34 Innovative Products That Are Absolute Wins
Jun 25, 2023
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AKA travel, home, and cleaning products that'll launch you into the future.
This works on mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, sea lice, and more. (Although TBH, if this list of bugs gets any longer I may just stay indoors forever!!)
Promising review: "I bought this because I saw it on TikTok, and have been having issues with mosquito bites. Used it a few time to relieve itchiness and I am convinced it works! Have been recommending it to my family and friends. Read the directions and follow them carefully. Don't use this on your face or neck, or other sensitive areas. Don't do a lot of suction, just a little bit. And do it a few times if needed. Great invention!" —Joe
Get it from Amazon for $9.85+ (available in five colors and multipacks).
Promising review: "Okay I just wanna say that I am OBSESSED with this cleaner. I was pregnant and not wanting to scrub my shower and bath and let me tell you...this stuff is magic! I spray it and let it sit and it removes dirt, soap scum, discoloration, EVERYTHING, I never have to scrub. This is my second time buying it because after it was out I had to get more, it literally makes chores fine and easy. Lifesaver!!!! It even cleans off old pee stains the boys in my house leave under the toilet seat, I will ALWAYS have Wet & Forget in my house! LOVE IT AND YOU NEED TO GET IT." —Miranda
Get it from Amazon for $20.98 (available in two scents and multipacks).
The kit comes with 10 toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it, including a nail file, solvent, and cotton swabs.
Promising review: "I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem, and it could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails, that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.
Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.
Promising review: "This is an unbelievable product! I work 12-hour shifts in the hospital and need protection for the corn on my left great toe. I purchased the size large and it fit well. Underneath my socks and athletic shoes, I completely forgot I was wearing it — bonus! The silicone is very soft and flexible and cleans easily. The product is priced well for the quality and quantity (six) that is provided. Each toe cap is packaged individually in the bag so the order can be shared with others if desired. I would absolutely recommend this since it has held up quite well for the 17 hours I often have it on (from the time I wake up until I am back from my shift). Cleans and dries easily and has maintained its shape." —LJ
Get a set of six from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).
Promising reviews: "This product was a TikTok recommendation and has not let me down. It comes with three adhesive mounts and sticks well to either tile or glass. The clear screen allows for scrolling or swiping easily. My only critique is how the phone sits inside. I have the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is a larger phone, but it sits low in the chamber, and that prevents me from changing between apps as I can't swipe up at the bottom to get back to my home screen. Otherwise, it's great!" —Susan Gifford
"I literally am obsessed with this. I have used it for about a year now, and I absolutely love it. My phone has never gotten water damage, and it is such a sturdy product!!" —Kennedy
Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in six colors).
Racking your brain over how these work? Here's your answer: A plastic knob sewn into the inside of this knitted elastic wristband exerts pressure and stimulates the P6, aka Neiguan, acupressure point to relieve nausea and vomiting. Read more about acupressure and nausea at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Promising review: "Seabands make boating possible for me. Simple, easy to use, and reliable. I would say these are must for anyone who get motion sickness on sea or land." —Lauren
Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.59.
Promising review: "These can make even the worst gardener look like they know what they're doing. I was given a plant from a neighbor and I subsequently almost killed it. I do not own plants. Every plant I've ever owned died, so I reserved myself to everything plastic, but since I've found these there is a slight glimmer of hope. I put these in the soil of the gifted plant and it brought the plant back to life. I thought it was a lost cause, most of the leaves were brown and dead but it's now growing new leaves and making a comeback. My neighbor recently saw the plant and was so happy it was still alive and thriving, I didn't have the heart to tell her it was almost thrown in the garbage, but since buying and using these I might just take the plunge and buy more live plants." —LexCat
Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $3.62.
Psst! They work on red wine, too!
