Stick N Click Strip Lights Review

Stick N Click Strip Lights 1The Stick N Click Strip Lights is an As Seen on TV product that you can purchase from online specialized stores, your local Home Depot and also from Amazon or Ace Hardware among others. It is a household lighting device that has as main feature the portability and usability of light sticks that can be places virtually in any place or dark corner that needs lighting, due to the fact they stick to any surface. They work on regular batteries and use LED technology to brighten up a space. This Stick N Click Strip Lights review intends to see if the product is as good as it is marketed.

Features

These two Stick N Click Strip Lights come as a solution for having light in spaces otherwise hard or even impossible to wire to electricity, including closets, cellars, dark corners of the house and are marketed especially to those in need to have light under the sink in the kitchen, in poorly lit storage rooms or garages and even under the car’s hood. Since they come with an ON/OFF button, they come in handy only when the user needs more light, while the LED technology brightens up any corner. The highlight of this product is its “sticking” feature, meaning it can be placed on any surface, a cabinet door, a car hood or a garage ceiling.

Reasons to buy the Stick N Click Strip Lights

–          They are practical

They come in a pair and they stick to almost any surface. Be it a wooden cabinet door, a brick garage wall, a cement spot in a dark corner of the attic, they manage to light up even spaces that are not commonly associated with electricity, such as wardrobes, older models of car trunks, hallways or cellars.

–          They are efficient

Due to the batteries they use and the advantage the LED technology offers, the light is at the user’s disposal, as the sticks also include an on and off button, making them economical. The 3 AAA batteries back up the five bright white LEDs which in turn offer a bright light arc in all spaces.Stick N Click Strip Lights 2

–          They are versatile

Many people use these sticks not only as fix light sources in, under or inside dark places, but also as temporary flash lights and emergency lights. One Stick N Click Strip Lights review says that if the batteries are functional, in times of lack of electricity or situations that need more light to be solved, during storms or power failures in and outside the house, the sticks prove their worth by being portable and moreover, even more useful than regular flashlights, as they can stick on the car’s hood while you change the flat tire in the middle of the night, for instance, without having to keep your hands busy with any flashlight. You can temporarily light a space you need once in a while, un-mount the sticks after you finish the job and put them back where you took them from, according to your needs.

Consumer Issues and Concerns

Stick N Click Strip Lights 3The device has been tested not only by customers, but also by professionals concerned with consumer products’ efficiency and cost balance. One of the drawbacks the product registered within consumers is that sticking surface is less powerful than advertised, thus the sticks fall off quite often. Regarding the light efficiency, there are split factions which duel on the subject of the light power emitted by the sticks. While ones are completely pleased with the results of finally being able to see in corners and spaces that were never lit before, others had major expectations regarding the sticks’ power. Some consumers complained about the batteries wearing off too soon or the light being directed and not diffused.

The Verdict

Taking into account all users’ perspectives on the product, the balance for this Stick N Click Strip Lights review inclines in the favor of the sticks, as they are indeed efficient, offer enough light, are portable and if the old batteries are removed in time and changed with new ones, they can make a good back-up solution in unexpected situations, successfully replacing flash lights during power failures or exceptional conditions. As they are meant to light up mostly enclosed spaces and serve as auxiliary measures, they make good companions for those needing an extra light when searching for keys or slippers at night or those needing a glimpse in the dark to find items in the storage rooms.

Turbo Snake Drain Snake Review

Turbo Snake® Drain Snake1The Turbo Snake Drain Snake is an As Seen On TV product available both online and in your nearby stores, as well as on Amazon and other retailing websites such as Ace Hardware. How many times did you feel frustrated that your sink is a slow drainer or that your hair always seems to get stuck in the tub sink without any chance to remove the hair balls? The Turbo Snake comes as a simple solution to remove any clots from the elbows joints of your sink drains, remove hair balls and make the drains perform better. This Turbo Snake Drain Snake review has the purpose of gathering all the necessary data regarding this product and see if it really works as good as it is marketed.

Features

The Turbo Snake Drain Snake comes with 1 Sink Snake, 1 Shower and Tub Snake and 1 Storage Hook. The “snakes” are actually two carbon steel cables, each of them provided with a plastic tab on one end and a piece of Velcro at the other hand. The Velcro piece “grabs” the hair balls and any other types of residue that might be clogged in there and cleans the sink drain. The “snakes” are different, as one is smaller for the sinks and one is larger for the tubs, but the functioning principle is the same: you just need to insert the snake a twist in order for it to do its job.

