Xgody T1004 10.1 Inch 2.5D Glass Tablet Android 7.0 PC Support 4G LTE/3G/2G Network 2GB RAM 32GB ROM Octa-Core 1.5 GHz Processor FHD Screen Dual camera Support Wifi Bluetooth 4.0 Dual SIM Black

Decent LTE tablet for the price.. doing a lot of traveling I need LTE in my tablets (I use with FreedomPop). Picture isn’t the best but it is bright and vibrant.. Speed isn’t the fastest but for the price of the tablet it’s great.. full of features and so on.. Basically a great tablet for the price but it’s not an iPad or anything!

Pros
1.) Screen is bright and vibrant, although not as clear as name brand tablets

2.) Nice LTE connection and works fine on FreedomPop LTE!

3.) Great size. Durable and thin!

4.) Easy setup

5.) Decent battery life.. it’s average for a low cost tablet.. we are talking 8 – 10 hours but for most users it should receive 4 or so hours.. not bad! This usage depends of how hard you use it.

6.) Grate Value – for the price you get plenty of features! The value makes this tablet 100% worth it!

Cons
1.) I wish the screen looked a little clearer but it’s not bad!

Overall I’m happy and I think if you realize this is a budget tablet, you will be happy to!

Kirby Star Allies – Nintendo Switch

Time for a video game review!

Kirby games are simple and relaxing.. With beautiful levels, nice music, and a colorful atmosphere.. This game has all that plus some! While yes, it seems easy at times (if you don’t add as many allies it’s much harder) I still found it fun.. My wife and I had a better time with just us and no CPU players.. With us and two CPU players, we had earned over 29 extra lives in the first world! Second world was just as easy so we stopped making allies and played as just us.. it got much harder then..

Another thing to point out is the similar world’s folks keep complaining about.. Kirby, like Sonic, and like platforming Mario’s to an extent, always recyle the world’s.. it’s what makes them special!! While the worlds and zones are the same, Nintendo always does a great job making them unique game after game!

Where this game shines is couch multiplayer!! While the switch has been advertised as a multiplayer machine, the star games for the switch aren’t really multiplayer!! Even Mario had a stripped down multiplayer (Cappy isn’t a full character on two player). This game, 4 folks can play at a time and can control their characters.. They can attack, they can defend, they have full control just like player one.. they just can’t get to far away from player one or they will warp back to Kirby (player 1)

So while this game isn’t the caliber of Mario or Breath of the Wild, it’s a good game.. it’s a fun game.. it’s designed to be a multiplayer game and if played that way, it’s a knockout!

The last thing I want to point out is the reviews complaining about the price.. This is a full game, it feels like a full game.. Mario platfromers have never been long, sonic games have never been long.. what makes platform games special is the hidden items in each world!! If you compare the game to Mario or Breath of the Wild, you might be let down by the price.. but just because those games have so much content, doesn’t mean other games need to be offered for less money. While I wish they were less expensive, there are a ton of games out that cost just this much, with much less content. Games that were received very highly!

I think if you come into this game with the expectation that it’s Kirby.. they didn’t try to do anything special with it, didn’t try to change the formula, you will love this game.. That’s what Nintendo has done here, made a Kirby game with the same basic Kirby formula we all love!

A+ game here! I highly recommend it.

All-new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote (Pendant Design) | Streaming Media Player

My Use: I purchased one of these to replace my FireTV stick in my bedroom. 1080P TV

Short Review: While I won’t be using this to replace my second generation Fire TV (Which I LOVE) I will be using it to replace my fireTV stick that isn’t nearly as powerful. I notice a HUGE performance upgrade! I don’t even use this for 4K, but the old fire TV stick was lacking in the performance area and navigated between apps slowly. Not with this!

Pros
1.) Hidden behind the screen. GREAT for my wall mounted TV
2.) Powerful, SMOOTH user interface
3.) Fire TV is one of the best streamers out there.. Plenty of apps, apps work well and updated frequently!
4.) Works great with SlingTV
5.) Allows OTA to be integrated into sling if you own an AirTV
6.) Price
7.) Super easy setup

Overall: GREAT replacement for my firetv stick

Roman Ventures Beach Blanket (Oversized 10’ x 9’) and Compact Pocket Blanket Combo Pack

The pocket blanket version of this is excellent! A few things I want to point out about it

1.) Size – Perfectly sized for two folks.. not to small, not to large..

2.) Pack size – While it doesn’t pack the smallest, it does pack plenty small enough to place in a cargo pockets, or side pockets.. I have seen some that pack smaller BUT the blankets are so small, they aren’t usable.. This blanked DOES fit in a pocket and is usable

3.) Durable – Doesn’t rip, nice and thick, very durable material

4.) Can also double as an undertarp for your tent! Multiple uses!

