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32 Life Changing Products That Everyone Should Own

Life Changing Products

June 23rd, 2018   |   Updated on January 18th, 2019

Looking to sleep better? Eat healthier? Wake up on time? There’s a tool for that! Given the vast amount of time our editors spend testing out the latest fashion, home, and beauty products, it only makes sense that we should ask them which ones they swear by and actually implement in their daily lives.

Life Changing Products

We’ve searched far and wide, scouring the entirety of the internet – and our expert neckbeards have determined that these are the ultimate products that no one should ever be without.

1. LED Temperature Faucet Nozzle

Instantly know the temperature of the water coming out of your faucet with this LED faucet nozzle attachment. Cold water turns the LED blue and hot water turns the LED red – making it perfect for avoiding third degree burns from faucets that spew hot lava.

Product Review: We love our LED faucet. It looks super cool. It becomes a conversation peice when we have people over. We purchased it in 2012 and it has lasted 4 years and some months.

The light has recently began flickering every so often even when the water pressure is at full but it happens very rarely.

I have purchased another just like this from the same seller because the last one lasted so long with no problems. The only caveat we noticed is the red light only illuminates at extremely hot temps. Get One…Price is- $6.93


2. Electronics Cleaning Putty

Perform a thorough cleaning of your gadgets with this vibrantly colored electronics cleaning putty. The putty conforms to get into all the cracks and crevices to easily pull out any dirt, debris, hair follicles, food crumbs, and dried up bodily fluids.

Product Review: It’s Gak. If you grew up in the early 90s you’ll know what that means. If not, it’s basically a slimy ball of goop. This stuff does work though.

I don’t know if Gak cleaned well but this stuff truly does. It takes a bit of working the blob onto the dirty area, but I used it to clean up my keyboard, a few fan ports and a hard to clean spot in on of my old PC cases.

It cleaned up about 5 years worth of neglect in a few seconds. It’s like Gak but with cleaner added in and you can really smell it. It has a cleaner/lemony scent.

It’s recommended that you wash your hands after using and you really should. It slightly irritated the skin on the back of my hand in one very small spot. Which went away immediately after washing my hands.

It works great for cleaning fan ports and keyboards. I’m very happy with it. I was just recently thinking to myself that my keyboard was filthy. Glad I bought this Available Here…Price is- $9.96


3. Adjustable Measuring Cup

The adjustable measuring cup is a clever little baking tool to save time and space, allowing you to throw out the endless assortment of various measuring cups and use just one adjustable measuring cup for all your cooking needs.

Product Review:I bought mine a long time ago, 2009. Mine finally failed at the gasket at the top, but after 8 years of light use I can’t really complain, other than I wished it were a little less hard to push (though I suppose then it might leak, which mine doesn’t.) I was going to just buy a new one than saw all the more recent complaints about the markings coming off. I’ve never had problems with that so they must have changed it or had a bad run. That’s probably going to make me try the OXO version as a replacement. Get One…Price is- $13.24


4. One Trip Grocery Bag Holder

Real men carry their groceries in one trip – and now with this clever one trip grocery bag holder you can make that single trip even easier. Simply hook the device around all of the bags, and grab the handle to bring in all the groceries while throwing out your back!

Product Review: I purchased two of these over 5 years ago and I still use them every time I go to the grocery store. They are perfect for single people who have to carry several bags in by themselves.

I can usually fit 3-4 of my plastic grocery bags on them. These grips makes it much easier to carry my bags.

My only complaint is that the section where it opens/closes does not stay closed once bag are on them, however, if you hold them upright, the bags will not slide off.

I’ve gotten use to this and I use them accordingly. I would recommend this product and would buy again. Get One…Price is- $4.99


5. Oreo Dunking Spoon

Say farewell to those sticky fingers next time you get your snack on using the Oreo dunking spoon. This unique utensil fits snuggly into the cookie so that you can conveniently soak it in delicious milk without making a mess or dropping it in the cup accidentally.

Product Review:  
It was quite a horrifying summer. My days lounging by the sapphire embedded pool, or taking short jaunts on horseback were ever cut short by the somewhat unpleasant habit of consuming an Oreo cookie.

