35 Inventions Under 35 Dollars You’ve Never Seen Before | 22 Words

I get it — you're skeptical. You've been around the block a few times, seen some stuff, and came back unimpressed. Now you're reading this title, thinking, "Inventions that I've never seen before? Please. May I remind you about my trip around the block?" But trust me — you really haven't seen a good chunk of the stuff I've gathered for you in here.

Ever seen lightsaber chopsticks that actually light up? Didn't think so! How about a Japanese synthesizer instrument shaped like a quirky music note? Doubtful, at best. In fact, I challenge you to not add at least a few of these cool inventions to your cart — trust me, it's harder than it sounds.

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This Bidet That's Easy To Install

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When I tried to install my bidet, I wound up flooding my bathroom — but you? You're smarter than me. That's why you plan on using this easy-to-install bidet. You can mount it to your wall or toilet, and it's simple enough that you won't need a plumber. And if you've never used a bidet before, let me just tell you it's life-changing. "I bought this bidet sprayer since it’s fully stainless steel which makes it very durable," one reviewer raved. "So far no issues. Installed in less than 10 minutes and couldn’t be happier. No leaks and has good pressure."

This Shower Filter That Removes Chlorine And Other Gunk

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Removing the chlorine and fluoride from your shower water can help reduce frizziness in your hair, as well as reduce eczema — so grab this shower filter. It's designed to work with any type of shower head, and it won't impede the flow of water so that your water pressure stays intact. The filter cartridge should last about one year, plus each order comes with one spare.

A Handy Wiper That Gets All The Drips Off Your Whisk

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Personally, I like to lick my whisk clean — but if you'd rather not waste all those drips, just use this wiper to get the remaining batter off your whisk. Each order also comes with one 11-inch whisk, and the wiper also works great for keeping your dirty whisk sitting up and off your countertops. Grab it in more than five colors, including purple, blue, lime, and more.

These Flashlight Gloves That Are Great For DIY Projects

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The adult in you might want to use these flashlight gloves for DIY projects around the house, but they're also great for impromptu raves in your living room. They're lightweight and flexible, plus the LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours — no need to ever change these babies. Wear them while fishing, running cables, or even while you're jogging in the dark.

A Universal Socket That You Can Use On Any Bolt Or Nut

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Tired of digging through your socket collection just to find the one that fits? Then throw all of them away and switch over to this universal socket. The metal rods on the inside adjust to the size and shape of your screws, nuts, and bolts, plus it'll even work on stripped nuts. And if you're worried about its durability, fear not — it's made from extremely durable chrome vanadium steel.

A Divided Bowl That Won't Let Cereal Get Soggy

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There's just something inherently sad about eating soggy cereal, so brighten your morning with this bowl. It's divided into two halves: one lower half for milk, and one raised side for cereal. Just dip your spoon into the cereal side when you're ready, then scoop up some milk — or, if you're not a cereal person, this bowl also works great for pistachios and their shells.

A Pack Of Shower Hooks That Are Double-Sided

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I grabbed these double-sided hooks after I got tired of my liner billowing into my shower whenever I was bathing. They're rust-resistant so you don't have to worry about corrosion, and the rollers on the top help them glide across the bar. Grab them in three finishes: nickel, chrome, or bronze.

These Gear Ties You Can Use All Over Your Home

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Regular twist ties are flimsy and cheap, whereas these rubber ties are durable, reusable, and only $3. You can use them to keep your headphones wrapped so they don't wind up knotted, or even behind your entertainment system to organize your cables. They're waterproof as well as UV-resistant, and each order comes with four.

A Bottle That Infuses Fruit Flavors Into Your Water

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Leak- as well as sweat-proof, this bottle is a must-have if you're trying to take a break from chugging soda. The removable core lets you add your favorite fruits so that their flavors seep into your plain, boring water, plus there are finger grips on the side that make it easier to carry while exercising. Choose from six colors: aqua green, blue, black, lime, pink, or yellow.

A Handy Gadget That Sprays Citrus Right From The Source

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My pathetic hands are too weak to squeeze limes over my food, which is why I use these citrus sprayers instead. Made from a combination of tough ABS plastic and silicone, they're really easy to use — just screw the top into your lemon, orange, or lime, then press the sprayer. Each order comes with two: one small, and one large.

This Measuring Cup That's Flexible

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Whereas regular measuring cups can wind up spilling if you don't pour fast enough, this one gets around that annoying "bug" by being made from flexible silicone. You can squeeze and pinch it so that your liquids pour out without any mess (perfect for batter), and the honeycomb pattern on the exterior helps dissipate heat so you won't burn your hands.

