Do you read Amazon reviews? I mean, really read them. I'm not talking about that funny one your friend found and posted on social media, I'm talking about should-I-or-should-I-not-buy-this-right-now type reviews? I fall prey to them every single time and it doesn't matter how many positive reviews I read, it only takes that one negative review to throw me completely off my game. 20,000 positive reviews and one negative one? It might be a "no" for me, dawg.

There's no review paralysis here, though. I've put together a list of 37 products that are beloved by Amazon reviewers and — double word score! — they're also supremely handy. I'm talking about things like a portable desk for your car (imagine the possibilities!), exercise tools small enough to fit in your pocket and a personal water filter perfect for your hiking and camping travels. I'm positive you'll love these gadgets! (Get it? — "Positive?" I crack myself up.) You're going to want to throw these finds in your cart — stat!

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This Little Light Of Yours

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I never thought I'd live to see the day that nearly 50,000 people would leave a review for a tactical flashlight, but here we are. This gadget is compact, has an adjustable focus, and offers five light settings that fit your needs at any moment. This two-pack costs less than $17 and draws reviews like this one: "One of the ones I own was unintentionally run over by my car and went through the snowblower. Light still works. I would recommend."

Make Fido Disappear With This Odor Eliminator

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God bless our pets. They are equal parts fun — and frustrating — to have around, aren't they? Especially when they leave traces of their presence, particularly traces we'd rather not have, like stains and odors. This citrus deodorizer neutralizes odors, replacing them with a fresh orange scent. One reviewer explained, "I searched the internet and found reviews of Angry Orange, and it came today. It's like a miracle! I have cleaned all the surfaces with other fabric cleaners, then, sprayed Angry Orange after cleaning. The smell of the urine is gone and my apartment smells spectacular!"

Can't Finish A Soda? Don't Sweat With This Can Lid Cover

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If you or your kiddos can't finish your sodas, you need these can covers. They keep carbonated beverages fresh for 58% longer than if you were to put an opened can in the fridge. They also prevent drinks from spilling should they get knocked over. Genius!

I Steam, You Steam

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Iron clothes? You must be joking. Why would I iron when I can just steam my way to success? This portable clothes steamer does all the heavy lifting to keep my clothes looking pressed and fresh. This reviewer might be more excited about it than me: "I just purchased these curtains (along with many more for the rest of the house) that are not machine washable and I'm not a pro at the old-fashioned way of ironing, which is why I bought this hand steamer ... and I'm completely in love. I want to go around my house & steam wrinkles out of everything!" Hey, can you come over?

Plug And Hooray

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I can't turn on my own lamps and appliances anymore. I just can't; I won't go back. These smart plugs from Kasa have turned me into the queen of the castle, someone who can't be bothered with the peasantry of turning on my lights the old-fashioned manual way. And, I'm not alone, according to this reviewer: "I decided to trust the great reviews this product had. I'm so glad I did! The setup literally took minutes, and was so easy."

For The Love Of Froth

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Since I've been working pretty much exclusively from home for the past 18 months or so, going to Starbucks has become less of a convenience and more of an aggravation. (Sorry, Starbs.) This inexpensive milk frother, though, has allowed me to make my own Starbucks-esque creations without leaving the house. This reviewer agrees: "I've had many of these little frothers over the years and they all typically do not have much power, but this one is great."

You Can Get Organized

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​I don't drink much soda, but I do love me a good energy drink or three. The problem is, whether it's a skinny can or a tall can, neither fits into a standard bin organizer. I went on the hunt to find a can organizer that would work for odd-shaped containers and found this one. And, apparently, I'm not alone, according to this reviewer: "I've bought 3 of these so far. They're really great for fridge organization. I love that they fit tall cans (it was really hard to find a bin that would!)."

Get All Your Vitamin D

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Do we really need to discuss the benefits of vitamin D? I prefer to get mine outdoors, but not everyone has that luxury. This liquid vitamin D supplement steps in when nature can't — no chunky pills required. This reviewer did the research so you don't have to: "I spent a bunch of time online researching the proper portion of D3-K2 that's required and this was the closest that any other D3/K2 supplement on Amazon got to the recommended dosage."

