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29 Shower Products That'll Make You Think, "Why Don't I Already Have This?"

♫ Let the [shower water] fall down and wake my dreams / Let it wash away my sanity ♫. The products in this post were updated in September 2018.

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1. A handy dandy waterproof notepad to jot down the countless Nobel prize-worthy ideas you conjur up while scrub-a-dub-dubbing.

Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I'm an author and tend to get some of my best ideas in the shower. Since it's inconvenient to have a normal pad of paper and pen in the shower and dangerous to have anything electronic, these fill the gap perfectly." —NfRtBGet it from Amazon for $10.80.
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Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I'm an author and tend to get some of my best ideas in the shower. Since it's inconvenient to have a normal pad of paper and pen in the shower and dangerous to have anything electronic, these fill the gap perfectly." —NfRtB

Get it from Amazon for $10.80.

2. A beer and wineglass holder that increases the effectiveness of a long shower's stress-relieving abilities — bottom's up!

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"Did I have a glass last night? Feels like déjà brew."

Promising review: "It's solid. I've bonked my head on it, shoulder-rushed it, donkey-punched, and tea-bagged this thing and it will NOT fall off our glass shower door." —Captain Spungo

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in five colors).

3. A restorative foot scrubber for a deeply satisfying massage (softer inner bristles) and baby-smooth and callus-free tootsies (stiff outer bristles).

It also comes with an anti-mildew retrieval rope and cleansing gel.Promising review: "I bought this prior to back surgery, knowing I would not be able to bend. It works very well and my feet are happy. The suction cups in the wings are sufficient to keep it from moving and I keep this on the wall hanging from a medium Command hook so it can dry between showers. And when I use it I put the retrieval cord on the hook, so I can easily pick it up. The gel that comes with it seems decent as well. Good buy!" —MelGet it from Amazon for $33.97+ (eight colors) or Jet for $39.95.
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It also comes with an anti-mildew retrieval rope and cleansing gel.

Promising review: "I bought this prior to back surgery, knowing I would not be able to bend. It works very well and my feet are happy. The suction cups in the wings are sufficient to keep it from moving and I keep this on the wall hanging from a medium Command hook so it can dry between showers. And when I use it I put the retrieval cord on the hook, so I can easily pick it up. The gel that comes with it seems decent as well. Good buy!" —Mel

Get it from Amazon for $33.97+ (eight colors) or Jet for $39.95.

4. Easy-to-use shower curtain splash guards or clips to tackle troublesome gaps and prevent unnecessary leakage.

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Promising review (for the splash guards): "Wow, it works flawlessly. I have been trying different ways and products to keep water from spilling out of the bathtub without success — until I came across this product. I tried the traditional splash guards (the ones that are glued between the wall and the tub) and in different sizes, but none of them work. So naturally I was skeptical about this product as well, but wow, what a big surprise. It took only a few bucks and a couple minutes to install — not a single drop of water leaks during and after a shower." —Johnny

Get a two-pack of the splash guards from Amazon for $8.98 and the clip for $5.99.

5. A curved shower rod that teaches your curtain how to be less of an asshole, i.e. stop knocking over stuff perched on the edges and sticking to your booty.

Promising review: "More room in the shower without the dreaded shower curtain sticking to my butt! It's so easy to set up and very flexible with regards to sizing." —ercadmGet it from Amazon for $36.68+ (two colors/finishes).
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Promising review: "More room in the shower without the dreaded shower curtain sticking to my butt! It's so easy to set up and very flexible with regards to sizing." —ercadm

Get it from Amazon for $36.68+ (two colors/finishes).

6. Cooling soap cubes to bring your temperament down and create that visceral "ahh" effect after a long-ass day.

Promising review: "This soap smells amazing! I love anything peppermint scented and this did not disappoint. When paired with a cool/cold shower it does actually cool you down AND help you stay cool for at least a couple of hours afterward." —Danielle WilsonGet a two-pack from Amazon for $10.98.
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Promising review: "This soap smells amazing! I love anything peppermint scented and this did not disappoint. When paired with a cool/cold shower it does actually cool you down AND help you stay cool for at least a couple of hours afterward." —Danielle Wilson

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.98.

7. A totally spiffy color-changing showerhead to put all other showerheads to shame: the colors correspond with changes in water temperature, which you can clearly monitor and see in its built-in display.

