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Micro Projector Meyoung HD Movie Portable Projectors 1200 Lumens 1080P 150" Built-in TV Tuner for Home Theater,PS2/PS3/XBOX Games,Iphone,Ipad,Mac via HDMI/USB/AV/SD/VGA Port (GP70 Black)
Micro Projector Meyoung HD Movie Portable Projectors 1200 Lumens 1080P 150" Built-in TV Tuner for Home Theater,PS2/PS3/XBOX Games,Iphone,Ipad,Mac via HDMI/USB/AV/SD/VGA Port (GP70 Black)
Offered by JIETIAN Tech
Price: CDN$ 257.00
2 used & new from CDN$ 157.77

4.0 out of 5 stars A Good, Consumer-Grade Projector., July 25 2016
Length:: 2:51 Mins

This has been one of the most frustrating reviews I have done in quite awhile.

The Meyoung Projector is a budget or a "consumer-grade" project that when all of the pieces are in place will work as described. But, to get there, you'll have to jump through a couple of hoops.

The set comes with:

+ The Projector
+ Screw
+ HDMI cable
+ Charging cable

The set comes with an HDMI cable. But... but this cable doesn't work with a simple laptop connection-- an Acer Chromebook-- streaming Netflix.

I also tried to use the TF card slot-- where you could use either an SD card or a Micro SD card.

First, the supplied HDMI cable didn't work. I don't know if this was just because it was the first generation cable and the laptop is now, three years old? In any case, you will have to replace this cable. This should have been done by the manufacturer. So, you'll have to have a new cable to use with this.

I have many, many HDMI cable and only the newest one, literally unboxing it to use with this projector. When I plugged this new cable into the projector, it immediately turned on.

So, you'll need to buy a HDMI cable.

Now, the projector didn't recognize a standard SD card, but it did with the exact same material, recognize a MicroSD card with an adapter on.

When these connection issues were finally worked out. I watched both a mp4 movie on the microSD card and streaming a film from Netflix from this projector.

So, it works but with a bit of effort.

4 stars.
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One - A Journey Begins
One - A Journey Begins
by Gwen Collins Womack
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 26.05
9 used & new from CDN$ 18.64

5.0 out of 5 stars ONE: A Journey Begins: An Interview With the Author, Gwen Collins Womack, July 24 2016
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This review is from: One - A Journey Begins (Paperback)
Length:: 9:14 Mins

Not since I read the wonderful biography of a Polish mother and her daughter who saved the lives of a Jewish family and hid a German soldier whom defected from the SS by first writer, J.L. Witterick, in her book My Mother's Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story, some four years ago that I've been this excited by a book by a first-time author.

In ONE: A Journey Begins, we're introduced to the small, Southern town of Madisonville, Kentucky.

A place, as you'd expect in the late 40's, early 50's to the have that quaint Southern charm, A quiet town of dirty roads and and dusty gas stations. Manicured laws, uptown and rickety porches, downtown. Where segregated schools were as segregated as places of worship. A place where people accept what was "normal" and expected of them.

But, there were families there that stood out.

One such family was led by "Miss Cecil"-- a matriarch and a second or third generation teacher whom held several positions in Madisonville, including a Latin teacher in her Baptist church, a cook and maid as well a community activist.

In Miss Cecil's home, there lived her daughter, Lila Mae and her six grandchildren, the eldest girl being Gwen.

Through a series of unbelievable and unforgettable events after Miss Cecil tragically dies, Gwen leaves home in her mid-teens never to return to Madisonville and begins a journey that is parts Huckleberry Finn and parts Janie Crawford.

Small town Madisonville gives way to bigger city, Charleston, West Virginia.

Small town troubles pale in comparison to bigger city drama.

And, drama it will be for the young, ingenue Gwen when she gets off the bus.

This is the first in a series of books chronicling her life. In the video I interview her about the book and what we can look forward to.


One: A Journey Begins by Gwen Collins Womack (2015-10-22)
One: A Journey Begins by Gwen Collins Womack (2015-10-22)
by Gwen Collins Womack
Edition: Paperback
2 used & new from CDN$ 57.20

5.0 out of 5 stars ONE: A Journey Begins: An Interview With the Author, Gwen Collins Womack,, July 24 2016
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Length:: 9:14 Mins

Not since I read the wonderful biography of a Polish mother and her daughter who saved the lives of a Jewish family and hid a German soldier whom defected from the SS by first writer, J.L. Witterick, in her book My Mother's Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story, some four years ago that I've been this excited by a book by a first-time author.

In ONE: A Journey Begins, we're introduced to the small, Southern town of Madisonville, Kentucky.

A place, as you'd expect in the late 40's, early 50's to the have that quaint Southern charm, A quiet town of dirty roads and and dusty gas stations. Manicured laws, uptown and rickety porches, downtown. Where segregated schools were as segregated as places of worship. A place where people accept what was "normal" and expected of them.

But, there were families there that stood out.

One such family was led by "Miss Cecil"-- a matriarch and a second or third generation teacher whom held several positions in Madisonville, including a Latin teacher in her Baptist church, a cook and maid as well a community activist.

