Shark Tank is one of the best reality shows on TV for a few reasons. For one, you get to see what the entrepreneurs are bringing to the table, and seeing what the judges consider worthwhile investments as well as those they literally laugh at on the spot. Another reason the show is so great is that the ideas are real, which means the products are real too. And some of these products are ones that make you think “why didn’t I think of that?”
While some people come on to the show with existing businesses and inventions that they made into products that are already being sold, there are also those who come to the show with nothing other than an idea and a business model, hopeful that the sharks will invest in them.
This is a list of products that you may or may not have seen on Shark Tank that are on the shelves, both in actual stores and online. Some inventions may seem a little ridiculous and some are potentially lifesaving. You can be the judge. See which products you’ve seen in an episode and which you yourself would be willing to buy!
The Original Comfy
Do you remember the episode with The Comfy? The Comfy is a product that was developed by two single dads who call themselves “The Comfy Bros.” They appeared on the show in December 2017 and impressed the judges, receiving an offer from Barbara Corcoran. Now, The Comfy has been hugely successful, being featured in Country Living, Business Insider, The Lad Bible, Buzzfeed, and other popular sites.
The Comfy is literally how it looks – a hoodie and blanket in one. You may have seen the Snuggie, but this is a really fluffy version that also has a hood. It comes in nine colors, and you can accessorize with the matching slippers. I don’t know about you, but this is definitely something I can see myself in on Sundays around the house.
This product has taken over and is one of the coolest things on the market for your bathroom that you never even knew you needed. The idea for the product was how sometimes when it’s late at night and you have to go to the bathroom, you don’t always want to turn on a bright light. So instead of being blinded and having the issue of taking forever to fall asleep afterward, the Illumibowl solves your problem.
It’s basically a night-light for your toilet. It’s bright enough to see what you’re doing, but not too bright that it hurts your eyes or stimulates your brain to wake up. And the fun part? It comes in different colors. There’s also a germ defense version that fights bacteria in your toilet!
The next product speaks to the glasses-wearing majority of the population. See what it is!
More the majority of us who wear glasses, this is a product that has some real value. Like many of the Shark Tank items, this product solves a certain problem that you may never have even considered to be marketable. Anyone with glasses knows the annoying hindrance of them sliding down your nose when you bend down.
Nerdwax is the answer to that minor yet real problem. You put a little bit of the substance on your nose where you want your glasses to stay, and they actually stay there! The company also has other products, like cleaning cloths for your glasses which are shaped like slices of pizza and unicorns (of all things), so they’re fun as well as practical.
The Drop Stop
Pretty much everyone who has a car will be interested in this one. It’s happened to every driver that has a cell phone. Who hasn’t had their cellphone slip down the gap between the seat and the middle console? This irritating issue can be solved now with the Drop Stop.
The product is a soft neoprene filler to close off that gap inside your car. Something so simple, yet so genius. They come at a good price too, with a deal where you can two for under $20. One for you and one for that someone special who also drops their phone repeatedly in the car.
The next Shark Tank product is for anyone who cuts food. Yeah, pretty general, right?
Cup Board Pro
This is one of those products that make you think “Why didn’t I think of that?” it’s also one of the coolest inventions from the show. The Cup Board Pro is a cutting board with an attachment for scraps, and it was created by fireman and Firehouse Chef Keith Young.
This one is quite sad. Tragically, Keith Young passed away before he got to realize what his invention would eventually become. On the Shark Tank episode that featured this product, his kids had to present their father’s invention on the show. His children did a great job presenting their product to the Sharks and not only did they get a deal, but they got investments from each one of the sharks.
Attention germaphobes! This product is one for the germ-conscious among us. And no, this isn’t soap for your phone. It’s actually a device that uses UV rays to clear it of germs and bacteria. The PhoneSoap container is big enough so that any smartphone can fit inside. There are charging ports too so you can charge and clean at the same time.
