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    39 Innovative Products That Are Basically Next-Level Genius

    "It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant I tell you. Genius I say." — Yzma, you, and me

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    1. A car vent dip clip so you can dip 👏 those 👏 fries 👏 without fumbling with the barbecue sauce and spilling it all over your car. May your commutes home be tolerable and filled with endless chicken nuggets.

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    Promising review: "Very useful! I love that the cup is removable so if you have one of those giant Chick-fil-A ketchup cups, it can sit within the holder without the added cup, but a smaller sauce like from Wendy’s can sit inside the additional cup so it won’t fall through." —catherine

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in black).

    2. Aaaand — to meet your in-house dipping needs — a dip clip that attaches straight to your plate so you're able to properly eat your nuggets, dumplings, veggies, and so on without making a total mess.

    amazon.com

    This lil' guy has a 1/3-cup capacity and is dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "These are just wonderful. My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate." —Gael Fulcer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    3. A stainless steel insert that'll transform your charcoal grill into a PIZZA OVEN. Yes, you can make pizza on your grill, and dinner is at your house!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really researched and shopped around before I purchased this from Amazon. I cooked my first pizza on it and it came out like a pro!! We will be using this especially during the summer as it pretty much stay in the triple digits here (the Mojave Desert). I cannot believe it took less than 10 minutes to bake an entire pizza. I recommend that you go to the KettlePizza website to get pointers from some of the celebrity chefs that they have videos of. These pointers really did help me to cook a perfect pizza!" —Kim Suzanne

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95.

    4. Super strong magnetic strips designed to hang beer bottles and keep them off your shelf so there is more room in your fridge. I mean, this is the kind of six pack I'm striving for in 2020.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Of all the things I have bought that I didn't need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well, this solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small thinks like cheese or something." —AbbyValentine

    Get two magnet strips (holds a six pack) from Amazon for $29.99.

    5. An automatic pan stirrer your arms will be forever thankful for when a recipe calls for continuous stirring.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "I am a gadget queen and usually don't like the product after I waste my money on it. But this is a keeper that I love to use and to give as gifts." —Christy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25 (ships on January 28th).

    6. A portable, all-in-one golf cleaner with a scrub pad, towel, brass groove cleaners, and spray bottle for a ~hole-in-one~ cleaning right there on the spot.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This cleaner is so convenient and works really well. I gave it to my husband for Father's Day and we finally had a chance to get out on the course last weekend. The scrub pad gets off stubborn dirt and grass stains and the towel is handy to have right there. All the little gizmos on it are so useful! I would highly recommend for any golfer or to gift to a golfing friend or family member." —Karen

    Get it from The Grommet for $29.95 or Amazon for $29.99.

    7. A delightful AeroGarden so you can finally grow your very own fresh herbs (and keep them alive!) in the comfort of your own home.

    Macy's

    It uses energy-efficient LED lights that automatically turn on and off, and handy little feed/water reminders to ensure you're successful at growing your plants! It also includes Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $189.99 (available in three colors).

    Read our full review on the AeroGarden.

    8. A rechargeable, waterproof cooler light to illuminate your cooler and help you find the beverage you WANT (none of that root beer nonsense*) without freezing your hands off.

    Amazon

    *Root beer is trash! Sorry.

    You can choose between a white or red light, with battery life lasting up to 60 hours off one charge.

    Promising review: "Such a neat item! I purchased this for my husband’s hunting trip and he’s truly enjoyed the handiness of the light. He said it provided extra light in the dark wilderness. The light is compact and easy-to-charge. It lasted multiple days from one charge. Also, the different light modes are fun and one can even have a party with the blinking effect!" —Elena

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    9. A portable solar-powered light and charger that can actually inflate/deflate, making it ideal to bring along on all your outdoor adventures.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these lights. I can charge my iPhone 5S from 14% to 100% in about an hour. The quality of light is a bright warm flood and not the cool blue LED look. They are very lightweight and are replacing all my camping lanterns. They will not sit flat due to the inflation valves and USB port, so they do not provide great side light but as an overhead flood they are awesome." —Kaztheatre

    Get it from Amazon for $29.

    10. A collapsible colander with extendable handles to conveniently catch food scraps, wash fruits and veggies, and save room in jam-packed cabinets. A space-and-time-saving product? Sign me up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is awesome! Large enough for two pounds of pasta and lots of veggies. It's easy to clean and easy to fold. Spend a few extra bucks to get this vs. other colanders. The shape makes it easier to return contents to pots without mess on stove! Trust me! And it prevents pasta coming in contact with sink germs." —Kath B

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in eight colors).

