GripGo Hands Free Phone Mount Review

by Virtual Exhibit on November 13, 2012

You’re driving down a road in your neighborhood.  Suddenly, your phone rings and you realize you’re not sure where you put it.  Using one hand to steer and one to navigate your purse and the area on the passenger seat, you frantically grab for it.  You look over to see where the darned thing is and when you look back at the road, you panic and swerve out of the way of the oncoming car.  Whew!

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Close call, but you’re safe.  You figured you’d be fine since you were only doing 25, but it takes just a mere second before you can be in a life threatening situation.  Crisis averted, you pull over and calmly look around for the phone, not sure whose call you missed.

Sound familiar?  It did to me!  That’s why I was so excited when I saw the latest infomercial.  I don’t usually get into the As Seen on TV products, but when I saw this one, I knew would get one.  And maybe even one for each family member (hey, Christmas is coming, right?).  So what is it?

Drumroll, please….  It’s the GripGo!

I have to say, I don’t like being suckered by TV commercials.  That said, you’d have to try pretty hard not to be suckered by this.  It just makes sense!

What is GripGo?

It is, simply, an arm that connects from your windshield or dashboard with a pad on the end to hold your phone.  Just place your phone on it and voila!  It stays put.  The commercial even claims that it can hold a tablet, a convenient feature for the person in the passenger seat.

How it Works

I was skeptical at first.  How exactly does this thing keep your phone stuck to it so well?  I figured either 1) it doesn’t really stick that well, or 2) it does stick well but uses some kind of super gel stuff that leaves everything sticky.  Fortunately, I was wrong!

The secret is apparently the material that the phone is placed on.  It’s made of tiny suction cups (didn’t you see the green stuff on the infomercial?).  It makes me feel like the Green Goblin in Spiderman.  Well, maybe without the evil part.  But it is very green, and very high-tech.

Another thing I like about it is that the pad where you place your phone can spin 360⁰.  This is great if you need to move from a vertical screen to a wide screen mode, such as when you’re using GPS.  Which brings me to my next point…

For GPS

It’s great for GPS!  I was recently in a large, unfamiliar city and found myself referring to my phone’s GPS a good bit.  I don’t have a Garmin Nuvi or anything like that, since I travel somewhat infrequently.  However, I started to envy my friend’s Garmin that sits so perfectly on its little arm.  He didn’t get lost at all.  I, on the other hand, had to keep picking up my phone and checking it, which turned out not-so-well for me.

No longer!  This should work every bit as well as his.

For music

How about if you use your phone for music?  My phone is Bluetooth connected to my car’s stereo system, which is great.  However, navigating my Amazon mp3 player can be a struggle when I, once again, have to keep picking up the phone.  Now I can change songs as often as I want!

Sounds great.  What’s the price tag?

A good question.  I figured it would probably be one of those overpriced things that I spend $40 on, only to have it break in a month.  Actually, it’s not as bad as I thought.

The GripGo costs $14.95, plus shipping and handling.  Actually, the website says you get one more mount for free, just the cost of the shipping and handling.  So get one, then give the other ones to friends and relatives for Christmas!  That’s my plan.  They don’t need to know their gift was free, do they?

This isn’t available in stores yet, so if you’re interested you’ll have to get it from the official website.

To clarify

I did notice in looking at the website that they throw in “two free dashboard mounts”.  At first I was confused.  I thought you got one, plus one free.  Just to clarify: the “dashboard mount” is the part that sticks to your dashboard or windshield, the “hands free mount” is the arm that your phone sticks to.  So, for $14.95 plus two shipping and handling fees, you get:

2 Hands free mounts

2 dashboard mounts

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Oh yeah, and…

Did I mention that I think this is great?!  Can’t wait to put it in my car and give it a try.  My only beef is that they don’t come in any other colors.  That’s okay, though.  I can embrace my inner Green Goblin.

So what do you think?  Let us know how the GripGo works out for you!

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Seasonaire 6 in 1 Heater Review

by Virtual Exhibit on October 30, 2012

Are you tired of the ridiculously high cost of heating your home?  Have you thought about a woodstove and yet cannot bring yourself to chop all that wood?  Do your sinuses dry out in the winter from forced air heat?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, we’ve heard of a new heat source that may promise some relief.

Seasonaire Official Site.

The Seasonaire heater is a new product that claims to be a solution to many problems people have with their current heat situation.  The trick is in the technology: unlike radiant heat or forced air heat, it is an infrared heating system.

The Seasonaire promises to lower utility costs by providing heat to an area up to 1,000 square feet. This seems too good to be true, especially in the dead of winter.

If you have a room in your home that seems to be cooler than others, then you definitely may want to check out this product. It may be a possible solution to help lower bills and provide a moist heat that traps 99.97% of all dust and particles in its filter.

Overview

Everybody dreads the big heating bills and the way that heat seems to dry the skin. One of the biggest problems with regular furnaces is that they cost so much to operate. If the furnace is powered by gas, there can be some hazards involved.

There have been many portable heaters on the market; however, nothing compares to Seasonaire. This piece of equipment is cost-efficient to run and allows you to turn down the thermostat. It literally costs less to run than some small appliances!

Here’s how the Seasonaire heater works: it draws air in through the back, filters it through a HEPA filter, purifies it with UV rays, heats it with infrared technology, adds moisture to it and releases it into the room, warming all the surfaces in the room at the same time.

So really, it’s not just a heater.  It’s a heater, air purifier and humidifier all at the same time.

When you think about it, if one little box that sits on the floor can heat an entire home, it would be worth the price. If you want to keep your family healthy during the peak of cold and flu season, then this may be the product for you.

