Oct 23

PAG Steel Mesh Desk Organizer ★★★★★

PAG Steel Mesh Desk Organizer Office Supplies Pen Holder

For the PAG Steel Mesh Desk Organizer, think outside the box! It doesn’t have to sit on your desk. Use it anywhere you have small knickknacks to store and organize. I use it as my daughter’s hair station, for all her little clips and hair ties and the brush. The drawer is so cute and slides like a dream. The deep side pockets hold brushes and combs, and the shallow compartments are perfect for little clips. I like it!

This product was provided for review by PAG Supermarket.

Oct 23

Waterproof Picnic Blanket ★★★★☆

Waterproof Picnic Blanket – Turquoise blue

I rested on this Waterproof Picnic Blanket all afternoon on the lawn in my backyard. What a nice blanket. It protected me from the mildly damp grass. I didn’t get at all wet.

The bottom is thin nylon but the top is fleece – oh, so soft – with a pattern that reminds me of the American Indian patterns I see in the Midwest. I can fold it up and secure it with a Velcro flap, and there’s a carry handle sewn on. What could be more handy?

For future renditions, I’d like to see a more decorative backing, since that’s what shows when it’s all folded up. Even just a different solid color would be fine. Black just isn’t very appealing.

This product was provided for review by Wamber.

Oct 23

Amzdeal® Homepower LED Sensor Motion Activated Toilet Light Battery-Operated Night Light ★★★★☆

Amzdeal® Homepower LED Sensor Motion Activated Toilet Light Battery-Operated Night Light with Red and Green Light

My biggest fear with the Amzdeal® Homepower Toilet Light was that it would fall in the toilet. I’ve used it for three weeks and so far, that hasn’t happened.

The toilet light senses motion and turns on green, if the toilet seat is down. It’s red, if the toilet seat is up.

That’s where I made my mistake installing the light. The only way it turns red is if the sensor is no more than 1 inch away from the front of the toilet seat. I put it too low so it’s always green.

I can’t move it now. Once on, it’s permanent. The adhesive square doesn’t allow for any errors.

This product was provided for review by Aukey.

Oct 23

Norton Security with Backup ★★★★★

Norton Security with Backup

I didn’t realize how heavy Kaspersky was running until I got Norton. I was using McAfee before that. Fan of McAfee that I am, I might daresay that Norton Security runs more smoothly than McAfee. It’s so light on resources, I don’t even know it’s there.

I installed Norton onto my Android phone. The biggest problem is accessing the anti-theft feature via the web. The Norton site is slow. Accessing the anti-theft section is even slower still. I was only able to access it today. Other days, it would just stall.

We get a code when we first install Norton onto our phone. Remember that code. It allows us to send commands to our phone via text. We can lock our phone, makes it scream, locate or wipe it. I locked my phone remotely just to try out that feature and it was instantaneous. That’s very reassuring to me. If you forget the passcode, it is available on the website, through the anti-theft page that is so difficult to load.

This is an annual subscription that has a limit of ten devices. Cloud storage for backups is included, but I didn’t use that. Do I like Norton? Very much so. It has earned itself a new fan in me.

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

Oct 23

Good Cook Classic Corn Picks ★★★★★

Good Cook Classic Corn Picks, Set of 4

I like these Good Cook Classic Corn Picks so much, I went out and bought a second set. They’re so much bigger than the corn ear shaped set I had before, which makes holding onto the cob much easier.

The picks fit together so the sharp ends are not exposed (and so we don’t lose one of a pair). I have no trouble finding them in a drawer, and I never stab myself getting them out like I used to with the old set. Yes, I threw that old set out.

Oct 23

Neat Solutions Dora the Explorer Potty Topper ★★★★★

This review was originally posted May 7, 2007.

