I Tested Viral TikTok Cleaning Products

Safiya Nygaard
31 May 202435:25

Summary

TLDRIn this entertaining video, Safiya explores the world of viral TikTok cleaning products, diving into the niche genre of smart home ASMR cleaning videos. She tracks down and tests out various gadgets like the Hobot window cleaner, a blue light ULV sprayer, a fruit and vegetable cleaning machine, and a collapsible mini washing machine. With the help of her friend Tyler, Safiya provides a hands-on review, revealing the effectiveness and quirks of each product. The video also uncovers the origins of these cleaning trends, which often come from China's booming smart home device market. Safiya's engaging personality and humorous commentary make this video a delightful watch for anyone interested in the latest cleaning tech and home organization hacks.

Takeaways

  • πŸŽ₯ The video is a review of viral cleaning products from TikTok, showcasing smart home ASMR cleaning trends.
  • πŸ€– Safiya, the host, investigates the phenomenon of smart home gadgets featured in cleaning videos on TikTok, which are mesmerizing and feature niche devices.
  • πŸ›’ The video includes a sponsored segment for Opera, a browser with features like Tab Island and a built-in AI tool named Aria, which is praised for productivity and organization.
  • 🏠 The cleaning products reviewed are sourced from websites like Ulikefit and SmartHome999, which are suspected to be dropshipping sites with questionable practices.
  • πŸ”¬ A series of tests are conducted on the products, including a blue light sprayer, a fruit and vegetable cleaner, a collapsible mini washing machine, and a smart window cleaner.
  • πŸ’§ The blue light sprayer is tested for its disinfecting capabilities using water and its effectiveness is confirmed through a Petri dish bacteria test.
  • πŸ“ The fruit and vegetable cleaner uses electrolysis to purportedly remove pesticides and is tested with pesticide detecting strips for its efficacy.
  • πŸ‘• The collapsible mini washing machine is tested by washing a stained shirt and compared to a shirt washed in a regular washing machine, showing comparable results.
  • πŸͺŸ The smart window cleaner, resembling a Roomba for windows, is tested on a balcony window and shows the ability to clean autonomously but with some limitations.
  • πŸ” The video uncovers that many of the cleaning product videos on TikTok may be sourced from the same content, with repeated shots and narratives.
  • πŸ“ˆ The popularity of smart home devices in China is highlighted, with the country being the largest market for such gadgets, possibly driving the creation of these cleaning videos.

Q & A

  • What is the main focus of the video?

    -The main focus of the video is to test out some TikTok viral cleaning products and explore the smart home ASMR cleaning trend.

  • What is the role of the robot cleaning the window in the video?

    -The robot cleaning the window serves as a humorous introduction and is not the main focus of the product testing.

  • How does the video describe TikTok's algorithm?

    -The video describes TikTok's algorithm as adaptive, capable of funneling users into different content silos with a simple interaction.

  • What are some of the unusual TikTok subcultures mentioned in the video?

    -Some of the unusual TikTok subcultures mentioned include cat Tok, LOTR Tok, head spot Tok, croissant Tok, and Edgar Allen Poe Tok.

  • What is the 'smart home ASMR cleaning Tok' genre?

    -The 'smart home ASMR cleaning Tok' genre consists of videos where the protagonist uses niche smart devices to clean their highly organized apartment, often with a focus on the sounds (ASMR) and the novelty of the gadgets.

  • What is the purpose of the Opera browser sponsorship mentioned in the video?

    -The purpose of the Opera browser sponsorship is to promote Opera as a faster, safer, and smarter internet browser that can help keep the viewer's tabs and workspaces clean and organized.

  • What features of the Opera browser does the video highlight?

    -The video highlights features such as Tab Island for grouping tabs, workspaces for multiple windows, built-in VPN, ad blocker, music apps, floating YouTube videos, and the AI tool Aria.

  • What is the significance of the blue light water sprayer cleaner in the video?

    -The blue light water sprayer cleaner is a popular product in the smart home cleaning genre, purportedly used for rapid disinfection of various surfaces, including oneself, pets, and possibly even a chicken.

  • What was the outcome of the window cleaner robot (Hobot) test in the video?

    -The Hobot window cleaner robot was able to cling to the window and navigate up and down by itself, but it did not seem as smart as a Roomba and required a second pass to clean up paint smearing.

  • How did the video address the origin of the cleaning gadgets shown in TikTok videos?

