Whenever you’re flipping through a catalog, it can sometimes be hard to get a solid idea of just how great a particular product is. Maybe it has great reviews. Maybe it’s a best-seller. Maybe it’s just on sale.
But that information can only tell you so much. What you really need is to see the thing in action! That way, you know exactly what you’re in for. (Plus, you know how cool you’ll look using it.)
Luckily for you, this isn’t a catalog with unmoving pictures. This, my friend, is the Internet. And that means GIFs. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. If that’s the case, then GIFs must be worth about a zillion of ’em!
And so, with that in mind, I’ve created this list of GIFs that show some of my favorite Amazon products in action. I hope you find something that you like!
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Peeps Keep Your Glasses Clean!
Peeps works on all types of glasses. You can use either the retractable brush to clean off dust and fuzzies, or the unique tweezer-esque polishing pads to wipe away smudges and grime without leaving any smears behind. It uses carbon molecular technology — the same cleaning technology used in space! If it’s good enough for NASA, it can probably handle anything you’re going to throw at it.
This Deshedding Glove Works Like a Dream
Look at all that hair! They’re basically pulling an entire carpet off that thing!
With this deshedding glove, you can easily remove your pet’s extra hair in one simple motion — all you have to do is pet them! Should be pretty easy, right? The glove provides your pet with a relaxing massage while also lifting away hair, dirt, and debris like a magnet.
This Electronic Foot File Can Rejuvenate Your Feet
Gently buff away hard skin and calluses with this handy little gadget. It reveals touchably soft skin without the use of any blades, so you don’t have to worry about pain.
The ergonomically designed handle makes it easy to address trouble spots no matter where they’re located. This is an especially handy tool to keep around if you’re planning on wearing sandals anytime soon!
The Scrub Daddy Is Basically Magic
The Scrub Daddy is probably one of my favorite cleaning products I’ve ever purchased. When you run it under warm water, the sponge becomes soft and malleable for gentle scrubbing. Under cold water, it becomes much firmer and is ideal for scraping off stuck-on messes.
Also, the Scrub Daddy’s “smile” is the perfect size and shape for scrubbing cooking spoons on both sides at once.
Replace Your Bulky Keychain with KeySmart
Your current keychain is probably a bulky, jangly mess — right? The KeySmart can transform that into a sleek, organized tool that you can place right in your pocket! Simply screw your keys into place and you’ll end up with something that looks like a Swiss army knife (except instead of knives, it’s keys). You can also add accessories like a bottle opener, thumb drive, or flashlight, turning the entire thing into a handy multitool.
If You Have a Garden, You’re Gonna Want a Pair of Garden Genie Gloves
Admit it: You’ve always wanted to have giant claws on the ends of your fingers, right? Luckily, you now can (without the hassle of always having to keep them trimmed).
These gloves feature durable claws on the right hand, making them perfect for moving mulch, digging holes, prying up weeds, or just stomping around your yard and pretending to be a dinosaur. They’re also waterproof and puncture resistant.
This Laundry Folder Is a Must for Every Household
If you’re anything like me, you have no problem doing the laundry…until it comes time to actually fold it and put it away. (In fact, no joke — I’m procrastinating on folding a load right now by writing this.)
This folder makes quick work of shirts, towels, pants…pretty much everything except socks. And since it’s flat, you can easily store it right next to your washer and dryer — or even on top of them!
The Dust Daddy Is Just a Genius Invention
Next time you want to clean out your silverware drawer, toolbox, car cupholders, or jewelry box, you could dump the whole thing out… Or you could pop this universal vacuum attachment onto the end of your vacuum hose and just use that instead.
The specially designed hose attachment is comprised of a bunch of flexible tubes that will suck up dirt and dust but leave the bigger stuff (that you want to actually keep) behind. The tubes fit in pretty much any nook or cranny you may have for it clean out, so you can use this thing pretty much anywhere.
The Clever Tongs Are Aptly Named!