A Popcorn Popper That Cooks Fresh Kernels In The Microwave

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You don't need an expensive air popper to cook fresh kernels — just use this microwave popper. It's made with heat-resistant borosilicate glass that's extra durable, and there's no butter or oil required. The lid doubles as a butter melter, and the entire thing is 100% dishwasher-safe.

These Ice Cubes That Are Reusable

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Ice cubes gradually dilute anything you're drinking, whereas these ice cubes are encased in a protective cover so that they not only won't dilute your drinks, but they're also reusable. Each order comes with 2 pounds' worth, and reviewers love them — "These are very useful for a lunch bag or an ice chest," one wrote. "The thing I like most about these is that they are filled with plain old water. Pets who decide to taste test one won't have to be rushed to the vet."

A Running Belt That Holds All Your Important Stuff

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You don't have to ditch your phone, wallet, and keys the next time you go running — just stash them in this belt. The sleek design won't bounce on your waist while you're moving, yet there's still enough storage space on the inside for you to store your ID, phone, earbuds, keys, and more. And if you're an overachiever who likes to run at night (or early in the morning if you're a masochist), it's also reflective.

A Power Strip Made For Desktops

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Most power strips are too bulky for tight spaces, whereas this one's circular design means it easily fits on desks, nightstands, and more. There are three built-in USB ports for added convenience, and the power cable wraps around it for easy storage. And if you're a frequent traveler, the compact size makes it perfect for your carry-on bag.

A Waterproof Power Bank That's Powered By The Sun

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The next time you're alone, lost in the woods with no way out, use this power bank to charge your phone and call an Uber. It's solar-powered so you don't have to worry about keeping it charged, plus there's also a built-in compact as well as an LED flashlight. The waterproof exterior keeps it safe from rain, and you can also charge it using the included USB cable.

An Apple Corer That Also Works On Peppers

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Don't waste time slicing around your apple cores — just use this corer. The sharp, serrated tips easily pierce through peppers, apples, pears, and more, plus it's made from rust-resistant stainless steel. The ergonomic handle fits comfortably in either hand, and it's safe to toss into the dishwasher after you're done using it.

These Chopsticks That Look Like Lightsabers

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You don't have to be a Jedi master to use these lightsaber chopsticks. They actually light up like real lightsabers using the included batteries, plus the LED bulbs won't die out like regular incandescent ones. And if you don't like Star Wars, or lightsabers? Not a problem — one reviewer wrote that they work great "on my desk in my office as a novelty toy or conversation piece. Maybe challenge a colleague to a playful saber light sword duel, or come up with some fun ways to use them in selfies."

Sometimes You Just Need A Bottle Of Liquid Ass

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Ok, I might've exaggerated — no one really needs a bottle of liquid ass — so buy it anyway. Why not? The next time your friends or family are ticking you off, just spray it in their face and walk away. I can't guarantee it won't get you in trouble, but it's certainly better (and funnier) than punching someone in the face.

This Synthesizer That Any Ol' Idiot Can Play

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It doesn't matter if your IQ is 5 or 500 — you'll still have fun playing with this synthesizer. You can create different sounds by pressing down on the middle rod, then sliding your finger up and down. Or, squeeze the cheeks and move the mouth around for some fun bass notes. It only requires AAA batteries, and three even come included with each order.

This Electronic Lighter That's Windproof

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Ever heard of an electronic lighter? They're great for lighting cigarettes in hurricanes since they're windproof as well as flameless, and this one is even rechargeable. There's no gas or lighter fluid required, plus it only takes about two hours to fully charge.

A Shocking Game That's...Well, Literally Shocking

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Everybody has those "friends" that they actually hate, so gather them 'round for this shocking game. Players grab the handles, then press the red button in the center — when the button turns green, whoever hits their trigger button the slowest receives an electric shock to their handle. You can adjust the shock strength so that it doesn't hurt too bad, however the three required AAA batteries aren't included.

This Useful Tool That Helps You Slice Tomatoes, Onions, And More

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Sometimes the dumbest kitchen gadgets are the best, like this onion holder. The prongs are evenly spaced so that you get uniform slices, and you're not limited to just onions — use it with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes — or even use it as a giant fork when you've run out of utensils. Truly, your options are endless.

