The rotating grinder on the PediPaws very gently flattens the point of the nail. This is helpful for dew claws on dogs that get really sharp, because they aren't worn down when the dog walks.
But here's the downside -- the friction caused by the grinder can get the claw really hot, so you can only grind for a few seconds before you need to move off the claw. If you really needed to take off a significant length of nail, it would take 10 to 20 minutes of on-off grinding. One of my dogs was OK with the noise and sensation of PediPaws, but the other hated it (even following the instructions to gradually introduce the dog to the device, she still hated it).
Ten or 20 minutes of wrestling with my dog to grind down her paws was way more miserable than just clipping the nails quickly and being done with the job in a few minutes. If you have a small, mellow dog that just needs the sharps of her nails filed down, this is great. But if you have a bigger dog that needs nail trimming, this isn't the right device for you.
Becky's grade: B+ for small, mellow dogs; C- for big dogs
PediPaws Response: "When it comes to grooming, every pet reacts differently. Some are easygoing while others take more time to become acclimated to the process. Since coming to market, PediPaws has become the best-selling grooming product in the country. By following the directions provided in the brochure and on our online video demonstration, TeleBrands is confident that you and your pet will have a positive experience."
Set of four is $14.99 plus shipping and handling
The claims: As soil becomes dry, it releases oxygen into the Aqua Globe, which in turn releases the exact amount of water your plant needs. It automatically waters house plants for up to two weeks, and the hand-blown glass designs add beauty to your plants.
Becky says: I wanted to love the AquaGlobes. I am a plant killer, so anything that helped to keep my plants alive seemed like a great product.
The pros: The AquaGlobes release water at a measured pace, so you don't overwater your plants, and some people find the colored glass attractive. If you are good at keeping plants alive, these help you if you're on vacation or away from the house for a few days.
The cons: They are glass. I put one in a smaller plant and it tipped over breaking the glass. You have to notice when the AquaGlobe is empty and then refill it immediately. I don't notice when my plants are dry, so why would I notice that the AquaGlobe was dry? Sure enough, I killed all the plants I used the AquaGlobes with even though I refilled the bulb every four to seven days.
Becky's grade: B-
* "GMA" reached out to the three other companies and have not received a reply yet.