24 Nov 2016

Record Your Own Message Biscuit Tin £5!

This pretty biscuit tins are filled with gingerbread (not just any old gingerbread - M&S gingerbread!) and you can record your own message into it AND they are half price, just £5 at the moment.  I thought they were so good I bought 3! I’m going to send 1 to an Aunt in Scotland, I’ll get the whole family round to record the message. One to a couple of friends in Oz and another to a friend in Canada, they’re missing home so I thought a voice recorded message would go down a treat. 

11 comments:

  1. We bought two of these, my advice is do not bother, one recorded, but very poor quality, the other recorded about a quarter of message in bits with gaps.

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  2. No spaces between beeps so unable to record eventually manage to record hands off but as recording was muffled tried to record again with no luck shame as the concept is good

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  3. I've just taken mine back for a refund - recording extremely poor and unintelligible. Such a shame as concept is great. About 10 years ago we bought a bear from a Build A Bear' shop which we could put a recording device (I seem to recall it was only a couple of quid extra) in a paw - it worked a treat so can't understand why M&S can get it so wrong. Such a shame.

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  4. Was gutted when I read your comments, thought I'd found a bargain. I had the clear tags in all three of my tins when I bought them so the battery was full and they all recorded. I actually found it was much clearer when we recorded as a group, I think this was because we were further away from the mic. When I recorded on my own the sound wasn't as clear, if I came away from the mic it was better but still not great. As a gimmick gift I thought for a fiver it was okay. I wouldn't have been happy if I paid the full £11 for it. Thanks for your comments guys. Nice idea, but cheaply made.

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  5. See my comments above. I was so disappointed with our first purchase (and we tried loud/soft/near/far) and hoping that it was quality control at fault, I went back to the store to try again. I don't think anyone noticed me serreptiously trying them out until I found one that recorded - not perfect and certainly not as good as it should be ( and M&S if you are listening I would have been happy to pay full price if the recording device had been as good as it could have been) but well enough to record a fun Happy Christmas message for family in Austria.

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  6. We bought 4 - none of them have worked - great idea - terrible quality - avoid

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  7. I wish I had read this yesterday..... my friend has just picked up two for me and I think maybe a prob... but one is for my dad as he is 80 new years eve i thought it would be great to sing happy birthday with family on it so we will try it from afar xxxx thanks for the advice glad I have found your blog..... today very interesting I must say

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  8. Figured out that the instructions were not quite clear. You need to keep the button pressed while you record and let go once finished. One beep will sound to start speaking and another two beeps when the button is released.

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  9. My gran got one from a friend for christmas. Their was no first beep to record message but after we tried a few times we managed to get 1 beep and she record her message. When she pressed the button to here her message it and had very poor sound quality and lots of gaps in it.

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