Wired Energy Drink Reviews

Here we review Wired Energy Drinks including Wired X505, the once most caffeinated energy drink.

Wired Energy Drinks are a bit of a fading brand, but they still produce 10 different energy drinks.

Wired X505

wiredx505.jpgWired energy drinks don’t know when to quit. What is this – the caffeine wars?

The stats: in a single 23.5 ounce can

  • 505mg Caffeine (note this figure apparently includes caffeine from Guarana seed and White tea)
  • 365mg Guarana Seed Extract
  • 4400mg Taurine
  • 145mg Inositol
  • 88mg White Tea Extract
  • 730% RDI Vitamin B12
  • 290% RDI Vitamin B6
  • 235% RDI Vitamin B3
  • 145% RDI Vitamin B5

The web page gives the polite warning “if you can’t handle massive Caffeine, then stay away from this one!”

Yeah no kidding. Are there any shops actually stocking this thing? Or do you have to get a doctor’s prescription first? Is this drink even for real?

We Caffeine Informersters like our caffeine – but we know how to hit the sweet spot – and that doesn’t mean 505mg of caffeine in one hit.

Be careful with this one folks.

Wired 505x has been discontinued.

Wired X B-12 Rush

wired-xb12-rushWhen it comes to the energy drink market, no one really cares about being healthy with vitamin C.

No one cares about building strong bones with D. Nobody even cares about vitamin A and… well whatever A does.

The golden vitamin is that of the B variant. I don’t know why this vitamin ranks between A and C, or why categories 6 and 12 matter the most. I just know that when a sustained energy boost is your craving, vitamins B6 and B12 deliver.

Chaser 5 Hour seems to be the first to commercially harness this state of affairs, and Wired X B12 Rush is the first energy drink I’ve ever seen to travel down this road.

Taste

It’s just another face in the crowd. First up, citrus. Second up, energy blend bitterness. Third up, fake sugar cover up. I do not see this taste as one meant to offer a singularly pleasurable experience. Rather, I see it as a taste that works functionally as a vessel to deliver a powerful energy blend under your taste bud radar.

Ingredients

The top of the can reads, “MAXIMUM CAFFEINE.” Woah there, cowboy, hold your horses. We’re only talking 100mg of caffeine total. The top of the can also reads, “MAXIMUM B VITAMINS.” All of this caps-lock label screaming had me whispering “EXTREEEEEME” under my breath when I first plucked it out of the vending cooler. The drink offers up 3,000% of your B12 DV and 500% of your B6 DV. As far as energy drinks (not shots) are concerned, those figures are impressive.

Energy

Most of the B shots out there, in my experience, seem to kindly present an optional energy boost to you on a silver tray. They seem to say, “hey there good buddy, I’ve got some energy for you, You don’t to have to take it, it’s ok, I just wanted to let you know that you’re swell and if you’re feeling down, I’m here for you”. This drink takes the silver platter of energy and mashes it into your face. The monologue of this drink would better spoken by Gunnery Sgt. Hartman from Full Metal Jacket. Down this drink and you’re going to get a classic B-vitamin boost, and you have absolutely no say in the matter. I don’t why it does this better than shots, it just does.

Verdict

This has become a local go-to drink for me because of its reliable energy boost. Really these days, isn’t that what matters? Sure taste is nice but you have a busy life to live. If an energy drink fails me when I really need it, it can threaten my ability to have a successful and productive day. My only question now is what happened to B-Vitamins 1-5 and 7-11. Poor little guys are always getting left out.

Reviewed by Dusty Smith

Wired X 3000

wired-x3000Wired X 3000 somehow had the foresight to label their cans as an Energy “Supplement” instead of an Energy “Drink”.

Why is this good? Well, they set themselves up as a drink that can be easily exported to countries with a caffeine content in drinks restriction.

They didn’t have to adjust can size, change formulation, or do a can reprint. Wired X just had to find a distributor and load the boat.  A few weeks later a new energy “drink” has landed on New Zealand and Australia’s shores.

Supplements don’t have the same guidelines as drinks do and whoever discovered this loophole should get a round of applause from all the energy fiends down under as it has opened up a whole new world of choice here. Let’s just see if it lasts as there is already a push in Australia to have these “supplements” banned.

Since this is the same Wired X 3000 found in the States, this review is for all you Yanks as well.

Taste

Mango, passion fruit is what Wired X 3000 promised and that’s the taste they delivered. This drink has a similar flavor to Rockstar juiced, but it doesn’t have real juice in it and has a lighter, more refreshing taste with no sucralose to be found anywhere! Good on you, Wired!

Ingredients

3000mg of taurine is this drink’s big boast as its title proclaims, along with 188mg of caffeine which is the most potent energy “drink” down under, at least of the ones we’ve found. There are rumors that the NOS that’s here has more but we have yet to get our hands on any. Wired offers some B vitamins as well but at very low concentrations.

Effect

I sampled Wired X 3000 as a late morning pick me up. Did it push me out of my Monday morning slump? Well, it did wake me up, but I feel a little jittery and still a little tired just under the surface. We’ll see how the gym goes this arvo. Find out how many Wired X 3000’s it would take to kill you in our new Death by Caffeine.

Verdict

Overall, this drink was a nice and refreshing find.  I will definitely get Wired X 3000 again because of the flavor alone. Perhaps a bigger dose of B12 would make this drink just right.

What do you think of the Wired Energy Drink line?

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.

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  • Caffeine Fiend

    You’ll never find this outside of the US. Australia has stricter laws regarding caffeine amounts (320mg per litre).

  • hal

    I am from Italy and i brought an energy drink called “BB400” bastard belzebu’ 400.
    It’s a bomb. 300 ml contains 400 mg. of caffeine and 5000 mg. of taurine, with 350 mg. of l.carnitine.

  • hal

    what do you think about Eddie7.0?
    23 oz can include 700 milligrams of caffeine, 6600 taurine, 2000 carnitine, 1500 inositol, and an unbelievable 250000& RDA of b12.

  • Mark

    I will let you know. i just received a case of the stuff in the mail. I have a hectic work schedule….

  • Brian

    I tried this stuff it didnt seem to pack ahuge punch though I still managed to go to sleep 2 hours after drinking it. But than again I seem to have a high tolerance to caffeine.

  • JEANCARLA

    I HAVE TO HAVE IT OK.. I HAD LIKE 4 MONSTERS BEFORE AND 2 RED BULLS AND NOTING HAPPEN AND I HAVE TO ORDER THIS AND IF I DIE WELL AT LEAST I GOT TO TASTE IT

  • Chalky

    Hey I really wanna try this stuff, any way i can get it in the UK?

  • Rich

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if or where I can get this in UK?

  • Moose

    So what what happened to Wired 3000 (also orange can), I would love to see that one on the shelves again?

  • Arse Tatse

    Got it for a dollar a can on sale right up the street taste like arse though (wired product

  • Evan ruschman

    I just bought a can for 1 dollar at big lots. Woot!

  • notmybacon

    Same here. Big lots is a *frikkin* holy land for cheap energy. You can find almost anything there sooner or later.

  • Rob

    I found some Wired yesterday at Winco in Wa. state but not the real high octane models. It was a buck a can.

  • palani.aiwaiwa

    I hope some idiot doesn’t kill themselves with this stuff and get the company sued. It’s says 505 mlg of caffeine which is a pretty clear warning. This stuff is pretty nice in moderation. Combine it with a protein shake and you’ve got a good wrokout. Or just drink it for fun, but limit it to one or two cans.

  • Michael

    Cool thing i guess. I wish they would sell it in Stores in Georgia (The State), But Georgia’s Laws are Fed UP!

  • NSIR

    i cant find it on the website that is posted to buy it al they have is wired x344 not the x505
    and i realy feel like i can take it so if any 1 can find x505 please tell me

  • jjr

    🙁 i cant believe there discontinued damn pussies drinking thm nd couldnt handle the power

  • John

    its discontinued because of stupid dumb asses who couldnt handle it

  • Brad Porter

    I tried the B12 Rush & didn’t feel much of an energy boost. I then tried the X344 the next day and the energy boost was great. I found these two products in Homeland Stores’ dollar aisle.

Last Modified: April 20, 2016