It doesn’t matter where you put the heater; it will heat from the floor to the ceiling and wall to wall. It gives a constant and steady stream of warm air and is cool to the touch, so it is safe around children and pets.

It also includes an LED display, remote control and auto shut- off feature.

The Claim

The makers of Seasonaire state that you can reduce or even eliminate the need for a traditional furnace, as well as a humidifier and air purifier.  That’s a pretty big claim, although given the Seasonaire’s numerous functions, it may actually be true.

The Cost

You can buy Seasonaire from the manufactures for around $399. They have a special that allows a person to bring it home for only $39.95. After this 60 day trial, the balance can be paid in easy monthly installments of $89.95.  For one heater that does seem a bit pricey; however, if compared with the utility bill costs incurred by the average family, it seems more reasonable.

There is some ongoing cost associated with this product. The HEPA filter will need to be changed periodically. HEPA filters can be a bit expensive; but for the 99.7 percent of purified air, it is worth the cost.

While these heaters are a little new to the market, they are more expensive. Some consumers are waiting until the hype has gone down to get a reduced price.

The Commitment

The main pitch with this heater is that it should reduce the utility bills and make the home have warm, moist air as opposed to a dry heat. Depending on what your utility costs are right now, this may or may not be of benefit when considering the cost.

Once you’ve been able to see how great this moist heat can supplement the traditional furnaces, you may think it is worth every penny. It could pay for itself relatively quickly.

Evaluation

The consensus by users is that Seasonaire works well. There are a few things that need to be tweaked, but in general it seems to live up to the claims. People are saying that there is a noticeable different in their home when this unit is operating.

The heater is easy to be moved around and safe to be around children and pets, which is another plus. There are some complaints that the filters are expensive and need changed to be changed frequently. Overall, the various reviews show that there is a great deal of user satisfaction.

Final Conclusion

We have to give the Seasonaire portable heating machine the Thumbs Up, because it functions well and makes a dramatic improvement in the home’s utility cost and adds consistent heat. While there are other heaters on the market that tend to also get good reviews, they do not have the fan, filtration, UV/HEPA purifiers and consistent positive ratings of this heater.

Seasonaire

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Edge of Glory Knife Sharpener Review

by Virtual Exhibit on October 13, 2012

Internet marketing and shopping on televised home networks is on the rise. These outlets have come to be extremely popular, not because of the prices that they offer, but due to the miracles that their products promise to deliver. As jaded shoppers, the question that we really must ask ourselves is “can this product really do what it claims?”

Once such item promising unparalleled performance is the Edge of Glory Knife Sharpener. We have seen knife sharpeners come and go over the years. We have seen knives that could cut through pennies and human hairs after they have been sharpened. More miracles!

Edge Of Glory Official Website

However, many of these feats simply could not be reproduced off television.

Mankind has been sharpening stones since we emerged from caves. You would think that this technology could have been refined to a high degree by now.

So has someone finally gotten it right? This review will look in depth at the Edge of Glory knife sharper to see if someone really has produced a product that is a cut above the rest.

Why Another Knife Sharpener?

The knife is a critical tool in the kitchen. Anyone who has struggled to prepare a meal that involves lots of chopping and dicing with a dull knife can attest to this fact. If there is a new knife sharpener on the market that can ease your labor, why not add it to the arsenal?

Knife sharpeners of the past have also been fairly focused on utility. But this knife sharpener has looks. I myself have always been one for Form being placed slightly ahead of Function, so this is the first positive thing I can point out about the Edge of Glory Sharpener.

A suction cup on the bottom is designed to hold the apparatus securely in place during use, and in fact, encourages you to find it a permanent place on the kitchen counter. This feature is certainly a plus.

You will have a consistent reminder to keep those blade edges performing at the top of their game! Believe it or not, this factor really does affect the ability to succeed when it comes to food presentation.

How it Works

The blade of your knife is inserted between two tungsten carbide pieces positioned on the top of the open face utensil. The bits are perfectly positioned in a “V” formation. A handy arrow directs you in the correct direction to pull your blade.

A few quick passes leaves you with a perfectly sharp knife. The process is simple and is even kind of fun. Also, the suction cup feature is much better than what you might be picturing. You might be envisioning the cheap suction cups that are supposed to hold spiders on windows at Halloween, which invariably fall.

The actual cup provides strong suction that you engage with a small lever on the side of the device. Even with the full weight of a standard person (150-200 lbs.), the cup will not budge. The suction cup seems to work equally well on all surfaces, be it stainless steel, masonite, marble, or even laminate.

The Magic of Advertisement

Ads for the Edge of Glory Sharpener show the enthusiastic chef running a credit card through the sharpener once and then seamlessly slicing through a ripe tomato. When attempting this miracle of engineering yourself, you are likely to get the same results of all the customers that gave the exercise a whirl: a badly mangled tomato.

But if you are a persistent person, then you are likely to run your card through the sharpener over and over again. After enough passes you will get a distinguishable edge that will cut through a tomato with some degree of competency.

This small amount of deception concerning the efficiency of the product is no reason to completely turn away in disgust. After all, we do expect companies to exaggerate their claims simply to get our attention.

Passing the Test

Once your infomercial curiosity has been satisfied, it is time to test the real blades. The actual performance is quite good, even after running credit cards over the sharpeners. While some sharpeners are designed to work well with only high-quality blades, the Edge of Glory Sharpener seems to perform equally well on all blades.

Even low quality blades and hunting knives that were designed to do jobs that one would not encounter in the kitchen had good results. As a sharpener, it has the ability to remove nicks from blades that were aged. Even hand sharpeners will have a hard time standing up to the performance of this product.

The amount of elbow grease required for different blades remained consistent. Regardless of the condition of the knife (to a reasonable degree), four to six swipes of the blade gets the job done.

