Being a techie type of guy who loves tinkering and messing around with just about anything, I have found it is necessary to have a flashlight around at all times. If you are like me, carrying a large light is not practical. This is where the Olight I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output Slim EDC Flashlight comes into the picture. The only thing I can say to make this review, is that this light is a must-have light and is just plain awesome (very portable, very bright, inexpensive). One AAA-battery powers the light and is a good thing in that you don’t have to stand around waiting for it to charge. Just pop in another battery and you are good to go.
The I3T EOS is a slim tail switch flashlight powered by a single AAA battery with a max output of 180 lumens. It is equipped with an excellent LED paired with a TIR optic lens producing a soft and balanced beam. It is also equipped with a dual direction pocket clip for multiple carrying options such as a pocket or backpack strap. The I3T is an incredibly convenient illumination experience to take with you everywhere.
Long Story Short: Buy a cleaning kit made exclusively to clean the screen on your smartphone. Smartphones are not cheap and the last thing you want to do is ruin the screen on your phone. You will see various DIY mixtures, but I have found it is best to get a product that is already packaged in a spray bottle that often comes packaged with a lint-free microfibre cloth. You will not regret it and you will find you will be cleaning and sanitizing your phone more often. Always spray the solution on the cloth and not directly on your phone or other devices.
What you don’t want to do: Due to the special coating on many of these smartphones, do not use household cleaners such as window cleaners, aerosol spray cleaners, solvents of any kind, bleach, ammonia, undiluted alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide.
Where to buy: If you look on Amazon (click here) you will find an array of products made exclusively to clean smartphones. The one that I specifically selected is the WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner Kit. The cleaner is designed to clean eyeglasses, smartphone, laptops, tablets, HDTV’s, and wearable tech, such as smartwatches. The kit is reasonably priced and ships with a large and small (portable) container of the cleaner with Two 6′ x 6′ cloths + BONUS Poo cloth.
I highly recommend this little fan… Rechargeable with long run time. Great for at your computer desk, camping, kitchen, etc… I have one of these and I was surprised by how much air this puts out. The lithium battery in this is removal/replaceable and the fan can run solely off of a USB connection. Also, has a built-in light(s). Over 2300 reviews on this little bugger. Highly recommend…
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This is a good time to check out Amazon for some good deals
Like Christmas time in July… Amazon Prime deals start at midnight PT.
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When is Amazon Prime Day 2019? As predicted, the American retail giant will launch Prime Day 2019 on July 15 and the event will last 48 hours. Becoming more inaccurately named by the year, Amazon have actually added an extra 12 hours of shopping to this year’s Prime ‘Day’. Instead, and for the first time, you’ll be able to hunt for new TVs, video games, laptops, Echos, Kindles, and more over two full days. Last year, Prime Day ran for 36 hours from Monday July 16 to Tuesday July 17. In 2017, the sales extravaganza ran for 30 hours from Monday July 19.
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Always wake up on the right side of the bed with the USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio by Electrohome. This device’s built-in USB port means you’ll never be looking for the charger of your smartphone, tablet or mp3 player. This and a collection of other awesome features, including time projection automatic time set, long lasting battery backup, programmable dual alarm, and digital phase locked loop radio tuner, make this one reliable clock radio you can depend on.
I personally can attest to the value of this mini-fan that works on the principle of more airflow and less noise. I use this fan when camping in my RV and cannot get over the air flow generated for a fan this size; and the good part, in my opinion, the ability to recharge the battery. Currently at Amazon with over 2100 reviews with 73% of those reviews at rating 5.
I came across this bargain this morning and what caught my attention was not only the price but that this outlet (with USB ports) also has a level (900 joules) of surge protection built in. To me, that is huge to find this in this type of outlet.
The Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini 2 is a wireless stick that plugs into an HDMI connection (or port) on your television. It is powered via a USB connection, either by your TV or by the included power block. This device, I rate as “excellent” in giving you the ability to wirelessly mirror what you see on your Android phone onto a TV or projector.
