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    41 Incredibly Cool Gadgets You Probably Haven't Seen Before

    There's a motorized pool float in this post, folks.

    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. A pool water fountain that'll turn your backyard into a show-stopping slice of paradise – because fancy water features make everything a little bit more magic.,

    Promising review: "This product is awesome. It came with a bunch of fittings for many different connectors. Additionally there were other fittings for other outlets to adjust the flow. Then there's the feed tube. I assumed it would be too short for my pool. Nope, it's long enough for a very large pool. Then there's the actual fountain. If I put full power on the pump and block off all the outlets (with the connectors which came with the fountain), it's almost as high as a two story house! Of course this isn't practical but it's possible. This product is awesome!!! The price is awesome! The sound is awesome!!! It's easy to setup!" —Tim Hjellum

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    2. A facial steamer to ease your stressed out skin into total relaxation, without having to soak your whole self in the shower.

    Model with face in front of the steam coming out of plugged in machine
    Vanity Planet

    Promising review: "I am absolutely amazed at how well this unit works! So glad I purchased it! It's perfect!" —Lynette I.

    Get it on sale from Vanity Planet for $54 (originally $108; available in two colors).

    3. A hologram display bound to be the most exciting spot to plop your phone when it needs a charge. With this, your cell can become a futuristic piece of home decor any old time!

    leaf projected onto clear display

    Designer Amandus created these foldable displays to show off cell images in the most striking way. All products are made in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Get it from Holocard on Etsy for $12.44.

    4. A bidet, because washing your rear after using the bathroom makes just as much sense as washing your hands. Use this and you'll never regret ditching that wasteful, less-efficient toilet paper ever again.

    Bidet on toilet seat. It has a bamboo knob.

    Promising review: "I am loving my Tushy! It is powerful and so easy to install! Not gonna lie, I wish my sink was on the same wall so I could do the warm water option but it is super effective and definitely wakes you up! I believe this is the best way to keep things happily clean and, coupled with my Squatty Potty, I think 2019 is going to be the year of the happy BM!" —Natalie D.

    Get it from Tushy for $99+ (available in eight colors).

    5. A self-watering planter for making sure your dang thirsty Pothos gets the hydration it demands.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes,

    This family-owned small business is dedicated to creating interiors that support maximum human wellness. They sell plants, pots, and other plant-related accessories. As a company, Greenery Unlimited strives toward sustainability, paying employees a livable wage, and giving back to communities.

    Promising review: "These self-watering pots are really great and hassle free! I put my raphidophora in there and it’s doubled in size with minimal care from me!" —Joanna Poon

    Get it from Greenery Unlimited for $29 (available in four colors).

    6. A handmade countertop dough roller – at 12 inches wide, this nifty kitchen gadget can flatten fondant, press pasta, crush pizza crust, and make your kitchen far more efficient.

    Flat sheet of dough on countertop after being run through the tool
    Pomm US

    Pomm US is filled with clever, handmade kitchen tools that'll fill any professional (home) baker with glee! Browse around and check out this US-based company's sheet rollers, treat molds, decorating powders, and more! 

    Get it from Pomm US on Etsy for $120.

    7. A 3D effect essential oil diffusing LED light that's waterless and changes into seven different colors. This stellar little diffusing light is sure to smell like a statement-making sensation.,

    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous oil diffuser! I purchased this and I LOVE it! It's so beautiful, I get countless compliments on it, and several friends have now purchased their own. It looks expensive, not cheap or cheesy. You won't be disappointed!" —Brooks Family

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in two styles).

    8. An eight-in-one multitool pen with a ballpoint tip, screwdriver, level, ruler, phone holder, stylus, and *breath* an emergency hammer. Grab this and you're certainly gonna be the most efficient student at your group study sesh!

    Pen with rulered side broken up to show the several different attachments
    Treat Republic

    Business owner Jignesh runs his gift company with a small team in Watford, UK. The shop has tons of personalized gifts (we're talking everything from mugs to watches to silver plated footballs) and also has home decor, gardening tools, aaaand more! 

