Jan 25

Xbox $10 Gift Card ★★★★★

Xbox $10 Gift Card [Online Game Code]

My son wanted to download something on his Xbox. It required me to enter my credit card number not only to buy the game but “for future purchases.” I didn’t want my credit card on there for him to go crazy buying stuff. I needed a gift card, one I could get right away because it’s the one day out of the week he’s allowed to play all day. Poor kid’s been waiting.

I knew Amazon had gift cards for Xbox. I didn’t know they had gift codes. That’s so handy. The Xbox $10 Gift Card is available for printing immediately. Son’s happy.

Jan 25

Bionic Body Door Anchor ★★★★☆

Bionic Body Door Anchor Exercise Strap, Black

Before you buy the Bionic Body Door Anchor, look at the door you want to use as it’s closed. From the side you want to use it, can you see the hinge? If not, this anchor won’t work for you.

For everyone else, this anchor provides a solid mount for resistant tubes. If you’re like me and don’t own resistant tubes, it also works with resistant bands. Neither come with the anchor. The set only includes the anchor and carabiner.

This anchor can be set any height I wish, and it’s solid. I’m more worried about the band breaking than anything happening to the anchor or the door that’s holding it.

This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.

Jan 25

Mifine® Portable FM Radio ★★★★☆

Mifine® Portable FM Radio Speaker Music Player with Micro SD/TF Card/USB Disk Input,Clock Function -Super Long Standby Time (B820 Blue)

I didn’t look at the dimensions of the Mifine® FM Radio, but it looks bigger in photos. This 4 ¾” long radio measures thicker and shorter than my HTC One M8 phone. I think it’s cute.

I did a scan when I first turned the radio on. It picked up all the stations in the area and automatically preset them. I could scroll through them or punch them in manually. For those who don’t remember or know what FM radios sound like, well, you’ll know it’s a radio when you hear it. It’s good reception for a radio, but the clarity will never beat mp3. That’s just the nature of the beast.

If we want mp3, the radio accepts flash drives. That’s what I’m listening to right now. Sound quality is acceptable to anyone who’s not picky about their audio, but it doesn’t blow me away.

My niggly complaint is a logo that’s placed upside down. Someone in the factory wasn’t paying attention.

This product was provided for review by YingFang.

Jan 25

WeighWizard Professional Digital Kitchen Scale ★★★★☆

WeighWizard Professional Digital Kitchen Scale for Cooking, Baking, Prepping & Storing Food Ð Generous 11-Pound Capacity Ð Silver/Chrome Finish

I have a 500 gram calibration weight. Right out of the box, the WeighWizard Kitchen Scale measured it at 500 grams. I didn’t need to calibrate it at all.

The scale can measure in the following units:
* grams
* kilograms
* ounces
* pounds

I like the offset display, so bowls don’t get in the way of reading. The tare function means we don’t have to do mental math to subtract the weight of the bowl. The font is large, so I don’t need to squint.

I would like to see a backlight, and the scale is very lightweight. It almost feels cheap, but it works. When I needed it to weigh my envelopes, it was there, and I could trust the accuracy.

This product was provided for review by Resel Corp.

Jan 25

Gembonics® Desktop USB Charger ★★★★★

Gembonics® 40W High Speed 5 Port (8 Amps) Desktop USB Charger Travel Power Adapter with Auto Detect Technology for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air Mini, Samsung Tablets, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Galaxy Note 4 3 2, LG G3, HTC One (M8); Nexus, Smartphones, Tablets, iPods and Many other USB Charged Devices (Black)

I’m only going to take smart chargers from now on. Why worry about which port I’m plugging into when I can use a charger that figures it out for me?

The Gembonics® Desktop USB Charger is great. I’ve been using it for more than a week without trouble. I own phones, smart watches, tablets, power banks, lamps, radios, speakers, and more. They all require USB charging. I often have all the charger’s ports occupied at once, which it handles like a champ. Fast charge when I need it. That’s all I ask for in a desktop charger.

This product was provided for review by Gembonics.

