Dec 24

Stanley 33-425 Powerlock 25-Foot by 1-Inch Measuring Tape ★★★★★

Stanley 33-425 Powerlock 25-Foot by 1-Inch Measuring Tape – Original

The Stanley 33-425 Powerlock is a tape measure built to last. We’ve had it for years sitting in our drawer, taking it out whenever the need arises. The metal housing and tape means it’s heavy — 13.4 ounces heavy — but it stands up to anything.

The locking mechanism works well. The metal tape holds its form, bending when needed, then snapping back to shape. I don’t use the metal belt clip on the back, but it’s there. Inches and feet are clearly marked out. The only problem? You won’t find metric units.

Dec 24

Bingoo 3.5mm Hi-Fi Over-Ear Wired Stereo Music and Gaming Headset ★★★★☆

Bingoo 3.5mm Hi-Fi Over-Ear Wired Stereo Music and Gaming Headset 2014 Newest Premium headset Compatible with Any Pc or Mac Computer , Tablet , Smartphone, Sony Playstation , Music Player for Kids Men or Woman – Indoor – Outdoor

Bingoo Headset (confused about the name, listed on Amazon as “Bingoo” but the headset is marked “Bingle”) are wired headphones that require a 3.5mm auxiliary port. I have been using them for video editing so as not to disturb my children at night.

So far, it has performed well. The size adjusts to fit my head comfortably. The padding around my ears is soft and provides good sound insulation. The in-line volume control is conveniently located. I’m no audiophile, but I did listen to some music and it satisfied me.

The headphones are full size and they don’t fold up. It takes up a bit of real estate on my desk. The inner part of the band is rubberized. I like that. The outer band looks like brushed metal but feels like quality plastic. It works well, and I find it attractive.

This product was provided for review by HUHD.

Dec 22

Ohuhu® Foonee Manicure Set ★★★★★

Ohuhu® Foonee 12 in 1 Manicure & Pedicure Clipper Manicure Set, Travel & Grooming Kit

I’ve had other manicure sets, but none so nice as the Ohuhu® Foonee. The clippers are a good quality, and we get three different types, plus a cuticle cutter and scissors, along with tweezers, a nail file, and other tools I don’t even know what to do with. An acne needle? Perish the thought! An ear picker? Isn’t there something about not putting small objects in our ears?

I love the compact case. I looks like a wallet. My only issue so far is the tweezers. They work, but not with ease.

This product was provided for review by Ohuhu.

Dec 22

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board ★★★★☆

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board – 18×12 Thick Strong Bamboo Wood Cutting Board with Drip Groove by Premium Bamboo

It’s not the largest cutting board I own, but for its size, it has some heft. After I hand washed and dried it, I applied some butcher block oil (everyone should do this) and my Bamboo Cutting Board looks so healthy. I could bring this out when we are preparing holiday dinner to show it off. There’s a groove for catching juices, which I haven’t had need for yet. So far, I’ve cut a two bags of apples and all sorts of vegetables on it. It works as well as any cutting board I’ve ever used and makes for a lovely sight.

This product was provided for review by Premium Lifestyle Products.

Dec 22

COTTEE Waterproof and Shockproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ★★★★☆

COTTEE Waterproof and Shockproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 3.0 with Bluilt-in Microphone, Handsfree Speakphone and Control Buttons and Dedicated Removable Suction Cup Compatible with iPhone 6 plus, 6 5s,5c,5, 4s,4,Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note

I’ve had this rugged little COTTEE Bluetooth Speaker suctioned to the tile wall of my shower, blasting Christmas music from my phone. The sound runs on the cool side, but shower walls helps with the acoustics. I can control volume and skip tracks with the speaker buttons so I don’t need to step out.

This is a speaker that’s simple and easy to operate. It paired right away and it reconnects every time I turn it on. It turns itself off after 15 minutes of no activity, in case I forget to turn it off. Bluetooth range is very good. Phone calls aren’t bad, either. They come in clear, though distant.

