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    Updated on Sep 10, 2019. Posted on Aug 19, 2019

    33 Products That Are Almost Too Darn Clever

    Whether funny or functional, these products are all really clever... maybe a little too clever.

    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. An Aquapaw Slow Treater that'll keep your fluffer in the bath long enough to finally get her fluffy! Just throw some peanut butter or other pasty treat in the grooves and let her lick away while you scrub her up!

    Amazon

    This is safe to put in the dishwasher and freezer AND it's made from FDA-grade silicone.

    Promising review: "I just finished cutting toenails on my three dogs with their total cooperation, thanks to this product. I just put squirt cheese in between the nubs of the slow treater, laid it on the grooming table, and the dogs were happily licking away while I worked on their feet. No pulling away, no second person to hold the dog, just me, some cheese, and the slow treater. I’m a fan!" —D. Dipietro

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    2. A pack of four purse hooks so you can leave the house knowing you won't have to put your purse on the sticky floor of another Yelp-recommended dive bar ever again.

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    Promising review: "These are awesome! I have a large heavier purse and it holds with no problem. Extremely satisfied with the look and the performance. Easily storable in purses and bags." —James B.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven styles).

    3. A welcome mat — clever decor for anyone who wants to make those door-to-door salesmen really work for it (and get a hearty laugh while they're at it).

    The Minted Grove

    Get it from The Minted Grove on Etsy for $31.50 (available in 14 colors).

    4. A cool gel memory foam pillow that absorbs the heat from your body and releases it from the other end of the pillow, so you can sleep on the "cool side" all night long.

    Amazon

    I own this pillow and sleep on it every night! It's really heavy and stiff, so I'd highly recommend it to people with neck problems or anyone who likes solid support. The cooling effect is truly wild — I sleep hot and with this I feel a nice chill all night long. I even put it behind my back when I'm sitting on my sofa and need a fast way to cool off. It's fab. Get it in your life.

    Promising review: "I have been searching for a pillow that works for me and finally found it. I almost can't believe how perfect it is. The foam has ideal firmness, it supports my neck while allowing my head to sink in just right. I switch from back to side sleeping and the pillow accommodates both sleeping positions. The cool gel keeps the pillow from heating up so I don't want to flip it around like I do with most pillows. I highly recommend this pillow." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    5. An ironing tool sure to give you a perfect shirt sleeve crease each and every time, and save you time ironing while you're at it.

    Amazon

    Use it to keep your pant legs crisp too!

    Promising review: "Very useful! Saves you time ironing sleeves (which normally are very time-consuming). But pay attention, it can get very hot. I handle carefully with a cloth when taking it out from the sleeve." —Canotto

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. A pair of beer foaming stones that'll give canned and bottled beers a bubbly boost that really ~rocks~.

    Uncommon Goods

    Leave these in the freezer until you're ready to use them and then toss them in a glass with any bottled or canned beer to give it the perfect amount of foam for a fresh-outta-the-tap taste!

    Promising review: "My brother-in-law has used these frequently in can and bottled brews. He said the flavor is better with these stones and is more enjoyable. He is really impressed with them." —MTJP

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $28.

    7. A U-shaped shelving system – it's gonna give you so much usable storage space you just might finally find the spices you actually need to cook with. No more replacing paprika with cayenne pepper ever again!

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    Promising review: "Product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99.

    8. A Wallet Ninja to open boxes, peel fruit, screw in basically anything, and get almost any job done without a toolbox in sight.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I still can't believe how many times I find myself using this tool to go and do everyday tasks that I would naturally have struggled to do before. Sometimes you don't realize when you could need a screwdriver or a wrench at a moment's notice. This tool works great and fits in my minimalist wallet perfectly. When actually working on a project with this multi-tool you won't have to worry about it breaking because it is made with such thick steel. I am confident in this tool and its construction." —Richard Atchue

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    9. A door draft stopper to keep your sweet sweet (and expensive!) cool air conditioned air from leaking through your door and into the hallway. The neighbors keep playing Nickelback in the middle of the night, they don't deserve your icy air.

    Amazon

    This is also great for noise reduction, preventing some critters and creepy crawlies from making their way in, and for holding in heat in the wintertime.

    Promising reviews: "These keeps all the drafts away for sure. It also keeps heat and AC temperatures in rooms comfortably. I actually saw a difference with my utility bill. Highly recommend and easy to put on. Was done in literally three seconds!" —Amazon Customer

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

    10. A pair of flashlight gloves that'll keep your hands, well, handy *and* help you see the light at the end of the tunnel or (more likely) the light at the end of the breaker box.

    Amazon

    This runs on one LR44 battery, included.

