Saturday, July 23, 2016

Uniqhia No-Tie Shoelaces

I got these no tie laces for a pair of shoes that I love, but I wanted them to be slip-on so that they were more comfortable and convenient to wear. I e never tried no-tie laces before so I didn't have any expectations when I tried them. I have a narrow foot so I typically have too much lace left over after I put my shoes on.

Uniqhia No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults - Multicolor Fashion Sports Fan Shoelaces - Fits Most Types Shoes - Sneaker Boots, Board Shoes Sport Shoes and Leisure Footwear

There were 8 different lengths and 2 of each. They are simple to attach. You find the length you need and stuff one side through each lace hole. The prongs keep them from slipping out.

Uniqhia No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults - Multicolor Fashion Sports Fan Shoelaces - Fits Most Types Shoes - Sneaker Boots, Board Shoes Sport Shoes and Leisure Footwear

They are made of rubber and stretch. Once I got them out on my shoes can slip on and off my feet easily, but are so loose that my heels come out of them while walking. They also gave my shoes a "cleaner" look now that there isn't a huge bow on top, which I like too.

Uniqhia No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults - Multicolor Fashion Sports Fan Shoelaces - Fits Most Types Shoes - Sneaker Boots, Board Shoes Sport Shoes and Leisure Footwear

If you are one of those people that like to lace up your shoes super tight then you probably won't like these. Like I mentioned, my shoes are loose, but they don't flop around when I walk. These probably wouldn't work as well on tennis shoes that go up to your ankle as they do on little sneakers like I put them on.


Uniqhia No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults - Multicolor Fashion Sports Fan Shoelaces - Fits Most Types Shoes - Sneaker Boots, Board Shoes Sport Shoes and Leisure Footwear

These no-tie laces from Uniqhia are available for purchase for around $9 and you can find them through the following link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EDKD75C?ref_=ag_dp_usw2_LLowI_rtC

Uniqhia No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults - Multicolor Fashion Sports Fan Shoelaces - Fits Most Types Shoes - Sneaker Boots, Board Shoes Sport Shoes and Leisure Footwear
Photo courtesy of Uniqhia


You can purchase them in many different colors also! 

I would buy these again, for sure. I have no criticisms for the product or for the company. I did receive this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I did not receive monetary compensation nor am I associated with the seller in any way. My thoughts are my own after having used the product over an extended period of time.



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Aulker Wireless Waterproof Speaker

This is the second Bluetooth speaker that I have reviewed and I actually expected not to like this one because it is pretty small and I assumed it wouldn't be powerful, but it really surprised me. When I purchased this I was looking for a portable, wireless speaker that I could confidently use when my friends and I go tubing or to the pool. And since getting it, I have looked no further!


Portable Outdoor Wireless Sport Shower Bluetooth Speaker 4.0 NFC 3D Sound Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof, Pair All Bluetooth Devices,10 Hour Play Rechargeable 1500mAh Battery, Mic, AUX - Army Green


Connecting the speaker to my phone was super simple. I held the power button down to put the speaker into Bluetooth mode, paired it on my phone, and I was done. After turning the speaker off and back on, it remembered the pairing so that was a nice touch. You can also use the AUX cord if you aren't going to be around any water. There is also an option to play MP3s off a TF card, which is pretty unique. That is something I'll never use, but you never know who may so it is nice they included it.

Portable Outdoor Wireless Sport Shower Bluetooth Speaker 4.0 NFC 3D Sound Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof, Pair All Bluetooth Devices,10 Hour Play Rechargeable 1500mAh Battery, Mic, AUX - Army Green 
Portable Outdoor Wireless Sport Shower Bluetooth Speaker 4.0 NFC 3D Sound Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof, Pair All Bluetooth Devices,10 Hour Play Rechargeable 1500mAh Battery, Mic, AUX - Army Green

Operation of the buttons are fairly simple, and it explains them pretty well in the instructions. You can answer phone calls, control volume, skip songs, and switch between modes depending on how long you press the buttons. It took me about 30 seconds of playing around with the buttons before I got the hang of it. If you give the power button a short press you can also switch to FM mode. The speaker has a little indication light on the front side (blue for Bluetooth, green for FM, red for charging).

Portable Outdoor Wireless Sport Shower Bluetooth Speaker 4.0 NFC 3D Sound Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof, Pair All Bluetooth Devices,10 Hour Play Rechargeable 1500mAh Battery, Mic, AUX - Army Green

My favorite thing about this speaker is that I can put it in the shower with me and don't have to listen to music from my phone, over the sound of running water anymore. It makes my showers so much more enjoyable having the speaker right there with me.


Portable Outdoor Wireless Sport Shower Bluetooth Speaker 4.0 NFC 3D Sound Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof, Pair All Bluetooth Devices,10 Hour Play Rechargeable 1500mAh Battery, Mic, AUX - Army Green


Sound quality wise, keep in mind that the speaker is small so it doesn't give that awesome deep bass and it can get a little tinny sounding. But hey...you've got a portable speaker you can take to the lake or river with you and with good company, you're really not going to get hung up on that (hopefully). I know that me and my friends are going to have a blast with this speaker this summer!

Portable Outdoor Wireless Sport Shower Bluetooth Speaker 4.0 NFC 3D Sound Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof, Pair All Bluetooth Devices,10 Hour Play Rechargeable 1500mAh Battery, Mic, AUX - Army Green

If you like this speaker and would like to get your own, then just follow this link: http://www.amztk.com/s7-green

And last, but certainly not least, here is a short video giving a brief example of the sound quality and button operation for the Bluetooth mode:






*I was able to try this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. My thoughts are my own and I received no monetary compensation nor am I affiliated with the seller in any way.

Willow and Everett Cold Brew Coffee Maker


I am so delighted/surprised at this coffee maker from Willow and Everett! I've tried to make cold brew coffee before and it has always been very weak, but this device made quite a tasty batch of coffee and I only brewed it for the minimum suggested time (18 hours).

Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter - Makes 4-5 cups of Cold CoffeeCold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter - Makes 4-5 cups of Cold Coffee

The reservoir is all glass, even the handle, so it not only looks amazing, but doesn't alter the taste of your beverage. You can make up to 32 oz of coffee and the directions call for 4 oz of coffee grounds for every 16 oz of liquid, so finding the perfect balance is simple.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter - Makes 4-5 cups of Cold CoffeeCold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter - Makes 4-5 cups of Cold Coffee

It does take quite a bit more coffee than a drip machine, but since I buy beans in bulk and grind them myself I don't mind. To make 32 oz of coffee it took 8 oz (1 cup) of coffee grounds.
Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter - Makes 4-5 cups of Cold CoffeeCold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter - Makes 4-5 cups of Cold Coffee

After waiting the 18 hours brew time, the grounds soaked up about 8 oz of water so it made 24 oz of coffee. It is easy to remove the filter and transfer the plastic ring to the lid and store it in the refrigerator. You can brew for longer for stronger coffee also.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter - Makes 4-5 cups of Cold Coffee

I have no complaints/suggestions for this product and will definitely be buying my sister one for Christmas, as she has already hinted that she wants mine!
If you'd like to check out one of these babies to have for your very own, then follow this link: http://willowandeverett.com/cold-brew-coffee-maker/

Do you guys like cold coffee? What's your favorite flavor? Tell me in the comments below!




*I was able to try this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. My thoughts are my own after throughly testing the item and I received no monetary compensation nor am I affiliated with the seller in any way.