Review of "Vuvuzela"

published 01/07/2010 | Burning_Darkness
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Pro quite fun, loud, nice appearance
Cons cheaply made, can break quite easily, far too expensive
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"Make it stop! Make it stop!"

Oh god, the Vuvuzela. Up until a few weeks ago I had absolutely no idea what a Vuvuzela was (it sounds like a creepy 50s B movie female supervillain who might star alongside Vampira) but now, still locked as we are in world cup fever, it seems impossible to get away from the things. They must be importing them over to here by the tankerload from China of whevever they are mass produced.

And mass-produced they are indeed. A friend of mine bought one of these things and showed me it at length (and indeed encouraged, no, insisted, that I have a go) and it struck me as a cheaply made and nasty little thing churned out to meet a commercial window. The horn itself is about 2 feet long and made of rather thick and cheap looking plastic, (with a sheen to make it look metallic) and though it doesnt weigh much, which is great for holding it aloft and playing it to attract passing ships or signal your support for england or whatever, but on the downside it clearly isnt very strong and can easily break when dropped if youre not careful. Yes, its thick, but being made of plastic its also pretty brittle.

The flag that comes attached to it is of the quality you would expect really, being very thin and filmsy but also being admittedly very colourful and bright. The horn is very loud, and doesnt require massive lungpower to make a satisfyingly loud sound, but all in all this is the sort of product you would expect to pick up in a pound shop, and whilst good fun most certainly isnt worth the scandalous £10 or so that amazon are selling it for- they must be absolutely raking it in. Oh, and it does get pretty damn annyoying pretty quickly too. Buy it cheaper, much cheaper, elsewhere, or if you cant find it any cheaper, then only buy it if youre a massive football nut and dont mind wasting your money in the name of the so-called "beautiful game". I suppose you should be able to get them much cheaper now that england are out of the world cup, to hang on to for the next world cup or something, but given how long away the next one is, it does seem rather pointless.

Summary: for football diehards only!

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  • MEL0611 published 02/07/2010
    Make it stop indeed! Well reviewed x
  • brittle1906 published 02/07/2010
    Nice review.....these are just a ghastly noise in my view!!!!
  • hkwilson published 01/07/2010
    I cant stand these, but nicely reviewed!
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