Oct 20

Wipe New Headlight Restore Kit ★★★★☆

Wipe New HDL6PCMTRRT Headlight Restore Kit

This kit came with everything I needed, except for tape. It didn’t expressly say I needed tape, either, just not to get this stuff on paint. Well, tape was the only way I could figure that I could protect that paint. I used Duck Brand 240459 Clean Release Multiple Surfaces Painter’s Tape, which worked beautifully.

My headlights were clear enough when wet that I didn’t need to use the little scrubber the kit came with. I just wiped with the wet wipe and I was done. I made sure not to touch it for an hour and not to get any water on it for a day.

It looks so clean and clear, except for some rough spots on the upper edges of each light. I’m not sure what happened there, except I wasn’t as careful there as I was with the rest of the headlights. Make sure to apply evenly all over.

This product was provided for review by Interact Marketing.

Oct 20

Dr. Scholl’s Moleskin Plus ★★★★★

Dr. Scholl’s Moleskin Plus 24″ x 4 5/8″ Padding Roll

My daughter’s a gymnast. The bars do a number on her thighs — rubbing, chafing, bruising. She needed something, so I thought of Moleskin. Moleskin Plus is softer than the Moleskin I used as a hiker when I was younger. It’s not an awful lot of padding (no thicker than the padded part of a Band-Aid), but it seems to provide more protection than regular Moleskin.

She used this at the last training session for about half an hour on the bars. Eventually, the sweat, chalk, and friction lifted the Moleskin Plus off, but she was off the bars by then. That it stayed on as long as it did impressed me. I expected less. My daughter likes it enough that’s she’s going to keep a roll handy in her locker at the gym.

Oct 20

Memorex DVD+R 16x Light Scribe ★★★☆☆

This review was originally posted June 7, 2007.

Memorex 120 min. (sp)/4.7 GB DVD+R 16x Light Scribe (10-pack)

Just remember Memorex DVD+R 16x Light Scribe discs are yellow and so the image will be yellow. It’s like printing a black and white picture on paper. Print on yellow and get a yellow image. It stores fine and the images burn well. I haven’t had problems.

Oct 20

Avery T-shirt Transfers ★★★★★

This review was originally poted June 10, 2007.

Avery T-shirt Transfers for Inkjet Printers, 8.5 x 11 Inches (08938)

They have a sticker on the packages saying the colors are brighter and they won’t crack. I tried those Avery T-shirt Transfers first and they are beautiful. I bought some more, but they didn’t have the sticker on them. Those must be what everyone here is reviewing. The old ones are indeed waxy with okay colors. I hope they don’t peel like everyone says. But those improved ones are wonderful – brilliant colors and nice feel, not waxy at all. Trust me, there is a difference. I haven’t washed the new improved ones yet, but they do look like they are durable and will withstand the wash. Wish there was a way to tell if the package we are getting from Amazon is new or old. I think the stock number is the same.

UPDATE: It has been an entire year since I’ve done some thirty or so transfers using various brands. Those new and improved Avery transfers are the best. One year later, through repeated washings, the new and improved ones still look bright and beautiful. The others are old and faded. Look carefully on the package. If they are new and improved Avery, that’s the one you want.

Oct 17

LORDEAR Shower System ★★★★★

LORDEAR BT14512 – Shower System with a Combo of Shower Head & Handheld Shower (5 Function each) – Chrome Plated Finish

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to install the LORDEAR Shower System. We have very hard water, and I thought some of the deposits might jam the head I want to remove. Not so. I took the old showerhead off with ease.  Replacing was not rocket science. The only tool I used was an adjustable wrench. Twist and turn was all that’s needed.

My husband had his doubts when I got this. Our old showerhead works just fine, he says. That is, until he experienced the ultimate shower. Now, he loves it. Everyone in the family loves it.

This thing is two showerheads in one. I can use either or both. I can make it a fine rain or a concentrated blast. The handheld showerhead comes off with ease. Just about the only con is it shoots so much water, I think our water conservation efforts have gone out the window.

