Time to play Superspy! – Teton Webstores’ RecorderGear PC550 1080P Wide Angle Portable WiFi Body Worn Camera.

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(The video was taken on our trip to McDonalds. No one noticed that I was wearing it either.)

It’s fun to play super spy when you have reliable equipment. I have reviewed other wearable spy gadgets, and a lot of them fall flat with ease of use, and quality of recording. This particular camera from Recordergear is holding up pretty well. It comes with a free app to download, so it can be used in multiple ways. I have only tested the app out of Android devices. It is available for IOS too, though. The app is called FinalCam, and it’s free to install. C11 is the camera name, and the default password is 12345678. It linked up with our cameras right away. Only one person can be connected at a time to the camera using the app. My husband and I both tried being logged into it, and it said NO, lol. The camera has its own Wi-Fi. So, when you want to link up to it, turn the camera on first, and then hit the Wi-Fi button and make sure you opened your app on your phone or tablet. Your phone will then connect with the camera, and you will be able to view what your camera is viewing. You will need to press the arrow button when you open the app, to activate the connection process. The picture is pretty clear. This will also depend on the quality of your camera or tablet too. From the app you can record, take pictures, adjust the volume, or turn it off. You can adjust the light as well. There are 4 buttons on the camera itself. One side there is a power button and the light button, for nighttime, or dark room, filming. On the other side is the Wi-Fi button and the mode button. This camera can be fully operated without the app. That’s definitely better for wearing it as a body cam, and being more super spy like, lol. Here is a quick break down how to operate it from the buttons:

-Press and hold to turn it on and off. It comes on with the Blue light. You can cycle through the modes with the mode button.

Blue means record

Red means photo mode

Green means only Audio record mode

Red/Blue Combo means Motion activated video mode

Pick the color you want, and then short press the power button to activate the mode. The light will flash about 5 times, and then go into your chosen mode. It’s pretty simple, and can be done on the sly, once you get familiar with the camera button locations. You need to press the light button to activate the nighttime viewing mode. You need to supply your own micro SD card for this camera. When you buy one, make sure it is at least a class 10, or the video will not be worth our while. Now, if you have Windows 8, you will need to download the VLC video player program. It’s free, or it was when I downloaded it onto my old laptop, which is now my husband’s laptop. Otherwise you can only see the video and not hear any audio. With playing the video through VLC, you are good to go. I have Windows 10, and it plays the video and audio perfectly. I normally don’t wear shirts with chest pockets. That would be the perfect place to wear a bodycam. I place it on my belt, and filmed from the hip when I used it. I notice in the video, with many lighting variations, it will darken a little. But, my expensive camera, does that too, so, not a surprise. I swear, cameras do not know what to do with sunlight and LED lighting. It makes the lens darken somewhat, for some reason. It films for approx.. 10 minutes, and then restarts another video on its own. There seems to be an unnoticeable gap really between threads. With this camera you will get 1 charging cable, 1 hdmi cable, 1 microfiber cleaning cloth, 1 camera and instruction pamphlet. When you plug the camera into your computer, it will automatically download the drivers for it. Overall, it’s a very easy camera to operate. I think it’s fun, and user friendly. I like the sound and picture quality for a body cam. It really is the best I have personally used to date.

 I received this in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Teton Webstores’ RecorderGear PC550 1080P Wide Angle Portable WiFi Body Worn Camera.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQRQZJ4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The perfect way to laptop, tablet, and Phone. – DBroths’ Ivation Multi-Angle Folding Laptop & Tablet Stand Ventilated Adjustable-Ergonomic Desk.

