Technaxx TX-117 Nature Camera – A great gift for nature enthusiasts and hunters


Surveillance cameras can be a great thing to have. There are stories in the news that sometimes features negative aspects to such cameras, but for the most part they are a very handy thing to own.

My family and I own a few different types of cameras. Some of them have ended up being more valuable than we can image. To give you an example, one of our cameras caught a hit-and-run accident in our parking lot. The footage helped the Police to find the person responsible. That same video camera also caught the person who hit my son’s car. The man didn’t leave the scene. In fact, he parked next to my son. The man was drunk (ugh!) and hit my son’s car when he pulled into the parking spot. We didn’t need the proof, per say. After all, the damage was on both cars. But it was nice to have the footage as evidence if the man did not pay for the damage (he did).

One night I woke up after hearing strange sounds in the dining room. I noticed that all of our cats were grouped together and looking towards the kitchen. I got up to investigate and found a rather large raccoon eating from our cat’s food dish. Yes… he was INSIDE our kitchen. We chased him outside, but the little bugger tried to get back inside. He actually came back many times after that night, each time trying to get in.

We set up one of our cameras to see if he came back (in case we didn’t see/hear him during the night). The camera caught him trying to pull the sliding glass door open (they are smart creatures!). We also have videos of him going up and down the side of the balcony, and even rolling around in our dog’s bed (fleas!).

Here is one of the videos we have for him. We named him Rocket. Rocket has since been removed and relocated in the woods somewhere by a special person who deals with wildlife.


Even though I wasn’t thrilled about the raccoon in our home, it was still fun to watch his antics over those several weeks. He seemed very happy and loved to sleep in our dog’s outside bad and play with some of our cat’s toys that were left on the balcony.

If you are a nature lover (or knows someone who is) or if you are a hunter who likes to monitor trails for certain animals, you might be interested in knowing more about the Technaxx TX-117 Nature Camera.

Technaxx is a German consumer electronics manufacturer known for offering affordable products such as car accessories, audio products, video surveillance equipment, smart fitness trackers, smartphone and tablet accessories. They recently added the TX-117, a mini nature video camera, to their products line.

The new member of the Technaxx family is a must-have for consumers who are interested in observing and recording the wildlife as well as budget-conscious people who are looking for an easy way to keep an eye on back yards, gardens, and farm fields.  The camera comes with various mount possibilities, and it could be used as a home-security enhancer as it can be easily transformed into an affordable home monitoring solution. The device would be a perfect fit for recording cabins and remote locations as it does not require an internet connection nor Wi-Fi to operate. The easy-to-use TX-117 does not require installation of a mobile application either. 

I was sent one of the cameras to review.

I actually love the idea that this camera does not require Wi-Fi to set it up. We have enough things on our router. We have a secured internet connection that requires us to find the MAC address on products in order to set them up on our router. Finding the MAC address is not as easy as it sounds. There are products I’ve received to review, including security cameras, that I couldn’t set up because there was no MAC address.

I’m also not very “technologically advanced.” I also like simple set ups. With this camera all you need to do it pop in batteries and you are ready to go (it runs on four AA size batteries, which are included).

The Technaxx TX-117 Nature Camera is capable of recording full HD 1080 video. It also has a built in IR LED technology, so you can capture nighttime recordings. It also has built in speakers and does record sounds.

The camera can be set up to take pictures or videos only when motion is detected. I like that feature, but where we live, the camera would turn on all the time. We live in a town home/condo complex, so there is always people and cars coming and going 24/7. In order to fully benefit from this camera we have to make sure it’s not pointed towards the direction of the parking lot.

This camera has a reach of 50′, and a nighttime recording reach of 60′. I’m not exactly sure why nighttime has a longer reach.

In case you are interested, the triggering time is .06 seconds.

If you wanted to store the images and videos you will need to insert a MicroSD card with a capacity up to 32GB. The video length the camera can be anywhere from a few seconds up to ten minutes.

