70 Random Things With Over 4.5 Stars on Amazon That Are Cool as Hell

The ratings speak for themselves.

Written by Jenny White and Erin Celletti
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With most of our shopping being done online these days, there aren’t as many opportunities to stumble across genius, unexpected finds as you stroll the aisles. So, that’s what we’re here for. From ways to speed up food prep to ways to make your home feel just a little bit cooler, there’s a world of random things out there just waiting to be yours. So here are dozens of our favorite Amazon finds that meet two criteria — they must have at least a 4.5-star overall rating and they must be cool as hell.


These trash can bands that keep bags secure

There’s nothing worse than digging out a trash bag that has slipped down into the can — but that’s a problem of the past thanks to this set of trash can bands. They securely lock your bags to keep them taut, so you won’t deal with coffee grounds or crumbs sneaking down into the bin. They’re made from durable rubber and fit most trash cans, from 10 to 33 gallons.

  • Available colors: 3


The inventive cocktail shaker set that will impress any guest (or yourself)

This cocktail shaker set has everything you need to make delicious drinks at home, including a handy juicer for fresh citrus flavors (margaritas anyone?). It has markings for precise measurements, an integrated strainer, a jigger, and a built-in bottle opener. It’s dishwasher safe, making it a must-have for any aspiring mixologist.

  • Available colors: 3


This heavy-duty flashlight that floats & withstands drops

This is not your average flashlight. With a beam that can cover the length of over two football fields, it’s IP67 waterproof, and thanks to its ultra-durable construction, can float and survive a 10-foot drop. Plus, it has three modes: high, low, and SOS. It’s a great tool to keep on hand for all your outdoorsy adventures that might need some (or a lot) of extra illumination.


These Swedish discloths that outshine paper towels & sponges

These multitasking Swedish dishcloths are absorbent and versatile, tackling spills and messes on countertops, washing dishes, and doing pretty much anything else a regular ‘ole paper towel or sponge can do. The best part? They’re machine washable and reusable up to 100 times each — a 10-pack is designed to replace up to 150 rolls of paper towels.

  • Available designs: 18


The straps that make storing heavy & bulky cords a breeze

Stop straining yourself and tripping over bulky cords and hoses thanks to these storage straps. They’re a genius solution to help you transport, store, and organize your ropes, cords, hoses — and anything else that can be wrapped up. The straps feature a convenient carrying handle and can hold up to 100 pounds each, thanks to their heavy-duty hook-and-loop design.

  • Available sizes: 5


The clips that let you kiss cable clutter goodbye

Keep your cables neat, organized, and up off the floor thanks to these magnetic cable clips. The adhesive backing sticks to any flat surface without leaving any residue behind and the clamping design secures shut with a magnet. Use them on your desk, wall, or even car dashboard — anywhere you need some cable management.

  • Available options: 2


A window bird feeder with an easy-fill seed tray

This bird feeder is extra cool because it suctions onto a window so you can watch the birds close up as they eat. It can support up to 15 pounds and will stay firmly in place all year. The seed tray is removable for easy filling.


The toothpaste squeezers that will get out every drop

Stop wasting toothpaste and make sure you get every last little bit with this two-pack of genius tube squeezers. Each one clamps onto the end of the tube and features a crank that you rotate to push the toothpaste to the top. They’re versatile enough to also be used on cosmetic and paint tubes, making them an all-around money-saving buy.

  • Available colors: 14


The sheet pan dividers that separate your food while it cooks

Multitask while meal prepping with these silicone dividers that give you the versatility you need to cook multiple dishes on one sheet pan. The dividers eliminate the need for wasteful foils and parchment papers while making cleanup effortless thanks to the nonstick surface. The set comes with four dividers — two large and two small — and they’re all dishwasher safe.


A discreet password logbook that comes in lots of colors & sizes

Store all of your usernames, passwords, and other important digital information in one place with this hardcover password logbook. From the exterior, it looks like a regular notebook to not draw any extra attention. But inside, it is organized via alphabetical tabs so you can easily locate the info you need.

