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Wish vs As Seen on TV #3: Five Items Compared!

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  • What’s going on guys, this is James White with Freakin’ Reviews bringing you As Seen
  • on TV product reviews, gadget reviews, and more.
  • Now if you like what you see in this video, please consider subscribing for more videos
  • like this.
  • Now today I’ve got my third installment of my Wish vs As Seen on TV comparison.
  • Now Wish.com is a Chinese marketplace with third-party vendors that sell a lot of cheap
  • items, and as someone who has done a lot of As Seen on TV products, I’ve noticed on
  • there that Wish, they sell things as genuine, but when I’ve tried them myself, they don’t
  • always seem so genuine.
  • So this is my third installment where I buy a batch of products and compare them to the
  • originals.
  • Something I’ve noticed in my first two Wish comparisons is that sometimes an item looks
  • like the original but there might be clues that it’s counterfeit and sometimes it doesn’t
  • even resemble the original, it’s so badly reproduced.
  • The only real way to know is to order them and find out by comparing to the original
  • bought in stores here.
  • So I’m doing something a little different this time.
  • I’ve got two items that are actually not advertised as genuine.
  • They’re actually obvious knockoffs.
  • And I’ve got three of them that are advertised as original so we’ll compare to the actual
  • original and see if they’re genuine or not.
  • Without further delay, this is Wish vs As Seen on TV, part 3.
  • Let’s get started with one of my most viewed videos which is the Ice Genie from 2018.
  • Now this was advertised as kind of a next-gen ice cube tray and I found that it didn’t
  • really create much ice and it wasn’t very efficient.
  • So when I saw what appeared to be a knockoff on Wish, I was wondering could it be worse
  • than the original?
  • So I ordered it and here is what I got.
  • It’s even smaller than the actual Ice Genie.
  • So surprisingly, as bad as the Ice Genie was, this one wasn’t as good.
  • Check it out.
  • It says “Ice Magic.”
  • I get to pull out my Ice Genie one more…
  • I get to pull out my Ice Genie one more time and see if… the Ice Genie is pretty bad
  • as it is, could this be worse?
  • Now this does not advertise itself as the Ice Genie.
  • It’s called Ice Magic.
  • So this is more of a knockoff than a ripoff.
  • Look how much smaller that is.
  • As if this one didn’t make enough ice as it is.
  • This one makes even less.
  • And the lid is not even the same color.
  • Very cheaply… cheap.
  • Let’s see what we’ve got here.
  • Oh when you take this out it’s just, it’s just all floppy.
  • They make the same claim as the Ice Genie.
  • They say it can replace as many as 10 traditional ice cube trays.
  • The way you’re supposed to do these is you’re supposed to put water on the outside edge,
  • it fills up the outer chamber, and then after it’s frozen, you pull this out and all the
  • ice cubes are released.
  • Supposedly.
  • See the one thing about the Ice Genie, at least they give you room to pour the water
  • in here.
  • This one, there really isn’t that much room.
  • It’s pretty narrow right there.
  • Let’s see how much water this actually holds.
  • Well that held a whopping 4 ounces of ice.
  • And guess what?
  • It’s already starting to leak in there.
  • This is not going to go well.
  • Now for the Ice Genie.
  • Looks like this one held about 4 ounces, and this one held about 6 ounces.
  • Neither one is very impressive.
  • So now what you’re supposed to do is put the lid on, which on the Ice Genie the lid
  • doesn’t go on very well.
  • Not well.
  • Put these in the freezer.
  • Alright let’s take a look at how they did.
  • First up let’s do Wish.
  • It’s definitely frozen.
  • OK well the center part is coming out.
  • That’s good.
  • Look, just like the Ice Genie, we’ve got a solid bottom there.
  • That happened a couple of times with the Ice Genie.
  • Oh it’s very flimsy feeling.
  • Very flimsy.
  • And look how much ice we got out of this.
  • That’s it.
  • That’s all the ice I got.
  • Because a lot of it is right there still.
  • So there we go.
  • Now for the actual Ice Genie.
  • This is always the fun part.
  • I can do this.
  • OK well that’s a good sign.
  • See what we’ve got here.
  • OK.
  • A little bit more ice.
  • As bad as this one is, it looks better than the Wish one.
  • That’s starting to melt already, but I got much more out of the Ice Genie than the Wish,
  • and the Ice Genie isn’t really that great.
  • Let’s compare that to a regular ice cube tray.
  • The melting Wish one, the Ice Genie, and an ice cube tray - and this cost 1 buck.
  • And it makes more ice.
  • As bad as the Ice Genie is, compared to the Wish one, it looks pretty good.
  • But I’d still use a regular ice cube tray though.
