Armada by Ernest Cline Review

Before I get into the review, I did not know what this book was about.  I knew that it would be something with gaming, but did not expect everything that happened. I may or may not spoil the book in my review before I get to information about the book.

Overall the book is just like Ready Player One, similar story.  Wil Wheaton does the Narration of the audio book.  He does a good job as he did on Ready Player One.

Since I did not read what the book was about, I was a little lost at the beginning on what was happening.  But it soon took shape and I was right into the book.  The book was good overall, mixed in a little bit of romance, a little bit of drama, and a lot of bit of action.

This is not just a book for gamers, yes the book is based around a fictional game, but it is packed full of action.  Highly recommend the audio book over reading it.  Not as good as Ready Player One, but still a good read.

About the book:

The new novel from the best-selling author of Ready Player One

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.

Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

At first Zack thinks he's going crazy.

A minute later he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada - in which gamers just happen to be protecting the Earth from alien invaders.

But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills - as well as those of millions of gamers across the world - are going to be needed to save the Earth from what's about to befall it.

Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too...familiar?

Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming-of-age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever heard before - one whose every minute is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy.

·  Audible Audio Edition

·  Listening Length: 11 hours and 58 minutes

·  Program Type: Audiobook

·  Version: Unabridged

·  Publisher: Random House Audio

· Release Date: July 14, 2015

·  Whispersync for Voice: Ready

·  Language: English


Teabloom Bamboo Tea Infuser Tumbler Bottle Review

I really like the look of the natural bamboo on this thermo and that it is Organic, which is the reason why I purchased it to begin with.  Overall, this thermo is well constructed, the logo is engraved directly into the wood, the inside is made of Stainless Steel.  The best part is the "cup" part on the top with the holes.  You can put anything in this part to infuse and the solid parts will not end up in the drink itself.

About the Product:

Teabloom Bamboo Tea Infuser Tumbler Bottle (15 OZ) | Insulated Double Wall Vacuum Stainless Steel Drinking Travel Flask | Coffee, Tea, Fruit, Water, Hot or Cold Drinks | Gift, Office, Work

·  KEEP YOUR DRINKS AT THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE - HOT OR COLD - FOR HOURS! Using the Teabloom design (designed in the USA), this product has been manufactured with a double wall design. Which means that when you buy and use this Double Wall Tea Infuser Flask, you’ll notice you’re drinks are kept either hot or cold – depending on what you want!

·  USED EVERYDAY BY PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU IN THE OFFICE, AT HOME, WHILE TRAVELLING OR OUTDOORS – This premium Bamboo Tea Infuser Tumbler Flask makes it super easy for you to carry a nice drink with you, wherever you go.

·  MADE WITH NON TOXIC MATERIALS, BPA & LEAD FREE, ECO-FRIENDLY - Made with non-toxic materials including stainless steel and bamboo. This means you can safely use the product while also having the knowledge that you are minimising the product’s impact and footprint on the environment.

·  GREAT LOOKING VERSATILITY PERFECT SIZE & EASY TO USE – GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY – Give this Bamboo Thermos as a Travel Flask to your loved ones on any special day. Comes in professional and expensive-looking packaging that your friends and family will be sure to love.

o you seek out Premium Quality?

Then you will love this fabulously designed and produced Bamboo Stainless Steel Tea Infuser. Doubles as a stylish display piece in your kitchen or office space.

▶ No more toxic, rusty drinking flasks. Stainless steel and bamboo make this a long lasting, easy to clean, rust-free flask.

▶ Prepare with care your favorite coffee, tea, iced tea, hot chocolate, infusions, milks, plant tinctures, lemonades and more!

▶ Safe handling with cool to touch bamboo handle.

enax Pets-Pet Dematting Comb Review

The enax Pets-Pet Dematting Comb is a stainless steel comb for Medium to Large Dogs.

When I first opened the package, it was in a labeled enax bag.  Overall the bag is solid and durable, does not seem that it would tare easily.  Once I got the dematting comb out, I noticed that the comb is very well made.  The curved blades are cured perfectly to not cut the dogs skin and can demat hair and even remove the excess hair deep below.

My dogs love this comb.  Since they both like their back scratched (German Shephard/Black Lab & Border Collie), they both like this comb and got mad at me when I took it away.  Highly recommend.

It is available in both the color Blue and Pink.

About the product:

  • 2 in 1 STAINLESS STEEL BLADES - For faster and professional dematting results ,use the 9 Teeth side first for those stubborn mats,tangles and knots and continue using the 17 teeth side for the loose coat.
  • SCRATCH-FREE ROUNDED TEETH-Gentle for the skin outside teeth ,efficient inner side.
  • SHEDDING IS HISTORY-If you ever felt overwhelmed about the amount of shedding,not anymore.Give your pet a regular brush,and all the shedding problems will end.
  • COMFORTABLE DESIGN-Rubber handle for easy hold and comfortable grip.Stainless steel teeth ,ultra durable and easy to clean.
  • PREMIUM WATERPROOF POUCH -Easy to store, reusable practical pouch for you comb.Waterproof material,keeps your comb safe and clean.Easy to hang thanks to strong laces.

If you're looking for an efficent tool that can help you solve your pet's shedding problem ,search no more ,you are in the right place !
With a revolutionary design, enax Pets dematting comb can easily remove loose undercoats,mats,tangles and knots that can be unaesthetic
and a potential breeding ground for parasites.

What will you get :

·  Dual-sided pet dematting comb, 9 teeth for those stubborn mats,tangles and knots as well as 17 teeth for the loose coat.No pulling,just use the inner side to cut trough.

·  Reduce shedding regularly by brushing your pet using enax Pets, dematting comb featuring safe rounded teeth to prevent skin damage and irritations.

·  Perfect for large and medium size pets with medium to long coat.

·  100 % safe and recommended by professionals within the grooming industry.

Wooden Fascia and Cellulite Blaster Remover Muscle Roller Review

The Wooden Fascia and Cellulite Blaster Remover Muscle Roller is simple to use and figure out and light weight.  This is mainly created to use with Fascia and Cellulite, but I have found that it works great to massage as well.  I have also tried this with the scar tissue in my knee (3 knee surgeries on the same knee), and I can say that it is making it feel better than it was.  Great product as a low price.