Neat Solutions Dora the Explorer Potty Topper Disposable Stick-in-Place Toilet Seat Covers, 40-Count

There are other seat covers out there, but Potty Toppers are superior. The tape keeps them from falling in the toilet and they are waterproof, for icky situations. Great for travel. I even use them myself when we are in a restroom that doesn’t supply the paper ones. Of course, we can’t flush them. I just put them in the sanitary napkin disposal bins.

Oct 23

Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer ★★★★☆

This review was originally posted June 7, 2007.

Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer (8.5×11 Inches, 10 Sheets) (S041153)

I am making a bunch of t-shirts for my son’s birthday.  Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer is the first brand I used and Avery is the second brand. I’ve never done iron-ons before this.

Avery has much brighter colors but it feels more waxy, which I’m not sure will disappear with washing. Epson has duller colors but the less waxy feel is a plus. After washing, it feels even more softer and I don’t notice right off that it’s an iron-on.

After washing, the Epson image is a little faded, but it’s not cracked or anything. I’m sure if we had followed washing instructions, the colors would probably be more nicely preserved, but we are too lazy for that.

My husband wants me to make him a bunch of shirts now, so I’d say he is impressed enough.

Oct 23

Edimax IC-7001W Security Camera ★★★★★

Edimax IC-7001W Wireless Pan/Tilt Network IP Security Camera, Easy to Setup, Support Night Vision, Motion Detection, and Free App for Live View on Smartphone/Tablet (White)

Installation is the most difficult part of installing a security cam system. Anyone who can make that simple, wins the award. Edimax? Will you step up, please?

I have never had a security cam install as quickly as the Edimax IC-7001W Wireless Pan/Tilt Network IP Security Camera did. I set it to detect motion and to email me a photo. Often, it will send me a series of photos. It can also be set to upload video files.

From my HTC One M8, I can pan and tilt the camera, watching everything in real time. I’ve always wanted a security cam that can do that.

The picture is full color, and clear (though small).

The last time I went out of town overnight, I set this camera out to record all activity. My neighbor came over and waved to the camera. I got her picture on my phone right away. It was hilarious.

The only problem I’ve had with the camera is the Wi-Fi connection to the cloud. I can connect to the network, no problem. If I want to view the cam remotely, I need to use an Ethernet cable to connect to the network.

For me, the router is not near my window. To set the camera near the window, I connect the Ethernet cable to the powerline adapter. That setup works just fine.

Even with the Wi-Fi problem, this is my all time favorite security cam. It would be perfect if the Wi-Fi connection to cloud would work, but it suits my needs regardless. There’s always an outlet close enough to my windows.

This product was provided for review by Edimax.

Oct 21

Lerway Digital Thermometer & Hygrometer★★★★★

Lerway Digital Thermometer & Hygrometer

I have two other indoor thermometers with hygrometers. To test this Lerway Digital Thermometer, I set all three units in the same area and observed them over a period of weeks. It turns out the temperature measurements were the same across all three devices. The humidity readings for the Lerway agreed with one of my thermometers but not the other. In my limited experiment, the odd one out is not a Lerway.

This 4 inch thermometer could be carried anywhere or mounted with adhesive pads (included). I like the small size and the simplicity.

This product was provided for review by Lerway.

Oct 21

Unitek Y-2155A Multi Stands Station ★★★☆☆

[5- bay docking station]Unitek Y-2155A Multi Stands Station For iPad Tablet, Smart Phone

The Unitek Multi Stands Station helps organize the clutter by standing all the tablets and phones on their sides. It frees up space around the charging station.

I like the weight and the design. Simple is sometimes better, and nothing can beat this for simple.

There’s one wide slot and four slim slots. I wish there were more wide slots. None of my phones will fit in the slim slot with their cases on. With the cases off, I have better luck. That’s what I’ve been doing, but who wants to keep removing cases just to put them in a stand?

My Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ tablet will fit in the wide slot with its case on. All the phones will fit in the wide slot with the cases on.

I love the design. It would be five stars, if only the slots were wide enough to hold all my devices.

This product was provided for review by Unitek.