Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Batman 8 GB Flash Drive


I purchased from seller COMTOP, Batman Model USB 8 GB Flash Drive.  My son and husband can not decide who the flash drive belongs to.

Pros:
  • Sturdy
  • Adorable Novelty Item
  • Compact
  • Works with Mac and Windows


Cons:
  • Slow transfer rate

Overall: 
Great gift. If you can deal with the transfer rate being a little slower than expected, then this works great.






DISCLAIMER:  I received this flash drive at a discounted price in exchange for giving my honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.

Monday, March 28, 2016

MP3/MP4 Music Video Media Player 16 GB Micro SD card


I received from seller Goldenseller, a pink Mp3/Mp4 Music Video Media Player that uses a 16 GB Micro SD card to store everything. It is very easy to change Micro SD cards, so that if you decided that 16 GB was not enough, you could easily replace it. Can not add to player via iTunes, but must instead go through finder on Mac’s or windows Explorer. Comes with its own charging cord, which is needed to hook up via USB to computer/laptop to add music/videos/etc. 

Headphones that came with it are okay, but I do not like them, they do not stay in my ears easily and do not have the greatest sound quality.  Cable is what is known as a mini USB or a USB Mini B. It is a bit different to get used to putting music on once you have used apple players.  No easy way to create play lists.


Pros:
  • Extremely versatile, this MP3 player does just about everything.
  • Sound output is excellent.
  • Screen colors are nice and vivid enough to comfortably enjoy
Cons:
  • Can not access via iTunes, but that is what happens with any MP3 player that is not an apple product
  • Is not Bluetooth compatible
  • Not easy to create play lists

Overall:  One of the better MP3 non apple players that I have tried. I like the fact that the buttons do not look like apples so I remember more easily that it does not work the way I expect it to work.

DISCLAIMER:  I received this MP3/MP4 Media player for free in exchange for giving my honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

iPhone 5s charging case


I received from seller YHhao, a iPhone 5s charger case. This charger has the nice feature of blue lights across the bottom, when charging. It says 25%, 50%, 75% and all four lit up means 100% charged. Another nice function is the USB port where you can charge an additional device. Unless you plan to use Bluetooth earbuds, then you will need to get an extender or else your headphones won't fit in the jack. This definitely adds weight to your phone, obviously and it just takes some getting used to. Nice and solid feel to it. This battery case also can be used as a power supply for something else as it has the added USB port. An extra feature that this case has is that has a kickstand on the back so you can watch movies or shows or whatever.

Pros:
  • Enables you to go over a full day or longer between plugging into a wall
  • USB connection to plug in thumb drive or USB cable to charge another devise
  • Keeps phone from sliding easily
  • Has a kickstand
Cons:
  • Can not use cable earbuds without extender
  • Hard to push power button when case is one unless you have long nails or narrow stylist
  • Takes awhile to charge phone/charger when power is depleted
  • Hard to get the kickstand out, need a nail file or tweezers to pop it out

Overall:  Would get again. Works great. Just wish there was a cover over power button that would make It easier to push.

I originally got for my son’s phone, but he did not like it, as he was afraid it would not protect his phone well. He is a terrible klutz and is constantly dropping his phone. So after testing, he gave it to his Grammy who had come to visit. She was thrilled because she constantly had to charge.  She noticed the problem with the power button, but said it was not enough of a determinant to keep from using, just a pain.

DISCLAIMER:  I received this iPhone 5s Charger case for free in exchange for giving my honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.

Power Strip Box Cover


I purchased from seller Qicent Trading Co., LIMITED, a Safety Baby Surge Protector Power Strip Outlet Box Cover. Unclutters charging areas. Keeps dogs, and young children out. If using a narrow power strip, you can also hid a USB charging hub inside. There are a total of 8 cable slots (4 on each side), which should be plenty.
 
Pros:
  • Hides cables
  • Can place a USB Hub inside too
  • Protects from accidental spills
  • Heat resistant
  • Handles a lot of cords, both thick and thin
Cons:
  • Thin, strong plastic but can not take a lot of weight
  • Lid fits only 1 way, if try to put on the opposite, it does not grip and hold itself together
  • Only indention's, no rubber/gripping feet to hold it if placed on table
  • If strip itself is thick, plugging mac cable in strip lid will not close

Overall: Decent cable organization box.  Will not work in the living room with power strip I wanted to use, but will work perfectly in my son’s room with his gaming stations and tv power.