About the product:

  • Multi functional: This Eglaf Massager stick is designed for arms, legs, thighs, hip, waist, belly to make you feel and look better.
  • Multi purpose: Can be used as a cellulite blaster & Pain, aches, and knots reliever. Great for pre-workout to warm up muscles, increase circulation.
  • Easy to use: Use at least once daily dry or wet with anti cellulite lotion or massage oil or pain relief cream for a period of 5 or 10 minutes per target skin area. Roll firmly within your comfort level.
  • Large and intensive knobs : Large and intensive knobs provide you with a deep tissue massage.
  • How it works: Our unique design works deep as a fat and cellulite blaster. It works fast to break up fat cells resulting in a smoother skin and a healthier body.

This "Eglaf" Cellulite Remover Roller is designed for arms, legs, thighs, hip, waist, and belly to make you feel and look better. How to use: Use it dry or with anti cellulite lotion or massage oil or pain relief cream on the target skin area for a period of 5 or 10 minutes per target skin area. Roll firmly within your comfort level. Use at least once daily. Frequency is subjective based upon personal preference and comfort level. Tips from brand Coolife: 1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Do not press too hard especially for sensitive skin in case of causing bruises. 3. Get a routine and you will see the results in a few weeks. To see the results faster, you need to combine this tool with the proper diet and exercises.

Nylabone DuraChew Ring Dog Toy Review

Nylabone dog toys in general are the most durable bones I have come across.  My dogs love them.  These are great because both of my dogs are destroyers.  If you give them a stuffed animal, it will be destroyed in minutes.  My dogs have had their Nylabones for a few years already.  The best part is, that these are made in the U.S.A.

For this Nylabone Durachew Ring Dog Toy, my dogs (1 Black Lab/German Sheppard & 1 Border Collie) have had 3 of these over the past 5 years.  The reason being is because they end up chewing through it eventually.  The best thing I have found about these is being able to play tug of war without worrying if something will break. Highly recommend if you dogs are tough heavy chewers!

About the Product:

  • Power Chew toy for large dogs
  • Durable nylon dog toy for aggressive chewers
  • Entertaining textured dog chew toy that keeps dogs busy
  • DuraChew ring in delicious original flavor dogs love
  • Chew toy made in the USA

Determine Your Dog's Size and Chewing Style

It is important that you get to know a dog’s chewing style and to select the appropriate type of chew and the proper size and formulation based on age, breed, chewing style and weight

The pressure exerted by a dog’s jaw is considerable, and when directed straight down can put tremendous stress on the teeth. It is recommended that non-edible chews be large enough to encourage chewing from the side rather than the top and bottom. If your dog is between sizes, choose the larger size. If you have more than one dog in your household, select chews appropriate for the largest, strongest chewer. If your dog is an especially strong chewer, a larger chew may provide more of a challenge. Remember to supervise the use of all chews and toys!

Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 5.8 inches ; 5.6 ounces

Light up Beach Ball by LED Fury Review

The Light up Beach Ball by LED Fury is a nice addition around the house for parties. 

The ball, after blowing it up, seems to be durable. I was bouncing it around hiting it off corners and it did not break. My dog even went to bit at it and nothing, so it is durable. Easy to turn on and lights up pretty well in the dark.

The only thing that is a pain, is trying to blow it up with your mouth.  It takes forever.  I recommend on getting a pump to blow up this ball, the easiest way to go about it.

About the Product:

·  BRIGHTEN UP ANY PARTY WITH WATERPROOF LED BEACH BALLS – This innovative light up beach ball is great for nights at the pool, nights at the beach, birthday parties, glow in the dark parties, wedding receptions, or any other special occasion worth celebrating. Includes one beach ball which inflates to 26 inches. Red, six inch by three inch “LED FURY” logo is included on one side of the ball.

·  EASY TO USE AND COMPLETELY SAFE – We know that once the party begins, this ball may fly around and reach sensitive areas. That’s why we designed it without any protruding sharp edges or messy glow sticks/tubes. The batteries that provide power are properly encapsulated and secured in safe plastic. To activate the lights all you do is press the on/off button and the party is on!

·  DESIGNED TO LAST– This Light up Beach ball is made from high quality 18mm PVC plastic. It inflates to 26” and can be moderately hit and thrown. The non-removable batteries will last 100+ hours. After 10-20 minutes of play the ball will automatically shift to “Low Power “ mode. Colors will appear less bright and change slower. To reset this feature, simply turn the power off then on again.

·  MAGICAL AND OUT-OF-THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE – Just like how the stars bring light to the darkest nights, these 100% waterproof LED beach balls can shed a unique kind of brightness to any dull moment. Surprise your kids, friends or guests with this eye-catching and entertaining glow-in-the-dark, color changing effect that most people have never seen!

✔ Inflates up to 26 inch

✔ON / Off Switch

✔Changes color automatically

✔ Ideal for Indoor & outdoor Use

✔ Made of high quality .18mm pvc material

✔ 100% Water proof

Ele Toys Baby Mesh Crib Liner Review

As you might have read my other blog, we just had a baby a few months ago, and it was recommended to us to get a Mesh Crib Liner.  I have shopped around at different brands and came across this new company called Ele Toys

This mesh liner fits a standard crib, like the one we have.  It is soft and seems durable.  I was unable to tare it by pulling and pushing on it.  It was easy to assemble onto the cribe as well.

About the Product:

  • Polyester
  • AVOID LIMBS FROM GETTING CAUGHT IN THE SLATS - Woke up to your 4 month old baby crying after getting her leg stuck through the bars on her crib? You can prevent this scenario from happening and give you peace of mind with Ele Toys mesh crib liner. Designed with safety and protection in mind, our crib liner prevents arms and legs from getting caught up in her crib slats. You will love the return of your uninterrupted sleep
  • ALLOW FRESH AIR TO FLOW - From our breathable fabric design to our adjustable fasteners included for a secure no-gap fit, our mesh crib liner is designed with your utmost convenience in mind. The special fabric design of this mesh maximizes airflow inside the crib. It’s easy to install, and fits perfectly on most cribs
  • REDUCE THE DANGER OF CLIMBING - Even though we think that those rails will keep your baby in his crib safely, he will try to find a way to escape and get his freedom. To help prevent your little artist from escaping the Ele Toys bumper collapses immediately. Knowing that your baby will be safe as he grows, you will have peace of mind
  • A PERFECT GIFT IDEA - This fantastic crib liner is a great gift for expecting or new parents. It makes a great gift for baby shower, holidays, Christmas and any special occasion. We have a color or pattern to match nearly any nursery theme
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY - We know you have options here, and we want to make the best one the easiest one. Therefore, we promise you that our products are backed by an unconditional Lifetime Warranty so you can order with confidence.

