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Delta AirZound Rechargeable Bicycle Horn, 115 db
Delta AirZound Rechargeable Bicycle Horn, 115 db

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SOUNDS LIKE A CAR or VAN HORN!!, 3 April 2016
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The Delta AirZound Rechargeable Horn is untouchable in one aspect - the sound!

In comparison to the electronic horns on the market, my battery operated electronic cycle horn may boast '140dB equivalent sound of a jet engine, 4 times louder than the nearest competitor'. But where its 2 sound modes bear resemblance to a car/van alarm, who's going to take notice? From my frustrating experience, NOT the pedestrians OR road users!

Delta AirZound Rechargeable Horn PROS:
* Sounds like a car or van horn;
* Improved bottle (air) canister - construction from plastic to metal;
* Easily fit to cycle.

CONS:
* Weakest part of horn is STILL the black support section above the white horn trigger, behind refill valve (see photo);
* Limited air when frequently used [always cycle with a pressure-gauged pump - trust me, you'll need it!];
* Horn can be easily removed (stolen).
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Hornit dB140 V2 - World's Loudest Cycle Horn
Hornit dB140 V2 - World's Loudest Cycle Horn
Offered by The Gift Oasis LTD.
Price: £29.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SOUNDS MORE LIKE A VEHICLES ALARM - NOT HORN!!, 3 Nov. 2014
Boasting '140dB equivalent of sound - 4 times louder than the nearest competitor', is impressive. But the "140dB equivalent" is of little consequence if it fails to exact the desired effect one would anticipate!

Specifically, the Hornit Cycle Bike Horns 'two' high pitched 'sound modes' seamlessly blend with the background noise one hears on a daily basis whilst walking down the street. With 2 sound modes that 'both' bear resemblance to a car/van ALARM, who's going to take notice?
From my frustrating experience, NO ONE - NOT the pedestrians OR road users!!
After all, we expect a vehicle to be both 'parked' & 'stationary' when its 'alarm' sounds! [Evidence that points to why we have become "desensitized" to these types of sounds].

PROS:
* Horn trigger can be fitted to 'brake' simultaneously whilst sounding horn;
* Can be frequently discharged without having to replenish batteries in one cycle journey (as is the case with 'air' in Cycle Air Horns);
* Good build quality.

CONS:
* BOTH the Hornit Cycle Horn 'sound modes' sound like a vehicles 'alarm' - NOT it's HORN!;
* From my continued experience, EXTREMELY FEW individuals pay attention to the Cycle Horn 'ALARM' sounds.

Horn Design Improvement:
* Redesign the Hornit Cycle Horn to simulate lower sounding VEHICLE "HORN" MODES whilst maintaining the decibel sound equivalent (140dB).

Without prejudice, should the Hornit Cycle Bike Horn design team incorporate the above improvement (that both simulates & has the 'sound depth' of a vehicles horn) into an upgraded version of this item, then I would strongly recommend & support that future version.
Regrettably in my respectful view, as it currently stands, whilst the Hornit Cycle Horn is of good build quality, I do NOT consider this product to be value for money, as it merely lends itself to being 'partially' fit for the purpose intended.


Competition Pro Wii Sports Pack - Pink (Wii)
Competition Pro Wii Sports Pack - Pink (Wii)
Offered by bang tidy games for Wii galore and more.

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AN OPPORTUNITY TO SCAM UNSUSPECTING CUSTOMERS OR A DESIGN FAULT?, 3 April 2009
Competition Pro Wii Sports Pack - Pink & Blue (Wii)

Competition Pro Wii Sports Pack - Blue (Wii)
Competition Pro Wii Sports Pack - Pink (Wii)

It's funny how you can generally point your TV's remote in the opposite direction of your TV, press a button, and your TV responds! But what happens when something gets in the way of your Wii Remote Controller's infra-red Sensor?

Once I had purchased the Wii Console, I wanted as many accessories as possible to enhance game play for my children. So amongst other accessories, I purchased the Competition Pro Wii Sports Pack in both Blue & Pink. This would (hopefully)prevent fights between my girl & boy who were born 1 year apart. And if they did
decide to use the accessories in battle, the bodily damage would be minimal! For months I never once tried the accessories as they didn't appeal to me. Then one day I saw my son playing tennis with the Wii Remote. So I quickly unpacked the blue Sports Pack and secured the Remote into the Tennis Racket...