    Get it from Treat Republic on Etsy for $22.20 (available with personalization). 

    9. A beauty fridge that'll keep your lotions and potions so comfortably cool you'll likely throw a ~cow~ when you go on vacation and can't enjoy the luxury of this little item.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Uh... okay! I thought this might be a silly addition to my beauty routine until I tried it! I love applying cool drops to my eyes and cool serum to my face every morning and night. It has plenty of space for beauty products. Highly recommend. This is everything I didn't know I needed." —Abbaygrace

    Get it on sale from Urban Outfitters for $49.95 (originally $59.95; available in four colors).

    10. A genuinely lovely towel warmer sure to improve the look of your bathroom *and* provide you with that fresh-outta-the-dryer feel every time you pull a towel out and wrap it around ya body!

    Person pulling warm towel out of lidded, upright towel warmer

    Promising review: "This is a great addition to a hot tub! It easily fits two full size beach towels and a robe and warmed them so evenly!" —Briana

    Get it from Amazon for $135.99.

    11. A wavesurf shaper to turn rocky, uneven lake waves made by your boat into smooth, curved, and *perfect* ocean-like waves that are primo for surfin'.,

    Promising review: "Wow, just wow. Surfing with this has made a huge difference!!! I use this on my 2014 Moomba Mobius LSV. I now fill both the rear bags even to 900 lbs. each on both sides and this thing throws a clean long wave to whichever side its not mounted to. I don't have to list the boat anymore, making it much easier to drive and so much faster to switch riders from different sides. It looks the exact same as the picture shows, and it floats. I've never had it fall off during surfing and even forgot to remove it once and came up to speed 20+ mph before I realized it was still on and it never came loose. It floats so if you accidentally drop it while mounting it you don't have to worry about it sinking to the bottom of the lake. I wish I had bought long ago!" —Joel

    Get it from Amazon for $249.

    12. A digital touchscreen photo frame that'll be a ~picture~ perfect way to connect with your family and see what everyone is up to, without having to keep up on the family group chats.

    The frame plugged into the wall displaying a photo of a baby on its screen
    Skylight Frame

    This Wi-Fi connected photo frame comes with instructions for setting up a unique Skylight email account which is linked to the device. Any images (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF) sent to the email will show up on the screen. It has 8GB of storage (enough for 8000+ photos).

    Promising review: "This is such a great idea to give to a grandparent who doesn't live close by. My mom loves it! We love sharing pictures with her over her Skylight so she can feel closer to us." —Jonathan 

    Get it from Skylight Frame for $159.

    13. An electric bubble massage mat that's waterproof and has a built-in heater for some truly spa-level soaks. It even has an aroma clip for essential oil aromatherapy!

    Promising review: "This product provides a great massage technique for my back muscles. I experience a lot of pain and tension in my shoulders. And I have chronic pain in my lower back. I also like the aromatherapy pad. What a great soothing and relaxing experience for the low cost." —Octavia

    Get it from Amazon for $100.79.

    14. A titanium utility ring with files, saws, screws, pliers, and more. Give this to your S.O. and you — much like this ring — are gonna be wrapped around their little finger.

    A closeup of the ring, with nine different mini tools extending from either side
    Boone Rings

    Owner Bruce Boone originally made bike parts in titanium. This caused him to make a titanium ring for himself, and then everyone else wanted one as well! The shop is located in Kennesaw, Georgia and is full of one-of-a-kind pieces worth investing in. I know from experience...I bought one for my husband's birthday (shh, don't tell him!).

    Get it from Boone Rings on Etsy for $395+ (available in sizes 3.5–16 and with or without engraving).

    15. A solar-powered charging bank sure to be worth every penny when it keeps your phone charged long enough to take photos of the view you hiked all day to see.,

    This is waterproof and USB compatible.