Sleep better knowing that your baby’s arms and legs stay safely inside the crib.

No Worry...Sleep Happy

As a parent, the secret to better sleep is knowing that your baby is safe in his crib. With our mesh bumper, you can have that peace of mind your little one isn’t getting limbs stuck between the rails, bumping his head, or using the mattress pad to boost his way out of the crib. Designed with your utmost convenience in mind, The Ele Toys mesh crib liner keep little arms and legs in the crib and collapses if your baby tries to stand on it.

The Best Quality

Our splendid mesh crib liner is a beautiful gray that will match with almost any nursery theme. The fabric is made of high quality polyester, a special fabric that passes air permeability. It’s both breathable and soft for your baby’s skin, and the adjustable design makes it easy to fit most cribs.

Package Includes

2 x mesh bumpers (1 short and 1 long panel)

Easy Maintenance

This mesh crib liner is machine washable. Wash it with other similar color items on delicate cycle and air dry.

What are you risking? NOTHING!

Every purchase is backed by our 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee. We are a small, family owned, US business and we have been in business since 1999. We have earned an award from Amazon for being in the top 25% of all sellers with an A+ rating. Order with peace of mind; it's risk-free!

Stainless Steel Cups by Kitchen Studio Plus Review

I recently purchased these Stainless Steel Cups by Kitchen Studio Plus.

I was shopping to look for new glasses that are reasonably priced and have a modern elegant style and stainless steel is in! My first impression from these cups was how they look.  They just look like they are sturdy and durable.  With younger kids, this takes the headache away from worrying about them dropping the cup, or knocking it off the table and breaking.

I have tried these out in the freezer, then pouring a beer into it afterward and these actually kept the beer cold a lot longer than just a bottle.

I put these in the dishwasher to clean them, did not see any issues and can presume that these are dishwasher safe.

Great product overall!

Below are photos of what it looks like when I opened the box they came in.  As you will see, very well packed.  Each cup is individually wrapped in plastic and bubble wrap.

About the Product:

Looking for a durable cup with which to have a tasty drink?

Looking for a stainless steel cup with elegant eye catching design?

Then our stainless steel cups are the best pick for you. Whether it is a cold drink of water on a hot summer day or a cool refreshing root beer float, our stainless steel cup will never leave you dehydrated! What is more? Even if it is a highly flavored juice or ice cream, using this cup will let you have that unique taste as never before. Don't you want that? After use, our stainless steel cups will never impart any unwanted flavors.

This stainless steel cup is constructed to last for a life time. It is crafted with 18/8 superior quality stainless steel which has been tested and proven to be durable. It will never crack or break like regular glass cups. Isn`t that cool? These stainless steel cups are 100% safe for you to use. It is made with BPA, paint, and phthalate free materials. No more worries of chemicals affecting your health as is the case with regular water bottles.

Cleaning stainless steel cups has never been so easy. After you use our stainless steel cups just put in a dishwasher and it will give it back to you brand new. You can also hand wash it in warm soapy water and it still gets that same sparkling look.


·  WHY US? Our stainless steel cups are priced lower compared to other competitors stainless steel cups. Same superior quality 18/8 grade stainless steel used for our stainless steel cups. Our cups will never impart any unwanted flavors so you get same tasty juice drink and ice cream sip every time!

·  MADE TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME- You will use our stainless steel cups for a life time. It`s an assurance! Our stainless steel cups are made of 18/8 stainless steel that has been tested and proven to be corrosion and smell resistant! It will never crack or break like glass cups, so you will enjoy the same cold tasty drink always.

·  ELEGANT EYE CATCHING DESIGN- Our set of 4 stainless steel cups are polished on the outside so you can get a superior finish and brushed look. It is electropolished on the inside so your cup remains dust free, giving you a clean tasty drink every time.

·  100% SAFE FOR USE- Our stainless steel cups are made with 100% recyclable BPA free, paint free, phthalate free material. No more worrying about harmful chemicals affecting your health, which are present in many water bottles.

·  EASY TO CLEAN- Anytime your stainless steel cups gets dirty, you just have to put them in a dishwasher and they will come out as sparkling new as they were the day you bought them. You can also hand wash with warm water and dish soap.

Roku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD streaming player Review

Roku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD streaming player

Before I begin, this review is coming from someone who has only owned the Amazon Fire TV products only. I wanted to try this new Roku Ultra out, so I pre-ordered it, to see how it compares to the Fire TV.  The Fire TV was becoming really slow and laggy.

The Roku Ultra takes a few minutes to set up. Since this was my first time ever using the Roku, I just let is set up what it thought was best to do.  It recognized my TV, which I was surprised by because it is probably about 10 years old.  All the buttons on the remote, Power and Volume, set up just fine and works great.

After setup was complete, my first impression is that the interface is a lot easier to navigate than the Fire TV.  So easy, that my mother-in-law was able to turn it on and figure it out herself without even asking.

It is really easy to download apps, if you have access to the website.  You just go onto the website, log in, and add the channels you want.  Then poof, they appear on your Roku.

All of the apps I have tried so far run pretty smooth.  Some are different than their counterparts on the Fire TV, but I am adjusting to the new set ups, and I like them more on here.

The remote itself has the ability to use voice control, as well as plugging in your headphones for a personal listening session.  I have not tried either of these features yet.  It also has A & B buttons for games.  My only complaint about the remote is that it has preselected services for quick access.  Mine came with Netflix, Hulu, Sling, and HBO Now.  I only use Netflix and Hulu.  It would be nice to have an option to change what app these open.

If you are thinking of cordcutting, which I will do a article on that at some point, I highly recommend this, or one of the other Roku products.

About the Product:

Our ultimate streaming experience. The next-generation Roku Ultra is our most powerful player, with a quad-core processor and our best wireless performance. A great choice for avid streamers and users of cable replacement services such as DirecTV NOW, Sling TV, and more. Whether your TV is 4K or HD, Roku Ultra will optimize your content for the best picture resolution possible. Experience the visual rush of crisp details and rich HDR color. Plus, the Roku Ultra is fully loaded with features you’ll love. Our new voice remote lets you easily control your TV with buttons for TV power and volume. Headphones let you listen in private. And no more tearing the family room apart with our lost-remote finder. Plus, enjoy 500,000 Plus movies and TV episodes, including blockbusters, award-winning original series, kids’ shows, live network TV, and more-across thousands of free or paid channels like Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, and PBS KIDS.

