10 Best As Seen on TV & Amazon Products (and more) of 2019
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10 Best As Seen on TV & Amazon Products (and more) of 2019


Hey guys this is James White with Freakin’ Reviews bringing you my top 10 products for the best of 2019.
Now although I specialize in As Seen on TV products, the recent decline in As Seen on TV
items on store shelves has led me to expand to Amazon and Wish and
beyond. So the products in this video will encompass all those and not just As
Seen on TV, which means I had to sift through almost 200 products that I
reviewed this year to pick my best of the bunch. If you want to see the full
reviews I’ve got links in description below and also links to purchase as well.
Without further delay let’s get right to my Top 10. Number 10 on my list is Socket Shelf
which is an As Seen on TV product. You plug it into your wall. You get extra
sockets, you get USB ports, and you get a shelf. Now there weren’t a lot of As Seen
on TV products released in 2019 on a significant level, but this is one that I
actually thought exceeded my expectations, a little bit better than I
thought it would be. I found it more useful than I expected. In fact I’m charging
my phone right here, and as you can see it’s on the Socket Shelf. It’s a pretty
simple design but it’s actually pretty useful. Here’s some scenes from my
original Socket Shelf video. This is Socket Shelf. It’s an As-Seen-on-TV
eight port surge protector. Right here is the glorious shelf. Two plugs on this
side, two in the front, two in the side, and you’ve got two USB ports. But not
only do I have better space optimized but I still have four more outlets so I’m
pretty happy with that. Shaving gel, miscellaneous, Q-tips, beard oil, more…
I actually think I have more space. I think the Socket Shelf with this wide design
actually might be a little bit better. I’m a little bit surprised. As-Seen-on-TV
Socket Shelf comes out on top. This one has I think the best shelf of them all. It
seems have the most shelf space and the USB ports are in a convenient location Number 9 on my list, and the first of
five kitchen devices in my top ten, is the Power Airfryer Oven 360 which I did
way back in February. It’s actually more of a small oven than an actual air fryer
but it does a great job of cooking small meals, of warming up items. It has a
lot of uses. There’s really a lot you can do with it and it passed pretty much
every test that I threw at it, including make a steak in there. So I think this
device deserves a spot in my Top 10 and here’s some scenes from the original video. How about some toast? And I’m going to select toast.
Oh it’s toasted. Alright let’s up our game a little bit here with some steak.
It is preheating. Oh it’s right at the top there isn’t it? Right there a steak number one cut open.
I think it’s pretty good. It includes a pro grade dehydrator
so I want to try that out. Alright these are done now. I got the banana chips. Came out pretty nice. And even my pineapple, not too bad. What do you guys think?
There it goes. It fits in there. That’s just over four pound chicken.
Beautiful. Look at that. We have rotisserie chicken in the works. There we go. About 45 minutes.
Like I said, the old one wouldn’t have been able to handle
something this big. It looks pretty good. Alright this is how it looks. I think it
came out pretty nicely. it seems well cooked. See what we got here. I would say that after 5 hours the pulled pork came out perfect. Oh you’re here well. Since you’re here, this is number 8 on my list which is
the Beautyrest pillow that I compared to a more expensive memory foam back in October.
This has actually become one of my favorite pillows that I use every day/
So here’s some scenes from my original comparison of Beautyrest and a more
expensive memory foam pillow. I’m comparing a $50 memory foam pillow from
Beautyrest and a $155 memory foam from Tempur-Pedic.
Let’s open the Beautyrest now. Alright feels maybe a little bit softer.
Ventilated memory foam which supposedly keeps the hot air away from you.
Beautyrest feels much softer. This feels pretty firm. This feels pretty soft.
Here this is one large memory foam piece but it does appear to have a coating on
one side. Wow that’s pretty soft. I did really like the way it felt though.
It’s actually one of the nicer pillows I’ve slept on, especially after only one use.
I like the Beautyrest better even though it’s only $50 and this was $155.
But side sleepers, that’s exactly where you want to be right there. I just felt… it
felt nice from the very first use and it still feels that way. Number 7 on my list is the Ninja
Foodie (Grill). Now this is the newest item on the list. I only did it very recently and
it might rank higher if I had more time to play with it but it’s a really good device.
