“As Seen On TV” garden gadgets tested, and they’re not great

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I’d call it a spoiler, but you already know what’s coming: “As Seen On TV” garden gadgets are not much good, however ingenious they seem to be. Household Hacker picked up a few items and subjected them to tests. None were terrible or dangerous, but the gimmicks don’t really work — a trimmer that uses cheap zip-ties works OK, for example, but the ties are eaten so quickly that it’s a false economy and a great example of the Vimes theory of boots. Read the rest