Friday, 30 September 2016

Morrison's Great British Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie

A difference in review, we review a PIE, No seriously, we do. This was a Chicken Pie from Morrison's when my mum was on a shopping trip a few weeks ago. Its something that was just on the top of my head when doing a home visit hours before. Costing £2, this was well worth it, or was it.
The video is below for people that want to see a easier review.

The Patriotic Packaging 

This was actually a really British feel to it, with the union jack and the coronation fonts, it makes it seem like a classic British meal or even comfort food. The sides all have the same design on which is a surprise compared to most products I've reviewed in the past. There is High in Fat and Saturates, which for people is a no no, but for feabie members there is a yes to those in the 😍 consequences. Also there is wet signs due to this being defrosted. This is also nice to help that brexit spirit

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This is the side of the box

The massive amount of details on the back 
Then we look at the Pie, which is a nice standard and large roundness which is what comfort food like this should be shaped like. The foil is not as stiff around it, so don't expect it to stay in upside down, but it does stay in when slightly thrown up in the air. 

The Pie

See how loose it is in the Case of tin foil

Time To Cook

This is the part, now the instructions are pretty accurate as far as from my experience is concerned, since if chilled, its a 35 minute cooking in the own at 180C. Which I originally did at 200 but lowered it to be more precise with the instructions. I put it on a tray (which i used to cook a 40 piece of chicken a few days before). It fitted which was nice, then in on the top shelf and set for 39 minutes to go. 
In the Oven

The timer starts 
So, While waiting it to cook, I played Pacman 256 for a bit which is a good time passing. But soon it was coming up to 12 minutes, So i had a check on it, which it was starting to look crispy on the pastry and the heat inside was getting there. 

The Pie was looking good

Cutting it and the meat was looking alright inside. 
Soon, after extending it for another 20 minutes or so, it was finally ready after that. 

The Dishing and tasting

Here we are, the Pie was ready, I cut into it and it looked hot and gooey with steam coming out of it along with the pastry nice and nearly fully black. So I cut it out, or managed to then dished it out, mmmmmmm.
The Pie is ready and it looks quite nice 
Then it was time to get this eaten, which of course, adding sauces and things like Baked Beans to make it classic meal. There were extras but thats on twitter along with my other meals as ususal. 

with the beans, funnily enough, it was morrisons branded baked beans 

So, it was time to eat, and it was really nice, although it might of been cooler than it looked when I ate it, but the flavour was really there, with a melt in the mouth without cheese and also the mixture of the chicken and ham is nice too. Adding my usual extras made it nice and varied the flavour but on its own, its a nice texture that you don't have to force yourself to eat. With this in mind

omracer's Rating: 7/10

The Good Points:

  • Nice size
  • Good Value
  • Patriotic or brexit design
  • Easy to get the pie out of the box 
  • Loose Tin
  • Nice flavour 

The Bad Points: 

  • Can be tricky to cook if your not sure on times
  • Can be fattening if your not a feedist
  • Getting the slices cut up and put on the plate can be tricky without making it fall on the floor

More Reviews coming in the next week, maybe more mini food ideas. 


Sunday, 25 September 2016

SJ8000 4K Wifi Action Camera

This was a surprise for me, but this review happened when I was pondering on ebay since I found out i had a £15 off £30 purchase if i paid via the mobile app and also I had some money in Paypal from a refund of a chargeback case against me for a copy of RCTW i posted to someone (physically put through the Royal Mail system). Which this was £31 including Postage.

If you want this one, you can buy the one i bought from eBay seller Comyur or amazon might have some 

The video is below

The Box, 

Now lets see how this looks, its actually very well designed for a Chinese product, which has some good features like 4K ULTRA HD and ACTION CAMERA as well as pictures of Mid to Extreme Sports pictured, but the main fact you see the camera is a good sign as well so you know its real, as the meme suggests. Wifi and 2.0" LCD are listed. 

The front of the box

The top of the front of the box

The sides of the box are more on the diagrams of the sports this can handle such as Skiing, Cycling, Rock climbing, Pyramid climbing something on a plane and even Sailing. But there are QR codes for the App this supports which is not too bad to be fair. There is also a sticker on stock code from the supplier i bought from on eBay.

The icons for sports this can handle

Pictures of sports along with the stock code and QR codes for the apps. 

Then we have the back of it which lists the full specs of the camera along with the Multipurpose and other things the camera can be used for, like a Dashcam or a CCTV system on the budget.

A massive table of the specifications on the back 

Then we open up the contents 

Now to be fair, for the money, you get quite alot in terms of accessories for the camera, like hooks and straps and some cables which makes this quite attractive, they did the nice thing of the camera sealed into the waterproof casing, which is ok but can be very stiff to get out, some of the bits are the same but i just did a picture of it all in, makes it easier to see i feel. 

How it looks in the box

A closer look

Some of the parts layed out

More parts

Even more parts

a bit more

more parts but the manual and camera included

The Manual

This was hard to understand along with the print being too small, which makes it look like its not worth having, except the pictures do make it worth it to see what accessory goes on what part of sporting equipment. But that took some detail to look at 3 or 4 times before evening knowing it was talking about the screws that are long, one half is traditional Chinese too. 

