Oompa.com: Classic Toys That Don’t Need Bells, Whistles or Batteries

Oompa Toys carries a large variety of European wooden toys, baby toys, soft dolls, play food, ball tracks, play mats and other beautiful, high quality wooden toys – as well as baby gear and furniture. You will find no bells or whistles here – and no batteries either – instead you get pure, simple quality with the work of play and imagination at the heart of each item sold. I found their product selection refreshing and expansive. Their inventory is so large you could literally spend days just browsing all of their merchandise. The products I received for my son’s birthday were high quality and unique – definitely not the same old kid’s toys that everyone else will get.

If you are looking for non-character branded, quality toys that are designed to withstand generations of use, Oompa products are for you. Oompa states:

We believe baby toys should be natural, safe, non-violent and from manufacturers who provide safe and nurturing environments for their employees. We believe in fair, competitive pricing and strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

In addition to their online store (which offers free shipping for most orders over $65 and competitive shipping costs for those spending less), Oompa also has a retail location in Middleton, WI. So if you are in the Madison area, you can experience all of the great Oompa products in person – for the rest of us, their online shop offers everything you need to pick out the perfect gift for a loved one. You can shop by age, category, brand and country of origin – and the menus on oompa.com are very easy to navigate. You’re shopping experience will be safe and secure, tax free, with a 30 day return. They also have a rewards program for frequent shoppers which allows you to earn points redeemable towards future purchases every time you shop, review a product or submit a photo of your purchases.

Check out Oompa’s company blog here.

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Mommas March Mania – Winners

Platinum Keurig Coffee Maker

Judy Brittle

HP Digital Picture Frame

Cindy from Babbling Brook

VivaBox Spa Manicure/Pedicure

Ellen C.

The SAK Purse

Jennifer H.

Elizabeth (BlueViolet) from A Nut in a Nutshell

Jill R.

 Hana Elite Flat Iron from Misikko

Erica P.

JVC Everio Digital Camera

Christine from Live, Laugh, Love and Bloggings

Magellan One Touch 4350 GPS

Leah J.

Audiovox Homebase

Linz from NC

ClickFree Backup

BrendaLea from Purple Lady’s Art and Life

Congrats to all of our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated we will be continuing to run 2-3 giveaways per week. Be on the lookout in May for another amazing theme! We have a really big giveaway for the bedroom coming then.

Creative Labs – Vado Video Camera

Creative Labs created the Creative Vado. A small “pocket” video camera that allows you to bring it everywhere you need to go.

As I mentioned in the video, the Vado has some key features that are top knotch. Here are some of those features and more that make the Vado the top of it’s class.

Small Size

The Creative Vado fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. It is not too small that the quality of the video lacks, though. It is a convenient size at 3.9″ x 2.2″ x 0.6″. It is thinner than a deck of cards and as light as your cell phone may be, so it’s perfect for on the go.

2 Hours of Video

Vado has internal memory built into the camera. You can record up to two hours (2 GB) of video. You will never need to purchase cards for it or cd’s to make more videos.

Rechargable Batteries

It can be said that this pocket camera is more eco-friendly because you do not need batteries! All you need to do is plug the camera into your computers usb port and charge it there! The only con to this is that if the battery dies on the go you will not be able to recharge it unless by a computer. Creative has found a way to help you with this, though, an additional changable battery can be purchased for only $14.99 for replacement on the go.

Ease of Use 

It only took me about 30-seconds to figure out how to use the small video camera. Press the white box to record. Press the play button to watch it back. Press the + button to zoom out and the – to zoom back in. With a 2x digital zoom you can get closer to the object when you are far away, though the quality lacks as there is with optical zoom.

Plug, Play, and Upload

Plug the Creative Vado into your USB port using the flexible USB adapter, and it will prompt you to open the Creative Vado Central. This software built into the device allows you to view, delete, copy (to your computer), and upload directly to video sharing sites. The software, unfortunately does not include any video editing software, though it does it’s job for what I need! I am unsure if this is common but I find the upload time faster than when I upload videos from my standard digital camera from the computer to YouTube.

A video example from when I decided to pull out my camera randomly and tape my children.

At only $65.85 Creative Vado video camera fits almost everyones budget!

Visit Toni’s Vado Gets My Vote Post to see the recommended video.

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