Kids Spiderman Car Seat Review

Kids Spiderman Car Seat with Cup Holder Review. Being a parent truly changes your life. While there might have once been a time when you didn’t think twice about the speed you were driving as long as it was under or on the limit, now that your child is with you, you will no doubt be more mindful to ensure that the journey goes by as smoothly and as safely as possible.

Kids Spiderman Car Seat with cup holders Review

One way to increase your child’s safety in a car is through a car seat. Now, the chances are that you are already equipped with one if you have a kid. Also, there is an equal probability that such a car seat has a generic and boring design. Your child deserves some fun, even when on the road. One way to make them happy is by providing them with the Marvel Embrace Spiderman Car Seat. After all, there is little that can go wrong when you have Spiderman with you.

Multi-Usability


One thing buyers despise about most car seats is the fact that children tend to outgrow them quite quickly. Hence, there is a different car seat for an infant, a toddler, and an older kid. What does this signify? Well, it means you need to say hello to various shop visits over the course of a few years.

This car seat, however, can be used in a variety of ways. You can use it as an infant car seat for your nine-month-old baby as well as a high back booster for your twelve-year-old. This multi-usability gives rise to massive convenience for parents of one or more children. As soon as one child outgrows having to use a booster seat it can be passed down to the next little one in line, so it makes a great money saver too.

Safety First


No kids car seat is worth the investment regardless of how cool it looks if it is not able to protect your child from harm. Customers found the Spiderman Car Seat with Cup Holders to perform this function adequately. The seat is equipped with thermoplastic which is known to be resistant to high impact and provides side-impact protection, rendering the material excellent for when (hopefully never) disaster strikes. Moreover, the five-point harness system ensures that your little one is secured firmly in their place.

Enhanced Comfort


The Spiderman Car Seat with Cup Holder also manages to provide children with the comfort they deserve. This is made possible by the generous amount of materials it is made with. That includes side-impact protection, along with the adjustable headrest and seats which are accompanied by extra padding to make the ride as comfortable as possible.

The headrest can be adjusted with immense ease by pushing a mere button which offers you the choice to choose between three positions. This feature plays a crucial role in guaranteeing that your child remains content throughout the journey, and is also one the features at the top of parents lists when looking for a good, multi-use car seat.

Flexible Harness System


The manufacturers of this car seat have gone the extra mile to ensure that the product is equipped to deal with a growing child. This is provided by the harness system which features energy-absorbing technology as well as three harness slots for comfortable strapping. Additionally, the material of the strap is made to be soft so that it does not bother the child. Reviewers found such a feature to be an excellent addition because not only did it ensure that the seat was as safe for a nine-month-old as it was for a ten-year-old, but it mostly provided a high level of comfort for all age groups.

Downsides of the Spiderman Car Seat


This super hero car seat manages to be safe and comfortable, but that does not mean that it excels at everything. As with all products, it's rare to find one that pleases 100% of the people all of the time. As a result, there are a few flaws with this product that are worth mentioning.

Firstly, while the car seat claimed to be easy to transfer between cars, this is not what some customers experienced. It is true that the product is lightweight, but the fact that the product is difficult to install and remove from the car undermines the convenience and ease with which the car seat can be transferred from one vehicle to another.

Hence, if you don’t mind having a Spiderman car seat installed at all times, you are good to go. For others, get ready to spend considerable time in installing and removing the product. Also, while the material of the seatbelt is comfortable and well-padded, this does not stop it from twisting occasionally. This flaw slightly undermines the comfort of the seatbelt and the functions that it is supposed to perform. This is more of a slight annoyance than a serious issue, and definitely not a deal-breaker.

Conclusion


It is true that this car seat exhibits a few disadvantages, but when it comes to the safety of your child, the product is safe and passed all official regulatory tests (ECE R44/04) to be legally sold in the UK. The fact that Spiderman is bound to make your child happy is yet another bonus, and huge selling point of this car seat. Hence, if you feel like you can deal with the minor flaws of the product mentioned above to provide your little one with a fun car seat, the Marvel Spiderman 1,2,3 is certainly a good choice. Makes a great gift for those who have recently had a new addition to the family.

