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    23 Of The Absolute Coolest Products On Amazon Launchpad Right Now

    Featuring cooling towels, shoe sanitizers, greek yogurt makers, and 20 other products you should check out right now!

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    Launchpad is a section on Amazon featuring cool tech gadgets, interesting new types of foods and drinks, and other innovative products created by startups. Here are some of the awesome things you can find there right now:

    1. Your summer savior β€” I mean, a lightweight towel that stays cool for up to two hours once activated (soaked, wrung out, and snapped three times) and wicks sweat/moisture when dry.

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    Promising review: "This product does everything that it says it will do. It's super absorbent when it's dry, so using it to wipe sweat works very well. I personally throw this towel in my cooler and then ring it out, give it a couple snaps, and throw it around my neck and or on top of my shaved head. It stays cooler for at least 10 times longer than a washcloth does. This by far exceeds the quality and functionality of two other cooling towels I have purchased." β€”vjacobosd

    Price: 16.30+ (available in blue and green)

    2. A simple, easy-to-clean nonstick omelette maker for a scrumptious, healthy breakfast in just three minutes! Three. Minutes.

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    Promising review: "Best thing I've ever bought!! I use this all the time when I don't have time to actually sit around and cook an omelette, so I just crack in two eggs and let them cook while I do my makeup. Also great for toasting sandwiches!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $27.84

    3. A futuristic UV-light shoe sanitizer that breaks apart germ DNA and destroys pathogens β€” so you can actually stand within two feet of your shoes and not want to die from the smell.

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    It comes with three modes: normal for everyday shoes, sport for athletic shoes, and elite for delicate leather and fabrics.

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible! I have teen boys. So yeah, smells. All the smells. True test β€” treated one shoe and left the other. Whoa! One smells like death and the other smells like...nothing. Just nothing, not even gross chemical perfumes." β€”Seattle Mama

    Price: $41.95

    4. Brightening sheet masks infused with Tahitian black pearl essence for instant ~skin rejuvenation~ (and just some quality self-pampering).

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    Promising review: "These are wonderful, cheap, and effective masks; they're a staple in my routine and probably always will be. My face DEFINITELY looks brighter after use, more so than with other more expensive masks. They are also loaded with so much essence that I've started collecting whatever is left over in the packet into a small bottle to make my own masks with later. The material is good and the fit is decent enough that I don't have to continuously re-adjust. Can't go wrong!" β€”Salma Q.

    Price: $12.99 (for a set of 10)

    5. Fire starter pouches for campfire bliss that doesn't extinguish at the first exposure of wind, rain, sleet, or snow.

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    Promising review: "Saw this on Shark Tank and wanted to try β€” this stuff is awesome!!! We used only one pack for our campfire and it kept burning for a long while. There were no oily, smelly chemicals nor was there toxic smoke like some fire starters that are paraffin-based. This burned cleanly so we had a nice, relaxing fire to enjoy. And no poking or prodding necessary to get the fire going." β€”Mooselady

    Price: $7.72+

    6. A pocket-sized wireless sound machine so you can finally beat out noisy neighbors (or cars/trains) and finally get a good night's sleep.

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    Promising review: "I love this little device! The volume of sound it produces can be easily adjusted, though it gets plenty loud! It completely blocks out train noise, allowing me to sleep at night without earplugs!" β€”Fantasy Fan

    Price: $34.71 (available in black and white)

    7. A water-powered turbine brush that easily attaches onto any garden hose for a deep clean in every nook (be it car, bike, pool, etc.) and no, it won't splash you!

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    Promising review: "This is the first time I've been compelled to write a review on Amazon. The Brush Hero is my new favorite cleaning appliance! The rotating brush has plenty of torque and provides great scrubbing action for hard-to-reach places. My first job was the brake dust on the rims on my car. My old technique was using a wash rag and my index finger, which meant missing a lot of areas. With Brush Hero I was able to quickly get into the hard-to-reach areas around the lug nuts, valve stems, and in the small openings of the rims without the brush rotation ever stopping. I'm so pleased with this tool that I plan on giving them as gifts." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $35.95+

    8. Germ-killing, quick-drying body wipes for when you can't be fucking bothered to shower (or you just don't have the time or means to β€” hello, morning workouts!).

