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The 10 Most Useful Inventions on Amazon Launchpad

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Keewifi kisslink WiFi Router / Range Extender

Amazon Launchpad features new cutting-edge products from brilliant startups such as this one. Extend the range of your wifi signal with this inventive router/wifi extender. The genius is in the ease of use. Guests access the network via physical proximity as opposed to passwords. No need to share passwords with guests -- they simply hold their device near it, and they're connected. Setup takes 30 seconds, and most connectivity issues can be solved by pressing the "Zen button".  Over 100 reviewers rate this 4 stars, and most say that it simply does what it claims to do. Available for $59.

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Garageio Smart Garage Controller

With this gadget you will no longer worry about who has your garage door code, or whether you left the garage door open when you left on vacation. Control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world. Quickly grant and remove access for relatives, kids, or the babysitter. No-tools-required installation. Support for two doors in this model, but other models available support from one to three. Price: $199.

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NomadPlus Smartphone Battery Pack and Wall Charger

We've all seen (and probably own) a portable smartphone charger, but this one might be the most useful. Take your Apple wall charger and pop it into this gadget. When plugged into the wall, it remains your average everyday wall charger. When unplugged, however, it becomes a portable power supply, capable of fully charging your smartphone to 100%. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, and currently selling at 63% off on Amazon, you can buy it for $14.95.

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Pavlok - Break bad habits

Bizarre, but useful. This wearable delivers carefully timed electrical stimulus (yes, it electrocutes you) to help rid you of bad habits such as smoking, eating sugar, biting your nails, etc.  The company claims that most users notice results in two days, and most habits are gone by day five. Price: $199.

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Coolest Cooler

Funded by Kickstarter, the 55 quart Coolest Cooler features a built-in ice-crushing blender, a removeable Bluetooth outdoor speaker, USB charger, bottle opener, bungee cords, built-in dishware, knife, cutting board and more. The important bits are made from stainless steel, rubber and aluminum, so it appears to be highly durable as well. Available for a cool $499 right now on Amazon.

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Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage

Bluesmart is a carry-on suitcase that syncs to your smartphone, so you can remotely locate it (3G+GPS), lock it, or weigh it. Yes -- it can actually weigh itself. Bluesmart also features a built-in charger good for six smartphone or tablet charges. Available for $399.

security

Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

Protect your home with this desktop gadget that packs a 90+ db siren, motion-activated recording, and a connection to your local authorities. Canary's 1080p HD camera sports a 147 wide-angle lens, night vision, and high-quality audio. Monitor air quality, temperature, and humidity as well. Free cloud storage for recent events. This all-in-one security gadget sets up in minutes, and there are no contracts or fees whatsoever. Retails for $249, but currently selling on Amazon for $180.

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FUGOO Tough - Portable Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

With over 660 reviews and a 4.5 out of 5 star rating, it appears this speaker delivers on its promise: To be the most rugged Bluetooth speaker in the world. Using fiber-reinforced resins and aluminum, Fugoo has created a 100% waterproof, shock proof, dust, mud, and snow proof speaker capable of delivering 40 hours of high-fidelity sound on a single charge. Currently discounted 22%, it can be purchased for $179.99.

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Game Golf Digital Shot Tracking System

This device clips to your belt and effortlessly tracks your entire golf game. Course, shot distance, puts per hole, and more are tracked with no manual entry whatsoever. Just bump the top of your club against the device before and after your shot, and Game Golf does the rest. Reviewers on Amazon rate it 4 out of 5 stars. Currently discounted by 52% on Amazon, you can buy it for $119.99.

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FOBO Bike Bluetooth Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Funded on Indiegogo, FOBO Bike gives accurate and real-time reading of tire pressures via Bluetooth. Reduce risk and save on fuel. FOBO Bike installs quickly on bikes, trikes, motorcycles and more. Includes theft-deterrent features as well. Price: $95.