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This is really an interesting piece. It is not only a lap desk, but it is also a tablet and phone stand. It has a built in power bank, and comes with a detachable LED light. So, if you are using this to be lazy, lol, you can be lazy for longer, since you don’t have to get up to charge your phone. This desk has an internal 13,200mAh battery. That is a lot of backup power. You can charge 2 tablets and 2 phones fully on this thing. It’s not the fastest charging device, but it is right on track with the other power banks that we have. I went from 73% to 100% charge on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in approx. 45 minutes. The power bank section did not get hot to the touch while charging either. There are 4 little blue LED lights that go on while you are charging. The 4 lights mean it has a full charge. 3 lights mean 75% battery. 2 lights mean 50% battery. 1 light means 25% battery. It’s a great visual to see where you are at. The include the cord to charge the power bank. It is a micro USB cord, which is easy to replace if you lose or break it. Cords do not last forever. I like how they include an LED light with this stand as well. Makes it easy to read with. It’s a long slender light, and can be a little top heavy. It sits just fine in place, when you take the time to position it. It runs off an USB. This table has 2 USB ports on it to charge from and use. So, you will still have an open USB port while using the light. The table folds down to 11 ¼” x 12 5/8”. When closed up like this it is only 2” wide at its widest point, which is pretty impressive. It will easily fit in your backpack, which is very convenient. The stand opens easily. It doesn’t have any locks to open, just pull to separate, and it opens up. Then, just pull up the legs to open it as a stand. Go toward the center crease, and pull open from that side of the legs. Now, place on a solid surface. This is where you will notice the only con of this set up. There is no lock to keep it open. It will fold in half easily, lol. If you need to carry it open, just carry it with a hand on each end, to keep it open. No that you have it open, it can be used in so many ways. You can use it for your laptop, serving tray, whatever you need. Built in are two stands that can accommodate books, tablets, and your all needed smart phone. The two USB ports are located on the top surface. The way that this stand closes leaves the power bank accessible for charging and use, which is awesome. My stand has been performing really well. I haven’t had any technical issues. It arrived in perfect condition with no imperfections. I have really good luck with Ivation products, and this stand has not let me or my expectations down.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – DBroths’ Ivation Multi-Angle Folding Laptop & Tablet Stand Ventilated Adjustable-Ergonomic Desk, Rechargeable Built-In Power Bank with 2 USB Ports & Reading Lamp.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HS5QP94/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cooking and serving in style with Virginia Boys Kitchens’ Large Flat Rectangular Ceramic Serving Platter.

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I first became hooked on cooking on stones years ago with Pampered Chef. They really do make a difference with cooking. Then the ceramic coated ones came out, and they are so much prettier and are great to serve with as well. This serving tray from Virginia Kitchen Boys is so pretty. I love the lavender design on it. Lavender is such a great flower to begin with, so I am really enjoying the theme of this cookware. This serving tray is 9”x14”. It has a nice, smooth, flat surface. You can make pizza on it. Cook appetizers on it, and then serve from it, and so much more. You do not have to worry about what you are cooking on either. This tray is made in the USA. It is also 100% lead and cadmium free. It is made out of non-toxic, all natural sustainable clays and paints. They state it is an eco-friendly product. You can use this tray in the oven, dishwasher, and microwave. You can heat the tray up, and serve foods on it, to keep the food hotter, longer. Just remember to place a hot plate underneath of it, if you choose to do so. The entire tray is ceramic coated, even underneath. At first glance, your company will think it’s only a tray, not cookware too.

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Since it is pottery, it has some weight to it. Make sure you don’t throw it under cool water when hot. It has a higher chance of cracking that way, since it is stoneware. They also suggest not cooking in it over 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Even though it’s ceramic coated, you do not want to soak it in water before cooking in it. That can also cause it to crack. It may seem, from what I am saying, that this stone is fragile, but it really isn’t. It just has some basic instructions. I have stones that I’ve had for years. They cook so evenly, it’s amazing. Because it’s pottery, the heat really disperses evenly throughout it. I absolutely love cooking on stones. They include a great sheet with care instructions. The instructions never change, so if you already cook on a stone, the instructions are the same for this one. I absolutely love this product. It’s perfect for both cooking on and serving on.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own. – Virginia Boys Kitchens’  Large Flat Rectangular Ceramic Serving Platter Tray with Curved Scalloped Edges and Hand Painted Decorative Lavender Design

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016X3OTX6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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A formidable opponent in the tumbler industry. – Greatness Lines’ 30 oz. Tumblers Value Pack.

