LiveWatch Security Low Cost, DIY Security System! Simplisafe Alternative (Two Months Free Inside)

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Looking for a simple DIY, easy to install system?  LiveWatch is that system!!!

Pros
1.) No Pressure Sales – Their sales department is no pressure and will even tell you to shop around! I shopped around, got a price by simplisafe, and they beat it! How?  Well they gave me a few free months on service which brought my all in cost well below Simplisafe!

2.) Willing to work with you on packages – They know everyone has different needs.  They took their base package ($49 at the time of my purchase) and substituted parts in the package so that it met my needs! I was able to get a package with two remotes, 5 door/window sensors, built in glass break sensor for $49! They gave me a discount and substituted parts from the base system to meet my needs without increasing price

3.) Easy install! – No tools required!

4.) They setup an appointment to verify your install and walk you through using your system.  They do this over the phone but confirm your system is installed correctly AND help you learn how to use your system

5.) Plenty of monthly plans to meet EVERYONES needs!! Just keep in mind, any plan under $34 will require you to pay more for your system

6.) No contracts! Yes, you are required to agree to a 12 month term BUT if you don’t want to finish the term, just return your system and they will cancel without any fees!!  If you want until after your 12 months to cancel, you get to keep the system!  This is very fair because at $49, I received a GREAT deal on the system so they need me to stick around to actually make money on me.

7.) Equipment – NOW with VERY MODERN equipment by Quality of Life (QOL).  This equipment will work with most modern smart home products and not just home security products.  The equipment looks nice in your home, is very high quality, and comes with a great warranty!

8.) Lifetime Warranty (HINT): Just ask for it and ask if you can have it for free.. They will gladly say yes!!

9.) Customer Service is TOP NOTCH.. Not pushy!! They checkup on you via follow-up calls and emails.. They don’t push you to buy more services or higher plans.  They never even ask! They simply want to help

10.) SYSTEM PRICE IS GREAT! As long as you keep the system for a year, you it’s yours to own after that year!!  If you cancel service before 1 year you can pay for the “Discount” they offered or send it back.  The choice is yours.

11.) Alarm.com service – They are an alarm.com service meaning the monitoring and smart functions use the alarm.com app.  Alarm.com has millions upon millions of users so there is no worrying about the monitoring service going under.

12.) Mobile apps for arming your home works GREAT (Requires $34 plan or higher)

Tips

1.) Just talk to them! They will make you a system that works for your needs and do their best to keep it around the $50 price!!  They had to offer me discounts to do that but they had no issues offering those discounts

2.) Mention other services you are considering!  They will do everything in their power to meet or beat the prices of those services!!

Overall: I am very happy with the sales, customer service, and monitoring service in general offered by LiveWatch!  I feel safe, my home feels more secure, and the price is very affordable without any contracts!

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.

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

Ittle Dew 2+ – Nintendo Switch



Another great package from Nicalis! I loved ittle Dew on my mobile phone and ittle Dew 2 feels much more like a full game than the first one! And the first one was pretty sweet and “full”. Nicalis includes goodies like they do all their games, for example book and map. Collecting Nicalis games is a new thing for me! As for gameplay, the game is very cheerful! It’s bright and colorful! Awesome animations and music! If you are a fan of Zelda, this is a game for you! The puzzles are both challenging and fun.. the game gets harder as you progress and that’s a good thing! Overall though, the game is relaxing and a great game for mobile like the switch. I am enjoying this in between Mario and Doom and think others will as well.

Pelican Micro Cases

While I wait on more review products to arrive, I wanted to write a review on a product that I used a lot at the National Scout Jamboree!  That would be PELICAN MICRO CASES!! These things ROCK, are very cheap on Amazon (Don’t buy anywhere else, they cost a lot more), and are available in 7 or so sizes!!

I own over 10 of these cases.. price can’t be beat! Much less expensive than the new OtterBox versions! American made, and I have never had one fail! They have been underwater, in water, in rain, dropped from 15 feet or higher and have always protected my expensive electronics, and other items that need to stay dry! They make a size that fits anything!

Tips
1.) Keep the gaskets clean – Dust, sand, and other fine particles can cause these to leak, just like any waterproof case

2.) When sizing, make sure you read interior demensions! Your device or other items fit on the inside so those are the important measurements!

3.) Amazon’s price beats anyone on these!

I highly recommend these cases! Pelican has been around much longer than all the new companies making waterproof cases.. they know how to do it correctly

Bear Butt Rain Fly Better Alternative Than ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters)



First, to truly review this I must tell a story!! I now own two of these and love them!

Short Review: Performs GREAT, easy to setup, and includes everything you need!! I have used it ONCE so far as an emergency shelter during a hike and it performed better than almost any tarp I own (See short story below)

Short Story: Earlier this month I went on a hike, short hike, but hike!! It was a nice and sunny day.. My GF said, “Hey we forgot rain jackets lets take this umbrella”. I was like “Umbrellas are for pansies hiking, plus it’s sunny”.. The hike was short but ALL UP HILL!! At the top of the mountain (End of the hike before we turned around) my GF was like “LOOK AT THE FOG! IT’s SO BEAUTIFUL”.. I was like “Thats why they call this the Smoky Mountains” (Keep in mind, this was a few days after the Gatlinburg Fires so it could have been real smoke).. It wasn’t!! I put my Scouting background to use and was like “CRAP THIS IS A STORM coming over the mountain and its moving FAST” (Again we were high up so it was the CLOUD not fog!!).. She said “You will be single after this hike I told you to bring the umbrella”.. Pancaking to save my relationship, I remember I told my GF to carry the “Bear Butt” bag! We always carry it hiking because hammocks are the BEST way to relax and the bear butt hammock is big enough for the two of us!! I use the bear butt branded backpack with the hammock and straps and just leave it in my trunk! I always have it.. BUT I remembered just tossed this fly in the bag to keep it all together!! Quickly putting it up, it saved us and about 6 strangers from a downpour!! It saved my relationship and performed very well!! All of us remained dry while other hikers looked like they had been swimming..

Pros
1.) Includes EVERYTHING you need – This is a MAJOR PLUS!! If it didn’t include the rope and stakes, it wouldn’t have saved me from the downpour! Plus I hate buying budget gear only to find out I have to spend $20+ on the other items I need to use it! NOT WITH THIS, it includes everything!

2.) Large enough to cover a hammock plus gear and even a chair!! But if you set it up as a tarp it can protect 5 – 6 people comfortably! And more crammed like sardines!

3.) VERY Waterproof! This is another must for a rain fly!

4.) DURABLE – Reinforced tie spots! NOT EVEN ENO HAS THESE!!! Quality is excellent!!

5.) Tons of colors available – Match your hammocks, biners and even straps!!

6.) Packs Small!! – Smaller than a BEAR BUTT HAMMOCK

7.) Setup in under 1 minute!!

8.) Wonderful PRICE

9.) Taped Seams

Cons
1.) Dirty looks from other hikers when they found out the couldn’t fit under it because I already had around 6 strangers!!

Overall: Great brand and great quality gear!! Wonderful price! I highly recommend this tarp PLUS any bear butt product!!


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