The design is attractive as well. The Edge of Glory certainly deserves a visible spot in the kitchen. It is lightweight, compact, and a traditional creamy white color that will match any kitchen décor.

The Results are In

There are very few bad things to say about this product. It lives up to its claims! The only drawbacks that can be pointed out are pretty standard for kitchen gadgets in this day and age.

The price is reasonable ($10.99); however, the shipping costs are like most As Seen on TV products – ridiculous.  You can expect to pay a separate shipping and handling on the “free” second sharpener.

The actual material making up the body is a cheap plastic composite, but it seems to be thick enough to withstand years of heavy abuse.  If properly cared for, it is likely to outlive the tungsten sharpeners themselves. The “V” sharpener cannot be replaced when they eventually dull, so you cannot have any kind of “lifetime guarantee” expectations.

Overall, this is a great gadget you can comfortably order online or the next time you park yourself in front of HSN to pass an evening of insomnia.

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MET-Rx 180 Workout Review

by Virtual Exhibit on September 25, 2012

MET-Rx 180 is one of the many fitness programs that promises to completely transform your body in a few weeks. You may have seen the infomercials late at night. They usually involve a fitness instructor trying to sell you an exercise program that he or she guarantees will transform your body and change your life.

MET-Rx claims that its 180 program can sculpt your body in 90 days and comes with a range of fitness materials to help you do it. The question is this: how much of this is realistic and how much of it is just marketing hype?

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Overview

The sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits of many people around the world has resulted in an obesity epidemic. It is well-known that being overweight and unfit can cause major health problems, from diabetes to heart disease.

The cure for it lies with a proper diet and regular exercise, but not everyone has the motivation to get started or to follow through. They may also not know how to create a structured fitness plan.

Following an organized, properly designed exercise and diet plan is an important part of weight-loss success. Attempting to lose weight without a structured plan makes it easy to fail; in many cases people simply quit exercising and return to their old ways.

The Claim

MET-Rx claims that in just 90 days it is possible for you to not only lose weight but to become stronger and fitter as well. The MET-Rx 180 program will help to tone your body and provide you with additional strength. It will also speed up your metabolism to help you to build muscle mass and burn calories.

For people who do not want to build muscle, it can also be used just to tone and define muscles. MET-Rx claims that the 180 workout program is easy for users to follow and they offer a 90 day money back guarantee if it does not work.

The Hype

The MET-Rx 180 ads feature a lot of fit, good-looking people exercising, with the implied promise that the viewer will be able to become fit and good looking as well. It could be perceived as giving people unrealistic expectations.

The people performing the workouts in the ads are already fit, and working out with relative ease. An obese person starting this program will most likely not be able to perform the exercises as fluidly or without stopping, even if the workouts are designed to gradually acclimate their bodies to exercise.

Furthermore, if you struggle with your weight you probably already know that losing weight is one thing, keeping it off is another. The ads stress the initial weight loss but what about life after the first 12 weeks?

The Cost

To get fit with MET-Rx, you will have to fork out a single $119.85. This gets you the MET-Rx kit with a warranty on the DVDs. Otherwise, you can opt to make three payments of $39.95 which still gets you everything but without the DVD warranty.

In both cases, the kit will be shipped to you free. This is not bad when compared to other similar fitness programs that charge roughly the same amount, usually with less additional gear.

However, it is $119.95 that depends on your own work ethic to be well spent.

The MET-Rx 180 kit comes with 16 workouts on 12 DVDs along with:

  •   A 10lb resistance Band
  •   MET-Rx 180 exercise ball
  •   A caliper for measuring body fat
  •   A nutrition guide
  •   A fitness guide
  •   A subscription to the MET-Rx community website
  •   A wall poster
  •   A tape measure
  •   MET-Rx apps for smartphones and tablets

The Commitment

You will have to exercise for five to six days a week for the full 60 day period. You get to rest on one day: Sunday. The workouts do vary in length and will last from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the day of the week and how far advanced you are within the program.

Not only will you have to work out on a regular basis, it is recommended that you use the MET-Rx nutritional supplements as well (sold separately). The supplements available include the MET-Rx protein bars, protein shakes and their recovery drink.

Evaluation

Of course, the most important ingredient in your success is you; you will need the drive necessary for the program to be effective. There is no magic bullet to losing weight and while MET-Rx does provide you with some very useful tools and motivation for doing it, you have to use them to transform your body.

Make no mistake, there is nothing easy about working out and eating the right foods. While MET-Rx is designed to make the process organized and relatively easy, it still requires a considerable amount of self-control and discipline. MET-Rx 180 is best for people who are determined to lose weight.

Final Thoughts on MET-Rx 180

There are many other fitness programs out there for you to choose from, but MET-Rx 180 has a few things going for it that the others do not. MET-Rx has been around for over 20 years and is known as a maker of sports nutrition products for bodybuilders. This means that you are getting fitness equipment and instruction from a proven entity in the fitness world and not a new company that was started just to capitalize on a recent fad.

Also, MET-Rx 180 was developed by Frank Sepe, a bodybuilder, model and author. Motivation and structure are a big part of changing your life and transforming your body. MET-Rx strives to provide both, as well as to supply you with the tools and resources that will get you exercising and able to measure your progress.

Our Recommendation

If you have issues with your weight and have struggled with diets and exercise equipment, MET-Rx can help you to lose weight. You can consider the $119.85 price an investment in your future health and well being. That said, the main role in getting fitter is yours. No matter how well a program is designed, you have use it for it to be successful. If you have the desire then MET-Rx 180 can indeed help you to transform your body in 90 days.

