May 012019

Uniden R7 Radar Detector – Monitor Your Speed with Voice Activation


Have a lead foot?  Get speeding tickets often?  Wish you could find a way to help keep your teen safer while driving by helping them keep their speed in check?  Can’t afford the bells and whistles the newer cars offer?  The Uniden R7 Radar Detector could be just what you need.

Not everyone can afford the luxury of purchasing a newer vehicle with all the bells and whistles, I’m one of those people. In driving a couple loaner cars while my vehicle was in for repairs, a couple features of the cars I drove that I really liked were 1. the mirrors that told me there was a vehicle near me and 2. one would flash me my speed.  The speed feature, though not a voice alert, was nice as I can find myself driving a bit too fast in cars I don’t know – heck, sometimes that happens in my own vehicle.  This is where you might just find the Uniden R7 to be a handy little device to bring aboard your vehicle.

You ask what’s so special about the Uniden R7 – it’s more than a radar detector.  It can help you keep your speed to where it should be – keeping you safer, other vehicles on the road safer and keeping money in your pocket rather than doling it out on a speeding ticket.

The device comes equipped with:

  • With voice notifications and a MAX speed warning system you will be able to hear when you exceed the preset speed without taking your eyes off the road – which in turn will help avoid speeding tickets.  In addition….
  • The large OLED display includes arrows that identify the direction of incoming threats and change color on a scale of green to red to indicate the signal’s strength.
  • The Uniden R7 radar tracks up to four signals simultaneously for greater awareness as you drive

Can you see the benefits of owning a Uniden R7?  You can monitor your speed without taking your eyes off the road. This device will let you know when you go above that MAX speed with the voice notifications and MAX speed warning system – preventing you falling prey to a speeding ticket.  Though, more importantly, you’ll be keeping your vehicle at a safe driving speed.  Seriously, let’s face it – driving on the roads isn’t what it was 20, or even, 10 yrs ago.  We all have to do our part to keep ourselves, our passengers and other vehicles on the road safe.  The device has a large display – a feature older eyes really appreciate.  And, it tracks up to four signals.

Key Product Specs

  • Voice notifications – Allow you to focus on the road
  • Works with most vehicles
  • Get real-time alerts in your existing vehicle.
  • Color OLED display – The easy-to-see information display provides a clear view.  Plus, the large screen allows you to quickly and easily read the information while allowing you to maintain focus on the road ahead.
  • Long-range detection – High sensitivity on all conventional and instant-on radar bands…Directional arrows indicate where the radar signal is originating from
  • K-Filter and Ka-Filter – Filter noise from the K and Ka bands to prevent false detections (K and Ka bands are radio wave frequencies that send out alerts with many detectors telling you how strong (close) the signal is).

There are so many that could benefit from owning a Uniden R7.  Head on over to the Best Buy site to read all the specs on the Uniden R7.  Stay safe.

Jun 192015
*The reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

travelon anti-theft messenger bag

If you are a traveler who wants to condense all your baggage – this Travelon Anti-Theft Urban E/W Messenger Bag from, is for you!  Keeping your gear safe and looking stylish with this urban messenger bag by Travelon is very easy.

This isn’t just an ordinary messenger bag.  In addition to the messenger bag being made of slash proof material, this bag also features an RFID blocker to keep your personal information secure.

travelon anti-theft messenger bag

As you can see the Travelon Messenger Bag has so much room that you can take along credit cards, electronic devices, a passport, cell phone, a water bottle, money, and so much more.  There’s no need to be carrying a purse or wallet in one place and your devices in another.  This messenger bag simply simplifies your life!

The messenger bag is made of a nylon material with durable mesh padded webbing that is of slash-proof construction.  The outer shell material is not flimsy.  It’s sturdy and holds it shape very well.  Comparing this messenger bag to leather – this is much lighter.  That’s important if you’re going to be carrying it around a lot and have it loaded with all you need.

travelon messenger bag

Note – photo depicts the color of the bag as being blue – it is actually a true black.

There are multiple inside pockets that allow you to carry everything you need – seriously – this bag is all you need.

travelon anti-theft messenger bag


Included is an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) blocking card slot.  What that RFID blocker means is that your personal information will be safe and secure while in the card slots – safe from those looking to steal your identity, banking information etc.  With identity theft being in full swing, it’s imperative that one does what is needed to keep their information safe.  The best article I’ve read on protecting yourself against theft can be found at

If you’re someone who likes to carry around multiple computing devices – this bag will suit you just fine.  It holds an iPad, tablet, and laptop – *Note – holds up to a 15″ laptop.  The bag is spacious!

