Why Your Home and Toilet Needs a Bidet: Luxe Bidet Neo 120 Review

Luxe Bidet Neo 120 – Self Cleaning Nozzle – Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment (blue and white)-Amazon Link

Recently my life has changed dramatically for the better. No, I did not get a better job, nor did I finally get married to that special someone. I did not just move into my first house. What happened is I bought a bidet attachment and now my butt is cleaner than ever. To be specific I purchased Luxe Bidet Neo 120 on amazon. If you want the best toilet experience you need a bidet.

A bidet to put it simply is a what should clean your rear end after the food you ate exits your body. Instead of toilet paper a bidet shoots a stream of water in order to clean your butt. If you had mud on your driveway would you rather wipe it off with newspaper or take out the pressure washer?

The idea of using a bidet may be foreign to many Americans but it is the norm in many countries. Did you know that 97% of homes in Italy have a bidet? Other European countries and Japan also has a very high rate of bidet use.

Many countries are just starting to widely use toilets, in fact 70% of people in India do not have access to a toilet. In the United States there is a similar problem with the vast majority of people not having access to a bidet.

I do not remember how I even came across the Luxe Bidet Neo 120, but when I saw I could purchase a bidet that can easily be installed in minutes I knew I had to buy it. It does not require electricity, it operates on water pressure alone. It is everything I could have hoped for and my butt is cleaner than ever and the device will pay for itself in toilet paper savings. Barely using toilet paper anymore also means no more clogged toilets. It also has a self cleaning feature.

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Adjustable water pressure and Nozzle Cleaning

Installation of the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 was incredibly simple and consisted of simple steps.

Here is a quick run down of the installation process:

  1. turn off the water valve next to the toilet
  2. Flush the toilet to empty the tank
  3. Unscrew the water hose at the tank
  4. Screw in the included T-adapted at the tank and re-connect the water hose
  5. Take off the toilet seat
  6. Align the bidet over the screw holes and put the toilet seat back on
  7. Attach the included water hose to the t adapter and the bidet

I am certainly no plumber and was able to install the bidet in under 20 minutes.

Do yourself a favor and buy a bidet. The short and long term benefits of the bidet will be well worth it.

Luxe Bidet Neo 120 – Self Cleaning Nozzle – Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment (blue and white)-Amazon Link

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This is the bidet on my toilet.

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Luxe Bidet Neo 120 on my toilet

Luxe Bidet Neo 120 – Self Cleaning Nozzle – Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment (blue and white)-Amazon Link

To me the water temperature is perfectly comfortable but many will insist on having an adjustable temperature. If you have a hot water line near you may want to buy the very similar Luxe Bidet Neo 320 which has both adjustable temperature and a female mode.

Luxe Bidet Neo 320 – Self Cleaning Dual Nozzle – Hot and Cold Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment-Amazon Link

If you are looking for a more high tech option with a built in air dryer and heated water the japanese style Toto SW2034-01 is a great option. Although more expensive than the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 and Luxe Bidet Neo 320 and it does require a connection to an electrical outlet.

TOTO SW2034-01 Elongated C100 Washlet, Cotton White-Amazon Link

If you want the Tesla Model S or Lamborghini of bidet’s Toto makes a very high end model the Toto Washlet S350e. This model pre-mists the toilet to prevent waste from adhering to the toilet seat. It also has a built in deodorizer and has an overall more low profile design.

TOTO Washlet S350e Elongated Bidet Toilet Seat with Auto Open and Close and ewater+ Sanitization, Cotton White – SW58401-Amazon Link

2017 TCL P Series review P605 / P607

TCL 55P607 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

The 2017 TCL P- series is truly a game changer. No other TV in it’s price bracket can compete with the picture quality that you get with the P-series, nor in in the next price bracket.

The 2017 P series checks all the boxes of what you would want in a modern television.

-4K

-wide color gamut(10 bit panel)

-Full array local dimming(72 zones)

-The best contrast ratio from an LCD TV(7000:1)

-The lowest input lag of modern televisions (14 ms) perfect for gaming.

-HDR, with support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10

-Gets very bright(peak brightness of of 6000 nits in both HDR and SDR)

-Also works very well as a PC monitor (I am writing this on the television)

-The Roku interface is very easy to use and has everything you would want such as Netflix, Amazon video, and YouTube(including YouTube HDR which is very rare)

The fact that this is among the cheapest 4K TV’s is just icing on the cake. This is the best picture quality I have gotten from any television that I have owned.