MET-Rx 180 on Amazon

 

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FabriClear Bed Bug Spray Review

by Virtual Exhibit on September 2, 2012

No matter how clean a home, office, school, hotel, or hospital is, dangerous pests can be hiding everywhere. Different people come and go and unfortunately they bring unwanted pests with them.  What a terror can be left behind!

FabriClear BOGO Free Official Site

I’m sure by now most people have heard of bed bugs.  There was an outbreak of them in New York City not too long ago that received a lot of media attention.  So what are they?  Bed bugs are fearless, bloodsucking bugs that can live just about everywhere. And they are known to travel easily from place to place, just waiting to find another victim’s blood supply.

Until recently, there hasn’t been a good way to truly get rid of bed bugs.  Many people have spent oodles of money on exterminators, only to find that the chemicals are dangerous for humans and pets and it doesn’t even eliminate the problem.  Enter FabriClear.

This safe, non-toxic spray goes deep into fabric, killing pests immediately. It gives you peace of mind, knowing that any fabric you’ve sprayed is completely free of pests.. It is also effective on dust mites and fleas, along with their eggs and larvae too. Best of all, it keeps all of those unwanted guests from ever coming back, again.

What Is FabriClear?

It was created to contact kill unwanted pests, without being harmful to anything or anyone else. It is a completely natural, multi-purpose spray solution that is both safe and effective.

Features

  • Comes in a ready-to-use spray bottle
  • Has a pleasing, botanical scent
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-flammable
  • Biodegradable
  • Plant-derived solution
  • Effective on dust mites, bed bugs, their eggs, larvae, and allergens
  • Kills on contact
  • Natural insecticide that kills effectively and quickly
  • Completely safe to use around people and animals
  • Designed for use on all fabrics including carpets, rugs, mattresses, sofas, upholstered chairs, vehicle upholstery and all furniture
  • Doctors and Entomologists (scientists who study insects) recommend using FabriClear on areas where there is the highest number of infestations of dust mites and bed bugs, such as on mattresses, bedding, carpet, and on furniture that is used most regularly
  • Patented/Patents-Pending

How It Works

Even though beds and furniture appear clean, they could still be filled with countless numbers of blood-sucking bed bugs. FabriClear was formulated to penetrate deep into fabric fibers and kill the bugs on contact. It works great on:

  • Pillows
  • Sofa fabric and cushions
  • Mattresses and bedding
  • Duvets and furniture covers
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Curtains and drapes
  • Furniture
  • And more

Note: Soaps, bleach, and steam are ineffective against bed bugs and other pests, as well as professional cleaners and pesticides, too. All offer costly, unhealthy and ultimately unsuccessful treatments.

Safety
Unlike many other chemical products, FabriClear is not a dangerous, toxic pesticide. It kills pests without harming people and animals. It’s a fresh-smelling, bio-degradable solution that is not harmful to the environment either.

Directions:

  • Shake Well Before Using
  • Wash bedding, curtains, etc., prior to application
  • Vacuum carpet and furniture prior to application
  • Spray the target surface with FabriClear
  • If surface is a mattress, put clean bedding on after applying
  • When there are pests present, use the narrow spray setting directly on the pests and the affected area
  • As a preventative measure, use the broad pattern spray setting and apply directly on desired surface
  • Spray directly onto any potential areas including mattresses, bedding, box springs, head boards, bed frames, carpet and rugs, floor molding, cracks and crevices, and on the insides of night stands and dresser drawers (anywhere where pests can “settle”)
  • Repeat steps in 1-2 weeks. Spray in same areas
  • Do fabric/furniture test in an inconspicuous area before spraying full application to avoid rare possibility of staining.
  • Do NOT spray on plants – can cause possible leaf burns

PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS:

  • CAUTION: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
  • If FabriClear gets in eyes, immediately flush with water for a minimum of 15 minutes
  • If it gets on skin, wash with soap and water. Rare cases may cause skin irritation
  • If skin becomes irritated, and persists, contact a doctor as soon as possible
  • If accidental swallowing occurs, call poison control for immediate treatment advice. Do NOT induce vomiting unless poison control advises to do so
  • Do NOT give anything by mouth to an unconscious person

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL:

  • Store in a dry, cool location that’s away from heat or flame
  • Empty bottles are recyclable

Net Contents:
16 FL. OZ. / 474 mL
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Geraniol …………………………………. 1.00%
Peppermint Oil…………………………….. 0.02%
SoybeanOil ……………………………….. 0.02%
Citric Acid ………………………………. 0.01%
Inert Ingredients*…………………………. 98.95%
Total ……………………………………. 100.00%
*Water, Polyglyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl dicaprylate

FabriClear In The News
Several TV stations, specifically CBS, ABC and NBC, have done news coverage indicating an almost epidemic outbreak of dust mites and bed bugs. Many people feel that the EPA should do something about this, but as is typical of the EPA, they have done nothing.  Nor should it be their responsibility.  In true American fashion, a private company has stepped up and created a product that will help thousands of people sleep at night without worrying about obnoxious pests in their beds.

One Customer’s Experience

“Fabriclear is a good product. I had a friend that shipped this product to me from the east (I am in Canada). And in short this product is amazing! Finally an eco, human friendly product that works! ” – Derek Good

Our Conclusion

While FabriClear may have a few drawbacks, such as the need for multiple applications and the cost of the product, it does get the job done. It’s eco-friendly and safe to use around pets and children, which is a huge plus. All in all, it seems to be the right product for ridding your home of bed bugs and other microscopic invaders.

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The ZQuiet Revolutionary Snore Guard Reviewed

by Virtual Exhibit on August 24, 2012

The ZQuiet anti-snoring system purports to prevent snoring from the first night you use it. While this is no doubt a boon to snorers and their families, does this product really work as well as it claims? We decided to do the research and see if it lives up to its reputation.

