In the state of NJ, talking on a cell phone while driving is illegal and subject to a fine. I suppose it is because you use one hand to drive or you may look at your phone to answer it.. It is not illegal to use a hands free device to talk on the phone. This little gadget fromX-Live is the perfect solution. It is an inexpensive earpiece that you can keep in the car for this purpose only. It charges the Bluetooth ear piece in the base which gets it's power from the AUX outlet or cigarette lighter port as some call it. It pairs to your phone and is always handy.
Not only can you answer and hang up with the touch of a button, but you can also listen to music streamed from your phone.
One of the features that sets this device apart from others, is that it can only be charged in the car, which can be a plus if you want to make sure you always have it when driving. This is what I use it for, so I leave it in the car. I wouldn't want to walk around with it in my ear. Although it stays put when you drive, it does not come with an ear hook so I would be afraid that it may fall out when walking around. The one touch answer and hang up make it easy to keep your eyes on the road. Another feature is the usb charging port right on the earpiece charging base. It is the only device you need for the car. The pairing is virtually automatic and painless. The price for such a device is unheard of. The earpiece would make a great gift for graduation or Christmas. The Bluetooth earpiece from X-Live does everything that I need it to do and would definitely give it a thumbs up.
Sound Quality: This is a deal-breaker feature on Bluetooth headsets. I’m pleased to report that theSoundpeats Q15 wireless headset does not disappoint.. Call quality is clear on both ends of the conversation. There’s no feedback, crackle, garble, or any of the other common issues. The Soundpeats plays nicely with my Samsung phone which is crucial. Good bass and tremble on the sound cancelling buds.
Ease of Use: It is crucial that the controls on a device should as much as possible serve one function only. I give the Soundpeats Q15 high marks in this area. Each button is easy to find without looking, and they perform as expected.
Comfort: This is by far the most personal aspect of a headset. The good news is that Soundpeats includes different size and style ear tips to help users find a comfortable, secure fit and a good seal. I can say that the Soundpeats headset is very light, and I am able to wear it for extended periods without any fatigue. It is also worth noting that the headset stays in place. I never worried that it was going to drop out or go flying off. I consider it a rare combination of form and function.
Extras: The Soundpeats Q15 come with a micro usb charger. One of the things that has kept me from having a Bluetooth headset with me is the lack of a good case. Soundpeats provides a hard zipper case for transporting and storing your earbuds and accessories. These Noise Canceling Earbuds include 3 pairs S/M/L Sport ear tips, 2 pairs S/M/L music ear tips and 3 pairs shark fin ear hooks to ensure a comfortable and secure fit for everyone.
Disclosure: I received the earbuds from SoundPeats for little or no cost in exchange for testing, evaluation and unbiased review.
The face and body paint kit for kids and sold byBlue Squid is everything you need for a great kids party. Nothing screams FUN like a bunch of kids with painted faces! This set is great because it is non-toxic and FDA approved, perfect for children. The set comes with a large brush for wide coverage and 2 smaller brushes for detail. The brushes are good quality makeup brushes that do not shed, at least not so far. I also found a packet of stencils in the package which is great because you do not have to be a Picasso to create a professional look.
I have had some experience with the crayon type as well as the cheap face paint kits that are sold around Halloween but they pale in comparison to this professional kit. Having the right tools and quality makeup makes all the difference. The colors are rich and vibrant and easy to apply. Don't be afraid to be bold because it washes off with soap and water. It may take a little rubbing but does come off fairly easily. I like to use cold cream to initially wipe off the majority and then wash as usual.
The face paint is also great for sporting events. Paint your teams's logo and wear their colors proudly. I happen to know a few grown men that will have fun with these come football season.
I was part of a test group who received this face paint at little or no cost in exchange for testing, evaluation and unbiased review. Based on my experience with this product, I would definitely recommend it. It is fun and affordable. Great for parties and events. It is professional quality and a little goes a long way. You can purchase a set for yourself on Amazon. Be sure to select Blue Squid.
Did you ever wonder why we call these bracelets Tennis Bracelets? So here is the scoop. There was an incident involving Chris Evert during a US Open match. She had been wearing an expensive bracelet featuring a single line string of individually-set diamonds. When the clasp snapped, she asked the officials to stop the match until the jewelry could be found. Ever since that event in 1987, this style of bracelet has been referred to as a tennis bracelet. Before that event, they were called eternity bracelets.
