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As mentioned in a few reviews so far I have recently moved house and with a much bigger kitchen can now afford the space to allow for such devices as I have never owned before. One of which being a Sandwich Toasting Machine. I trust and use Breville products quite a lot so it was to them I sought such a machine and I ended up with the Breville VST037 which cost me a very reasonable £20. Breville offer quality and the first thing you will notice when getting the Breville VST037 out of the box is that it feels and looks well made. Everything is solid and compact, no loose and flimsy feel. This is a device that is built to last. Looks wise you can also see it has a nice silver finish with a black handle and a small logo. Fits and looks well in any kitchen with such a colour scheme. Contained on the device are non slip pads on the bottom meaning its safe and a cool touch handle. It is very portable and easy to store meaning you can quite easily store in standing up right in a cupboard or indeed lying down anywhere you like! Ideal. The whole process is simple to use....it heats up in minutes, a light tells you when its ready to use, bang in whatever toastie you can and there you have it. The easy-clean non stick surface means minutes after eating the device can be as good as new and ready to go again. All in all hassle free are the two words I would say to round up what this toaster is all about. There is a good overall performance to the Breville VST037 and so far it has performed consistently well throughout with good even browning and repeating quality. No dud spots or anything Overall little can be said about this other than if you are seeking a hassle free two slice toaster for under £20 then there is no where else you should look! Also on CIAO
Part of my move to my new flat involved purchasing a range of new appliances. Bigger kitchen equals more room and this Bosch MUM46A1 Food Mixer, has been perhaps the device I have used more often than anything else. You know with Bosch you are going to get a quality product and they usually are fairly priced for what you get and I would certainly say that the Bosch MUM46A1 Food Mixer at £120 is fair price. Some may consider this expensive but you are paying for sheer quality above all else. The whole device reeks of quality. You can see by the picture how good it look but that doesn't really do it justice as this is one piece of kit that you will be proud to display in your kitchen. Certainly here you will find a product that is easy on the eye and looks every bit its price. It also feels solid and everything is tight and well made, everything you would expect from Bosch. What makes this Bosch MUM46A1 Food Mixer so good then? Well first off do not get fooled into thinking this is a one trick pony. Oh No, the Bosch MUM46A1 Food Mixer gives more than just mixing and includes capabilities of liquidising, citrus pressing and shredding. A multi tool if ever I saw one. The power behind it is solid so it achieves most tasks you would expect and it also allows you to do what most cheaper brands wouldn't. There is also a great flexibility involved and this device will help you with whatever loads you wish to put through it. One major problem I had with my last device was its inability to cut through smaller pieces. No problems here! The Bosch MUM46A1 Food Mixer tackles everything! I also feel it is a good size and can fit plenty in. Often I had to use a smaller device and do "two loads" so to speak but not with this. One load can feed myself and partner easily with plenty to spare. Performance wise it is solid. Any downsides? Well only really the length of the cord which is a bit restrictive but that is one minor quip in an otherwise outstanding product! Worthy of merit. The Bosch MUM46A1 Food Mixer is well worth the price and well worth a place in any kitchen! Also on CIAO
A number of months ago I forked out £50 for the George Foreman 18891 Entertaining Variable Temp Grill which I had been meaning to buy for some time. The choice of grills was wide and only after some research did I decide that the £50 price tag of the George Foreman 18891 Entertaining Variable Temp Grill Made it a justified purchase. I have never looked back and this item has been essential to my new cookery plans in my new kitchen. The George Foreman brand is well established and comes with the mark of trust and quality you would hope for from such an item. When you take it out of the box you will feel the quality from the off as the device feels so well made and so well constructed. All the parts of tight and sturdy, it feels built to last and the hinges, leads and handles all look durable. I have every confidence that this device will indeed stand the test of time. Another plus before use is the look. All products in this range look stylish but the George Foreman 18891 Entertaining Variable Temp Grill looks very good nifty indeed. Not too Jazzy but looks very smart and simple, as it is to use. It certainly looks nice on my Kitchen Bench! The plastic outer shell also provides much easier cleaning and it looks