Top As Seen On TV Products Of 2008
This yearâ€™s lineup of As Seen on TV items ranges from weird to wonderful. And with the online shopping season nearing its end it's the perfect time to create a list of the best infomercial products of 2008 -- in the fashion of 12 Days of Christmas of course.
By now youâ€™ve probably seen the ShamWow commercial, the guy in the spiky hair with his earpiece microphone and way too psyched about his super absorbent cloth. Heâ€™s dumping soda everywhere and wiping it up like magic. Check out a ShamWow review you'll have to find the pear tree on your own, buy you can buy ShamWows online.
2. Intelli Heli
The Christmas season is filled with commercials for a staggering number of toys and gadgets for kids this season. Most notable are the many remote control helicopters for sale. Most remote control helicopter reviews have little but harsh words for the expensive, breakable gadgets. But just in time for the shopping season, a lot of retailers are boasting newer stronger remote control helicopters for kids especially. The Intelli Heli was created with the poor pilot in mind, but even if it does break, the buy Intelli Heli and gets even a pair of the worst pilots a backup chopper for free.
3. Barack Obama Coins
As soon as it was clear that Obama would deliver on his "Yes We Can" promise, products bearing his likeness started to spring up everywhere. Numismatists in your family were probably going nuts seeing each Barack Obama coin ad. The every Obama infomercial vowed to be "official," but only one Obama coin set is actually made by the Franklin Mint. Keep your excited numismatist from getting fake Obama coins and buy Obama coins, the real ones, online.
4. Magic Jack
The holidays are a huge time for families, but with the cost of travel and crummy weather, heading over the river and through the woods to grandma's house might be tough this year. The Magic Jack was a must-have gadget this year, but it's still a must-still-have gadget this year if you (or grandma) are still trying to make calls from your computer. The USB gadget plugs right into the computer, making it a cinch to make calls online. Read the Magic Jack review or buy Magic Jack online and give the gift of free calls through the Internet.
5. 5-in-1 Pasta Cooker
Cooking infomercials are always promising the fastest, easiest way to cook whatever you want. How could you not be swayed by some guy with an Australian accent who's really excited about cooking. The newest As Seen On TV pasta cooker makes a lot of promises, but unlike most infomercial cooking gadgets, it's so simple, how could it not work? The microwave pasta cooker lets you cook pasta in your microwave then drain and serve all with one pot. It's perfect for that starving college kid whose kitchen is also his dorm room TV stand. Buy Microwave Pasta Cooker online soon and still get it for Christmas.
The PedEgg commercials make a lot of big promises about an easy way to clear dead skin and exfoliate feet. The less-than-appetizing demonstration shows just how much dead dry skin it really collects; allowing you to dump the mess into the trash without having to get out the vacuum. As Seen on TV products are typically of questionable quality, but PedEgg reviews typically rate it pretty high. Buy PedEgg online, and help your true love keep their feet looking and feeling good during the dry winter.
7. Digital TV For PC
With the digital TV switch coming soon, a lot of people are wondering whether or not having an antenna is even worth it. The system boasts hundreds of channels of digital television for your computer without having to buy any DTV converter or other hardware. And with no subscription fees or cables to deal with, the DTV4PC system could be great for your technology illiterate true love. This DTV for PC review has some good things to say about the still new technology. buy DTV for PC online and let your true love try it out.
By now you've probably seen ads for the PediPaws pet nail clipper gadget. The infomercial shows a lot of incredibly relaxed animals getting their nails ground down with what looks like a little buzzing wand. The system promises to keep grind pet nails down to keep them from scratching furniture, floors, you, all without hurting the animal in the process like other nail clippers can. This PediPaws review has a lot of good things to say about it. Buy PediPaws for Fido this infomercial Christmas.
9. Mini Wall Climber RC Car
All these remote control cars are driving me up the wall. Puns aside, one other mainstay of infomercial products is the kid's toys that has them begging you to call whenever it's on. The Mini Wall Climber RC Car is one of those must-have-right-now toys. Kids can drive the car up the wall just like it was on the ground with suction created by the car. Go online and Buy a Mini Wall Climber RC Car online and surprise your new wall racecar driver.
10. Obama Watch
The ever-publicized Obama watch has actually spawned a literal watch dedicated to the newest hero of the late night infomercial. It's pretty straightforward, it is a watch after all. The silver watch is emblazoned with Barack Obama's smiling face and could make the perfect gift for the political buff. Even if they donâ€™t want the president staring at them, down the road it will become a collector's item like buttons and other presidential swag. You can buy Obama Watches online and get a second watch free as an extra stocking stuffer.
11. Iron Gym
I guess my true love is giving me a pretty obvious hint that all that holiday feasting is catching up with me. By far the most extreme infomercial around belongs to the Iron Gym pull up bar. "The Iron Gym total upper body workout bar," as the infomercial calls it boasts a whole host of workout routines with the bar alone and the included Iron Gym ab straps. Buy Iron Gym online and give your pudgy true love a hint this As Seen On TV Christmas.
12. Slim Money Clip
OK, my true love kind of let the twelfth day of infomercial Christmas slide, but you can't be mad at practicality. A relatively new addition to the infomercial product lineup, the Slim Clip money clip is sure to be a big time stocking stuffer this infomercial holiday season. The infomercial doesnâ€™t need to show much, it's a basic money clip with a bit of extra design. Two edges keep the money, credit cards and business cards from slipping out of the sides. Buy the Slim Clip online and get a pair of the money clips and two keychain flashlights.
What are your favorite As Seen on TV items or interesting infomercial items? I'd love to see more cooky stuff!