Promising review: "This showerhead makes showering even more pleasant, especially after a hard day of work and or dealing with the baby! Being able to set your preferred water temp before getting in makes the experience more relaxing too." —Jerry Smith Jr.Get it from Amazon for $42.49 or a very similar model from Jet for $31.
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Promising review: "This showerhead makes showering even more pleasant, especially after a hard day of work and or dealing with the baby! Being able to set your preferred water temp before getting in makes the experience more relaxing too." —Jerry Smith Jr.

Get it from Amazon for $42.49 or a very similar model from Jet for $31.

8. A detachable showerhead with a built-in speaker that delivers crisp sound and wirelessly connects to your device of choice up to a range of 33 feet.

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Promising review: "This showerhead is truly amazing, to say the least. It's very well-built and the water comes out evenly with a peaceful rain-like effect. The Bluetooth speaker can be easily connected with little to no tech savvy knowledge needed and its sound output is beyond what I expected — I keep my phone at about 3/4 volume because it's pretty loud. The battery life of the speaker is great as well: I have used the speaker at least once everyday for two months and the speaker still has a little bit left in it. The speaker also has an answer button, so if you receive a call you can quickly answer, which has come in handy for a few occasions." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

If you'd rather have a no-frills showerhead, this is a great option that won't break the bank.

9. A hanging shower caddy sturdy enough to fit ~all~ of your shampoo and body wash bottles without breaking on ya 💪.

Promising review: "We have a walk-in shower and had nowhere to store shower products except for the floor, which just wasn't cutting it, so we bought these storage baskets and are extremely satisfied! It's the perfect amount of storage and I love the holes at the bottom of the baskets for easy cleaning." —CarStar0804Get it from Amazon for $15.98 or Jet for $24.99.
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Promising review: "We have a walk-in shower and had nowhere to store shower products except for the floor, which just wasn't cutting it, so we bought these storage baskets and are extremely satisfied! It's the perfect amount of storage and I love the holes at the bottom of the baskets for easy cleaning." —CarStar0804

Get it from Amazon for $15.98 or Jet for $24.99.

10. An odor-eliminating plug-in that uses a lil' fan coupled with carbon filters to trap and neutralize nasty smells.

Promising review: "I placed next to the litter box and what a huge difference it makes! It's the best $ spent in a while! If you're concerned about odor in a smaller area like a bathroom or closet, etc., this thing is great!" —wtrgrlGet it from Amazon for $20.99 or Jet for $17.42. Buy optional scent cartridges here.
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Promising review: "I placed next to the litter box and what a huge difference it makes! It's the best $ spent in a while! If you're concerned about odor in a smaller area like a bathroom or closet, etc., this thing is great!" —wtrgrl

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 or Jet for $17.42. Buy optional scent cartridges here.

11. Shea butter-infused body lotion you apply IN THE SHOWER — because waiting for sticky lotion to dry afterwards is for amateurs.

Promising review: "I've used in-shower lotions before but it always felt like they didn't actually penetrate into my skin. Not this one! It leaves my skin super soft and has even eliminated my scaly elbows. That's no small feat, as my skin is insanely dry. As a bonus, this one also doesn't leave the bottom of the shower slick. So, smooth skin and no falls. YAY!" —J. BurnettGet it from Amazon for $5.28 (also available in cocoa butter, radiant silk, and nourishing versions).
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Promising review: "I've used in-shower lotions before but it always felt like they didn't actually penetrate into my skin. Not this one! It leaves my skin super soft and has even eliminated my scaly elbows. That's no small feat, as my skin is insanely dry. As a bonus, this one also doesn't leave the bottom of the shower slick. So, smooth skin and no falls. YAY!" —J. Burnett

Get it from Amazon for $5.28 (also available in cocoa butter, radiant silk, and nourishing versions).

12. A non-slip velvety bath mat that makes your first post-shower step feel like you're bouncing on a cloud or a bamboo-slated mat that naturally resists mildew and mold.

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Promising review: "We love our bamboo mat! It’s been almost two months since we purchased it, and no signs of mold or anything. It stays in one place and I don’t have the fear of slipping when I get out of the shower anymore." —Amazon Customer

Get the first one from Amazon for $12.99 and the second one for $27.99.

13. A compact waterproof Bluetooth-enabled speaker to help facilitate your favorite part of the day: a no-holding-back karaoke session.