  • Be sure to check out my ice cube tray comparison in the link up above.
  • Next.
  • Next up is an older As Seen on TV, the Night View NV night driving glasses.
  • These have been around for quite a while and it’s not something that I really wear.
  • I’ve never actually done a proper review of these.
  • I’ve just done them compared to other night driving glasses, but I saw these on Wish for
  • $1.90 plus $3 shipping, so $4.90 and surprisingly even though I do think it’s a counterfeit
  • - it didn’t come with any instructions or packaging.
  • It just came in an envelope - it worked about as well as the original.
  • Check this out.
  • They put sunglasses in a barely-padded envelope.
  • I can’t believe they’re even in one piece.
  • Well they’re very thin, very cheaply made.
  • So are the originals though.
  • So let’s see if the cheaply-made Wish version can be as good as the cheaply-made original.
  • It’s kind of hard to tell the difference between these two.
  • This is the original Night View NV.
  • And now for the Wish version.
  • Very similar.
  • It’s kind of hard to tell the difference between the two of them.
  • The original has a “Made in China” indication here, and the Wish one does not.
  • There’s a slight difference in the nose pieces and that’s about it.
  • Right now the only way I can tell the difference is that my original pair has some scratches
  • on them.
  • Let’s see how they function tonight.
  • Now these driving glasses I’ve never really been that convinced that they do much.
  • Some people believe in them, some people don’t.
  • I’m in the group that doesn’t believe they work that well.
  • I just think they put a yellow tint on everything.
  • I don’t think they really enhance your driving experience at night.
  • But I’ve got them on and they look OK.
  • Everything just looks a little bit yellow.
  • Alright taking off the Night View NV, putting on the Wish and they are identical.
  • I don’t see any difference whatsoever.
  • And that’s not really good nor bad because I don’t really think the regular ones do
  • much anyway, but these do just as little not much as the first ones did.
  • But what I’m going to do now is I’m going to stop somewhere and let you look through
  • each one and show you how they look compared to each other, and I think that you’ll probably
  • find that there is no discernible difference between the two of them, so that’s next.
  • Alright now these nighttime glasses supposedly help with glare.
  • Let’s see what the difference is.
  • This is the Wish version.
  • What do you think?
  • With.
  • Without.
  • Is there less glare?
  • I don’t know.
  • I can’t really tell.
  • Now for the Night View NV.
  • Glare?
  • Any better?
  • This is the Night View NV.
  • This is the Wish.
  • Do you see a significant difference?
  • I really don’t.
  • Wish on the left.
  • Night View NV on the right.
  • I don’t see much of a difference.
  • To me these are identical, so if you’re looking for one of these glasses, the Wish
  • one might be the best deal.
  • Let’s see what’s next.
  • A few months ago I did a comparison of egg peelers and one of the products was the Eggstractor.
  • So when I was on Wish, I noticed an item advertised as the Eggstractor.
  • It looks like it but it’s not quite the same.
  • Fortunately for the knockoff, neither one of them are very good.
  • Here’s how that went.
  • Let’s see what we got.
  • Well I can tell you that there’s no packaging so that’s definitely not like the original.
  • This looks like the original but it could also have just been scanned and reprinted
  • so I’m going to compare those two.
  • No box though.
  • Alright next up we have the Eggstractor that came like this vs the real version which came
  • in this nice box.
  • The material is not the same shade on the… the original is white, this one is an off
  • color.
  • This also has rubberized feet, this one does not.
  • But they’re pretty close.
  • Take a look at these manuals.
  • This one came with the Wish one and this one came with the real one.
  • They look very similar, but oh wait.
  • That’s not the same.
  • Look at the Eggstractor instructions from Wish.
  • It’s in this booklet form right here.
  • The Eggstractor instructions from the box that I bought in the store, it folds out.
  • So my suspicion is that this Eggstractor instruction booklet was scanned from the original and
  • reprinted.
  • I don’t know that for sure, but that’s my suspicion.
  • Let’s see how they actually compare when using them.
  • I’ve got my two Eggstractors and I’ve got four eggs prepared exactly like the instructions
  • indicate.
  • First I’m going to do the regular Eggstractor.
  • You have this that pierces the small end.
  • It says to do it several times.
  • OK well that’s it.
  • Then you crack the large end several times on the table.
  • Just the large end, though.
  • Not the entire thing.
  • I’m guessing that’s so the egg can kind of blow through the bottom of the shell like
  • that.
  • Small end facing upward.
  • Put your hands in this configuration for some reason and use medium pressure.
  • Small end up.
  • Here we go.
  • Hiya!
  • Hiya!
  • Come on.
  • Let’s try this again.
  • Not working.
  • This is modern technology guys.
