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    Genius Products From Target You’ll Probably Wish You’d Discovered Years Ago

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    1. A phone sanitizer because your phone is basically your third hand, so it should be washed just as often. Kill 99.99% of bacteria and germs in under three minutes time.

    A model placing an iPhone into the phone sanitization box

    The audio prompt lets you know the start and end of the sanitization process. There's a timer light that tracks the cleaning process and lets you know when your phone is safe to use. 

    Promising review: "THIS IS A MUST-HAVE! Especially in the fight against COVID! It sanitizes in three minutes. Best invention EVER! Shipped fast!" —Flo

    Price: $49.99

    2. A six-port charging station so you no longer have to scatter all your devices around the house just to get them charged.

    A 6-port, USB charging station filled with iPhones and tablets on an office desk

    *LED light indicates when your device is fully charged.*

    Promising review: "We used to fight over the charging sockets in the house. But this charging station allows us to charge all our devices in one spot, all at the same time." —Lucas

    Price: $49.99

    3. A wireless genuine marble charging pad for those who want a charger that works quickly and looks like a beautiful piece of decor when it's not in use.

    A round, marble charging pad with an iPhone atop

    Promising review: "This charger is not only beautiful, and real marble, but it really works. I've had a lot of wireless chargers, and most don't work dependably. This one is perfect, and its so beautiful that I'm not afraid to show it. I keep it on my bedside table. Well done!" —michellem

    Price: $59.99

    4. An iRobot Roomba because some of us are both neat freaks and couch potatoes. Control your Roomba with your phone in one hand, and Netflix with a remote in the other. We are multifaceted.

    A black, wifi-controlled Roomba vacuum cleaning dust off a wooden floor

    Promising review: "This is so amazing and convenient. I am shocked at how much it can pick up. I have dogs that don’t even shed that much, and the Roomba picked up so much hair that I didn’t know was around my house! So convenient!" —Ish

    Price: $249.99

    5. An egg cooker that'll make seven perfectly hard-boiled eggs which you can transform into deviled eggs to impress your guests at your next cocktail party. Isn't that egg-citing?

    A black, 7-egg, egg cooker filled with hard boiled eggs on a kitchen counter surrounded by meals

    Promising review: "Everyday I have to have to my hard-boiled eggs and everyday they taste perfect. I bought one for my whole family and friends as gifts and they use it everyday." —Amm

    Price: $14.99 (available in four colors)

    6. A Wi-Fi sous vide cooker because it's true what they say: "a watched pot never boils." This device lets you monitor your foods progress using your phone while you catch up on your latest binge watch.

    A wifi-controlled, Sous Vide Precision Cooker next to an iPhone displaying the Sous Vide app

    Promising review: "Great! Easy to use and really upgrades the quality of whatever you're cooking." —Elie P.

    Price: $199.99

    7. A handheld vacuum sealer that's just as effective at preserving food as it is at preserving precious counter space. Just place it in the convenient docking station and seal up to 60 bags on a full 24-hour charge.

    A black, handheld vacuum sealer being used on a FoodSaver bag to preserve meat

    Promising review: "This is the best handheld-sized kitchen tool I have ever purchased. It is fast and efficient. Perfect size for your hand. I would recommend it in a heartbeat!" —Wendell

    Price: $24.99

    8. An air fryer so you can enjoy the crispy deliciousness of fries without all the excess oil. Fry, roast, reheat, and dehydrate all of your fave foods with just the click of a button.

    A model pouring frozen french fries into the black, Ninja 4-qt air fryer

    *Comes with a control panel to roast, air fry, reheat and dehydrate.*

    Promising review: "Love my Ninja air fryer. Fries food without oil and the food always has that crunch. I wouldn’t change anything about it. It’s one of the best additions to my kitchen ever. I think every kitchen needs one." —allab2

    Price: $99.99

    9. A dual coffee maker for those looking to make delicious hot *and* cold brews without spending $$$ at their local Starbucks. Use the attached milk frother for your cappuccinos, matcha lattes, London fogs, and more.

