Monday, September 12, 2016

Hippih Men's Roman Quartz Wrist Watch with Stainless Steel Case Leather Band



Hippih sells these entry level watches that look much nicer than the price suggests. 


The classic Roman numerals are easy-to-read. There is a second hand and a little window that shows the date.

The band is black PU leather and it is adjustable. The watch is water-resistant but not waterproof.


This watch would be a great gift for someone, especially if you are on a budget. It comes in a nice presentation box so it looks a lot more expensive than it really is.

I rate this watch 5 stars out of 5.


This watch cost $9.99 at the time of this review. Check here for current pricing: Hippih Men's Roman Numeral Wrist Watch.

Note: I received a free watch so that I could evaluate it and write a review. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hippih 10" Silent Quartz Decorative Wall Clock with Glass Cover



I have had the pleasure of having multiple Hippih clocks offered to me for review and they have all been great. So when a vendor came to me and offered this clock for free in exchange for an honest review I knew it would be a great clock. And I was right.

This clock has a very simple, easy-to-read face - white with black numbers. The simple design would be great for an office. It is a 10 inch clock, which means it is smaller than some office clocks.

The clock comes with a battery and a special hook to hang the clock with. The clock keeps great time, which is, of course, the most important thing.


I rate this clock 5 stars out of 5.

As of the date of the writing of this review, this clock cost $12.99 on Amazon.com. Click here to check current pricing: Hippih 10" Silent Quartz Decorative Wall Clock with Glass Cover.

3Cworld Multifunction Kitchen Shears/Scissors - Heavy Duty (Take Apart) Kitchen Tool (Green and Gray)



This is a serious pair of kitchen shears or scissors.

Positives:

-Insanely sharp.


-Both sides of the scissor blades are sharp for different kinds of cutting.

-The scissors can be easily taken apart. That's great for cleaning but it also means that the sharpened "backs" of the scissor blades can be used as knives.

-It has a nutcracker feature. I can't imagine why I would need that but it's better to have it than not have it.

-Rubberized handles provide a little cushion for the hands as well as making them anti-slip.


-The backs of the handles have a flathead screwdriver head and a bottle opener.

-These scissors are so strong that the seller claims that they will cut through bone. 

-Includes a matching sheath with a strong magnet so you can attach it to your refrigerator. The magnet is very strong. This pair of scissors does not move.

Negatives:

-Sometimes the screwdriver head and bottle opener get in the way. It takes a while to re-learn how not to run them into things.

Neither positive nor negative - the instructions. The box is covered with printed instructions in what may well be some of most amusing and confusing translations of the English ever printed. For example: "after cutting and pasting, scissors and good, don't play with scissors to play. Cut out of things to clean up. Make it a habit to clean and tidy" and "set multiple functions, the parties meet the ingredientsManage demand."

But, I didn't get these scissors for the wonderful language on the box. I got them to be a useful tool in the kitchen and they certainly are that.

I rate these scissors 5 stars out of 5.


Note: I received a free set of shears so that I could write an honest review. We have used for almost 9 months and we love them.

As of the time of this review, these shears cost $7.95 on Amazon. Click here to check on current pricing: 3Cworld Multifunction Kitchen Shears/Scissors - Heavy Duty.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

AUKEY Surge Protector 6-Port 30W/6A USB Charger with 8 Outlets Power Strip & 5ft Cord



This is the surge protector of your dreams.

It comes with 8 traditional 3-prong plugs and 6 USB charger plugs and a five foot long cord. It can also be mounted on a wall.

I have been using this surge protector for about two months, including taking it with me for a week long hospital stay. It was fantastic for charging my computer, my phone, my Fitbit and powering the devices my family came with when they spent the afternoon.

I have since moved it to my bedroom where it powers everything around my nightstand, including charging my phone, my Kindle and all kinds of other devices that are charged with a USB cord as well as powering a clock and a light.

It would also be great for a desk - you could easily power your computer but not fill up its USB ports with all your little devices.


I rate this surge protector 5 stars out of 5.

NOTE: I received a free surge protector so that I could evaluate it and write an honest review. This one is a keeper, for sure.

At the time of this review this surge protector was listed at $29.99 on Amazon.com. Click here for current pricing: AUKEY Surge Protector.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hippih 12" Silent Wooden Wall Clock



I have three Hippih wall clocks and two Hippih watches and they all keep great time. I've had this one for several weeks and it has kept perfect time.

The unfinished wood finish won't match all rooms but it would look great in a cabin or a "man cave" with a lot of wood finish.

The numbers are painted on a glass face, the hands move behind the glass.

The clock comes with a AA battery and a custom hook to hang on the wall. The hook has four little nails in it and it is practically guaranteed to stick you as you unpack the clock.

I rate this clock 5 stars out of 5.

As of the time of this review, the Hippih 12" Wooden Clock cost $29.99. Click here to check current pricing.

Note: I received a free wall clock so that I could make an honest, informed review. This is a great clock.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Charger for Fitbit Alta, AFUNTA Replacement Charger for Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker with Reset Button (3ft)



If you have a Fitbit Alta, this replacement charger may be worth investing in. The charger that comes with the Fitbit Alta is perfectly good, but it has a short cord, which can be problematic.

This replacement charger (not an official charger from Fitbit) has a 3 foot long cord, works every bit as well as the original charger. I am totally happy with it.

Note: I received this charger at no cost so that I could write an honest review.

Blusmart Bluetooth Headphones V4.1 Wireless Sport Stereo Noise Canceling and Hands Free Headset with Microphone - Black



The Blusmart Bluetooth Headphones are an entry level set, coming in at the time of this review at $9.99 on Amazon (check here for current pricing).

The package comes with a charging cord, two extra earpieces and one extra set of ear anchors. There is an extensive instruction book that is easy to understand but clearly not written by a native speaker of English.


My family tested this headset extensively over the last 6 weeks. We used when walking the dog and working around the house. We listened to music and audiobooks and found it to do a workman-like job. The performance is not particularly exceptional, but it is not bad either. Very middle-of-the-road.

We connected it to three different model Samsung phones and a Chromebook. The only time we had difficulty pairing was with the Chromebook but that is pretty normal for the Chromebook - it generally has a hard time finding new devices.

I used the device as a phone and found its microphone to be very sensitive. It works great if you are in a quiet environment, but people I talked to could hear when I was doing things like shuffling through papers and said that it sounded as though I were wadding them up instead. I cannot imagine that this would work well in a car or another loud environment. I did not use features of the headset to make calls, I typically just connect it and use the phone normally so that I don't have to fumble around with the headset. 

For the price, this is a great headset. I rate it 4 stars out of 5.

Note: I received a free sample of this headset so that I could write a fair review.