Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Universal 2-in-1 USB Wall Charger and Portable 3000 Mah Power Bank / Battery Charger



Universal 2-in-1 USB Wall Charger and Portable 3000 Mah Power Bank / Battery Charger 


-Unique 2 in 1 Design Combining a Wall Charger and a Power Bank that fits in the palm of your hand.

-Charges both it's own Power Bank Battery and your Device together either directly from a Wall Socket or from a USB Power Source. 
- LED indicators display available Battery life of Power Bank.
-Wall Charger Spec: Input AC 100-240V~50/60Hz 0.15A | Output DC 5V-1A.
-Power Bank 3000 mAh Spec: Input: DC 5V-800mA | Output DC 5V-1A.
-Compatible with leading Smart Phones and Tablet Manufacturers - Built in power conservation technology eliminates power drain.


MY OPINION

Even Nannie figured it out...and she's in her 70's!!! I got this home charged it and hope I wouldn't have to put it to the test of actually using it. Well turns out I didn't need it first, Nannie did. Her phone DIED and she was waiting on a call from the doctors... We all know how doctors are when the call with important information, if they don't get you the first time you play tag trying to call them back. Well I told her to use this cool little power bank to give her phone that extra boost. At first she thought I was speaking alien with a new head spouting from my neck, but once I plugged her in and the phone came to life, it was if I change water into wine. The doctor called ten minutes later, all was good and now Nannie wants a Yellow Power Bank for Christmas. Because Blue clashes with her grey hair.

Personally I think it's great aside from all that. I love that I can charge the bank either from the wall or my computer. I can just toss it in my bag or car and have it ready anytime I need it. I can't count how many times I've needed one. My phone loves to start with a full battery and die within four hours. It's a amazing product and why better than that of what you'd find in Wal-mart's cheap aisle.


This product was supplied to me for an honest review. I have since bought Nannie her own Yellow one as I did really LOVE this product. I ask that everyone form this own opinion and only use mine as a guide. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Power Tek Flash Premium LED Headlamp Review



Power Tek Flash Premium LED Headlamp 


168 Lumens of Darkness Busting Power for Up To 110 meters of Visibility - MUCH BRIGHTER THAN THE #1 HEADLAMP ON AMAZON!
Up To 120 Hours of Battery Life on 3 AAA Batteries - Efficient Enough for Weeks of Use
Superbright CREE XP-E LED Lasts a Lifetime - Never Worry About it "Burning Out" - 6 Different Lighting Modes Including SOS and Red Night Vision Modes
Adjustable Super Comfortable Headband Allows Extended Use Without "Brain Squeeze"


Power Tek's new Flash headlamp offers the highest brightness you can get out of a compact LED headlamp.


Want a headlamp that is both your bedside reading light and bright running or camping light? Look no further as Power Tek offers unsurpassed value with its comfortable and durable Flash.



My OPINION


Overall Awesome!
This may sound weird, but I actually used my headlamp to cook by. Yep!! I put my headlamp on turn that bright light on and it totally lit up one whole side of my kitchen. Since my wonderful lights decided to take a plunge right during me cooking dinner, what's a girl to do?
The band itself is really soft compared to some I've felt before. I haven't had a need for the flashing red lights, maybe if I decide to go party it up somewhere I'll wear my headlamp and turn them on.
Honestly the lamp has worked great for what I've needed for...5 acres at night I can see the trash bins, my car, across the pond, the mailbox. I even was able to go check what the crazy noise was at 2 in the morning....darn possum!!!!
I might have to replace the batteries if I keep using mine so much, darn battery people need batteries that last longer!!!




I was provide this in exchange for an honest review...this is my opinion, please remember to form your own opinion on anything your choose to venture into :)

Power Tek Fire Talon Multi-tool Pocket Knife Review




Power Tek Fire Talon Multi-tool Pocket Knife

Heavy Duty Multi-Tool With 2 Built-in LED Flashlights - 1 On Each End!

Combo Knife, Spring-loaded Needlenose Pliers w/ Wire Cutters, Wire Strippers, Spring-loaded Scissors
Black Oxide Stainless Steel For Maximum Durability And Maximum Coolness Factor
Built-in Rubber Inlays In Handle For Sure-Grip And Maximum Handling Comfort
Comes with Nylon Sheath; One-year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty

In a perfect world, you'd only have to deal with DIY tasks in well-lit conditions.