This is meant to be used outside, but you can also use it indoors. It’s a versatile camera.

The camera is protected by a heavy-duty case which is dust proof (I wish the rest of my home was!) and heavy splash waterproof. It can handle temperatures from 19.4 degrees to 104.5 degrees (Fahrenheit). Overall it only weighs a surprisingly tiny 5 ounces.

The maximum standby time for this camera is about six months, give or take.

The only “downside” for me is the small display. It’s only 1.9″. Initially I wasn’t too keen about the size, but as time gone by, I’ve got used to the display size, so it really hasn’t bothered me as much.

We’ve used this camera around our home, as well as out on our balcony. My son even set it up on his window sill to capture stuff going on in the parking lot, but there was no where for him to strap it down and our cat’s kept knocking it down.

Currently the camera is mounted in our basement storage until. We recently discovered some of our things missing (UGH!!!) so we want to see if we can capture anything or anyone strange down there. The dead bolt is broken, and it’s easy enough to get the door knob to open if you jiggle it enough.

We have some suspicions on who is is (the teenage boy next door and his friends), but we want concrete proof before taking it up with his father (I will go to the Police as a last resort).  So far we have no seen anything out of the normal.

This is why I like that this camera can be used to look for deer on a hunting path, record birds or other creatures, or even catch someone red handed taking something that does not belong to them.

The TX-117 camera comes with a mounting belt, connectivity cable, user manual and batteries. It’s available at places such as Walmart and Amazon. The suggested retail price is $79.99, which for a camera like this is a great price if you ask me.

You can find more information about Technaxx at Technaxx.de (notice it’s .de and not .com). The site is in German, so you will need to use the translate option (unless you can read German). Or you can switch to the British site by clicking on the British flag on top (it will turn everything to English if you chose that option).

What do you think about this camera? Does it sound like something you would like?

The TX-117 would make a great gift too!


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Shopping Review and Top Products from Amazon Online


Money can be earned in many ways. Some work eight hours a day to earn a living and others invest their money to make more money. A few may start businesses to earn a profit, while others create arts, literature, and music to earn money. When you earn, you will have a chance to spend it. One of the best things in life is spending the money that you have earned so well. With your earnings, you can buy the things that you want; food, clothes, jewelry, music, and even tickets to other places.

Spending your money on the things that you want is one of the best feelings in the world. This is what is called shopping. Shopping is buying a thing or multiple things from a shop. It can be food, groceries, medicine, clothes, etc. It can be anything as long as you need it or want it. Shopping can give you a feeling of euphoria. The fact that you have the capability to buy the things that you want can give a feeling of empowerment and satisfaction. Shopping can even change moods from a very bad one to an absolutely good one.  Click here to learn more about the effects of shopping.

Some people even use shopping to help with depression. This might be an expensive way of treating depression but if it works, then it works. Basically, buying things makes people happy. That is why cities are centered on such activities. You can find shopping centers anywhere. This is good for both the buyers and the sellers.

Online Shopping

Nowadays, because of the advancement of technology, buying activities have also become more convenient and have shifted to the internet. Instead of having to go out of your house and go to a store to buy the things you want, you can just hop on to your computer or log in to your phone to check on items and buy the ones that you want. You can even get medicine and groceries with a click of a button and you don’t have to step a foot out of your house for anything. Amazon which is the biggest online retail shop now is basically selling everything that you need.  Here is a link to learn more about online shopping: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_shopping.

However, the change in the way that products are bought is not yet perfect. It is very convenient to buy things online but one of the biggest problems with this setup is that you can’t physically see the product. This is a problem because if you can’t physically see it and touch it, then you can’t fit or feel it. A picture will never be the same as when you are looking at it as you are holding it with your hands. You also can’t smell a picture nor can you taste it. The only senses that can be stimulated through the internet are your sense of sight and your sense of hearing. Aside from that, you will just have to imagine it.