ALL PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE:

Once the 'Wii Remote Controller's infra-red sensor' is obscured (covered) by any attached accessory that *DOES NOT HAVE A HOLE for the Remotes infra-red sensor to connect to the 'Wii Sensor Bar'* [the one that generally sits by your TV/LCD], then the Wii Remote Controller WILL NOT WORK WITH YOUR Wii CONSOLE!

Accessories that Didn't Work:
(they DON'T have a hole for the Remote Controller's infra-red sensor)

* Tennis Racket
* Golf Club
* Baseball Bat

ACCESSORIES THAT DO WORK:

* STEERING WHEEL
(This provides a 'CLEAR PATH' for the Remote Controller to synchronize (connect) with the Sensor Bar!)

CONCLUSION

So who's at fault here?

Well, One would think that the makers of accessory products would thoroughly test their goods with the product they're made for.

The Nintendo Wii controller DOES work with the Wii Console - as do many other Controllers [I have controllers in black, pink, blue, white/grey to complement accessories such as Competition Pro' Wii Sports Pack, and they ALL work well alone or in conjunction with each other, with the Wii Console].

So is this an opportunity for accessory product makers to relieve us of our well earned cash in exchange for products that DON'T WORK?

If you've read and fully understood this review, then the response below is all I have left to say...
...but you don't have to take my word for it!

"A wise man learns by his mistakes, a wiser man learns from others."
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Nintendo Wii Controller / Nunchuck Silicon Skin Blue
Nintendo Wii Controller / Nunchuck Silicon Skin Blue

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SILICONE SKIN CASE FOR NINTENDO WII REMOTE CONTROLLER AND NUNCHUK, 1 Dec. 2008
You have many competitive family members and friends who like to pit their skills against each other, so you invest in a Nintendo Wii. Past experience has taught you that precision and subtlety are not some of these individuals strong points, so you afford additional Wii Controllers & Nunchuks. Predictably you envisage the yet to come arguments and fights over these identical items, and realise to prevent this, they need to be personalised.

The Silicone Skin Case:

' Silicone Skin Cases add that personal touch to both your Wii Controllers & Nunchuks.
' They come in an assortment of colours
' They gently stretch to smugly encase the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Non silicone areas provide full use of controls on both the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Skins provide a high degree of grip through their non-slip rubberised surface (ribbed in areas requiring additional control) compared to use of Controllers & Nunchuks without them
' Durable, can withstand long periods of use and still provide degree of control as above
' Skins can be removed an washed with soap and warm water
' Some skins provide an additional silicone layer around the front area of the Wii Controller, which acts as a shock absorber.

For a pair of these silicone skins, I suggest you pay [Please Note, this is simply my view as a customer] NO MORE THAN £3.99 (when you see these skins I think you'll agree that the trader may pick these up for pennies, and sell them for pounds). Postage & Packing - no more than £1.99.

So if you're looking for a supplement to provide that personal touch to your Wii Controller & Nunchuk, and to increase your handling during prolonged use, the Silicone Skin Case is the proper kit!
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Green Silicone Skins for Nintendo Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controllers by Vortex
Green Silicone Skins for Nintendo Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controllers by Vortex

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SILICONE SKIN CASE FOR NINTENDO WII REMOTE CONTROLLER AND NUNCHUK, 1 Dec. 2008
You have many competitive family members and friends who like to pit their skills against each other, so you invest in a Nintendo Wii. Past experience has taught you that precision and subtlety are not some of these individuals strong points, so you afford additional Wii Controllers & Nunchuks. Predictably you envisage the yet to come arguments and fights over these identical items, and realise to prevent this, they need to be personalised.

The Silicone Skin Case:

' Silicone Skin Cases add that personal touch to both your Wii Controllers & Nunchuks.
' They come in an assortment of colours
' They gently stretch to smugly encase the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Non silicone areas provide full use of controls on both the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Skins provide a high degree of grip through their non-slip rubberised surface (ribbed in areas requiring additional control) compared to use of Controllers & Nunchuks without them
' Durable, can withstand long periods of use and still provide degree of control as above
' Skins can be removed an washed with soap and warm water
' Some skins provide an additional silicone layer around the front area of the Wii Controller, which acts as a shock absorber.

