Friday, August 5, 2016

Product Review Roundup 8/5


This Maxam pocket knife is lighter-weight than one knife I own, and heavier then one that I paid about $2.00 for.  This feels like a nice, sturdy piece and the blade is also very nice and sharp.
One slight disappointment is that this knife is supposed to glow in the dark, but it doesn't appear to.  I even held it up to a light bulb to absorb light and it didn't help. 

The back of this knife has a belt clip.  The blade itself is around 3 inches long, which I think is pretty standard.  The handle is texturized to help with gripping.

This lamp is the second heaviest lamp my husband and I own. The heaviest is a lamp as big as I am, which we have in our living room, that looks like it belongs in a five-star hotel.

This lamp consists of a round base with three sections, each about eighteen inches long, joined by elbow-like joints. The furthest section from the base is the lamp itself. The other two section are arms which hold the lamp up. The elbows are stiff enough to hold the lamp in an infinite range of positions.

The base is about an inch thick, and of solid, heavy metal. The lower arms are of the same, heavy material. Altogether, this lamp weighs about ten pounds.

As soon as my husband saw this lamp on his desk, he grabbed it by one of its arms and tried to lift it. It came off the bask instantly. I immediately screwed it back on tightly, with a tiny screwdriver, to prevent that from happening again.

As my husband experimented with the lamp, bending the elbows into various positions, he soon discovered that it is easy to accidentally turn the lamp on or off, since it is activate by a shiny, metal ring at the joint between the lamp and the next arm.

A dial on top of the lamp section allows it to easily be dimmed or brightened.

I like the fact that this USB charger to two ports.  I don't know about you, but there never seems to be enough USB ports for me these days.  I need one for my Garmin, and one for my phone, at least.
This dual charger by Meagoes comes with a lightning cable that has a handy little rubber tie to secure the cable when not in use.
You really can't have too many of these USB chargers lying around, as far as I'm concerned.  I keep one in my purse, and at least one in each vehicle I use.

I gave this Steve Madden watch to my father as a gift.  The black mesh, metal band is stylish and unique.  I could see wearing this with a lot of different looks.  This watch has the day of the month feature, which is nice.

The band was a little confusing to open and close at first, but my father soon figured it out.  The clasp is similar to a side release buckle. 

 This watch feels strong and durable, so hopefully my father will be able to enjoy it for years to come. Retro Industrial Ceiling Light
This ceiling lamp by Oak Leaf looks like it would make the perfect addition to a bar or library.  It has an old-fashioned, masculine look and feel to it.  I like the matte black with the brass accents.   It goes well with the brushed, Mediterranean brass fixtures in one of our bathrooms.  The base, which is the part that goes against the ceiling, looks like a simple, metal disc.  The hood is plain and cylindrical.  This rugged simplicity is ideal for men who, like my husband, are all about "function before fashion," although this look is a fashion statement of its own.

Retro Edison LED Light Bulb
The light bulb shown in this, lamp is a four Watt, antique LED, Thomas Edison Bulb, designed to resemble vintage bulbs such as the ones Thomas Edison invented circa 1880.  The brand name of this modern version of the antique bulb is also, like the lamp, Oak Leaf.  The bulb is 5.9 inches long, and has a diameter of 2.5 inches.  It emits 330 lumens, and has a lifespan of 30,000 hours.  The glass bulb seems thicker and less likely to break than most modern light bulbs.  It is both sturdier and more stylish than the Mercury-filled pigtail bulbs which replaced "normal" bulbs between 2007 and 2014, and serves as a ideal complement to the old-fashioned ceiling lamp.

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