32 Brilliant Inventions On Amazon That Are Innovative As Hell

By Shayna Murphy

No matter how organized you are or how prepared you think you can be, let's face it — even the simplest chores can be impossible to finish if you're busy. Luckily, there are all kinds of brilliant inventions on Amazon that help create shortcuts where you never even knew you needed them. In the process, they can make living fabulously that much easier to achieve, too.

When you think about totally life-changing gadgets and gizmos, your mind might instantly imagine futuristic items that you might expect to find on Star Trek. But some of the most absolutely genius things you'll find on Amazon are pretty ordinary at first glance. From a cool AF container that makes iced coffee in under a minute to a set of silicone bags that'll make food storage a breeze, the products that are really the most innovative on the site can almost pass for unexceptional. Until you read what reviewers are saying about them, that is.

Whether you're looking to streamline your morning routine before you head to work, or you just desperately wish you had an easier way to cook dinner at night, these weird but unforgettable products are a cut above the rest.

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by Shayna Murphy

1. This Two-In-One Utensil That Has A Knife And A Chopping Board In It

kools Food Chopper, $15, Amazon

This is one brilliant invention that should definitely make the cut the next time you're out shopping. With a nearly perfect five-star rating on Amazon, this utensil functions as both a food chopper and cutting board, and is perfect for all types of slicing. Made with stainless steel, the blade is ultra-sharp and can cut through virtually anything. The built-in cutting board is resilient and easy to clean, which is why reviewers love it so much. Plus, it's fitted with an ergonomic handle. Instead of spending tons on a food chopper or cutter specifically for fruits or vegetables, this tool can do it all — and it's affordable, too.


2. A Faster Way To Make Iced Coffee

HyperChiller V2 Iced Coffee Maker, $30, Amazon

Got a thirst that only iced coffee can quench? Just grab this incredibly cool device, and you can make your favorite beverage in just a minute flat. Dishwasher-safe and built to last, it can chill hot coffee by up to 130 degrees without diluting it at all. Since this is just under 13 ounces in capacity, it's versatile enough that you can use it to chill wine, whiskey, iced tea, and other kinds of beverages as well.


3. This Unique Purifier And Ionizer That'll Keep Food Fresher For Longer

GreenTech Environmental Air Purifier and Ionizer for Refrigerators, $49, Amazon

Sometimes you don't have enough time to cook up all the food in your fridge before it goes bad, right? But instead of tossing everything out, what you should do is invest in this unique air purifier and ionizer. It helps keep food fresher for even longer and totally wipes out odors that can leave your fridge smelling gross. In the process, this device also helps kill bacteria, including e.coli, staph, and more. Since it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it's built to last — and a single charge is usually good for up to 24 days of use.


4. A Cheap Manual Food Chopper That'll Make Short Work Of All Your Food Prep Needs

Sedhoom Manual Food Chopper, $13, Amazon

There are utensils that help you slice and dice all your grub, and then there's this manual food chopper. It comes with five incredibly sharp blades that can cut through almost everything you need portioned off. With a 1,000-milliliter capacity container plus a handy storage lid, this comes with everything you need to prep things like salsa, dip, or mirepoix. The container is also BPA-free, and the lid locks down in place so it's even easier to use.


5. A Stylish Hair Remover That Can Put The Finishing Touches On Any Look

Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover, $25, Amazon

This easy-to-use tool is the perfect way to clean up between threading or waxing sessions, and can be a great alternative to tweezing if you're looking for a hassle-free option. It comes with a precision tip that makes it simple to target even the smallest hairs, and has a built-in LED light for added visibility. Designed to be portable and discreet, you can fit this 18-karat gold plated hair removal tool in your backpack or purse — and since the blades are hypoallergenic and gentle on skin, you can use them no matter how sensitive your skin can be.


6. A Hair Styling Tool That Can Give You Big, Voluminous Waves

Bed Head A-Wave-We-Go Adjustable Waver, $36, Amazon

Want big, eye-catching waves — but don't want to have to go to a hair salon to get them? You need this adjustable waver by Bed Head, which uses tourmaline, ceramic technology to ensure waves come out soft, shiny, and frizz-free. It comes with adjustable waver plates so you can explore a variety of different hairstyles, and it heats up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It's good for getting all kinds of waves: loose, tight, defined, or tousled — and since this comes with dual voltage and an automatic shut-off switch, it's great for travel.


