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    36 Ingeniously Upgraded Versions Of Common Products

    A plasma lighter, LED gloves, snap-sheet bedding, and 33 other upgraded products that'll literally upgrade your life.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of nail clippers that'll catch your nails as you trim them, saving you from picking up the nasty little pieces.


    Promising review: "I am pretty particular about my nail clippers and these things are great. They cut great and hold the clippings neat and tidy. There is an intuitive metal flap that you re-position once you lift the main handle up. It creates a nice holding area for clippings and provides the pivot point for the handles. Once you are done, open the flap back up and discard the clippings. I recommend these to everyone." β€”Jim W.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95.

    2. A pasta pot with a built-in strainer, so you can lock the lid, strain out any liquids, and save time/storage space by not using a traditional colander.


    Get it from Amazon for $27.50.

    3. A plasma lighter with an extended handle that'll make lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces far easier, with a battery life that seems almost endless. This really is the perfect ~match~ for anyone who ever needs a little light.


    This uses a rechargeable lithium ion cell. The cell is charged in an hour and is good for more than three hours of use.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    4. A five-piece multitasking kitchen set sure to save on kitchen space and save the day when you need a million tools and have the patience to work with no more than five.


    This includes five multitasking basics β€” a spoon with measuring marks, a ladle strainer, a masher herb stripper, a turner with a cutting edge and ginger grater, and a slotted spoon with an herb stripper. They're also safe to use in temperatures up to 400 degrees.

    Get the set of five from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $24.99.

    5. A sleeping bag suit that's gonna keep you toasty and let you stay in "bed" the entire time you camp.


    Which is the only way you could get me to go camping, TBH.

    Get it from Amazon for $119.98+ (available in five colors and sizes S–XL).

    6. A trio of Baby Lips lip balm with sunscreen, healing moisture, and color for anyone who ~pouts~ whenever they apply lipstick without properly caring for their lips ahead of time.


    Get them from Amazon for $12.02.

    7. A smart notebook that can scan your handwritten notes and then let you erase everything with a microwave, so you can save on paper while still getting the solid feeling of pen and paper. Honestly, it won't be long before this thing starts making (micro)waves.


    Apparently this is not science fiction, it's real life. Simply download the Rocketbook App to scan your content. After that, pop this thing in the microwave (up to five times) and your notes will all clear! It works with any pen, marker, or highlighter from the Pilot Frixion line (one pen is included).

    Promising review: "I love this notebook! I'm in school so it comes in handy when I need to take notes. All I need to do is write my notes down in the notebook then upload it to my Amazon fire tablet. I also love the fact that I can delete the things that I need to delete by placing it in the microwave. It's super awesome! Highly recommend this book especially of you're in school. It'll save so much money on notebooks and spirals! Excited to use this further in my studies." β€”Lauren A.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.79.

    8. A heat conductive ice cream scoop ready to make impatient ice cream eaters ice–scream with joy when they are able to scoop out their dessert in seconds β€” straight out of the freezer.


    Promising review: "Hands down, this is the best ice cream scoop in the world. Seriously. I didn't think it was possible to scoop ice cream right when it came out of the freezer but with this scoop it totally is! Just give it a good shake to warm up the magic stuff inside and boom! Perfectly scooped ice cream. This is totally worth the price." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.96.

    9. A volumizing mousse enhanced with black currant extract, beet root extract, and coconut oil that'll nourish hair and seriously lift you (and your roots) up.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $32.

    10. An 18K rose gold portable cell charger thin enough to fit inside your wallet and save your skin when your phone needs a little ~Apple juice~ while you're out.

    Forever 21

    This freakin' gem has a 1500 mAh and a fast 1 amp charge.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $89 or something similar from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A runaway alarm clock that'll force chronic-snooze-button-users to get out of bed and get on a ~roll~ the minute their day begins.


    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in eight colors).

    12. An elastic belt so you can simply snap your belt on, forget about dealing with in-between hole sizes, and sport a sleek design all at the same time.


    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in seven colors and two sizes).

    13. A stunning dust pan for tidy A-types who want their cleaning tools to be as beautiful as their picture perfect place.


    Its flat shape and handle also makes this easier to store than traditional dustpans.

    Promising review: "I hung this on my kitchen wall to brush crumbs and what-not off of my counters. It is exactly what I was looking for in size, appearance, and function. Would 100% buy again." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.11.

    14. A jar of toothpaste tablets, made to eliminate plastic waste and keep your teeth feeling healthy and clean, for anyone who thinks responsible hygiene sounds like a ~breath~ of fresh air.

    Get them from Bite for $12+ (available in three flavor options and in subscription packages) or get a similar product from Amazon for $6.36.