Promising review: "I was sold the second I dropped this speaker in the river, fished it out, and it was still playing music. I have also dropped it in the shower, brushed the soap off, and stuck it back on the wall. It gets loud, easily connects to Bluetooth, and is waterproof. I cannot imagine anything better than this portable speaker." —ViciouslikemeGet it from Amazon for $17.99 (three colors).
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Promising review: "I was sold the second I dropped this speaker in the river, fished it out, and it was still playing music. I have also dropped it in the shower, brushed the soap off, and stuck it back on the wall. It gets loud, easily connects to Bluetooth, and is waterproof. I cannot imagine anything better than this portable speaker." —Viciouslikeme

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (three colors).

14. Exfoliating back scrubbers and washcloths for a gentle but deep clean 👏 every 👏 where 👏, even the hard-to-reach ones.

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Promising review (for the first one): "After surgeries that have limited my mobility to wash my back, I have found a product that not only exfoliates my skin but easily gets all the hard-to-reach places. I actually feel like all these years I have never cleaned my back the right way. It's very reasonably-priced and well worth every penny!" —Amazon Customer

Get the hand-looped one from Amazon for $11.49 or the green cloths for $3.83+.

15. A.H.A-formulated body soap to pair with your new scrubbers: it employs papaya and grapefruit extracts to break down dead skin cells, while ginseng extract and oat protein refreshes and soothes.

Promising review: "This product has worked wonderfully, keeping my back shoulders and chest breakout-free. I have been using it for over a year and will continue to do so. It has a light scent that just takes a little getting used to and each bottle lasts me 5+ months." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon, Anthropologie, or Jet for $8+.
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Promising review: "This product has worked wonderfully, keeping my back shoulders and chest breakout-free. I have been using it for over a year and will continue to do so. It has a light scent that just takes a little getting used to and each bottle lasts me 5+ months." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon, Anthropologie, or Jet for $8+.

16. A microfiber towel that is long enough to wrap turban-style, way more gentle on your strands (than normal cotton towels), cuts down on drying time, and reduces frizz.

Promising review: "This baby is a total game changer for anyone with bleached hair! I do a double process to get super platinum blonde hair and had been using a t-shirt to dry my hair — I decided to try this and I LOVE IT! Definitely can see a difference after using it and air-drying my hair. My usually frizzy and hard-to-tame hair definitely dries nicer than ever." —Michelle KingGet it from Amazon for $24.99 (two colors) or Jet for $22.40.
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Promising review: "This baby is a total game changer for anyone with bleached hair! I do a double process to get super platinum blonde hair and had been using a t-shirt to dry my hair — I decided to try this and I LOVE IT! Definitely can see a difference after using it and air-drying my hair. My usually frizzy and hard-to-tame hair definitely dries nicer than ever." —Michelle King

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (two colors) or Jet for $22.40.

17. A soothing AF green tea ~splash mask~ for a facial that will win the hearts of impatient people everywhere: pat a capful of liquid onto your face for as little as 15 seconds (!!!) and rinse off.

Or, if you really want to stretch your green tea dollars, buy a small spray bottle and give yourself a few spritz instead. Or dab the mask onto cotton rounds and gently swipe your face instead of splashing! Promising review: "This is such a neat way to mask! I use a half capful every day in the shower. I really believe this has hugely reduced my acne marks as nothing else in my skincare changed. I feel like my pores are more cleaned out and skin overall just appears more refreshed." —lala1679Get it from Sephora for $45.
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Or, if you really want to stretch your green tea dollars, buy a small spray bottle and give yourself a few spritz instead. Or dab the mask onto cotton rounds and gently swipe your face instead of splashing!

Promising review: "This is such a neat way to mask! I use a half capful every day in the shower. I really believe this has hugely reduced my acne marks as nothing else in my skincare changed. I feel like my pores are more cleaned out and skin overall just appears more refreshed." —lala1679

Get it from Sephora for $45.

18. Polished AF dispensers to turn your bathroom's ugliest eyesores into majorly chic works of minimalist art.

Get them from Anthropologie for $16 each (two colors for shampoo, conditioner, and soap).
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Get them from Anthropologie for $16 each (two colors for shampoo, conditioner, and soap).

19. A detangling wizard — aka the Wet Brush — with incredibly soft and flexible bristles that are godsends for people who wince at the thought of combing through their knotty hair.