Promising review: "WOW! Honestly, I was a little skeptical of the promise of these pads, but I bought them just to try out. THEY WORKED AMAZINGLY WELL! Seriously. I have some stains that are 1.5–2 years old. I've tried everything to get them out. I put these pads on the stains (two to cover the spot), let sit for about an hour, pulled them up, and the stain was gone. I truly couldn't believe it. The pad was yellow. Somehow the old urine was soaked up into the pad. My carpet looks like new. I couldn't recommend these any higher for what I wanted and what I got. Wish I could give this more than 5 stars." —Matt
Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.
This conveniently plugs into your car and features a 16-foot cord that can reach allll the way back into your trunk if you need it to. And it comes with three attachments for detailing (a flathead, extendable, or brush nozzle), a carry bag, filter brush, and spare HEPA filter.
See it in action on TikTok!
Promising review: "I'm glad to have such a great thing in my car. Yes, it is not as powerful as my vacuum cleaner in the house; however, it cleaned out all the garbage, which I accumulated over the past autumn and winter in the car. At the end of October, my husband and I went to the ocean, and as we tried to be neat — the sand was still in the car. Finally, I got rid of it! Now my beauty again is clean, as on the first day when I bought her!" —Julia Bright
Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four styles).
Promising review: "I have always had skin issues. Itchy, flaky skin, lotion won't absorb, no product really helps remove the gross dead skin in high friction areas. These changed my life! Remove dead skin with ease, and aren't as coarse as those gloves you see in big box stores! I'm significantly less itchy, lotion absorbs better, and I feel better when I wear tank tops or even less! These things are a lifesaver. Most gross and satisfying, while scrubbing, I noticed the water turning gray in the tub as I scrubbed away all those dead skin cells. My allergies aren't half of what they were a week ago, and I can use all those cute soaps and lotions! I feel great. I'd buy these a million times more. I had no idea how much body soil I was retaining. I feel great after a shower and for once, I feel truly clean." —Rachel Anschuetz
Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in packs of one or two).
Check out a TikTok of the sunscreen stickers in action.
Promising review: "After yet another bad sunburn even though I'm trying VERY HARD to keep sunscreen on, I bought these. First use was at Disneyland on a 90-degree zero clouds day. This helped so much! I kept an eye (as did my friends) on the dot so we all knew when to reapply sunscreen and not one of us got burned. I also used these on a weeklong hiking adventure in Utah where it was also in the 90s with an extreme UV index. None of us got burned, so all in all this is one of the best inventions!" —Catherine Shock
Get a 32-count from Amazon for $25.99 (also available in a pack of 48).
Promising review: "If you have a wireless earpiece and fly frequently, this is a must-have. Most newer planes have a monitor on the seat backs which enable you watch movies, etc. This unit enables you to do it using your wireless earpiece. Connection is simple and automatic once you have initially paired your device or devices. It's convenient. I'm happy with the purchase." —JCE
Get it from Amazon for $54.99.
Promising review: "I bought this after seeing it on TikTok. I love this drying rack. It's perfect for the few bottles and pumping parts after I clean them! Takes up very little counter space, which I love!" —Kc10
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads.
Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and one for the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out, and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (also available as a four-pack).
Simply fill with water, pop it in the freezer, remove, and then pour in your coffee to chill and then into your cup. This dishwasher-safe container can also be used to cool chill tea, juice, wine, or whatever else you feel like drinking. No water comes into contact with your beverage, so you don't have to worry about dilution, either.
Promising review: "I am an avid (i.e. daily) iced coffee drinker, but I have been extremely hesitant to make my own iced coffee at home because I didn’t want the bitter flavor from 2-day-old coffee or the watered-down nature of just adding ice to coffee. Thanks to the HyperChiller, I have now found a solution!!! The HyperChiller worked like a CHARM today!!! I was able to create my own iced coffee directly from my coffee maker in the comfort of my own home. I guarantee this item will be used frequently! Great job!" —Chelsea
Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).
Each pack comes with four bands, which can stretch from 12 to 18 inches and hold adequate tension.
Promising review: "Say goodbye to rearranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these Bed Bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee
Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors, two sizes, and four pack sizes).