Each afternoon, at 3:15, Augustus would promptly bring over a silver tray, upon which stood a neatly stacked pyramid of the famed cookie, along with a crystal tumbler of ice cold breast milk from one of the large mothers we kept for the purpose.

I always hated having to remove my silk gloves and worse yet touching the milk and cookies so I could dunk them. After a while I had Augustus himself do the dunking, but he never could quite do it correctly given the surgical gloves I made him wear.

Nor was I going to suffer the embarrassment of allowing him to place the cookie in my mouth, and so even still I was obliged to touch the sweet.

This contrivance has revolutionized my routine and brightened each and every day. I purchased several for each of my estates, yachts and airships. Get One…Price is- $9.16


6. USB Rechargeable Batteries

Recharge your batteries like never before with these innovative USB connecting rechargeable batteries. These easy to use rechargeable batteries pop their top and plug into your USB slot on your computer to get their electrical mojo re-supplied.

Product Review:  
I had previously rated these 2/5 stars, which I’ve since deleted and am now posting better results. I’ve owned these since September 30, 2015. At first I thought these things were worthless garbage but I had learned that charging them with my laptop was not efficient.

I’ve since then bought a usb 2.0 4-port hub and charge them through there. For being usb and rechargeable they’re worth the money.

I don’t like having to spend so much money on packages of batteries just to have to swap them out a week later. I personally feel these do not hold the same charge as lithium batteries but when they die, I just pop em in the usb port and throw another set in.

It has saved me my beer money and with that I am happy with what I’ve bought. Get One…Price is- $16.08


7. The Bed Fan

If you’re constantly uncovering yourself from the bed sheets because you can’t maintain a cool temperature then you need a bed fan. This bed fan will quietly disperse hot air under the sheets and keep you cool all night long so you can get a good night’s rest.

Product Review: Hot flash remedy! I used this all last summer. Instructions tell you to not turn it on high – give it a chance to work at a moderate speed.

I typically start out on high for a few minutes, then I turn it to medium. At first it doesn’t feel like that much air circulating. Typically, though, sometime in the night, I either turn it down or turn it off, because I get cool.

My internal clock? Not sure. I did find that it just didn’t work so well under the tucked-in covers. I thought it worked best for me to just lie on top of the sheets and have a light-weight blanket spread over me – not tucked in. It seems the air flows better and gets better loft – more air felt.

That’s not a problem for me, since I sleep alone. This would not be a fan for two people anyway – just not enough air circulating. I will crank it up again this summer, I’m sure.

I hesitate to recommend it to anyone, because of the above points. People need to not expect a fan blowing the covers around. It’s a subtle air flow. Get One…Price is- $79.99


8. Endless Edges Brownie Pan

No more fights need to occur over who gets the tastier corner brownies thanks to this endless edges brownie pan. With this uniquely shaped brownie pan, now every brownie piece will have a fine crust for added deliciousness in every little bite.

Product Review:  As I sit here eating yet another corner piece, I wonder to myself, why did I buy this pan? Between the pan and the great silicone lid that fits it perfectly, I spent money I did not need to spend.

And I think it was a mistake. Before, I made brownies, from scratch, because I don’t do the box mix thing, and my kids and husband ate them all.

I would just trim off the edges here and there, eat the occasional corner piece, and enjoy the chewy goodness. But now, after trying out this pan, here I sit, eating like half the brownies I made.

Smooth move. This is the same recipe I always make in a 9×13 pan, and it fit perfectly into this pan. I greased and lightly floured the pan, and the brownies just pop right out, using the cute little spatula that comes with it.

But you know what will NOT be cute and little? Me, thanks to this pan. These are hands-down the most delicious brownies I have ever made.

I thought about buying this pan a few years ago, and just didn’t, but I should have – it worked perfectly. Get One…Price is- $35.95


9. Pop Out Outlet

Hide the electrical outlets when not in use by installing these pop out outlets. Their innovative design is perfect for a modern and minimalistic home – when you need them, a simple push from your finger reveals a pop-out outlet cube ready for use.

