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Suncast 103 Gallon Deck Box Review DB10300
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La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Review WS-9077U-IT
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Gemmy Inflatable Movie Screen Review Airblown
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Netatmo Weather Station Review and Information
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Suncast 73 Gallon Deck Box Review DBW7300
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Garden Gourmet Composter Review
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The Dual Batch Compost Tumbler
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Davis Vantage Vue 6250: Review and Information 
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Best Orbit Chaise Lounger. Zero Gravity Chaise Lounge
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Vivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand Review

Suncast 103 Gallon Deck Box Review DB10300

Suncast 103 Gallon Deck Box DB10300

Suncast 103 Gallon Deck Box DB10300

Whether you’re storing firewood or sporting equipment, the Suncast DB10300 Patio Storage Box will suit your outdoor storage needs. With a massive 103 gallon storage capacity, all your outdoor or patio storage needs will be solved with the Suncast 103 Gallon Deck Box. This storage system is made from high-quality resin molded plastic, making it resistant to all the elements, sun, and rain. It’s not going to win any style awards, but the look is functional and inoffensive. It has low profile wheels for easy maneuvering, and a handle to allow it to be placed where it is needed.

The Suncast DB10300 Deck Box has a sturdy design and could be used as a table for light items, but sitting on the unit isn’t recommended. This is unfortunate, as some competitors function as seats, which certainly has added value.

In this review, we will look at the DB10300 Deck Box, examine its pros and cons, and determine who needs one.

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La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Review WS-9077U-IT

La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Main Panel

La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Main Panel

A slim and sleek weather station, the La Crosse Wireless Weather Station is an entry-level weather station for beginners. This weather station offers a large, reasonably attractive screen, one sensor capable of communicating at decent range, and the ability to add additional sensors as expansion. With a very low price relative to more complex units on the market, it appears to be a great deal. However, the unit lacks sophistication compared to what is found in more expensive weather stations. This means that its competitors are smartphone apps, as opposed to proper weather stations that allow for data collection and analysis. Compared to free phone apps, the La Crosse WS-9077U-IT is actually quite expensive! In this review, we will look at the Wireless Forecast Station by La Crosse Technology for what it is, consider it on its merits, and zoom in on who might find it useful.

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Gemmy Inflatable Movie Screen Review Airblown

Gemmy Inflatable Movie Screen

Gemmy Inflatable Movie Screen

The Gemmy Inflatable Movie Screen is an outstanding outdoor cinema. When deflated, it can fit in a small container the size of a gym bag. To set it up, you take it from the bag, plug it in, and the screen inflates in minutes. Imagine enjoying your favorite movies and playing your favorite games outdoors, in your lawn or garden, with family and friends. You can, with the Gemmy Airblown 39127-32 inflatable movie screen! It is the perfect entertainment equipment for those magical summer nights. Simply pair it to your outdoor projector and speakers, and you will find countless hours of outdoor enjoyment with your family and friends.

Gemmy Inflatable Movie Screen Review

This inflatable outdoor projection screen looks like a giant bouncy-house version of a movie screen. At first glance, an inflatable screen is rather silly compared to the slick outdoor screens like the Vamvo foldable outdoor screen. However, it really is a clever solution for an outdoor screen. It is easy to set up, easy to pack away, and doesn’t really have the creasing issues that plague fold-up screens. The frame blows up quickly, and the screen material is fastened to it, and you’re ready to go. The unit has a fan blower system which inflates and deflates the movie screen — there is no need for manual inflating. The main potential down side of this system is that the fans need to run constantly, even after its fully blown up. And while the fans are fairly quiet, if you’re one of those people who is bothered by background noise, an inflatable screen may not be what you’re looking for.


Basic Specs

  • Self-inflates quickly when plugged in
  • Screen measures 123″ x 70″, 12′ wide, 144″ diagonal size
  • 16:9 Aspect ratio widescreen format
  • Raised screen for easy viewing
  • Shows movies, TV shows, video presentations and more when paired with a projector
  • Portable design, easy to carry
  • Includes tethers, yard stakes, fan, and bag for easy setup and storage

For a quick primer on how the Gemmy Inflatable Movie Screen works, here’s a short video:

Dimensions and Capabilities

  • Product Dimensions: 21.5″ x 16″ x 15.5″
  • Item Weight 23.3 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Arett Sales – LG

The Details

The Gemmy Airblown projection screen works great in a variety of environments. In an open space, this 12′ wide screen is visible by 150 to 200 viewers. The screen is raised up off of the backing, creating a wide viewing area. Of course, the experience can be just as great with only two, or four, viewers!

