13 December 2014

A Studio Tour and Christmas Giveaway Bonanza #14 - GoClever Orion Tablet RRP £99.99


For my fourteenth giveaway in my Christmas Giveaway Bonanza I have a truly fabulous prize. A GoClever Orion 7.85 inch HD-IPS 8GB Quad Core Tablet with 2MP Camera,  2 year warranty  and HDMI cable included from Ideal World TV.

I was recently lucky enough to have a studio tour around Ideal World TV. In case you haven't come across them before, they are  a TV shopping channel. Go on flick through your channels you'll find them (Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812).

Sarah, me and Helen.
I went on the tour with my blogger buddies Sarah from Maison Cupcake, Helen from Fuss Free Flavours and Emily from A Mummy Too. Sarah, Helen and myself started the trip early with a stay over at a Premier Inn and a meal out at a local Chiquito, which I really enjoyed. Good food and a good natter.



The next day we arrived at the studios bright and early and were met by PR Executive Laura Murden, Executive Producer Dan Thomas and Presenter Joanne Vandermerwe-Mahon. They told us a bit about the company and then took us on a tour around the studio and behind the scenes. After lunch Sarah, Helen and Emily all had a go at presenting. I skipped on this as I had a bad chest infection and couldn't stop coughing. It must have driven everyone insane! They all did a really good job. I fear I would have been no where near as good as they had I given it a bash.


My impression of Ideal World TV?

Although it's a big operation, it has a very friendly and relaxed family feel to it. Products go through many processes before they get on air and staff take them home to give them a thorough testing before any product goes live on air.


The programmes themselves are not sell, sell, sell, with prices changing, with high pressured techniques. It's more like a daytime chat show. The main aim of the show is to make sure the customer can really see how the product works from unpacking it, to what buttons to press and what you can do with it. This is always going to be better than buying a product blind from another shop. If you miss a show you can go on their website and watch a clip of the product being used.



They also have good buying terms to make it easier for the viewer to pay for bigger items and you can actually tweet them while they are live to ask them a question or to ask them to demonstrate something with the product. Truly interactive. I was really impressed.

When the GoClever tablet arrived we were very impressed. It came fully charged and before I had a chance to have a proper look at it and set it up, Cooper got hold of it and was off and running. Cooper is four years old (nearly five), so it really is easy to use. He was very impressed that Angry Birds was already loaded on the tablet for him to use. There were icons on the desktop for all the usual applications and more to choose from in the library.

This GoClever tablet screen isn't as sharp as an iPad, but it makes up for it by being super light and easy to use.  Great to carry around in your bag and a good one for kids as it isn't too expensive, although I would still recommend buying a cover for it. Basically you are getting a budget tablet, that is pretty speedy and light to carry, but not as high resolution as an iPad. Perfect for browsing the web or checking your emails. It's RRP is £99.99 but is on offer at Ideal World TV for £79.99.

Would you like to win this tablet?

Just leave me a comment letting me know if you have watched Ideal World TV before and enter using the rafflecopter box below (it may take a moment to load).

This giveaway is open to my UK readers and closes on 3 January 2015.

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



A big thanks to Ideal World TV for inviting us down and for providing me with a review tablet and one for one of my readers. As usual I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

324 comments:

  1. Yes! I do love a shopping channel on my day off!

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  2. I have watched the shopping channels before, including Ideal World, Love the friendliness, and chat amongst the presenters.

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  3. I haven't bit scared I might get carried away with all the bargains lol

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  4. love watching all the shopping channels before christmas :)

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  5. I watch it when they have craft products on sale, but in general I prefer their sister channel, Create and Craft.

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  6. I havent - will need to try!

    AShleigh

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  7. i have when i have been flicking round the channels

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  8. Yes I do watch Ideal world, I love looking at all the lovely products they show you

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  9. I have seen bits of it whilst channel hopping, but it is not something I would normally think I must watch.

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  10. Yes-when I'm in the mood for a bit of indulgence.

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  11. Yes I have watched them before.

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  12. No, I haven't yet.. (Laura Jeffs)

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  13. I have watched and purchased, good products and quick delivery.

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  14. I always end up there when channel surfing!

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  15. I used to watch it quite a bit, less so now.

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  16. Never have seen it before, I might do now!

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  17. No I haven't, but it looks like you all had a nice time. Thanks for the lovely giveaway x

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  18. Yes i have watch a few times and really enjoyed it x

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  19. No, I've never watched it.

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  20. No I haven't but that is not a surprise as I don't watch much TV these days.

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  21. Christine ShelleySunday, 14 December, 2014

    no but im sure it is availableon these many gizmos we have !

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  22. I`ve seen it a few times if i recall correctly, havent watched it lately though (time restricted)

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  23. I hadn't heard of them before until now, but they are on my radar now.

