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SHARP (sharp) [electronic memo pad, electronic notebook: WG-N10 [JAPAN IMPORT]
SHARP (sharp) [electronic memo pad, electronic notebook: WG-N10 [JAPAN IMPORT]
Offered by JAPAN SHOP NINJA
Price: $94.99
106 used & new from $85.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Neat Idea Hampered by Poor Contrast, July 31, 2014
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Pros:
+ Great option for quickly jotting down notes or illustrations
+ Almost immediate start-up time
+ Plenty of storage
+ Ability to quickly open previous notes to refer to or modify them
+ Good palm rejection for a passive system
+ Nice folio/cover

Cons:
- Pricey
- Japanese-language only (functions can largely be learned via trial and error, but it is still an inconvenience)
- Poor contrast. I returned the device because of how low the contrast is compared to the display image(s).


SHARKK® Apple iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2 Retina / iPad mini / BACKLIT Keyboard Bluetooth Note Style Case Cover Stand For The 7.9 Inch New iPad Mini 3 Retina and iPad Mini, Multiple Viewing Angles. Folio Style with IOS Commands. For all Versions Of The iPad Mini
SHARKK® Apple iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2 Retina / iPad mini / BACKLIT Keyboard Bluetooth Note Style Case Cover Stand For The 7.9 Inch New iPad Mini 3 Retina and iPad Mini, Multiple Viewing Angles. Folio Style with IOS Commands. For all Versions Of The iPad Mini
Offered by SHARKK
Price: $44.99
6 used & new from $25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Keyboard, June 26, 2014
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The SHARKK is a very well-built, high-performing keyboard and case.
The backlighting and color options are very impressive for a product in this price range.


VicTsing Data Sync Charging Cradle Docking Station for iPhone 5 5S 5C iPad Mini iPad 4 With a pen holder
VicTsing Data Sync Charging Cradle Docking Station for iPhone 5 5S 5C iPad Mini iPad 4 With a pen holder

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not 5S Compatible, November 8, 2013
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Despite the clear advertisement of compatibility in the product name, this will *not* charge the iPhone 5S.
Note that this was originally marketed as "VicTsing Data Sync Charging Cradle Docking Station for iPhone 5 iPad Mini iPad 4".
Only after the release of these new products did the company change the title, but not the product. Very unprofessional and misleading.


Nuu K1 - English MiniKey - Keyboard - Retail Packaging - Black
Nuu K1 - English MiniKey - Keyboard - Retail Packaging - Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best-In-Class iPhone 4 Keyboard, June 11, 2012
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Bottom Line:
The Nuu K1 bluetooth hardware keyboard for the iPhone 4/4S is the best-in-class peripheral for those seeking to add tactile typing to their IOS experience.

Pros:
- Keyboard is back-lit, arranged appropriately, and has the necessary tactile travel required for hardware this small
- Easy bluetooth pairing
- Excellent battery life and quick recharge cycles (with options to disable the back-light for extended life)
- Spring-assisted open/close sliders
- Convenient button to toggle on and off the default IOS software keyboard
- Excellent build quality

Cons:
- The backlight can take up to three seconds to turn on once the keyboard has been extended from the body

Summary:
While not the most inexpensive option in its class, the Nuu K1 is a spectacular piece of hardware for the folks who love apple but miss the hardware keyboards of their Android counterparts. In choosing whether or not to buy this product, it is necessary to realize that this keyboard effectively doubles the thickness of your smartphone, and that the backlight can be a little sluggish to turn itself on. These caveats aside, this is the choice to go with if your thumbs need something to click beneath them as you type! Highly recommended.
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Vestil TH-32-GRN Polyethylene Garbage Can, 18-1/2" Width x 37-1/2" Height x 22" Depth, 32-Gallon Capacity, Green
Vestil TH-32-GRN Polyethylene Garbage Can, 18-1/2" Width x 37-1/2" Height x 22" Depth, 32-Gallon Capacity, Green
Price: $69.90

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Durable, Reliable, and a Good Seal, June 11, 2012
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Bottom Line:
The TH-32 Polyethylene trash can is a reliable and well-priced garbage receptacle.

Pros:
- Good Wheels
- Strong Construction
- Good top lip for an odor-proof seal

Summary:
If you are in the market for a good (32) gallon trash can, look no further! This is a recommended purchase.


