Hello everyone! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving yesterday! I wanted to share with you 3 new products that I just got in from Orico. They all have to do with hard drives, so that is why I am calling this Hard Drive Mania! Today I am going to tell you a little bit about these products, my experience using them, and give you a chance to win 2 of them for free! So let’s get started!
First up is the 2.5″/3.5″ USB3.0 SATA HDD/SDD Adapter Kit! The latest model can be purchased from Amazon for around $10. This is perfect for connecting a 2.5″ hard drive (usually from a laptop), or 3.5″ (usually from a desktop) to any computer to either extract files, or to use as backup storage! It is a very simple device to use,very inexpensive, and transfers data super fast with the USB3.0 capability. Great for getting those priceless pictures or videos from a crashed computer as well! My old laptop is broken, so this still lets me use the hard drive from it which is nice! If I had any important files on it, then I would have been able to save them with this device. Win one in the giveaway!
Next up is the USB3.0 3.5″ SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure! This can be purchased from Amazon for around $25 (limited time!), or Newegg for around $35. This is great for protecting your 3.5″ hard drive (usually from a desktop), and also makes it easier to travel with! Hard drives are very easily damaged without an enclosure like this, so it is a good idea to mount the drive in this way. The aluminum casing slides open so that you can dock your hard drive within it, and comes with screws and a screwdriver to lock it into place. All the cords are included, and this really looks sleek in my opinion! There are vents to let the drive breath, an LED light when powered on, and the 5Gbps supers-peed transfer rate. You will appreciate the high speed when copying a lot of data! Win one in the giveaway!
And last but not least, the Anti-Static Hard Drive Protector Case! Unfortunately this is out of stock at the moment so we are not giving one away, but they do have a similar product here on Amazon for about $25. This is made for 3.5″ hard drives, but could be used for 2.5″ as well if you are careful. It will fit 5 hard drives inside, and it is completely anti-static which is so nice! Hard drives and other computer parts tend to be very vulnerable to static shock and this can ruin them without you even seeing, hearing, or smelling anything unusual. This product is great for people that repair computers, or work with multiple drives for a living. The case is very durable on the outside, and the inside. The 3.5″ drives fit very nicely inside, but are not so snug that it is difficult to remove them. Anyone in the computer business should definitely have one! It is like a toolbox for them!
I hope that this review helped you to decide that at least one of these are right for you! I have tested many products from Orico, and I really like their prices, durability, and customer service. If you would like a chance to win one of the first 2 that I shared with you for free, then please enter the giveaway through the link below! Have a safe shopping day out there today! Thank you so much for reading and good luck!
I received this product from Orico in exchange for my honest review. This is how I really feel about it!
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a great product that I got in recently from Akaso. It is the 960P HD WiFi Home Security System! It can be purchased here from Amazon for around $220, and it is an amazing setup for the price in my opinion! Now this is one of the best products I have received to date, and I am sure that it will be a popular hit this Holiday Season! I am going to tell you a little bit about the company, even more about this product, and my experience using it. So let’s get started!
Akaso specializes in the sale of drones and intelligent electronic products, and has been committed to providing customers with high-quality products without the big price tag. I have not seen any of their products carry less than a 4-star rating on Amazon, and their customer service seems to be great from what I have observed. Now on to the good stuff!
First off, I love how many features this set comes with and I found it very easy to install and use! It can hook right up to your flat screen TV or computer monitor, and stream to your smart devices via the IP Pro App (ios/android) which is really nice! This allows you to keep watch when you are away from home! If you want a dedicated monitor, you can usually find used LCD computer monitors for around $10 at a local Goodwill store. This set comes with 4 IP cameras, the dedicated wireless router with NVR, mouse, power adapters, and directions. Pretty much everything you need to get started for a low price! The cameras are weather-proof, durable, go up to 920P HD, and have built-in night vision capabilities that automatically switch on when light levels get low enough!
So hooking it all up was very simple for me. It is basically plug-and-play. The directions looked confusing, but honestly I did not need them! You can connect the cameras and router by WiFi (which is what I did) or use a wired connection (Ethernet cables). The cameras still need a power cord running to them when connected via WiFi which should be obvious. Each camera and the router all come with their own power adapters, but extension cords may be needed to get power to hard-to-reach places unless you are upgrading a pre-existing security system that is already wired through your home. Once they have power and an internet connection though, they are ready to go!