    -The video suggests that many of the cleaning gadgets originate from China, with some accounts possibly aggregating content from the same source, and the popularity of smart home devices in China contributing to the trend.

Outlines

00:00

πŸŽ₯ Introduction to TikTok's Viral Cleaning Products

The video begins with an upbeat intro song and a quirky scene of a robot cleaning a window, setting a playful tone. The host introduces the topic: testing TikTok's viral cleaning products. TikTok is described as a diverse platform with a powerful algorithm that can lead viewers down specific content 'rabbit holes'. The host confesses to being fascinated by 'smart home ASMR cleaning' videos, which feature organized apartments and niche cleaning gadgets. The allure of these videos lies in their mesmerizing sounds and the constant unveiling of innovative cleaning devices. The host feels compelled to investigate these products, possibly as a civic duty, and to determine their real-world effectiveness. Before diving into the main content, the host gives a shoutout to the video's sponsor, Opera, praising its features that enhance productivity and organization online.

05:00

πŸ›’ The Quest for ASMR Cleaning Gadgets

The host discusses the difficulty of tracking down the gadgets featured in the ASMR cleaning videos on TikTok, which often come from China. They mention several accounts that post such content, including Douyin House and Eevan Home, but note the challenge of identifying the original creators. The host expresses intrigue about the narrative structures often used in these videos, which may involve scenarios like an unexpected visit from a mother-in-law or secretive late-night cleaning sprees. The video then shifts to the practical aspect of sourcing these gadgets, with mentions of websites like Ulikefit and SmartHome999. The host outlines the selection process for the products they plan to test, focusing on cleaning gadgets that are frequently featured in the videos.

10:01

🌟 Unboxing and Testing TikTok's Cleaning Gadgets

The host presents the first of the cleaning gadgets: a high-tech window cleaner named Hobot. Despite the hefty price and some initial apprehension due to the product's size and weight, the excitement is palpable. The unboxing reveals a sleek device with an app for operation, and the host humorously names it 'Hobert'. After charging the device for 24 hours, they conduct a test by dirtying a balcony window with washable paint. The Hobot is put to the test, and while it doesn't clean as efficiently as expected on the first attempt, it shows promise and successfully navigates the window on its own. The host concludes that the Hobot is not perfect but does a satisfactory job of cleaning the window after some manual adjustments.

15:02

πŸ’¨ Testing the ULV Sprayer and Vegetable Cleaner

The host moves on to test the ULV sprayer, a device that emits a fine mist with blue light purported to have disinfecting properties. Despite some skepticism, the host finds the sprayer's function to work well and even conducts a Petri dish bacteria test to evaluate its effectiveness. The results suggest that the sprayer, even when filled with just water, can have some disinfecting effect. Next, the host tests the vegetable cleaner, a device that bubbles and smokes when submerged in water with fruits or vegetables. The device claims to clean through electrolysis, producing hydroxyl ions to break down impurities. The host uses pesticide detecting strips to test its effectiveness and finds that while it may not be a miracle cleaner, it does seem to remove some pesticides.

20:04

πŸ‘• Testing the Collapsible Mini Washing Machine

The collapsible mini washing machine is the next product to be tested. The host compares its performance to a regular washing machine by dirtying two shirts with ketchup, paint, and dirt, then washing one in each machine. The mini machine, despite its small size and lack of a rinse cycle, manages to clean the shirt to a comparable degree as the full-sized machine, albeit with some residual dampness and sudsiness. The host acknowledges the mini machine's portability and convenience but notes its limitations in terms of capacity and rinsing capability.

25:04

πŸ” Investigating the Origins and Quality of Viral Gadgets

The host delves into the origins of the viral cleaning gadgets, noting the prevalence of similar clips and plot points across different accounts, suggesting that many posts may be sourced from the same content. They discuss the possibility that these videos are pulled from Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, and highlight the growing trend of smart home appliances in China, which may have contributed to the creation and popularity of these cleaning vlogs. The host expresses uncertainty about the quality and authenticity of the products they purchased online and decides against buying more without knowing their true origin and quality. The video concludes with a humorous reference to an upcoming visit from the host's mother-in-law and the cleaning challenges it presents.

