Month: October 2016

Best BlackBerry PRIV Leather Cover Case

I just can’t resist the temptation of using a new Phone Case whenever I get the chance,especially if it is an elegant leather case like this one!

Having a new phone case it kind of gives you the false impression of a new phone 🙂

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BlackBerry PRIV Leather Cover Case

CRAFTSMANSHIP: The phone case is Made out of man made leather,over a cardboard backing,which keeps the case at light weight with enough protection. Extremely smooth to the touch,yet not slippery! Very comfortable to hold,not too bulky,and not much bigger than the phone itself.Inner side of the case is lined with a soft suede material,to fully protect the back of the phone from scratching during inserting in and sliding the phone out,or even constant contact with the phone.

Cut outs for Camera,Flash and silent button are very precise and fall perfectly in place! Lower part of the case where you have the speaker,charging port and audio out is carved out to a complete free access,without having to worry about muffled sound due to partial covering of the speaker or the headset jack not to fit through an opening in the case. Areas where the power button and up/down controls are located is raised up of the same material for better control and easy find in the dark or when the phone is not in direct sight.

FUNCTIONALITY: I can honestly say that,this case is the easiest to slip the phone in and out so far! Unlike other peers of this phone case,you don’t have to have a wrestling match between phone and case to slip the phone in or out,not to mention accidentally powering the phone off during such process! And once the phone is inside the case,it hugs it passionately eliminating the possibility of the phone falling out of the case!

VERDICT: I have been using this case for few days now,and the black color blends perfectly with my BlackBerry PRIV,as it adds a touch of elegance to an already elegant case. I like the fact that the logo blends within the the case,despite its bigger size! All and All the Jisoncase Leather Case is an excellent choice for a phone case,and as far as durability I predict it to last for some time to come,with that said,I highly recommend it to my fellow Amazon shoppers.Still, if you’re a skeptical person and not sure whether to trust other people’s reviews or not! With Amazon’s 30 day return policy, you have four weeks to try it out yourself, before returning it for any reason, with no questions asked, and in most cases Amazon will pay for the return shipping, in other words, it is a win, win situation!! With that said, I hope you find my humble opinion helpful in making or breaking your buying decision.

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How to Remove a Glue Trap From Your Pet

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Glue traps are pest control products manufactured to catch rats and also insects via a strong adhesive. Whilst they often reach your goals in capturing such pests, they from time to time catch inquisitive dogs and also cats too. While you may manage to dissolve the glue and free your furry friend safely, it is best to contact your vet straight away in the event your pet sustains injury from the trap as well as you are unable to remove it gently.

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Reliable Solvents

Natural oils are some of the best as well as safest solvents for freeing trapped household pets. Just about any vegetable-based cooking oil will work, like canola oil, corn oil and also peanut oil. Regularly, heat the oil a little bit by holding the bottle under running hot water. Check the oil on your wrist ahead of applying it to your four-legged friend — it should feel warm but not hot. As an alternative, butter, lard or peanut butter may help free your pet when you do not have access to a cooking oil.

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Rest as well as Recovery

Right after you get rid of the glue board from your furry friend, she is likely to be anxious, which means that you want to let her rest in a quiet place for quite a while. Before doing so, though, you have to remove as much of the residual glue along with oil as possible. Carefully bathe your pet in warm water and work through her fur using a gentle liquid soap. Wash her well and dry her with a towel before leaving her alone. In case you notice any accidental injuries caused by the glue trap, get in touch with your veterinarian. Make sure you wash your hands and fingers thoroughly to remove any remnants of the glue that may have trapped to your hands and fingers.

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Stay away from Strong Solvents

While several glue trap manufacturers advise using mineral spirits or paint thinner to dissolve the glue, these chemical substances can be too strong for your furry friend. They may cause skin irritation, and the fumes of such strong chemicals are often dangerous as well. Additionally, avoid using alcohol-based products like nail polish remover, or petroleum-based products such as petroleum jelly, motor oil or lubricating grease to free your pet.

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Preventing Potential Problems

While they may be appropriate in a few specific circumstances, glue traps are not suitable pest control devices. Glue traps work indiscriminately, and often cause significant suffering to the animals they catch. Keeping that in mind, it is wise to avoid their use whenever possible. In case you need to use such traps, make sure they are in places in which your pets cannot contact them. Keep in mind that cats and dogs are notorious for exploring and accessing hard-to-reach places, so be especially careful when using them near household pets. Check out the traps frequently to minimize the suffering of any kind of animal trapped by the stuff.