  • New 2017 Model!
  • Powerful quad-core Processor and best wireless performance
  • Brilliant 4K, HDR, and HD streaming
  • Voice remote with TV Power and volume
  • 500, 000 Plus movies and TV episodes
  • With headphones for private listening and lost-remote finder

The ultimate streaming player. Brilliant 4K, HDR, and HD picture quality.

The next-generation Roku Ultra is Roku's most powerful player, with a quad-core processor and best wireless performance. Brilliant picture quality creates an immersive experience. Whether your TV is HD, 4K or HDR, Roku Ultra will optimize your content for the best picture resolution possible. Plus, it is fully loaded with features you’ll love. A new voice remote with buttons for TV power and volume control makes it easy to control both your TV and Roku player. Enjoy 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across thousands of free or paid channels. Use your voice to search across top channels by actor, show and more. Includes headphones for private listening and a lost-remote finder.

Power. Picture. Performance.

Top-of-the-line with a quad-core processor and our best wireless, the Roku Ultra is perfect for heavy streaming in HD, 4K, and HDR.

Ultimate connectivity

Get a connection that stands up to what you want to stream with dual-band wireless—or use the Ethernet port for wired streaming.

Fully-loaded player

It’s got all the bells and whistles, including a voice remote with buttons for TV power and volume on compatible TVs, headphones for private listening, lost remote finder, and night listening mode.

Clear, immersive picture quality

Don’t just watch your favorite shows, be immersed in them. Whether you’re streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR, you’ll get picture quality that’s optimized for your TV with crisp details and rich color.

500,000+ movies and TV episodes

Movies. TV. Original series. Kids’ shows. News. Sports and more. Watch almost anything across thousands of free or paid channels available in a click. And with the 4K Spotlight channel it's easier than ever to find 4K and HDR content for your TV.

Fantastic free entertainment

Access hundreds of live-streaming and on-demand free channels, including The Roku Channel, packed with Hollywood hits.

Search across channels

Search by title, actor, or director and get unbiased results across 500+ channels to see where you can stream your favorite shows free or at the lowest cost.

The free Roku mobile app

Turn your iOS or Android device into the ultimate streaming companion. Control your Roku player, search with your keyboard, plus get features like: Private listening, voice search, and cast to TV.

Screen Repair Complete Tool Kit Replacement Parts For iPhone 6 Plus Review

I recently broke my iPhone 6 Plus screen, free tip, don't drop your phone!  I was looking for a cheap solution to fix my screen and did not want to pay someone a ton of money to fix it.  So I came across this Screen Repair Complete Tool Kit Replacement for iPhone 6 Plus

It wasn't easy to change out everything, but I managed to change out the screen.  As long as you follow the instructions, all you got to do is scan the QR code on the box and it takes you to easy to understand insturctions.  Doing it yourself also saves you money.

The free bonuses are great as well, you get free USB cords as well as a case.

About the Product: NO MORE BROKEN SCREENS - You don't have to live with broken screen! Angel Phones repair kit includes all the tools & instructions you need to replace your screen. Get it now and get that brand new iPhone look again! STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS - Just scan our QR code on the back of the box or check one of the many YouTube videos to receive detailed instructions on how to easily replace your screen. TWO FREE GIFTS - The kit includes FREE USB cable charger Plus FREE soft SKIN CASE to provide ultimate protection for your iPhone. Be Quick and order now to get these TWO AMAZING BONUSES while stocks last! NO MORE SCRATCHES ON YOUR SCREEN - Nobody likes that. Angel Phones latest technology of Extremely Resistant outer glass lens will keep scratches away from your precious iPhone. BUY 2 GET 15% OFF THE ALREADY DISCOUNTED PRICE - When you buy 2 or more Repair Kits from our iPhone 6 & 7 range you will immediately save 15% at checkout. Simply check the Special Offers and Product Promotions on this page.

About the Product:

NO MORE BROKEN SCREENS - You don't have to live with broken screen! Angel Phones repair kit includes all the tools & instructions you need to replace your screen. Get it now and get that brand new iPhone look again!

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS - Just scan our QR code on the back of the box or check one of the many YouTube videos to receive detailed instructions on how to easily replace your screen.

TWO FREE GIFTS - The kit includes FREE USB cable charger Plus FREE soft SKIN CASE to provide ultimate protection for your iPhone. Be Quick and order now to get these TWO AMAZING BONUSES while stocks last!

NO MORE SCRATCHES ON YOUR SCREEN - Nobody likes that. Angel Phones latest technology of Extremely Resistant outer glass lens will keep scratches away from your precious iPhone.

BUY 2 GET 15% OFF THE ALREADY DISCOUNTED PRICE - When you buy 2 or more Repair Kits from our iPhone 6 & 7 range you will immediately save 15% at checkout. Simply check the Special Offers and Product Promotions on this page.

Complete Outer Lens Replacement Kit - The Ultimate Screen Protection For Your iPhone 6 Plus

- All the tools you need to replace your screen

- Special coating keeps your screen looking clear and new - No More Scratched screens!

- Fortified glass three times as strong provides the highest level of protection - No More Broken Screens!

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Repair Kit Includes:
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3 x Screwdriver- (0.8mm Pentalobe, 1.2 mm Philips, 2.00mm Slotted or 0.6mm Triwing)
2x Plastic pry tool
2x Plastic triangle pick
1 x Suction cup
1x Adhesive tape
1x USB cable charger
1 x soft protection skin cover
1 x FREE USB cable charger
QR code for installation instructions

Product Highlights
Tempered glass
High scratch resistance
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Oleophobic coating
Delicate Touch

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Novartis Parastar Plus for Dogs Review

I have been using the Novartis Parastar Plus for Dogs on my 2 dogs, Ellie (5 year old Black Lab / German Shepherd Mix) and Hannah (4 year old Border Collie), since they were old enough to get these.   This exact brand is also recommended by my vet.

