Feb 26

Avery Tri-Fold Brochure with Tear-Away Cards ★★★★☆

Avery Tri-Fold Brochure with Tear-Away Cards, 50 Brochures (16152)

I’ve always assumed that laser print paper can be used in inkjet printers but not the other way around, so I used the Avery Tri-Fold Brochure with Tear-Away Cards in my inkjet printer. Well, I’ve been proven wrong. These are made for paper are not listed as laser printer paper, but it’s on the photo of the package in the listing. I used them in my inkjet printer.

The results looked great, but as soon as I handled the pages, the ink smeared. I gave it a minute. It doesn’t smear with light handling. When I deliberately tried to smudge it again, it smudged.

Just looking at the paper, I like the gloss. The pages are easy to fold, but I wish they came to us creased. Folding one card is fine. Folding 50 is way more work. A crease would make that work easier.

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

Feb 26

Keekoon P2P HD Megapixel 1280 x 720p Wireless IP Camera ★★★☆☆

Keekoon P2P HD Megapixel 1280 x 720p Wireless IP Camera Pan / Tilt Control 30ft Night Vision With IR Cut-off Filter For True Color (60°Viewing Angle) Little Mouse Shaped Pointed Mouth Two Year Warranty (Black)

The Keekoon IP Camera wasn’t difficult to set up. You’ll need an Ethernet cable to connect directly to the router initially. After setup, you can remove the Ethernet cable and place the camera within the range of your home network.

The app for this security camera does what I need. We can pan/tilt and review video on the micro SD card (I have it set to record and notify me when it detects motion).

Night vision is available, but I point my cameras outside through a window, so I have to turn it off or it just records the LED lights’ reflection all night.

Remote viewing works, and alarm events (triggered by motion or sound) record on my micro SD card. However, playing back saved video is very slow and stutters, lots of artifacts on my phone. That wouldn’t be so bad if I could remove the card and play the files on my computer, but the files are in ASF format, which my computer doesn’t recognize. My other security cams record in MP4 format, which can be read anywhere. I don’t know why Keekon insists on ASF.

Recently, the camera started having issues going offline and resetting itself. It appears when the camera gets stressed out, it resets. Or maybe it just keeps resetting. When it’s done resetting itself, it is pointing not where I had aimed it. I have to go back and adjust it, which stresses it out and it resets again. So aiming the camera can end up taking the better part of an hour, all the while I hope it won’t reset and I won’t have to start over.

This product was provided for review by Likedigi.

Feb 26

Long Way Women’s Golden Rhinestone Leaf Bracelet ★★★★☆

Long Way Women’s Golden Rhinestone Leaf Bracelet

The Long Way Leaf Bracelet hangs nicely on my wrist. It doesn’t close at the end of the chain but somewhere farther in. A bit of chain dangles off the end when I wear it, a more elegant look.

The front is pretty, but the back is unfinished so that it looks like I could use it to cast a mold for something. When I sleep on it, I end up with bracelet indentations all around my wrist. If I were just wearing it out for the evening, this isn’t a problem.

This product was provided for review by Long Way Fashion Jewelry.

Feb 26

Home-Complete 2 Death Star Mold Maker ★★★★★

Home-Complete 2 Death Star Mold Maker

I have so many ice molds, but I couldn’t resist taking one more. A Death Star Ice Mold? No way! Star Wars fans will love it. I do. It’s the coolest thing to see a Death Star floating in my drink. When it cracks, I can imagine it exploding.

The details on the Death Star melt away pretty quickly. Soon after I add it to my drink, I have an ice ball, not a Death Star, but it’s fun while it lasts.

I like the fill line on the mold. So many times, the ice ball molds don’t have that. This way, I get a perfect or nearly perfect ball. It comes with a funnel, but the funnel’s tip doesn’t fit in the hole. It’s easier to just fill with water.

Use the funnel for other things. It collapses, so it won’t take up much space in the drawer.

This product was provided for review by Home-Complete.

Feb 26

Chrome-Face 5-Setting LED Hand Shower ★★★★★

Chrome-Face 5-Setting LED Hand Shower — DreamSpa® Ultra-Luxury Temperature Color-Changing Handheld with Premium Stainless Steel Hose and Angle-Adjustable Overhead Bracket

The DreamSpa® was easy to install. I just needed a wrench to unscrew the old shower head. I didn’t really need the wrench to screw on the new shower head. It came with some tape for the threads to make sure there would be no leaks.

