Easy View XT Review: Does it Work as Advertised?

Easy View XT is a flip-down glare blocker for use in cars. Today we offer our Easy View XT reviews from editors and readers.

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About Easy View XT

Easy View XT Glare Blocker is a tinted plastic product which attaches to your car’s rear-view mirror and is designed to reduce glare from the sun.

The product was originally marketed in 2013 as Easy View HD. At some point in 2014 the product was rebranded “XT” instead of “HD.” The official website for the original product was easyviewhd.com, which was registered on July 11, 2013. This now forwards to easyviewxt.com, which was registered in March 2014.

Below is a screen shot of the original “HD” website, taken in October 2013:

In 2014, the product and website were re-branded, as seen in this screen shot of the 2014 “XT” version of the website:


Contact Info

  • Phone: 262-787-2033
  • Address: Easy View HD, P.O. Box 210827, Milwaukee, WI 53221
  • M-F 8am to 5pm CT

How much does Easy View XT cost?

Easy View XT costs $10 plus $7.95 processing for a total of $17.95. You get a second set for an additional $7.95, for a grand total of $25.90. Note that you cannot opt out of this second “free” set, so expect to pay $25.90 when ordering online.

You may want to take extra care in the ordering process. There is no confirmation screen to double-check your order. Some customers have found the ordering process confusing, and were surprised to see $30+ shipping when placing an order.

You can find Easy View XT in some stores for about $10. It may pay to shop around and go this route if you’d like to try the product.

Easy View XT Claims

  • Slides onto any car visor
  • No tools or assembly required
  • Made from clear acrylic
  • Attaches by slipping over your existing visor

Easy View XT Television Commercial

Below is a TV ad for the original Easy View HD:

The product appears unchanged after it was re-branded as Easy View XT, as seen in the commercial below.

Our Easy View XT Reviews

Easy View XT is merely a tinted piece of transparent plastic with two bands which allow it to slide over your car’s visor. While the materials and design appear cheap, the product does generally perform as advertised in reducing glare.

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Our original review of this product came in October 2013 when it was still known as “Easy View HD.” At that time it was sold with a “high density sun diffuser” – which we found to be more useful than the Easy View HD itself. That item attached to the Easy View HD and could be slid left to right. The diffuser provided additional glare reduction when the sun is shining directly in your eyes. It does not appear that the sun diffuser is now offered with the re-branded XT product.

The visuals in the television commercials depict a more dramatic change than we experienced in our tests, but overall we found that the product did reduce some glare.

Easy View XT vs Sunglasses

Perhaps the most obvious question is whether or not Easy View XT is better than simply wearing a pair of sunglasses (although some sunglasses reduce glare better than others). Sunglasses are also not designed for nighttime use. For these reasons, Easy View XT does hold a slight edge over sunglasses. If you have a decent pair of polarized sunglasses, Easy View XT will probably not provide much of an additional benefit while driving during the daytime.

Bottom Line

Easy View XT does work to reduce glare, although it’s difficult to justify paying $26 for two pieces of plastic attached to elastic bands if you order online. If you find yourself regularly dealing with glare while driving, Easy View XT may be worth a try. The “high density sun diffuser” which was originally sold with the product was a valuable addition which appears to be no longer available.

You can find Easy View XT in stores, and we recommend purchasing locally to avoid shipping delays and costs, and the second “free” product included in online orders.

Your Easy View XT Reviews

Have you tried Easy View XT? Give us your review in the comments below.

Updated December 4, 2014
Originally published October 2013

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47 Comments on Easy View XT Review: Does it Work as Advertised?

  1. Winston Campbell // June 7, 2014 at 12:01 am // Reply

    I bought 2 visors and I am happy with the product – it does what it says and for a cheap price.

  2. I paid $25.90 for a set of two visors. They work great. My Dad is in his 70’s, very active and refuses to wear sunglasses. The visor is perfect for him. I work in the glass industry. If you think cutting a smooth piece of plexi-glass and coating with sun protectant film, then adding clips that fold can be done for less, go ahead and make one. Can’t be done ! As far as more for shipping than cost of product; this is the most common sales technique that I’v seen. Even the business cards that are inexpensive and are better produced by an online vendor does it. “500 cards FREE. You only pay shipping”. (which of course is around $10). If I had to make one of these visors for a customer, it would cost about $15-$20 retail. The only way I could make a profit in my business is to mass produce, but we won’t be doing that. Decent product at a fair price.