Importance of Reviews

This is a potential problem but if there is a problem, then there is a solution. To solve this problem, there are reviews online to help you decide if you should buy a product or not. These reviews are honest opinions by reviewers that you can trust. This makes the whole buying online experience an even better one. With the help of online reviews, you can learn about the products thoroughly and they can tell you about the pros and cons of the item that you are planning to buy. Good reviews will give you both the good and the bad about the product as it is supposed to be an honest opinion of the things that you want to buy.

You can find a lot of reviews online including the top products from Amazon in sites like https://ryansbestreviews.com/  which can help you choose the things that you want. Just make sure that you can trust these reviews and that what they are saying is legitimate and true. You should also be careful as some of these reviewers can be paid to write good reviews about a certain product.

With the help of online reviews, you can enjoy shopping online. Take time to read reviews online before buying a product so that you won’t regret it when the item arrives. These write-ups online can give you a better picture using their words and tame your expectations so that you won’t be shocked when you receive the product you bought on the internet.

Manufacturing the World


Manufacturing products creates jobs, solves problems, and introduces new technologies. Our world relies on manufacturing for everything, from bricks to cell phones. Manufacturing is defined as man and/or machine labor that takes raw materials, parts, and other resources, and turn them into products for consumers. However, the origin of the word manufacturing has an Italian-French history used to describe something hand made, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Today, when most of us think about manufacturing, it brings to mind large organizations with publicly traded stocks and shareholders. Throughout the history of manufacturing, businesses have learned that consumer spending trends greatly influence how and why they are produced.

Types of manufacturing

There are five basic types of manufacturing:

  • Job shop Processing
  • Discrete Processing
  • Repetitive Processing
  • Process Manufacturing (Batch)
  • Process Manufacturing (Continuous)

Job shop processing is described as a business that has workstations that assemble products in one location of the shop. However, a production line can be assembled to complete larger tasks. Discrete processing utilizes a complex assembly line to build products. Repetitive processing uses simple assembly lines to make products. A wear plate is a necessary part of manufacturing. When expensive machinery is doing repetitive actions, a wear plate can make this machinery last much longer.

Process manufacturing (batch) requires complex assembly lines and workstations or job shop processing. This type of manufacturing can also be converted to a continuous type that supports 24/7 production. Process manufacturing (continuous) are 24/7 repetitive processing types that are used mainly to process liquids, gases, and other raw materials.

The 6th type of manufacturing

Invented in 1981, 3D printing is quickly becoming popular and more accessible all over the world. Its biggest advantage is to not need an assembly line. For that matter, it doesn’t even need a building. 3D printers are a revolutionary technology that allows anyone to fabricate parts that combine to produce a finished product. Typically, a designer simply types in the dimensions and pour in raw materials. However, one drawback is that 3D printers typically can only make one or two parts at a time. They may not be the successor to conventional manufacturing because of time constraints. Initially, 3D printers were expensive, but they are quickly becoming more affordable. According to Machinedesign.com, there are more than 100,000 3D printers in the market. The article also notes an 875% increase in the industry in a five-year time span.

The future of manufacturing

Today, we live in a fascinating digital era and our technology will be the driving force of future economic markets. According to this 2018 Forbes article, artificial intelligence and block chain markets will help lead the way. The study goes further to say that out of 100 top organizations in research and development, 86% are manufacturing companies. It also states that cloud computing, the internet of things, advanced analytics, and others are among the top investments for manufacturers.

In-depth analysis

The history of manufacturing has humble beginnings. In our time it means something different. As new digital technologies spring forth, they will change the way manufacturing is conceived. Manufacturing in the future will be strongly influenced by green technology and AI. Imagine how useful future versions of 3D printers can be. The ability to create everyday items on demand is amazing and efficient. It also reduces the impact of carbon production.

There will always be a need for large scale mass production plants and assembly line products. Manufacturers will always need to extract raw materials and turn them into products. What is changing about manufacturing is who will be considered a manufacturer. Perhaps one day when you want the next new cell phone, you may buy the plans from the maker. Next, you download the plans into a 3D printer. In a few minutes, you have your phone ready to add your contacts. If you break it or lose it, just make another one. Innovation in technology allows small startups to gain access to the same advantages of larger counterparts. Although manufacturing has changed over the years, it remains to be a significant part of what keeps the world connected.

Check out Mindcurrent – the new wellness app for busy parents


Years ago, when my kids were little, I barely had time to breathe, let alone do anything else. Ok… I’m exaggerating a bit, but most parents can relate to what I mean.

My kids are young adults now, but I still need to parent them (to some degree) and they still keep me busy. Case in point, our daughter just had her debit card stolen, and now we have to pay her bills until she gets a new card. Ugh!

Being a parent always keeps you on your toes, no matter what the ages of your children are.

But it’s not just children. Your job, your home, and a variety of other factors take time away from “you time.”

Sometimes I NEED a few minutes to myself, to “decompress” and gather my thoughts. I know many people feel the same way.

Life throws a lot at us. Parenting, work commitments, family problems… it can all make you feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions. As a result, we are often stressed, and have feelings such as anxiety, frustration, sadness, or just completely worn out.

What if there was a way to redirect your negative energy into more positive energy? Well, now there is an app that can help with that called Mindcurrent. It helps you relieve stress, create clear, focused thinking, and regain your sense of control. After using it for just a few minutes, you will find you can reduce your stress, anxiety, anger, and frustration.

The app is free and you can download it at mindcurrent.io/iphone (iPhone) or mindcurrent.io/android (Android).

Here is a little more information about the app.

With personalized recommendations from the world’s leading psychologists, Mindcurrent helps you visualize your emotional and behavioral patterns, so you can make better choices every day.

To improve recommendations, you can optionally allow the app to access heart rate and activity data from the Health app in order to obtain a more comprehensive view of how daily activity affects your emotions.

Use Mindcurrent to:
– Build self awareness, focus, and a calming sense of control for a happier, healthier mind.
– Reduce stress, anxiety, anger, and frustration by eliminating unwanted influences.
– Visualize your emotional and behavioral patterns to build healthy mental habits for greater success and stronger relationships.

Built by leading psychologists, data scientists, and behavioral artists, Mindcurrent helps you feel better with complete privacy. Your information is protected, encrypted, and will always be yours because Mindcurrent does not sell, share, or own your data. The more you put in, the better you’ll feel, and the more personalized your recommendations will be.

I downloaded it to give it a try. Mindcurrent does not require you to provide them with any personal information when you sign up. It just asks for your name, email and phone number. The app will also ask you about what kind of recommendations you want (stress, parenting, relationships…). You can select them all, or just the ones you feel you want to focus on the most. I checked them all except relationships. I have a great relationship with my husband and with others (family, friends, co-workers). I didn’t think I needed help in that area. But I can always change these options later if I want to.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll come to a screen with a colorful circle. Around the circle you’ll see keywords like Stressed, Excited, Anxious, Happy, Focused, Relaxed, Tired, and Sad. Using your finger, tap anywhere in that circle that pinpoints how you are feeling at that moment. Based on what you select, Mindcurrent will personalize recommendations for you based on where your energy is at that moment.

Next, Mindcurrent will offer you a selection of brief videos. They typically range from 1-3 minutes, but there are a few that can last up to 8 minutes (based on the ones that were suggested for me).

Some of the videos feature leading psychologists who provide advice or insights about your overall wellness and simple things you can do to reduce your negative energy or fatigue.

Some of the video topics I have found (and used) include;

  • Learn Happiness
  • Focus Infusion
  • Power Breath
  • Successful Day
  • Life a Coworker
  • Confidence Infusion

Most of the videos feature the psychologist. You can watch the psychologist, or you can remove their video and just listen to them, especially if you don’t want other people to see what you’re watching.

