worry about spoiled food. This two-pack of ice-chilled dip bowls keeps it all cold. Just fill the outer bowl with ice and set the stainless steel bowl in that. You can store your dips in the same container by snapping the included lids on them and stashing them in the fridge for the next party.


An Automated Watering System For Your Houseplants

There is no need to ask a neighbor to water your plants the next time you go away. Set up this solar-powered watering device and your plants will be self-sufficient. A solar panel powers the timer that delivers water from a container directly to the soil of your plants via a system of small hoses you can customize to fit your situation. It can handle 10 to 15 pots and you can add onto it with an expansion kit.


This Rechargeable Neck Light For Late-Night Reading

To read late into the night without disturbing anyone’s slumber, simply wear this reading light around your neck. It delivers focused light in warm white, cool white, and yellow color options so you can comfortably read as long as you’d like. The rechargeable light offers up to 80 hours of battery life per charge and comes in eight colors.


A Calendar That Sticks To The Fridge

Stick this clear magnetic dry-erase board to your fridge so you can see what’s on the calendar at a glance. Six strong magnets hold it steady so you can jot important events, notes, and goals where you will see them every time you go snack hunting. It comes with eight colored dry-erase markers that are also magnetic so you can keep them on the fridge, too.


This Clever Tool For Making Perfect Eggs

Having trouble getting soft, medium, or hard-boiled eggs the way you want them? This egg timer takes the guesswork out of the process. Just drop it into the water with your eggs and it changes color as the eggs cook. When the color gets to the line that describes the eggs you want, your eggs are done. It comes in seven colors.


This Silicone Bakeware Set With An Option For Every Side Dish & Main

Getting meals on the table is no hassle when you have this comprehensive bakeware set, which includes an assortment of trays. Made of silicone that’s heat resistant to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, the sets are available in an assortment of designs and colors. One of the trays even has a divider so you can heat up two items at once while keeping them strictly separated.

  • Available options: 7


These Erasable Labels For Food Containers

Make it easy to find your prepped meals or leftovers in the fridge or freezer by labeling everything with these erasable food labels. When you change what’s in the container, you don’t have to peel off the label, just erase it and write a new label. This is a set of 140 labels in three sizes and it comes with an eraser.


A Banana Holder That Hangs The Bunch From Above

This ingenious banana holder frees up counter space and prevents over-ripening or bruising in the process. A built-in S-hook allows you to hang the bananas from underneath a cabinet or from an existing pot rack, for example, with the four short straps securely suspending the entire bunch. When not needed, simply store the holder away in a drawer.

  • Available colors: 4


These Bike Wheel Lights For Visibility With Flair

Be seen from every angle with these bike wheel lights that wrap around the entire spoke. Long-lasting batteries provide over 40 hours of illumination and you can adjust the lighting mode from steady to flashing when desired. Not only will you be more visible to traffic, but with a choice of over five colors, you’ll stand out in style as well.


A Pizza Stone For An Evenly Cooked, Crispy Crust

Ensure a perfectly crisp homemade pizza by using this pizza stone made of glazed cordierite stone. The material heats up quickly to evenly cook your pizza which will release with ease thanks to the nonstick surface. With a choice between a round or square shape, the stone works just as well in the oven as it does on the grill.


This Slim Can Cooler With A Near-Perfect 4.9-Star Rating

With over 63,000 reviews and a sky-high 4.9-star rating, this slim can cooler is the obvious choice to keep your 12-ounce seltzer, soda, or beer deliciously chilled. It’s made of double-wall stainless steel and includes an extra copper layer to keep beverages cool for hours. Choose from tons of available colors and patterns to suit your style and never deal with a bit of condensation on your hands.


An Electric Food Chopper That Pulses With 1 Touch

This small food chopper takes up little space but will chop and mince like a champ. It has a 1.5-cup capacity and features sharp stainless steel blades powered by a strong motor to chop vegetables, whip up hummus, or create salsa. Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to use and control with a one-touch pulse feature.