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  24. No I've not watched it yet

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  25. No, I mainly listen to the radio or watch historical/factual stuff.

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  26. Sorry. I'm afraid not.
    @gavrc

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  27. No, I haven't

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  28. I watch it, its nice to have on in the background and I am a kichenalia geek so I love the kitchen shows

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  29. Yes, I have stopped to watch when flicking though the channels

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  30. I haven't heard of it before!!

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  31. I have watched it at night time :)

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  32. I've never watched it before. Haven't heard of it to be honest :)

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  33. I haven't heard of it before but these are the channels I go through when I have nothing to do :)

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  34. no, i haven't but am aware of the channel now, thanking you x

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  35. David Williams - Never even heard of it!

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  36. I have watched but not bought anything. ..yet!

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  37. No, I've never seen it but I have heard of it, and would be interested to see behind the scenes!

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  38. I love shopping channels - everyone is so happy and positive all the time

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  39. I've watched it at my mums' house before and enjoyed it and she has bought from the channel.

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  40. Being a channel hopper trying to find something watchable I must have

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  41. Yes its very competitive for must haves

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  42. Not that i remember!! but would be interested to do so :) x

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  43. I have not watched it yet

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  44. I have watched it, used to be a Create and Craft viewer

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  45. Have to admit that no i haven't watched it before :/

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  46. Watched it this week and bought a telescopic ladder

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  47. I didn't even know it existed?!

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  48. I love watching it, but my wallet doesn't!

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  49. I love shopping channels when I'm poorly, I have watched Ideal World before but my favourite is create and craft x

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  50. I have, albeit when nothing else was on.

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  51. Never watched it but will look out for it now

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  52. I think i may of seen it at a friends house but i have never watxched it in my house.

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  53. Yes Always watch when i can :) Would love to be considered. Many Thanks

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  54. Its not on my to do list but probably watched and few gadget/ new tech or fitness type slots

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  55. Only when skipping channel, and thought the items are cheaper elsewhere.

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  56. nope, never heard of it before now

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  57. Yes a few times

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  58. Never, I prefer reading or the net.

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  59. Yes, I love watching shopping channels :)

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  60. No, I keep away from shopping channels. They're strangely addictive so I actively avoid them

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  61. Claire Elizabeth NokeSunday, 14 December, 2014

    Yes! and ordered :) a few times :)

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  62. I haven't watched this channel

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  63. Yes, I've watched it quite a few times, its good x

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  64. A few times, but not very often.

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  65. I have not seen it, but I've made a note to.

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  66. I have I often flick through the shopping channels late at night to see what's they are advertising as it's good to see what products and ideas are on offer.

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  67. not yet, but I'll be sure to give it an hour or two soon xx

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  68. not yet, but looks interesting

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  69. late night shopping channels to help me sleep lol

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  70. I've never watched it before.

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  71. I've never really watched the shopping channels before.

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  72. No I haven't but my brothers friend used to work there!

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  73. No, not yet.

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  74. My nan is obsessed with it so it's always on whenever we visit.

    Hele

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  75. Not yet but it is on the to do list!

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  76. I never have but it looks like fun to watch!

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  77. I haven't as I'm afraid I'd just end up buying too much!

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  78. I have watched it a couple of times

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  79. yes, i look for the bargains

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  80. I don't think I have, unless it was that show that Emily Leary was on a little while ago :)

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  81. I've never watched it. I tend to avoid the shopping channels to resist temptation.

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  82. Occasionally while flicking through the channels

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  83. i have seen parts of it while skipping through channels

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  84. Yes i have watch a few times and really enjoyed it, found it very interesting..

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  85. nope i've never watched it

    carlahollands@hotmail.com

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  86. I don't think so although I may have done and just not realised.

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  87. I don't think I have - I'll have to check it out!

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  88. It's dangerous - makes me want things!

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  89. No, I don't think I've seen it before but I'll check it out soon.

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  90. no i do not think i have seen it before

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  91. No I have,nt but will have a look!!

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  92. hello love the pics looks like fun ! i watch ideal world at my mums its one of those tv channels were you really end up wanting things you dont need lol lots of bargains to be had too though xxx

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  93. I do, but not too much or I'd be swamp with everything I could order!

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  94. Now and again, when I'm channel hopping...

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  95. Not for a long time. I used to watch the shopping channels which just made me buy lots!

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  96. I used to watch it a lot - not so much lately

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  97. use to watch their craft shows years ago when I was into card making

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  98. No I have not watched it and until today I hadn't heard of it. I do not watch much TV but will take a look at this if I have this channel on Freeview

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  99. Yes I have watched Ideal World before - I love the Garden and DIY programmes and today I thoroughly enjoyed Last Minute Christmas Kitchen

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