Whenever I cook, I like to limit the number of dishes I’m going to have to wash (or load into the dishwasher). The Clever Tongs seem to have been designed with someone just like me in mind, as they’re essentially two tools in one!
You can use them as tongs to grab individual items or implement the spatula-like component to scoop a bunch of stuff at once. They’re non-stick, heat resistant, and dishwasher safe. Plus, this listing is for two pairs — one large and one small.
The CrashSafe Might Just Save Your Life
There are times that every second counts. One such time is when you’re involved in a car crash and need to escape in a hurry. During everyday use, the CrashSafe acts as an adapter and plugs directly into your cigarette lighter, but when you need it, it becomes so much more. Use the recessed pin to break a window, the hidden blade to cut your seatbelt, and the built-in flashlight to signal for help or see in the dark.
The Betterbrella Is the Umbrella You’ve Been Waiting For
I’m really glad to live in a world where umbrellas exist, but the traditional style definitely leaves some things to be desired — that’s where the Betterbrella comes in.
Rather than folding down and letting water drip all over your floor, the Betterbrella folds in and traps the water inside. This unique design also makes it easier than ever to open the umbrella from inside your car or before you walk out of a building.
This Teeth-Whitening Charcoal Turns Your Teeth White by First Turning Them Black
You’ve probably seen something like this on Instagram, right? The idea is that the charcoal pulls stains off your teeth through a process called “adsorption.”
All you have to do is wet your toothbrush and dip it in the charcoal powder, then brush your teeth like normal for a couple minutes before spitting and rinsing. With regular use, the activated coconut charcoal will whiten your teeth without the use of harsh peroxides.
And don’t worry — it’s vanilla mint-flavored! It won’t taste like your chomping on coal briquets.
If You Have Long Hair, You Should Also Have a Tubshroom
Nobody knows exactly how it happens, but if you have long hair, you’ve undoubtedly wound up with a gigantic clump of hair in your shower drain. It’s inconvenient, gross, and pretty tricky to get rid of (although, stay tuned — more on that in a sec!).
If you want to eliminate those clogs, the TubShroom is a great first step. It fits in any standard tub drain hole and catches hair — of any length — before it goes down the drain. I like that it keeps the hair hidden, too, unlike those drain covers made out of metal screens.
If You Already Have a Clog, Get a Zip-It Drain Tool
I’m sorry. I know that was pretty gnarly to watch. Still, it’s nice to see that it actually works, right?
All you have to do is put the Zip-It down the drain, wiggle it around a bit, and then give it a yank. Oh, and you’ll probably want to prepare yourself for the vile mess you’re about to bring from the depths of the sewers. I can’t promise you that you’ll like what you see, but you will enjoy the results!
This Scrubber Uses Magnets!
We all have a vase, decanter, or bottle in our cupboards that’s impossible to scrub completely. Most of the time, you probably just swirl some soapy water around in it and call it good, but you know you’re not getting it as clean as it could be.
This clever little gadget uses the power of magnets to scrub the inside — from the outside! It’d also be great for removing coffee stains from your carafe!
This Kinetic Sand Looks Like So Much Fun
OK, this one doesn’t really do a job. It won’t clean your countertops or feed the dog for you. But it will provide plenty of entertainment, and that’s worth something, right?
This listing is for 2 pounds of kinetic sand, 6 molds, and a tray to contain everything. Kinetic sand is magic in that it sticks to itself rather than making a big sandy pile all over your table. It never dries out and is super easy to clean up!
These Baby Foot Peels Are Kinda Gross…And Kinda Awesome
Here’s another great option for revitalizing the dry skin on your feet.
In order to use them, you just put the plastic “socks” on and wear them for about an hour. Take them off, and rinse your foot. Over the course of the next few days, your dead skin will literally start to slough off, revealing the baby-soft skin underneath.
And I do really mean “slough off.” It’s kind of amazing and also pretty disturbing. But ultimately worth it.