30:04

πŸ‘‹ Conclusion and Call to Action

In the concluding paragraph, the host thanks the viewers for watching and encourages them to like and subscribe for more content. They provide social media handles and a link to their merch website, teasing the possibility of future videos. The host's tone remains light-hearted and engaging, maintaining the video's overall playful and entertaining vibe.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘TikTok viral cleaning products

The term 'TikTok viral cleaning products' refers to a category of cleaning gadgets that have gained popularity and widespread recognition through the social media platform TikTok. These products are often featured in videos that showcase their unique and innovative features, which appeal to viewers seeking efficient and satisfying cleaning solutions. In the video, the host explores and tests these products, which are central to the theme of understanding the appeal and effectiveness of items that have become popular on TikTok.

πŸ’‘ASMR cleaning Tok

ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is a phenomenon where certain sounds or visuals can trigger a relaxing, pleasurable sensation. 'ASMR cleaning Tok' combines this concept with the trend of cleaning videos, creating a niche genre where viewers watch videos of meticulous cleaning in a highly organized environment, often accompanied by satisfying sounds. The video's host describes being mesmerized by these videos, highlighting their role in the broader TikTok culture.

πŸ’‘Smart Home Gadgets

Smart Home Gadgets are technologically advanced devices designed to improve home efficiency, convenience, and comfort. They often include features like automation, remote control, and integration with smart devices or home assistants. In the context of the video, the host investigates these gadgets, particularly those used for cleaning, which are showcased in ASMR cleaning videos on TikTok. The appeal of these gadgets lies in their ability to optimize and simplify household tasks.

πŸ’‘ULV sprayer

A ULV sprayer, which stands for Ultra Low Volume sprayer, is a device that emits a fine mist used for applications requiring precise control of the liquid being sprayed. In the video, the host tests a ULV sprayer with blue light, which is marketed as a cleaning and disinfecting tool. The ULV sprayer is an example of the innovative cleaning products that have gained attention on TikTok.

πŸ’‘Hobot window cleaner

The Hobot window cleaner is an automated device designed to clean windows. It operates similarly to a robot, moving across the glass surface to remove dirt and grime. The video features the Hobot as one of the TikTok viral cleaning products, demonstrating its functionality and effectiveness in cleaning windows, which is a task that many find tedious.

πŸ’‘Collapsible mini washing machine

A collapsible mini washing machine is a portable, compact washing machine that can be folded or collapsed for easy storage when not in use. It is designed for small loads and is suitable for apartments, small spaces, or for use while traveling. In the video, the host tests this product to see if it lives up to its promise of convenient and efficient cleaning for small-scale needs.

πŸ’‘SmartHome999

SmartHome999 appears to be an online retailer or platform mentioned in the video from which the host purchased some of the cleaning gadgets. The name suggests a focus on smart home products, and the host's experience with this retailer provides insight into the purchasing process and the types of products available in the smart home gadget market.

πŸ’‘Petri dish bacteria test

A Petri dish bacteria test is a scientific method used to culture and observe bacterial growth. It involves swabbing a surface to collect bacteria and then placing the swab on a Petri dish containing a nutrient-rich medium that encourages bacterial growth. In the video, the host uses this test to evaluate the effectiveness of the ULV sprayer in disinfecting a surface.

πŸ’‘Electrolysis

Electrolysis is a chemical process that uses an electric current to drive a non-spontaneous chemical reaction. In the context of the video, the host refers to electrolysis as the method by which a fruit and vegetable cleaning machine purifies food. The process is said to produce hydroxyl ions that can break down bacteria and impurities on the surface of the food.

πŸ’‘Douyin

Douyin is a Chinese video sharing social media platform, similar to TikTok, which is its international version. Douyin is mentioned in the video as a source of the smart home appliance trend and the ASMR cleaning videos that have inspired the host's investigation. It highlights the influence of Chinese social media on global trends and the popularity of smart home gadgets in China.

Highlights

Testing out TikTok viral cleaning products and exploring the smart home ASMR cleaning trend.

Safiya's fascination with niche smart devices used for cleaning every nook and cranny in highly organized apartments.

The video dives into the world of 'cleanTok' and its mesmerizing effect with ASMR elements and innovative gadgets.

Safiya's journey to track down and test these viral cleaning gadgets to see if they live up to their hype.

Introduction of Opera as the video's sponsor, a browser with features like Tab Island and workspaces for productivity.

The exploration of the origin of these cleaning videos, which seem to come predominantly from China.

Analysis of the narrative tropes often used in these cleaning videos to engage viewers.

Safiya's quest to understand who is making these videos and the potential reasons behind their creation.