And this comes with two extra microfiber refills that are machine washable!
Promising review: "Ashamed to say, but I barely ever mop the floors. I purchased this O-Cedar mop and bucket based upon the great reviews. I am here to add a 5-star review of my own. This mop and bucket not only cleaned my floors, but it made the entire process easy (and dare I say fun?). I did the entire first floor of my house both tile and wood. Then wanted more fun, so I scooped up the handy handle and carried it upstairs where I continued on to the bedrooms and bathrooms. I don't want to go on and on, but this mop picked up lots of dirt and grime, then popped easily into the washer. It came out great. The swirly thing makes all the difference. It wrings out all of the excess water, so it's easy to mop without using too much muscle, which I do not have. And the mop heads are short, rather than long mop heads, which only make for heavier mops. If you're on the fence, go for it, you'll agree." —LauraP320
Get it from Amazon for $49.23.
Promising review: "More than six years with a large, sometimes painful plantar wart on the bottom of my foot. The doctor tried freezing. I tried apple cider vinegar, aspirin, freezing at home, over and over again...nothing worked. Never showing the bottom of my feet, refusing to get a pedicure with the girls, and so, so embarrassed....It felt like I was doomed to have it for forever; it was resistant to everything. Literally six years of fighting it and on a whim tried these because of the good reviews. ONE APPLICATION. I wore the bandage overnight. I didn’t think it did anything, but a few days later the wart just came off. I know it’s silly to be so emotional over a stupid wart, but I’m telling you, I nearly cried. I’ve never been so happy with a product in my life. Highly, highly recommend giving these a try if you’ve got stubborn plantar warts." —Liz Dube
Get a pack of 14 from Amazon for $6.96 (available in three styles and multipacks).
And guess what? It can switch modes to function as a regular ol' Bluetooth speaker, too!
Promising review: "It has drastically improved my sleep (and drowned out noisy neighbors and dogs) over the past week. It's super compact and I love the option for different (and nonlooping) sounds. I use it every night in my bedroom, but I'm looking forward to bringing it on future vacations too!" —Goodful Customer
Get it from our Goodful shop for $59.99.
Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' because when I opened the box I wasn't too convinced by the way it looked. Then I gave it a try with a couple of shirts I had just washed, and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neatly, and easily. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. It's a must-try! I am in love with how beautiful it leaves my clothes." —Jesus Antonio Vedia
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four colors).
Promising review: "I bought this because I was at my wits end with cat hair. I have two cats that shed like wild. I first tried this out on my comforter and was disgusted and shocked by how much cat hair was accumulated on my bed. I got to work and started rolling every piece of furniture and cloth surface in my apartment and it was so satisfying to see all the cat hair be removed. Some of it was invisible too 🤢. And it also works on clothes! I added a picture after trying it on my coat I hadn’t seen it that lint-free in ages. This is the best $25 I’ve spent in a while lol. I was a little taken back by the price but honestly it’s so worth it considering I don’t have to buy disposable lint rollers anymore which are annoying and time-consuming to use, and they don’t pick up as much lint as they should. This is definitely a must-have if you have pets!!" —Jen H.
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
ScratchPadforDogs is a small biz based in Atlanta.
Promising review: "My pittie struggled with getting his nails clipped after a bad grooming experience. With one use he’s already got it down and it’s made the process 100% easier." —Etsy Customer
Get it from ScratchPadforDogs on Etsy for $44.95+ (available in two styles and three grit levels).
An indicator light will turn on to let you know that the canister is full, and then you can remove the canister and dump the debris in the trash.
Promising review: "I saw it on TikTok and knew I had to have one. I hate cleaning but get annoyed with the clumps of dog hair and bits of things on my kitchen floor. I usually just vacuum my tile with the vacuum, which is a pain. This thing is so easy to just sweep things into, and it sucks them right up. Sure, it's more expensive than my actual vacuum, but I've only had it three days and have used it two times." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in eight colors).