This Keychain Is Just Adorable
Ever find yourself out on the town and wishing you had a friend with you? Now, you don’t have to look any farther than your keychain to find a little buddy!
This interactive keychain allows you to pop edamame from their pods — so satisfying! It’s a great stress reliever, conversation starter, and way to spend your free time. This listing is for three separate keychains, so you can share them with your friends. Or keep all three for yourself. I’m not here to judge.
These Micromagnets Are Another Great Way to Keep Yourself Occupied
Each set includes 222 small magnetic balls that you can squish together into practically infinite interesting shapes.
They’re a great toy to keep on your desk! Fiddle around with them during some downtime to relieve stress and maybe even discover a new configuration. The sit also comes with a carrying case and a set of instructions with a few examples of the fun shapes you can make.
This Face Mask Turns into Bubbles!
We all love a good face mask, right? Well, this is one of ’em.
Spread it on your face and it just looks like gray mud. But after a few minutes, the mask will have transformed into thousands of teeny tiny bubbles all over your face! The bubbles give your face a gentle massage while the clay mud and charcoal powder remove makeup, dirt, and oils while also tightening your pores.
You can also take some pretty amazing bubble selfies while you’re wearing it.
The Whisk Wiper Is a Must for Bakers!
The best part of baking is licking the whisk. The worst part is trying to wash the whisk after you’ve licked it.
The Whisk Wiper is a simple tool that fits over any standard balloon whisk and rests down by the handle. After you’re down whisking up some good stuff, simply pull the Whisk Wiper up to easily remove all the residue. Plus, you can still totally lick the Whisk Wiper itself — and it’s way easier than trying to get your tongue in all those nooks and crannies!
This Beach Blanket Lets You Enjoy the Beach — Not Take it Home
As you can see from this GIF, sand falls directly through the specially designed fabric of this beach blanket, making it the perfect option for your next beach day.
The entire blanket also folds into a small bag that makes it easy to transport.
In addition to being sand-free, this blanket is also waterproof — rather than soaking in and leaving you with a soggy blanket, any liquid spilled will bead up for easy cleanup.
The Clever Cutter Is Basically a Pair of Scissors for Your Food
I have four chopping boards in my house, and somehow, all four of them end up dirty pretty much every single day.
The Clever Cutter is essentially a knife and cutting board all in one handy tool. That means that you don’t have to pull out the whole cutting board every time you need to chop some veggies (or fruits, meats, and cheeses).
It’s also dishwasher safe and has a safety lock for whenever you’re not using it.
This Blackhead Vacuum Literally Sucks Blackheads Right out of Your Face
Yes, it’s a little gross. But it’s also kind of mesmerizing in a way.
The Beautural Blackhead Vacuum has three different intensity levels which can be used to suck out blackheads, acne, pimples, and grease from your pores. It’s made from non-toxic ABS material that is gentle on your skin and comes with four different probes for a variety of uses. It’s also totally portable and conveniently rechargeable!
This Face Mask Uses Magnets!
(Hey, I like magnets, OK?)
This face mask is made with Dead Sea mud and iron particles to create a truly one-of-a-kind home spa experience. After washing your face, just apply an even layer of the mask all over your face (being careful around the eyes, natch). Leave it on for 10 minutes, then break out the included magnetic cleaner! Hold the magnet a short distance away from your skin and marvel as the iron filings fly off your face and stick to the magnet, bringing dirt and oils with it!
And This Face Mask Turns Silver!
You may have only one face, but you can never have too many face masks.
When you first apply GlamGlow GRAVITYMUD to your face (is that not the greatest name you’ve ever seen?), it’s white. As it dries over the next 20 to 30 minutes, the mask turns silver, giving you the chance to see what you’d look like if you suddenly became a robot.
You can then gently peel it off and enjoy a fresh, clean face!
This Garlic Chopper Is Kinda Like a Hot Wheels for Grown Ups
Pop some cloves of garlic in, roll the wheels back and forth along the countertop, and voila! Chopped garlic!