new even though it has been used a lot in the last few months. This is a rather large grill and as man with a big appetite that's what I wanted. It is stated as 5 Portions which I would say could be right if two of those portions were kids. I would struggle to cook for 4 adults on this but for myself and my partner this is fine. Plenty of space so no fiddling around trying to make things fit. The George Foreman 18891 Entertaining Variable Temp Grill certainly requires a decent size work bench though! The device is so easy to use and so safe and effective. From the off it will take no more than a few minutes to get your head around how to use this device and with plenty of variable controls you can easily make products to suit your needs. Everything is simple! Nothing overly complicated and even your gran could use the George Foreman 18891 Entertaining Variable Temp Grill With minimal fuss. One improvement over the last device I had here is the drip catcher/drip tray which is so easy to use and reinput that it takes a massive chore away. All in all this device reeks of pure quality. From the design to the quality of the goods down to the way in which you can use it, there can be no complaints here. Simply put this is a grill ahead of others on the market so rather than buy cheaper models, shell out the £50 odd for this and you will certainly be a satisfied customer! Also on CIAO
I bought this radio initially for my bathroom and it cost me a whopping £4 from Tesco. I wanted it as a small device I could tuck away in a drawer and listen to for 10-15 minutes in the bath every now and then. Even for that purpose this has not done anything to satisfy my needs and I have already moved on after only a few weeks. The radio has AM/FM which one plus point but wherever I have used this, Bathroom and Garden once or twice, it just cannot hold a decent signal. For £4 I don't expect a wonderful crisp clear sound but I do expect to tune a radio in and it to last more than 5 minutes. The signal fades and it has to be retuned. Not ideal and not worth the hassle! The tuning itself seems off to me and it is very fiddly. The numbers are hard to see and it takes a steady and patient hand to tune in. The signal obviously depends on the area I understand but other radios work fine and pick up and sustain. This doesn't. It causes annoyance. The whole thing itself feels very flimsy and for something that is intended to be portable it should really provide more confidence that it would survive a drop. The plastic is cheap, the aerial weak and the whole thing from the dial to the battery cover feels like it could drop apart at any moment. I would have expected so much more. The sound, when the signal holds, is fairly poor and "tinny". If you are hoping for a decent audible volume be prepared for quality dips. I expected it for the price to be a bad sound quality but not this. Overall this is a frustrating, cheap and tacky radio that is not worth the £4 it asks for! Poor.
I must have been good this year as Santa delivered me one of these stunning Laptop Cases for my trusty Laptop this year. The daily use has taken its toll on the other case I was using and it looks like Santa decided on giving me something that will last and put up with the toil of daily use. I must say I am not usually one to get impressed with items such as this but from the moment I have started using this case it has impressed me considerably. It is designed for the Pavillion Laptop range from HP but will suit any laptop under 16". The Pavillion fits so snuggly into this bag that I sometimes don't want to take it out. From my research it seems this is only available in the colour above which is the one I have but I tend to think this looks snazzy and doesn't look too obvious like a laptop bag. One of my worries walking home is that people can clearly see I have a laptop bag whereas this isn't so clear. Anyway, the first thing that you may notice is how solid and sturdy this bag is. It is very very well made and tough and it all looks safe and protective. It feels frim, steady and solid and will hold up to constant daily use I feel. From the zip to the strap it feels very well made which is always a good sign if you are outing something as valuable as a laptop inside it. This is down to the recyclable material that is used in this bag but that is not really something that bothers me but it may appeal to others so is worth noting. The shoulder straps themselves are very well made and very comfortable with extra padding. I have a little obsession/fear of my laptop case snapping but with this I can safely carry it on my shoulder and feel comfortable and at ease. There are no worries at all! Inside is space for pens with the added loops, 4 separate comportments, zipped areas for the charger and hooks to keep the laptop in. As someone who carries a lot of documents around I feel this fits the bill well. All in all this is a very strong, durable and impressive looking laptop bag that will certainly stand the test of time. Santa told me it cost him £60 but that's well worth it as it will be a good few years before I need to update it!