Jan 25

CPR Call Blocker ★★★★★

CPR Call Blocker V202 – Caller Display – 1200 Number Capacity – Block Telemarketer Calls, Solicitor Calls, Junk Faxes – Block All Robo Calls

Call Blocker, where have you been all my life? The other day, I blocked a local call from someone selling solar panels. Yay! It’s as easy as hitting the big, red button. Make sure you do it when you want to hang up, because hitting that button will cut off your call immediately.

What if you’re not near that big, red button? Push #2 on your DECT phone. (That only works on DECT phones.) I tried doing that to my cell phone. Instant success.

What if I want to unblock a number? Easy, just find it on the list of blocked calls and press the little button to the left of the big, red button.

What really happens to blocked callers? What do they hear? Well, my other phones (the one not connected to Call Blocker) ring once, then nothing. The caller hears one ring, then silence.

Use this to control calls from telemarketers, stalkers, or anyone else you care to block. This device has earned a permanent home next to my phone. I’m thrilled to have it.

This product was provided for review by CPR Global.

Jan 25

Osgar Ultrathin 7 inch 16GB Tablet PC ★★★★☆

Osgar Ultrathin 7 inch 16GB Tablet PC, Google Android 4.4 OS, Allwinner A33 1.3GHz,Quad Core CPU,Dual Camera, Wi-Fi (Navy Blue)

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a casual tablet user. I read, surf the web, check my email, stream music. Heavy game use is not for me.

So far, I’ve been using the Osgar Tablet PC for a week and it hasn’t given me any problems whatsoever. Battery life is excellent. I feel like I hardly ever have to charge it.

Surfing is fine. Streaming YouTube videos works well. Emails, check. I read Amazon books on the Kindle app. The resolution isn’t high end, but I don’t have trouble reading. Streaming music sounds like it’s coming from a small speaker. It will do in a pinch.

What’s the biggest drawback of this tablet? There’s Wi-Fi but no Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth users will have to look elsewhere. Other than that, it’s a good budget tablet.

This product was provided for review by Osgar.

Jan 23

Soundpeats Qy7 Bluetooth Earbuds ★★★★☆

Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for iPhone 5s 5c 4s 4, iPad 2 3 4 New iPad, iPod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (black/green)

I’ve been using Soundpeats Qy7 Bluetooth Earbuds to listen to music as I walk my dog. Sometimes, I’ll put the phone down and run around the house to do a few tasks while still streaming music into the earphones. Of all the earphones I’ve done this with, these earphones have the best range. Where other brands fail, this one continues stream. I’m impressed.

The earbuds stay in my ears, thanks to the little silicone loops that keep them in place. It also blocks out ambient noise very well. In fact, I turned on the vacuum with these on and I didn’t have to increase the volume on my earphones to compensate. The sound quality doesn’t blow me away, but it’s good enough to satisfy my tastes.

This product was provided for review by Soundpeats.

Jan 23

Culina Steamer Cookware ★★★★★

Culina Steamer Cookware with Insert 18/10 Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel 5 Qt Silver

Can a steamer be sexy? What luscious, smooth curves it has. I loved it at first sight. I love it even more now that I’ve used it. Not only can I use the Culina Steamer without the insert, there are markings inside the pot to tell me how much liquid I’ve put in. No more guessing games.

Tonight, I had steamed veggies. They came out delicious but on the soft side, because I neglected to watch the pot. Next time, I’ll be more careful.

Beautiful lines, solid weight. You know another nice thing about the pot? It has a completely flat magnetic bottom that makes it ideal for induction cooking.

This product was provided for review by Culina.

Jan 23

Culina 12″ Fry Pan ★★★★★

Culina 12″ Fry Pan Tri-ply Bonded 18/10 Stainless Steel Cookware with Lid, Silver, Dishwasher safe

The first time I cooked on the Culina Fry Pan, it cooked up so well. Then, I washed it. Having caramelized sugar, I was sure the pan would be difficult to make like new. Sure enough, after washing and drying, the whole bottom looked like it was tarnished by the food I was cooking. I couldn’t believe how things turned out after just one meal.

Then I remembered Cameo. I simply sprinkled some onto the pan and started wiping in circles, no elbow grease required. In just seconds, the marks came off and the pan looked like new once again.

This is a high quality pan with the weight to show for it. It’s a great addition to my kitchen cookware. Just know how to clean it and it will always look beautiful.

This product was provided for review by Culina.