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    40 Products That Are So Dang Clever, You'll Wish You Invented Them

    These products basically deserve a Nobel Prize.

    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. A pocket-sized espresso maker that makes brewing a hot, delicious cup of espresso easy, peasy, coffee squeezy. It's designed to be completely portable — and you don't need any electricity or batteries, either.

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    Reviewers are totally obsessed! They've used it while camping, staying in hotel rooms, or just at the office, and they all agree that this guy may be small, but he's mighty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $96.90+ (available in three colours).

    2. This Revlon hair dryer and volumizer brush that'll give you the blowout you've been dreaming about, even if you're in an extremely humid environment. Its unique oval shape means it can be placed much closer to the scalp than traditional blow dryers, helping give your roots the lift you've always wanted.

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    It'll replace your blow dryer, your straightener, your curling wand, an anti-frizz serum (thank you, ion generator!), and maybe even hairspray, depending on your hair type. That's a LOT of hairy situations resolved by one miracle tool.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $56.99+ (available in two colours).

    3. This DIY fermentation crock that'll help you create delicious fermented goods right at home. It's ridiculously easy to use, too: Just pop the veggies in the crock, pour in the brine, affix the lid, and leave to ferment.

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    It even comes with a 45-recipe booklet to help take the guesswork out of the process. Reviewers agree that it's a lot easier to use than traditional mason jars.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.95.

    4. These self-watering plant pots that use a cotton rope uptake system to not only eliminate the need for daily waterings, but also keep you from drowning your plants.

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    You can even hang these bad boys, if you prefer to keep your shelves and windowsills free.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $15.99+ (available in three colours).

    5. This protective makeup sponge holder that will give you a safe place to keep your damp sponge blender. The ventilated design allows it to dry in no time, without getting the rest of your products gross and gunky.

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    It'll save you from having to buy new makeup sponges every time one gets musty. And it's made of hygienic and long-lasting silicone!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in three colours).

    6. This super nondescript book safe that looks like a plain old dictionary, but will keep all your secrets safe and hidden. (Secret passageways not included.)

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    You'll feel just like James Bond!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    7. This beard and hair straightening brush that's specially designed to easily style hair and to smooth unruly beards. With two temperature settings, it can be customized for different hair types and styles, while the rubber bristles keep hair from getting accidentally ~singed~.

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    The universal voltage also means you can take it anywhere. Reviewers love how quickly it heats up (all it takes is 60 seconds!), AND how easy it is to use, so it won't slow down your routine!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.98.

    8. These whiskey wedge glasses that'll give you an artful and funky way to chill your preferred beverage. Forget cubes — the solid wedge of ice melts a lot slower, minimizing dilution and keeping your drink cold from the first sip to the last.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $47.50.

    9. This HAUS Laboratories Eye Armour kit that comes with undetectable wingtip stickers that'll help you achieve that coveted crisp, winged eyeliner in mere seconds. You'll be able to spend less time getting ready and more time doing literally anything else (like sleeping in).

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    Each kit includes a waterproof, felt-tip eyeliner, and two sizes (five pairs each!) of undetectable wingtip stickers.

    Get the kit on Amazon Canada for $47.

    10. This microwavable s'mores maker that'll let you enjoy the pure gooey pleasure of s'mores in the comfort of your home, and eliminating the need for a bonfire.

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    It cooks two s'mores in 30 seconds, and has an easy-to-fill water reservoir to keep things from drying out. And the little arms keep the marshmallows from exploding.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.24.

    11. This LED compact mirror simulates natural daylight, making makeup application, on-the-go touch-ups, and precision tweezing a breeze. Plus, it has two-sided magnification so you'll never miss a single detail.

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    The LED light also has an incredibly impressive battery life of up to 20,000 hours. It won't burn out or diminish, so throw it into your bag or purse and keep on being fabulous!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99 (available in three colours).

    12. This shelf that fits directly over your toilet. It makes use of oft-forgotten vertical space, without cluttering up your counters or floors.

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    The open shelving keeps your most important supplies easily visible, so you never have to guess if you're out of toilet paper, cotton pads, or hand towels.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $89.98 (available in three colours).

    13. These pimple patches with over 2,000 reviews that will help bust any impending blemishes. They'll literally suck all the gunk right out. Bonus: They help heal and prevent future blemishes, too!

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    Get a four pack on Amazon Canada for $24.46.

    14. This insulated water bottle with patented technology that allows you to sip your drink upright through the built-in straw, or take a big ol' gulp from the wide-mouth spout. The double wall insulation keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours (or hot for up to 12). Plus, it keeps the bottle condensation free!

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    With a leak-proof twist cap, a retractable carrying loop, and a rubberized base, this bottle will withstand everything you throw at it and keep you hydrated in the process.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $52.62+ (available in four colours and two sizes).