    15. A salt shooter that'll be far superior to the fly swatter... or the salt shaker, for that matter.

    Promising review: "So I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and I'm not entirely sure that was a smart move on my part. Not because the product doesn't work (it works very well in fact) but because my husband is now intent on leaving the doors open to the house when summer comes back around so all kinds of bugs can be let in for him to kill. He's already had the pleasure of being able to use it on a spider that was on an outdoor Christmas decoration and boy was he ecstatic! Since we seem to be in short supply of bugs in the house during these cold winter months, my husband has also resorted to using this gun as a way to add salt to food while he's cooking. Anything to keep him entertained I guess :) In conclusion, yes this product works, yes it kills bugs, and yes you can even use it while cooking if you're tired of using the boring old salt shakers we have all grown accustomed too." β€”Adrianna McCain

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    16. A vegan aloe and rose clay soap which, unlike the majority of bar soaps, won't dry out your skin β€” so you can enjoy the satisfaction of a luxe bar of soap without sacrificing your skin.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $12 (available in three styles).

    17. Or a steel bar of soap that'll quickly eliminate those hard-to-lose smells like onion, fish, and garlic (reviewers also say this works great on B.O., apparently).


    Promising review: "I don't actually use this for cooking... I started noticing after my workouts that no matter how long or hard I scrubbed my arm pits, I just couldn't fully get rid of the smell of body odor. I ordered this figuring 'if it can get rid of the smell of onions, then maybe it can get rid of body odor.' Let me tell you, this thing is like magic. After scrubbing my pits with soap, I rub them with this for a about ten seconds and BOOM! All hints of body odor are gone. I definitely recommend this product!" β€”Corey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    18. An adaptive foam pillow that is designed to be cool, breathable, soft, and supportive for people who dream of finally getting a good night's sleep.

    Tuft & Needle

    This pillow has changed the way I sleep. When I came across the reviews for this pillow they quickly convinced me to buy it. It sounded better than anything I'd ever slept on. Turns out, the reviews were right. I have never been able to find a pillow that supported my (always aching) neck, while also being comfortable enough to enjoy sleeping on. At least, not until I got this. It's squishy, sturdy, and super satisfying. I sleep hot and I love how cool it stays throughout the night. I can tell that I am falling asleep faster, sleeping deeper, and waking up feeling more comfortable. Get a pair for your friends, sure. But you should really get one for yourself.

    Get it from Tuft & Needle for $75+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A bento box to make your homemade lunch look even tastier than pizza day in elementary school, while also being the most efficient way to carry your meals in an organized manner.


    This is designed to prevent spills, smells, or leaks while traveling. It's also dang durable and safe to put in the dishwasher, microwave, or freezer. The set includes chopsticks and lunch notes.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in two colors).

    20. A rainbow knife set that'll add some real color to your dishes, no matter how bland your recipes occasionally turn out.


    Promising review: "I love these knives! they were sharp out of the box, though I bought a sharpener to keep them that way. They have been very durable. I haven't had a problem with the handles coming off or the blades rusting. All in all they are amazing and I've been recommending them to all my friends!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $25.95 (available in two colors).

    21. A spinning brush cleaner you're gonna be glad to invest in β€” especially when you realize just how dirty the brush you've been rubbing all over your face is.


    This set includes a USB charging station, brush spinner, eight rubber collars, a glass bowl, splash guard ring, a manual, and a bottle of makeup cleaning solution. To use, dip the brushes in cleaning solution, spin them in the water, and then spin them to dry (there are three different speeds to accommodate different types of brushes).

    Promising review: "This is seriously the best purchase ever! This is a life saver!!! It took me less than 10 minutes to clean all my brushes." β€”Pen Name

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    22. A weighted blanket to help you feel calm and secure so you can fall asleep fast and sleep easy all night long.


    And I'm speaking from experience here. My weighted blanket is worth its weight in gold.

    Promising review: "My teenage son has ADHD and anxiety disorder. Both of these issues typically also come with problems getting and staying asleep. This blanket has been wonderful. Right from the first night he said that it made him feel very secure and calm and he slept better than he has in a very long time. This has a removable cover so that it can be laundered regularly. This is a wonderful product." β€”J. Downey

    Get it from Amazon for $116.

    23. A cutting board that'll fit over your sink, saving you counter space when prepping food and saving you from the cleanup that comes from prepping juicy foods on the counter.


    Promising review: "This is exactly what I hoped it would be. My kitchen sink does not have any counter space next to the side with the garbage disposal. I was constantly transferring peelings from one area to another with predictable messes and drops on the way to the disposal. However now, with this simple but great device, I can sweep whatever directly into the disposal. The colander is on the smallish side but adequate, the cutting board area is stable, and the extender arms hold it securely. And the whole thing can go into the dishwasher. I leave it out because I use it every day and I definitely recommend it." β€”PAE

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    24. A razor subscription that'll let you skip paying that stupid pink tax and make your shaving a ~cut~ above the rest (without, you know, the cuts).