    A black, Ninja hot & cold brew coffee maker on a kitchen counter next to several hot and cold coffee and tea beverages

    This coffee maker was designed to brew the perfect hot or iced coffee and teas. It comes with an attached hot and cold milk frother. 

    Promising review: "I’ve been trying to find a way to make the perfect cold brew like Starbucks. Let me tell you, I was very hesitant about this machine. Used it this morning, and WOW, amazing! Totally worth the money!" —Cshep

    Price: $179.99

    10. An electric peeler so you can whip up a yummy fruit salad without accidentally nicking your fingers. Now this is high-tech.

    A black, electric fruit and vegetable peeler being used to peel a pear

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift and I am so impressed with it. I am recommending all my friends to purchase one. I have arthritis in my hands and had to take several breaks just to peel a couple potatoes. No more! I love my electric peeler!" —Sue1501

    Price: $19.99

    11. An electric can opener that'll open even the stubbornest of cans with just the touch of a button. No more icing your wrists after opening a can of tomato soup.

    A black, Cuisinart electric can opener next to a bowl of soup

    Promising review: "This can opener has been very easy to use. I carefully place the can, clamp the top part down so it pierces the can and it just started up. I didn't even have to hold the can or do anything to stop it. It stopped on its own when it finished removing the lid from the can. I would buy this product again." —HI ME AGAIN

    Price: $24.99 (available in two colors)

    12. A smart mug so you don't have to keep taking trips to the microwave to heat up your morning brew. Control the temp of your beverage using your phone and watch the LED light glow when its reached perfection.

    A white, temperature control smart mug with an LED light that indicates when your drink is at the perfect temperature

    This mug is designed with a built-in, rechargeable battery and an LED light that indicates when your drink has reached a perfect temperature. 

    Promising review: "I love my Ember mug. Previously I was reheating my coffee multiple times in the mornings and now it stays warm all morning! It makes my life so much easier and mornings more enjoyable!" —Meghan B

    Price: $99.99 (available in two colors)

    13. A Bluetooth water bottle that'll sync with your phone and track your water intake. The customizable LED-light base glows to remind you it's time to drink up. Welcome to the future of hydration.

    A black water bottle with an LED base that lights up via Bluetooth to remind you when to drink

    This vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel bottle keeps beverages cold for 24 hours. The LED base is connected to the free HidrateSpark app via Bluetooth and glows to remind you to hydrate. The light is customizable and can glow in various colors. Time to track your water intake in style! 

    Promising review: "I love it! It has been so fun tracking my water intake and competing with friends!" —Ashcut

    Price: $69.99 (available in five colors)

    14. An electric bottle opener so you'll never accidentally lose a cork in the bottle ever again. Your Cabernet Sauvignon deserves better — and so do you.

    A model using a stainless steel, electric bottle opener on a wine bottle

    Promising review: "I got the Chefman Electric Wine Opener and it is GREAT! It comes with a foil cutter that sits nicely on the stand. It has a beautiful blue light that looks so elegant. It is quiet when you use it and so very easy to use. It takes the wine cork out so nice and easy. The height of it is perfect to grip in your hand, the base is perfect. Holds a very nice charge. I am totally impressed with everything about this wine opener." —basnyder

    Price: $18.99

    15. A reusable snack bag that'll keep your food fresh and the oceans clear of plastic. Win-win.

    A model placing dried fruit into a clear, reusable snack bag

    These cute snack bags are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. They're made of 100% silicone and are 100% safe for the environment. Planet and food friendly!

    Promising review: "These snack bags are great! Clean up is easy in the dishwasher and works beautifully in the freezer. Good combination of sturdy but flexible. I plan to purchase additional Stasher bags now." —Wynne H.

    Price: $9.99

    16. A video doorbell so you can receive real-time notifications directly to your phone whenever your home has a visitor. Bonus: It's fashioned with night vision sensors and allows you to communicate with anyone outside.


