Five Years of Kinja Deals: The 100 Most Popular Products Ever

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Five years ago, Gizmodo Media Group created a new team, independent of the Editorial and Advertising wings of our company, and dedicated to helping our readers discover the best products and the best deals on them. Twenty million products later, these are the most popular items ever, as purchased by you.

1. Magnetic Smartphone Car Vent Mounts

Stick them together, and the combined sales from Aukey and Mpow’s magnetic smartphone vent mounts (they’re the same thing, let’s be real) nab the top spot, and that’s without even taking into account analogs from many other brands.

2. Philips Wake-Up Lights

The combined SKUs of the Philips Wake-Up Light outshine almost everything else on this list, and have brightened more than 60,000 of your mornings.

3. Aukey Car Charger

The smallest dual-port car charger is sitting basically flush in a lot of your cars these days.

4. KMASHI Battery Packs

This is a bit of a weird entry. We included KMASHI’s two most popular battery packs, which are very similar products and have remained unchanged over the years. Had we, say, combined the numbers for every Anker battery pack you’ve ever purchased, that cumulative total would easily place first, but those products have changed dramatically over time.

5. Velcro Cable Ties

4.6 million cable ties.

6. Aukey Wall Chargers

Aukey makes it on to the list a third time with the smallest dual port USB charger around.

7. Tomee SNES USB Controller

Best controller, worst .gif.

We did not include other brands of SNES USB controller for this entry.

8. Anker SoundCore

Anker has been making Bluetooth speakers for years, but hit the sweet spot with the excellent SoundCore, which immediately became your favorite affordable option and the most popular speaker we’ve ever listed.

We did not include other versions of the Anker SoundCore for this entry.

9. Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers

How many strawberries’ lives have we saved?

This entry combines multiple listings of Rubbermaid’s FreshWorks series.

10. Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

This will pay for itself in about three unmade trips to your local coffee shop.

“It’s the easiest and best-tasting way to make cold brew coffee when you haven’t had your coffee yet.” - Jillian

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11. Haribo Gummy Bears - 5 Pound Bag

Not the sugar-free kind, you’re welcome - Shep

12. Exofficio Men’s Give-N-Go Boxer Brief

13. Eufy Starlit String Light with Remote Control

14. Delta Shower Head with H2Okinetic Technology

The rare physical upgrade you can make to an apartment or rental house. It’s like $20, and will vastly improve every shower you take. - Shep

15. Anker SoundBuds Slim

16. Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set

The fact that 75% of the lids and containers all fit together is a life saver. Only downside is that I recommended them to so many of my coworkers, I could no longer tell which were mine in the office fridge - Erica

17. Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer, Wet/Dry

18. OxyLED Motion Sensor Closet Light

19. Antec Bias Lighting

20. Hudson Essentials Cast Iron Chainmail Scrubber

21. Eufy RoboVac 11

I can’t tell you the last time I actually used a stand up vacuum because of this thing. - Jillian

22. UltraFire 7w 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight

23. iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount

24. Amazon Dash Wand With Alexa

It’s basically free with the included $20 Amazon credit, and actually sort of useful. I’ve used it to repurchase some cleaning supplies. - Shep

25. Amazon Echo

26. Nintendo Switch

27. DYMO LabelManager 160

I’m far from the person who is hyper organized and always has a spotless house. But this thing did convince me to organize my spice cabinet and keep it relatively organized for going on 6 months now. - Erica

28. Logitech Harmony Smart Control

The secret here is that it comes with the Harmony Hub, which lets you control your entire home theater with Alexa. It’s also frequently cheaper than buying the hub by itself. - Shep

29. Anker SoundBuds

30. RTIC 30 oz. Tumbler

31. Eneloop AA 2100 Batteries (Pack of 8)

32. Aukey Lightning to USB Cable

33. Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop

34. Anker PowerCore 20100

35. Raspberry Pi 3

36. Philips Norelco OneBlade

If my house was burning down, I’d save my wife, my pets, and this. - Shep

37. COWIN E7 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

38. Vansky Bias Lighting RGB

39. Kindle Paperwhite

This let me seem super sophisticated on the subway while reading the Harry Potter books for the first time at 27 years old. - Jillian

40. Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable (3ft)

41. Catan 5th Edition

42. Anker PowerCore Fusion

My personal favorite Anker product, solely for the fact that it’s a battery pack that you can plug directly into a wall. So much easier to recharge than finding a microUSB cable and USB charger. - Shep

43. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

I’m a weakling with spaghetti arms, but a random strong person once saw me posting about these in a hotel lobby, and he said “that’s good shit right there.” - Shep 

44. Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

45. Brother HL-L2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer

The only printer I’ve owned that I haven’t wanted to throw into an active volcano. - Shep

46. Leviton 15-Amp USB Duplex Receptacle

47. 1 Year PlayStation Plus Membership

48. Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip

49. Anker PowerCore 13000

50. Anova Culinary Bluetooth Sous Vide

I had one of these before starting here and it’s now become an almost rite of passage into the Kinja Deals family. It’s really just a lazy way to tell people you like food. - Jillian

51. TP-Link Smart Plug

I don’t think my kids even know how to manually turn a lamp on. - Corey

52. Sport-Brella Portable Sun Umbrella, 8-Foot Canopy

I don’t go to the beach without this anymore, because I like shade and my skin is basically transparent. No amount of sunscreen is enough. - Shep

53. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned, 10-inch

54. BUFFALO Classic USB Gamepad

55. The Lord of the Rings Extended Editions [Blu-ray]

56. Squatty Potty 7"

57. Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife

This was my main knife for over five years, and there’s no way it should be as good as it is for that price. - Shep 

58. TaoTronics Light Bulbs, 60 Watt Equivalent Pack of 6

59. Etekcity Laser Thermometer

After spending hours checking the surface temperature of your cat and everything else in your home, you might eventually use a laser thermometer the way it was intended - to check the live temp of your grill, fridge, pizza stone, etc. - Corey

60. The Forever War, Kindle Edition 

This book will destroy you, fair warning - Shep

61. Lamicall Stand For Smartphones

62. AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack)

63. Towallmark Seatbelt Cutter Window Breaker Emergency Escape Tool

64. Sugru Moldable Glue (Pack of 8)

65. Roav Dash Cam

66. Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger

67. X-Chef Silicone Gloves

68. Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt

69. All-Clad Tri-Ply Fry Pan with Lid, 12-Inch

70. Steam Link

71. Vansky Motion Activated Bed Light

72. TP-Link Smart Plug Mini

73. TOPGREENER USB Charger Outlet 15 Amp

74. Anker PowerCore Elite 20000

75. LifeStraw

76. Panasonic KJ17MCC82A Eneloop Power Pack

77. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

78. BASICS Men’s Slim Minimalist Wallet

79. ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

80. WeMo Switch Smart Plug

What happened to the other 20 items? Duplicate listings, discontinued products, bad data, etc.

How much of our list have you treated yourself to? Tell us in the comments!