  3. wish I had seen this website cancelled my order when I saw shipping charges which is more than the product an got Billed Twice, good luck calling customer service ,no one has answered!

  4. I ordered one and they charged me $15.90 for S&H instead of $7.95 as claimed. What a scam.

  5. Glad I read these reviews. I know the shipping charges are a rip-off but nevertheless I was interested in the product.
    We used to use drop-down shades in trucking and they worked great.
    I did a little research and found something similar to our trucking shades on Amazon/automotive. The company is UBE 1 Visors. There wasn’t many reviews but at least the company responded to negative reviews and the product is made in USA. If one is to believe their responses, returns/replacements shouldn’t be a problem. I was impressed with the fact the product is polycarbonate…the same as we used in trucking.
    A note about stick-on shades: I tried stick on shades in my pick-up a few years ago and found them to be too flimsy. But they may have improved over time.
    Hope this helps. We drivers definitely need help on that low sun. Too bad the car mfgs. don’t offer them. Could be a real money grabber for them. Maybe they are afraid of liability claims from those who don’t have enough upstairs to lift-up the visors in poor vis conditions.

  6. This is a scam; they will send you one order of 2; and then keep charging your credit card and sending you more to get out of the chargeback, for any additional items that you did not order. I have called their number, no answer endless loop; you can’t return anything because their excessive shipping costs are non-refundable; nor do they answer the phone to give an RMA. I have yet to get a hold of someone at this ridiculous company to say. STOP CHARGING MY CARD. I DONT WANT ANY MORE OF THESE!!!!! The product is actually ok, but these people are so desperate and have such shady business practices that I cannot recommend the product. Order at your own peril. If you really want to try the product get a credit card with a balance of 40.00 from walmart. Then they can’t keep charging the card for items you didn’t order. Great product – crappy scammy business people.

  7. I give this a 1 star out of 10.
    Bought two . Not worth the money . As long as it is very clean it works sort of okay except in morning or sundown sun . It is no where near dark enough to stop that light . It distorts the scenery . Lines on road tend to look wavy and depth perception is off especially when rolling up on cars . Makes it difficult to tell when you should hit the brakes . Kind of helps bright head lights but is not safe at night at all. Flip it down and back up if needed .
    Overall I would not recommend this product . Just buy a decent pair of sunglasses . I keep two in my truck , dark for them sunrises and lighter for the rest of the time .

  8. Gerhard Socha // April 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm // Reply

    This is a big scam!! Ordered one set (1+1 free) and does not disclosed the final cost until AFTER they have your credit card.
    1-set $ 10.00 plus $ 15.90 SHIPPING!!!! Total $ 25.90!!! Not very honest!!!

  9. Above:
    You are the one shup up. People are spend money wise and smart way. These people are disappointed from the company. They can not charge for S&H fee for bigger than good price. $10 price for S&H $47 Think about it. Is that right or wrong.

  10. People!!!!! Get a grip. Over the last 10 years or so, TV infomercials (scams) are more about profit from double/triple fees for shipping & handling than profit from the cheap crap they sell. If you bought Easyview HD, you got what you deserved. Quit whining.

  11. How do I cancel my order???

  12. My husband wanted to try them so we ordered them.I was charged 10.00 for 2 of them and then 15.00 shipping and handling. Which I thought was very high, they did come fast. Once we put them in we did not like them, they do not fit right, there is a one inch gap between the visor and easy view and they DO NOT block the sun. Sorry I ever wasted my money. Never again.

  13. Colleen marcello // March 19, 2014 at 11:35 am // Reply

    Just ordered 2 sets of these thinking that was buy one get one free. I actually bought 4 plus shipping on all of them. It was too late to cancel. What a ripoff! Wish I read the reviews before I ordered. How does this company get away with this scam?

  14. they put you on hold for an hour…if you hang in and someone answers…and ask for return authority they hang up on you.
    my 2 give distorted vision and hinge wont hold up lens when stowed.
    guess I got ripped.

  15. My dad ordered this a couple of weeks ago. They charged us $107.70!!! I was so upset because they told my dad that it will be $24.00! I’m returning this ASAP!