The time it takes to sanitize is only 10 minutes. Considering what our phones go through, and all the bacteria that they’re exposed to, this product isn’t a bad idea at all. It can also prevent the simple sicknesses that travel among us so easily, like the common cold.
Do you like brownies? Then the next product is worth taking a look at!
Is there anyone here who doesn’t like the crispy edges on the brownies? We didn’t think so. They’re basically the best part of the darn thing. Would you agree? Well if you do, then this is your kind of product. With this one, every single brownie you plan to make on Sunday morning is going to have a crispy edge. So it’s basically every brownie lover’s dream.
The Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan has dividers that shape your brownies into a brownie snake of shapes. It is a perfect purchase for you and anyone you know who likes to bake. By the way, brownie pans aren’t the only products from this company. They also make muffin pans, lasagna pans, and more.
Lumio is a product that is both picturesque and useful at the same time. The classic Lumio is shaped like a book with fans open to make an accordion-like lamp. The minimalist and sleek design makes it a pretty fixture for any household.
It’s not cheap, but if you’re looking for the perfect gift, it might just be worth spending the $150 that it costs. Entrepreneur Max Gunawan designed this product and, while every shark showed interest in the lamp, Mark Cuban was actually the first one to ask Gunawan about what his vision was for the company. He just knew he was onto something big.
If you love seeing dogs in costumes, you’re going to love the next product!
What is it about irrelevant products that are just so much fun? And what is it about dogs (and also cats) in little outfits that make you want to cuddle with them and laugh until the sun goes down? The Pandaloon Company came up with the cutest dogs costumes on the market. Period. They’re designed primarily for smaller dogs and your pup is basically turned into a stuffed animal.
These costumes are great for Halloween or any day of the year that you want to see your dog in the cutest outfit ever. Anyone who purchases a costume from Pandaloon also makes a donation to Pandas International. So while your dog is looking spectacular, you’re also giving back to the world.
Cooking is one of the biggest industries and good products that assist people in the kitchen are going to be successful. And Safe Grabs is a perfect example. They’re silicone mats that are intended to be put underneath anything you microwave so that you grab your food without burning your hands or needing to use a dishtowel.
The product is so simple and so necessary. You can use the mat on a hot pan, as a food cover, and even as a placemat. And you can even open hard-to-open jars with it. What’s better than a versatile item?
Stick around for the next Shark Tank product. The next one is in the baby market – one of the biggest out there!
Hatch Baby Rest
Just when you thought that there was already a product for every single baby-related thing possible, the Hatch Baby came along. And let me tell you, the baby business is the business to be in. Now, the Hatch Baby isn’t reinventing anything, but what it does is update an old standard: the night light. Hatch Baby Rest is more than just a night light, though.
It’s also a white noise machine, and you can control it all from your phone. And anyone who has or had a newborn at one point understood how you will try anything to get your child to sleep!
Age-old baby issues meet the modern age. Hatch Baby also has a website that prides themselves on answering real parents’ questions. And what parent doesn’t have questions?
Have you ever had both a sore muscle in your back and simultaneously had an itch on your back that you needed to amend at the same time?
This product is a combination of a back scratcher and massager. The Q-Flex has an ergonomic design allowing it to bend and supply the perfect amount of pressure on your back. So forget those cheap wooden ones that you would see at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. The Q-Flex has a soft-grip handle that the designers call an acupressure tool.
The product was invented by a mother-daughter duo from San Luis Obispo in 2014. Since then, it sold more than 50,000 units and generated annual sales exceeding $1 million. Good job ladies!
Any fixer-upper is going to appreciate the next product!
This is a great product for anyone who works on mechanics. Whether you’re a mechanic or a guy (or gal) that just likes to spend weekends in the garage, this is perfect. So simple yet so smart. Grypmat is one of those must-have products for anyone who gets their hands dirty. Not only does this product organize your tools, it also grips to vehicles by itself. It’s really useful if you need to get under the hood of your car.
The mat is high friction making it easily sit wherever you put it and something as simple as that can really change your life if you use tools on a daily basis. The mat comes in different sizes, making it possible to use on anything from a car to an airplane.