    Promising review: "This works like a champ. I was out camping in the mountains for five days with no electricity. I followed the instructions and made sure the unit had a full charge prior to its first use. The first night my cell phone was down to 10% and my tablet down to 5%. I turned them both off and plugged them in (at the same time) into the solar charger. When I woke up the in the morning they were both at 100% charge. During the day I left the solar charger exposed to the sun. Each night it charged my cell phone and my tablet to 100%." —Rover Rover

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99.

    16. A useless machine that, TBH, I am totally besotted by. Give someone this handcrafted gift and you can guarantee getting a laugh out of 'em in return!

    Wild Oaks Metal Works

    Owner Titus Beitzel is a "retired operations manager who loves to design and build unique conversation pieces incorporating metals, woods, and electrical." And this shop has the recipes to prove it! Everything Beitzel creates is eye-catching and curious. BTW, the shop is based in Salisbury, Pennsylvania.

    Promising review: "This is very solid and awesome! It works perfectly." —Alex Hanin

    Get it from Wild Oaks Metal Works on Etsy for $95.

    17. A luxurious paraffin bath – dip your hand or foot into the warm wax, set them in the moisturizing mittens, and then enjoy that weirdly satisfying sensation when taking it off. You're about to have a truly ap-peel-ing spa day.,

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product. I love it. It's very easy to use. It comes with paraffin, baggies, and warming mitts. You can buy any scent of wax you prefer but the one that comes in it is very nicely scented and moisturizes very well. This has lots of heat settings and will accommodate any size hands. I've even used this for my feet." —Mtn Yeti Barbie

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    18. A motorized float so you can finally win a race around the pool, despite your somewhat sad front stroke "skills." Doggy paddle 'til the day I die!

    Two people racing each other while sitting in their pool floats. Each float has a controller in the center of the tube.

    With this wacky water baby you can move forward, backup, and even spin! It uses a three-blade propeller and a 66-watt motor to move you through the water, controlled by the joystick in the front. BTW, this needs six D Batteries to operate (not included).

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. I get it the pool like every other day just to ride it. LOL." —Nick Giuliani 

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    19. A Cinemood TV – a handheld LTE TV that'll work with your streaming accounts, gaming, and all the other inside activities that'll help you get through your "fun" time in the great outdoors. It has high-fidelity audio, projects up to 20 times the size of a laptop, and lasts up to five hours on a charge.,,

    I have a Cinemood projector and I can tell you, it's worth the splurge and the wait! I camp with my family all the time, enough so that sometimes a movie outside is justified, despite the escape from screens. This holds up well in rugged terrain and has an impressive projection even on the strangest of things (want to watch a movie on the laundry that's hanging up to dry? go ahead!).

    Pre-order it on sale from Cinemood for $499 (shipped in September) or $649 (shipped in August; originally $999). If you're looking for something simple with quick shipping, you can grab this inexpensive version from Amazon for $76.99.

    20. A mini Theragun for a deep-muscle treatment that is said to increase blood flow to support the body's recovery process, for anyone who often (lovingly) calls you a pain in the neck.

    Person using the product on their shoulder

    This is designed to reach 60% deeper into muscles than other massagers and at 40 times a second.

    Promising review: "This was purchased as a gift for my son. It is a great product. It helps to remove stress knots from the back. It's fabulous." —GQuincy

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (available in three colors).

    21. A light saber umbrella that changes colors, allowing you to decide if you're leaning toward the light or feel forced to choose the dark side on a cloudy day.,

    This requires three AAA batteries, not included.

    Promising review: "This is the most fantastic umbrella ever! I'm very glad I bought it. It's very durable, even in high winds. It slides open very smoothly and doesn't catch when I'm taking it down. The carrying case is very helpful and allows you to have your hands free when not in use. It can cycle through all of the colors constantly, or it can stay on just one. It has the options of red, green, blue, purple and white. There's also an LED flashlight on the bottom of the handle. It takes three AAA batteries and they seem to last quite a while. The lights are bright enough to see even during the day time. I was very surprised and pleased at the quality and durability. A great buy." —SM

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six colors).

