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    Updated on Aug 13, 2020. Posted on Aug 9, 2020

    30 Products That Might Make You Say "OK Now That Is Smart"

    Clever products for the smart shopper (you).

    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. A cast iron grilling pan with room for 22 shrimpies to take your BBQ up a notch.

    a pan with indents for shrimp
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am a chef and this was simple, but hands-down the best shrimp I ever had. And it took minutes. Very pleased with my new summer toy." —alanamarie920

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    2. Closet organizers that separate your clothing by type, so getting dresses in the morning can be a little easier.

    closet bar with hanging dividers that say jackets, skirts, dress shirts, and t-shirts
    Amazon

    It comes with 46 printed labels so it's a great fit for almost any closet.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $10.99 (available in nine styles).

    3. A pack of beach bottle holders to keep your brew upright and (sorta) sand-free.

    two plastic holders in the sand
    Amazon

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. A wall suction that you can fill with peanut butter so your dog will have something to distract themselves with from the unimaginable horror of bath time.

    dog licks bristled widget with peanutbutter stuck to wall while model washes it with bristled hand covering that shoots out water
    Amazon

    Freeze before use so it takes Fido longer to lick up all the peanut-y goodness. And get the cool hand-washer shown in the picture here!

    Promising review: "Tried this with our lab puppy when I needed to sweep and vacuum the floors. This kept her busy for a while so I could clean in peace! I filled it with peanut butter and placed it on the refrigerator door. She loves it! Also used this when we had company to keep her busy so she wouldn't be such a pest." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    5. A grout pen so you can easily cover up unsightly tile grout without having to, you know, scrub them clean.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It works like white-out for your floors!

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    6. A liquid eyeliner with a stamp on the other end so you can just ~wing~ it when you want dramatic cat eyes without the drama of trying to draw them on yourself.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It really is smudge-proof! Living in Texas in the 100+ degree weather, you definitely need something that’s not going to be running down your face a couple minutes after going outside. This is it! It's super easy to use and doesn't irritate my eyes like other eyeliners. I love it and will repurchase when I need to." —Lacey

    Get it from Amazon for $12.87 (available in four sizes).

    7. A suction tool to help relieve the itchy agony of bug bites by sucking out insect venom, saliva, and other irritants under your skin. Finally, you can go outside after dark again!

    left: i show my arm with a mosquito bite bump, middle: i show the plunger like device, right: a show the bump is now completely flat
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Make sure you read all the directions before using so you don't accidentally give yourself a hickey! I've used this and it totally works. It won't completely get rid of 100% of your bug bites, but it makes a noticeable difference. I haven't scratched once since this amazing device came into my life.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A dishwasher magnet so you can know at a glance whether the dishes are clean or dirty. Arguments = avoided. Accidentally eating off a dirty plate = never again.

    hexagonal magnet that says clean and then dirty upside down
    Amazon

    Just rotate it to switch the "status."

    Promising review: "I don't know why it took me so long to buy this thing, but I'm glad that I finally did. Yes, to some it might be silly, but there are times when I forget or can't tell whether my dishes and glassware are clean. This $3 magnetic sign saves me from washing the 'dirty' dishes another time." —Colmac

    Get it from Amazon for $4.60.

    9. An electric wine opener to make popping bottles so easy, you won't let anyone else suffer through the old-fashioned way ever again.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    I love this thing! It's made opening bottles a million times easier. No more chunks of cork in my wine.

    Promising review: "I ordered this for my smokin' hot GF back in 2012. Fast forward three years later and this $20 wine opener is still with me and my smokin' hot GF is now my smokin' hot wife. I never thought either one would be with me for this long...but life is good. We like to have a good time...I mean...we effin' get down on some wine. So this bad boy probably pops open a new bottle every two days. It has stayed plugged in to our wall for over three years now (I halfway expected the battery would have burned out by now, but nope!). We haven't even had to replace the screw yet — still works like new — I'm shocked and impressed this $20 opener has faithfully lasted this long." —DaveyG

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A roll of screen repair tape for quick window fixes so you don't have to replace the whole dang screen every time your cat gets a little scratchy.

    model uses strip of mesh to cover tear in window screen
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I live in an old home and we are at the point in life where we have done all the big repairs we are going to do. We have holes in quite a few screens which my spouse promised to fix with his mystical screen hole patching prowess. That was years ago and I’m tired of getting eaten alive. I bought a roll of this and in 10 minutes every screen was patched. This product cuts cleanly even with mediocre scissors. It adheres to the existing screen neatly and without a lot of pressure or fuss." —Quickbeam

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A digital touch-screen photo frame that can be updated by email. You and other family members can share memories from anywhere in the world.

    the frame
    Skylight Frame

    This Wi-Fi connected photo frame comes with instructions for setting up a unique Skylight email account which is linked to the device. Any images (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF) sent to the email will show up on the screen. It has 8GB of storage (enough for 8000+ photos).

