Category: Electronics

Pink Digital Photo Keychain {review}

Just the other day my husband and I were discussing digital photo products such as the those nifty frames that you can either hang on your wall or display nicely on a table. We were discussing the pros and cons  and also how they make the perfect gift on such occasions like Mother’s Day which is coming up this weekend in fact!

If you don’t have the means to purchase one of those fancy digital photo frames there are other options such as keychains! I was given the opportunity to review a Digital Photo keychain from Whole Sale Keychains and I must say that I am quite impressed with the quality.

I recieved a pink digital photo keychain with an added engraving to make the gift a little more personal to me to review. I choose to have two of my favorite Bible verses added which are Proverbs 31 and Psalms 127:3. The engraving in my opinion looks very professional and of high quality.

The keychain isn’t that big as it’s only 1.5 inch featuring a 128×128 LCD display. It’s just the right size to add to your keyring, purse, backpack, or wherever you find it most convenient to place it. Mine is going to be residing on my keyring where I can easily pull it out to share with others and to look through my photos when I so feel the urge.

The keychain comes with a USB cord and an instruction manual which basically runs you through how everything works. This product is pretty no brainer! Once you plug your keychain in to the usb cord into your computer to charge you are also brought to photo view software in which you can easily add photos as well as zoom, resize, and adjust being able to save them in numerous graphic formats to fit your needs. I was please to see that this product can hold well over 150 photos with it’s 4.8 mb of internal memory!

The quality of your photos on the key chain look pretty decent for the price. I tried to take a picture to show you but to no avail. It’s really hard to take a good quality photo of a screen! I’ve found that the battery life of this keychain goes by pretty quick if you leave it on the slide show view but if you just use the option where you can rotate through photo yourself the key chain is know to last a whole month before you have to charge it again with the included USB cord. You don’t always have to display your photos either, you can also leave your key chain on the clock or calendar mode.

I’m very happy with this product! It’s real steal in my opinion for just 9.99  and with the added engraving for only 5.99 more! They come in multiple colors and styles! Father’s Day is coming up soon and how surprised Dad would be if you loaded pictures of the kids on one beforehand and surprised him with it! Oh, and it’s not to late to get one for mom either!

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Philips Norelco Qg3270/41 Multigroom Pro in Silver {Review}

**Guest review written by: Justin N. Lowmaster**

Previous to the Norelco, I had a plug-in ConAir clippers. They cut my hair fine, but the cord was a bit of a bother. I’d normally have to use an extension cord to be able to use it where I would make the least amount of mess. The case it all came in wasn’t all that huge, but it contained a myriad of attachments and finding the right one was a bother. Cleaning the inside of the clippers was a real chore and took  far longer than it should. You had to remove the blades to do it. Enter the Norelco.

First thing I noticed was the size. It’s much more compact than my previous clippers. It plugs in to charge, so when I used it, I didn’t have to worry about the cable limiting me or getting in my way.

There are also only a total of 6 attachments, and all are small. There are two sized (width) of clippers, and one adjustable sizing attachment for each. No more digging around for that #2. The clippers and guides work together in harmony, with a pair of designators on the clippers that align with the guides so it’s very easy to see what setting it is on.

The clippers are also super easy to clean. You just take them off and can blow them out and use the included brush to remove the hair waste material. The brush has two different sides that reach and clean all the various bits you might want to clean.

There’s also a nose hair clipper attachment, and a mini shaver. I suggest keeping the latter on when you store the Norelco and attachments in the handy bag. If somehow the clipper gets turned on, it’s least likely to cause any damage. You should keep at least one attachment on to keep the Norelco clean and to keep the moving part grease on the moving parts from getting all over stuff.

The Norelco is a dream. There’s less bits to mess around with, and the bits there are all work fantastically. I cut my hair and beard in no time with none of the fuss of my previous clippers. I adore it.

If you are thinking about purchasing, The Philips Norelco Qg3270/41 Multigroom Pro, Silver can be bought for $39.99  & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping on Amazon.com.

Disclaimer: I was sent the mentioned products for review through the Amazon Vine program. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

D-Link Systems DCS-932L mydlink-Enabled Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera {review}

Guest review by: Justin Lowmaster

I opened the DCS-932L camera and was greeted by the camera, two cables, and a packet with the CD, a quick install guide, a big orange paper on how to contact support, and some GPL, GNU licence papers. There’s a minimum amount of paper here, so not a lot to sort through to find what you need.

