PetSafe Canada Pet Toy #Giveaway #PetSafeCanada #ad

The world has completely changed for everyone. This statement hold true even for our beloved fur-babies. If you follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably enjoyed all the pictures that have been shared over the years.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Unfortunately, the pictures don’t account for how our fur-babies are feeling, how they’re reacting to all of the changes they’re witnessing, or to the high levels of anxiety that they’re absorbing. They can sense how we’re feeling even if they don’t understand.

In order to keep our babies on the healthier side, we try to keep Josie, Jasper Jr., and Jacob as active as possible for indoor cats. How does one stimulate their animals’ minds when your own mind is in “stunned” mode? Well, at least that’s how we’ve been feeling since COVID19 started! Our good friends at PetSafe Canada gifted our three babies with two new cat toys to help keep them physically active and mentally stimulated.

At first, their reactions were a mix of confusion, curiosity, fear and excitement. I’m not certain who had more fun with they toys? The cats or us?

PetSafe® Peek-a-Bird™ Electronic Cat Toy – has two play modes: one-time play or play-all-day. Jacob absolutely has fallen in love with this one! He loves it so much that he rarely allows his siblings to play along. He’s even learned how to pull on the feathers until he can bite on them while he brings the entire toy from room to room in search of one of us to turn the toy on for him!! We’ve had many laughs with this.

PetSafe® Dancing Dot™ Laser Cat Toy – also has two play modes: one-time play or play-all-day. With this toy you can place it on a flat surface or hang it from a doorknob. No need to worry; this laser is completely safe! All three of our babies enjoy this toy. The random patterns keep them active and entertained.

Over the years, our Josie has packed on the weight because she’s a nervous one. She eats her emotions! Josie came to us already with typical signs of an anxious cat. It took us a long time to help her cut down on all of her anxious licking. We knew we were successful because all of her patches of missing fur grew back. Jasper Jr. has an issue with Josie and is always chasing after her. He must have too much energy and Josie ends up paying for it. In the end, she eats to soothe herself. Poor Jacob just sits back to watch in confusion.

It’s not easy to keep one cat on a feeding schedule; let alone all three!

PetSafe® Canada has helped us with tackling this difficulty. They graciously gifted us with a fantastic solution!

The PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder helps to control, monitor, and schedule feedings. The best part is that I can do all of it easily through their app on my Smartphone. I can schedule up to 12 feedings per day, dispensing from 1/8 cup up to as much as 4 cups per meal. That means both cats and dogs benefit from all of these feeding options.

I love the Slow Feed Setting for Josie because it dispenses meals in smaller amounts over 15 minutes. That means that she’ll no longer devour her feeding in 10 seconds or less!

It’s my belief that I benefit the most (no doubt here) because the Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder holds 24 cups of dry food. I can literally dump in an entire bag of dry cat food and not have to worry about the plastic seal of the bag closing properly, or the fact that the bag was torn when I first opened it, or even worrying about spilling the bags’ contents! YAY for me! Can I get a “YAY” from the pet parents who understand me?

I can schedule the times and amounts of the feedings through the app on my smartphone. After each feeding, I receive feeding alerts on my cell. These are notifications that confirm that the scheduled feeding was completed. The Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder will even alert me when it’s time to refill the food chamber. NICE!!

Do you know what that meant for us? We finally cleared away the dishes of dry food from the main floor and set up the PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder in the basement. It’s conveniently set up close to where we store the bags of dry cat food. We lovingly refer to it as our official Feeding Station! No more up and down the stairs for feeds! I haven’t been this giddy in a very long time.

Thank you so much PetSafe® Canada.

Here’s your chance to score your choice of PRIZE! Winner can choose either (A) Busy Buddy™ toy bundle of treat dispensing toys for the dogs and for the cats (B) Peek-a-Bird Electronic Cat Toy and the Dancing Dot Laser cat toy. The selected winner of the giveaway can let me know which of the two they would like to be sent out to them! 

To enter my Giveaway visit my Instagram page and find the respective post.  You probably should know how to find me there, but just in case, go here.

Good Luck!

