Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Unique indoor entertainment!

I've seen quite a few toys doing these reviews but none have been quite as simple, unique, and totally fun as the Funslide Carpet Skates.

What are Carpet Skates? Well they are exactly what they sound like. Funslide Carpet Skates are a one size fits flat bottomed "skate" that just straps onto your shoes. Carpet Skates look pretty simple out of the box, a flat plastic piece with a foam insert that fits against the shoe to keep it from slipping, and of course a strap that hooks over your shoes.. I have to say they sat in my review closet for a few weeks as all the flashy toys kept beating them out with my testers. Though the moment we got them out and really took them for a spend I have been raving about them ever since!

So how exactly does a flat plastic "skate" offer so much? Well the answer to that is in just how incredibly slippy the bottom of the Carpet Skate is. I took the Carpet Skates for the first spin as they fit any shoe from a kindergardener all the way up to a size 15 mans shoe. I have fairly small feet so I never doubted they would fit me, but seriously anyone can use them. The funny part is I got a little brave and took off running with them on my feet and ended up on my butt. The Carpet Skates's secret is that they are INCREDIBLY slick. So I wouldn't recommend taking off in a full run until you get the hang of them but once you do its pretty much just like skating on wheeled skates. The front of the skate has a rough end so you can stop with your toes just like you would with regular skates. Actually it reminds me of sliding around the house in socks but with a lot more speed. You can use them to play indoor hockey, really anything you can think of. The only drawback is you have to have carpet as they do not work on hard wood floors or tiles.

The biggest surprise, parents will be as entertained as kid by Funslide Carpet Skates. Sure the kids loved them, but I found myself wishing I had more carpet so I could slide all around the house. If only I had had these things when I had a carpeted basement I'm not sure Id ever take them off. The other surprise is just how inexpensive they are. If your looking for a birthday present, a stocking stuffer or just a surprise gift at less than $20 a set they are incredibly affordable especially seeing as with one size fits all you do not need to buy a separate set for everyone in the family and no one will ever outgrow them. I would highly recommend buying several pairs as they are best enjoyed with others!

You can learn more about Funslide Carpet Skates on the Funslides website as well as buy your own pair!!

I have a pair of Funslide Carpet Skates to give away to one reader!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Funslide Carpet Skates and tell me what you think is cool about them!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Dec 15th at midnight!

139 Comments:

Anonymous said...

way cool! vinson5@windstream.net

cdziuba said...

They're totally cool because they are unique, new to the mrket (at least I've never seen them), and they look safe. cdziuba@aol.com

Jenn S. said...

These are so neat. Much better than the paper plates my brother and I used to use to slide around on the carpet, lol. They have great reviews as well. I would love to get some for the whole family.

Maja said...

they look cool and fun

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TheAngelForever said...

These look like a great way to get kids to move around and exercise safely during the winter months. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Nad said...

They look like a lot of fun, especially on those cold winter days when going out is not an option and cabin fever starts to settle in.

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CraftyMamaMia said...

Enter me please!
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reb said...

They come in 6 different colors!!

So cool.

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Dee said...

My dad, brother, sister, and I have been known to pledge the hardwood floors and slide in our socks! This would be so much fun! My dad and siblings would also get a big kick out of this! Thanks for the chance!

Dee said...

i subscribe

Crochet by Momma J said...

Ok this is just too cool of a prize. I may keep this one for myself! When no one is around, I still love to slide across the kitchen floor in my socks!! (Shhh)

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penguin28 said...

I like the variety of colors, the simplicity of the product, and that it provides excercise for kids.

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mverno said...

something to do when you can't get out of doors

3 for Me! said...

These look like soo much fun!! And great for the cold months when the kids are ready to burn off energy indoors:) I really like that they are one size fits all.... so we all can use them without worrying over the size:)

sito50 said...

They look like fun and a lot more sophisticated than the pieces of cardboard my siblings and I used to attach to our feet to slid on the carpet.

Marie said...

These are really neat -- my son would love them -- and I like that they are easier on my floors then what he usually tries to slid around on!

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wigget said...

i like that these can be used as a fun form of exercise!

Millie said...

My boys would love these! These would be great in the cold months when I dont want them outside too long. Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize!

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)
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Jesica said...

My kids would love these! I think it's great that they fit all foot sizes - fun for the whole family!

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber!

Stephanie said...

Oh my - how funny. Love they are affordable and the kids will LOVE them. fingers crossed.
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Julie D said...

I like that they are something nobody else has. :) (I like to be the "invovator". )

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I have your button.

Seeryus Mama said...

