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.
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.
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.
The smallest dual-port car charger is sitting basically flush in a lot of your cars these days.
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.
4.6 million cable ties.
Aukey makes it on to the list a third time with the smallest dual port USB charger around.
Best controller, worst .gif.
We did not include other brands of SNES USB controller for this entry.
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.
How many strawberries’ lives have we saved?
This entry combines multiple listings of Rubbermaid’s FreshWorks series.
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
Not the sugar-free kind, you’re welcome - Shep
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
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
21. Eufy RoboVac 11
I can’t tell you the last time I actually used a stand up vacuum because of this thing. - Jillian
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
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
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
35. Raspberry Pi 3
If my house was burning down, I’d save my wife, my pets, and this. - Shep
This let me seem super sophisticated on the subway while reading the Harry Potter books for the first time at 27 years old. - Jillian
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
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
The only printer I’ve owned that I haven’t wanted to throw into an active volcano. - Shep
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
I don’t think my kids even know how to manually turn a lamp on. - Corey
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
56. Squatty Potty 7"
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
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
This book will destroy you, fair warning - Shep
65. Roav Dash Cam
70. Steam Link
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!