Black Friday! Orico’s Hard Drive Mania Giveaway! 2 Winners, 2 Prizes!

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!

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I received this product from Orico in exchange for my honest review.  This is how I really feel about it!

Black Friday Lightshare Giveaway! 7 Winners And Almost $200 In Prizes!

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  So now it is Black Friday, and I am excited to share with you a new giveaway that I am working with Lightshare on!  If you have been following my blog for awhile, then you know that I have reviewed and hosted a giveaway for several of their products before.  HERE is that post if you want to refresh your memory, or if you missed it.  Months later I still enjoy all these items on a daily basis!  They have such amazing things!

 

Now they are offering more great prizes for this new giveaway, including a $50 Amazon gift card and 6 of their cool LED decorated items as well!  Make sure you take a moment to enter today, or over the next 2 weeks so that you have a chance to win!  It is fun shopping for everyone else, but it also fun to win something for free for yourself too!  I wish I could have 1 of everything they make!  I will provide a link to the giveaway below for you all, and good luck!  Have a safe day, and thank you so much for reading and following!

 

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Akaso 4 Camera WiFi NVR Home Security Surveillance System With Night Vision Review!

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!

 

 

Orico Surge Protector + USB Charging Station Review And Giveaway!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share with you another great product that I just got in from Orico.  It is the Orico 4-Outlet Surge Protector With 5 USB Charging Ports!  This is the most classy surge protector I have ever seen and I love it!  This can be purchased from Amazon or Newegg for around $35.  Today I am going to tell you a little bit about this product, my experience using it, and give you a chance to win one for free!  So let’s get started!

This unit has a very nice design to it and comes in either black or white.  I chose the black version because I felt that it would look nicer in the room I used it in.  There is a little slot that is perfect for setting your phone in while it is charging!  I love that feature and it works great with my large phone.  This is especially helpful when watching a show while the phone is charging.  If you have a thicker phone case, it may not work though.  It is also safer to dock the phone there because it is less likely that someone will step on it or knock it off of the table.

I also like that the top of it is completely flat because I can set things on it while they charge like my tablet or bluetooth speaker.  Another great feature is that the lids to the outlets can be closed when the outlet is not being used.  It just looks more organized that way and is a little safer too!  The USB charging ports work well charging different devices at different power levels, and it charges my phone quicker than my other charging hub.  These USB ports also help this to look more organized because instead of having the plug and cord to your charger, you can just connect the cord.

I hope that this review helped you to decide that this is the right product for you!  I think that you will find this to be very useful in any room that it is used, and it will look nice while it protects your precious tech products.  I learned my lesson years back when a storm surge erased Windows off of my laptop!  You simply cannot use an old and beat-up power strip without taking a gamble with your tech.  If you would like a chance to win one for free, then please enter the giveaway through the link below!  Thank you for reading and good luck!

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I received this product from Orico in exchange for my honest review.  This is how I really feel about it!

Orico Aluminum USB3.0 10-Port Hub Review!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share with you another great product that I just got in from Orico.  It is the Aluminum 10-Port Super Speed USB3.0 Hub!  This thing has 7 USB3.0 Ports and 3 Charging Ports!  It is very durable, will charge and connect everything you have, and great for travel!  This can be purchased from Newegg or Amazon for around $40.  Today I am going to tell you a little bit about this product and my experience using it!  So let’s get started!

Now I really enjoy this device because everything connects via USB these days!  Even the keyboard and mouse usually use this connection now.  This is about the same size as a 16 ounce bottle of water in height and width, and is about and inch and a half deep at it’s biggest part.  The slim depth really helps it to stay out of the way, and it can fit in many places because of this!  It does not scratch easily because it has a rugged aluminum body.  There is no wiggle to the USB ports when I plug a device in.

I use this at my computer center!  It quickly replaced my other USB hub that I was using because it only had 4 ports.  This one is perfect for me because my mouse, keyboard, hard drive dock, and phone all connect to the hub!  Plus, it can charge the devices that I usually charge at my computer area which are my power bank, bluetooth headphones, and tablet!  And I still have a couple left over after all that, wow!  Surely I will fill them up soon!  This fits between my monitor and hard drive perfectly, and is easy to take with me in my laptop carrying bag.