Setup is fairly simple. My wireless router does not have WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) so I just plugged the camera into the router with a CAT-5 cable (included) and into the wall socket power cable (included.) I inserted the CD, and clicked Start. From there I entered in a device password, which is sadly limited to 6-8 characters. This is likely due to the fact it’s probably stored on the device itself and there are hardware limitations to encryption. After answering a few simple questions, you are able to make a mydlink.com account. Here, there was also a limitation on the password. I’m not sure what it allows, other than it must be at least 6 characters. I tried to make a 12 character password with all manner of characters. It said it was invalid, with no explanation. I made the password 12 characters of upper and lower case letters, and numbers. This worked. Not as good as I’d like, as it is allowing access to my home, but it’s not terrible. It could probably be longer than 12 if I wanted. I can only hope is stored properly in the website (not that I have much hope in that.) Be sure to complete the process after clicking the activate link in your email before trying to access the camera via website. I’m fairly certain you could even skip the mydlink.com account creation and set up the camera to work on your own domain and gain access via the web without needing to trust the mydlink.com site.

If your router supports it, the camera also supports WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK  wifi encryption (and if your router doesn’t, get a new one.)

Another issue I had was my Firefox browser with NoScript and my Chrome browser blocked access to the camera page from the website for security reasons I wont get into here. It’s easily bypassed by going to the direct IP address while on your local network.

The site dashboard allows you access to several cameras if you have more than one.

The camera itself, and the features, are very nice. It comes mounted on a stand with a wide range of motion and can be mounted on a wall if you wish. We found a suitable location in a room that allows us to see almost the entire room. You can flip and/or mirror the image in the software settings if you need to as well.

The microphone is also of good quality, and you can hear what’s going on in the room. The night vision auto activates if the light is low enough (or you’ve pointed the camera down enough that the ceiling light wont reach it.)

The software features accessible through the camera page are fantastic. There is motion detection which allows you to select certain regions of the view to watch for motion, while avoiding where (for example) the cat normally walks. You could have it look for an opening door, but not worry about the floor.

There’s a zoom feature, but it’s only a digital zoom, so the quality isn’t great when zooming.

You can raise or lower the image quality and resolution so if you need the live stream to take up less bandwidth, you can do so, or raise it for high quality images.

There are many more options, such as email and FTP access to store images, scheduling to turn the camera on and off automatically, and the ability to link the camera to a web domain name you control.

Overall, aside from a few concerns on the passwords, which I am sensitive to because I am a security enthusiast, I think it’s a fantastic device. The myriad of options and settings are very nice, and the price is about right for what we got.

If you are interested in purchasing the D-Link Systems DCS-932L mydlink-Enabled Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera you can find that it’s $119.99 &  ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping at Amazon.

Disclaimer: My husbands review through the Amazon vine program of  the D-Link Systems DCS-932L mydlink-Enabled Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera is available at Amazon.com.

Eat Smart Kitchen Scale {Review}

No kitchen is complete without a good kitchen scale. I’ve personally been looking for one for several years now. Why so long? Well, I first wasn’t sure what kind of scale I exaclty wanted and second because a lot of kitchen scales are usually space hogs and due to living in a small home I don’t want to over clutter the place.

I do a lot of baking and cooking and I know that having a good scale can make all the difference when trying to be a little more accurate when it’s called for.  Other reasons are because I know scales are great for nutritional needs. Needs like  counting calories and portion control.

I was pretty excited recently when I was contacted to review a Eat Smart digital Kitchen Scale! This scale comes in numerous colors but I went with the burgundy red because it matches all my other kitchen appliances perfectly.

I’m pretty impressed that there is a lot of big packed into this compact sized kitchen scale! For instance this scale is extremely easy to use. This scale comes with 2 AAA batteries and also has a three minute auto-shut off feature to maintain the battery life.

There are two buttons one for on/off and tare. Now if you don’t know what tare means, basically it’s a feature that eliminates the weight of a plate or whatever else you may be weighing something in so you can get a precise measurement of your ingredients.  And the other button on the scale is “unit” where you can messure four different units: grams / ounces / pounds / kilograms.

Included with this scale is a EatSmart Calorie Factors guide which makes Portion control and calorie counting super easy to figure out!

Eat Smart is donating 100% of their Amazon proceeds to a different charity each month in 2011. Each month the charity is chosen through voting by fans. How about supporting a company that is giving back? The scale is a great price at Amazon for $25.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. And a good idea if you are looking for something for mom for mother’s day!

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned  for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.