Product Review:  My kitchen already had Adorne switches and plugs. My husband put this one in on my island. It looks great and I like having 3 plugs instead of the usual two. Get One…Price is- $32.18


10. Pizza Scissors Spatula

Cut and serve a full size pizza with ease with the Pizza Scissors Spatula. This brilliant kitchen tool merges scissors and a spatula so you can cut and pick up a pizza slice all in one quick motion without burning your hands or having any toppings fall off.

Product Review: This is okay- it cuts well but even fully opened is only good for about a 12″ pizza-However if you cut your pies with a traditional rotating cutter, and then use this to serve and snip those last pieces of uncut crust, it is fantastic. Kinda awkward, but functional!  Get One…Price is- $11.99


11. Waterproof Notepad

Are you a deep thinker in the shower, coming up brilliant ideas but never being able to write them down? Now you can think up tons of great ideas in the shower and capture them with these waterproof notepads. Each pad includes forty waterproof blank slates.

Product Review: I purchased this product for myself because I was always thinking of things I needed to do while I was in the shower but would forget to do it once out of the shower.

These work perfect for that situation.. It’s also nice to leave “love notes” for my husband when he takes showers after me. I ended purchasing these notes for my niece because her husband leaves sweet notes for her around the house so why not in the shower??

I found out my son-in-law thought it was a great idea too. I purchased one for him as well and they work just like they say they will. A cute little addition for a Christmas present or whatever present.  Get One…Price is- $13.06


12. Foot Rest Hammock

Kick back on casual Fridays while you toil away at endless TPS reports with the foot rest hammock at your desk. This small hammock attaches to each end of the desk and is completely adjustable to fully suit your lounging needs.

Product Review: I’m five months pregnant and as it’s July, I’ve started to experience some normal swelling in my ankles and feet. I sit at a desk for 7 hours a day, and wanted a way to prop my feet up from time to time to give my feet and ankles a rest.

I debated sticking a box under my desk, but ordered the FUUT (for $8 how could I not try it?). I love it! It was easy to install, didn’t damage my desk at all, and is a comfortable way for me to elevate my feet on and off throughout the day. It’s not even visible on the other side of my desk.

I work at a corner, and it was still easy and straightforward to install.

Took some adjusting to get it just right for the height/distance I need, but it’s a great, needed new option for this pregnant lady! I even noticed a decrease in leg cramps last night after my first day using it.  Get One…Price is- $8.15


13. Potato Chip Bag Resealer

Keep your chips as fresh as the day you first opened them by using the potato chip bag resealer. With one simple swipe along the open end of the bag, this handy little device creates an air-tight seal that keeps the delicious contents fresh and crunchy.

Product Review:I like it. I bought 2 set as a first time purchase.

It does heat seal product and use 2 AA battery.

Tips- after the initial 2-3 sec hold down, you should release the grip a little bit and glide it over the bag. This way, thinner bags like chips would not get rip through.

If you like, you can press it down harder to use as a sealer and a cutter. The heat would cut through the bag.   Get One…Price is- $15.71


14. Bike Lane Light

Minimize the risk of serious injury while you ride down poorly lit roads by outfitting your two-wheeled ride with this bike lane light. This handy attachment projects a well defined bike lane in bright red lights that can be seen from up to a mile away.

Product Review:  This product performs two functions. One is as a tail light, the other is a laser that paints lines on the ground creating the effect of a bike lane.

Initially only the taillight function worked and the laser light bike lane function didn’t.

Later I swapped out the batteries provided by the manufacturer (they were nearly dead, but I didn’t know) for new ones, and the laser light function worked great.

You will need a tiny Phillips head screw driver to removed the screws the change the batteries. Product works well. Get One…Price is- $9.99


15. Mass Water Balloon Loader

Drown out your enemies in a barrage of water bombs with help from the mass water balloon loader. This ingenious product easily hooks up to a hose and fills up 100 automatically tying water balloons in just 1 minute! Your team will never be short on ammo again.

Product Review: I don’t know what everyone’s gripe is. Its simple physics people. When you fill the balloons and suspend them in air, those rubber band seals can only sustain so much weight until they drop.

