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18 Of The Coolest Things On Amazon Launchpad Right Now

Featuring an automated makeup brush cleaner, reusable smart notebook, foodie dice, and 16 other products you should check out ASAP.

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

1. A smart notebook that conveniently syncs with your notes app of choice (like Google Drive or Evernote) with reusable pages that wipe clean with a damp cloth when used with Pilot FriXion pens.

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Rocketbook sound familiar? The Everlast is the brand's follow-up to their popular Wave notebook (which erases your notes using a microwave).

Promising review: "OMG! This device is so cool and it works beautifully. The scanning and syncing capabilities are awesome. I have it scanned and synced to my Microsoft Note account. Writing with the pen is smooth and the paper actually feels like paper. The wet cloth erases and works exactly like they said it would. I wish I had this product while in college. It is worth every penny." —Tulla Bell

Price: $30.81+ (available in two sizes)

2. A pocket-sized set of dice to help the forever indecisive chef (or reformed takeout lover) choose what kind of food to cook and get creative about different ingredient combinations.

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You roll each of the five primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, and bonus ingredient) and then one of the four seasonal veggie dice (depending on the season, of course) for 186,000 possible meal combinations!. For instance, you can roll a combination of: sauté, pork OR eggs, potato, carrots, dill, and bacon.

Promising review: "Love these things! I actually ended up buying three: one for me and two for friends who recently got engaged, and another for my brother who recently bought a house. They make dinner so much fun, and for someone who doesn't exactly enjoy cooking all the time, this makes it easier to come up with ideas and get creative. They make me want to cook more!" —Amazon Customer

Price: $24

3. A genius buckle-free belt that doesn't dig into your flesh or brunch food baby.

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Promising review: "I was surprised that this actually works to keep my pants up. It is so nice not to have a buckle digging in when I sit down. It has been a week and I still reach for that buckle but I'm glad it's not there." —M. Ludwig

Price: $25.99 (available in sizes S and L and four colors)

4. A dual-stage locking bike mount so you can navigate without living in perpetual fear of your phone falling to its death.

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Promising review: "Installation is very easy. The mount fits my handlebars snugly and has kept my phone secure and accessible while riding. The phone case is easy to slip on and off my phone, but once it's locked into the mount, it will not budge. It also comes with a rain sleeve for my phone, which has been incredibly useful. The mount has proven to be well worth the money, as my phone has come out of a couple mishaps in better shape than my handlebars (not a single scratch!)." —Amazon Customer

Price: $69.95

5. A portable double-filter coffee press that delivers consistently rich coffee in just four minutes.

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Just because your schedule's crazy hectic doesn't mean you should ever have to settle for bland office coffee.

Promising review: "My office only had Keurig machines that make terrible coffee, so this is a great answer for fresh coffee at my desk! I grind my beans at home and keep a fresh dish at work. I just add it with hot water from the office dispenser and I'm set! I also love the smaller ounce size. I'm cutting down on my caffeine but still want one nice cup in the morning. I have also used it without the filter/plunger as a great travel mug — it keeps drinks hot and without any leaks, even when it's bouncing around in my bag on the train. I plan to purchase a second one soon to have a spare." —Michelle Cox

Price: $28+ (four colors)

6. A robotic toy dog equipped with so many ~smart~ functions and ~trainable~ tricks and games that your kids might never be bored again.

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Tricks include:

1) Roll his ball and he’ll bring it back to you.

2) Pick up his front legs and he’ll dance with you.

3) Play soccer with him (he blocks and hits the ball back at you).

Promising review: "My son loves it! We love to see the dog in action, especially doing dances or yoga! It brought us lots of laughs during the holidays." —Nancy

Price: $149.99+ (two colors)

7. Gluten-free, non-GMO nut butters in mouthwatering flavors such as Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cheesecake, and Brownie Batter — yum, get into my belly already!

Promising review: "If you hate the taste of this, then you hate the taste of delicious things. This stuff is magical. Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter are my favorites. Seriously, eat it out of the jar with a spoon. It's caloric, but oh so good." —Michael MalyPrice: $18.50 (four flavors)
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Promising review: "If you hate the taste of this, then you hate the taste of delicious things. This stuff is magical. Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter are my favorites. Seriously, eat it out of the jar with a spoon. It's caloric, but oh so good." —Michael Maly

Price: $18.50 (four flavors)

8. Adjustable collar stays designed to fit all traditional collared shirts, save money (hello, durabable stainless steel), and keep you looking effortlessly sharp as always.

