Category: Personal opinions

My new Whistler Radar detector

After two years of throwing money on several second-hand radar detectors and a no-name new one that got me a ticket faster than I could mount it, I decided it was time to be responsible and invest a little in a new, branded device that could save me all the trouble the other ones didn’t. I did my research on the internet and started getting more and more curious about Whistler detectors and their prices, that promised quality and a lot of interesting features. After a few days, I said to myself I couldn’t do better than with a new CR93 Laser Radar Detector, so I bought it and I’ve been driving with it for the past month.


My first thought when I got it out of the box was that it couldn’t be so accurate with such a simple design, but I couldn’t be more wrong. The buttons are very easy to reach and operate, and the display remains clear and gives you only the crucial information, so that your sight isn’t suffocated with data. What’s more, you can even modify the luminosity of the display.


ua8But let’s get to the heavy advantages I’m currently enjoying. First of all, this Whistler model detects all radar bands, laser and Pop alerts. Usually, you would think this means that I get a lot of false alarms and that I drive with a constant alarm noise in my car, but it is not the case with the CR93. In fact, it has a three-step city mode that allows me to limit the sensitivity on the X-band, and even to shut it down completely. Plus, it comes with Field Disturbance Sensor rejection and Traffic Flow Sensor rejection, to eliminate the false alerts caused by these sensors. As for the alarm sound, this model offers a quiet mode, that will eliminate all sound, and an Auto Quiet Mode, that will make the sound dim after 5 seconds. Also, you can set it to Voice Alert, both in English and Spanish, and I can guarantee, there’s no better way to keep your grandkids quiet on a car ride.

All jokes aside, the best part of this model, and a novelty on the market is the integrated GPS, that tells you where red light cameras, speed cameras and other immobile detectors are, so that you can avoid getting a ticket.

The best Revlon blow dryers

There is no such thing as a perfect blow dryer, mostly because different types of hair require different types of care. However, Revlon, as an experienced personal care products manufacturer who’s been in the business for over seven decades, knows that the key to finding it is constantly assessing the consumer needs and improving their products accordingly.

Revlon currently has three collections of blow dryers on the market, each designed for a certain level of styling. Amongst them, the Pro collection renders a perfect combination of top quality materials, durability and an impressive number of features designed to improve your experience and give your hair the best care possible. There are two models in this collection that need to be pointed out as they reach a high standard.


Pro Collection Salon AC Motor Styler


ua1This pink dream can trick the eye with its sweet, candy-like aspect, but beneath the layers of paint lies a great combination between tourmaline and ceramic coating that will protect your hair against overheating while getting rid of all the dampness. A stronger, faster airflow lets you limit your hairstyling time, while you chose between three levels of heat and two speed levels. Seal in the curls and bangs with the cool shot that will inhibit the heat that’s been building up, and get greater volume with the help of the volumizing diffuser attachment. What’s more, this blow dryer features a smoothing concentrator attachment, so you’re covered, whatever your hairstyle choice of the day is. The Styler offers not only great performance, but it also comes in a easy to use, compact design, that will turn it into your best travel buddy.


Pro Collection Salon One-Step Hair-Dryer and Volumizer


ua2This hair tool by Revlon is the best in a series designed to combine the action of a blow dryer and styling brush. While keeping the ceramic coating and ionic technology, the manufacturer has yet to improve it with tourmaline, but instead featured it with an oval brush, perfect for shaping even the most stubborn ends.

The brush has nylon pins with ball tips that are designed to spread the heat evenly while forming the curls and waves you’ve been getting only at the salon. Multiple heat settings let you adapt the tool to the specific needs of your hair, while its professional design make it easy for you to store it, carry it, and keep it handy at all times.

The best GPS manufacturers



When buying a GPS unit, the first question that comes to mind is which brand offers the best and safest technology. Accuracy and versatility also weigh in on such a decision, and with the growing number of manufacturers and insane rise of the use of smartphones and tablets as substitutes, the decision becomes more and more difficult. Certainly, we are inclined to look for brands that have years of experience in the field of automotive navigation systems, but the real measurement system of a product is the satisfaction it provides for the buyer.


Looking at the customer reviews everywhere, you can easily spot Garmin as one of the most appreciated GPS manufacturers, and here are a few reasons why. First of all, Garmin has been on a continuous race towards improving the features of its products even since 1998, when it first released the StreetPilot, and ua5finishing with the versatile Garmin Nuvi series, that completely raised the bar for GPS units feature combinations. The major advantages that a Garmin unit offers are its incredible ease of use, its friendly interface and the details that it offers the driver so that not only does he/she know the road, but also the traffic, relevant info about the surroundings, and possible obstructions on the road. High-resolution screen, touch -screen, wi-fi, text-to-speech capability, route-planning, voice guidance, these are just a few of the features Garmin has included in the design of its GPS units, and it all culminates with its large number of models and the long lifespan of the units.

Another beloved brand is TomTom, who covers from the automotive GPS market to fitness and outdoor gear. As an European company, one might expect it to have less impact on the American market, but the quality of its products have overpowered any reluctance one might have had and now, this Dutch manufacturer is the top competitor for Garmin. With a much more information displayed at once, a much more accurate HD real-time traffic service, an ad-free interface, and all the connectivity features that will let you access the internet and read your text messages on the GPS screen.


Naturally, the features themselves don’t make them “the best”, but the decades of time invested in perfecting the technology, and most of all, the incredible amount of confidence that the American driver has given these two brands make us believe you won’t be safer with anything else.