Water is heavy people. When filling the balloons, place the balloons against the bottom of whatever bin/tub you’re going to fill. This will provide enough resistance so the balloons won’t fall off prematurely with only 1oz of water.

Its not a perfect product and it will not fill ALL of the balloons. But it will fill the majority and its hell of lot better than blowing them up one by one.  Get One…Price is- $12.97


16. Thumb Ring Book Page Holder

Not since The Clapper has an invention so simple yet so brilliant come along as the thumb ring book page holder. Designed to comfortably fit around your thumb, this clever tool will make reading softback books easy with the use of just one hand.

Product Review: If you still read paperback books, consider this. It is not worth fooling with on regular books IMHO. I have read maybe 100 books using it and find it fiddly but usually worth the trouble.

It allows my thumb to more easily hold the book open so I can read the page close to the binding.

However I gave one to both of my adult children that also read a lot and they do not use it. Must be a personal thing. Sorry I can’t be more decisive.  Get One…Price is- $4.99


17. Water Fountain Sink

Water Fountain Sink

Easily turn your faucet into a water fountain in seconds with these clever tap squeeze devices. Now you can easily rinse out your mouth after brushing your teeth, just squeeze the device at the bottom and instantly the water will get redirected upward like a fountain.

Product Review: Great product. I bought it about two years ago and we used it so often that we actually started to wear it out. The silicone started to split at the lip where you squeeze.

I don’t think this is a problem with the product at all, just normal wear and tear. I’ll be buying another to replace it. It eliminated the need to have a cup on the counter in the sink, so there is more space as well as less mess and spilling.

I’m confused about the reviews saying you need two hands to use it. I am not a very strong person at all, but I have no issues using it easily with one hand. Really great product!  Get One…Price is- $10.95


18. Portable Door Lock

Get the privacy you need by taking the portable door lock everywhere you go. This handy device installs in seconds without any tools to provide a dependable lock whenever the need arises. It’s a great way to add a bit of extra security to the home and works even better for travel.

Product Review:I travel to many countries for work and have to stay in hotels. Many people I work with have reported waking up with someone standing in their room in the middle of the night or when they get out of the shower.

I bought my Adalock almost a year ago and have been able to use it on every hotel door, except one. I always carry this and a wedge it for hotel door security.

It has worked in four countries, including the US. As far as it being difficult to remove, you need to practice with it so that you feel confident that you could remove it in an emergency.

I can remove it in the dark in less than two seconds.   Get One…Price is- $21.95


19. Never Soggy Cereal Bowl

Never Soggy Cereal Bowl

Keep your cereal from getting soggy with the Obol “never soggy” cereal bowl. This one a kind cereal bowl is divided into two sections – one for your milk and one for your cereal. The Obol is also great for soup and crackers, chips and salsa, and cookies and milk.

Product Review: Goodness Sakes Alive!!!! Where has this been my whole life. I’ve only had this Obol for about 2 weeks but already don’t know how I ever made it without it in my life.

If you’re a ‘no-soggy cereal’ type of person like myself, it’s a must as far as I’m concerned. It may seem a little pricey but it’s so worth every penny.

No more ‘one handful at a time’ eating cereal for me, not to mention the strange looks from my husband when I repeatedly put my albeit clean hand in the box.

He’s a ‘make your cereal, take a shower, then eat it’ type of person (gag). I’ve already purchased a second one for my Mom, a fellow crunchy cereal lover too, so I know she’s going to love it too.

I’m not sure who invented this thing, but kudos to you and a big high five from me. Thank you! Thank you! (Product so good, I say it twice)  Get One…Price is- $18.95


20. Fan and Light Bulb Pull Chains

Fan and Light Bulb Pull Chains

Now you can easily distinguish which chain is which with the fan and light bulb pull chains – brilliant! These novelty pull chains feature a high quality build and provide a small yet eye-catching detail that’ll make working the light and fan much easier.

Product Review:  Picture it.. Sicily. 1964. You reach up to turn on the fan in your living room and when you pull the cord with the wooden knob you end up turning on the light.

You just realized you picked the wrong cord. You then go back and select the proper one, turning on the fan. But it doesn’t stop there.

