Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Review - ONTA Gorsun Pink Foldable, Lightweight Headphones

Disclosure - I received this item free of charge for the purpose of an unbiased review.

ONTA Gorsun Pink Foldable Lightweight Headphones 

Product Description 

  • Super soft earmuff and headband that is more comfortable for long time wear.Environment TPE wire, durable tensile reduce the external resistance.
  • Lightweight foldable & adjust the design, comfortable and convenient for carrying.
  • High 40mm energy drivers deliver powerful bass & clear treble, Sound isolation to promote immersive listening.
  • Works with Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and other devices with a 3.5mm audio jack
  • The headphone comes in different colors for kids fashion.NOTE: The earmuff is detachable.
Price 

£11.99

Purchase Link


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

4 stars 

Review 


These foldable headphones are great. They are lovely and bright and perfect for my teenager who has a habit of losing things. Being so bright they are easy to see, so she is less likely to lose them. Which means I won’t have to go hunting for headphones - yay!

The sound quality is really good. You get crystal clear sound, even when you’re on the move. They fit a variety of appliances, so they’re great for phones, mp4 players, tablets etc.

They are very light and the fact that they fold is a big plus because it makes them much easier to transport in your coat pocket or bag.

The head size adjustment could go a little smaller to make them more stable on smaller heads. They fit myself and my teenage daughter, but not tightly, so they do tend to slip off occasionally. So a slight adjustment to the size would be an improvement, especially for when you’re out walking etc.

Apart from that minor detail I am very happy with these foldable headphones, and I’d definitely recommend them. Four stars.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Review - Desire Deluxe Pirate Skull & Crossbones Fidget Spinner Toy




Desire Deluxe Pirate Skull & Crossbones Fidget Spinner Toy


Product Description 

  • This hand spinner toy is registered Trademark by Desire Deluxe.TechStone Shop is the only authorized seller. Thanks to the high quality metal construction, you can keep spinning for non-stop for hours without any hassle.
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY - Forget about fidget toys that kept breaking off after a couple of times using- now you are given the chance to keep this amazing sensory fidget toy for a lifetime, without any undesirable effects. An everyday essential accessory worth keeping in your pocket.
  • 4-6 MIN SPIN - ANTI-RUST BEARING TECHNOLOGY - Featuring Stainless Steel Bearings that allow for an ultra smooth spin. Simply flick and spin for hours! No rust for all life.
  • Premium quality with higher hardness, stronger and more durable! Shockproof! Easy to carry. Discrete, Fun, Relaxing. It's the best new gadget for class, office or everyday use.
  • CE Certified : Safety tested to EN71 Standarts. USE THIS WAY: Hold spinner in one hand and use the other hand to spin it rapidly using small continuous strikes to keep it spinning indefinitely with practice,spinners can be spun using one hand only using the fingers of one hand to stop and start spinning.
Price 

£6.99

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by 

Bev

Rating 

5 stars

Review 

The design of this fidget spinner is great - the colours are vibrant, much nicer than they look in photos, and the skull and crossbones give this spinner a unique look. The pirate inspired design would definitely appeal to boys, I’ve been told it’s very cool.

It’s quite a lot heavier than other spinners I’ve tried. I was worried that it may be a bit too heavy, but once you get used to the weight it works really well. It spins smoothly, quietly and for quite a long time. It really is very relaxing playing with this toy, so I can see why these are so good for people with anxiety and other health problems that mean you can have fidgety hands and struggle to focus. But if you just like to play with spinner toys it’s perfect for you too.

This is a very good quality spinner toy, it’s really well made. Definitely worth the price as I’m sure you’ll get plenty of play out of it. Five stars.

Halloween Review - Horse fancy dress mask




Supmaker Deluxe Horse Fancy Dress Mask

Product Description 

  • Made from 100% natural latex, environmental and non-toxic.
  • With bushy hair mane, lifelike horse head, so cool.
  • The horse mask has become a worldwide phenomenon and every house should have one!
  • Breathable through the horse's mouth and the nose holes.
  • Perfect for Masquerade Parties, Gifts, Costume Parties, Birthday Parties,Carnival,Christmas, Easter, New Years Eve Party, Halloween Dress-Up Costume Party
Price 

£8.99

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Bev

Rating 

3 stars 

Review 

This mask looks hilarious when you’re wearing it, it really made everyone laugh. It would be ideal for Halloween and would really capture everyone’s attention - I’m sure it would earn you lots of treats. You could pair it with a full horse outfit or just wear it with normal clothes - I think it would look funnier that way to be honest.

The only drawback with this mask is that it is very, very warm to wear. I was expecting it to be warm because it’s made of latex and it obviously covers your whole head, but it was even hotter than I expected it to be! I could only wear it for short periods before having to get some air. It’s probably more suitable for outside wear, for example for going trick or treating, than it is for wearing inside at Halloween parties etc.

It’s great fun, very well made and is good value but I’ve only given it three stars because I find it uncomfortable to wear.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Review - CSHope Wireless Doorbell

I purchased this product at a discounted rate for the purpose of an unbiased review.

CSHope Wireless Doorbell 

Product Description 

● Simple Design- Wireless remote control, 12V23A battery for transmitter, AC110-220V and 50/60Hz power supply for receiver.
● High performance- Waterproof and dust-free structure, double-side circuit design by LCH Dr team from USA, Over 1000ft operating distance in open areas.
● Energy efficiency- Super-low power consumption by using advanced technology of standby sleep mode.
● Easy to set up- Superheterodyne learning code system can be easily adjusted, screws and double-side adhesive tapes included for quick installation.
● Pretty appearance- Smooth lines and lovely shape, appearance design got patent.