If you’re anything like me, cooking a nice stir fry is one the more fun things to make for dinner. So many colorful veggies all together. This one is another highly useful kitchen product that can make cooking so much easier and more fun at the same time. Frywall is a home cook’s favorite, solving one of the most common problems when cooking or frying anything: splatter!
Making sauce or soup? Sick of red dots all over the area? The Frywall is what you need. It’s a cone that you put on your pots and pans. The best part is you can just throw it in the dishwasher when you’re done.
Let’s see another pet product that every pet owner will want!
Remember how I said that the baby business was the business to be in? Yeah well, the pet business is another good one. People love their pets and the products that go along with them. Pet owners can vouch for this: giving them a bath is one of the toughest and messiest part of pet grooming. Aquapaw is a clever solution to the complications of pet bathing. What you do is hook it up to your shower and wear it like a glove.
Water comes out of the glove at a consistent speed so you can clean your pet thoroughly. Apart from spraying water, it also acts as a scrubber. The Aquapaw is going to make bathing your dog a whole lot easier and efficient.
Aquapaw Slow Treaters
Here’s yet another smart pet product from Shark Tank that is available for purchase. This one is for the dog lovers.
Aquapaw has a lot more to offer for dog owners. The Slow Treater is something that can be used at the time your dog is getting bathed or as a treat dispenser in general. But if you use it while bathing them, it’s definitely going to make the process even smoother.
The Slow Treater sticks to your shower wall and basically distracts your dog from their hated shower experience by slowly dispensing a tablespoon of peanut butter. How genius is that?
Speaking of peanut butter. Are you hungry? If so, then you should check out the next amazing product.
When you think of protein, what comes to mind? Tuna? Chicken? Beef? What about protein bars? Well, Kodiak a company that wants to keep your protein quota where it needs to be. They are combining an important nutrient and favorite breakfast food. Protein pancakes that actually taste good is what Kodiak Cakes is all about. These give your body fuel with protein while tasting delicious. They’ve got more than just pancakes, too.
Kodiak Cakes also has waffles and cornbread on their list of products. Kodiak Cakes is one of the best-selling Shark Tank products of all time which doesn’t come as a surprise at all. Any way to eat healthy food that also tastes good is going to be a success!
If you look at this photo, it looks like this guy is just having the time of his life. And maybe he is! But he also put a lot of hard work into making this photo happen. This product is another one of Shark Tank’s most successful products. The Scrub Daddy is the best shower sponge you’re ever going to get your hands on. The materials used to make the sponge make it change textures with either hot or cold water, helping it resist bacteria.
And the little face carved into the sponge isn’t just an aesthetic! The smile is there for cleaning spoons and the round shape helps clean out cups. There’s also a Scrub Mommy and a whole bunch of Scrub products.
The next product is any beach lover’s dream!
Radiate Portable Campfire
Who else here absolutely loves camp fires and would put everything aside to head to the beach and sit in front of a fire with a beer and some marshmallows? Yeah, me too. The Radiate Campfire was on season nine of Shark Tank and made a real impact on the sharks, getting three offers. The product is a pretty genius – a portable campfire! The portable campfires are reusable and last three to five hours by burning recycled soy wax and paper blocks inside of tin.
Even more so, the product has a thirty-year shelf life, and you don’t have to worry about embers, smoky smells, and soot. The units also come in different scents (, Eucalyptus, Holiday, and unscented), and they’re the perfect items for campers and beach lovers alike.
To be honest, everyone should use BetterBack. Why? Just look at how you’re seeing in this very moment. Exactly. It’s something you to sit with to give you perfect posture and ease existing back pain. It will essentially prevent new back pain from emerging. It can be worn either standing or sitting, and even using it for only fifteen minutes a day can fix your default posture.
The ergonomic product can also come with memory foam or a heating and cooling pad as an added bonus for those who want the full package. Betterback offers a sixty-day home trial, by the way (for those with a fear of commitment).
