Wednesday, October 21, 2015

MeCam Review

Sold by: MeCam

This is not a GoPro, yet still a fun camera to wear and capture what goes on. It can be attached to your clothing (or other objecst) with its safety-pin.  It comes with a elastic type cord that can be used as a necklace or rope. The camera has three easy to use buttons: The on/off button, picture/infrared, and video.  It has a built in microphone allowing for audio to be captured during your video.  It records to a micro SD card.  It records in 720p (30fps) or can take a 5MP image.  The video can be "upgraded" to 1080p (15fps) upon request, from MeCam.  It records AVI. files.  It comes with a USB 2.0 cable for charging or transferring images.

It’s fun to pin it to yourself and see how it captures your day.

In my opinion the IR function is near non-existent.

I received this product for a discounted price in-exchange for a fair and honest review.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Chef Clever Baking Mat Review


Chef Clever Baking Mat - Premium Quality Professional Grade Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mats Without Toxic Leaching Large Half-sheet Size 16.5x11 Inches

Baking mats are one alternative to keeping your cookie sheets clean and reducing the amount of clean up needed after cooking.  They provide a non-stick surface without the use of oils or sprays.  This baking mat has the added benefit of visual cues of where to place your cookies on the mat to provide even spacing.

After the first cooking event my baking mat had become stained (this is part of the reason that I gave the product a 4 out of 5 stars instead of a 5 stars).

According to the box the mat is made in China.  The instruction for the product indicates that the baking mat should be thrown away if it has any cuts or creases.

I received is product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Canvas Review

( #canvas #canvases #art #review #usartsupply )

This nice stretched canvas set give you a great variety of canvases to draw or paint on.  The frame of the canvases are nicely constructed and the canvas has been primed.  The surface has nice texture for grabbing onto your painting medium.

The canvas weight is 7 oz (ounces per square yard) unprimed and 12 oz (ounces per square yard) after being primed.  This would make them a medium weight painting canvas.

I like that the kit comes with 2-16x20.

2-5x7, 2-8x10, 2-11x14, 2-12x16, 2-16x20

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.

Arssen Infusion Glass Water Bottle Review

( #ArssenInfuser )
Sold by: GiantBest 

This product is an easy to use fruit infuser water bottle.  It consists of four main parts: glass bottle body, plastic/silicone bottle lid, plastic fruit sleeve, and silicone fruit sleeve lid.  To use this bottle, simply insert your fruit into the fruit sleeve and add water.

I find it hard to remove the inner fruit sleeve after the bottle has been fully assembled.  The inner sleeve pops in and out easily with the silicon sleeve lid, but once the bottle lid has been installed the fruit sleeve is pressed into the bottle mouth.  After removing the bottle lid, the sleeve lid will easily come out without the fruit sleeve.  In this fully inserted state, I have found that I need to use a hook to remove the fruit sleeve.

Once the entire bottle has been separated into its four parts (bottle lid, bottle body, fruit sleeve, and fruit sleeve lid) it is easy to clean.  Just clean it by hand or pop it into the dishwasher.

According to the box "Product Made in China"

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.


Monday, September 7, 2015

DKnight Magicbox II Bluetooth Review

[New Release]DKnight Magicbox II Bluetooth 4.0 Ultra Portable Wireless speaker,10W Output Power with Enhanced Bass, build in Microphone for handfree phone call.
by DKnight

I paired this speaker with my Coolpad.  I am able to get 40ft range with this bluetooth speeker.  It boosts my Coolpads regular audio abilities and provides great audio as long as you are within 40ft of your regular device.

While it is easy to get the bluetooth speeker to pair with my Coolpad, I have not yet used it to make a call.  I would like to see it have the ability to be used as a regular microphone in addition to a phone only microphone.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Yoga Socks Review

Sold by: Arg group

After reviewing these socks, I have determined that they are more appropriately sized for my wife.  We both tried them to see who they would be more suited for.

My wife has the following to say about them, "Yoga socks great for yoga.  Better traction than sweaty feet or regular socks."  "They are a little tight around the toes."

I found them to be tight around the toes.  In the images you can see that they caused indentations in my two smallest toes on each foot.

I wear size 11 men's shoe
My wife wears size 9.5 women's shoe.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.

When they originally arrived one pair was missing and the supplier sent me another pair.  Great customer service.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ode to Kenneth in Binary

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I often wonder what to
Do, when I am here.
After many years of
Hearing answers
Of how great this place is.
For most here they think hours of driving is close
And that other place's attractions are theirs.
Last of all, I
Long to live in the other places that this place claims
So that I can find fun, without delusion

(c) Brady L.B. 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Levels of Guitar Review

Levels of Guitar has two levels of monthly member ship.  If you find that you are above that of beginner then go for intermediate.  Intermediate level has everything in beginner level plus more lessons at intermediate level.

