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    36 Ingenious Things That Reviewers Say Are Game-Changers

    A battery-powered heated blanket, nail polish bottle holder, wireless sleep headphones, and more items to take your life to the next ~level~.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Sleek Bose noise-cancelling headphones with more than 25,000 5-star reviews raving about the sound quality and noise cancellation. Yes, you read that number correctly. And with that much praise, you know these headphones will go out of their way to be some of the best you've ever owned.

    Model wearing the over-ear headphones in black

    Promising review: "I screen print T-shirts and use these when I reclaim screens (using a loud pressure washer), and they are a game-changer from the basic headphones. I also use these when gardening, painting my house, hiking, biking, taking walks, grocery shopping, and lying in bed listening to something so I don't wake up my husband." —pTsDaD Workshop

    Get them from Amazon for $269 (available in three colors).

    P.S. This was our top-tier winner for best noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    2. A knit satin-lined winter beanie ingeniously made to not only keep your head warm but also protect your hair from damage and moisture loss. Say goodbye to hat hair. That will not be a problem anymore. 🙌

    Beautifully Warm

    Beautifully Warm is a Black family-owned business making satin-lined hats including the knit style (shown above), a backless baseball cap style, and even a kids style.

    Promising review: "I purchased this last December and was skeptical, but let me tell you, it was the best purchase ever. Talk about saving my natural hair and not messing up my hairstyle. I love this cap and will be purchasing more. It's a game-changer. I wished I would have seen it sooner. Plus, it keeps my head warm. Others say it big, but it's OK cause it slouches and when I go to the salon and get my hair curled I throw it on. I live in Minnesota, so the weather does a number on our type of hair. That satin lined hat keeps my head warm and my style tight." —hlc1976

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in 10 colors and packs of two).

    3. A laptop stand to take your productivity to ~new heights~. JK, we can't guarantee it will do that, but improving your posture and not straining your eyes as much will help you feel better at the end of the day.

    Reviewer pic of the silver laptop stand on a desk with a laptop raised on it

    Promising review: "This is an absolute game-changer now that I am working from home. It helps my posture and the colors match my MacBook Pro almost exactly if you don't hyper examine it. It does have a little extra shine, but it is still matte. The stand is very sturdy and has quickly become a favorite to use any time I use my Mac." —George Araiza

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in two styles and in silver, gold, and grey).

    4. A shower curtain liner you ~clearly~ need to store the products in your bathroom instead of clustering them together on the side of the tub and hoping they all won't fall over when you grab your shampoo. (Who am I kidding, they def will all fall into the tub. UGH)

    Reviewer pic of the shower curtain with several different products in the attached pockets

    Promising review: "We are apartment living, so no one in the household could take a shower without crash/boom as you're knocking something down sitting on a shelf or the bathtub rim. This is a game-changer. There are so many pockets with so much room in each I actually have space left over. My husband's back scrubber, my shampoo and hair care, my daughter's bubble baths, bath floofies, all fit with room to spare. And the pockets are all a nice height so I'm not crouching to find anything. The curtain is clear, so I didn't have to change the 'pretty' one for decorative purposes. I am super pleased." —goodnite.graci

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    5. A universal nail polish bottle handle to give you a ~hand~ while painting your nails by giving you more control, so both hands come out looking like you got a professional mani.

    A model using the handle on the top of a nail polish bottle to paint their right hand
    Olive & June

    I'm a big fan of this nail polish bottle handle, aka "The Poppy," and so are some of my colleagues. I know I'm not the only one that struggles to paint my nails with my non-dominant hand. And this thing really does help. It fits on the bottle after you remove the over-cap and really stabilizes the brush and makes it easier to hold in your hand, thus making it easier to get an even coat. This means both hands come out beautiful. Trust me — it really does make a difference.

    Promising review: "This is a game-changing product! Painting with my non-dominant hand is so much easier and looks so much better than it's ever been! I'll never paint without it again!" —rebecca h.

    Get it from Olive & June for $16.

    6. The Wand, a handheld filter designed to remove histamines and sulfite preservatives, which are the ingredients in wine that can cause you to wake up with a nasty headache and hangover. It's also supposed to bring oxidized (aka bad) wine back to life so you don't have to dump that bottle you didn't quite get a chance to finish.

    Three glasses of wine with the silver wands in each

    Promising review: "I was skeptical while purchasing these but OH MY GOSH WHAT A GAME-CHANGER! I normally flush terribly with wine and even sometimes can get a runny nose. I was completely fine and skipped the next day headache. These little guys are amazing." —Amanda Shumaker

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. A memory foam chair cushion with a nonslip rubber bottom to ensure you'll be comfortable all day long — it won't move around when you get up every once and a while to stretch your legs (and maybe pet your dog).

    Reviewer pic of the velvet-like cushion on the seat of an office chair

    Promising review: "This thing has been a game-changer. I’ve been working from home for over a month now at my kitchen table and with herniated discs and other nerve pain issues in my hips, sitting all day in my kitchen chairs was really taking a toll. I used a memory foam pillow for a cushion for a while and it definitely helped but I was still hurting. This thing has completely resolved my pain from sitting in that chair for hours on end. Some reviews said it goes completely flat pretty quickly but that has not been my experience. I haven’t had any issues with it going flat or anything. It has really been a lifesaver." —Martha

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    8. A Revlon One-Stop Hair Dryer & Volumizer — you'll be ~blown~ away by the results because it will make it super easy to get a salon-worthy blowout at home while also cutting down on the time it takes to do your hair. And that, my friends, is a win-win., Amazon

    This brush has hype with more than 94,000 (!!!) 5-star reviews, and it really does live up to it. The oval brush design smooths the hair and the round edges create volume — leaving you with a salon-worthy blowout at home. It also has two heat and speed settings and a cool option.

    Promising review: "All I can say is WOW!🤩 I have seen this product sponsored by so many influencers on IG, and I honestly was skeptical because they already had beautiful hair before styling. I have thick course/frizzy/wavy hair that is so dry at the ends (heat damage from straightening it too much). My hairstyling routine literally would take me half an hour or so to dry after wash, end up looking like Hermoine after, then an hour to straighten to just get somewhat flat. I ordered this and used it tonight after my shower, and it took me 15 minutes to dry/style! My husband and I were honestly shocked. This is such a game-changer. I'm BEYOND thrilled with it😍🤩" —EarthToGabbs

    Promising review: "This is a game-changer for my 4C kinky-coily hair. This dryer cuts my drying and straightening time to just 20-25 minutes! I part my hair in four sections, apply my heat protectant, and use this dryer and in no time my hair is straightened! This hairdryer is comfortable and practical to use. I highly recommend for textured hair!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in five colors).

    9. A portable blender so you can make a delicious smoothie in seconds anywhere. Yep, you read that right, *anywhere*. We're talking at work, home, on the street, at the gym. You name it, you can do it.

    This 14-ounce jar is dishwasher-safe and charges with a USB. Plus, it's quiet, so you don't have to worry about annoying the people around it when you use it.

    Promising review: "This portable blender is a total game-changer for me. I love how easy it works, that it is portable, and how quickly it blends. I am going to be taking this with me daily. I'm so excited and happy with my purchase! I put in cucumber, banana, raspberries, almond milk, and protein powder, and it blended up smoothly. The only tip would be to make sure you put the powder in the center so it doesn't stick to the sides but that's with any blender. Happy customer!" —Tara

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in four colors).

    10. A compact air purifier complete with a three-stage filtration system to keep the air in your home free of dust, smoke, pollen, mold, pet hair, and more. You'll breathe easier day and night, especially if you suffer from allergies.,

    Promising review: "This has been a game-changer for my family as we all suffer seasonal allergies and dust allergies. We have three dogs and so dander is abundant. This clears the living room and kitchen areas easily, another for the main bedroom. I’m so relieved and can breathe freely again!" —Nikki Whiteley

    Get it from Amazon for $87.40+ (available in black and white).

    11. A microwave popper that'll basically revolutionize the way you make popcorn. You'll get delicious, homemade popcorn with fresh butter in a matter of minutes and won't have to keep buying the microwave bags over and over again. Movie night has never tasted so good.

    The red bowl with a clear top with popped popcorn in it and a model's hands pulling it out of a microwave.

    I should know, I only this to make popcorn now. With one of these, I'm able to make as much or as little popcorn as I want, whenever I want. It's convenient and easy to use.

    Promising review: "Game-changer! I've been using the popper for a few weeks and wish I knew about it sooner. Goodbye to all of the extra packaging of the prepackaged bags. Now I can make popcorn without the additives of the bagged kind. Hooray!" —Soccer Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 22 colors).

    12. The "ultimate" sports bra with more than 18,000 5-star reviews raving about how it fits all different bodies and keeps boobs, no matter how big or small, in place.