My 8 year old would have so much fun with these! Now there would be a reason to run in the house! Johnny isn't very coordinated...he's always tripping or falling. Skateboarding he loves, but he's always getting banged up. I think the Carpet Skates would be great for him because if he fell, the carpet is a bit of padding! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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Sandy said...

cool becuase I can do it and not damaging anything mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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arbrashears said...

Just so fun that you can slide and glide right over carpet!

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I'm a subscriber! Thanks for the extra entry.

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Tara said...

Hahah These are awesome.. I am thinking these would be a great way to lose weight lol It looks like it glides so easily on the carpet. It would be a great alternative to ice skating.. since I am terrified to ice skate.. the carpet fall wouldn't hurt so bad lol

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Tara said...

I subscribe

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anny32 said...

wow different id say! thanx

Hayley said...

I love that they can fit all different shoe sizes (maybe that way mom can give them a go.... :-)

Thanks for the chance to win!

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chromiumman said...

love that they'll fit everybody's feet

stacitk@yahoo.com said...

they look so fun and come in great colors. thanks!!

Faith said...

AWESOME! Better than socks on a polished wood floor! Reminds me of fun times in my childhood! They are cool because they're so simple yet fun for kids and adults


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grndbaygal said...

these are great i wont let my little girl have roller skates because i'm afraid she will get hurt, so these are just the thing she needs.

jffryclough said...

i see a hockey player in the future

laurieahigh said...

These are neat.

Thanks,

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Alexia said...

I think these would be alot better than having my toes rolled over when my siblings are skating in the house!

Sharon said...

I LOVE this prize...so different and fun than anything I've seen. Perfect, especially in these cold New England Winters. THANKS for entry

Sharon said...

am subscribed. THANKS

kristilb19 said...

These are great! Very unique, I love how you use them on carpet!
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redron said...

look cool

Deanne02 said...

I have never seen these before. I love them because they keep kids active!! These would be great for those days you just can't go out to play!

Brian said...

Looks like it'd be a fun present even if we don't win. Thanks!

Tanya W. said...

I am glad they don't look like they would work well to clobber each other with.

risanjax said...

My son is a hockey fanatic. Thanks for the chance.

elmomomi said...

i am a subscriber :)

elmomomi said...

these are incredible! all i can say is that i wish i were the one who invented them! all those years of doing the kitchen floor in my socks, i could have had the whole house!

kygirl said...

These would be so much fun for me and the boys.lol

valerie2350 said...

these look like so much fun - I want some! :)

coriwestphal said...

I think it's great that they are one size fits all because I think I'd like to try these just as much as my kids would! What a great way to spend a rainy (or in my case, snowy) day. Thanks for the great contest!

Anonymous said...

I bet they're better than pledged socks on the kitchen floor - and safer too. (Don't ask.)
Kris Hickey
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tatertot374 said...

These look like so much fun. I would love to win these for my 3 children. Especially for the upcoming cabin fever in the winter months. Thank you!
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kdkdkd said...

Wow, that would have bee n my dream toy when I was a kid. I know my boys would LOVE to skate on the carpet. They would have indoor hockey finally LOL

Jackie B. said...

Everything about them are cool! Great idea! I love the colors and the simple design. Also the fact that one size fits all!This way the parents can play when the kids go to bed!

Jackie B. said...

I am a subscriber.

Veronica said...

OOhhh my! With three boys in my house plus a husband, this would be a hit!

Thanks for a great giveaway ;)

Smooshy said...

this looks like a fun way to get kids to exercise!

franklin said...

I like that it is something the kids can play on when the weather outside is nasty.

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Brooke Lorren said...

They look like a lot of fun! I like how they will fit on any size as well.

cdrury said...

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gave them to one of my grand kids for christmas last year and he love them!!!!

Sarah said...

My son would LOVE these - we are always looking for safe and active indoor fun for our long winters! beezerly at yahoo d0t com

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

My kids would go nuts over these! What's cool about them? Well first of all because it is totally a unique concept. The other is the fact that we really don't any safe places to skate outside at my house so anytime my kids skate Mommy has to make a trip to the skating rink. This would give them a whole new option. Please count me in!

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Your button is in my sidebarand thanks so much!

DOODLEGIRL said...

fun indoor activity to do in the Winter

Tonya said...

my kids would just love these they look fun

Finamoon said...

Oh my! My kids would be the envy of the neighborhood kids and everyone would have to try these. I would even have to give it a shot :)

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Finamoon said...

I am subscribed.
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Candice said...

These would be great for indoor fun when the weather is bad outside. It would really cure cabin fever, I think!

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Kari said...

My boys would have so much fun with these!!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

gkstratos said...

