Friday, October 24, 2014

Smart Weigh 500 x 0.01g Digital Pro Pocket Scale Review #TOP500

Have you ever felt the need of weighing very light weight items like envelopes, small food items etc.
When we post envelopes then knowing weight helps in deciding the shipping prices.
(image credits- smart weigh)
Pocket scales are designed to solve this purpose. I recently got a chance to test Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale. This scale is very small and made up of stainless steel. It's a cute and small scale which is designed to weigh up to 500 grams in increments of 0.01g.

I am using this scale in my kitchen for weighing small food items like dry fruits, some herbs etc. I also weighed my jewelery items on this scale to get an idea of their weight. This scale has 4 buttons to start, change weigh settings, count pieces and hold readings. I normally use oz or gm settings for getting readings, it can measure in gm, oz, ozt, dwt, gn, and ct. It comes with 2 AAA battery cells and has a 2 minute auto shut off feature. So, even if you don't press it's off button , this smart scale will get turn off automatically to save battery. The readings are shown clearly on screen with blue light in background.
It also comes with a plastic lid case which can be used to protect this scale or can be used as a tray while weighing.

I think it is easy to use and you can keep this scale in kitchen or office desk and this can help in weighing any small items you can think within 500 gm limit. If you have to post envelopes frequently or have some home business then this gadget would be really helpful . It gave me correct readings and I am satisfied with this scale.

Smart Weigh Pocket Scale is available on Amazon and costs around $19.99.
Disclaimer- I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

#xoundstar Smart Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Portable Review

These days technology is so advanced that you just think about a product and same day you can find that in market. Few days back, I was experiencing low volume problems while watching some videos on my phone. That time I was thinking about some alternatives and next day I came to know about portable speaker from Xoundstar. I read that this product can connect with any device which supports bluetooth and can be used as a portable speaker to amplify the sound.
I got a chance to review this product, I have been testing this Xoundstar speaker from last 3-4 weeks and now sharing my findings.
  • Small in size and portable-  This speaker is very small in size, you can keep it anywhere. You can keep it on your desk, on kitchen counter tops , bathroom. There are endless possibilities, you can keep this portable speaker anywhere you want to listen music or talk on speaker.
  • 2 in 1 device- This device has hand-free speakerphone function, just dial a number and put call on speakerphone. Also, this can be used as normal speaker for listening to your favorite songs.
  • Solid battery backup- Just charge it once and then it lasts for hours (8-10 hrs).
  • Superb sound quality- No words to describe the quality of sound.It's amazing.
This speaker really does its job very well, I really liked the surround sound effect of this device.  You can control volume either from speaker or from Bluetooth device. It's very easy to setup, it comes with a wire which can be used to connect with USB device.

When I connect it with my phone, then blue light blinks and it starts charging. Device interacts by playing messages like- Low battery, connected etc. Top panel of device has volume controls, hands-free speaker control etc.

I liked all the features of this device except one, it takes a little pause when I increase or decrease volume from device; but there is no pause when I change volume by bluetooth device. Otherwise, It's very convenient to use, you can keep it anywhere. It can be used to play music in car, on beach, almost anywhere.In a nutshell, I am impressed with the quality of Xoundstar and would recommend this to everyone.
(Image courtesy- Xoundstar)
Xoundstar is available on Amazon and costs $39.85 currently. It comes in blue, black, red colors etc.
You can check product details at Xoundstar website.

Disclaimer- I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Galley Essentials Silicone Baking Cups Review

If you love baking cupcakes , you would be amazed to know about silicon baking cups. These are colorful baking cups that can be used in place of paper cups. I recently got a chance to try these baking cups from Galley Essentials. Their baking cups set consists of 12 colorful cups.

Initially I was bit hesitant to place these cups in oven as have never baked any food in cups made of silicon material. As per product description , these cups can handle up to 446F. I first tried by keeping these in microwaves for 1-2 minutes by filling with pancake batter for test purpose. Cups were fine and didn't melt though my experiment failed with pancake mix as it turned like a mini brick ( Still I love experimenting..)

Next I tested these cups for baking cupcakes which I later topped with Grapes and Raspberry jelly. There is no need of paper cups or round tins,you can directly place 12 cups on a cookie sheet and bake cupcakes. I was able to bake proper cupcakes which tasted similar to traditional cupcakes baked using  paper cups. I found paper cup cakes more convenient when it comes to cooling and cleaning. When I removed cupcake from these silicon cups, there was little residue left.