A Breeze Around Your Neck

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I don't like being hot, which is hugely at odds with my life in humid Florida. I have a ton of these portable fan-type gadgets around, though, to help with this very issue. This portable neck fan is a good choice, and this reviewer backs me up: "Between living in Florida and going through menopause I have been miserable and this product has been a lifesaver." I solemnly swear I didn't leave that review, either.

One Sweet Seat

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When a review starts with "no more numb bum," you know it's going to be good. This gel-enhanced seat cushion is a lifesaver (buttsaver?) whether you're seated at a desk all day or you're in your car on the road all day. It's made with memory foam with a non-slip rubber bottom (no pun intended) and its ergonomic design provides support and comfort just where you need it most.

A Mish-Mash Of Mesh

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​Are you tired of losing socks in your washing machine? (Where do those things go anyway?) This set of five mesh laundry bags is a problem-solver for just such a scenario but is also ideal for your delicates like undies and hosiery. This reviewer is a believer: "This product has exceeded my expectations, as I have now been using them for about a year, and they show no signs of wear and seem to be very durable. I really recommend these bags if you are looking for quality, but affordable, mesh laundry bags that will last you a long time."

Cool As A Cucumber

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If you're noticing a "cool" theme in this list, you know what's been on my mind lately. This personal portable air cooler can go anywhere you do, from the garage to the office and beyond. This Arizona-based reviewer said, "I've noticed a huge difference in sleeping comfortably. No more dry mouth during the night." Simply add water and plugin for the full "hydro-chill" effect.

Liquid Joint Pain Relief

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Have you jumped on the turmeric bandwagon yet? There's a strong body of evidence out there that turmeric supplements can help with all sorts of things like reducing inflammation and improving your heart health. This turmeric liquid has high-potency down pat, with one reviewer saying: "We started taking this turmeric liquid and within less than 2 weeks my wife (near 60) exclaimed one morning 'I don't hurt anymore!'"

A Magic Bullet For Blending

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Where else are you going to get an 11-piece blender set for less than $30? Amazon has you covered, of course, with this Magic Bullet option. It includes the blender, blender cups, blades, a recipe book, and more, and it's earning reviews like this one: "The whole reason for this is that it has excellent design for blending shakes/drinks. It's very cleverly designed to be easy to use and - really important - easy to clean."

Tackle Meal Prep With This Food Scale

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Some kitchen scales get lost in a plethora of features that water down the true functionality of the gadget itself, but not this one. This stainless steel food scale has simplicity down pat with high-precision load sensors, a backlit LCD display, and multi-unit conversions. More than 81,000 reviews are full of things like this, " This stainless steel scale works really well for us. For the price, you can't beat it."

Hop To Cooler Drinks

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If you've heard of the Brümate Hopsulator (and let's be honest, who hasn't?), you probably don't even need to read the reviews. This slim can cooler is all the rage among the White Claw crowd and for good reason: It just works to keep your beverage icy cold. Just listen to this guy: "Like to keep your beer cold? Get this. Slow drinker but don't want to let your friends on to how slow you're drinking? Get this. Want your White Claw/Truly to stay as cold as it was when you took it out of your fridge? Get this."

Jump On The Charcuterie Bandwagon

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Charcuterie boards don't appear to be going away any time soon and for that, I am grateful. What's better than a big ol' board of cheese, meat, fruit, and nuts? Nothing, that's what. This bamboo cheese board and charcuterie platter is one of the best out there with a bamboo surface and a hidden drawer of accessories. Calling it the "best purchase ever," this reviewer added, "This is the most wonderful cheese board! It is so well made! I have gotten so many compliments from others wanting to know where we found it."

A Sweet Sweat

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​Can you believe there are people out there who sweat ... on purpose? Insanity! This Sweet Sweat waist trimmer promotes an "enhanced sweating experience," particularly during workouts. One exercise aficionado had this to say: "I wear this belt while I run, go on walks, and when I'm doing squats, sit-ups, planks, etc. I've been using it for a month, with diet and exercise, and you can see in the photo that it is helping cut my waist."

