Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Product review: 48" Blue/Gray Adjustable Bungee Cord with extra wide opening steel Hooks

What I like about this bungee cord that I can adjust its length.  The adjustment locks in in the hook mechanism.  The hooks are made out of heavy duty plastic.  The length of the cord is 48" end to end.  Its maximum relaxed length is someone less because you lose a minimum of 1 inch in the lock mechanism.  It stretches well, I can double it length with a strong stretch.

Pretty good cord and same me from having to buy multiple cords of different lengths.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★★

Monday, October 24, 2016

Product review: HomyWolf Unisex Cotton House Slippers

These slippers are comfortable and warm.  The slippers are made out cotton, faux fur, and foam.  The soul is artificial rubber.  On the inside they soft.  They are flat and have no arch support. The faux fur cuff reaches up to my ankles.  In attached photo you see size 7.5 foot in 8-9 D(M) size slippers.

The slippers are true to size and feel comfortable.


You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★★

Product review: KINGSO E27 12w LED Infrared Motion Detection Light Sensor PIR Warm White Bulb


This is bright LED bulb (on par with a 60 watt CFL bulb). Its unique feature is that it is motion activation, but unfortunately motion activation does not work reliably in my bulb. I did see it come on a few times but most of the time I can wave my hand in front of it and nothing happens. When it turns on it does not stay on for a long time (less than a minute) even if I am constantly moving under the light. So the motion detector does not work if the light is on, and most of the time does not detect motion when the light is off. Flipping the switch seems to help sometimes but not all the time.

I liked its brightness, but since motion detection does not work reliably I did not find this bulb performance acceptable.


You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★☆☆☆☆

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Product review: ELUNLANY Beach Leather Slippers Sandal Flipflops

These flip flops are very comfortable. They are made from imitation leather.  The material is soft and feel comfortable.  The sole has soft cushioning which is the main reason why these flip flops feel so comfortable.

These flip flops are unisex, I ordered the small size and they are a pretty good fit for a woman's foot.  In attached photos you see how it fits my foot which is normally is 7.5 shoe size.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★★


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Product review: Velice Women's Wool Warm Solid Color Winter Socks

This is a set of wool socks in solid colors.  The exact content of the fibers is not provided in Amazon description or on the sock label.  I would describe them as medium thickness wool socks.  I have small feet (7.5 shoe size) and these socks fit me very well - the heel is in the right place. The socks extend 7" above my ankle.

Looking at any garment inside out really tells you about the quality of the constructions. These socks look very neat, the sock has a rolled edge, and no large bulges at the toes. They very comforable and slightly corse from the wool fibers.

I was happy to see that the socks were not stapled together for shipping. They are kept together just by a paper label. Perfect!

These socks are made in China for the Chinese market place (the label is in Chinese). These socks were provided to me by Velice for evaluation with a request to test the fit and size in American market. If you skeptical about my review because of that I invite you to examine my reviews to see that I leave critical reviews when the product deserves it. Nice subtle colors, good fit - I like these socks!

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★★

Product review: Surge Protector, Firstbuy 3200 Joules SurgePlus Power Strip Power Socket

This strip has 6 tightly packed outlets and one outlet that is spaced out so I can plug in a large plug or charger.  In attached photos I show how several different plugs fit on this power strip to give you a better idea of the spacing. The strip is 9 3/4" long, 4" wide and 1 1/4" high. It has holes on the back for hanging (both vertically and horizontally).

In addition to AC outlets it also has 5 USB outlets.  I measured each of them with USB power meter and both my Android and Apple devices had good reading. Android phone charged at its optimal rate, the iPadMini was not optimal but pretty decent.  Attached photos show the actual readings for those who are interested in the details.

This power strip offers surge protection. In order to tell the difference between a power strip and a surge protector, you have to look for an electric rating.  A surge protector will have a rating in Joules of energy, as well as the maximum voltage it can take from a power spike.   These numbers can appear either on the box or the strip itself.  I prefer them to be on the strip but this this strip has on the box.  If  you get a power surge the strip should be replaced, it can only protect one time.

This power strip is not UL listed.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★☆

Friday, October 21, 2016

Product review: Rii K18 Wireless Keyboard With build-in Large Size Touchpad Mouse

This is a compact wireless keyboard from Rii.  Its size is 12.75" long x 4.75" wide x 5/8" thick.
It weighs only 10.8 oz.  I tested it with my Android TV, Windows laptop, and Linux desktop.  All three worked right out of the box, no special drivers were needed.

The keys have a very low profile. I am a touch typist and found that I make a few more mistakes than my regular keyboard.  The spacing of the keys is comfortable, but something about their height makes me miss the right character every now and then.  Not of often but enough to notice it.  The touch pad works very well, it is sensitive and accurate.  The keyboard is solidly built, I accidently dropped it on the wood floor and the keyboard survived without any issues.

The keyboard is rechargeable. It has a 6.5" built in cable micro USB cable and a separate cable for 17" extension.  I do not like this because both of them are short. I would have preferred to use my own long micro USB cable. It would have been nice if the build-in cable would be removable, so I can use it or replace it with a long cable of my own.

The on/off label is on the top of the keyboard, but the switch itself is on the side.  It took me a few minutes to find it, because even the documentation show the top of the keyboard when it indicates where the switch is.

Overall, this keyboard has pluses and minuses which I highlighted in this review.