Amazon.ca – The Best iPhone 11 Case Deal I’ve Found Yet!

Upgrade a phone, time to look around for a new case. Whether you’re looking for something high-end or something basic, this case I came across on Amazon is cheap, decent and it might meet your needs if you’re an iPhone 11 user. 

I had what I thought was a decent case but after one drop, it broke. If you’re like me and have bad luck with cases, do you ever wonder if your iPhone should just go commando? After the things that I’ve just read, it’s not a good idea. I thought the newer iPhones were supposed to be more durable when dropped?!… guess not. Keep the case on, folks, it’s too good to be true yet. 

If you’re in the market for an iPhone 11 case and you’re a shopper on Amazon Canada, I want to share my reasons why this case might be for you, especially when comparing it to other cases out there, or if you’re just sick of looking for something half decent, or maybe you want to gift it!

Product: LK iPhone 11 Case with 2 Pack Tempered Glass Screen Protector Acrylic Back and TPU Bumper, Shock-Absorption, Full Protection Cover – Clear

Colour choices: clear, red, black 
My review colour: Clear
Reg Price: $19.99 (currently on sale as of March 22, 2021) 
Delivery time: fast (2 days), A + Satisfaction

Features

Full drop protection – absorbs shocks when dropping
Acrylic back for full transparancy
TPU bumper
Full protection cover
Wireless charging

The contents of this box seem phenomenal. You know that situation when you don’t know what to expect, but upon opening you know there’s some good stuff in there because it’s crammed full. It’s very well protected. Everything is bundled so CAREFULLY 🤍 I immediately looked at both screen protectors to see if they were damaged at all – they both arrived safely. Upon unraveling everything else I was so very surprised about the packaging and what was included 😍

• X2 screen protectors
• A bag of screen cleaning tools including dust absorbers and guide stickers
• Screen guide to help position the screen protector properly (this one is a big bonus for people that feel they aren’t very good installing these on their own)
• Info cards recommending that you watch their easy installation video first. However, I was disappointed to see their video for this specific installation was unavailable. But there is another video available that gives you a general idea of how to install it.
• And you just might be a lucky ducky that gets the chance to get an extra free gift. I will keep my readers updated on this free gift thing!

This is such a good deal! You should feel comfortable when it comes to putting your own screen protector on. This kit encourages you to do it yourself and makes you feel confident that you can do it successfully. A phone shop could charge you anywhere between $10-30 for 1 protector + installation. This doesn’t even include the case. Why give them all the dough when you can save a few by doing it yourself?

How did the installation go? Pretty amazing! The screen protector just falls into place with no bubbling at the start. Even though I was really excited about the screen guide, I didn’t end up using it. Make sure you give your screen a really good cleaning and make sure you are using your dust absorber to remove any excess dust even after cleaning the screen with a micro fibre cloth. Dust specks are what causes bubbles and when you get bubbles, it doesn’t look pretty.

Overall thoughts: the value you get for this at $19.99 is amazing and you will feel like you spent your money well! Holding the case feels comfortable and tapping on the screen feels responsive and glides smoothly. The case is raised so when you put your phone down, the camera lenses won’t touch the table.

My final verdict is that LK has outdone themselves with this case. I would recommend they update their YouTube video but besides that I’m really impressed with this product and I think you will be too!

Make Sure You’re Taking Care of Your Whip’s Tires

Although you may take them for granted when you’re driving along and everything is fine and dandy, your car’s tires are actually the most important part of your vehicle and need your attention frequently. If your tires aren’t working, your car isn’t going very far, even if your tricked-out ride has everything else going for it. Since tires are essential to your vehicle cruising around smoothly, it’s important to understand the difference between a good tire and a bad tire.

The Truth About Tires

There are so many choices when it comes to choosing tires that it can be overwhelming. Your car’s tires have a big role to play in the performance of the vehicle as far as both handling and braking. The type and condition of your tires will affect how your vehicle handles different environments and situations, from rain and snow to hot and dry, so you need to take the time to make sure you’re making the right decision. It’s worth it in the long run.

You Get What You Pay For

You might want to save a few bucks by picking cheaper tires, but the quality is often not up to par and may lead to problems that will cost just as much money, if not more. You will also end up fighting with the road — trust me, it’s not good and you will look ridiculous spinning out and swinging around all over the road just because of those cheap tires. For this reason, cheap tires can become a safety hazard for other drivers, pedestrians, and yourself. When replacing your car’s tires, they should all be the same size, type and make. Don’t forget to do your research and use your own common sense instead of just believing everything you read or hear. The right tire for you should meet your individual needs and earn positive ratings in the categories that are relevant to your situation.

Checking Tread Depth

If you’re worried about your tires being nearly worn out, you can use this little trick to check your tread depth by placing a quarter face-down in the grooves of the tread. If you can see most of the face, that means the all-weather grip is wearing down and your tires should be replaced soon. To prevent your tires from getting worn down, always keep them inflated to the proper pressure.