Click on the “eye” icon (the one to the left with the slash through it) to remove the psychologist’s image and just listen to the content.

Sometimes the psychologist will ask you a question, and a box will pop up for you to write down what is on your mind (like a journal entry). The psychologist does NOT see your answers/response. None of this is live. These are pre-recorded videos. What you write down is only seen by YOU and ONLY YOU. That way you can be as brutally honest about how you are feeling without anyone else knowing.

I like that the videos are brief. I sit down in a quiet room so that I can fully focus on what they psychologists is asking me to do (focusing, breathing exercises, writing things down in the app’s journal…).

I really enjoy the videos in this app, and I am looking forward to them adding more.

Select the areas you want to focus on in your life.

I feel relaxed and more focused after I spend a few minutes in the app. I have so much going on right now that I NEED these moments to myself. To gather my thoughts and get myself on track to get things done.

I appreciate the breathing techniques often suggested, as well as other tips. For example, in the Mindful Eating video the psychologist suggests turning off the television and putting down your phone while eating. He also suggests putting down the fork/spoon in between bites and focusing on what you are eating, so you are being more mindful of it. These are great tips! Most people shove food in their mouths without even realizing what they ate. Being more mindful of how you are eating and what you are eating could help you to make healthier choices, and enjoy the simple act of eating.

Sometimes the app asks you to answer questions. The answers appear in your app’s journal.

The Mindcurrent journal records your answers to the various questions. You are also welcome to write entries anytime you want.

This is not something you can listen to in the car (unless someone else is driving). You want to be someplace quiet where you can focus on the recommendations being presented to you. For example, you can listen to this at your desk at work with headphones, or at home, or right before bed, or any other time and place when it might help.

The app keeps track of your energy levels in an “Energy Report”, so you can see what areas you need help with the most. Along with your energy and thoughts, Mindcurrent also lets you capture what things (or people) are influencing you, so you can see these patterns and learn more about yourself. Just thinking about what was influencing me helped me realize what was affecting my mood at certain times. It’s really quite insightful.

So far, I am really enjoying this app, and I have tried many of the suggestions from the videos, so I am learning some great techniques as well.

The app currently has a 5-star rating in the Apple app store. One of the reviewers commented on how Mindcurrent is a better way to start your day than mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. I completely agree.

If you are interested in learning more about the Mindcurrent app, or if you would like to download it to try it out for yourself, visit mindcurrent.io/iphone (iPhone) or mindcurrent.io/android (Android).

You can also visit the official website, www.mindcurrent.io. In addition, you can check out the app on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Is this an app you would try? Why or why not?

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.


*I have partnered with Mindcurrent to bring you this information. Although compensated, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. All app images are from my own personal phone and app account. 

Do you use your printer A LOT? If so, you will want to read this post


It’s amazing how much technology people have in their homes these days. Most people I know own laptops, desktops, tablets, smartphones and so much more.

There are some things I cannot live without – my laptop, my smartphone, my television and my printer. I rarely use my desktop or tablets.

I used to use my printer a lot with my home business. I made personalized party favors and some of the products I offered were personalized candy wrappers for Hershey bars and Hershey miniatures, as well as personalized buttons. Let me tell you, I went through A LOT of ink. I was literally buying new ink cartridges every other week. At nearly $30 each, it was VERY expensive. I had to change my prices just to cover the amount of ink I went through.

Fast forward to today. I don’t have my home business anymore (not since 2007). I do print out things for my blog, but that is mostly just contracts that I need to sign and send back to the client.

I do work outside of the home. I work with children in an after school program. I used to work with a kindergarten program too.

This is a “cake” I made out of personalized wrappers I made for Hershey’s Miniatures. Needless to say I used A LOT of ink for my business.

When I worked with the kindergarteners I printed out A LOT of worksheets, coloring pages, activities and more. We did have access to the printer at school, but since we were not an official school program, they frowned upon us using the printer. For that reason I printed most of the stuff at home. Once again I went through a lot of ink (mostly black).