    22. A fly zapper that'll delight anybody who is ~bugged~ by houseflies and wants to take them out with some POW.

    Reviewer holding the tennis-like swatter in a back yard

    Promising review: "This works great on the biting buffalo gnats we have this time of year. It is lightweight and easy to swing. I recommend it." —CB Arkansas

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A pair of color-changing LED faucet lights about to light up your life every time you turn on your water. Convincing your kids to wash their hands just got SO easy.,

    These lights use a built-in generator, so no need to worry about batteries or electricity! Each light has three colors that will change depending on the temperature of the water being used.

    Promising review: "Love love these LED lights. It's very easy to set up, the price is right ,and it's durable. I bought these lights over two months ago and they are still working. When the kitchen lights are off and the faucet is on it brightens up the entire kitchen sink. I love that it changes colors when the temperature changes, that makes it easier and safer for the kids to know when the temperature is hot or cold. I would buy these again in a heart beat" —Judean C.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 and get a shower head version for $27.99.

    24. A flameless plasma arc lighter with an extended handle that's sure to make lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces far easier. This really is the perfect ~match~ for anyone who always needs a little light.

    A person lighting several tall candles with the plasma arch

    Promising review: "I love this lighter and will buy it as a gift for MANY MANY people. What a fabulous gift this makes with a small candle and a special message! I keep two of them at home in different parts of the house. Just using it is FUN! The packaging is classy/classic and amazing. The shipping was prompt and the lighters arrived in perfect condition for my use. You will NOT be disappointed." —Sbarabara

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    25. A magnetic coin box for folks who are always looking around the house for loose change. This is a far better place to store that stuff than underneath the sofa cushions.

    Bespoke Post

    This has a magnetic top that smoothly glides to open and close. Basically this is a super satisfying, aesthetically pleasing, piggy bank.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $50 (available in two colors).

    26. A remote crocodile boat that'll scare the dickins out of your cousins during your family reunion. This is the year YOU finally win the prank wars. Celebrate with the wide crocodile smile you deserve!

    Small crocodile head shaped toy "boat" in water

    Promising review: "This is such a fun pool toy, my daughter loves pranks and she loves crocodiles! This crocodile head moves as if it's real so if you aren't expecting it when your in the pool and this gets sent your it definitely scares ya! But in a fun way, it only takes a second to realize it's just a fake head. Overall this is a cool, fun pool toy for the kiddos to prank each other with." —Ashley Ashley 

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    27. A pair of Bluetooth glasses which might not be the most practical gadget under the sun, but they're sure gonna look stellar under the moon.


    These glasses connect with your Android or iPhone. Once installed, you can save up to five messages. The glasses will respond to music and light up with the beat, or you can control them yourself to display exactly what you want seen. Batteries are included, and should last you up to eight hours before needing to be charged.

    Promising review: "These are probably the coolest glasses you will ever purchase. We researched the product a bit before deciding to spend this much on them. Our research of reviews were spot on and the price point is very fair. You can customize the messages or choose from any number of presets that were created by other users. The app on your device will quickly link to the glasses and allow you to control the display. Very user friendly app as well. As soon as you take them out of the box and after looking at them for a second in awe of how cool these are, you will be hooked up and using them with your device. I plan to buy more of these for gifts. Would be great for parades, raves, cookouts, and any other large gathering. If you like attention, you will love these glasses." —Derrick

    Get them from Amazon for $64.90.

    28. A car headrest pillow to save your neck from the awkward nap angles you usually end up in during long road trips. Don't let neck pain put a kink in your future travel plans!

    A person sleeping in the car with two headrest bumpers on either side of their head

    Promising review: "I almost dozed off the first time I tested it in the driveway, LOL. It was easy to install and adjustable for a 6'3" adult all the way down to a small child very easily. It took me less than 10 minutes to unbox and set it up perfectly with all adjustments" —Edward

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    29. A gentle gel and light teeth whitening system for anyone who wants shiny, white teeth without the sensitivity. Sounds like a ~bright~ idea to me!