    15. This award-winning watch that's specially designed for the visually impaired, but is also a super sleek accessory that anyone would love to wear. Taking inspiration from Braille, the face has raised elements to detect time plus two magnetically attached ball bearings that move to denote minutes and hours.

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    If you're the really active type, sometimes the ball bearing may slip out of place — but fear not! They're held securely in the tracks, and a simple shake of the wrist will have them lodged magnetically once again. Reviewers love how well this watch works for those with visual impairments, and how surprisingly durable it is, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $256+ (available in 14 styles).

    16. This twist-up lotion bar stick that's small and incredibly easy to use. The natural formula means you probably won't have an allergic reaction, either!

    You can even snag some bath cubes, too!

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in five different packs).

    17. This state-of-the-art meditation headband that's like having a personal meditation guide. Using a bunch of sensors, it measures brain activity and customizes nature sounds to fit. A calm mind might result in soft rainfall, while an active mind could cause thunderstorms or roaring waves. Reviewers say it's made meditation noticeably easier, and helped ease their anxiety.

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    The headband also connects to the Muse app, so tracking meditations and brain activity is super easy. Over time, you'll be able to see when your brain is tired, angry, or frustrated, and when you're feeling relaxed, happy, and content, and it'll be a lot easier to navigate your way back to a happier state!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $190.57.

    18. This shirt folding board that'll help you work smarter, not harder. It will transform that ever-growing pile of clothes on your clothes chair (we all have one) into a neat, fresh-smelling stack worthy of Marie Kondo.

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    It's literally a three-step process.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99 (available in five colours).

    19. This temperature-controlled smart mug that'll keep your favourite hot drink warm for hours. You'll finally be able enjoy it 'til the very last drop, no matter how busy your day gets.

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    Use the free app to select your preferred temperature, and enjoy! The mug lasts for one hour on a single charge, but if you're worried about running out of battery, you can just park it on the included charging coaster for all day use.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $152.50+ (available in two colours).

    20. This peel-and-stick subway tile backsplash that'll help you give your kitchen a quick update without having to do costly and time-consuming renovations. The flexible and humidity-resistant tiles work well in bathrooms, too!

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    The three-dimensional, embossed design looks virtually indistinguishable from real tile, and reviewers say installation is super easy.

    Get a pack of ten sheets on Amazon Canada for $39.99+ (available in two styles).

    21. This USB-rechargeable and self-cleaning water bottle that bathes your water in purifying UV light at the touch of a button. This process eliminates up to 99.99% of bacteria and odour-causing germs, so you can stay hydrated without worrying about a grimy water bottle.

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    The double-walled insulation keeps cold beverages frosty for up to 24 hours and hot beverages scalding for up to 12 hours — plus, it has a waterproof cap! It also intelligently activates every two hours to keep your water (and the inside of the bottle) clean and germ free. And one charge lasts a full month!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $214.63. Looking to stay hydrated, but don't want to spend big bucks? This insulated water bottle will also do the trick!

    22. This awesome baking pan that ensures you always get the delicious crispy edge of the brownie. The serpentine pan has one continuous chamber for easy filling, too! Dessert is served.

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    And it's not just for brownies, either! If you're a really big fan of crispy cake edges, you can also use this for carrot cake, cornbread, banana bread, or literally just about any other baked good.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $99. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, check out this grid-style baking pan.

    23. This grooved cuff bracelet that doubles as a hair tie holder. It'll give that elastic on your wrist a chic update and help keep it from vanishing mysteriously.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.22.

    24. This handy little sock organizer that'll prevent you from losing individual socks ever again. Just slip the dirty socks into the SockDock, throw it in the wash, and enjoy your new life.

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    The handy foot-shaped hanger means storage of your new best friend is super easy. Each order comes with two organizers: one for dirty socks, and one for clean socks.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    25. This natural tooth powder that will get your teeth sparkling clean using vegan ingredients and essential oils. Unlike traditional toothpaste, this one won't ooze out of the tube and get your counter all gunky.

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    Using organic cacao, turmeric, and bentonite clay, polishing your teeth is as easy as dipping a wet toothbrush into the powder. Then brush as normal!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.21 (available in spearmint, peppermint, and cinnamon).

    26. These indexed plastic cutting boards that are labelled for a different raw food to prevent cross contamination. They fit neatly into a plastic storage case, too, too help keep your counter space neat and uncluttered.

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    They also have handy little crumb-catching edges and non-slip feet to prevent your food prep from turning your kitchen into a disaster zone.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $29.81+ (available in three sizes and six styles).

    27. This hand-held pet hair remover that'll help you solve even the hairiest problems. In just a few seconds, you'll be able to remove hair and dander from any surface, and with a handy dust receptacle, you never have to worry about any sneeze-inducing bits escaping.

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    With no sticky strips, you can reuse this roller over and over (and over) again, no matter how many times your cat sheds on your favourite sweater.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.95.