A Pasta Spoon Shaped Like A Fun Dinosaur

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It's a pasta spoon, and it's shaped like a fun dinosaur — what more do you want to know? The color is vibrant, the teeth make it easy to scoop your pasta, and the eyes let any excess water drain away so your plate doesn't become a swamp. It's safe to toss into the dishwasher, and did I mention it's shaped like a fun dinosaur?

A Hands-Free Umbrella That Protects You From The Sun

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We usually think of umbrellas when it's raining, but they're also a great way to prevent sunburn when you're outside. This one is completely hands-free, making it great for gardening, golfing, hiking, or even just a day at the beach. The cloth top is anti-UV as well as reflective, and it collapses down compact so it's easy to take with you.

This Mobile Platform That Won't Let Your Coffee Spill

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I wouldn't swing it around like a ferris wheel, but this little platform will definitely prevent your mug of coffee from spilling as you walk throughout your home or office. Your cup also won't slide off the edge if you bump into something, and it's particularly great for boats, parties, or even restaurants.

A Jar Scraper That Gets Every Last Drop

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You know how much mayonnaise or peanut butter is still left in the jar when you typically throw it out? At least a few tablespoons' worth — so grab this jar scraper. It'll help you save money, or, in my case, it'll let you procrastinate on buying groceries for at least another week, if not more. There's a hole at the end of the handle that lets you hang it up in storage, plus it's relatively thin so that it takes up hardly any space in drawers.

A Smart Container That Helps Keep Your Herbs Fresh

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Tired of your herbs going bad before you're able to use them? Then store them in this herb saver pod. The water reservoir underneath helps keep them properly hydrated, and you only need to refill it every five days in order for your herbs to last for up to three weeks. It's BPA-free, plus it even helps prevent your herbs from getting squished in the fridge.

A Meat Tenderizer Made From Stainless Steel

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Tenderizing your meat prior to cooking helps break down the tissues so that they're easier to chew, and you can use this tenderizer on all types of meat — chicken, steak, lamb — just go for it and thank me later. The blades are made from rust-resistant stainless steel that doesn't easily dull, and they only pop out when pressure is applied to prevent accidental cuts.

These Silicone Caps That Keep Your Popped Bottles Fresh

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Letting your opened bottles of beer and soda go flat is a waste of money, so top them off with these reusable caps. They're made from food-grade silicone, and each order comes with six in various colors. But why listen to me, when you could let the reviews speak for themselves? "Ever been to a sporting event and get a drink but they take the lid or cap because they don't want you acting like a fool and throwing it on the field or at players?" one enthusiastic shopper wrote. "Yup that's why they take them but these are a great replacement. I hardly ever finish a soda so I'd prefer to have a lid to take it with me. These are perfect. And they don't set off the metal detector."

A Compact Blanket You Can Take Anywhere

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Sometimes you just want to sit down on the ground without getting your butt dirty — so grab this beach blanket. It's large enough to fit up to seven people, and it folds down into a compact drawstring bag so that it's easy to take anywhere. Each order comes with four stakes you can use to secure the corners, plus sand easily brushes off of it so you don't bring it into the house.

A Butter Knife That Curls Your Butter For Easy Spreading

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Just this morning I ruined a piece of toast by trying to spread a chunk of butter on it. How exactly did I ruin it? I can't say — the memory is too painful. But suffice to say, I wish I would've had this butter spreader at the time. The holes along the blade curl your butter so that it's easier to spread, and it's made from rust-resistant stainless steel.

A Handy Tool That Makes It Easy To Peel Shrimp

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Peeling and deveining shrimp is boring, but you know what's slightly less boring? Peeling and deveining shrimp with this handy tool. You can peel, devein, and butterfly your shrimp all with one quick motion, plus the ergonomic handle is designed to fit comfortably in right and left hands.

A Scraper That You Can Use For Anything

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Got crumbs on the counter? Scrape 'em away with this scraper. Dough stuck to the stove? Use this scraper. Found a moldy lime that's rolled underneath the table? Scoop it up with this scraper. Hot summer day without even a hint of a breeze? Fan yourself with this scraper. I think you get my drift.

These Microwaveable Cups That Let You Poach Eggs

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Poaching eggs on the stove usually winds up with either a raw egg or an overcooked yolk, so grab these microwave egg poachers. They're made from food-grade silicone that's BPA-free, and your eggs only take 90 seconds or less to cook depending on your microwave. "I've been poaching eggs for a long time and one of the things I never liked about poaching eggs was the difficult clean up," one reviewer explains. "This poacher rinses out easily."