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Promising review: "I bought these for my husband and he LOVES them! They are durable and adjustable, and when he comes home from work he puts them back into their case, which is nice for me because I don't have a bunch of bent-up collar stays all over my countertop. We threw all the ones from the other brand away. This was a great Christmas gift and I plan to buy some for my father and brother-in-law as well." —Stacy

Price: $29.95 (set of four)

9. Delightfully flavored, lightly-sweetened soda for a refreshing, commercial-worthy "ahh" feeling any time of the day.

They come in six flavors: Cucumber, Ginger, Rainier Cherry, Vanilla Bean, and two variety packs.Promising review: "I love how refreshing it is. It's not overly sweet like sodas tend to be but still has just enough sweetness so it's not bitter either." —JohnPrice: $18
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They come in six flavors: Cucumber, Ginger, Rainier Cherry, Vanilla Bean, and two variety packs.

Promising review: "I love how refreshing it is. It's not overly sweet like sodas tend to be but still has just enough sweetness so it's not bitter either." —John

Price: $18

10. A snazzy magnetic shopping button that can scan barcodes, recognize your voice to create shared grocery lists (where items can be added to or crossed off in real time), and connect to online stores to make your errands a total breeze — maybe even a pushover?

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Promising review: "Very versatile for keeping track of groceries and superior to a handwritten list, as it allows all connected people to buy stuff for the family. Good success with reading most bar codes and translating voice to text." —LABran

Price: $43.99

11. A hypoallergenic, plant-based, and lavender-scented bubble bath for a safe and soothing soak for kiddos *and* adults with sensitive skin.

Promising review: "I bought this to try with my kiddos after a long break from bubble baths — they have had issues with yeast infections from other bubbles. So far they work great and I've had no problems. You have to swish the water around to get maximum bubbles but I am ok with that. It's worth a little bit of extra work to have a safe bubble bath and happy kids." —Lori5197Price: $10.68+ (four scents)
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Promising review: "I bought this to try with my kiddos after a long break from bubble baths — they have had issues with yeast infections from other bubbles. So far they work great and I've had no problems. You have to swish the water around to get maximum bubbles but I am ok with that. It's worth a little bit of extra work to have a safe bubble bath and happy kids." —Lori5197

Price: $10.68+ (four scents)

12. A portable and puffy solar LED lantern that packs a whole lot of light for its tiny size — plus, it's foldable/expandable, water-resistant, and only 2.6 oz.

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Promising review: "Sent a pair to my sister in Texas when I got home. There are many thunderstorms where she loses electricity and she lives alone, so these are great! They are compact, really non-destructible, and provide plenty of light." —Jerrilyn Hamley

Price: $29.99

13. Craft cocktail syrup with a kick, thanks to a combination of tamarind, cardamom, and ghost pepper — just substitute recipes calling for simple syrup with this and you've got the perfectly smooth and spicy (but not bitingly so) drink right at home.

Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. Hot, sweet, and wonderful. There is a recipe on the bottle that has become a staple in our household: two parts whiskey, one part syrup, and one part lemon juice. Mix with ice in a mixer and strain into glasses. A kind of muddy brown cocktail that isn't super pretty but has a delightful balance of sweet, sour, spicy-hot, and low whiskey base notes." —Wes ModesPrice: $15
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Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. Hot, sweet, and wonderful. There is a recipe on the bottle that has become a staple in our household: two parts whiskey, one part syrup, and one part lemon juice. Mix with ice in a mixer and strain into glasses. A kind of muddy brown cocktail that isn't super pretty but has a delightful balance of sweet, sour, spicy-hot, and low whiskey base notes." —Wes Modes

Price: $15

14. A nifty automated brush cleaner that efficiently cleans and dries your brushes back to their pristine makeup-applying condition while you watch in amazement as it spins away.