I have never (knock on wood) found any sort of tick on either of my pups.  This stuff is amazing.  It dries fairly quickly, within an hour or two.  The application to apply is really easy, the most difficult part is try to get my dogs to sit still.  Highly recommend for all dog owners.

You can ignore some of the negative reviews about this product, your pup will get itchy at first.  I mean anything you put on them will make them itch.   But once it dries, your pup will no longer itch!

About the Product:

Protect your dog and your home from dangerous parasites. Applied as a single spot, Parastar Plus spreads across the skin into the oil glands to be released over time, resulting in fast-acting and long-lasting control of ticks, fleas and chewing lice for 30 days. Waterproof formula remains effective even after bathing or swimming.

  • 3 Easy to apply applications per package
  • Waterproof, remains effective even after bathing or swimming
  • Kills Ticks, Fleas and Chewing Lice
  • Starts killing ticks in as little as 1 hour
  • Approved for all dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older

Creativeline SpeedRipper Speed Cube - 3x3 Review

I have tried and played with various brands of what most people call a Rubik's Cube.  This one is from a brand called Creativeline.  It is smooth turning, the corners are rounded so they do not get caught, very durable, and the stickers are firmly attached.  This is a great cube for all experience levels, from beginners to professional.

About the product:

·         THE NEXT GENERATION SPEED CUBE - Speed-up your solving time without any effort. SpeedRipper Cube has an all new mechanism with faster movement, amazing corner cutting and zero pops. It definitely turns much better than any other speed cubes. One of the best 3x3x3 speed cubes in the world.

·         PRO COMPETITION CUBE - Excellently engineered 3x3x3 speed cube allows smooth and easy-to-twist play; provides a firm but not too tight grip and each cube comes pre-lubricated and finely adjusted; and arrives ready to play! Perfect for international competitions, too!

·         SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES - Crafted with eco-friendly ABS material and long-lasting, non-fading stickers with vivid colors, this cube is ideal to increase the intelligence of the kids and to release the working pressure of the adults. Suitable for beginner and professional player. Play now with your family and friends!

·         ULTIMATE GIFT FOR ALL SEASONS - Nobody falls out of love with the 3x3 cube. Ultimate Christmas/Birthday gift for kids, friends, family members, beginners, and professionals! Provides hours of enjoyable game play; perfect for reducing stress, exercising your brain, improving memory and practicing hands-on dexterity skills.

In speed cubing, we often face the problem of corner twist and it ruins our solving every time it occurs. With the square corners contact surface design of SpeedRipper Cube, corner twist is non-existent without compromising the reverse corner cutting feature.

With proper lube and tension, our cube can cut at 45 degree angle. The upgraded triple edge feet help in triple corner-cutting ability of the cube.

The primary core is made of high grade injected plastic ABS that regulates core friction at high speed rotation. It ensures all parts of the cube will not pop out during fast rotation solves especially during competitions.

Even though our cube has square corners contact surface design, it does not hinder its ability to reverse corner cut up to 4/5 a piece. Thanks to its upgraded circular corner feet, you can reverse corner cut with ease.

Henkel-Loctite - Bottle Liquid Professional Super Glue Review

This superglue, in my opinion, is the best in the market.  It may be on the more expensive side, but it is simple to apply and dries quickly.  This stuff works on almost anything.  I have parts I used on this a few years ago and they are still together.

The drying time can vary depending on how much you apply, but you would still have to hold it together for about 30 seconds, that is what I would recommend to make sure it is a good seal.  You can even blow on it to get it to dry faster.  Don’t get this stuff on your hands because it is a pain to get off!


About the product:

Loctite is a German owned American brand of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments that include acrylic, anaerobic, cyanoacrylate, epoxy, hot melt, silicone, urethane and UV/light curing technologies.

·  Loctite Super Glue Professional has proven superior performance over ordinary super glues. It works faster and holds stronger on more surfaces than ordinary instant adhesives thanks to a patented additive. Loctite Super Glue Professional's super strength formula is ideal for heavy-duty projects and repairs

·  It dries clear and sets without clamping. Loctite Super Glue Professional is resistant to moisture, most chemicals and freezing temperatures

·  Use for repairing figurines, costume jewelry, cameras, toys, metal car parts, wiper blades, rubber seals and O-rings. Dries transparent , Invisible repairs

·  Bonds leather, cork, paper, cardboard, wood, chipboard, fabric, metal, ceramic, rubber and hard plastics such as Plexiglass, polycarbonate, polystyrene and PVC

·  Super strength formula, Ideal for heavy duty projects and repairs

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Review

I just finished reading, well listening, to Ready Player One.  Before I get too far into my short spoiler free review, I would highly recommend listening to this book over reading it, Wil Wheaten reads it and it is amazing.

Do you like music from the 1980’s?  What about movies from the 80’s? What about video games from the 80’s?  Do you like just one of them or do you like the 80’s culture all together?

Well, Ready Player One is based in the year 2044; the world has been gripped by an energy crisis from the depletion of fossil fuels and the consequences of global warming, causing widespread social problems and economic stagnation. To escape the decline their world is facing, people turn to the OASIS, a virtual reality simulator accessible by players using visors and haptic technology such as gloves. It functions both as an MMORPG and as a virtual society, with its currency being the most stable in the real world. It was created by James Halliday who, when he died, had announced in his will to the public that he had left an Easter egg inside OASIS, and the first person to find it would inherit his entire fortune and the corporation. The story follows the adventures of Wade Watts, starting about five years after the announcement, when he discovers one of the three keys pointing to the treasure.

You might first be thinking, why would I read a book that is all about some game?  The book is more than just about a game.  It is all about an adventure, an adventure through a game with lots of material from the 80’s.  It also is a thriller, action, heck even a love story.  It touched lots of movies, games, music, and more.

As you read/listen to it, you will come to a realization to why the book is called Ready Player One and it is not what you think.

This book was so good; it just left you wanting more.  I was disappointed when it ended, not because how it ended, but because I just want more.  There are articles saying a sequel might be in the works.  There is also a movie in the works that is supposed to be released on March 30, 2018 and it looks promising based on the trailer.

I am not going to lie, after listening to this I want to hook up my Atari and start playing some old games!  Ready Player One!

Kidde Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher Review

The Kidde Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher is light and durable Fire Extinguisher.  It comes with a strap as well to mount to the wall if you want too.  I have 1 in my garage mounted on the wall and one under my Kitchen Sink.