But this is far from reality. How many times have you been stuck trying to make a repair in poor lighting? And it never fails... when you need to take care of a repair, the flashlight you keep in your toolbox has mysteriously disappeared.

Even if you locate your flashlight, there's the task of trying to shine the light on your work area with one hand while you make repairs with the other.

But what if you had a solution that required no extra hands... no juggling tools and flashlights trying to get the job done?

Fire Talon is the only solution that gives you a full range of essential tools AND a built-in LED flashlight on both ends to make performing repairs a breeze!


My OPINION

I have many and I MEAN MANY multi-tools, this one however is the first one with a built in light. I really like that. I've had the cheesy one with the flashlight that always breaks, but the push button...pretty sweet!
I really like the over all feel of it. It's got a nice weight to it...not really heavy, but by NO means light at all. I like how easy the tools come out. I'm not having to break a nail or cut into skin to try and get the tools out which is great.
The grip is nice, very easy to hold and work with in one hand. I've dealt with some that slip and are hard to hold so it's a welcome.
On comparison to that of a Gerber, I'd take the Power Tek.





This product wass provided to me in exchange for an honest review. This is MY OPINION of the product and it's performance. As always it's my OPINION, please form your own opinion of any product you use.
Thank you. 







Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Portable Solar Charger Ultra-Efficient by SunLabz (13W) ~Review~


Portable Solar Charger Ultra-Efficient by SunLabz (13W)



Product Description

  • Double Solar Panel Charger (13W) with Voltage Stability Controller
  • High efficiency solar cells with 22% transfer rate
  • Direct charging (no battery) of two devices output to USB 5V
  • Folds into a thin and elegant protective case - Has a pouch designed to hold the charging device(s)
  • Perfect for charging your cell phone, digital camera, tablet, gps, mp3 player






MY OPINION
I actually love mine! I was a little bummed when I first got it home because of course as my luck would have it....it was freaking POURING DOWN RAIN!!! So, of course I had to wait until the sun decided to come out to use this awesomeness.

I'm no stranger to portable Solar Chargers. I actually already own the Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit, so I had a lot to compare the two. I was pleasantly surprised. This felt lighter, operates at higher temperatures ( not that I really want to go play out in a desert, but if I had to....) Overall it even charged faster. Which given the price comparison really ticked me off cause this is freaking less than the Goal Zero!

It does make it nice for any BOB or to have in the car. I have bad case of not charging my phone and this was a total life saver when I was kinda stuck shopping with a flat tire and no jack. Don't ask where the jack walked off to I don't have a clue.
I totally recommend this to any one looking for a great portable charger. Great for prepping, hiking/camping or just making sure you keep a charge.



***This product was given to me in exchange for an honest review....this is ONLY MY OPINION ...as stated above, all views are my OWN and therefore any views you make are YOUR OWN*****

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Waves Of Love by Lori Ann Mitchell `Spotlight`



Can love overcome an age difference of more than 10 years?

At thirty-two, Sage Drake has the world by the tail. She owns her own bookstore, in sunny Florida, and loves her work so much she lives in the apartment above the store. Then one day a young surfer strolls in, cadging free coffee and donuts from her little cafĂ©. His name is Derek Chambers, and he’s no regular surfer: he’s an author of a series of surfing travelogues, eager to do a book-signing or two at Sage’s store. She goes him one better by offering to host a series of writing workshops, with Derek as the star. In return, Derek offers to teach Sage – who’s never learned – how to surf. Will the two find love in the waves?



About the Author
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I was born in Miami and as I became of age moved to the east coast and studied in one of the Ivy league schools.

A few years later I became a senior partner in a major law firm located in New York City, my current residence and the best city in the world.

When I am not looking for love, I write about it.

The stories are based on my own experience; the men described are people I have actually met in other circumstances.

I use the pen name Lori Ann Mitchell (it rhymes with my real name) as I can't reveal my true identity due to my career.

Goodreads

Abigail and the Sahara Adventure Review





This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail.
Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents' old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent Sahara Desert.
Who will she meet there? What will she discover?
This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.
Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the desert life.



