Get a Grip

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4 stars
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  • Pros:
  • Seems to work as advertised
  • Easy to install
  • Can be put anywhere (portable)
  • No permanent hardware to install
  • Cons:
  • Suction cup must be placed within tile
  • Your tiles may not support your weight
  • Only works on smoother surfaces or large tiled walls

The Bottom Line:
The Get-a-Grip seems to work well. It will not work if you have smaller tiles on your wall, and your tiles themselves may not be secure enough to support your weight, but other than that, we liked the Get-a-Grip.

 
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I have had a get a grip for a long time. My shower walls are solid and for the most part it works well. Ocasionally it will come loose from the wall. My sister pulled herself up from the shower chair and fell because the suction cups came loose from the wall. I have had the same experience but caught myself before falling. We now know to pull on it to test it before using it. I adjust it regularly to make sure it is holding a grip. Overall, it is a useful product if user is careful to test before pulling on it.   

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4/1/2013 8:20:38 PM
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http://ivymanorvideos.stockroom.com/product1.aspx?product_id=4063
NSFW, but entirely relevent. Only NSFW due to nudity (it is used in a shower).   

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7/9/2011 10:22:46 PM
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That seems like a useful device for an elderly person, or someone with a nerve condition.   

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by: Sean   
12/25/2010 7:35:41 PM
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cool idea, but I'd be nervous it would slip off after a few days...   

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by: Riks Ess   
6/30/2010 5:34:02 PM
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How long does it last? Does it get slippery after a while?   

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by: anonymous coward
6/15/2010 11:11:04 AM
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It stayed on for as long as I left it there.


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by: Mark  
6/15/2010 12:46:37 PM
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I actually left it on my bathroom wall near the tub for a couple of weeks, my kids used it to get out. I did notice it getting a little loose, possibly from splashing and/or humidity, so I redid it. But I haven't been able to recreate the issue.
I would recommend just testing to make sure it is secure every now and then before relying on it.

Also, I believe there is a new version which includes a suction indicator that turns green/red to determine if suction is still holding.


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by: Mordy G.  
6/23/2010 2:10:54 PM
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Will this work on textured tiles?   

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by: montecarlo   
6/15/2010 9:42:16 AM
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I would have to say probably not. Depends on how textured they are, but the mechanics behind how a suction cup works depends on the surface being smooth enough to not allow air to slip in.


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6/23/2010 2:12:08 PM
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Editrial Review

Reviewed by: Jonah Halper
Reviewed on: 6/8/2010 12:49:04 PM


Pretty Cool


What it Claims: The Get-a-Grip claims to be an instant, no-installation, tub handle that will attach to any clean, smooth surface.

What We Found: The Get-a-Grip attached very well to our bathroom tiles. The suction worked properly, it was easy to install, and easily held our weight. We did find that it would not install properly over the grout on the bathroom wall... so if you have small tiles on your bathroom wall, you may not be able to use it. Also, one of our testers found that though the Get-a-Grip attached firmly and securely to his bathroom wall... his tiles did not. He actually ripped a tile off his bathroom wall while trying to use the Get-a-Grip. Hmmmm... don't think thats supposed to happen...

Other than that, the Get-a-Grip seemed to work very well. The Get-a-Grip was also easy to remove from the wall, as they say in the infomercial, so it can be easily used in different locations around the house as necessary.

The Bottom Line: The Get-a-Grip seems to work as advertised. It was easy to attach to the wall, was able to hold our weight, and was easy to remove. Only potential negatives are that it cannot be used if you have small tiles on your bathroom wall and that it may be strong enough to rip the tiles off your walls if they are not well installed.



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