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ISELECTOR BNC80 Over Ear Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) Wireless Bluetooth Headphones/Headsets with Microphone, Clear Stereo Sound and Rich Bass, Hard Carrying Case Included
ISELECTOR BNC80 Over Ear Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) Wireless Bluetooth Headphones/Headsets with Microphone, Clear Stereo Sound and Rich Bass, Hard Carrying Case Included
Offered by Yiderui
Price: CDN$ 168.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Sound!, Jan. 13 2016
With the ability to connect with any Bluetooth device, I found these much better than a direct connection with a wired headset and I could move around the room without interruption. When I did go into another room, there was some disconnection due to the wall, but within a room and under 30-feet, there was no problem.

It is simply astounding to be able to walk around or sit on the couch and get great multi-layered sound. The noise cancelling is not disorienting at all. There is no ‘whoosh’ or ‘void-noise’ that you can feel. It simply cuts out outside noise perfectly. You can take calls easily and not feel a booming voice or a tinny sound. It’s clean.

It is well worth the expense for a perfectly great sounding Bluetooth headset. There are simply no great Bluetooth headsets out there other than this one that I have heard and I make a point of really searching. This headset was provided for a fair and honest review and that’s what I’m giving. This is something I would easily buy as a gift for someone who appreciates good sound quality with the added bonus of being Bluetooth, comfortable and classy looking.


Waterproof Speaker, Vtin Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Shockproof Waterproof Outdoor, Dual 5W Drivers Up to 12 Hour Playtime, for iPhone Se 6 6s Plus Galaxy S5 S6 Edge Note 5(Silver)
Waterproof Speaker, Vtin Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Shockproof Waterproof Outdoor, Dual 5W Drivers Up to 12 Hour Playtime, for iPhone Se 6 6s Plus Galaxy S5 S6 Edge Note 5(Silver)
Offered by VicTsingDirect
Price: CDN$ 42.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Speaker, Sept. 5 2015
At 14.0 ounces and 2.5” X 2.5” X 7” this is one powerhouse of a Bluetooth speaker. The sound is driven by two 5-watt speaker (not the usual three) with a (vibrating diaphragm) subwoofer. The sound is just fantastic. The functions are on the top and include a button for a light (it’s very bright), Volume Up/Fast Forward, Volume Down/Reverse and Play/Pause. On the back side is a rubber flap that covers an auxiliary 3.5mm input for a cable, a TP Card insert (for your own songs on a card), an input USB for powering up and the On/Off witch. It pairs immediately with a triple beep. It is definitely water resistant, but I would never place in underwater for more than a few seconds. It could fall into a pool and survive if caught, but very few Bluetooth speakers are completely waterproof. Still it’s in the proper price range for the sound quality. Product supplied for review.


ThorFire TF12 Cree XM-L2 LED Diving Flashlight Waterproof 70m for Diving with 18650 Battery and Charger 700LM Super Bright Searching Camping Torch
ThorFire TF12 Cree XM-L2 LED Diving Flashlight Waterproof 70m for Diving with 18650 Battery and Charger 700LM Super Bright Searching Camping Torch

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Divers Dream Light, Aug. 11 2015
This is a prime light for diving! The kit includes the light, a charge port (for the 3,000mAh battery), a separate AC charging cord, an extra glass for the light fixture, three O-rings and a sleek carrying bag. The battery is well protected from leakage as it is sealed with (2) O-rings that screw on with the handle. A rotating collar gives you a low, medium, high or SOS flash intensity. It’s well designed so you don’t need to look at the flashlight to work the light options.

The flashlight is highly and heavily structured steel that would easily survive dropping on a concrete surface. It’s tough. There is also an adjustable lanyard on the end so you can carry it on your wrist or attach it to your BC (buoyancy control vest). Although this can be used anywhere, for diving it truly is a powerful light and compact enough that it won’t feel bulky when you are diving. This light rocks. Product supplied for review and I can’t say enough good things about this.


Ivation Smart Bluetooth wireless Electronic Padlock Metal 3 and a ½ Inch - Works w/iOS & Android Devices - sheds, safety deposit boxes, lockers & more the ultimate in security - Control your Lock from your Phone - Black
Ivation Smart Bluetooth wireless Electronic Padlock Metal 3 and a ½ Inch - Works w/iOS & Android Devices - sheds, safety deposit boxes, lockers & more the ultimate in security - Control your Lock from your Phone - Black

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Easy & Too Secure!, March 23 2015
This is one powerful, strong and cool padlock. The use is easy. Simply download the app – “KeePS Padlock” and you are on the way. Unlocking the padlock is easy with your phone. Press the padlock central button until it flashes red. Tap the ‘unlock’ on your phone app and it unlocks. Close it to secure your valuables. When you want to unlock it, do the same thing. It really is that easy.

The construction is foolproof. There is no lock to pick and the metal is powerfully strong. The padlock runs on two cell batteries (included) that are easily installed. The best part is that there are no codes to remember or keys to carry. The only thing I can find a problem is that you cannot lock your phone up inside a locker with this padlock. That’s a small concern considering this strong secure padlock.

By the way, if you do lock your phone in your locker you can login from a different phone only if you know your registration


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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Designed, Feb. 23 2015
This 10-ounce plastic (BPA Free) clear bottle provides for vertical feeding preventing gas build-up and reflux disease. The kit comes with three sets of nipples (slow, medium and regular) along with necessary tubing and a cleaning scrub pipe brush. The nipples are held on by screw caps and there is a clear plastic cover that fits snugly on top of the bottle to prevent spills.

The kit is designed with a vented disc which improves air and liquids flow. Its lightweight and compact, making for ease while traveling or just at home. The price is perfect and the kit is washing machine compatible but better when hand washed for durability. The price is perfect. Sample provided for review.


Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Earbuds (Neon)
Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Earbuds (Neon)
Offered by Patec
Price: CDN$ 26.99
4 used & new from CDN$ 26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars So Far - The Best!, Jan. 27 2015
There are a lot of Bluetooth headphones on the market and having played with a few, I have to say that if it's Bluetooth, you can expect sketchy sound. All are comfortable to wear, no doubt, but also don't fit well.

The MPOW headphones rock in a lot of ways. The design is so well designed that it fits in your ear without fear of falling out. Also included in the kit are a multitude of attachments for any size ear. It only took me two hours to charge the headphones through the USB port (the input on the headphones is a bit tricky to get to. It's under a tiny green flap that takes sharp fingernails and patience to open.

So it's attractive, light and has enough power of hours of music and they can fit any ear. What about the power and sound? I turned both my iPhone and my headphones up full volume. There was no distortion. When you've reached maximum volume, you hear a few beeps. I found maneuvering forward/backward through songs and adjusting the volume cumbersome unless you take the headphone out of one ear. However, you don't need to do that often and with practice you can get the process down. The highs and mid-range are very very good. The subtle nuance of strings, horns or high chords is distinct. The bass is `sufficient', meaning it is balanced enough, but there is no real power. I like strong bass, but honestly, with any headphone or earbud, solid rock-hard bass is a rarity. But the fit is tight enough that outside noise can be heard but is snuffed out enough to give a great listening experience.

Given the appearance, functionality, reasonable good sound and price, MPOW has a good product. If bass can be improved, it would be a wonderful improvement, but for this stage, it's a nice electronic set and one I do recommend. Product supplied for honest reviewed.


50 St. Catherine's Drive
50 St. Catherine's Drive
Price: CDN$ 17.14
37 used & new from CDN$ 10.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Solo Swan Song, Sept. 30 2014
Over two years after Robin Gibb passed away, his last solo album is released with some songs nearly ten years old. These were written between the years of 2004-2008 with the hope of using some as part of a Bee Gees reunion with Barry. That was not to be.
The listener does get treated to an array of some of Robin Gibb's best music to date. It's much more upbeat in style and verse than previous Gibb compositions and the result is wonderful. Relying mostly on electronic equipment, it's tough to tell that most of the instruments are electronic. Robin's voice is more reedy than usual with a higher pitch, but that only tends to pulls the listener in closer.

With a hefty dose of seventeen songs, Robin Gibb concentrates on layered songs backed with a strong beats. In fact, only two songs, 'Solid' and 'All We Have Is Now' are the only slower ballads and they stand up to any previous Gibb tearjerker. One of the standout cuts that are worthy of single treatment are 'Alan Freeman Days' with its excitable exclamatory proclamations. 'I Am The World' is a remix of the 1966 B-Side vocal and it’s a layered composition that stands up to modern tastes and styles. 'Broken Wings' contains a danceable beat that begs for an extended version, if not a single release. The instrumental sections and backing vocals are synthesized genius. 'Avalanche', a title taken from a 1970 song is an anthemic upbeat journey of a song with powerful backing vocals.

'Mother Of Love' is presented in its original form and is a nice respite from the bevy of strong songs, but what it lacks in structure, it makes up in pure emotion. The closing cut, 'Sydney' is one of the saddest songs I think I've heard any Gibb brother sing. Reportedly recorded on an iPad with sparse working, the lyrics and the yearning vocal tug at your heart when you realize what Robin is singing about - a loss of innocence and younger times. It’s the perfect finish for this album.

With a nice cardboard sleeve and notes from his wife Dwina, this makes for a fan special. Note that the Isle Of Man Post Office is releasing a limited edition of this album (1,000 copies) with an accompanying DVD. Robin Gibb deserves this and more. Thank you Robin.