    The kit includes the whitening light, mouth guard, and two gel syringes with enough product for 20 whitening sessions. You can also get gel refills to keep your pearly whites pearly for good!

    Promising review: "I won't lie, I was a but skeptical, but all the reviews made me want to give it a shot. I tried it right away after receiving it in the mail. I drink coffee every day, so I wasn't expecting a miracle. However, after just one use, I have visible difference. I am absolutely impressed!! I highly recommend this product. Oh...and my gums didn't hurt at all!!!" —Heidib1313

    Get it from Amazon for $48.50.

    30. A pack of four self-closing outlets to make your baby-proofed place look way less baby-proofed, even though they're extra safe!

    A white wall outlet with slide covers

    Promising review: "We have been behind the curve on babyproofing and bought a big pack of the plastic two-prong outlet covers. My kiddo is determined to stick anything and everything he can into outlets and wants so badly to peel the individual outlet covers off. I bought a four-pack of these covers and they are AMAZING! They're easy to install (just don't forget the little plastic spacer between the actual bare outlet and the back of the cover) and SO MUCH BETTER than the cheap plastic covers. For the outlets that were the kiddo's 'favorites' to try to bust into, these are SO GOOD. The amount of force needed to slide the plate over to use is more than a toddler can muster, but not hard for an adult. It's very easy to plug things in, and take them out, but the baby doesn't even mess with these outlets anymore because the thrill of death is beyond his tiny finger strength. Installing a few of these in high kid-traffic areas has been WELL worth it! Thanks for a great product." —Katie Ackerman

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    31. A fabric defuzzer that'll clean up sweaters, sofas, and other aging fabrics that have been a real ~pill~ lately.

    A reviewer's before-and-after image of the side of their sofa. The armrest was scratched with fabric pulled and after using the defuzzer it looks brand new.

    Promising review: "I didn't think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and customer reviews and I can see why this is rated so high. Since it's so portable, I just sat on the couch and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching tv. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn't for this great little gadget." —Paula Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.06 (available in six colors).

    32. A vibrating facial brush – an exfoliating skincare tool that can take your basic bath to the next level. I own this thing and IMHO, I'm pretty confident this would ~vibe~ with just about everyone.

    My hand holding up my palm-sized cleansing brush. It's the shape of a flattened egg, with soft silicone bristles on both sides.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I pump my cleanser onto this, add some water to my face, turn it on, and rub away all the dirt and grime from the day. I remember saying "Woah" out loud when I felt how soft my skin was after using this for the first time. Now I just take it for granted. Turns out, soft skin is a *very* fun thing to take for granted.

    Promising review: "Before getting this device, although I have a very strict skincare routine, I really didn’t exfoliate often enough. Now being able to gently exfoliate whilst I cleanse morning and night is so great, especially as I have been able to add this into my skincare routine without any additional time! I have super sensitive skin which gets red very easily but this device is gentle enough for me on the middle speed setting (or even higher) with no irritation. You can play around with different levels of vibration, which is great, and I find the highest level is great for massaging the forehead (also try the back for this area) and it's really relaxing!!

    I’ve had mine for a few weeks already and it still hasn’t run out of charge yet, so will be great for travel! Important to note that I did follow the instructions to charge mine as soon as I received it. Plus the super cute pink color looks so nice in my bathroom!" —Sophie

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in four colors). 

    33. An Airtight kit – a nifty little gadget that'll preserve food and keep it in pristine condition.

    Bespoke Post

    This three-pack is dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe. It works by sucking out excess air with the push of a button (and stops automatically). It's silent and good for travel. Plus it's wireless and rechargeable (the kit includes a USB cable)

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $75.

    34. A smart keypad you're gonna love...particularly because your most special skill is *always* forgetting your house keys.

    August Home Smart Keypad

    Promising review: "This is an excellent device that makes your house keyless and safe. My only negative comment is that it is a surface mounted device that would be EASY to remove and walk away with it. I added an escutcheon that surrounds the keypad that makes it a big deal to remove. Now we have a keyless, safe house." —wood-pro

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    35. A pair of herb scissors that'll ~cut~ your meal prep time in half.


