29 July 2015

..::Product Review::.. Ozeri Ultra 42" Wind Fan - Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology


My Review of the Ozeri Ultra 42" Wind Fan - Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Setting a new benchmark for noiseless airflow, the Ozeri Ultra Tower Fan operates at 3 whisper-quiet speed settings and oscillates 90 degrees for timely relief on a sweltering summer day or for refreshing circulation all year long. The Ozeri Ultra Tower Fan also includes 3 selectable airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort. All of the Fan's features, including a room temperature display, are illuminated on the Fan's multi-colored bright LED screen, and can be activated via the included enhanced-range remote or via the built-in control panel."

Review…


I was sent the Ozeri Ultra 42" Wind Fan - Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology from Ozeri to review.  

The price for this tower fan is $99.95, and it ships free with Amazon Prime.


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 You can find this tower fan at many other retailers that offer site to store shipping for free.  For example:  Walmart, Wayfair, Home Depot, Sears, etc.

Packaging & Presentation of the Ozeri Ultra 42" Wind Fan - Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology
  
This tower fan arrived in absolute pristine condition, which is pretty good considering the box is huge!  It was actually packaged in two boxes-- the first being a plain, heavy-duty exterior box and the second was the actual product box (once again cardboard but with black printing).

The front of the box labels the brand, product, and features a nice sized picture of the tower fan.  The back of the box outlines nine different product features.


The right side of the box displays a side view of the fan in black ink, provides a description of the product, and lists box contents.  The left side of the box gives a very nice diagram of the breakdown features.


This box flips open from the side, and it has three locking tabs.


When I opened the box, I found everything packaged super nicely.  All of the components were packed carefully.


There are (5) five main parts that you want to make sure to unpack.  The tower fan assembly, the base, the extension column, the pack of screws, and the instruction manual/remote.  Each piece is wrapped in plastic.  When you unwrap them, you'll see that the fan is silver and has charcoal and chrome accents.


The instruction manual is very informative, easy to read, and well-written.  It covers setup, operation, and troubleshooting.


My Personal Experience with the Ozeri Ultra 42" Wind Fan - Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology

This has got to be one of the hottest summers that I have ever experienced.  It is not fun being hot, and it's not fun seeing our electric bill every month with the cost of running the air conditioner!  I love having a nice tower fan around the house, especially this one.  It puts out a remarkable air flow, and I love the different settings. 


First, I set up the extension column and base.  They were easy-- just stick and they click together.  The extension column connects directly to the bottom of the main body.  Make sure that you line it up correctly.



You have to run the cable through the extension column, and then attach with the four included screws.


Same thing with the base-- run the cable through the center of that as well, and then attach with the four included wing nuts.


The bottom of the base has two guides and a slot where the cable can be out-of-the-way and doesn't make the fan sit lopsided.


 The fan has a very nice control panel located on top, and the remote has all of the same options as the fan.  This way, you can control every aspect of this fan from across the room.


There are two include AAA batteries, so unwrap those and put them in the back of the remote.  There is a slot for the remote right on top of the tower fan.


The entire panel (and remote slot) is covered by a blue push-magnet cover. It keeps the dust and debris out of the buttons.  The cord has polarized ends (one blade being larger than the other), so make sure your outlet is made for this.


The back of the tower fan features a handle for easy transport, and a product label with supporting information if you ever have an issue and need to call about it.


The fan features three modes-- wind, nature, and night.  I love the nature mode because it cycles through varying levels of intensity.  You can adjust the speed, the oscillation, and the timer setting.


One of the best settings is 'night mode'.  If you hold the mode button for three seconds the LCD display dims, and you can only see the moon lit up.  To exit night mode, press any button.


Pros of the Ozeri Ultra 42" Wind Fan - Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology
  • Very modern and sleek-looking.
  • Three modes-- wind, nature, and night.
  • Very easy to assemble.
  • Pretty simple and straightforward.
  • Included remote with remote storage.
  • Oscillating.
  • Quiet.
  • Height adjustment with or without column extension.
Cons of the Ozeri Ultra 42" Wind Fan - Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Noise Reduction Technology
  • I have not found any cons of this tower fan.
        Summary

        This tower fan has really helped out around here.  I live in a mobile home, so the walls are pretty thin.  This means keeping cool air in on a hot day (or vice versa) is nearly impossible.  It seems as if our outdoor unit is running ALL of the time.  This fan keeps everything circulating, and the air that comes out is very cool.  The fan is very easy to assemble and only took me about 10 minutes.  I love the simple operation and the sleek and modern look.  I definitely recommend this!