The front of the manual

Part way in

The chinese side of the manua

Another part of it

Setting up the Camera

Now it was time to use it, which after seeing it in the case, which worked quite a treat, I had to take it out of the case to fit a 1GB Micro SD card since thats is all i have since i loaned my other cards to my parents for their holiday. But it worked nicely and I looked at the settings for it, there were a fair whack of options i could use. From lowering resolutions to adding a watermark and more. 

The front of the Camera

The back of the camera

The back of the camera with the menu on

the camera out of the case

a look at the connections and the Micro SD card slot

Video Settings 

the list of resolutions to choose from

imaging options

what the options photo mode can do

the General settings like formatting the card and reset and firmware version.

The testing

Part 1: Normal Use

Now i would have high hopes for this camera and to be fair, it didn't dissapoint for the money it was costing me, Since it recorded 720p at 60FPS and thats a decent settings, which for the 1st test clip, was not that good but the cycling one really shown how fast it could handle. 

The details on the video

But the images were a bit of a let down, sure the quality was good but they were not Widescreen which makes this a major shame for blogposts and wide shots but it confuses me since if video can be widescreen, so can be the pictures, but oh well, also the light was slightly too bright for it, like a webcam style problem, but this only had an ISO of 50. 

A picture near a pond

That fisheye angle isn't that good in the selfie

the details of the image
But fitting the handlebar accessory was a bit of a nightmare since the screws were falling out and the rubber piece and also the diagram was too small to understand what was needed, ok it took me nearly 8 minutes to get fitted but that is still longer than usual for a simple put on a handbar type bit. 

preparing to fit the bit onto the bike

the front of the camera when its fitted

from the riders view, it looks ok but sometimes hard to focus on or the traffic

But when cycling, it was stable and working, minus a slight fault of tilting left and right which meant readjusting to it every so often to keep it straight. Also the sound was muffled when in the casing, just be aware of it when using it. 

a pic while trying to tilt it

Part 2: The PC Cam

This could also be used as a webcam, this was plug and play once you select PC cam on the menu if the cable was plugged in, it gave me 720p at 60 fps which was not too blurry but there was a bit of pixelation so that might not look good in some social eating streams which i'm planning on doing so this helps me .

OBS has the details, the mic does not work with it

how it looks on a stream for example

The Conclusion

So then, with a £32 action cam, how do i think it performed, I think it performed very well, it did what it said on the tin and using it was simple, no DLSR training needed. ok the wifi is a bit to work on if your not sure, but its not turned on unless you want it to be, a webcam mode is nostalgic but useful and a removable battery means you have a backup to buy if you need it. 

With this lot in mind

omracer's Rating: 8/10

The Good Points: 

  • its pocket size
  • good value
  • removable battery
  • 720p @ 60FPS
  • the brackets for bikes are included 
  • standard connections like micro usb, micro sd and micro hdmi
  • webcam mode
  • easy to use

The Bad points: 

  • The manual is a bit of a not easy to understand
  • if your a wuss with strength, the case for the camera is hard to open
  • no widescreen support for photo mode
  • the audio quality is not as good as i once thought, muffling and low quality
  • There is a possible chance of overheating if overused

And that goes another review, I hope you enjoyed it and I will try to use it more soon.

Might be more reviews next week or the week after on food products if I have time


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Natural Elements HOT Chilli Chocolate Shower Gel

This was delay, i really apologise for this, but I've wanted to do this for a while, a SHOWER GEL review. So here it is, a bargain from trago mills, Natural Elements HOT chilli chocolate shower gel. Does it work, will it help me get a girl like the Lynx advert offered on their chocolate spray years ago. Lets try to find out.

You can Buy it from HERE since that's the only place online easily selling it. I got mine for £0.25 from Trago Mills on clearance offer.

The Packaging

This is a simple tube, with a creative design thats a light hearted joke but works nicely, ok its hard to see the HOT but thats a nice twist i think. But the back is full of text, now shower gels have to be due to safety, skincare and also how to use along with details and ingredients.

The Using: 

Well one thing with this is that the stuff, its running and looks slightly discoloured melted milk chocolate. But it does wash off easily, even though it can stain the carpet and curtains if not sorted quickly, But when you lotion it on you, it feels runny and smooth when you put it on your skin, which it does the usual foam when rubbing it in. The gel can thin even more and then just wash off but keep the freshness and the chocolate smell is there but very temporary is the smell of chocolate but if your lucky, it can linger and give you that chocolate smell and hopefully make it work on ladies and so on and so forth. 

How it looks on the hands

This is what it looks like when rubbed in to the skin

How it shows on my legs

The reaction & Conclusion

Well to be fair, when i;m out, No one has smelled chocolate on me except my sister and family and that was once, which means this gel isn't as strong as i would expect it to be, but then again is cost me £0.25 so i'm not expecting me being like a chocolate man. With this in mind

omracer's Rating: 4/10

The Good Points: 

  • It looks good in design
  • There is a smell of chocolate
  • It is soft on the skin
  • its cheap (this price was anyway)

The Bad points

  • The smell isn't strong so this won't work on a night out or working long day, a major worry
  • If not washed out, stains can happen
  • the actual gel colour might put people off

More reviews coming soon :)