Friday, 28 July 2017

Tao Kae Noi Tempura Seaweed Original

This review is one that was a quick impulse, with the dogwalking going ahead as usual, I had to pick some stuff up from Tesco for tea that night, As i was in the section for Mexican bits, I saw this Tempura seaweed for £1.76, so i went for it. Tesco usually do imports but Amazon have these as well. Enjoy the quick Review below:

The Packaging

Its actually quite nice, its clear, it shows what it is-ish. The logos are cute and it has a sort of representation of what it is, which in one way, it always looks amazing in pictures but never in real life. Most of the packaging is in English which can be a bit of a hmm moment, considering its a Thai import, the ingredients was stuck on but its still a nice touch to the design. For some it can be too OTT to want to purchase but thats also the charm of it. 

The Front of the packet

A closer look

The front top bit

There can be a bit too much text on the back but this is probably related to imports. It still shows it off nicely.

A look at the back. 

The look inside:

Now actually, the amount you get for 40g is not that much, that statement when theres more air in the bag that the crisps, its true for these snacks, There is  alot of empty space in the packets. But this can make it easier to reach for them.But each one, was actually more flatter than originally shown in the pics.

This can show how empty the package can be
Each part has a nice look of it, with the shape of it and the layered of seaweed on the bit.

This then shows how the slices look like

different shapes for them too

The taste is amazing, there is the taste of cripsy seaweed and a extra kick which makes it nice, sure the base isn't that interesting but it makes it mix with the nice texture of the seaweed really well. It was moorish and could easily eat a few packets if not careful.

Eating it

it was nice 

The conclusion:

These are pretty good, the value is nice since its the same price as the more expensive crisps in supermarkets. The taste is authentic and there is more to enjoy over time. with this is mind: 

omracer's Rating: 8/10

The Good Points: 

  • Amazing Taste
  • Easy to buy
  • not too big bites per piece

The Bad Points: 

  • There isn't much per packet
  • The price is high compared to other snacks
  • For some people, there is a strong spice with it. 

I will get to do more reviews soon, definitely in september. For now its a wet summer from the looks of it. 


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Gioteck Control Pack for PS4

A Game accessory reiview, oh boy. Well lets see how this one turns out in preparation for the N.Sane Trilogy. Costing me £4.99 from Tesco and other retailers provide this for a bit more like amazon.. This is a nice bundle even though i Didn't need the headset. You can see the video for this below:

The Box. 

Now we start with the packaging, a nice Playstation colour scheme and quite nice modern designs like the wave the xmb used to show. The pictures of the products you were actually buying is shown. 

The front of the box

The sides of the box
Now we get to the back, which shows the items again as well as a fair bit of translations of what the items are. This can be a bit much for some people but this is a multi national product. It is nicely laid out to see. 

The back of the Box. 

The bottom of the box. 

Whats inside. 

So, when you open the box, a blue smaller box appears which encloses the items in zip bags. a nice touch so lets see what you get: .

  • 1 x Bluetooth Dongle
  • 1 x LP1 Headset
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Manual
  • 1 x Dualshock 4 Silicone Cover
  • 2 x Dualshock 4 thumbgrips
The box with the items. 

The controller. 

This cover is quite thick in its rubber and makes a nice tight fit agained the Dualshock 4. This will make playing for long periods of time nice and comforting. The thumsticks provided a bit more grip when i tried the covers on. 

The front of the cover and thumbsticks

The back of the cover and thumbsticks

The cover on the controller's front

The top of the cover on the controller

The rear of the controller 

The Headset

This was a nice design except for the a few minor setbacks like the foam earpiece and also the problem with it connecting to the PS4 using the dongle but the headset worked on my desktop as well as connected to my tablet but no sound output from that. The dongle is not reconfigured as a bluetooth dongle but a Audio device in the PS4 and Windows. 

The headset, Manual and USB Cable

The foam on the back piece

The manual

a stiff connection for the headset


Its a intresting kit and this can make some things feel better but the headset is not as good as it makes it out to be. But gioteck try to make it simple to use. The designs look good themselves but it can be tricky and uncomfortable with that headset. 

With that in mind...

omracer's Rating: 6/10

The good Points: 

  • Good Value at Tesco
  • Nice grip with the controller cover
  • The thumbsticks look nice and strong
  • Nice packaging

The Bad Points: 

  • The bluetooth dongle isn't the best to set up 
  • Can be stiff to plug in the supplied cable to the headset
  • The headset Foam is not that comfortable and causes rubbing on the ears.

More reviews will come later in the year and also new challenges and changes will take place, but for now a nice weekend..