What is Cool Turtle?Cool Turtle [a.k.a “Get Cool Turtle”, “Cool Turtle Mask Insert”, “CoolTurtle”] is an As Seen On TV “Mask Insert” also called as “Mask inner Bracket” or “Mask Internal Support Frame” or just a “Mask Holder”. The as seen on tv Cool Turtle creates a protective breathable space between the mask and your face [nose and mouth particularly].
Face masks are essential but they fit tightly and are uncomfortable to wear, also they stink, don’t facilitate proper conversation and may leave you breathless. That’s why Telebrands has come up with an ingenious idea of the as seen on tv Cool Turtle Mask Insert.
How does Cool Turtle Mask Insert Work?You are supposed to slide the Cool Turtle inside the face mask or gaiter. The promoters of “Get Cool Turtle” Mask Insert claim that you would immediately notice the difference with the cool Turtle. You are able to breath freely as the Cool Turtle insert creates space for air around your mouth and nose. All this without compromising the protection. Most users in the official review of the Get Cool Turtle Mask Insert report “better breathing” with the insert underneath the masks. Wearing the Cool Turtle is like you are talking and breathing in an open air environment. As if you are not wearing a mask at all!!
Face masks often smear lipsticks, with the as seen on tv Cool Turtle mask insert your lipstick stays on. And there is no sweaty face. They claim that the insert keeps you cool, dry and comfortable all day long.
Get Cool Turtle DesignThe design of the mask insert resembles the strong and hard turtle shell and hence the name “Turtle”. The cool design of the Cool Turtle lets your face feel cool as there is enough space around your mouth and nose for the air to circulate. The Cool Turtle mask insert features soft and comfortable ergonomic design that does not dig in to your face [the company claims so, reviews may differ]. The official Cool Turtle Mask Insert review claims that the hot and humid air pressure from the masks can cause skin irritations. The Cool Turtle design eliminates friction reducing the chances of skin irritation.
Get Cool Turtle Mask Insert Features
- The GetCoolTurtle.com Mask Insert claims to contour with the facial features and curves. Each CoolTurtle.com mask insert weighs 6 grams.
- The mask insert measures 4.3 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall. The insert is 1.57 inches thick.
- The Cool Turtle Insert can be used with Disposable masks, Cloth face mask, Homemade face mask etc.
- The Bulbhead Cool Turtle Mask Insert is made from PPC [Polypropylene carbonate]. Which claims to be environmental-friendly.
- The Cool Turtle Mask Insert claims to have a “3D Breathable Design” that supposedly suits different occasions. But the review tell a different story.
Cool Turtle Price AnalysisThe As Seen On TV Cool Turtle Kit includes the following:
- 5 Cool Turtle Inserts
- 10 Pack Electrostatic Face Masks
Overall, customers feel that the Cool Turtle Insert is not the most inexpensive insert in the market. Cheaper inserts that work as well and still cost lesser are also available. A few customers feel they may have opted for some other brand had they not been convinced by what they saw on the GetCoolTurtle.com Insert site. On the whole, the Cool Turtle Insert has evoked mixed response from the people who’ve used it.
While official manufacturer’s review on the website Get CoolTurtle.com is pretty glaring, the users don’t find the Get Cool Turtle insert that useful.
Advantages of Cool Turtle Insert
Retains Safety from Risk of VirusMost users are of the opinion that the Cool Turtle Insert does not seem to hamper safety, so they don’t mind using it. They feel that besides making the task of wearing a mask a bit more comfortable, they find no issues with the safety aspect. A number of customers have written in that their mask is not displaced while the insert is within, so they feel safe while wearing it. The only issue that dampens their comfort is that the insert creates a mark on the skin where it’s worn. However, not all customers have complained of the same, especially men who have facial hair.
Keeps the Mask Off Your MouthThe Get Cool Turtle mask insert does help you keep the mask off your face. People mention in their reviews that it comes handy when traveling or working when you don’t have to talk much. We have also received reviews from teachers who mention that the Get CoolTurtle.com Mask Insert makes them more audible in the class but you have to constantly adjust it.
Works Fairly Well for “Small” FacesMost complaints are from users who have a big facial structure like the jawline, mouth and nose. People with smaller face find the Get CoolTurtle.com Mask Insert to be fairly comfortable. And the claims made by the manufacturer apply to these users.
Then there are people who are not so critical about the Cool Turtle mask insert, may be they have less prominent facial features and the insert fits correctly for them. Had it come in sizes it would have definitely helped larger number of users.
Disadvantages of the Get CoolTurtle.com Mask Insert
Mixed Feelings about Claims of Guaranteed ComfortCool Turtle Insert is projected as the ultimate solution to the exceedingly common complaint found the current times- discomfort caused by wearing a mask. While wearing a mask is something we cannot disregard in the present times, a product like Cool Turtle Insert claims it will ease all the inconvenience it’s causing while ensuring your safety. Customers who found Cool Turtle Insert functional and purchased it have given mixed reviews for its effectiveness. Overall, most of them have stated that using or not using Cool Turtle Insert does not make a major difference to them. Most of them have observed that if they continue using it, they won’t mind it, but if they discontinue its use, they won’t feel any loss either.
Not Exceptionally Effective at Ousting DiscomfortThe makers of Cool Turtle Insert claim it’s designed to eliminate discomfort that wearing masks causes. According to their review, having the insert inside the mask creates a cushion like a breathable pocket that stands between the mask and the skin. As a result, you’re able to breathe like you do without a mask and also speak comfortably. However, not all user reviews have found these claims to be completely true. While some of them say that they are able to breathe quite comfortably, they cannot speak easily since their voice sounds muffled. Some even say they feel suffocated and hotter when they use this insert. However, some have explicitly said they are definitely able to breathe easily after wearing Cool Turtle Insert and so intend to continue using it.
Clips don’t Work on all MasksThe Cool Turtle Insert comes with clips at the sides, which are supposed to hold the mask in its place. The makers have even specified that in certain masks, the insert can simply be popped in. However, the clips of the Cool Turtle Insert don’t seem to work on all masks. Only masks with plaits arranged horizontally will be able to hold them. As a solution, the makers suggest using different tips and techniques to use the Cool Turtle Insert. One of them suggests first placing the insert on the mask kept on a surface and then picking it along with the insert and wearing it. While this hack seems to be working for some customers, it doesn’t solve the problem for all.
Generates Heat around the MouthAccording to some users, Cool Turtle Insert creates a layer of heat around the mouth when worn. Even though it keeps the mask away from the face, they feel hot on the face. Some customers have even pointed out that their face gets sweaty despite wearing the insert, which is something wanted to get rid of. The insert also makes them feel that the air lingers inside far longer than it should. Those who wear spectacles or sunshades even find fog on their glass when they use the insert. They find it peculiar and say it’s not something they really experienced while using only a mask.
Material and Built QualityMost reviewers complain that the as seen on tv Cool Turtle mask insert it too flexible and does not hold its structure. Reviews say that it is certainly not as hard as what the name “Turtle” shell signifies. The insert is made from a flimsy material and is not hard at all. The as seen on tv mask insert collapses if the mask is tight, reviews reveal. People report that you can fold it and keep it in your pocket and does not offer any support for loose cloth masks. The insert has a strong chemical smell. Soaking the Cool turtle insert in soap water and airing it for a few day help reduce the chemical odor.
Inconvenient and UncomfortableAns then there are more reviews that run counter to what the manufacturer of GetCoolTurtle.com Mask Insert manufacturer’s claim. Users complain that the Cool Turtle mask insert does not fit correctly around the mouth and keeps moving and needs to be adjusted everytime. This calls for washing your hands everytime you touch the “contaminated” mask. The design of the As Seen On TV Cool Turtle in-fact inhibits mouth movements while talking. Many users reported that the insert is so uncomfortable that it is easier to wear a mask without it. It is difficult to breath with it and the insert gets slimy within minutes from the moisture from breathing. You have to remove and clean it everytime.
No Respite from Hot and Humid AirMany users have reported that the insert in no way gives a “cooling” feeling. “It is as hot and humid as it was without the the As Seen On TV Cool Turtle Mask Insert” complains one reviewer. If you mask fits tighter on your face, the “Get Cool Turtle” actually lifts the mask to the extent where it creates gaps between the mask and your face, compromising your protection.
Fogs your GlassesPeople wearing glasses still have their glasses fogged with the Cool Turtle insert. though the manufacturer does not reveal anything about this, users have reported this drawback in their reviews.
Made from Very Thin SiliconeWhat makes using the Cool Turtle Mask Insert rather ineffective is that the ‘silicone’ material used in it is far too thin. Worse, the images used to advertise it create a different impression about what using it feels like. You realize that it doesn’t work the way you expected it to when you actually wear it. The problem is that the material it’s made from is too flimsy and as a result, it doesn‘t fit the way you think it does.
Doesn’t Remain StableThe Cool Turtle Mask Insert keeps falling out of the mask. Even if the mask is tight-fitting, it gets displaced. Since the insert doesn’t have proper clips, keeping it in place becomes even more difficult. Overall, the GetCoolTurtle.com Insert doesn’t work exactly the way you’d expect it to.
Makes Breathing DifficultBreathing with the Cool Turtle Mask Insert doesn’t seem very easy especially if it’s worn for too long. One actually starts sweating within 30 minutes of wearing this insert. It turns especially bad when it’s worn indoors.
No Mask Clips ProvidedThe Cool Turtle Mask Insert doesn’t have mask clips on it. The clips come in handy to fasten the mask to it. One has to think of alternatives like making a hole on it to keep the mask in place.
Size Very SmallAnother issue that one finds bothersome about the Cool Turtle Mask Insert is that its size it too small. Worse, it’s very thin and also rather sharp on the edges. Wearing it under the mask does not feel very comfortable.
Our VerdictThe biggest issue with the As Seen On TV Get Cool Turtle mask insert is that it does not come in sizes. Not all people have the same facial structure. People have bigger or smaller faces and that is what the manufacturer of Cool turtle haven’t taken into consideration. The “One Size Fits All” policy does not work with these types of inserts. While the idea is ingenious the execution and application is appalling. Most reviews run counter to the claims made by the Cool turtle promoters. “It does not cool the air inside”, “makes breathing difficult”, “gets covered with sweat and water-vapors” these are common complaints with people [probably with bigger facial features]. Buyers are disgruntled to find the promoters claims to be false.