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Get Rid of Mice and Rats with Glue Traps

These are very effective traps up until they figure out what they are. The enemy is highly adaptive and once discovered they will stop working even with changing the bait and locations. This said they are still useful as part of a multi prong strategy with other trapping tools and sonic warfare. Be sure to check frequently and dispose properly, left unattended they can be a very cruel device.

I caught zero mice with these. However, I believe this is because I am dealing with a super intelligent rodent, possibly an escapee from a laboratory that turned it into a creature similar to The Brain from Pinky And The Brain. I have a mouse that can detect traps and safely avoid them. Even baiting these traps failed to get a mouse stuck to await it’s fate.

But…..I cannot blame to trap for this. The traps are VERY sticky. And the stickiness lasts a long time (when used indoors). I have had these traps set for 2 weeks without positive mouse catching results. But again, this is only because the little bugger is smart enough to avoid them. I do not believe that most mice possess this super mouse intelligence. If a mouse touches these, the mouse WILL be stuck. I know this because I have touched a few of them and they stick to me like….well…like glue.

And it takes a decent amount of pulling to get the glue pad unstuck from my hand. It’s nothing that my incredible human strength can’t do easily, but it’s takes far more strength than any puny 2oz mouse is going to be capable of applying to the trap, especially when it’s pushing against more glue in order to remove it self from the glue. (I’ve tried to challenge to the mouse to a physical duel where my strength would give me a far superior advantage, as it’s clear that the mouse has bested me in a battle of wits. But being the smart little mouse it is, it has declined my offer to decide those contest with pugilism.)

I am thoroughly convinced that if my supermouse were to touch this trap in any way, I would finally have my victory over it.

Even after 2 weeks of being set out, the glue is still very sticky. It’s not quite as good as when they were brand new, but I have no doubt that no mouse would be able to pull itself off of the glue pad ever after it’s been exposed to the air for 2 weeks.

To be clear, there are no indications that any mouse has touched the traps. I’ve watched it waltz right over my “canyon of trap laden doom” that I had placed in it’s daily path. But It’s never touched the glue. There are no signs of footprints or mouse fur in the glue, nor has the bait I put on the center peg in the middle of the trap been disturbed. So I’m sure the trap hasn’t failed. It WILL work if this little critter sets foot on it.

The little bugger went Speedy Gonzales style through my kill zone, avoiding 8 glue traps, 4 snap traps, an electric zap trap, and a no kill catch and release trap. It just danced right by all of them all, not touching a single one. I personally watched it on multiple occasions go right past the traps. This made me feel as dumb as both Tom and Sylvester. Just like those cats I did everything right but the mouse eluded my capture. The trap can’t catch a mouse that refuses to touch it.

The glue itself is not a solid. It’s like a gel. If you do touch it, it pulls right off of your skin fairly easily. (Again, you need human strength to do this. A mouse isn’t going to overpower this glue) It doesn’t even leave much of a residue. And any residue it does leave easily washes off.

They have no odor that’s smellable to humans. If they have any smell to them at all any bait you put on them will overpower the latent plastic smell that a mouse MIGHT be spooked by. So you can leave them in living spaces and not worry about the smell.

Despite my futile efforts to catch my mouse with these traps, I would try them again on another less savvy creature. I like the size of these. I like how sticky the glue is. I like how long the glue stays sticky. And I like that there is a small island in the middle of the glue that you can put bait on. If I was smart enough to trick my mouse into actually trying to get to that bait, I am totally confident this trap would condemn it to it’s fate. But I have the one mouse who doesn’t like any bait. Either that or it’s repelling from the ceiling like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible to get the bait without being detected. Honestly….that wouldn’t shock me at this point. I mean look how I laid those traps out…all intertwined in the wires the little thing likes to dance around….I even put at an angle in case it tries to get fancy and jump past these. It’s so brilliantly laid out that 3 other mice and a rat all knocked on my door the other night just to let me know they would never try to enter my home out of respect. But the one tiny mouse I want to get remains as my giant white whale.

