USB-C CARD READER

This ICZI USB 3.0 Type C Adapter Connector makes transferring files, photos, or videos between a micro SD or SD card and your Type-C laptop or smartphone easy and quick. The connector is smaller than most flash drives I own.

No drivers are needed, as this is a plug and play adapter. Use this device for Micro-SD, SDHC/ SDXC, and TF. Data transfer is fast. You can use this 3.0 device even with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1, as it is backward compatible.

You can use this adapter with the following computers: Chromebook Pixel, Mac OS V9.0 and higher, Win 98/ 2000/ XP/ Vista, and 7. This adapter is compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus as well as any other smartphone that is USB-C OTG.

I prefer using this adapter over connecting by a cord. It is simple. Photos are no hassle anymore where I used to dread the chore and let too many accumulate before removing them.

The ICZI USB-C Card Reader has a 30-day return policy and a one-year warranty, so there is no risk.

Here is the Amazon product page if you would like to learn more about this product.

 

Dream Salts Himalayan Salt Night Light

This Dream Salts Himalayan Salt Night Light is a fantastic idea. I have been a proponent of Himalayan salt lamps for years. I have several in my home. I have the other Dream Salts Night Light in the cube shape. I love it, so I got this sphere shape for my other bathroom.

This mini-light gives the same great properties that larger salt lamps have to offer: cleaning and purifying the air. On top of that, it doubles as a night light. Nice!

If you are interested in this Dream Salts Himalayan Salt Night Light, here is the product page so you can check it out.

Here is my original Amazon review.

 

 

 

Hong Bo Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

These Hong Bo H901 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones come with three sets (S/M/L) of ear hooks and earbud tips, a micro USB charging cable, and a user manual. This H901 is a seriously quality pair. The sound is excellent and full. It is balanced. Nice! The bass is not going to blast you across the room, but it is perfect for me. The headphones have a variety of ear pieces so that you are guaranteed a great fit. I can wear these for quite a stretch without discomfort.

Pairing with the latest 4.1 technology is simple. I just press the button on the leftmost earbud after turning on my device’s Bluetooth. The voice tells you the power is on and then that there is a connection made. It could not be easier. I use these with my Kindle Fire 8, and I love it! This Bluetooth solution is so much better than putting a tablet in one’s pocket.

These headphones stay put in my ears no matter what I do, including working out. If you get a call, these will allow you to pick it up or reject it, talk, and then hang up. The talk time on a charge is 10-hours! When finished with the call, your music starts back where you were with no issue.

The battery is long-lasting on these Hong Bo earphones. The battery has never quit on me when I have needed it, as there is an 8-hour listening time. There is a 250-hour standby time. I do not need to charge them often, either. That is convenient. These are so good that I am buying another set for my daughter.

If you are interested in getting a pair for yourself, here is the Amazon product page.

Here is a link to my original Amazon review. I hope you find it helpful :-).

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Rackaster Fidget Hand Spinner Toy

My daughter and I have checked out about a dozen spinner focus toys so far. This model made a great impression on us.

Fidget toys have become a hot commodity and frequent topic of discussion. You have probably heard about the list of benefits elicited from their use. ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, Aspergers and Autism are just the “A-list” of examples. Bad habits are easier to overcome for some. Enhanced focus is a benefit for me. Downtime is enjoyable.

This red spinner is an EDC [Every Day Carry] toy. I had no idea until I did some research that there are about sixty styles and types of fidget spinners. There are more than thirty options from which to choose when it comes to the chain and cube varieties. It has got to be the phenomenon of the year.

This Rackarster Fidget Hand Spinner Toy is a solid competitor among the field with its 608 inline skate bearing, ABS plastic body, and hybrid ceramic (non-3D printed) bearing. The body design is the most common one on the market. The spins are pretty impressive with most being over two minutes and over three not being too uncommon in my experience. Where this one shines for me is how effortlessly it glides and has little noise except a satisfying little whir.

I use this by spinning it in my hand with my fingers, on a flat surface and even on a pencil or pen after I have taken the middle caps off. Personally, I get a focus boost out of this Rackarster Fidget Tool. I have a bit of adult ADD going on. Having one of these gadgets handy just seems to get me to concentrate better and be less scattered in my thinking. Maybe it is even almost a placebo effect based on that when I use it; my intention is to become more focused. Whatever it is, I will take the benefit.

