Light and Sound from LightingEver

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LightingEver Lamp and Speaker 5

LED lighting and Bluetooth speakers are everyday items in our household. Bluetooth speakers are great for home, work, vacationing, poolside, and more. There is also always a need for a backup lighting source, be it for emergencies, camping, vacationing, work, and convenience. This product from LightingEver fits the bill for both. Not only is it a convenient source of light, it also has fun lighting options, and a built-in Bluetooth speaker. It has an internal 2200mAH battery, which allows for many hours of both music and light. It can go all day on low, for lighting alone. This light is so usable. It can be placed on the table, or hung with it’s built in hanger. It comes with both an Aux cable, and a micro USB cable. Don’t forget to pull the plastic off of the silicone ring on the bottom of the speaker. It really helps to keep the speaker/light in one spot on your table.

This product is very easy to use. My husband and I both have Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phones. It comes up as LE Lights01 to pair, no code needed. It states paired, so there is no guessing with this speaker. You can use both separate from each other. You do not have to use both the light and speaker together. You tap the center of the light to make it turn on, and to go through the colors. The last choice before off, is a beat to the music mode, which is pretty cool to watch. It’s very disco that way. You can even use this to answer calls.

There are 6 different colors to choose from: red, blue, green, purple, light blue, then the disco mode. Tap and hold the center area, to go to the white color mode. It comes on in low, tap again to go to medium, and again to go to high. The fourth tap has the white light in flashing/beat mode, and the 5th tap is off, for the light. You can just listen to music, audio books, videos, or anything you want via the Bluetooth speaker.  The sound and volume are pretty nice on this speaker. All types of music have been pretty clear, and enjoyable to listen to. The controls are on one side of the light, and the ports are on the opposite side of the speaker. You can listen to music, etc.. via an Aux cable, Bluetooth, or Micro SD card. You need to supply the micro SD card. This unit charges via the included micro USB cable. The Aux cable is also included. It does hold a pretty good charge with it’s 2200mAh internal battery, but can be used while plugged in. I like that feature. Not all Bluetooth speakers can be used while plugged in, I have found. I love the hanger option. You can hang it from your hood while working on your car. You can hang it in your tent for lighting, or from your umbrella at the beach, or backyard patio. It does not get hot to the touch, so it’s safe for your children to use.

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Overall, this is a fun, and very usable light/speaker. It has so many benefits, and can be used in many different ways. I have found it to be well made and durable. I, as usual, have dropped it quite a few times, lol. So, if you are slightly clumsy like me, you should be good with this product. It is a fun product to use. 

This product is available here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MS3LOXW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I received this product at a discount. All opinions are my own, and very honest.

 

 

Power for all of your needs. – Surge Pro Stores’ NtonPower Power Strip.

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My home and my family operate on electronics. It’s not avoidable nowadays either. I even homeschool, which makes electronic devices necessary. Even though we actually have a home phone still, lol, almost all of us have a smart phone and tablet. My youngest wishes he had a smart phone but that isn’t happening, lol. We already have and use one multiport charging device that had a tablet holder with it. They are so handy to have and use. So, I was excited to find this one from NtonPower, sold by the Surge Pro Store. This unit is smaller, and more convenient to use than my other one. It has a stand that runs the entire length of the unit. It can fit one table or a couple phones, easily. This charging/power unit has three 3 prong outlets and 3 USB outlets on it. Now, with the USB ports, there is a maximum 2.4A fast charging speed for each port, but the catch is there is a 3A in total output. So, if you have Android products like me, you can only really charge one item at a time. My Note 5 and my tablet really need the 2.4 to charge at more than a trickle. My tablets and phones, in my home, have no trouble charging one at a time. Most IPhones’ charge at less than that speed. Now, using the actual 3 prong outlets, while using the USB ports at the same time, does not slow down the USB ports, or interfere with the outlets. Even after being fully in use for a few days straight, my unit is still completely cool to the touch. I even had it lying flat on the carpet, with all my initial testing. It still stayed nice and cool. I’ve had many a USB charge get hot, but I’ve had no issues with this one. Size wise, this dock station measures out at 18.5” long, 3” wide and 1 ½” tall, at it’s tallest point. The wire stands out about another 1” before it really is fully bendable to turn whichever way you need it to. Now, here is a spec, direct from the seller: “Built-in intelligent IC module that auto detects and distributes optimal USB output for your devices, which offers full-round overload, overcharge outlets protections.” Remember, when reading that, that they translated that into English. There is no reset button, only an on/off switch. This station has a regular 3 prong US plug on it.

