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YYVIGO Dog Training by Sounds Set

TRAINING THE PUPPY

~ What ~
This kit contains 2 clickers, 2 whistles, and 2 twisted ropes to train a dog. The clickers come with corded rubber wrist straps and lobster-claw clasps, and the whistles can be adjusted in volume while the ropes are 8 inches long. Instructions are included for the clickers.

~ Why ~
We have a one-year-old beagle who does not listen and is stubborn, so we need to ramp it up a little with these clickers and whistles. I like that I can be able to get our dog’s attention by using a clicker or whistle that he will slowly be trained to listen for. Since he loves chewing, the ropes with knots on both ends are fun to play tug-of-war with him.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like training their dogs with the 2 different sounds and prefer using the treat method. Others may think the whistles do not work, but if taken out of their plastic jackets and the metal shaft is turned, the sounds can be altered. When trying the whistles, we noticed our dog came running out of curiosity, but we are unsure he will continue this pattern over time due to his stubbornness.

~ Wish ~
I wish the ropes were at least a foot long; as is they are hard to hold onto with a medium sized dog.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a pet training kit that comes with 2 clickers, 2 whistles, and 2 rope toys, this may help, but be sure to adjust the whistles so they can be used.

Thanks to YYVIGO for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

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This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Training-Clicker-Strap-Whistle-Barking/product-reviews/B074DXDPQC/

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Niceface Waterproof Automatic Eyebrow Pencil

MIX & MATCH EYEBROW PENCIL SET

~ What ~
Arriving in a black gift box, this multi-nib eyebrow pencil comes with 3 shades of colored angled pencil tips that are interchangeable with a built-in brush on the opposite end. With 3 color set choices, the one ordered came in Dark Brown, Coffee, and Light Brown. The first 5 ingredients of the tips are mineral oil, distearyl malate, ceresin, beeswax, and lanolin. Instructions are included on its packaging.

~ Why ~
Although I have gray hair, my eyebrows are light brown with gray so need to be often highlighted. I like how this interchangeable pencil has a crisp, angled tip of its color that can be shortened or lengthened by twisting the shaft. A bonus is a brush on the tool’s opposite end for combing the brow. The box is nice and elegant, perfect for gifting.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not color or shape their eyebrows will find no need for this product. Some may wish there were lighter colors offered.

~ Wish ~
I wish an even lighter brown were available that would match my gray hair.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an eyebrow pencil that does not need sharpening and is waterproof, this is an excellent choice.

Thanks to LCJJQ for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074Z8C6FQ

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Sim Gold Silver Leaf Sheets

SILVER-LOOKING GILDING SHEETS

~ What ~
Made of aluminum, this pack of 25 leaf sheets looks like a thin silver lining that can cover art projects to furniture, frames, or other items. Offering a professional look, each sheet measures 5 ½ inches square. Instructions are not included.

~ Why ~
Since I have a degree in art and enjoy working with all kinds of mediums, I am in the process of making door signs for both our granddaughters so this pack of 25 gilding leaf sheets work perfectly covered over cardstock in the cut-out letters of their names. Being thin, the papers cover wherever needed and looks like real silver coating although they are made of aluminum. I like that there are plenty of sheets in the packet.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like working with these thin sheets as they tear easily so need to be handled carefully. A few may prefer using inexpensive aluminum foil for their projects, but the results will not look as professional as leaf sheets. Since this was my first attempt with gilding, I used a paintbrush with white glue on the card first and applied the sheet on top of it; however, I quickly learned it is easier to lay the glued card face down on the sheet instead.

~ Wish ~
I wish there were more color options for the leaf sheets such as gold, pink gold, and brass. Including directions or suggested uses would be helpful. The photo shows the letters covered, and the white areas are glue that has not dried yet.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a pack of imitation silver craft sheets, this is a great choice.

Thanks to Sim Gold Leaf for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

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This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07549VCCV/

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Archeer Monocular

EASY HAND-HELD MONOCULAR

~ What ~
Made of black rubber with a glass lens, this compact monocular scope can magnify up to 40% with its 60mm lens and comes with a hand strap, carrying bag, and cleaning cloth in a gift box with instructions. It does not have night vision but is waterproof.

~ Why ~
One of our sons camps, hikes, goes to plays, and enjoys the outdoors so needs a quality monocular. I like how this measures approximately 6 inches long and 2.5 inches in diameter so it can be stored in a backpack or put in a pocket. It is comfortable to hold with the rotating scope nearby for first-finger use. Including the strap and case are more pluses.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like how compact this scope is, but it does have a large adjustable eyepiece. Others may prefer a product with night vision.

~ Wish ~
With the wide lens cap attached, the scope’s eye cap is completely detachable and may get easily lost. By using the hand strap on the cap and looping it to the scope avoids this potential problem.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive and compact magnifying scope, this would be a viable choice if you do not need something with more magnification.

Thanks to Archeer for this discounted product I am under no obligation to review.

This item can be found at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071S5HRYM

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Mugenter Power Bank

DUAL POWER BANK CHARGER

~ What ~
This small white portable battery back-up power bank is used to charge several types of electronics such as smartphones that include iPhones and Androids, MP4s, PSPs, and cameras without access to electricity. With a 10000mAh capacity, the 3.2 by 0.9 by 4.1-inch gadget has a 5V/2A input and 5V/1A or 5V/2.1A output with USB ports. Also included is a white USB to micro USB cable. There is a LED light showing when the product is fully powered. Instructions are included in the box.

~ Why ~
My husband and I have both Android smartphones and an Apple iPad and have to keep all the cables separated when plugging them in since they are different. I like that this one device can handle both types of Androids and iPhones at the same time without it being plugged into an electrical source. Another nice feature is how slim the unit is so can be carried easily when traveling.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not travel, need to recharge their cell phones regularly, or need a power bank when electricity is not readily available will not consider a product like this. Some may not like how heavy it is at around 9 ounces if they are concerned with weight in their backpack or hiking gear.

~ Wish ~
With this product being compact and easy to carry in a purse, backpack, or briefcase, I wish it included a small drawstring carry bag.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive power bank that can charge both Android and Apple electronics without depending on an electrical source, this would be a keeper.

Thanks to Mugenter for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XXJKM3P/

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LiteSam Mini High Bright LED Flashlight

 

COMPACT, STRONG TACTICAL FLASHLIGHT

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~ What ~
Made of aluminum with a hard-anodized black finish, this flashlight has an output of 700 lumens. It has five lighting options of High, Middle, Low, Strobe, and SOS. Using a rechargeable 14500 battery, it also includes a pocket clip, nylon holster with Velcro flap, lanyard, and spare O-ring with snap cap. Instructions are included.

~ Why ~
This is a multi-functional tactical flashlight as it not only shines a narrow or wide beam, but it also has a tail cap switch and is waterproof. I like its brightness and the ability to shine five different ways. Having an anti-slip handle, it feels comfortable in my hand when using. The best feature is how small it is at 3.94 inches long and 0.73 inches in diameter. A plus is the removable pocket clip can secure the light to a pocket, backpack, visor, and more.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like how small this tactical light is, but it does have a powerful light and does not take up a lot of room. Others may prefer a flashlight that is solar, not battery powered.

~ Wish ~
I wish this came in several neon colors so it could be easily spotted when searching for it.

~ Want ~
This is a high-quality tactical flashlight that is compact and comes with many options; it is a must-have in my opinion.

Thanks to Litesam for this free product I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KBKNKP/

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AOPETIO AirPod Case

PLIABLE CASE FOR APPLE AIRPODS

~ What ~
This package contains an all-black silicone case for AirPods with a harbinger and around-the-neck rubber wireless headphone straps that are magnetic. In 6 color choices of black, gray, brown, green, red, and blue, they fit Apple’s AirPods. Instructions are not included.

~ Why ~
Our daughter-in-law is into running and always carries her iPhone with her. Unsure if she has a pair of wireless AirPods, I thought adding this accessory to her Christmas stocking will be helpful when she exercises. I like the flexible, pliable case that cannot get scratched and its easy opening. Another nice feature is the decently-sized clasp that can be hooked onto a belt loop or backpack. The magnetic straps will keep the small wireless AirPods from being lost.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like wireless earbuds, so this add-on accessory would not be needed. Others may find the strap too short at only 16 inches long.

~ Wish ~
I am unsure how this case closes securely as I cannot test it with the I wish instructions or paperwork were included that stated if the items could be washed if they got dirty or sweaty.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a storage case with a strap and harbinger for your Apple AirBuds, this is a viable option.