5.) Great price, good value for the quality your getting

Overall I am very happy with this.. it is very well made, durable, functional, and everything about it is great

Antennas Direct HDTV Antenna Clearstream 2Max 60 Mile Black (C2MVJ-5)

Use: Purchased this to use with AirTV and my sling subscription.

Short Review: Basically, the AirTv classic is a two tuner box that streams your OTA channels to your SlingTV subscription. Using this antenna makes it a perfect setup! All my locals are clear, the channels show up ok my SlingTV guide, and the antenna was very easy to install.. it includes all hardware for both indoor and outdoor installs.

My install: Indoor in a window. I have clear view of the stations from my window and they range 5 – 25 miles away. No issues receiving them inside with an indoor setup

Pros
1.) Durable – Well made, American designed antenna.. this isn’t a Chinese knockoff that doesn’t work well over here

2.) Includes all hardware EXCEPT for coax cable. It includes a metal mast for outdoor setup or a simple stand for indoor.

3.) Well written instructions and Antennas Direct has a great site to help you learn the proper way to install.. a lot of antenna bad reviews are people setting them on top of their TV like the movies.. that’s NOT the best way to install

4.) Works well with AirTV and Sling (Google if you aren’t sure what I am talking about)(I own the AirTv classic and not the AirTv player)

5.) Works much better than those things antennas, even the high priced thin antennas

6.) No amplifier needed.. I live 5 miles from the stations and on the thin antennas I STILL needed an amplifier. Not with this!

Cons
1.) No coax included but hey, most antennas that did include it included cheap coax so not really a loss. I can buy the quality and size I needed

Overall: This is working very well for my use and needs!

Cricket Wireless (Formally AIO Wireless) by AT&T

Today I want to review something a little different than my normal reviews.  I actually believe I have done this review before but hey another year has passed!  I want to review Cricket Wireless (The new Cricket by AT&T).  They have been my wireless provider since 2013 (The AIO Wireless days) and I am still VERY happy with them.  They have had their ups and downs, but all carriers have these.  The worst “down” was the so called “Cricket Crawl” where AT&T was saying they had no issues but thousands of folks posted daily to their Twitter, Facebook, and other channels but it was finally fixed.

A few things to note about Cricket

1.) They are tethered to 8Mbps – Don’t let this worry you!  I stream HD content, stream music daily, and even play multiplayer games with no issues.  8Mbps is PLENTY!  Apps from Google Play download very fast, system updates download in 15 – 20 minutes and so on.  While other carriers provide 15, 20, and even 40+Mbps on mobile phones, who really needs that?

2.) No Tethering except on THEIR phones and only limited phones at that – BUT I have an unlocked Huawei Mate 9 and I can tether just fine.  It’s mostly just “Carrier” phones that have tethering blocked.

3.) Network Priority – You will hear that Cricket receives lower priority and that a user will be deprioritized if they go over 20 or so GBs of data on the unlimited plan.  Let me tell you, this has NEVER happened to me and I used 50+ GBs of data all the time, every month!

Pros
1.) Network Coverage – While different locations might be much worse, around my home AT&T is about the best.  Most will say they are about the best anywhere.  Be sure to check coverage before you buy but hey its prepaid.  If it sucks, change carriers!

2.) No Contract – Need I say more?

3.) Cheap or Free phones – Remember when prepaid meant buying you own phones?  Cricket runs promos and normally has very cheap or even free phones!  I however buy much nicer phones than Cricket provides!

4.) SAVINGS – Lets do the math.  T-Mobile  $70 for their cheapest postpaid plan, plus a discounted IPhone 7 for say $15/month.  That’s $85/month for two years (to pay off the phone).  That’s $2040.  Me, I can purchase an iPhone 7 outright for say $549 (Plenty online for this price right now) pay $55/month for my plan and only pay a total of $1869!  So you think there is really a “DEAL” in T-Mobiles IPhone 7?  Yeah, your only paying $360 for the phone but T-Mobile is making up for it with the “plan”.. Why pick on T-Mobile?  I’m not! They are just the cheapest Postpaid carrier out there so OTHER CARRIERS will cost more!!!

5.) Not locked to a phone – Who likes paying for their phone over 2 years?  There is a reason why carriers lock you into 2 year contracts or device payment plans for 2 years.  It’s to KEEP YOU but I like changing phones, sometimes every year.  I can do that with Prepaid and Cricket

6.) Easy Payments – Back during the early days of prepaid you had to buy air time cards and whatnot.  Not anymore, I am billed monthly just like a postpaid carrier.  If you need access to airtime cards, they are still available and you can still pay in person at Cricket Stores but payments are just as simple as postpaid.  It’s billed monthly, to my credit card, on Auto-Pay

7.) Advanced Features – You really don’t lose any features on prepaid.  I have international features, I have unlimited everything, I have visual voicemail, and more!

Overall:  I am very impressed with Cricket Wireless.  Below is a speedtest that I would like to share, and this is normal with Cricket.

Villain Multi USB Charging Station Organizer For Multiple Devices – 4 Built-in USB Ports – Fast & Safe Charging, Smart IC – Ideal Charging Dock for Apple, Samsung, Sony PSP Controllers And More..

Use: Purchased this so I had a small charging station for work.. I wanted it to charge my phone, my tablet, and maybe anyone else’s phone that needed charged.

Short Review: great charger with a lot of attention to detail.. I have purchased a few chargers of this style from various companies, but the attention to detail from Villain is great! Charger works well and charges all my devices fine!

Pros
1.) Soft Top Surface – the top surface (part the phone lays on) is soft to the touch and slip resistant.. This protects your device from sliding out and keeps the charger from scratching your device. This is what I mean by great attention to detail

2.) LED Lights – when the device is charging on a channel, the device lights up blue.. not a bright blue but a blue that doesn’t keep you awake at night.. a low light led just so you know it’s working

3.) Packed and packaged very well – all clear parts were shipped with a plastic coating to protect from scratches

4.) Charges very quickly!

5.) Easy to assemble

6.) Long power cord

Tested with
1.) Huawei Mate 9
2.) Nexus 6P
3.) iPad
4.) iPhone
5.) Kindle Fire HDX

Charged all those devices quickly and safely!

Overall great charger! I highly recommend it. It’s built very well and very durable!

BabyCam HD Cute Smart WiFi Home Security Video Camera with Two-Way Audio to Monitor Baby, Pet, or Elderly with Apple and Android Apps by brobot

Short Review:  Easy to setup, secure (As long as your WiFi is secure) and overall a decent little camera.  It is an excellent camera for the price!  Video is crystal clear and video has a great large viewing area.  As a little background, I work for a security company and install these things and they are great!

Pros:
1.) Quality – This camera is excellent quality.  The camera is built well, the software is very well done, and overall the camera is a top quality product!

2.) Videos Quality – Video quality is clear and bright.  No matter what your use might be, a buyer should be very happy with the video quality.  Even used as a security camera, the quality is AMAZING

3.) Viewing Area –  Along with the video quality, one of the best aspects of video quality is a large viewing area

4.) Super easy setup!!

5.) Wonderful APP – A lot of these cameras might be nice but their apps are lacking.  Not with the brobot.. With the brobot, the app is beautifully done and very easy to use!

6.) Secure – This camera is secure, just make sure you have a secure wireless network and you will be fine.

7.) Value – Under $50

8.) Works with Android & IOS – Also works with Android tablets and Ipads

9.) Includes everything needed.  Mounts, Cat5 Cable (If you want a wired connection) and more.

Overall:  There are a lot of this style camera on the market so which camera is best?  Well, a lot of them are!! The goal is to find one that meets your budget, one that is secure, and one that offers the features you need.  Some of the features of this camera are below and this is a camera that I recommend!

Features
1.) Wireless
2.) Secure
3.) Easy Setup
4.) Works with Android and IOS
5.) High Def
6.) Offers two way sound

Simple Men’s Barney-91l Chukka Boot



Short Review: Awesome Shoes! They were a little stiff at first and felt strange due to the skateshoe bottom, but after an hour or so these are the most comfortable boots I have owned.. Quality is outstanding (real leather), sewn on sole, and just durable overall. They look so sharp with jeans! Not to dressy but not to slouchy either.

Pros
1.) Price – Awesome deal on these shoes! Even at full price, I have paid more for boots that fall apart.

2.) Durable leather! They smell like leather, feel like leather, and are true genuine leather.. they are durable! Well made boots

3.) Skateshoe Bottom – Want a pair of boots that feel like tennis shoes? If so these are the most! The skateboard bottom is great! It provides great traction but with the comfort of a skateshoe or tennis shoe.

4.) Fit wonderfully well! I’m always a 10.5 in shoes and in these a 10.5 works great.. not to narrow, not to wide.. I think sometimes when people say shoes are narrow and wide, they don’t realize that is actually part of the sizing..

5.) Simple – they look simple.. nothing fancy but that’s what make these great!

6.) Comfortable – I wear these all day and they feel like tennis shoes

7.) Sewn on sole – I recently had a pair of sanuks that were glued and not sewn. They didn’t last a month! Sewn on is the way to go!

Overall – Sharp shoes that look awesome with jeans!

Sling TV Refer A Friend Program Includes free Trial! Slingtv Referral

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