  • Available colors: 15
  • Available sizes: 3


The cupholder expander for all your oversized drink tumblers

An oversized water bottle and a too-small cupholder is a dilemma — but this car cupholder expander solves it. It adapts to fit most standard cupholders, then creates a space above it that accommodates tumblers between 2.8 inches and 3.85 inches in diameter. You can even swivel it to the side, so it doesn’t block the other cupholder.


This unique marking tool for easily hanging up pictures, artwork & more

Whenever hanging objects with keyholes in your home, you’ll want to utilize this marking tool set. It will make the task easier by marking the precise spot to position the hardware — no measuring or tricky templates required. “Stamps very clear marks exactly where you want to hang the item. Used these to hang floating shelves, honestly wouldn’t have been able to do it without them,” wrote one shopper.


This foot file with 84,000+ 5-star reviews

It doesn’t matter if you use it wet or dry, this foot file will get rid of dry, calloused skin with ease, leaving behind smooth results from heel to toe. The stainless steel head covers a larger area at once, though it’s lightweight for maneuvering. And the handle has a built-in groove so you won’t drop it mid-file.


A flexible squeegee that scrapes off food before washing dishes

Reach for this sturdy yet flexible squeegee with a curved shape to easily and efficiently clear leftover food from plates, bowls, and other dirty dishes. The nonslip grip makes it effortless to hold and some reviewers also use this pick in the bathroom; it can squeegee water from countertops, showers, and sinks. It’s dishwasher safe, too.


A faux leather magnetic phone wallet that doubles as a stand

Featuring super strong magnets, this faux leather MagSafe wallet will securely connect to the back of your phone so you always have your ID or credit cards on hand (it has three individual card slots). This pick also doubles as a stand with the versatility to be used in portrait or landscape positions.

  • Available colors: 6


A dryer vent cleaner to upgrade safety & efficiency

Two compelling reasons to thoroughly clean deep into your dryer vents: 1.) You’ll reduce the risk of an appliance fire, and 2.) you’ll speed up dryer performance, which will help tame your energy costs. This dryer vent cleaner makes the task easy, thanks to the long, flexible hose that attaches to your vacuum. The head of the hose is flat, so it can even reach into narrow spaces.


A pair of multitool pens with 11 functions

While at first glance these look like ordinary pens, they’re much more than that. The pair of multitool pens can be used to write, but also function as a bright light, level, ruler, stylus, and screwdriver (both flathead and Phillips). They even come with battery and ink refills.


These buzz-worthy solar string lights that look like bees

Illuminate your outdoor space with these bumble bee-inspired solar string lights — a great addition to any garden or porch. They’re powered by solar energy or rechargeable batteries while being durable and waterproof. Each set includes the lights and a ground spike with a solar panel for easy setup.


A magnetic leather sunglasses holder for your vehicle

Stop losing your sunglasses — this magnetic leather holder clips onto the visor in your vehicle and the strong magnetic design will securely hold your favorite pair (or ordinary glasses, too). Choose from a few shades in the listing to match (or contrast with) your vehicle’s interior.

  • Available colors: 5


These pint glasses that serve up a frosty beer, every time

Never let a frosty beer lose its chill again. These insulated pint glasses have a proprietary cooling gel between the walls — store them in the freezer and they’ll keep your ale ice cold as you sip. The silicone grips on the outside keep your fingers warm and dry as you hold them. They’re a fan favorite, with a 4.6-star overall rating after 10,000 reviews.


This flashlight that doubles as a magnetic picker-upper

No more fumbling or contorting yourself to pick up things you may have dropped — this highly rated magnetic pickup tool makes it easy, thanks to its bendable neck that extends out to 22.5 inches. The tool also doubles as a flashlight, making it easy to see what you’ve dropped, whether it’s coins, nuts, bolts, or any other metal object.


A cheese slicer that steps up your hors d’oeuvres game

Give your apps and snacks a little more panache by creating thin curls and fancy slices thanks to this stainless steel cheese slicer. It’s ideal for hard and semi-hard cheeses and you can also use it to zest lemons and limes for cocktails. Dishwasher safe, it’s durable yet lightweight, with a hollow handle for ease of use.