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Kindle Paperwhite Hands on Review

I finally broke my kindle keyboard reader and went to order a new one. I choose the paper white because of the addition of the back lit screen. I like the size and I like the screen clarity. I am getting use to not having buttons but I think I will like it once I acclimate. I feel stupid for not checking but I never thought moving up to a newer more expensive kindle would take away functionality.

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I could never justify purchasing a stand alone e-reader as I’ve always just done my reading on LCD screens via the Kindle app (on an iPad and iPhone 6+). I got distracted on my iDevices with constant notifications interrupting my reading. Holding my iPhone / iPad with one hand was also uncomfortable after time. Reading outside with the iDevices wasn’t ideal with all the glare.

When the infamous (cough, cough) “Prime Day” sale came around I was finally ready to take the plunge and buy my very first Kindle – the new Paperwhite. But low and behold, no Paperwhite device ever went on sale. Disappointment ensued ….. so 2 days later I bought one anyway.

After a week of use, here are some observations from a Kindle newbie.

PROS

1) First and foremost, it feels so good reading one hand with it. It is perfect for one hand use: perfect weight, perfect size, perfect grip. I like the feel of it so much I just can’t put a case on it. I purchased a sleeve for it when it’s not in use.

2) The screen is beautiful. Being able to read either in complete darkness or in direct sunlight is a thing of beauty – especially coming from an iPhone.

3) I love that I can rent all my library books via Overdrive and have them delivered to both my Kindle and my iPhone and have them both in constant sync.

4) My 8 year old has fallen in love with reading on my Kindle and the Kindle FreeTime feature is wonderful for parents – it allows you to set daily timed reading goals for your child. The only downside is actually trying to pry the Kindle away from said child long after the goal is met.

5) I use a “read later” app called Instapaper on my iPhone and iPad. I love that Instapaper sends me my saved news or web articles right on my Kindle to read. Fantastic integration.

6) The battery just lasts and lasts and lasts. I plug it in every few days whether it needs it or not, mostly out of habit from coming from the iPhone world.

CONS

1) I wish the screen had a bit more contrast. It seems like the Voyage might excel here but for the price difference I’m still satisfied.

2) The screensavers. I bought the “special offer” Kindle version and was fully prepared to purchase the $20 fee to turn off the ads but after seeing what the default screensavers will be I think I prefer the ad version of a book screensaver. I wish Amazon would let you either select your screensaver (even if it was just the current book cover you are reading) or purchase additional screensaver packs via the Kindle store.

3) The smudge factor. It attracts fingerprints easily (on the black / back). I know putting a case on the Kindle would take care of the smudges but I just love the feel of it too much to cover it (so far) and I’ve been able to easily clean it with just water.

4) I find myself wanting more settings to truly personalize the device: a selectable screensaver, a timeout setting, a contrast setting, the ability to “hide” Goodreads if you don’t use it, the ability to search or display the book covers differently. Ultimately, I do realize the beauty of the Kindle is the simplicity of a Kindle.

Overall, I love my new Kindle. I bought it thinking I would keep it just at my nightstand and now I find myself taking it with me everywhere. It truly is a beautiful reading device and I would recommend it for anyone who loves to read. For the price, it’s a definite buy.

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How Should I Remove a Mouse That’s Stuck in a Glue Trap?

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Absolutely no, you can not just simply trash the squirm in vermin. Whenever you’re the proud possessor of a mouse stuck to a sticky trap, and then you’re stuck with the trouble of putting the creature out of its misery.

The pest control company left a number of glue traps in my house and a mouse was caught by one of them. It’s a painful process as well as inhumane to let the mouse die in the glue trap, so I am trying to find a way to kill a glue-trapped mouse in a way that meets the following requirements: humane ( has to be quick and effective), harmless (I got bit when I tried to remove the mouse from the board), clean (ideally just kill and throw into trash bin). I am considering spending $25-$59 on a stun gun, however I’m not sure if a stun gun can kill a mouse in a short time.

Whack It

Put on a thicker glove (the gardening kind is recommended ). Flip a Ziplock or maybe similar plastic bag inside out and cover your glove by using it. Firmly pick up the mouse (and its associated trap) using your gloved, “plasticked” hand and with your free hand, roll the Ziplock back out which means that you can seal it completely, with the mouse trapped inside. Lay down it on the floor, preferably a driveway or garage. Whack the poor thing with a heavy magazine or maybe a shoe; be sure you hit its head for near-instantaneous death. It has already suffered enough; this will help it pass on a lot quicker. Soon after you do this, please make sure you get rid of all the glue traps your pest control folks installed.

