Zorbeez


#1

Anybody see this infomercial? They call it advanced fiber technology that can hold 20 ounces of liquid. I may give them a try. Has any one used them?


#2

I first saw it (a demo, not the infomercial) within the movie [I][B]10 Items or Less[/B][/I] (http://imdb.com/title/tt0499603/) – my two thumbs up BTW.

A short time later while visiting my Mom, we went to Sears where an actual demo was taking place. Huckster City, as you might imagine – I thought I was at the county fair. Mom wanted to try it out, so I bought one set for each of us. The next time I visited, she explained her buyer’s remorse, and flowed me her set (unopened.)

It’s very absorbent; I’ve considered using it cut-up in manageable pieces for frame wipes but have yet to crack it open…


#3

Do you think they would be effective as detail rags Larry? Or are they just not cut out for that?


#4

My initial thoughts were that they might leave a bit on moisture on edges unless one wipes s-l-o-w-l-y. That would defeat the purpose of replacing a huck or microfiber for me. But then again, I have yet to try 'em.


#5

What about price Larry? Are they cost effective or is it just a case of using what you already have?


#6

I haven’t done the math yet, but if I were to compare equivalent prices per 16" x 16" piece, I’m guessing it might be equivalent to the 36-pack of 16" x 16" microfiber cloths I just picked up at Costco for $15 to try out.

I like my hucks cut in half for ease-of-use, so when bought in bulk, they are definitely price competitive and I enjoy their detailing ability.

For cut-ups, I like high-end microfiber cloths (Unger window, Unger heavy-duty Restroom, Steccone, etc.) The low-end fluffies always stick to my fingers and tend to pickup crap (like dry leaves; not Seth’s stuff) at inopportune times.


#7

Yeah. I can’t stand the microfibers because they stick to my hands like Velcro. I never really gave them a shot because of that but I also didn’t feel like they were more absorbent than my blue surgical towels.


#8

So I’m not the only one that can do magic tricks :smiley:


#9

I have something similar, a microfiber synthetic chamois. This is every bit as absorbant as the standard style micro rags, but doesnt pick up nearly as much leaf, mulch, or other dried debris. Since I cant stand using a sponge due to their bulk, I find products of this nature to be a good substitute for heavy pick up and sills as opposed to any sort of detailing.:wink: