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!

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.

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!

Dollarama Tech Find: Mouse Pad

Tech 1 Mouse Pad with Wrist Rest

Non-slip backing 

Price – $1.50

My Rating: 5/5

If you are looking to purchase a basic mouse pad, you might want to consider looking at a dollar store near you. I was looking for a mouse pad and to my surprise Dollarama had one. Turns out, it might just do the trick for you as it has me, and at a fantastic price. This basic mousepad was only $1.50, and it works just as good as my mouse pad that I bought from Amazon for $15.

It does exactly what it is supposed to do, and it really is a good pad considering the price. It is comfortable for a good period of time, and it’s more relaxing for my wrist as I can rest it on the wrist support. This mouse pad doesn’t slip when in use and it glides across accurately. The fabric stays intact — I have been using it for a week with a decent amount of use, and my  fingernails haven’t left any scratches. It’s only been a week, but it’s a little surprising that it hasn’t shown any signs of wear, yet. I love it, I love it even more because I spent next to nothing instead of blowing my money on an expensive mouse pad that does the exact same thing! 

For $1.50 it’s worth a try to see if you like it… why wouldn’t you?

Dollarama Tech Finds: Tech1 Tablet-Smartphone Holder

Price – $3.50

Another day, another Dollarama deal! This one does exactly what it says – it’s a holder for your devices, at a nice low price. 

It holds your iPhone perfectly fine, but you can’t trust your tablet on it as it doesn’t seem very secure and it will tip over if you’re not careful. 

When your iPhone is placed on this holder, it fits snug – I feel like it wouldn’t tip over very easily. The base is very solid and there are four gripper pads on the bottom which help everything keep in place. It seems to be the perfect height and I think it’s just right for your smartphone. 

There are a lot of colour choices to choose from, and for $3.50 it’s a fantastic deal for this sort of thing. Seriously, why pay more if you don’t have to? This thing is basically the same as a higher priced one, maybe even better because the base is very solid. 

If you’re looking for a smartphone holder/stand, I believe you’re safe with this one and you really are getting a bang for your buck!