  16. Placed my order yesterday with great difficulty…never got a total price from foreign speaking “Istell?” . How can I cancel before it’s shipped ? Any advice? Thank U.

  17. I will just do like I always have, wait tell it is on the as seen on tv shelf at walmart

  18. I too wish I had read the reviews before ordering, shipping is absolutely crazy. I will gladly pay return postage because your product does not do what you claim. It is actually a distraction when driving whether you have it down or up

    This is nothing but a scam, should have stopped when my warning bells went off but like a fool I kept ordering the visor. When I hung up I checked my credit card customer service and the charge for $51.80 was on my statement. Disputed the charge and was given back my $51.80 by my cc company now they’re going to fight it. My CC company never lost a dispute Love American Express!!

  20. T.G. in Maryland // March 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm // Reply

    Ordering this product is an exercise in being RIPPED OFF! I ordered two sets – so, what should have been a $20 order with maybe a few bucks for shipping/handling became a $51.80 order! There is no place on the website to cancel the order. No one answers the telephone numbers (one on the website and one in the email order confirmation). After about 15 minutes of being on hold, I just hung up. I alerted my credit card company to the fraud. I have tried every way possible to cancel this order – from the first minute I got the confirmation and saw the excessive charge.

    ORDERING THIS PRODUCT IS A SCAM – DO NOT DO IT!! I wish I had read these reviews prior to being scammed.

  21. A waste of money do not buy this product. Cheap and hard to see through because its made of plastic and because I asked for a second pair it cost me another $31.80. A total of $51.80 WOW!!! Im sending it back be careful what you buy sometimes it to good to be true.

  22. Close call and caveat to all! Am I glad that I read the comments posted by others. I had just ordered the visor by phone, then had doubts about what I would be charged, called the customer service number and had my order cancelled. The misleading “$10″ charge would have automatically included the second “free” set plus another $7.95 s/h charge. (In case the cancellation isn’t in time, I would take up my reject order with the credit card company for sure.

    • Carolyn Risch // April 1, 2014 at 5:45 am // Reply

      So glad I couldn’t get through Sunday to order. Today, I came online to see which credit cards they take, and see this site. Saved me a headache.

  23. Sorry I didn’t look at this site first. My wife who had cataract surgery saw the add and knowing how much the sun bothers her now, I order two sets. I got such a good deal as the second set was only $7.00. Did not realize until to late that I was paying $7.95 shipping on 4 items for a total of $31.80. Buyer beware!

  24. Harry Swindell // February 25, 2014 at 4:47 am // Reply

    Purchased two of these devices and both were defective and useless.

  25. I ordered 2 sets for $20. When I placed the order they added another $31.80 for shipping without prior notice. That is absurd. They then offer a free shipping rebate. You just have to fill out a form which asks for a significant amount of personal information that puts you at serious risk of an ID hacking. They know that when they offer the free shipping rebate with the required information that few are going to accept it. In my opinion, it is a con.

  26. Even though I normally do not respond to “Tv” ads I was tempted to buy easy view HD, but then the positive side of my brain Kicked in and I
    resisted the urge. After reading all the negative reviews of this
    product and the fact that the double S&H charges are ridiculous and
    unscrupulous. I will find what I want elsewhere.

    • I always thought it is a big scam. When you call their 800 number and you can only talk to a machine, to me, that would be a tell-tale sign of a rip off. Who can you possibly talk to if you have a problem with the product when you receive it?

  27. Paticia Boehm // February 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm // Reply

    I feel very strongly and angy about the visors I bought. There is a diastortion in both of the plstic visors and that makes a visual poblem. This is a farce and don’t waste your money as I did. They are NO GOOD!

  28. I had the same experience. Total charges of $51.80 when it should have been $25.90. Will return as soon as I receive it and dispute the credit charge charge. This company is a scam, 100% Can’t believe I fell for it.

  29. William Brownell // February 18, 2014 at 7:24 am // Reply

    A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY! These things are cheaply made. There is nothing “HD” about them. They are nothing more than cheap tinted pieces of plastic. Both visors I received had areas about 1/3 the size of the visor that were so deformed I couldn’t even see through them. Ironically, I was able to see better without the visors than with them. I don’t know how they compare to other similar products. But, even though I don’t normally where sunglasses, I am now looking for a quality pair of sunglasses just to have handy for when the sun and glare is abnormally harsh. I didn’t even send these back. They both went into the trash!