In Miss Cecil's home, there lived her daughter, Lila Mae and her six grandchildren, the eldest girl being Gwen.

Through a series of unbelievable and unforgettable events after Miss Cecil tragically dies, Gwen leaves home in her mid-teens never to return to Madisonville and begins a journey that is parts Huckleberry Finn and parts Janie Crawford.

Small town Madisonville gives way to bigger city, Charleston, West Virginia.

Small town troubles pale in comparison to bigger city drama.

And, drama it will be for the young, ingenue Gwen when she gets off the bus.

This is the first in a series of books chronicling her life. In the video I interview her about the book and what we can look forward to.


Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Iselector BT80 Over-Ear Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Headsets with Microphone and Volume Control, CSR4.1, Support Wired Mode and Apt-X, Hard-shell Carrying Case Included
Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Iselector BT80 Over-Ear Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Headsets with Microphone and Volume Control, CSR4.1, Support Wired Mode and Apt-X, Hard-shell Carrying Case Included
Offered by Yiderui
Price: CDN$ 109.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Gem. One of 2016 Best Tech Items. "BT80": A Critical Review., May 18 2016
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Length:: 0:38 Mins

We're approaching the midpoint of this year and I've found another item that will be in my Top 10 Tech Items for 2016.

I see a lot of headphone each year and very few of the "consumer grade/ entry level" tech items standout from the crowd, but so far the "BT80" is definitely a great product, regardless of price.

I don't know the company "iSelector" which is probably just a company that buys tech products from abroad and re-brands it. However, they chose a decently made pair of headphones to invest in.

First, the comfort.
These are super, super comfortable. They don't grip the head (and therefore seal outside noise) but they fit comfortably and maybe someone close by could hear some sound coming from them if you have your device's volume up very loud. I think, for the most part, that they'll be silent in public.

This is made out of somewhat soft, durable plastic with a PU leather cushioning.

The BT80 is also a dual digital and analog headset. It has a bluetooth radio installed but it also has an 3.5mm jack with the cord so you can play through the headphones without having to use any of the lithium ion battery charge that's stored up.

* (That feature is something ALL headphone should have built in standard)

The set also comes with a hard case and within this hardcase is a convenient pouch where the supplied micro USB charging cable and the analog plug is stored.

But, the meat and potatoes of this headset is the sound.

I played various songs through it and I was wonderfully surprised at how well a broad range of sounds with.

Listening to the opening chords of "White Flag" by Dido and hearing the sound drift from the right ear to the left before the vocals kicked in was something special.

I also appreciated the harmonies in Heart's "These Dreams"-- great stuff, here.

The headset also picked up the limitations on some mp3 tracks I created and it was apparent listening to some underground Ice Cube cuts that the limitations of a lossy, compressed format like mp3 would never hold its weight with audiophiles who treasure the highest fidelity possible. But, this also tells me that the dynamic range on this set is maybe better than stated.

All in all, this is, despite its unassuming style, one of the best generic headphones on the market today.

And, I'm certain, I will still feel this way six months from now.

Product received from seller for review consideration.


LaCie MT01. Metal Waterproof Key Chain USB Flash Drive 16GB Flash Drive 2.0
LaCie MT01. Metal Waterproof Key Chain USB Flash Drive 16GB Flash Drive 2.0

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Inventive Product, But Don't Put It On A Keychain., May 8 2016
Length:: 1:54 Mins

This is a solid, solid investment for a portable harddrive.

Although it has a keychain opening, I would NOT have put this on a keychain because you will damage the sensors on the harddrive itself.

I put several files on the harddrive and as you can see in the video, the harddrive was recognized by the Mac OSX and the files that I put on it were accessible as well as usable.

As you'll see, I made a copy of a movie from a dvd-- Absolute Superman-- and transferred it on the harddrive with no problem whatsoever.

Great, inventive product but don't put it on a keychain!


iOttie MiGo Selfie Stick & GoPro Pole - Handheld Extendable Monopod with built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter, Tripod Mount & Durable Aluminum Tubing for Smartphones & GoPro Devices (Black)
iOttie MiGo Selfie Stick & GoPro Pole - Handheld Extendable Monopod with built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter, Tripod Mount & Durable Aluminum Tubing for Smartphones & GoPro Devices (Black)
Offered by iOttie
Price: CDN$ 23.45
4 used & new from CDN$ 21.34

5.0 out of 5 stars iOttie "MiGo Selfie Stick"-- A Critical Review., Feb. 7 2016
Length:: 2:17 Mins

This is one of the finest and well-built selfie sticks I have ever had in my hands.

***

The manufacturer contacted me to see if I'd be interested in reviewing their selfie stick and another item. I told the rep that I had seen both of these items x10 over the last four or five years and I was especially not interested in reviewing a Selfie Stick.

At the last minute, I decided after hearing about all of the improvements and the design, I relented and accepted the offer just for the selfie stick.

This "Selfie Stick" or monopod is uncharacteristically perfect in all ways.