The hook that comes in the package has a storing feature to it, as it helps keeping the snakes in one place, store them safely and even transport them more easily.

Reasons to Buy the Turbo Snake Drain SnakeTurbo Snake® Drain Snake2

–          It is practical

Like other home improvement products we’ve previously reviewed, this one, too, aims to be practical. Users who bought and used the product speak about the fact that the snakes are quite easy to use, if you follow the instructions correctly. The twisting process gave some a little trouble, as some twisted too much, but to remove hair balls and make the sink drain work faster, this household appliance does the trick.

–          It is versatile

Coming with two different snakes, it allows the user to skip any improvisation and use the right snake for the right drain system.

–          It is easy to store and transport

The hook allows the user to keep both snakes together and even transport them safely and comfortably to another house maybe to give a friend a helping hand when in need for a quick plumbing.

Consumer Issues and Concerns

Turbo Snake® Drain Snake3When it comes to the products efficiency, many consumers agreed the device does work properly when it is used for the first time. However, many complained about the frailty of the snakes, as the velcro head is sometimes poorly attached and instead of cleaning the drain, it will remain stuck there (being only glued to the snake), thus causing severe problems.  Some customers drew the attention regarding also the frailty of the carbon cable, as it sometimes was found not rigid enough to do the job it was intended to do. Another category of customers complained about the poor manufacturing of the whole snake system, as some twisted the snake too hard and broke it, while others talked about the snake’s handle as being the subject of breaking apart too fast.

Consumers and more than one online Turbo Snake Drain Snake review agree this would have been a great product if the attachments were mechanically bound, and not glued. Some of them insisted on buying another set after the first one got broken on the first attempt, as they understood better how it works. However, there are still concerns on the Turbo Snake losing its head in the drain after the first use or the second.

The Verdict

The general conclusion of this Turbo Snake Drain Snake review is that it should improve on its technical features, making the Velcro head reliably holding on to the snake and not detaching itself on the first use. Although this device won’t solve serious plumbing issues, it will remove hair balls, paper residue or other types of residue that make the sink drains work less fast and efficient. However, if you don’t want this product to be “once in a lifetime” experience, there is recommended to find similar ones that don’t present technical malfunctions and have the bindings and the incorporated pieces strongly fastened together.

EZ Moves Furniture Moving System Review

EZ Moves Furniture Moving System1The EZ Moves Furniture Moving System is an As Seen on TV product that you can purchase from the manufacturer’s website, online specialized stores, local stores and also from Amazon. It is a household device aimed at streamlining your environment. It has been created and built in order to help every house occupant to move the furniture in the house easily due to the sliding system and the furniture lift without much effort. The lifter and the 8 additional furniture slides allow people to move any furniture piece even on carpeted surfaces or hard surface floors. This EZ Moves Furniture Moving System review aims to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of owning such furniture moving systems and a general verdict on why it should be bought or not.

Features

The furniture moving system consists in a lifter said to give a person 10 times their natural strength, together with 8 furniture sliders that make the process easier, even on floors that are provided with heavy carpets or present hard surfaces. It is advertised as a Do It Yourself 2 in 1 furniture moving system that is useful whenever one desires to lift and move heavy furniture around the house for cleaning, renovation and even moving purposes. It is also intended for women – no need for a man to push around the couch in the living room or struggle with the refrigerator to clean behind it. According to the manufacturer, anybody of any strength can easily move any type of furniture without effort or support.

Reasons to buy the EZ Moves Furniture Moving System

–          Only if you live alone and there is really nobody else who can help you

Users who bought this product and at least one online EZ Moves Furniture Moving System review mention that in truth, there is the need for at least two people to finish the operation, as one of them lifts and the other to place the pads, but in desperate cases when one really needs to move by himself or herself the furniture, the system works.

–          Only if you have very few and light carpetsEZ Moves Furniture Moving System2

The product is designed and marketed as being able to move any type of heavy furniture on hard surfaces and on carpets, but many users admitted the sliding system isn’t what they expected, especially when they had to move large objects, such as dressers or beds over carpets. However, if the floor is free or the carpets can be removed, the sliding system functions within the limitations of the furniture’s heaviness and shape.