    Get it from Skylight Frame for $159.

    12. A pair of ceiling fan charms so you know what's going to happen on the first pull.

    ceiling fan with two charms shaped like fan and lightbulb
    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $6.89.

    13. A waterproof backpack that lets you jump in the kayak with all your gadgets and not even sweat it.

    teal backpack with roll-up top and front clear window pocket
    Amazon

    My co-worker's husband has this and says it's the coolest thing they own! Just make sure you keep the really delicate stuff in the main pocket instead of the outer window section.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    14. A sweater pill removing stone so you can breathe new life into your old sweatshirts.

    model uses stone on sweater
    Celsious

    Celsious is a Black-owned, eco-friendly laundry brand founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. They also have the most energy efficient laundromat in New York. If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn I definitely recommend checking it out and doing your laundry there.

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    15. A cuff-style bracelet with a groove to keep your hair-tie in. Now you can always have one handy without it cutting of your circulation.

    semi-circle bangle with a divot for the hair band to sit in
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Looks great, does what I hoped (keep from cutting off circulation — I have clotting issues) while still looking fashionable. I have my discreet gold exercise tracker and matched my hair tie to it; together they just look like some bangles. The other ones sold online that are cheaper are painted plastic — after a friend's kid got sick from cheap jewelry, I decided that everything that's in contact with my skin 24/7 has to be safe." —1.5 Trick Pony

    Get it from Amazon for $28.44+ (available in five finishes).

    16. A purse insert so you can easily move all your belongings from purse to purse.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It comes with 13 pockets, including an inner zipper. Before you order, measure the inside of your bag to get the best fit!

    Promising review: "This thing is great! I have a large bag I use as a carry-on when I fly by plane. Unfortunately it has very few pockets and is just like a bottomless pit. This fit in perfectly. I was able to organize all my items quite well. They were easy to retrieve in flight and in the airport. I didn't use the zipper compartment at all, but did put that piece in to use it as a divider. It is well-made and sturdy. Be sure to measure your inner bag space first!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in four sizes and 13 colors).

    17. A handy grabby tool that'll help you finally put on a bracelet all by yourself!

    hand holds long stemmed grabby device to clasp bracelet
    Amazon

    You can also use this little tool to help out with zipping dresses, fastening necklaces, and buttoning cuffs.

    Promising review: "This bracelet tool is awesome! I bought one for myself and my mother. They work great for both of us. We both had trouble fumbling with our bracelets to put them on and off!!! Now it takes all of about five seconds. We both love them and use them all the time. Now I can wear my charm bracelet anytime I want. This tool is a great size and fits in your purse, too. Would highly recommend." —westtexaskat

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $3.38.

    18. A sauce holder to clip onto the air vent of your car so you can dunk your nugs in that sweet sauce, hands-free.

    holder with room for two sauces
    3DPrintedByBrian

    "Haha, who needs this? Oh wait, me."

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.20+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    19. A pack of waistband extenders that'll allow you to wear your old jeans that you thought were no longer your size.

    the pants extender
    Amazon

    You can hide the extender with your favorite belt!

    Promising review: "I'm in the middle of my first trimester and these have been awesome! I'm still too small for maternity pants, but am too bloated to wear my current pants as-is. This pack is great because it includes both kinds of closures (buttons and metal clasp) and it comes in a variety of colors. I highly recommend! I'm fairly sure I will be using these until I am in all maternity clothes and perhaps after (pair it with a bellyband), and also after baby is born and I go back to work!" —JMCrwy

    Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $14.95.