The next inventors created a new sport. And it’s spreading like wildfire!
Spikeball has become a phenomenon. Maybe it’s the guys who invented it or maybe it’s because you can find people playing the new game at every park, beach, and college campus across the country. Whatever the reason, Spikeball is the next best thing that came to the world of amateur sports.
Spikeball is its own sport with its own rules and tournaments, thanks to an episode of Shark Tank. But it’s not a deal that made the product work – it’s the exposure it received on the show. Interestingly, the creators of Spikeball didn’t want to brand the game as a toy, meaning they never made a deal with the sharks. The show just helped them get exposure. And it worked!
The Hoodie Pillow
Similar to the Comfy, which added a hoodie to an existing invention, the Hoodie Pillow added a hood to a pillow. And it’s really resonating with people. Hoodie Pillow is a pillowcase with a hood – that’s it. It’s made of sweatshirt material, has holes for your headphones and even a pocket for your phone. It’s perfect for anyone who needs the room completely dark in order to sleep well.
It’s also great for all those college students with annoying roommates, people on planes, and light sleepers. The company appeared on Shark Tank in 2013, and their product is making a dent.
Next, you’ll see a product that will show you that how you’re going to the bathroom is all wrong!
The Squatty Potty
An unfortunate truth is that almost everyone is going to the bathroom the wrong way. Sorry to be the one to tell you. What you’re supposed to do is squat. The Squatty Potty is all about correcting our poor pooping behavior and make bowel movements a whole lot easier.
The Squatty Potty is simply a stool for you to put your feet on while you go number 2 that puts you in a squatting position, which is the ideal position. Medical case studies have been done about proper toilet posture and this is actually proven to help you do the deed correctly. That might be why the Squatty Potty is by far one of the most informative and successful Shark Tank products ever!
Nuts may be in the title, but they’re not for eating. Eco Nuts is made to clean your laundry in a way that’s healthier for you and the planet with sustainable packaging and nontoxic organic cleaners. The “nuts” are soapberries that are sourced from Nepal which creates jobs for the Nepalese people after the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
The manufacturing is ecologically friendly and they’re certified cruelty-free. The company also makes surface and glass cleaners, dryer balls, reusable towels, and scouring powder. This is another product that didn’t get a deal on Shark Tank but the exposure itself did the job!
If you are a fan of fishing (or know someone who is), the next product is for you (or them!)
Line Cutterz Ring
Before Line Cutterz, people had to cut fishing line with their teeth or have to deal with the awkward maneuver of holding a live fish on a rod in one hand and a knife in the other. It wasn’t very efficient and it could be messy. But then Line Cutterz came along and change fishing forever.
The company founder Vance Zahorski patented his line-cutting ring design before appearing on an episode of Shark Tank’s 8th season. After a winning deal, the product has expanded beyond cutting rings to an entire line of fishing gear. The rings come in multiple colors including glow in the dark.
Next up, you’re going to see a product from Shark Tank that might be more for the dudes…
It may sound like a masculine product, but the name is a tad deceiving. Dude Wipes aren’t just for dudes, regardless of their masculine packaging. The wipes are for anyone who thinks that toilet paper isn’t enough.
These wipes are flushable and a much better option than the baby wipes that many people keep in their bathroom which can lead to clogged toilets and damaged plumbing. The dudes appeared on an episode of the 7th seasons of Shark Tank and got a deal with Mark Cuban. The company now has shower products, an Amazon button, and a deal with Target. Good for them!
Next, see what toy Robert had a little too much fun playing with on the show.
Robert is one of the Sharks that always has an open mind and is almost always willing to try out a product and fun with it, too.
A surf shop made a skateboard deck out of an old dog igloo, failed, and essentially created a whole new type of board by accident. Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban were both interested and made a deal with Spooner boards in 2016 for $200,000 (with 80% equity of the company).
The Spooner board has no wheels and is fun on its own, but it also serves as a wonderful training board for aspiring surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders alike.