It seems as if every time you want to put the fan on, you select the wrong pull cord and turn the light on. For some, that might not be annoying but for me it totally was. These pull cords are great.

They easily identify at a glance what cord is what…So there is no second guessing. When i want to turn the fan it..Its instant on fan…And instant on lighting….No more guessing. Great buy! Get One…Price is- $7.86


21. Ultimate Breakfast Machine

Mornings will never be the same once the ultimate breakfast machine enters your life. In just five minutes this glorious machine will make you a complete breakfast sandwich. It’s the delicious and cost effective way to clog your arteries from the comfort of home!

Product Review: I bought this on a whim for my hubby because he loves mcmuffins and thought what the hey. He’s in love with this thing and he says it makes the best egg sandwhich he’s ever eaten.

My daughter came home from school on break and like all kids rolled her eyes and said “whatever” then she ate a sandwhich from it and all of the sudden it was the coolest thing she’d ever seen!

What makes this just a simple brilliant little thing is there’s multi cooking layers so you’re cooking the muffin, egg/cheese, canadian bacon, then the last muffin layer, all cooked at the same time and the temperature is spot on and it doesn’t overcook the egg either.

Second best thing about this? It’s as easy to clean as your coffee cup, truly non stick!   Get One…Price is- $44.99


22. Toilet Seat Pedal

Toilet Seat Pedal

This toilet seat pedal is a brilliant solution to end fights over leaving the toilet seat up. Simply step on the pedal to lift up the toilet seat, then once you’re finished, remove your foot and the toilet seat will slowly drop back down.

Product Review:  Okay, this thing is awesome. I hate lifting the toilet seat up, especially at night and now I just press the foot pedal down without thinking.

The only issue I have with this item is the instruction not that clear but not horrible. I am not able to get the seat to rise all the way up but it raises up high enough.

Did I say I love it for I do and I am going to buy another one when I move to my next apartment. All my female friends love it and so does my Mother-in-Law.

The only person who does not is my wife because she thinks its tacky but her butt hasn’t fallen into the toilet since I got. Get One…Price is- $24.99


23. Hidden Flask Tie

Hidden Flask Tie

With the hidden flask tie firmly secured around your neck, no amount of overtime or TPS reports will be able to crush your spirit, or kill your buzz. Apart from improving your creativity at work it will also make you the sharpest dressed employee at every casual Friday.

Product Review: I bought this as a sort of gag gift for a friend. It works well though and the material looks like a real tie. It was a pain to fill though, I think you need a funnel. Very cool. Big hit. Get One…Price is- $27.95


24. Hands Free Umbrella Dome

Hands Free Umbrella Dome

Laugh in the face of mother nature with your very own personal hands free umbrella dome that will shelter you from the rain while giving plenty of room to talk on the phone, keep your hair all fancy, and ensure you’ll get plenty of looks from jealous haters.

Product Review: I bought this off of ebay for half the price listed here, and I also can’t speak to the amazon customer support, but I walked almost 3 miles (taking my kid to the library) wearing this in an NYC near monsoon and my head, shoulders, and upper body stayed perfectly dry.

I should note, that I’m quite petite but I do have relatively broad shoulders for my size. In comparison, I have a very good stroller rain cover and though my kid was completely dry inside, the outer bottom of his bunting was soaked.

Excellent, well designed product, can’t wait to try it out on my bike next time it rains!   Get One…Price is- $107.92


25. Toilet Illuminating Strips

Toilet Illuminating Strips

Never miss your mark in the middle of the night with these toilet illuminating strips. These clever strips glow in the dark so your late night trips to the toilet don’t end in a nasty mess thanks to your poor aim and bad vision. You’re welcome, men.

Product Review: It does glow but you need to leave your bathroom light on untill right before you go to bed or it won’t be glowing in the middle of the night.  Get One…Price is- $5.95


26. Snuggle Pillow

This snuggle pillow will always be a shoulder for you to lie and cry on. This pillow is machine washable, includes the removable t-shirt, and also is a great neck pillow. It makes a great gift for those forever alone types or anyone on the rebound.

Product Review: Got this for my wife when we were dating. Comfortable enough to sleep on.

