What Is Wonder Clipper?
With a super-bright built-in LED and a 150-degree swiveling head, Wonder Clipper’s patent pending design promises to help you safely and comfortably trim your nails at any angle, faster and easier than ever.
The product’s website tells us that Wonder Clipper also features an Extended Easy Grip Handle that provides increased leverage, making trimming easier for weakened hands. It can be used by right or left-handed individuals, and its super durable, extra sharp stainless steel blades provide precise trimming.
And when you’re finished, the built-in nail file could certainly come in handy.
In fact, it seems like Wonder Clipper as a whole could help make clipping nails much easier, especially for those with flexibility issues, hand weakness, or chronic pain. But is it revolutionary? Does it represent the best use of your money?
Here, we’ll help you make a more informed decision, starting with price.
How Much Does Wonder Clipper Cost?
One Wonder Clipper is priced at $12.99, plus $4.99 S&H. You can purchase a second pair during checkout for an additional $4.99 fee.
Each unit you order will come with a bonus zip-up storage case, as well as a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H (keep this in mind if you’re thinking about purchasing the BOGO offer).
To request one, Tristar Products’ customer service line is 973-287-5143.
Are There Other Swiveling LED Nail Trimmers Like Wonder Clipper?
According to Ask Men’s buyer's guide, stainless steel blades are the only way to go when you’re looking for a new pair of nail clippers, so Wonder Clipper seems to deliver from this aspect.
Furthermore, it was the only option we found during our research that combined an oversized, easy-grip design, a LED light at the tip, and a built-in nail file. So, if you're looking for something exactly like it, it doesn't seem to currently exist.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that differently designed options won’t meet your needs just as well as Wonder Clipper.
For example, we found several nail clippers with built-in magnifiers and lights, but none with oversized designs. So, if vision—versus hand pain or weakness—is you main concern, one of these options might deliver what you need. And at prices as low as $6, to boot.
On the other hand, if your vision is fine, but you're looking for something that provides better grip and more angle possibilities, we found dozens of rotary nail clipper options for as little as $8.
But what if you have vision loss and hand pain or mobility issues? Then you might also consider electric nail trimmers, which could be purchased for between $11 and $16. And if you expand your search into manicure and pedicure kits, you can find electric options with large handles and lights, although we found many were meaningfully more expensive.
But since, like Wonder Clipper, these kits and electric options are battery-powered, there likely won’t be much of a weight difference.
Potential Wonder Clipper Pros & Cons
Bottom line? We didn’t test Wonder Clipper firsthand, but it seems to be in a class all its own. Just because it’s unique, though, doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for you, based on personal preferences, needs, and overall budget. Just keep in mind a couple of things:
First, it’s important to point out that, although Wonder Clipper is relatively feature-packed, it doesn’t appear to include a nail catcher. Why is this potentially important?
This means that after you’re finished using it, you’ll still have to pick up your nails, which could be difficult to accomplish if you’re experiencing vision problems or hand functionality issues. This could be a game-changer, depending on your needs.
Second, while it’s still far from bulky, Wonder Clipper’s larger design means it probably won’t be quite as travel-friendly as smaller, more traditional nail trimmer designs.
Next, it appears that Wonder Clipper’s nail file mounts to a sticker applied to the screw-on battery door. As such, it appears the only way to replace it once it dulls is by replacing the entire unit.
Finally, although the manufacturer indicates that this clipper can be used for both fingernails and toenails, Moo makes a relevant point:
“It is worth mentioning that if you are prone to ingrown toenails then you are better off using a dedicated pair of straight edged toenail clippers. Curved nail clippers round the edges of your toenails, leaving space for the nail to painfully grow under your skin.
Also, if you are prone to fungus and bacteria, you will definitely want to invest in a separate nail clipper just for your toes. After all, you don’t want to spread it to your fingernails.”
Let’s continue talking about the manufacturer in the next section.
What Can We Learn From Reviews About the Company Behind Wonder Clipper?
Fairfield, NJ-based Tristar Products is the second largest company in the ASOTV industry, with hundreds of hits to their name over more than two decades in business. Some of their most-reviewed products here on HighYa include Power Pressure Cooker XL, Copper Chef, and Clear TV Key Antenna.
On the Better Business Bureau’s website, Tristar had an A+ rating, 14 customer reviews, and 900+ closed complaints as of 5/1/17. There, most seemed to revolve around damaged or defective products, along with less-than-stellar support experiences (problems with refunds/warranty claims, unhelpful personnel, etc.).
We’re simply reporting the facts to provide you with a clearer view of the overall situation—not indicating that you’ll necessarily experience the same with any of Tristar’s products.
Our Final Thoughts About the Wonder Clipper Nail Trimmer
As mentioned earlier, it’s clear that Tristar has packed a lot of features into the Wonder Clipper, and in a unique combination compared to other brands. In other words, if you want something exactly like it, this product is in a league of its own.
But at $18 for one, including shipping, this product finds itself on the higher end of the price spectrum compared to other manual (non-electric) options. Furthermore, you’ll lose all of your initial S&H, plus whatever it will cost to send back to the manufacturer if you end up dissatisfied.
In the end, this article has provided you with key information you can use to decide whether or not this clipper represents your best solution. But, while it’s positive that the company stands behind the product with a 60-day refund policy, only you can decide if the potential loss of S&H fees is worth rolling the dice.
Before you go, be sure to share your experience by writing a review below.
1 out 2 people found this review helpful
Great idea but not a great clipper
I bought the Wonder Clipper today at Rite Aid Pharmacy for $3.99 on sale. I clipped the nails on my hand, but it was not strong enough to go through my thumbnail. Instead of clipping, it was actually shearing my nails. The clipper, when held down, would finally cut the nail on the left or right and slowly cut the nail until it clipped. I like the light and the idea that the head and light turn so that when you clip your toenails it will be at the correct angle, when you get into that bend over to reach your toes position.
The clipper is actually stainless steel; however, you must have thin nails or a knowledge of sharpening the blade.
Mine is going back; it doesn't work for my thicker nails.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend