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GearXS 16th Anniversary Surprise Mystery Box Review – October 2017

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GearXS Mystery Box - Box

In October, GearXS had a 16th Anniversary Mystery Box available.

Each Mystery Box is filled to the brim with fantastic unused, never-returned, exclusive items in a limited quantity, so act now and don’t be left out on the surprise fun!

We’re also giving back, as 10% of the profits from every Surprise Mystery Box™ sold goes to St. Jude to assist in the fight against childhood cancer.

This box is no longer available for purchase.

GearXS Mystery Box - Box Open

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

GearXS Mystery Box - Contents

The Box: GearXS The Surprise Mystery Box™ – 16th Anniversary

The Cost: $24.99 + free shipping

The Products: A completely random assortment of items (think Made-for-TV items, Close-Out items, etc.).

Past Mystery Boxes Have Included:

  • Apple brand items
  • Beats by Dre headphones
  • High-powered tactical flashlights
  • Laptop, tablet, & smartphone accessories
  • Bluetooth speaker sets
  • Bedding, kitchen, & home decor items
  • Cameras
  • LED powered outdoor lighting items

Good to know: Every Mystery Box comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee.  Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back — no questions asked.

Check out all of our GearXS reviews and more mystery boxes in the Subscription Box Directory!

Let’s see what they sent!

GearXS Mystery Box - Easy Slicer

GearXS Mystery Box - Easy Slicer Detail

Easy Slicer – Retail Value $19.99 (found on sale here for $2.99)

This kitchen gadget is meant to make slicing pineapple easy and less messy. There aren’t any metal parts to sharpen and it’s dishwasher safe. I hate slicing pineapple but love eating it (I don’t really like canned) so this will be quite handy.

GearXS Mystery Box - Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinner – Retail Value $29.99 (found on sale here for $2.99)

Of course, there is a fidget spinner! Only the biggest weird craze of the summer. This one is a multicolor tie-dye look and I’m super surprised that it spins so smoothly. I successfully got it to spin on my dog’s head, so I think I’ve reachd my ultimate fidget spinner potential.

GearXS Mystery Box - Gloves

GearXS Mystery Box - Gloves Detail

Refael Collection Touch Screen Texting Gloves – Estimated Value $17.50 (found on sale here for $2)

These gloves are a light blue-gray color, soft, and smooth to the touch. And, my touch screen works through the lighter areas on the thumb and pointer finger pads.I have fairly small hands and they fit well.

GearXS Mystery Box - LED Light

GearXS Mystery Box - LED Light 1

GearXS Mystery Box - LED Light 2

GearXS Mystery Box - LED Light 3

GearXS Mystery Box - LED Light Off

Multi-Use LED Light – Retail Value $8?

Ok, here is the first item that matches the teaser item list. This round light has 36 bright LED bulbs and a push-button power switch. You can turn on the inner row, outer row, or all of the bulbs by pushing the button multiple times. It takes 4 AA batteries to power it and the light output is pretty good. I think I’ll put this in my storage closet outside but only where it won’t get wet because there is no watertight seal on this thing.

GearXS Mystery Box - Mirrors

Sterling Auto Blind Spot Mirrors – Retail Value $29.99 (found on sale here for $6.99)

I don’t really have a problem with blind spots in my car so I’ll be passing these along. I can imagine they might be helpful with a long truck bed or SUV.

GearXS Mystery Box - Organizer

GearXS Mystery Box - Organizer Open

Sterling Auto Auto Seat Organizer – Estimated Value $5.43

This auto seat organizer has one large see-through pouch and a couple of smaller mesh pouches. It has a buckle closure on the top and two sets of ties on the bottom to secure it to the back of your seat. This might be useful if you have passengers in your back seat often.