7. A Super-Convenient Rechargeable Book Light That You Can Take Anywhere

CeSunlight Rechargeable LED Book Light, $14, Amazon

Need to shine a little extra light on something? This rechargeable LED book light could be just what you've been searching for. It charges in three hours thanks to its super-powerful lithium battery, and can last for up to eight hours on high mode or 10 hours at normal brightness. Part of what makes the light it emits so clear is that it comes with four LED bulbs and four brightness modes. Plus, it has steel alloy arms covered in soft silicone, so they're ridiculously flexible and make it simple to position this in so many ways. "I really like this thing. It works as advertised," one reviewer noted. "... It is one of those things that you never knew you needed until you had it."


8. A Mini Colander For Draining Beans, Tuna, And Other Canned Goods

Progressive Prepworks Can Colander, $4, Amazon

Simple, affordable AF, and surprisingly brilliant, this little can colander will make a fun addition to your kitchen without taking up too much space. Designed to fit most cans, this drains liquids and can simplify the whole process of straining. Reviewers of this super-popular, dishwasher-safe product call it surprisingly useful and easier than trying to use a can's metal lid to drain or wash off the contents inside.


9. These Cute-As-Hell Food Wraps Are An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Plastic Wrap

Bee's Wrap Reusable Food Wraps, $18 (3 Pack), Amazon

Hate using plastic wrap and wish you had a natural alternative that can still keep food fresh and tasty for future nibbles? This three-pack of reusable wraps could be the answer you've been searching for. You can use them to pack a snack or cover a bowl, or even rinse off veggies before using them. Compostable and designed to be washable, these handcrafted wraps create a seal that helps preserve food, and since they're made with organic cotton, beeswax, and jojoba oil, they're naturally antibacterial.


10. A Set Of Magnetic Twist Ties That Are Surprisingly Strong AF

Monster Magnetics TwistieMag Twist Ties, $20 (10 Pack), Amazon

Whether you want to keep track of your keys or keep your curtains open, twist ties like these ones from Monster Magnetics can be super helpful. Each pack comes with 10 multi-colored twist ties that are great for all kinds of uses, and can be terrific for organizing a variety of things, especially stray cords and other doodads. Because these twist-ties are embedded with magnets, they're also strong and secure. They're even made with soft silicone, which makes them extra-bendy and pliable.


11. This Compact Charger That's Slim Enough To Fit In Your Pocket

Yoobao Portable Charger, $23, Amazon

Sleek, compact, and utterly essential if you're on-the-go, this portable charger is the best way to keep your electronic devices charged up no matter where you go. It has a dual USB output, which means you can charge more than one thing at the same time, and its shell is made from integrated aluminum alloy, so it's resistant to scratches and fingerprints. It also features a backup flashlight, so if you're hiking or traveling, it's a great tool to pack along.


12. An Absolutely Amazing Tools That'll Get Rid Of Dirt, Dust, And Debris In Devices

Giottos Rocket Air Blaster, $10, Amazon

This 7.5-inch rocket-shaped device might seem weird AF, but the truth is, it'll totally change your life. With more than 2,000 rave reviews and a nearly perfect five-star rating on Amazon, this funky blaster actually blows air into the tightest nooks and crannies of your electronic devices and makes them look fresh and clean again. Whether you're trying to clean a keyboard or a camera lens, reviewers say this item — which stands upright — is a true must-have. One reviewer wrote: "This thing is just wonderful. I've never had an air blaster as I just tend to wipe my lenses with a microfiber but this just effortless! Simply squeeze and a blast of air will take care of any lint on your lens."


13. This Cleansing Stick That Works Wonders On Acne-Prone Skin

Neogen Green Tea Cleansing Stick, $16, Amazon

There's something really special about this green tea cleansing stick, at least according to the reviewers who rave that it's basically like magic on acne-prone and ultra-sensitive skin. It's made with 99 percent plant-derived ingredients, green tea leaves, olive oil, and coconut oil. Reviewers also say it's worth the expense, particularly if you want to get rid of breakouts. "Even using it just once, I can tell my skin is softer and smoother afterwards. But long-term, it has basically eliminated the acne on my face. Now I only get zits in my hairline, where this stuff doesn't reach, and on other parts of my body."


14. A Plastic Bag Saver That Can Help You Stay Organized

Utopia Kitchen Grocery Bag Holder, $12, Amazon

This innovative holder is the best option if you're trying to store plastic bags, because it makes it easy to keep things organized and is incredibly easy to mount and keep in place. The holder is designed to contain up to 15 bags at once, and can hang easily on any wall or inside cabinets with screws. Since it's got a stainless steel finish, it's resistant to fingerprint smudges and can stay stylish-looking over time.


