Today for review I’ve got something a bit different, it’s a bug zapper that I would categorize under home and garden and outdoor products. The product is the Homee rechargeable bug zapper electric fly swatter and it looks like a tennis racket. Instead of strings like a tennis racket this has an electrified mesh that zaps bugs when you hit them with it. I was a bit skeptical about these style bug zappers but I’ve got woods behind my house and that means bugs, mosquitos and other little flying things that are just annoying and that sometimes wonder into the house so I figured why not give it a try and I have to say it works really. Read on to learn more….
Specifications and Features
The racket is just under 20 inches long and just about 8.75 inches across the racket at it’s widest point. Yes it’s made of plastic but it seems sturdy and well made, the plastic is trimmed and there are no extra pieces on it.
The racket section, which is the bug zapper, has five layers, three are metal and two are plastic. The very center layer is metal and it’s the actual electrical layer that zaps or electrocutes the bugs you hit with the racket. The two plastic layers are the main frame, and there are two metal layers on the outside which protect you from being shocked.
The handle has a button and a switch which has three positions for off, on, and light/on. When it’s turned on it’s not actually ready to be used, or it’s not ‘hot’, you have to hold the yellow button in when you swing to make it actually shock the bugs. The light is very bright actually, it’s supposed to be used to attract bugs to you as lights tend to do.
To charge the racket you have to plug it in and to do that you use the built-in plug which is located at the bottom of the handle and it slider in and out and locks into place. There is an LED that let’s you know it’s active to use and when it’s charging.
Once charged the battery charge lasts a long time, I’ve only charged it once in the past two weeks and it still works great.
Using the zapper is easy just swing and hopefully you’ll hit the flying insect and if you do you’re greeted with a very satisfying and loud electrical crack and a flash, I have to admit it’s rather fun.
The downside though is that sometimes the bugs get really stuck in between the mesh and they can cook which just stinks, it’s a horrible smell really. You have to clean the bugs out every time you hit one or when you activate the racket the carcass will cook some more and stink.
I wasn’t sure about this product but it really works and it’s fun to use.
My kids love using it to kill flies and gnats in our home which works well for all of us as it keeps the pests away and down.
The racket is fairly easy to use even with the badly translated instructions, you can figure it out.
This is a great product to have around the home for sure but I think it would be good to take with you camping as well.
All in all I like the Homee bug zapper racket, it surprised me that it works so well and that it’s just so much fun to use.
+Kids love it
+Simple to use
+Charge lasts long time
+Seems well made
-Bugs can sometimes be hard to get out of racket
-Horrible burning bug smell if stuck inside
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Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.
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