You are here
November 2016 Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
I was subscribed to the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome, a subscription box of random items, for quite a while. I ultimately decided to end my subscription because I kept receiving products that I already owned. However, I enjoyed the surprise of getting random items every month, so I decided to give their lower-cost “Mini” subscription a try.
The Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome is only $10 compared to the regular box’s $25 cost.
You can read my reviews of the regular Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome:
- March 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- April 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- May 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- June 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- July 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- August 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- September 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
- October 2016 Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review
In addition to the lower cost, I chose to try the Mini version because I had read reviews from other people and generally appreciated the Mini box’s items moreso than the regular box. So, what did this month have to offer?
The first item in the box was some kind of ant magnet. I had difficulty finding this item online, and I chose the closest reference for the cost estimate. After doing further research, I realized the source, NerdTemple, is the retail outlet of NUOP Design, that company that manufactured the product I received. The reference product refers to the magnets as “q magnets”, although I’m not quite sure what those are.
What I can discern is that this is a bendable item made out of rubber with six legs that each have a small magnet on the end. I’m not sure what I’ll use it for and I’m not a fan of the insect design, but it seems like it could come in handy.
Estimated value: $8 (Source: NerdTemple.com)
The second item was a set of official Hallmark Star Wars Card Clip-Its. These are adorable, and I always love getting Star Wars item. There are two clips: one depicting Darth Vader, and the other one depicting Yoda. In addition to being cute, the clips seem quite functional. They have an adhesive on the back that you can attach to a surface, and the arms of the clips have magnets in which you can store a piece of paper as a note to yourself or someone else. This is definitely my favorite item of the box.
Estimated value: $5 (Source: Packaging)
The third and final item was an Air Guard protective case for iPad from CQ. I don’t personally have an iPad, but this seems like a good product for people who own them. It has air packs inside similar to the ones that are used for shipping, so I believe it should do a sufficient job at protecting an iPad. Perhaps I’ll use it for my Kindle.
Estimated value: $12 (Source: Amazon.com)
Overall, the November 2016 Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome contained about $23 worth of items. For a box that costs $10, that’s a wonderful value. Of course, I’ve come to expect that from the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome, which always provides a high value.
In terms of item variety, I have a neutral reaction. The Star Wars Card Clip-Its are by far my favorite item from the box. The other items are fine too, but not quite as exciting. Ultimately, however, I could do without all of the items, and I’m not sure I’ll continue the subscription for another month. As with the regular Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome, I think whether or not you should invest in it is based on how much use you believe you can get out of the types of items that are sent.
Recommended for: people who crave good deals and would find the above items useful