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    These 25 Products Are Just So Freakin' Genius

    A dog tracker, purse light, butter cap, and 23 other products we are so glad someone invented.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A grip strip so useful you're gonna want to stick with it forever.


    Promising review: "This is a great product that does what it says. I'm surprised at how sticky the strips stay without any glue or other adhesive β€” plus it's a cool design." β€”Kai

    Get it from Firebox for $9.09+ (available in four colors).

    2. A clip-on bag light, so you won't waste away the day searching through the black pit that is your bag.

    This light is motion-activated and includes batteries.

    Promising review: "I got this as a present for my mom and she loved it! She always carries a big purse and has problems finding stuff inside it. She's able to clip this light inside and it lights up her purse so she can see what she's looking for! Being motion activated comes in very handy! She now has both hands free instead of holding a light in one hand while searching with the other." β€”Jennifer K Townsend

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A magic tap to help kiddos get drinks on their own without having to do any heavy lifting, which means you won't have to be crying over spilled milk.

    I have zero kids but I still want seven of these just for me.

    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! My kids love it and now our milk doesn’t get left on the counter because it never leaves the fridge. It is so easy to attach and to wash. I will never be without one again. I can’t recommend this enough and I can’t wait to get one for my sister and her little kiddos!" β€”Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $5.55.

    4. An earwax removal oil that'll work extremely well for an extreme amount of earwax (but you didn't hear it from me).,

    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH... the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." β€”CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    5. A charcoal deodorizer to keep your car smelling fresh (without it smelling like fake pine trees).

    Promising review: "While I was traveling I accidentally left frozen chicken and raw hamburger in my car for over a week. Upon my return, I could smell something throughout my entire house. I made my way to the garage and was overtaken by the smell. I opened up my car and saw the meat sitting there. I tried everything to get the smell out. I cleaned the carpets, wiped down the leather, washed the windows, used deodorizer, everything. Although those products helped, there was still this underlying scent of nasty. I bought two bags and put them in my car, within the first three hours I could already smell a difference. These things really do work." β€”Dalock

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    6. A gutter cleaning robot that'll be the kind of investment every new home owner will feel great about, because you won't have to raise the roof to clean the roof.

    This gutter cleaner uses four stages of cleaning power to get rid of all the gunk stuck inside your gutters by blasting away debris and brushing off dirt and grime. It has a one-button clean mode, lithium battery, and a detachable remote control handle for times when you want to get in on the action. You can use the remote for things like moving it forward, adjusting the spin so that it doesn't throw leave on the roof, etc. Although you can literally just hit "clean" and it'll do everything for you, which is fine by me.

    Promising review: "This thing simply rocks! It cleaned both my gutters on one charge. It performed better than expected. This is the first time in over 15 years I did not have to climb up onto my roof. I have one area that is at least 35 feet high and I hate cleaning that corner, but I worry about that no more thanks to my lil guttie! The remote is simple to use. I did a manual remote cleaning but I followed up on autopilot and boy did it clean it up. This thing is simply amazing. Jetson's home in the making! I would buy this again. Don't hesitate, just buy it!" β€”@nJ!0

    Get it from Amazon for $459.99.

    7. A nozzle sealing clip to make storing (and pouring) your food so much easier.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.80 (available in five colors).

    8. A 3D pen that'll be so fun you won't ever want to stop using it (just be sure to take a break at some point, you've gotta ~draw the line~ somewhere).,

    This genius drawing device uses a USB to charge and has adjustable speed and heat settings to help you warm up to drawing in 3D.

    Promising review: "I love this pen! It's easy to manipulate and the kids have lots of fun making creations with me. It has three different drawing speeds, which are helpful for fine drawing." β€”Leo

    Get it from Amazon for $39.89.

    9. A cooking guide apron decorated with common cooking times and meal-prep instructions so you can cook simple meals without always needing to find a recipe.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.52 (available in three styles).

    10. A Thaw Claw to safely thaw food in far less time β€” for when you don't remember to unthaw your chicken until after your stomach starts rumbling.,

    This simple thawing claw suction cups to the bottom of your sink. You just stick it on, fill the sink up, and place your frozen meat underneath the claw β€”it'll keep everything submerged evenly underwater and thaw that piece of meat fast than you can say, "get in my belly."

    Promising review: ""This thing has been a life saver. I use it any time I need to thaw meat and forget about it until right before dinner (unfortunately, I do this often). Meat that would normally take hours to completely thaw takes about 30 minutes. I'm super glad I purchased this." β€”Samantha Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    11. A butter cap is sure to be a ~dairy~ great way to keep your tasty Land O' Lakes fresh.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A water-resistant blanket tote so a little damp grass doesn't rain on your parade (or picnic, concert, soccer game, etc.).

    Promising review: "This is a nice, lightweight blanket for picnicking or camping. We actually took it backpacking this summer because it's nice to have something to lay out on while cooking or playing games. It worked really well. The waterproof side prevented dampness, debris, and sap from getting all over us." β€”Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    13. A strawberry slicer that'll cut perfect strawberry slices in one step and make prepping your favorite fruit ~berry~ easy.

    Get it from Amazon or Williams Sonoma for $11.96.

    14. A seat filler sure to save your french fries from certain doom.

    This product has over 3,200 five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it five stars!" β€”Tessa Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A plush bath flower for keeping your baby comfortable while you wash them until they smell fresh as a daisy.