The Rackarster is not the glitziest model out there, it has no lights nor multiple colors, but I do not need any of that myself. This EDC is a good spinner whether it’s your first or twenty-first piece. Had someone told me I would be collecting “toys,” I would not have believed it. I finally found a trend I enjoy.

If you are interested in checking out this quality fidget spinner, here is the link.

 

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Kicking Horse Coffee, Ground, 10oz

 

This Kicking Horse Coffee, Dark Roast, Ground, 10 oz is the real deal. It is darker than most coffees I have had in the last several months, yet it has delightfully smooth, too. For me, that is a winning combination.

It arrives in a fold-down, resealable package. It was fresh I could tell when opening the bag. The scent was earthy AND heavenly. The taste is full-bodied. It is the perfect eye-opener for my family and me. Already ground, you are one step closer to your morning jolt of java.

Kicking Horse is Kosher and Certified Organic & Fair Trade coffee. These shade-grown Arabica beans are roasted 3,000 feet above sea level, near the Columbia River. The people behind Kicking Horse have been doing this for nearly 20 years, and it shows in this blend. I would say without qualification that it stands out proudly as one of the top three on my list of favorite tasting coffees ever. Good company!

 

The Kicking Horse Amazon product page is here for your perusal over coffee.

My original Amazon review is here if you are at all interested. I hope it is helpful.  🙂31GQx+GAy3L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heiyo Stylus Fine Point Pen for Capacitive Touch Screen Devices – Silver

 

 

 

This Heiyo Stylus Fine Point Rechargeable Pen works well on my daughter’s Fire & and my Fire 8. The pen is the exact size of a new lead pencil. This writing device is only slightly heavier than the regular pencil. It is surprisingly lightweight for the look of it. It is comfortable to hold and has a balanced feel to it.

The pen comes in a box with a charging adapter and a diagram of the parts along with the shortest user manual I have ever seen. A short manual is enough here, as there is nothing too problematic about the pen operation. To start the pen, you press the start button at the top of the unit. A blue light flashes three times across the LED strip to show that it is on. After that activation, no other sign indicates whether the pen is on. Thankfully the pen will shut itself off after two-three minutes, so its charge is not worn down. You never have to worry about turning it off with this power-saving feature built-in.

The pen is compatible with iPads, iPhones, iPods, Kindles, Samsung Galaxy phones, tablets and touchscreen laptops; essentially anything that has a capacitive touch screen. I have noticed no lag when using this on my Kindle. I use it for routine tapping here and there, for simple games, and for writing lists, and feel it is responsive enough overall. There was a slight learning curve for me, as nearly all of my writing is on a computer or electronic device. Seeing my handwriting at first was a bit of a fright, but the longer I use it, the better it looks again.

The stylus tip has not scratched or in any way harmed my devices, which is always a concern as they are costly to replace. I am hoping my daughter will try some art with this pen and test it out with one of her apps. Although a thin fiber fine tip [2.2mm], I use extra-fine generally. When I am making lists or writing in a word processing program or app, I adjust the chosen tip to the finest one available so that I am happier with the control over the lines and with the finished product. I wish that replacing tips was possible with the Heiyo, but it is not at this time.

To charge the stylus, just remove the end cap to reveal the Micro USB underneath. Fit the adapter over the Micro USB and plug into a charging port. The LED indicator will glow with a reddish hue. It is simple and practically fool-proof to use and keep charged for the next time.

The Heiyo Stylus comes with an 18-month warranty and customer service should you ever need it.

If you are interested, this is the link to the Amazon product page.

If you would like to check out my original Amazon review, here is the link.

LIGHTSTORY LED Candelabra Bulb CA11 6W, LED Chandelier Bulb 60W Equivalent, E12 Base LED Bulb, 2700K, Dimmable LED Lights, UL Listed(6 Pack)

These energy-saving lightbulbs are estimated to save hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of each bulb. The lights are 6 watts or equivalent to a 60-watt bulb. I bought these for a chandelier in my living room. They look quite beautiful in there. The light is adequate. The bulbs cast a warm glow, rather than a harsher or more sterile bright white that some others possess.

I like that the LIGHTSTORY LED Candelabra Bulbs are eco-friendly. I am even writing this on Earth Day! They contain no mercury, no UV, and are UL listed. The lights are retro- Edison type bulbs, which works great in my space.

If you are interested in these bulbs, you can get them on Amazon here.

Click here for my original Amazon review. Thanks!

