ESUN Christmas Projector Lights with Remote Control, Halloween Projector Lights Outdoor or Bedroom, Projector Lights 16 Pattern Gobos Garden Lamp Lighting, Waterproof Snowflakes Spotlight for Festival

Short Review (Summary):  With the Holidays around the corner, its time to start planning for decorations!!  A new trend in outdoor decorations are these projector lights.  I was asked to try this light and must say, its pretty good!

Pros:

1.) 16 Patterns – That’s more patterns than the on sold at Wal*Mart in my town!!

2.) Durable –  Seems to be built VERY WELL!! I see no issues using this outdoors in the elements.. Rain, Snow, Cold, Sun, Wild Animals, nothing should be a problem for this projector!!

3.) Remote Control – Remotes make everything better!

4.) Easy to install and use!

5.) Quality Materials – Metal Housing (The one at my local Wal*Mart is plastic), Real Glass Lens (Again projectors offered locally have plastic lens), so all around this is built very well with Premium and Quality Materials!

6.) Multiple Holidays – This can be used for Christmas, Halloween, Forth of July, and many other Holidays!! Don’t just purchase one for Christmas! Purchase one that can be use for multiple Holidays!!

Overall:  I found this to be a great Holiday item and one that I do recommend to anyone! Purchase it from the link above and enjoy your Holidays!

Maxcio Mini Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere – Smart Timer Wireless Outlet – Works with Alexa and Google Home



Short Review (Summary): Great WiFi Outlet that works with the “Smart Life” app meaning it is VERY SIMPLE to use with other smart outlets and very simple to use with Amazon Alexa or Google Home!! I always look for these “Generic” outlets that are compatible with “Smart Life”. Why? Because I don’t want to have 50 different outlets using different apps!! That’s hard to manage..

Use: Purchased this to use with Christmas Tree this season (Video review will be up when I finish getting my Christmas Tree setup something later this week I know, it’s early but we always do it BEFORE Thanksgiving). I have already tested the outlet with Alexa (Amazon Echo) and it works GREAT!!

Pros
1.) No Hub Required – This is also my only Con because it also means it doesn’t work with Wink which is what I use to control the rest of my smarthome in conjunction with my Echo (Alexa) devices

2.) Easy Setup – Hold the button then follow prompts in “Smart Life”. It really is that simple!

3.) Works with “Smart Life” – I am not sure if Maxcio has their own app or not, I just saw that this worked with the Smart Life app which is great!! That’s my app of choice because so many of these outlets work GREAT with smart life

4.) Can be Scheduled – If you use the Smart Life app, you can create schedules for this.. I will be having it turn off my Christmas Tree late at night and then turning it back on by itself..

5.) Can be controlled with your voice (Alexa or google home) – For Alexa, simply download the smartlife skill.. That’s it!! I can now say “Alexa turn on the Christmas Tree” and it will!! Even if the outlet is scheduled to be off.. Simple!!!

6.) Outlet can be named – At least if you use Smart Life. I know I keep saying if you use that app, but that’s because these do work with other apps, but Smartlife is one of the best apps out there for these outlets.. I am not sure how other apps function

7.) Very GOOD QUALITY

Cons
1.) Not compatable with Wink Hubs meaning while these work GREAT with Lamps and stuff, I normally use them with other products that way Wink compatable plugs can be used to control my home lighting.. (Wink is a hub that controls smart things such as light bulbs.. I use mine to control my lighting mainly and can control it from my Echo)

Overall: This is an EXCELLENT OUTLET, one that I highly recommend!! I am happy with mine and it is offered at a very good price

Kindle Fire 2 Pack Christmas Special $99.98

GREAT VALUE (Christmas Deal): Ordering several packs of these!! Keep in mind, this is for the 16GB version of these tablets not the 8GB version that is being offered for $39.99/each right now.. 16GB will give you a lot more on board memory (Not all apps can be moved to a Micro SD Card).. These tablets are great! I have owned the 8GB for a while now (Review below)

Short Review: Basically, if you are looking for a GREAT BUDGET TABLET grab these and don’t look elsewhere! Other budget tablets on Amazon don’t even come close to the budget fire tablet PLUS this tablet is backed by Amazon Customer Service.. Yeah, they only have a 90 day warranty BUT I was able to get a replacement for one that failed after 6 months WELL PAST the 90 day warranty, no questions asked! I now own about 7 of these (Given mostly as gifts) and all 6 of the orginals and the one replacement are still GOING STRONG! with hundreds of hours of use!

I have owned every Kindle Fire that has been released, or at least a version of everyone.. My favorite has always been the HDX but I wanted to try this! Please know, this isn’t no HDX.. It isn’t even a Fire HD 6.. BUT for under $50 this is an amazing tablet! Much better than most Chinese tablets being sold here on Amazon (Please know, a lot of those are great tablets, just not this good)

Pros
1.) Screen – Screen is great, much higher quality than most tablets in this range.. I can tell it is much lower resolution than other Kindle Fires I have owned BUT the screen is BRIGHT and VIBRANT!! The screen is CLEAR!! And touch support WORKS GREAT!!

2.) Sound – Sound with the built in speaker is lacking but pair this with bluetooth speakers OR headphones and you are good to go!! The built in speaker is GREAT for a mono speaker but for movies you probably want more

3.) Performance – This plays most games very well.. Where it shines though, and what I believe Amazon designed it for, is streaming!! If you use Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and services like that you will LOVE this tablet.. It streams videos and music very well!! Videos look fairly good on it and music, with headphones, sounds wonderful!! (Movies can even be downloaded from Amazon to the Micro SD Card)

4.) GREAT for Amazon Services – I personally use most of my Prime services such as Prime Music, Instant Video, Newstand and more… Like past fires, thse work GREAT with those services.. Everything is integrated into the OS..

5.) NEW OS – OK so FIRE OS has always been hit and miss with people.. I love it but I know lots who hate it!! They have made the OS much more similar to a regular Android tablet.. I feel this will help win over a few of the people who hated fire OS

6.) TAKES MICRO SD CARD!!! – MOVIES from Amazon Instant Video CAN BE DOWNLOADED to the SD card!! GREAT!! I fill this with movies before EVERY TRIP!

Ok so is this tablet worth the money?? YES!! If you like movies and want to download tons of them!! Just keep in mind this tablet is a BIG step down from the HDX (HDX runs out of memory quickly though) BUT AS a budget tablet this tablet is WELL WORTH the money!! This is the best tablet $50 can buy!!! THEY MAKE GREAT GIFTS!!

I would recommend this tablet to anyone who doesn’t own a tablet, anyone who wants a second tablet, or anyone wanting tablets for kids or gifts!!

Tips
1.) Want more apps than the Amazon App Store offers: Google APKPURE from the silk browser and install it!! It will give you access to almost 99% of the apps in google play! Just enable the setting that allows you to download apps from unknown locations and you are good to go!

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