The fire extinguisher has an easy to read gage that will let you know if the extinguisher is still good or not, and it is corrosion resitant as well.  Which is good if you keep it someone, like under the sink, where it has the potential to get wet.

Overall, it is great to have peace of mind incase the unthinkable happens, and that you can save some trouble to put out a fire before you need to call for help.  Highly recommend for all homes!

Product Description:

  • MULTIPURPOSE PROTECTION: Fights Class A, B, and C fires and is is UL rated 2-A:10-B:C
  • EASY TO READ: Gauge tells you when fire extinguisher is charged and ready for use
  • LIGHT WEIGHT: Durable corrosion resistant aluminum cylinder
  • CLEAR INSTRUCTION LABEL: Shows the steps required to operate the extinguisher
  • QUICK AND POWERFUL: Discharge time of 13 to 15 seconds, a discharge range of 10 to 15 feet, and an operating pressure of 100 PSI
  • Multipurpose dry chemical; fights all types of fire (trash, wood, paper, liquids, electrical equipment)
  • Pressure gauge allows for immediate pressure status check
  • Powder coated aluminum cylinder for corrosion protection
  • Rechargeable; wall hanger included; Net agent weight 4 lb
  • Meets the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent facility that tests products for compliance with widely-accepted safety standards

Pro/commercial 210 fire extinguisher, UL rated, 2-a:10-b:c, suitable for common industrial use office, schools, hotels, metal handles, levers and valve, fully rechargeable, high quality gauge for easy pressure check, 6 year limited warranty, low hazards.

A multipurpose fire extinguisher for your home or business, the Kidde Pro 210 (model No. 21005779) is fitted with a pressure gauge that provides an at-a-glance status, and it features a lightweight aluminum cylinder and sturdy chrome-plated brass valve assembly.


The Kidde Pro 210 is suitable for use on Class A (trash, wood, and paper), Class B (liquids and gases), and Class C (energized electrical equipment) fires. It's ideal for protecting your home as well as low-hazard occupancies such as offices, churches, assembly halls, classrooms, and hotel guest areas. This rechargeable unit contains four pounds of a multipurpose monoammonium phosphate dry chemical extinguishing agent. It has a discharge time of 13 to 15 seconds, a discharge range of 10 to 15 feet, and an operating pressure of 100 PSI.

The seamless aluminum cylinder is powder coated for corrosion protection, and it measures 4.5 inches in diameter and 15.7 inches tall. Assembled in Mexico from globally sourced components, it's backed by a six-year limited warranty. It comes with a plastic hanger, and it is Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) approved when fitted with an optional mounting bracket.

What's in the Box

One Kidde Pro 210 fire extinguisher, one plastic hanger, and operating instructions.

Rinfit Silicone Wedding Ring Review

Ever since I have been working my new job, and using my hands to work on machines throughout the day I was getting worried that if I would smash my finger that, well who knows what would happen.  I have a Tungsten ring and once you smach your finger and it swells up, you need to either pull it off before it swells up, or get it cut off.  Well, I wanted to leave my wedding band on while I work, weight lift, mountain bike, etc.  So I looked into a Silicone Wedding Band.  I have tried numerous brands and the best brand I have found is Rinfit.

The Rinfit ring is made from medical grade silicone.  In lamens terms that is a really good material.  For the price of these ones, you can get 4 rings of different colors really cheap compared to other rings.

I can say that working out at the gym with barbells, no marks have ended up on my rings.  The worst thing that happens is that I lose them.  Highly recommend for those of you that are active and want to wear a wedding band, but don't want your fancy wedding band.

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person" - Mignon McLaughlin.

About the product from the Manufacturer:

Being a family company with an active lifestyle, we understand how important it is that a love of adventure doesn’t get in the way of sentimentality. 
 We realized that the best way to keep the marital symbol in your life and making sure marriage doesn't ruin your
adventurous lifestyle is to change the material of the ring. That's why we created our own
brand - Rinfit - silicone wedding rings.

Rinfit Silicone Wedding Bands - The Ring That Fits Your Lifestyle!

Now you can fall in love with your significant other and your active lifestyle all over again. 
Our silicone wedding rings for men are the perfect match for those who want to express their
love while living an active lifestyle. 
You don’t ever have to take off your wedding ring ever again if you don’t want to! 

Why Rinfit silicone wedding ring? 

✔ Displays the infinity symbol so you can declare your unending devotion to your partner. 
✔ Safe for workouts, heavy machinery, and extreme sports. 
✔ Durable, almost impossible to break, damage, or lose. 
✔ Available in black, blue, gray, and green. 

Rinfit Silicone Wedding Ring for Men - Details: 
Width: - 9 mm
Thickness: - 2 mm
Size 8 - 18.14 mm
Size 9 - 18.95 mm
Size 10 - 19.76 mm
Size 11 - 20.57 mm
Size 12 - 21.39 mm

AmazonBasics Alkaline Batteries Review

Within the past few years, Amazon has been taking over the market and selling almost everything under their own brand name.  More recently they have started selling batteries under their brand AmazonBasics.

Personally, I have tried most of the battery varieties they have.  The best feature is that they are all cheaper than your name brand batteries.  Overall I would say they hold up to the other top brands, if not better than the other brands.

Here is information about each of the products:

AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (100-Pack)

·  Improved anti-corrosion components and new zinc composition resulting in 10-years anti-leakage shelf life

·  Designed to provide reliable and lasting performance for both high and low drain devices

·  Unique Japanese technology that enables better performance after storage, over-discharge, and high temperatures

·  Works with a variety of devices including digital cameras, game controllers, toys, and clocks; do not attempt to recharge.

AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (100-Pack)

·  Improved anti-corrosion components and new zinc composition resulting in 10-years anti-leakage shelf life

·  Designed to provide reliable and lasting performance for both high and low drain devices

·  Unique Japanese technology that enables better performance after storage, over-discharge, and high temperatures

·  Works with a variety of devices including digital cameras, game controllers, toys, and clocks; do not attempt to recharge

AmazonBasics C Cell Everyday Alkaline Batteries (12-Pack)

·  3-year shelf life so you can store for emergencies or use immediately

·  Works with a variety of devices including digital cameras, game controllers, toys, and clocks; do not attempt to recharge

·  Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

·  Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 4 inches

Based on our review, how would you rate this product with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the greatest?
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Summit Nutritions Extra Bioavailable Organic Turmeric Extract Review

So what is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.