  30. I will be contacting the attorneys general of both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (where the fulfillment company is) to complain about this, along with contacting my credit card company-NO confirmation, once your credit card information is input, they ‘place’ your order so you have no recourse. Calling their phone number is a waste of time, they do not answer it-this is a joke, do NOT order this under any circumstance unless you want to lose your money.

  31. Wow! Everyone was correct! I should have looked at this sight before ordering. I ordered 3 sets, thinking I would have one for for everyone in the household. First of all, 3 sets should be 6, including the free ones. That is if they are individuals. They charged me $60. then shipping was $47.50. I will be returning these when they come. How can people get away with this? I will be calling the BBB. Also, I tried to enroll in the free shipping, they did not have my state listed. I have ran across this before. That was when I knew for a fact this was a scam!!!

  32. Don’t buy, this is a rip off. Both were distorted and scratched. Ridiculous shipping rates. No contact information either. Lesson learned…cost $25.00

  33. The website cannot be displayed and the phone number had been disconnected. So why are they still advertising on TV??

  34. Do Not Buy These. I GOt Mine And Both Had Distortion, Like Fingerprints In The Plastic. No Wonder They Were Cheap. What Rip Off.

  35. This compay is a big scam artist. I ordered the $10.00 visor offer as shown on TV “order 1 and get one free. S&H was listed as $7.95. My credit card was charged $51.80 !!! Avoid this company like you would a criminal.

  36. Just wait for in-store purchace.

  37. I completely agree with the other comments about the exhorbitant shipping charges of $31.80. Have tried every which way possible to cancel this order but can’t get thru to anyone on the phone & email is “no reply”. This is definitely a scam and somehow should be exposed as that. I will be returning the shipment once recd and filing a dispute with my credit card company. My credit card company told me not to refuse the shipment, but to accept and return. If I refuse, I will lose my right to dispute the charge. Also, the other scam in this is a referral to the “free shipping charges” website. Been there, done that, and it’s a big come-on wanting you to subscribe & become a “member”. We’ve finally learned our lesson with ordering anything that’s advertised on TV — it’s all junk!

    • Kariti Barre // February 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm // Reply

      Rule of thumb for the TV. If you see it in walmart with a “As seen on TV” logo, just keep walking. Never never order anything from a TV commercial either. “Not available in stores.” means wait one month and you will see it in your local big box retailer. I hope you can get your money back!

  38. This is a SCAM, my order for the product was 20.00 and they are charging 31.80 for shipping that will take up to 6 weeks. You are not informed of the shipping charges until you get the order confirmation. When you call the number on the website, it says no one can take your call. I want to cancel this order! This is a total rip off!

    • Eileen Neulman // March 17, 2014 at 7:44 am // Reply

      THIS IS A SCAM. I ordered two of these and was charged $17.50 APIECE, in the same box. They shipped me four of these with a shipping cost of $17.50 APIECE which came to a total of $51.80 for four (two of which I did not order). They charged me $35.00 a box with two in a box. I have sent numerous emails to this company asking for my money back and sent two of these back as returns, and haven’t heard a word from them! Do not deal with this company!!!!

  39. I ordered 2 items. It means I have to get 4 items if to believe your add (Buy 1 get 1 free) I’ll see how many I’ll get ??? And when??? You did not inform me about the delivery data!

    Well… This is not actually what bothers me…. Your shipping cost is absolutely abnormal, guys! Are you crazy? How possible to charge more money for the shipping than product cost???? Looks you are the huge crooks!!!! It’s shame!
    Sub Total $40.00
    Shipping $31.80
    Tax $0.00
    Order Total $71.80
    This web site give you phone number that can take your order and you can’t talk with anybody. This business does not look good or legitimate. Don’t use it!

  40. Good to get the FACTS—& Ratings

  41. I ordered 2 items. It means I have to get 4 items if to believe your add (Buy 1 get 1 free) I’ll see how many I’ll get ??? And when??? You did not inform me about the delivery data!

    Well… This is not actually what bothers me…. Your shipping cost is absolutely abnormal, guys! Are you crazy? How possible to charge more money for the shipping than product cost???? Looks you are the huge crooks!!!! It’s shame!
    Sub Total $20.00
    Shipping $31.80
    Tax $0.00
    Order Total $51.80

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