To tie it all together, I like the look. I imagine it outdoors in the woods. The suction cup comes off (with lots of effort, actually) and a carabiner is included to hang on a backpack. I can’t find the IP rating, but the micro USB port is covered and the shower hasn’t hurt it.

This product was provided for review by Cottee.

Dec 22

Attmu Non Slip Skid Yoga Pilates Socks ★★★★★

Attmu Non Slip Skid Yoga Pilates Socks with Grips Cotton for Women, 4 Pairs, 4 Colors

I’ve had yoga socks with grippy soles, but my feet slipped and slid all over inside. The Attmu Yoga Socks grip the floor, and they grip my feet inside. I’m stuck wherever I walk, which is great on my tile floors. You don’t have to be a yoga addict to appreciate these socks.

This product was provided for review by Attmu.

Dec 22

King Will 8mm Tungsten Carbide Ring ★★★★★

King Will 8mm Tungsten Carbide Ring Black Claddagh Wedding Band Irish Engagement Dome Surface

A beautiful ring, packaged in a lovely hinged gift box. The King Will Tungsten Carbide Ring is hefty for its size and smooth, with a comfort cut that is truly comfortable. The gray on black detailed pattern lends tribal appeal, with heart and hands to symbolize a marital bond. It’s classy. I like it, though my husband says he prefers a more traditional wedding band.

This product was provided for review by Max Lead.

Dec 22

Poweradd™ Apollo 3 Solar Panel Charger ★★★★☆

Poweradd™ Apollo 3 Solar Panel Charger 8000mAh Dual-Port Portable Charger Backup Power Pack for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPods(Apple Adapters not Included), Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2, Note 4, Note 3, LG G3 Most Kinds of Android Smart Phones and Tablets, Gopro Camera and More Other Devices – Green

I’ve had so many solar power banks, my expectations are tempered. They have small surface areas, so they don’t charge well even on a good day. We haven’t had good days. It’s been raining and our sunny days have not been intense. One full day of winter sun (cloudy and dark by 3 PM) gave th Apollo 3 enough power to charge my HTC One M8 3%. That’s actually good, considering the conditions.

I recommend fully charging any solar power bank via USB port and relying on solar power only if necessary. A fully charged Apollo 3 can give a full charge to both my HTC One M8 and iPhone 4S at once. Impressive.

This product was provided for review by Poweradd.

Dec 22

Westmark Germany “Olympia” 9 Piece Salad Bowls and Storage Containers ★★★★☆

Westmark Germany “Olympia” 9 Piece Salad Bowls and Storage Containers Plus Strainer

Nesting storage bowls, I need those. A colander included, wow. I can wash and drain my fruit, then store them. I’ve been storing all sorts of things in these Westmark Germany “Olympia” Storage Containers. They wash up in the dishwasher and they store neatly inside each other.

The lids snap on but they’re not leakproof. I tested by turning a bowl of water upside down. In less than seconds, I could see water seeping through. That was the end of that test. If you’re not worried about leaking (my containers sit upright in the fridge), these are nice bowls.

This product was provided for review by Home Fashions.

Dec 22

Adrenaline One Touch Windshield Dashboard Universal Car Mount Holder ★★★★☆

Adrenaline One Touch Windshield Dashboard Universal Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6 (4.7) /5s/5c/4s, Galaxy S4/S3/S2, HTC One – Retail Packaging – Black

I’m in a desperate search for the perfect dashboard mount. It has to fit thick objects, like my dash cam and GPS. It has to have a low profile. It has to have a gel suction mount. The Adrenaline Car Mount Holder holds my dash cam and GPS. It has a low profile. It has a standard suction mount, not sticky gel, but this mount hasn’t failed me yet.

There aren’t a thousand knobs for adjusting every angle. I prefer it that way. Simple is better. I would like to be able to adjust the profile a little lower, but it’s pretty low right now. That’s okay. The head rotates all around the ball joint, providing me a lot of flexibility.

This product was provided for review by Adrenaline Sports Accessories.