Nov 20

ACEVOG® Women’s Round Neck Bodycon Pencil Dress ★★★★★

ACEVOG® Women’s Round Neck Bodycon Pencil Party Work Basic Dress

What a nice dress. I wasn’t expecting the ACEVOG® Pencil Dress to fit so well. The fabric is stretchy and thin, so that it’s form fitting yet comfortable. I used some shapewear, because my every curve is exposed. It’s not translucent material, though. I don’t need to worry about what those undies look like.

My daughter says it looks futuristic. I can see that – the curves of bold red and black remind me of Star Trek. It could be a costume in their next movie.

I got medium, exactly what the sizing chart recommended. It fits fine and hits me just below the knees (I’m 5’5″). My husband thinks it’s flattering.

This product was provided for review by Honormall.

Nov 20

DBK E8 10000mAh 2USB Output Portable Charger ★★★★☆

DBK E8 10000mAh 2USB Output Portable Charger with LED flashlight for iPhone, Android, other Smartphones and Tablets (Apple Adapters Not Included) (Blue)

This is an attractive matte blue power bank, no shiny fingerprint magnet surface here. I’d say the DBK E8 Charger the size of a phone but double the thickness. At only 8 ounces, I can carry it everywhere with me in my purse.

Having two ports means I can charge two devices at once. Right now, I’m charging two cell phones.

The capacity is enough to give my HTC One M8 two full charges, which is wonderful. I only wish it would charge faster. It takes five hours to charge my phone, even on the 2.1 amp port. Still, the size, aesthetics, and capacity keep me happy.

This product was provided for review by Sehnzhen DBK Electronics.

Nov 20

Candy Molds Lego Styled Minifigures Silicone Tray ★★★★★

Candy Molds Lego Styled Minifigures Silicone Tray. Mold Chocolate, Ice Cubes, Jello, Crayons, Soap.

For the Lego enthusiast in your life, Lego Styled Minifigures Silicone Tray are a real treat. Use them for candy or Jello or chocolate, or what I did: ice.

With these three molds, we can make one big Lego man, four small Lego men, eight, smaller Lego men, and ten Lego bricks. The ice bricks excited my son until he realized ice bricks don’t snap together. Maybe if I had more brick molds, I could stack them in the freezer and they would make indentations on the back of each ice brick, so the ice bricks would fit together like Lego bricks do.

The ice comes out of the molds so easily. They don’t get stuck like they might out of other traditional molds. We just push to pop them out.

I can imagine these molds would come in especially handy for a Lego themed birthday party, and they would also make great stocking stuffers.

This product was provided for review by Evergreen Life Kitchen.

Nov 20

808 CANZ Bluetooth Wireless Speaker ★★★★★

808 CANZ Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Blue (SP880BL)

It looks like a small soda can, but it’s all speaker. I could feel it when I pick it up. It’s solid weight, not cheap plastic, with a sound to match. I love listening to CANZ every morning as I get ready for the day.

Pairing was easy, and reconnecting is automatic on my HTC One M8. Range is great. I can go two rooms away with walls in between and still get a signal.

The only thing this lacks is onboard controls. There’s a power switch and a pairing button. That’s it. If you like simplicity, that’s all you need.

This product was provided for review by the Max Borges Agency.

Nov 20

Elvish Model C Wireless Doorbell ★★★★★

Elvish Model C Wireless Doorbell Operating At 500-feet Range with Over 50 Chimes, No Batteries Required for Receiver

We had doorbells like the Elvish Doorbell where I worked, but they weren’t placed outdoors. They were placed indoors to let employees communicate with each other. “Hey, I need help!” I tinkered with using this for calling my kids downstairs for dinner. They certainly couldn’t miss the loud sound, and we could pick from so many tunes/sounds that it’s pleasant enough.

I plugged the chime downstairs in the middle of the house. I can trigger it from anywhere in the house using my remote button.

The best thing is there’s no wiring nor installation required. We can simply mount the button with adhesive pads, and the chime goes anywhere there’s an outlet.

This product was provided for review by Allinone.

Nov 20

Aurora Master ★★★★☆

Aurora Master Sold by Abco Tech Multicolor Ocean Wave Light Projector, 12 LED, BLUE, RED, GREEN, MULTICOLOR, MP3 iPhone Speaker LED Night Light

Aurora Master projects light waves onto the ceiling reminiscent of the movement of water or the sway of a ship. Depending on how you lean, it will either soothe you or make you seasick.

We can have quick changing colors, slow changing colors, or a choice of solid colors. It turns off automatically after about an hour. There is no other option. If you want it on all night, you will have to get up and turn it back on. For most kids, an hour is plenty.