    11. A baggy rack that can clip to bags and prop them up so you can get all your leftovers safely inside without the fuss of spills.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters, and this was suggested to me by a friend. It came exactly as described. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside, and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making, and once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, then remove one at a time, seal, and DONE!!!!" –LV

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. A brush spinner that'll clean up every last bit of makeup from even the dirtiest brushes AND then dry 'em — all in less than a minute. And to even think we've been cleaning our brushes BY HAND this entire time.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.98.

    13. A USB lightbulb adapter because we will no longer accept hunching over the side of the bed just to reach our phone while it's charging. Now, you can utilize all your chargers (short and long). <3

    Amazon

    Promising review:"This device was purchased for use with charging phones and tablets. It works well and is a good alternative when an outlet or power strip is unavailable. The Nyce unit has charged both Apple and various Android phones easily. Apple and Android tablets have been tested and also charge well. Other USB peripherals which work well are cameras, keyboards, and mouse. Recommended!" —H. Raymond

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    14. Heat-resistant toaster bags for reheating sandwiches, fries, and other should-be crispy foods the RIGHT way — aka, not in the microwave where they tragically turn soggy. You can also make a quick grilled cheese with these things, you're welcome.

    Amazon

    It will ALSO keep your toaster clean and free from a crumb takeover. Not to mention these are a great way to prevent cross-contamination when there's a gluten-free member in the home. Each bag can be washed with soap and water and used up to 100 times.

    Promising review: "I had no idea how well these would work. You can put toast, rolls, or anything that will fit in the slot even if it has jelly or spread. It doesn't hurt the toaster and the food comes out warm." —mare36

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A silicone place mat that'll suction to the table so your kiddo has no chance of throwing their food as you turn your head away for a nanosecond.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It sticks to a table or hard surface very well, as long as it's placed over a solid piece. Easy to clean and harder for my kid to throw! Certainly not impossible as he figured out to peel the corner up, but it at least buys us another couple seconds when he's going to dump something." —Erin Emery

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    16. A paw cleaner with soft silicone brushes to quickly and efficiently clean your very bad dog's* muddy feetsies.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    *I AM KIDDING, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD DOG.

    Promising review: "This product is LIFE CHANGING. Before I got this product, I would have to put my shepherd in the tub 2-5 times a day. Took about 15 mins. each time. Mud would be in my tub (obviously), walls, floors. EVERYWHERE. This product made it possible to clean my three dogs, so 12 paws lol, very quickly; maybe five minutes. I laid down a beach towel, which is for the dogs and dried each paw after cleaning. I only regret not getting it sooner." —Karina Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes).

    17. A convenient tray you 1000% need if you practically live in your car. It hooks onto your steering wheel so you can eat or get some work done while you're out and about. T-ball practice just got soooo much better.

    Amazon

    Please, do not try to use this while driving. It will not work.

    Promising review: "As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It's nice that both sides are functional...a food tray complete with cup holder on one side, and a smooth, flat writing surface on the other. You won't have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! It also works well with small laptops or your iPad. It's made of high-impact plastic, so it won't melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car; it's virtually indestructible. I can't imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!" —Mike

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

    18. Silicone eyeglass sleeves to prevent your glasses from slipping and digging into your ears. Now, that's something pretty spectacular, ~eyed~ say.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these because my everyday glasses were starting to dig in behind my ear. These made that problem completely go away. They were also pretty easy to get on and they stay in place." —Amb&B

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    19. A double-sided, dressing aid tool with one side for assisting with buttoning, and the other for zipping up jackets. You know, because the last thing you want on sluggish mornings is to get into a war with your clothes!

    Amazon

    One reviewer mentioned this gadget was perfect for buttoning up a wedding dress with tons of lil' buttons.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother who has arthritis and wears blouses with small buttons. She says it's the best ting since sliced bread! It works very efficiently to both button and unbutton, making her much less frustrated." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. A phone attachment made just for pooches so they can work their best angles and give you some ~doggone~ adorable photos that are going straight on the fridge!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this after adopting my adorable and excitable Rottweiler. I was hoping to get some nice pictures to share with friends and guess what?! This thing works! At first, my fiancé mocked me for buying this, but now he sees the great pictures and says this idea is genius. The squeaky function really allows me to capture his attention." —Maranda

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A splurge-worthy wine preservation system that'll allow you — the biggest wine fanatic — to pour a glass without having to remove the cork, so you can enjoy your expensive bottles over time (and not in one sitting).

    Amazon

    The preservation system draws the wine out through the actual cork using a thin needle and pressurized capsule (up to 15 pours per capsule). Once done, it's like the bottle was never even opened! This set comes with three needles, two extra capsules, and a case.

    Promising review: "So worth the money. I was so excited to be able to finally get this. It's pricey but was able to get everyone to get me gift cards for my b-day so I could afford it, and so far I love it. I love to drink wine, but I end up drinking more than I really want to because I don't want to waste a bottle. Now with this, I can have a glass without having to drink it within the next couple days. The directions in the package are vague and basically just show pictures so I had to go to YouTube, and there I found the best way to learn how to use it." —Shani

    Get it from Amazon for $307.19, and get extra capsules for $17.95.