I hope that this review helped you to decide that this is the right product for you!  I think that you will find all that you could possibly need in this hub, because I really do not know how they could have made it any better!  It is built to last and will give you all the functionality you would want from a USB hub, and more!  Thank you so much for reading and following!

I received this product from Orico in exchange for my honest review.  This is how I really feel about it!

Orico Tool-Free Hard Drive Dock Review And Giveaway!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share with you another great product that I just got in from Orico.  It is the Orico Tool Free USB3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Dock!  This device works to dock both 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch hard drives!  It works right out of the box without any drivers or downloads so it is easy to use!  This can be purchased from Amazon or Newegg for around $25. Today I am going to tell you a little bit about this product, my experience using it, and give you a chance to win one for free!  So let’s get started!

This device is really handy to have around just in case!  You can use a hard drive from an old computer or buy one online, and then just dock it in this unit to access it from any computer.  So this can be really helpful to access photos or videos on a crashed computer, which is exactly why I wanted one in the first place!  A hard drive can also be used like a giant thumb drive and you can back up important files or data there.  It is great to have a backup of all my important photos and videos!  Just make sure you do not disconnect the drive or power when completing a data transfer or you may lose that data!

I wanted to try this version because I have another model already that is upright.  This one is horizontal in the way that it lays on it’s side, so I thought it would look nicer than a hard drive sticking straight up.  I can put this on top of my desktop tower, which is under the computer desk.  That is nice because it is out of the way and low-profile!  With the USB3.0 connection you can transfer data around 10 times faster than regular USB connections, so if you are transferring any large files or folders then you will be happy with the amount of time that you save!

I hope that this review helped you to decide that this is the right product for you!  I think that you will find this to be a useful device to have around whether you are just backing up photos or you need it for an emergency data extraction from a crashed computer, and it does not cost much.  And that always happens at the worse time when you have a work project due the next day or something!  If you would like a chance to win one for free, then please enter the giveaway through the link below!  Thank you for reading and good luck!

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I received this product from Orico in exchange for my honest review.  This is how I really feel about it!

Orico USB3.0 Hub + Type-C Charging Port Review!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share with you another great product that I just got in from Orico.  It is the USB3.0 3-Port Hub With Type-C Charging Port!  To be clear, it has 3 USB ports and a type-C port as well!  With the PD function it will be able to charge the newest notebooks and smart devices.  It does not require any configuration so it is very user-friendly and also compact and great for travel!  This can be purchased from Amazon or Newegg for under $30.  Today I am going to tell you a little bit about this product and my experience using it!  So let’s get started!

I really think this is a perfect little device that will increase in popularity as people upgrade their laptops and smart devices.  This unit is just so up to date!  With the USB3.0 ports you can transfer data and photos at a much faster speed than regular USB ports.  On average USB3.0 is about 10 times the speed of USB2.0, so that is a considerable difference!  Also, it includes the type-C charging port for the newer devices that charge with that type of port.  It is a possibility that all smart phones will use the type-C ports soon, and that the regular micro-USB ports will be a thing of the past.

I have declared this as my official travel port!  I already have another one from Orico that I really like to use at my computer area, and this is just so small and cute that I love to take it with me!  It is very lightweight but durable, and is about the size of my cellphone or maybe a little longer.  It is easy to throw in my purse if I am using a bigger purse, or I can just toss it in my laptop bag.  Then I can charge my phone and connect whatever external hardware I need to use at the time, how easy!

I hope that this review helped you to decide that this is the right product for you!  I think that this is a great hub to have if your smart phone uses type-C charging!  It gives you a nice combination of high-speed data transfer and fast charging power, and it is small and easy to connect on the go.  Thank you so much for reading and following!

 

 

I received this product from Orico in exchange for my honest review.  This is how I really feel about it!