TCL 55P607 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

Quick Comparison: LG C7 OLED vs. Sony A1E OLED

LG Electronics OLED65C7P 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

Sony XBR65A1E 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart BRAVIA OLED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

There are far more similarities between these 2 televisions than differences. Both use the same LG OLED panel as LG has a near monopoly due to patents they own. Both are top of the line 4K HDR televisions.

Some differences do exist.

Design: A back panel exists on the Sony A1E which acts as a stand. As a consequence of this the screen of the Sony has a slight upward tilt which some may find annoying.

The LG C7 has a much more traditional stand which supports the TV quite well.

Input lag: The LG C7 has a lower input lag of 21 ms as compared to the input lag on the Sony A1E which is 31 ms.

Both displays can get very bright and are great for HDR content.

There is no motion blur on either panels since they are OLED.

Overall the LG C7 is a much better value.

I would consider both of these to display the best picture currently available.

LG Electronics OLED65C7P 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

Sony XBR65A1E 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart BRAVIA OLED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

Forever One Moissanite vs. Diamond

7.0 MM Round Brilliant Cut Forever One Loose Moissanite by Charles & Colvard – Very Good Cut (1.10ct Actual Weight, 1.20ct Diamond Equivalent Weight)-Amazon Link

When seeking to purchase an engagement ring many people are shocked by the price of a diamond. A high quality 1 carat diamond will set you back at least 6,000 dollars.  In technical terms the definition  I am using for a high quality diamond is a diamond in the D-F color range with a VVS2-IF clarity and a minimum very good cut. That minimum 6,000 dollar price tag is when buying from the best value online jewelry stores such as jamesallen.com or bluenile.com. The price will be much higher if you are purchasing from a mall jeweler.

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7.0 MM Round Brilliant Cut Forever One Loose Moissanite by Charles & Colvard – Very Good Cut (1.10ct Actual Weight, 1.20ct Diamond Equivalent Weight)-Amazon Link
There is however an excellent alternative to diamond and that is Forever One Moissanite. Moissanite was first discovered by Henri Moissan while examining rock samples from a meteor crater located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona, in 1893. At first, he mistakenly identified the crystals as diamonds, but in 1904 he identified the crystals as what would later be called moissanite.

To most people moissanite is indistinguishable from diamonds, including to Henri Moissan who first discovered it.

Moisanite is the second hardest gem second only to diamond and is a 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale. That does not tell the whole story though as it is less likely to chip than diamond.

The sparkling as measured by the brilliant refractive index and its fire dispersion is actually higher than a diamond.

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Only since 2015 has moissanite been sold at a quality and grade comparable to a top quality diamond.  Forever One is a colorless gem and was released in 2015 by Charles & Colvard. Before that moissanite could only be bought that was of a yellow hue and comparable to a diamond of a lower quality.

A 7mm Forever One Moissanite is much cheaper than a diamond and arguably is of superior beauty. A 7mm forever one is comparable to a 1.2 carat diamond which will be much more than 6,000 dollars.

7.0 MM Round Brilliant Cut Forever One Loose Moissanite by Charles & Colvard – Very Good Cut (1.10ct Actual Weight, 1.20ct Diamond Equivalent Weight)-Amazon Link

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I purchased this stone and it is absolutely stunning.

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A picture I took of my excellent 7mm Forever One Moissanite

7.0 MM Round Brilliant Cut Forever One Loose Moissanite by Charles & Colvard – Very Good Cut (1.10ct Actual Weight, 1.20ct Diamond Equivalent Weight)-Amazon Link

I would recommend buying a setting from jamesallen.com as they will set your moissanite into most of the ring settings they sell for free.  Bluenile.com does not offer this service.

Amazon also has an excellent selection of completed moissanite rings that will save you thousands of dollars over a diamond.

This ring is just one example.

Moissanite Forever One Engagement Ring in 14k Gold 7.00MM 1.10CT (Equivalent 1.20CT Diamond Weight)-6-Amazon Link

Best OnePlus 3T Case: Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Spigen Ultra Hybrid OnePlus 3 Case / OnePlus 3T Case with Air Cushion Technology and Hybrid Drop Protection for OnePlus 3 2016 – Crystal ClearAmazon Link

When I bought my OnePlus 3T I knew I had to buy a case as every phone I have bought without a case before has broken.

