If you're someone who a) loves to shop for all the latest gadgets and gizmos, or b) prefers to support small businesses, Amazon Launchpad should be an e-tailer that's on your radar. It's essentially an online marketplace of inventions from up-and-coming brands that you might not have heard of—but are totally worth discovering.
While the brands may sound unfamiliar, the products themselves are highly rated among Amazon shoppers. We combed through the most popular products on Amazon Launchpad and found 15 with thousands of positive reviews, from a floating bedside shelf to a dipping sauce holder for your car. Take a look below at some of the most genius items that are particularly popular right now—you might just find the next big thing in the process.
1. An all-in-one picture hanging and leveling tool
If you've ever tried (and failed) to hang a piece of art or a mirror on your wall, the GoHangIt! pro is the picture-hanging kit that you need in your life. It comes with all the necessary hardware and fasteners to securely hang both wired and notched frames on your wall, and doesn't actually require you to measure anything yourself. It comes with a built-in level, marking tools, magnetic keys or positioning, and all the hangers you'll need in one compact case. More than 3,500 Amazon shoppers agree that it's a quick, convenient, and fool-proof method to hang art that completely takes the stress out of the task.
2. This seatbelt release device for your little one's carseat
The force needed to open a car seat buckle is no easy task for everyone out there. For grandparents, parents with arthritis, children aged 4 to 8 in the school drop-off line, or even those with long nails, this little tool proves to be a very helpful assistant. It works by sliding around those tricky car seat buckles, and with its soft, grippy surface, allows you to use your my palm grip, opposed to your finger strength, to open any buckle. Many positive reviews deem it a "life-saver" and a "must-have mobility aid."
3. A can opener that automatically removes stubborn lids
Opening a tin can is not only annoying and strenuous at times, but can be borderline dangerous too. Pesky cans, however, are no match for this one-touch can opener from Kitchen Mama. Shoppers agree that this battery-operated device is a "godsend" for providing a hassle-free way to open all your canned foods. It's designed to circle around the can and cut 360 degrees with the push of a button, and is outfitted with posterior magnets to remove the lid after opening. Truly cutting-edge, right?
4. This cleaning brush for your hairbrush
Hairbrushes are one of those objects that you don't necessarily think to clean, save for removing a clump of hair from them every once in a while. However, dust, residue, and product buildup can easily accumulate—all things that you definitely don't want transferred back to your scalp. Designed to remove trapped hair, dirt, and debris with its stiff, far-reaching bristles, this 4.6-star rated tool from Denman has become an essential part of more than 2,500 shoppers' grooming routines. Multiple reviews mention that it keeps even the most difficult-to-clean brushes free of lint and gunk, and if you've ever picked the dust out of your brush with a pair of tweezers, you'll know how useful that is.
5. A fidget toy for your desk
At first glance, this magnetic fidget toy appears to be a simple cube. Appearances can be deceiving though, as the Shashibo can transform into over 70 shapes for endless entertainment. Designed with 24 triangular segments that snap together and rotate around a set of magnetic planes, it allows the user to configure the cube into a large variety of geometric shapes. Since the puzzle can fit in one hand, it's also easy to manipulate. Close to 10,000 Amazon shoppers have lauded it as "beautiful," "well-made," and even "mesmerizing." It comes in five patterns—and the cubes can be connected to form even larger designs!
6. These peel-and-stick sheets to save your puzzle
Puzzle enthusiasts know the sense of accomplishment all too well after finishing a puzzle. They may also know the feeling of having a puzzle sit out for too long that they have to transport to use the table underneath. Enter: the Puzzle Presto puzzle saver. This kit comes with six adhesive sheets that stick to the back of your puzzle to keep it pieced together, as well as self-adhesive hangers to hang your finished work on your wall. You can also choose to piece the puzzle together directly on the sheet—or if you need to flip it, one reviewer suggests to "put another cardboard piece on top of it, binder clip all four sides and then flip easily," and voilà: a perfectly preserved puzzle.