I don't wash these in dishwasher as these are very small and I find it more convenient to hand wash these. As per company these are BPA free. Personally I prefer products which are BPA free, from water bottles to containers. I think these silicon cups served their purpose well, these are colorful and cute. You can reuse same set for many times and it's easy to clean.

But if you have to bake a large batch of cupcakes say for a party then I would prefer to go with paper cups. I don't have to worry about guests throwing my reusable cups in dustbin and paper cups will be cheaper as well. On the other hand these are good if I have to make small batches of cup cakes for daily routine.

Galley Essentials Silicon Baking Cups are available on Amazon in $10.99. 

Disclosure- I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Insta Natuaral Deep Cleansing Facial Oil Review

Have you ever heard about cleaning face with oils?  I heard it for the first time when I came to know about Insta Natural's deep cleansing facial oil. I am trying this product since last 2-3 weeks and now sharing my honest opinion.

My skin is normal skin neither too dry nor too oily. This facial oil is basically a cleansing product for removing makeup or any other impurities on face. I normally use it to clean my face before bed time. Initially I was bit hesitant to apply oil on my face, have never done it before and oil can give acne. I started applying this with very little amount, this product first makes skin oily but when you wash with warm water it wipes away extra oil and keeps balanced oil in skin just enough to keep skin hydrated.

I usually pour 2-3 drops of oil on tissue paper or cotton ball and then wipe my face with that tissue. I can easily remove daily eye and face makeup using this oil.But if makeup is very heavy then I first use face wash. After applying oil I always wash my face to remove any extra oil.

Pics showing eye makeup removed with help of this facial oil.

This product has many essential oils and I like it's scent. It has light scent and goes away in few minutes. I also observed that it acts as a moisturizer and removes any dry patch on skin.

In a nutshell, oil is not always bad for skin. It can be used as a cleansing agent also. I am using this facial oil since last 2-3 weeks and have positive experience. It keeps my skin soft and smooth. My skin is not oily and this product suited my skin. I don't apply this in morning and use normal facial scrubs and face wash in morning. In short, I use combination of facial oil and face wash for cleansing face to ensure that my skin is perfectly balanced.

Insta Natural Deep Cleansing Facial Oil is available on Amazon and costs about $20.

Disclaimer- I received no monetary compensation for this post. I got one or more products for review purpose.Opinions expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result because of  use or misuse of product. If you are buying this product, please make sure to check product details on website page. Any claims about material or data taken is from website.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stainless Steel Veggie Steamer From Sunsella - Review

I recently got chance to review stainless steel veggie steamer from Sunsella. This was the first time I tried any veggie steamer. It came in a little box.
(Image credits- Sunsella)
I was actually surprised when I first saw this steamer.It was a little round steel thing looking like toy model of space shuttle ( kudos to my imagination ). I struggled for 5 minutes to understand and open it into dish size steamer. Its actually an adjustable steamer which can fit according to pan size. You can make its size vary from as little as a bowl to a dish plate.

I tried steaming carrots in this steamer. Just cut vegetables and put in steamer and adjust its size as per sauce pan. Then fill some water in sauce pan and when water starts boiling then put this steamer in that pan. This steamer has legs included which saves vegetables from water and veggies are only cooked in steam.

The carrots were cooked within 5 minutes. They were not soggy and were tender. I could feel the similar sweet taste as of  raw carrots. I liked the fact that steam cooking keeps nutrients intact as compared to roasting or cooking with oil.  This can be used
to steam veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots etc.

It also has a small circular ring which can be used for handling or lifting this steamer from pan. But this ring gets hot with steam so I don't use it directly to lift steamer. I usually wait  for some time and then lift the steamer from pan.

What I love most-

  • Steamer is adjustable and fits in pans of all sizes.
  • I can cook veggies within 5-10 minutes now. It helps in reducing my cooking time.

Suggestion For Improvement-

  • The circular ring gets hot with steam and it becomes difficult to lift this steamer after vegetables are cooked.  If product gets some sturdy handle made of non heating material then this would ease handling.
If you want to try this product, this product is available on Amazon.
Sunsella Veggie steamer on Amazon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.