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Sunday, December 10, 2017

LEGO Star Wars Resistance Transport Pod 75176 Building Kit (294 Piece)




I just reviewed the First Order Heavy Scout Walker and this will be somewhat repetitive. I don’t know if the Disney connection of owning the Star Wars franchise is impacting the Lego line or not.  This unit has lots of pieces and that is always good with Legos.  The Heavy Waker  did not impress me with it’s design..  It doesn’t appear to have the thoughtful and often realistic nature of traditional Lego models.  This resistance transport pod I got at the same time seems like it had a more thoughtful design.  Another thing I noticed is the packaging seems to be decreasing in quality.  The packaging does not in any way deter the function or fun of the Lego set but it would hopefully tie in with a price decrease but I haven’t noticed that.   So as always, Lego makes a good, challenging toy that provokes learning when your kid says the heck with the diagram and creates his own walker, for that it gets the usual 5 stars plus they always enjoy the plastic missiles.  Characters included are Includes Finn and Rose minifigures plus a BB-8 figure

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How To Spot A Card Skimmer


Special Thanks to my buddy Gerry for sending me this video.  It is the season to be jolly and to be scammed so 
watch and learn!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lego First Order Heavy Scout Walker




I don’t know if the Disney connection of owning the Star Wars franchise is impacting the Lego line or not.  This unit has lots of pieces and that is always good with Legos.  I’m not sure about the design though.  It doesn’t appear to have the thoughtful and often realistic nature of traditional Lego models.  The resistance transport pod I got at the same time seems like it had a more thoughtful design.  Another thing I noticed is the packaging seems to be decreasing in quality.  The packaging does not in any way deter the function or fun of the Lego set but it would hopefully tie in with a price decrease but I haven’t noticed that.   So as always, Lego makes a good, challenging toy that provokes learning when your kid says the heck with the diagram and creates his own walker, for that it gets the usual 5 stars.  Characters included are General Hux, a First Order Gunner, Resistance Trooper and a First Order Flametrooper.

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

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Super Book Deal

This book sale is an opportunity to put
your money where your mouth is!

A group of authors are providing 25 books at a ridiculously CHEAP price and 100% of the royalties will be donated to  
One America Appeal  for Hurricane Relief.

This is a Win-Win situation 
if there ever was one. 

You're getting hours of great reading
and doing good as a bonus!
Link

R.E. McDermott's books alone are worth far more than $10, 
I have read them all and loved them. 
Go to this link and revel in having gotten a terrific bargain and done some good for the poor folks struggling to recover from this years devastating hurricanes.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Perky Pet 50182 Birdie B&B Wood Chalet Bird Feeder


This is an attractive feeder but.....  It fills easily.  It is filled and ready for action.   After 10 days of use the white top locking mechanism is cracked.  Seems like this is mediocre quality. 

·                        Decorative wood feeder with clear side panels to Monitor seed levels
·                        Twist-to-lock keeps lid secure to keep squirrels out
·                        Easy to fill and clean
·                        Roof overhang keeps seed dry & fresh
·                        1.25 lb. seed capacity



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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Crazy Money Saving Book Deal and Helping Others


This book sale is an opportunity to put
your money where your mouth is!

A group of authors are providing 25 books at a ridiculously CHEAP price and 100% of the royalties will be donated to  
One America Appeal  for Hurricane Relief.

This is a Win-Win situation 
if there ever was one. 

You're getting hours of great reading
and doing good as a bonus!
Link

R.E. McDermott's books alone are worth far more than $10, 
I have read them all and loved them. 
Go to this link and revel in having gotten a terrific bargain and done some good for the poor folks struggling to recover from this years devastating hurricanes.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Kensun AC/DC Rapid Performance Portable Air Compressor Tire Inflator with Digital Display for Home (110V) and Car (12V) - 30 Litres/Min


This is way better than my previous air compressor.  This has a air cord long enough to reach up a tire. It has both an AC and DC cord that are plenty long.  It does recommend running the DC version while the car is in auxiliary mode and maybe someone with electric knowledge can explain that but I don’t like the idea that it is drawing down the car battery.  The light is a nice feature as it saves from trying to juggle a flashlight while inflating a tire.   The lighted dial and the ability   to set the pressure and have it stopped when it is reached is also another good feature. 
I can only wonder how they got both the inflator hose and the DC cord in the cord storage compartment.  I gave up and used two pieces of Velcro to attach the AC and the DC cords to the handle.   The inflator hose fits fine in the storage area without the other two cords being involve.   Overall this is a good unit.
 











Size: Compact
·                        Kensun quality: Brought to you by one of the most trusted names in automotive accessories with incomparable customer service!
·                        Unique versatility: Transcends the function of regular air compressors by being adaptable to both home (AC – wall socket) and car (DC – cigarette lighter socket) use. With digital presets and additional attachment nozzles you would be hard pressed to find something that this compressor cannot inflate, from the heavy-duty, like car tires, to the delicate, such as a beach ball, it is perfectly equipped to achieve the perfect pressure for any situation, outdoors or indoors.
·                        Advanced functions: AC/DC adaptable. Digital pressure gauge with LCD display and unit conversion. Digital presets function for easily delivering the ideal pressure where it is needed. Range of pressure measure: 90psi. Accuracy of measure: 35psi +/-1psi. Continuous working time: 30 minutes at 35psi.
·                        Useful features: White LED work-light for easy illumination in the dark. 2 attachment nozzles for a multitude of uses (tires, basketballs, beach inflatables, etc.)
·                        Specifications: Inflation time: AC - 5 mins; DC - 5.5 mins. Black woven hose (outer length): 23.6in (60cm). Cable length: AC - 5ft 10.8in (1.8m); DC - 10ft 9.9in (3.3m). Maximum current: <10A. Air flow rate: 7.9gpm (30L/min). Operating temperature: 14 to 140 degrees F

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