Review – Spy Net Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies from Jakks Pacific.

This week the children were given a secret mission to complete and a high-tech spy gadget to help them.  To say the boys were excited when they opened the package was an understatement.  They spent some time reading what their mission was and then talking about how they were going to complete it.   I had a quick read of the instructions that had come with the spy gadget  which was the Spy Net Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies.   I quickly realised that they required two AAA batteries each and after checking my cupboard I discovered I would need to go and buy some.  So the spy mission would have to wait until I had bought some batteries.

IMG_6039The next day while the boys were at school I bought some batteries ready to put in the walkie Talkies.  The instructions also suggests that the Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies are best used outdoors and work at a distance of 100 feet or 30 meters.  Unfortunately we have had some very wet weather this week and it has deteriorated further as the week has got on.   

We decided to wait until yesterday (Saturday) to see if the weather improved.  In the meantime the boys wanted to get used to using the Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies.  So I helped install the batteries and then the boys started trying them on to get used to how they worked.   The pack contains two walkie talkies so it meant that the boys would have to take it in turns using them.  Then Erin decided she wanted to join in too. 

IMG_6042So yesterday afternoon all four children spent a couple of hours running around the house using the walkie talkies.  It was lovely to see all four playing together and taking their mission seriously.  Initially I had to help pair the walkie talkies up which was easy to do.  Then between themselves they fitted the headsets to each other.  I wasn’t allowed to know what they were doing but from what I could see they were having fun. 

It wasn’t easy to create a base in the house, it’s something they would have been better off doing outside.  I wasn’t able to take any video footage of the walkie talkies in action either due to the space constraints and I certainly couldn’t climb up on bunk beds or under them! 

I asked the children over dinner last night how they found the Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies and they told me they were great fun and very comfortable to wear.   They were disappointed they weren’t able to complete their mission in as much as they didn’t have a base so I suggested they think of the house as their base which seemed to be a good alternative.  Then after dinner last night we started hearing fireworks going off nearby, Trystan and Rowan were quick to don their Walkie Talkies and go and investigate.  I opened the front door and let them use the drive to do this and kept an eye on them as it was dark by this stage.  

erin spy gearSadly the weather has been even worse today so we’ve not been able to test the distance they work very well nor have the children been able to make a base in the garden to defend.  However I know as soon as we have a dry day that is exactly what they will be doing.   I hope I’ll be able to capture the walkie talkies in action as soon as possible too so that the mission will be completed. 

I think my lot are at the right age to enjoy spy missions and I know they enjoy having a mission to complete and spy gadgets are considered a fantastic bonus as far as their concerned.    The Spy Net Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies retail at £39.99 and there are also other spy gadgets in the range so you can add to your spy gear collection.  Both the Spy Net Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies and other Spy Net gadgets are available from all good retailers. 

Disclaimer:  The children were sent the Spy Net Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies for the purpose of this post.  The content is my own. 

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