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No matter what problem you have, there’s most likely a product on Amazon that can take care of it for you. While many of them may seem ridiculous upon scrolling, when said problem arises, you’ll reach for those unconventional products again and again. Why? Because they share one very important thing in common: they’re actually useful.

Don’t want to get your hands messy while eating Cheetos? There’s a product for that. Wish you could dip your fries in sauce and drive at the same time? There’s a product for that. Just because something’s ridiculous doesn’t mean it’s not genius.

Here are 16 products we found on Amazon that made us want to embrace the ridiculousness.

Weird Amazon products that are also incredibly useful


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Scrolling Instagram or TikTok out in direct sun is a nearly impossible task. This tiny umbrella attaches to the back of your phone to offer some shade for your scrolling. Yes, it looks (and is) ridiculous, but it actually can be pretty useful when you’re at the beach or the pool. Grab it for $21.74 on Amazon(opens in a new tab) (though it’s often on sale for cheaper.)

wearable neck fan in white with colored background


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It might not be the most fashionable device, but this bladeless wearable neck fan offers up to nine hours of cooling power from two turbo motors and 60 dedicated air outlets. Your friends may think you look silly, but you’ll get the last laugh this summer when everyone else is drenched in sweat. Grab it for $49.99 on Amazon(opens in a new tab) (though it’s often on sale for cheaper.)

hand holding cheeto wearing finger covers


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Made of food-grade silicone, these covers slip over any size fingertip to offer a buffer between your hands and messy foods. They’ll feel ridiculous, but Cheetos and Doritos won’t stain your fingers, so it’s worth the initial discomfort. You can also use them as finger guards for food prep. Grab them for $19.99(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.

meat claws in black against a colored background


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It may seem absurd to spend your money on a pair of claws that serve a single purpose — shredding meat — but when that moment comes, you’ll be glad you splurged. The handles are comfortable and keep your hands from getting burnt, the tips are sharp for an easy shred, and you won’t ruin any more forks making pulled pork. Grab them for $19.99 on Amazon(opens in a new tab) (though they’re often on sale for cheaper.)

french fries in black car holder with colored polka dot background


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Parking to eat only slows you down. This French fry holder for your car makes eating on the road a breeze. It fits seamlessly into a standard car cup holder or can even attach to your belt, for whatever reason. When you’re not eating fries on the fly, it’s also a solid phone or wallet holder. Grab it for $8.95(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.

one saucemoto dip holder with barbecue sauce and chicken nugget and one empty


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Speaking of fast food on the go, the worst thing about eating and driving is not having convenient access to your dipping sauces. That’s where the Saucemoto comes in. It’s a dip holder that attaches to your air vent for quick and mess-free access. They come in packs of two, four, or six, so you can share the love with your other sauce-obsessed friends. Grab a 4-pack for $18.99(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.

black wine camping cooler with three wine glasses


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Possibly the most extra product on this list, the Marvoware wine cooler purse makes indulging in bold reds and crisp whites on camping trips and other adventures a breeze. It can hold 4L in the wine container, six glasses on the sides, as well as ice packs to keep things cool, cutlery, and any other essentials. Grab one for $59.99 on Amazon(opens in a new tab) (though we’ve often seen it for cheaper.)

white shower phone holder with five different phone styles next to it


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Sometimes showering just feels like a burden — especially when you’re half way through an episode of The Bear and it’s time to get ready. This little phone viewer lets you bring your phone into the shower and keep streaming while you scrub. It has a reliable seal to keep your phone safe and an anti-fog viewing window to ensure you can keep watching amidst the steam. Grab one for $10.99(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.

man trimming beard wearing black beard trimming bib


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Stop making a mess in the bathroom every time you trim your beard (or your bangs). This ridiculous-looking, hair-catching bib secures behind your neck and attaches to the mirror via built-in suction cups. Rather than getting all over the counter and sink, your hair will all fall into the bib for easy disposal. Get it for $19.99 on Amazon(opens in a new tab) (though we’ve often seen it for cheaper.)

bug a salt gun in black and orange


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In the summer, when the flies are taking over your home, you’ll be happy you made this silly purchase. The Bug-A-Salt gun lets you shoot common house flies with perfect precision using a single piece of salt. It’s oddly rewarding when you hit your target. A fly swatter could never. Grab one for $49.95 on Amazon.(opens in a new tab)

blue slipper with microfiber bottoms


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These slippers are more than just comfy shoes to wear around the house. They also work double duty to clean your floors as you walk, thanks to their microfiber mop bottoms. The microfiber material is safe for any smooth floor surface, offers strong water absorption, and even detaches from the slipper for easy cleaning (just toss it in the washing machine). They also come in a variety of color options and can fit both men and women. Grab them for $17.99(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.

wine condom with gold wrapper and black box


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Made of food-grade, 100% rubber latex, these wine condoms may seem like a novelty, but they’re actually extremely useful for regular wine drinkers. While most bottle stoppers leak or add too much length to the top to be placed upright in the fridge, wine condoms offer a leak-proof solution that allows you to place opened bottles in the fridge upright or lying on their sides. The shrink-to-fit technology lets you seal up any opened bottle with a water- and air-tight seal that protects and preserves the wine. One word: genius. Grab a set of six for $14.99(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.

black horizontal reading glasses


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When you’re too lazy to lift your head, these horizontal mirror glasses — aka lazy readers — allow you to watch TV or read comfortably. They turn your view to a downward 90-degree angle, eliminating the need for head movement. If you’re looking for a new way to read in bed without eye strain or neck cramps, here’s your answer. Grab them for $14.88(opens in a new tab) on Amazon (though we’ve often seen them for cheaper.)

giant green leaf scooping gloves


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The leaves have to be picked up. Would you rather haphazardly use one hand and a rake to grab minimal amounts at once or look silly with giant leaf scooping gloves and get the job done efficiently? For those who don’t care what they look like, the ReLeaf leaf scoops from Gardease are designed to make light work of yard maintenance. Plus, they’re one size fits all. Get them for $43.95 on Amazon(opens in a new tab) (though we’ve often seen them on sale for cheaper.)

blue nail polish holder ring


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The Tweexy nail polish holder ring fits comfortably on any size fingers and conveniently keeps any size or shape polish at hand’s length. No more reaching, dripping, or spilling polish across the table. This thing makes your nail care routine a breeze. It even comes in 20 color varieties. Grab one for $9.99(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.

orange fish with suction mouth and tag


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This adorable silicone fish (and his pig and frog friends) serves an important purpose in a baker’s kitchen: it separates egg yolks from egg whites. Just squeeze it and gently bring its lips to the yolk, release it to “swallow” the yolk, and squeeze it once more to release the yolk into a bowl. It’s made of high-quality and food-safe silicone, so it’s non-stick and can easily be popped in the dishwasher for cleaning. Grab one for $12.90(opens in a new tab) on Amazon.



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