  • This is better than the old fashioned way.
  • Don’t forget that.
  • That’s not good.
  • Come one, I’ve done this before.
  • Ooh!
  • Oooh!
  • Ooh.
  • Oh what do you know.
  • Look at this.
  • It looks like a guy wearing a hat.
  • The Eggstractor took a few tries but it came through in the clutch.
  • Obviously extremely impressive demonstration by the Eggstractor, way better than the old
  • fashioned way of just hitting it on a table, right?
  • Not really.
  • Let’s try the fake, AKA Wish, Eggstractor and see how that goes.
  • Not again.
  • I can do this.
  • I’m not surprised everybody is using these nowadays because it’s such an amazing technology.
  • Ooh it just whistled at me.
  • Uh oh.
  • Uh oh.
  • Uh oh.
  • Did we just lay an egg?
  • Oh look at this, the shell is right intact.
  • Look at this.
  • It’s a little bit beat up in the head.
  • Kind of took a headshot there.
  • I’m gonna say that the Eggstractor - Wish and regular - worked about the same, which
  • really isn’t that great anyways.
  • I recently did an egg cracker comparison and this is the EZ Cracker.
  • It’s about a 10 year old As Seen on TV product.
  • This is another one I saw on Wish and that sure looks the same, doesn’t it?
  • Well, it’s almost the same, but not quite.
  • Even though I found that the fake EZ Cracker functions about as well as the original, I’d
  • still stick with the original, and here’s why.
  • Well packaged.
  • It’s a very smashed EZ Cracker that doesn’t say EZ Cracker on it.
  • Look at that box.
  • There’s no indication of Emson which is the maker of EZ Cracker.
  • The color is slightly different on the packaging.
  • The box looks almost exactly the same.
  • Looks to me like this may have been scanned from this one.
  • Oh this box is mangled though.
  • You ever see the video of that Wish factory?
  • It’s pretty scary looking.
  • Alright this does look like the EZ Cracker.
  • They’ve even got… it even says EZ Cracker on this one, although it doesn’t say it
  • on the box.
  • Wish instructions, As Seen on TV instructions.
  • Look at the color of the egg.
  • Different?
  • Wish, As Seen on TV.
  • It looks like some things aren’t exactly the same.
  • Some of the fonts are a little bit different.
  • If I had to guess, once again it looks like this EZ Cracker instructions kind of..
  • It was recreated from that one.
  • Notice the tagline at the top here is missing.
  • This is the actual EZ Cracker and this is the Wish version.
  • The Wish version said EZ Cracker in the description.
  • It said “EZ Cracker.”
  • This one has the name on the handle.
  • This one does not.
  • This is a slightly different color than this one.
  • Let’s see how they work.
  • I’m not sure it’s necessary for some people, but it does kind of work so here’s how the
  • EZ Cracker goes.
  • Boom.
  • It does work pretty well.
  • I’d say that’s not too bad.
  • Now let’s get the Wish one.
  • I’d just say in squeezing this one, the Wish one feels a little more cheaply made.
  • That doesn’t mean it won’t work, though.
  • Oh wow.
  • When I first squeeze it, I can feel the top actually giving way.
  • The other one doesn’t do that.
  • Oh but it worked!
  • But it worked!
  • It might be cheaply made but it worked.
  • Pretty cool.
  • Now let me try the egg separators.
  • I’ve added the egg separator to the official EZ Cracker.
  • Blahh.
  • Well the separator doesn’t go on as easy on this Wish one.
  • Doesn’t go on easy at all.
  • It doesn’t go on at all.
  • I literally can’t get it to stay on there.
  • Whereas on the EZ Cracker it slides right on and off.
  • I feel like I’m going to break it.
  • Oh.
  • Come on fake EZ Cracker.
  • I’m just going to hold the separator in place.
  • I’m just going to pretend like it went on there.
  • Give it the benefit of the doubt here.
  • Alright well hey the separator works.
  • It just doesn’t go on there.
  • Maybe if you get a version that is not so hard to attach this, you can get it to work
  • for you.
  • So I think that the Wish EZ Cracker is clearly a counterfeit.
  • It’s not the same materials, the manual looks like it’s scanned, and the separator
  • doesn’t work that well.
  • I’d probably still stick with the EZ Cracker.
  • I think you’d find a deal for it.
  • But the Wish one does perform similar.
  • It just seems a little more cheaply made.
  • And last but not least, my Worst of 2018 was the Cop Cam.
  • So when I saw a similar item Wish, which looks more like the Polaroid Cube, I knew I had
  • to compare them because the Cop Cam is just so bad.
  • And believe me, neither one of these disappointed.
  • Here’s how that went.