The key to using this device is that your Android phone must have mirroring capability (Miracast), which most of the modern day Android phones possess. In other words, when you get this setup (which is very easy – plug and play) you will be able to see what is on your phone on your TV or projector. This allows you to use your phones data connection to view pics, play games, read the news and stream video, such as YouTube, Hulu, Pluto, etc… I do recommend that you make sure you have an unlimited data connection through your cell service before using this device, which most people do these days. The real feature with Screenbeam is that you do not need a wi-fi connection or router for this to work; instead, Screenbeam wirelessly communicates directly with your smartphone.
Why did I purchase Screenbeam? I have an RV, way out in no man’s land, where I have managed to pull in a high-end 3G data signal using a booster. I use Screenbeam connected to the TV in my RV to stream video from my smartphone. It has literally opened up a whole new world in watching TV during the evenings when I am camping. Anything that I can pull down on my smartphone I can watch on the big screen. Screenbeam, so far, for me, has worked flawlessly.
Cost? The Screenbeam Mini 2 will run you around $40. To me, this an inexpensive device that works very well and would serve you for all sorts of purposes; such as using your phone to project a report or video in a conference meeting scenario or for home entertainment (gaming and movies). The selling point to me was that I can do a direct wireless connection where I do not need a wireless router like you do with the Google Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire Stick; pLus, this thing is very portable.
Where can I get the Screenbeam Mini 2? My recommendation is to purchase it through Amazon (see link below); that way, easy to return if you do not like it, plus you can see the reviews. I can tell you that the Screenbeam Mini 2 is a great device that I am glad (and excited) to have purchased.
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Get more bang for your buck with this deal. Today I am seeing a combo package of the myQ Smart Garage Door Opener (Chamberlain MYQ-G0301) + Amazon Cloud Cam, giving you a substantial savings (of $68), if you purchased these two items separately.
Looks like Amazon increased the hours this year from 36 hours to 48 hours.
Noticed today that Amazon has special deals going on for laptops and accessories that you may want to take advantage of.
Remote Control Wall Surge Protector,
No Hub Required,
Works Amazon Alexa/Google Home/IFTTT
- Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Alexa , Amazon Music, Audible and Amazon Shopping
- Amazon exclusive version with Alexa built-in: Double press the power button to just ask, and Alexa will respond. Alexa can play music, provide news updates, check the weather wherever you are and more
- 6.2″ HD+ Max Vision display (1570 x 720) with 19:9 aspect ratio, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with option to add up to 512 GB of microSD expandable memory, Android 9.0, and US warranty
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU
- 12MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 8 MP front-facing camera with screen flash for low light selfies
- 5,000 mAh non-removable battery with USB Type-C 15W TurboPower charger
- Facial recognition and fingerprint sensor to instantly unlock your phone
The company (Amazon) has not yet confirmed when Prime Day 2019 will be held, but in the last two years, the discount extravaganza has expanded into a two-day opportunity to give your credit card a workout. Prime Day 2018 started on Monday, July 16 at noon PT / 3 p.m. ET and lasted 36 hours. The year before that, it began at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, and ended at 3 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 12. So we can probably expect something similar for Prime Day 2019. This being Prime Day, you’ll need to be a Prime member to get the best bargains. If you’re not, it’s free to join for 30 days, after which it’s $119 per year.
Purchased the ACEPC AK1 Mini PC back in February; and, as promised, here is a periodic update. I purchased this mini pc to connect to a 32 inch Insignia TV in my garage (my workspace, my cave). So far, so good! I use this PC on a daily basis and usually leave it on all day. At this point, I can recommend using this PC as a desktop computer; providing, you are not running memory intensive software that would tax the cpu and memory. I pretty much use this computer for all that I do (word processing, internet, videos, graphics editing, blogging, etc…) One thing I did, to save internal drive space, is I connected an SSD drive. This Mini PC has an option where you can install a drive (easily) inside the case. Software and files that I use are saved on that drive and use the main drive for pretty much the operating system. After 3 months of hard usage, this mini pc has not given me a minutes problem and with Windows-based PC’s these days, having less than a minutes problem is a miracle.