    Model wearing the sports bra in black with thick straps, a wide band around the chest and a zipper down the front

    This woman-founded business that has been making customizable sports bras since 2010. You can customize not only the fit of the bra but also the support. In this specific bra, the straps can be adjusted and also worn as an X-back or H-back. Plus, sizes 1Luxe and up have 1.25 inches of extra padding in the straps. The bra also has a 2-inch bust band that works to stabilize the breast tissue and make it more comfortable no matter how hard your workout is.

    Promising review: "As a girl always being heavy chested, it was so amazing to see a bra that wasn’t just once size fits all. FINALLY, a bra that I can EASILY adjust, comfortable and supportive. It's totally a game-changer. I can jump and run with no problem at all! I LOVE THIS BRA!" —Angela A.

    Get it from Shefit for $65+ (available in women's sizes XS-6Luxe and in six colors).

    13. An ice cube tray with a lid so you don't have to play the game of "how can I stack my frozen food to keep the water in the tray from dumping everywhere?"

    A hand putting the tray with a lid sideways into a full freezer

    Promising review: "I am a renter and the freezer is small. Being able to have this on its side is a game-changer for me. The cubes just pop out so nicely. I've had standard and silicone. Standard cracks, silicone absorbs smells. This has a cover, no spills, and nice cubes. Wish it were cheaper so I could afford more than one tray." —Female

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in ice cube or ice stick).

    14. Essence's Lash Princess mascara to take your lashes to new ~heights~ and make people think you're wearing falsies, when in fact, all you did was swipe on some mascara.

    Reviewer holding the mascara  by their face showing their eyelashes, which look full and big

    And with almost 52,000 5-star reviews, everyone agrees that this budget-friendly mascara holds up.

    Promising review: "Okay y’all. I was skeptical that this mascara would do anything to lift my lashes. I have long natural lashes but they stick straight out and I normally have to curl them before mascara to lift them, and even then they still get weighed down and lose lift after mascara is applied. This did a TON for my lashes with NO CURLING REQUIRED. This mascara is a total game-changer, and I’m so excited to add it to my daily beauty routine...while also nixing the lash curler completely!" —Krissy L.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    15. A rapid egg cooker you can use to make hard-, medium-, or soft-boiled eggs in a matter of minutes. So goodbye to not knowing what you're going to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this week.

    Amazon, Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    Multiple people on the BuzzFeed shopping team love this little device and so others, as it has more than 5,000 5-star reviews. Plus, it comes with a recipe book to help you come up with a few new ideas to try.

    Promising review: "I am not a fan of "extra gadgets" in the kitchen. They clutter things up as far as I am concerned. But this truly is a game-changer for my hard-boiled eggs. I have tried EVERY method in the book for hard boiling. This cooks them perfectly — no gray rings. They peel with no struggles at all! The only drawback is that you can only do six at a time, but it goes so quickly that I don't even mind that all. Easy to use, easy to clean. You won't be disappointed in this gadget — it does what it is meant to do perfectly! —Sarah Z

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in four colors).

    And read one BuzzFeed writer's full review of the egg cooker in "This Egg Cooker Is Egg-cellent For Helping Push Me Through Stress-Induced Appetite Loss."

    16. A Diamond Dazzle Stik, because you can only keep using the phrase "shine bright like a diamond" if your diamonds actually do shine bright. And this small pen will completely transform your rings and make them look brand-new (or even better than brand new)., Amazon

    Promising review: "I read a lot of Buzzfeed Shopping, because I have to admit that I am an Amazon shopaholic, and they have the best suggestions ever. Anyways. I always encounter this product in almost every article, and I thought that this is just overrated. But heck, did I have one of the most **dazzling** surprises in my life. This little pen is a game-changer. I followed the instructions on the label, and as I was rinsing my ring under the tap, I just have to gasp. My engagement ring is new; just a little more than six months old but oh the shine. You can really see the difference. How did I live before this stick?!?" —ErikaCH

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95

    17. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can make your favorite beverage at home, keep it in your fridge and pour yourself a glass when that 3 p.m. slump hits, and you need to make it through the rest of the afternoon.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Plus, it's so easy to make! Just add six tablespoons of your favorite coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and let it sit in your fridge for 24 hours. Then just take the filter out of the pitcher and enjoy your coffee!

    Promising review: "I love this!! I had such a bad Starbucks addiction that was racking up the bill every month. I decided to give making it myself a go with this, and it’s been a game-changer! So simple to use, coffee tastes great, easy to clean. I have saved a ton of money and don’t have to go anywhere for it! Would encourage anyone to buy this, so user-friendly" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    And to learn more, read the full review: "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker."

