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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunlite PAR30/LED Bulb


Sunlite PAR30/LED/10.5W/FL40/DIM/ES/30K LED 3000K PAR30 10.5W 60W Replacement 120V Medium Base PAR30 HE Series Reflector with Dimmable Energy Star Light Bulb, Warm White

LED light bulbs are great for hard to reach spots that you don't want to have to get to in order to change a light bulb.   They are rated to last for years.  They  run cool to the touch so they are less hazardous and they don't have the recycling issues that CFL bulbs have.   That being said, they are still pretty darn pricy.  Everything is a trade off,  in this case the convenience of not having to replace a bulb for years vs. the price.   If it saves me from climbing a ladder, I will select the convenience.  

From the vendor:

·                        These lamps can last up to 25,000 hours making them virtually maintenance free
·                        This 120 volt, 10.5 watt, PAR30 Reflector HE Series Features a Medium Base
·                        Produces a spectacular warm white light at a 600 lumens, using only 10.5 watts of energy
·                        Contain no mercury and don't release any hazardous gasses so there's no need to worry in if a bulb breaks and no need for recycling as with CFLs
·                        Can fit right into your living room or into the most cutting edge, state of the art, lighting design project


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S5, Quiet Dual 80mm USB Fan for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Computer Cabinet Cooling


Wow, this is the quietest fan I have ever purchased.  I particularly like the rubber feet.  The build feels solid and the air flow is controllable.  This is a very reasonable priced, high quality product.  They fit under my laptop and experienced has shown that keeping a laptop cool will dramatically increase its life span.

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Belkin USB-IF Certified MIXIT 6-Foot USB-C to USB-C (USB Type C) Charge Cable (Blue)


Note the symmetry 
Compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and LG 5G
I can remember when I embraced change.  Now, I just sigh and buy the new connectors.  USB-C has the advantage of being symmetrical which means you won't be trying to jam the flat side in the curve side which is characteristic of micro USB.   Cables either work or don't work.  This one works.  It is a statement of today's connectivity that you need a diagram to tell which USB connector you need. Certainly isn't Belkin's fault, at least I don't think so.  




Diagram courtesy of MyCableMart.com - USB
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Friday, January 6, 2017

OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5




OtterBox is synonymous with quality.  If you want to protect a phone, then an OtterBox case is a smart way to go.   In their product line, the most protective case is in the Defender series.  It even comes with a screen protector.   I've had an OtterBox on my S4 for nearly 3 years and it has done a great job.  However once you get the phone in, it isn't as nearly easy to get it out.   The rubberized sleeve peels off easily enough but my thumb nails are not nearly strong enough to pop the tabs on the hard shell.  I screwed up my original OtterBox by using a flat blade screw driver to open the tabs when I needed to do a hard reset on the S4.  Testing this case, if you just slightly twist the flat head screw driver you can then slip the tab out.  Do not pry, just gently twist.  You do need to do both on one side and one on the top or bottom to get it open though.  The case gives excellent protection and is top of the line.   It also comes with a belt holster which also works well.  I have never had my phone pop out of the belt holster.   Their ad suggests that the belt holster can also be used as hands free stand.  I don't know how they do that.  I went to their website and there is nothing on it to show how to use the holster as a stand.  I fidgeted with the holster and I do not see how to do that. Since my main use is not a hands free stand I don't see that as a down side.   

I do see that the frustration free packaging is noted and I heartily approve.  I hate the heavy clamshell packages that you need a pair of airplane shears to open.   This opens easily.  Kudos to frustration free packaging!

 From the vendor:

·                        Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7 (ONLY), will NOT fit GS7 EDGE.
·                        The toughest Defender Series ever. Now with quad-layer defense to protect your Galaxy S7 from cracking, shattering, scratching and denting while you're out living.
·                        Built-in screen protector keeps your touchscreen in pixel-perfect condition.
·                        All ports are sealed up, so dirt and dust stay out. Comes with a holster that doubles as a belt clip and hands-free kickstand.
·                        100% authentic and backed by the OtterBox 1-year case warranty (see website for details).

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Cat Layered Dangle Hoop Earrings



These are really cute earrings.  I like the sterling silver hoops to hopefully eliminate ear infections.   I think this is a excellent cost effective gift for the cat lover in your life. Only $20.00 at Amazon and a great holiday gift. 

This is to show the size
 perspective of the earrings.
 













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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Two-Tone Cushion Shape Created Pink Sapphire Pendant Necklace, 18"



I end up being a bit tongue tied on jewelry reviews.  This is very bright pink and from my eye it is a true pink, not a fuchsia or other shade.  It has a very nice look to it.   It looks way more expensive than the price of $28.00 warrants.  The gift box is nice and the whole overall ambiance is very attractive. 

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