It can be used on wet ~or~ dry hair!Promising review: "It's official. I'm a believer. I've heard the rave reviews of the Wet brushes, but I thought it was probably a lot of hype. I have long, super thick hair that's straight but tangles easily. I've dealt with knots for years and just thought that was a part of the deal if I wanted to keep my hair long. Not with this little brush. Four strokes and the knots are G.O.N.E. Seriously, I don't know what kind of magic it performs but it's awesome — it untangles my hair every time, and fast!" —Crystal CooperGet it from Amazon for $8.86+ (10 colors) or Jet for $7.50.
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It can be used on wet ~or~ dry hair!

Promising review: "It's official. I'm a believer. I've heard the rave reviews of the Wet brushes, but I thought it was probably a lot of hype. I have long, super thick hair that's straight but tangles easily. I've dealt with knots for years and just thought that was a part of the deal if I wanted to keep my hair long. Not with this little brush. Four strokes and the knots are G.O.N.E. Seriously, I don't know what kind of magic it performs but it's awesome — it untangles my hair every time, and fast!" —Crystal Cooper

Get it from Amazon for $8.86+ (10 colors) or Jet for $7.50.

20. An adjustable stool to keep yourself stabilized and make shaving a million times less precarious (and it's very helpful for injuries too, of course).

Promising review: "This was such a necessity for my broken foot/ankle during my freshman year of college! I carted it from my dorm room to the bathroom so that I could take showers wherever I needed to, and not just in a handicapped stall. Not to mention that those seats probably aren't hygienic in a communal bathroom." —ArielleGet it from Amazon for $30.95.
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Promising review: "This was such a necessity for my broken foot/ankle during my freshman year of college! I carted it from my dorm room to the bathroom so that I could take showers wherever I needed to, and not just in a handicapped stall. Not to mention that those seats probably aren't hygienic in a communal bathroom." —Arielle

Get it from Amazon for $30.95.

21. Fog-free mirrors for perfect shaves and no-color-dye-left washes: customers rave that the first mirror REALLY doesn't fall off and the second mirror has snazzy/techy radio and Bluetooth functions.

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Promising review (for the first one): "Wouldn't have thought there could possibly be much to a simple shower mirror, but this thing really is the bees' knees. The attachment to the wall is awesome — most other mirrors have suction cups on the back and inevitably fall off, break off, or whatever. I was pretty surprised at how well it kept from getting foggy *and* how it stayed so clear of water droplets. After a few months it went ahead and held onto some drops, but I did as was advised on the packaging and cleaned the mirror with toothpaste. Boom, like new again. The only problem is that this thing causes so much extra shower time because sometimes I just stand there admiring myself." —Blacksheep

Get the first one from Amazon for $9.99 and the second one from Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95.

22. A sulfate-free, chemical-free body wash formulated with a blend of chamomile, lavender, and vetiver that helps ease tension and promote a full night of rest.

Promising review: "Working shifts often means feeling like it is impossible to get a full night's sleep. "This works" is not just a claim but a fact; this shower gel does work! I tried it and didn't like it the first night because I found the smell a bit strange, it is not the kind of lavender I was used to smelling. It does not generate a lot of foam or suds but does leave your skin softer. It does not get youto sleep-in case that may be the problem-but once you ARE asleep; you STAY asleep. I woke up feeling fantastic after just the second night of use and have been using it on a regular basis. I plan to give some as gifts to friends who do a lot of travel for work this holiday season." —Crazy88Line CookGet it from Amazon for $20.48 or Anthropologie for $28.
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Promising review: "Working shifts often means feeling like it is impossible to get a full night's sleep. "This works" is not just a claim but a fact; this shower gel does work! I tried it and didn't like it the first night because I found the smell a bit strange, it is not the kind of lavender I was used to smelling. It does not generate a lot of foam or suds but does leave your skin softer. It does not get you

to sleep-in case that may be the problem-but once you ARE asleep; you STAY asleep. I woke up feeling fantastic after just the second night of use and have been using it on a regular basis. I plan to give some as gifts to friends who do a lot of travel for work this holiday season." —Crazy88Line Cook

Get it from Amazon for $20.48 or Anthropologie for $28.

23. An antimicrobial curtain to keep bacteria and stains nonexistent — everyone's preferred form of them.

The curtain is treated with Vinyzene, a proven antimicrobial and mildew-resistant chemical, to extend its life.Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $34.95.
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The curtain is treated with Vinyzene, a proven antimicrobial and mildew-resistant chemical, to extend its life.

Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $34.95.

24. An utilitarian curtain that may or may not have inspired the classic Natasha Bedingfield hit "Pocketful of Beauty Products."

Promising review: "This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving and showerhead racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We've had this in the shower for 3 months now and it's great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap. Yes, the soap can "stick" to the mesh but really it's not bothersome at all. The lower pockets are accessible when taking a bath. We've had no issues with mildew/mold, weird smells, or the pockets tearing away from the curtain. Definitely one of my favorite practical purchases!" —Rachel B.Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or Jet for $28.79.
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Promising review: "This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving and showerhead racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We've had this in the shower for 3 months now and it's great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap. Yes, the soap can "stick" to the mesh but really it's not bothersome at all. The lower pockets are accessible when taking a bath. We've had no issues with mildew/mold, weird smells, or the pockets tearing away from the curtain. Definitely one of my favorite practical purchases!" —Rachel B.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or Jet for $28.79.

25. An extra-long vinyl bath mat with plenty of grippy suction cups to prevent major slip-ups by little and full-sized people alike.

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Promising review: "I have been using this bath mat for over a year now and it's still holding up very well. I bought this to keep my toddler daughters from slipping and sliding inside the bathtub. The mat is long enough to cover most of the length of my tub and has a really good grip with all its suction cups. I like the cut-out for the drain so that I can move it right up to the front of the tub. My girls like to walk up to where the water spout is and this keeps them from slipping. It's really cushion-y and easy to clean too: I pull it up after every bath and give the bottom a quick scrub — keeps the slimy stuff from building up." —K Mendoza

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 or Jet for $14.99 (available in 11 colors).

26. A deep-cleansing anti-residue shampoo beloved by the masses (1,229 Amazon reviews, nbd) and capable of making you feel like you emerge from a shower with a new head of hair!

Promising review: "It does a great job of reviving hair after it's been bogged down with oils and other things from washing with your regular favorite shampoo, but it doesn't leave your hair feeling irritated or as if it's been stripped dry. I have dreadlocks and switch between using this and Shea Moisture's African Black Soap Shampoo to help with a dry scalp. Even if you don't have dreadlocks, this stuff will still give your hair a nice pepper-upper in between washing with your regular shampoo. It really gives off a noticeable difference." —Topsy KrettsGet it from Amazon for $4.83 or Jet for $5.04.
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Promising review: "It does a great job of reviving hair after it's been bogged down with oils and other things from washing with your regular favorite shampoo, but it doesn't leave your hair feeling irritated or as if it's been stripped dry. I have dreadlocks and switch between using this and Shea Moisture's African Black Soap Shampoo to help with a dry scalp. Even if you don't have dreadlocks, this stuff will still give your hair a nice pepper-upper in between washing with your regular shampoo. It really gives off a noticeable difference." —Topsy Kretts

Get it from Amazon for $4.83 or Jet for $5.04.

27. A dual-ended cleansing brush to get the verrry most out of your favorite foam cleanser.

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Psst, my favorites are this milky babe and this affordable low-pH gel!

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

28. Potent color-protecting and -enhancing shampoo that refreshes faded highlights and saves bleached hair from the ravages of unwanted brassy yellow tones.

Promising review: "Keeps color true! My color would fade and get yellowy, but once I started using this shampoo that stopped!" —Goose55Get it from Amazon for $8.27 or Jet for $9.54.
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Promising review: "Keeps color true! My color would fade and get yellowy, but once I started using this shampoo that stopped!" —Goose55

Get it from Amazon for $8.27 or Jet for $9.54.

29. A colorful (and hygienic) shower cap for people who aren't about washing their hair every day.

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While the price of the second cap is steep, it's made out of a premium nanotech fabric that is 100% waterproof, humidity defying, quick-drying, machine washable, and antibacterial.

Promising review: "This shower cap fits nice and snug against my head and keeps the water out. As described, the stitching is good and should keep it from mildew-ing. I've had other caps that aren't stitched as well and they didn't last. This cap also had a lot of room which should be helpful if you have long or thick hair. I don't so there's a lot of extra room but the elastic keeps it from sliding down." —5HappyCampers

Get the first one from Amazon for $6.95+ (four styles) and the second one from Sephora for $43 (six styles).

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

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