    22. A phone light featuring three light intensity settings for taking your selfie game to the next level.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great product and works as described. The light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics." —eryckahvii

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    23. And! A selfie stick with an attachable tripod and Bluetooth remote that'll capture Insta-worthy pics so you don't have to ask total strangers to take a photo — which always ends up being a blurry mess anyway.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The stick can extend 7.9 inches to 26.6 inches, and comes with a Bluetooth remote and attachable tripod. It's compatible with most Android and iPhones (iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs MAX/XR/XS/X, Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus/S9).

    Promising review: "Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Actually the best selfie stick I've ever put my paws on. I love a good selfie (let's be real) and this contraption makes it quality easy. The dual feature with stick and tripod in one is magical — pair it with the Bluetooth remote (that TUCKS INTO THE STICK?! You'll never lose it!) and you've got one hell of a selfie tool. The remote charges up super quickly and is easy to pair/use. The gunmetal coloring on the extension portion is a great bonus. Super sleek and profesh-looking (because duh, ain't nothing more professional than a selfie stick!). 10/10, highly recommend. Go get your selfie on!" —kathryn durkin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A digital measuring tape you'll be ~inching~ to get your hands on so you can quit squinting at those extremely tiny lines.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm doing home remodeling and need to take a lot of measurements. This feels a *lot* more accurate than my current tape because I'm not having to squint or crane my head around things to take a reading, bold and clear display with feet, inches, fractions. Instant conversion between units is handy. I like the centering function too — one button gives you the 'half' distance of the measurement — very useful feature for picture hanging. Every home contractor I've had over that sees this in action wants one like it." —Mark Terrano

    Get it from Amazon for $20.75+.

    25. A taco holder for perfectly cradling your masterpieces and stopping any ingredients from tragically falling out. And besides, don't we all need more reasons to eat more tacos???

    amazon.com

    They're dishwasher (top shelf) and oven safe (up to 500 degrees).

    Promising review: "My kids love the double-decker tacos I make, but they fall apart when I put them on a plate. These holders keep everything in place. They making assembling the tacos much easier too. When you're making 12 tacos at once, you can set these up like an assembly line. I definitely recommend them." —AlphaPepper

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.95+.

    26. Slow-cooker liners that I personally consider a miracle in a box. Simply remove after cooking, and you won't have to fight to get off any baked-on residue!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant crockpot? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+.

    27. An eyeglass holder you can safely clip onto your clothes thanks its teeny but mighty magnets. Long live the days of always knowing where your reading glasses are!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I saw this on Shark Tank and thought it was kind of goofy. Then I needed reading glasses. Now I have an enormous collection of reading glasses all over the house — I mean, in every room! So I found this again and bought it. I really love it! I attached it to my shirt and voila, glasses on me anytime I want, without them hanging around my neck making me look 105. The magnet is very strong and I have no worries about it letting go." —E. bay

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in stainless steel and with crystals).

    28. A three-in-one burger press for easily making *STUFFED* (think cheese, jalapenos, and omg I am hungry) or regular patties and sliders.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I usually avoid these little gadgets because really, who actually needs something like this? But I'm eating my words now because I love the thing! After reading about the leftover stuff that winds up in store-bought hamburger I started grinding my own meats. It makes a huge difference and it's not that much work. These presses allow me to put some meat in the press and gently tap it into place for a perfect burger. Creating stuffed burgers is much easier than doing it manually. Best small ticket item I've purchased in quite a while." —NHShopper

    It also works great for veggie burgers!

    "After searching for a burger press to make uniform vegan bean and vegetable burgers I decided to try this. It seems this fits my needs perfectly. Works best if you line with waxed patty paper before pressing. Easy to use and clean. Highly recommend!" —BWS

    Get it from Amazon for $10.86+ (available in four styles).

    29. Shower curtain clips that simply attach to your shower walls to ensure water stays on the *inside* of the tub. IDK about you, but I sure don't want to spend my mornings moppin' up water.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We live in a small apartment that is a converted attic space. As such we have slanted ceilings throughout different spaces. One such space was in the shower, where at the end there were six or so inches that the shower curtain did not reach. It was not a huge issue in the summer because it was hot, and I needed a little fresh air; however, as it started to cool down, I was losing precious steamy warm air out this giant gap. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed article, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The adhesive is very strong but the curtain itself is easy to remove to open. I only used one, and it was strong enough to keep the whole side of the wall blocked." —starvingcollegestudent

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    30. A food slicing board with a stainless steel blade that'll quickly cut up veggies (AND CHEESE) in uniform slices thanks to its built-in measuring scale. It's literally a paper cutter...but for food.