  • Oh ok this is…
  • It’s not a direct copy of the Cop Cam.
  • It actually looks more like the Polaroid Cube.
  • But this is the As Seen on TV version.
  • Both need to be plugged in and charged so I’ll do that first and then film a little
  • bit later and see how they compare.
  • Alright I’ve got the Wish version of the Cop Cam charging.
  • You see the red light there.
  • I’ve got the actual Cop Cam charging.
  • You see the red light right there.
  • By the way, the Wish version does not have an SD card included.
  • You’ve got to put one in there yourself.
  • So that’s another expense you’ve got to consider as well if you’re going to buy
  • this one.
  • Bailey what are you doing?
  • Alright there it goes.
  • Is it recording?
  • I’m not sure.
  • Let me check the instructions.
  • Alright I’m reading these absolutely atrocious instructions and I’m trying to figure out
  • if I’m running this Wish version properly.
  • I’m not sure.
  • I might have got it right.
  • “For video mode, turn on the red light,” and there’s no instructions how to turn
  • on the red light.
  • It just says turn on the red light.
  • I hit this mode button until a red light appeared and the red light’s not there anymore.
  • So I don’t know.
  • These instructions are horrible.
  • Alright if all goes well here, I’ve got my normal camera filming me, plus I’ve got
  • the Wish camera and the Cop Cam going at the same time.
  • Now I’m going to switch back and forth assuming they’re all working.
  • This has kind of been a pain to get them all going at the same time.
  • So let’s try from my normal camera to the Wish camera.
  • Here we go.
  • This is the Wish camera.
  • Hello everybody from Wish.
  • How does it look?
  • How does it sound?
  • Is it kind of zoomed in?
  • How’s the quality?
  • Alright now let’s switch over to the Cop Cam.
  • Hello Cop Cam.
  • How’s that going?
  • Let’s do a split screen of Wish vs Cop Cam right now.
  • Hey everybody.
  • Alright so I’m going to try this again at night and see how it looks.
  • I’m not even sure this is going to work because these things… look at this.
  • No light on.
  • That means it’s recording.
  • What is that?
  • At least the Cop Cam gives you a red light when it’s recording.
  • The Wish one you have to turn the light off for recording.
  • It doesn’t make any sense.
  • So I’ll come back out here a little later tonight and do the nighttime test.
  • Here’s the first part of my nighttime test.
  • I’ve got the Wish camera right there.
  • I’ve got the Cop Cam right there.
  • Let’s switch back and forth.
  • Here is the Wish camera.
  • I’m looking right at it.
  • I’m lined perfectly straight with the Wish camera.
  • How does it look?
  • How does it sound?
  • Now the Cop Cam.
  • I’m looking straight at it and let’s see how it looks.
  • Now I’m going to turn the porch light off and do it in a much darker environment and
  • see how they look there.
  • Let’s do that next.
  • Alright much darker now.
  • Let me switch over to the Wish cam and see how that looks.
  • Does Wish see me?
  • Do I look like Thanos like I did in the Cop Cam?
  • Or the Cop Cam video.
  • Let’s see how that looks.
  • Do I look like Thanos here?
  • Is it weird hearing this voice come out of this strange looking face?
  • I’m not sure, but all I know is that the last time I did this, I was kind of creepy
  • looking.
  • So as far as the cameras go, I’m not really impressed by either one.
  • And the instructions and the operation of the Wish camera is really kind of weird.
  • The light has to be out so you’re never really sure if it’s actually working or
  • not.
  • So, even though the Cop Cam was my Worst of 2018, I think the Wish camera might even be worse.
  • So in the end, I think that the Night View NV are probably the ones that were most like
  • the original but the original is pretty cheap anyway.
  • So I still would probably rather go with the original in most cases because even though
  • it might look like the original, they don’t always function like them.
  • So not only do you have to worry about the shipping times from Wish.com but you can also
  • return it to the stores a lot easier if you buy it here.
  • So 9 times out of 10 I’m going to go with the original over a cheap knockoff or counterfeit
  • from Wish.
  • Have you guys used Wish or any of these items?
  • Tell me what you think in the comments below.
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  • And please subscribe for more product reviews from me, James White, with Freakin’ Reviews.

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Description

Here is a comparison of 5 As Seen on TV items ordered from Wish.com vs the same 5 items purchased in stores. The items are Ice Genie, Night View NV, Eggstractor, EZ Cracker, and Cop Cam.

Watch my original reviews of each:
Ice Genie: /watch?v=eZDwirwl_7U
Eggstractor: /watch?v=yDUQct1URGU
EZ Cracker: /watch?v=icJyV07hPcc
Cop Cam: /watch?v=12bDll7-AV4

(I did not review Night View NV)

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