These LED lights that add ambience & enhance your viewing experience

Not only do these LED backlights turn any TV set into a vibe, they also enhance your viewing experience by increasing contrast and relieving eyestrain. Choose from 10 different size options to perfectly fit your TV setup and enjoy 15 different colors, 10 brightness levels, and three fade modes — all controlled via a wireless remote. Plus, they’re easy to install thanks to included 3M adhesive.

  • Available sizes: 10


A fan-favorite lantern that charges in the sun

Illuminate your outdoor evenings with this solar table lantern that emits a warm glow. Available in three designs, the water-resistant LED lamp produces anti-glare illumination and can sit atop a table or be hung up on a branch to illuminate even more surface area. The lamp can be charged by the sun or via USB.

  • Available designs: 3


A vanity organizer that keeps your counters clear of clutter

Get your bathroom organized and neat with this four-compartment organizer. It features a rectangular design with storage compartments of varying sizes, a handle on each side for easy transport, and even a slide-out plastic drawer for all of your essentials. Use it on your desk for office supplies, too.

  • Available colors: 4


This mini ramen cooker & bowl set that includes everything for an easy meal

Make a delicious ramen dish from the comfort of your own home (or office, or dorm) with this ramen cooker and bowl set that has everything you need — a bowl for cooking, a bowl for eating, a strainer, and utensils. All you need to provide are instant noodles and a microwave. You can also use the set to cook up spaghetti, oatmeal, and other microwaveable meals.

  • Available colors: 2


The fidget toy that’s the ultimate shape-shifter

Perfect for anyone who wants to keep their hands busy — or get some stressed energy out — this portable cube fidget toy is a must-have. The aluminum alloy blocks are outfitted with stainless steel ball bearings that allow you to transform the piece into a near-infinite number of shapes. It provides hours of fidgeting and fun, with endless options for flipping, folding, turning and twisting.


These insulated blackout curtains that block up to 99% of light & UV rays

Get some better shuteye and save on your AC bill to boot with these insulated blackout curtains. They’re available in 42 colors and feature a triple weave structure that blocks out up to 99% of light and UV rays. They also may help reduce noise while insulating against summer heat and winter cold.

  • Available sizes: 22
  • Available colors: 42


A dish rack mat made from quick-drying stone

An aesthetically pleasing alternative to clunky dish-drying trays, this quick-drying stone mat keeps your counters clean and free of water pooling. Made with diatomaceous earth and recycled paper, it’s eco-friendly and absorbs water instantly, unlike other models made with silicone, plastic, or cloth. It’s nonslip, with four stainless steel legs to elevate it — choose from two styles: gray and marble.

  • Available styles: 2


These gadgets that turn frozen meals into stackable blocks

Simplify your food storage process with these frozen food block makers that hold freezer bags upright and open for mess-free pouring. Ideal for soups, stews, and sauces, they create frozen blocks that stack neatly in the freezer even after you remove the shells. Just secure the stretchy silicone bands after transferring food, stick in the freezer, then remove the shells when frozen.

  • Available sizes: 4


A pair of bright water-resistant lanterns that are built to last

Each of these battery-powered lanterns (the set includes two) is equipped with 30 LEDs for superior brightness in even the darkest of situations, whether you’re camping, without electricity at home, or somewhere else. Made from durable, miltary-grade materials, the lanterns are water-resistant and can survive drops. The collapsible design allows you to dim the light and carry them in a backpack without issue.


This set of stainless steel measuring spoons that fit inside most spice jars

This set of stainless steel measuring spoons includes six measuring spoons and a leveler for precise spice measurements. Included in the set is a 1/8 , 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 teaspoon, plus 1 tablespoon. Their clever rectangular design fits inside most spice jars. And because they’re stainless steel, they won’t rust or dent from repeated use.


This rechargeable headlamp that literally lights the way

Great for camping, jogging, or working in the dark, this rechargeable headlamp features a powerful, wide beam and is water-resistant for inclement weather. It features six versatile lighting options (like wide angle, spotlight, and strobe), and the elastic headband easily adjusts with a simple buckle that ensures a comfortable fit. Equipped with an optional motion-sensor mode, it allows for hands-free operation with a simple wave of your hand.


