Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gold Canyon Candle Giveaway and Sweepstakes

In Gold Canyon’s Fresh Start Sweepstakes, you can enter for a chance to win $10,000! Just for signing up to win, Gold Canyon will send each entrant a FREE tealight candle plus the option to receive exclusive discounts and savings.

We are also pleased to sponsor a giveaway for a full size Gold Canyon candle of your choice from Aroma Gold®, Baking Line, or Inspirations.  Just visit Gold Canyon and leave a comment with your favorite candle from these lines.  Three winners will be randomly chosen on February 7th at 11pm.  Open to US and Canada.

Don't forget to enter Gold Canyon's $10,000 Fresh Start Sweepstakes, and get your free tealight candle while supplies last.

Monday, January 5, 2009

YOU by crocs

The YOU by crocs line of shoes isn't your average crocs. They are high quality footwear that are stylish and built to last. The "nightcap suede" model I tried above were as beautiful as you see here.  They even look good on my 5-year-old daughter.  They were a bit narrow for me, as my feet are a little wider than average, so if your feet are slightly wide, go for the wide sizes.  If you're wondering if the soles are like the soles on the crocs clogs, don't worry.  They are made with heavier, yet flexible material. 

Even the care card that came with the shoes was a piece of art:
YOU by crocs care card

Check out the entire line of YOU by crocsFall and winter styles are 25%-75% off and spring and summer styles are 50% off.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Goodyear GY135 GPS Navigation System

Image from Engadget.

Goodyear introduced a new line of GPS systems last year.  The are manufactured by The NCC (National Christmas Company) and come in a range of models.  I tried the Goodyear GY135 model which features a 3.5" screen and text-to-speech navigation. 

The 3=D graphics were clear and the software was easy to navigate.  The zoom options were helpful and the text-to-speech function worked well.  I put the color option to automatically detect day and night, but it did not transition well during the test session. 

In terms of navigation, it promptly recalculated the route when the course was deviated from.  Once, it asked me to take a eastbound exit instead of a westbound exit and prompted me to take an illegal left turn.  That's par for the course on most GPS systems, but still an inconvenience.

The unit itself is rugged and comes with a nice rubberized case.  The suction cup mount arm was a bit long.  I tried mounting it in my preferred position at the top of the window, but it interfered with the visor.  It also vibrated too much in that position.  It worked fine at the lower part of the window supported by the dash. 

Overall the system functioned well and is competitively priced at $189.99.