    28. A set of nesting kitchen utensils that'll save you TONS of space on your counter while still looking slick and stylish. It has all the tools you need to whip up a delicious meal — just pop them back into the magnetic storage stand once you're done!

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    And they're not just space saving, either. They're dishwasher safe, and heat resistant up to 200°C, so you know they're as hard working as they are useful.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $34.39+ (available in four colours).

    29. These Magic Bag heatable spa booties that'll keep you warm, toasty, and relaxed. They're infused with lavender essential oils, and can be used with or without the heatable inserts. Your feet work hard all day long — why not treat them to something special?

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    The all-natural inserts release a moist heat once warmed up, which can help promote circulation, and ease tired, achy muscles. They come in small, medium, and large sizes, too!

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    30. A vibrating hair straightener, because life is too short to not have fabulous hair. The rounded ceramic plates keep from pulling or tugging hair, making this a great tool to use for straightening OR curling. The vibrating feature might seem like a gimmick, but I promise you, IT'S NOT.

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    Whenever you press the plates together, they vibrate gently to distribute heat evenly along the hair shaft without damaging your precious strands. And if that's not enough, it heats up incredibly fast — like, in seconds, you guys. The narrow plates are even great for pixie cuts (trust me, I've tried it).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $179.95.

    31. The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader that weighs a hundred times less (trust me, I did the math) than cramming multiple books into your bag. It's also completely waterproof, so go ahead and use it pool-side.

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    One battery charge lasts for weeks! Plus, it comes with free (you read that right!) 3G wireless. Reviewers can't get enough — they say it's durable, lightweight, and that the anti-glare screen is a game-changer.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $114.99.

    32. This magical water purifier pod for pets that absorbs impurities and eliminates odours from any water source. Use it when you're out and about and your fur baby is thirsty as heck. One pod is all you need to remove lead, arsenic, chloride, and fluoride from your pet's water dish for up to six months!

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    The design is brilliant, too. Just pop the pod into its protective shell, and then attach that to the bottom of your pet's bowl with powerful suction cups. You won't have to worry about it getting lost or accidentally swallowed by your pet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.71.

    33. This flexible USB-powered light will illuminate your favourite book or your campsite cooking station. It even has a dimming function, so you'll always get the precise amount of light you need.

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    Because it draws minimal amounts of power, it's great for power outages, too! Plus, it's compatible with any USB port (like this one), and the flexible gooseneck makes it a great task light.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    34. These all-natural leather cleaning wipes will protect your favourite footwear from the elements. They'll make quick work of mud, grime, dust, and (#BLESS) salt stains on virtually all shoes — even delicate suede.

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    And because they're all natural, they won't irritate your skin. If you're the proactive type, you can also get the Shoe Rescue wax that'll help you waterproof and protect your shoes before snowy weather hits.

    Get a pack on Amazon Canada for $8.99 (also available in a pack of individually-wrapped wipes).

    35. This migraine-relieving headband will help nip headaches and migraines right in the bud. It uses cold therapy to also help reduce swelling, inflammation, fevers, stress, and sinusitis. Whew! That's a lot — all wrapped up in a soft, fleecy little cap that can be slipped over the head. It perfectly contours to the head, too.

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    Three removable gel inserts are made of a non-toxic, medical-grade liquid that can be popped in the fridge or freezer to chill them down.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    36. A mini personal portable oven that will revolutionize your on-the-go meal experience. Just plug this baby into an outlet — it'll slowly and evenly heat up your food without any annoying frozen centres or overcooked edges.

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    Unlike a traditional microwave, it knows when your meal is finished cooking, and then keeps it at a steady, warm temperature until you're ready to mow down. Reviewers say it's a game-changer for people in construction or transportation jobs, where access to a microwave is basically non-existent, and love that it's finally given them access to hot, home-cooked meals on the go.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $89.25+ (available in three colours).

    37. This double-sided lingerie tape that'll keep your sanity (and your outfit) intact. Whether it's a loose strap (annoying), or a plunging neckline (potentially disastrous), a roll of this non-irritating adhesive will go a very long way.

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    It's transparent and won't leave any residue on the skin or on clothing, so use liberally and often!

    Get a dispenser and three rolls on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    38. This flexible drain millipede that will help you snake a clogged drain with ease. The 4,000 micro-hooks will snag any gunk before it causes unfortunate plumbing problems. And with an extendable length of up to 18 inches, it'll wind around any bends and curves with ease.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.95+ (available in two colours).

    39. These nutrient-dense fertilizer spikes that will keep your greenery happy and healthy (even when you forget to water them). They can even help revive those on the verge of death, and save you from unnecessary plant funerals.

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    One package has enough spikes to keep a plant fed for two months.

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $9.87.

    40. And finally, this USB-powered fabric shaver that will protect your sweaters, socks, blankets, and scarves from pilling. A quick once-over with this handy tool will make them all look like new!