First, the handle is very durable but not excessively heavy. And, by this I mean, you can use this for hours without feeling arm strain.
The Bluetooth transmitter easily connected to one of my Note 4's and I had no problem taking pictures.
The phone holder, itself, is strong enough to carry a phablet type phone, as you can see in the accompanying video.

The stick contracts and is neatly compact. You can store this almost anywhere and it's no bigger than a small umbrella and about the same weight.

Excellent product.


ADATA DashDrive 1TB HD710 Military-Spec USB 3.0 External Hard Drive AHD710-1TU3-CBL (Blue)
ADATA DashDrive 1TB HD710 Military-Spec USB 3.0 External Hard Drive AHD710-1TU3-CBL (Blue)
Offered by MemoryC
Price: CDN$ 99.60
16 used & new from CDN$ 83.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adata “HD710” 500GB Ext. HDD: A Critical Review,, Nov. 29 2015
I have several external harddrives in addition to refurbished harddrives that I've put into enclosure cases and use as backup drives/ “scratch drives” for video files.

This Adata is a great addition to my collection. In fact, it has a noticeably fast install speed, I saved two movie files both about 1.2 GB each and this “710” saved both at under 1 minute.

The HDD features are:

Certified IP68 military-grade rubber casing
High speed, USB 3.0 transfer rate
Driver-free for Windows 7- 10; Mac OSX and Linux 2.6-
3-year limited warranty

This rugged case came in handy when one of ADATA's reseller in Mexico unfortunately lost his house to fire about a year ago. He found the HD710 with its casing burned and torn but when he plugged it in just for the sake of it and amazingly found it worked with all his data intact!

The set comes with:

The HD710, 500GB HDD
USB 3.0 to USB male plug
instruction booklet

The HDD itself measures:
5.25” x 3.75” x .75”

This is a solid, solid HDD and a great investment.


SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Black, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-128G-GN6MA)
SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Black, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-128G-GN6MA)
Price: CDN$ 60.43
23 used & new from CDN$ 47.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For Higher End Tablets., Nov. 29 2015
When I bought my Galaxy Note Pro-- imported vers.-- about a year ago, I had nothing but annoying problems with both the Samsung EVO 64 GB micro SD as well as a SanDisk 64 GB with transfer files.

Sometimes, files would would upload to the card from my main computer others won't.

There was also the issue of video files randomly stalling.

Everything changed when I bought this card in late October. Now, all the files that I transfer to the card move very fast and completed. Playback of video files are uninterrupted.

This is a great card.

When I bought this card on Oct. 22, it was selling here on Amazon of $59.99, now it's "Black Friday" and it's selling for $39.99-- at either price, it's definitely worth it.


ENHANCE GX-H3 Stereo Gaming Headset with Over-Ear Headphones , Adjustable Mic & In-Line Volume Control - Works with Heroes of the Storm , Starcraft II , Call of Duty: Black Ops III & more
ENHANCE GX-H3 Stereo Gaming Headset with Over-Ear Headphones , Adjustable Mic & In-Line Volume Control - Works with Heroes of the Storm , Starcraft II , Call of Duty: Black Ops III & more
Offered by Accessory Genie
Price: CDN$ 56.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 39.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good And Comfortable General Headset for Gaming., Nov. 29 2015
The "GX-H3" is a soft and fairly lightweight gaming headset that will satisfy most casual gamers.

First, the set is essentially a single-piece headset with a rotating mic.

This is an analog headset, there is no bluetooth radio installed. But, if you're into gaming seriously, the absence of a wireless connection won't bother you.

Aesthetically, the headset is a simple and minimalist in design.

The sound is good for general game play. Good but not great. Considering this is for budget-minded consumers.

Headset was provided by the seller for an objective review.
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Bluetooth Speaker, Eachine Wood Stereo Audio Speaker Amplifier Wireless Charger Clock Kit, Built-in Microphone, Alarm Clock, Thermometer, NFC, 3.5mm Audio Port and Large LED Time and Date Display for iPhone, Samsung , HTC, LG, SmartPhone and more
Bluetooth Speaker, Eachine Wood Stereo Audio Speaker Amplifier Wireless Charger Clock Kit, Built-in Microphone, Alarm Clock, Thermometer, NFC, 3.5mm Audio Port and Large LED Time and Date Display for iPhone, Samsung , HTC, LG, SmartPhone and more

4.0 out of 5 stars This Fits The Bill., Nov. 16 2015
Length:: 0:23 Mins

The "X5" is first a foremost a device that you'd like because of the multiple features that it offers and NOT because there's any one standout feature.

This is a wood speaker, I'd venture to guess plywood, that's both light weight and soft to the feel. And, I'll add handsome to look at as well.

It features a big LED display
Wood casing
Soft, touch key
Built in microphone for hands free calling
Clock and Alarm
5 W.

All of the features works but the one thing that really didn't impress me was the sound reproduction. The sound was somewhat flat and lacked real bass.

But, for what it's intended purpose is, this definitely fits the bill


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