Mike Tarrani

"Jazz Drummer"
Top Reviewer Ranking: 863
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (192 of 200)
Location: Deltona, FL USA
Birthday: Dec 20
Web Page: www.tarrani.com
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: 863 - Total Helpful Votes: 192 of 200
Ivation BOOMER Super-Portable Rechargeable Bluetoo&hellip by Ivation
I received this as a review sample and loved the design, especially the mounting options. In every respect this is a five star speaker for bicycling. However, there are some limitations, which I wlll get out of the way first.

Foremost, the volume on this speaker, cranked, is more than adequate for country or light traffic cycling. For areas with heavier traffic patterns or ambient city noise it will quickly get downed out, even if mounted on handlebars. For most of us this is not going to be a problem, but I am obligated to mention it. Factor that into your purchase decision.

Second, the sound quality is more that adequate for casual listening while cycling. However,… Read more
Ivation Battery Operated Handle-Mount 10-Bulb LED &hellip by Ivation
I received this as a review sample and truly love it for a number of reasons, but while it's bright enough for serving in the dark of night, for checking the doneness of most barbeque meats after dark will need at least two of these. Fortunately I have a near identical one of these from another brand and this one completes the set. Two does the trick for sundown grilling.

The battery compartment requires a small philipps screw driver to access. Frankly it's a pain considering that the light is not totally waterproof. I do not view the lack of water tight integrity of the light as a detriment because I would never leave it out overnight in the elements to begin with. Another point… Read more
Jumbl Heat-Resistant Textured Silicone Gloves Set &hellip by Jumbl
I own a number of these gloves from different brands and they are all different in one way or the other. When my review sample of this model arrived I had a good basis of comparison.

This design is effective for handling hot foods, as well as maintenance tasks like unscrewing hot light bulbs or even opening recalcitrant jar lids. I discovered the latter on the product packaging and tried it out. It worked remarkably well.

Note, though, that these gloves are better suited to folks with small hands. I wear a medium man's glove and these were on the tight side. Factor that into your purchase decision. One other thing s these have to be pulled on like rubber dish gloves… Read more