NTONPOWER Portable Inverter Generator Battery Backup Power Source Station with Rechargeable 170.1Wh/47250mAh Lithium ion Power Bank with 4 Usb Charger,4 DC Port and 1 AC inverter for Outdoor Camping



Short Review: I own several of these inverter generators from various different brands.. I charge them via solar (see tips below about saving the laptop tips for solar charging), and then I use them while camping and other activities outdoors. 170watt hours is a lot of power, especially if used only to charge phones and stuff! This should charge a powerful smartphone around 50 times and probably more!

Use: I needed something in between the size of my yeti 400 lithium and my goal zero Sherpa 100.. this fits the bill perfectly!

Tested with
1.) USB String Lights – Great camping accessory! I used Goal Zero lights. Worked great
2.) Microsoft Surface – Worked great and more than doubled the battery on my Surface
3.) Huawei Mate 9 – Charged 10 times and still had a ton of juice
4.) iPhone 6 – charged 10 time after charging the mate 9.. Still had tons of juice..
5.) 6 can mini fridge – Works Great
6.) Charged the NTONPOWER with my 100watt goal zero solar panel

Notes: This does not provide enough power for a coffee pot or anything like that

Pros
1.) Metal Body, built very well
2.) Easy to read LCD display
3.) Rubber waterproof protector for plugs
4.) Built in light
5.) Can charge multiple items at once

Tips
1.) Be sure to unscrew the outlet and connect it to the battery bank. It ships unplugged!
2.) You can use the laptop adapters to plug a goal Zero panel into this battery bank using the regular input instead of the solar input
3.) This battery pack cannot be carried on a plane.. you need one under 100 watt hours for that

Overall: after one trip and several test I am impressed with this battery pack. So far it’s working well! I have several other trips planned so I’ll continue to update if I have any issues

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!

KOBY Bag Mini 100% silicone, leak resistant toiletry bag, pencil case, essentials bag, dopp kit wash bag for personal items (Charcoal)

Video Review Here

Short Review (Summary): Great bag! When I read that it could be used for a pencil bag, u was afraid it might be too small for what I wanted it for.. I wanted this to be a small tooletries bag that I could carry with be everyday! Something to hold a small travel toothbrush, travel toothpaste, soap, small shampoo, small bottle of cologne, a few dude wipes, and that’s all… I didn’t want a huge bag for this! Guess what? THIS is PERFECT!! The size is amazing and slightly bigger than most pencil pouches! While it would still work great for a pencil pouch, it has all the room I need for my items!

Pros
1.) Quality – Amazing Quality Silicone! Great zipper!

2.) Waterproof – Perfect in case a bottle of cologne opens or breaks.. Great if shampoo leaks out.. no worries about it getting all in my backpack

3.) Wonderful size! Great for an everyday bag or emergency travel bag.. yeah, you probably wouldn’t live a week off this bag but a night or two perfect! Have a smelly lunch? Great for toothbrush & toothpaste

4.) Smooth Zipper

Overall – This fits my needs perfectly and I am happy with my purchase. I highly recommend it to all!

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

SUVOM 23.6 Inch LED Widescreen Monitor Full HD (1920×1080 DVI VGA) (Silver Stand)

Video Review Here

Short Review (Summary): Excellent Monitor, 0 dead pixels, and very easy setup!! Looks great! NICE LARGE SCREEN! And works wonderfully well! I will be using this more over the next few days/weeks and will update this review while I do! Pictures should be coming soon!

My Use: I will be using this is my Microsoft Surface Tablet.. It works well and all I had to do is buy a cable that would fit my surface. I am NOT USING this with the surface dock, just a DVI cable

Pros:
1.) Full HD – 1080P is full HD.. Yeah, their are higher res screens on the market, but be prepaired to pay more for those! 1080 is plenty if you are on a budget but want a crystal clear picture!

2.) Bright and Vibrant!

3.) Easy Setup – Like most new monitors or TVs, really all you have to do is screw on the base. Very simple! Everything else is done automatically (Like adjusting the picture) but if you are like me, you can always fine tune the picture. I do that because I love bright.

4.) Uses DVI or VGA – I do wish it has HDMI but it doesn’t.. That is my only con (See Cons)

5.) Quality is GREAT.. Don’t expect Apple quality but this is much better than the last AOC Monitor or other basic Big Box store monitors.. I have NEVER had one of those without a dead pixel (I might just have bad luck) but this Suvom DOES NOT have any dead pixels.. Build quality also seems nice, doesn’t feel cheap! As long as it last for a 4 or 5 years, I will be VERY HAPPY!!

6.) MAC AND WINDOWS – Works with both mac and Windows! No issues

7.) Works with Raspberry Pie – This also works with my raspberry pie!!! Great monitor for that if you are into those!

