Clever Buddy is a multi-tool that claims to be “the ultimate DIY tool”. You’ve probably seen Clever Buddy in a string of recent infomercials. Read our review to learn more.
What is Clever Buddy?
Clever Buddy is an As Seen On TV product that promises to simplify your life. It’s a multi-tool that combines 17 tools into one handheld device. It includes everything from a tape measure to a leveler to screwdrivers and a flashlight.
In the recent infomercials for Clever Buddy, users are seen struggling with big boxes of tools, dropping them around their home in dramatic fashion.
Clever Buddy advertises itself as an easier, simpler, and safer way to perform small jobs around the house.
It doesn’t claim to be great for heavy duty projects – like building a deck. However, it’s being marketed for dorm rooms, boats, RVs, and other places where you need a multi-tool – but don’t necessarily want a big box of tools.
Clever Buddy Features
Clever Buddy comes with all of the following features to make it the “ultimate pocket-sized 17-in-1 multi-tool”:
- 17 tools in one
- Equipped with an LED flashlight
- Perfect for furniture assembly
- 1 touch on/off switch
- Battery powered (using 2 x CR2032 batteries)
The 17 tools claim is a little bit misleading. Clever Buddy only consists of 17 different tools if you count each individual bit as a different tool.
Otherwise, the tools include the level, flashlight, driver, tape measure, and hammer, along with 12 extra bits.
Clever Buddy Pricing
Like many ASOTV products, Clever Buddy comes with an awkward and confusing pricing policy, including enormous shipping costs and a buy one, get one free offer. Here’s how pricing breaks down:
- Clever Buddy: $22.98 ($14.99 + $7.99 Shipping)
- Clever Buddy Units: $30.97 ($14.99 + $15.98 Shipping)
Why is shipping so expensive? We see this on other ASOTV products. It’s because shipping costs are never refunded.
It’s a way to dissuade you from requesting a refund. If you do need a refund, you’ll need to pay for your own return shipping as well.
Delivery takes 7 to 10 business days.
Clever Buddy is not available in any stores. At the time of writing, it’s only available online through the official website at BuyCleverBuddy.com.
All purchases come with a 60 day refund. Again, you’ll need to pay for your own return shipping, and you’ll never receive a refund on your shipping costs.
Who Makes Clever Buddy?
Clever Buddy is made by well-known As Seen On TV company Tristar Products, Inc. The company is based in Connecticut. You can contact Tristar by phone at 1-973-287-5100 or by email at [email protected].
You may not have heard of Tristar before, but they’re responsible for some of the best-known products in the ASOTV industry.
Some of the company’s other popular products include the Fusion Juicer, Power Cooker, Copper Wear, Ab Coaster, and Clear TV Key.
Clever Buddy Review Summary
Clever Buddy is a DIY tool that recently launched online at a price of around $23 per unit (or $31 for two units).
It’s a straightforward multi-tool that consists of a flashlight, level, and driver. You can bend the driver to fit into tight spaces or to give yourself extra torque.
Clever Buddy isn’t designed for heavy duty jobs. You’re not going to build a deck with Clever Buddy.
Fortunately, the makers of Clever Buddy don’t advertise it as a total replacement for your tools.
Instead, it’s marketed towards those who occasionally need to use tools around the house, but don’t have the storage space for a full toolkit.
You can find similar multi-tools available online and in stores, and you may be able to find them at a cheaper price.
However, if you’re looking for a reasonably-priced multi-tool that can solve a number of problems around your home, then Clever Buddy may be the right choice for you.