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8 AmazonBasics Products You Didn’t Know You Wanted

8 AmazonBasics Products You Didn’t Know You Wanted

If you’re anything like us, most shopping experiences start with Amazon. Whether it’s prices, selection, or the convenience of never having to leave your own home, you can find just about anything you need on Amazon. In their continuing bid to completely monopolize shopping as a whole, the AmazonBasics house brand has versions of many of the products you use regularly. You’re probably already using their cables and batteries, but there’s a whole world of products bearing the AmazonBasics name that you didn’t know you needed.

Patio Lights

The fastest way to class up a patio, porch, garden, balcony or any other outdoor space is to throw up a set of outdoor hanging lights. Some of your favorite bars and venues probably have them because they’re just that good at making a place look cooler. All the manufacturers make essentially the same product (G40 globe bulb, candelabra shape, end-to-end design), but you can save yourself a couple bucks by picking up a 25′ or 50′ in green, black or white from AmazonBasics. $35

Padded Pet Bolster Bed

Don’t leave Fido or Spot out of your AmazonBasics shopping spree. The brand also makes a padded pet bolster bed available in five sizes ranging from 21″ to 46″. Fleece and polyester construction make this comfortable for your best friend while also being durable enough to hold up to daily use. It’s designed to work with crates, carries and pet homes, but also has enough support to be used on its own. Even better, the entire bed is machine washable and dryer safe so keeping it clean is easy. $17

Neoprene Dumbbells

If you’re looking to squeeze in some light workouts at home, check out these AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbells. They’re sold in pairs or as part of a 32 pound set. They’re made with an easy-grip neoprene coating for a secure hold and a hexagonal shape to prevent rolling. They weigh up to 20 pounds each. Is this the perfect dumbbell set for the man that lifts regularly? Probably not. But it is great for someone that just wants a few weights at home and doesn’t want to spend a hundred bucks plus on a full set. $42

Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

After the classic skillet, the dutch oven is probably the most used piece of cast iron in any kitchen. Whether you’re making stews, marinades, bread, or just roasting some vegetables, this heavy-duty cast iron dutch oven with a blue or red enamel finish that’s oven-safe to 400 degrees F can handle it. Hundreds of dollars cheaper than the Le Creuset option and also cheaper than the Lodge option, the AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is a great piece of starter cast iron. $45

Carry-On Travel Backpack

For less than fifty bucks you can own a great travel backpack that will get through an entire year worth of adventures. What makes the AmazonBasics Carry-On Travel Backpack one of the best travel backpacks out there? It’s made with one huge main compartment with zippered mesh space similar to a traditional carry-on, which makes accessing all your clothing and gear easy. There’s also a zipper laptop sleeve, easy access front pockets for IDs/papers/tech and a shoulder strap if you want to carry it like a duffel. $49

Bluetooth Sound Bar

Dual full-range stereo speakers for expansive audio up to 90 dB. Three different sound modes optimized for TV, movies or the news. Standard optical, RCA and AUX jacks, along with Bluetooth for mobile devices. The 31″ soundbar is also available in 2.0 or 2.1 channel options depending on whether or not you want a built-in subwoofer. While it won’t output anywhere near enough noise to help you recreate Maxell’s “Blown Away Guy,” we’ve found this to be a better option than most TV speakers and one of the best soundbars on a budget. $62

Mid-Back Office Chair

The #1 Best Seller in the Home Office Desk Chairs category, the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair is an affordable alternative to big box options when you need a new chair for home or the office. It’s not going to win any awards in the design department (it looks like every other mid-back office chair out there) but by not breaking the mold when it comes to form or function they can make this chair available to you for sixty-five bucks. All things considered, that’s a good value for a padded, pneumatic and black bonded leather upholstered chair. $65

Steel Lattice Fire Pit

Skip the trip to the local hardware store to get a new fire pit for the back yard. Amazon will deliver their version to your door, inside three days, for free. In addition to being cheaper than other steel construction options on the market, the AmazonBasics Steel Lattice Fire Pit is deep enough to actually contain the fire and the legs have fins that make it sturdier. In our opinion the simple lattice design and ring handles also make it a littler more attractive than similarly priced options. $75