I usually use the jars of the pre-chopped garlic, but that’s just because I didn’t know something this cool existed for prepping the stuff! I’m kinda tempted to get a couple of them and stage some countertop garlic races.
With the Ice Genie, You’ll Never Have to Worry About Running out of Ice!
Have you ever wished for a bunch of ice cubes to be ready for your use in a very short amount of time and a very convenient container? Well, the Ice Genie grants that wish. Its double chamber design holds up to 120 small ice cubes that easily pop right out of the mold when you’re ready for them. It also comes with a lid to keep your ice from soaking in any gross odors from the other stuff in your freezer.
This Storm Glass Is Both Beautiful and Functional
The liquid contained inside this elegant storm glass transforms depending on the weather outside. Yes, really.
It goes from being clear, to cloudy, to filled with crystal flakes (which indicate that it’s snowing). Not only is it a handy tool for gauging what the weather is like; it’s also just all-around stunning and would look amazing in any room of the house. It’d also make a great gift!
This Herb Stripper Makes It Easier Than Ever to Use Fresh Herbs in Your Cooking
We all know that fresh herbs and spices bring the most flavor and pizzazz to a dish, but nobody wants to spend all that time chopping and prepping.
This clever little device quickly separates the leaves from the stems of woody herbs like rosemary and thyme. A cup located below the stripper collects the fresh herbs and also acts as a measuring device so you can be sure you always have the proper amounts for whatever dish you’re cookin’ up.
This Salad Cutter Bowl Is Seriously Genius
Place your veggies in the bowl, snap on the lid, and run your knife through the slots. Within seconds, you’ll have a chopped salad all ready to go — and you don’t have to use a cutting board at all!
This bowl is perfect not only for veggie salads — it’d be great for a fruit salad as well! As I said before, I’m a huge fan of any gadget that limits the number of dishes I have to wash, so this is going directly in my Amazon cart.
Clocky Is the Only Alarm Clock for Deep Sleepers
Don’t let that snooze button continue to foil your plans! As soon as Clocky goes off in the morning, he immediately starts rolling around on his two wheels. He’ll go right off the edge of your bedside table and guess what?
The alarm will be blaring the entire time.
The only way to make him stop is to actually get out of bed, chase him down, and turn the alarm off. If that doesn’t wake you up, I don’t know what will.
Sugru Is Kinda Like PlayDoh for Grown Ups
This listing is for eight small packets of Sugru. Each packet contains a small amount of moldable compound — the possibilities from there are pretty much endless.
Mold the Sugru into whatever shape you want — maybe a hook for your toothbrush, some bumpers for your cabinet doors, or a stand for your phone. Once you’re done molding, just let it sit overnight. It will automatically cure into a hard silicone rubber!
These Step-In Shoe Covers Can Save Your Clean Floors
You probably don’t want to track in the mud and dirt from outside, but you don’t always have a hand free to remove your shoes. That’s where these handy gizmos come in.
All you do is step into the center of the covers and they’ll snap securely around your shoe. They’re easy to clean and totally reusable, and even come with a cloth storage bag so you can bring them with you wherever you go!
This Hairbrush Cleans Itself!
Nobody likes spending their time cleaning out a hairbrush. It takes forever and you’re never able to remove 100 percent of the hair, anyway.
Unless you have a brush like this one, that is. Simply press the buttons and pull the back of the brush backward and all the hair that has been collected on the bristles will fall right off! Think of all the time (and stress) you’ll save!
Transform Your Sink into a Drinking Fountain with a Tapi
Place a Tapi on your sink faucet and it allows water to pass through it normally…until you want a drink, that is!
Simply squeeze the bottom portion closed and the Tapi redirects the water up, transforming your regular ol’ faucet into a fancy drinking fountain! Get a drink or rinse out your mouth without having to get a cup dirty, and have fun while you’re doing it. The Tapi is available in a variety of colors so you can be sure to match your decor.