Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review

The Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 provides access to the Internet for old-style, not-smart televisions, and down-converts that content into standard definition format. This media box revs up the older dumb TVs, making them smart, and Internet enabled. We’ve owned this set top player now for roughly three years, and are experiences with it are reflected in this … Continue reading Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review



Electric Heat Pros and Cons

Electric heating is one of the most versatile and simple ways to keep your home warm during cold winter spells.  It’s available in many forms, from baseboard convection units, hydronic heaters, and radiant infrared space heaters, to forced air portable units, ceiling panels, and whole-house electric furnaces can also be procured. It has a reputation for … Continue reading Electric Heat Pros and Cons



Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review

Bought this portable   Radio Shack Talking Alarm Clock, model #6300452   while visiting the local Radio Shack electronics store in 2012. Thrilling to see that Radio Shack is once again carrying digital talking clocks, as their prices on them are generally cheaper than what you find at the visual aids stores online.  This is another fully accessible, … Continue reading Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review



Marpac 580 SleepMate White Noise Sound Conditioner Review

We’ve bought the  Marpac 580 SleepMate white noise sound conditioner for review.  We then ran it for a few months in the bedroom, without ill effects. Furthermore, friends who kept the SleepMate white noise machines by their beds for two decades, like it too.   They noticed their own health getting better.  Why?  Because they slept better with the Marpac 580 … Continue reading Marpac 580 SleepMate White Noise Sound Conditioner Review



Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review

BHumanware’s Victor Reader Stream New Generation audio book and text file reader, has some seriously extended capabilities as compared to the original Victor Reader Stream. In short, this second generation Victor Reader e reader has been Internet enabled.  Not only can it connect to the Internet via WiFi to download new firmware updates, but it  … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review



Talking Cube Clock Vintage Micronta VoxClock One, 63-902 Review

The Micronta VoxClock, Cat # 63-902 is a blind-friendly and vintage, yet completely accessible talking digital clock, that is cubed shaped. It features a powerful-sounding speaker, highly intelligible retro male voice, silver colored real-metal speaker grill, simulated walnut grain sides, and controls on the bottom for setting the current time, volume, and so on.  Press the lone button … Continue reading Talking Cube Clock Vintage Micronta VoxClock One, 63-902 Review



Removing McAfee AntiVirus Security Center, Windows 7 PC

Our subscription just expired for the McAfee Security Center   Internet security antivirus software. None too happy with all-too-frequent pop ups received, reminding on a nearly daily basis about how much time was left on the current subscription, and the $49.99 annual renewal price, So, we deleted the McAffe program from our Dell XPS 8300 Windows 7 Professional   PC. McAffe came pre-installed.  So we worried over … Continue reading Removing McAfee AntiVirus Security Center, Windows 7 PC



Energizer Max Battery AA, AAA, C, and D Size Review

The Energizer Max battery is a solid alkaline power cell. Many people rely on these to drive their consumer electronics. Gaming machines, Wifi thermostats, note takers, air cleaners, and LED lanterns, all like Energizer Max.  Toys, medical monitors, and memory backup in stereos, also like them.  DVRs, clock radios, and the Bose Wave Music System rely … Continue reading Energizer Max Battery AA, AAA, C, and D Size Review



Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages Over Conventional Ovens

A Convection Oven, as utilized in the typical residential kitchen, is a gas or electrically heated oven (not a microwave, although SOME microwave ovens feature a convection heating setting). Major appliance ovens both over the range and in the range, countertop toaster ovens, and both permanent and portable microwave ovens, convection ovens come in about every … Continue reading Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages Over Conventional Ovens



Radio Shack Weather Alert Radio 12-522 All Hazards NOAA Review

We bought this Radio Shack weather alert radio 12-522, NOAA all hazards portable receiver for home use. Why?  Because with rising storm strength and other weather extremes lately, buying this weather radio seemed a wise step.  People should indeed stay abreast of quickly changing and severe weather warnings. So, this alert receiver lets them do … Continue reading Radio Shack Weather Alert Radio 12-522 All Hazards NOAA Review