"Reading" glasses: Even though I asked for these things, I have to admit that they looked like quite a gimmick at first. These glasses are constructed with mirrors that allow you to see at a 90 degree angle, i.e. you can effectively see your feet with your eyes pointing straight ahead. The advantage of this is that you can lie in a prone position, where you can normally only see the ceiling, and view things like television or books that are perpedicular to the bed. They have an obvious use for people who have to lie prone for medical reasons, but they seem like they are otherwise fit chiefly for the lazy. Actually, though, I've found them to be very useful. I was getting to a point where sitting up was very hard on my back, and you pretty much can't read while lying on your stomach, so flat on my back was the only comfortable position. These allow me to read a book or use a tablet easily. The mirrors seem to magnify the image just a little, which makes it possible to read even though the book might be at a little greater distance than you would normally hold it. About the onlyt downside to these glasses is that there is nothing holding your eyes away from the clear plastic that you see through, so it is very easy to smudge them. Probably it wouldn't be too hard to affix something to set your eyes back about 1/8". Also, I lost the screw to one of the arms, and I found that regular glasses screws are much too small to use as a replacement. I just stuck a short piece of wire through the arm to hold it in place.
Foaming soap dispenser: I have read a number of complaints with this dispenser, but they don't relate to the central feature, which (for me) is that fact that it ejects foaming soap rather than liquid soap. I find it much more pleasant to get foam into my hands than liquid soap, which is gooey and has to be worked into a lather. Unfortunately, the ones we got did not come with instructions, so I didn't know how much water to add in with the soap. At first I tried about a 1:1 ratio, which resulted in getting liquid soap for a few days before any foam came out. I later read another dispenser's instructions that said to add water at a 5:1 ratio with soap. It did not specify a need to shake the dispenser at any point, although I have tried this off and on when results were not satisfactory. I don't know how these things work, but it seems to me that water and soap do not mix spontaneously, so you need to have a way to make sure both get into the pump. Sometimes they do work, very nicely, and you get a rich later straight from the nozzle. Other times, you get plain liquid soap (too thick) or a very watery foam that requires you to squirt several times before you have enough to wash your hands. The latter was problematic for our dispenser because it didn't seem to have a good spring, so we practically had to pull the pump back up each time to get more out. (It worked fine if you didn't use it for an hour.) I have found them, on the whole, more trouble than they are worth. It's not too hard to find a good container (although it's not trivial, either, as cheap plastic can be dressed up to look like anything), but getting a good pump seems to be nearly impossible, and I would gladly pay 2 or 3 times as much for one that would work consistently and not wear out for years.