SmartWay Solutions VIP3000 Thermostat Review

The model VIP3000 talking digital thermostat from SmartWay Solutions is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat. They built in high accessibility for blind users, with its clear and loud human-sounding male voice.  The VIP 300 also has a high-visibility LED-lighted display for low vision users. Not only does it speak the most often used functions. But … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions VIP3000 Thermostat Review

Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review

In preps for the extensive cooking that we do over the holidays, we bought an Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E for approximately $6.  Here are our thoughts and impressions on this highly useful kitchen tool. While cooking such large-scale meals, we usually have multiple foods baking, boiling, marinating, and simmering at the same time, and … Continue reading Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review

Robertshaw 9415 Thermostat Review

We’ve owned the  Robertshaw 9415 Non Programmable Digital Thermostat  since 2004.  We replaced it in 2013, not due to failure of the unit or any dissatisfaction with it. But rather, because we upgraded to a programmable thermostat. At a cost of approximately $55 from various Internet sellers, this seemed a slightly high price for a … Continue reading Robertshaw 9415 Thermostat Review

Honeywell RLV310A Baseboard Heat Thermostat Review

We purchased two of the  Honeywell RLV310A Baseboard Heat Thermostat   for the electric baseboard heaters.  We detail our experiences with this line voltage yet digital thermostat here in this review. At a cost of approximately $30 from Lowe’s home improvement center, the price seemed reasonable. The RLV310A Honeywell line voltage thermostat is much quieter. E.g. No clicking … Continue reading Honeywell RLV310A Baseboard Heat Thermostat Review

Honeywell RLV310A Line Voltage Thermostat Review

We purchased two of these Honeywell line voltage digital thermostat RLV310A  units for the electric baseboard heaters around our home. At a cost of about $30 from Lowe’s home improvement center, the price seemed okay.  Indeed, the RLV310A has proven highly reliable and trouble-free.  It’s an excellent electric heating thermostat (t-stat). The RLV310A is lots quieter. That is, it … Continue reading Honeywell RLV310A Line Voltage Thermostat Review

Honeywell RLV430A 5-2 Digital Thermostat Review

We purchased for review, the   Honeywell RLV430A 5-2 programmable digital thermostat for the   electric baseboard heaters used around the house. At a cost of approximately $53 from Lowe’s home improvement center, they priced this programmable thermostat fairly. The RLV430A is much quieter (no clicking sounds as it operates the heaters), as this digital thermostat like its non programmable … Continue reading Honeywell RLV430A 5-2 Digital Thermostat Review

Copying Digital Talking Books to NLS Player Cartridges

Questions: How do you burn to the NLS digital player blank cassettes?  How do you copy a new talking book onto a blank NLS cartridge? Answers follow.  Here we give instructions for copying digital talking books Tt NLS player cartridges from your computer that you downloaded from the BARD web site. Copying Digital Talking Books … Continue reading Copying Digital Talking Books to NLS Player Cartridges

Monster Digital USB Drive 16GB. Flash Drive Review

Purchased the Monster Coppa Digital USB Drive, 16 GB version, at Rite Aid, to save some scanned pictures.  We’ve since used this thumb drive for that and other purposes too.  We found it easy to work (just plug it into a computer).  Plus since we’ve had it for years now, have never experienced any data loss or … Continue reading Monster Digital USB Drive 16GB. Flash Drive Review