Skip To Content
    Updated on Feb 20, 2020. Posted on Feb 20, 2020

    33 Ridiculously Clever Products That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

    These are all just *chef's kiss*.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Cut your cake into perfectly even layers before you fill them with buttercream with the help of this handy slicer ring.

    Amazon / Via

    This ring is adjustable, so you can shrink or expand it according to the size of the cake you're cutting! It's got eight different slots, so you can choose which ones you use according to the amount of layers you're trying to create. I mean, just imagine the satisfaction of those even slices.

    Price: £11.98.

    2. You can see how much charge is in your batteries without having to test endless combinations in your devices to work out which battery is dead with this machine (um, where has this been all my life?!).

    Amazon / Via

    Place any size of battery into the sliding holder and adjust it so that it fits accordingly! Then, once both metal sides of the holder come into contact with the battery, the monitor will show you how much charge is in there (genius, right?).

    Price: £2.59.

    3. This double-sided magnetic work of art means you won't lose your page like you can with a paper bookmark.

    Amazon / Via

    Plus, I mean, it looks like a biscuit. What more could you want?

    Price: £1.99.

    4. These holders support the back of your glasses so they don't slip when you look down!

    Amazon / Via

    Made from non-slip silicone, these glasses holders will help to ensure your specs stay on without sliding off your ears when you're reading or looking down. The body-safe material is super comfortable too!

    Price: £4.59 for three pairs.

    5. This paw washer pot helps to make sure your dog doesn't bring mud from outside in with them when they get back home.

    Amazon / Via

    You'll just have to pop your dog's paws into this handy pot after you've added some water, twist, and the bristles inside will get rid of any muck thoroughly and effectively. It's suitable for small, medium, and large-sized dogs, and its BPA-free silicone material is comfortable and effective! Plus, you can reverse this handy tool and use it as a brush for your pet whenever you like.

    Price: £9.99.

    6. This ceramic Hob Brite cleaner has gotten some seriously great reviews, and it comes with a handy surface-safe scraper that will tackle even stubborn buildup.

    Amazon / Via

    Designed to tackle the top of your ceramic hob quickly and effectively, this cleaner comes with a scraper that'll get rid of burnt-on food and super stubborn marks that can feel impossible to budge. The cream cleaner is filled with abrasive parts that wear down dirt without harming the surface underneath, and those tiny abrasive agents are suspended in an antibacterial cleaning fluid that'll help to keep germs away from your surfaces.

    Price: £5.74.

    7. This incredible tool allows you to keep your pages open using only one hand and I'm not gonna lie, I want one very badly.

    Amazon / Via

    Perfect if you're reading on the tube while holding onto a pole or for pretty much any situation where you want to read without having both hands free, this nifty tool is small but powerful! Wear it over your thumb and it'll keep your pages open for you.

    Price: £10.99.

    8. You can control this smart plug remotely via Alexa or Google Home (the future is officially here).

    Amazon / Via

    Make sure you don't accidentally leave your charger on all day for no reason with this genius plug, which you can time to come off and on whenever you like via an app or with voice commands!

    Price: £11.99.

    9. Poach your eggs perfectly with these reusable silicone cups, which mean you won't get those annoying egg white tendrils clouding up your pan when you're cooking. Also, they look like eggshells, and I just think that's important to note.

    Amazon / Via

    Just chuck an egg into one of these, lower it into a pan of boiling water for about two minutes for a mess-free, fuss-free egg. The highly-rated pack is reusable, so they should last you ages too!

    Price: £3.49 for two.

    10. This handy hat has a light, which makes it perfect for runners and cyclists.

    Amazon / Via

    The LED light panel is USB chargeable (just one four-hour charge gives you 68 hours of light), and it's easy to remove when you want to wear this hat as normal or wash it! Available in 14 different colours including a bright green and a dusty pink, this hat will keep you warm and visible when it's dark outside.

    Price: £6.99.

    11. This mini slicer fits onto a keyring, so you can carry a handy tool with you wherever you go.

    Amazon / Via

    The finger-friendly ceramic blade is rust-proof and claims to be 11x longer-lasting than stainless steel! Perfect for opening blister packs, bags, and more on the go, this lil' cutter is precise enough to work for scrapbooking and paper art too.

    Price: £5.26.

