Miracle Socks and Hot Booties? Here’s how the latest half-dozen "As Seen on TV" products stacked up in testing.
I don’t know about you, but I really get sucked into the ads and infomercials. Every so often, I buy a bunch of these “As Seen on TV” items to test whether they live up to the extravagant promises.
I’ve actually found some good products that I still use (Genie Bra; Trendy Top).
But, no surprise here, many of them are a waste of money. I try ’em so you don’t have to.
First, some “As Seen on TV” tips:
• Check the fine print.
• “Free” is usually not; you’ll pay exorbitant shipping, postage and handling charges.
• “Money-back guarantee” usually means they keep the SP&H costs and you pay the postage to return it.
• Shop for “As Seen on TV” products at drugstores and giant retailers like Wal-Mart to avoid SP&H charges.
• If the product sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Here’s how the latest half-dozen stacked up in my testing.
Miracle Socks, $10, getmiraclesocks.com
The promise: “Soothe, massage and energize your legs and feet”; don’t look like “ugly medical compression socks.”
The facts: They look like ordinary trouser socks but more supportive — but they’re not soothing or energizing.
The verdict: So-so; wish they cost half as much.
EZ EYES KEYBOARD
EZ Eyes keyboard, $14.95, buyezeyeskeyboard.com
The promise: Letters “four times” larger than an ordinary keyboard; spill an “entire glass of water” on the keyboard and it still works.