We're testing gadgets that keep showing up in our feeds. Here are the ones that deserve the hype—and would make awesome presents.
“I SAW IT on TikTok.”
You've probably heard someone say that over the past few years. Maybe you said it yourself. The popular app started out as a platform for creative dance routines, quick skits, and memes, but it's quickly turned 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 has you covered! We found some of the most popular TikTok gadgets and put them to the test, to find out if they're both viral- and gift-worthy.
For Amateur Hair Stylists
RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer
The videos of the RevAir sucking up wet hair to dry and smooth it would be hard to believe if I hadn't tested it myself. It's easy to use—after a shower, put your damp hair into the vacuum-like wand for 60 to 90 seconds and it'll dry and straighten it, cutting styling time in half (or more), depending on your hair type.
For me, I still had to smooth out the poofs with a flat iron, but folks with finer hair will find this to be a one-and-done device. The original made our 2021 Wish List, and the 2022 version is a bit smaller and lighter. It's expensive, but if you can afford it and have someone on your holiday list who spends a lot of time doing their hair, it’s a great gift to make their life easier. —Medea Giordano
See the full list of viral must have's at wired.com