Cons
1.) No HDMI Ports

2.) No speakers but not a huge issue

Overall: This is better than most budget monitors on the market!! I am very happy with mine and it works very well for my needs.. I will be using it and keeping an eye on quality, but for the price i HIGHLY recommend this

Lightwish 45M (150 Feet/50 Yard) Underwater Diving Waterproof Housing Protective Case Accessory Kit With Bracket For GoPro Hero4 session (Black)

Another review from my short review series of inexpensive items!

Good little dive housing.. yes, the GoPro Session is already waterproof BUT when using it for long periods of time in the water, or when diving, I still want to use a waterproof housing.. if you are diving, the housing is a must! The session, just can’t go deep enough without it.. This case is high quality, and I have never had an issue with it leaking! I do test it before every use (everyone should). I highly recommend this

Tips
1.) Test before every use! I have had even GoPro branded cases fail in the past! Normally they fail from being dirty, not being used in a while, etc.. Basically, if you test the case by putting a napkin inside it before every use, you will save your camera when and if the case does fail! Just or napkin in and submerg in water and see if it leaks!

13 Inch Leather Vintage Rustic Crossbody Messenger Courier Satchel Bag Gift Men Women ~ Business Work Briefcase Carry Laptop Computer Book Handmade Rugged & Distressed ~ Everyday Office College School

Short Review: After buying a few other Rustic Town leather pieces, I decided to splurge and buy their Vintage Leather laptop carrier!! In order to enjoy any of their gear, you must enjoy NATURAL and REAL Leather.. Their items have that strong leather smell to them that I love.. Their items have that “Not so perfect” leather finish to them that I love!! Their items have that rustic and vintage look that I love!! Quality of this laptop carrier is amazing! It offers a thick, real leather outside and a very soft microfiber style inside to protect your gear.. The has a divider inside if you are carrying multiple items!! Its a great piece, one that I HIGHLY recommend!

Pros
1.) Wonderful Quality
2.) Real RUSTIC leather
3.) Provides GREAT protection for your laptop and other gear
4.) Wonderful Value
5.) Matches the rest of the Rustic Town leather line! Goes GREAT with my leather notebook from them and my leather pencil pouch from them
6.) People compliment me everyday from having the matching line of stuff!! I originally purchased the Rustic Town pencil pouch, just to carry a few USB cables because I needing something durable. But now I have an entire matching set because it was so AWESOME!!
7.) Extremely soft inside

Overall: This is a GREAT line of products and is a great bag! Any person who enjoys leather will love anything that Rustic Town makes! I highly recommend this to anyone

YI 4K+ Action Camera 4K/60fps with Waterproof Case Black Black

Short Review: Excellent UPGRADE to an already GREAT CAMERA!!! If you aren’t on a budget this camera offers enough improvements that make it worth the extra cost EVEN if you don’t need 4K/60FPS.. These improvements include EIS, Voice Command, Raw Support, and more! If you are on a budget and don’t need those features, the regular 4K cam from YI is a GREAT VALUE.. Remember, this fits the regular 4K case so if you have a waterproof case already, you can order this camera elsewhere (Check Yi Technologies Website) without the waterproof case and save a little cash!

This review will be updated as I play with the camera more

Pros
1.) Image quality is GREAT just like the first Yi 4K camera.. it really gives GoPro a run for it’s money at a MUCH lower price

2.) Works with the already released 4K Gimbal for the Yi 4K Action Camera

3.) Works with previous Yi 4K Action Camera batteries! THANK YOU FOR THIS YI!!! I hate having to buy a new stockpile of batteries when a new camera comes out

4.) Sound quality is excellent without the case on and is decent WITH the case on

5.) Battery Life still AMAZES me!! The Yi 4K action camera revolutionized the Action Camera battery.. Gone are the days that a battery only last about an hour in an Action Camera.. On 4K 30FPS or lower you can expect to receive 2 hours or more battery life!! 4K 60FPS still offers WELL OVER an hour of battery life

6.) EIS works GREAT on 4K 30FPS or lower.. I however have the gimbal so I really have no need for EIS but it is a nice feature to add-on and have

7.) Gorilla Glass Screen is NICE AND DURABLE!!

8.) USB-C – PERSONALLY I am very happy about this.. So many devices I own are now going to USB-C and the more devices that convert over to it, the fewer chargers I will have to take places.. Plus USB C is MUCH faster

9.) Same EASY TO USE UI as the first 4K Action Camera from YI

Overall: So far the improvements are WELL WORTH THE PRICE for me even if I don’t need to use 4K 60FPS

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BMOUO [2-Pack] Tempered Glass Screen Protector For Nintendo Switch , [Works While Docking] 2.5D/0.3mm/9H/Bubble Free,Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017

Short Review: Excellent FIT, High Quality, and so far no “heat” issues or “Fit” issues using this glass

Pros
1.) Easy to install without bubbles
2.) Wonderful Fit – All speakers and sensors are uncovered making this fit perfectly
3.) Provides wonderful protection for your screen
4.) Still fits perfectly in your dock
5.) Doesn’t peel or bubble due to heat

Overall: I highly recommend this! This is a great protector, one that fits very well and is very easy to install

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