GearXS Mystery Box - Pens

GearXS Mystery Box - Pens Open

GearXS Mystery Box - Pens Ink

Assorted 8-pack Retractable Ballpoint Pens – Retail Value $9.99 (found on sale here for $3.99)

I’ll admit that these are the dud of the box. They look and feel cheap and don’t write smoothly. I’m kind of a writing utensil snob and will carry around one that I enjoy writing with to avoid pens like these. I’ll pass them on to my local school donation box because I know they always could use more pens.

GearXS Mystery Box - Purifier

USB Ionic Air Purifier – Retail Value $29.99 (found on sale here for $8.99)

This device is supposed to emit negative ions to help purify the air and help increase my energy and mood. That is a big promise for such a little device. It doesn’t make any noise which is good but I can’t imagine I’ll carry this around with me to plug in while working. It will make a great office white elephant gift though!

GearXS Mystery Box - Selfie Stick Front

GearXS Mystery Box - Selfie Stick

GearXS Mystery Box - Selfie Stick Detail

GearXS Mystery Box - Selfie Stick Back

Geek Tek Selfie Stick – Retail Value $6?

So, I’m excited to see this well-made selfie stick in this box. While the value isn’t that high, it doesn’t feel cheap and has all the basics, a silicone grip, a shutter button, and easy connectivity to multiple types of phones. It feels like my phone will be safely held onto even when it is telescoped out to 42 inches.

GearXS Mystery Box - Switch Front

GearXS Mystery Box - Switch On

GearXS Mystery Box - Switch Back

LED Light Switch Night Light – Retail Value $19.99 (found on sale here for $3.99)

Another LED item. This time it is in light switch form and has 6 LED bulbs that light up to a nice glow. Perfect for sticking into a dark closet or drawer. I’m not sure how easy it would be to unstick to change the batteries since the battery slots are on the back. But, it did come with batteries so I won’t worry about it until it dies.

GearXS Mystery Box - Tin Closed

GearXS Mystery Box - Tin Open

Marvel Comics Iron Man Collectable Tin – Retail Value $20 (found on sale here for $3.50)

The last item is a miniature snack tin from Marvel Comics. It came in its own box with a little activity book and a note from Nabisco thanking me for requesting this tin by sending in 2 proofs of purchase of Nabisco products. Looks like GearXS employees might eat a lot of crackers. But, it is cute and I have some little guys in my family who would be thrilled with this.

Verdict: Well, this is a completely random assortment of stuff. I would compare the quality of the items to what you would find at the dollar store. This box has a retail value of about $197 + free shipping ($54.87 with sale prices). I’d say that the list of past included items gave me much higher hopes than I should have had. Most of this will be added to gift bags or donated but I am using the LED lights in my home. It is a mystery box, so it was meant to be a gamble and I’m glad they put as many items as they did in here.

What do you think of the GearXS The Surprise Mystery Box™ – 16th Anniversary?

Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. I’m not sure I would have been happy with this box, but i’m now considering buying the marvel tins! (I wish i woulda seen it as a cracker promo, but alas)

  2. I think mine was better. I got the same fidget spinner and blue tech gloves, an arm rest organizer, a blue tooth speaker, bamboo stylus, and a rotating color light bulb – that’s what I remember. Pretty happy with mine.

    • my fidget spinner was not nearly as fancy though.

  3. I ordered one of these because of the money-back guarantee. If my box is a duplicate of this, I will be taking advantage of said guarantee. Not sure what I expected to be in the box, but I can’t use 95% of the items, and I’m really upset about the over-inflated original retail values. No one would pay $30 for a fidget spinner!

    • I received a fidget spinner, a faux-fur lined green hood, a stylus/pen originally from Big Lots (labeled $5), a car trunk liner (like a non-slip rug liner), a pair of NFL-branded earbuds, laser finger lights my kids earned once as a reward for selling items in a school fundraiser and a few other pieces of junk. I might put the entire box up on Swap to see if anyone needs a White Elephant gift swap box if it’s too expensive to ship back for the money-back guarantee.

  4. Thank you for reviewing this box. I saw this posted and was curious as I’ve never heard of GearSX. Mystery boxes are always a gamble, but I’m glad that I saved my money.

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