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The Science

There are many types of snoring. This system is designed to treat the kind of snoring caused by abnormal relaxation at the back of the throat. The device works on the same principle as a retainer, moving the lower jaw forward to open the back of the throat and free up the airway. Unlike a retainer, however, the mouthpiece features an airflow vent that permits air to pass between the upper and lower hinges of the device, allowing unrestricted airflow and natural in-sleep jaw movement.

The Hype

According to the official site, the device can treat snoring the same night you start using it. The testimonials on the site look impressive, and the science appears to stand up under independent scrutiny. Evidence for this is found by the number of imitation systems on the market, all of which make similar claims and appear to be based on a similar design.

The Cost

This system costs $79.95 plus $9.95 shipping and handling. They charge your credit or debit card $9.95 upfront to cover shipping and processing. Thirty-five days later, if you do not return the system, your card will be billed the balance. This brings the total cost to $89.90 for the system, shipping, and processing. Similar systems are on the market for less, but few of them enjoy the excellent reputation of the proprietary ZQuiet system.

ZQuiet Reviews

According to the website, over ninety percent of users report satisfaction and relief from snoring from the first night. Available online reviews are almost universally positive with regard to the efficacy of the system. Testimonials are available on YouTube, through independent consumer research sites, and even on consumer blogs attesting to ZQuiet’s effectiveness. Some touch points are the quickness with which consumers see results, the ease of use, and the ongoing effectiveness of this system.

Because of the vast amount of positive reviews and observations about this system, it appears that the website’s claim of over ninety percent satisfaction among users is well-documented and grounded in actual fact. This is an astounding success rate for virtually any product, and speaks very highly to the effectiveness and usefulness of this remedy for snoring.

Complaints

The chief complaint among users seems to be the minor discomfort caused by sleeping with the system in and the odd sensation of having the lower jaw pushed forward to permit free airflow past the soft tissues at the back of the throat. These complaints were generally reported as mild and going away with time and getting used to wearing the system on a nightly basis.

In addition to comfort issues, two concerns were repeatedly mentioned. First is the expense of the system. The device is more expensive than many look alike products on the market. Many of these products are not tested and cleared by the FDA. They also do not come with the same good reputation and guarantee. In many cases you get what you pay for.

The other issue concerns the 30-day refund guarantee. Some consumers have reported that they had difficulty or were unable to return the system within the time frame reported. While in some cases this may have been due to user error or failure to properly mark the product with the required information ZQuiet specifies on its site or through customer service, there is a possibility that this return policy may not work as well in practice as it appears to on paper. Consumers should consider this prior to ordering, but the overall number of complaints regarding the return policy are very small compared to the number of former users who report no problems with returns.

Evaluation

Given the small number of complaints compared to the overall user satisfaction, the ZQuiet system appears to really deliver what it promises. While not really an apples to apples comparison, to put this satisfaction rate in perspective, the best-selling Apple iPhone has a satisfaction rate across all models of only seventy-five percent. This suggests that this may be a real solution for many people and an excellent value for the price, particularly for those who are tired of being awakened in the middle of the night by their own snoring or being sent to the couch by their spouses.

Overall, available online reviews and testimonials suggest that the ZQuiet system is a good investment, and a relatively inexpensive one for the benefits.

You can visit the Official ZQuiet Site Here

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Tag Away: This Pain-Free Way to Remove Skin Tags Reviewed

by Virtual Exhibit on August 18, 2012

Do you have annoying, embarrassing skin tags? Are you tired of hiding them or dealing with the pain, bleeding, and scarring that comes from clipping them off? Well, you don’t have to deal with them anymore. There’s a solution to your problem that’s safe, pain-free, all natural and, best of all, it works.

Tag Away Manufacturer’s Buy One Get One Free Offer

What are skin tags?
Skin tags are small, benign flaps of skin that can grow anywhere on the body. They are thought to be caused by friction and frequently grow in areas where skin rubs together or in areas where other objects or clothing frequently rub against the skin. They are not tumors and rarely develop into skin cancer. There is no medical reason to remove skin tags unless irritation develops.

Though frustrating and annoying, skin tags are not harmful and are perfectly safe to remove by yourself. They are not contagious, and removing the skin tags won’t cause more skin tags to grow. It’s possible to develop additional skin tags, but the new skin tags will not be the result of the removal of previous skin tags.

Until now, the only way to remove skin tags was to freeze them off, burn them off, remove them with the use of harsh chemical treatments, or cut them off. All painful methods that can leave scars behind. Why resort to such drastic, painful measures when there’s an easy, all-natural, chemical-free way to remove them? The answer? No reason at all. Try Tag Away and get rid of those unsightly skin tags today.

What is Tag Away?
It is a homeopathic, topical skin tag remover. Its special, all-natural formula is made from natural plant extracts and contains the active ingredient Thuja occidentalis, which is known all over the world for its amazing medicinal properties, particularly for removing growths on the skin. Tag Away is effective, yet gentle on the skin because it contains no harsh chemicals or other irritants.

Thuja occidentalis is an evergreen coniferous tree native to the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Also known as White Cedar, it was an important part of traditional Ojibwe medicine and was one of the four plants found on the Ojibwe medicine wheel. Prepared in soups or teas and taken internally, the essential oil of Thuja was used to treat a variety of medical issues from constipation to headache. Beginning in the 19th century, Thuja was marketed as an ointment for the treatment of a wide variety of skin conditions, including warts, ringworm, thrush, and skin tags.

Now this powerful, all-natural remedy is available for your use as a convenient, cost-effective way to treat annoying skin tags.