My Opinion

Sweet and cute is how I'd describe this story. I mean really a magical bike that can take you anywhere you want to go. What a way to spark the imagination of our young readers. It was a wonderful bedtime read. My little reader kept asking a million questions, mainly asking if her grandpa can make her a magical bike. Explaining the functions of that was a chore in itself.
Over all I really enjoy the writings of Tali Carmi and her children's books. I know that her books always have an underlining lesson to come away with. I know that the story is always engaging and the illustrations are bright and unique. Such a wonderful job.


 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tali Carmi


Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert.
She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten. 
After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children.
Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses.
She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program.
Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.

Visit Tali's website: www.thekidsbooks.com


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Terry Treetop and the Lost Egg by Tali Carmi



This fun children's picture book is about a boy with red hair and freckles named Terry, yet everybody calls him Terry Treetop because he loves climbing trees.
Terry finds a small egg, and his quest is to bring it back home to its mom.

But where is the egg's home?

Does the egg belong to a turtle on the sand or a crocodile's spring water?
Did it come from a frog in a pond or a chicken in the wild?
Currently a FREE DOWNLOAD!!!!!!!

MY OPINION

I have fallen in love with the Terry Treetop series. They are truly a joy to sit and read to any child. The bright colors that pop off the screen and the way the characters are drawn really capture the child's attend from the beginning.
Then when you start reading it's like they hang on every word you say. They really want to know what is going to happen next. Seeing that in their faces, says how well a children book is written.
Whenever you can take a book and read it to a group of kids and know you haven't lost any of their interests and they beg you to read another Terry book, then it's great!!!!
Although, we did have to have a decision about not climbing the trees and touching eggs with this book. We all can't be Terry ...LOL


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tali Carmi


Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert.
She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten. 
After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children.
Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses.
She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program.
Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.

Visit Tali's website: www.thekidsbooks.com





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Thursday, November 6, 2014

LED Devil Horns!!!!



Devil Horns - LED Light up Devil Horns - Great for Halloween


Fun light up party accessory; Convenient On/Off switch
Batteries Replaceable




My Opinion



Lights off, Lights on.....I really enjoyed wearing these on Halloween. It was such a joy being my alter-ego.  They are very bright and weren't all that heavy on my head. They aren't cheaply made, I found that out about two hours into our party when a tree and my horns met and one of my horns came off.

I thought great this was going to end the flashing of my horns for the night. However unlike most Devil horns that have wires stuck up through the horns these do not. My horn came off I stuck it right back on and flashed on for the rest of the night.
 It's an easy fix no worries. I love that I don't have to throw them out. Even better My horns are still working after the whole night of partying. If they weren't I could replace the batteries and still use them again. This company has thought of all the problems we normally have with the cheaper versions.
Heck I may wear my horns again on Valentine's Day :)
Such a wonderful product.





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Monday, November 3, 2014

Premium Quality Glow Stick -Bracelets



Super Glow Stick Bracelets
The best brand of glow sticks on the market. You will receive 1 tube of 100 luminescent light bracelets. Each tube contains of 5 colors -- Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Pink. Your order will also contain 100 connectors so you can hook the ends together to make bracelets and necklaces.
Once they start glowing, The Super Glow brand glow bracelets will last you all night. They will glow super bright for 8 - 10 hours. Then, they will start to fade out but may continue to emit some light for up to 36 hours. These glow bracelets are fresh from the factory.
They were manufactured just a few weeks ago and guaranteed to be fresh when you receive them. Can't use them all in one night? They have a shelf life of 2 years prior to activation.




~My Opinion~

The glow sticks arrived fast. I was actually surprised with the quick shipping, that alone was a plus. All 100 sticks were packaged in a tube. The connectors were in a small bag at the end of the tube. The glow sticks are not any in color order so you have to take them all out if you want to get a certain color. You have enough to make 100 bracelets or 50 necklaces if you combine two together. Out of the 20 that we used so far we have had only one dud, which is awesome compare to another company we have used in the past (with that company we only had 27 good sticks out of 100). 
I was personally surprised  not only how bright they actually are, but when I got up in the morning and I'm still saw glow sticks that should be dead, that says a lot about the quality of the glow stick. These glow sticks are a wonderful buy. Perfect for any party and unlike others that claim to be for bracelets, these actually bend perfectly and don't break midway. We have twisted these in to eye glasses, tried to shape them into balls and yet none have busted. All in all great glow sticks. These will definitely be at the top of my list for all my parities. 