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My Experience With the Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera #acecam #giftedproduct

I’d like to start off by saying that this is my first experience with an action camera.  I was super excited to receive my Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens, and to learn how to use it too.  Very often I don’t really like to “read instructions” and even if I do read them I have difficulty following them.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own. IMG_8880Most of the times I just figure things out on my own by poking around here and there, or I learn by watching how someone else uses it.  It’s probably not the ideal way to learn but I learn by doing.  Long story short, I’m completely new to using an action camera!

AceCam is a Canadian distributor of action, dash, surveillance cameras and their accessories.

Let me also point out that from this point onwards instead of constantly writing out the entire name of the action camera [ Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens ] I will refer to it as Ace-Cam. The only reason for me doing this is because it’s much shorter and will facilitate both my writing and your reading!IMG_8886The action cameras that I’ve seen, whether at a store or in someone’s hand, are very small.  The Ace-Cam is no different; it’s small and extremely light! Without batteries it only weighs 44g! The size and weight is perfect for an action camera. It makes it easy to take with you when travelling; for example, and to carry with you while sightseeing. In fact, I’m especially looking forward to going on our upcoming trip so that I can take along my Ace-Cam and try it while snorkelling, and also to mount it either on my head or chest so I can record all the amazing views while hiking.IMG_8890The Ace-Cam comes with several basic accessories; including many different mounts and even a waterproof case! Better known action cameras often charge separately for these extras so it’s nice to have them included with the Ace-Cam.IMG_8887

Now since I am not experienced or even savvy when it comes to action cameras and/or any terminology, I will include the Brand’s description in quotes …

Product description by Ace-Cam:

  • 4K ULTRA HD Upgraded Model – The ultimate in action cameras. This model has a state of the art 4K ultra HD sensor with 4 times the resolution of 1080p full hd camera. UPGRADED MODEL shoots 4K video at 30 fps, 2.7k at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. With an extreme 170 degree super wide angle, you can capture the perfect images on each adventure.
  • Near INDESTRUCTIBLE design with a solid Uni-Shell design built for the most rugged environments. Waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof case is resistant to a stunning depth of 60M underwater
  • Wifi wireless connectivity to your smart devices. Connect to your iOS or Android devices directly. Watch a live feed directly on your smartphone. Use the built-in HDMI port to display out to a TV.
  • Advanced functionality includes Time Lapse / Looping recording, White Balance, G Sensor Motion Detection, Photo Burst, Self Timer, Digital Stabilizer
  • Includes all basic accessories you need. Get started capturing memories today!

Product information as outlined by Ace-Cam:

“Capture your precious moments and make them last forever, with unbelievable 4K video. 4K is THE FUTURE. Soon all TVs will be 4K. Make your video 4K today!

Perfect for beginner or advanced action photographer.

Advanced functionality includes:

-Exposure control
-Time Lapse / Looping recording (Off, 1 minute, 3 minute, 5 minute)
-White Balance Controls
-G Sensor Motion Detection Recording
-Photo Burst (3 fps, 5 fps, 10 fps)
-Date stamp
-Self Timer (3 second, 5 second, 10 second)
-Digital Image Stabilizer (lets you shoot like a PRO!)
-Face Tracking
-Smile Detection

Comes with the following:
-1 C-Mall 4K Ultra HD Action Camera
-1 Waterproof Case
-1 Instruction Manual
-1 Helmet mount
-1 Bike mount
-1 NORTH AMERICAN power charger
-1 USB Cable
-1 Battery
-1 Lens cloth

And more! Make your life HD TODAY!”

Whew! Try to picture me sitting on the floor in front of the Ace-Cam and all of its accessories! For a newbie, like me, there is just so much to absorb, to learn, and to experiment. All of it is a little overwhelming but with a little patience anything can be done.  To be honest, it took much effort to just get the memory card inserted! Don’t laugh; it’s true!

The Ace-Cam does not come with a memory card; it requires a 16 to 64 GB card.

In order to have enough memory for just about anything, I purchased a 64 GB micro SDXC memory card.

NOTE: Ensure that the memory card you purchase is rated A1 for faster app performance and UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback. My memory card can store up to 24 hours of Full HD video!