Be safe, and happy driving!

Reporting the Reviews — Inappropriate Reviews In the App Store and Google Play Store

Spam and misuse of platforms, such as the App Store and Google Play Store, is a form of platform manipulation abuse. Platform manipulation is a tactic that is purposely intended to negatively impact the experience of a user or company. 

You can help Apple and Google out by reporting the spam you see. Since it only takes less than a minute, it’s your choice to try and make the internet a better place. Obviously moderators need some help; otherwise their tools would properly filter out the offending reviews and maybe we would see less of these things.

Why is reporting this information important?

Re-humanizing online platforms and helping the moderators is such an important role to play on the internet, especially these days with all the fake news flying around. So when you see something that shouldn’t be there, don’t be afraid to report it. Moderating platforms can be surprisingly challenging to keep up. If reviews aren’t kept under control, the queue can fill up quickly and it could take days to moderate and filter. When these platforms start to fill up with “reviews” that aren’t actually reviews at all, chances are the platform will start to lose its “trustworthiness”. If the reviews are misleading, offensive, trying to scam you or just plain waste your time, we all suffer. Why not give a hand and support your favorite apps when you come across something that shouldn’t be there? When reporting you should have the option to rate the review helpful, not helpful or of course to report a concern. There is good in this too.

I went to check out reviews for a few apps in the App Store and Google Play Store. Upon my research, it seemed there were more spam reviews in Apple’s store than Google’s. I mostly came across stupid messages that make no sense about the app — just complete nonsense that probably shouldn’t be there because it makes no sense. 

Reporting on iOS in the App Store

Hold your finger over the review and choose out of the three options:

1) Helpful

2) Not Helpful

3) Report a concern 

Reporting on Android in the Google Play Store

Click on the three dots and choose out of two options:

1) Flag as inappropriate

2) Flag as spam

Let’s help out more! I am so tired of seeing strange behavior, offensive usernames and time-wasting reviews, and I am sure you are too. Reporting a review might not be your cup of tea, but when recognizing this type of behavior, reporting it will help the online community out a just a little bit more. It should only take less than one minute to report and you are contributing to helping the internet be a better and safer place. So if you have the time, just take a few extra moments out of your day to do something worthwhile and beneficial to you and other users.

Wireless Heaven: All About Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology is part of almost all digital devices. We have now reached the tech phase where it feels like everything comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth offers a wide range of functions and has become a big part of the wireless revolution. In a world full of wireless networking, you have likely come across it at some point in your life. It is very simple to connect, free to use, and easy to figure out.

What is Bluetooth Technology?

Bluetooth technology is a standardized protocol that was originally created in 1989. The technology uses short-range wireless communication to connect users to many different types of electronic devices like cell phones, speakers, personal computers, video game consoles, printers, cameras, and numerous other gadgets, which connect and share information with each other without proprietary cables.

Bluetooth allows your gadgets to communicate easily by connecting any two devices to one other wirelessly. This technology reduces the need for all those cords and adapters since your devices can sync directly with each other. Not only is Bluetooth a convenient way to wirelessly connect two devices together, you don’t even have to be in close range to use whatever device you choose.

The Beginning of Bluetooth

In 1994, Ericsson Mobile Communication proved the skill of connection and established the Bluetooth project. The name came from the story of the Danish King Harald Blåtand who was nicknamed “Bluetooth” because he loved eating blueberries, or maybe had a nibble on his enemies’ frozen flesh if you believe that crazy story! Over a thousand years ago, the king stopped the fighting between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and brought them together, just like the Bluetooth technology connects all devices so they can work together instead of fighting each other. The Bluetooth name was supposed to be temporary, but it stuck and has become an established symbol on all of our devices. That blue and white logo is actually a bind rune combining King Bluetooth’s initials.

Simple Setup: Pairing and Bonding

Pairing and bonding your devices through a Bluetooth connection is easy and quick. Pairing is the first step that leads to bonding your gadgets together. When the devices are in range, they can discover and connect to each other, but must be paired before they can communicate. Once the device finds the discoverable one, you may be asked to enter a number as instructed by the user manual but one isn’t always required. Congratulations, your devices are now bonded.

Life is Easier With No Strings Attached

Bluetooth has become part of our everyday lives and made things easier thanks to the advantages and key features offered by Bluetooth. A big benefit of Bluetooth technology is the ability to live a stress-free life without tangled cables. Now you can get rid of the clutter that connects to your personal computer, headphones, speakers, and other gadgets, leaving you with a clear and well-maintained room free of wires lying on the floor. No more mess to look at or trip over! Finally, you no longer need to worry about what plug goes where.