    18. Affresh dishwasher tablets to give the machine that prevents you from hand washing EVERY. SINGLE. DISH. some love every once and a while. It will run better and leave your dishes cleaner after the lime and mineral build-up is gone.

    It's recommended to use this once a month to keep your dishwasher running smoothly.

    Promising review: "I'm shocked how clean my dishes came out after putting in one of these packets. I have washed out my dishwasher so many times and was ready to replace it until I found Affresh. It’s a game-changer." —celeste d

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    19. The Cozee, a battery-powered heated blanket you can take with you anywhere from camping to soccer games and stay toasty warm — no cords required.

    Model wrapped in the blue blanket with a quilted pattern in it
    Life Giving Warmth / Via

    The blanket comes with cables to charge it in either a car or home, plus two USB ports.

    Promising review: "We love this product, and we wish we would have had it for all our outdoor sporting events over the years with our kids. It is game-changing just for that aspect. The key to getting it really warm is to 'pre-heat' it...and then sit 'in' the blanket as opposed to having the blanket laid over you...once you sit in it have the blanket wrapped around you and trap the heat that you’ll have to turn it down." —Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99.

    20. An EZ Off Jar Opener you can place under a cabinet to give you a hand at opening any jars (or even water bottles) so you never have to struggle and abandon your dinner plans again because you can't get your spaghetti sauce open...


    Not talking from experience...not at all... This little gadget can not only open jars but also other hard lids (like on plastic bottles). It's great for people with limited mobility and comes highly recommended with more than 5,000 5-star reviews. It's easy to use — just put what needs to be opened in the corner and twist.

    Promising review: "I have never had the strength to open jars or anything with a tight lid. I have had to rely on my husband for help and now that he is having medical concerns, he can not put that much into opening the jars. The struggle is real. BUT this little under the counter gadget is a game-changer. I put my first jar up into it (MAKE SURE THE V IS FACING YOU WHEN INSTALLING) and the jar opened. No pressure whatsoever. I have mine under a counter that I can reach easily and have it facing exactly where I would stand. Just pull the jar towards me and twist. This is so perfect. And ladies if you want to see something amazing just get this little attachment for opening cans. WE are so pleased. It does not show under counters at our home either. Absolutely love it. We did upgrade the screws, though, to better ones." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.45.

    21. A can of fume-free oven cleaner that's super easy to use to transform the inside of your oven. Just spray it, wait for it to dissolve, and then wipe it away. You'll be left with a spotless oven ready to take on whatever baking challenge you think of next.

    Reviewer pic showing before and after using the oven cleaner, with lots of grime on the right and a completely spotless and clean oven on the left

    Promising review: "Wow!!! This is a literal game-changer. I left it on overnight and was amazed at the ease of cleaning the next day! I've got 99 problems, but a dirty oven ain't one!" —j boo

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    22. A streak-free anti-fog spray you spritz on your glasses, sunglasses, or even face shields to stop them from fogging up while wearing a mask. This means you can go about your day and not worry about being blinded by fog every time you breathe out., Amazon

    Promising review: "Like just about everyone with glasses, mine kept fogging up while wearing a COVID mask. I was looking to find something that would help with this and this product was perfect. You still get a tiny bit of fogging as you breathe out, but it instantly clears. This is a game-changer. I ordered another bottle immediately for my glasses-wearing child." —zork2112

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    23. A LifeStraw that's essentially a little magic device that makes any water drinkable by removing 99.999999% of bacteria and 99.999% of parasites. This means you can enjoy a fresh drink when you're on a hike and forgot to bring a water bottle.

    A reviewer holding the LifeStraw to their mouth while taking a drink from a creek

    Plus, it lasts for a long time! It will provide about 1,000 gallons of safe drinking water.

    Promising review: "I use this on long backcountry hikes and for fly fishing. The fact that I can carry little or no water on me is a game-changer in terms of weight and space saved. After many uses from the north Georgia mountains to the Wyoming backcountry, I have had zero ill effects from drinking through this, so I would say it works wonderfully!" —adreece

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    24. A bag of Death Wish Coffee so strong, you won't have to suffer through a day tired ever again (or spend the day downing cup after cup).

    Hand holding a bag of coffee with a skull and crossbones on it

    But be warned, this stuff really isn't for the weak. Reviewers who usually drink cup after cup find that they only need one or two cups of this fair-trade and organic brew.