I currently work with the upper elementary kids. They LOVE to color. I find myself printing out roughly 50-100 coloring pages every week or so. I also do all the printing at home because we have no access to the printers at school.

I’m not worried about printing out so many pages anymore. That is because I have a new printer. I have an Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer. Let me tell you, this has been a game changer. I have made close to 1,000 copies since receiving the printer to review, and my ink cartridge still have hundreds (or a thousand or more) prints left.

Here is some additional information about this printer from the Epson website.

The Expression ET-2750 EcoTank wireless all-in-one offers revolutionary cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks. It includes up to 2 years of ink in the box1. That’s an incredible amount of ink – enough to print up to 5,200 pages2, and equivalent to about 30 ink cartridge sets3. Plus, it features auto-stop ink bottles with each color uniquely keyed for easy filling of each tank. And, you save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles4. The ET-2750 also offers convenient wireless printing from tablets and smartphones5, plus Wi-Fi Direct®6 and auto 2-sided printing.

I was concerned that the cost of replacement ink was going to be a small fortune. There are four different inks for this printer (each sold separately). The black ink tank is the largest, since most people go through black ink more so than colored inks.

My current ink levels as per the printer (as seen on my computer).

I was SHOCKED when I saw how much ink for this printer costs. On the EPSON website, the black ink is $19.99 and the colored inks are $12.99. WOW! I used to pay around $30 for the black ink alone with my other printer, and it barely printed that many pages, compared to the whopping 5,200 black ink pages this printer prints out. That alone is very impressive.

It even comes with plenty of ink to use straight out of the box.

You can check the ink levels on the printer it’s self, which is nice. The ink goes in the front of the computer with a clear level display so you know how much ink you have. You never want to start a big project without knowing exactly how much ink you have. They are marked with each color (abbreviated) so that you know which is which. You can also check ink levels on your computer.

Sound wise, this printer is no louder than any other printer I have used. It sounds about average.

This printer is a wireless printer, which means you can print stuff directly from your phone or from another device. This is a great feature to have because it allows my kids to print out school work without having to take over my computer if I am working at my desk. I never realized just how much I would appreciate this feature until we’ve gone through a couple of situations where my kids needed the printer and I needed to get work done.

Like many printers available these days, you can do a lot with the printer from an small display on the unit it’s self. You can tell the printer what you want to do (copy, scan…), perform maintenance, and more. I like that I can do that without even having to log on to my computer.

This printer doesn’t hold a lot of paper at one time, so when I am printing a big job I need to replenish the paper frequently. Initially I wasn’t too fond of that, but I’ve learned to deal with it and it’s not so bad anymore.

I find that this printer can be a little slower to print things out compared to other printers I have used in the past.

Occasionally the printer will pause what it’s doing. Judging by the sounds it makes I think it’s doing some kind of an ink or maintenance check. It doesn’t do it for all print jobs. It only seems to do it when you are printing a lot of things.

This brief video gives you some more insight on this printer.


Here is some additional information about this printer.

  • Cartridge-free printing — comes with up to 2 years of ink in the box1
  • Includes enough ink to print up to 6,500 pages black/5,200 color2 — equivalent to about 30 ink cartridge sets3
  • Save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles4 — plus easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks
  • Easy wireless — easily print from iPad®, iPhone®, Android tablets and smartphones5; includes Wi-Fi Direct6
  • Auto 2-sided printing — save up to 50 percent of your paper supply
  • 1.44″ color display — easy setup and navigation
  • Borderless photo printing — built-in memory card slot7 to easily print and share borderless 4″ x 6″ photos, PC-free
  • Exclusive auto-stop ink bottles — uniquely keyed for easy filling of each color
  • Unbeatable combination of value1 and convenience — the freedom to print anything you want in color, without worry
  • Product protection you can count on — 2-year limited warranty with registration8
  • Hands-free voice-activated printing** — ask Alexa to print a variety of creative projects and everyday documents, including your to-do and shopping lists. Find out more!