A sauce pot & brush set for all your basting needs

Whether you’re basting a turkey or adding flavor to kabobs on the grill, this sauce pot and basting brush can help. Made from stainless steel, it has an integrated design that minimizes messes — just dip the brush, baste, then place it back on top of the handled pot. Both parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.


The garlic & spice crusher shaped like Dracula because, of course

Vampires hate garlic, but garlic has no chance against this fun and quirky Dracula-style garlic crusher. This accessory helps you easily mince up garlic while keeping hands clean and odor-free — just insert a clove and twist. Versatile enough to crush ginger, nuts, herbs, and more, it's a multitasking addition to any kitchen arsenal.


This cutlery cleaner that keeps hands & fingers safe

With a unique wraparound design, this cutlery scrub brush guards your fingers while you clean. Plus, it simultaneously tackles both sides, ensuring effective cleaning with every stroke. The textured hand grip provides a secure, nonslip hold. It’s compact for storage and can also clip to the edges of drying racks for easy access.

  • Available colors: 2


This electric fabric shaver that removes pilling from your clothes

You won’t have to donate shirts and sweaters that are pilled up once you have this electric fabric shaver. The six-lead blade easily removes lint and pilling in seconds. Each blade also features three different sized holes for different fabrics to efficiently remove pilling from cotton, synthetics, and more.

  • Available colors: 11


This genius cereal bowl that keeps milk & cereal separate

With separate compartments, this anti-soggy cereal bowl keeps cereal crisp and milk fresh, so you can enjoy your Cheerios or Frosted Flakes at your own pace. It’s also perfect for more than just cereal — think: chips and salsa, veggies and dip, and more. They’re safe for the microwave and dishwasher, and if you stock up, they’re stackable for easy storage.

  • Available colors: 3


A snap-on strainer that saves so much space

This flexible snap-on strainer offers convenience and versatility, with a design that easily secures to various pots, pans, and bowls. Not only is it a great way to free up a hand while draining heavy pots, but its compact design takes up far less space than a traditional colander. Made from heat-resistant silicone, it withstands temperatures up to 440 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Available colors: 5


The label removers that work *really* well

They may look unassuming, but these label and sticker removers are a game changer that’ll make your life better in a small (but effective) way. The set comes with two pieces, both made from sturdy plastic with pointed ends that lift adhesive from picture frames, wine bottles, or anything else. One reviewer wrote, “Simple design that creates leverage & does the job.”


A batter dispenser for less messy pancakes, cupcakes & more

Making pancakes, cakes, muffins, crepes, and other tasty baked goods just got easier thanks to this batter dispenser. Fill it via the wide-mouth opening with up to 4 cups of batter, then squeeze the handle to dispense it from the drip-free bottom. Reference the measurement markings on the side to track the amount you’re using.


These dimmable LED night lights that sense light & motion

Stop stumbling through the dark — these LED night lights have a night mode, which will sense when the room is dark or light. You can also choose to use the motion sensors, which will trigger the lights when they detect motion within up to 16 feet. The lights are also dimmable, so you can find what’s comfortable for you.


A pair of miniature spatulas to scoop out the last of food & toiletries

Every home needs a Spatty Daddy: The sturdy yet flexible miniature spatula fits into practically any bottle, can, or jar to scoop out every last bit of product. Use it in containers throughout your home, including food, arts and crafts, beauty, and more. This set includes two pieces — one is 6 inches long and the other is 12.


These portable fire pits that light & extinguish easily

Have a mini bonfire anywhere with these portable fire pits. Light the interior soy wax cubes with a lighter, and enjoy a warm fire while you’re at the beach, camping, or in your backyard. Since the wax is foodsafe, you can even roast marshmallows with it or use it as a camping cookout tool. Extinguish the fires easily with the included lids.


A colorful smart light bulb with a 4.6-star overall rating

Easy to setup with WiFi, this colorful smart light bulb will turn your light into a smart lamp. It’s compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa, and works with a companion app, where you can choose between 16 million colors, music mode, and preset scenes. It also has a 4.6-star average rating after over 11,000 reviews.


