May 11

KingYou Bluetooth Earbuds

KingYou Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Magnetic In-Ear Sports Earbuds

Here are some earphones that not only work as a headset, it also can be used as a wireless shutter for your phone’s camera. Add to that the magnetic buds that keep them wired around your neck when not in use, and you’ve got a pretty good multifunctional device. A small carry case with carabiner, cleaning cloth, and extra earbuds are included.

This product was provided by KingYou.

Apr 04

Jellas Travel Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch

Jellas Travel Carrying Hard Case for Nintendo Switch

My son’s Nintendo Switch fits perfectly in this Jellas case. It’s well-padded, and the stiff outer shell provides added protection. Not only does it have room for his game cards, it holds his bulky wall charger, as well. I’m also happy with the dual zipper, a feature I’ve come to appreciate in every purse/bag/case I own.

This product was provided by Jellas.

Apr 04

GRDE Dual USB High-Speed Charging External Battery

GRDE Dual USB High-Speed Charging External Battery

This 10000 mAh power bank features two USB ports, a flashlight, and a phone stand. It even comes with a short micro USB cable. The only drawback for me is the stand is very narrow. I have to take my phone out of its case to place it on the stand. Not a big deal for me, because I don’t often need a phone stand. If you do, make sure your phone and phone case are slim.

This product was provided by Greentimezone.

Mar 22

EGRD Foldable Neckband Style Bluetooth Headphones

EGRD Foldable Neckband Style Bluetooth Headphones

These earphones are comfortable to wear and have good sound. The controls are within easy reach and they fold for storage. The only potential con is the broken English when pairing with Bluetooth. Other than that, it works great.

This product was provided by EGRD.

Feb 08

GranVela Wireless Bluetooth Portable Headphones

GranVela Wireless Bluetooth Portable Headphones X3 Foldable Classic On-Ear Stereo Headset with Microphone, FM Radio, Micro SD Player, AUX

These headphones sure have plenty of sound. I can hear them even without wearing them on my head. You can hear them in the video, as loud as can be recorded by my camcorder. The only problem I had was with the aux cable, which had too much static, but Bluetooth, radio, and micro SD card worked fine.

This product was provided by GranVela.

Jan 20

Marswell Plug Power Adapter

Marswell Plug Power Adapter Converter for Travel to US

This adapter was made for those traveling to the USA. The plug is a type A, two-prong plug, while the socket on the back is made for several different plugs, one of which is type I (found in China, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia). My turtle nightlight has a type I plug. I tried it and it works!

This product was provided by Marswell.

Jan 09

Smallcar External USB 3.0 DVD-RW Reader/Writer

Smallcar External USB 3.0 DVD-RW Reader/Writer (Portable CD/DVD Player/Burner)

Sometimes, we really do need an optical disc drive, and not all laptops come with them. Enter the external DVD drive–aka portable CD player/burner, DVD-RW reader/writer (anything else?). The instructions booklet was rather sparse. Actually, no instructions. I played around with the two cables that came with it and the only way my Windows 10 laptop would work with it is if both cables were plugged in. So, you’ll need two open USB ports. No software installation needed on my end. It was completely plug and play. I used it to store files on a CD and watch an old video from my daughter’s six grade class. You can see the opening sequence of that video on my laptop screen showing with the countdown and sound effects.

This DVD burner/player works as it should. I would prefer a motorized ejection mechanism, even though the presence of gears just ups the anty on the number of parts to wear down over time. Non-motorized does mean more lightweight, so that can be a plus.

This product was provided by Smallcar.

Dec 16

GM Seating Bodylux Executive Chair

GM Seating Bodylux Smart Genuine Leather Executive Chair

The GM Seating Bodylux Office Chair comes laden with features, enough to make it worth its weight in gold. I’ve owned plenty of leather office chairs–executive chairs–but none quite like this. There are so many options that I don’t think any two people would have this chair adjusted exactly the same way. It’s personalized for comfort. There’s even a posture alarm. I’ve never seen one like it. Still trying to get that to work, but everything else is fully functioning as expected.

This product was provided by GM Seating.

UPDATE 1/11/17: The posture alarm works! I just have to unlock the seatback from the reclined position. The chair doesn’t like it when I’m hunched over my desk. It beeps to remind me I need to straighten up.