The picture below shows where I was able to get an iPad in a case, a tablet in a case and an iPod in a case into the pockets.  There’s no doubt that a 15″ laptop could be included with all these other devices at the same time. 

travelon messenger bag There’s more – the bag has Smart phone pocket and a mesh pocket that expands to hold a water bottle.  Carrying the bag around is made easy as you can wear it over one shoulder or across your body.  Alternatively, you can carry it by its handle at the top.

on shoulder travelon anti theft messenger bag

All-in-all – the bag measures 16 x 11 x 4.25 inches with having a 16-22 inch shoulder strap drop.  Minus the shorts and hat – doesn’t the bag look stylish even on a teen?!

Our Thoughts

We love this bag.  We can carry whatever we need in it.  It’s padded well so there’s not a worry that our devices won’t be protected.  The padded strap makes carrying it on/over the shoulders comfortable.  We don’t need to pack up multiple bags if we’re going someplace together.  The convenience of being able to store a water bottle on the outside makes it easy to get to.   There’s an outer pocket, where you can keep items that you use frequently, at your fingertips.  And when we’re out and about – we know our personal information is safe from predators.

Should you prefer a different style of a messenger bag – has several to choose from!

travelon anti-theft messenger bag

travelon anti-theft messenger bag

You’ll also find anti-theft protection money belts, arm/leg/wrist wallets, waist packs, along with a multitude of other stylish products for both men and women.

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Our company… Phoenix Leather Goods was founded in 1997, has served over 1 million happy customers, and is continually growing to bring new fantastic products to new favorite customers. 

Our philosophy… as a Christian company is rooted in principles of faith. We work to honor God, our customers, our partners and our team in everything that we do. is our latest site offering high quality accessories and travel goods. You can find our original site and additional accessories and travel-related products at

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Feb 102015
*Product was received to facilitate this review

Stark Reflective Vest Review

stark reflective vest

If safety in the dark is important to you, then you need a reflective vest that will be seen from afar.  I can guarantee you that the Stark Reflective Vest will do the job you’re looking to accomplish.  This reflective vest can be seen from more than 50′ away, clearly, in the pitch black of the night.

stark reflective vest

Features of the Stark Reflective Vest

Unisex and Adjustable – The reflective vest is Unisex, so it can be worn by women and men. And it is completely adjustable to fit snug or loose and still have plenty of range of motion. Fits easily and can be worn over just about anything.

The vest comes in two sizes:

S/M/L: – Waist Band: 63 – 100cm (25 – 39 inch) Shoulder Straps: 38 – 58cm (15 – 23 inch) waist to shoulder
L/XL: – Waist Band: 86 – 136cm (34 – 52 inch) Shoulder Straps: 62 – 100cm (24 -39 inch) waist to shoulder

stark reflective vest

Comfortable – Easy to take on and off with the convenient buckle and is made with soft stretch elastic for non-restrictive configuration and full range of motion. You can throw over a jacket or over your shirt. It won’t cause you to get too hot. This feather light reflective vest is a cyclist’s must-have too, designed with a high front and extended back for greater on-bike visibility.

stark reflective vest

Multifunctional – Not only is this vest great for daytime or night time use, it is also recommended for a number of different activities including: Running, biking, event traffic directing, or any low visibility situation.

Low maintenance – Our vest can be worn over and over again without washing it, drying it, and all the other things we do to maintain our gear and laundry. Between uses, just hang it up or fold it and put it where it’s handy for the next time.

Our Thoughts on the Stark Reflective Vest

The vest is made of a durable material that reminds me of a car seat buckle strap.  The buckle is of substance.  It’s on the larger side, as it needs to accommodate the straps and this is a plus, as it’s much more durable than a small buckle would be.  This would also hold true for the buckles that adjust the size of the vest.  We ordered the XLG as we wanted the vest to accommodate several family members.  This was a good choice as even for those who aren’t the measurements for the XLG vest – it still works well.  The vest is light-weight.

We put the vest to the test out in front of our house where the street light, literally, has a mind of its own.  We live on a corner lot and when cars come from down around the bend before hitting our corner – it’s extremely difficult to see anyone that is, out in or near, the road.  So we had one person driving the car who stopped the car at one telephone pole.  The person wearing the vest walked to the next telephone pole.  Telephone poles in our state are positioned 50′ apart.  As you see in the picture above – the person wearing the vest was clearly visible to the driver of the car.

We will be using the Stark Reflective Vest a lot.  It will be used when we walk the dog.  When we are walking the park at night (speed limit is 15 mph but many think we live at an International Speedway) and I see us taking this fishing with us.

You can purchase this vest at

Do you wear a reflective vest? What do you find it most useful for?

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