    Promising review: "I'm always looking for ways to make my days more efficient and Death Wish coffee is one of the biggest game-changers I've ever encountered! Now instead of drinking two to three cups of coffee throughout the morning, I can have just one cup of Death Wish, and I'm done. Simply said, Death Wish coffee gets the job done!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    Learn more about Death Wish coffee in "This Super Caffeinated Coffee Is About To Make Your Sluggish Mornings So Much Better."

    25. A microwave pasta maker specifically designed to make making pasta SUPER easy. Just put the pasta and water in, stick it in the microwave, and you'll have al dente pasta in minutes. You'll never have to wait for water to boil again.


    Promising review: "I love pasta, but I hate *making* pasta. Too many pots, pans, strainer, cleanup etc. Forget it. And after a long day at work when I am craving pasta, all I want to do is eat right away. This pasta cooker, cooked pasta better than I have ever cooked pasta in my life. I am Italian, so as you can imagine I have eaten (and made myself) a LOT of pasta. This product is a game-changer. It was extremely easy to use, cooked quickly, and it came out PERFECTLY. Not overcooked, a little al dente, but not firm. Perfection. Now I have no excuse not to cook pasta for myself (& my husband) practically every day. BUY THIS. It will change your life." —Hope Lanza

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Read more on this microwave pasta cooker here.

    26. A selfie ring light for anyone who has found themselves working in less-than-ideal lighting during a marathon of Zoom calls. This small device will make a big difference so everyone can see your beautiful face.,

    This ring light has three color modes: warm light, cool white, and daylight. Plus, each mode has 11 brightness levels, so you can really customize it to whatever works best for you. The tripod extends from 17.5 inches to 51 inches and the base is also weighted, meaning it won't randomly tip over while you're using it.

    Promising review: "I love this light and tripod stand. No, I am not a make-up or selfie influencer, but I do work from home and have found my office lighting is terrible. When I have conference calls it is impossible to not look like I work in a dark closet. I place this light up above my computer and it has been a real game-changer for my at-home setup. The lighting options are great and I love the use of the remote for when I make training videos." —Shannon Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    27. A roll of eco-friendly bamboo towels that'll replace six month's worth of paper towels so you can keep your home clean, feel good about the impact you have on the environment, *and* never have to worry about using tissues to clean up a spill because you forgot to pick up paper towels when you were at the store...again.

    Model's hands holding a bamboo towel sheet under a watermelon while cleaning it

    All you have to do when you're done using one is throw it in the wash! Plus, they can be used on a Swiffer Sweeper instead of buying new pads all the time.

    Promising review: " I LOVE these!! What a game-changer for cleaning and cleaning eco!! They get softer when you wash them which I love. I just fold them up and put them back in a drawer. They work great after being washed as dust cloths since they become super soft. Good for makeup removal too! Amazing product." —Momoko

    Get a roll of 20 sheets from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in two and four rolls).

    28. A set of seat gap fillers so you'll never experience the feeling of having your phone fall between the seat while you're driving, knowing it's going to take about 10 minutes to retrieve it from the black hole down there.

    Reviewer pic of the black gap filler in between the seat and console in a car

    Promising review: "This item is simply perfect, a game-changer. Note the fact that it is simple and slides over the seatbelt attachment makes it a smooth fit. I was not interested in the other that add cup holders and all that. I didn't want it to take away the wide and room of the seat. Many others do not slide over the seatbelt attachment so you end up with a hole, gap there. This has been perfect, it has been awhile now using them and I constantly look down and love this buy! Thanks" —Elizabeth Hope

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $22.99.

    29. A migraine stick you can keep in a safe place and quickly grab when you feel a headache coming on to help stop it in its tracks before it ruins your whole day.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    It's made of a mix of peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to ease tension.

    Promising review: "I have been suffering from almost daily headaches since I was 10 years old, and have been popping ibuprofen like candy since too, BUT THIS PRODUCT IS A TOTAL GAME-CHANGER!! I have never written a review but I am now because I hope this helps someone like me. I was skeptical at first because I didn't believe essential oils would actually work but I put it on as soon as I feel pain, five minutes later, any pain is gone! Truly a miracle product!!" —Brett

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    One of my BuzzFeed Shopping colleagues swears by this! Read her full review here.

    30. A nail-strengthening cream made with hydrogenated jojoba oil, vitamins, and calcium to prevent splits, chips, peels, and cracks and give your nails new life.