So far I am really pleased with this printer. Honestly, the fact I don’t have to buy ink every other week is a God send. I cannot afford expensive ink cartridges. Being able to printer over 5,000+ black/white pages is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  My “work kids” appreciate it too because I am able to provide them with a steady stream of coloring and activity pages.

If you are interested in learning more about the visit the printer’s page on the EPSON website. I linked to it for your convenience. This is NOT an affiliate link.

For more information about EPSON printers visit EPSON.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found at the bottom of their website.

Are you in need of a new printer?

Do you do a lot of black/white and/or color printing?

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.


*I received a free printer to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

Relax and Refocus with the new BrainTap Pro app


Life is stressful. There are bills to pay, commuting to/from work, keeping your home clean, worrying about what your kids are up to… the list goes on an on.

Some people deal with stress a lot better than others. Take my husband for example. He can sleep through anything. Me, on the other hand, will LOSE sleep over the simplest things. It’s not uncommon to find me wide awake in the middle of the night.

Part of my problem is that I have a hard time turning my mind off. Even my physician told me that. For that reason he prescribed a medication to help me sleep (aka – turn my mind off). The problem is that I hate taking that medication. Not only does it make me feel groggy the next morning, but it also bothers my eyes if I take it more than a few days at a time. For that reason I only take it when absolutely necessary.

I also have a hard time focusing at times. My husband keeps joking that I need to take a product called “Focus Factor.”

This is a (made up) example of how my mind works sometimes.

“I need to dust the living room. I need to buy new batteries for my flameless candles in the living room. What else do I need batteries for? What else do I need from the store? Do I need anything for dinner from the store? I want to try that new recipe for dinner. Where did I put that recipe book? I need to buy that book off Amazon I want to review. I have review posts to write. I need to reply to emails…” 

You get the idea. My mind tends to “wander” and I lose track of what I was initially suppose to do.

I’m not one to want to use medications or other ingestibles to help me relax or focus. I take enough medication as it is.

I was recently told about the BrainTap Pro app that can help you relax, unwind and refocus. Sign me up! I NEED something like that in my life.

I was sent an access code to try BrainTap Pro out for myself.

Here is a little background information about the BrainTap Pro app.

The BrainTap Pro mobile app is a quick and easy way to relax, reboot and revitalize – anytime, anywhere. Backed by neuroscience and research, “braintapping” is proven to help people who struggle with stress, difficulty sleeping, low energy, and other lifestyle challenges. The BrainTap Pro mobile app is a mind-development tool designed to help users de-stress while achieving physical, mental, and emotional balance.

BrainTap Pro is an all-natural, drug-free solution that guides your mind from awake and reactionary to an intuitive, creative state where super-learning and healing can occur. Using frequency-following technology as well as guided visualization, the app gives anyone the ability to achieve the mental state they want in mere minutes (unlike traditional meditation which can take years to master.)

While other apps only focus on one brainwave (such as alpha waves that calm and soothe) BrainTap Pro is based on the understanding that no complex human task has only one brainwave state but rather a symphony of waves working together.

Unlike other methods where users have to listen and follow instructions, such as “breath in, breath out,” the BrainTap Pro audio does the meditation for you. You can even fall asleep while using the app, and still reap the benefits.

BrainTap Pro’s exclusive neuro-algorithms gently and naturally guide your brain through a broad range of brainwave patterns. The results in a complete spectrum of brainwave activity, meaning the brain is now optimized for peak performance.

The BrainTap Pro mobile app takes the user through specially designed programs and offers bundles of sessions customized to specific goals, whether it is to kickstart your productivity in the morning, alleviate stress after work, unwind before bed, or to recharge and focus midday.