    Promising review: "This is the only way our preemie baby would allow us to bathe her! It frees up your hands so you can get business done faster and get your babe warm and dry faster which is a plus. She loves splashing around in this in the kiddie pool on a hot day. I'll be buying this for all my pregnant friends!" β€”V. Munoz

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in six colors).

    16. A 3-in-1 avocado tool to cut, pit, and slice your avocado β€” making this delicious treat even more of a, well, treat.

    Promising review: "This is truly one of those rare situations where every function and claim is legit. We have been exploring the wonders of homemade guac and other avocado delights, and we decided to give this tool a shot. This tool saves time, prevents waste, and is a joy to use. The slicer function is smooth and easy. The tool itself is quite ergonomic, so it is easy to grip and cut around with no worries of slipping and cutting yourself. We actually used it on firm avocados, as well as more ripe ones, and it worked well in both situations. The pitter is elegant in its simplicity β€” the pit can be removed clean and easy. The extractor slicer thingy works well too β€” it'll brilliantly clean out skin and make perfect little slices. So worth the money, it's pretty much my new fave kitchen tool!" β€”dannymac

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A fruit ice cream maker so you can enjoy something delicious *and* nutritious.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product! Now I have something to do with all my bananas. It makes really good acai bowls. It's easy, fast, relatively quiet, and easy to clean. What else can be said? If you have kids, they will love helping you make soft serve 'ice cream.' We made pineapple last night β€” so yummy." β€”cheryl anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $39.49.

    18. A pair of bluetooth glasses β€” they may not be the most practical accessory under the sun, but people are definitely gonna ~rave~ about them.

    These glasses connect with your Android or iPhone. Once installed, you can save up to five messages. The glasses will respond to music and light up with the beat, or you can control them yourself to display exactly what you want seen. Batteries are included, and should last you up to eight hours before needing to be charged.

    Get them from Amazon for $69.

    19. An attachment that'll turn your Apple TV remote into a universal one for your TV, receiver, soundbar, Blu-ray player, and Apple TV.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed. I used to need three remotes by my side to control my Apple TV, TV, and cable TV, but now all I need is this for the entire system control. Awesome product!" β€”Cheong Kim Hoe

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    20. A scalp massager to gently exfoliate your scalp and turn your shampoo into some seriously sweet self-care., BuzzFeed

    I also really love using this on my scalp when my hair is dry and I need to wind down. Check out my review to see why I'm so into this thing!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.40 (available in five colors).

    21. A pair of Bluetooth sunglasses so you can listen to music while listening to the sounds of nature all around you (assuming you do that "nature" stuff, that is).

    These Bluetooth glasses have an open-ear speaker, allowing you to listen to tunes for up to three hours while also hearing the sounds around you β€” perfect for any outdoor adventure where you'd like to enjoy some music while staying aware of your surroundings. They can connect with your phone for weather, directions, and traffic updates, and provide hands-free conversations.

    Promising review: "These have a nice fit, good polarization, and good sound quality. The charge time is good, as is the run time. They seamlessly transition from phone calls back to music. I asked the caller how I sounded and he said just fine...and that was while I was moving pretty fast on a bike." β€”Earin Land

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five styles).

    22. A 24/7 dog tracker that'll let you know what your pooch is doing all day.


    This brilliant bone-shaped bowtie tracks your dog's activity levels, quality of sleep, distance traveled, calories burned, and overall health from your Fitbit, Apple Watch, Health Kit, or Google Fit device. It's waterproof, fits any size of dog, and has up to a six-month battery life.

    Get it from Amazon or FitBark for $69.95.

    23. A touch-up painter sure to save you time and money when you need to quickly paint over the place your kids drew on the wall.

    Promising review: "I had one of these that I purchased five years ago and filled it when I painted our living room back then. Skip ahead to this spring and I had to fill some large holes when we moved our TV. The paint, five years later, still matched and hadn't separated. It was great. It covered everything and you couldn't even tell. I am going to have one of these every time I paint a room. It sure beats trying to handle big gallon cans, stirring, etc. for a five-inch touch up job." β€”Jimbo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    24. A Wi-fi-enabled smart plug so you can control your appliances with your voice, wherever you are., / Via

    Promising review: "I love these switches. They are easy to install and the instructions included explain everything. We have one on our front entry that we have programmed to automatically turn on based on sunset and turn off at a specific time. I love that I can turn them on using my Amazon Echo Alexa app. Our lights are set to turn on around 7 pm if we are not home, so our dogs don't have to sit around in the dark. I even have one for my pantry light. I often forget to turn it off after retrieving things... instead of having to walk around my kitchen island to go back and turn it off, I can simply say 'Alexa, pantry off' and it is done! I love that we can control the light remotely through our iPhone. This way, people don't know if someone is actually home to turn the light on and off. These work great and they are a real asset to any home. Best switches out there!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    25. And finally, a foot hammock that'll let you (literally) put your feet up and relax, even when you're at the office.

    Promising review: "What a great invention! I'm in love with this mini office hammock. I have short legs and I'm always looking for a foot rest, because the office foot rests are still too low for me. This holds my feet in just the right place and I feel more relaxed at work!" β€”Ljitch

    Get it from Amazon for $12.43.

    You, when you see these genius things in action.


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