Colgate 360 Full Head Toothbrush, Medium
I was a little concerned about the medium bristles on the Colgate 360 being too hard, but my daughter used this on our camping trip and she said it’s not hard at all. She likes it. Still, I’m going to keep this as a travel toothbrush so she doesn’t do damage to her gums in the long run. It looks like a quality toothbrush, not the cheapo dollar store variety. The bristles are in all different configurations, not uniform, and there’s a tongue cleaner included on the back of the toothbrush. It’s a nice toothbrush, if you like medium bristles.
This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.
ACEPower Dual USB Car Charger 3.1Amp 15.5W High Output Universal Ports For Apple iPads, iPods, iPhones, Galaxy, Cell Phones, Tablet, Android Devices (White w. Blue Band)
The ACEPower Dual USB Car Charger has one 1 amp USB port and one 2.1 amp USB port. I have to say, it’s not one to blend in with the console, but that bright blue band will help you locate that charger in a jiffy. No camouflage here.
I’ve been using this car charger to charge my dash cam and power banks and it’s done a stellar job. I haven’t had any problems with loose connections in my Honda Odyssey. I only wish both ports were 2.1 amps.
This product was provided for review by A&Z tech.
ACEPower® APPLE CERTIFIED Premium Quality 10ft 30 pin USB Sync and Charging Cable for iPhone 3 3G 3GS iPhone 4 4S iPad 1 2 3 iTouch iPod Nano iPod Shuffle
Be careful when buying 30-pin cables. Some of them can only be used for charging. This ACEPower® Sync and Charging Cable can be used to sync my iPhone 4S and back up the photos. It works just as well as the one that came with my iPhone. Except for the length, I can’t tell the difference between them. Data transfer is flawless.
This product was provided for review by A&Z Tech.
DrinkMeister Ice Ball Mold – Set of 2
I have a lot of ice ball makers and the DrinkMeister ice ball molds are the best ones yet. They are the only ones I own that stack in the freezer. How convenient! I can make that many more ice balls that way.
These molds are superior in other ways, as well. I get the most perfect ice balls out of them. Perhaps it’s the simple addition of a fill line, so I never over fill or under fill. The ice comes out easily and the molds are dishwasher safe.
If anyone is wondering why one would ever need ice balls, it’s for those who like to nurse their drinks. The ice melts slowly so as not to water down the drink. If you need instant cold, this is not for you. If you sip slowly, it’s a great invention.
This product was provided for review by DrinkMeister.
OXA Bluetooth Wireless 3.0 Keyboard with Aluminum Alloy Holder Cover for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, Samsung 7″~10.1″ Tablets and Other Tablet PC, Black
I am typing my review on my OXA Keyboard. I’ve owned a lot of different Bluetooth keyboards, but this one is my favorite. Why? Unlike others which come with or without a stand, this one comes with a bar that I slide my Fire into. It turns my Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ tablet into a touchscreen netbook! Believe me, the mount makes a difference. It all moves in one piece. If I want to, I could close it, and it looks and feels just like a netbook. Even the keyboard feels like the one on my ASUS Eee PC netbook. It looks so good, my husband asked me if I got a new netbook.
The keyboard is comfortable to type on, though it skips more than keyboards on my PC or netbook. Some of my keystrokes don’t register and I have to backtrack and retype. Also, the keyboard falls asleep on me when I take too much of a break, so I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who actually needs a netbook. For those who occasionally need to type more than swipe, this is the perfect solution.
My only qualm has been I have to take the Fire’s cover off to mount it. If I want, I could leave it in the case and use it like I do the other keyboards. Of course, I take it off. I like having the keyboard travel with the tablet as one unit.
This product was provided for review by OXA.
Aduro BeeBop Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Speakerphone (Purple Zebra)
I was getting a little tired of black and white electronics. What a better way to spice it up than with Purple Zebra? It’s colors that pop! The design is nothing more than pleasure to the eye, especially when you want to walk on the wild side.
Music is very good. It has good volume. It’s clear and full.
We get full functionality. From the speaker, I can control the volume, skip forward, pause, play and answer the occasional call. I like it.
I am using this with an iPhone 4S and the one thing it can’t do is make calls from the speaker controls. I can’t call up Siri through the controls, but I can answer and end calls.
Phone calls are poor, though. I can hear the caller but the caller hears a lot of static and the voice is muffled. It might do in a pinch, but I would not rely on it.
Pairing with my iPhone 4S was quick and easy. It also automatically reconnects whenever I turn on the speaker, but Bluetooth range is just okay. It only seems to have half the range of my other Bluetooth speakers. This means I can go halfway down the hallway around a bend before losing connection, as opposed to all the way down the hallway into another room.
This is a good Bluetooth speaker if you do not need to go a great distance from the source and I don’t recommend it for phone calls.
This product was provided for review by Etronik.
This review was originally posted June 13, 2009.
Listerine PocketPaks Breath Strips, Cool Mint
PocketPaks are nice to keep in a purse or car. So compact, it doesn’t weigh me down or take up any room. These ultra-thin strips melt in my mouth and provide a burst of freshness. Hard to believe something so small and delicate can pack such a punch.
This review was originally posted June 16, 2009.
Super Mario Bros. Empty Favor Boxes (4)
These Super Mario Bros. Empty Favor Boxes are super easy to set up. Just press two edges of the box together and they pop up. They’re brightly colored, attractive, sturdy, but a little on the small side — maybe a good thing, if you don’t want to spend beaucoup bucks stuffing it with favors. On the other hand, they will not fit favors bigger than 6 ½” x 3 ½” x 3″. They’re exactly what I need. Two thumbs up!
Dr. Bob’s Contour PLUS Memory Foam Bed Pillow
The last time I went pillow shopping, I went through aisle after aisle of pillows. The signs were trying to be helpful. These pillows are for side sleepers, those pillows are for backs sleepers, and so on. My dilemma was that I roll from side to back to side. What pillow do I buy?
Finally, there’s a pillow just for me. Dr. Bob’s Contour PLUS Memory Foam Bed Pillow. The middle is made for back sleepers. The sides are made for side sleepers. I suppose those who only sleep on one side or another or only on their back will be stuck on one small section of pillow. Not me. I roll the entire length. Sleep has never been better.
Choose the proper pillow size by your t-shirt size:
Medium pillow: small or medium t-shirt
Large pillow: large or X-large t-shirt
XX-large pillow: XX-large or larger t-shirt
I wear a men’s small (I buy medium because I like loose shirts). A medium pillow was right for me.
This is the best contour foam pillow I’ve ever had. I recommend it for anyone who rolls in bed.
This product was provided for review by Dr. Bob’s Health Products.
Rowenta DR6050 Ultrasteam Hand-Held Steam Brush Dual-Voltage with Travel Pouch, 800-watt
My husband always complains when I do laundry. He says I make all his shirts come out wrinkled. Well, not anymore. With this Rowenta Ultrasteam, wrinkles ease right off.
It’s easy to use. Just fill up the tank and let it sit for less than a minute. Aim it like a gun and fire away. It makes lots of steam, enough to get out all those darn wrinkles.
The fabric steamer comes with a pouch, a lint brush and a fabric brush. I haven’t used the lint brush. I have a regular lint brush that works well enough for me. I use the fabric brush instead. So far, my only complaint is the small size of the water tank. It only holds enough water for me to steam about two of my husband’s shirts. Other than that, things have been good.
I did laundry today. No one’s complaining.
This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.