I did a lot of research on the subject and ended up selecting the Spigen Ultra Hybrid case and I am certainly glad that I did. the back of the case is hard poly carbonate while the edges of the case are made of clear thermoplastic polyurethane. The edges on the screen are slightly raised to protect the screen from drops.

Many people make the mistake of buying a case without a raised bezel which does not protect the screen at all. The raised bezel takes the impact of a drop flat on the screen. Without the raised bezel the screen is still going to crack and you might as well have not put on the case at all.

Spigen Ultra Hybrid OnePlus 3 Case / OnePlus 3T Case with Air Cushion Technology and Hybrid Drop Protection for OnePlus 3 2016 – Crystal Clear

This is also an extremely thin case and does not add much to the case at all. It is also a great value and does not break the bank.

Best of all the fact that the case is completely clear shows of the beautiful design of the OnePlus 3T.

Instalation: It is important to note their is a thin layer of plastic you are supposed to remove from both the front and back of the case, so if you see imperfections on the case when you receive it, it is almost certainly that removable plastic, which can be hard to realize it is there.

Verdict: If you have a OnePlus 3T, Buy the case.

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The Beautiful Case on My Phone

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid OnePlus 3 Case / OnePlus 3T Case with Air Cushion Technology and Hybrid Drop Protection for OnePlus 3 2016 – Crystal ClearAmazon Link

Best Blender: Ninja Professional Blender Review

Ninja Professional Blender (BL610)-Amazon Link

When looking for the best blender I wanted to find a blender that blends perfectly anything that I will throw at it. I also am looking for a blender that will not break the bank and is simple to use.

The Ninja Professional blender meets all those criteria and it is a great buy on amazon.

The Ninja total crushing blades did a much better job than my old Oster blender which left chunks whenever I was making a smoothie.

All of the parts are BPA free which is always important to me when making a purchase because my health is very important to me.

The large 72oz Capacity is fantastic and although it is not useful to me, those who have a family to feed will find it incredibly useful.

Cleaning is incredibly simple as all the parts are dishwasher safe.

If you are looking for a blender I would highly recommend that you buy the Ninja Professional Blender on amazon.

Verdict: Great Blender, Great Price

Ninja Professional Blender (BL610)-Amazon Link

The Best Galaxy S8 Case

Spigen Neo Hybrid Galaxy S8 Case Herringbone with Flexible Inner Protection and Reinforced Hard Bumper Frame for Samsung Galaxy S8 (2017) – Gunmetal– Amazon Link

With the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus many people are going to looking for new cases.

If you are like me you have made the mistake of not buying a case for your phone in the past and ended up breaking a phone.

With my current phone I bought a case on amazon for it as soon as I bought it and it has stayed protected even though I have dropped it many times.

Spigen has come out with excellent cases for your new phone.

What makes this case so great is is that it is extremely protective due to the Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and poly-carbonate materials along with the raised bezel at the top and bottom of the phone

Many people make the mistake of buying a case without a raised bezel which does not protect the screen at all. The raised bezel takes the impact of a drop flat on the screen. Without the raised bezel the screen is still going to crack and you might as well have not put on the case at all.

Wireless charging still works great, even with the case on.

This is also an extremely thin case and does not add much to the case at all. It is also a great value and does not break the bank.

Spigen Neo Hybrid Galaxy S8 Plus Case Herringbone with Flexible Inner Protection and Reinforced Hard Bumper Frame for Galaxy S8 Plus (2017) – GunmetalAmazon Link to S8 Plus Case

Another Great Case with a very similar dual layer design and raised bezels is the Galaxy S8 Plus Case, Caseology [Parallax Series] Geometric Slim Fit Dual Layer Drop Protection [Black] [Modern Grip] for Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus and S8. What I like about this is the fact that the company name is not on the case and I also think that it looks cooler.

Galaxy S8 Plus Case, Caseology [Parallax Series] Geometric Slim Fit Dual Layer Drop Protection [Black] [Modern Grip] for Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus (2017)-Amazon Link to S8 Plus Case

Galaxy S8 Case, Caseology [Parallax Series] Geometric Slim Fit Dual Layer Drop Protection [Black] [Modern Grip] for Samsung Galaxy S8 (2017)-Amazon Link to S8 Case

Last but not least,

If you want a case with the minimum profile but still great protection I would recommend the Galaxy S8 Plus Case, Caseology [Vault Series I] Flexible Slim Fit Hybrid Shock Protection [Black] [Flex Armor] for Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus.  This is the case I will get as soon as I buy the S8+ when the unlocked version is released. It has a very low profile and is a single piece TPU but still has a raised bezel for great protection. It also has a great look.