DISCLAIMER:  I received this Surge Protector for free in exchange for giving my honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Qicent USB Wall Charger


I purchased from seller Qicent Trading Co., LIMITED, a 30W 4- port USB Wall charger Travel adapter about a week ago. I wanted to makes sure I had plenty of changes to test properly. My son took it immediately and set to charging his iPad, iPhone, iPod and blue tooth earbuds.



Pros:
  • Able to USB cables to charge up to 4 devises at once
  • Saves space in bags
  • Less likely to forget a charger when on trips
Cons:
  • Can fully charge up to 4 times

DISCLAIMER:  I received this 4-port USB adapter for free in exchange for giving my honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.

Desktop USB connection portable charging station


I purchased from seller Qicent Trading Co., LIMITED, a 39W 5- port 5V 7.8A USB Desktop Charger Station Portable Travel Charger. This charging station has a blue indicator light on top that shows if there is power going through the main charger unit. This power adapter allows you to take 1 adapter instead of 5 different power adapters on trips and hoping you do not forget one of the power adapters.
 
Pros:
  • 5 USB ports
  •  long power cable
  •  need pack only 1 power adapter instead of 5 for trips
Cons:
  • none found at this time
 
DISCLAIMER:  I purchased the in exchange for giving my honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

3 pack blue 10 ft lightning charging cables





I like the fact that they include little touch of the "Thank you" cards included in the package.

I have had it for a while now and there is no sign of wear and tear yet. This cable is so reliable that you will be pleasantly surprised that you don't have to buy one again in the near future. Also because it's 10 feet long it means you can easily charge the phone while using it without having to sit next to the charging point.

It is a 'lightening cable' which means it will Sync and Charge without trouble.

Pros:

  • Thicker cable
  • Sturdier cable connections 
  •  Long cables 
  • Available in colors
Cons:

  • Non found as of yet

DISCLAIMER:  I received these ios 10 ft charging cables for free, all opinions expressed are my own honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.







Monday, March 21, 2016

Gel Color Pens


I purchased from seller GL-SAIL(US), Premium Gel Color Pens. I love pens, if it writes well I check to see what brand/type pen it is and see how much it costs to try and buy. This pack of 36 is divided into pastels (aka milky pens), neons, and metallics (aka glitter pens).  While there are several colors that were extremely similar to each other, you can tell a slight difference when they are side by side on the paper. Several standard colors you usually want, were only in glitter, that being said, I love the colors just wish there was more diversity. I love the carrying case. It makes it so easy to keep the pens together and makes it harder to lose or break pens when they are put away correctly. Each pen is held securely so you don’t have to worry about them bouncing around and leaking everywhere. 
 

I did not notice any cramping or discomfort using the pen and my husband tells me I sat there for several hours straight coloring. I prefer a medium to bold point tip so I loved that these pens were 0.8mm to 1.0mm (needle point tip). That makes them good for coloring where you need to cover large space or tight places. The metallics wrote great. The metallics glided on the paper like butter, except every once in a while, they would snag like they had a bit of dried ink or dirt on the tip. The colors were vibrant and there was bleeding or spreading of the ink.  The con I have to say about this set is the pastel colors skipped a lot when I tried to write with them. I know this tends to be hard for many brands, but considering how light these colors are, if they skip, especially if you hand touches it before it is dry, it makes it even more illegible. The neons also had some skipping when writing, in comparison to the metallics. I would also have liked to see the standard black, blue and green gel with no frills.
 
With that said, I do believe this set is more suited for “coloring” or arts and crafts rather than writing or color coding when writing. In general I would still recommend this set. It’s a good price for such a range of color, and the carrying case is a plus.

 

Pros:
  • Sturdy case
  • Glitter pens roll with ease
  • Great arts/crafts pens

Cons:
  • Pastels can skip/stutter like there is dried ink on the tips
  • Lots of pastels but few basic colors in non-glitter
  • If accidently touch before completely dry, they will smear

DISCLAIMER:  I received these gel pens at a discounted price in exchange for giving my honest opinion. I do not have a relationship with the seller and manufacturer of this product.