Product Review: September Accessories Part 1

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ extraordinary

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ exceptional, has avoidable flaws

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ reasonable, has unavoidable flaws

⭐️ ⭐️ mediocre, significant drawbacks

⭐️ consider something else

Purchased myself, reviewing for merits

Airpods Pro Case

Catalyst

USA

$29

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Waterproof. Surprisingly works well. Convenient loop. Very deep red. Excellent details such as a thinner area above the indicator light to allow for clear viewing, unnoticeable when off. Excellent fit. Molding lines visible around circumference. Reset button difficult to press, a bit too mushy. Must take off when pairing due to top flaps covering reset button. Overall a good value for money.

Leather Lanyard

Sleepy pup

USA

$15.95

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High quality full grain leather with natural finishing on inner surface. Good size and extra wide. Comes with nice metal latch. Handsome silver mirror finish bolt anchoring the strap. Negligible colour transfer when new. Ages gracefully. What more could you ask for?

Tape Dispenser

Poppin

USA

$10

⭐️ ⭐️

Looks great and changes are a breeeze, pop-in pop-out. However the tape comes loose when pulling at any angle other than horizontal due to the design’s weak grip on the roll. Inconvenient to use. Excellent weight however, stays firmly put. Cutting blade is sharp. Comes with a sticky rubbery foot that covers the entire bottom, a surprisingly fancy and expensive feature at this price point.

Magnifying Glass (2x)

Carson BugView

USA

$10

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Excellent high clarity optical glass. Milled aluminum feature. Fun to look at and look through! Extraordinarily good optical characteristics at this price point. Handsome deep green. Minor gap at connector. No glass coating from what I can tell, so it scratches easily, though how much can you expect for $10? Neat manufacturing details label with plant name, model number, batch number, and location, in this case Shenzhen, China. Novel on a mass market product.