Mike Tarrani

"Jazz Drummer"
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,583
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (187 of 194)
Location: Deltona, FL USA
Birthday: Dec 20
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In My Own Words:
Since retiring I have started reviewing in earnest once more. After I shake myself awake every morning I write two or three reviews in order to maintain a routine and to keep my mind sharp.

If you know me please do the other reviewers here a favor and refrain from voting for my reviews. Instead, read what the other reviewers have to say and honor them with a helpful vote if you find that they h… Read more

NOTE: I rarely review books and those I do MUST be hard copy or in PDF format. I will NOT review anything in Kindle format, and WILL NOT accept gift cards or any other form of payment. This is a hobby and not a job.

Music: Swing and jazz, mainly fro… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,583 - Total Helpful Votes: 187 of 194
Ivation Ultra Thin LCD Tempered Glass Digital Bath&hellip by Ivation
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleek and accurate, April 15 2014
When my review sample arrived I was not prepared for the look, which resembled a glass tile more than a scale. In fact, I was initially reluctant to stand on it lest I break it. However, after reading the instructions it turns out that this thin scale will support 330 pounds (150kg or 24 stones)

Since I test a lot of scales I have standard weights that are used for calibration, and in this case comparison. I used a few different weights on repeated tries and the results were repeatable. I also compared the tests using a different scale and received the same results, so this one is accurate out of the box. In fact, it's accurate to 0.1kg or 0.2 pounds.

The mode button… Read more
Bolse® Newly Designed 300Mbps Wifi Wireless-N USB &hellip by Bolse
Andrea Polk's very helpful March 7, 2014 review did an excellent job of describing this adapter's strengths and limitations. I will focus on how I used the review sample I received and why I awarded it five stars.

This quickly installed on my old, weezing Acer Net One running Windows XP and was recognized and functioning after I installed the drivers (which I installed before plugging in the adapter.) for the record, this comes with a mini CD, but I went to the Bolse web site and downloaded fresh drivers for two reasons: (1) the Acer has no drives, and (2) if you have the option of downloading it's always best to go that route because there is no telling how long the product was… Read more
FRiEQ 3.5mm Male To Male Car and Home Stereo Cloth&hellip by FRiEQ
This cable is perfect for musicians who use backing tracks or intermission background music through their PAs because the signal quality is perfect. My review sample was put to the test in my hone studio, compared against 3.5mm cables that came bundled with various devices as well as some better quality ones that I purchased. This one passed with flying colors for a number of reasons:

(1) CONSTRUCTION: unlike most 3.5mm cables on the market this one actually has some design and engineering behind it. Most cables use PVC for the jacket and the dielectric properties will cause some signal distortion when they go through their store/discharge cycle. This is not important if you are… Read more