I live on my own in a very cold flat with storage heaters. Not ideal! In the winter it gets very cold and over the years I have turned to many different types of heaters to meet my requirements. The latest one being this Oscillating Halogen Heater which I picked up for £14.99 from a local store. I had my doubts about these heaters, mainly due to the cost of using them, but in the end after visiting a friends in a similar block of flats who was having cold issues I noticed they can be quite good. The device was a little lighter than I though as it feels very flimsy and light weight as it is made almost entirely of cheap plastic. One drop and I imagine it would fall apart but as long as you careful this should be fine. The main attraction here is how well it heats. Now this is my first Halogen heater as such and I was not expecting it to heat so much. It gets very hot indeed on full settings to the extent that you can not really stand near it and be comfortable. It has three different settings which I assume are 400w of heat, 800w and 1200w which means you can adapt the levels. It also has a turn function which means it can spread heat. There can be no complaints about this in a small room as it can heat the room nicely straight away and is ideal in situations such as heating a room before bed etc. However what I tend to find is that in my larger rooms it has very little effect. I have high ceilings and big windows too so even after 15 minutes on the heater has not really done a great deal for me. If I point it at me on the couch yes it will keep me warm but then it means when I get up the rest of the room is cold. My other problem is with the light as it is sooo bright that it makes it hard to have it near you and watch TV etc. Reading is fine, in fact the light comes in handy as it means you don't need a lamp but one turn and full blast it cuts into your eyes.# The final negative is the simple fact that with all heating like this, it doesn't last. A few moments after its gone off and the heat has died fully! All in all a nice cheap alternative to other heaters, have not noticed a rise in electric bills, but generally the lack of mobility (short cord) and the lack of staying heat makes me want to look elsewhere! Also on CIAO
Gary Barlow has never quite managed to transform the success he has achieved as the lead singer of Take That to a solo career. True, he has perhaps finally surpassed Robbie Williams in terms of the nation's favourite member of the group and carved himself a career in the land of X Factor reality TV. But in terms of musical success Gary Barlow has never yet produced a solo record that manages to live up to his current status. So the question remains, does his latest effort "Since I Saw You Last" do anything to remedy this recurring problem? Although the answer to this could by no means be a definite yes, the fact remains that after 20 years in the music business Gary Barlow is still a confident, maturing and exciting songwriter who knows how to create pop ditties that will stick in the head for some time. The production levels throughout the album are high and Barlow as used a wide range of orchestras, instrumentalists and musicians to craft an album rich in sound and variety. Cynics may say that "Since I Saw You Last" was merely rushed out to meet the demands of the post-X Factor buzz, but there is clear evidence of extensive planning and complicated song writing that would have taken some time indeed. The song kicks off with Requiem which is one of the most poignant songs on the album as it reflects on the death of Gary's father in 2009. The song is, in style, close to The Beatles but manages to turn a sad subject into something joyful, interesting and meaningful. Thinking too much about the lyrics, which are rather deep and some of the best on the album, provides the poignancy but the song itself will give nothing but joy and a stomping opening to the album. Let Me Go follows and this is the lead single so you may well have heard this upbeat, party and feel good tune which uplifts the mood and has the same singalong chorus that you may also associate with other tracks including Small Town Girls and This House. There is indeed a feel good atmosphere to the whole record. Many of the tunes will have you singing along after only few listens but that does not mean there isn't any depth to the record and after a few weeks it certainly stands up to repeat listenings. There are elements of all different styles through the record. When it comes to folk you have songs including All Night which gives you a feel of all the Mumford and Sons type bands that have become popular within the last few years. Face to Face is pure Take That inspired Pop. Gary Barlow shows on "Since I Saw You Last" that he has great songwriting skills in all aspects of music although if he settled on just one style you get the impression the album would have been more focussed. Either way this album provides a mixture of songwriting style, strong vocals and keen and clever arrangement that produces an album that will last the test of time. Also on CIAO
