Monday, May 9, 2016

NeilMed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator Giveaway

 * This post is sponsored by NeilMed. All opinions are my own.

My daughter was crying because she couldn't drink her cup and breathe out of her nose at the same time like she normally could. She's also not old enough to know how to cough out phlegm or blow her nose. When I first received the NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator from NeilMed I thought it was going to be so easy to use. When all three of us got sick with stuffy noses and coughing I realized then it was perfect timing to try out my box from NeilMed that I had just received prior. I have never used anything other than a regular bulb like the ones you use on newborns.



Comes with a mesh bag for storage.


Surprisingly she wasn't that upset about it being used on her. She was more curious than anything. She thought it was a toy. I was pleased with her reception of it. 

I took the nasal aspirator and placed it as shown and tried to suck out the mucus. I couldn't figure it out. Why wasn't it working? I must have been doing something wrong. I attended a webinar on this product that neilmed put on. I learned that I just simply wasn't sucking long enough. If you aren't getting mucus then suck for around ten seconds. What is neat about this aspirator is that it comes with the hose that you suck through but you can remove it and just use the bulb. This way you can use it traditionally as a bulb or with the extra suction hose. The bulb is also transparent and clear so you can see exactly what you are doing as you are sucking. You can see immediately if it is working or not. At the end is a filter that you can change after each illness or as needed.
 If you are still having trouble because there is thick mucus that doesn't want to come out than you can use NeilMed Pedia Mist Saline Spray. This will help break up the mucus so that you can suck it out. It is for ages 1 and up. Just insert the tip into your little ones nostriland press until it sprays. Once it is moist then repeat with the other nostril. 


All parts are disconnected in this photo.
Cleansing:
After use you need to clean the bulb.  It is really easy to just take it apart and clean it because you can see anywhere its dirty. You can also sterilize it by boiling or by via microwave.  It came with 7 disposable filters which you use to make sure mucus doesn't enter the users mouth.
Use Code MOMSBLOG to take $3 off of the purchase of a NeilMed Naspira  Nasal-Oral Aspirator from NeilMed.com.

NeilMed makes a variety of products for both adults and babies. I currently use them on myself. 

I am giving away 3 NeilMed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirators on my blog. Enter below using the rafflecopter form. 

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*I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program (greenmomsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

1byone 5GHz Wireless HDMI Streaming Media Player

* This post is sponsored by 1byone for the purposes of this review.

If you haven't already noticed I am really into streaming media. I'm always interested in new things that hit the market and if they are better than their competitor. This is the 1byone 5GHZ Wireless HDMI Streaming Media Player. It is similar to a Chromecast or Firestick but a tad different. It uses EZ Cast to stream from your phone , tablet or PC to your TV. A few years ago a kit to do this from PC to TV cost over $100. Now it is so much more affordable in the under $40 range for streaming sticks and other devices. I was interested to see how this compared to my other devices.


This mainly uses EZ Cast to mirror or stream the content. I tested this using my PC, Android phone and iPad2 tablet. Installation is rather easy. Plug in the HDMI stick into your TV. Plug the cord into the end of the stick and attached is the wifi dongle. Plug the other end into a power source.


This was tested with Android 4.4 and it streamed files already on my phone just fine. They streamed flawlessly just the sound was a bit low. But I also found out that the sound is also controlled by your phone so if it is not loud try turning up your phone volume. I couldn't get it to mirror apps which is what I wanted it is only compatible with some particular apps listed and if your phone has that capability. Or at least I couldn't figure it out.  I also had a few issues with my phone dropping the WIFI from EZ cast to my home WIFI connection. So make sure you have  your phone not on the "auto switch to optimized WIFI" option on your phone to avoid this. I did have a signal that wasn't as strong as my home WIFI which prompted this to be an issue. So if you are dropping the WIFI this could be the setting on your phone.



Tested with the iPad2 I had much better luck. I can use the airplay to stream with compatible apps and I can also mirror using airplay as well. Streaming Youtube or Twitch to TV was working fine. I didn't have any issues with movies already downloaded either. Mirroring I could watch myself play poker on the TV.  Or even my favorite farming app. I can see how this can be useful for training or demonstration videos or art classes using digital art apps.  My kids enjoy watching cartoons on  YouTube and it even lets you pre buffer ahead so it can stream better if you have a slow connection.

Tested with PC. I have a pretty slow PC and it wasn't fast enough to be able to buffer my videos from PC to TV. I recently ordered parts to upgrade soon so I am hoping after that I will be able to stream from TV to PC. If you are using this to share documents or images on the TV then this will work just fine. This does have available other apps to cast such as Miracast.

 I can see how this can be useful situations where you don't have access to the WIFI such as a hotel. You can just use this and stream as long as you have access to the HDMI port. Setting up Chromecast requires access to the home network first. I currently use this in the room when  the ROKU isn't working or when we want to watch home movies on the TV. It does what it says it does but the interface isn't the most user friendly of them all but after taking a while to read the manual I have figured it out. I do suggest reading the full manual and not the quick get started manual. I did have some errors where the EZ cast app crashed but that could have been the app or my phone/iPad. It also has an option to use in the car but I did not test that out.

You can find it here http://www.amazon.com/1byone-Wireless-Streaming-Display-Projector/dp/B00ZWOU5R2 

I received a sample in exchange for an honest review.

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