    12. This rosewood-comaptiable touch-up pen works for scratches and chips in everything from your UVPC furniture to your window frames. It's suitable for both indoor and outdoor use!

    Amazon / Via

    The perfect match for rosewood-look UVPC and a great way to cover up scratches and chips in your window and door frames, this handy pen is incredibly easy to use! Customers say this pen is long-lasting and fast-acting, and it'll work on everything from your flooring to your window frames.

    Price: £9.74.

    13. These energising and de-puffing collagen masks fit under your eyes, so you can wear them while you're doing your eye makeup in the morning – they'll act as a fast-acting skin boost and a shield against eyeshadow fallout before you apply your foundation. Genius.

    Amazon / Via

    These highly-rated eye masks are made with plant-based vegan collagen which it claims can help to get rid of everything from puffiness to fine lines. A great way to get your eyes looking incredible in the morning while you make your breakfast, brush your teeth, or begin applying your makeup, their moisturising formula will give your skin a serious boost!

    Price: £10.99 for 12 pairs.

    14. This industrial-strength double-sided sticky tape is no ordinary tool – it's extra-strong, weatherproof, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and can hold up to 13kg(!).

    Amazon / Via

    This stuff sticks to plastic, metal, wood, glass, brick, ceramic, stone, and more! This high-strength glue is a great way to mount things like pictures and outdoor key boxes without the need for any tools or drills.

    Price: £4.66.

    15. This incredible lemon juicer 1) is deep enough to hold juice without it spilling everywhere and 2) has a handy filter between the collection and the pouring compartments that gets rid of seeds. I am (and I don't think this is an exaggeration) in love.

    Amazon / Via

    Squeeze whatever citrus fruit you want to over this tool and the juice will collect in a handy deep-fill tray at the bottom. Then, you can just pour the juice out without having to worry about seeds thanks to a filter that divides the two compartments (every home cook's dream TBH).

    Price: £2.55.

    16. This flexible sink tap extender will help you to reach all corners of your sink when you're washing it down, and it'll get into the nooks and crannies of your cutlery and crockery while you're washing up too.

    Amazon / Via

    Just pull this extender down whenever you want to use the hose function, and push it back up again when you want your tap to behave as it normally does. The polished chrome material is rust-resistant and the hose has a 360° range of motion, so you'll be able to get ~right into~ your cleaning!

    Price: £7.59.

    17. Get rid of your makeup without the waste by using these reusable bamboo rounds.

    Amazon / Via

    The pack of 20 means that there's enough of these pads to keep you going while others are dirty or in the wash, and the soft material feels great on the skin too! They come in a handy cotton bag that lets your store these pads hygienically and easily, and they'll help to save you money in the long term too because they remove the need for disposable cotton rounds.

    Price: £9.99 for 20.

    18. These tumble dryer balls will help your clothes to dry faster and feel softer (plus, how cute are they?!).

    Amazon / Via

    They're made from 100% organic wool, and they work by circulating around the drum of your tumble dryer and aerating and separating the clothes that are in there as they do so. Not only does this help to dry your clothes faster, the impact of these lil' sheep-shaped spheres hitting against your clothing softens the material, too!

    Price: £12.99 for six.

    19. This handy tin will remove the colour from your eyeshadow brush so that you can apply another shade without needing to wash it first.

    Amazon / Via

    It gets rid of powder products in a few easy swipes, no liquid needed! Just run the bristles across the textured interior of this tin and the sponge inside will knock any powder residue off from the brush, making sure it's ready for a fresh change of colour without running the risk of making your makeup look appear muddy.

    Price: £5.99.

    20. You can scrape your food off your countertops easily and seamlessly with this (incredibly smart) food scrap bin.

    Amazon / Via

    It just clips over the tops of your cupboards, which you can then shut to provide an under-the-counter place to scrape your scraps into without the mess or fuss.

    Price: £1.79.

    21. You've probably wanted something like this beauty sponge holder for a while and never even knew it.

    Amazon / Via

    It's the perfect way to store your sponge hygienically and easily, and the design means your sponge will dry faster than it would otherwise, too!

    Price: £2.25.

    22. Pop these motion sensor lights in your cupboard or under your counter as an easy way to add light without increasing your bill.

    Amazon / Via

    They'll only switch on when they sense movement, and the adhesive backing means you can attach these bad boys pretty much anywhere!

    Price: £9.99 for three.