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Product Specification

-Power Rating:1875W, (125V 15A)

-USB Input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

-USB Output: 5V2.4A Max Per Port, 3A 15W

Package Contents

– 1 x MSP-3A3U

– 1 x User Manual

– 1 x Guarantee Card

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Overall, this unit functions very well. The only con for me, is the minimal output all together for the three USB ports. Since I have only been using one port at a time, the charging speed has been there, which is great. This unit is great for a desk set up/work station. I can set up the tablet, charge my phone, and have my computer running at the same time. It’s perfect for that, and it’s perfect for someone like my son. He can use his tablet, while working and playing on his laptop. The tablet, phone stand capability is great for charging, and for using it as a stand. The unit is made out of a thick plastic, and there are 4 silicone feet on the underside, which helps keep it from sliding on a table. The cord is 5ft long, so you can easily plug it in, and set it up on your desk. You won’t have to worry about skype calls on your tablet since you can keep it plugged in while in use. My son skypes his friends all the time, so this, again, is very useful for him. We are very happy with this product overall. The only thing we would change is the USB output overall for the three ports.

This product is available here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZXJ9RZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Stapling with ease with GizmoMate’s GM-X Automatic Electric Stapler.

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Whenever I think about staplers, I think about the infamous red stapler from the movie Office Space. That was hilarious. This stapler could become that for you, lol. It really takes stapling up to the next level. It even comes loaded with staples, and is ready to work right out of the box. Now they just need to offer it in red, lol. This stapler is black in color. No larger than a regular stapler. It measures only 6 7/8th” in length, and is 1 6/8th” wide. It takes the standard sized staples too (26/6 staples), so you can pick them up anywhere really, which is great. This is an electric stapler, and it uses a regular outlet. It comes with a detachable power cord, and is only a 2 prong plug. You can use this without electricity if so needed. On the bottom of the stapler there is a battery compartment. No tool is necessary to access it. This stapler can run off of 6 AA batteries. They are not included.

They state this stapler can staple up to 8000 times on one battery fill. Lol, I did not test that out. With regular weight paper, this baby can staple up to 25 sheets of paper at one time. That is huge. I hate all of my regular staplers, because I have them jam up on the paper all of the time, when I only have 2 pieces of paper to be stapled. Staplers have become a source of agitation to me, lol. So, I am loving these professional style electric staplers. They just work sooooo much better for me. This stapler staples with ease. It is easy to refill. Just press in the back of the stapler where it says push, and the compartment pops open. With two fingers, you can easily adjust the depth of the stapler, too. The tabs are on each side of the stapler. Just pull them out to your desired depth. It can be adjusted from between 0.2 inches to 1.6 inches. I love how quiet this stapler is as well. I tested another one recently, and this is just as quiet, so I was pleased. It is pretty lightweight, and is made out of thick ABS plastic. It is not a flimsy piece in the least, but highly portable if you work on the road. I haven’t had any issues at all with the paper jamming. It staples so quick and easily. You literally just push your papers into it, and it staples on its’ own. It really is the perfect stapler. I love it.

I received this for free. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – GizmoMate’s GM-X Automatic Electric Stapler, Heavy Duty, No-Jam 25 Sheets Free AC Cord and Staples.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GD57KB2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Your third eye on the road. – Ivations’ Dash Cam

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We have purchased and reviewed quite a handful or dash cams over the past couple of years. So, we are not new to them. In today’s litigious society, and reckless drivers, I agree with the need for owning one. You really can’t go wrong. This camera has great specs. It is a 1080p camera, and it really does produce clear video. It picks up audio pretty clearly as well. You can use it as a camera when needed in an emergency, and it has G-sensor. So, in an accident, or an instant when the car experiences a sudden jarring, it will automatically record and save, without looping over, the entire incident. Otherwise, the camera stops the video around every 3 minutes, and starts a new one. You also won’t be able to overwrite the video, which would ruin the evidence.

(I took these photos with the Dash Cam)

When I went through my videos, they averaged 3 minutes and 4 seconds a piece. This has been the easiest dash cam I’ve had in regard to setting the date and time on. Most others I’ve had to attach them to my computer to do it, or it was an act of Congress on the cam itself, lol. This one walks you through the date, the first time you turn it on.  If you press the settings button, you can set the exact time on it. This unit comes on automatically when you start your car. Now, if you plug it in after your car is running, you need to manually start it, or just turn your car of and restart it. When you turn your car off, it will turn off. This unit comes with a 32gb Class 10 micro SD card with the adapter so it can be plugged into your laptop. You need a minimum of a class 10 to get good video quality, so I was happy to see this. You can get a solid day of all day driving on a 32gb. If you like to save your videos, on a trip, I would bring back up micro SD cards. A 32gb card is the largest it accepts. The video is very clear. This unit saves somewhat of a charge. Enough to be able to view your videos from the unit, and to use it as a camera. In an accident, you can then take it out of the car to take still photos if you want to. It has an old fashioned style charging port. I always save my old cords, so I am able to charge it in home. Otherwise it only comes with a 12V charging cord. They do include two mounting plates, so you can take it from your car to your spouses, without taking the mounting bracket out. It’s a suction cup style, and it stays pretty well on your window. The cord is very long, so you could mount it in your rear view window. This would only be beneficial if your state has front license plates, in my opinion.