I am obviously not showing my exact setup for security purposes, but I made a video and posted it above to give you an idea of what it can do (FYI, I grabbed the wrong camera when I said it was the one not connected)! The picture is very crisp and clear without even using the HD option, as you can see! There are WiFi antennas on each of the cameras, and 2 on the router to provide up to 1500ft connectibility in open areas, and 250ft with obstacles (between 1 and 3 walls). I have a smaller house so I am not able to test the max of this, but with a larger home a signal booster can help extend the signal if needed. I like how the night vision kicks on automatically, how cool!
Some features I really enjoy about this are being able to see who is at my front door without getting up, motion detection recording, night vision, high-definition images, screenshots, and the app which allows you to view from work or on vacation! I have tried other single security cameras before and they always seem to have some downside like having to have an old phone that will go down to lower internet speeds, or just a complete lack of options and features. This has every feature I could ever need for my home, and I believe it would work great in a business environment as well!
You can read the full details and technical specifications here towards the middle and bottom of the page! One thing to note is that it does not come with a hard drive, so if you are wanting to record footage then you should purchase a compatible hard drive as they state clearly in their item’s description. This is understandable as the price for the security system + HDD will still be under $300 total.
I hope that this review helped you to decide that this is the right product for you! I truly believe it will be hard to find another security system as complete and competitively priced as this one! You cannot put a price on the peace of mind that this item will give you, especially around the Holidays when family is #1! Thank you so much for reading and following my blog, and I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving this week!
I received this product from Akaso at a free or discounted price in exchange for my honest review. This is how I really feel about it!
Hi Glossybox fans! Today I wanted to share with you the October 2016 Glossybox, and start a new giveaway so that you have a chance to win one for free! If you do not already know about Glossybox, then please read my main page HERE on it! I am a huge fan of everything they featured in October’s box, and I am excited to share it with my followers! Keep in mind that when you subscribe, you select your preferences and they send you products based on your selections. So everyone may get some items that are the same, and others will be different based on your beauty profile. So here is what was in mine this month…
Unani Il-Lluminate Milk Cleanser- I really enjoy products from this brand! Glossybox featured an Unani mask in a past box, and it worked wonders! This cleanser is perfect too. It has a subtle fragrance to it with hints of floral. I love how my face feels after using this cleanser! It also has a special blend of oils that promote clean pores yet nourish the skin!
Emité Make Up Lip & Cheek Tint- This is a nice “on-the-go” product that I can throw in my purse and use anywhere. The key to this product is to quickly blend once applied. Also, only use 2 small dots across the cheek or you will have a big rosy cheek! One downside is you will have to wash the red off your fingertips or use an applicator.
Masque Bar Lemon Sheet Mask- I personally love masks! I feel like I am fabulous and at the spa! This mask is quite refreshing, and I love the lemon scent. This mask has a blend of collagen, vitamin E, and lemon extract to cleanse, purify, and calm the skin.
Decléor Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum- I love this item so much! This product is 100% natural with a blend of hazelnut botanical oil, neroli essential oil, sandalwood, and petit grain. This facial oil smells amazing and your skin will glow after using it! This oil is expensive, and the neroli oil comes from orange blossom flowers which a pound of flowers is used per pound of neroli oil wow!
OGX Beauty Strength + Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Thickening Root Booster- This is the last product, and I must say that it is a nice spray for a low price! Just $8 for a full sized product is very reasonable! Just a few sprays at the root, style, and instant volume!
So it is pretty obvious that you need to order one, because this box was put together perfectly! There are also lot’s of good promo codes this month to make your deal even sweeter! So head over to their website now and get glossy! You can also enter the giveaway through the link below to have a chance to win a box for free! I love to collect them all! Thank you so much for reading, and for all of your support!
I will try to update promo codes/deals as they come in by putting them in the “Hot Deals” tab as well because they don’t last long!
Glossybox did not pay me, provide samples, or offer me a discount to write this post. This is how I really feel about it! However if you sign up through the referral links in this blog, it helps you and I both out with credit!