Galaxy S8 Plus Case, Caseology [Vault Series I] Flexible Slim Fit Hybrid Shock Protection [Black] [Flex Armor] for Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus (2017)-Amazon Link to S8 Plus Case

Galaxy S8 Case, Caseology [Vault Series I] Flexible Slim Fit Hybrid Shock Protection [Black] [Flex Armor] for Samsung Galaxy S8 (2017)-Amazon Link to S8 Case

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LG Electronics 2017 OLED line review. OLED65G7P, OLED65C7P and OLED65E7P Review

LG Electronics LG SIGNATURE OLED65G7P 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link
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If you need to have the absolutely most cutting edge television for your home theater experience then you need to have the new 2017 flagship LG Television. Their flagship model this year is the OLED65G7P. The OLED65C7P, and OLED65E7P will get you essentially the same picture quality for less money with just minor difference between the displays.

Picture

OLED:

What sets OLED television’s apart is their ability to turn each individual pixel on and off resulting in an infinite contrast ratio. Making for the deepest blacks and the best picture possible today.

Another advantage of OLED technology is it has better viewing angles than any other technology in high end televisions which means the picture and colors will look just as good on the television no matter where you are sitting in the room.

HDR:

Another feature of all of LG’s 2017 OLED televisions is HDR or high dynamic range content. Many reviewers have stated that HDR is an even more apparent improvement in television picture than the increased resolution of 4k that almost all new high end televisions now come standard with.

When displaying HDR content their is a wider array of colors being shown and better and more dynamic contrast ratios being displayed meaning the picture will be more vibrant and realistic. This is particularly impressive when combined with the OLED and 4k technology of the televisions.

4k:

All of the 2017 LG OLED line feature the 4k Ultra HD resolution which is 4x the resolution of 1080P and gives you an incredibly detailed and lifelike picture. With more 4K content being available with Ultra HD Blu-ray and through streaming services such as Netflix having a 4K television is more important than ever.

SOUND

Dolby Atmos: All 2017 models of LG OLED TV’s feature dolby Atmos technology. This technology makes sound more impressive and realistic than ever with a very impressive overhead dimension which can make sounds such as an airplane moving overhead really immerse you in the home theater experience. Sound is precisely placed and not simply directed to a general area.

The Signature OLED65G7P also comes with a built in soundbar stand which gives particularly vibrant and lifelike sound with the television.

 

Gaming: These are also the perfect TV for 4k HDR gaming as they have incredibly low input lag under 22ms. The lowest of any OLED TV’s yet.

Final Verdict: These are the state of the art Televisions in existence today, and if you have to have the best television then you are going to have to buy a LG 2017 OLED display.

LG Electronics LG SIGNATURE OLED65G7P 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

LG Electronics OLED65E7P 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)-Amazon Link

LG Electronics OLED65C7P 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)Amazon Link

My Pillow vs. Memory Foam Pillow: Clara Clark Rayon Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

Clara Clark Rayon made from Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow, Queen (Standard) Size, Set of 2-Amazon Link

I had gotten the My Pillow over a year ago as a gift and I was never particularly impressed with it. I had recently woken up with an extremely sore neck and decided that enough was enough. I went on amazon and was looking for a new pillow and decided I would buy a set of 2 of the Clara Clark Rayon made from bamboo shredded memory foam pillow. I purchased the queen size which is surprisingly large. Which interestingly is much cheaper than my pillow, it comes in a set of 2.

The pillow consists of shredded memory foam which makes the pillow extremely comfortable. I have not woken up with a sore neck since I purchased the pillow and I immediately noticed a huge difference between the My Pillow and the Clara Clark Rayon. It seems clear to me when you buy the My Pillow you are not paying for the quality of the pillow. The pillow comes compactly packaged and it may take a little while for it to fluff up fully. I put in in the dryer to speed up the process.