The revelation that many of the cleaning gadgetsθ§†ι’‘δΈ­ε‡ΊηŽ°ηš„δΊ§ε“δΌΌδΉŽιƒ½ζ₯θ‡ͺεŒδΈ€δΈͺ源倴, suggesting a trend in content creation.

Testing the blue light water sprayer cleaner, a popular product for disinfecting various surfaces and objects.

Experimenting with the smoking/bubbling produce cleaner to disinfect fruits, vegetables, and even live seafood.

Trying out the collapsible mini washing machine designed for small spaces and convenience.

The use of a smart window cleaner, akin to a Roomba for windows, to clean high-up windows autonomously.

Results of the Petri dish bacteria test to evaluate the effectiveness of the blue light sprayer.

Chemistry behind the fruit and vegetable cleaning machine and its use of electrolysis to remove impurities.

Assessment of the mini washing machine's performance compared to a standard washing machine.

Reflection on the authenticity and quality of the smart home gadgets purchased online for the experiment.

Conclusion and thoughts on the future of smart home devices and the cleaning vlogs that feature them.

Transcripts

00:00

(upbeat music)

00:05

β™ͺ This is Safiya's new intro song β™ͺ

00:10

- Hello, friends, and welcome to another video.

00:14

This week, I'm gonna be testing out

00:16

some TikTok viral cleaning products.

00:18

Pay no attention to the robot cleaning the window.

00:21

Now, TikTok is a pretty crazy place.

00:23

Beyond being the home of the hamster rave,

00:25

the year-long cruise and founding father

00:27

bachelorette parties, it also has a very adaptive algorithm

00:31

that with the flick of a finger,

00:32

can funnel you into different silos

00:34

of content on the platform.

00:36

Like cat Tok, LOTR Tok,

00:37

head spot Tok, croissant Tok, Edgar Allen Poe Tok,

00:41

et cetera, et cetera.

00:42

And as some of you guys might know,

00:44

I watch a lot of content.

00:45

When it can be theoretically excused

00:47

as part of my job, it's very easy to hop down a rabbit hole

00:51

of "Bridgerton" memes or "SpongeBob" cosplays.

00:53

And a Tok that I've fallen in and out

00:55

of over the past couple of years actually

00:58

is this bizarre smart home ASMR cleaning Tok,

01:02

which is a genre of videos,

01:03

sometimes with characters and narratives and sometimes not

01:06

where the protagonist goes around

01:07

their highly organized apartment

01:09

and uses very niche specific smart devices

01:12

to clean every nook and cranny.

01:14

This is an offshoot from just normal clean Tok.

01:16

There are of course cleaning products

01:17

that go viral just generally on TikTok,

01:20

but the videos we're talking about here

01:21

are home optimizing, thousands of tiny packages,

01:25

ASMR cleaning Tok.

01:27

And I find these videos to be absolutely mesmerizing.

01:30

Not only do I enjoy the clicking

01:31

and clacking of the ASMR elements,

01:33

but I'm also always enthralled

01:35

by what gadget they're gonna pull out next

01:37

because it's always something

01:38

I've never even thought of before.

01:40

It's a shoe dryer, a toothpaste dispenser,

01:42

a crab disinfector, a window Roomba.

01:45

And after a while I realized

01:47

I wasn't the only person on this side of TikTok.

01:49

- She's taking the batteries out the door

01:51

so he can't get back in, and now she's going on Amazon.

01:54

- And it could be my civic duty as a YouTuber

01:57

to investigate this phenomenon as best as I can.

02:00

- Okay, now that is brilliant, what the hell does that do?

02:03

It's a washing machine?

02:05

- And see if I can actually track down

02:07

some of these gadgets and test them out

02:08

to see if they're really as satisfying as they seem,

02:11

or if they even do anything at all.

02:13

All right, so I think it's time

02:15

to get us some cleaning products and clean,

02:17

before TikTok gets banned for good.

02:19

But before we head off, I do wanna give a quick shout out

02:21

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02:23

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which allows you to have multiple different windows

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that you can flip between,

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03:05

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So with that, thanks again to Opera

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and now back to cleaning.

03:48

Now I've been seeing these ASMR cleaning videos on TikTok

03:52

for at least a couple of years

03:53

and it's taken us about six months to track down,

03:56

order, receive, and test some of these gadgets.

03:59

So admittedly, we may be a bit late to the trend here,

04:01

but having spent the past few months screen recording

04:04

and gathering these videos,

04:05

I can confirm that there is a lot to unpack here.