I am quite something of a fan of quizzing and enjoy travelling around the country to compete in quizzes. I hence have amassed a wide range of quiz books over the years and recently managed to pick up this University Challenge Quiz Book for a mere £1.99 in a local discount book store. University challenge as you may know is one of the longest running Quiz Shows on TV and within this book you will find a wide range of questions ranging taken from the show over the past few years. They are presented in the Start-Bonus format and presented in a series of chapters (or Shows) as they call them so it is easy to make a game out of this. At 3,500 you are getting a bang for you buck and given the difficulty of the questions this will last some time! Onto the subject of the difficulty of the questions then if you have watched the TV Show recently then you will fully know what to expect. Its tough....very tough! What this means is that you will be giving thought to most of the questions contained here and hence it will give you much more longevity than the books in which 50% of the questions might be too easy. If you are perhaps though looking for a more, shall we say, straight forward quiz book then this is perhaps not that one for you! The only one major downside I have here is the fact that the format isn't great meaning you have to make constant trips back and forth throughout the book to find the answers which can get annoying! Either way if you like tough quiz questions then seek out this book as it will keep you going for some time! Also on CIAO
I bought these headphones to use with several devices that I own and after buying and going through several cheap pairs I decided the best idea was to invest in some in ear headphones that were going to last and hence I was willing to shell out the extra cash in return. These cost me £34.99 online and so far they have been worth the money! I have used Soundmagic products before and were fully aware of their solid reputation both from past experiences and the online reports. I chosen the plain black ones as pictured here but there are many other colours available. I guess the first thing I should mention about this product is the fact that it is very very solid indeed. Some headphones I have head in the past have been very flimsy and lightweight but as soon as you feel these you will realise they are very well made and constructed in way that gives you confidence that they will last. They do not though feel too heavy in the ear, causing them to drop out, which is also a very good plus point. After the first impression of the initial solid construction, you begin using them and the quality is superb. The sound is clear, crisp and there is no "tinny" feel or "plasticy" vibrations that come with the cheaper headsets. As I said above they fit nicely in the ear and do not provide discomfort at all. There is a great bass to the sound and it really allows the sound to come through in the quality you would like. Throw in the cable clip which is supplied and this is a very easy to use and pleasurable headphone. Supplied as well is a small portable carry case which I find very useful indeed as I hate wrapping headphones round and round the devices I use. All in all in terms of quality, construction and sound this is a very good range of heaphones and even though at £34.99 they are by no means cheap, they provide the sound that will soon make you forget about that! Also on CIAO
I first picked up this Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD when I first began to play the guitar some time ago. It is marketed and designed for anyone who is starting out playing either an Electric or Bass Guitar. I thought I would find learning from a DVD easier and more beneficial than learning from books and I was right. The Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD certainly speeded up my non-taught guitar learning and it is worth a look for anyone interested in playing! You can pick the Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD up for next to nothing from a lot of online stores now so value for money is not an issue. It certainly ranks in as cheaper and more beneficial than some of the books I have bought to aid my playing! The downside for many though will be that the Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD covers the basics and not much beyond that. Indeed the reason I have scored this so highly is that I am judging it as an item to be bought with your very first guitar rather than something to help you along if you have already started and learnt chord progression etc. Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD is a beginners guide. The running time for each episode on Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass (one episode is obviously Guitar the other Bass) is only 60 minutes. Dont let that put you off as there is a lot of info packed into those 60 minutes. The disc will start you off with plugging in and setting up moving you through to playing chords and an actual song by the end of it. That seems a lot to fit in but of course the disc expects you to pause and pratice so if you were to do this in one sitting as a complete beginner the Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD is going to last you days and get you started well on your way. The on screen information is clear and precise, the tutor is good and the instruction clear. They don't rush things along, everything is at your own pace and it is nicely chaptered so that you can use the Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD to suit you and your playing/learning needs. This will definitely be of great use to beginners as it always helps "seeing" what you are supposed to be doing. It will add confidence and speed to your learning and the Encore Play Now Guitar/Bass DVD is a great place to start. Encore of course is a name you can trust and a brand you have faith in to deliver quality products and this is yet another one. Recommended.