Entertainment Everywhere

For a connected viewing and listening experience, you can’t go wrong with Bluetooth. These smart entertainment devices range from your home to the car and the rest is left to your imagination. All of these devices have the potential to add something exciting to your everyday life. For example, imagine doing your chores and not completely hating it thanks to your Bluetooth ‘buds rocking your favorite music, or hosting a Bluetooth ghetto-blasted outdoor party! On the deck, by the pool, or at the beach, you can take your music everywhere. 

Smart Home Devices

Bluetooth technology gives you the ability to easily turn your devices off and on wirelessly without even getting off the couch. This technology is designed to make your life more convenient than ever before, and it can provide essential assistance for seniors and people with mobility issues. By easing the burdens of life in many ways, Bluetooth technology can turn a home into a comfortable, relaxing, and complete atmosphere.

In The Car

Talk about 21st century problems. When operating a motor vehicle, it is extremely dangerous to drive with only one hand while you’re distracted by the smartphone in your other hand. Checking your Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook feeds is not an appropriate drive-time activity because you should always have both of your hands free while driving. Now, thanks to Bluetooth technology, you can use your voice to interact with your online life while driving safely. You are truly living in the future.

Health Benefits

When it comes to your health, Bluetooth can actually be put to good use. Using a physical activity tracker like Fitbit or apps on your smartphone, you can stay healthy by working out and living an active lifestyle. These devices and apps encourage you to keep track of daily tasks that will contribute to your general well-being and overall health.

Everything Is Better With Bluetooth

Twiddle Your Thumbs to This: The 12 Sided Fidget Gadget Cube

For the Ones That Just Can’t Take it Anymore

You’re probably wondering… what is this thing? Yup, I thought the same thing when I first saw it. I was searching for ways to relax and relieve stress or whatever. That’s when this thing popped up.

It’s a fidget cube hand toy and it’s designed to help ease some of your problems away. Are you wondering if this thing works? Indeed it does. How do you know if this thing is for you? If you answer yes to some or all of these, then this gadget could be the answer for you.

Do you struggle with anxiety, stress and tension, ADHD, ADD or autism? Are you trying to quit smoking? Or suffer from long computer days? Do you have bad habits like fidgeting, chewing your fingernails, or who knows what else?

This gadget is perfect because it has 12 types of surfaces to play with. Each side will help you with your mood and hopefully make you feel better – 

  1. Ridged Gears – this side has three gears that can be rolled back and forth
  2. Spinning Disk –  can be clicked or rotated
  3. Game controller experience- four buttons that mimics a gaming controller 
  4. Gel Ball – a soft silicone ball. Push it, pinch it, press it, swing it
  5. Switch – on and off switch to hear the switch rhythm without wasting electricity 
  6. Joystick – Gaming joystick with a 360 degree rotation 
  7. Clicker button – sounds just like you’re pressing a ball point pen. Click click click. 
  8. Finger massager – soft and flat to help blood circulation and a nice massage feeling
  9. Smooth Worry Stone – to rub your fingers to the almighty repeatedly 
  10. Sliders – three sliders to slide back and forth
  11. Smiling Face Minions – three cute little faces to help your anger. Don’t pinch too hard!
  12. Lanyard – to be hung anywhere to prevent the cube from going MIA

Can be used at home, school or in the office.

If you are looking for some relief to help you relax or to help you focus, maybe keep your hands busy, this thing is ideal. When you’re in this position you need to change your mindset, you need to focus on other things. This gadget helps you focus your problem on something else. All it takes is just two minutes of playing – that’s it. That’s all it takes and your mood or distraction starts to improve. If you’re trying to quit the cigs this could be a good tool to whip out when you get that nasty craving. It’s almost like gum, but with no sugar 😉 If you are a fingernail biter this could also be good for you. No biting, just thumb beating. 

This colorful gadget is safe from silicone, and it’s also eco-friendly.  

My review: AWESOME FIDGET TOY!! I’m very grateful for this gadget. Who isn’t stressed or anxious especially in these Covid days? Stinky ol’ stress can pile up if you let it. You’ve got to do something to get it out. I use the computer a lot these days and it’s stressful and tiring. When I start to feel a little sleepy, I wet my face and grab my headphones and this gadget for a quick session to click away to the beat. It’s pretty good stuff. I’m telling you, it really does release stored-up energy. When I’m not using it, I think it looks pretty cute from afar, so it makes a great decor. It’s a high quality product and it passes the drop test for me, three separate times, with no chips or cracks. That’s excellent because that means this product is durable and can handle a few drops here and there. Don’t be too rough with it, though, play with it with tender thoughts in mind or expect it to break. If you need to be in a room where you have to be quiet, just give those emoji heads a few pinches so you can remain silent. I like to carry this toy around with me, and since it doesn’t fit in my pocket I put it in a cute little drawstring bag to prevent it from damage.

All in all, it’s a pleasing experience for once. Isn’t it great when a gadget does what it’s supposed to do?! Everything on this one is perfect. It feels good when pressed or pinched 🙂

I laugh life off with the help of this thing 🙂 

With this cube by your side – everything is going to be okay!