        Ozeri provides a 1-year warranty on this product.


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        DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

        28 July 2015

        ..::Product Review::.. Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box - July


        My Review of the July Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

        What is it exactly?

             From the website. . .
        "Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box."


        Review…

        I was sent the July 2015 box from Stampin' Up to review.  

        The price for a 1-month subscription is $19.95.  A neat quality about Paper Pumpkin is that you can increase the number of kits per month.  If you are having a crafting party, you can order one kit per attendee in the same master order.


        Packaging & Presentation of the July Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

        This month was a little bit different-- instead of the Paper Pumpkin box being directly mailed, it arrived inside of a cardboard box.  The exterior box is red and baby blue.  It measures 10.0" x 6.5" x 1.75".The bottom of the box is labeled 'Stampin' Up'.


        They also changed the quote on the side of the box now.  On the outside of the box says, "Creativity in a box" and when you open it up it says, "Skip to the fun".


        Other than the way it was shipped and the quote, everything else appeared to stay the same.  When I opened the box, I was introduced to a tissue paper wrapped box of goodies (sealed with a cute Paper Pumpkin sticker!) with a subscription introduction pamphlet.



        The first layer of unwrapping revealed this month's (July) stamp set, and (2) Classic Stampin' Spots in 'Early Espresso' and 'Cucumber Crush'.



        The final layer housed the actual July kit, 'Thanks a Latte'.


        The main title sheet provides a quick run-down of what you need to do, and it also opens up for a few more detailed instructions.  What I like about Paper Pumpkin, is that they also provide YouTube video demonstrations on how to create the months' craft.  It is a helpful assistant, one in which I used! You can view this month's video above.



        My Personal Experience with the July Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

        After unpacking everything, I was certainly ready to start creating!  First, before anything, I unpacked the actual kit and sat down and watched the YouTube video so I got an idea of what I was supposed to do (I'm a visual learner).


        After watching the YouTube video and had an idea of what I was supposed to do, I was really looking forward to getting started.  This month seemed like it was a little bit easier.  I love the style, and I have so many uses for a project like this.  This project makes (8) cards with matching envelopes.  You can choose your 'saying' between: 'Get Well', 'Thanks a Latte', and 'A Cup of Cheer'.

        My 7-year old son really wanted to make a card, too.  So we both made it at the same time and took some pictures.  First, attach the decorated card stock onto the pre-folded card.


        After you punch out one of the coffee mug cutouts, stamp it with the included stamp set.  There are choices, and you can do some really cute stuff with the stamps here.


        After you are done stamping, punch out one of the 'notepad' shapes.  Stick the gray chevron sticker on first, followed by the orange on top (make sure you still see a little of the gray chevron).


        Grab one of the ribbon paperclips, and attach it to the left side of the notepad shape.  Adjust as needed.  My son had a little bit of a hard time with this, so if you are creating this with your children they may need additional help here.  The paperclips are a little stiff, but once you get the paper in there, they slide on easier.


        After you are done creating this, add the dimensionals on the back of the notepad cutout and the coffee mug cutout.


        Attach the notepad on first followed by the coffee mug directly on top.  You can follow the instructions for proper placement.


        Don't forget to fold the envelope!  I was happy to see that the double-sided tape strips were included this time.


        After the envelope is done, you are all finished!  These are super cute!


        Pros of the July Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
        • Everything is included.  There is no need to run to the craft store for anything that you may have forgot.
        • Each month brings a new craft, right to your door.
        • The crafts have detailed instructions including video instructions.
        • I had a lot of fun with this kit, because you can do so much with it.  In fact, you can manipulate these crafts and do what works for you.  
        • These cards have a variety of uses.
        • They are colorful and occasion-neutral.
        • Fun for the entire family.


        Cons of the July Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
        • I haven't found any cons of the July box.
        Summary

        Each month, you never really know what to expect.  Some of the crafts take a long time, others can be completed fairly quickly.  This is one of the ones that don't take a super long time, but the results are outstanding.  This craft was well thought out and was fun to make.  What I really like is that you can use these in a variety of situations, and not just a specific one.  My son had a blast helping me make these, so it's very kid-friendly.

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        DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.