Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control Review

We bought the Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control  for use with our Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR.  Atlantic Broadband cable company provides our DVR service. Spent many hours playing around with this remote. Found it simple to set up and operate. The buttons have a very easy-to-press feel. Yet pressing the wrong key happens rarely. So … Continue reading Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control Review





WD-40 Specialist Silicone Spray Lubricant Review

WD-40 products have adorned our workshop shelves for years.  Here, we review the WD-40 Specialist silicone spray lubricant that’s been around for some years now.  Works well on treadmills, door hinges, bike chains, and a slew of other applications. Recently we brought home an eleven-ounce can of WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant Spray to  quiet my … Continue reading WD-40 Specialist Silicone Spray Lubricant Review





Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40891 Review

We’ve enjoyed hot instant coffee and tea for more than a score now. So these cordless yet electric tea pots and kettles have therefore, been useful appliances in our kitchens and coffee counters over the years.  Here, we review the Hamilton Beach electric kettle, model 40891 cordless stainless steel version. One electric kettle we’ve used … Continue reading Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40891 Review





Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds S2IKDZ-003 Review

For the $20 we paid for these Skullcandy Ink’d earbuds, model S2IKDZ-003, we felt that we got way more value than that. These buds offer full and rich low sounds, non distorted mid range, and clear highs up to 12 kilohertz or so.  Quite a joy to listen to.  Such a joy in fact that here, … Continue reading Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds S2IKDZ-003 Review





Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update

Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home smart speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service.  The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update





Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review

These Philips SHS3200 Earhook Earbuds more resemble buds than headphones, and due to the ear hook feature, that effectively attaches the earphone to your ears, these are well-suited for those sports minded folks, who love listening to their tunes on a morning jog or while bench pressing at the gym. In our tests, with the hook … Continue reading Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review





Taylor 5872-9 Timer, Dual Event, Kitchen, Egg, Review

In preps for the extensive cooking over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we bought this Taylor 5872-9 timer.  It’s a dual event count-up and count-down model.  Works for timing most any cooking recipe and features a loud alert sound when time is up.  Great as a stop watch too. Taylor 5872-9 Timer Introduction While cooking … Continue reading Taylor 5872-9 Timer, Dual Event, Kitchen, Egg, Review





Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review

The Sony DVP-SR210P DVD player plays CDs, data disks with MP3 files, and can display pictures in JPEG format. It’s among the most inexpensive DVD players we’ve seen.  Yet it appears very well constructed; we’ve used a similar model (the HDMI version) for several years now without problems.  This player epitomizes a mature technology; one … Continue reading Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review





Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review

Bought this portable talking alarm clock, model #6300452  at that electronics store in 2012 locally.  Here, we review the Radio Shack 6300452 talking alarm clock  Although its somewhat distorted female voice could sound better, this clock gives blind and vision impaired users a convenient way to hear what the current time is. Thrilling to see … Continue reading Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review





Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle Review

We drink lots of hot tea and coffee in a day, whether at home or on the town.  The Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle, 68 ounce version allows carrying over two liters of most any hot or cold beverage, on the road, and keeps it at or near its original temperature for over 24 hours. Thermos Insulated … Continue reading Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle Review