15. This Stainless Steel Cleaner That You Need If Your Have Cast Iron

The Ringer Stainless Steel Cast Iron Cleaner, $14, Amazon

Obsessed with your cast iron skillet? Then you absolutely need this stainless steel scrubber. Made from dense, ultra-tough stainless steel that's been soldered, this basically looks (and acts) like armor, and is so much more hygienic than an ordinary kitchen sponge. It's great for getting grit and crud off cast iron without damaging the integrity of your cookware, and it will last a long time.


16. An Easier Way For Hanging Up Pots, Pans, Mops, And More

MENXEN Wall Mounted Storage Grippers, $11 (4 Pack), Amazon

If you need to organize your kitchen or utility closet — especially when it comes to mops, brooms, or other long-handled items — you definitely need to try these wall-mounted grippers. Each one in this pack of four can hold up to 20 pounds, and unlike other options you might find, you don't need to drill these into the wall to make them stay put. They come with a strong adhesive that sticks to wood, plastic, ceramic tile, metal, glass and other surfaces, and they're also waterproof and easy to install in seconds.


17. These Chill Wine Cups For When You Want To Take Your Drink To The Next Level

Host Wine Freeze Cooling Cups, $23 (Set of 4), Amazon

You don't have to put your drink on ice to feel a chill, at least not when you're using these adorable cups. Each one of these BPA-free cups is made with an insulated silicone band, which contains the gel that's been specially engineered to keep drinks cold. To experience this for yourself, just put your cup in a fridge for at least two hours before use, and it'll keep your drink chilled between 53 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The band on these 8.5-ounce cups also makes them easier to hold, or identify your drink when you have guests.


18. A Washcloth That'll Make Your Skin More Radiant Than Ever

Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Wash Cloth, $7, Amazon

These Japanese washcloths are basically legendary for their power to exfoliate skin like nothing else around. Made from a nylon material that dries quickly and is completely machine-washable, this is textured and tough on skin, but surprisingly softer than a loofah. It'll help stimulate better circulation, and one reviewer writes: "These last a long time and are easy to clean," one reviewer wrote. "Better than natural loofah's because mine have never grown bacteria or mold."


19. This Collapsible Water Bottle For Hikers And Outdoor Enthusiasts

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle, $24, Amazon

When you're planning a big trip, having a collapsible water bottle like this one can really make outdoor activities a lot easier. Portable and sturdy, this rolls up and can even loop around your wrist for easy carrying. Part of why this bottle is so unbelievably tough is that it's made with BPA-free silicone and it comes with a leak-proof cap, which also twists in place and functions as a hygienic sprout, so germs won't build up over time.


20. A Variety Of Incredibly Vibrant, Peel-Off Nail Polishes

BONTIME Non-Toxic Nail Polish, $15 (6 Pack), Amazon

Love peeling your nail polish? With this set of six polishes, now you can do it without damaging your nails. Each one of these are peel-off and completely opaque, but they're also non-toxic and eco-friendly . Reviewers say the best part of using these polishes (besides the color variety) is that you can change your color whenever the mood strikes, and each layer only takes 90 seconds to dry.


21. A Drying Lotion That Really Gives Acne A 1, 2 Punch

Majestic Pure Acne Drying Lotion, $14, Amazon

This drying lotion helps to gently reduce the look of blemishes overnight and can save the day before a big event. It's made with salicylic acid, zinc oxide, and other ingredients that are gentle on sensitive skin while getting rid of stubborn pimples. Reviewers say you shouldn't shake the bottle, and you should apply the solution directly to areas where breakouts have occurred — then leave it on overnight to see the best results.


22. This Very Modern Organizer So You Can Keep Track Of All Your Cards

ACM Wallet Credit Card Holder, $55, Amazon

Tired of cards getting scuffed up in a soft wallet? They won't anymore with this brushed chrome holder, which holds up to six cards at a time and keeps valuables from identity theft and damage. It comes with buttons, which you can use to sync up logos to your card — so when you press down on the button, out pops the right card. It can also hold up to 20 bills at once.


23. A Low-Key Genius Way To Eat Cereal

Obol The Original Never Soggy Cereal Bowl, $15, Amazon

Don't let soggy cereal ruin your breakfast ever again. This one-of-a-kind bowl has a cool design that separates milk from cereal but makes it easy to dunk and bite as you please, so your favorite breakfast stays crispy for every mouthful. Made from BPA-free material, this cereal bowl also has a built-in grip so it's easier to hold without spilling.


24. These Naturally Anti-Microbial Cutting Boards You Can Put In The Microwave

Sunlife Brands Enviroboard, $44 (Set of 3), Amazon

Whatever you need to chop or slice, it won't be a problem with these innovative cutting boards. Ideal for everything from meat to fruits and vegetables, each board is made with a natural compound that helps prevent bacteria growth. It also features a juice groove, which reduces leakage, and is entirely dishwasher- safe, BPA-free, and resistant to odors, so your food is getting prepped in the cleanest way possible. Best of all? You can microwave them to get rid of bacteria and germs almost immediately.