    Promising review: "I like to grow herbs and use them in salads, soups, and many other recipes. I received these as a birthday gift and I can't believe how fast and easy it is to cut up cilantro, basil, parsley, lovage, etc. My husband tried them today too for the first time while making guacamole, and found that slicing the cilantro went very quickly. The storage case-cleaner is very efficiently designed too. I ordered four of these sets to give as gifts." —Lucille P. Narawa

    Get them from Amazon for $14.87.

    36. A clip-on bag light, so you won't have to waste away the day searching through the black pit that is your backpack.

    A small round light clipped onto the inside of a bag

    This light is motion-activated and includes batteries.

    Promising review: "I got this as a present for my mom and she loved it! She always carries a big purse and has problems finding stuff inside it. She's able to clip this light inside and it lights up her purse so she can see what she's looking for! Being motion activated comes in very handy! She now has both hands free instead of holding a light in one hand while searching with the other." —Jennifer K Townsend

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    37. A Mirror, a personalized at-home gym (complete with lessons and real-time training sessions), for fitness-focused families who know that the home (gym) is where the heart is.


    The Mirror starter pack includes fitness bands, a Bluetooth heart rate monitor, and a care kit with a screen cleaner and cloth, and a camera lens cap for privacy. You'll also get an adaptable wall mount that works with all wall types and a carbon steel leaner stand. The app will cover your dad and five additional people in the household, letting you all access unlimited live and on-demand workouts.

    Get it from Mirror for $1,395.

    38. A drinking fountain faucet attachment sure to save you from unnecessarily washing a bunch of cups when all you want is a quick sip of H2O.

    Sink spout with water lifting into an arc for drinking

    This design only fits standard sized faucets but you can still use this even if it doesn't fit, just be sure to grab an adapter along with it.

    Promising review: "I have Parkinson's and find it difficult to handle a water glass while taking my daily pills. This little water fountain is perfect for me! It was shipped quickly and was super easy to install with no tools. The knob is easy to slide in and out to change from faucet to fountain. The water comes up high enough that I do not have to bend too far over to drink from it. It is not in the way when I wash my hands. I really am glad that I spotted this gadget." —Texas Grandma

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    39. A milk frother so you can still have the perfect cuppa even on days when you'd rather stay home than drive to your closest coffee shop.,

    Promising review: "I love everything about this machine!!! Let me just tell you, I have been through four different products thus far and they were either battery operated or broke easily. This is the absolute best!!!! I like adding honey to my mug, then brewing my coffee while my heavy whipping cream is frothing away! Once its done, I pour my cream into my coffee!! Seriously the best!!" —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    40. A runaway alarm clock that'll play music and run around the bedroom until you wake up and grab it – this thing will have you up and ~on a roll~ in no time!

    Includes four AA batteries.

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing ALARM clock EVER!! I have had trouble for years waking up on time, but not any more thanks to this alarm clock!! You can't help but jump out of bed to the alien sounds and runaway movements of the clock. It's annoying at 5 a.m. BUT it does what it's supposed to do...WAKE YOU UP!! I will never live without this clock!!!" —MC Florida

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    41. And a motion-activated toilet bowl light for anyone who wants to give a light-hearted gift that's sure to make their loved ones laugh.,

    The motion sensor will turn the bowl light on when you enter the room and the light sensor will turn it off whenever the lights are on in the bathroom. It has 16 different colors, so feel free to adjust it with your decor!

    Promising review: "This is calming, creepy, soothing, eerie, beautiful, functional, and needed. It’s strangely satisfying to enter the bathroom in the dead of night and see the brilliant blue light glowing from between the lid and the seat. And to lift the lid and be greeted by a welcoming portal of soft brilliant light to guide you to your intended target: Magic." —3senough

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in packs of two and three).

    The very real problem I face after getting all these gadgets and gizmos:


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