It works as an air fryer, as an indoor grill that has very little smoke,
can be a dehydrator. It has a lot of uses. It’s very versatile. I think that Ninja
knocked one out of the park with the Ninja Foodie Grill. It’s a great item. Here’s
some scenes from my original Ninja Foodi review. We have the ceramic coated
grill grate, the ceramic coated crisper basket, a ceramic coated cooking pot
which must be used at all times. As you can see these are quite frozen. These are
nine ounce fillets. I think we might be good. Alright I think that came out pretty good. Alright let’s open this up. And there you go. What do you guys think? I’ve got these which I just prepared. Potato wedges. Air Crisp, 390. Here we go. All right it has been 20 minutes. Let’s check these out. They’re pretty good. And there it is. What do you think? I think it’s pretty good. Probably should let
these sit before tasting them. There we go. I think they came out pretty nice.
I’ve got one layer banana chips, lightly coated with lemon juice.
Alright see you in the morning Here we go. Well I think it’s a dehydrated banana. I think it came
out pretty much like I would expect. I want to try a couple of small steaks.
These are a 4.5 ounce and a 6.5 ounce tenderloin. Whoa. Ooh look at this.
What do you guys think? I think it looks pretty good. That was only
seven minutes. But I think that all their advertising claims about what this
device can do are accurate. I’m actually quite happy with it and I’m gonna
continue to use it Number six on my list is the Rotato
Express which is a hands-free potato peeler. When I compared potato peelers
back in August, this is the one that stood out to me. Even though I’ve seen a
little bit gimmicky to me at first, I’ve actually found this to be faster and
less messy than the regular way of peeling potatoes. So the Rotato Express
definitely belongs on this list. Here are some scenes from my original potato
peeler comparison. All right we put the potato on the base. And then we bring this down to hold it in place. So far so good. Yes, yes. Gonna raise the
blade up to its highest possible location. And let’s just try it. Whoa!
Whoa! That’s what I’m talking about. Now that was pretty cool, and effective.
Check this out. Beautiful. Not only that but you get this cool peel. Look at this.
The kids would have fun with this. I bet you can have your kids enjoy peeling
potatoes with this thing. Spiralizer. Rotato Express. No competition. This was faster but look how smooth and uniform this one is. Spiralizer by
hand, not so much. Number five on my list is the Power Smokeless Grill, which I
reviewed in January of 2019. Now a couple months earlier I did one called the Gotham
Smokeless Grill which I was not very impressed with. So I compared the two of
those and I found the Power Smokeless Grill pretty much solved all the
problems that I found with the Gotham. So to me, this one is an easy choice for my
top ten. Here’s some scenes from that review. Oh that’s a lot of stuff here, so
I need to familiarize myself with these instructions. We have got hamburger
sizzle. This one only has the drip tray. This one’s got the secret weapon. Boom.
Got the fan. Alright as these continue to cook, you’ll notice the smokeless grill
does have a little bit of smoke coming off of it as the hamburgers get hotter.
This one with a lid on you can’t really tell. Let’s lift it up and see what we got. Looks like the fan is pulling most of the smoke in. Let’s see the fan without the lid on.
See what happens Oh yeah. The smoke disappeared. Oh that sounds good. Let’s see if I put this fan on. Gone. Put the lid on, even more gone so no smoke. Hey I got a little bit of brown. But if I had
to choose one of these, I would definitely go with the Power Smokeless
Grill because grilling inside, the smoke is significantly less and to me that’s
the reason people are buying this. Number four on my list is the Shark Apex with Zero-M technology. It’s been kind of a running joke in my family that my dogs have
killed every vacuum that I’ve used, but this year they met their match. This is a
very good pet hair vacuum that has withstood the onslaught of pet hair that
my pets have thrown at it so I think it certainly deserves a place in the Top 10.
Check out some scenes from that review. This is the Shark Apex Vacuum
with lift-away Zero-m technology. Supposed to be a great pet hair vac. This is a 30
foot cord by the way, so ample cord space. Again just to compare, there was a little
bit on the bristles here. Significantly more on the IonFlex so it is definitely
something that’s working for this vacuum. This one I barely have to clean it.
This one I have to clean after every use. And she’s gonna contribute a bunch of pet