If interested, check out the ACEPC AK1 Mini PC, at Amazon, by clicking on any of the links below:
- 8GB RAM+120GB SSD –ACEPC AK1 built-in Intel Celeron J3455 processor at 1.50Ghz up to 2.3Ghz in Turbo mode and Intel HD Graphics, Pre-installed with Windows 10 (64-bit) and loaded with 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, set up is effortless.
- Dual Display –Equipped with dual output display ports (2*HDMI port). 4K Ultra HD video playback, delight in producing stunning visuals.
- Expand Storage Support– It’s expandable with the addition of up to 2 TB of 2.5 inch SSD or HDD fitted in the base expansion box.
- Multifunctional Wireless Support — 5G+2.4G Dual Band WiFi, Ethernet Gigabit 1000MB/s LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, very convenient to connect other devices to the mini desktop computers.
- Designed with 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x HDMI port, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 x Micro SD Card port, 1x Headphone Microphone Port.
Source: Amazon – ACEPC AK1 Mini PC
Most folks these days shop Amazon and most folks carry a cell phone (or smartphone). Did you know when you buy from Amazon you can subscribe to receive text alerts on your cell phone (or smartphone) as to when your package is shipped; when your package is out for delivery; and when your package is delivered or encounters a problem?
To subscribe, simply visit the Shipment Updates via Text page and follow the instructions. You will need to log into your Amazon account to make this work.
Going camping? The WEN 56200i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator is designed to run your electronics safely… Produces clean power to safely operate and prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smartphones, tablets, televisions and computers.
Will not last long… Get this Insignia 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for 33% off the regular purchase price.
Don’t know how long this deal will last on this at Amazon… This is a unique product in that it comes with a smartphone adapter, which I found fascinating. Good reviews on this…
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1.Monocular with 40X60 magnification
2.The high-quality optics provide high quality image.
3.Suitable for travel, fishing, hiking, birds watching and outdoor activities.
4.Durable, high quality material is also suitable for harsh environments.
5.Works well in low light and night
6.Multi coated optics guarantee superior light transmission and brightness
7.Dual focus capability
8.Single hand operation
9.Powerful, ultra-compact and ultra-lightweight
10.Objective lens: The diameter of the objective or front lens.
11.The larger the objective lens, the more light, and the brighter the image
12.Day night vision.It will help you see things in low light, it doesn’t help you see things in the dark
This is Amazon’s new Blink XT2 Security Camera… No wiring required; 2-year battery life…
Wanting to find the faster way to charge your devices?
Still annoy for the bulky adapters which take up superfluous place so that the power strip could not be efficiently used ?
Bototek 10-outlets power strip with 4 USB charging ports is the ideal choice for you! Why Bototek power strips?
— Ultra Compact and Space-Saving
— Smart Charging Maximize the Charge Speed
— Widely compatible
— Dependable Safety Protection
Advanced silicone technology that bonds permanently to almost anything, then sets strong by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight. Ideal for all sorts of DIY projects for indoors and out: Fix, bond, seal, improve, mount and create. A unique combination of technical properties: waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). Bonds to: glass, ceramic, wood, metal, most plastics & more. Forms a strong bond, mount and hang things without drilling, holds up to 2kg/4.4lb
If you own a desktop computer, which is an investment or an appliance of value, you may want to invest in purchasing a UPS (uninterrupted power supply). An uninterruptible power supply (UPS), offers guaranteed power protection for connected electronics. When power is interrupted, or fluctuates outside safe levels, a UPS will instantly provide clean battery backup power and surge protection for plugged-in, sensitive equipment. Typically, during a power outage, the UPS will keep the equipment stable for a prescribed amount of runtime (depending on the type/model UPS you install). The time element gives you enough time to safely shut down the computer to prevent component damage and loss of data. Many UPS will come with a bank of outlets. For example, I own the APC UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector 650 which gives me a total of 8 outlets (4 on each side of the UPS). The important part to note here is that 4 of those outlets provide “battery back up & surge protection” and the other 4 provide on (surge protection). I typically plug in the computer, monitor, router, and modem into the battery backup side and other less significant devices (such as a printer) in the other surge protection outlet. This particular UPS (APC UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector 650) is rated for approximately a half hour of runtime during a complete outage.
In the end, investing in one of these is like having an insurance policy that will help keep your computer and electronics running smoothly, even during those times when you have power fluctuations and outages.