Stomp It

Quick, humane, as well as approved by the United States Marine Corps. Ooh-rah! (‘Course when you’re done you have to clean out the waffle with a stick, however what the hell, you are unable to have everything, right? )

Gas It

In accordance with Cait McKeown, a National Mice Club (UK) member and judge, the most humane method of mouse euthanasia is chloroform. Sad to say, the chemical is hazardous (even deadly in high dosage) to humans as well as mice, so it’s hard to obtain. Also impractical for nearly all people, veterinarians sometimes use halothane or another anesthetic gas. By using these methods, the mouse becomes unconscious without having pain before death.

Some other methods, like breaking the neck, decapitation, drowning, and freezing are painful for the mouse. This may or may not be an problem for you since these are not pet mice, but the majority of people will have a hard time in execution. The “quick” methods might not be so quick if you make a mistake. Possibly the most effective method is a CO2 chamber such as those used by herpetologists before freezing rodents for food. The most affordable source of concentrated carbon dioxide is dry ice, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends compressed CO2 gas in cylinders so that you can control the inflow of gas.

Their guidelines are: Without pre-charging the chamber, place the animal(s) in the chamber and introduce 100% carbon dioxide. A fill rate of about 10% to 30% of the chamber volume per minute with carbon dioxide, added to the existing air in the chamber should be appropriate to achieve a balanced gas mixture to fulfill the objective of rapid unconsciousness with minimal distress to the animals. (Example for a 10-liter volume chamber, use a flow rate of 1 to 3 liter(s) per minute. ) Sudden exposure of conscious animals to carbon dioxide concentrations of 70% or greater has been shown to be distressful. If you regularly use sticky traps to control mice, you might consider building a CO2 chamber-there are plenty of designs out there. However I personally choose using snap traps which usually provide a much quicker death as well as are easy to dispose of.

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Cute Cartoon Kindle Voyage Leather Cover Case

The case is very nice. It is very slim and does not add much weight or bulk to the device. The sleep/wake function works every time. It feels very nice in the hand and folds back completely flat for one handed reading. The magnet in the front holds the front cover secure so you can put it in your handbag and not have to worry about it coming open. The cost is just right and still delivers a quality product. Would highly recommend and have also ordered a couple of other colors. No need to look further for a case.

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I very much like this Fintie case. I’m a longtime (many generations back–to Gen 1 and beyond) Kindle owner. The Fintie has the fit and feel much like the AMZ branded Kindle cases for earlier generations. The sleep/wake magnets work very well, the case itself has the good textured “leather like” feel and grip of the older Amazon cases. It’s very low profile while also appearing to be more than sufficiently protective of the Kindle. The book flap (which opens horizontally, like the older traditional Kindle “book” cases, before the Origami style reporter’s style vertical flap) folds back very easily and completely to hold in one hand easily, as with a (much much thinner & lighter) paperback book. All in all, I’m very glad I relied on the reviews and bought this case. I’ll add that I also invested in and applied a screen saver–only because I vacation with my Kindles & beach sand can be unkind to bare screens and I am a perfectionist when caring for my electronics. The screen protector I bought and applied is exceptional. I have great experience with screen protectors, dating back to Palm Pilots back in the day, Blackberry’s, various smartphones, tablets, and if course prior gen Kindles. I got the ArmorSuit Military Shield Matte/AntiGlare screen protector. It applies, with supplied spray fluid, much like (really the same) as my longtime beloved Zagg InvisibleShield. But Z apparently doesn’t yet have one for the Kindle Voyage. ArmorSuit comes to the rescue. The key to application is to understand the instructions–watch their website video–and you MUST use plenty of their supplied wetness spray solution, on your fingers and on the protector (and on your powered OFF device too, if you carefully dare). Enjoy!!!

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Amazon Kindle Voyage E-reader Review

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage ereader has been out for a while now, and my initial reaction to it was not positive. Frankly, I thought it looked hideous with the new PagePress lines and dots on each side of the bezel. It also seemed too expensive for what it had to offer compared to earlier Kindles. But I could not have been more wrong about the Kindle Voyage and I’ll tell you why in this post.

Why I bought a Kindle Voyage in the first place

Let me backtrack a little bit before I tell you why I love the Kindle Voyage. I had initially decided not to buy one, partly because I didn’t like the way it looked but also because I had fallen in love with Marvin on my iPhone.

Unfortunately, my love affair with Marvin had to be tempered because I missed reading on an e-ink screen. While there’s nothing wrong with reading on an iPhone, I found that I really needed the comfort of an e-ink screen after staring at computer screens all day. I can and still do read on my iPhone if I’m out and about and just want to grab a few quick pages, but for long reading sessions (especially at home) I prefer an e-ink screen.

I have a Paperwhite 2, but I really wanted a higher resolution screen. So I decided to give the Kindle Voyage a shot, and I’m very glad I did. The Voyage improves on some of the weak spots of the Paperwhite 2 such as the sunken-in screen, weight and size, and the power button on the bottom.

Which Kindle Voyage to buy?

kindle-voyage-300x289After deciding to get a Kindle Voyage, I had to figure out which one to buy. You can get the Voyage with 3G or with Wi-Fi only, and you can also opt to pay $20 less if you don’t mind ads being shown to you on your device. The Wi-Fi only model without ads is $219, with ads it’s $199. The 3G model with ads is $269 and without ads it’s $289.

I have no need for 3G so I opted to buy the Wi-Fi only Kindle Voyage. I had 3G on one of my earlier Kindles, but I rarely used it to download books. I usually have at least fifty or sixty books already downloaded and ready to read on my Kindles, so paying extra for the 3G version of the Kindle Voyage just didn’t make sense to me.

I also decided to pay the $20 to get rid of the special offers (ads) that come with the cheaper version of the Kindle Voyage. The “special offers” appear only as screensavers on the Kindle Voyage, you don’t actually see them while you’re reading. But I just prefer not to see ads on my ereader at all.

I was glad to find that all of the Kindle Voyage models come with 4GB of storage. But frankly, I never even got close to using all of the 2GB that my Paperwhite 2 came with when I bought it (more recent models of the Paperwhite come with 4GB). Still, it’s nice to have the extra storage if I really needed it.

And so here are the five reasons why I love my Kindle Voyage ereader.

5. Weight and size reductions

The Paperwhite 2 was significantly smaller than the Kindle 3 that I’d previously owned. But the Voyage goes even further and slices off some of the size and weight of the Paperwhite 2. Here is the weight and size information for both models:

Kindle Voyage – 6.3 ounces (180 grams) and 6.4? x 4.5? x 0.30?

(162 x 115 x 7.6 mm)

Kindle Paperwhite 7.3 ounces (206 grams) and 6.7? x 4.6? x 0.36? (169 x 117 x 9.1 mm).

So the difference between the two models isn’t huge when you look at the specs. But it is definitely noticeable when you pick up one then the other, or if you hold one in each hand. The Voyage is definitely easier and more comfortable to read with one hand or while walking around.

Yes, I like to read while walking around sometimes. I hold the Kindle Voyage and just pace back and forth. I do this because I spend a fair amount of time sitting at a computer and that’s not good for anybody’s health. So pacing while reading is just a way for me to get some movement instead of being plopped in bed, on the couch or in a chair.

It will be very interesting to see if Amazon can take the size and weight reduction even further with the next version of the Kindle Voyage. The lighter, the better as far as I’m concerned.

4. The screen is even with the bezel

On the Paperwhite 2 the screen is sunk down a bit rather than being level with the bezels. I’ve always found this to be slightly irritating. For some reason I kept noticing it from time to time while reading on the Paperwhite 2. It just looked weird to have the text seem lower than the rest of the Kindle device.

The Kindle Voyage eliminates that problem and I think it makes a significant difference since you don’t feel like the text is distorted by appearing lower than the bezels of the Kindle. I don’t know how many other people will really care about this, but for me it’s a significant improvement. I’m glad that Amazon fixed this with the Kindle Voyage.

3. Power button is round and on the back

One thing that I’ve always hated about the Kindle Paperwhite 2 is the small button on the bottom to turn it on or off. Ugh. It’s in such a bad place, and the thin rectangular shape of it makes it harder to press it to turn the Kindle on or off. It’s probably one of the least comfortable things about the Paperwhite 2 in terms of the hardware, and I’ve always thought it was a pain in the ass to deal with when I wanted to turn my Paperwhite on or off.

