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These 10 cult-fave gadgets will make life so much easier, starting at $9

You never knew you needed these gadgets — but you absolutely do. (Photo: Amazon)
You never knew you needed these gadgets — but you absolutely do. (Photo: Amazon)

Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a cleaning must-have or something to make dinner prep a little less exhausting, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there's no way it's a dud. No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great; they're a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage. Scroll down for our favorite Amazon gadgets with cult-favorite status.

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SHILA

Shila Bowl Cozy

$30
This set comes with five multicolor microwave-safe bowl holders to protect your hands from hot bowls.
$30 at Amazon

It's soup season and if you've grabbed on to more than a few bowls that were too hot to handle, this set of bowl cozies is made for you — and the 3,000 five-star fans.

"They work great- just thick enough to provide heat protection for your hands," reported a five-star fan. "They wash in the washer. They hold soup bowls and mugs without slipping which is perfect for my husband who eats in his recliner a lot. They are colorful and cheery and work great in the microwave."

Pro-LifT

Pro-Lift Z-Creeper Seat

$45$116Save $71
This handy gadget converts from a creeper to seat with padded cushions and has six swivel casters for easy maneuverability.
$45 at Amazon

If there's someone in your life who likes to spend time in the garage tinkering, this is a deal you shouldn't pass up — it's nearly 60% off! This creeper lets you get on the ground and underneath whatever you're fixing and keep you comfortable. More than 15,000 shoppers give it a perfect five-star rating.

"I'm a bigger guy and squatting out crawling under my jeep can be a challenge at times," shared a rave reviewer. "This creeper allows me to comfortably lay down and roll under my jeep or simply sit down when I am working at a higher level. More sturdy and reliable than other creepers I have tried."

Glocusent

Glocusent Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light

$22$30Save $8
This neck light is rechargeable and bendable so you can adjust it to suit your reading needs at any angle.
$22 at Amazon

If you're a late-night reader or just can't seem to put down the crossword at bedtime, this reading light might just change your routine. It's horseshoe-shaped and hangs around your neck like a necklace with two little lights on the end. It's also rechargeable, adjustable and has over 68,000 five-star fans.

"I honestly only bought this on a whim but now I'm not sure how I can continue life without it," reported a rave reviewer. "Amazing for reading, crochet, power outages, camping....10/10."

NIUONSIX

Niuonsix Heating Pad for Neck and Shoulders

$45$70
Save $25 with 10% off coupon
This heating pad is specially designed to soothe your neck and shoulders. Not only does it use heat, but it's also weighted with pure stone seed to keep you relaxed.
$45 at Amazon

Got neck and shoulder pain? This weighted heating pad is made just for your neck and shoulders and has a fastener to keep it in place for a soothing experience. Proof is in the reviews — nearly 3,000 shoppers rave about how it eases their aches.

"It makes my headaches go away almost immediately," reported a rave reviewer. "I had reconstructive shoulder surgery and nothing ever worked except for this. I love it. 10/10"

i-Dawn

i-Dawn Portable Multifunction Keychain

$9$25Save $16
Like the Swiss Army knife of keychains, this one has an iPhone lightning cable, bottle opener and carabiner all in one.
$9 at Amazon

You'll never be without your charging cable or bottle opener again with this keychain. Perfect for traveling — you're always going to need to charge your phone and you never know when the bottles aren't twist-off!

"This is a handy gadget for anyone who has a phone, so everyone!" shared a one of 2,000 rave reviewers. "It clips to my wallet key holder or the inside of my handbag, along with a small battery pack. I don't fear being left without power or a way to get it. These are great to keep in your glove box or a gift for a friend that never seems to have a cord and 'borrows' yours."

KitchenClouds

KitchenClouds Kitchen Mat

$20$36Save $16
Treat your feet to the cushy comfort of these bestselling anti-fatigue mats.
$20 at Amazon

If you do a lot of cooking, your entire body will thank you for taking advantage of this deal. This anti-fatigue kitchen mat will give your feet so much cushion that your whole body will be at ease after taking the last casseroles and pies out of the oven.

"I am so happy I bought this," wrote one of 3,000+ five-star fans. "I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking. My feet get sore easily after working in retail for 15 years wearing awful shoes. Any comfort I can get at home doing something I love is well worth the investment. Super cushiony. I ordered a different brand and they did not come close to this one!"

Rocketbook

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

$19$32Save $13
This reusable notebook has 36 dot grid notebook pages and comes with one microfiber cloth and one black Pilot FriXion erasable pen.
$19 at Amazon

The 32-page Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook is perfect for the student, the professional or anyone who takes lots of notes. The No. 1 bestseller is also a dream solution for those who want to reduce paper waste and clutter. Simply send handwritten notes to the cloud and then wipe the pages clean for reuse. It has nearly 50,000 five-star ratings! The Rocketbook is currently available in two sizes and 17 colors and comes with a Pilot Frixion pen and a microfiber cloth.

"The Rocketbook was a great find," shared a rave reviewer. "It allows me to keep track of notes rather than notebooks (I've used and lost many). The cool thing that I have found with it is the ease that it is with set up and storage of notes. I like the fact that it is quick and easy with simple shortcuts. I recommend it for those struggling to track and find notebooks."

Vtopmart

Vtopmart Airtight Food Storage Containers, 7 Pieces

$22$52
Save $30 with coupon
Organize your pantry like a pro with these durable, stackable, BPA-free containers. The set includes one tall, two medium, two small and two mini containers and lids, plus two dozen reusable labels. Clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.
$22 at Amazon

Professional organizers will tell you that the key to a happy pantry is to swap out all those ugly cardboard boxes and polypropylene for clear containers so that you know exactly what you have. This seven-piece set, complete with reusable labels, does just that — plus their easy-lock lids ensure maximum freshness. Over 18,000 five-star reviewers rank them as perfection.

This happy reviewer gets it: "Great organizers to bring some calm to your chaos and not just for food! My pantry finally looks organized. The containers are heavy-duty and seal very well...I recommend these multi-purpose containers to anyone who wants to bring some calm to their chaos, whether it’s food, craft supplies or anything you need to securely store."

nicelucky

Nicelucky Coffee Mug Warmer

$22$36
Save $14 with 15% off coupon
This simple gadget gives you three temperature options and keeps your beverage hot from the first sip to the last.
$22 at Amazon

This Coffee Mug Warmer is an easygoing little guy, with only an on/off switch and an indicator light telling you when your drink is hot — it takes less than two minutes to do its thing! I really appreciate its simplicity in this chaotic day and age. It has a nice long cord, easily wipes clean and is tiny enough to fit in a carry-on. Yes, I plan to bring it with me on vacation this summer. And yes that might sound a bit nuts but hey, call me crazy. I'm hooked.

"It is so convenient!" reported one of over 3,000 five-star fans. "You just put your tea cup on it, it will automatically warm your drink at once, you do not have to push any button, when you take your tea cup away from it for drink, it also automatically stop to work, you do nothing, and you always have warm drinks. Great one! Much better than other warmer. I bought 4 of them already. hahaha"

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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