The shirt had a mild odor to it, maybe from the plastic bag, but was able to take it off and wash with the laundry.

Sprayed cologne on it, still smells like me. Get One…Price is- $34.95


27. The Ultimate Swiss Army Knife

If you were told you could take only one item with you to a desert island, the ultimate Swiss Army knife is THAT ONE ITEM. With over 87 different tools crammed into this one epic package, the ultimate Swiss Army knife is the handiest tool you’ll ever own.

Product Review: When I forgot to take it out of my backpack before trying to board my flight the helpful TSA agent at the security area pointed out that by deploying the two larger blades and the jet engine on the back side .

I really didn’t need a commercial flight, just a runway and some goggles.

Boy, did I feel dumb, but I saved $605 on airfare!  Available Here…Price is- $1,310.44


28. Desk Cup Holder

Now you can easily have a cup holder on your desk with these clip on desk cup holders. No longer must you place your drink on top of your desk, dirtying the glass, warping the wooden top, or risking knocking over and spilling your drink all over your keyboard and mouse.

Product Review: 
I am a homeschooling mom of 2 small girls, and we have 2 of the old-fashioned slant-topped wrap-around desks. These desks are designed for note taking, not crafts and coloring by children.

Cup Clips to the rescue! I keep old yogurt cups or disposable cups of crayons, colored pencils and markers on a shelf, and my girls come and take the cup they want to their desk – the writing utensils stay neat, off the floor and easily accessible!

Then when it’s snack time, we put back the art cups and trade them for more yogurt cups holding their goldfish, almonds and water. My girls are thrilled with them, and so am I!

It also makes it easy to regulate which art supplies are used, which I still need to do with my younger kids.

Yes, they are made of plastic and it’s thin around the back, but I think they will hold up well to regular use – so long as they are not abused.

I think I would trust them to hold a canned drink, but art supplies are much lighter!! Get One…Price is- $19.99


29. Secret Compartment Pillow Safe

Secret Compartment Pillow Safe

Keep your valued possessions safe by concealing them in the secret compartment pillow. Thanks to this comfortable pillow you’ll be able to stash your goods – like candy, drugs, cash, etc. – in an easily accessible location that no one would ever think to look in.

Product Review: This product arrived on time and well packaged. It feels like a regular pillow to the touch but works quite well as a disguised safe. and holds a surprising amount of stuff. Great product!  Available Here…Price is- $35.99


30. Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Keep your gums and teeth healthy without putting any toxic ingredients into your mouth by brushing with this all natural charcoal teeth whitening toothpaste. With organic ingredients like bamboo charcoal, this unique toothpaste will safely remove years of stains.

Product Review:  I bought this product in hope this tooth and gum powder would help get rid of the tea/coffee stains on my teeth – but it did much much more!

I’ve been suffering from gingivitis for years and this product turned my gums from bloody red into healthy pink! My teeth are whiter by at least 3 times and it got rid of major stains! Moreover, I used to wake up with morning breath but then when I started using this, no more morning breath!

I am really happy with this product, totally worth it! Get One…Price is- $14.99


31. Dust Mopping Slippers

Dust Mopping Slippers

Get some cleaning done around the house without lifting a finger with these dust mopping slippers. You can even up your cleaning efficiency by freeing your hands for other cleaning jobs while you effortlessly clean the floors just by walking around.

Product Review: These were alright but not as good as some I’ve seen before (although I don’t know how the other ones compared in price).

I purchased 4 of these as gifts for people and ended up giving 3 of them away. I had one left that I was keeping just in case I forgot someone’s birthday or something but my mom saw it in my closet and opened it up and started using it!

So I actually got to walk around in it a bit and it made a slight crinkling plastic feel/noise – its not a deal breaker but a definite con.  Get One…Price is- $9.02


32. Light Up Slippers

Walk around in the middle of the night without fear of stepping on random objects on the floor with these light up slippers. These slippers don’t need to be turned on manually, just slip your feet into them and the weight sensor automatically turns the slipper lights on.

Product Review: These slippers are great. They arrived on time and fit as expected. They are bright in the dark. My only suggestion is remove the BrightFeet tag as it may rub on your heel. Get One…Price is- $19.99