First and foremost, while it is true that you can use this app anytime, anywhere, it’s NOT meant for when you are driving. I initially thought I could use this on my commute to/from work. This app is meant to be used when you can close your eyes, relax and listen to it. Fortunately for me, I don’t leave for work until the afternoon. My husband and kids are usually at work/school during the day, so I have the place to myself. This allows me to have no outside distractions (except for the neighbor’s annoying barking dog), so I can fully immerse myself into the app.

When you first log on to the app, you’ll come to the main page. There you can access your BrainTap “bundles,” your favorite BrainTap Pro sessions, downloads and more.

BrainTap Pro is divided into different “bundles” that focus on one specific area of your life. There are bundles to help you sleep, bundles to help you life mindfully,  bundles to help you wake up and get ready to start your day, a weight loss bundle and even BrainTap Pro bundles geared towards kids.

Most bundles have a lot of sessions. The bundle for kids currently has 53 sessions. weight loss currently has 55 sessions and sleep currently has 29 sessions. I’m sure the makers of BrainTap Pro are going to continually add more sessions to this app over time.

Each BrainTap Pro session lasts for quite a while. These are not quick sessions. These were designed to really immerse yourself into each session. I’ve seen sessions last from as little as 8 minutes, and as long as an hour. Most seem to be in the 15-30 minute range. I’m sure EVERYONE has at least 15-30 minutes to devote to themselves. Even if it means doing a session during your lunch break at work, or while your child is napping.

Using BrainTap Pro is easy. Simply pick the session you want, sit back, close your eyes and relax. BrainTap Pro does most of the “mental work” for you.

Bundle examples (there are more to choose from that what is seen here).

There is a brief description for each session, so you can choose which one is best for what you need it for.

I forgot to add that you need to download the sessions that you want. That is no big deal. It just helps you to locate the sessions you used in the “download” session.

The sessions remind me of being hypnotized. A soothing voice talks to you and tells your mind what it should be doing and makes you aware of things. While this is happening, gentle music (and sometimes nature sounds) plays in the background.

There are a few sessions that I came across that have someone talking underneath what the main person is talking about (if that makes sense?). As if there is someone else talking in the background. I’m assuming that serves some kind of neuro-function.

My husband was not too keen on that idea (he tried it out a few times). He JOKINGLY said “How do you know the background voice is not telling you to rob a bank?” I HIGHLY doubt that is the case at all. Since using the app I have not had any weird or unexplained feelings or ideas.

Examples of sessions found under each bundle.

I mostly use the app to help me relax, de-stress, and to help me sleep. I’ve dabbled in the other areas (like weight loss) but i haven’t really noticed much as far as that is concerned (the weight loss aspect).

I find the app VERY soothing and relaxing. I liken it to taking a nap while you are fully awake. I find that after the session is over I feel like I took a nap and feel more prepared to tackle my day.

As someone who struggles with insomnia (because I can’t turn my brain off), I have found this app to be VERY helpful. It actually does help me to take my mind off things and not to let my mind wonder, so I am better able to relax and fall asleep. The app has been very helpful in helping me to get much needed sleep.

There is so much available content on this app that it would take a very long time (weeks, months even) to go through each one if you did one session each day.

Overall I am truly enjoy this app. I find myself looking forward to that “me time” to sit, close my eyes, and enjoy a BrainTap Pro session.

A brief description of each session is available so you can pick and choose the right ones for you.

BrainTap Pro is a subscription service app. It costs $9.99 per month per bundle (NOT per session). The subscription allows you to use the app/bundles on two devices, with up to 5 plays per day per device. That might seem like a lot, but when you consider what most people pay per month for streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, or how much money they spend at the local coffee shop, this price isn’t all that bad (I spend about $12-$15 per WEEK just buying coffee from the local coffee shop).

If you are interested in learning more, visit BrainTapTech.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom right of their website.

What do you think about BrainTap Pro? Does it sound like something you need in your life?


*I received a free subscription in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.