Overall, this unit is reliable for recording. It’s easy to take photos with, with only a touch of the screen. The menu is easy to operate. The video and voice recording is clear, very clear. The only bad, which is a negative to me, is that the Wi-Fi is not usable on this unit. The app is DashCam Remote, and it is free form the Playstore. I have a Galaxy Note 5. It won’t open on my phone. You need to have an old phone or tablet to get it to open, from what I have researched, and I have researched a lot! We have an older tablet. I can get the app to open, but it would never, ever connect to the Wi-Fi. They have updated the app after my first initial attempt, but I am still having the same problems. I am happy to see that they are taking the feedback seriously, and are working on the issue. That gives me a lot of faith in it.  Does not being able to use the Wi-Fi affect the camera, nope. But, it is definitely still the best dash cam I have tested, to date!

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Ivation Dash Cam, 32GB HD 1080p GPS Tracking, Video & Audio Recorder, WiFi Download, Motion Detection, Low Light Dashcam, Best Dashboard Camera for Car & Truck (Includes Extra Dash Mount)

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FUTZC6W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Yes, staplers with power! – Sharpcarts’ 25 Sheet Capacity Electric Stapler.

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One of my pet peeves are staplers. They are so annoying to me. Even if I am trying to put in one staple into one sheet of paper, I can manage to jam it up, or have it not fully go through the one piece of paper. I kid you not! Staplers are not my friend. I was beyond ecstatic to come across this automatic, electric stapler from Sharpcart. There is no squeezing involved, you just shove your pile of papers into the opening, and BAM, it staples it for you. Yes, it is an automatic stapler. There is nothing I do not love about this baby. It is small, but packs a punch. It actually has a 25 page capacity. It is electric, but can be run off of battery power also. Underneath the stapler, you will see the battery compartment. No tool is necessary to access the compartment either. It takes 4, AA batteries. Now, in the package you will get 1 instruction pamphlet, 1 AC power cord, and 1 stapler. Unfortunately, no staples are included. So, I guess there is one thing I didn’t like about it, lol. Now, for the 25 sheets of paper it’s capable of stapling with one staple. The paper cannot be heavier than 20lb paper. So, most everyday printing will be alright. If you are using a heavier stock, then you will have to adjust it accordingly. I stapled some thicker paper for my husband, and his packet had 13 sheets in it. It went through like butter. The irony here is that the staples I used in my new electric stapler, were the ones that came with my cheap, regular stapler. For some reason they can’t go through one sheet with a regular stapler, but put some power behind it with the electric stapler, and ba bam, it goes through many sheets at a time. See, Tim the Tool Man Tayler from the TV show, Home Improvement, was right. All you need is, More Power! This stapler is so easy to utilize too. There is a push button on the back of it that states, “PUSH”. Just press this, and the staple compartment will pop out. Just finish pulling it outward by hand, and fill it with staples. Push it shut, and then, either plug it in, or place batteries in it. You are ready to go. The plug is a regular 2 prong plug. Then you are good to go. You can’t miss the slot you push the paper into to staple. You might want to practice a bit on scrap paper, to get a feel for the correct area of where it actually staples on your paper. You can easily adjust the depth of where your stapler staples as well:

“You can easily adjust and lock-in the stapler’s throat depth with ease and accuracy between 0.25″ and 1.5″ by 1/10″ intervals. It gives you a total of 14 precise stapling depths to choose from.”

On each side of the stapler, at the back of the paper opening, you will see a black button like objust. Grasp each side, and then start pulling them toward the front of the stapler. This is how you adjust the depth. See, yet again, so user friendly. It really couldn’t get any easier. It uses sizes 24/6 and 26/6 sized staples. Now, the stapler is lightweight. The body is made out of ABS plastic. It is only offered in black, and its’ pretty sleek looking. You can staple very fast as well, which makes you more efficient at work. I am loving this new stapler, and I am very comfortable recommending it.

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Sharpcarts’ 25 Sheet Capacity Electric Stapler – Automatic Heavy Duty No-Jam Noise Free Stapler.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ESFTPZS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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 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