The Tennis Bracelet fromUMODE Jewelry isn't gold and diamonds but the style is the same. Although the bracelet is a replication, Umode does this admirably. I have the 6.5" size which fits perfectly. There are 28 hand set, multi-faceted Cubic Zirconia half carat stones that are designed to catch the light from any direction. When the sun shines on it, you can actually see rainbow colors. At night, it sparkles under the light. The base metal is brass which is chrome plated and highly polished to resemble white gold. The fold over style clasp is easy to finagle yourself so that you are not dependent on others to help you with your jewelry.
Although this bracelet was provided to me for the purpose of testing, evaluation and review, I would buy it again. . Based on my personal experience with the bracelet, I find it to be a very nice piece of costume jewelry. It looks like the real deal but at a fraction of the price. After several weeks of wear, there is no discoloration and feels strong. At under $20, you can wear it without the worry of loosing it. If Chris Evert had this in 1987, she would not have had to stop the game in order to look for her bracelet. The bracelet makes an excellent gift for graduation, Valentines Day, Birthday or Christmas. You can't go wrong with this one.
The Menton Ezil sunglasses are made for a man but look pretty darn good on a woman too. I particularly like the coloring of these glasses. The frame is a bronze or copper color and the lenses also are bronze which complements them nicely. The frames look metallic, however they are a lightweight. The description says that they are metal, however they are so lightweight, I imagine they must be an aluminum alloy, but not certain. The nose clips are adjustable so that they do not slide down. The curvature of the lenses offers peripheral protection from damaging sun's rays. The polarization of the lenses offer anti glare and UV protection. They are very comfortable and fashionable. They come in a nice lined box with magnetic closure and a black drawstring storage pouch. They even included a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Photos from product page on Amazon
Product provided for purpose of testing, evaluation and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.
When I was a kid, we did not have air conditioning in the classrooms. We would take a piece of loose leaf paper and fan fold it, using our creation to keep cool. The teacher would tell us that we would only get hotter exerting ourselves and she was correct, of course. Today, kids don't know how good they have it. So, you would think that air conditioning was enough but it's not. We all like to be cool no matter where we are so this is where this little invention from Bon Venu comes in handy. A cooling fan that does not run on human energy. It runs off of your cell phone!
There are 2 things that I bothered me about this gadget. The first is that there is not an on and off switch. It turns on as soon as you plug it into your phone. The second is the fact that my Android phone has the port at the bottom so I have to turn the phone upside down or hold it up high to fan my face and I cannot use the phone while the fan is on.
I really like this little gadget. It is cute, colorful and really cool. It sells for about $11 on Amazon. I think it is worth the price.
I received the Bon Venu Micro usb fan for testing and evaluation purposes, All opinions expressed are my own.
Charms are all the rage. These pretty little ponies are a unique way to show your style. These can be used as key chains or to decorate and add flair to a purse. Hang them on a belt loop to make a statement or use them to decorate a gift, hanging from a fancy bow. Whatever you do with them, they are hard to resist.
These pony charms are soft PU leather, stuffed with a fiber fill and neatly stitched. There is detail embossed on each side. Details like a heart clad saddle and reigns. There is also a contrasting mane and tail. A silver money bag and teddy bear adorn the pretty pony which hangs from a star.
The Pony charm comes in several colors. As you can see, I chose the golden pony. This adorable charm also comes with a cute drawstring bag for gifting. Young or old, the Pony charm is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Disclosure: I received the Pony charm in exchange for testing, evaluation and unbiased review which I have provided.
The hatchet is very sharp and is great from cutting roots when pitching a tent. It is also good for cutting up kindling for a campfire. My husband has a toolbox full of tools but I have this multitool which fits in my purse and is always handy whenever I need it.
With Fathers Day around the corner, why not got Dad one of these all in one tools. It is unique and useful. Face it, tools are toys for men! I would definitely recommend this one!
Disclosure: I received the Rose Kuli Portable tool in exchange for testing, evaluation and unbiased review, which I have provided.
An outer sleeve is also included for carrying and storing the umbrella which is equally colorful.
The design of the reinforced, very strong steel frame make this umbrella virtually wind proof. Don't you just hate when a strong wind gust comes and turns your umbrella inside out?
This Zebra umbrella is so darn cute that you will be the envy of all your girlfriends! I have had the opportunity to use this several times now and everyone who sees it always asks me where I got it. If you need a gift and want something that is different and useful, not to mention adorable, then consider the umbrella from JS Lifestyle.
I received this cute Zebra print umbrella for testing, evaluation and unbiased review.
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So many people come to my blog hoping to find a great gravy recipe or tips on making a great gravy. A fellow food blogger allowed me to share a link to My King Cook on how to make a great gravy., all types.