For a pair of these silicone skins, I suggest you pay [Please Note, this is simply my view as a customer] NO MORE THAN £3.99 (when you see these skins I think you'll agree that the trader may pick these up for pennies, and sell them for pounds). Postage & Packing - no more than £1.99.

So if you're looking for a supplement to provide that personal touch to your Wii Controller & Nunchuk, and to increase your handling during prolonged use, the Silicone Skin Case is the proper kit!


Pink Silicone Controller Skin for Nintendo Wii Remote and Nunchuk by Vortex (TM)
Pink Silicone Controller Skin for Nintendo Wii Remote and Nunchuk by Vortex (TM)

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SILICONE SKIN CASE FOR NINTENDO WII REMOTE CONTROLLER AND NUNCHUK, 1 Dec. 2008
You have many competitive family members and friends who like to pit their skills against each other, so you invest in a Nintendo Wii. Past experience has taught you that precision and subtlety are not some of these individuals strong points, so you afford additional Wii Controllers & Nunchuks. Predictably you envisage the yet to come arguments and fights over these identical items, and realise to prevent this, they need to be personalised.

The Silicone Skin Case:

' Silicone Skin Cases add that personal touch to both your Wii Controllers & Nunchuks.
' They come in an assortment of colours
' They gently stretch to smugly encase the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Non silicone areas provide full use of controls on both the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Skins provide a high degree of grip through their non-slip rubberised surface (ribbed in areas requiring additional control) compared to use of Controllers & Nunchuks without them
' Durable, can withstand long periods of use and still provide degree of control as above
' Skins can be removed an washed with soap and warm water
' Some skins provide an additional silicone layer around the front area of the Wii Controller, which acts as a shock absorber.

For a pair of these silicone skins, I suggest you pay [Please Note, this is simply my view as a customer] NO MORE THAN £3.99 (when you see these skins I think you'll agree that the trader may pick these up for pennies, and sell them for pounds). Postage & Packing - no more than £1.99.

So if you're looking for a supplement to provide that personal touch to your Wii Controller & Nunchuk, and to increase your handling during prolonged use, the Silicone Skin Case is the proper kit!


Red Silicone Skins for Nintendo Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controllers, by Vortex
Red Silicone Skins for Nintendo Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controllers, by Vortex

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SILICONE SKIN CASE FOR NINTENDO WII REMOTE CONTROLLER AND NUNCHUK, 1 Dec. 2008
You have many competitive family members and friends who like to pit their skills against each other, so you invest in a Nintendo Wii. Past experience has taught you that precision and subtlety are not some of these individuals strong points, so you afford additional Wii Controllers & Nunchuks. Predictably you envisage the yet to come arguments and fights over these identical items, and realise to prevent this, they need to be personalised.

The Silicone Skin Case:

' Silicone Skin Cases add that personal touch to both your Wii Controllers & Nunchuks.
' They come in an assortment of colours
' They gently stretch to smugly encase the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Non silicone areas provide full use of controls on both the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Skins provide a high degree of grip through their non-slip rubberised surface (ribbed in areas requiring additional control) compared to use of Controllers & Nunchuks without them
' Durable, can withstand long periods of use and still provide degree of control as above
' Skins can be removed an washed with soap and warm water
' Some skins provide an additional silicone layer around the front area of the Wii Controller, which acts as a shock absorber.

For a pair of these silicone skins, I suggest you pay [Please Note, this is simply my view as a customer] NO MORE THAN £3.99 (when you see these skins I think you'll agree that the trader may pick these up for pennies, and sell them for pounds). Postage & Packing - no more than £1.99.

So if you're looking for a supplement to provide that personal touch to your Wii Controller & Nunchuk, and to increase your handling during prolonged use, the Silicone Skin Case is the proper kit!


LUPO Silicone Skin Case For Nintendo Wii Innovative Controller Remote And Nunchuk (GREEN)
LUPO Silicone Skin Case For Nintendo Wii Innovative Controller Remote And Nunchuk (GREEN)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SILICONE SKIN CASE FOR NINTENDO WII REMOTE CONTROLLER AND NUNCHUK, 30 Nov. 2008
You have many competitive family members and friends who like to pit their skills against each other, so you invest in a Nintendo Wii. Past experience has taught you that precision and subtlety are not some of these individuals strong points, so you afford additional Wii Controllers & Nunchuks. Predictably you envisage the yet to come arguments and fights over these identical items, and realise to prevent this, they need to be personalised.

