Archive for the ‘Product Review’ Category

Rizzoli & Isles—Review

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

If you're looking for a good TV series with warmth, humor, and strong female characters, this is the show for you. It is one of the best shows I've ever had the pleasure to watch. I just finished the 5th season series finale, and a 6th season has been ordered, ...

A letter from Verizon

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

I got a letter from Verizon telling me that my two-year price guarantee for my FiOS double-play (phone and internet) was about to expire, and the rate was going to increase to their normal bundle price. If I called before it expired, I would "enjoy a $15/mo. discount off [my] ...

The Bunn MCU Coffee Brewer: Yes!

Friday, May 24th, 2013

A few months ago, I tried the Keurig Platinum coffee brewer. The result was coffee that's laughably weak. There was no way to up the ante. The Keurig went back to Costco. I typically make coffee directly into a 14 ounce mug, using a Melita pourover system (well, that's for descriptive ...

Canon T1i and EFS 18-135mm IS/Macro Lens for Sale: $500

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Anybody need a good camera? This very lightly used Canon T1i is just sitting here—in mint condition—waiting for a new owner. I'm asking $500 for the camera and upgraded lens. I'm throwing in an extra battery! Oh, and silly me. Because I used the camera for such a short time, ...

Quick Cooler Bag Review

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The problem with zippered "cooler bags" folks use here instead of ice chests... is that they aren't waterproof. They leak. And not just a little. As a result, the bottom of the trunk of the car was soaked. And, I was using two—one zipped inside the other. Both leaked like ...

Nüvi 775T Product Review—Bluetooth Problems

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Having had 3 different Nüvi devices and no Bluetooth connectivity issues with any of them, I did not imagine that it would be a problem with the Nüvi 775T. But it is. Most aspects of the 775T work flawlessly, as expected. However, pairing it with my Omnia i910 (as well as ...