    This doorbell is fashioned to work day or night, and allows for two-way communication.

    Promising review: "This is a must-have at my house. I live in the country so while I'm away I can see who's at my door. I can talk to them as if I'm right there. It's easy and fast to set up and install. It's peace of mind." —Jenjen

    Price: $59.99

    17. A dish brush that'll dispense soap so you can get through your chores in record time. Place it in the included plastic holder after each use to keep your counters clean.

    A model using the soap-dispensing dish brush on a pot

    Promising review: "This item is very easy to use. Filling up with soap is a snap and the button to dispense the soap is easy to press." —MrMagoo

    Price: $12.99

    18. A Nutribullet so you can make it to your morning workout class without skipping the most important meal of the day.

    A model using a teal  Nutribullet to blend a single-serve smoothie

    Promising review: "I love this Nutribullet! It’s the perfect size, it’s powerful and gets the job done. And I love that it comes in a variety of colors!" —Amanda_k91

    Price: $89.99 (available in 12 colors)

    19. A clip-on colander to help you strain your pasta without cooking your fingers. The only thing that should be al dente are the noodles.

    A green, clip-on strainer attached to a pot of pasta

    *Dishwasher safe.*

    Promising review: "It’s silicone and will bend to fit different sized pots/pans. You can have both hands holding the pot instead of trying to balance the pot in one hand and holding the strainer with the other. It strained two pounds of ground beef with no problem and then I tossed it in the dishwasher! Perfect!" —ephenry

    Price: $8

    20. A Google Nest thermostat that'll quickly learn that you like your room cozy during the day and cool during the night. Save up to 15% on your energy bill with this genius device.

    A copper Google Nest thermostat indicating a temperature of 70 degrees with the Google Nest Leaf lit up to indicate that it is an energy-saving temperature

    The Google Nest is controlled by your smart phone app and has an automatic shutoff for when you're not home. The Nest Leaf will show up on the screen to indicate when you're set to an energy-saving temperature. 

    Promising review: "Great item! I love that I can turn it on or off from anywhere! Also like the feature of a locking code to keep others from changing the temp or turning the system on or off." —Nuggets Nest

    Price: $249 (available in three colors)

    21. An airtight three-piece canister set to keep your pantry products protected all day long. Your cabinets will be Pinterest-board-worthy in no time.

    Three clear airtight canisters filled with food on a counter

    Promising review: "I’ve been redoing and organizing our pantry and this is my favorite buy! Absolutely love them and keeps the food fresh for longer! 10/10 recommend!" —Jody

    Price: $41.99 (for three canisters)

    22. An Instant Pot so you can fix gourmet culinary creations without having to hover over the stove. Just toss in your ingredients, pick your mode, and come back later when it's ready to be savored.

    A silver/black, Instant Pot slow cooker on a counter surrounded by meals

    The Instant Pot is a 7-in-1 appliance: electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan and food warmer. It has 13 Smart Touch, customizable programs and comes with a locking lid. The inner pot and the lid are both dishwasher safe. 

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I could ever think of buying for myself or as a gift for newlyweds. The product was easy to use and makes dinner so easy. Cuts down on time and gives you time to work on so much more." —Jane

    Price: $99.99

    23. A sanitizer wand to help you skip the sprays and gels that dry out your hands. Wave it over any surface and kill 99.99% of germs in just 10 seconds.


    This high-tech UV-clean, portable sanitizer wand kills up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. It sanitizes any surface within 5 to10 seconds and is fashioned with an antibacterial coating so your hands remain germ free during use.

    Promising review: "This product is fantastic, especially during current times. We have gone through countless bottles of hand sanitizer and countless sanitization wipes throughout the last year. This wand allows us to cut back tremendously on using these products and allows us to sanitize surfaces by just waving the device over them." —ajhaus13

    Price: $49.99

    24. A window vacuum so you can give your home a professional level cleaning without breaking the bank. It's designed with an LED light that glows when it's time to recharge your device.