The silicone Skin Case:

' Silicone Skin Cases add that personal touch to both your Wii Controllers & Nunchuks.
' They come in an assortment of colours
' They gently stretch to smugly encase the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Non silicone areas provide full use of controls on both the Wii Controller & Nunchuk
' Skins provide a high degree of additional grip through their non-slip rubberised surface compared to use of Controllers & Nunchuks without them
' Durable, can withstand long periods of use and still provide degree of grip as above
' Skins can be removed an washed with soap and warm water
' Some skins provide an additional silicone layer around the front area of the Wii Controller, acting as a shock absorber.

For a pair of these silicone skins, I suggest you pay [Please Note, this is simply my view as a customer] no more than £3.99 (when you see these skins I think you'll agree that the trader may pick these up for pennies, and sell them for pounds). Postage & Packing - no more than £1.99.

So if you're looking for a supplement to provide that personal touch to your Wii Controller & Nunchuk, the Silicone Skin Case is the proper kit!

Keet


Generic Air Zound 3 Rechargeable Air Horn
Generic Air Zound 3 Rechargeable Air Horn
Price: £19.99

44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AirZound 2 Rechargable Cycle Horn, 1 Nov. 2008
AirZound 2 Rechargable Cycle Horn

If you're a cyclist looking for a horn that connects nicely to your handle bar, is loud enough to hear for both pedestrians and motorist alike, then the AirZound 2 Rechargable Cycle Horn is the one!

When fully charged, this little monster can blast around 120dbs of (what sounds like) sound from a fast approaching vehicle - enough to make any grown man shudder, and then swear after you with the sudden realisation that you're `that cyclist' a few yards down the road he stepped out in front of (or he's yet another pedestrian on his mobile who fails to look before crossing the road)!

An ordinary pump just won't do for this baby. If you want to make the best of the AirZound 2, you'll need a high pressured cycle `Shock' absorber pump [it's small, portable and costs around £34.00 - but worth every penny]. It has a standard car valve connection - the same as the AirZound 2. Although the AirZound 2 instructions recommend the maximum air input as 80psi, during winter months you can actually go up to 120psi. This is at your own risk! And I would strongly recommend you don't go there during hot summer days, as warm air expands and your AirZound 2 will pop as it exceeds the bottles ultimate pressure, thereafter being rendered useless!

AirZound 2 Good Points:

' The actual `horn' is small and unobtrusive.
' You can regulate the sound volume (high/low) by simply turning a small red knob located on the horn's side.
' You can replenish the superior sound quality with regular air via a cycle pump (though would recommend a high pressured `Shock' pump).
' The sound (when the volume regulator is on high) is louder than some car horns!
' The AirZound 2 bottle which contains the pressured air, fits snugly into your water bottle compartment, thus giving many individuals the impression that this is simply what it is - a water bottle (so it's less likely to be stolen)!

Recommendations from my Experience:

' Secure your AirZound 2 horn to your handle bar at around a 45 degree angle. This reduces pressure placed on the top grey front section in front of the red button pressed to activate the horn. This is the weakest part of the AirZound 2.
' When replenishing the air pressure for your AirZound 2, firstly unhook the horn from your handle bar before screwing on your pump valve. As above, this also reduces pressure placed on the top grey front section of the horn, and helps to prevent damage to the AirZound 2 valve threading.
' Don't put too much air in - pump in more than 80psi at your own risk!
' Take your pump with you when out cycling. When cars are in the cycle lane and you start tooting your horn, that air in your AirZound 2 won't last very long!

Follow these basic recommendations above and your AirZound 2 should last for many years.

If you're anything like me and sometimes get breathless during cycling [and no, I'm not unfit..., I'm just getting old!], once you get an AirZound 2, you'll find that cycling is not cycling without it! You'll take great pleasure in tooting that horn and watching the teenage generation [you know how they stay. They stroll into the path of motorists/cyclists as though they own the road] jump to avoid damage to themselves from that 'oncoming vehicle' that's almost upon them. You'll chuckle as you see that motorist swerve to avoid hitting the `car' he/she's about to cut off [call me wicked!]!!

So would I recommend this product to any cyclist out there?

Hell yeah!

Keet
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