In this video we are unboxing cheap $1 or less items from GearBest.
People often ask ,what are some other websites like AliExpress. Well, GearBest is one of them – and it is their largest local competitor. Their biggest advantage is that they accept PayPal. But as Warren Buffet once said, “Don't test the depth of the river with both your feet”. So if you want without to try it out (or rather see me try it out) without risking too much money this might be the time.
The video shows the products as they are in real life (well, after mild color-correction when making the video), so I suggest you hear the entire story, but if you just want to browse some cheap products – the stock photos and the links are below the video.
UNBOXING AND REVIEW: $1 Products from GearBest
If you’ve never tried one of these before, you’re in for an odd but pleasant surprise. The shock goes away with use, but it’s oddly addicting. This seems to be the updated version, with the secondary level on halfway in. This massager was also a part of the OG $1 or less blog post. This is a head massages that gives your scalp a nice soothing feeling. This is what I think the pets feel when you pet them.
Product link: http://grbe.st/GZlWw3
Adjustable wrench keychain ring
The next thing is this lovely key ring. For no particular reason I have a soft spot for small version of bigger things, so I found this thing really adorable. You never know when you’ll need to use a wrench on the go, right? Or maybe you’re just really into tools and you want a keychain that reflects your passion. Of course it’s meant as a joke, but surprisingly it actually retracts and it can be used for the nuts that are not too tight. I feel like I’ve said too many inappropriate things for one description so I will just stop talking until the next product.
Product link: http://grbe.st/SCDoQM
Sponge Bottle Cleaning Brush
We all know regular dish sponges just don’t do the trick with narrow bottles. Impress the bottle depot ladies the next time you come by to drop off your weekly empties with your dish-washing skillz thanks to this dish sponge designed specially for bottles. This is something that can easily be purchased from a dollar store, but if you are like me and you like to get things delivered to you instead, you can also get a few in advance and save some precious time that can be better spent watching reruns of My Little Pony.
Product link: http://grbe.st/EKr_Z
Car Anti-slip Mat
One of the worst feelings is when you think you’ve lost something important, like your phone, wallet or keys. You can now make sure you never get that feeling when you’re driving with this anti-slip phone mat for cars. This thing is one of the most purchased things from the $1 or less article. The first impression is that thing is, like, really sticky. But the weird part is that it doesn’t have any glue on it or leave any residue behind. Since I don’t have a car I am testing it on another machine which is our washing machine. Different things stick to it with mixed results. It works well with the camera lens cap, with the wallet that has a bunch of change, and not very good with the wireless earphones case. It works pretty well with my phone – notice how it is fully vertical and it still stays on, so it gives me confidence leaving my phone on top of it in the car.
Product link: http://grbe.st/CDlfI4
Cat paws post-it notes
Another thing is these cat paws sticky note thingies. I can’t tell how many there are but it looks like there is about 50 of them? I’m not sure. I have to say that their stickiness is not something that I would write home about. Generally I’d say they are pretty useless as they don’t do much unless you plan to use them as a bookmark.
Product link: http://grbe.st/nqeSKK
Mini cutting tool for office
This is the first portable x-acto knife that I see and it looks perfect for opening packages mainly because the blade is short and there is a smaller chance to damage the contents. It is reasonably sharp but unlike the longer blade ones it does not have the extra blade length the break off once it gets dull. But I got it for the purpose of opening packages so I don’t need it to always be sharp and knowing how easily I injure myself it’s probably for the best. It has a hole on the back which I assume is meant to put on the key rings for the most intense unboxing enthusiasts.
Product link: http://grbe.st/kPpxs
USB 2.0 Micro SD / TF Card reader
This is not the first and definitely not the only card reader that you will see online, and I don’t think this is the best one. It’s just fine, a regular card reader, nothing more, but it’s not like I expect too much from a card reader. I think what turns me off is that they made the inner plastic blue as if it was a much faster USB 3.0 – the color is the easiest way to tell them apart, even though the case still clearly states that it’s the good ol’ 2.0. If you pay a little more you can get a real USB 3.0, but if you have regular cheap micro-SD cards and all you need is a basic card reader this should do.
Product link: http://grbe.st/jeSS1i
Magic Prop Flying Butterfly Toy
This butterfly toy is pretty amusing and cuter than a basic fidget spinner. And also much cheaper. This by far is the stupidest thing that I got from the internet. So you are supposed to twist it around at least 25 times and once you let one end go it will fly away. The first few launches were unsuccessful because I couldn’t figure out which way it would fly and the next few I couldn’t film and watch it fly at the same time, but I’m happy to report that it can do what it’s supposed to do, but my expectations weren’t too high.
Product link: http://grbe.st/sX3UxU
Tear post-in notes
Another $1 miracle is another sticky note. Not sure why I ordered so many because I don’t really have much use for them, but here they are and let’s look at them. There must be around 50 of them here as well. The first two were too stuck to each other that they tore and were unusable, the rest were fine. The stickiness on them was also not too impressive.
Product link: http://grbe.st/dsC3p
Camera Lens Cleaning Air Blower Brush
When I received it it took me a while to understand wtf this thing is. I thought it was shipped to me by accident until I checked the list of the products that I ordered and I realized that this is a dust blower to keep the camera lens clean with a brush on the other end. It blows dust particles off of the lens, because not only we all know that wiping is for peasants, but also wiping it right away can cause irreparable damage to the lens by scratching its surface, which is not something that you want to happen to an expensive lens. This thing does an alright job cleaning the lens, but I’m pretty sure that I will still have to use wet wipes for the tougher jobs.
Product link: http://grbe.st/QRb1H
Reflective Bulldog Sticker
It’s reflective so it’s more than just decorational. It also reflects. I have a sticker like that on the headlight of my bike that has been there for a little over a year and it actually is weatherproof as I have been riding year-round in any weather, and it rains a lot here in Vancouver. There is a whole bunch of different stickers there so have a look if you’re into that sort of thing.
Product link: http://grbe.st/Tc6A3
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