Thanks to AOPETIO for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074579K7P/

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GSCW Wine Aerator & Stopper Set

COMPACT WINE POURER/STOPPER SET

~ What ~
Made of food-grade hard plastic, steel, and rubber, this set includes a wine aerator and bottle stopper in a gift box. The see-through aerator is compact, measuring approximately 6 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter, and the 3.5 by 0.75-inch stopper is silver-colored steel with a ball on top and rubber rings that fit tightly in most sizes of wine bottles. The velvet-lined box with a magnetic closure measures 7.1 by 4.7 by 2 inches. Instructions are not included.

~ Why ~
This makes a nice gift for the wine connoisseur who likes an attractive looking aerator and stopper since both are small and compact. Including it in the gift box is a bonus. In testing, the aerator allows the wine to pass slowly through its cylinder, adding oxygen to improve flavor. The stopper with 6 rubber rings holds tightly in the bottle until it is removed.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like aerating their wine or taking the time to allow the wine to breathe. Others may not like or trust stoppers. Having spilled a bottle of wine with a poorly-constructed stopper when the bottle was on its side in the refrigerator, I do not have faith in any stopper. However, this one is attractive and fits nicely if the bottle remains upright.

~ Wish ~
I wish instructions were included for those who do not know the value of aerating their wine.

~ Want ~
This is a classy gift set for anyone who enjoys wine as it will be appreciated.

Thanks to GSCW for a discounted sample that I am under no obligation to review.

 

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HH85O26

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Dr. Mats Grill Mats

PLENTY OF SPACE TO GRILL

~ What ~
Made of PTFE Teflon, this grilling mat set includes 3 black grill mats. All measure 15.74 by 13 inches and can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees. The grill mats are 100% non-stick and reusable when barbecuing, keeping away the charcoal taste on food. Being 100% free of BPA, PFOA, and other harmful chemicals, they are dishwasher safe. Instructions are included on the packaging.

~ Why ~
The best feature of the product is that it can be used on top of an uncleaned grill (like when camping and want to fry an egg or make pancakes). Without needing cooking spray or oil, the food cooks as quickly as without the mat. I like that all are floppy so can easily be used, cleaned, and stored. Having the mat, food does not fall through to the briquettes while grilling.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not barbecue will think they do not need this product, but it works great in the oven to collect spills. Others may think it is too large for a small grill, but it can be cut to size with scissors.

~ Wish ~
I wish they were a little thicker as they are pretty floppy.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a way to keep your grill and food clean, this is an inexpensive way to grill on multiple surfaces.

Rate: 4.5 of 5 stars

Thanks to Dr. Mats for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0727VQN6F/

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Elite Yards Solar Sonic Pest Repeller

VIBRATE THE MOLES AWAY

~ What ~
Made of ABS plastic with metal shafts and USB wiring, this pack of 2 mole repellers can work using the sun’s rays. Measuring approximately 12 inches long and 1 inch in diameter, each can be set up quickly to ward off moles, snakes, gophers, mice, and other rodents. Instructions are included, and little assembly is required.

~ Why ~
What I like most about this set is it is solar powered, so I can set it up and forget about it. The concept is good in that vibrations will deter rodents from over 950 square yards. With that said, we have a mouse that hides in a downdraft under our house, and we cannot access its entrance. We also have a mole that appears every year and burrows lines along the sidewalk grass. I am hoping these devices will keep them away for good. By charging them with their USB cable and plugging them into the solar light section, all that needs to be done is put them in the ground.

~ Why Not ~
Those who live in the Pacific Northwest or where there is limited sun may not think they will work year round, but there is a USB plug that charges the waterproof vibration system. In asking my exterminator about these types of vibration units, I was told the rodent gets used to the sounds they make after 3 weeks and ignores them so that they no longer are helpful. It is unstated how long the USB charge holds.

~ Wish ~
I wish the USB cord were easier to unplug from the light section as I had to pull so hard to disconnect it that the inside parts became unglued (I do not think this impacts the vibrations).

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a set of 2 rodent repellers, this is a good option being solar as no wires are needed for set up. Keep in mind the vermin may get used to the sounds and ignore them after several weeks. I will report in a couple of months on their progress.

Thanks to Elite Yard for this discounted product I am not obligated to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XZGPJGD/

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