    Amazon

    Promising review: " This thing is a champ. It's completely revolutionized my cheese and sausage game. The adjustable stop block is terrific; you can really speed through a block of cheese or a long summer sausage with clean and consistent cuts. I've only used it a handful of times so I can't vouch for its long-term durability, but at just over $20 you really just can't go wrong." —LeffelMania

    Get it from Amazon for $27.49.

    31. A multipurpose moldable glue that'll seal, repair, bond, and solve tons of tiny household problems. Frayed cables? Use this!

    Amazon

    It can be used to repair other things as well and works on aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, and some fabrics. It's waterproof, UV-resistant, electrically insulating, and dishwasher-proof when cured.

    Promising review: "My MacBook Pro charger wire was starting to break so I got some Sugru to mend the damage. Absolutely incredible product that saved me like $70 to get a new charger." —leesankwok

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven color combos).

    32. Bra strap extenders to give you room to breathe (like, literally breathe). It won't be quite as great as the feeling of whipping your bra off at the end of a long day, but it'll come veeeery close.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great! Not to long like others I was finding! These are great if you need to go up like one to three clips, instead of two inches like others! These were just what I needed and I love you get three sizes and three colors. Totally awesome!" —Steff

    Get a nine-piece variety set for $6.89 (available in six set sizes).

    33. And! Bra strap clips so you can wear all your best tanks *AND* best bras at the same time, and not worry over the straps peeking out. Many reviewers even mentioned they're great at offering a little extra support.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are such a great idea! I always have an issue with straps falling down, even when I've tightened them. I don't have very big shoulders, so these make my bras more supportive by keeping the straps in place and shifting some of the chest weight more evenly on my body. Great also if you wear a lot of racer-back tops but don't necessarily want to purchase special bras for them (those types of bras are rarely available in D+ cups anyway). I also like how this set comes in three common bra colors." —txmom

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.97.

    34. LED-dimming stickers so you can sleep in complete peace (and darkness!) and not be bothered by obnoxiously flashing router and console lights.

    Amazon

    They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger full black-out edition!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! The product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $6.49.

    35. ~Handy~ nail clippers featuring a rotating swivel head and extra-long handles that'll give you easier access to hard-to-reach nails so you can get a clean cut for once.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Total comfort and ease for those that suffer arthritis or aged weaker hands. Just set the angle for your comfort and clip with ease. Not only are these clippers super sharp, the but the long handles reduce the pressure needed to clip toe and finger nails. Even the younger set will be pleased with the adjusting angel of the cutters. I sure wish I this product ten years ago. I am 100% pleased and recommend for anyone to use." —Allen F. & Virginia S. Capel

    Get them from Amazon for $3.81.

    36. An herb stripper designed to easily pluck your favorite greens that can otherwise be extremely time consuming (and annoying!!!) to do by hand. Making dinner after a long day doesn't seem so daunting now!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I finally had the chance to use this today on some cilantro. I love cilantro but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is a bit time-consuming to get the leaves off all the stems. This little gadget was an amazing time saver. It was neat, too. The leaves separated from the stems easily and quickly. In less than one minute, I had plenty of cilantro leaves for my salad. I think I'm going to purchase these as gifts, too! I don't like to keep too many little kitchen gadgets because they all add up and take over cabinets and drawers. This one, however, is a must-have." —j3nnz

    Get it from Amazon for $4.80.

    37. A microwave plate cover featuring a genius magnetic hover function — and I *dare* that spaghetti sauce to try and splatter all over your freshly cleaned zap box NOW! Your long week doesn't deserve it, ok?

    Amazon

    This clever and clean kitchen tool is dishwasher safe and simply attaches to the top of your microwave.

    Promising review: "We've had regular microwave splatter covers before and they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, and clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times, whether in use or not. You're don't constantly have to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave. It's a very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it!" —Olivia358

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    38. A handy tool so you can ditch the struggle that is fake eyelash application. It holds the falsies in place so adding glue is easy, and actually attaching them to your lash line is even easier. Thank the heavens, honestly.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very easy to use and affordable. I was able to put on my lashes in no time. I can't believe I use to apply my lashes without this amazing tool. I place my lashes directly in the center and adjust the ends. My lashes go on in 1min it less with this tool." —CITY Beauty

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

    39. And lastly, "The Cut Buddy" — your foolproof way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy. Save yourself an expensive trip to the salon and use your newfound time to get some relaxin' in.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. Holds well in the hand, has many different outline sides, and the chalk pencil it comes with does a good job of helping me keep my line when I shave with a straight razor. I have tried other beard templates but they were too big, left outlines that looked subpar, and didn't have a barber pencil. This is worth every penny." —J

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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