Consumer Issues and Concerns

The device has been tested by the customers who bought it. Despite the efficiency marketed around this product, a woman who used it by herself admitted she could lift and slide a heavy couch, but she agreed that would have been better for her to wait for her husband to come home, as the time period she needed to lift, slide and put everything back again was significantly larger than the time she would have spent in two people did the same things together the classic way. The other major concern almost every buyer mentioned is that this product comes way more expensive than advertised if bought directly from the manufacturer’s site and there are very few and confusing regulations protecting the customers when it comes to exactly what are the costs of the product, the policy of reimbursements or the flawed communication with the customer service department. Many concerns revolve around the fact that there are other similar products on the market that do the same job and even better, at much affordable prices. Regarding the quality of the product itself, some consumers complained about the lifter and the slides breaking apart after a few uses, while others are concerned that this system works well with lighter pieces of furniture, as heavy objects like dressers, bookcases or refrigerators still need some serious efforts and an extra pair of hands.

EZ Moves Furniture Moving System3The Verdict

Taking into account all users’ perspectives on the product, the verdict of this EZ Moves Furniture Moving System review cannot be truly positive, but there are some options to get what people really want. As long as the product keeps its current features and there are no remedies in the online purchase system, consumers will prefer to call in a spouse, a friend or a neighbor to help them move the furniture, even if it is meant to single women or even elders.

Side Socket Review

side-socket-review01 Tired of seeing a mess of cables and cords around your work space? The clutter than a limited number of sockets can produce is quite a nuisance, which is why the concept of a multi-plug outlet, which also swivels, is highly appealing to a great number of consumers. That’s where the Side Socket steps in and promises to deliver plenty of room, a clutter-free environment, sufficient spaces to plug in and charge your electrically powered appliances and electronic gadgets, as well as a swiveling system, which is flexible and efficient. Our Side Socket review covers all these aspects: space efficiency, surge protection, and consumer satisfaction with the product.

Features

The Side Socket is an as-seen-on-TV product which includes six three-hole socket plugs. The product can be affixed to various surfaces, thanks to its attachment mechanism. It swivels and turns, allowing the user to make it face almost any direction they want to. It does offer surge protection under certain circumstances (see below) and replaces the need for a power strip. It can be bought online, as well as at several offline stores and is comparatively affordable, considering the prices of other similar products in the same category.

Reasons to Buy the Side Socket

–          It saves space

Since it’s a side socket, it can be attached to most furniture, while still keeping said furniture item almost perfectly aligned with the wall. This way, you are both saving space, as well as maintaining a clutter-free environment in your home. Since you can tap it to most surfaces, the Side Socket is invisible. The swiveling side allows for actual space saving, since you don’t have to make the socket face a particular direction.

–          It has surge protection

One Side Socket review online, written by a buyer and user of this product, explains that the item they purchased did come with surge protection. This is an important aspect, since multi-plug devices are more prone to causing domestic fires because of being overloaded and overheated. Surge protection allows you to stay safe and avoid fire hazards inside your home.side-socket-review02

Consumer Issues and Concerns

–          Only one side swivels

We found more than one Side Socket review which complained that only one side of the socket swiveled. This means that if you expect full mobility and flexibility from the product, you would probably be best advised to look for another similar product, which swivels on all sides – side sockets whose three sides swivel can be found for purchase with relative ease nowadays. On the other hand, it should be noted that some users appreciated the fact that the socket is not completely mobile.

–          Other similar products can be found on the market

There’s more than one Side Socket review on Amazon which suggests that users look for similar products by well-known brands. Since we haven’t tested out all the other similar products, it’s difficult to tell how the Side Socket ranks up in terms of quality. However, by opting for a brand-name multi-plug socket, you stand a good chance at coming across a device that works better in terms of the price-quality ratio.

–          Surge protection costs extra

Several Side Socket reviews have noted the item does not provide surge protection, while, confusingly enough, others claim that it does come protected against electric surges. The truth lies somewhere in the middle, as is usually the case, in the sense that some Side Socket kits are protected, while others are not. If you’re adamant about surge protection, know that you will have to pay extra for it, as the basic kit does not include this feature.

–          It’s somewhat bulky

Users that had to employ adapters for three-prong plugs found that the Side Socket tends to get bulky pretty easily. It works better if no adapters are involved, in the sense that it doesn’t take up too much space, but if you’re planning to use adapting devices, you might be better off buying a fully swiveling Side Socket.

–          It can be difficult to return

side-socket-review03More than one Side Socket review notes that the product is difficult and costly to send back, so make absolutely sure you want to make the purchase. Returning items will have to be sent back with shipping costs covered by the buyer, so check to see if yours has surge protection before buying, if this aspect is important to you.

The Verdict

While the product does largely work as advertised, the conclusion of this Side Socket review is that you carefully consider your purchase beforehand. There are a lot of other similar products that might be more affordable, fully swiveling, and fully covered against surges, so weigh your options before shelling out the cash.