04:08

Like there are a lot of tropes that the genre has,

04:11

which I find very intriguing.

04:12

First off, a lot of these videos do have

04:15

some kind of narrative that they start off with at least,

04:17

I guess to try and explain why you would need

04:19

to go on a cleaning spree.

04:21

For example, the protagonist might be sitting around

04:23

eating sunflower seeds and bam,

04:25

her rich mother-in-law is unexpectedly outside

04:28

and she's about to come upstairs,

04:29

and the apartment better be clean

04:31

by the time she gets there.

04:32

Or the protagonist is very angry

04:34

at her spouse for whatever reason,

04:36

maybe she found his ex's hair on him

04:38

using a lint roller.

04:39

And so to get back at him, she spends a bunch of money

04:41

and orders a ton of cleaning gadgets,

04:43

which she then opens and uses to clean their apartment.

04:46

Or the protagonist secretly has ordered a bunch of packages

04:49

and doesn't want her spouse to know about it.

04:51

So she has to cut off a piece of her hair,

04:54

sneak out of bed, and open the packages

04:56

and clean the apartment in the dead of night.

04:58

I think this is an angry mother-in-law

05:00

watching disapprovingly.

05:01

A lot of these videos are also framed

05:03

as just simple nighttime or morning routines,

05:06

like a simple, "This is what I do when I get home from work

05:09

to unwind, unbox a thousand packages,

05:11

clean, cook, use a foot bath, et cetera."

05:14

But even in these simple routine videos,

05:16

there are often absurd details included

05:18

to catch the viewer's attention

05:19

and drive comments and engagement.

05:21

For example, sometimes it's snowing in the hallway

05:24

of the protagonist's apartment building

05:26

or a rat runs across the screen

05:28

or there's money in the washing machine,

05:29

or say, the protagonist is a slender lady,

05:32

but for a quick shot, her leg becomes a hairy man's leg.

05:35

Top comment on that video, leg. Hook, line, and sinker.

05:38

So they use almost 5-Minute Craftian methods of seduction

05:42

to really lure you into their optimized cleaning world.

05:45

But after watching at this point, dozens of these videos,

05:48

my next questions were who is making these videos and why?

05:51

And also, how do I buy any of these things?

05:54

Now we did find these videos posted across

05:56

many accounts on TikTok,

05:57

and although there are a few repeat offenders

05:59

like Douyin House, Eevan Home, Household Goodies 5,

06:03

amongst others, that doesn't make it super clear

06:05

who exactly is making these videos

06:07

and where they're coming from.

06:08

And it doesn't help that like with many

06:10

content aggregator-type accounts on TikTok,

06:13

sometimes these accounts disappear

06:14

and reappear based on some of the account names

06:17

like Douyin House and Your Asian Home.

06:19

And text on screen and spoken lines in the videos,

06:22

we can deduce that a vast majority

06:24

of these videos come from China.

06:26

Douyin is basically Chinese TikTok.

06:28

We did find out a little bit more

06:29

about where exactly these videos come from

06:32

and the greater trend of why they might be being made,

06:34

but I'll save that for a bit later on in the video.

06:36

But in our quest to figure out how to actually get

06:39

some of these gadgets,

06:40

thankfully at least a few of these accounts

06:42

did have storefronts that they linked to

06:44

that had some of these products.

06:46

Some of them don't and seem just to be posting

06:48

this type of content for the views,

06:50

since it's a pretty popular genre.

06:51

But we were directed through the accounts Smart Home Gadgets

06:55

and Smart Home Toy Beta to the website's Ulikefit

06:58

and SmartHome999, which did seem to offer

07:01

a fair amount of the gadgets we had seen.

07:03

So that was a place to start at least.

07:05

And when deciding which products to actually get and test

07:08

from the basically hundreds of gadgets

07:10

featured in these videos,

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we did try and take stock

07:12

of which products showed up the most.

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Now, not all of these gadgets are just cleaning products.

07:17

There are a fair amount of them

07:18

that are like professional organization items

07:21

like shoe racks, lazy Susans and grain organizers.

07:24

Some that are smart decor

07:26

like the Bluetooth charging bedside table

07:28

and some that are cooking gadgets,

07:30

like self-cooking pots and steaming towers.

07:32

But I've always felt that the cleaning products

07:34

were the real foundation of this smart home genre.

07:37

So we focused on those,

07:38

and the first product we ended up pursuing

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was this blue light water sprayer cleaner thing.