25. A Way To Tie Your Shoes Without Constantly Having To Bend Down

Stout Gears No-Tie Shoelaces, $8, Amazon

Tying shoelaces all the time can totally be a hassle. But guess what? With these no-tie shoelaces, you can bid adieu to that hassle for good. They fit onto any pair of lace-up shoes or sneakers and are fully adjustable to match your ideal comfort level. Available in a variety of colors, these are great for people who hate having to keep looking down to tie their shoes, or who tend to trip on their shoelaces all the time while they're out and about.


26. This Professional Makeup Cleaning Solution For Better Brushes

Smartup Zone Makeup Brush Cleaner, $26, Amazon

Makeup brushes are great to use, but they can be a real pain in the you-know-what to maintain. Meet the cleaning tool that's set to change all that: this nifty device from Smartup Zone. It can fit most brushes and washes and dries them in seconds. Since it's also intended for travel, you can pack it along for trips easily, making it one of the best ready-to-use tools in your beauty arsenal. This set also comes with a splash guard so water doesn't get everywhere, and eight flexible brush collars so it will fit anything from large powder brushes to small eyeshadow brushes.


27. A Lock Box That You Can Use Indoors Or Outdoors

SAFEGO Portable Indoor/Outdoor Lock Box, $40, Amazon

Do you need to stash your stuff while at the beach or camping outside? This three-digit lock box comes with a customizable combination code, plus key access. Resistant to rust, it's made from lightweight yet impact-resistant plastic, and reviewers say it can really take a beating but still holds up well. "I ordered this safe to keep our phones and hotel keys safe when we go to the water park. It was very user-friendly in setting up our own combination. It also comes with 2 keys to unlock it, and includes a stretchy bracelet to keep a key on your wrist."


28. This Splatter Screen That Fits Most 10-Inch Pans

Frywall 10-Inch Splatter Screen, $22, Amazon

Don't let hot oil or sauce scorch your skin and leave you feeling less than excited to cook. With this splatter screen — which fits most 10-inch pans — you can contain messes and prevent oil mist or condensation from forming on your oven, too. Another great benefit to this screen is that it helps reduce spillovers from sautéing lots of veggies or other greens, and because it's made from BPA-free silicone, you know it's reliable and bound to last. It can also withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.


29. A Set Of Silicone Food Saver Bags For All Your Leftovers

BEEHOME Reusable Silicone Bags, $18 (4 Pack), Amazon

On the surface, there's a good chance the prospect of buying four multi-colored silicone bags probably isn't going to knock your socks off. But actually, these bags are absolutely necessary if you're the type who loves to cook meals in advance and save or spread them out throughout the week. Versatile and leakproof, these bad boys can handle solids or liquids and make for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags. Another perk to these is that they are resistant to temperatures up to 482 degrees Fahrenheit, and you can even put them in the freezer.


30. A Cozy Wrap That'll Help Make Your Headaches Vanish

Huggaroo Microwavable Headache Wrap, $36, Amazon

Sinus problems, headaches, or just plain old pressure from tension is going to be no match for this snuggly head wrap from Huggaroo. It delivers moist heat to the head or anywhere else, which reviewers say can help ease away tension and pain from headaches or cramps like nothing else. You can also tap into the soothing power of aromatherapy with this — it's filled with clay beads, flax seeds, lavender, peppermint, chamomile, and lemongrass — and since this wrap can be chilled or heated up, you really get the best of both worlds here.


31. This Acupressure Roller For When You Just Need To Chill Out

Lyapko Universal Roller, $26, Amazon

"I love this acupuncture roller! It has little needles throughout. Very high quality. Better quality than an acupuncture mat," raved one reviewer of this universal roller, which you can use to help rejuvenate your skin and reduce the feel of neck, shoulder, and muscle tension. Made with five different types of metals, this roller is safe to use all over, and can be a good option if you're looking for something other than a mat to tap into the benefits of acupressure.


32. A Clip So You Can Seal And Reseal Foodstuffs

Linden Sweden Twixit Seal and Pour Bag Clip, $9, Amazon

File this one under kitchen must-haves — but you won't feel bad splurging on this affordable clip, which attaches to caps, plastic, or paper bags, and makes it easy to preserve the quality of food for months. BPA-free and safe to use in the freezer or the microwave, this clip is a really innovative way to prevent food waste.

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