Update: There is another model of this booster seat which has been released more recently. It's made by the same company, KidsEmbrace, but the design is different. It features a printed Spiderman design in the middle of the backrest and the Spiderman logo / writing on the headrest. While it does retail at a much cheaper price than the model reviewed here, the overall customer review score is nowhere near as good.

Clarion NZ502E 1-Din Stereo Review

The King of the Single Dins? Despite the novelty of driving inevitably wearing off the longer a drive continues for, car journeys can still be quite fun when you are equipped with an excellent mile munching helper like the Clarion NZ502E. Music, video for when you take a driving break, and a built-in navigation stereo system makes the NZ502E a true stand alone head unit capable of close to all the requirements you may need when behind the wheel.

While some might say that Smartphones have rendered the need for such built-in systems unnecessary, the fact remains that Smartphones tend to be more of a cause of distraction than an aid.

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After all, you are required to manually operate them, which can distract you from the road ahead. While you can - "set and forget" in regards to using it as a SAT-NAV. As in, program the route and not touch the phone again, it's much more convenient to have an all-in-one control unit that has a much bigger screen, is wired to the cars speaker system and is always within easy reach.

Car audio head units are ten-a-penny these days. There are so many out there to choose from. No matter if you're after an after-market Single Din or Double Din, and whether you have £50 or £500 to spend. There is a stereo, or should I say, complete entertainment unit to match your needs and budget. Needless to say, the Clarion NZ502E is right at the top end where price is concerned.

Amidst an array of choices, this Clarion 7" Flip Out manages to stand apart thanks to some of its excellent features. If I were to go through everything this model can do, I would be here for a week typing. So this "review", or general chat really, will cover some of its most stand-out features.

For those who don't want to read the whole review, and just want a brief low-down of what this model has to offer. Quick to power up and pleasing on the eye, It has a built-in Satellite Navigation system (SIRF teleatlas), Bluetooth, DVD / CD player, tuner, 7 Inch WVGA flip out screen, built-in microphone, 4 x 50 Watt output, MP3, MP4 and WMA compatible, DVB-T ready, Aux connection, USB connection, and a remote control. It is reverse camera compatible (Camera not included).

Questions widely asked about this model:


Does the screen come off so I can take it with me when I leave the car?

No, it is fixed. But with the press of a button the screen actually folds away back into the stereo itself, so it isn't constantly on show.

Do I always have to have the screen out to use the stereo?

No, this unit also works with the seven Inch screen concealed.

Although it doesn't look like it from first glance, the NZ502E is a 1-Din. Being a standard size after-market Single Din means that the chances of this head unit fitting into the stereo slot of most vehicles, regardless of make, is quite high. in some cases an adjustment or extra interface may be required. The good news for all those who want this stereo in a Double Din, is that there is a version out there for sale. It is a slightly older model which is called the NX501E. This earlier model has a slightly smaller screen, but is still a great after-market head unit.

High Quality 7" WVGA Touchscreen Monitor


The Clarion NZ502E seven-inch head unit is equipped with a 7 Inch touchscreen flip out monitor that has a high-resolution WVGA (Wide Video Graphics Array) display. Which is kind of like the High Definition (HD quality) for the VGA family. The screen manages to be impressively responsive to the slightest touch, which makes operating the unit while driving a piece of cake.

The fact that it does not include any knob-like buttons also gives the head unit, and thereby the cockpit of the vehicle, a modern vibe. In a world where aesthetics are almost as important as functionality, a lot of people will like the futuristic look this unit gives off.

Built-In Navigation System


Gone are the days when we relied on our memory and actual maps to navigate across roads. While there is something exciting (and fuel draining) about going on an adventure where you are not sure where you are headed, in our daily lives, most of us now rely on a sound GPS system to help guide our path. As mentioned, this head unit is accompanied by an excellent built-in navigation system which is easy to get your head around.

Instead of having a complicated system to set up, like some do, all you need to do is enter your destination and you will be provided with voice prompts telling you in advance every turn you need to take. The system is also preloaded with various points of interest (12 million of them to be exact) so that you don’t need to wait around for the system to locate your destination and provide its services.

Parrot Bluetooth


One of the features liked best about the Clarion NZ502E was the inclusion of a Parrot Bluetooth, which meant that the system could provide its users with super easy to use hands-free phone usage. The built-in microphone and the ability of the system to access your phonebook by pairing with your smartphone mean that you can attend to important calls without being distracted from the road.

