Monday, October 16, 2017

Product Review: Acer S271HL Gbidx 27" Monitor

This Acer S271HL 27" Monitor has some pretty incredible clarity. I am using it as an extended display mounted on my wall above my 15 inch laptop. My productivity has increased because now  I can actually run two apps at once side by side. I checked out some 4K or Ultru HD video on YouTube and was amazed. The ability this monitor has to obtain close to true black really enables the color and contrast pop. I love that it has the HDMI port so if you want to you can pull the audio straight from the monitor instead of your sound card. Windows 8 gives me another output to control with my volume control. I can see where you may want to use this feature depending on how your sound is configured.  I tried out a few games and its performance did not quit, I saw no lag or latency in the frame rate. I would recommend this device to a friend in need of a large digital work space or large digital play ground for gaming.

*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer*

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Product Review: Epson Home Cinema 2150 Wireless 1080p 3lcd Projector

Connecting this Epson Home Cinema 2150 Projector is a breeze, with one VGA connection, two HDMI connections, and a Wireless connection to choose from. I tested it out using a small screen and really thought the setup was super easy, with zoom and focal rings that are easy to find and adjust and a keystone slide switch making it super easy to correct any skew you may have in your projection. The brightness and clarity is incredible. It has an option to mirror cast, so you can actually cast your phone screen. I'm not sure when I would use it but thought it was neat. I can't wait to use this unit for some outdoor movies.

I would recommend this unit to a friend.

*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer*

Friday, September 29, 2017

Product Review: Bose Soundwear Companion Speaker in Black

I have been using this new design of wearable speaker by Bose, a Soundwear Companion Speaker. It took no time at all to have it connected to both my laptop and my mobile phone. First I have to mention two things that blew me away. The sound that comes from this apparatus is incredibly rich and well balanced, with the use of it's patented tuned waveguide that is throughout the unit. It also is very comfortable  on my shoulders, with it's low profile and cover it never feels like it is going to fall off. The controls are easy to navigate from your volume buttons to the next/previous buttons on one side and the power a bluetooth buttons on the other. A nice feature of this unit is you can quickly toggle between two bluetooth devices via the bluetooth button. I love this device for when I want my music to travel with me, but need to hear the ambient noise of this world around me. It works great for calls and for Google assistant. The battery life of this unit is pretty incredible at 12 hours and a 15 minute charge gives you up to 3 hours of playback time.

About the only thing I noticed that was negative about my experience, was it makes my neck area a little warm when performing some activities, but that is to be expected. 

I would recommend this to a friend.

Thanks for reading another one of my reviews. Have a blessed day!!

*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer*

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Product Review: Keurig K-Select Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

This is my first actual Keurig branded single serve coffee maker. I have used several different brands of these brewers. This particular one is a nice brewer. It has some features that our past ones have not. One of those features are the Strong brew button and the other is the 12 ounce brew feature, I used to have to double brew a K-cup at 6 ounces to get my morning started right with my big mug.  It also has a simple interface with only buttons, no display and menu to figure out and also has 52 ounce or (1.6 quarts) water reservoir, so there is no need to fill with fresh water after every brew. This unit is also very quick at brewing. Something I did not notice at first is the small footprint this unit also offers. I actually am impressed with this little brewer and would suggest it to a friend.
*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer*

Monday, September 25, 2017

Product Review: Logitech - Craft Wireless Keyboard

The Product Review item of the week is the Craft Wireless Keyboard by Logitech.

I am no stranger to wireless keyboards, I have owned several styles as well as several different manufacturers. Logitech has always seem to have the upper end of hardware and software to offer. Here are some of the things I love about this particular unit:

Adaptive Backlit Keys
USB Type C Charger
Unified 2.4 GHz connectivity
Bluetooth connectivity
A pretty small footprint (without a giant chin at the bottom of the keyboard)
Well constructed
Control three items with designated buttons.
Keyboard layout is efficient.
Crown can control things with a spin if the app and os supports it.

Here are three things I dislike:

Sealed unit, not sure what it will be like to replace the batteries when they stop holding a charge.
Hopefully the Crown will gain some profiles for other apps, the only thing it can control on my machine is volume, app switch and switch tabs in Google Chrome. I wish it had a place to store the Mini 2.4 Ghz receiver.

*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer*

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Music Review: Matthew West - All In #allin #matthewwest

I recently had the opportunity to review a new music album by Matthew West. His "All In" is exactly what I expected. I have heard Broken Things on the radio and actually will be singing harmonies for it the next couple of weekends leading worship at church. This album has a nice mix of styles. From Amen with a hint of rap in it and some excellent bass rhythms. Mercy Is and 1 Song are also my favorites. I am thoroughly enjoying every aspect of this masterpiece. If you enjoy great uplifting music, then this one is for you. Go Grab one over at Matthew West's website:

* Material Connection Disclaimer: I received this music from FlyBy Promotions to provide a review on my blog. Stated above are my opinions and mine alone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monday, July 10, 2017

Product Review: JBL Everest Wireless In-Ear Headphones in a Gunmetal Finish

These wireless in-ear headphones are very light, comfortable and affordable. They have decent but not perfect balance of bass reproduction for the size that they are. They include a charging cable, and several sleeves/earbud options to fit most ears, even the small ones. The one thing they lack is a carrying case. They provide 7 plus hours of use between charges. These are a nice pair of headphones, they include all the controls one would expect on the go. They are a perfect addition to the go bag, being so light and small, giving you the wireless option for where ever you find yourself.

I would suggest these JBL Everest Wireless In-Ear Headphones to my budget conscious family and friends.

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