Tuesday, May 29, 2018

USB Rechargeable Electric Arc Lighter

This unique lighter is a great replacement for the typically non-renewable traditional candle lighters that are used in the homes of most people today. So long as you have a USB port available (micro-USB charging cable is included), you can always recharge this guy. I received it with the device charged (although there is no indicator on how full the charge is) and have played with it quite a bit and haven't needed to recharge it yet.

The handle has the triggering button and a slide to cover it so it's not accidentally pressed. Once you have the arc going, you just put whatever you want to light on fire in between it. It only takes a split second and makes a really fun crackling sound while it does it.

I really like how bendy the lighter is too. It allows you to get in there all different ways. Another great feature with this lighter is that you can light things upside down and you'll never burn yourself. No flame, no upwards heat!

Rated: 5/5
Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B9VQR94

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Proker iPhone x Battery case 3200mah

As my first iPhone X battery case, this has hit the majority of my expectations. The case is reasonably sized considering it can charge my battery about 1.25 times. The case itself is smooth and easy to handle. The phone fits very snug into the case which makes me feel pretty comfortable about the hold it has on it. My only real complaint is the low lip (so it doesn't provide much screen protection), and the almost zero protection it provides the camera lenses.
As far as the battery goes, this thing definitely does the job. It charges the battery but it can also charge your phone without taking the case off. Activating the battery was simple enough by just pressing and holding the button on the back in. The four dot LED indicator lets you know reasonably close to how much battery is actually left.
Overall, I was rather pleased with this case. Minus the lacking front protection and camera lense protection, this case will largely serve its purpose well.
Rated: 4/5
Find it here with 25% discount: https://www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/A3J815S7Z7HCZH
Retail link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077MX2KXY

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Riwbox Bluetooth Headphones

I've only had these guys for about two weeks, but they're quickly becoming my go-to travel headphones. First off, they're pretty comfortable for an hour or two of travelling. I've been riding the train for about 3 hours round trip and they've been very reasonable for those distances. Riding a noisy Amtrak first thing in the morning isn't ideal, but thankful the noise isolation of these keep all that clickity-clack out of my ears so I can enjoy my music or podcasts in peace.
These use Bluetooth rev 4.1 so it's good for about 10-15 meters from whatever you're connected to. Thankfully, they also have a 3.5mm aux jack so even if they die, they're still useful! The call quality seems fine as I can hear people just fine and they seem to have no problems hearing me as well. Don't get me wrong, it's not 100% identical to being directly on the headset, but it's more than reasonable.

My only real hangup for these cans is the seemingly flat audio output. Let's revisit the fact that these are currently $40 and not listed as being for audiophiles, but I still wasn't impressed. They were OK at best. Don't get me wrong, they're not bad at all...they're just OK. The audio levels are good as they can get reasonably loud.

Overall, these are pretty good. They're not replacing my favorite cans any time soon, but they're perfectly fine for most use cases.

Rated: 4/5
Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072L738X2

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