“I saw it on TikTok.”
You’ve probably heard someone say that in recent years. Maybe you said it yourself. The popular app started as a platform for creative dance routines, quick skits, and memes, but quickly morphed into a catalog of shopping recommendations. But can you trust a viral TikTok product rave? Or will it turn out to be one of those shoddy products from as-seen-on-TV ads? Don’t worry, the WIRED Gear team is here for you! We found and tested some of the most popular TikTok gadgets to find out if they are both viral- and gift-worthy.
Updated November 2022: We’ve added more items such as the AirPods Max, Shark FlexStyle Drying & Styling System, Windmill AC, and Stanley Tumbler.
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