    23. This levomenthol 4head stick claims to reduce headaches in just two minutes(!).

    Amazon / Via

    Just run this non-greasy, colourless stick over your forehead to release tension and pain from headaches! Unlike regular pain medication, you can use this stick an unlimited number of times per day (and seeing as there's up to 100 uses per container, you'll get some serious bang for your buck with this thing).

    Price: £4.50.

    24. These Bluetooth-enabled wireless headphones come as a comfortable headband, so you'll be able to listen to your fave podcasts and songs as you fall asleep!

    Amazon / Via

    They won't dig into your ears when you turn to find a comfy position before sleep the way regular earphones do, and they've got a central control panel that means you won't have to take out your phone to change the volume or skip tracks. There aren't any wires to tangle with these either, and the headband itself is machine-washable too (just remember to take the speakers out of their pockets first!).

    Price: £16.99.

    25. These webcam covers will protect your phone's camera – you can just slide them back across when you want access to your lens!

    Amazon / Via

    These ultra-thin safety covers adhere to your phone and create a sliding cover that you can toggle depending on whether or not you want to have your lens covered or not. Thinner than a credit card, this pack of two covers is compatible with most devices!

    Price: £2.99 for two.

    26. This hairbrush with boar bristles distributes the oils from your scalp evenly throughout your hair, preventing that greasy scalp/dry ends problem.

    Amazon / Via

    The natural boar bristles in this brush are a great way to evenly spread naturally-occurring oil evenly throughout your hair, and they can help to reduce frizz too! This highly-rated brush has gotten over 470 reviews with a 4.8-star average from customers who are impressed by its smoothing effects.

    Price: £9.97.

    27. This earwax syringe gets the gunk out of your ears in the least invasive way possible.

    Amazon / Via

    It comes with three medical-grade tips that fit comfortably into your ear, allowing the water in the tube of this syringe tip to escape via four tiny holes. The 360° application of water dislodges even the most stubborn earwax as it works its way out of the nozzle (so grossly satisfying)!

    Price: £7.45.

    28. If the signs on your oven are worn down and hard to read, we have something in common. We should probably both try out these replacement hob stickers, which are transparent and durable!

    Amazon / Via

    They're made from a transparent material, so they won't stand out against your oven no matter what colour it is. Plus, the adhesive on the back of these stickers is strong enough to withstand the stickers being cleaned over!

    Price: £4.95.

    29. These bird-shaped watering globes will keep your plants hydrated for you for up to two weeks, no effort needed. Also, I mean, look at them.

    Amazon / Via

    For something so simple, these watering globes are actually incredibly smart. When moisture leaves your soil, it releases oxygen, which then fills these globes and pushes water out of them proportional to the liquid it's lost (TLDR: it'll give your plant exactly the right amount of water it needs when it needs it). Once the top of these watering globes are filled, they can last your plant for up to two weeks! Yeah, I'll take nine, thanks.

    Price: £5.99 for two.

    30. These hydrocolloid patches draw all the moisture out of your spots, helping to eradicate them with zero effort from you.

    Amazon / Via

    Pop them over your spots for an easy way to remove all the excess moisture and gunk from your zits! Your spots will dry up on their own, and the translucent material helps to disguise the spot while it's healing, too.

    Price: £5.99 for 24.

    31. This adhesive toilet roll holder requires no tools to install, and it looks pretty great too!

    Amazon / Via

    Just peel the sticker from its self-adhesive backing, apply it to a clean, dry surface, and that's it. You're done in minutes!

    Price: £10.99.

    32. This garlic rocker is so much easier to clean than a regular garlic press!

    Amazon / Via

    Its stainless steel material means it won't rust over time, and aside from being easier to clean than a garlic press, it'll cover a larger surface area at once too. Lay the cloves on your chopping board, rock this tool over it, and you'll have some finely-minced garlic in no time! Plus, this rocker is specifically designed to chop your garlic rather than crushing it into an undefined pulpy mess.

    Price: £6.88.

    33. And last but most definitely not least, this organiser from Joseph Jospeh lets you store your knives in your cutlery drawer in the safest, neatest way possible.

    Amazon / Via

    Slot your knives into one of its nine compartments and it'll store your knives blade-down! The non-slip feet at its base means this lil' compartment won't move around in your drawer, either.

    Price: £12.