    A model using a yellow, cordless window vacuum to clean the dirt off the floor-to-ceiling windows

    The window vacuum is cordless and has an LED light battery life indicator. It sucks up dirt and leaves your windows and mirrors streak-free. All you have to do is open the tank and pour the dirty water down the sink when you're done. 

    Promising review: "I brought this for the big windows I have in my house. It is really easy to use. It comes with a charger that charges fast. The batteries last a long time too. It cleans my windows very nicely and doesn't leave any streaks. It suck the dirty water back into the tank and then I dump it out. It makes cleaning my windows a lot easier." —Jen k

    Price: $129.99 

    25. A motion-sensor trash can that'll open with just a wave of your hand. No more touching the stinky garbage.

    A silver, stainless steel, motion-sensor wastebasket in a kitchen

    *Requires four AA batteries.*

    Promising review: "This is amazing! All you do is add batteries and the lid will react to motion. It gives you enough time to throw away garbage and will slowly let down. I love the stainless steel. It goes great with all my appliances. No more ugly trash can!" —Ssarii

    Price: $48 (originally $80)

    26. A handheld steamer so you can give your clothes a pressed, dry-clean look and feel without having to leave the house. Gone are the days of wrinkled button-downs.

    A model using a handheld garment steamer on a pink blouse

    This steamer has two modes: normal operation and Turbo for tougher wrinkles. It can be used continuously for 15 minutes before needing to be refilled with water. It includes a 2-in-1 brush: cushion and bristle, both of which are safe to use on any fabric. 

    Promising review: "I have this steamer and have used it several times. It is lightweight, easy to use and really works well. Takes out little wrinkles and even deep creases making fabrics look neat and polished as if it were professionally steamed." —Momskids02

    Price: $44.99

    27. A handheld vacuum that'll immediately become every pet owner's fave household appliance. It's guaranteed to grab fur and hair from the toughest spots — like between couch cushions or under your ottoman.

    A model using the purple/black Bissell pet hair handheld vacuum to remove hair off a couch

    *Cordless and bagless.*

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! I have dogs that shed quite a bit and this removes hair so well. Definitely recommend!" —murrcla

    Price: $69.99

    28. A humidifier to keep the air in your space moist, your skin feeling great, and your sleeps deeper than ever. It's sleek design will fit any aesthetic.

    A silver/black, cool mist humidifier operating in a living room

    This humidifier provides up to 50 hours of continuous mist output on the low setting and up to 16 hours on high. It comes with an auto shutoff, and an easy-to-clean five liter water tank. 

    Promising review: "I have owned many humidifiers and this one is the best. It is easy to clean and leaves no white residue. It is also very quiet." —TK

    Price: $89.99

    29. A bidet attachment that's easy to install so you can revel in the luxury of a European-inspired bathroom. Plus, you'll save $$$ on toilet paper.

    A bidet attachment attached to the side of the toilet seat

    *Easy, DIY installation.*

    Promising review: "I saw this product and thought I would give it a try. It was so easy to install and it works great! Going to purchase another one for the other bathroom." —jdm50

    Price: $34.99

    30. A smart LED bulb because you shouldn't have to get up from the couch to dim your lights. Control the glow in your space using the app or your voice. It's that easy.


    Control the dimmable LED light through the WizLights app, your voice, existing switches, or other smart home devices.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the WiZ A19 Smart LED Soft White bulb. I love the fact that I can control it from my phone. I would highly recommend." —Nnbdhduuii

    Price: $8.99

    31. A Google Nest speaker so you can play all your fave Spotify tracks just by saying: "Hey Google, play Dua Lipa's Levitating."

    A sage Google Nest Smart Speaker on a shelf next to a plant

    Promising review: "I love the sound quality of this nest audio. Really loud and crisp." —Melenie

    Price: $99.99 (available in five colors)

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