hair for me. Good girl. Here we go with the Shark IonFlex. Now the apex. IonFlex. Apex. There’s a difference.
And I did clean these out. These were completely clean. I cleaned them out by
hand before I started that test so that’s just that pile of hair picked up.
This is the motorized pet tool. I can feel that grabbing on to the couch. Look I’m mobile now. So overall I think this is a very good product. This is the Vantrue dash cam which I
reviewed in a comparison video comparing to three other dash cams earlier this
year and I picked this one as my best one for that comparison and also one of my top products for the year. It’s got two cameras front and back, only uses one SD
card. Quality of both cameras is pretty good. The quality of the audio is pretty good.
The audio you hear right now is from the dashcam itself. I just think it’s a
solid dash cam and one of my picks for the top three of 2019. Here’s some clips
for my original dash cam comparison. Alright for mounting, the Vantrue is
probably the easiest. It uses a suction cup which has held up quite well since
I’ve been using it for over a week now. And I can actually do it with one-hand. You
just press it against the window, slide the lever over, and that’s it. And it
stays pretty solid. Let’s take a look at the daytime shots now. First up
let’s look at the Vantrue. Vantrue right now. We’re gonna do the Vantrue
audio and video. Right so this is the Vantrue audio. How does my green
striped shirt look on the rear camera? How does that look? All four of them together.
Which picture looks best? Which picture looks best to you guys? In the daytime. I
know the night time I had my favorites but the daytime let’s see how they look.
Now I’m gonna just compare the two rear cameras from the Vantrue and the M-16.
How do I look on these two? Put them side-by-side. How do those two look together? See how it looks on a regular residential neighborhood. Alright so in the end my pick for the best one
obviously is the Vantrue. Now even though there is a slight blue tint to
the Vantrue, I don’t think it affects the clarity which is as good or better
than the Garmin. It’s the easiest to move once has been mounted. It has the highest
capacity SD card. I just think that this is the top pick. Number two is not a
single item but a collection of them from Dreamfarm. I first ran across them
when I was doing pizza cutters and the Scizza was my pick for the best pizza cutter.
And then later on I did a collection of Dreamfarm items such as
the Clongs right here, and they’re really just utensils that the company has kind
of slightly improved. And their improvements all makes sense. So I think
Dreamfarm definitely deserves a place high on the list for the best of this
year. Here’s some clips from my original pizza cutter comparison and my
Dreamfarm collection review. Oh wow. Whoa wait a second. That cuts really good. Whoa whoa! I’m shocked at how well that did. Now you’re supposed to be able to serve
slices as well so after you cut it… Oh wow look at this.
I’m actually kind of a fan of this. Press the garlic and then when you are done, you push it and this
is supposed to scrape off the excess and then this button allows you to eject the peel . Oh it worked!
And… Whoa. Next up we’re gonna look at the
Clongs which are the click lock sit-up tongs. If you’ve got food that’s dripping, you
can place it like that and the food will drip back in there and your food will
not get on the counter and the germs on your counter will not get on your food.
Let’s try the Supoon. The handle does keep it off there. These are Levoons, which
stands for scrape level measuring spoons. Each one of these has this little
lever that allows you to scrape it off and level it off perfectly. That’s beautiful. Look at that. Perfectly level. This is the BedJet, and my pick for the
best product that I reviewed in 2019. This is the Version 3. I reviewed the
Version 2. There isn’t a huge difference between the two of them. This one just
seems to fit under the bed a little bit better. What the BedJet is, it’s a
climate control for your bed. It pulls air in, it pumps it up through this tube
into your sheets. Could be cool air in the summer, warm air in the winter.
The more I’ve used, it the more I like it. I wasn’t going to do an item this
expensive for my top pick of the year, but when I was going over the items I did
this year, I kept going back to which one do I use the most, which one do I enjoy
the most. This is the one. So for me, the BedJet is the best of the year. I think
it will be hard for me to give up the BedJet at this point because I use it
so much. But here are some clips from my original BedJet review. So far it’s looking pretty easy. Let’s see what happens. Oh. Oh, I feel it. I feel it. I am feeling
