Showing posts with label gadgets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gadgets. Show all posts

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Becoming Self Efficient

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 Becoming self efficient could mean different things for different people, but for my husband and myself that means being able to care for our own needs as much as possible as we age. Since my husbands accident at his job left him disabled due to leg and spine injuries things like changing a light bulb is something we had to ask our children to help out with. 

 We can't always wait for someone to visit, or ask someone to come over to help at the drop of hat, or even worse depend totally on the two children who are still at home, so we are always on the lookout for items that make life easier for us so we can stay independent as long as we can. 

 My husband was able to find the below device to help change out most of our lightbulbs in our home. The rest we still need help with until they make something to take down a glass casing and change bulbs that are installed sideways. 


 This item has really made changing light bulbs so much easier and has given just a bit more independence to my husband. He feels it is one less thing he needs to ask help with in our daily lives and he feels like he has accomplished something. 



All you need is a standard broom or mop handle and you are ready to go. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mobile Phone Picture upgrade


I have to be honest I love my camera the best out of all of the gadgets to take photos with but this Smart & Easy 5 in 1 lens kit has be really excited about new ways to take pictures with my iphone, and ipad. This also works with Samsung and LG types of phones out there. 

My 14 year old was eyeing this and I am sure she would love to have it but for now she can just borrow because this is mine. I love that this comes with a clip so I can clip it to my purse or my camera bag. When I go out to do reviews most times I have my camera, tablet, and phone with me for catching pictures in different settings. 

This is easy to use just pick the lens you want to use screw it into the clip take off the lense cover, attach to your device and you are ready to take some awesome pictures. Our favorites are the Macro 15x, the fisheye lens, with the wide angle lens coming in third.  I haven't really played with the other two but hope to get some pictures with the CPL Lens soon, then follow with the Telescopic Lens. 

I am still learning how to take pictures with different products but often I end up back to my camera that I know best but I am even still learning on that. The 5 in 1 kit comes all bundled in a nice zippered case that has a clip on top which makes it easy to access when you need to change out or attach a lens to your device. 

Ok now I want to get to playing with this more before my daughter wants to borrow it for an undetermined amount of time.

What You Will Get In The Package: 1x Fisheye Lens 1x Macro Lens 1x Wide Angle Lens 1x Telescopic Lens 1x CPL Lens 1x Anti-slip Lens Clips 1x Instruction Manual 1x Leynard Clip 1x Luxury zip case

The Smart & Easy #iphonelenskit can be found at my affiliate link below.



Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Smart & Easy. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SHABA Vivid Tube Luminous Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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I have been wanting a Bluetooth speaker all to myself, which hasn't happened quite yet. What can I say I love my children. I do however get to use this one from Shaba from time to time so I can watch movies, and listen to music through my computer. 

Some movies when you watch them through streaming are really low in sound so having one of these little things is great. This Bluetooth speaker can also be use through your auxiliary so this is perfect for me. 

Super easy to use, hooks up with blue tooth quickly and just a few tweaks with the controls and you can hook this up to your computer or even just listen to FM radio. I don't use the lights but the girls love to use them at night to dance too. 

The SHABA Vivid Tube Luminous Portable Bluetooth Speaker can be found at my affiliate link below.


What Shaba has to say about their product.

1. Portable speaker 
2. Hands-free speakerphone 
3. Micro SD card playing 
4. Auxiliary connection 
5. FM Radio (Radio channel auto-search and memorized) 
6. Recording function (simply store in the TF card) 
7. Dynamic Light effect in 4 modes 
  • Mode 1: Warm white light
    Mode 2: Color changing light
    Mode 3: Interchanging light effect
    Mode 4: Interchanging light effect with variable speed
    Mode 5: Blinking blue lights that synchronize with the music
    Mode 6: Blinking warm white lights that synchronize with
    the music + color changing lights
    Mode 7: Slow spinning light effect
    Mode 8: Fast spinning light effect
    Mode 9: Slow progressive light effect
    Mode 10: Fast multi-directional progressive light effect
    Mode 11: All Lights On

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Shaba. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TakeYour Medicine

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Do you often forget to take a dose of your medication or do you know someone who needs reminding? Then this item might be right for you. First of all I want to suggest that if there are children who will be in the home at any time that this be kept out of their reach. The lock is really easy to use. 

This Medicine reminder takes 2 AAA batteries which are not included. You set the alarm to go off up to 6 times but remember this is in Military time so you are able to set it correctly the first time. The directions are pretty straight forward although I think the 3 second is much more like 6 seconds if you ask me. 

I always remember my morning or night medication but often if and when I have to take something else like and antibiotic then I need a reminder to take those other doses, and this item has been keeping me on time for taking my medication. I recently had a part of my wisdom tooth break off, causing an infection, and then was pulled out. I am in the healing stages, stitches come out late next week. This medication reminder came just in time to keep me on schedule with taking my medication on time. 

The Ddidak Medicine reminder with alarm can be found at my affiliate link below.



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Saturday, June 3, 2017

40 Watt Hot Glue Gun


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Being that our family loves to do arts & crafts, a glue gun is a must. We have small glue guns that do low and high temperatures and now we have a large glue gun that does high temperatures too. Much more friendly to the adult hand then our smaller glue guns which are great for smaller hands.

Glue guns are great for all kinds of crafts and even handy for fixing things around the home. This glue gun comes with extra glue sticks whicn means you don't have to run out right away to get more. The glue gun also has a nice kickstand so you can place it down when you are in between pieces or when you are letting it heat up or cool down. 

Remember to supervise children closely with items like this, they can really burn you badly.

The CDL Brands glue gun can be found on the affiliate link below.



