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Product Review: Tonor Condenser Recording Microphone E-3000 #tonor

A friend and I have been tossing around the idea of starting a podcast.  Of course neither of us have any idea what we are doing, but we know we need a microphone to get started!  I was recently contacted by TONOR and given their TONOR Condenser Recording Microphone kit so that we can get started trying things out. (No promises on if a podcast will actually ever see the light of day because during one of our sessions of throwing ideas around we said “So what will we do other than just laugh at each other” and no one will want to listen to that…)

The microphone kit is an all in one set – it includes the mic and all the cables that you need as well as a shock mount and suspension arm with a built in cable, the pop filter, power supply and a USB sound card.  The microphone features extended frequency range and is finished in black and rugged metal case with a pure aluminum coated head.  The suspension arm is sturdy and durable and height adjustable.  It is easily attached to my computer desk and I can adjust it to have it out of the way when I am not using it, or in place in front of my mouth when I am using it.  The microphone kit also comes with a 12-month repair warranty service.

The microphone is compatible with both the PC and Mac computers, though I have mine set up to be used on my PC and have not yet tried it on my Mac.  All I had to do after putting everything together was plug it into the USB drive on my computer and I was pretty much set to start recording to my heart’s content.  It really couldn’t be much easier! (Although I did have a moment where the speakers got set to something else as default and couldn’t hear any playback, but that was a simple switch in the playback devices setup on the PC)

Although this kit didn’t come with any instructions on how to put it together, it was pretty intuitive as everything only seemed to fit together one way.

Want to try out the mic for yourself? Use code “7AWOG7Y9” for a 10% discount at Amazon!  Also be sure to check out Tonor’s Facebook Page

I received this product for free in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: Christmas Santa Seat Cover


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! At least in your bathroom.  This is great decoration for the holiday season – it comes with 4 pieces – toilet cover, rug, tank cover and tissue box cover.  This fits most toilet seats. It did take some effort for me to get the toilet cover on and off, but it looked great even though my toilet was not the style it is designed for.

I received this product for free or at a discount in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated and opinions are 100% my own.

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Product Review: Russell Stover Every Day Chocolate

Through BzzAgent i had the chance to try out some chocolate for FREE! Russell Stover has a new Every Day Chocolate line. I was able to get a bag of their individually wrapped chocolates which contained mint patty, coconut, caramel and pecan delight candies as well as a back of Crunchy Carmel Bark.  Each I tried was even better than the last and I have to say that I give this line of chocolate two giant thumbs up, even though in the past I have been on the fence about Russell Stover’s chocolates.  The assorted bag being individually wrapped was perfect – you knew what you were grabbing and no guessing game with which chocolate was what like it is in the boxes (and no one poking their finger into all of them to try and find out!)  The bark lived up to its name – it was crunchy! And quite delicious.

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Product Review: ESeries Toothbrush Heads

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Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush head every 3 months? Since I have started doing this religiously (thanks to an alert on the calendar in my phone!) I have noticed a significant difference in my dental health. I am always looking for quality replacement toothbrush heads for my sonicare toothbrush. This two pack did not disappoint. They fit perfectly and are a great price especially when you need to buy them several times a year. Now changing my toothbrush head is something I look forward to.

The E Series Toothbrush Heads are proven to reduce gingivitis, remove plaque and stain, control tartar and improve gum health up to 2x better than a manual toothbrush. Set of 2 Standard Replacement Brush Heads with “Screw-on” design easily fit Philips Sonicare: Essence, Xtreme, Elite, and Advance Handles. The brush heads come with caps for hygienic storage and travel, and with blue reminder bristles that will signal replacement time when they fade.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AVSQXVA

I received this product for free or at a discount in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: 3D Pen

It’s no secret that I’ve been wanting my next big tech purchase to be a 3d printer. I have no idea what I will make, but I want one.  (I actually wanted to try and make new pieces for my leg brace because they are so expensive, but it’s probably best to leave that to the professionals)  Of course, with my camera dying and needing to be replaced sooner rather than later, when I found out that I could review the 3D printing pen from Smarson I was pretty excited.

I admittedly jumped in on using it a bit too quickly and need to take the time to read all of the instructions thoroughly and figure out what the heck I am doing.  I dove in and thought I could build the Eiffel Tower, but I probably should have put wax paper down over the template so that it didn’t end up ruined. (In my defense, I did a test “dot” and it pulled off the paper without a problem.  Anything I tried after that, did not!) Once I got frustrated with the tower I ended up doing something that I figured I’d have no problem doing and signing my name and making a 3d (glow in the dark!) rendering of it.  Pretty cool.

I know I will be able to do a lot more great things with this pen once I am able to take the time that is needed to figure out what I’m doing – whether that be to watch videos on YouTube or just the old trial and error.

I will say that you don’t want to give this to little kids.  The tip needs to heat up VERY hot in order to melt the filament that comes out of the pen and even myself holding it I found my fingers getting too close to the tip and if I got too close I could probably easily get burned.   This also needs to be plugged in the entire time you are using it, so be sure that you have a desk set up near an outlet to keep your pen powered!

It did do some weird things when I started it up to use it as well – there is a little LCD screen on the front that tells you the temperature, type of filament, etc when you turn it on.  When I went to load the filament the LCD screen slowly started to fill with black.  I thought for sure that I didn’t follow instructions correctly and that I killed the pen before I had the chance to try it.  Turning if off and on again did the trick and I was then able to use it, but it was a very strange thing that happened.

I received this product for a deep discount in order to write this review and I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.