Whether you’re a man with a beard or the wife of a man with a beard, you need to see the next item!
The Beard Bib
Any man who shaves has a wife who gets irritated by all the hairs that lie around on and around the sink afterward. The company’s signature product is a Beard Bib, which is exactly what it sounds like. You put the bib on and let all the beard trimmings fall into the giant bib to reduce clean-up time.
Beard King went on Shark Tank in January 2016, and their sales grew 400% in just one day. Their success continued to skyrocket after the episode and the product is a major seller still to this day. It’s likely bought by bearded and non-bearded (the wives) customers alike!
The next product is one that was made by a family of NFL players!
The Ice Shaker
This one’s for the protein shake drinkers. You go to the gym and you know that you need up your protein intake after such a hard workout. But you don’t need to be a protein shake every time. The Ice Shaker is a shaker bottle that keeps your protein mush cold for over thirty hours! Who needs their protein shake for that long is beyond us. But the point is that people love it and the product is making sales. It was developed by the Gronkowski brothers.
One of the brothers, Chris, used to be a fullback for the Cowboys, the Colts, and the Broncos. All five brothers are involved in the business somehow, and four of them played professional football with the NFL. Talk about a family business!
Who here has an ugly Christmas sweater? Now, the question is if it’s intentional or unintentional. Did Grandma buy it and you have to wear it?
Anyway, this company really banked on the “ugly Christmas sweater” idea. Tipsy Elves and their hilariously ugly Christmas sweaters appeared on Shark Tank in 2013, and ever since they’ve also been making Hawaiian shirts, swim trunks, ski suits, Pride gear, Halloween costumes, and other joke apparel for every major holiday.
The founders started out while they were in college when they found themselves always looking for outfits to wear to theme parties. Now, every frat kid has a drunk Santa Christmas sweater.
The next product also hit the jackpot due to exposure from the show (rather than a deal)!
Since appearing on Shark Tank and not getting any offers from the sharks, the product called the Ring has been purchased by Amazon for a massive amount of money. And with that, it became more and more commonplace in American homes as we speak.
Ring is a smart doorbell. It’s a video doorbell that streams live video of your front door to your smartphone, saving a recording of its feed so you always know what’s going on. It also signals when someone is on your property and lets you speak to them from wherever you are. How did the sharks not invest?
Ever been pulled over and had to use a breathalyzer? You might be interested to see the next product…
If you’ve ever been pulled over and the cops made you do a breathalyzer test, then this might be of interest to you. The Breathometer appeared on the show’s 5th season, giving people a way to check their blood alcohol content through their smartphone. Yes, it speaks to the drivers who also like to have a drink or two while staying in the legal limit!
Founder Charles Yim got a deal and signed with Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Laurie Greiner. The business started to grow and is still expanding, introducing a new product that focuses on oral health.
So, are you still hungry? Then you might want to buy the next food product on this list!
Wicked Good Cupcakes
When’s the last time you saw Kevin happy and smiling like in this photo? On the show, he seems to be the angry one. But anyway, Wicked Good Cupcakes struck a rather delicious deal on the show’s 4th season. The company of baked goods signed a deal with Kevin O’Leary. The company was formed by mother and daughter Tracey Noonan and Danielle Desroches. They started out by taking a cake decorating class and began posting photos of their baking online.
They were getting requests to send the baked goods in a jar in order to ship them. And thus, the product was born. O’Leary got $1 for every cupcake sold until his investment was repaid, and then $.45 for every cupcake after that.
Bubba’s Q-Boneless Ribs
Season 5 of Shark Tank was in for a tasty treat when people got to meet Bubba and his boneless ribs. Founder Al “Bubba” Baker brought his ribs to the show and signed a deal with Daymond John, allowing him to expand his business to more than 150 retail stores including Costco and Sears.
