About Mobile Cane
Do you worry about standing up from a seated position? Always worried that you won’t have something to hang on to—even if you already use a cane?
If so, Mobile Cane features a two-handle design that allows you to more evenly distribute your body weight (something the company calls an “equal weight distribution system”), which can make standing from a seated position easier.
Simply pivot the bottom handle into position, lock it into place, and get the balance, leverage, and safety you need. Because of this, Mobile Cane claims to help you regain your independence!
Mobile Cane also features comfort cushion handles with soft foam that eases impact on your hands and joints, a built-in LED light and storage compartment, the ability to adjust from 29” to 40”, as well as a 4-prong, all terrain base that stands on its own.
Before we talk about whether or not Mobile Cane is right for you, let’s first talk value. Price, that is.
How Much Does Mobile Cane Cost?
Mobile Cane is priced at $19.95 plus $9.95 S&H, and comes with a 30-day warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, less S&H charges.
Note: Mobile Cane’s site also mentions a 90-day warranty for the deluxe model, although this model wasn’t listed on website and no additional details were provided.
In order to request a refund or process a warranty claim, you’ll need to contact the company at 877-883-9083.
How does this price compare to the competition?
Are There Other 2-Handle Canes Available?
If you search online for 2-handle cane, you’ll basically only come up with one product that closely resembles Mobile Cane: the aPallo Medical aPallo 2 Walking Cane.
The biggest difference between the two? Mobile Cane claims to feature a 4-prong, all terrain base, while the aPallo uses a standard rounded rubber stopper.
Pro tip: Despite how most ASOTV manufacturers make their products seem, they’re often just slightly redesigned versions of existing products, and Mobile Cane appears to be no different.
Compared to Mobile Cane, the aPallo seems to be priced around $40. The upside? aPallo is available through a variety of third-party retailers, which can 1) help you test it out before making a purchase, 2) get it in your hands faster, and 3) help you avoid losing money on S&H charges if you’re dissatisfied.
Considering all of this, checking local options like the aPallo might provide you with more bang for your buck.
Regardless of where you buy yours, do 2-handle canes really provide any advantages over the old single-handle design?
Are 2-Handle Canes Like Mobile Cane Effective?
Mobile Cane was a brand new product at the time of our research, without enough time to garner any customer reviews.
The nearly identical aPallo Cane had more than 70 customer reviews on Amazon though, with an average rating of 4.4. stars (as of 9/30/15). There, common compliments cited effective in helping move from a seated to standing position, adjustability, and ease of use.
On the other hand, several Amazon customers claimed that the light inside the handle is too easy to activate, it didn’t provide any help getting up, and that the batteries were difficult to change.
Will you experience the same with Mobile Cane? Despite their nearly identical design, it and the aPallo come from different manufacturers, so there’s no way to know.
Speaking of which, who makes Mobile Cane? What kind of reputation do they have with consumers?
The Company Behind Mobile Cane
Among well over 100 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they have an average rating of 2.5 stars. Why?
Although some customer claimed to have been pleased with their purchase, common complaints revolved around poor quality and failure to work as advertised. Granted, this is a common complaint among just about any “As Seen on TV” product.
Will Mobile Cane Really Help You Regain Your Independence?
Largely, this depends on what’s causing your lack of mobility and whether or not you have enough upper body strength to pull yourself up from a seated position. After all, regardless of how many handles a cane has or how stable it might be, if you lack the necessary coordination, balance, or strength, it probably won’t be of much help.
Also, there are thousands of different cane models from hundreds of different manufacturers, each claiming to be better than the next, so it’s important to research all your options before making a decision. This includes My Cane, Trusty Cane, HurryCane, and many more.
Overall, because of Mobile Can’s high, non-refundable S&H charges, we’d probably recommend trying out several different canes locally. Then, if you find that you might benefit from the second handle, you can hop online and order Mobile Cane, or another 2-handle cane.
43 out 43 people found this review helpful
I ordered a Mobile Cane for my mom on January 22. Not only did it never arrive, there is no longer a web site for them or any contact info. They have my credit card info and it is very scary. They advertised for a short time as "Get Up and Go Cane" but there is little contact info there as well. If anyone is aware of a contact or any info about this company, please post here.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
44 out 44 people found this review helpful
Order totally vanished!
On January 22, 2016, after seeing the television offer, I placed my order, and typed in the code "mobile" in the space provided. Almost immediately, I received my Mobile Cane order RECEIPT. The receipt mentioned my credit card would not be charged until my order shipped from their warehouse. The receipt also mentioned for me to please allow two business days for their customer service records to be updated. I waited for 13 days, and still no charge showed up on my credit card. So today, February 3, 2016, I contacted the company by phone, and after them searching for my name, my order number (which was on the receipt from January 22), zip code, and street address, they could find ZERO information about my order. I'm glad the card wasn't charged, but it's scary that I received a receipt of the order, yet the order totally vanished! I am a real customer, but haven't yet received the Mobile Cane I ordered back in January.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend