Friday Review Mash Up #42

Friday Review Mash Up

Friday Review Mash Up

Friday Review Mash Up #42


This was a busy week for reviews, so I’ve included 7 products.  These are some of the best items that I reviewed this week.  

Did you know that I don’t keep most of what I review?  I give some of it away to friends and the rest I give to the clients in the Family Housing Assistance Program that my department runs to help homeless families get into stable housing.  


Goldflower Car Charger with Retractable Cord

Finally, a charger that comes with its own charging cord. I’m not sure what took so long to make the Goldflower Car Charger with Retractable Cord, but it’s finally here. Not only that, but it can charge both Android and iOS devices. The charging cord retracts at the push of a button for safekeeping. I won’t be stepping on my charging cords in the car anymore. Plus, there are two additional USB slots for you to add your own cords. My phone charges quickly on the retractable cord, I haven’t even tried the USB slots yet. It’s a welcome addition to cellular charging in the car.

Coavas Decorative Window Film

The Coavas Decorative Window Film is fairly thick plastic window privacy film. It comes in a roll with instructions. It it easy to measure for your windows and easy to cut. You definitely need the squeegee to help apply the film flat and to move any bubbles out to the sides. The backing is not that hard to remove if you start at a corner. As other reviewers have said, patience is the key. The film does make it hard for people to look inside from a distance, but if they were to look in right at the window, they would be able to see movement and shape, so it’s not completely private, but it does make it much harder to see. The pattern of the window film is attractive.

Magnetic Money Clip

Magnetic Money Clip has a powerful magnet to hold your bills. Because I don’t carry cash, I would clip the magnet onto my clothes so that my hands were free. Each of the 3 card slots held at least 2 cards each, but got tighter as I tried to add more cards. The magnetic strip on my ATM card was damaged when I threw the money clip into my purse, so you have to be careful where you keep the cards or turn them so that the strip is on the inside rather than outside. The clear front is perfect for keeping your ID or driver’s license. A great gift for the man in your life.

Zoomable Tactical Aluminum 900 Lumens Flashlight with Rechargeable Battery & 5 Light Modes

The VIWO Zoomable Tactical Aluminum 900 Lumens Flashlight with Rechargeable Battery and 5 Light Modes comes with one rechargeable battery and charger and has high, medium, low, strobe and SOS LED beams of light for regular use or emergency use. WIth the zoom lens, you can have a narrow or wide beam. Great to carry in your car, for camping and for use around the house. Great quality & great price!

Top Quality Art Supplies Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener

I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t have much hope for the Top Quality Art Supplies Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener, but I was wrong. It perfectly sharpened my package of #2 pencils as well as my colored pencils without breaking a single one. It plugs into a USB plug and has a strong motor and sharp pencil sharpener and it makes quick work of my pencils. Certainly not for careless use, because if I pressed too hard, it placed too much pressure on the sharpener and strained or stopped working. Perfect for an office tool, but not for heavy use.

Umenice Automatic 9-rib Windproof Teflon Umbrella

In Florida, one can not have too many umbrellas – one in your car, office, home, and purse. Because, inevitably, I’m going to leave my umbrella somewhere except the very place I need to have it the next time it rains. Not only is the Umenice Automatic 9-rib Travel Umbrella windproof, but it has a Teflon canopy. Press the umbrella’s button one time and the umbrella opens. Press it again and it retracts and closes! Great for when you’re getting into your car when it’s pouring. It’s small enough to keep in your purse and large enough to keep you dry in a downpour.

Black Faux Leather Ottoman Storage Bench

The Black Faux Leather Ottoman Storage Bench is exactly what I needed to organize items in my living room. It is not leather, but FAUX leather. The entire product comes in a flat box and it is one piece that unfolds and opens to make the ottoman. There are 3 flat pieces that fit in the bottom and middle to make it a more stable box. I’m not sure that I would actually sit on it, but it would be fine for 2 children to sit on. Great for storage for shoes, blankets, pillows, toys, or for whatever else you need to keep out of the way. It’s a good organization piece.




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About Sandy Sandmeyer

Lover of Jesus, Scott, my family, sea glass, eyeshadow, pretty toes, the stars & autumn. Theology school student. Doctor of Sacred Studies.