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    Promising review: "Wow, these things work REALLY well. We don't have a shower at work and I wanted to start riding my bike to work, which is 12 miles each way. I did my first ride to work last week and arrived quite sweaty, but I only had to use one wipe (cleaning strategically) and air-dried for 15-30 seconds. No residue β€” and I felt, and more importantly smelled, as clean as if I just took a shower. As the day pressed on, I continued to feel clean...even more so than after showering." β€”Green Freak

    Price: $9.99 (for a set of 10)

    9. An absolutely stunning RGB-illuminated keyboard with individually-customizable keys (yes, you read that right) and shorter, slimmer keycaps for the gamers out there.

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    But you clearly don't need to be a gamer to put this on your wishlist (aka, me right now).

    Promising review: "I cannot imagine how many keyboards I must have owned personally or used in a business setting in the 28+ years I have been involved in personal computing, but this keyboard is by far the best and just a FABULOUS product. The quality of the product and the compact design (fits well with my home office desktop) is enough to warrant rave reviews. Although I am not a 'gamer,' the ability to easily control the keys from the user interface is a superb feature. Just to be able to play with and adjust the illumination is really fun. I am almost tempted to buy the white version with red mechanical keys just to have it." β€”Larry E. Streetman

    Price: $139.99 (available in black and white)

    10. A gentle eczema cream that relieves red, itchy, and flaky skin with the help of 25 botanicals.

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    With twice-daily use, users saw noticeable results within 3-4 weeks and more drastic improvement within 10-12 weeks.

    Promising review: "After trying everything (literally dozens of products including cortizone cream, anti-fungals, powders, and prescriptions from my physician), I finally found Metaderm Cream. I had had eczema around my belt line for months and the itch was maddening. After a couple of day and night applications of Metaderm, the itch subsided and soon after went away completely. After about a month to six weeks the redness began to diminish, and after five months, it was gone. No other product except Metaderm has worked. It's also great for preventing small scaly patches on the sides of my nose and around my eyebrows." β€”A Reader

    Price: $14.97 (also available in spray form)

    11. A puffy synthetic down blanket that's lightweight yet so cozy and warm it should be criminal.

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    Promising review: "I used this as an alternative to a sleeping bag. Slept comfortably even when the temperature dropped into the high 40s. Easy to clean β€” just throw it into the washer!" β€”Adam

    Price: $129+ (available in four colors and three sizes)

    12. A teensy TSA-approved sound "grenade" β€” seriously, we're talking ambulance-level noise β€” to ward off any and all potential meddlers.

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    You just pull off the top to activate it.

    Promising review: "Got three of these for my daughters. I feel just a little bit better knowing they are carrying these as they walk across campus or in the mall parking lot." β€”Zibby

    Price: $9.99

    13. A greek yogurt maker that's the perfect size for your countertop (and yogurt craving).

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    Promising review: "For the price and ease of use, it is well worth it. I have made three or four batches so far and it is just so easy to do. I had made yogurt before without a yogurt maker but with no way to actually control the temperature. Though I was fairly successful then, this makes it so much easier!" β€”KC

    Price: $33.50

    14. A smartphone car mount with an extended mount so you can get real up close and personal with your navigation system (and teeny tiny road names).

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    Promising review: "I stuck it on my dashboard without a mounting plate because I lost the one they gave me and it still sticks like glue. I drive construction equipment that's always bouncing around, but the holder doesn't shake or move at all." β€”Mike LC9

    Price: $24.95

    15. A tension-relieving massage duo (imprinted "neck track" + pair of massage balls) that provides instant, cost-effective respite for your neck, back, and more.