    20. A sandwich cookie holding spoon so you never have to fish your soggy treat out from the depths of your milk ever again.

    reviewer uses handle with hook that holds oreo
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for my best friend and she LOVES IT. She loves Oreos. She only eats cookies when she has milk and we all know how messy things can get when full submersion is necessary. She keeps her DipR in the package of Oreos she's working on and it keeps her hands mess-free. I'm pretty sure I've seen her use the DipR more times than I've seen her use a spoon or fork... Oh well, we all have things to work on." —Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in five colors).

    21. A shopping bag strap that can fit up to 10 plastic bags at once. Independence Day is rescheduled to whatever day you decide to buy this!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Carrying the bags over my shoulder works really well for me because it allows me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. It's very well-made, sturdy, and really makes your life easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in four colors).

    22. An oven rack puller so you don't have to risk burning your fingers every time you wanna peek at your pizza.

    hook that pulls oven rack out
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I debated about purchasing this little tool. Thinking I have tons of hot pads, or can use a utensil to pull out my toaster oven rack, do I really need something else? Well let me tell you... I did need this! I absolutely love it and use almost daily. Great sturdy, quality. Perfect for pulling out and pushing back in that hot rack! I have a small oven and hot pads are often cumbersome and hit the elements. This tool is the bomb!" —sarah jean

    Get it from Amazon for $5.58.

    23. A Jetboil backpacking stove that's light and small, making it a great thing to pack on your next hiking trip. You can eat and drink right from the cup it comes with and then store the entire system inside!

    Backcountry

    Promising review: "This is now an essential piece of equipment for backpacking, hiking and outdoor activities. I can literally make hot chocolate, coffee, soups in less than 5min from setup to eating. This is the best portable stove I’ve ever used." —Cyclewatts

    Get it from Backcountry $149.95 (available in two colors).

    24. A maze-like food bowl so your hungry pup can't inhale their food in two seconds flat.

    dog using labyrinth like bowl
    amazon.com

    The non-slip base holds the bowl in place while your pet forages for food.

    Promising review: "This bowl worked so well for our one dog, that we ended up getting two more for the other two dogs. It has worked wonderfully for all three, who have different snouts/jaws – including a short, thick Pitbull's mouth. They all figure out a way to get every single piece of kibble out and all three seem to really enjoy the time spent. The built-in, non-skid phalanges make the bowl extremely stable, whether on wood or tile floor. They lie flat and are part of the molded base. Even the clumsy and overly-vigorous eaters can't knock the bowl around." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    25. A Legacybox that will digitize all your favorite memories and keep them safe and sound in the cloud.

    box filled with old camera, old photos, tapes, and slides
    Legacybox

    Just send in all your tapes, photos, and home videos, and the company will upload them to a thumb drive, cloud, or DVD. VHS tapes are neat but they might get ruined so it's always good to have a backup of all your most cherished moments.

    Get it from Legacybox starting at $59.99.

    26. A pack of dimming stickers to cover annoyingly bright lights without completely covering them.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are great. I have a hard time sleeping with lights on in my room and so many devices recently have incredibly bright LEDs. I did notice that some lights require more than one sticker to dim them to my desired level but this is really an advantage as you could adjust the level of brightness by the number of stickers you place over it." —MATTHEW M PHELPS

    Get it from Amazon for $4.59.

    27. A teeny-tiny trashcan that fits in your car's cup holder so you have no excuse for all the gum wrappers and tissues littering the passenger seat.

    tiny trash can
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s ridiculous how much I love these! The push part is on a spring so it stays closed when you aren’t pushing it, and of course it perfectly fits in the cup holder of our vehicles. Pro tip: a quart sized Ziploc is the perfect size to add as a liner and fold over the top to keep the inside clean!" —Chaos Coordinator

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    28. A mini heat sealer shaped like a hair waver for lovers of novelty products with a function.

    tiny straightener used to seal plastic wrap shut
    Apollo Box

    You get a random color when you order. The inner hot plates have ridges so you can make your sealing job look totally professional.

    Get it from Apollo Box for $14.96.

    29. Collapsible straws so you can sip and save the planet at the same time. It's not easy being green, but somehow you do it.

    the straws
    Goodful

    Get a pair from BuzzFeed's Goodful line on Amazon for $12.99.

    30. And a photo frame that works like a clip so you can easily switch out pictures whenever someone betrays you and need to shred their image real quick.

    the frames with polaroids in them
    Animi Causa

    Get it from Animi Causa for $16.99 (available in three colors).

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