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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Butifoc Nested Stainless Steel Storage Containers

Butifoc Nested Stainless Steel Storage Containers with Leak Proof Silicone Lids-Perfect for Baby Food, Snacks, Lunch and Sides-BPA-Free, Eco Friendly-Set, 7.5 oz, 13.7 oz, 23.9 oz, Blue, Purple, Green

These are handy little storage containers. The operative word is tiny.   The biggest will hold a robust donut and the middle will hold a small donut.   The littlest one is good for kid snacks.  They will be durable and useful. 

HEALTHY AND SAFE. Made of 18/8 food grade Stainless Steel and non toxic silicone lids, These food storage containers are very healthy and safe to use for babies, kids and adults, without chemicals like BPA, BPS and phthalates commonly found in plastic storage containers.
REAL LEAK PROOF. The soft, high elasticity and flexible silicone lids design make the lids firmly seal the boxes to create strong leak proof function, but containers are still easy to open and close. You will not see leakage when containers are put into your backpack, lunch box or other storage bags.
ECO FRIENDLY. Stainless Steel food containers are reusable, durable, long lasting, better for our environment than plastic containers. If well looked after, the snack or lunch food containers should last you a Lifetime. Say no to single use plastic lunch bento boxes.
MULTIPLE PURPOSES. The nesting containers set includes small, medium and large 3 sizes, meet your needs well to separate your fruits, snacks, veggies, lunch food and spices. They are freezer safe, Dishwasher safe, lightweight, stackable and leak proof. Perfect for storing leftovers, baby food, school or work lunches, fruits, snacks, picnics, gym, camping, hiking and more.

LIFETIME GUARANTEE. We offer a lifetime guarantee for our Butifoc brand Stainless Steel food storage containers. If our metal food containers are not perfect for you, just ask us for a replacement or full refund.

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SE FL3654RC Deluxe 5-Watt Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight Set (300 Lumens)

This is a nice enough flashlight kit but it has NO instructions.  Admittedly you can puzzle out what each piece is for but lack of instructions cost it one star.  See the attached photo for my description.

 From the Vendor:
·        3 stage switch (high, low, strobe)
·        3 hour run time and comes with a rechargeable battery (included) and optional AAA battery carriage
·        4 light filters: red, amber, blue, and green
·        Flashlight with focus wing, traffic wand, light filters, and USB charger
·        For hunting, camping, emergencies, and everyday use

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

USB Microphone,

USB Microphone, Recording Microphone Plug &Play Metal Studio Microphone for PC/Laptop/Desktop/Notebook, Cardioid Studio Recording Vocals for YouTube, Voice Search, Games (Computer Microphone)
Microphone installed easily.  I plugged it into the USB port and right clicked on the speaker icon on the task bar.  I went to sound and setup microphone.  I tested it with Cortana.  It worked fine.  It is substantially nice than the all plastic microphone I had been using and it is at a very reasonable price of $16.99 at Amazon.

·        PLUG & PLAY -- Simply plug computer microphone into any available USB port, select it as your input in your software settings, and you're ready to create your own audio. Windows and Mac compatible.
·        ADVANCED MICROPHOEN CHIP--The computer microphone use updated chip to solve PoP sound quality problem and static noise problem to make your voice be more clear without any other sound.
·        FLEXIBLE GOOSENECK DESIGN -- PC microphone allows you to adjust the perfect angle , height or swivel to record your voice. The on/ off button setting of the steady wide stand allows you to fix the unexpected noise.
·        MULTIFUNCTIONAL USAGES -- This type of desktop microphone is good for network chatting, singing, home studio, gaming, Skype, Discord, Speech, Yahoo Recording, YouTube Recording, Google Voice Search, Steam, podcast and desktop recording.
·        SATISFACTION GUARANTEE -- A quick note before you use it, you’ll find the Windproof sponge was deformed by pressure in the box, Don't worry, this is normal,when you take out the mic to use, after 1-2 days, the sponge will recover to the original shape. We are so confident in the quality of the computer mic that we offer a 12 month satisfaction guarantee!

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

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Woods Pro 4658 6 Outlet Metal Power Strip, 10 foot cord, Yellow

This is a heavy weight power strip.  I suspect you could drive nails with it although I don’t recommend that.   The cord is also heavy and this will be a welcome addition to any workshop or garage.

From the vendor:
HEAVY DUTY metal housing makes this 6 outlet power strip perfect for use in your workshop or any other rugged work area
6 GROUNDED OUTLETS that allow you to power multiple appliance at once
2 SPACED OUTLETS for adapter plugs
HIGHLY VISIBLE 10 foot yellow power cord adds extra safety and prevents tripping
BUILT IN CIRCUIT BREAKER for over load protection, limit excess current to your electrical devices to protect them from damage
LIGHTED SWITCH shows when power strip is on and outlets are ready to use
CONVENIENT mounting hole to keep your power strip off of the ground when not in use

BUILT IN CORD WRAP for storage and to help maintain a more organized work space

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

Moonrays 90042 Metal Solar, 4 Pack Path Light, 8 Lumens, Black

Note annoying styrofoam block.

These are far more substantial than the solar lights I already had.  The body is metal although the posts are plastic.  The globe is glass not plastic.  My single complaint on these lights was the block of foam that was put in to protect the glass globe.  It was hard to get out and made a major mess of shredded Styrofoam.   I was tempted to ding them a star for that but the lights are nice so I contained my frustration of the little pieces of Styrofoam floating about.

From Vendor:
90042Item Weight1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions6.1 x 6.1 x 19.5
inchesItem model number90042Batteries1 AA batteries required. (included)
Size8 Lumens
Power SourceSolar-PoweredItem
Cell TypeNiMhWarranty DescriptionLimited one year.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

StarTech USB to Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter

Never Did Get It To Work
This was disappointing.  I followed the instructions faithfully and could not get this to be seen by a Windows 10 desktop.   I have attached photos of the screens I got.  Number 3 on the installation instructions said to enter the folder “Bluetooth Dongle”, there was no such folder.  I went to the “Setup.exe”  and 20 minutes later it finally stopped installing.  I rebooted as requested and then plugged in the adapter(step 5). Windows was supposed to automatically detect and then install drivers.  It did neither.  I went to my Bluetooth icon and told it to turn on. It said “turning on”, I went to lunch and came back and it still said turning on.  Another annoying thing that is not specific to this product is the tiny cd’s that have the installation software on them.  My computer system has a CD/DVD drive that is vertically mounted which meant I had to lay it on its side after multiple aborted attempts to keep the tiny little CD from falling out.  Twice it fell out in the machine and that was a joy getting it back out.   For me this product did not work. 

From the vendor:
Add Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR capabilities to your computer through USB
Mini USB Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter
Class 1 EDR Wireless Network Adapter
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR compliant
Mini USB Bluetooth wireless adapter with support for Enhanced Data Rate (data transfer rates up to 3 Mbps)

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