top amazon products feb 2021
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The Most Popular Items on Amazon, According to Our Readers

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top amazon products feb 2021
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What We're Buying Right Now

Spring may be the time of year for getting out and about, but pleanty of people are still spending their time shopping online in record numbers. We took a look at Amazon sales data to find out what Cheapism readers' favorite buys of 2021 are (so far); the results are listed in order of descending popularity.


Prices and availability are subject to change. Some items may only be available from third-party sellers.


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Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls
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Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls

$10 
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This simple product was by far the most popular among Cheapism readers in 2020 — and it's still the top seller in 2021. Pop one, two, or even three of these in the dryer along with a load of laundry and you'll never go back to using fabric softener sheets again. That's the enthusiastic consensus from buyers on Amazon, who praise this set of six New Zealand-made wool dryer balls as a scent-free, organic alternative to chemical dryer sheets. Keep an eye on the price, though; we've seen this selling for less than $9 and as much as $15 in the recent past.


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Emergency Heating Kit
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Keyboard Cleaning Gel
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Keyboard Cleaning Gel

$7
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Don't let your cleaning blitz ignore the things that you and your family probably use as much or more than anything else in the house: your computers. Keyboards are incredibly gross but hard to clean — at least they used to be. This innovative and highly effective cleaning gel makes any keyboard like new, and the biodegradable gel won't stick to your hands or your computer. One reviewer wrote: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite, it cleaned it as good as new."


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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

$25
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Bring the drive-thru home with a morning sandwich maker. The dishwasher-safe set takes your own fresh ingredients — like eggs, English muffins, ham, bagels, or sausage — and turns them into an effort-free breakfast of champions.


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Goshi Exfoliating Shower Towel
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Powecom KN95 Disposable Face Masks
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Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
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5 Stars United Ring Size Adjuster
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Ring Size Adjuster

$8.50
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If the cold weather means your rings are slipping and sliding all over the place, these silicone adjusters are a quick, unobtrusive way to fix the problem without resorting to resizing.

'Goodnight Zoom'
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'Goodnight Zoom'

$12
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One of the most recognizable children's books of all time has always been ripe for parody, so "Goodnight Zoom" was a tale just waiting to happen. Everything from homemade bread to a pile of delivery boxes makes an appearance in this zany time-capsule read.


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Household Essentials Hinge It Magnetic Garage Door Accents
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'50 States, 5,000 Ideas'
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'50 States, 5,000 Ideas'

$13
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Beautifully illustrated and compiled by the experts at National Geographic, this book spells out "Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do" for the traveler in your life. From Louisiana swamp tours to the world's longest yard sale, the book reveals some of the greatest hidden treasures in the U.S.

The Ultimate RV Logbook
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The Ultimate RV Logbook

$10
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This handsome book allows RVers to catalog their memories and make notes of things they liked — or didn't — about specific campgrounds. Were the bathrooms dirty? Did the camp store have tons of good stuff? Travelers can jot it all down. There's also a maintenance log section in the back.


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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

$13
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Cheapism readers must drink a lot of hot beverages because they made this the No. 2 seller in 2020... and it's still a hot item this year. Why spend more than $100 on one of those fancy "smart" coffee mugs that promises to keep your beverage piping hot when you could buy one of these low-tech mug warmers and put the savings toward buying more coffee?


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'Wild At Home' Book
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Ram-Pro Furniture Markers and Crayons
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Ram-Pro Furniture Markers and Crayons

Price: $9

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Nothing dates a room faster than dinged-up wood furniture. Fill in all those "oops" moments with furniture markers and crayons. They come in six blendable colors and include wax filler crayons for those really deep gouges. 

Umite Chef Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
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Scratch art
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Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes

$7
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With 125 notes kids can “write” with a wooden stylus, revealing a rainbow of color underneath. Not even the artist knows what the final picture will look like, which is a lot of the fun of scratch art.

Universal Phone Mount
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Universal Phone Mount

$20

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Phone mounts generally go either on the dashboard or the fan vent. The first clutters up the dash and distracts from the rather important stuff happening on the other side of the windshield. The second prevents the vents from blowing hot or cold air into the passenger compartment, and freezes or bakes your phone in the process. This style has a much smaller footprint and allows you to mount a phone facing forward in the tiniest of gaps by the controls/display — right where you need it but out of the way.


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Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating
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Repel Windproof Umbrella

$22

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The seller describes this as "an umbrella that defies the logic of Mother Nature." We're not quite sure what that's supposed to mean, but we do know Cheapism readers have been buying these aplenty. Just a hair under 12 inches long and weighing 15 ounces, this teflon-coated travel umbrella is the perfect size for travel.

Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile
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Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

$24
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If you're a car buff (or know someone who is), this coffee-table book is sure to get your motor running. Learn about 130 years of automotive history; drool over gorgeous images of iconic cars like the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Ford Model T, and Lamborghini Countach; and discover the people who built classics like these vehicle. 


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RAK Magnetic Wristband
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Post-it Pop-up Note Dispenser
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Kensizer Soil Tester
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Wobane Under Cabinet LED Lighting Kit
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Wobane Under Cabinet LED Lighting Kit

$21

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Cabinetry is never cheap, especially if you splash out on custom lighting, too. But why not add that little luxury to your existing cabinets for less than the price of a few light bulbs? These pre-cut LED strips come with a wireless remote control that has a timer, a dimmer, and a 60-foot range.


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Propagation Station
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iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer
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Berry Ave Broom Holder and Tool Organizer
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Berry Ave Broom Holder and Tool Organizer

$15
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Whether you’re trying to tame a cluttered garage, pantry, or basement, wall-mounted storage like this organizer can be especially helpful. It has five slots for brooms, rakes, and other handled tools, plus six hooks for everything else.


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Suptikes Door Draft Stopper
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Xiaomi Mi Band 3
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Xiaomi Mi Band 3

$23 

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Wary of spending your hard-earned money on an electronics brand you've probably never heard of? Don't be — especially for the price. AndroidCentral notes that Xiaomi is the second-largest maker of wearables in the world, and says there's "very little to fault" when it comes to the Mi Band 3. You'll even get heart-rate monitoring, which comes with a higher price tag on a Fitbit, while features such as water resistance and activity tracking are similar.


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Our Moments Couples Card Game
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'Our Moments' Couples Card Game

$19
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This game includes 100 questions that are meant to deepen a relationship. Sample queries include: "What's something you've tried that you'll never, ever try again?" and "What's your idea of a perfect vacation and how can we make it happen?"


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Bluapple Produce Freshness Saver Balls
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Musher's Secret Dog Paw Wax
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High Definition Grip Scope
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High-Definition Monocular

$40
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Unlike bulky binoculars, this BAK4 prism-equipped monocular 6x30 viewing scope can be easily balanced and stabilized with just one hand. The high-definition optical glass provides clear, crisp images through the no-slip grip device, which can be used with or without glasses.

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
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Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

$50
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Help them de-stress without worrying about whether their favorite scent is woodsy or fruity, fresh or floral. This massager is one of the top picks in a crowded category on Amazon. It has four deep-kneading, rotating nodes, plus soothing heat and an automatic 20-minute shutoff for safety.


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Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike
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Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike

$340

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This bike may not include the myriad of bells and whistles and included apps found with other higher-priced machines, but it gets high marks from reviewers who say it feels well-built and of solid quality at a good price for those who just want to ride. Cage pedals, transportation wheels, and adjustable resistance are all included.


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