 

LESVIEO 600Mbps USB Adapter

 

The Lesvieo 600Mbps USB WI-FI Adapter adds wi-fi capability to a device that does not already have it, extends wi-fi, or replaces a non-working connection. The package includes the adapter that you screw together, the CD with the driver/ manual, and the printed manual booklet.

The dual channel aspect is important as it supports both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz. As most devices operate on 2.4 GHz, the band is saturated with traffic. Being able to access 5.8 GHz will result in a better connection and faster downloads. It is like traveling the high-occupancy travel lane or priority lane on a highway in the data sense.

You do need the capability of 802.11AC, which is the latest wi-fi technology to get the most of the adapter as far as range and speed. Lesser equipment will mean you can use this adapter still, but the performance will be commensurate with the capacity change.

My use of this dongle has been to extend the range of my wi-fi in my house and outside the house, where I sometimes like to work to get some fresh air and the sun. It is “plug and play” with Windows 10, which is what I use. I screw the two pieces together (it has a multi-angle rotation) and attach it to my laptop. That is it. Now my connection is good outdoors when it was spotty at best beforehand.

The wi-fi adapter has an 18-month warranty, so there is no risk. It also comes with lifetime technical support.

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If you are interested in the LESVIEO 600Mbps USB Wifi Adapter, the Amazon product link is here.

Here is my Amazon review.

 

EnacFire Bluetooth Headset

Bluetooth Earbud, EnacFire Wireless V4.1 Mini Bluetooth Car Headset with 2 x Magnetic USB Chargers and 6 Hour Playtime Mini Bluetooth Headphone with Mic for iPhone and Android Devices (One Piece) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

This EnacFire Wireless Mini Bluetooth Earbud arrived in a sturdy box that is suitable for gift giving. It is surprisingly classy. The presentation has a quiet “wow” factor.

The contents include the earbud itself, not one but two magnetic chargers, ear bud tips, instruction manual, and a warranty card. All of this is packed in hollowed out foam for complete protection during shipment and storage in between uses.

I wanted to try the earbud out right away, so I plugged it into a USB charger so that it would have decent power to check it out thoroughly. Hours later I paired it with my tablet. It was as simple as turning Bluetooth on my Fire and pairing a new device. The earpiece showed up immediately. I selected it and voilà! Done.

I have tested it on phone conversations, in games, videos, and while listening to my music. It performed flawlessly in all applications. When I pushed the volume up to 100%, there was just a bit of distortion, but that was not a volume I would customarily use, so that is no issue to me. Phone calls are terrific. I have listened to music at times when it is important to hear surrounding sounds like a knock at the door, a phone, timer, or when my daughter is in a particularly chatty mood.

Comfort is critical, and this is a good fit for me. While some headphones and earbuds have a “pinch” here or there or some area of discomfort, this Enacfire Bluetooth device feels excellent. When I finish using it, I often delay taking it out of the ear, because it’s easy to forget I still am wearing it. I love it and highly recommend it.

If you want to check out Amazon’s product page for this item, it is here. My original Amazon review is at this link.

Heiyo Finger Holder Phone Grip, Desk Stand With Car Mount – Compatible with All Phones & Tablets

This Heiyo Phone Holder is an extremely handy little gadget for your phone. The dimensions are about 1.5″ x 1.25, ” and it is 2″ diagonally. The ring is 1″ at the widest point. It fits fine on any of my fingers and should work for most people. 

The ring holder has a pretty prominent logo along with the phrase “make life easier.” While I’m not a big fan of logos, this one is decorative enough that I like it. The ring itself is quite sturdy, and it can be turned 360° so that you can hang it in any direction The surrounding surface is strong as well, though it is slightly pliable if you try to bend it. The other piece that you can stick on the car dash or wherever you choose is plastic, but it is more than adequate to the task. It looks pretty handsome, all in all.61tuE17cgkL._SL1100_.jpg

I do like it a lot. It has come in very handy. It had saved the phone a few times when I had the ring on my thumb but would have otherwise dropped it. It looks good on the phone, and the hook is small and has a low profile for the car. I don’t think I can ask for much more than this stand offers. This Heiyo product is a great stand for video watchers.

Even though an be undone and reattached, I would take care to make sure of the exact spot that works for you before applying the ring to the back of the phone. Check how you tend to hold and how you like it positioned for watching video content, etc. before trusting that you know where to place it for best utility.

If you are interested in this cell phone & tablet holder, here is the link to check it out on Amazon.

Here is my original Amazon review.