Super Spy Must-have: KidiGear Walkie Talkies

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Oct 172019
 

Like most parents we always try to fulfil our children’s birthday wishes for as much as that is possible. It is obvious that snakes are out of the question (Juliet), iPads/iPhones not necessary (Tommie) and unicorns impossible to get your hands on (Harriet), however we never thought walkie talkies would be such a tricky request! Our little super spy Sybil has been asking for walkie talkies for well over a year, and 8 months after her birthday her wish has finally come true:

For months and months we researched and compared different walkie talkies, trying to find the right balance between quality, durability, price and most of all safety but (to Sybil’s great disappointment) there was absolutely nothing out there that ticked all the boxes. When we recently came across the new KidiGear Walkie Talkies (RRP $49.95, ages 5+) we immediately knew our search was over and we’ve most definitely found our match.

Whether your child is a secret spy, police officer, detective, adventure seeker or treasure hunter, these kid-safe walkie talkies are a must-have for any special mission. Designed by the toy-experts at VTech the KidiGear Walkie Talkies are designed with real kids in mind, they are simple to use and comfortable to hold with rounded corners for safe play. On the front they even have a large easy-to-read LCD display, after all modern kids need trendy gear.

Sybil mostly dreamed of chatting to her sisters from her bedroom or while on a bush walk or scavenger hunt in our neighbourhood, but to her big delight the KidiGear Walkie Talkies are much more than a two-way radio. Aside from communicating in walkie talkie mode, the two units can compete in four different 2-player games and send each other fun messages.

Kids can choose from a selection pre-loaded pictures/messages on the screen and respond with simple yes/no answers, even young children can do it. Because the messages are pre-loaded there is no risk of inappropriate content, just another way VTech keeps your children safe. These little secret texts are perfect for situations where audible radio-chats are not an option, no one will know you’re quietly communicating!

Safety has always been our main concern for any walkie talkie purchase. Most of the walkie talkies with a decent range and nice clear sound use UHF channels. This comes with a big risk of kids accidentally overhearing conversations of others using the same public channels (eg. truck drivers), people listening to your children’s chatter or even worse: strangers making contact with your precious children. KidiGear Walkie Talkies completely take away that fear by using a clear and secure digital connection, keeping your children and their adventures safe and sound within a huge 200m range.

KidiGear Walkie Talkies are available at Big W, JB Hi-Fi, good toy stores across Australia and selected online retailers.

To find out more about VTech, to take a closer look at the KidiGear Walkie Talkies and to locate a stockist near you visit www.vtech.com.au.

Jun 232015
 

Safe Lace

During the last school holidays I discovered a nifty little Aussie product called Safe Lace that promised to make life easier (and safer) for me and the kids. We have been testing it thoroughly for weeks and now that we’ve reached the end of term I am ready to make a verdict: it’s a winner!

Safe Lace (RRP $12.95 per pair) is a compact but very effective gadget that keeps laces in place and therefore people safe, no more tripping over loose laces! To ‘install’ Safe Lace you simply thread it onto your regular shoe laces at the top of your shoe, tie your laces like you always do and then fold down the top flap and ‘lock in’ your knot, it is so easy! Made from strong, flexible silicone Safe Lace is designed for everyday wear and can withstand the rough and tumble of kids’ play.

Safe Lace range

With four small children and a rapidly growing baby bump I was forever kneeling down to tie up loose laces, I’m so glad that tiring task is now taken care of. These days I secure the kids’ shoe laces in the morning with Safe Lace and I know they’ll still be neatly in place when they come home from school. Unlike the old-fashioned double knot (which can be tricky for young children to undo when it’s time for PE or sandpit play) you only need a single bow, the Safe Lace locks it tight and kids can still independently undo/do up their laces throughout the day.

Safe Lace

No more muddy, loose laces for Master 6!

Not only does Safe Lace prevent tripping and saves you the hassle of re-doing the knots over and over again, it also keeps laces clean and stops them from dragging through muddy puddles and dirty toilet floors. Clearly it is a great invention for school aged children but it can be very helpful for adults too, particularly those who work in high-risk places were safety is important (nurses, tradies, athletes, hospitality workers, swimming coaches and many more).

The universal Safe Lace design is suitable for most adult and children’s lace-up shoes and is available in ten stylish colours to suit your footwear, outfit, (school) uniform or personal taste perfectly. Right now you can pick up a pair of Safe Lace locks for just $10 in the Safe Lace EOFY Sale, be quick as this great offer ends June 30, 2015.

To find out more about Safe Lace, to browse the range and to order online visit www.safelace.com.au.

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