This online lesson program is in depth and has helped me learn more than by books alone.  I have always had a problem with how to hold a guitar and I tried my best to follow what the books told me on how to hold it, but was always tiring.  The beginning lesson tells you what to do and why and how to prevent fatigue.

I really like this program and am glad that I got it.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.

GoPro Selfie Stick Review

With so many selfie sticks out there you have to wonder which one to buy.  The truth that you have to look at the qualities that you want in the selfie stick and which quality that you want the most.  Some of the main qualities that I look at are: price; sturdiness; versatility; and free add-ons such as tripod stand, phone holder, GoPro attachments, shutter controls, regular camera attachments.

This selfie stick sits on the expensive side, but it is sturdy and has many components that come with it.  The tripod and the selfie stick has the standard screw that is used in the bottom of many regular cameras. 

The tripod attaches to the bottom of the selfie stick with that standard screw.  The tripod is also stiff in its rotation ball, so it will allow a DSLR camera on top of the selfie stick (make sure the selfie stick is as vertical as possible so your camera does not fall).

The phone and gopro attachments can be installed on the end of the selfie stick or on the tripod without the selfie stick.  The phone attachment has to different installation direction (so you can choose which way you want to attach your phone).

It also comes with a blue tooth controller so you can snap your pictures on your phone from a distance without holding the selfie stick.

With all of these components this selfie stick makes up for the price.

I received this product for a reduced price in-exchange for a fair and honest review.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Superb Wood Chess Set by Chess Armory

Sold by: Chess Armory

This chess set is really nice.  The wood playing board measures about 15" x 15".  The board lays flat while you play and then acts as a case for you pieces when in storage.  The playing pieces are of a nice size (example: The wood king pieces are about 3 inches tall.).

I really like playing chess with my kids and when I got this chess set they only wanted to play with this set.

I received this product for a reduced price in-exchange for a fair and honest review.


FlipStir Puzzle Review

FlipStir Puzzle - Solar System
sold by: Enlivenze

I received this great puzzle and it took me a little time to figure out how to play.  Once I figured out how to play I was able to solve the puzzle in 3-10 minutes depending on how easily the pieces moved.

Enlivenze ask that I answer some questions (Enlivenze's question : My answer)

Play Patter: repeat movement and time ... easier than a Rubix cube

Interest for different ages:  People of all ages would be interested in
this game/puzzle.  But to solve it you must have enough hand eye
coordination to move the blocks.

Family Toy: yes

Would I use it in the following places:
travel - fun for a few minutes, but can be too noisy in the car
school - too noisy
office - can be too noisy for the office
home - fun little toy to pick up and use for a few minutes

Value for money: a little expensive when compared to a cheap Rubix
cube.  Similar in price to more expensive Rubix cubes.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.


Stong Citrus Press Review

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Sold by: UsefulBitz

Every now and then I need to squeeze a little juice from an orange or lemon or lime.  Oranges I use to make orange chicken sauce and lemon/lime juice is used in many different recipes.  To get this juice there are three ways of doing it: use juice from the store; squeeze the juice from the fruit using your hand and a spoon (to collect the seeds); or use a juicer (press or electric)

Kitchen Bitz provides a nice citrus press for lemons, limes, or small oranges.  This press removes the juice from your citrus fruits with ease.  It keeps the seeds and large solids in the press, while letting your juice to flow through the holes in the bottom.  This product is made of painted metal.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Stainless Steel Steamer Review

Sold by: Sunsella

This vegetable steamer works great for steaming small amount of vegetables.  It is made of stainless steel.  When you open and close this product you need to be careful so you don't damage the steamer (The hinges on the product are stiff and the metal leafs are thin).

After you steam your vegetables the metal steamer is going to be hot, so before you start make sure that you have access to the ring in the center for removal from the pot/pan.  After the steamer has had some time to cool, it can also be used as a small plate.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a honest and fair review.

Kuuk Garlic Press Review

Sold by: iHeadphones_Inc

This garlic press works better than other garlic presses I have tried in the past.  It provides a better mincing capability and leaves less in the screen.  This allows you to better utilize your fresh garlic in your meals vs. just flushing some or most of your garlic down the drain/garbage.

This Garlic Press has three parts that rotate around connection pin.  Because all three parts rotate around the connection pin and cannot be removed, it makes it harder to clean when compared to other models where the screen piece can be removed.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a honest and fair review.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Small Practico cutting board review

Sold by: Pratico Goods

I like this cutting board. It is made of nice strong bamboo and is very sturdy. The bamboo cutting surface protects the cutting edge of your knife.

The size of the cutting board helps during the cutting process in the following ways:
• The weight prevents the cutting board from moving around
• It has a small cutting surface so you don't have to worry about space when cutting small items
• It has a grove around the edge that will catch small amounts of juice run off from your cutting event.

I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.