What is it used for other than food?
Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.

It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, itchy skin, recovery after surgery, and cancers. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer's disease, swelling in the middle layer of the eye (anterior uveitis), diabetes, water retention, worms, an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), tuberculosis, urinary bladder inflammation, and kidney problems.

- Credit: WebMD

At first I was skeptical because how could a natural root help?  But, I can assure you that it does help.  I have tried various brands of Turmeric Extract and the one I have tried and recommend is Summit Nutritions Extra Bioavailable Organic Turmeric Extract.  I have used this through 1 bottle so far, and I can say that this stuff is amazing how it works.  The best part is that it is Organic!

This is their claim from their website:

Organic Turmeric

Turmeric curcumin extract with black pepper works to support general health by acting as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Organic Turmeric Extract
Designed to act as a powerful anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant properties may help fight free radicals
Includes piperine for enhanced bioavailability

How To Use It
Take one vegetarian capsule daily.

Turmeric curcumin extract, turmeric curcumin powder, and black pepper extract; see supplement facts here.

Natural formula with no fillers, binders, or artificial ingredients
60 servings

You can purchase it directly from the from Amazon.

Absorbine Veterinary Liniment Gel Review - It is for humans too!

I have had technically 5 knee surgeries over the course of 3 times in my right knee.  3 times in the back and twice in the front.  I have scar tissue from the surgeries and have developed tendonitis in my knee as well.

I was given a recommendation to try the Absorbine Veterinary Liniment Gel.  I was puzzled that someone would try to get me to use something for horses.  So I searched online for reviews on this product and found that lots of people have and still use this product on their muscles, especially with tendonitis.

I figured what the heck, it was $13.00 and I was willing to try anything to get the pain to go away.  Got it in the mail from Amazon, then applied it to my knee.  The first thing I noticed is that it smells like mint, much better smell than IcyHot & Bengay give.  Put some on my knee, and the first thing you notice is that it is soothing to the muscles.  I applied this right before bed, when I woke up the next day my knee was feeling a lot better than the day before.  I can say that my tendonitis seemed to go away, for a short period anyway.

More recently my knee was sore for almost a week, I put some on and it worked like a charm and was able to cut the grass in my yard with no problem.

Highly recommend this product!  Not just for animals!

About the product:

Absorbine Veterinary Liniment Gel is a warm soothing treatment for temporary muscular soreness caused by overexertion, minor injuries, or arthritis. This spearmint-scented gel contains natural botanical extracts that help reduce swelling and speed natural recovery.

- Made in USA

- Absorbing Veterinary Liniment Gel. Horse Liniments And Topical, Etc.

- Manufacturer: W F YOUNG, INC

- Manufacturer part number: 430504

Escort Passport Radar & Laser Detector Review

The 9500ix detects X, K, KA, and Ku bands of radar, and also alerts of speed cameras, red light cameras, and locks out annoying false alarms

The 9500ix detects X, K, KA, and Ku bands of radar, and also alerts of speed cameras, red light cameras, and locks out annoying false alarms

As I drive to and from work and as I drive to visit family, see concerts, sports events, etc. I am always traveling on highways.  If you are like me, you catch yourself speeding and afraid that you might get caught by the Police and get a ticket.  My advice is the best way to avoid getting a ticket is by using a radar & laser detector.  I would recommend getting them both because in different states, they use each of them.  As far as I know, the only places these are illegal is in Virginia and Washington D.C.

The current radar/laser detector I am using is the Escort Passport 9500IX Radar/Laser Detector.  Yes, this one is expensive but it works great.  I have tried others but this one has the greatest distance I have tried, gives great alerts, and avoids the “fake” alerts that some other cars can give off.


Product description

Crystal-clear voice alerts and high resolution dis+play Variable speed radar performance AutoLearn intelligence and user-selectable preferences Safety warning system and brightness controls Comes fully equiped with a Comprehensive owner's manual, quick-release windshield mount, coiled SmartCord, quick reference card

From the Manufacturer

The Escort Passport 9500ix is an intelligent and effective radar detector. It detect all bands of speed enforcement radar (X, K, Ka, and Ku) from both front and rear, and its programmable GPS-enabled circuitry ensures you won't be caught off-guard by hidden speed traps or pesky speed cameras. It even eliminates annoying false alarms. The Passport's GPS system takes advantage of the same satellites used for GPS navigation to pinpoint your exact location and compares it to the detector's on-board database of red light and speed camera locations. As you approach a potential threat, the detector provides an instant audible and visual alert. Distinct audible, visual, and voice alerts provide a separate warning for each band of radar, as well as laser, and traffic safety warnings. The brilliant blue LED alpha-numeric display is easily read in direct sunlight, and features five selectable levels of brightness for optimum night or evening use.

TrueLock/GPS Filter: The False Alert Eliminator
It's no secret that radar detectors are susceptible to false alerts. Radar signals are used not only for speed radar guns, but also for everyday devices like the automatic door openers at your local grocery store or motion sensors for home and business alarm systems. But thanks to the 9500ix's GPS-powered TrueLock filter, you'll never have to worry about false alerts again. When you discover a false alert, simply press the "mute" button three times, and the 9500ix will record the exact radar frequency and GPS location in its memory, and ignore future alerts. However, if an actual speed enforcement threat should occur at that same location in the future, the 9550IX is intelligent enough to recognize the new radar frequency and will alert you in plenty of time.

AutoLearn: Artificial Intelligence Protection
The 9500ix also features AutoLearn technology, an artificial intelligence that recognizes false alerts. The 9550ix scans for radar threats andassociates the specific frequency of an alert to a specific GPS location. If the detector picks up a specific frequency from a flagged location three times, it will acknowledge that as a false alert and will lock the frequency and location out of future alerts, alerting you of its decision with a single beep and displaying the locked frequency band on the unit's LED screen. The 9550ix can also unlock specific signals to protect you from specific threats as well. If a particular frequency is no longer present at a flagged location, or if the frequency moves to a new location, say across the street or down the road, the Passport will unlock the signal. The AutoLearn feature can also be toggled off in the main menu.

Mark Location: Speed Traps, Red Light Cameras, Speed Cameras, and More
Thanks to an extremely comprehensive database, the 9500ix has the ability to alert you of speed cameras, red light cameras, and common speed traps across North America. The database is frequently updated, and Escort provides three months of downloadable updates for free.