air on my legs. But I want to show you what happens when you don’t have a
blanket on there, how the BedJet actually works. And here it goes. Again, you’re supposed to put a blanket on top
to hold it against you but that’s exactly how the process works.
Now BedJet gives you this remote here which is certainly functional. They give
you an app which is even better. You can see the fan is certainly working well
because it’s actually blowing this up like a balloon. And I want to see how it
compares to when I’m using the cloud sheet from before versus a regular sheet
now. Let’s try it. I’ve gotten settled in. I do feel this
kind of cool breeze coming up from the bottom. It actually feels pretty good. The
BedJet gets its air from the coolest part of the room which is gonna be on
the floor. And you can actually set the temperature you want. One side of the bed
is 77. Oh. It’s literally only been 15 or 20 seconds since I turned this on.
If cost is not a factor for you, it’s certainly something you might want to consider. It is the ultimate luxury in sleeping accessories. So there’s my Top 10.
But there’s a few extra items I really wanted to include in this video
that didn’t make the top 10 that should be mentioned, so let’s take a look at a
few honorable mentions. Now over the summer I did a few weird gadget videos,
and in one of those videos there was this stapler, which is actually not
really a stapler because it doesn’t use staples. It’s a staple-free stapler. Even
though it seemed a bit gimmicky at first, it’s actually something I use often.
I actually reach for this over a regular stapler now. But here are some
scenes from my original video. The Plus Staple-Free Stapler. Ooh. Oh wow look at this. It did
put a hole in the corner. It’s actually a pretty big hole. Oh yeah that handled that no problem. How well does it hold these pages? Pretty well. So your paper goes in there. And there it goes. So I think this is actually pretty cool. Now as an honorable mention
I’ve gotta mention the Pizzazz Plus. It’s not a new item. It’s actually been around for a while, but it was new to me in 2019 back when I reviewed it in February.
Now it looks more like an old school record player than a kitchen device but it does
a pretty good job of warming up items, making pizza, and it’s very simple to use.
So here’s some scenes from that video This is the Presto Pizzazz Plus rotating
oven. It says 12 to 15 minutes. I’ll put it right there. And that’s really all
there is to it. So I guess now we wait. Take a look at this here. I’ve got crispy
bottom there. Wow. 14 minutes. Timer went off, the heat shut off. And some of my
commenters also said the same thing that they felt that in the summertime this is
a good alternative to using your oven. Hey the bread
actually feels toasted. Bread is toasted. And the cheese is melted. I’m a little
bit impressed right now. All right I just wanted a small batch of
cookies just to make sure they’re spaced out and everything. So the timer just
went off so I’m gonna take the pan off. Now I’m supposed to let it sit on the
pan for three minutes. Wow these came out pretty nice. No cold spots. That’s good.
I gotta say 4-0. Do I need to go any further? I think the test is over and the
Pizzazz Plus is a resounding success. Alright so one honorable mention is the
Arctic Air Ultra which is a follow-up to an older version, the original Arctic Air,
which I thought had some problems. But the one they released this year seemed
to fix most of those problems. Now it’s not a perfect device but I think that
the fact that they improved it so much over the original definitely deserves a
place to be mentioned in my best of this year. Here are some clips of my original
Arctic Air Ultra video. Here is the power button. Ooh. Okay I’m feeling it. Feels
nice and cool. Let’s see how cool it is. Alright so here is the original Arctic
Air with the Arctic Air Ultra. You can see there’s some design differences. I definitely
feel like this one blows much stronger than that one. So you know 60 degrees. Let’s try the original. Oh look this. So I
kind of like that they’ve actually taken the original and improved on it.
The instructions state you can get the filter wet and put it in the freezer for
even more cooling action so I just pulled it out of the freezer and I’m gonna see how
cold it really gets. Let’s check it out. That is cooler. So now we’re getting 49-50 degrees.
But to have it sitting there right in front of you, I think that it is
cooler than a small fan so I think that in that respect, they’ve done a good job
improving the original. So that’s it guys. That’s my Top 10 and Honorable Mentions
for 2019. It’s been a fun year. I appreciate you guys who have stuck with
me and I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds. I’ll see you next time.