The Lenovo Chromebook S330 Laptop is worth taking a look at for the price. One thing that jumped out at me is that there is 64GB of storage on this Chromebook vs. the 16GB and 32GB that you typically see. (see full description below).
- HIGH PERFORMANCE LAPTOP: The Chromebook S330 is equipped with a MediaTek MTK8173C Processor, Chrome OS, 4 GB LPDDR3, 64 GB eMMC 5.1 and so much more.
- SLEEK & STYLISH DESIGN: Sleek, stylish and secure, the Lenovo Chromebook S330 is less than one inch thin and 3.3 lbs. light with a 14-inch FHD Display perfect for day-to-day computing and multimedia, on or offline.
- POWERFUL PROCESSING: Perfect for all your daily computing needs, the Lenovo Chromebook S330 delivers a host of performance features. Enjoy powerful processing for daily tasks, LPDDR3 memory for multitasking, eMMC storage for quick boot-ups, fast software loading and additional 100 GB of cloud storage via Google Drive.
- BUILT TO CONNECT US: Full I/O support comes standard on the laptop computer with USB-C, microSD and USB 3.0 for effortless connectivity. Further this Chromebook also features powerful 2 x 2 WiFi ac with Bluetooth 4.1, a 720p webcam and two 2W speaker systems for effortless collaboration, all supported via a suite of collaborative apps via Chrome OS.
- EASY TO USE: The Lenovo Chromebook S330 is easy to use, offers built-in virus protection and keeps going with long battery life. Further no setup is needed, just a Google account so your stuff stays with you via cloud storage of your emails, maps, docs, pics and more.
As you probably can tell, I am a big fan of Amazon. I just noticed that they have a Mother’s Day page set up; and, get this, you can order flowers, chocolates, and gift baskets. You know how us guys are, we wait to the last minute. This solves it all. Sit back, drink your coffee, and order for Mom today.
I have one of these cameras going on 2 years. Mounted it in a window where I can remotely (using my smartphone) turn it to look outdoors and indoors. Good camera for the money… Customer reviews say it all.
At its 2019 first-quarter earnings call, Amazon announced it is currently working on cutting shipping time in half to offer one-day shipping as the default to all Prime subscribers.
Here is how I shop for my computer and information technology needs at Amazon (including laptops, desktops, monitors, tablets, PC gaming, hard drives & storage, accessories, components, networking, and Amazon’s Choice).
I use Amazon on a regular basis to research and shop for information technology products. The main reason is to research the products that are available and to research what other people are saying (via customer reviews). If you see a low number of reviews, the product may be relatively new to their listings; whereas, if you see a very large number of reviews, good chance the product has been around for a while and has real-world consumer testing.
After finding a selection for a specific item, Google that item for price comparisons elsewhere. You may end up buying from somewhere else other than Amazon. If that is the case, I typically will look at the customer reviews again.
Another option, when looking at products. Typically, right below the product picture, you will see a link “Used & New”. Always check that… I look for “Used – Acceptable” items that have cosmetic imperfections, etc… The cosmetic imperfections often are items where the packaging is not perfect. I have purchased items this way and haven’t had to return anything as of yet.
Especially pay attention to “Amazon’s Choice” where Amazon makes their selection for specific products. Their choices are typically right on and are good choices.
If you have any tips or tricks for shopping at Amazon, let us know in the comments below.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) today announced that all Kohl’s stores will be accepting free, convenient, unpackaged returns for Amazon customers starting in July. Kohl’s and Amazon first worked together in 2017 to pilot the returns program, which is currently operating in 100 stores in the Los Angeles, Chicago and Milwaukee markets. Kohl’s and Amazon will roll out the program to all of Kohl’s more than 1,150 locations across 48 states. Kohl’s will accept eligible Amazon items, without a box or label, and return them for customers for free, providing additional service and convenience to Amazon customers.
Amazon’s Prime Video app is coming to Google’s Chromecast and Android TV, while Google’s YouTube app will return to Amazon Fire TV products.
For a limited time, get these “Deals of the Day” on various Anker Charging Accessories. Up to 40% off…