The ultimate solution to peace with your roommates is Bluetooth earphones. These earphones paired easily with my HTC One M8. They stayed in my ears, no problem. Controls are not hard to find by feel. The sound would work for the average user. (Let’s face it. They’re not high-end.) My only problem was the shutter control, which did not work with my phone’s camera.
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.
These slippers are built for indoor/outdoor use, with a rubberized sole and a suede-like upper. That lining feels so warm, and the padding makes my feet sing. The only thing that distinguishes these slippers from something like, say Isotoner, is the seams. On the wrong side, they are not finished as well. On the right side, no one will be able to tell.
I cannot believe the quality of this metal detector. For less than $50, it totally rocks my world! Great sensitivity, not a lot of false positives. It looks like a toy, but a toy that acts like the real deal. No earphone jack or armrest here, but it’s very light and super compact. I highly recommend it as a child’s first metal detector or for the casual beach comber hunting treasures in the sand. You won’t be disappointed!
One of the nicest things about this flashlight is its versatility. It includes an 18650 lithium ion battery and an 18650 battery charger with retractable prongs. But if you forgot to charge it, they throw in a AAA battery adapter that uses three AAA batteries (not included).
The modes (three levels of brightness, strobe, and SOS) can be changed by turning the flashlight on and off, or do it quickly by partial pressing the power button. Warning: the bright setting is bright!
To top it off, this flashlight can be stored in its hard plastic lined in egg crate foam. Nice.
One of the things I love about the P-touch tapes is the durability. When my children were young, I label all their plastic food containers with their names and send them off to school. At night, I’d toss them all in the dishwasher for use the next day. P-touch tape faded slowly over time, but not before I’d gotten countless washings out of them. When I could read them no more, I’d peel them off. It amazed me that they could stick through all that punishment yet come off without leaving a trace of residue.
Today, I’m beyond forcing my label tape to endure such harsh conditions, so I tried Ptape, a generic of the Brother brand. This prints on a matte surface, as opposed to the semi-gloss tape I was used to seeing, and the Ptape is thicker. It sticks on everything I’ve tried it on, and it peels off nonporous surfaces with ease. I even tried washing my Ptape-labeled container in the sink like the good old days, but I admit I haven’t tried the dishwasher. Yes, the tapes differ, but I don’t think it would matter to most users. Which one is better is a matter of preference.
These quilted cases are a great way to store my dinnerware. They come nested in one plastic pouch, with twelve felt plate separators for each container. Just in case we forget that the large bag is for dinner plates, they come with cards we can label. I’m using these to store a set that my brother gave me years ago (the one you see in the video). It’s only service for four, but I can see that there’s plenty of room for more.
This is the biggest golf umbrella I’ve ever owned — the only one with a guard to protect the tips during storage. Speaking of storage, it comes with a sleeve we can sling over our backs like a sword. Pretty cool, eh? My only wish is it be automatic.