These heavy-duty bag carriers for transporting groceries

Each of these stainless steel bag carriers has dual hooks to hold up to 80 pounds — use them to easily transport grocery bags, shopping bags, and other heavy items. The soft grips at the top are more comfortable to hold onto, which is why you’re able to pick up more with these than you normally could.


This adjustable 2-tier turntable that you can use all over the house

“This was such a game changer, organization wise for me,” wrote one fan about this two-tier turntable. Eleven inches in diameter, it can be adjusted to three heights to accommodate most items — reviewers use it for food, toiletries, office supplies, craft items, and more. The turntable smoothly rotates 360 degrees for access and the nonslip feet on the bottom hold it in place.

  • Available styles: 3


This travel-friendly memory foam pillow for your next adventure

Sleep better on your next adventure thanks to this travel-friendly pillow. Use it for camping, plane rides, road trips, and more. It’s made from memory foam and wrapped in a soft microsuede cover for comfort. When not in use, the pillow compresses down into a small carrying bag for transport.

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: 2


This fun loose-leaf tea steeper with impressive jaws

This loose tea steeper is fun to look at but also functions well. Put your favorite tea leaves into its mouth, place it in a cup, and add hot water to get steeping. It’s dishwasher safe as well. The listing also has other equally fun picks to consider, including a red crab and a baby Loch Ness monster.

  • Available styles: 8


A ground meat chopper that’s safe to use on nonstick pans

Chop up ground beef, turkey, chicken, and other foods with this nifty meat chopper. It features five beveled and curved blades in a pinwheel design for efficiency. And the nonslip grip allows you to maneuver it with ease. The tool is made of nonstick-safe nylon that’s heat resistant up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Available colors: 3


This adjustable book light with an amber mode that filters blue light

With five adjustable brightness settings and three color modes, this book light can be customized to your liking for comfortable reading all night long. There’s even an amber option that filters out blue light to help reduce eyestrain. This pick clamps onto any book and the built-in battery will last for up to 80 hours. Recharge it via USB.

  • Available colors: 5


The roll-up dish rack that saves you both counter & drawer space

This over-the-sink dish rack is a genius way to let items drain directly into the sink, while giving you back some counter space while you cook. It’s made from stainless steel and has rubber-tipped ends to keep it securely in place. Even better? It doubles as a trivet and rolls up flat for compact storage in a drawer when you’re not using it.

  • Available sizes: 7


These durable honeycomb mesh laundry bags for washing delicates

Protect your delicate clothing by using these mesh laundry bags. They’re specially designed to keep your delicates from getting wear and tear in your washing machine and dryer, with a breathable mesh that allows soap and water through. The zippers have an auto-locking mechanism to ensure that the bags don’t open during a cycle.


The clever magnetic paper towel holder that fits any size roll

Maybe you don’t have room to keep paper towels on your countertop — well, this magnetic paper towel holder has you covered. It has strong magnets throughout each separate arm of the holder, so it’ll easily stick to the side of your fridge or other metal appliance. And it’s adjustable — just move one arm to fit any paper towel roll’s length or width.


A squeezable egg separator that looks like a fish

While this egg separator tool may look a little fishy, reviewers confirm it performs as promised. “No more messy hands and broken yolks. This little ‘sucker’ snatches up the [yolk], leaving the white, then drops it without risk of breaking it,” wrote one shopper. Made from nonstick silicone, the tool is dishwasher safe.

  • Available styles: 3


The coziest memory foam body pillow with customizable filling

This body pillow features a shredded memory foam filling paired with a cooling bamboo cover. Even better, you can add, remove, or shift the filling based on your needs. The pillow is 54 inches in length and promises to hold its shape for the long haul.


The microwavable popcorn maker that doesn’t even need oil

If you’re looking for a better alternative to popcorn bags, you’ll be happy you met this microwavable popcorn maker. It pops up to 16 cups of kernels (just add a little oil and any flavorings you might want) and doubles as a bowl for snacking. It’s made from silicone and collapses flat for storage.