The Kindle Voyage now has a round button on the back to turn it on and off. It’s much easier to feel it back there and press it. I hadn’t expected it to be so much better but as with many such improvements, you don’t notice it until it’s been added to the product. Ironically, some Kindle Voyage owners have complained about the power button as they preferred it on the bottom. Go figure, I guess you can’t please everybody. But I’m certainly happier with the round button on the back of the Kindle Voyage.

2. PagePress is fantastic

Earlier in this post I mentioned that my initial reaction to the page turning haptic feedback sensors on the Kindle Voyage was very negative. This was mainly due to some screenshots of the Kindle Voyage that had the page turning sensors looking much more noticeable and brighter than the actually are on the Kindle Voyage.

So I’m happy to admit that I was totally wrong. The page turning dots and lines on the Kindle Voyage are very easy on the eyes. You hardly notice them at all when looking at your Kindle Voyage. And, frankly, I’d forgotten how nice it is to leave my fingers on the bezel and just squeeze to turn a page. It’s much faster and more comfortable than reaching over to tap the screen.

This is another way that the Kindle Voyage provides a better reading experience than my iPhone. With the iPhone you have to tap or slide your finger on the screen, and that gets old after a while. Once you get used to simply squeezing the bezel, you won’t want to bother having to tap or slide your finger across the screen like you have to do on an iOS device.

You can also easily change the PagePress settings. Go to Settings then Reading Options then PagePress. You can change the level of feedback you get when you turn a page, and you can also change the amount of pressure required to turn a page. I opted to go with the default since it seems to work well for me.

I think PagePress is one of Amazon’s best innovations on its Kindle ereaders. I can’t imagine bothering to tap the screen to go to a new page. It’s just much faster and easier to squeeze the bezel to go forward or back in a book. And the haptic feedback is noticeable but not intrusive at all, you can feel it when you press but it’s not something that would distract you while you are reading.

1. Higher resolution screen

The screen on my Paperwhite 2 is fairly easy on the eyes, but the Kindle Voyage screen is significantly better. The Paperwhite 2 offers 212 PPI and the Kindle Voyage has 300 PPI. While it might not seem like a huge difference, I noticed it immediately when I got my Kindle Voyage and opened my first book. I was shocked at how much clearer the text looked, and also at how much better the contrast was on the Voyage. Black text looks…well…blacker than it did on the Paperwhite.

You can particularly see the difference between the two Kindles if you shrink the font size way down or if you blow it way up. The text on the Voyage screen just looks sharper and never seems fuzzy whether you make it larger or smaller. I also think that the higher resolution screen can make a significant difference if you read for long periods of time. It’s just easier and more comfortable to see the text of your book.

The onion in the ointment: Kindle Voyage screen problem

One thing that I want to mention here is the problems with some of the Kindle Voyage screens. Some buyers of the Kindle Voyage reported problems with their displays. I can see that the top of my Kindle Voyage screen seems to have a slightly more yellowish tint to it than the bottom (which is whiter).

So it looks like some of the initial screen problems are continuing or I unluckily got one of the earlier models. Frankly though, I didn’t even notice it until I went into a very dark room without any other light. In regular daylight it was hard to see unless you looked for it. You have to turn the brightness up too to really notice it much.

I contacted Amazon about having it replaced. They will be shipping me a replacement model. I talked to their customer service department in a chat window, and they were quite nice about it. So while having my Kindle Voyage replaced is slightly annoying, I still love using it. The screen problem isn’t enough to put me off reading on it at all while I wait for the replacement.

Here’s a pic from the thread at Mobile Read that will give you an idea of the screen issue:

This is obviously a quality control issue for Amazon, and it’s something they should have fixed by now or avoided completely. It’s too bad that it happened in the first place as it has given an otherwise delightful product a bit of a black eye among some of Amazon’s customers. But at least Amazon’s customer service department seems to be handling the problem well by offering to replace the Kindle Voyage models that have the screen problems.

But is the Kindle Voyage worth the money?