In general, there are two styles of projection screen, front and rear projection. The Gemmy works as a front projection style screen only (i.e. the projector is located in front of the screen, like in a movie theater). If your projector is only compatible with rear projection screens, the Gemmy won’t work with it, and you may want to check out one of the other outdoor projection screens available to find the right screen for your needs.

The Gemmy is made of high-quality, durable vinyl, and the quality of the image displayed is great. The material is sturdy enough to withstand some abrasion, but you should be careful using it near materials that could puncture it. Still, the fan runs constantly, which keeps it inflated even with small puncture holes.

The wind picks up and may sway the screen, and it can only withstand light winds. Included in the package are guy wires and stakes, but if the wind starts to whistle, its best to deflate everything and retreat indoors.

Winds and Terrain

Since it is an inflated unit, it is better to place it in smooth or slightly rough surface. Placing it on rocky surface would puncture or rapture the fabric. If you’re concerned about punctures, you can place a sturdy tarp below the Gemmy for added protection.

The Gemmy movie screen can tolerate light winds, granted that is has a stabilizer, or locked firm with a guy wire. But when it stand independently on its own, a strong wind can blow it off. Unless the wind is completely calm, there’s really no downside to securing it with the included tethers and stakes.

Inflation and Deflation

When inflating the Gemmy Airblown 39127-32, its best to lock the screen first on the frame (as shown on the video above). Continue to run the fans until the unit can fully stand on its own. The process will only take a few minutes. When deflating, it is best to allow the unit to deflate itself for a few minutes as well. Avoid opening the zippers for deflation, as this action can cause leak or damage on the main frame of the unit.

Assembly and Set Up

The Gemmy Delux Outdoor Inflatable Movie Screen comes with two fans that quickly and efficiently inflate the unit in minutes. You’ll need a constant supply of electricity, as the fans run continuously to keep the screen inflated.

After you have secured the Gemmy screen backing through guy wires, you then align the projector to the screen, and you’re good to go!

Note: if you’re running really long extension cords to feed both the projector and screen, you may want to run them from separate plugs on the house, with separate breakers. There isn’t a huge power draw associated with these units, but if you are running them a long way out into the yard, you could have issues withe breakers tripping in the middle of that chase scene!

Accessories

The Gemmy Delux includes yard stakes, tethers or guy wires, the all-important fans used to inflate the unit, and a duffel bag to keep everything compact and stored when not in use. If you find that you are packing and unpacking the screen frequently, you may want to pick up a sturdier bag of similar size.

The Gemmy outdoor movie screen pairs well with a good projector like the iRulu BL20 projector and some speakers if you don’t want to use the on-board speakers on your projector.

Maintenance and storage

After you deflate the unit, it is safest to place the entire system in the bag for easy storage. Avoid folding the screen, as it can wrinkle. Instead, roll it up and store it securely. That said, some packages arrive with the screen folded already, though we understand that this package style is being phased out.

If you do find wrinkles on the screen do not iron it. Spread it out in the sun, and let it smooth on its own. When you already use it at night, the wrinkles typically become unnoticeable.

The Bottom Line

The Gemmy 39127 Delux Inflatable Outdoor Movie Screen is a great entertainment unit that can make your back yard experience memorable. It is very easy to set up, allowing you to focus on entertainment rather than technical issues. The Gemmy Airblown outdoor projection screen is definitely fun and a bit whimsical in design, and it has won our hearts. If you have kids, it will certainly win theirs, but pretty much anyone can find magic sitting outside watching a great movie or playing a game, with friends and family, under the stars. For supplying those experiences, the Gemmy movie screen is priceless.

 

Netatmo Weather Station Review and Information

Netatmo Weather Station and App

Netatmo Weather Station and App

Netatmo brings us a modern weather station that is perfect for people who are up to date with technology and want to keep things simple and light. Unlike other clunky weather stations, there is no control console for the Netatmo Weather Station, as all the information is relayed directly to an app on your phone. With the ability to monitor both inside elements such as noise and carbon dioxide levels, as well as the essential outside elements, the Netatmo Weather Monitoring System provides flexibility in a variety of uses. Additionally, Netatmo sells a basic system that collects several types of weather data, and then sells add-ons that collect additional information for those that need it. The Netatmo system is a great choice for those who are looking for a light weight, modular weather system that ties in with your phone, and is relatively inexpensive.