    Promising review: "I think these are cool. I bought these for my husband (who usually carries around a small flashlight) for him to use while working on cars, etc. He thinks they are great! They are bright and work wonderfully. He told me I should get a pair for doing my knitting... a great idea!" —BeYouTiful

    Get them from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in four styles).

    11. A cool kit to help you build your own video game using physical and digital tools — you can use the included game board and 320 blocks to build out game rooms and characters, then use the app to scan your creation and learn to code it.

    Amazon

    Toys didn't even consider being this cool when I was a kid.

    Promising review: "This is so much more than the board game you purchase. The board is just the beginning! My 10-year-old son absolutely loves this. He makes his very own video games to play and share. He likes the fact that he can create his own characters, his own levels, and tell his own story. He is on the sixth edition of one of his games and each and every game is better than the last. It encourages him to get in touch with his creative self and develop his storytelling abilities. As a parent, I don't have to monitor or limit his time because every minute engages him." —Kristen Keyser

    Get it from Amazon for $20.60.

    12. A toilet target light with a motion sensor and clear projection that'll make potty training a bright spot in your child's life.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    To apply, simply clean the area with an alcohol wipe before attaching the light. Take the sticker off the back and press firmly against the lid for 90 seconds. That's it! Batteries are included.

    Promising review: "I got this thinking 'Dear lord I hope this works. If I drop my pants in pee again or have to scrub another wall I am going to go insane!' I thought the price was a bit much but it is okay now that I now it works! I don’t know why people are saying theirs don’t stay on. I’m truly hoping they cleaned the area first... but anyways. All I did was clean the surface of the lid with some rubbing alcohol and stuck this light on, like it said to do. My husband and son are in and out of the bathroom several times a day. Slamming the lid closed. Lights on and off all the time. This still lights up bright as ever and it’s going on three weeks. Now when I sit I sometimes might lean back into it but it’s really not an issue. I'm just overwhelmed with joy because this target works and I do not have to scrub any extra walls, floors, or pants!!! You better believe I’m getting one for every darn bathroom in my house!!!" —NoRestForTheWicked

    Get it from Amazon for $29.88.

    13. A tricky red baseball cap that's gonna make your grandpa do a double take.

    Stitch and Repeat

    Get it from Stitch and Repeat on Etsy for $19.50.

    14. A shirt folder that'll give you a dresser full of perfectly crisp and beautifully folded shirts in a matter of minutes.

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    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' when I opened the box and wasn't too convinced by the way it looked. Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat, and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. It's a must try! I am in love with how beautiful it leaves my clothes." —Jesus Antonio Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A tube of hot honey with the perfect amount of sweet and heat to make every meal (and we mean every meal) a masterpiece. Looking at you, broccoli.

    Amazon

    Learn more about this tasty masterpiece from a fellow BuzzFeed Shopping & Products writer's review.

    Promising review: "This is delightfully tasty stuff! I tend to shy away from spicy foods but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth with just the right touch of heat. So far I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry), with cottage cheese, and drizzled on fried chicken sandwiches... so delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.06.

    16. A pair of reusable silicone scrubbing gloves — a multitasking cleaning tool that'll make you the clever lifeskill-having adult you didn't even know you could be.

    Amazon

    These are even dishwasher safe! Just be sure to throw them in the top rack. And if you don't have a dishwasher (hello friend, I feel you) toss these in boiling water and you're G2G!

    Promising review: "These gloves are durable, sturdy, and heavy duty; not like the typical thin gloves you get from a store that have the design at the top cuff that leave a smell on the hands. These are what I was looking for – gloves that are useful for washing dishes, counters, and small areas I can't get with the sponge! I'm going buy another pair for my mother!! I'm loving them!!" —frank

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four colors).

    17. A salt shooter to help you hunt the world's real most dangerous game, the housefly. That...or use it to season your food in the most extra way possible.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and I'm not entirely sure that was a smart move on my part. Not because the product doesn't work (it works very well, in fact) but because my husband is now intent on leaving the doors open to the house when summer comes back around so all kinds of bugs can be let in for him to kill. He's already had the pleasure of being able to use it on a spider that was on an outdoor Christmas decoration and boy was he ecstatic! Since we seem to be in short supply of bugs in the house during these cold winter months, my husband has also resorted to using this gun as a way to add salt to food while he's cooking. This product works, it kills bugs, and you can even use it while cooking if you're tired of using the boring old salt shakers we have all grown accustomed too." —Adrianna McCain

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    18. Or a gentle critter catcher for people who prefer to catch and release helpful arachnids and other (kinda cute) creepy crawlies.