How does it work?
Tag Away comes in liquid form and is applied to the skin tag up to three times per day. Gradually, over the course of three to eight weeks, the skin tag will dry up and fall off without any pain or scarring. For best results, the skin tag and surrounding area should be thoroughly cleaned with warm soapy water before applying. This will allow the ingredients to penetrate the skin more effectively, which will help to speed up the results. Simply follow the steps below and watch your skin tags disappear.

  1. Wash skin tag and surrounding area with warm soapy water.
  2. Towel dry.
  3. Dip a clean cotton swab into the solution and apply directly to skin tag, being sure to rub completely into the skin.
  4. Repeat three times a day until skin tag begins to dry up.
  5. Stop treatment and watch for the skin tag dry up and fall off.

For some people, three to six weeks seems like a long time to wait. After all, having the tag removed by a doctor or cutting it off yourself brings immediate results. However, those quick methods frequently involve pain and bleeding and, in many cases, leave a scar. With Tag Away, you trade a bit of time and patience for a pain-free, no scar result.

Pros and cons in a nutshell

Pros:

  • All natural
  • No harsh chemicals
  • No pain
  • No bleeding
  • No scarring
  • No harsh side effects
  • Works on all skin types
  • Cost effective
  • HPUS Approved

Cons:

  •  Must be applied daily until the tag begins to dry up.
  • Takes three to eight weeks
  • Only approved for skin tags

What are the costs and risks?
Good news! The cost of trying Tag Away is minimal and there is no risk.

  • $19.99 plus $9.95 for shipping per order – a fraction of the cost of a doctor’s visit.
  • Buy one bottle and get a second bottle free.
  • A 30-day money-back guarantee on every order.

You have nothing to lose but your skin tags. If you don’t like the product or it doesn’t work for you, simply return it and get your money back.

How long will it take to arrive?
When you place your order, it usually takes from 24 to 48 hours for customer service to process and confirm your order. After that, it can take from 3 to 6 weeks for your order to arrive. Unfortunately, Tag Away is only available within the Continental United States.

Should you give Tag Away a try?
Yes! There’s no reason to put up with unsightly skin tags any longer, and you don’t have to resort to expensive, painful methods to remove them either. This method is a simple, safe, all-natural way to eliminate your skin tags and doesn’t cost a fortune. Ordering is risk-free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You Can Visit the Official Tag Away Site Here

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Expandable Garden XHose Review

by Virtual Exhibit on August 15, 2012

If you’re like me, you probably love the feeling of a clean, newly-washed car or lush, green grass in your front yard.  Those things may be great, but often I put them off because I don’t want to deal with the biggest hassle: the hose.  My hose is heavy, it kinks (and then unkinks just at the wrong moment and leaves me soaking wet), and it’s a royal pain in the rear end to wind up and put away.  Hence my slightly brownish grass and my carwash-cleaned car that I overpaid for.

Like me, you may want more out of your hose. I couldn’t help but notice a new innovation that’s been popping up on TV here and there: the XHose.  Just the name was enough to get my attention.  Perhaps it could grow wings and fly, or sport a single lock of silver hair, or maybe even cause thunderstorms at will.  Names aside, the it appears to be the new superhero of hosedom.  Let’s see what it’s all about.

Visit the Xhose Official Site Here.

What is the XHOSE?

The XHose marketing team deem it to be the first and only hose capable of expansion. Due to its lightweight and durable composite material, the hose can twist and contort without kinking. It also has the capability of snapping back to its original position in seconds flat!

The hose actually expands to three times its normal size when water is coursing through it, but relaxes to its diminutive and storage-friendly size once turned off. All of this is done without compromising the hose’s spraying power.

This revolutionary hose comes in four sizes to fit any need or price point. The sizes range from twenty-five to one hundred feet and vary based on twenty-five foot increments. Remember, however, that the XHose is capable of expanding to three times its resting size!

Sizes

  • 25′ Hose Shrinks to 9 feet
  • 50′ Hose Shrinks to 18.5 feet
  • 75′ Hose Shrinks to 28 feet
  • 100′ Hose Shrinks to 37 feet

XHose in the News

Fox 4 KDFW said that “the XHose is a deal at any one of its four price points!” Most customers tend to agree that the hose is extremely light for its length, capabilities, and general functionality. In fact, the twenty-five foot version comes in at around one pound! This means that it is lighter, more durable, and more powerful than perhaps any hose one would run into at the local hardware store.

Construction

Xhose is manufactured and sold by DAP – the makers of all those caulks, sealants and adhesives you see in the box stores so often. I was really impressed since I’ve used many of their products in the past and they are always top notch. A lot of “As Seen on TV” products are made by fly-by-night companies that disappear the next day and are never heard from again. DAP has been around since 1865.  That’s right – over 100 years, so I don’t think they are going anywhere.

This all seems really incredible, but how can DAP deliver a hose almost incapable of becoming kinked that is light weight and still has great flow and durability? The exterior is designed using a robust webbing, which is intended to withstand the demands and rigors of even Midwest or Northwest winters. The interior hose is made out of a light weight expandable rubber.

The purpose of putting both of these innovative features in one product is to enable superior performance without sacrificing durability. As an added bonus, because of the size and expandability, storing the hose in the winter is really no problem at all. Whether inside or out, the XHose proves compact, hassle-free, and impervious to the torments of mother nature.

One complaint is that while the hose works great, the ends are plastic and can wear out well before the hose itself. Some customers we found suggested replacing the plastic ends with stronger metal ones right away. This eliminates cross-threading issues and extends the life of the hose.

The Cost

There are four different price points corresponding to different sizes. The previously listed sizes in feet – twenty-five (~$20), fifty (~$40), seventy-five (~$50), and one hundred feet (~$60) – correspond to the distance that each hose is capable of extending to.