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Suncast 73 Gallon Deck Box Review DBW7300

Suncast 73 Gallon Deck Box DBW7300 on the Patio

Suncast 73 Gallon Deck Box DBW7300 on the Patio

In need of some outdoor storage? Suncast has you covered with the DBW7300 deck box. Boasting a sizable 73 gallon capacity, the Suncast 73 Gallon Deck Box is the perfect solution to your medium sized outdoor storage needs. From cushions to sporting equipment to firewood, whatever need to store, the DBW7300 will keep it safe in style. This deck box is made from quality resin plastic, and will endure the elements for many seasons. It also looks great: the DBW7300 will seamlessly blend into your outdoor decor with its contemporary wicker design and mocha brown coloring. In a pinch, you can even use it as a bench, though it’s not recommended for use as a bench in the long term.

In this article, we will look closely at the DBW7300, review it, and make a recommendation on this product.

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Garden Gourmet Composter Review

Garden Gourmet Composter

Garden Gourmet Composter

Composting bins are a great solution for many gardeners who want to be able to create a sizable amount of compost in a small area, and who don’t want to fuss with building dedicated compost piles with wood boards, timbers, and nails. The Garden Gourmet Composter is an excellent option for those looking for a simple, convenient, ground-based compost system, and many gardeners will find it to be quite useful. Made from 100% recycled materials and designed with ultra-simple assembly, the Garden Gourmet can hold up to 82 Gallons of Compost. Throw your compost materials in the top, stir it around a bit, and after some time, fresh compost will be available at the bottom opening.

It’s a clever system, and we look at the Garden Gourmet in detail below.

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The Dual Batch Compost Tumbler

Jora JK270 Dual Batch Compost Tumbler

Jora JK270 Dual Batch Compost Tumbler

When it comes to composting household food and yard waste, tumbling compost barrels can be an outstanding, convenient solution for many homeowners. These systems are typically raised up off the ground for easy access, are sealed and rodent-proof, and are often more efficient in terms of time than traditional ground-based composting methods. There are two common types of tumbling composter: the single batch compost tumbler, and the dual batch compost tumbler. The dual batch composter has a few significant advantages over single batch tumblers, and we look closely at those advantages in this article.

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Davis Vantage Vue 6250: Review and Information 

The Vantage Vue 6250, from Davis Instruments, is a weather station that will be a perfect addition to any yard because of its incredible feature set. Unlike more basic weather stations, the Davis Vantage Vue comes with the ability to measure almost any weather phenomenon, not just rainfall, temperature, and humidity. Most measurements are updated in less than 3 seconds, making it perfect for the savvy independent forecaster. The major takeaway from this weather station is the absurd amounts of data which it can transmit, especially historical, and looking at periods of over 25 days. If you’re a data kind of person, then the Vantage Vue 6250 may be for you.

Let’s take a look at some of the details.

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Best Orbit Chaise Lounger. Zero Gravity Chaise Lounge

The Orbital Chaise Lounge Chair is a great innovation in outdoor furniture. It is a winning combination of a chaise lounge and a rocking chair in one, with unique style. The chairs provide rocking motion capabilities with the relaxing comfort of a chaise lounge chair, blended with the portability of a folding chair. Sometimes called a Zero Gravity Chair, or an Orbit Chaise Lounger, these chairs are contemporary and useful. Through our thorough research and analysis, we have found that the Sundale Outdoor Orbital Chaise Lounge Chair is the best zero gravity chaise lounge available. Available in five color options, and in packages of either two chairs or one, these stylish patio pieces are a great balance between quality and cost.

For more information on the Sundale Outdoor Orbital Chaise Lounge, please see our full review below.

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Vivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand Review

Vivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand. Ciao with Charcoal FrameVivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand. Ciao with Charcoal Frame

Vivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand. Ciao with Charcoal Frame

The Vivere Double Hammock with Stand is the epitome of a perfect summer day. This hammock stand combo is an outstanding product, and it was our top choice among hammocks with stands. Set up the Vivere Hammock with Stand in your yard or take it on the go: this lightweight hammock is both durable and customizable. Choose from one of three fabrics: cotton, polyester, or Sunbrella, each with their own benefits. Find the perfect spot to put this hammock and stand, because you won’t need two trees to get it set up! Simply use the 9′-stand (included) to place it wherever you desire. Use its hooks to loosen or tighten the hammock, and easily take it down in case of inclement weather. When it comes to hammocks, the Vivere Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand is top notch.

We’ll take a look below into some of the finer details.

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