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Here is another cup that has entered the Stainless tumbler arena. I like how strong it came out to the market. It arrived with all the bells and whistles. I have the original 30oz Yeti Tumbler, and I love it. We also have quite a few of the competitors now, lol. Let me tell you, I compare them all to the Yeti, and against each other. I am very picky now, and demand that my ice not melt quickly. I always have a glass filled to the top with ice, and then I add my drink. With my constant anaphylactic reactions, I always have a swollen and raw throat. An icy drink all day, and I mean 24/7, really helps. So, I do not hold back if the cup doesn’t live up to my expectations. I am very, very happy to say, that this cup does indeed, keep my ice, ice, for a long time. I can take my cup, fill it with ice to the top, pour in room temperature soda, and then sip on it, like I usually do. When I go to refill it, I only have to add a couple cubes to keep it filled to the top with ice, lol. The cup measures out at 4” in diameter, at the top, and 8” tall to the top of the lid. It is just slightly more narrow at the top than my Yeti. I have a black carry handle, and it fits this tumbler by Greatness Line, but it just fits. It slides up to almost the top of the cup. But, the accessory is still quite usable and I am using it. Leaving my cup sit over night with ice and water, I still had a lot of ice left in the cup in the morning. It really works like my Yeti, so I am very happy with it. It’s made well. The tops seal very well. I love the straw and extra top that come with the cup. The stainless steel straw is thick and durable and long enough to really fit the cup. The diameter is large enough too, for a smoothie. The You can never really feel the temp of the drink inside of it, when holding it. It is always a comfortable temperature to hold. It is made out of 18/8 stainless steel. It will fit into my cup holders in my Honda. I’m sure due to the size, it might not fit into some. I have large cup holders in mine, fortunately. I really like everything about this complete set. You really can’t beat the price it’s at. Currently it’s at $19.95 for everything, which is great. It’s a formidable opponent in the tumbler arena.

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Greatness Lines’ 30 oz. Tumblers Value Pack with 2 Lids and Extra Stainless Steel Straw.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H42XZDU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Green with Envy? – Simple Modern Vacuum Insulated 20oz Cruiser Tumbler with Lid.

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green tumbler 1We have entered the age of the stainless steel tumbler, lol. They are popping up everywhere and from anyone, it seems. I love that too! These cups are amazing, amazing, amazing. We all use them daily in my household. They truly keep the cold drinks colder, longer, and the hot drinks, hotter, longer. I only have boring silver in my home though. So, I was beyond excited to be able to review this awesome bright green 20oz tumbler from Simply Modern on Amazon. I ordered the Candy Apple Green, but they do have it available in plain stainless steel, and 7 other powder coated colors. The finish of my green color is vivid, and smooth to the touch. So far so good with durability. The tumbler is constructed out of the 18/8 Stainless Steel I am used to seeing with these type of tumblers. The top does create a very tight seal, which is important for the insulation factor. It has the small mouth opening that I am also accustomed to. My thin stainless steel straws fit into it perfectly. My guys use this size all the time. They work on the road as commercial electricians, and depend on quality cups to carry their drinks. This size is great for cars. It fits into our cup holders without issue. The construction of this cup is the double walled construction, with a vacuum seal in between. That is what makes for the great insulation effects. I love that no matter what the temperature of the drink inside of the cup, the outside of the cup is never uncomfortable to touch and hold. Steamy hot drinks, no problem. Icy cold drinks, you can’t even tell. We do have the 20oz Yeti cup to compare this cup to, and it performs just as well! This cup is dishwasher safe, but I always hand wash everything, anyhow. Everyone always says, is the cup leakproof. Well, no, duh, lol. There is a whole in the lid. That always cracks me up. The seal itself is fantastic, and we have no leaing from around the seal. Fortunately, the drinking hole is small, and down from the edge. With regular walking, your fine and dandy. If you bend over to pick something up, and your cup is in your hand, it will leak out, lol. Yes, I have done that, and more than once too. We really love the bright green color. We call it Zombie Green, haha. It’s easy to spot, so hopefully, you won’t leave it on top of your car, or behind on your outing. You’ll be able to tell if a family member or coworker tries to claim it as theirs. We absolutely love it, and have no complaints. It’s a formidable challenger on the Stainless Steel Tumbler market.

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Simple Modern Vacuum Insulated 20oz Cruiser Tumbler with Lid – Double Walled Stainless Steel Travel Mug

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GNPRE0Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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The chemical free way to rid your home from pests. – Bestrix’s Makony Ultrasonic Pest Repellers.