Customers who have tried the XHose brought up some potential drawbacks. Some customers complained that with enough time and with hot enough water, the hose actually lost some of its flexibility and durability. Although resilient to most types of weather, perhaps keeping it indoors during especially rough winters is a good idea.

Many customers extol the hose’s ability to withstand the rigors of bending without kinking and the hose’s continued ability to provide strong sprays even after extensive use. There are certainly ways one can extend the lifespan, but typically it does a good job of withstanding tough weather, use, and applications.

Conclusion

This product is an affordable and resilient garden hose at any of the four listed price points. Its chief merits are its ability to expand when filled with water and shrink for storage, its ability to withstand tough use and weather, and its revolutionary lightweight composite construction.

If you are tired of hauling around a large heavy hose or just don’t like those flimsy unattractive hose reels, then XHose may be a good choice for you.

You can visit the XHose Official Site Here.

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Wipe New Auto Detailer Reviewed

by Virtual Exhibit on August 13, 2012

In an economy where it can be prohibitively expensive to have your vehicle cleaned and treated by a professional detailer (detailers can make about $100,000 a year), and even do-it-yourself car care products can be too costly, a product like the “seen on TV” Wipe New might just be the answer.

The Advertising Claim

Visit the Wipe New Official Site Here

Virginia-based Avento Corporation, the makers of Wipe New, claim their product is better than others because of its low cost, ease of use and long-lasting results. In the makers’ video advertisement, they promise one easy application makes your vehicle look “showroom new,” and the results will last for at least two years, in most cases.

If these claims are true, this new product is worth a try. After all, detailing a vehicle usually involves a lot of work, including several applications of expensive silicone-based products and a lot of elbow grease, for a look that fades pretty quickly.

Its secret weapon, the company claims, is its nano-polymer formula which “penetrates deep and binds to the surface to restore showroom luster to faded, weathered surfaces and protect against the elements.” Plus, it’s versatile enough to be used on bumpers, rims, dashboards, the console, visors and the instrument panel. In short, it restores just about any exterior and interior plastic.

Not only can this stuff be used on plastics but paint as well. This is for the more advanced or professional detailer as the process is somewhat involved however the results are amazing! The manufacturer removed the YouTube video showing how to do it on paint so it must really be a “not indorsed” way to use it. The results the pro got looked great though.

For $19.99, plus a double shipping and processing fee of $15.98 ($7.99 for the solution and $7.99 for the bonus freebies), you receive a double-size bottle of Wipe New, which they say is enough to treat two cars, and the free Pro Detailing Kit. The kit includes two yellow microfiber applicator cloths, a red microfiber headlight applicator, a blue headlight polishing block, a detail brush and a pair of nitrile gloves.

What About the Freebies?

As freebies go, this Pro Detailing Kit is a pretty good one. The microfiber cloths are designed to absorb better without fraying or creating excess lint.

The headlight prep pad is used to prepare the headlight lens before application. The pad, which has a very fine 2000 grit sand surface, will gently remove heavy oxidation from the lens without damaging the acrylic.

You can use the sponge tip of the detail brush to touch up the small, tight areas around the headlights, grill inserts, rear view mirrors, interior HVAC vents and various difficult-to-reach spots.

The gloves are recommended during use because the dried solution might be difficult to remove from skin, plus some people might find the solution irritating on their skin.

It is worth noting that the offer includes a two-year money-back guarantee, but not when used use on glass, mirrors or painted surfaces, or on any surface for which the product was not meant to be used.

Shipping is done by ground mail, and although rush shipping is not available, the company assures customers that orders are usually delivered in one-to-two weeks. At this time, this product is available only in the contiguous 48 states and Washington, D.C.

The Final Assessment

On the whole, this appears to be a useful, easy-to-use product, but there are some concerns, one of which is its drying time.

Avento, the manufacturer warns that a treated vehicle has to “cure” for 24 hours before it can be exposed to any moisture. This includes rain, sprinklers, puddles and car washes. Getting the vehicle wet before the curing period is over could result in streaking or spotting. To help alleviate this problem, the makers suggest using a garage or car cover.

Users should also be aware that Wipe New hardens as it dries and could cause damage to clothing, as well as the previously mentioned skin concerns.

The solution should not be used on glass or mirrors as it could create a “wavy” effect. If the solution should come in contact with glass or mirror, it must be wiped off immediately before drying.

Streaking also could appear on approved surfaces which have not been properly dusted, de-greased and cleaned with soap and water.

Still, there are some great features worth considering. For example, those of you curious about fiberglass surfaces should know that Wipe New can be used to restore the shine to fiberglass and protect it from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Also, it’s hard to beat a car care product that promises an attractive luster for at least two years. People who like to drive a clean, attractive car, but have little interest or time for constant upkeep will especially like the easy, one-coat application process.

As for cost effectiveness, when you consider leading car care products often cost quite a bit more per use, and the cost of professional auto detailing is through the roof, this looks like a pretty good deal.

One thing we really liked is the tutorial videos (included in this article) put out by Avento Corporation. You will see that these are not hyped up videos trying to hock a product they really show you from top to bottom how to use the product and how it works. The product speaks for its self throughout the process.

The Public Review

Although public reviews are limited at this point, a handful of users have posted their thoughts online.

Some are quite positive, like the gentleman who wrote, “This product is the real deal. It is a game changer.” However, some question a few of the offer details, like the lady who wanted to know more about the size of the “double-size bottle”: “Nowhere in any material offered is the actual size and weight of the bottle given.”

Still, personal reviews, both positive and negative, may not be too useful for this type of product. In the end, car owners are pretty particular about the products they use. Those interested should probably try it for themselves and decide.

