Mosquito Click Lightning Review

mosquitoclick.jpgThe Gadget: The Mosquito Click - a gadget that purports to stop the maddening itch of a mosquito bite using piezoelectricity.The Price: $20 The Verdict: My natural inclination is to cry out "Snake oil" and toss this into the nearest body of water. But I actually think that maybe, perhaps, there might be a chance that it actually does have an effect.

So despite my best intentions, it actually took me a while to get bitten by a mosquito this Summer. As soon as I found myself scratching a visible bite though, I ran to grab the mosquito click to administer the potential remedy.

The Click works by creating a small spark - much like the starter on a gas stove or barbecue - which you press onto the bite. It hurts a tiny bit, but not so much that you visibly flinch.

For the first few seconds, there's a numb sensation that I guess you could argue takes away the itch. But then it comes back in force - even though you're not supposed to keep using the click, you find that it's either charging your bite with dozens of clicks, or scratching it until it scabs over. Either way, the itch seems unbearable for about 15 minutes.

But then... it goes away. I mean, even though you can still see the bite, there's no itchiness. To be fair, sometimes that happens after a little while anyway, but for the bites I had, I actually noticed that it wasn't itching about half an hour or so after I thought I'd go mad from the desire to scratch my leg off.

So, final verdict is that it makes things worse before it makes them better, at least for me. Other people have had other experiences, from what I've read online. And that element of doubt is always going to make the $20 asking price a bit too high... For $10, maybe, but $20 - my fingernails are still free, I'm afraid.


Comments

    i saw this a shop at the Sydney airport the other day can't remember the the price but i was wondering when we would see your review.
    it wouldn't be summer with out scarred feet from scratching the skin off a mozzie bite that you got while hanging out on a veranda

    My gf has one of these...I always look at it contemplating it but am too scared it'll emit the voltage of a taser and zap me like brannigan.

    My kids have a lot of mozzie bites at the moment.

    Wouldn't using this be torture?

    I find if you don't scratch a mosquito bit at all, after about 15-20 mins it stops itching anyway. You can give it a light rub but don't scratch. I think these are just another way to get some cash out of ya.

    20 bucks!!! you taken to the cleaners pal, i picked one of these up years ago at camping shop in lakes entrance for 4 dollars... did it work.....kinda.... it was fun to play with anyway

    Stingoes is a safer bet, it's a mild anaesthetic that truly alleviates bites and a vital part of my first aide Kit.

    These things work....and work well. A few clicks as soon as you get bitten and the itching goes away straight away (and they don't hurt at all). I've had one of these nifty gadgets for approx. 3 years and it's still going strong (and that's after a lot of use). Couldn't recommend these enough. I'd even pay more than $20 for one....and no, I don't work for the company that makes them.

    Being someone who is allergic to mosquitoes (i.e the mosquito bites become so inflamed itchy and painful and 100x the size of a normal person's mosquito bite), this thing has done wonders for me. No more scabs and scarring because it prevents the allergy, and the bite ends up being the size of bite on a person without the allergy.

    Anyway it's a life saver for $15 at Chemist Warehouse.

    These things work great. Sometimes you need to do a few clicks in & arround the area but the pain & itching goes away almost immediately & the swelling is dramatically reduced.

    My wife gets terrible reactions to mosquitos & sand flies & she now has one in her bag, one in the car, one in our luggage for when we go away...

    They last for ever & really work well. There are knock offs available that seem to also work but they seem to have more of a bite to them - it still isn't anything bad though.

    Oh yeah, they also work with horse fly bites & if you get them you'll know how they hurt.

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