So far so good. I like this charger it seems to do the job for the most part, I will explain this further in my pros & cons section. I was asked to review this in exchange for a discount on it. This being a review and my second 20000mAh Power bank purchase this year I immediately compared the two and this what I noticed about this one that were the Pros versus Cons. The other one I own is iMuto 20000mAh Compact External Battery Power Bank Portable Charger with Smart LED Digital Display and Quick Charge, Backup Battery Pack which is 29.99.
Thinner, lighter and better looking than the iMuto. The iMuto is a large brick weighing over a lb whereas this one is just about 13 oz. It has 2 additional ports whereas the iMuto only provides 2 ports for plug in this one you can plug in 4 at a time. The case has a good grip to it so it's not likely to slide out of your hand and the blue color is nice looking. Overall this is a very good looking power bank.
Seems to lose charge faster than the iMuto, when in a neck and neck battle to charge a phone. The fast charging is at a rate of about 12 percent on my Samsung Note 4 in about 15 min, which is very similar to the iMuto one I have had. The price is a little bit higher than others. It has a 4 square power level indicator whereas with the iMuto I have an actual percentage remaining. It however seems to charge itself at a faster rate, although I typically charge overnight so I didn't time it to 100% and without the digital indicator I'm also not sure when it's 100% versus just above 75%.
Would I recommend buying this yes despite some of the cons because it's lighter. For someone who wants to carry this around with them frequently the reduced weight really does make a difference. When it comes to something you would want to have just for camping etc, I would go with the iMuto as it's not going to matter about the additional weight, but it will give you a better indicator of when to cut back to save.
I received this in exchange for my honest opinion no other compensation was received and the iMuto I purchased previously on the advice of a friend, having now used it for a few months I felt inclined to compare the two.
Disclosure: I received this at discount in order to give my honest review.
So I have semi-inherited a 2011 Van from my ex-husband, or rather I have been left with the burden in the divorce. I hate the van it literally is a giant metal yard ornament, however upon occasion I have to move the beast. Since I don't maintain it out of womanly spite and personal vendetta toward the vehicle itself it is always dead when I need to move it. Yes, I am aware this is a stupid move, no I don't plan on changing my ways for a bit, so it is what it is right now. When the dust settles on the divorce I may be more apt to look over at the big silver thing and not see any anger. Back to the subject at hand however, this big lug needs to be moved occasionally, but almost always has a dead battery. The last time I attempted a move, I had to call over for help from someone with cables and it turned into a cluster. So now I can do it myself, easily too!
The 1byone 9000 Ah 12V portable jumpstarter and powerbank that I got to review is a lifesaver. It's lightweight at around a 1 lb for the whole case with accessories. It's small right around the size or a phablet or a large cell phone only with a bit more bulk to it. It comes with everything you need to jump start a car and it's simple. I think if I am going to give any sensible gifts next christmas it will be one of these for everyone I know. They really are a great buy. If you are an avid outdoors person this could be great for your camper and things as well because we all know Murphy's law will always kick in when you least need it to. And a dead battery can leave you a stuck duck during many summer activities. Right now you can grab one of these great little jumpstarter/powerbanks at around 75$. For their dual utility and the ease of use I would definitely say this one is worth the money.
Have any questions about it message me I would love to tell you more, but don't want to bore you with specifics that you may not want.
So these are a love hate with me, I love that they work and thatflies seem to want to go to it, but goodness they are disgusting. The smell is gross, like wet garbage on a hot day gross.... but then again so are flies. In the summer we have an abundance of flies in our area mostly because we garden and use fertilizers etc. That being said I need traps to stop the annoyance, however do not I repeat do not put this is your house. This is an outdoor trap that really works, so with that you literally get flies floating in the nasty water, which no one wants to see. I completely understand why you need to be able to see in so that you can monitor the water level, but wish you didn't. Overall this is exactly what you need to put outside to reduce the flies on you while trying to enjoy the outdoors.
I received this at discount in exchange for my honest opinion
Disclosure: I received these at reduced cost in exchange for my honest opinion. This post contains affiliated links.
My boyfriend gifted me his barbecue when I moved into my new house, I don't honestly get why he didn't just say he was bringing it over to use because I don't bbq but it's the thought, right? Well it managed to turn itself into a if you give a mouse a cookie scenario, because I really love barbecue, but in order to cook it you need barbecue utensils at least that is what he said. After over a month looking at this barbecue everytime I walked out back. I agreed to review a set of BBQ utensils on my blog in order to get a set to try out and give my honest opinion. Well honestly to record my boyfriends honest opinion, because of my adversion to cooking over coals. Warning he is a pessimist and particular about all things barbecue, plus there was a bit of nagging required to get a Tri-tip barbecued out of him.
The Makimy 3-piece professional grade barbecue tools are very sturdy. Sturdy enough to not bend when your turning a 2lb tri-tip so definitely fit most peoples needs. The Overall quality of the metal is good. The handles are cool to the touch when the metal is handling hot meat in the flame. The length was a little shorter than he likes, but they were very solid with no bend when lifting and a solid edge on each of them for making sure to get the meat cleanly off the grill. He liked that the set included a long serrated edged tong set so that he could easily pick up hot dogs or even vegetables, with a little hook into them so they don't slide away and get dropped. The serrated edge on the spatula is also a great addition for those who don't want to have brush in between each hamburger patty. His only complaint was the quality of the ties for hanging it off the barbeque, they took the time to make great tools only to half-ass the way you hang them from your barbecue almost like an after thought.
On a side note, my boyfriend forgot these outside after grilling by the barbecue and we had a nasty rain storm. The set however managed to survive unscathed. No rust appeared and the handles look to be still solid without any deterioration of the rubber or the adhesive that connects it to the metal. This is a great statement to the quality
Disclosure: I received this at reduced cost in exchange for my honest opinion no other compensation was received. This post however contains affiliated links.
So I would give this 4.5 stars, only because I question the strength of the little pressed hole connections between the charm and the chain for longevity. That being said it's exactly what I expected it's a thinly pressed metal necklace with the two cutest giraffes that when pressed together make a little heart. I think this is the perfect little gift for a little girl or from one. I like the striking gold color it's shiny and arrives in a little pink box with a bow. I very much like that it's stainless steel and gold plated and that it sits mid neck and that I can adjust the necklace between 16" to 18". This allows or gifting it easy without worries of it not sitting comfortably on someone else. I know I personally like my necklaces longer than most people where they fall closer to mid chest whereas my sister who this necklace is for wears hers higher up. My sister is going to love this necklace so much when I gift it to her. She is a big fan of Giraffes and it has a little heart.
So I got these for review in order to test the set out with beginners eyes and abilities. I literally had nothing to start with so there wouldn't be anything to supplement the kit with if it didn't have everything I need. The only thing I needed to provide was a cup of water and whatever I wanted to paint on. I didn't have any canvas but my need wasn't to have a painted canvas. I wanted to paint some markers for my garden so I went out and found some rocks. I wanted to paint them to have each individual seed I planted. That didn't happen as I honestly can't paint for crap. That being said I could write on the rocks with paint and I was able to get unique with all the colors that are provided. I like the 3 brush sized they fulfilled all the basic needs I had. With 12 colors they have pretty much cover all that I could need, but they also provide a painters mixing plate so I can feel like bob ross when painting. I would definitely recommend this for someone who is just getting started rather than buying each one individually and brushes and a paint pallet this is a great starter.
I received these at reduced cost in exchange for my honest opinion.