Moreover, the Bluetooth feature allows you to play the music stored on your phone without having to connect it to an aux cord. However, for those of you who wish to control the head unit with your iPhone, the product comes with a rear USB connection for this purpose. The Clarion's Bluetooth offered within the NZ502E is compatible with a variety of devices, including Acer, Apple, Blackberry, Lenovo, LG, Nokia, and HTC.

Things that could be improved


While this is now an older model, there's no doubt about it, even in 2019 / 2020, this is still a superb after-market Single Din stereo system. But just because it has a lot going for it, that does not mean it doesn't have a few flaws. Or, things that would have made it a bit more user-friendly overall. There are so many features and options incorporated into this head unit that it does have a learning curve that may frustrate some users. It will be worth taking the time to get to grips with though.

The USB connection is located at the back of the unit. However, this connection is actually joined to an extension lead, which has a decent enough length to reach where you need it to. So it's not as if you have to take the stereo out to use the USB. But a front USB would be more convenient.

Furthermore, the head unit is quite pricey, which makes the lack of certain features, like the inability to personalize the interface or a lack of rotary volume button noticeable drawbacks. After all, you do expect such features when you are paying a premium price.

All in all, while the product does have a few things that it could be improved on, the fact remains that it succeeds in providing versatility and excellent performance. Whether it be audio streaming or multi-language support, the sheer number of useful functions that the head unit provides its users, makes it a worthy investment. Want the next model up? Take a look for the NZ503. Great stereo if you can find one for sale.

Cordless Portable Handheld Inflator

Welcome to the future of tyre inflators. Compressors that now look exactly like cordless drills. Well, at least the Air Hawk PRO and a few others do. One of the main complaints in regards to the annoying aspects of electric car tyre pumps is the Auxiliary cord. Most say they are made too short to be used with comfort, as most of them require the user to feed the entire unit through the car if pumping up wheels on opposite ends on opposite sides. Cordless certainly eliminates that headache instantly.

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No restricting wires means true freedom and versatility. And that brings me to the second reason why cordless is so beneficial for inflators like this. Almost all of them come with several extra attachments that can be used to pump up other items, like footballs, air beds, beach balls, bicycles, etc. But, because most only have an Auxiliary connection, unless you buy a converter, anything that needs inflating has to be taken to the car.

That's very inconvenient, and quite annoying if you need to blow up something like an air mattress if you live in a flat, or park in a communal car park. With Cordless, you can take full advantage and really use this item the way it was intended, and how it has been marketed. With no restrictions. The Air Hawk PRO comes close to that, but isn't without areas that could do with improving.

Air Hawk PRO Features


  • Super portable
  • Powered by battery or 12V Auxiliary socket
  • Blue digital screen
  • Auto pump (Will stop when desired pressure is reached)
  • Integrated LED torch-light
  • 3 additional attachments
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Mains charger
  • Car charger
  • Includes storage case

One area of concern is that some buyers claim that the rechargeable battery doesn't last as long as they would have liked, and will, at a stretch, fill one-to-two tyres from flat per charge (highly contested). To be honest, if that is accurate, it's not too bad considering it is being run by a battery pack.
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However, the Air Hawk PRO does come with an Auxiliary adapter, so it can also be used as a wired compressor should the need arise. Another issue appears to be how powerful it is. The amount of air it puts out has some buyers recommending only using it to top up car tyres that are already blown up, and not to inflate from flat.

Air Hawk PRO Review Conclusion



It's a great idea, and I think this type of design is the future. But from reading through the many reviews on this particular model, while there's a fairly even mix of good and bad, I see this one as more like a fully working prototype for future models to learn from. Saying that, there are others which are very similar to the Air Hawk PRO. Two wireless examples that stand out are the GHB (AP-101-C3) and the Ideaworks JB7607.

The Air Hawk PRO needs to be more powerful, sturdier built, with a longer lasting battery and a more lengthy air hose tube connection. In terms of the length of the air tube, all models suffer from the same problem of it being on the short side. A good effort though. Adequate for topping up car tyres, and great for other items that don't require a large amount of air pressure to blow up, like balls, air beds and bike wheels.

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