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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
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.
See the one thing about the Ice Genie, at least they give you room to pour the water
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.
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.
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.
And look how much ice we got out of this.
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.
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 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.
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
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?
Is there less glare?
I don’t know.
I can’t really tell.
Now for the Night View NV.
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
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
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
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
Small end facing upward.
Put your hands in this configuration for some reason and use medium pressure.
Small end up.
Here we go.
Let’s try this again.
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.
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?
Let’s try the fake, AKA Wish, Eggstractor and see how that goes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now let me try the egg separators.
I’ve added the egg separator to the official EZ Cracker.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Have you guys used Wish or any of these items?
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