The internal red light and speed camera database is easily updated by connecting the 9500ix to your computer's USB port. The 9500ix includes 3-months of free updates from Escort.

The internal red light and speed camera database is easily updated by connecting the 9500ix to your computer's USB port. The 9500ix includes 3-months of free updates from Escort.

Red light cameras are triggered by sensors built into the road, and activated when they detect a vehicle passing through the intersection illegally. A photograph is taken of the car and a ticket is mailed to the vehicle's owner. These systems do not emit a radar signal and are therefore undetectable by most other radar detectors...but not the 9500ix. Thanks to intelligent design, the Passport recognizes an approaching red light camera system and visually and audibly alerts you of the threat.

Press the "Mark" button to set a new speed trap location in the 9500ix's memory.

Press the "Mark" button to set a new speed trap location in the 9500ix's memory.

Speed cameras are just as sneaky, and there are multiple types: radar, laser, induction loop, and photo-based. Radar based cameras transmit a near-horizontal radar beam across traffic lanes, which is difficult for almost any detector to pick up from a long distance. Laser cameras are even more difficult to detect since the signal is so narrow and does not let off any radiated or leaked signals. Induction loop cameras are similar to red light cameras and do not emit a radar signal at all. Photo cameras similarly do not use radar or laser signals and use multiple time-stamped photos to recognize speeding vehicles. All four speed cameras are nearly impossible for any radar detector to protect against, which is why the GPS-equipped 9500ix is the perfect system to protect against all speed detection threats.

The next time you approach the marked location, the 9500ix will alert you of the possible speed trap.

The next time you approach the marked location, the 9500ix will alert you of the possible speed trap.

Speed traps are pretty sneaky and are usually located to catch unsuspecting motorists off-guard...but not if you're equipped with the 9500ix. If you discover a clever speed trap location, simply press the "Mark" button on the detector and tell the 9550ix what kind of warning to assign to your Mark (Red Light, Speed Camera, Speed Trap, or Other). The next time you approach that exact location, the 9500ix will give you an alert either one-mile ahead if you're traveling above 50MPH or a half-mile if traveling under 50MPH.

Variable Speed Sensitivity
Not only does the GPS protect you with location-based radar tracking, the 9500ix also uses GPS to measure your speed, and automatically varies the radar strength for optimal radar protection. When traveling at highway speeds, the Escort is on full alert with maximum radar sensitivity for the best possible performance. When you slow down to city speeds, the 9500ix tunes down the sensitivity of key radar bands to help eliminate false alerts. It's so intelligent, that most of the time you won't even have to use the TrueLock feature. Of course if you prefer maximum radar protection, this feature can be turned off by selecting Highway mode. The Passport can also be programmed to flash your speed on the radar's display when it detects a radar threat, allowing you to quickly and easily check your speed without having to look down at your speedometer.

Users can switch on Expeter Meter or SpecDisplay for even greater radar signal information.

Users can switch on Expeter Meter or SpecDisplay for even greater radar signal information.

Alerts and Audio
As you approach a radar source, the Passport 9500ix will alert you with a distinct audible alert for the particular band of radar as well as a visual alert on the blue LED display. Each radar has its own specific chirp that increases in rate as you get closer to a radar source, eventually leading into a solid tone when the source is at its strongest. A voice alert for each radar and laser warning can also be toggled on or off in the detector's menu. The LED display indicates which band of radar is hitting you and displays the signal strength via bar graph meter readout. If there happens to be more than one radar signal in the vicinity, the Escort will decide which signal is the greatest threat and give priority to whichever is more important. For instance, if you drive by a grocery store with X-band based automatic doors, and a police officer is on the next block using a Ka-based radar gun, even though the X-band signal is stronger, the Ka signal will take priority. Ka and Ku bands are almost exclusively used for speed enforcement, while X and now K bands are used for other purposes. If you're hit with POP/Instant-On radar or laser, the detector will signal a solid tone and maxed-out bar graph as these signals usually indicate an immediate threat.

The visual alert can also be customized to provide more information by switching into "Expert Meter" mode. The Expert Meter is designed for more experienced radar detector users, and can display up to three radar sources on the display at once, with a four-bar signal strength meter for each. For the ultra-experienced radar user, the 9500ix can even display the exact frequency of the radar band being detected.

Mute, AutoMute, and AutoVolume
It's understandable that you probably don't want to listen to the audible alert's continuous tone once you're aware of a threat. Simply press the "mute" button on the top of the detector and the audible signal will mute for that particular instance. When the signal passes out of range, the 9500ix will turn its audible alert back on. AutoMute can also be activated in the detector's feature menu. Once an alert has been announced, the system will automatically turn down the audible alert to a user-selected level. The Passport 9500ix can also be set to automatically detect the ambient noise level in your car, and either turn up or turn down the detector's alert volume to compensate.

The 9550ix is also perfect for motorcycles. A 3.5mm headphone jack located on the side of the detector can be used to pipe audible signals to a headphone or external speaker system.

Windshield Mount and Smart Power Cord
Mounting the Passport 9500ix is a snap with the included windshield suction cup system. The mount is adjustable so you can get the perfect horizontal angle. Mounting the detector properly is important - it must have a clear view of the sky for maximum GPS signal reception. If you plan to use your 9500ix in more than one vehicle, consider picking up an additional Escort suction cup mounting adapter for each car. The Passport easily locks and unlocks from the mounting base with a press of a button.

The included SmartCord features a yellow LED alert indicator and easy-to-reach mute button.

The included SmartCord features a yellow LED alert indicator and easy-to-reach mute button.

The 9500ix includes Escort's famous coiled SmartCord power adapter. So what makes the SmartCord so smart? The radar detector communicates a signal to the plug base, which can act as a secondary control center for the 9500ix. A yellow LED offers a visual alert and flashes to indicate the detected radar threat's signal strength. When using "dark mode" on the 9500ix, no alert is displayed on the radar's LED readout, but the SmartCord's flashing LED offers a visual indication of your radar threat that won't draw attention from outside eyes. The SmartCord also features a mute handy button, which can sometimes be a more convenient (and less obvious) reach than the detector's top-mounted mute button.

What's In the Box
Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector, coiled SmartCord power adapter, suction cup mounting system, user guide/quick reference card, and warranty information

Here is a comparrison to other Escort products.