As their website states: “If you are looking for fall-off-the-bone-tender, look no further than our patented Bubba’s Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs! Our succulent Boneless Ribs start as a slab of ribs, and through an intensive process, we slide the bones right out leaving nothing but tender meat to be eaten with a fork and knife! As Seen on ABC’s hit shows Shark Tank & Beyond the Tank!”
Okay, all the eyeglass wearers out there. You tell me – is this something that you think you would buy? I’m also someone who wears glasses, but I gotta say, this looks like it would be easy to drop them.
Well, according to founder Rick Hopper, this is the real deal. He solved a small yet classic problem when he introduced his product ReadeRest. The magnetic clip allows people to hold onto their reading glasses without losing them. Shark Lori Greiner signed a deal for the product.
ReadeRest has made about $1.5 million in sales within two years of appearing on the show. Not bad for something that may seem as simple as it looks!
The next product is a solution to a wannabe musician’s problem!
Chord Buddy came on Shark Tank in the show’s 3rd season and the guy introduced the product as a new way to learn guitar. This one is meant to really speak to all the novice guitar players who want to get better at playing the rather difficult instrument to learn! Maybe it’s you or maybe it’s your child that wants to learn guitar. Whoever it is, this might really be the way to go.
Robert Herjevic liked what he saw and offered the guy a deal. He signed on for the product, making a deal with the founders. The product is basically bringing technology to the classic instrument, making it a whole lot easier than it was before this product came along.
Have you entered the world of happy socks yet? Once you put on fun and colorful socks, there’s really no turning back. Just ask my husband who only wears socks with avocados or watermelons on them. black, white, or grey socks? Boring!
The sock company made a deal with Daymond John and quickly became one of his most successful investments. Today, Bombas is one of the biggest Shark Tank successes. The company has been profitable since 2016, bring in around $50 million in revenue in 2017.
The non-investing sharks, who even referred to the founders as “sock cockroaches,” clearly weren’t aware of the real potential their company had and missed out on a lucrative product.
Next, a product for the sweet tooths.
Here’s a product that Mark Cuban just had to get his hands on. The guy must be a sweet tooth as well as a massively successful businessman. Lani Lazzari is a young entrepreneur who landed a deal in Shark Tank’s 6th season with her company, Simple Sugars. Lazzari got a deal with Mark Cuban, expanding her line of all-natural skincare.
Simple Sugars was a two-person company before it appeared on the show. Sales exploded overnight, and she hired 22 people in one week, working non-stop for weeks to catch up on manufacturing products and shipping orders. Mark Cuban said, “We received over 70,000 orders from new customers following our show, and this gave us the foundation and momentum we needed to continue growing.”
Ten Thirty-One Productions
Speaking of Mark Cuban and being a successful businessman. This is another one that he was keen on when he saw it laid out before him. I gotta say, I was a little bit surprised to see him want to sign a deal with them, but hey, he knows what he’s doing.
He was the shark who invested Ten Thirty One Productions, signing on for a $2 million deal. The entertainment company constructs haunted houses and has grown since the show, posting sales in the millions.
The founders and horror-movie buffs started out in 2007, hosting haunted-house parties in their yard where their friends would dress as up and basically entertain the guests. They took this hobby and made it into a hugely successful business.
Cousins Maine Lobster
After appearing on Shark Tank in its 6th season, Cousins Maine Lobster quickly became one of the show’s most successful hall of farmers. They’re a food truck company that signed a deal with Barbara Corcoran, and ever since have become a hit nationwide.
One of the two cousins, Jim Tselikis, said: “My cousin Sabin left Maine for Southern California in 2006… He loved his new home, but when I came to visit him in 2011, I could tell he felt nostalgic for Maine… We eventually arrived at the topic of food and discussed the iconic staple of Maine – lobster. We agreed that the Maine lobster experience was an institution and California was missing out. Maine lobster was about cracking open a bright red lobster at a picnic table packed with family and friends, making a delicious mess, sharing and enjoying the bounty of the cold water you just swam in, caught by a family friend a few hours earlier. We knew there was an opportunity to bring this experience to the West Coast!”