365 Facts That Will Scare the S#*t Out of You 2018 Daily Calendar

Everyone needs a good laugh at times! Especially at work!  Finding a good desk calendar like this is kind of rare.  This calendar is work friendly (For the most part) and gives me something to laugh about daily!

Awesome and very funny!

Note: This calendar starts Jan 2018! I know it’s a 2018 calendar but some of these have the month of December 2017.. Just wanted to give that heads up for those who wanted to use instantly! At the time of this review though, we have less than 2 weeks left in 2017 so that shouldn’t be an issue

Pros
1.) Calendar Stands by itself!
2.) Funny!
3.) Office Friendly
4.) Good price

I love this! Food calendar

NEW ECHO!

Tomorrow is an exciting day and I receive my NEW AMAZON ECHO, the new version!!  I will be sure to write a review comparing it and the older versions!!! Today I moved my older, original Echo, to my bathroom.  It is replacing the ECHO Dot I had in there due to it having a much better speaker.. The new Echo will be going to my living room!  Stay tuned for the review!

2017 Kia Niro LX

Youtube Reviews/Videos on my Niro Here

My REAL LIFE FUEL Economy
Base Infotainment System Review

I normally don’t do car reviews (Because I don’t buy a new car often) but did recently get this and wanted to let folks know what I LIKE about my new car!

Short Review (Summary): Great CAR! Excellent GAS Mileage, full of features and you get a lot of car for the price!! I would recommend anyone looking for a hybrid to give this a shot! A lot of features and car without the Hybrid “Premium” price tag.. Size wise, this is between the Soul and Sportage.. It also falls between those two price wise so again a Hybrid without the premium tag

Version: LX
Color: Black
Mileage : Purchased with 4 miles now I have 1201 on it (only on the third tank of gas and it is at “F” at the time of this review)
Average MPG: After 2 tanks, on my third I average 51.2 MPG

Vehicles are very personal.. What I like, you might hate.. What you like, I might hate.. What meets my needs might not meet yours.. With that being said, this review is based on what I LIKE about this car and how it is performing for my needs

Pros
1.) Hybrid – Gas/Hybrid Engine..
2.) Dual Clutch Transmission – No CTV like a lot of hybrids have.. The dual clutch is awesome and in “Sport” mode this has a lot of power for a hybrid
3.) Gas Mileage – I normally average 50MPG by the time I empty a tank.. It starts out looking like you are going to have pretty bad gas mileage, but wait until you empty the tank!! You will then probably have the average up to about 50MPG in the LX version
4.) 500 – 550 miles per tank of gas! Great for road trips!
5.) AndroidAuto and Apple Carplay – Mine doesn’t have GPS built in but no need with AndroidAuto which is standard in these. I can use google maps or waze
6.) SiriusXM
7.) Stock stereo is pretty good.. If you get the technology package you get a GREAT Stereo
8.) Sports Mode – Sports mode is very sporty for a hybrid!!
9.) Great interior – Doesn’t look or feel cheap! Yeah, its not the fanciest interior but its not some cheapo feeling $10,000 car interior
10.) Great Size – I test drove this, a Soul, and a sportage.. The Niro is sized right in between both of those..
11.) Great PRICE – Not only is it sized in between the sportage and the soul, it is also priced between them!! You don’t really pay a premium for the Hybrid Motor.
12.) This little car will travel for about 10+ miles on EV only if you are level and doing between 40 – 60! That’s great for a hybrid
13.) Push button start
14.) Plenty of room for travel and friends!
15.) Very Smooth Ride

Cons
1.) When using battery power the “Range until Empty” doesn’t seem to go up so as far as I can tell the “Range until Empty” is just an estimate based on what the gas motor is using. I am sure something is taking into consideration the electric motor when it shows the range but it doesn’t update.. For example, around 40MPH going down hill it will use the battery motor for several miles and the entire time it will say 432 miles until empty even though that hasn’t changed in about 5 miles and has been on EV mode for about 5 miles..

2.) Does not include spare tire.. I purchased one online for about $160 though. The wheel well for the tire is there but the car only comes with a can of goo and a pump

Overall I love this car and so far I haven’t found anything I can’t stand about it! Yeah, there are a few things Kia can probably change but by no means does that make this a bad car! Its excellent and I would highly recommend anyone looking for a Hybrid to give this a testdrive

New AMAZON ECHO SHOW – Black

Review will be updated as I play with the device more..

Updates:
1.) 6/30/17 – Added photos of the device and setup process & Updated the PRO about setup a little

So far I am very impressed with the Echo Show! As with all the Alexa devices, setup is extremely easy! The screen is very nice and sharp and the speakers are much improved, over the original Echo!

Pros
1.) Build Quality is OUTSTANDING!
2.) Sound Quality is simply amazing! Better than the original Echo even!
3.) Easy setup! Setup is even easier than previous Alexa devices due to the screen! – No phone or computer browser required!!
4.) Nice sharp VIVID screen! Bright and Excellent colors
5.) Video Flash Briefing is very cool and has several different sources that you can choose from
6.) Shows music Lyrics
7.) Works very well with my Wink system and smarthome devices! Alexa has always worked well with them and still does
8.) Can hear me very well and responds to my commands
9.) Video calls work well and if you have two of these in the same house it can work as sort of an intercom system if setup correctly. That’s super nice! It would be nice if video calls take off like Skype or FaceTime, but that will probably never happen and if it does, it will take a while.

Cons
1.) Not compatible with many home cameras yet.. Hopefully YI and a few other popular cameras will become compatible with Echo Show

2.) I was hoping to use this as an alarm clock but the screen is very bright.. they need to make a sleep or alarm mode.. Saying “Do Not Disturb” helps a little, but a full alarm clock mode with very dim screen would make this almost perfect

3.) Not a lot of skills that use the screen yet.. for example, a newer Alexa skill is Sirius XM.. All my other SiriusXM devices at least show artist name and song, some show album art even.. The echo show just shows “SiriusXM” and nothing else.. I know developers will soon use the screen better but just know for now, the screens functions are limited

Overall I am very happy with my show and will be using it more over the weekend!

Controller Grip, Megadream Pack of 2 Wear-resistant Joy-con Handle for Nintendo Switch Controller Joy-Con controllers

Short Review: A MUST HAVE accessory for games that allow use of a single JOY CON.. This controller grip makes it VERY EASY to hold the Joy Con in hand and makes it MUCH more comfortable.. The “Large” trigger buttons work EXTREAMLY well and ALWAYS press the Joy Cons button without any issue, meaning it lines up perfectly..

Pros
1.) Wonderful Quality
2.) EXCELLENT PRICE
3.) Both Joy Cons work VERY WELL in this
4.) Makes it VERY EASY to hold the Joy Con
5.) Makes the Joy Con feel more like a real controller
6.) Excellent FIT and easy to install Joy Con

Overall: I highly recommend these Controller Grips