Chris’ Angels: As Seen on TV Items


We've all seen promotions on TV that make big claims for their products. But are any of them actually worth the bucks? The Angels let us know by putting the following three items as seen on TV to the test.


Ostrich Pillow, $30

The Ostrick Pillow

The claim: The Ostrich Pillow claims to offer a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It's neither a pillow, nor cushion, bed or garment, but a bit of each all at the same time. It's soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates both your head and hands, perfect for a power nap.

The verdict: “Once I put my head in this thing, I wanted to nap forever, anywhere possible. But then I realized what I looked like! It’s well-made and comfy, but I don’t think I would ever use this in public!” — Taylor

Potato Express, $10

Potato Express

The claim: Potato Express is the fastest, easiest way to cook perfect oven-baked potatoes in the microwave. It claims to make four baked potatoes in the microwave in four minutes.

The verdict: “The trick is to make sure you use medium sized potatoes to ensure a complete cook-through without being over-cooked. Even though it worked, without much effort, I found that preparing potatoes this way is very unappetizing. It feels like I am cooking them in an oven mitt.” —Cher

Zoomies, $15


The claim: Zoomies claims to be the only hands-free and compactable binoculars. They provide 300 per cent zoomed-in view with turn of a dial. Simply move your head to follow the action up close.

The verdict: “I would say it’s a huge pass. These should be called Blurries, not Zoomies! It kind of felt like I was wearing horse blinders.” — Joanne


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