About Power Knee
Power Knee uses patented Power Lift technology—something the company calls “the latest advancement in mobility assistance”—to help provide maximum support when you bend, and an extra lift when you stand up. All you have to do is slide Power Knee over your knee (it’s comfortable enough to be worn over or under clothes), adjust the strap, and you’re good to go.
How does it work, though? In a nutshell, Power Knee’ Suspension Rods store energy when bending and then release their energy as you stand up, which can help “put a spring in your step and immediately increase your mobility.”
Ask yourself this: Can I really expect Power Knee to work as well as the company claims? Are there other products like this out there? Who might these knee sleeves work best for? We’ll tackle everything you need to know in order to make an informed purchase.
The Power Knee & Copper Fit Strength and Tone Connection
Although you’ll find dozens of knee compression sleeves online and at local sporting goods retailers, you won’t find anything else quite like Power Knee. However, it should be noted that Power Knee simply seems to be a rebranded version of Copper Fit Strength and Tone.
Although it might seem odd, after reviewing hundreds of ASOTV products (more about this shortly), we’ve learned that it’s fairly common for these companies to launch a product, test consumer demand, and proceed based on what they’ve found. In some cases, they might rebrand it under a different product name, sell the rights to another company (who will then re-brand under their respective name), or pull the product altogether.
With this said, we’ll reiterate some of our previous concerns about these products in the next section.
What is Power Knee’ Power Lift Technology?
Often times, when we find an ASOTV product that’s been rebranded, there’s very little difference in their marketing approach. In fact, other than the product name, they might not have changed anything at all—even their website!
However, this isn’t the case when comparing Strength and Tone and Power Knee. Instead, the former was claimed to increase your strength, power, and muscle tone, help you burn fat, and shape targeted muscles. The company even claimed that Strength and Tone will “force your muscles to work harder during any activity,” thereby improving your fitness.
In our original review, we expressed concerns that Strength and Tone probably wouldn’t work as well as the manufacturer claimed since only a bending action would provide resistance, while the unbending action would provide assistance. In this way, you’d only be working out half the time.
Well (perhaps because of our critique), it appears the company has tossed all of their original claims aside, and now claims that these same Power Rods, and the Power Lift Technology they use, can provide support as you’re bending down, and a “spring in your step” as you’re standing up.
According to Power Knee’ manufacturer, Power Knee’ Power Lift Technology can provide support when bending at the knees, and assistance when unbending.
Unfortunately, we’re not told how much resistance Power Knee provides though (for reference, Strength and Tone provided 5lbs of resistance), so there’s no way to know exactly how much “support” or “spring” you’ll actually receive. In our opinion, it will likely be minimal—more about this soon.
First, how much will you pay for Power Knee?
Power Knee Pricing & Refund Policy
Available in S, M, L and XL sizes, two Power Knee sleeves are priced at $29.99 plus free S&H.
All Power Knee come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request one, you’ll need to call Idea Village customer service at 844-464-0956.
Before wrapping things up, let’s talk more about Idea Village.
What Do We Know About Idea Village?
Idea Village has had some standout ASOTV products over the last several years, including Yes! by Finishing Touch, Snackeez, and Micro Touch Tough Blade. As we alluded to above, the company’s also responsible for the immensely popular line of Copper Fit products.
Even though these products are extremely popular, their online customer reputation seems mixed. Why? Among hundreds of individual reviews, they have an average rating of about two stars here on HighYa, with common complaints referencing failure to work, low quality, and customer service that leaves a lot to be desired. However, keep in mind that these are common among all ASOTV products, not just those manufactured by Idea Village.
Who’s the Target Market for Power Knee?
Since Power Knee seems to be a rebranded version of Copper Fit Strength and Tone, perhaps the product’s experiencing some difficulty gaining traction and finding its target audience. To this extent, we think it might be best for someone who’s already tried a basic neoprene compression sleeve with minimal (or no success), and who’s looking to try something new. Just remember to talk with your doctor first!
But keep in mind that the level of pain relief or mobility improvement you’ll experience (if any) will depend almost wholly on what’s causing the problem. For example, if you suffer severe arthritis, the compression in Power Knee could improve circulation, but its minimal spring-loaded “boost” probably won’t be enough to make standing up any easier.
On the other hand, if you’re suffering from sore muscles due to recent vigorous exercise, the compression (and increased circulation) provided by Power Knee might reduce your recovery time, while the Power Rods might provide the minimal boost while you’re on the mend.
In either case, despite how the product’s commercial might’ve made it seem, if you’re expecting anything miraculous or revolutionary with Power Knee, it might not live up to the hype, given the customer feedback for many of the company’s other products.