Have An Exercise Ball

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It's an exercise ball! It's a yoga ball chair! It's a stability tool for strengthening your core! This exercise ball chair comes with its own quick pump, holds upward of 2,000 pounds, and has a variety of uses, from improving your posture at your desk to boosting your flexibility. This reviewer was impressed: "The ball was easy to pump up and I use it as my office chair! It works wonderfully. I have already noticed that my back and shoulders feel better sitting on the ball instead of a chair. I highly recommend it!"

Don't Desk And Drive

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If you spend a lot of time in your car, you might really want to invest in one of these steering wheel desks. It's the perfect solution for a quick meal or to crank out some emails or projects, as it's strong enough to accommodate a tablet or laptop. Here's one reviewer's experience: "I work five days a week in a COVID ICU and have been eating in my vehicle to reduce the risk of spread in the lunchroom or restaurants. Had been struggling with eating in comfort all these months until I stumbled upon an article about interesting gadgets on Amazon. Where have you been?! Slapped it on and immediately in love!"

Join The Resistance

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If you're looking for an easily portable exercise regimen that you can take anywhere, look no further than this five-piece set of resistance loop exercise bands, each with varying resistance levels. More than 93,000 reviews have been left for this set, which will only set you back about $12, including this one: "Absolutely love them. They offer so many different strengths for various exercises."

Inside Out

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​Sometimes you just want to enjoy the great outdoors, but from the bug-free safety of the indoors. This magnetic screen door closure will bring the outdoors in while keeping bugs and flying critters outside where they belong. One reviewer raved about its functionality with her pups: "It has taken so much abuse, between the hot midwest sun to the sub-freezing temps and three German Shepherds racing through it multiple times a day. I still highly recommend this for anyone wanting to keep bugs out of their house. It's such a practical alternative to a sliding screen door."

Who's Your Battery Daddy?

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How to store all of the batteries your household needs is one of those "adult things" no one tells you about, but that you have to have a solution for. This battery organizer and storage case is a terrific solution for holding batteries of all sizes, freeing up your desk drawers and cabinets for other things. This reviewer said, "I am so happy to finally have purchased a solution to the batteries rolling around in my kitchen drawer! I never knew which batteries I had and did not have. This is awesome. It is perfect in every way."

Add Power To Your Shower

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One of the easiest upgrades you can make in your life, whether you rent or own your home, is in the shower — specifically, with this six-function shower head. This showerhead has 39 nozzles and six sprayer functions including "rain," "massage" and "water-saving." Reviews on this product range from "changed my shower game" to "cheap price but not cheap on features."

Bag It Up

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Storage bags are one of those things I feel like you can never have enough of. This two-pack of extra-large moving bags is ideal for everything from off-season clothes storage to moving gear from one location to another. One frequent mover (and reviewer) offered this: "I have moved so many times, so have had to use a lot of bags and boxes. I honestly can say that these bags are by far the best and strongest bags I've used so far. They are so big and contain so much. I'm really really pleased that I bought them."

A Bag For Every Occasion

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Whether you're in the market for a daypack, a backpack, or a lightweight, packable bag, this multi-compartment backpack will fill that role. It's packed with pockets and features, has breathable mesh shoulder straps, and has a large, 40-liter capacity. After one year of ownership, one reviewer had this to say: "*Update* Just had to come back & say more about this bag after owning (abusing) it for a year. Bought some elastic cord to thread through the loops on the front...even more storage!"

Tidy Up Your Desk Space

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There's nothing I like more than a tidy workspace because I really do believe that it helps you be more productive. This multifunctional desk pad not only protects your desk from scratches and spills but also serves as a large mouse pad. The reviews, like this one, are positive: "First this product is a great size. Got it less for a computer mat and more for a craft mat to work and take pictures on. The size easily fits my mid-size laptop and mouse with room to spare. The mat is thick and feels sturdy (heavy enough to hold itself down)."

Mat About You

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From one type of mat to another, this thick yoga mat from Gaiam is great for all of your floor exercises and has an easy-cinch carrier strap so you can grab it and go. One reviewer said her "knees love this mat," adding: "I really like this mat. It's thick and works great on my wood floors. I bought it to replace another more expensive Gaiam mat that was supposed to be "extra thick" but was not. The strap is handy and the price is fantastic!"

Personalized Pet ID For Cheap

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Fido needs his own ID, O.K.? This stainless steel pet ID tag can be fully customized right on Amazon's website and delivered with the quick shipping you've grown accustomed to from the online giant. One reviewer compared it to more expensive tags seen inside pet stores: "I LOVE these. I have seen many in pet stores that cost twice as much and look half as good."

Your Own Personal Water Filter

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If you're a hiker, a camper, or a doomsday prepper, you know the importance of having access to fresh, clean water at all times. With LifeStraw, a personal water filter in straw form, you'll never be far away from having something to drink. Take it from this guy: "I took it backpacking on Maine's Bigelow range. When I ran out of the water I brought, I was A-ok with this. Just bring a wide mouth bottle to fill with water you find. On top of one of the lower peaks, I drank from the most disgusting-looking crevice filled with brown scum. I thought, this is going to be safe, but taste horrid. WRONG. TASTED LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER. Better than any tap."

Waterproof Your Phone

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Summer is synonymous with excursions — to the lake, the pool, the beach, you name it. Most of us don't go very far, however, without our smartphones. Protect them while you're exploring with these universal waterproof pouches. For less than $13, you can protect your investment like this guy did: "Took this to Belize and decided to set it in the back of our kayak instead of around my neck. Well, kayak flips, phone goes in the water. After 45 min of snorkeling in about 8 feet of water, we found it and thank goodness it was airtight and never let any water in!!"

Throw Shade

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Have umbrella, will travel. This sport-brella, as it's called, is an adjustable umbrella with a universal clamp that allows you to throw shade literally anywhere you might be. It features an SPF of 50+ and has a 360-degree swivel, perfect for the beach, the golf course, or watching your kiddos play outside. One reviewer described it as a "must-have for anyone who needs to get away from the sun in an open area where only a chair is available."

Have A Ball With These Jars

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You don't have to turn into your grandmother to appreciate the art of canning. These wide-mouth Mason jars are great for storing excess veggies from the garden, preserving fruit, or even making overnight oatmeal or parfaits. This set of six 16-oz. jars with lids has unlimited uses: "Product as described, perfect for taking soup to work. They don't leak when used with the wide-mouth plastic lids instead of the metal ones."


Stop The Splatter

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Sometimes you just want to eat something fried, you know? There's nothing better than homemade fried chicken, but oh boy, that greasy mess. These grease splatter screens attach over your existing pans to contain the mess so you can fry without spending hours cleaning up. This reviewer says it keeps hot grease under control: "This screen is fabulous. The screen has some bumps but the rim is nice and flat and sits firmly on my 12-inch fry pan. I sauteed some asparagus this morning with the heat turned up higher than normal to test its ability to keep oil in the pan. Zero grease came out except when I lifted the screen to turn the asparagus over."

Charged Up

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You can't leave home these days without your smartphone, which also means you can't leave home without a portable charger or power bank. This two-pack of power banks will keep your device charged on the go. You can keep one completely juiced while you use the other to power up your phone. This reviewer was pleased to have two: "Both colors look sleek and I can charge my phone up to 3 times from dead or critical battery when the power banks are fully charged."

Multipurpose Clips For Everything

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I'm always on the lookout for multipurpose clips. This set of seven magnetic clips have so many uses, from sealing chips to holding a child's artwork on the refrigerator. This reviewer likes them best for sealing snacks: "These work great on all bag sizes. I was worried they wouldn't work as well on large chip bags but they work great. Would definitely recommend!"

Kid-Friendly iPad Protection

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You have a dilemma: A kid who needs entertainment and an iPad that will cost you several hundred dollars. Those two things don't usually mix unless you have this kid-proof lightweight iPad case to protect your investment. Here's the testimony of one parent: "Great protection for your IPad! Just bought two 10.5 iPads for our 8- and 9-year-olds. We had these on their iPad Minis from day one and I believe they have saved us in damage repair several times over!"