Sunday, June 25, 2017

Food review: This Bar Saves Lives, All-Natural Whole Food Snack Bar, 3 Flavor Variety Pack







I really like this variety pack includes Dark Chocolate Cherry & Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Sea Salt, and Madagascar Vanilla Almond & Honey.  My favorite is Vanilla Almond and Honey, the flavor is subtle not too sweet.  I generally do not like Salt in bar, but again all flavors are subtle and the fact that it had salt did not make it salty.
 

These bars are similar to Kind bars but I like their flavor better.  They slightly less sweet and more intense in flavor.  The fact that they are gluten free (so everyone can enjoy them) is nice bonus.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.


Ali Julia review ★★★★★




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Product review: ELEFT Anti Blister Pad, Medium Size, 4 Pieces

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This package contains four blister pads.  They are very thin and made out of gel backed with adhesive paper that you remove to place it over the blister.   They stick well, I was able to wear one for several days.  They come in a small plastic container so you can carry them in a purse or backpack without worrying that you would damage the pads.   The only con is that they are fairly expensive.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★☆


Friday, June 23, 2017

Product review: W&S 5 Gallons DrawString Strong Trash Bag Garbage Bag (100 Bags)



The thing about unknown brands of trash bags is that their volume does not always match my expectation. A few times I got trash bags that were much smaller than expected.  The W&S trash bags appear to be true size, they larger than 4 gallon Glad bags. In attached photo you can see the blue W&S bag on top of the white Glad bag for size comparison.  W&S is larger by a few inches.

W&S bags is thinner than Glad bags, they are good for soft light trash. In one of the photos I show my hand inside the bag, I think it gives a good idea of the bag thickness.  The blue bag is transparent and you can see the trash inside the bag.

Each bag length is 24" and the width is 19 3/4" when folded in half (37.5" total). Note that my measurements are slightly different from the size in Amazon description. The bag has the same width at the top and at the bottom.  The bag has a draw string, which works well to close the bag when it is ready to be thrown out. The package includes a total of 100 bags.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.


Ali Julia review ★★★★★

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Product review: Drillpro Multi Ratcheting Screwdriver 6 in 1 With LED Light Portable Kit Tool Set

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This screwdriver has a light as both ends .  Having a light as part of the screwdriver is often very handy when I am working in a dark corner.  The screwdriver is a bit hard because of the batteries, but you don't need to hold a flash light in another hand. 

It rungs on two AAA batteries.  You need to provide your own, it comes without batteries.  I thought the screwdriver bits were a bit hard to remove, but other than that it works very well.   To remove the screwdrivers bits you to slide the silicone ring up and then lift a plastic strip which releases the bit.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★☆

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Product review: EarthlanderPro 2017 Design 50 Ft Expandable Hose + Metal Nozzle + Hose Hanger Gift

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I have been using flexible hoses for several summers: I use one to wash the car, another for watering the garden. They are great to work with - they are light and when empty become very short.  However they are more fragile than regular hoses, so you cannot treat them the same as a regular garden hose.

Here are a few things I learned: you cannot leave them in the sun when not in use, you can not drag and pull them like you would a regular hose, you cannot step on them when they are full with water. It is best not to hang them to store (this puts pressure on the internal hose).  I store them curled up in a bucket and bring it into the cool basement when they are not in use.  When I use a hose I lay it out in the direction of where I want to use it, fill the water and then streatch it out as needed. I have strong water pressure, so when I use the flex hose I do not put the water pressure all the way up.  I use it at a half force setting.

This hose has brass connectors which give me good no leak connections. Also included in the package is a sprayer.  The sprayer has all plastic construction. The sprayer has 8 different settings.  All settings work well. Some sprays do not have a good "mist" setting (on some of them mist is a weak spray) but this hose has a fine mist settings. It is truly a fine mist.  The nozzle has flow control and a loop that keeps the nozzle spraying without having to hold down the handle. Flow control makes a shower a very gentle shower which I like to use when I water flowers.  The loops that holds the sprayer open works reliably.

Also is included a sturdy plastic hose hanger.  I use it for short term storage while I am working the garden, I store it in the bucket when not in use.

Yes, this hose requires extra care but I really like that it is so light which makes it easier on my bad back.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.

Ali Julia review ★★★★☆

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Product review: MHU 1875W Folding Hair Dryer Dual Voltage Blow dryer

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Nice hair dryer! The handle can be bent so the while bundle becomes pretty compact to travel.  It has how and low temperature, cold and hot air flow, and an air constrictor.   The air constricter did not stay firmly on, the connection was quite loose and it came off a few times while I used it.

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.


Ali Julia review ★★★★★

Monday, June 19, 2017

Product review: JIEGU PowerLine+ USB-C to USB 3.0 cable Data Sync and Charge , for USB Type-C


I got a set of Jiegu cables of different length for my Nexus 6p Android phone.  These cables are thick braided cables, they have a neat apperance and perform well.

The maximum rate 3.1 type-C cables can get is 1500 mA. I tested the phone with battery between 43% and 59%.  In this level of battery the phone uses rapid charging if possible.

In addition to use the braided type-C cable, I also tested converter from mini USB cable to type-C cable.  Below is a table representing the results of my tests.

36" black cable phone was charged at max of 890 mA
36" black cable phone was charged at max of 960 mA
36" black cable phone was charged at max of 960 mA
10 feet silver cable (3.1) phone was charged at max of 810 mA
pink mini cable with converter charged at max of 850 mA
pink mini cable with converter charged at max of 940 mA
6 feet silver cable (3.1) phone was charged at max of 600 mA
10 feet feet black cable (3.1) phone was charged at max of 1310 mA
36" silver cable (3.1) phone was charged at max of 1060 mA
36" silver cable (3.1) phone was charged at max of 1150 mA
36" silver cable (3.1) phone was charged at max of 1020 mA


Silver cable 10 feetType C to USB A 2.0 LRTCA02S_3
Black cable 6 feetType C to USB A 2.0 LRTCA02B_2
Silver cable 6 feetType C to USB A 2.0 LRTCA02S_2
Silver cable 3.3 feetType C to USB A 2.0 LRTCA02S_1
Black cable 3.3feet Type C to USB A 2.0 LRTCA02B_1
Black cable 10 feet USB-C to USB 3.0 LRTC03B_3
Grey cable 10 feet USB-C to USB 3.0 LRTCA03G_3
Black cable 6 feet USB-C to USB 3.0 LRTC03B_2
Grey cable (6+3.3) feet USB-C to USB 3.0 LRTCA03G_2
Black cable 3.3 feet USB-C to USB 3.0 LRTC03B_1
Grey cable 3.3 feet USB-C to USB 3.0 LRTCA03G_1

Ali Julia review ★★★★★