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    Promising review: "I ordered this and the green massage balls to relieve my constant neck pain. They work great together! Simple to use and more effective than any other device or topical cream I have used before, and I have tried them all. If you have chronic neck pain it is so worth it to have a device you can use when you need it, rather than having to wait for a massage appointment." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $35.95+ (neck track β€” available in medium and large sizes) and $9.95+ (balls)

    16. A dandy 50s-inspired three-speed turntable upgraded with modern features, like bluetooth (up to a 33-feet range!), stereo speakers, CD player, and vinyl-to-mp3 recording.

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    Promising review: "Very high quality. Beautiful color bringing back the memory of an old '50s Corvette. Sounds just like what you would expect from a record player, which was what I was looking for. Comes with a CD player and radio, along with software that gives you the option of recording the record directly as an MP3 onto your computer. Unbelievable item." β€”Ace Robert Mills

    Price: $84.99

    17. A garbage can fly trap that works so well you'll probably forgot you even had flies in the first place.

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    Promising review: "I bought my fly trap because the heat and flies were driving me nuts here in San Diego. The trap basically just snaps right β€” I put it in and frankly forgot about it. When I took the fly cartridge off to check and replace it, I was disgusted by how many flies were in it, which is why I did not notice them around the house β€” because they were dead in there." β€”Jonathon Paden

    Price: $14.95

    18. A hand-powered coffee press for a single K-Cup for a quick dose of caffeine no matter where you are.

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    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. I've never been interested in Keurigs because of the mold that can grow inside them, but this is a simple alternative. Well-made, easy to use, and easy to clean. I have used it every day since I got it." β€”Lindsay

    Price: $17.50

    19. Capped mason jars to solve the gross rust situation you get with normal lids.

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    Price: $6.99+ (available in regular and wide mouth sizes)

    20. An addicting (and transparent!) card game that helps develop and challenge one's spatial intelligence.

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    Promising review: "This is a great game for working on visual spatial skills. I am an occupational therapist who works with school-age kids with visual and perceptual impairments. Games are the best way to do my job and this particular game allows kids to manipulate the cards in their mind's eye to match shapes and the empty spaces in relation to orientation on the card. The competitive aspect also gives the players a little push." β€”Diane

    Price: $12.99 (also available in a juniors version)

    21. A sous vide precision cooker that heats and circulates water so your food is perfectly and evenly cooked β€” and it has bluetooth connectivity, so you can control it entirely from your phone.

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    Hello, MasterChef? I believe you've been looking for me.

    Promising review: "I have always wondered how to get grilled steaks uniformly rare or medium rare with a nice crust. I've tried regular grilling and the sear and bake options to inconsistent success and a smoky kitchen in the winter β€” not fun. When I learned about sous vide cooking I'll admit my geek alert went off! I LOVE THIS THING! Once you have the unit set up and the water set at the right temperature (it has a bluetooth link to your phone so you can keep an eye on it), it's just a matter of putting your packaged meats (with aromatics added to them) into the water bath and cooking to the desired doneness. And best of all, it WON'T OVERCOOK! Set it at 130 degrees and it stays at 130 degrees, even an hour or two later." β€”DubiousAlliance

    Price: $109.99+

    22. A cute app-controlled robot that helps kids learn coding and programming in a ~fun and creative environment~.

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    Promising review: "A great machine for making coding and robots fun! The app continues to improve functionality and add features that make it a better tool for teachers as well, like the ability to toggle between block code and the text-based language." β€”Steven David Martin

    Price: $129.99

    23. Super sleek, ergonomically-designed in-ear headphones with a five-directional button that lets you make calls, activate voice control, adjust volume, and change tracks effortlessly.

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    Promising review: "It is like I'm listening to my favorite music for the first time. The clarity of the music and the words are almost unbelievable. They transport me to an ethereal music place. I never realized how much I was missing and I also never realized how wrong I was about many of the words in the songs I listen to. Makes me like my favorite music even more." β€”Shirley J. Burgess

    Price: $95.04+ (available in titanium and black)

    Now you're better versed at the latest inventions than Spongebob and Patrick! Congrats!

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    Looking for more innovative stuff? Check out the previous Amazon Launchpad roundups right hurr. You're welcome.

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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