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser


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This was an item that I was told by my dentist to get because my teeth are so close together. Regular floss gets stuck and we either have to pull it out when possible or even cut it out of my mouth. I have used dental sticks with little or no results. In steps a water flosser and my life is changed as was the cleanliness of my mouth. I am looking forward to a shorter cleaning time at my next dentist check up. 


This is awesome as it holds 600 ml of water, comes with a 3 standard nozzles ,1 tongue scraper, 1 Orthodontic Tip  head, and one pocket head. This also comes with a 2 year warranty. 

The Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser can be found at the affiliate link below.


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Sterline Sonic Pulse Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

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A manual toothbrush has been part of my life from the very beginning. Then when I became and adult I started hearing about rechargeable toothbrushes, then sonic toothbrushes. I asked my dentist and he suggested that I get one because of the iron supplements I have been on I have damage to my teeth from when they were forming under my baby teeth. Even with regular checkups a regular toothbrush just can't do for my teeth what a sonic toothbrush can. 

I already have a Sterline sonic toothbrush but added this one to my collection because it has the UV clean technology my primary physician suggested. I have a weak immune system and have to keep my toothbrushes clean and away from everyone else in the family. It has helped a lot in catching illness from their toothbrushes but this added security just may make an even bigger change in my quality of life. 

I suggest this for anyone who has immune problems or for anyone who just wants to make sure their toothbrush is clean. Before this I had to soak my toothbrush in bleach and then into boiling water to make sure it was clean. I also did everyone else in my families this way too but no more. This is so easy and it doesn't take any time out of my day to do it. I can brush, detach the head place it in the UV slot shut the door and go about my daily business knowing it will be clean for my next use. 

The Sterline Sonic Pulse Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush on my affiliate link below.


Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Sterline. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

EV Beauty Ceramic Hair Curling Wand


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This was our first time having a wand so there is a learning curve and I highly suggest heat proof gloves when you are using these. Once we were able to get the hang of using the wand we have been making some great curls. I like the definition I get from the use of the wand, no bend tips like a regular curling iron. this I love the most. 
  
The EV Beauty Curling Wand can be found on my affiliate link below.



What EV Beauty has to say about their product.
RELIABLE CURLING WAND: If you are looking for a high performance curling wand that can give you long lasting curls every time you use it, then you should look no further than this one! HAIR FRIENDLY: The ceramic tourmaline technology ensures even heat distribution and steady heat generation for healthy, shiny and breakage free hair! FOR STUNNING CURLS: When you want to achieve perfectly looking, flawless, curly hair - this professional curling iron designed with salon-grade technology will fit your needs perfectly! INCREDIBLY FAST, SAVES PRECIOUS TIME: This innovative, clip less curling wand allows for achieving unmatched curling results in a matter of minutes while also being extremely easy to hold and use! TOP LINE QUALITY: The EV Beauty curling iron is constructed upon the highest quality standards. Therefore, it's designed to exceed your highest expectations. Click add to cart to get it now!

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Friday, April 14, 2017

EatSmart Precision Digital Scale




When we moved we stored our scale in the storage unit so we had been without one for quite a while. Having a scale helps me to keep an eye on my weight and also have it available for when my girls would like to use it.

I like that I don't have to tap on this scale I can just get right on and it will weigh me. The EatSmart Precision Digital Scale is slotted at weighing up to the 400lbs which is perfect for our needs. This scale also includes a body measuring tape which is nice if you are building muscle or losing fat. It was a nice extra that goes hand in hand with having a scale.

The tempered glass looks great with any decor and easily slips under your bathroom sink if you have a small bathroom. This does weigh in both pounds and kilograms so it is always your choice which you would like to use.

This takes 4 AAA batteries to run it but they are included which is nice when you want to set it up and use it right away. No learning curve in using this simple scale. Just put batteries in choose pounds or kilograms and then step on for your weight.

The EatSmart Precision Digital Scale is available on Amazon.




What EatSmart has to say about their product.

Features include:
  • Four high precision sensors ensure consistent and accurate measurement up to 400 lbs or 180 kgs with graduation increments of .2 lbs. / 3oz.
    Thick 8mm tempered glass "non-slip" top and large 12" x 13" platform and sits 1.8" off the ground.
    No more tapping to activate the scale - get instant readings!
    FREE EatSmart Body Tape Measure now included - Another great tool to monitor progress!
    This scale is guaranteed to meet your standards-or return it for a replacement or refund.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Ultrasonic Pest Repeller


Some readers might remember the pest repellers from the late 70"s early 80"s. They were black and had a dial where you can change the sound. With the new Ultrasonic Pest Repeller you can a lot more then just scare away rodents and bugs. 

We bought this because we live in a rented old house. When we first moved here the house had a rat. The landlord put down poison and it died. Years later we have pets and a rat and what sounds like his or her friends moved in too. This could not have come at a better time. 

A few days in the rats were going crazy. It has now been a few weeks and no more rat, not a sound.This also works for mosquito's. Of course it is too early for mosquito's but it won't be long until we find out how well it works. 

It is super easy to use you just put on 1-4 switches depending on what you need it for. Plug it in and you are ready to get rid of the pest. For rats I can tell you it works well and fast.










You can purchase the Ultrasonic Pest Repeller on Amazon.
What Brillante has to say about their product.
Brillante Ultrasonic Pest Repeller for Electronic Home Insect & Rodent Control - Target Indoor Mice, Rats or Bugs and Eliminate Odors

Benefits/Features:

-Ultrasonic sound wave creation (intended to disturb and drive away pests with sounds outside the spectrum audible to humans)
-Electromagnetic field alteration (to repel in-wall insects sensitive to electromagnetic variations)
-Negative ion generator (to reduce airborne particles, microbes and odors that help attract pests)
-O3 / ozone unit (for reducing indoor bacteria and virus levels)


You can find out more about Brillante on:
 #brpestcontrol

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