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 — 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.
2. A simple, easy-to-clean nonstick omelette maker for a scrumptious, healthy breakfast in just three minutes! Three. Minutes.
3. A futuristic UV-light shoe sanitizer that breaks apart germ DNA and destroys pathogens — so you can actually stand within two feet of your shoes and not want to die from the smell.
4. Brightening sheet masks infused with Tahitian black pearl essence for instant ~skin rejuvenation~ (and just some quality self-pampering).
5. Fire starter pouches for campfire bliss that doesn't extinguish at the first exposure of wind, rain, sleet, or snow.
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.
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!
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 — hello, morning workouts!).
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.
10. A gentle eczema cream that relieves red, itchy, and flaky skin with the help of 25 botanicals.
11. A puffy synthetic down blanket that's lightweight yet so cozy and warm it should be criminal.
12. A teensy TSA-approved sound "grenade" — seriously, we're talking ambulance-level noise — to ward off any and all potential meddlers.
13. A greek yogurt maker that's the perfect size for your countertop (and yogurt craving).
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).
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.
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.
17. A garbage can fly trap that works so well you'll probably forgot you even had flies in the first place.
18. A hand-powered coffee press for a single K-Cup for a quick dose of caffeine no matter where you are.
19. Capped mason jars to solve the gross rust situation you get with normal lids.
20. An addicting (and transparent!) card game that helps develop and challenge one's spatial intelligence.
21. A sous vide precision cooker that heats and circulates water so your food is perfectly and evenly cooked — and it has bluetooth connectivity, so you can control it entirely from your phone.
22. A cute app-controlled robot that helps kids learn coding and programming in a ~fun and creative environment~.
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.
Now you're better versed at the latest inventions than Spongebob and Patrick! Congrats!
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.