Mar 08

Coolife Professional Kitchen Blender

Coolife Professional Kitchen Blender

I’ve used a lot of blenders in my lifetime, but this one beats them all. It is absolutely the best at crushing ice cubes: snow cone quality shaved ice in seconds.

Although the blender did not come with specific cleaning instructions (i.e., doesn’t say dishwasher safe or if we should take it apart), there is a cleaning mode. Duh. I just put in some detergent with water and spin the thing on cleaning mode for a few seconds. Put in clean water to rinse, and spin again. Wipe down the outside and wash the lid and wand. So easy.

Smoothies come out creamy–no chunks, even with frozen fruit. That wand and those sharp blades really do the trick.

This product was provided by Coolife.

Feb 23

Precision Digital Tempered Glass Body Weight Scale

Precision Digital Tempered Glass Body Weight Scale

I can’t tell you if this scale really measures up to 400 pounds, but it does measure up to 140 pounds. Sleek, simple, easy to clean. If you want a scale that just measures weight without all the bells and whistles like bone density, body fat, and Bluetooth app, this is it.

This product was provided by SimplyModern.

Feb 02

BBQ CoverPro – Waterproof BBQ Grill Cover

BBQ CoverPro – Waterproof BBQ Grill Cover (55x22x46″) For Weber, Holland, Jenn Air, Brinkmann and Char Broil & More

The CoverPro generic BBQ grill cover works for my charcoal grill. It’s just a tad on the long side, but I can keep it off the ground if I snap the four bottom straps onto the legs. And there are cinches on either side to tighten up the bottom, although I admit they don’t actually cinch up very much. Also included are covered vents on top and handles. Overall, it’s a nice cover for my grill.

This product was provided by CoverPro.

Jan 25

LOPOO LED Strip Light

LOPOO LED Strip Light (1.5m) Motion Sensing Light USB Light (Auto-Off)

This LOPOO light strip is easy to install. Plug it into a USB port or use the included battery pack (4 AA batteries not included). To save energy, it won’t turn on during daylight hours, but it will turn on at night when it senses motion. You can program at the touch of a dial to turn off in as little as 30 seconds or as long as 10 minutes.

This product was provided by LOPOO.

Jan 19

Marswell Led Nightlight/Turtle Charging Station

Marswell Led Nightlight/Turtle Charging Station with Voice & Light Sensor

If you’re travelling to China, Australia, New Zealand, or Argentina, you might want to bring this little guy along. It comes with a travel adapter that will fit the U.S. two-prong plugs (sorry, not American three-prong plugs). It’s a nightlight, converter, and USB charging station all in one.

If you’re not traveling outside the USA, well, the vendor sent me a separate adapter. I plugged it in and the turtle turned on!  I can’t seem to figure out which switch is for what mode, though.  There’s supposed to be a light/sound activation and light activation or always on mode.  It’s just always on for me.

This product was provided by Marswell.

Jan 16

JQstar Portable Portable Garden Stool

JQstar Portable Portable Garden Stool With EVA Kneeling Pad, Handles, and Bonus Tool Pouch

The JQstar garden kneeler is much bigger and sturdier than I expected it to be. It definitely has heft, no doubt about that. I was surprised by how high it sat off the ground. It’s a little too high to do gardening, but I can use it for resting or as a stool. In kneeling mode, the bars provide a good source of support and stability. (As I age, I need more help getting off the ground.) One advantage over regular kneeling cushions is the cushion on this kneeler doesn’t ever rest directly on the ground, so no mud dirties up the seat when I flip it over.

This product was provided by JQstar.

Jan 13

Instant Read Pocket Thermometer with Backlight by SuCoo

Instant Read Pocket Thermometer with Backlight by SuCoo

Changing the battery on this SuCoo cooking thermometer can be tricky. It’s not as easy as pushing a button. You have to open the battery case, but the switch is hidden behind a metal panel. The battery doesn’t just pop out, either. Look here to see how it’s done.

This product was provided by Ibeato.

Nov 08

MengK Eye-Caring Table Lamp

MengK Eye-Caring Table Lamp with Color Bar

This is a nice little portable lamp, for when you need light but have no outlet. Just looking at the box, I thought the base was a solid painted color, but it actually lights up in any color of the rainbow. The neck bends into any configuration, making this a very versatile little lamp.

This product was provided by Big Corn.

Oct 31

Tenergy 11W Dimmable LED Desk Lamp With Built-in USB Charging Port

Tenergy 11W Dimmable LED Desk Lamp With Built-in USB Charging Port

This dimmable LED desk lamp excels at versatility. Not only is the arm fully adjustable, it also sports a normal, study, and relax mode, along with a sleep mode and 60 minute timer. Don’t forget to charge your phone while you’re at it.

The only thing I don’t care for is the fingerprint magnet base. Keep a cloth handy or just don’t touch it.

This product was provided by Tenergy.