Price

£16.99

Purchase Link 


Reviewed by

Julie

Rating 

5 stars 

Review 

The CSHope Wireless Doorbell arrived very quickly and was well packaged. The box it comes in protected the doorbell well during transit and everything arrived in perfect condition. The box contains the doorbell transmitter that goes on your door, a sticky pad to attach it into place, the doorbell receiver unit and instructions on how to set it up.

I really like the design of this doorbell, the shape is unusual and the overall affect is quite stylish. It looks great on our door, much nicer than our old one. The button is quite large and is easy to press, even for those with weak hands or for children.

The doorbell is quite easy to set up - well it is if you actually read the instructions properly, unlike me on my first attempt! You have to open the transmitter part of the doorbell and remove the protective paper before you use the doorbell for the first time, which I didn’t realise to start with. Once this was done everything was plain sailing! The doorbell transmitter unit is easy to attach to your door with the sticky pad that’s included, and you just plug the receiver into an electric socket. Simple!



My hearing isn’t brilliant and I can’t always hear doorbells or knocks at the door, but I am able to hear this one from pretty much everywhere in the house. No longer will we miss a parcel delivery because we didn’t hear the doorbell!

This is the first mains powered doorbell we’ve used, we’ve always used battery operated ones previous. I think this doorbell is much more reliable and you don’t have to worry about the batteries running out.

Overall I am very impressed with this product. Easy to install, brilliant quality and good value. Five stars.

Monday, 9 October 2017

October is Adopt A Dog Month

October is Adopt A Dog Month, so I thought I'd introduce you to some of the dogs we've adopted over the last twenty five years. Some were adopted by my parents and were family pets, others have been adopted by myself and my Mum since my Dad passed away, and some have been adopted by my brother and his wife. The dogs all have different backgrounds - strays, puppy farm dogs, pups born into rescue, abandoned dogs, abused dogs, ex racing greyhounds and dogs that had to be given up due to changes in the owners circumstances.





Name

Speckles

Breed

English Springer Spaniel 

Year adopted 

1992

Circumstances 

Speckles was rehomed as his owners were moving to America and could only take two of their three dogs with them. As Speckles was the youngest of the dogs they chose to rehome him. He was a fun dog who was especially close to my brother, Alan. Speckles helped him though some tough teenage years that involved ill health, the loss of close family members and bullying.







Name

Henry 

Breed

English Springer Spaniel 

Year Adopted 

2008

Circumstances 

Henry was abandoned in a house for several weeks. When he was rescued he was very close to death. Henry was a very special dog who saved my life twice. He was a unique (and slightly naughty) boy and we miss him very much.








Name

Busco

Breed

Greyhound 

Year Adopted 

2010

Circumstances 

Busco is an ex racing greyhound who was adopted by Alan and Sarah when she retired. Unfortunately she kept escaping from their garden, she was a real Houdini, so she went to live with Sarah's parents. They recently moved to Spain and Busco is enjoying the warmer climate.







Name 

Bandit 

Breed

Lurcher 

Year Adopted 

2010

Circumstances 

Bandit was a stray who was believed to come from a local travellers camp. He spent a year in rescue kennels before Alan and Sarah adopted him. He had a lot of behavioural problems, but he's now a great pet. Bandit is a sensitive boy who helps Alan with his health problems.







Name

Skipper

Breed

Lurcher 

Year Adopted 

2010

Circumstances 

Skipper’s mum was found straying while heavily pregnant. Skipper was born at the rescue centre but was very ill as a pup. Sadly some of his litter mates didn't survive. Skipper is a shy, sweet boy.






Name 

Jessie 

Breed

Mastiff cross Great Dane

Year Adopted 

2012

Circumstances 

Jessie spent her whole life in a shed being used as a breeding machine. She had been physically abused and was covered in burns from cigarettes and scars from other wounds. Despite her horrific background she was the gentlest dog you could ever meet, a true gentle giant. Jessie was a Crufts Friends For Life finalist in 2014. I miss her terribly.






Name 

Bo

Breed

Scottish Deerhound cross 

Year Adopted 

2014

Circumstances 

When Bo was 12 years old his owners divorced. Neither of the owners could keep him due to work commitments and Bo found himself in rescue kennels. He's now 15 and is a little wobbly on his legs, but he's still a happy, cheeky character.









Name 

Cherry 

Breed

Beagle 

Year Adopted 

2016

Circumstances 

Cherry spent nearly four years as a breeding bitch on a puppy farm. She'd never left her squalid shed so when she was rescued she was terrified of everything. Cherry is still a nervous dog but she's made huge progress. She loves cuddles, walks and playing with other dogs.






Name 

Devon 

Breed

Collie cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Year Adopted 

2017

Circumstances 

Devon was found straying in 2014 and Alan and Sarah fostered him before he was rehomed. Sadly in spring 2017 Devon’s owner became ill and was unable to keep him. Alan and Sarah couldn't bear to see him sad in kennels so they again fostered him. This time they couldn't let him go so they adopted him. Devon is a fun, lively dog who's obsessed with tennis balls.



Please consider adopting a dog from your local rescue centre.