Promising review: "I thoroughly enjoy cleaning my makeup brushes now! Not only is it incredibly fast and easy to use, but it is really fun to use. Watching the spinning bristles, the foaming soap, and the whirlpool you create as you dry your brushes is quite magical. The low, medium, and high settings really get all the gunk out. And the included brush soap does a fantastic job getting your bristles back to their pristine condition: no residue or offensive scent, and you don't need a lot of it to get the job done." —L.G.Price: $49.99
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Promising review: "I thoroughly enjoy cleaning my makeup brushes now! Not only is it incredibly fast and easy to use, but it is really fun to use. Watching the spinning bristles, the foaming soap, and the whirlpool you create as you dry your brushes is quite magical. The low, medium, and high settings really get all the gunk out. And the included brush soap does a fantastic job getting your bristles back to their pristine condition: no residue or offensive scent, and you don't need a lot of it to get the job done." —L.G.

Price: $49.99

15. A simple but fun math dice game for some good 'ol brain stimulation — and it'd make a perfect addition to any long car trip.

Promising review: "My children love to learn and love games. I like the fact that the two can be combined and that I do not have to be 'right there' while they play. One child can play alone or two can play together, or three, or...well, you get the point. Once they have the concept down, it does not require constant adult input. As a homeschooling mom, it's a nice 'break' for me. Plus, it travels easily. It's just five large six-sided dice and one large 12-sided die in a fabric bag. It takes almost no space to pack or to store at home." —Dawn E. RobertsonPrice: $7.99
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Promising review: "My children love to learn and love games. I like the fact that the two can be combined and that I do not have to be 'right there' while they play. One child can play alone or two can play together, or three, or...well, you get the point. Once they have the concept down, it does not require constant adult input. As a homeschooling mom, it's a nice 'break' for me. Plus, it travels easily. It's just five large six-sided dice and one large 12-sided die in a fabric bag. It takes almost no space to pack or to store at home." —Dawn E. Robertson

Price: $7.99

16. A gorgeous vanity mirror (with two outlets!) that'll make you feel like a bonafide Hollywood starlet every morning.

Promising review: "I absolutely adore this mirror! I wanted to buy one for about a year before finally taking the plunge, and I definitely consider it one of my most beneficial purchases! The lighting is amazing and allows you to match and blend your makeup better. The outlets are so great for using hair tools or charging your phone while you sit at the vanity. The dimmer is a great feature too and I was pleasantly surprised that two extra bulbs came with the mirror. I'm a small 5'3" girl but I was able to assemble it and carry it up to my bedroom by myself! A must-have for any beauty junkie." —ElenaPrice: $399 (two colors)
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Promising review: "I absolutely adore this mirror! I wanted to buy one for about a year before finally taking the plunge, and I definitely consider it one of my most beneficial purchases! The lighting is amazing and allows you to match and blend your makeup better. The outlets are so great for using hair tools or charging your phone while you sit at the vanity. The dimmer is a great feature too and I was pleasantly surprised that two extra bulbs came with the mirror. I'm a small 5'3" girl but I was able to assemble it and carry it up to my bedroom by myself! A must-have for any beauty junkie." —Elena

Price: $399 (two colors)

17. An ergonomic mouse that melds in seamlessly with your hand for possibly the most comfortable game session of your life.

Promising review: "This mouse beats the hell out of every other mouse I've ever owned, and I've owned plenty of mice in my day: wired, wireless, gaming, track ball, etc. None have come close to the way this mouse fits in my hand. It's like my hand becomes part of it! The button pressure is perfect for my taste too — I prefer a slightly firm press, rather than too soft. It isn't a loud click either because that can be very annoying, especially if the person in bed next to you is trying to sleep." —W. RoushPrice: $52
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Promising review: "This mouse beats the hell out of every other mouse I've ever owned, and I've owned plenty of mice in my day: wired, wireless, gaming, track ball, etc. None have come close to the way this mouse fits in my hand. It's like my hand becomes part of it! The button pressure is perfect for my taste too — I prefer a slightly firm press, rather than too soft. It isn't a loud click either because that can be very annoying, especially if the person in bed next to you is trying to sleep." —W. Roush

Price: $52

18. A snazzy electric scooter that runs for 25 miles on a single charge and goes up to 20 MPH for a relaxing (read: not smushed between people) commute.

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Promising review: "It's great and fun to ride. I'm a commuter and ride back and forth to work every day (about six miles round-trip). There are many hills outside my complex and Ojo has no problem with them or the wind. A quick hour-and-a-half charge and I'm on my way again. The touchscreen is very friendly and allows easy access even while riding. The Bluetooth speakers are another great feature. By the way I'm 72 years young and having a blast." —Vere W. Adams

Price: $1,453.99+ (available in seven colors/designs)

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

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