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Hypowallet review.

Discussion in 'Book and Product Reviews' started by ill3st, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. ill3st

    ill3st Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just starting this thread off, to fill it in more tomorrow. Building a blog at the minute.

    Just received my Hypowallet from BBI Healthcare, ordered one in prep for our holiday to Hawaii next weekend(!) It'll get a two week workout with us out there.

    Inital thoughts:

    • 1) Nice case - didn't realise it was hardened, good for the knocks it'll be taking on out travels.

      2) Good size - just the right handful, and I would say small enough to fit in the boss's handbag!
     
  2. ebony321

    ebony321 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    i have no idea what a hypowallet is? :)
     
  3. ill3st

    ill3st Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ebony321 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks :)

    Looks quite neat and tidy!

    I can't stand hypostop though, the texture makes it almost impossible to consume!

    Look foward to your review, although it would be good if you didn't have a chance to use it of course! :)
     
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    It does look good doesn't it :) I've entered the comp to see if i can win one!
     
  6. ill3st

    ill3st Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too, but I ended up ordering one because of our trip. Hopefully get some photos up later.
     
  7. ClaireG 06

    ClaireG 06 · Well-Known Member

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    Pictures would be great 8)
     
  8. ill3st

    ill3st Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And I'm back :)

    Just took a couple of pictures for this item, not much to say that already hasn't been said on the official site.

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    IMG_4972 by illist, on Flickr

    Size comparison with standard mobile phone.

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    IMG_4976 by illist, on Flickr.

    Contents which include:

    1 x 60ml bottle of GlucoJuice.
    1 x bottle (10) GlucoTabs.
    2 x GlucoGel tubes.

    Plus a diabetic wallet card and a small helper for anyone about hypos.

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    IMG_4977 by illist, on Flickr.

    Better view of the two cards included. Nice use of the traffic light system for seriousness of hypos.

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    IMG_4980 by illist, on Flickr.

    Finally a shot of the empty case, well made and tough feeling. Looking forward to carrying it about on our travels.
     
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    ClaireG 06 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks really good and smaller than i thought it would be :D
     
  10. ill3st

    ill3st Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a nice handful I would say. Don't feel like I'm going to drop it. Size is on a par with/a tad bigger than my USB Contour bag.
     
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    Hi, oooh I like that... ideal for me in my handbag too, how much are they? I entered the competition couple of weeks ago and havent heard anything since. Great pictures too nice and clear. Anna.x :)
     
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    I bought a couple... one for my car and one for my wife's car. Nice item, well made, neat and compact. Ideal for the glove box, and there is enough room inside to add a meusli bar or similar item as a follow-up carby snack. Take out the horrible hypo-stop (not needed with the other contents IMHO) and you can even fit a test kit inside if its a small one! I reckon its good value for money at £6.24 each including postage.
     
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    Thanks for the review! FYI, when the Diabetes Shop goes live, we're hoping to do a deal with the manufacturer so we can sell it for less than the RRP, as least for a while - as it's been a VERY popular competition!
     
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    It's a bit large though isn't it as looking at it compared to my meter/remote for my pump it looks slightly larger!

    Personally I think I stick to my time trusted and less bulkier solution of carrying a pack of Jelly Babies with me a lot nicer..
     
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    I just followed through the Hypo course and they spoke of the Hypo Wallet which is a brilliant concept. Sadly, Diabtes UK does not ship to Canada so I will have to get creative.
     
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