Let’s face it, the Kindle Voyage is not a cheap ereader by any means. The Wi-Fi only model’s lowest price is $199 with ads, and then it jumps to $219 without any advertising. The 3G models cost even more. So is it really worth it to pay so much for an e-ink reader?

For me the answer is yes, and that’s because reading is one of my creature comforts. It’s something that I love to do and I want the best possible experience I can get when I do it. Reading relaxes me and gives me a chance to unwind after a busy day. I’ve always got my nose in a book, and it’s something that I look forward to each day. But your mileage may vary in that regard, and it’s something you should think about before making a buying decision.

If you are a more casual reader then the Kindle ($79) or the Kindle Paperwhite ($119) might be better choices than the Kindle Voyage. It all gets down to what your budget is and how much reading matters to you. The other two readers are also quite good and will work very well if you opt for them instead of the Voyage.

My advice is to visit Amazon’s site (I linked each model in the preceding paragraph to its page on Amazon) and check out each Kindle and then figure out what features you’ll actually want and need when you read. Buy the one that fits your budget and that does what you need it to do.

For my part, I’m glad I got the Kindle Voyage. For me it was well worth the money despite the minor issue with the screen. But don’t take my word for it, check out some of the reviews on Amazon by other folks who’ve bought the Kindle Voyage. As I write this post there are 2468 customer reviews, and the Kindle Voyage is getting an average 4.5 out of 5 star rating. That’s a very impressive achievement for an ereader, particularly one that costs as much as the Kindle Voyage.

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Reusable Cockroach Trap, Quickly Captured Roaches

Reusable Cockroach Trap
Reusable Cockroach Trap

Cockroach exists is a high-performing product targeting all prevailing pest species of cockroaches. Bait with peanut butter, fish oil, gel or insect bait of your choice. Simple to use, no electricity or batteries required.Cockroaches like in the garden, basement, warehouse, kitchen, bathroom, dining room, living room and other places infested,Proposed purchase 3-5 for the best,Every 100 square inches suggest placing a cockroach trap,Placed in every corner,Then wait patiently,You will be able to receive satisfactory results.

Usage Advice:

  • Suggestion to clean up the roaches haunt foraging place so that we can improve the effect of trapping.
  • If you caught 1,2 cockroaches,o not rush to deal with,Captured cockroaches will attract more companions come foraging,Increased trapping effect.
  • In the process of cockroach trap and disposal,Please don’t separate cover up and down,Prevent cockroach escape.
  • If the cockroach trap placed in the same place for a long time results are poor, consider replacing a different location or bait to try.
  • A bait cockroach trap inside reduction, please change, add.
  • Periodically clean cockroach trap, trap inside to ensure no smell pesticides and other drugs, so as not to affect the trapping effect.
  • Every 100 square inches suggest placing a cockroach trap.

Note:

  • It may need to cost 1-7 days for the trap work.
  • This trap does depend on the sweet and delicious bait to attract the cockroaches into the traps, for example sugar water, cheese, butter, bread or the other food full of sugar and oil.
  • If there is no cockroach getting in the traps for a few days, please replace another bait which is the food cockroaches like most.
  • Please note that do not put the onions besides the traps because roaches hate them and the traps may could not work.

I live in Florida and our cockroaches range in size from very small to very very large. And although I used to believe that cockroaches in the house were the sign of an unkempt home, I’ve come to realize that they are just a fact of life here in Florida. This appears to be a very well designed trap. It has 4 little one-way swinging doors that will trap the roaches inside and the top is clear so that you can see at a glance if you caught something. The top just sits securely on it, but I’m a little concerned that if a large cockroach really wanted to, it could push the top off and escape. The roaches here count the dinosaurs as ancestors, I’m pretty certain. I will update this review if that happens (gasp!). This came without any instructions whatsoever. It seems pretty self explanatory, but I didn’t know if I was supposed to put any bait in there? I like the fact that it’s poison-free as I have small children in my home. But seriously, what’s supposed to call the roaches in? So I put my 5 yo’s left-over toast inside the trap. It’s been in my pantry now for about 36 hours, and no captives yet. There there’s the issue of what to do with the (potentially large) living cockroaches that it might catch. I guess I’ll have to figure out how to dispose of them and take the chances that they will find their way back into my house since they obviously already have a route in figured out.

I received this item at a free or discounted rate in exchange for my honest review. I only review items that I am interested in purchasing otherwise.

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