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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OTYTY Tactical LED Flashlight

This OTYTY Tactical LED Flashlight comes in a durable and handy plastic snap lock box. Inside there is foam rubber on the bottom and top lids to protect the contents. The case has the flashlight with an attached wrist strap, the 18650 rechargeable battery, a cylinder for the 18650 battery, a holder for 3 AAA batteries as an alternate power supply, and a wall charger for the 18650.

I put the 18650 into the charger and plugged it in, figuring I would charge it so it would be ready for use when needed. The green indicator light signified full power status. Had it needed a charge, it would have glowed red instead. So I put the battery into the protective sleeve and inserted both into the barrel. I screwed the back on and pressed the orange power button.

The barrel expands and contracts to zoom: [x1, x250, x500, x1000, and x2000]. The beam at x1 is a small square of light which expands out into a huge circle by x2000. The light is quite bright, though it has a slightly bluish tint to it.

The power button has several different functions that it toggles through; namely, max, med, low brightness, strobe, and SOS. To change the mode, merely soft-press the button until your chosen setting appears.

I could not be more pleased with the accessories, features, and value of this flashlight.

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To see more about this product, go here.

Here is my original review.

 

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.

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.

 

 

Review: JingXiGuoJi NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker With Enhanced Bass Sound Bar 10W RMS

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This speaker bar is fantastic! The look of it blends right in with my other electronics. It looks smart and not cheap at all. I consider myself a bit of an audiophile. Music has been important to me my whole life. I respect it. I appreciate when the music sounds bright, crisp and full. The bass is excellent, though not so extreme that the sound bar crackles or shakes. It has a deep, rich tone and not the tinny and weak output from many units.

The pairing is simply the easiest I’ve done. You merely turn the dial on the right-hand side, and it is ready for pairing. Turn on the Bluetooth function of your computer, phone or tablet, search for the speaker and choose it. That is it. 

I have several Bluetooth speakers, but this is the one I use every day. My daughter and I listen to music on it together when we are in the common rooms of the house. We control it then by either the living room computer or a tablet. Over the holiday, my brother-in-law came over and was visibly shocked by the sound that came out of this deceptively small bar. He assumed that it must have cost hundreds.

At night sometimes I listen to music. I felt my bedroom Bluetooth speaker was a capable one for years. Realizing now how much better this one is, though, I use the JingXiGuoJi there.

Sometimes I play music while bathing or showering. I had one of those shower wall speakers, but this blows that away, so it too has been unceremoniously replaced. I just take this with me from room to room to enjoy it everywhere. Why settle?

I am looking forward to the nicer weather again and setting it on the porch to enjoy while getting some fresh air and sun. I highly recommend this speaker.

I cannot get over how long this JingXiGuoJi NFC speaker lasts between charges. It has never quit on me, though I only think to charge it once in a great while. My only concern is that it stands up to all the use it gets and keeps on going for many years to come. I am extraordinarily happy with it.

Here is my original Amazon Review. Look at the Amazon product page if you are interested here.

 

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