7. A solar-powered camping lantern that's ideal for travel
For those who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, this waterproof solar lantern will help light the way wherever you are. It checks all the boxes in terms of battery, brightness, and portability, thanks to its three separate brightness options, inflatable, packable design, and solar-powered battery. It takes just about 10 hours to charge in direct sunlight, and can even be used as a charger thanks to its micro USB input.
8. A multi-use gear clip that can hook just about anything
This travel-friendly hybrid gear clip might just become your new best friend whenever you're carrying things on the go, as it has for close to 5,000 other shoppers. It functions as a carabiner and utility hook and is strong enough to hold up to 60 pounds of weight. Thanks to its 360-degree rotation design and dual-pivot joints, the clip has a variety of uses to secure your bags and link together various belongings. It’s also available in small, medium, and large sizes.
9. A sauce holder for your car to dip your nuggies
If you haven't seen these viral dip clips on TikTok, allow us to introduce you: the Saucemoto clips provide unparalleled nug dipping access by mounting sauces to your car's air conditioning vent. According to the brand, the "clip's geometry holds sauce packets from all popular fast-food chains,” while its universal mount fits all sorts of "vertical, horizontal, and diagonal vents." All that is to say, you never have to eat a dry fry or McNugget again by adding this dipping container to your collection of car accessories.
10. A shelf that attaches to your bed frame
Whether you reside in a small city apartment, a dorm room, or just favor minimalist living, not every bedroom can fit a bedside table comfortably. That's where the BedShelfie comes in. This floating table clamps right onto your bed frame (a slide model is available for box spring and platform beds), saving you space and providing convenient access to all your nighttime essentials within arm's reach. Thousands of reviewers report that it's easy to install, made out of quality materials, and can support an impressive amount of weight (15 pounds, to be exact).
11. An adorable speaker with a customizable display and tons of features
It’s a tiny retro computer-shaped speaker, it’s an alarm clock, and also you can play games? The Divoom Ditoo Retro Speaker from Amazon combines fun and function into one, offering a suite of features, including customizable displays through the Divoom app, a library of pixel art from a community of users, radio access, minigames you can play on the speaker itself using the joystick, and much more. Reviewers recommended this speaker for the sound quality as well as the aesthetic details and features.
12. A water bottle that reminds you to stay hydrated
In the event that you’ve ever struggled to drink water regularly during the work day (we’re all in this dehydration together), this water bottle from Hidrate Spark may help. The Hidrate Spark 3.0 tracks the volume of water within it and reminds you periodically to drink more by lighting up, either at intervals you choose through a Bluetooth app on your phone or tablet, or simply when you’re behind on your water intake based on the volume of water left in the bottle.
We loved this water bottle when we tested it, and customers clearly agree with us, praising the customizable settings the bottle came with as well as the ease of integration with other apps like the Apple Health app. Several reviewers mentioned that users should make sure to follow the care instructions for the water bottle and be gentle during use.
13. A portable espresso maker you can carry everywhere
“Just add water” becomes an even more exciting concept when coffee’s involved. With the Wacaco Minipresso espresso machine you can make fresh espresso on the go, without the need for compressed air or a large coffee machine. Buyers loved the quality of the espresso they made with the Minipresso and recommended it for those looking to have great coffee during travel or looking to save space in a small home or apartment.
14. A dashboard magnet for calls on the go
Whether you’re commuting again or taking kids to school, having your hands free to drive with is essential for safety. This dashboard magnet will secure your phone, leaving you free to offer voice commands, take calls, and more without disrupting your routine. The Steelie Dash Mount is easy to install and has highly adjustable angles thanks to the inclusion of a steel ball for smooth tilting and movement. Amazon shoppers laud the Dash Mount for its strength and versatility, with one referring to it as an "ingenious little device."
15. A swimming pool favorite for the summer’s end
Pool toys are a summer must. This Watermelon Ball from Amazon is perfect for anyone that wants to play games beneath the surface, as it is filled with water rather than air in order to maintain neutral buoyancy. The Watermelon Ball is great for getting people outside and active, and reviewers enjoyed the way it bounced and moved underwater.
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