    Amazon

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

    19. A liquid-free reusable iRoller — a sanitizing (and safe) cleaner to use on your smartphones and tablets.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This little tool is a lifesaver. It truly picks up everything from dirt to dust to dog hair to fingerprints. I love the fact that I can clean and reuse it. I haven't cleaned any of our devices with anything else since I bought it. I was cleaning my son's multiple devices daily. I bet I have saved over a case of paper towels and a bottle of cleaner just in the past three months! I also like that it fits in my purse so I can take it during travel." —Rachel Hachey

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A bathtub disco light — it can make your relaxing bath time even more bright, or better yet, convince your kids to finally get in the tub.

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    This bathtub disco light runs on three AA batteries (not included).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. A multi-function cutting board with a raised side to catch loose juices/food and a grippy side with large grooves to hold meat in place while you carve.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the ultimate cutting board. There isn't anything I don't like about it. The board stays put on the granite counter top, the raised edges keep my food from flying off the board and the tilt allows all the juices to stay on the board. If I'm cutting fruit that is really juicy like grapefruit I can then pour the juice out to use in the salad dressing. I liked it so much I bought three of them in different colors for different purposes. Whoever designed this board really knew what a cook needs in the kitchen. Having two sides, one with grippers for the food is brilliant. It is just the right size and the raised edges do not interfere with the knife. I would give this thing 10 stars if I could." —JMSAZ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.92+ (available in four colors).

    22. A pair of herb scissors that'll ~cut~ your meal prep time in half.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $14.87.

    23. An essential oil diffuser for your car so you can turn on some Enya, take a deep breath, and enjoy a relaxing aroma when the traffic is ~driving~ you wild.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my teenage daughters’ car. They absolutely love it and their car smells great all the time! A huge plus is the the fact that it has two USB outlets on it so even though the diffuser is plugged into the cigarette lighter port, they can still charge their phones." —clellard

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

    24. A dog selfie attachment to get the perfect picture of your even more perfect pup.

    Amazon

    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. Titan loves tennis balls and the squeaky function really allows me to capture his attention." —Maranda

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A car visor tissue holder that'll save the day when someone gets a sudden bloody nose or when the traffic is so bad you start crying uncontrollably.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I finally have a convenient place to keep my tissue instead of leaving them where I can’t find them. The quality is very good. I love this." —Lorieckl

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89 (available in two colors).

    26. A magic tap to help kiddos get drinks on their own without having to do any heavy lifting — you won't have to cry over spilled milk ever again.

    Amazon

    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!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.31.

    27. A spiffy blind spot mirror that'll make you a parallel parking pro.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97+ (available in four styles).

    28. A beard bib to keep your sink free of shavings and get you out of any potentially ~hairy~ situations with your roommates.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am so sick of finding hairs in the drain. No matter how much I cleaned I​ always found them. With this, cleanup is a breeze. It's easy to wear, easy to attach to the mirror, and it will keep your wife happy with no mess in the sink." —Klaus

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    29. A darling pig egg yolk separator you can use when your recipe calls for separated eggs and you don't want your meal to turn into slop.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this. It's fast, simple, easy to use, and easy to clean. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!" —meissler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

    30. A pack of rainbow fire packets that'll turn your typical camping trip into the magical rainbow unicorn vacation your seven-year-old has been begging for from the moment you started packing.

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    Promising review: "These things are so awesome! HUGE hit with the kids. I can't wait to take some camping — the colors are gorgeous! We've been using them for about a month now. Teals, greens, and blues are visible toward the top parts of the flames, and in the innermost parts of the fire, you can see ultraviolet and deep pinks. Ordering two more right now and will be using these all summer!" —VWatson

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $11.95.

    31. A Pedi Pocket blanket with a cozy li'l pocket to keep your constantly chilly toes warm and toe-sty.

    Pedi Pocket

    Be sure to check out all of the available patterns!

    Get it from Amazon or Pedi Pocket for $59.99.

    32. A pocket-sized wine aerator that'll quickly simulate the aging process using one of three different settings (for white, red, and port), and customize your drinking experience.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "A must-have for people who appreciate wine; it really makes a difference in taste. Arrived in time, was neatly packed, and was easy to get working. Highly recommend this." —srinivasan ramanan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    33. A toilet paper and magazine holder that's fully aware of how much time you like to spend in the bathroom and more than happy to accommodate for your reading needs.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great toilet paper holder! It stylishly holds rolls and has a shelf for an extra roll or other items that one might need while on the throne. It comes with two screws and two dry wall screw mounts. It's easy to install and very sturdy. This style is much easier to change empty rolls. I'm very pleased with my upgraded toilet paper holder!" —Shemo

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50+ (available in four styles).

    Me, looking at each and every one of these products:

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