  • Available colors: 15


Some vehicle headrest hooks that can hold 55 pounds each

These headrest hooks will majorly upgrade the storage situation in your vehicle. The four S-shaped hooks slip onto any vehicle headrest and can be used to hang up grocery bags, your purse, umbrellas, backpacks, water bottles, or really anything else. Each hook supports up to 55 pounds.

  • Available colors: 12


This 2-pack of nonstick oven liners that catch all the drips

No one likes scrubbing the floor of the oven — so forego the task altogether by using these nonstick oven liners. These thin, reusable sheets catch all the sauce and runoff and are heat resistant to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re BPA-free, PFOA-free, and can be either rinsed clean in the sink or thrown in the dishwasher.


This wireless karaoke microphone with 6 voice changers

Get your karaoke on with this wireless microphone. It can stream your favorite music from any Bluetooth-compatible device or karaoke app, and the six built-in voice changers (like robot, chipmunk, or echo) can enhance your singing for even more entertainment. The microphone has a built-in battery that’ll last for up to four hours per charge.

  • Available colors: 3


This multi-compartment vehicle organizer that can be adjusted in size

With a 4.7-star rating after 69,000-plus reviews, this vehicle organizer can be resized to fit in nearly any space (whether that’s the trunk, floor, or on a seat). It has various compartments and pockets to stay orderly and it’s waterproof by design. Utilize the tie-down strap system to ensure it doesn’t slide around during drives.

  • Available colors: 3


A shockproof phone mount that’s so strong

Keep your phone securely in place as you drive with this impressively strong phone mount. The military-grade shockproof mount suctions to hold up to 65 pounds and can be adjusted to hold your device at nearly any angle for convenience.

  • Available colors: 5


This triple-treated cast iron skillet that reviewers love

You can cook tons of different kinds of foods in this cast iron skillet that can hold up to one liter of food. It features a triple-treated nonstick surface so you don’t need to worry about seasoning it yourself. It’s 10 inches in diameter though there are other options in the listing. One fan wrote, “It is top-notch and ‘smooth’ for about what a Lodge would cost - and you would have to spend an afternoon with a disc sander to make your Lodge work correctly.”


These rustproof shower shelves that adhere to walls

You won’t need to worry about drilling or hanging these shower shelves over the showerhead. They come with adhesive strips with hooks for a damage-free solution that can hold up to 20 pounds per shelf. The stainless steel comes in a few finishes in the listing and all are waterproof and rustproof.

  • Available colors: 3


This battery organizer that can be mounted on the wall

Store 93 batteries of various kinds in this battery organizer that can fit neatly in a cabinet or drawer, or be mounted on the wall. It has a built-in tester to ensure you don’t hold onto any duds and comes in a few shades in the listing.

  • Available colors: 5


These steak knives made of German stainless steel

Each of these six steak knives has a fully exposed tang because it’s made of a single piece of German stainless steel for superior cutting abilities. They feature ergonomic handles, a balanced weight, and come in a gift box.


This outlet extender with a built-in device shelf

Power up to nine devices using this outlet extender that has six three-prong outlets, as well as two USB-A ports and one USB-C port. It even has a removable built-in shelf that can hold devices as they charge.

  • Available colors: 2


A 4-pack of shoe bags to keep pairs protected & organized

Whether you’re going on a trip or heading to the gym for a workout, these shoe bags will come in handy. Each one (the set comes with four) can hold one pair of shoes — there are two sizes to accommodate various types and sizes — to keep them organized and prevent surrounding items from getting dirty. The nylon bags are waterproof.

  • Available colors: 6


A dual-sided meat hammer for tenderizing & pounding

The top-heavy design of this meat tenderizer allows for minimal effort on your part with maximum results. It’s double sided with a flat head on one side for pounding and spikes on the other for tenderizing. The rubberized grip prevents it from slipping out of your hands at you use it.


An infuser water bottle that comes with a neoprene sleeve

Don’t settle for plain, boring water. Instead, use this water bottle with a built-in infuser rod to add delicious flavor — fill it with fruit, herbs, and more. The BPA-free water bottle has a shatter-resistant design, and the grips on the side make it easier to hold when out and about — it also comes with a neoprene sleeve for insulation. The flip-top lid opens with a push of the button.

  • Available colors: 44

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