This shower head went into the children’s bathroom. I like the color coded temperature sensor: red for hot and blue for cold. It doesn’t need any power to turn on, no batteries or electrical wiring or anything.

So far, so good. It’s been three weeks and it’s still performing well. The kids usually don’t take the shower head down, but I can use it to wash the dog.

This product was provided for review by Interlink Products.

Feb 26

Gembonics® 36W 5-Port USB Wall Charger ★★★★☆

Gembonics® 36W (7.2 Amps, Auto Detect Technology) 5-Port USB Wall Charger Travel Power Adapter 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 (White)

We took the Gembonics® USB Wall Charger with us on a couple of vacations. It charged everything we connected to it. Five ports is great, and they are all located on the spine, rather than inconveniently along the top or side. I also like the fold-up prongs, which is essential for travel.

The problem we encountered is the charger blocks both sockets on a wall outlet no matter how it’s positioned. That’s a problem in hotel rooms where outlets are few and far between.

This product was provided for review by Gembonics.

Feb 26

SunButter Natural Sunflower Seed Spread ★★★★★

SunButter Natural Sunflower Seed Spread

When my son was young, he had terrible eczema. He eventually got skin tested and he was allergic to peanuts, so we took him off peanuts. He loved peanut butter, and it was one of the few foods he would eat. We substituted with things like SunButter. It has such a nutty flavor that I don’t think he even noticed. His skin cleared up, and I’m glad the little guy didn’t end up starving.

You don’t have to be allergic to peanuts to enjoy SunButter. My daughter didn’t have food allergies, but she liked it, also.

Feb 24

Real Home Cinema 2.4 inch Portable Mini Projector ★★★★☆

Real Home Cinema 2.4 inch Portable Mini Projector 16:9 4:3 50,000 hours of HDMI USB SD VGA AV TV, Pocket Size, 1000:1 Contrast with Max 1920*1080 Native 480*320 Resolution 60 Lumen Multimedia LED Projector Support Charged by Vehicle Power (Pink)

I don’t think there’s a source this Mini Projector can’t handle. It takes everything from SD card, to TV input, HDMI, VGA, USB, and AV. The makers even included an AV cable.

If we load photos onto the source, the projector will play them as a slide show, or we can scroll through them manually.

I use mp4 files. For whatever reason, the mp4 files my camcorder records won’t work in this projector. The videos I create with them (also mp4) will play on this projector. I’m not sure what it is about my camcorder that the projector doesn’t like.

Dark rooms are best for viewing, of course. That gives me a good, clear image. It doesn’t need to be complete darkness. I can see images well enough at night with the room lights on. Don’t make it too bright, though. During the day, I can’t see the videos at all, even with all my windows shuttered and the room lights off.

Aesthetically, its curves and color are appealing. The projector needs a little more weight to make it feel solid, but less weight means more portability.

This product was provided for review by DBPower.

Feb 24

Magictodoor Travel Kit Organizer ★★★★★

Magictodoor Travel Kit Organizer Bathroom Storage Hanging Cosmetic Bag Toiletry Bag Yf8800 (Green)

The Magictodoor Travel Kit had me fooled. It only looks little. It holds a ton – full size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste. It has pockets everywhere, a place for everything. I’ve never been so organized.

I took this bag on two trips, stuffed with supplies for the entire family. That plastic hook didn’t look like it would hold the bag up, but it does. It’s the only thing I worry will eventually fail. Everything else feels like quality.

This product was provided for review by Magictodoor.

Feb 24

First Aid Premium Kit ★★★★★

First Aid Premium Kit for Car & Home by Raverra – 268 Pcs Including Emergency Hammer, CPR Mask, Blanket, Metal Scissors & Ice Compress

I own a lot of first aid kits, and the First Aid Premium Kit by Raverra is the best organized. All other ones open up to a jumbled mess of bandages and gauze. Here, we get compartments and pockets packed with the standard supplies we’d expect and then some.

It goes beyond the usual. How many first aid kits do you know come with a tool for smashing windshields and cutting seatbelts? Make sure to take that out and put it in the passenger compartment of your car. I did.

We also get a protector for doing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation so we don’t have to risk our lives on a stranger (honest to God, I knew a guy once who caught AIDs doing that on a bloody victim).

There are scissors, an ice pack, tweezers, a thermal blanket, alcohol pads, benzocaine pads, safety pins, tape, gloves, and face mask, and of course, bandages and gauze. What’s missing? Maybe some pain pills, and antibiotic ointment. There’s room enough to stuff in anything extra you can think of.

This product was provided for review by Raverra Car Essentials.