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And this is exactly why no one takes As Seen On TV items seriously. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the "Top 10 Worst As Seen On TV Items Ever."
For this list, we're looking at those items sold via commercials on TV that were unforgivably terrible. These products were generally ridiculed by consumers due to their pointlessness, their ludicrous concepts, or for their poor performance.
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#10: GoGo Pillow
While the GoGo Pillow CAN be used for travel, its main function is to act as a holder for your tablet. The question we have is: Why can't you just hold the tablet? And even if you did want some sort of holder, why should it have to be a pillow? Not only does the item make little sense, but it also was criticized upon release because it blocks access to the tablet’s controls. It also acts as a normal pillow and lays the tablet flat instead of propping it up at an angle. Just buy a tablet case instead.
#9: Skinnies Instant Arm Lift
In what is perhaps the most insulting item on this list, the instant arm lift is used to get rid of unwanted flab by literally taping the flab to the back of your arm! It’s advertised to make “sagging arms appear tight and firm,” and we couldn't think of a more degrading and useless product. The tape is also extremely hard to apply and is quite painful to take off, like slowly peeling off a Band-Aid. Agonizing, undignified, and hopelessly impractical, this item ticks all the boxes of a dumb product.
#8: Air Curler
Advertised to create “luscious curls in seconds,” the air curler is basically a worse, cheaper, dumb-looking version of a real curling iron. But did you honestly expect luscious curls for $15? The contraption itself looks ridiculous. Whip this bad boy out in front of your girlfriends when getting ready for the big party and you'll be the laughingstock of everybody. It supposedly curls hair by spinning it like a tornado, but the results are more rat’s nest than Hollywood starlet curls. Save the aggravation and just buy a curling iron. Your hair and friendships will thank you.
If your goal is to look absolutely foolish while you're out in public, then Zoomies are for you! Zoomies are hands-free binoculars that sit on your head like a pair of glasses, so you can look at far away objects without the annoying hassle of actually holding a pair of binoculars. Not only do you look ridiculous wearing them, but reviews also cite poor, blurry vision and weak magnification as deal breakers. We can imagine that even avid bird watchers passed on these, and we advise you to do the same.
#6: Fat Magnet
Eating healthy is something we all want to do. But unhealthy food just tastes so good! Well, the Fat Magnet claims to be the perfect solution. You hover it over your food, and the excess fat on greasy foods gets sucked up by magnets, or something like that. Truth is, we don’t really know how it works, mainly because it doesn’t. Seeing this product endorsed on The Dr. Oz Show is just painfully awkward, and it should be apparent to anyone watching that it is nothing but a cash grab. Maybe just buy a salad instead.
#5: Kush Support
No, this is not a support to house your marijuana. It's even worse. The product is basically a piece of foam or plastic that goes in between a woman’s breasts as she sleeps to support them during the night. It's impossible to look at this thing in action and not laugh in embarrassment at the sight of it. If that wasn't bad enough, a vast number of consumers complain that it doesn't stay in place due to the poor, slippery quality of the material. Sorry C-cuppers, but you'll have to find relief elsewhere.
#4: Better Marriage Blanket
The fact that this is even on the market speaks volumes about our culture. We’re not going to sugarcoat this: the Better Marriage Blanket is a comforter that absorbs your spouse’s fart so that it doesn't stink up the bed. It's even advertised that the blanket uses the same fabric “used by the military to protect against chemical weapons.” Last we checked, humans farted methane, not VX. This probably started as a joke, but then some executive thought there was money in it, so here we are.
#3: The Back-Up
The Back Up is a gun rack that is meant to house a gun beside your bed in order to shoot intruders without you even having to leave the comfort of the mattress. Not only is this one of the most puzzling and useless products ever, but it also holds the potential to be extremely dangerous. God help the spouse who sneaks back into the room from getting a drink. Terrible in all the wrong ways, The Back Up is truly one of the most perplexing things we've ever seen.
#2: Potty Patch
This one is for the lazy and disgusting among you. Can you not be bothered to take your dog outside? No problem! The Potty Patch is a piece of Astroturf that your dog goes to the bathroom on so that you don't have to take your lazy butt outside. We can't imagine what the owner’s house would smell like, but it's probably not pleasant. Dogs also have a penchant for tearing apart anything and everything, so many consumers’ Potty Patches don’t last more than a few days. There are just no redeeming qualities about it.
Before we cringe in embarrassment from our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Long Reach Comfort Wipe
- Fridge Locker
- Booty Pop
- The Broccoli Wad
- Roll-Up Electronic Piano Keyboard
#1: Sauna Pants
One of the most perplexing weight loss devices ever, sauna pants promise to help you “sweat in the areas you need it most.” These are bulky, uncomfortable pants that heat up the lower half of your body in the hopes of making you sweat. They also need to be plugged in, meaning that you must be sitting within five feet of an outlet. So, probably on the floor. Another criticism is that they come in one size, so many report an uncomfortable fit, despite the fact that they’re adjustable. Needless to say, Sauna Pants are one of the dumbest products ever.
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