Putting my initial struggles aside, eventually I was able to figure out how to make the camera work. Set up of the Ace-Cam is simple enough; however, I highly recommend going through all of the settings, familiarize yourself with camera, and take it for a test run (or two) before you expect to use it. Although manoeuvring through the camera’s settings is simple, there are many functions to learn to use.  Last thing you want is to be put on the spot, not know how to use the camera and miss out on a lovely video or photo opportunity.

The Ace-Cam does not come with an instruction manual but you can look at the brand’s YouTube channel to view their how-to videos, which will help.

On the side of the Ace-Cam box there are QR codes for Apple, Android, and Android for China that you can scan, and they’ll take you to an APP for you to download.  You can connect with your smartphone, ipad, and  iphone. The APP will allow you to take pictures, view them, and share them. It would be nice if it allowed me to edit my videos but I will eventually find an APP for a video editor so that I can create great videos for my YouTube channel.IMG_8889For now, I will say this:  The Ace-Cam is a basic action camera that is great for newbies to learn on.  Personally, I feel that when it comes to action cameras I definitely am an extreme newbie that needs much more time to learn how use an action camera. Although I am struggling to learn how to use the Ace-Cam, this fact is not indicative of a complicated action camera.  On the contrary! What is fact is that I am finding it extremely difficult to learn new things, remember things (in general), and that I take much more time to process new information. Aging is definitely the culprit here.

I look forward to my upcoming trip, where I hope to be using my Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens so that I can experiment more with it!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Ace-Cam as an economical version of a big brand name action camera.  The Ace-Cam is perfect for newbies; like me. What a perfect gift for your teenagers!  I would gift it to many of my adult friends as well.  It’s the perfect little addition to take on your travel trips.

Find more information on the Ace-Cam 4K Ultra HD Upgraded Wifi Sports Action Camera – 16MP 170° Extreme Wide Angle Lens visit their site:

https://www.ace-cam.ca/action-cam-4k.html

AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse to the Rescue #AnthroDesk #ad

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is connected through an USB cable that has approximately 4 feet of cable, while the dimensions of this item is 122 mm L x 62 mm W x 75 mm H.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

The mouse has five buttons [back, forward, DPI, left click, and right click] and a scroll wheel. At a glance, this right-handed mouse looks as if made of a matte-black rubber; however, it is made of plastic.  The scroll wheel is made of a tempered ABS material and it makes it more resistant than the regular plastic used on other mice. The lower price point doesn’t deter from its effectiveness.  It’s ready to use right out of the box; simply plug it in and it’s ready!

This mouse is equipped with a DPI button that allows you to adapt it to your needs [1000, 1600, 2400, 3200 DPI’s (Dots per Inch)].  However for me it doesn’t really play an important role.  DPI’s essentially is how sensitive the mouse is; or rather, the higher the DPI the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move your mouse.  This feature is more crucial for gamers and for those involved in graphics.  Good to note:  this mouse is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.

The AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse has an LED light indicator.  It glows green, pink, blue, and red depending on your DPI configuration.  While the LED light indicates the DPI configuration, some say that the LED lights can assist you to find it in the dark.  This would be useful for students who stay in a dorm room but share it with another student … just imagine being on different schedules and having to stay up late to do homework while your room mate has to get some sleep!

The shape of the vertical mouse is sculpted to fit your hand, as if you had it extended to shake someone’s hand.  This makes for a comfortable position; it reduces the potential for wrist pain and strain because your arm isn’t twisted as it is with the use of a traditional mouse.

I have carpal tunnel syndrome and after using the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse I can say that I have really noticed an immense difference!  The vertical position is ergonomic which makes it comfortable for anyone to use, and especially for those who spend long hours at their computer, or for those who already have health concerns.

Overall, the AnthroDesk Wired Ergonomic Vertical Mouse is an excellent economical choice.  If I were to make any changes it would be to suggest that it not be made as lightweight as it is.  When I click the left button it’s difficult to hold the mouse still.  Perhaps it’s just me?   I just think that if it had a little more weight that it might make it feel more substantial and therefore make it easier to hold it still while clicking the buttons.

Visit the website for more details:  https://www.anthrodesk.ca/