Alternatively, connect the Aurora Master to an audio device via auxiliary cable (included) and listen to music. This can be done with or without the lights (and lights can be on with or without music). The buttons on Aurora Master allow us to adjust volume without picking up our music player.

It works exactly as described. There is a slight sound from the lights as they move, but I have to listen to it to notice. I took a nap today with it on and didn’t notice the sound at all.

The plastic feels a little cheap, but that doesn’t affect the light show. It’s great for children who are afraid of the dark, distracting them long enough to drift off to sleep. My daughter had one just like it when she was younger and I’m happy to see it again.

This product was provided for review by Abco Tech.

Nov 20

Adir Corp. Water-resistant Telescoping Document Tube ★★★★☆

Adir Corp. Water-resistant Telescoping Document Tube, Expands from 27″ to 50″

Every year, we go to the San Diego Comic Con. I get autographed photos and posters with nothing to carry them in. My husband bought me a mailing tube, but I wanted one of those document tubes with a strap. I did one better with this Adir Corp. Document Tube. It not only comes with a strap. It expands from 29″ to 50 ¾” (external measurements), locking every 4 centimeters. Centimeters? That’s right. The measurements are on the side of the tube in centimeters.

The strap is adjustable and the top screws on. Screwing and unscrewing the cap takes a little finessing. Also, the inner part of the tube is not smooth but rather has the indentations of the locking notches. I would like to see both improved, but the fact is I have a plastic tube that is superior to the cardboard mailing tube my husband bought me. That makes me happy.

This product was provided for review by Adir Corp.

Nov 20

Selfie – The Game of Silly Expressions ★★★★☆

Selfie – The Game of Silly Expressions

You’ll need a phone or tablet or something that will take selfies for Selfie to be fun. It comes with a cardboard frame for those who do not own such gadgets, but I can’t imagine that being nearly as fun.

I had to bribe my kids to play Selfie. That’s how exciting it looked. I wasn’t sure of it, either. We all get cards. The judge picks a card and takes a selfie. The other players look at their own cards and decide what that image most matches. Since all the cards are different, no one will have what the judge has. No one will actually get it right. The judge decides which answer s/he likes best and that player gets a point.

I was afraid the kids would start crying foul/favoritism, but we rotated judges after each selfie, and they actually ended up enjoying the game.

There are a ton of cards, so the game can last forever. We only opened one deck of cards and we used three players instead of the recommended four. I think it’s fine with three players, but the more the merrier. There really isn’t a limit to the number of players who can participate, which makes it a fun party game.

Most cards are appropriate for any age, but there are cards like “You just walked in on your parents doing it.” If you have young children, you may want to weed those out.

We had more fun with this than I expected. The kids gave it four stars. My son said it’s four because we need to supply our own device.

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

Nov 20

Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls ★★★★★

Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls

My son has been playing tennis for a few years. Every season, the coach demands three to five cans of tennis balls. If they are the wrong kind, he rejects them. Some balls just don’t hold their bounce, he says, especially when beaten around by so many students. Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls pass inspection every time. It’s all we buy, and it’s not much more expensive than the “cheap” balls he won’t take.

Nov 18

Mudder Universal Car Mount ★★★★★

Mudder Universal Car Holder Windshield Dashboard Desk Table Mount Cradle 360 Degree Rotating Swivel For Cellphone iPod Touch 2 3 4 5, iPhone 3 3G 3S 4 4S 5 5C 5S 6, Samsung Galaxy S4 S IV GS4 I9500/ S4 Mini/ S5 GS 5 V I9600, Motorola Moto G X1032/ X/ E XT1021/ Droid Mini/ Droid Maxx, LG G2, HTC One M8/ M7/ M4 Mini/ X, LG Nexus 4 5, Nokia Lumia 920 928 520 720 1020, Sony Xperia Z L36h/ Z1 L39h/ Z1S/ Z1 mini/ M2/ E1, Blackberry Z10/ Z30 (Pattern 4)

The two most wonderful things about the Mudder Universal Car Mount are the sticky suction cup and the low profile.

I am partial to sticky suction cups. After using them, I never want to go back to traditional suction cups. These sticky cups won’t let go, even when I release the grip. I love them. If they start to get dirty, I just rinse them in water and they are like new.

Low profile is very important to me, especially when I use a larger phone. If the profile is too high, my phone will block my view of the road. This profile is very low. No view blockage here.

I can’t mount my phone with one hand because of the force needed to open the spring grip. It extends from 2.2 to 3.6 inches. It won’t hold very narrow devices like my dash cam, nor thick devices like my TomTom. It will hold my iPhone 4S and my HTC One M8, but it won’t hold my phablets. Once on, my phones don’t fall out. I like the padding, which protects my phone from scratches and keeps it from slipping.

I’ve used this mount for three weeks. So far, so good.

This product was provided for review by Mudder.