Only time will tell whether auto enthusiasts, who tend to be skeptical about a new car care product until they’ve tried it, latch onto this product. In the meantime, however, Wipe New appears to do a great job and car owners who appreciate a well-kept vehicle with a like-new appearance will be quiet satisfied with the results.

Wipe New is not available in stores but can be purchased from their official site.

 

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Tapout XT Review, Does this MMA Workout Really Work?

by Virtual Exhibit on August 7, 2012

Tapout XT may be what you are looking for, if you want to turn your body into a work of art. Working on a tight, toned body is a goal for lots of exercise enthusiasts, and the industry is filled with supplements, health clubs and at-home workout DVDs. Workout DVDs are more popular than ever, and some programs are designed to take place at home. Many health clubs have their own type of intense group exercise sessions that are offered on a regular basis. The different routines include their own unique workouts, and many programs are designed to make use of natural body resistance.

Training Options
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has taken the entertainment world by storm. The athletes who compete in the competitions have six pack abs and impressive physiques. Achieving the look of these dedicated professionals is the stated goal of many exercise programs, and the workout industry is filled with DVDs and work outs that promise stunning results with little or no effort.

Achieving an Impressive Physique with Workout DVDs
Fitness DVDs are designed to motivate and inspire an intense workout session, and the industry is filled with an endless array of different products. Exercise programs that come with their own recorded workouts are one option. Many DVDs require expensive gym equipment, and the majority of workouts are actually designed for a health club instead of the home. On the other hand, a number of new workout programs are designed for home use and require little in the way of specialized gym gear.

Reaching Weight Loss Goals

Working out is a life goal for many people, and diet and exercise are not enough to achieve a lean, toned appearance. In addition, time is a huge factor these days, and finding a few hours to spend in the gym prevents many people from working out. Exercising at home is a priority, but most DVD programs require expensive equipment that is bulky and takes up too much room in the home.

Tapout XT consists of a dozen DVDs with moves that are perfect for home. Because there is no expensive equipment to buy, the discs are an ideal way to lose weight and improve overall conditioning at home. Here’s whats on each DVD.

  1. Strength & Force Upper
  2. Plyo XT
  3. Cross Core Combat
  4. Competition Core
  5. Buns & Guns XT
  6. Yoga XT
  7. Sprawl & Brawl
  8. Muay Thai
  9. Ripped Conditioning
  10. Ultimate Abs XT
  11. Cardio XT
  12. Legs & Back

The details and length of each workout are laid out on the official site. With 12 different workouts each lasting around 45 minutes you won’t have to worry about getting board with the same routine each day.

Extreme Results from Extreme Effort
Tapout XT makes an impressive claim that is grounded in reality. The program was invented by a leading fitness expert, Mike Karpenko. He designed the Tapout XT program as a combination of cardio, strength, power and core exercises. The moves are based on traditional MMA training programs and require dedication and effort.

Karpenko readily admits that his program is not for everyone because it involves hard work and regular commitment. The Tapout XT workout is designed for exercise enthusiasts that are tired of mediocre workouts. The program is only a tool that provides results when it is wielded properly. Tapout requires 90 days of sweat and intense exertion.

One of the main differences between Tapout and some of the other exercise programs is that Karpenko does not sugar-coat the facts. The Tapout trainers do not hide the fact that their program achieves results with sweat.

Weight Loss Industry Hype
The diet and exercise industry is filled with products that promise more than they deliver. That is one of the chief differences and advantages of Karpenko’s Tapout XT series. The program makes serious promises, but Karpenko show that achieving a toned body takes a ton of commitment. Whereas most products make unsubstantiated claims, Tapout XT admits that regular exercise is essential, and the DVDs are only a tool.

The Cost
Tapout XT is comparable with many of the other leading workout programs, and several different merchants currently sell the exercise DVD. The average cost of the product is about $120. Tapout’s official site advertises the set that contains 12 DVDs, resistance bands, training bands, and fitness and nutritional guides. The program is available for three payments of $39.95 each. The program is also backed by a full-satisfaction guarantee.

Committing to Weight Loss Goals
One of the chief differences between Tapout XT and many of the other leading workout programs is that Karpenko readily admits that exercise is a lifelong commitment. That being said, the Tapout program requires 90 days of regular exercise. The good news is that the exercises are easy to perform at home and require minimal equipment. Most of the moves are inspired by MMA-style training.

The program offers to burn up to 1,200 calories during a single session that takes place over the course of 30 minutes to an hour. Because there are twelve different routines in the system, the program targets virtually every different muscle group in the body.

The Evaluation

Tapout XT is a great choice that stands apart from the competition in a number of ways. One of the best things about the exercise program is that there are no expensive dumbbells or equipment that is required. In addition, the workouts are easy to do at home and only require a spare hour at the most.

What you will find inside the program is 12 different workouts that are perfect for home use and require little in the way of specialized equipment. The different workouts do require resistance bands at some time, and they come with the complete set. Resistance training is one of the most effective forms of exercise, and the Tapout XT program provides results when the DVDs are followed regularly.

Final Tapout XT Review

Tapout XT is an incredibly popular product, and there are several fans who have commented on the results that they achieved with their commitment and hard work. The program consists of 12 different DVDs. The DVDs contain different workouts that vary in length from 30 minutes to just under an hour. In addition, the program contains resistance bands and a variety of exercise and diet information.

The system is ideal for anyone who is committed to working out and offers impressive results in 90 days. The system requires sweat, and results are obtained as the result of hard work. That being said, Tapout XT is an ideal program for exercise enthusiasts who want to tone their body into a work of art.

Visit the Tapout XT Official Site Here

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