Gripeez Reviews: Do they Work?
Gripeez are reusable gripping pads which are said to allow consumers the ability to hang objects in seconds, with no damage to walls. Read our Gripeez reviews here.
Gripeez are gripping pads which can be used to hang a variety of objects, without the use of nails or hooks, and which are said to be removed without a trace. The double-sided sticky material works like double-sided tape, adhering to the surface and the object to be hung. The pads are 3 inches by 2.5 inches in size.
The official product website is buygripeez.com, which has a registration date of January 6, 2014. It is marketed by Inventel, which is responsible for other As Seen on TV products such as Butterfly Abs and Luma Candles.
Cost and Availability
Gripeez cost $10 plus $4.95 P&H. A second set is included for another $4.95, but as of this writing you can’t opt out of this second set, which means your minimum total order price will be $19.90 for 20 Gripeez pads. Pay close attention to the wording when selecting a quantity for your order. It reads, “How many ‘Buy 1, Get 1 Free’ offers would you like?” Thus, selecting “1” is actually choosing a set of two, which can be confusing to some customers.
As of January 2016, Gripeez can be found in some stores such as Fry’s for about $10.
Claims and Features
- Removes easily and does not damage surfaces
- Can hold over 5 pounds
- Can be re-used over 1000 times
- Does not leave sticky residue
- Can be washed
- Possible surfaces include plastic, glass, drywall, tile, wood, and steel
The TV commercial below was posted to YouTube in February 2014.
Gripeez are sold in sets of 10, although unfortunately they do not let you opt out of the second “free” set. The familiar design is that of double-sided tape or mounting squares. A plausible question would be What sets Gripeez apart from the competition? That’s something we are still trying to ascertain, as its benefits over the competition are not apparent.
Mounting pads such as these are often marketed as reusable and washable, although the reality is that they tend to degrade with reuse. We have yet to find a mounting pad from any vendor which sticks as well after the first use.
Gripeez has relatively mixed marks by those who have tried the product. As of this writing, it currently has a 2.5 star rating on Amazon, with over 60% of votes being only 1 star. The majority of unhappy customers have stated that it simply didn’t work as expected.
How it will fare in the long run is a question that remains to be answered. The $20 online price tag is also something that may not be justified when similar products are available locally for a fraction of the price. Picking it up locally will allow you to try it cheaper, avoiding shipping and the “buy one get one” offer.
Perhaps a telltale sign of the popularity of Gripeez is that it has been spotted marked down at retailers such as Bed Bath and Beyond to as low as $5.
There are other products on the market which perform, and are advertised, in the manner of Gripeez. Scotch Removable Mounting Squares, for example, have the same basic function and features as Gripeez. The Scotch product is also much cheaper at around $3, and readily available at stores such as Walmart, Target, or Lowe’s.
Gripeez is an As Seen on TV product which is used to hang objects, supposedly without damaging the object or the surface. While early reviews give it high marks for its initial hanging jobs, how it performs with multiple uses is less documented.