I have been a keen amateur photographer for some time now and being such an expensive hobby, it is vital to protect the camera and lens. Without a decent case investing in a decent camera is simply a recipe for disaster. My philosophy when doing so is to buy the best to ensure maximum protection and after reading reviews online of the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case as well as being recommended it by people in store, I decided it was worth the money. The first thing to mention here is that this is not a cheap product at all. Indeed the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case is one of the most expensive on the market and buying this will leave you with not much change from £100. I picked it up online for £97 which was the cheapest I had seen it. This is one for serious users only but then again if you transport a camera around as much as me, and are as clumsy as me, then this will prove its worth time and time again! The Canon EH 20-L Leather Case though is worth its weight in gold. Just for reference I use the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case with my Canon EOS 7D which in itself is almost £800. Therefore if you think about £100 for a case is not bad at all! The reason for the high price here is that the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case is as it says real leather. This gives off a nice professional first impression, it looks stylish and indeed it gives the aurora of a serious professional photographer. But then again as I mentioned, even though the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case is stylish that is not the reason you would be buying it. So what protections does the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case offer? I would say in all honesty I am very confident it offers high quality protection. It is semi-hard which I often think is the best as it is a fine balance. Too Hard and the case could have the opposite effect and too soft and you get no protection. With the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case there is plenty of give either way. I have used this in storage with other goods in a backpack and case and even when items have fell on top of it the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case has stood up. I have yet to drop it but I have every confidence the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case would do a grand job. The whole design of the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case is solid with a great stern zip, solid structure and all round feeling of a well made product and of course it comes from a brand I have always trusted! All in all I think this product comes down to the basic question of how much you are willing to pay in order to protect your camera. If you want to provide great protection to the camera then the Canon EH 20-L Leather Case will do a great job and not only will you have more confidence in your camera being protected but you will have bought a great product! Well worth the money. Also on Ciao
I play Badminton at a very basic level in a local club and have owned my own racquet for a number of years now. I tend to replace it every 2-3 years and the latest model I have been using is the Carlton Ultra Blade 250. I was suggested the Carlton range by one of the better players at the club, and indeed by reviews online, and paid £19.99 online for this and I have to say it is a cracking piece of kit. I had never really heard of Carlton before as a brand but after using the Carlton Ultra Blade 250 I will certainly have no hesitation buying from them again. The impression from this has been nothing but positive! I was a little hesitant about buying a racquet online too as I usually like feeling the product first but I am glad I did! The first concern I have with some cheaper racquets is that there is virtually no weight to them. Yes I know that a racquet needs to be light but when a badminton racquet is too light it ruins my stroke and it is harder to play with. Experience badminton players will know what I am talking about! The Carlton Ultra Blade 250 however does not have this problem as it has a nice weight to it and feels easy and fluid to play with. The weight is nicely balanced and it feels very natural playing with it and indeed after having so many racquets in the past I would be happy to say that Carlton Ultra Blade 250 is the most natural I have felt playing. The handle has a nice grip, it doesnt dig into the hand which is a problem I have had in the past with previous racquets and it is, as I have said, a very comfortable experience. The grip has stayed steady, no fraying and it feels very nice to play with the Carlton Ultra Blade 250. The head is solid as is the whole racquet and tensions has remained. I have nothing much to say about the Carlton Ultra Blade 250 other than praise praise, praise, praise! its a superb device and feels like it has been made for me and my game. Look no further than the Carlton Ultra Blade 250 as your next racquet! Also on CIAO
I have mentioned on here several times my problems with dry eye and if you have read any of my previous reviews on eye drops you will know that I have tried product after product in an attempt to ease the uncomfortable dry eye I get almost every day. To give you a summary of my usage I wear contacts for nearly 10 hours per day 5 days a week, only wearing them at weekends if I go out. So I would say at least 55-60 hours a week. This has caused me horrid dry eye and after a days wearing I cannot wait to get home and take them off. But at least with Vital Eyes Contacts I have something to look forward too... I picked up a 10ml bottle of Vital Eyes Contacts for around £2 from a local chemist. I have never heard of the brand of manufacturer previously and bought it as it was one of the few on the shelf that I had not tried. Much to my relief Vital Eyes Contacts works pretty well. The instructions with Vital Eyes Contacts are clear. One drop after removal of lenses in each eye is all that is needed. The liquid is nice and thin, does not sting and has no odour. As soon as you drip the Vital Eyes Contacts into the eye it starts to feel soothed and within 10 minutes that bout of dry eye has gone and the eye is back to being nice