Easy View XT Review: Does it Prevent Glare?
• Reduces daylight glare
• Easy to install or move
• Inexpensive and widely available
• Diminishes visibility at night.
Easy View XT
Easy View XT is a tinted plastic product that fits over a car’s visor to provide glare reduction and improved vision while driving.
Claims & Features
- Easy to install
- Fits any visor
- Flips up for easy storage
- Reduces sun glare during the day or headlight glare at night
Cost & Availability
Online: If you purchase from the official website, you can expect to pay $10 plus $7.95 shipping. You can add a second unit for another $7.95 shipping, making your total $17.95 for one shade or $25.90 for two.
In stores. Easy View XT is readily available in stores, typically in the As Seen on TV section. It is commonly priced at $9.99.
Obviously, purchasing locally will save you time and money, so that would be the best option for most consumers.
Easy View XT Commercial
The TV commercial below is the older version of the commercial that is currently airing. Note that it still refers to the product as “Easy View HD.”
Easy View XT Reviews
Easy View XT is the rebranding of a product originally advertised as Easy View HD. Besides the minor name change, little else changed between these two products. The design is simple: It is a rectangular piece of tinted plastic with rubber bands which loop over your car’s visor. The plastic can then be flipped down, essentially extending the visor downward by several inches, and providing reduced glare.
We found that, despite its simple design, Easy View XT works to reduce glare in the daytime, although not as pronounced as shown in the advertising. For nighttime use, glare from headlights was also reduced, although overall visibility seemed diminished, which we did not find to be desirable.
For commuters who often find themselves looking directly into morning or evening sunlight, Easy View XT may be an inexpensive solution. The fact that Easy View XT is still advertising several years after it first hit the airwaves is a sign that this is one of the few As Seen on TV products that consumers have embraced.
Perhaps the most similar product to Easy View XT, in terms of television advertising, would be that of Night View NV. That product is not advertised as much now, but is still found in As Seen on TV shelves alongside Easy View XT. It is marketed as a nighttime glare reducing product in the form of glasses.
Despite its simple design and construction, Easy View XT does a pretty good job of reducing daytime glare, although not quite as dramatically as shown in the advertising. While we found that it also reduced nighttime glare, it also came at the cost of reduced overall visibility. Its wide availability and $10 make this a product worthy of trying.
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