Promising review: "This little ball is genius! It rolls around in my purse, which I live out of. It picks up a lot lint, debris, or even crumbs. It's easy to find with the bright pink. Just remove and wash and it’s ready to go again. The price was great and something I can use for years. If you live out of your purse this a must-have!!" — dj3biggs
Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "This has proven to be a great product. It inflated without hesitation. Plug in, push button, and stand back. The bed does the rest. It has proven to be durable and able to accommodate over 250 pounds. It has been used daily since purchased four months ago. The price is a bit much for an inflatable bed, but thus far it has proven to be well worth it." —Sandy D.
Get it from Amazon for $289.99+ (available in twin–king sizes).
Promising review: "This was a LIFESAVER while traveling. I kept my cards and cash in it and had no stress about thieves lifting my essentials while traveling heavily pickpocketed cities. I loved it so much, I actually continued to use it when I got home instead of carrying a purse! The top flap did start to unravel after about six months, but this was also after six months of everyday use." —Krista Hinz
Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in pink and black).
Maison Miru is a woman-owned business based in New York City. They craft gorgeously dainty jewelry and accessories for any and every occasion.
I can confirm that these earrings are in fact poke-free and are the perfect way to add a little sparkle to an everyday look. Their push pin flat backs take a little getting used to, but since they're designed to be worn 24/7, I don't take them out unless I want to swap them for a different style. And lucky for us, the brand provides a helpful guide for inserting this piercing jewelry!
Get them from Maison Miru with styles ranging from $75–$420.
Promising review: "The best thing about the Zipuller is now you can zip up whatever you need to all on your own without relying on another set of hands. Everything from dresses to jumpsuits with zippers in the back to boots for those with mobility issues...it's a true godsend! Would recommend this product in a heartbeat! Don't settle for cheap imitations...this is the one you want and the one you need!" —DCB316
Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).
Tidy-Cup is a woman-owned small business that was started by Julie Reinhold, who created this drip catcher as a way to stop her economy-sized detergents (which she loved) from dripping all over her laundry room.
Promising review: "I had no idea I needed this until I saw it on TikTok. Listen, it’s the little things that matter. This little thing saves me the headache of a laundry room mess. I love it. Fits perfectly on my liquid detergent. No more messes!" —Luke & Christina
Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.79.
Each of these handles can support up to 80 pounds at a time, aka several shopping bags filled with produce, paper towel rolls, and other household stuff!
Promising review: "Really love it. It was very reliable and easy to use and shortened the time it takes to go back and forth with the bags. Very quick and handy; would definitely buy another." —Janice Mcdowell
Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.
Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hats combining fashion and function to protect against all types of weather.
Promising review: "Awesome hat, a must-have for hairdos. I get my hair done often and don’t want to destroy a great hairdo. I have been out in a rainstorm and taken it on the log ride into the splashdown; hair stayed nice and dry. Love it so much I fold it up and keep it in my purse! It even has a ponytail pouch hidden in it." —applekoolaid
Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).
Promising review: "I bought this item to keep in my car because I have had more than one article of clothing ruined by messy condiments while I was driving. It is perfectly sized as far as circumference for all size burgers (and even a taco) and the thickness adjusts to whatever your sandwich thickness is to give you a good grip. And I haven't tried it yet, but it just occurred to me that it would also work well for holding my fries, especially when they are nice and hot. Hint: Keep a stack of coffee filters in your car door to line it before you put your burger in and you won't even have to worry about washing it between uses." —dottie
Get it from Amazon for $9.95.
This simulates the sunrise and sunset with 20 brightness settings that slowly increase over 30 minutes. And with your choice of five different wake-up sounds, the alarm only sounds once it's at its full brightness.
Promising review: "This has really made a big difference in how I wake up every morning. On these short winter days, I always have to wake up before sunrise, and that's...challenging. I found myself hitting the snooze button at least three times, leaving very little time for me to get ready and to work on time. Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts and I have not needed the snooze function yet. All of the wake up sounds were pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30–60 minutes and read until it's too dark and I drop off to sleep. An additional bonus is that since I'm no longer using my cellphone as my alarm clock, I practice better sleep hygiene and keep my cellphone out of the bedroom. It is a significant investment but it has been worth it." —MsEdinger
Get it from Amazon for $98.52.
Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the Philips sunlight for a first-hand account on how mornings can feel more invigorating.
Promising review: "I saw this on a TikTok video and checked on Amazon and ordered it. My toy poodle loves it and drank out of it with no hesitation. With the heat wave we are having in California right now I want to be sure she is well hydrated. Before I leave the house I fill the holder with ice and water and I am set. Easy to clean and no spilled water in the car. Easy to throw in my purse and have it when we are out walking around. I know what people with dogs are getting for Christmas this year." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).
The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.Promising review:Used it a few time to relieve itchiness and I am convinced it works! Have been recommending it to my family and friends.Promising review:this stuff is magic! I spray it and let it sit and it removes dirt, soap scum, discoloration, EVERYTHING, I never have to scrub.Promising review:Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails, that DON'T grow curved into my skin!Promising review:I work 12-hour shifts in the hospital and need protection for the corn on my left great toeUnderneath my socks and athletic shoes, I completely forgot I was wearing it — bonus!Promising reviews:This product was a TikTok recommendation and has not let me down. Promising review:Promising review:I thought it was a lost cause, most of the leaves were brown and dead but it's now growing new leaves and making a comeback.Psst! Promising review:THEY WORKED AMAZINGLY WELL! Seriously.Somehow the old urine was soaked up into the pad. My carpet looks like new.Wish I could give this more than 5 stars.Promising review:however, it cleaned out all the garbage, which I accumulated over the past autumn and winter in the car.Promising review:These changed my life!These things are a lifesaver.Promising review:First use was at Disneyland on a 90-degree zero clouds day. This helped so much! None of us got burned, so all in all this is one of the best inventionsPromising review:this is a must-havePromising review:Promising review:Finally, I tried it out, and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled!Promising reviewThe HyperChiller worked like a CHARM today!!! I was able to create my own iced coffee directly from my coffee maker in the comfort of my own home. I guarantee this item will be used frequently! Great job!Promising review:Thanks to these Bed Bands, our sheets stay put no matter what.Promising review: This mop and bucket not only cleaned my floors, but it made the entire process easy (and dare I say fun?). I did the entire first floor of my house both tile and woodThe swirly thing makes all the difference. It wrings out all of the excess water, so it's easy to mop without using too much muscle, which I do not have.Promising review:ONE APPLICATION. I wore the bandage overnight. I didn’t think it did anything, but a few days later the wart just came off. I’ve never been so happy with a product in my life. Promising review: Promising review:Everything folds so pretty, neatly, and easily.I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. It's a must-try! I am in love with how beautiful it leaves my clothes.Promising review:I got to work and started rolling every piece of furniture and cloth surface in my apartment and it was so satisfying to see all the cat hair be removed.it’s so worth it considering I don’t have to buy disposable lint rollers anymore which are annoying and time-consuming to useThis is definitely a must-have if you have pets!!Promising review:Promising review:This thing is so easy to just sweep things into, and it sucks them right up. Promising review: It picks up a lot lint, debris, or even crumbs.If you live out of your purse this a must-have!!Promising review:Promising review:Promising review:it's a true godsend!Promising review:This little thing saves me the headache of a laundry room mess. Promising review:Promising reviewI have been out in a rainstorm and taken it on the log ride into the splashdown; hair stayed nice and dry.Promising review: It is perfectly sized as far as circumference for all size burgers (and even a taco) and the thickness adjusts to whatever your sandwich thickness is to give you a good grip.Promising review:I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30–60 minutes and read until it's too dark and I drop off to sleep.It is a significant investment but it has been worth itPromising review: My toy poodle loves it and drank out of it with no hesitation. With the heat wave we are having in California right now I want to be sure she is well hydratedEasy to throw in my purse and have it when we are out walking around.