and moist. The effect does tend to wear off after a few hours though which is the one disappointing aspect but this does not really affect me and my lens uses but it may affect you if you have a different pattern. Either way the main thing here with the Vital Eyes Contacts is that it works in terms of easing the niggling of dryness in the eye and it means after a day of wearing lenses my eyes feel normal. How much use will you get from Vital Eyes Contacts? Well it has to be used within 12 weeks as the warning on the bottle makes clear but after using it every day it ran out after 8 weeks. Good value still though for the price paid. How does Vital Eyes Contacts compare to other products? I must say that I feel it is about middle of the road. It is certainly not the worst on the market but nor is it the best mainly due to the fact that it does start to run out! Either way though, as a solution to Dry Eye it is worth the price and does work to some extent! Also on CIAO
At 26 year old I have found myself getting a severe case of what every man hates to see....nose hair. Being of the timid sort I am not one for plucking and gone are the days when I can ignore the small bush starting to emanate from my nostrils. so a few months ago I invested in the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer which has since helped me ease those little signs that I am kicking on! I paid £13.99 for the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010. This is much more expensive than rival products but my buying philosophy is "buy cheap, buy again" so I tend to stick to the upper end of the market, not for being a snob, but because I would rather buy a quality item than 5 bad ones. The Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 is certainly quality. The Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 comes in a tasty little design and is certainly eye catching. It is chrome and washes easily. One of the first things you may notice is how light this feels, even with a battery in this feels very light and this makes it easy to use and portable. Although is is light it certainly does not feel cheap in anyway so the solid construction shows and I have even dropped the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 onto a hard bathroom floor three of four times and it is still working fine. A tough little cookie! How does the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 perform then? Well the first thing to note is that this is cordless so there are no wires in the way. It requires just one AA battery and uses very little power so the battery I put in 4 months ago is still going strong. (Again that is using a top end battery). That is not to say it has little effect though and this will give you a powerful "trim". I am commenting here on the performance of the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 as a nose hair trimmer as I have yet to develop ear hair so I have no idea how well it would work on that front. However suffice to say this device gives a close, pain free trim that has signalled the end of my nose hair days. I have used a similar product which was very rough on the nose and left it itchy and sore but the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 is nice and smooth with a good powerful motion but not one that harms the nose. Of course it tickles a little but that is only to be expected but all round the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 is a smooth comfortable trim. There is only one speed which is not a problem as that speed suffices for all and the wet/dry setting means you can add extra comfort and not worry about getting the device wet. Overall the Babyliss Nose & Ear Trimmer Model 7010 is something I would recommend very strongly indeed. It does a great job, gives a nice close trim at a comfortable level of trimming and kisses goodbye to those peskey nose hairs. Also on CIAO
For a little Jack Russell, my little dog has some destructive power when it comes to toys. Not many last more than 5 minutes and it seems to be his personal conquest to ensure any toy given to him is promptly destroyed within a new record time. Couple that with his boundless energy and you get a bad combination. This Trixie Natural Rubber Ring however has done a great job of keeping him entertained and keeping him happy! I won't lie to you, nothing really made me pay the £3 in store for the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring other than the fact that the dog needed a new toy. I read no reviews and did not do any research. It was an impulse buy and I did not really take much into consideration! The first thing I noticed about this was how tough and durable it seemed. I gave up long ago buying toys with bits and bobs that could be chewed, frayed and bitten off and I also gave up a long time ago paying anything over the odds to keep the dog pleased. The Trixie Natural Rubber Ring fits in with both of these ideals! But the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring does as I said feel durable and after months of playing it has held together nicely which proves it has been a decent investment and ensures that I dont have to take another trip to the pet shop! The only worries and concerns a) since the dog decided he would throw around the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring himself in the house I have had to relegate this to an outside toy. Given the toughness of it, the weight and the all round way it flies through the air, it can be destructive. You dont want the dog throwing this at a glass cabinet or indeed anything that can be knocked over. (Included my poor child on one occasion) The only other concern is that its quite tough meaning I am always worried about tugging on this for the potential damage it could do to the dogs mouth. I am not saying it has done any damage yet but I don't get as much tugging action with this Trixie Natural Rubber Ring as I would other toys. But they are just two downsides to an otherwise great little product and the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring will please dogs of any shape or size. Ideal for fetch where there is plenty of open space but if you are considering buying a Trixie Natural Rubber Ring then it may be best as an outdoor toy.