Ivation Multipurpose Gooseneck 7-LED Dimmable Clip Light with Stand - Battery operated, or plugs into USB or outlet - Can be used for BBQ, grill, reading, tabletop/desktop, tasks, computer ect.
Ivation Multipurpose Gooseneck 7-LED Dimmable Clip Light with Stand - Battery operated, or plugs into USB or outlet - Can be used for BBQ, grill, reading, tabletop/desktop, tasks, computer ect.
Offered by Canadian Shoppe
Price: CDN$ 28.99
21 used & new from CDN$ 27.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive & Versatile, Sept. 29 2014
This is a perfectly well designed, attractive, small but portable lamp with multiple placement options. The look is very sleek and black with a flexible gooseneck arm, a sturdy, non scratching clamp (it has rubber clamps) and a seven-light LED lamp that is very bright. This lamp can be powered by a USB plug from a wall socket or 3 (AAA) batteries (not included). If you use a wall socket, the charge from the batteries stops, so you don't drain them down. If you use the batteries alone, you can easily get up to three hours of light before replacing batteries.

The light is even, strong, but soft, which is perfect for reading or using anywhere where light is needed in a small space. It can safely clamp onto any surface (maximum 1.75" thick which is a good range) and is light enough to be moved anywhere. It can also stand alone. I use mine at my computer desk, but you could use this outdoors (they mention BBQ here), in the garage while working on your car, under a sink or just about whatever you can think of considering its size is compact. The cord is just under six feet in length. If that isn't long enough for a special work need, just attach an extension cord.

The light on/off switch is sensitive circular surfaces on the top of the lights that goes on and off with a simple light tap of your finger. No switches to click back and forth or search for. When you look at the price and consider the versatility of this light, you'll see it's a bargain. This makes a great gift, stocking stuffer or simply an extra handy light to have around the house. It's flexible in many more ways than one. Product supplied for a fair and honest review.


Fogood Professional Handheld Monopod Telescopic Camera Extender with Bluetooth Remote Control Shutter Release and Tripod Mount for Gopro 1 2 3 3+ Digital Camera and Cell Phone
Fogood Professional Handheld Monopod Telescopic Camera Extender with Bluetooth Remote Control Shutter Release and Tripod Mount for Gopro 1 2 3 3+ Digital Camera and Cell Phone
Offered by fogood
Price: CDN$ 22.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Designed, Multi-Use Camera Extender - Best I've Seen, Aug. 27 2014
Taking 'selfies' is always a little tricky -some people excel while others struggle (like me). This multi-use monopod telescopic camera extender is perfect. It is well built aluminum alloy with a strong black neoprene handle with a thin hand-sized cloth loop for hanging. There are three strong clamps to use to extend the arm in four different lengths (actually any length you prefer) - the longest being just short of three feet and capable of holding a camera weighing just over five pounds. This is meant for smartphones and light 'point 'n shoot' cameras. The camera end has a multi-directional, adjustable fixture that allows for an endless way to position your camera for angles.

The end is a strong adjustable clamp that holds a Smartphone, but only horizontally (which is fine; it has a better balance). There is a styled mount that can hold a 'Go-Pro' camera. There is also the standard threaded mount that can be used with just about any small camera. The handle can also be used as a vertical tripod for a fixed position with its threaded mount.

Collapsing to a little over a foot long and just over five pounds, this is great for backpacking or slipping into a jacket or clipping to your belt if necessary. There are a lot of extendable camera holders on the market, but this one is very well made and the clasps seem to hold very well. Time will tell if they slip, but my feeling is they are rather sturdy and tight. The facts that you can adjust it for selfies and also use it as a tripod are big sellers for me. Product supplied for an honest review.


Ivation 6 LED Automatic Motion-sensing Night Light - Battery Powered Hallway Light with a Built in Motion and Light Sensor -With adjustable Brightness and Adjustable light timer (20/60/90 Seconds)
Ivation 6 LED Automatic Motion-sensing Night Light - Battery Powered Hallway Light with a Built in Motion and Light Sensor -With adjustable Brightness and Adjustable light timer (20/60/90 Seconds)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Light WIll Make Your Life So Easy, June 17 2014
This is one of the most efficient and small night lights I've seen. It is just three inches across and able to be installed with the magnet, a Hook and Loop tape or by two screw holes. It also has a convenient `swing-out' hook for door handles. It's one of the easiest setups ever.

Just load four-AAA batteries in the back compartment and set it to the wall. There are six circular LED lights that are very bright. The light goes off when the sensor detects motion from as far away as fifteen feet! It instantly shines on and then turns off automatically a few seconds after no motion is detected. If you need the light to stay on longer, simply make a 'motion' within the detector's range. This unit features adjustable brightness: you can adjust the LED's strength to your liking (Dimming or ambient light settings).

It also stays off during the day and only begins to `sense' when light is reaches a certain ambience or low-level. The switch can be set to constantly `on', and can be set to turn off after 20 seconds, 60 seconds or 90 seconds. The white ball in the middle is the Motion.
Great for hallways, bathrooms, basements, attics - anywhere you may need an instant light. Imagine just stubbing your toe once and compare it to the price of this unit. It's a keeper. Product generously supplied by manufacturer for an honest review.


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