This product was provided for review by LORDEAR.

Oct 17

Gled Full Color E27 3w LED Crystal Auto Rotating Stage Light ★★★★★

Gled Full Color E27 3w LED Crystal Auto Rotating Stage Light DJ Lamp Light Bulb

The Gled Crystal Auto Rotating Stage Light is great for parties. It fits into any standard light bulb socket and begins rotating as soon as I turn it on. The patterns it creates on my ceiling are fun and soothing. About the only thing wrong with it is there’s no way to stop it without turning off the lamp. No static pattern allowed, and the speed is constant.

This product was provided for review by Gled.

Oct 17

Jelly Comb Wireless NFC Bluetooth Headset ★★★☆☆

Jelly Comb Wireless NFC Bluetooth Headset Handsfree Phone Call & A2DP Music Streaming for Bluetooth Enabled Devices

The Jelly Comb Wireless NFC Bluetooth Headset comes with an ear hook to keep it on, but it also has a silicone wing attached. That’s plenty enough to keep it from falling off. I went without the hook.

The sound is good for music. I walk my dog listening to it. That way, one ear stays free. Phone calls are not great, according to my son. When he calls me, he says my voice is very soft. I hear him just fine, and our conversations are good enough that we don’t ask each other to repeat.

Bluetooth is easy to pair and it reconnects automatically. There’s only one problem: The ear piece speaks Chinese. I don’t understand Chinese. For something sold in the U.S., that would probably irritate a lot of people, hence the three stars.

This product was provided for review by Jelly Comb Corp.

Oct 17

Travel Towel ★★★★☆

Travel Towel – Microfiber

The Travel Towel really is absorbent. I use it right out of a shower and not a drop of water on my body remains. The generous size is enough for me to wrap around my body, though it is too short and revealing for me to answer any door in (no, I don’t normally answer a door looking like that anyway).

My husband used the towel yesterday and complained loudly. It sticks to his face. True. It has a suede-like texture, not conducive to sliding over skin. It’s blot-blot-blot, not rub-rub-rub.

I will subtract a star for the skin-grabbing texture. Absorption and size keep the rating floating at four stars.

This product was provided for review by Shandali.

Oct 17

Flux™ Bluetooth LED Light Bulb ★★★☆☆

Flux™ Bluetooth LED Light Bulb – Dimmable Multicolored Color Changing LED Lights – 7 Watt (40 Watt Replacement) – E26 Medium Base – Energy Efficient Personal Wireless Lighting – Smartphone Controlled – Works with Apple iPhone, iPad and Android Phone

The Flux™ Bluetooth LED Light Bulbimpressed me with its range of features. Change it to any color of the rainbow. Have it automatically change colors in any combination and speed. Play music and watch it pulse. Dim it, warm it, make it strobe.

Why three stars? Because the Bluetooth feature needs work. I have the necessary app installed on my HTC One M8. Sometimes, it pairs, sometimes it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, it just won’t. I turn the light on, of, on, off. Eventually, it might work. Sometimes, I won’t have any problems and I think an app update made my problem disappear . . . until it happens again.

My husband thought the light was broken, but that’s just how it works. There is a pause between flipping a switch and seeing light. If you need instant light, this is not the light for you.

It is a good light for setting the mood at a gathering. Too bad the Bluetooth part doesn’t work so well. If it did, I would give it five stars. The frustration with pairing is what brings it down to three.

This product was provided for review by Flux Smart Lights.

Oct 17

Lavievert Decorative Ramie Cotton Square Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case ★★★★★

Lavievert Decorative Ramie Cotton Square Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case Handmade Taupe and Khaki Stripe Toss Pillowcase with Hidden Zipper Closure 18 X 18 Inches (For Living Room, Sofa, Etc)

The Lavievert Decorative Ramie Cotton Square Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case fits my couch pillow like a glove. It is well-constructed: the zipper sewn so that it’s hidden, the material robust enough to withstand always being plumped and leaned against. The neutral pattern will blend in more than stand out. I like it.

This product was provided for review by Lavivert.