This Silicone Sink Tray To Keep Water Off The Countertop

Keep your countertop clean and dry by placing sponges and dish soap on this silicone sink tray. It’s designed with ridges to help drain brushes or sponges and includes raised edges to contain collected water. Choose from five colors such as wine red, dark mahogany, or olive green, and toss it in the dishwasher for easy upkeep.


A Heavy-Duty Storage Strap With A Metal Grommet For Hanging

Well reviewed with a high 4.8-star rating, this heavy-duty storage strap will organize your cables and hoses and even store them on a hook thanks to a built-in metal grommet. It comes in a pack of six with three different sizes included and securely wraps around items using a strong hook and loop closure. They can each hold up to 50 pounds and will have your garage tidied up in a matter of minutes.


This Outlet Extender That Sits Nearly Flat Against The Wall

This outlet extender proves that adding functionality doesn’t necessarily add bulk. Though it transforms your duplex into a source of three AC outlets and two USB ports, its slim 1.1-inch profile means it takes up a minimum of space on the wall. Available in a pack of two, it features built-in surge protection as well as interference filtering to extend the life of your electronics.


A Pair Of Cut-Resistant Gloves That Protect Hands Against Sharp Blades

Whether shucking oysters or sawing wood, these cut-resistant gloves will prove essential. They’re made of a blend of polyethylene and fiberglass with stainless steel threaded into the first three fingers for added protection. Though extremely tough, they’re still comfortably breathable and can be conveniently cleaned in the washing machine.


This Car Cup Holder Expander To Have Your Water Bottle At Your Side

Hit the road with your favorite water bottle using this car cup holder expander. Twist it to expand the base for a snug fit and place your bottle securely in the the holder with the help of built-in tabs. If needed, the base can even be offset to make room for your console controls.


A Magnetic Wristband To Keep Nuts, Bolts, & Screws Easily Accessible

Accomplish DIY projects with ease by using this magnetic wristband to keep all your necessary hardware at hand. Made of nylon embedded with strong magnets, the wristband can hold tons of nuts, screws, bolts, washers, and more. It features a breathable mesh and provides a comfortable fit thanks to an adjustable strap.


This Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit That Attaches To Your Vacuum

Attach this dryer vent cleaner kit to your vacuum to quickly remove years of built-up lint. It features a vacuum adapter that hooks up to a flat hose to reach inside the narrow spaces where lint gets trapped. Not only will it help prevent an accidental fire, but you’ll also improve the efficiency of your dryer.


A Spooky Bat-Shaped Wine Opener

Lend a slightly spooky vibe to the uncorking of your bottles with this wine opener shaped like a bat. At the turn of the corkscrew, the wings will lift into full flight mode, flapping down as they extract your cork. You can even use the head to quickly open beer bottles with Chiroptera-inspired panache.


This LED Strip Light To Heighten Your TV-Watching Experience

Enjoy better contrast, more vivid colors, and less eye strain when you mount this LED strip light to the back of your TV. It can be cut to size and uses peel-off self-adhesive for easy installation. Plug it into the TV’s USB port for power and choose from 15 color options and 10 brightness levels to create the perfect ambiance.


A Car Seat Headrest Hook To Keep Purses & Bags Handy

Instead of having purses and bags unreachable while on the road, store them on these car seat headrest hooks. They come in a pack of four and attach to the car’s headrest with the ability to swing around 360 degrees for quick and easy access. Choose from 12 available colors and enjoy uncluttered car seats and floors from here on out.


This Ring Light That Slips Directly Onto Your Phone Or Computer

With extreme portability in mind, this ring light is designed to attach directly to your phone, computer, or tablet — no stand required. It’s built with a USB-rechargeable battery and offers three different lighting modes (warm, daylight, and white) to best suit your environment. Choose from 10 brightness levels to appear fully illuminated on every video chat.

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