07:43

That's what we're calling it for now.

07:45

Now this genre of light cleaning products is very popular.

07:48

A common one is what looks like

07:50

a UV sanitizing utensil holder.

07:52

And there's also this illuminated

07:54

contact lens cleaner case.

07:55

But this just general blue light sprayer thingy

07:58

is featured a lot across these videos,

08:00

seemingly as a way to rapidly disinfect things and yourself

08:04

and pets and maybe a chicken.

08:06

I definitely understand the principle of wanting to be clean

08:09

inside of your house,

08:10

but I've never seen a disinfecting gun before,

08:13

so I was interested to try it out.

08:15

And we did find a listing for what looked like

08:17

one of these sprayer guns on the site SmartHome999.

08:21

Now though SmartHome999 is kind of a nice

08:23

and clean-looking website.

08:25

It does have some questionable internet retailer red flags.

08:28

You've got a lot of pretty big sales going on.

08:31

There are absolutely no reviews,

08:33

and this flame humidifier and aroma diffuser

08:35

is a pretty notoriously drop shipped product,

08:38

as I bought one from a TikTok ad like two years ago

08:41

and it's definitely not worth $40.

08:43

So although I would say that the items on this site

08:45

do not seem suspiciously cheap,

08:47

they may just be inflating the prices.

08:49

So though I would say to you, proceed with caution,

08:52

for the purposes of this video, it's full steam ahead.

08:55

So we went for the portable electric ULV sprayer

08:58

with blue light steam cleaner gun for 32.99.

09:01

Which apparently is supposed to come with

09:03

nano atomization disinfection technology

09:06

and six blue bacteriostatic lamps

09:08

which sounds pretty good.

09:09

So with that on the way, onto product number two.

09:12

Now for our next product,

09:14

we kind of had to get this smoking/bubbling produce cleaner.

09:17

This is an extremely popular product

09:20

across all of the videos that I've seen.

09:22

It's an almost inexplicable device

09:24

that you throw in with fruits and vegetables

09:26

and also live crabs and oysters,

09:28

I think to disinfect them as they soak.

09:31

This isn't necessarily a whole family of products,

09:33

though there are some smoking eyeglass cleaners we've seen,

09:36

but this specific product is so heavily featured

09:39

and it jumps out to viewers so much,

09:41

as you can see by these commenters

09:42

who are pretty mystified by it,

09:44

that it felt like we had to try it out.

09:46

It's also a good intersection of cleaning gadget

09:49

and cooking gadget.

09:50

You're still cleaning, but it's for food.

09:52

And there are a couple of different models of this item,

09:55

but we were drawn to the one

09:56

that looks like a Bluetooth speaker.

09:57

And we were able to find a listing

09:59

for what looked like it,

10:01

a fruit and vegetable cleaning machine

10:03

on SmartHome999 for 75.99.

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Which is pretty expensive, especially for a gadget

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that remains a complete mystery to me,

10:11

but we are gonna try and figure it out.

10:13

For now, I was happy to see

10:15

that it says it does not destroy food taste and nutrition,

10:18

which is always a good thing in my book.

10:20

So with this item added to the haul,

10:22

next up is the collapsible mini washing machine.

10:25

Now there are a lot of collapsible items

10:27

featured in these videos, besides shelves and racks

10:30

that kind of unfurl and stack.

10:32

There's also specifically a number

10:34

of collapsible mops and buckets and collapsible foot baths.

10:38

And a hugely popular item in these videos

10:40

is this collapsible mini washing machine.

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They love this thing.

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It's almost comedic, like as their mother-in-law

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is ascending the stairs

10:48

or as their long-term crush is outside waiting for them,

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they pull out this machine and start washing some socks.

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But honestly, I do kind of see the appeal.

10:56

There are plenty of small apartments out there

10:57

that don't have laundry machines in-unit

10:59

and if this thing works, it could buy you some time

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between laundromat visits.

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So I'm gonna try it, and we did find a listing for one

11:06

on the website, Ulikefit.

11:08

Now compared to SmartHome999, Ulikefit's graphic design

11:11

and website layout is a little more AliExpress-ish,

11:15

a little less sleek and clean,

11:16

a little more throwing everything at you.

11:18

It does also have a wide sweeping super sale

11:21

across the entire website, which is a little questionable,

11:24

and a variation on the fake fire humidifier for sale.

