Fidget Spinners

fidget spinnerSeems like there have been a proliferation of fidget spinners lately.

I think I’ve been offered a dozen in this last month.  The first time I saw one online I didn’t know what they were for, but after a little research I learned they are to help focus someone with ADD or ADHD by giving them something to do with their hands.   The theory is that some people have excess energy and giving them something to fiddle with helps focus the person on the more important task.

There is a guy at my work who has several of these, and when he’s on the phone he fidgets with them and he says they work for him.    No one in my family has those types of issues, however I found that my boys love messing with theirs anyway.   It’s just a fun low-tech gizmo that people seem to universally like.

I think the metal ones (usually made from brass or steel) are more satisfying to use than the lighter plastic ones, but the all metal constructed spinners are much more costly.  Be prepared for $20 to $50 each.   Cheaper plastic ones I have seen as low as $6.

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Facebook Review Groups

facebook_logoThere are literally hundreds of review clubs and review groups out there.   I have done a few over the last two years, with positive results.  I don’t do them a lot these days as I have more review offers than time, and I don’t need to seek any others.   However, for a new reviewer, this may be just the thing to get you started.

Facebook is home to many of these groups.   Each one has different rules and terms. Some give product free, some do random drawings for product give-aways, some require you purchase product at a discounted rate, and some require you to have YouTube and other social media accounts to post reviews to.   It will be up to you to find out the particular rules for each group to see if it’s right for you, but I’ll give you a list of the ones I know about, and you can request access to the group(s) of your choice.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1128970830562886/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/amzhelper/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632935363684388/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274767749632027/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/533935026767686/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1045732162173381/

https://www.facebook.com/UnboxingReviewsPlatform/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/496258173768227/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/219618278518898/?ref=br_rs

 

Sztrokia ‘Starry’ Diffuser

4/29/17 –

Unique 3D effect with automatic color changing LED.  (14 colors!)
2 mist modes: strong and light, calmly and softly changing from one color to the next.
Give yourself an inspiring and mesmerizing inner calmness

Starry Oil Diffuser: http://amzn.to/2kgsRBI

You can now buy a 35% discount only on Amazon.com
The 35% discount code:
L5OM8HDP

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It’s on!

Walmart

03/08/17 – Early in 2016 Walmart discontinued their Spark Reviewer program.  But today Walmart has reached out to former Spark Reviewers to say that they are starting up the program once again:

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Spark, like Amazon’s Vine, is a invitation only program.  In order to be picked you must be a Walmart customer who leaves reviews on the Walmart website.  Walmart lists these things as criteria to consider to write a review they consider good:

  • Talk about your personal experience with the product (not with Walmart)
  • Tell other customers what is great or not so great about it
  • Explain how you are using it
  • Attributes to consider include: value for price; quality; durability; design; ease of use; etc.

 

KINDZ is offering wallets to review

3/20/17 –

This is a great deal from KINDZ.  They are offering a wallet for your review on social media.  For more details about the products they are offering for review, please click below:
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https://www.kinzd.com/product/slim-wallet/

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If you are interested in this review opportunity, please contact the KINDZ team directly at this email to get more details:

https://www.kinzd.com/

Review opportunity

3/9/17 – Here is a review opportunity  for a fitness tracker bracelet from moreFit that I am passing on.    I don’t have all the particulars of what is required or what social media they want the review to be posted on, for that you will need to contact Emma at moreFit to get the details to see if it interests you.   You can contact her via email here.  Please refer to the fitness tracker review opportunity in your email subject line.

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  • Built in USB Plug
  • Light weight
  • Tracks steps, distance, calories and active minutes
  • Sleep tracker

 

Alienware 17″ Laptop Review

Our family recently got to try out the new Alienware 17″ i7 (7th gen core) gaming laptop.   (model AAW17R4-7002SLV-PUS).   This machine is all that and then some.   Alienware, if you are not familiar, is an off-shoot from Dell and is considered the ultimate in gaming computers.

Specs on this bad boy:

  • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GTX 1060 processor
  • 8GB RAM (a bit low, I would have preferred a beefier 16GB)
  • 1 TB HDD (Unfortunately not a SSD, but still GREAT size)
  • 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display
  • Windows 10 Operating System; Silver (we upgraded ours to 10Pro)
  • 3 USB ports
  • Weight, a very chunky 9.7 pounds
  • Dimensions 13 x 16.7 x 1.2 inches

Have you tried WISH?

2/23/17

I have used Wish and it’s amazing.   Low prices, and an easy shopping experience make this site really fun to use.   You can even download a mobile app.  It seems like they have an ever changing, and increasing product offering, there is really something for everyone.   I encourage you to check it out.

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One minute is not enough!

2017-02-21-15-28-07This week I was requested to do something a little different from reviewing.   I was asked to make a product demo video, the only stipulation being that it must be under one minute.

Challenge accepted!

The product in question was an ocean wave projection light, that also doubled as a sound machine / speaker.  It also came with a remote control.  PLUS it had two cords, and an sd card reader.    Whew, that’s a lot.

Try as I might I couldn’t adequately describe the item and all it’s features in just a minute. Turns out I really needed closer to 3 to 4 minutes.  What I did to try to make the most of short video time I had is that I shot two separate videos, one demonstrating the product and one talking about the product.   The first video of the light projection I muted and put as an inset video in the second one where I explained the features.   Still, that was not enough to get across all the details.   So I added some still shots of the controls, labeled them and slapped those in the video too. There is a lot packed in to this one minute video, and I think it might be the busiest 1 minute video ever.

I hope they like it!