  
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Terry Treetop Finds New Friends By Tali Carmi



Want to Help Your Kids Win Friends? Terry Treetop Animation #1 Best seller in Children's Action & Adventure Books ! (Animal Habitats & Environment children's books collection) This is a wonderful book about a boy named Terry, but everybody calls him Terry Treetop because he loves climbing trees. Terry was alone, so he went on a journey to find new friends to invite to his new tree house. He almost gives up when a new opportunity comes his way. Will Terry use this opportunity to find new friends? This beginner readers eBook series will motivate and inspire your kids to be active about the things they want to achieve in life and not give up on their quest for love and happiness. Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Terry and the farm animals he meets. Your kids will be inspired to: Be self-motivated Persist and not give up Win new friends Terry Treetop Finds New Friends is a sweet children's book written especially for you and your age 2- 6 children with simple text and 16 colorful illustrations. The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children


Review
I found this book to be a total joy to read. The pictures went very well with the story and was very entertaining. I actually felt bad for Terry in the beginning because everyone seemed to be so busy and no one had time to play with him. However in the end everything seemed to work out just perfectly.
As a mother I really like that the author use really easy words that made early readers want to help their parents read the story. A lot of authors say that their books are suitable for self-read, but then use some words that are more leveled at a higher group of readers than the targeted age. Whereas our author nailed the age and reader level perfectly. Such a well done book. 

About the Author

                                       Tali Carmi

Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert.

She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten.
After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children.
Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses.
She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program.
Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Surprise Ride.....Are you into the BOX???? Review and Contest


Surprise Ride
A monthly subscription for children ages 6 to 11.   As a means for adventure into the world.
As described on their website:


EACH SURPRISE RIDE BOX INCLUDES:


  1. All the supplies needed to complete projects that explore the month’s theme.
  2. A book, a snack, or other fun surprises to go along with the ride.

  3. Our famous Surprise Ride booklet with lessons on the theme, interesting facts, and ways to continue the exploration.

Cost starting only at $24.99 with FREE shipping.





I honestly had a great time with my daughter creating an Indian drum and Dream Catcher with our Surprise Ride. We really loved our bonding time. I think in the end that is more what parents who buy these kits will be looking for.
Our Indian theme kit came with a snack of cracked corn which was actually rather good. It included a North American Indian activity book which that actually had a few facts about Indians in it. My daughter was very excited over the slide whistle and the worry stone. I honestly thought she’d like the Dance Rattle more.
This kit would be great for homeschool parents or parents that have a busy lifestyle and don’t have much time on their hands. It actually was a fun learning time.
My overall rating on the kit itself would be a 3 out of 5. Don’t get me wrong its super for those parents that are on the go looking a fast learning fix or a bonding time activity.
- I had some issues with the price. I love that they include all these extras, but I rather it be an extra craft instead of another toy to be broken days later.
-The crafts that they did include…PLEASE….extra tape/glue. The drum didn’t stick and tears started to fall. Luckily, mom had foam glue.
- Instructions meant for a 6-11 year old child. The drum instructions spot on. The Dream Catcher that was fun for the 6 year old.
Remember, this was only one Surprise Ride, they come up with different adventures every month. My adventure may not have had all the bugs worked fully out, but isn’t that what adventures are for. Making those steps and following through?

If you look above my little Surprise Rider was so proud of her Dream Catcher she took it to school and entered it for the artist of the month.




About Surprise Ride

OUR STORY

The idea for Surprise Ride came when we, sisters and aunts of two active and curious boys, struggled to find unique gifts that would add value to our nephews’ lives. Having experienced tremendous economic hardship during our own childhood, we remembered a simpler time when what we enjoyed most as kids was getting immersed in activities with siblings and parents.
We were fortunate to have a dad who was an artist by profession and facilitated DIY activities. He always encouraged us to bring our imaginations to life. Those projects shaped who we are and our view of the world. We want to help busy parents give their kids that same opportunity to evolve through play.
Surprise Ride was born from the desire to have a lasting impact on the lives of children, beyond the latest toy or video game.

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