    Promising review: "This product was a game-changer. I have the most brittle nails in the world, and this product has helped strengthen them. SERIOUSLY! It does have a very light smell to it but tolerable." —missKae

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    31. Bala Bangles ankle weights to give your workout some ~weight~ and help you increase your resistance while staying comfortable. You may even start wearing these when you leave home for a little added workout while you walk.

    The black weights around a pair of ankles raised in the sky

    Promising review: "I've never been all that into yoga -- I enjoyed weight lifting more. This basically turned my workouts upside down. Adding the bangles to my yoga workouts has been a freaking game changer. I never write reviews, but specifically logged back into Amazon just for this. Legitimately solid product!!"—Zach

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $49 (available in three colors).

    32. A handheld vacuum that makes it super easy to get rid of the pet hair on your couch (and every other surface) once and for all.,

    Promising review: "This vacuum is a game-changer. I live in the mountains with three dogs. I had just come to accept that dog hair is part of my life. Then I discovered this little miracle. All three of my dog beds have sheepskin pelts on top of them. Have you ever tried to get dog hair off of sheepskin? The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is the first thing that has ever been able to remove dog hair from my dog’s beds. I have tried eight other vacuums. They are worthless at TRULY removing dog hair from rugs, couches, bedding, etc. This little Bissell is restoring my house and getting rid of years of dog hair left behind by other devices. I did not think I would ever get rid of all the hair....until now. I am so happy I bought this little miracle vacuum. Thank you, Bissell." —plastics

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    33. A Luminoodle, which is a LED lighting strip you place around the back of your TV to brighten up the whole viewing experience by creating a sharper image, increasing color contrast *and* reducing eye strain.

    Reviewer before/after: the TV without backlighting looking harsh with less defined colors on the bottom and the TV with backlighting with more vibrant colors, making it easier to look at

    This can be great, especially if you're staring at the TV for hours on end. It has 15 color and 10 brightness levels, plus three fade modes.

    Promising reviews: "Don’t mess around with the other lights with complicated remotes and colors, just get a warm 6500 white, and plug it in. Easy. Some people say one strip across the back is fine... maybe if you have a small tv, if you have 55” or bigger get one that is long enough for at least three sides. This light is a serious game-changer, reduces eye stress, makes the contrast and blacks appear better, and the wow factor when people see it. You don’t have to tell anyone it was only $10!! Again don’t waste money on colors and another remote to clutter your room, spend it on length. And get this light!!" —kristian suson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six sizes).

    34. A jar of O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream that'll work wonders on your dry, cracked hands that have seen better days since you started washing them approximately 124,958 times a day.

    Promising review: "This hand cream is a game-changer. I spent so much money on hand creams and nothing helped my cracked/bleeding fingers until I found this. This is the only product that made a difference right after I started using it. two to three days later my fingers were almost 100% healed. Wish I had tried this earlier." —MB_NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 1-12 packs).

    35. A pair of wireless sleep headphones made to make listening to music or white noise before you go to bed so comfortable you may even fall asleep even faster.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around their ears

    Promising review: "I usually never write reviews, but, hot damn, these are a game-changer! I sleep on my side and the speakers are comfortable to lay on. My only criticism is that the control panel should be padded somehow because it can get uncomfortable on for forehead/hairline area, but not so much that you can't fall asleep/renders them unusable." —Monique Vego

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    36. And The Mirror you can seamlessly add to your wall and it will bring interactive classes right into your home without taking up a ton of space. Plus, when you're not working out, it's a nice piece of decor that won't stick out like a sore thumb.

    The rectangle-shaped mirror on a wall with a model on a yoga mat mirroring what the trainer is doing on the screen
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    The mirror brings a fitness studio right into your home. It comes with a wall-mount and stand as well as a companion app. Plus, you can sync the heart-rate monitor or Apple Watch to help you track your workout in real-time. There are more than 20 different types of workouts on the device, including boxing, Pilates, weights, and more. It also tracks your progress so you can try and beat yourself to improve.

    Promising review: "This is such a game-changer. It's the best fitness investment. I admired the Mirror for a full year before taking the plunge six months ago and my only regret is that I did not buy it sooner. Not only does it look stunning in our home when it’s off, but the Mirror workouts have truly changed my life. I adore the variety of classes and the instructors are inspiring beyond words. I’m currently pregnant and being able to keep up my fitness at home, with the support and guidance of an incredible community of motivating instructors, has been transformational. My friends have recently said I should be an ambassador for the Mirror because I love it and recommend it so much! Hands-down the best investment I’ve made in my fitness in my 33 years on this planet." —mayapapaya

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