August 15, 2011

Review: Insta Hang

Description: A peg dispenser
Main Pitch: "Lets you hang any picture, any object big or small, on any wall in seconds"
Main Offer: $14.99 for one with 50-piece accessory kit
Bonus: 2nd accessory kit, six picture frames (just pay P&H)
Marketer: Hampton Direct
Website: www.InstaHang.com
Prediction: Likely to succeed

I like this product, and it also happens to meet all of my Divine Seven criteria for DRTV products. A few are questionable, to be sure. Is hammering a nail really that big of a problem? Will people believe this tool is easy on the hands yet powerful enough to drive a tack through a stud? I'm not sure about either one. But all in all, I think there's enough here for this one to have a solid shot at success.

14 comments:

  1. Looks like a great product that works.

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  2. Neither one of you have hung many pictures have you? You're telling me a mount a little bigger than a thumbtack is going to hold anything of weight in drywall? Really?

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  3. I just saw the advertisement on the TV for the first time. I never believe in those"as seen on TV" products but this one has got me curious ...your comment is the reason I haven't purchase! I want to hang up pictures, my flat screen, .... Not my son's artwork!!!!

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  4. yeah, I have hung things on the wall with similar things, at a "up" angel and it eventually slides through the drywall. I wish i could think of things to make huge amounts of money and walk away rich with massive amounts of chaos i created.

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  5. I just saw this commercial and was curious.

    I went to the site. It says each hook will hold 10 pounds without slipping. I don't think I would trust that for any length of time.

    Also, if one hook "holds 10 pounds", that does not mean two holds 20 pounds. Doesn't work that way.

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  6. Does it work on plaster? No mention of plaster walls...

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  7. I would like to know about plaster walls as well.

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  8. This whole thing is made of plastic except the pins themselves. How long will that last???

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    1. Nothing wrong with plastic if it's designed correctly. However, hanging anything from a modified thumbtack stuck into drywall... I don't think so.

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  9. Last about 30 seconds. You're right, plastic parts don't last. It didn't work the first time I used it. Pin got stuck in the mechanism and would not go into the wall. Tried to fix it, plastic part broke. Would not recommend this to anyone.

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  10. I actually HAVE the stupid Inst Hang and it does NOT work!! It leaves the same size hole in the wall as a nail does, and it comes right back out of the drywall if it's not on a stud, just like a nail does. Yes, it's made of plastic but it's not sturdy at all.
    Very disappointed. sending it back.

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  11. I haven't had any problems with the InstaHang. I actually like it. I have hung pictures and an organizer with it. I haven't had problem with the nail coming out. I have put it in drywall and into studs. It is longer than a thumb tack. It accomplishes exactly what it advertises.

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  12. I've bent the hell out of several nails on plaster walls, which I found both impressive and annoying. It sounds like this thing might explode into fragmants the second someone tries to slam a tack into something that solid, as I, and many users will inevitbly try to do. God save us all.

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  13. $49.99 on tele in Australia, we pay that because we are nuts.

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