11:27

This is a volcano humidifier, which is a red flag for me.

11:31

So once again, I'd proceed with caution.

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But for us, we're diving right in.

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So we picked up the portable foldable washing machine

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with spin dryer automatic mini

11:40

underwear sock washing machine with Centrifuge for 65.99.

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The reviews on this product do seem pretty positive

11:47

and they do also note

11:48

that you could take this on a business trip.

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So I'm excited.

11:50

I was also hoping to pick up this crazy inflatable

11:53

drying bag, but after looking for a while,

11:56

we couldn't find it anywhere.

11:57

So our final product is a little bit of a wild card,

12:00

because it itself doesn't appear that often in these videos,

12:03

but there are a lot of mops, brooms, and mini vacuums

12:06

and a fair amount of smart or automatic products

12:09

like self-bagging trash cans, and self-stirring mugs.

12:12

So we felt like this one could be a good pick.

12:15

This is the smart window cleaner.

12:17

It is only touched upon very briefly,

12:19

so I couldn't get a huge sense of its capabilities

12:21

from what we saw, but I assume it's kind of like a Roomba,

12:24

but for your window.

12:25

And to be honest guys,

12:27

I just really wanted to try this thing.

12:28

I mean, it's pictured here being left to clean

12:31

this presumably high up window

12:32

with a beautiful view all on its own,

12:34

which seems like a big job.

12:36

So in order to find this product,

12:38

we actually did a reverse Google image search

12:40

using a screenshot from this video

12:42

and we're able to find what we think

12:44

is the same product on German Amazon.

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This is the EZICLEAN Hobot 388 windscreen washer

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and it is the most expensive item in this video

12:52

by quite a lot, at 400 euros.

12:54

And thankfully we were able to get it

12:57

despite what the screen recording implies.

12:59

So here's to hoping it doesn't fall off our window

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and kill someone 'cause that would be bad.

13:03

So with that, we have our four TikTok

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viral cleaning products,

13:06

or the closest things to them that we could find,

13:09

which I think altogether touch on

13:10

most of the types of products that you see in these videos.

13:13

Plus one smart window Roomba.

13:15

So the next time you see me, I'll have my haul.

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All right, so many, many TikToks watched

13:22

and items reverse image searched later,

13:25

we have our haul, people.

13:26

We have four TikTok viral cleaning products here

13:30

to test, to try, and to see what's up.

13:32

There's also a secret one back here in case we have time.

13:35

If not, you'll never see it again.

13:36

It was cleaning slime and it exploded in the mail.

13:39

But the first product we're gonna be unboxing

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is the Hobot window cleaner.

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Now, as you guys remember,

13:45

this was our most expensive item by far.

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- [Tyler] Oh damn!

13:49

- Oh, this bodes well.

13:50

And also our largest and heaviest package that arrived.

13:53

The electronics test, heavy equals quality.

13:58

And even though we ordered it via German Amazon,

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it only took about two weeks to get to us.

14:03

Oh, oh, that's pretty sizable. This is as big as my head.

14:07

Now the instructions that it came with

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were completely in French.

14:10

All right, we've got some Google Translate happening.

14:13

Let's see if we can understand these instructions.

14:15

For windows without a balcony,

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a warning zone must be provided on the floor

14:18

to prevent people from approaching it.

14:20

Oh yeah, they do think it's dangerous.

14:22

Minus the potential peril to passerby.

14:24

It seems that you operate the Hobot through an app

14:26

and you do have to charge it for about 24 hours

14:29

before it's ready to go.

14:30

So I guess we're gonna have to wait for a while

14:32

before we can see how smart it truly is.

14:35

Is it more window Roomba or window Ken?

14:38

- [Tyler] I'm not sure if this has any thoughts.

14:39

- [Safiya] Yeah, no.

14:40

(both laughing)

14:42

- [Tyler] No thoughts.

14:43

- [Safiya] All looks, no thoughts.

14:44

- [Tyler] It's a himbo.

14:46

- It's a himbot.

14:46

So 24 hours later we were all charged up,

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downloaded and ready to go.

14:51

And after breathing life into our Hobot.

14:53

(excited gasping)

14:56

Lift off.

14:57

- [Tyler] Does this fly like a drone?

14:58

- [Safiya] Yeah.

14:59

And also giving him a name.

15:01

What should we call him?

15:03

- Hobert. - Hobert?

15:04

Oh, that's cute, he's like Robert, but a ho.

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