I've had Q-tips for years in a jar in my bathroom and used them for everything from cleaning ears to applying glue to small objects. I'd never seen these before last week and they are an awesome upgrade. With a big, bushy tip, these guys are made to be safer for children's ears, but I also found they clean about 5x better. This is a great new design for an old thing that's worth a switch. Check out the difference in this pic.