Written by Jerry Riley   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

Like all products, most work as advertised. Sometimes, however, like with many things, any potential problems are left unspoken.

I bought the Old Brooklyn Lantern and found it to be as advertised. Very useful during a power failure, as well as in other dark situations. I liked it so well, I gave them as Christmas and birthday presents.

The Pocket Hose, on the other hand, has a few drawbacks. It is light and easy to carry and it is fun to watch as it fills and empties. It seems to be more fragile that my old rubber hose. Through normal use, mine sprung a leak. With a rubber hose, you can patch them. With the ridged pocket hose, that seemed doubtful. The plastic coupling would take a nozzle, but, with, or without washer there was a lot of leaking.

The electronic bug repelling unit had no effect on my computer or TV. Judging from the bugs gathered around the plug in unit, it had little affect on them either, and, what a revoltin’ development this is!

The RFID alluma wallet was also less than I expected from the advertisement. Same as the pocket hose, I got one, but decided they were not good enough to give as presents. The product probably does what it claims, but, is not a traditional wallet. More like a compact with card slots.


Jerry Riley comments for the News Bulletin. He is a retired telecommunications supervisor.

 

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