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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Filgate Genuine Leather Bifold Passport Holder...




This is close to being good.  My hope was to have it hold two passports but I was only able to get one in the wallet. It has two pockets that look like both would hold a passport but only one does and it is very tight.  I would be concerned about getting it in and out as it is so tight.  Considering it is real leather it is possible that it would loosen enough to use and perhaps even get a second passport in the other pocket.  Otherwise the leather feels good and the stitching seems solid.
From the vendor:
  • Imported
  • 100% Genuine Leather
  • An Amazon brand
  • Dimension:4*5.5*0.4 inch
  • Take care with wrung-out wet cloth to wipe the surface if dirty
  • Most special gifts for Groomsmen, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Father's Day, Christmas and other Special Occasions.

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Puppy Mill Escape







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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sugru Mouldable Glue


Conceptually, this seemed good.  Frankly I only tried it on one thing and it failed.   It says waterproof, sticks to plastic and skin friendly.   It isn't water proof as it came off of the ear plugs I used it on.   Although that may fit under the sticks to plastic category but I don't know.   Skin friendly depends on definition.  It came off my skin after soap, a scrub brush, applying WD40 and then more soap and a scrub brush.  Frankly I didn't find that terribly friendly.   note, the red is the glue on the photo and it was down further, it wasn't there after I got out of the water.  It did not adhere to the yellow orange ear plugs. Packaging was nice but it just didn't do the job.


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Thursday, June 7, 2018

CINEMOOD Portable Movie Theater-






CINEMOOD Portable Movie Theater- Includes Disney stories and videos and streams Netflix and Youtube Anytime, Anyplace

This may be one of the coolest items I have ever reviewed.  I am truly impressed.  It worked right out of the box with one touch on the button.  The projection was decent in a room that has large windows and lots of light.  It worked much better in a darkened or dark room.   The picture was clear and the sound was good.  It does have the ability to plug in headphones or a speaker.   This is so small and so easy that a kid can use it unsupervised.  Of course, kids today are on tablets all the time so that isn’t surprising.   I’ve attached photos but they really don’t do this tiny little projector justice.  This is very, very cool.

From the vendor:

·                        PICO PROJECTOR-This handheld projector is only 3” tall, and weighs under half a pound; Perfect for use as a travel projector, in car trips, or simply as a ceiling projector before bed; No wires and no need to connect to computers, phones or outlets
·                        KID FRIENDLY- Unlike many children’s projectors, this is both simple, portable, and durable; Easily use the projector with simple directional control buttons
·                        THE MAGIC OF DISNEY IS WAITING INSIDE - anytime, offline access to over 65 preloaded Disney e-books and videos, and more than 120 hours of preloaded entertainment for the whole family, included in the built-in CINEMOOD digital library
·                        STREAMING SERVICES-stream movies and shows with built-in access to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube directly through mini projector; Upload slideshows, home movies, and Netflix content directly to this smart device for offline access
·                        HIGH QUALITY PROJECTION-This pocket projector plays 1080 HD videos at a display size of 12’ (150”); Video quality on the go, as this can display a variety of videos and streaming services in the car, on the ceiling, or on your camping trip
·                        IPHONE AND ANDROID FRIENDLY- Free IOS and Android apps allow for easy and quick connection and control from your mobile device with WiFi and Bluetooth; Use Apple Watch as a remote control for all of the many features of this top rated projector

I did get this for taxes only in exchange for an honest review.



Dark room, lavender wall.
Brightly lit room.



Dark room, white wall. 














































Dark room, white ceiling, see ceiling vent in
upper corner, picture about 36"





















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Saturday, June 2, 2018

AmazonBasics Bathroom Handicap Grab Bar - 24-Inch Length, 1.5-Inch Diameter


This  is a very sturdy grab bar.  It came with 6 screws and the holes around the flange give you a selection to allow hitting the stud.  Keeping in mind that spacing between studs is normally 16" this has to be either angled or installed vertically.   That wasn't a problem but if you want one perfectly horizontal you will need to get the 18" bar as that may be a better fit.
From the vendor:
·                        Stainless steel construction
·                        Supports up to 500 Lbs.
·                        Complies with ADA Standards
·                        Bar Diameter: 1-1/2-Inch
·                        Grab Bar Length: 24-Inch
·                        Installation guide and mounting screws included





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

Monday, May 28, 2018

IZOD Men's Big and Tall Dress Shirts Stretch Check Tall Fit




This shirt is truly tall but more importantly for me, it fits through the shoulders and the sleeves are long enough.  Too many XL shirts fit in the shoulders and have sleeves that are way to short or the sleeves fit but the shoulders don’t.  This shirt has an excellent fit and this tail will never come out!  Topping it off, it is really good looking!


Button closure
Machine Wash
Button-down collar, regular cuff, pocket at chest
Fabric has all over stretch for added comfort

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Melnor Vacation Watering Kit, Automatic Drip Irrigation System for Indoor, Balcony or Outdoor Use, Waters up to 10 Potted Plants


This is pretty darn slick.  I tried to put this together from scratch and spent more money than this and it didn’t work anyway.   Then I found this and it works great.   I can’t get to the pot on my porch without running a hose across the sidewalk.  With this kit, I can put another ornamental pot side by side and keep my porch planter hydrated.    Beats getting out the watering can every other day.


Automatically waters up to 10 potted plants at once
Great for vacation or everyday use
Kit includes an integrated timer & pump with 1 mounting bracket & filter, 10 drip heads, spikes and T joints, 15 feet of flexible tubing, and a pressure regulator
Easy to set up and adjust so your plants get the right amount of water to stay healthy
Pulls water from a container of your choice to eliminate the risk of water waste


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