Clara Clark Rayon made from Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow, Queen (Standard) Size, Set of 2-Amazon Link

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Compactly packaged

One of the things that struck me about the Clara Clark Rayon was just how large it is compared to the My Pillow. You are getting a lot more pillow for the price and every inch of that pillow real estate results in extreme comfort. I was barely able to fit it inside of my pillow case. The Clara Clark rayon also is clearly made of high quality materials and seems to be very durable and I am sure I will be using this pillow for many many years to come. The shredded memory foam makes a huge difference in quality of the My pillow.

Getting a good nights sleep can make a huge difference in quality of life, so I would encourage everyone in invest in the Clara Clark Rayon.

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My Pillow vs. Clara Clark Rayon

Final Verdict: Clara Clark Rayon made from bamboo shredded memory foam pillow is far superior to the My Pillow in every way. From what I can tell it is the best value in a set of pillows that you will find anywhere.

Black & Decker DCM600B 5-Cup Coffeemaker Review

Black & Decker DCM600B 5-Cup Coffeemaker, BlackAmazon Link

If you are like me you cannot afford to buy coffee from Starbucks everyday, so if you want to drink coffee every day you are going to have to make it at home. (besides, in my opinion Starbucks is not any better than home brewed coffee.)

So when I moved into my new place and had to buy a coffee maker I did not want to spend anymore money than I had to. So I decided to buy the Black & Decker DCM600B coffeemaker on amazon as the price was right. I am very glad I made this purchase because this coffee is better than what I can buy at Starbucks at a fraction of the cost.

Black & Decker DCM600B 5-Cup Coffeemaker, BlackAmazon Link

Making coffee is simple and fast and consists of simply pouring water in the water reservoir, putting ground coffee in the filter within the removable filter basket and pressing a button. The coffee that comes out is as good as coffee gets which is why in my opinion there is no need to spend more on a coffee maker unless you need to make more than 5 cups at once, or if you insist on using Keurig cups. In which case I would recommend the Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Glass Carafe for making lots of coffee or the Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker.

I look forward to the fresh, perfectly warm brewed coffee the Black & Decker DCM600B  has been reliably serving ever since I purchased it.

I would also highly recommend the Medelco 4-Cup Permanent Basket Coffee Filter because it works perfectly and spending money on disposable filters is a waste of money, and a hassle.

Medelco 4-Cup Permanent Basket Coffee Filter-Amazon Link

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Has Served me well

Black & Decker DCM600B 5-Cup Coffeemaker, Black

Final Verdict: Perfectly brewed coffee on the cheap

Recommended High Capacity coffee Maker- Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Glass Carafe with Stainless Steel Handle Programmable Coffeemaker, Silver-Amazon Link

Recommended K-Cup Coffee Maker-Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black-Amazon Link

Bosch ICON Wiper Blade Review

Bosch 24A ICON Wiper Blade – 24″ (Pack of 1)Amazon Link

It was not until one of my previous wiper blades was literally breaking apart that I decided that I needed to get new wiper blades, and it just might save my life.

I deliver pizza on the weekends and I live near Seattle so I do a lot of driving in the rain. Recently I had noticed that with my old wiper blades it was VERY difficult for me to see driving in the rain even with my wiper speed set to maximum. My old blades were leaving massive water streaks and really not doing to much good.

Bosch 24A ICON Wiper Blade – 24″ (Pack of 1)Amazon Link

After looking for the best blades to replace my old ones I decided on the Bosch ICON Wiper Blade. After I bought the Bosch ICON Wiper Blades on amazon the difference was night and day. It became easy to see driving in the rain and there was no water streaking at all. Each wipe of the blade was perfect and visibility on the lowest wiper speed setting is now better than the maximum wiper speed setting using my old blades. I also noticed that there was much more rubber on the Bosch ICON Wiper Blade than my previous blade and that it seems to be much more durable.

For installation simply follow the directions on the back of the package.

It also is a very stylish blade.

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The Bosch ICON Wiper blade on my vehicle

I would highly recommend these wiper blades and it is feasible that it could save your life, as driving in the rain is one of the most dangerous activities there is.

When ordering on Amazon it is important that you enter your vehicle information into Amazon as different cars require different blades, the left and right blades are usually going to be different as well. 

I have a 2013 KIA optima so my blades were the 24A and the 18A, yours however will probably be different depending on your vehicle.

Bosch 24A ICON Wiper Blade – 24″ (Pack of 1)Amazon Link

Verdict: Fanstatic