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100 thoughts on “10 Best As Seen on TV & Amazon Products (and more) of 2019

  1. James, just a tip: when using dark clothes change the background to something lighter. The background you used makes you blend to the background and it is like your head is floating on air. This year you improved a lot the visual quality of your videos, and I think paying attention to clothing X background is something that will increase that even more.

  2. I look forward to your videos, always detailed & informative but best of all you get to the point. I will continue to follow you.

  3. For some reason, his facial structure, the absence of hair, and the choice of "fashion", make him the most trustworthy reviewer on youtube.

  4. I remember the Presto pizza oven from long ago…it looks virtually unchanged from the original, but now I know it works on more than just pizza. I'll stick with my toaster oven for now, but at least now I know it works.

  5. Wouldn't change the rankings at all, this was a great overview of all the products in the list and rightfully so! Look forward to much more, and congrats on all the accomplishments this year!

  6. A steak company needs to sponser you my dude. Im so hungry for those steaks you cooked id consider buying the grills just to eat ! Omg im hungry now, thanks freakin reviews!!!

  7. I can attest to the Vantrue dash cam! I have an extremely similar model, the S1 dual dash cam (front and rear) and its awesome! Best on the market.

  8. The socket shelf is all that really interests me, good for keeping stuff off the floor while charging. By far and away the best product for me I still own and use is my Fur Wizard.

  9. 🤣🤣🤣 The pillow review…you are always inviting the Freakin' Fans along. 🤣🤣🤣 Love this list. Another great year!

  10. The only thing about Socket Shelf that bothers me is that it only plugs into 1 plug of the dual outlet. Potential overload.

  11. Do you have a spreadsheet document where you can list products of great/good/bad? It would help with these list so you don't have to go through everything.

  12. Hey mate have you ever tried the app VOVA, its like wish but better, I hope you get it in America, great videos by the way 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🦘🦘🦘🦘Sending the love from Melbourne Australia

  13. "Women go crazy for a sharp dressed man!" Look at your bad self, all dressed up and looking sexy! Thanks for all the great reviews, can't wait to see what next year brings. May I suggest dog related reviews once a month featuring Bailey pets are family too.

  14. Gonna have to highly disagree on the Apex, I have the exact same vacuum and in about a year and a half, I’ve had two of the heads die on me completely. When you contact Shark they tell you it’s a wear and tear item so they don’t cover it in your warranty, so they charge you $90 to replace it. $180 ontop of a $400 vacuum is absolutely abhorrent. I will say, when it works, it’s a great vacuum, but it’s an obviously flawed design (hundreds of similar reviews have the exact same issue)

  15. does the bed jet have an air conditioning condenser? My bedroom is like 86 degrees and I don't just want it to blow more hot air on me.

  16. Thank you again! This was a long in depth tedious, sometimes crazy, process of freaking reviews! Wasn't it?! And Lord knows often funny. Lol. 😂 I like your top 10 favorites. Well done.

  17. When you cook red meat it would be nice if you showed some meat cooked well done. Many of us do not eat raw meat. Your reviews are the BEST!

  18. Awesome as always, I know what I'm getting my wife for Christmas, the air frying oven. Thank you for your attention to detail and ability to wing when necessary. As always your honesty is welcome and appreciated.

  19. The fact that you took the time to feature "Honorable Mentions", shows that you are a fair and thoughtful reviewer. Thank you for your, obvious, hard work.

  20. the Rotator express is a must have, and by one for any friend or family that has bad author in the hands and wrists it does more than potatoes too

  21. You definitely sold me on quite a few things and have bought them because of your reviews and let me know what to steer away from. Love your videos!

  22. wait, are you saying we have to wait until next year for more videos, that you are done for this year? That just makes me so sad!

  23. Wish is why you don't see much as seen on TV products anymore. It has all gone to "As seen on cheap Chinese websites"…..lol

  24. Thanks James for a great year! I enjoy your videos and appreciate all the work you do. Happy Holidays to you and your fam.

  25. That does it I’m buying me one of them ninja foodies..it would be perfect for all the chicken breast that I make different things with..

  26. This is kind of like a year end tradition now watching your best/ worst of lists. I noticed your best of list consisted of a lot of big ticket items… you get what you pay for I guess. I like to see the under $50 items for common Joe’s like me 🤓

  27. Great job James, thanks for the very good reviews… and hey my hats off to Arctic Air folks who seem to listen to reviewers and consumers to try to make a better product.

  28. What are the point of these videos? They are just reshowings of old videos with like 10 seconds of new content per item. James should focus on the top ten and why these items were in the top ten, as well as why they got the place they did

  29. I missed your review of the big ass air fryer, but I'm going to check it out now. I can't lie, I saw that rotisserie chicken and was like, NO WAY! I probably wouldn't make one myself, but it's pretty cool that machine can do one in 45 mins. Also, the socket shelf looks like a great idea. Oh, and that bedjet… I don't know what it would be like to be cold under the blanket. I know I want one though

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