This could be the coolest thing ever. I love that they actually work!
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Jenna said...

I like how simple they are and also that they will provide exercise. It can be hard to get kids outside during the winter. This would be great indoor exercise. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenna said...

I subscribe!

mclorijo said...

My girls tried these in NY at a big toy store ...they loved them it was fun watching them slide around

sallyburton said...

these look so fun.. for kids to have something they can do inside that is fun and they wont get in trouble for lol

M.A. said...

What a way to go!!!!

Heather said...

What a fun game for this time of year. We're in the pacific northwest and the rainy season has started.

retellingstories said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

How cool! We used to wear socks on the hardwood floors!

Kimberly L said...

Oh man, these aren't only great for the kids, but geesh I want them for myself. What a great way to do some exercise by skating around the house.

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lace said...

this would be such a fun winter activity when it's too cold to go outside.

Danielle said...

Great indoor energy burner for snow/rainy days for the whole family, but especially my energetic 5 year old!
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Danielle said...

Also a subscriber!
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Kat said...

the fact that they are one size fits all product is the coolest feature, which means everyone can play with them including nieces and nephews, the neighbor kids ect.

Tammy Marshall said...

They look fun to play in. Neat invention.


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Tamara said...

My son has been dreaming of these darn things since he saw them in Target about six months ago. I like the fact that they get the children off of the couch and gets them moving. You can slide and dance in them. Thank-you so much for the giveaway.
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Tamara said...

I am a subscriber.
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justicecw said...

WOW I like these because they are actually an original product! Not to mention that my son would have a ball with them!!! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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Brooke said...

I like how they say the product is helpful for special needs kids.

TWrider said...

way cool

Ashley said...

They are cool because they come in Hot Pink!
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smokey4 said...

I like the fact that they can fit the whole family and it would be so much fun to have races with them. My kids would love it.

noreen said...

I like that they do have a brake of sorts with the rough spot on the toes making them safer than the socks on wood floors

denyse said...

I love that it's a form of excersize.

vboackle said...

looks fun.

c21 said...

They look way cool!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I have never seen anything like these, I used to do this in socked feet on linoleum and heard wood, but this whole house is carpeted, I could have fun in the house again!

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I am a subscriber!

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Vanessa M. said...

My son would love these- he's always trying to SLIDE places!

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bison61 said...

I have never seen these before-It will get the kids moving-which is good!

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celsfelder said...

My daughter has a pair of these and loves them. I would love to win one for my son.

yellowlabs said...

They look really fun and my daughter would love them!

yellowlabs said...

They look really fun and my daughter would love them!

klp1965 said...

looks like something that could attract my son attention away from video games :)

klp1965 said...

i subscribed

Beeb said...

What a unique idea! I think it's cool that they came up with a way to skate indoors! Please throw my name into the hat, it would crack me up to watch everyone try this out on Christmas!

Thank you for the great giveaway -

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Beeb said...

I subscribe via supercoupongirl AT gmail.com, which is also where I can reached if I am lucky enough to be the winner! Thank you! :)

Marianne said...

These look like sooo much fun. Would love to see my nieces and nephews trying them out.

dementeddoll said...

my kids would love this!!

JACLYN said...

My kids would flip over this!!
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Jen said...

These are really neat. I like that they are a safe indoor toy, they wont ruin your floors, and that they are available for sale in a number of colors.

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bkh61959 said...

First I ever even heard of them, but what a cool idea, love to win thanks for the giveaway

vividchord said...

Such a simple idea but they would be so fun and good exercise

wwe11 said...

These looks so cool. I know my kids would love these. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Salleefur said...

Way cool and what a unique and imaginative concept! This would make such a fun gift - for anyone and everyone!

Angie said...

No more need for the laundry basket down the stairs! LOL! I guess my favorite thing about the gear is that it comes in Hot Pink! Gotta love pink.

jennem said...

I think it's cool that kids can get exercise indoors on cold days without destroying anything.
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hansenpj5 said...

please enter me I think they are cool and that they will bring laughter to a rather sad family

Alyce said...

Cool prize. They look like alot of fun.


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Angela said...

Good for exercise, no small parts to get lost or broken. Looks like fun!

Buki Family said...

ive never heard of these before. fun to hear that people are still trying to be creative and come up with new thigns!

donna444444 said...

My kids would like them. They look fun.
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I am a subscriber.
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Gianna said...

They look like a whole lotta fun.. i've never seen them before :)

stampedwithgrace said...

since we still have carpet :( my kids would think this was fun!

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Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I think my children would have a ball with these! I like them because they look pretty safe and they give the kids something to do inside when it is too cold to go out.

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