    The kit includes a Billie handle, a magnetic holder, and two five-blade razor cartridges refills once a month, every two months, or every three months (based on whether you shave everyday, a few times a week, or once a week).

    Get it from Billie for $9+ (available in several customized plans).

    25. A pair of fingerless LED gloves sure to come in ~handy~ when you're working in a dark spot and need a little bit of light to brighten up the job that needs to be done.


    Get them from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in four styles).

    26. Or a pair of touchscreen gloves for when the job at hand is simply taking the perfect Instagram photo out in the cold.


    Promising review: "Fit, grip, quality, and tactile capability of these gloves are the best I have found. Absolutely perfect and a quality buy." β€”TC

    Get them from Amazon for $34.95.

    27. A wine shelf for efficiently storing every glass and bottle you've got, while also looking impossibly chic any place you put it.


    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    28. A butter bell that'll keep your butter spreadable and soft 24/7 β€” simply press a stick of room temperature butter into the top, fill the bottom with a little bit of water, and place it on the counter. You'll have rich and creamy butter that'll be the most satisfying thing since sliced bread.


    Be sure to replace the water every couple of days and be sure to read all about why I love this butter saver so much!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in 13 colors).

    29. A pack of mushroom coffee to possibly boost your metabolism while giving you a caffeine boost in the mornings β€” letting you enjoy a more beneficial breakfast in an instant (instant coffee, that is).

    Free People

    It turns out that the different varieties of mushrooms used in each pack can give you different benefits. The lion's mane and chaga mushrooms may help clear your mind and the Cordyceps and chaga works more like a stimulant, without the side effects of regular coffee. And check out this BuzzFeeder's review to learn more about the benefits of mushroom coffee and to find out why switching to mushroom coffee is life changing (#3).

    Get a box of 10 from Amazon for $11.57 (available in three flavors and a hot chocolate) or get it from Free People for $15.

    30. A set of Matryoshka measuring cups β€” they'll nestle into a small corner and take up hardly any space, even if you insist on keeping them on display 24/7.


    These things are a true treasure, and they have over 1,000 positive reviews to prove it!

    Get them from Amazon for $11.50 (available in two colors).

    31. A Wallet Ninja that can open boxes, peel fruit, screw in basically anything, and get almost any job done without a toolbox in sight.


    Promising review: "I can't believe how many times I find myself using this tool to do everyday tasks that I would have struggled to do before. You don't realize how often you can need a screwdriver or a wrench at a moment's notice. This tool works great, fits in my minimalist wallet perfectly, and I don't have to worry about it cutting the bands of my wallet. It is made of steel, so when using it I don't have to worry about it breaking. It's not gonna happen. I'm confident in this tool and it's construction. A+" β€”Richard Atchue

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    32. A Yeti tumbler that'll keep your drink the perfect temperature all day long.


    This includes a lid, two straws, and a cleaning brush. Oh, and it has over 4,000 five-star reviews.

    Promising review: "This tumbler kept my green smoothie cold all morning! I'm a teacher, which means that I frequently end up with a hot smoothie or cold coffee because I'm too busy working with the kids to get to my beverage. The smoothie that I made at 6 am stayed ice-cold all morning. Every time I went back for a quick sip, it was as cold as when I put it in! I tried hot coffee the next day, and the tumbler worked just as well with a hot beverage. It now does not leave my side. I fill it and refill with cold lemon water all day. I've even started using it at home. It is literally next to me right now." β€”Nikki

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95 (available in 11 colors and two sizes).

    33. A Quip subscription that includes everything you need to keep your toothbrush up-to-date and clean, even while on vacation, so you can ~brush up~ on your oral hygiene.


    Find out why this is one of our top rated electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in different toothbrush styles and plans).

    34. A rotating makeup organizer that'll keep your makeup organized, saving you precious time when you get ready in the mornings instead of using those extra minutes searching for the right mascara wand.


    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three colors).

    35. A set of Primary bedding sure to be a ~snap~ to wash, while also being the most luxurious bedding you've ever drifted off to dreamland in.

    Primary Goods

    I've had my Primary sheets for weeks now and I can't imagine sleeping on anything else. For years I've avoided using a top sheet because I hated how often it would bunch up in the night and how much longer it took to make my bed with it on (I have enough patience in the morning to spend exactly 30 seconds on making my bed. That's it.). This bedding is cozy, breathable, and wonderful to sleep in. The color is vibrant and bold (I have the blue) and laundry has never been easier. The snaps make it a cinch to throw the top sheet in the wash, and I never have to worry about it bunching up when I sleep. I highly recommend these to anyone who has a bed and likes to sleep.

    Get them from Primary Goods for $219+ (available in nine colors and four sizes).

    36. And finally, a standing ladle that eliminates the need for a spoon rest... and any need for pre-dinner entertainment.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.90.

    When your products do so much more than you expected them to.


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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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