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Product Review: United Tapes Decorative Washi Tape


I admit that I have a washi tape problem. I don’t know how many tapes are in my collection and I am sure there are many that I’ve yet to use at all on any project. They’re just waiting for that perfect moment.  Sometimes I use them to line pages, sometimes I use them as accents on pages, sometimes they are the border for images on pages… and sometimes I use them as actual tape.  I recently had the chance to try out United Tapes Decorative Craft Washi Masking Tape (Set of 12 Rolls) and I knew from the moment I opened the box that this was going to be a match made in heaven.  So far I have only used a handful of the tapes, but I have so many other ideas in mind.  This is a great starter set for someone not sure if they like washi tape or not (and a great price, as well.) or the perfect addition to anyone with a larger washi tape collection (like me.)

Great to use on your planners (which I am debating diving into for 2017… we’ll see), scrapbook pages, cards, or any other paper crafts.  There is a variety of colors and designs, polka dots, stars, stripes, chevron, basically anything that is hot right now is included.

I did have some trouble with the corners peeling up on some of my pages, but I think it was combined with the crazy weather and the fact that I didn’t rub them down hard enough after putting them on the page. After sticking them down better, they seem to be working quite well.

I received this product for free in exchange for this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

BEAUTIFUL VIBRANT COLORS: Rainbow themed set of 12 rolls of washi tape (15mm wide x 10 meters long). You will find aesthetically pleasing and fun designs within the main theme including dots, stripes, stars, arrows, and geometric shapes. Colors included are red, orange, pink, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and white
STICKY AND FLEXIBLE: United Tapes products are sticky and also very easy to peel off and reapply. They can be reapplied many times before they start to lose their adhesive properties. Don’t hesitate to use on walls. They will leave no residue behind if you choose to remove them. Great for children.
DECORATE TIL YOU DROP: Go crazy decorating anything and everything with these washi tapes. They are perfect for calendars, planners, journals, envelopes, folders, or whatever your heart desires.
SCISSOR-LESS: Don’t get stuck having to use scissors to cut through other sellers’ washi tape. Scissors are not necessary for these washi tapes. Make your life easier by going SCISSOR-LESS.
100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: United Tapes are backed by 100% guarantee that you are fully satisfied with your product or receive your money back.

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GameReview: Punderdome

punderdomeI have had some friends tell me about the new game punderdome and how they wanted to try it out. So I decided to give it a try. I am not “punny” and usually any puns I made were not intended because that is just not how I think.  The punderdome game has 200 cards included which prompt you for two items that you must make a pun out of. This game works best in large groups, as one person judges all the puns written down and the winner of that round becomes the judge for the next, and so on.  I like this rule because if you have one friend who is really good at making terrible puns, they can only win every other round which gave me a chance to maybe win sometimes as well. The game also has the option for prizes. There are two envelopes and the prizes can be decided on by the host and the winner can choose an envelope – one can be a fun prize and one a booby prize to make things a little bit more fun! I found that I was getting better with my puns the more I played, so I think with more practice perhaps I might be just a little bit punny.

 

I received a free copy of this game in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: YRU Sneakers


I typically wear a size 8, though I have a wide foot so based on other reviews of these shoes I ordered a size up and got a 9. I got the floral print, though I was really hoping for the metallic sneakers, but unfortunately they were sold out in the size I needed. These shoes are very comfortable and are great for taking walks in. They are light weight which is definitely appreciated when on a long walk! The shoes fit though may be a tad bit too long, but in order to fit the rest of my wide foot in it, that’s the trade off.

I received a product at a discount in order to write this review.

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Product Review: Premium Felt Pads – 127 Pieces

Our entire house is hard wood so we have to try and keep it as protected as we can by using protection on all of our furniture.  Recently we had the chance to try out Seddox’s 127 piece premium felt pads. What I liked best about these were the dark chocolate color and the variety or sizes! Even the strangest or largest sized furniture had a piece that would work out.

Seddox felt pad set boasts guaranteed protection from scratches on your floors, counter tops and furniture.  The set includes 127 pieces – including a bonus pack of 25 rubber bumper pads! (Try saying that 5 times fast…)  When you buy the set you get a really large set of pads of different sizes that can be used for anything – plant pots, lamps, vases, dishes and anything else you can think of! They are resistant to wear and have extra adhesive. They are made of high-density material and are 1/6 inches thick (4mm). A soft adhesive bottom sticks these to furniture for long term use – move your furniture around so much more easily and the pads will stay in place!

These are easy to use – just clean the desired surface, remove the protective film and apply the protectors to a clean, dry surface and you are ready to go!

Contains:
32 pcs x round 1 inch
32 pcs x square 1×1 inch
24 pcs x round ¾ inch
12 pcs x round 1 ¼ inch
8 pcs x 5 ½ x ½ inch
2 pcs x 5 ½x 4 ½ inch

  • Color – Brown

Pick up a set of your own at Amazon today! I received these products at a deep discount in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: All Tough Self-Adhesive Round Felt Pads

I have found the secret to keeping my hard wood floors looking new!  Although I have to say I got them a little too late as my bed and some other furniture in my room had already done some damage – but now that I have all Toughs Self Adhesive round felt pads I can at least keep my room protected from any further damage! These are heavy-duty adhesive felt pads to help protect your surface investment. There are 144 includes in the pack – 36 1 1/2 inch, 72 1 inch, 36 3/4 inch.  These are foam backed and have more sticking power so that the pads stay where you put them! Highest quality felt available for safely and gently safeguarding your cherished surfaces against scratches, scuff marks and abrasions. Easy peel and stick to chairs, tables, couches, lamps, potted plants and more! 4mm of heavy duty pad for more protection.

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Get your set of All Tough felt pads on Amazon today!  I received a product at a deep discount in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

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