Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Product Review: Beco Ball 2

Hooman would like to firstly apologise to BecoThings for the lateness of this review. Unfortunately (well, for the review), I liked it so much I kept hiding it in the garden so she couldn't find it!


About BecoThings

Since founded in 2009, BecoThings have had a simple mantra: "Design environmentally friendly products that outperform and cost the same as our non-green competitors."
In that time, they have designed and produced innovative products for both pets and babies that follow just that - dog beds filled with shredded soft plastic bottles, toys created from rice husks and biodegradable potties that can be buried and composted. The plastic they use is a bio plastic manufactured from bamboo sourced from recycled chopsticks (amazing, huh!), and the rubber is made from rice husks, a waste product of the grain agricultural business.


So, introducing the new and revamped Beco Ball!

Not having played with a Beco Ball previously, Hooman did a little bit of research to see what issues were experienced with the original Beco Ball, a solid rubber ball. Too heavy and solid for small dogs, plus some dogs seemed to to take great delight in shredding it.

So what does it look like now?

   
Looks the same on first inspection, but look, it's hollow now! 


This new and improved design means that the ball is lighter, bounces more irregularly, it floats until it fills with water, and it also howls when you throw it! The hollow design, coupled with the fact that BecoThings have made it with a new tougher rubber, means as well as preventing shredding as dogs will find it harder to get a purchase on the new design, also means that it will be marketed as a treat ball, as it can be used as a treat dispenser. The lovely lady who sent me the details suggested doggy treat sticks and peanut butter as a great filler.

The ball is made from natural rubber that uses rice husks in its makup, albeit in less quantities than the previous version to increase the rubber strength. Additionally, there are no synthetic colours or scents added (I believe the original version smelt of vanilla, nice for owners but not really necessary for us doglets!).

  
Verdict and where to buy



     

     


I think the fact I kept hiding it in the garden is testament to just how much I love this bally!! Hooman was actually surprised as I am not a ball orientated dog....until this one! I love the way it bounces all over the place (and really high) due to the irregular shape, and find it easy to carry around... away from the Hooman! I also had lots of fun chasing it around my paddly pool! 

The Beco Ball mark 2 is shortly to be launched onto the market - clicky here to see the range of products from BecoThings and to keep an eye out for when it is launched! They also do a range of rubber toys in all sorts of shapes, plus bowls, beds, poo bags and rope toys.  Top barks BecoThings - I love this ball! 

This product was provided for review.





9 comments:

  1. Oh my is that the coolest thing. Thank you for your review. We are going to checkout their website
    Lily & Edward

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  2. Oh, I likes it!!!! Great review Lottie!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  3. That looks like a really fun ball to play with, Lottie! We're off to check out the link!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  4. That ball looks like it would be a hit at my house!

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  5. Looks like fun Lottie. Happy days and we hope you have many more chasing it around the garden and pool. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Great review Lottie!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl, Ethel and I at Earl's World!

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  7. HI Y'all!

    Great day in the morning, Lottie! Glad you showed a closeup of you and the ball. It is bigger than I first thought.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  8. That looks like a fun toy. Unfortunately I think brown dawg teeth would still shred it. Have fun playing with it and thanks for joining the hop!

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