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I am a big supporter of the electronic insect repellers. We have noticed a difference since we have started using them. There are many different kinds, and some are variable and some just put off one type of signal. If you use a mixture throughout your home, it’s best to move them around now and then. I guess bugs can get used to one signal, from what I’ve read. I have a mixture throughout my home. This particular set from Bestrix is a pack of 3. I do always use more than suggested. I hate bugs! They say that these 3 will cover up to 4000 sq, feet. I do not have a home that big, so I cannot test that out. Now, each unit itself will cover a sq, foot area of 1,350. If you have a bunch of small rooms, though, put one in every room, and try to put them on an outside wall. The vibrations from the signal travel on the wires and pipes in the wall, created that barrier from the outside where bugs will travel in from. Really large rooms may require 2, especially if there already is an existing pest problem. These are silent to the human ear, and will not pester house pets, unless you collect insects and rodents. Then, that might be a problem. The great thing about these for me, is that with these there is rarely a need to spray bug spray in the home. With my allergies, the less chemicals in the home, the better. That is true for everyone. The three in this set are identical. They have a regular 2 prong plug, and use conventional 110V. These aren’t too large, too, so if you plug it into the bottom plug of your outlet, the top plug is still quite usable. You do not want to hang them too close to the floor. You want to make sure there is enough clearance for the item, and the vibrations to be able to travel through the wall.  I have purchased electronic pest repellers that blocked the top plug, and that was so annoying. I need all my outlets, thank you very much. The only downside to these is that it doesn’t happen overnight Give it 2-3 weeks when you first try using them to see real results. Will you still get some bugs, especially on stormy days, yes. They are going to come in. Will you get way less, we did. I like the blue light on this. Most of my other ones have a red LED light. The blue is more soothing, and it’s easy to see, and let you know it’s still working. If the light is off, check it. More than likely someone bumped it, and it actually pulled out of the outlet a little bit. These are a great eco-friendly alternative to using chemicals in the home, especially if you have little kids and pets. I am definitely using these in my home.

I received these for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review – Bestrix’s Makony Ultrasonic Pest Repeller for Repels Rodent and Insect – Pack of 3

If you would like to purchase this set, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GZYFYOQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Brings your wine to the next level. -Moderna Housewares’ Ozeri OW05A Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener.

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Wine anyone? I wish, right. We do drink wine on occasion in our household. I normally just use my “everyday” corkscrew bottle opener too. This wine bottle opener from Ozeri, takes it to the next level; the fancy level. This is a fun item to pull out with company. In your package you will get 1 electric wine bottle opener, 1 AC power cord, 1 charging base/stand, 1 foil cutter, 1 pourer/aerator, and 1 instruction booklet. Yes, a charging base. No batteries required. This is a rechargeable unit, and the plug that attaches to the base/stand is a US 2 prong plug. Even though the wine opener looks really large, it is actually pretty lightweight and easy to hold. It is made out of a mixture of materials, and the main body is coated in a rubber like material, like some phone cases are. It really helps for a sturdy grip. To operate it, there is only one long button. It has both up and down directional abilities. Press the top of the button to remove the cork from the wine bottle, and press the down button, to remove the cork from the opener.  It’s really easy to operate with your thumb too. This is their 2nd generation addition. The state they improved the battery size on this unit, and it can open 80 bottles on one charge. I am not buying 80 bottles, lol, so that will not be tested. I however, keep pressing the button to make it go, and it does last a long while. The base it sits on is pretty neat. It is coated in the same material, and has a cut out on the back of it. The foil cutter, slips into, and fits into this slot perfectly. It really makes for great and convenient storage. The base is very stable, and actually looks very nice as well. Having a foil cutter can really come in handy. We just opened a bottle of wine that had the toughest foil I’ve had to deal with in a long time. I had to use a knife, to make a break into it. I am so happy I have the foil cutter now. There is no slipping and cutting yourself with this one. Just wrap it around the top of the bottle, squeeze it, and turn it around the bottle. It will cut right through the foil, and let you remove the foil blocking you from the yummy goodness that’s inside. It is not super quiet. It sounds like an electric can opener. I feel that is a good comparison to the noise level. That is not an issue for me at all. The wine pourer/aerator will fit into most bottles. Just pour through it and it mildly aerates, as it pours. I do fully find that aerating your wines increases and brings out the favors in it. This is mild aeration, but it’s better than none. Especially when you buy cheaper wines, like we do, lol. The battery in it is not replaceable, like with a lot of electronics, so when it goes, it goes. The key is to not overcharge it. This will prolong the battery life. Since the power cord is separate from the base, just remove the plug with using it just as a stand. Just wait for the battery to drain down before recharging. Overall, this is a great working unit. It removes the cork within seconds, and with ease. It’s definitely a show piece for company too.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Moderna Housewares’ Ozeri OW05A Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Aerating Pourer and Foil Cutter

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-OW05A-Prestige-Electric-Aerating/dp/B007Z5PW8S/ref=sr_1_42?m=A3FUY11FKEN472&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1468965256&sr=1-42