Ironman 30-Inch Northampton Massage Table
Ironman 30-Inch Northampton Massage Table
Price: $119.00
16 used & new from $107.10

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and Reliable, June 11, 2012
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Bottom Line:
The Ironman 30-Inch Northampton Massage Table is an affordable, comfortable, and dependable way to bring the art of massage home.

Pros:
- Comfortable
- Well-priced
- Portable (folds to the size of a card table; weighs 41 lbs)
- Sturdy

Cons:
- Lower-quality build on arm rests (not intended to bear weight, but sitting on them would likely break the connectors)

Summary:
Whether you are training as a masseuse, hire an in-home masseur, or casually dote on your loved ones with massages, this is an excellent massage table for the home!


GMC Topkick Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike
GMC Topkick Dual-Suspension Mountain Bike

5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Entry-Level Mountain Bike, June 11, 2012
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Bottom Line:
The GMC Topkick is an excellent value for the recreational mountain biker.

Pros:
- Dual Disc brakes
- Good Full-Strut Dual Suspension
- Stylish and Sturdy Hybrid Aluminum/Steel body
- Rapid Fire shifters
- Price

Cons:
- Heavy (38 pounds, stock)

Summary:
This bike is an excellent value and highly recommended as an introductory mountain bike.


Aspen Pet LeBistro Portion Control Automatic Pet Feeder, Black, 5 pounds.
Aspen Pet LeBistro Portion Control Automatic Pet Feeder, Black, 5 pounds.
Price: $43.99
45 used & new from $24.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Option for Automated Feeding, June 11, 2012
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Bottom Line:
The PetMate LeBistro PCAPF is an easy-to-program, easy-to-use pet feeder with useful timing and portion control options.

Pros:
- Very easy to program
- Simple refill system with a removable hopper
- Easy to clean

Cons:
- Cover/lid is built out of low-grade plastic
- Pet "hackable" (please see below)
- Phantom feedings
- Expensive

We purchased one of these for each of our three dogs and they work very easily right out of the box (batteries are *not* included).
The LeBistro works as advertised with a few caveats. First, the feeder is prone to clever pets reaching/nosing up into the feeding mechanism above the feeding tray. This will result in your pet being able to fish out a few extra pieces of food outside of meal time. Similarly, the feeder has unintentionally provided a "bonus" portion of food on very rare occasions. Finally, the feeder is expensive.

Summary:
While not without its flaws, the LeBistro works as advertised and is a smart purchase if you are looking for an automatic pet feeder.


Diablo III - PC/Mac
Diablo III - PC/Mac
Price: $19.99
132 used & new from $9.03

4 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refined; Perfected; Fun., June 11, 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Bottom Line:
This game's earlier iterations defined the genre. After a long wait, Blizzard Entertainment has refined and perfected the dungeon crawler, making this game the best in its class.

Pros:
- Masterfully balanced gameplay mechanics ("Easy to learn and almost impossible to master.")
- Smooth, hassle-free drop-in/drop-out multiplayer integration
- Fun, varied, and flexible class design
- Engaging rewards system

Cons:
- Cliched and predictable story (but you're not buying a Diablo game for the lore, I hope)

This is an absolute must-have title for PC gamers!


Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
by Jane McGonigal
Edition: Hardcover
67 used & new from $4.79

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant; A Hope for Our Future., March 5, 2011
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Bottom line: Jane McGonigal presents an eloquent and insightful analysis of modern gaming trends and of the psychology of gaming and gamers.
The largest and most daring assertion that the author makes is in the third part of her book, entitled "How Very Big Games Can Change the World."

The book's title refers to the broken nature of our motivational understanding of relationships, occupations, and responsibilities in general.
Daniel Pink similarly discusses this broken phenomenon in Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. In the essential psychology of human motivation, Pink notes that "it's best to try to unleash the positive side of the Sawyer Effect by attempting to turn work into play- to increase the task's variety....to make it more like a game."

The future of our families, our communities, and our world will soon be in the hands of generations that are ubiquitously gamers.
This fact has lead to two polar schools of thought on the subject:
1) That this trend will ultimately be the downfall of society. If people migrate from the real to the virtual, society will not be able to endure, and a degradation or collapse is imminent.
2) That this trend is the fervent hope of humanity. As people synthesize learning in the worlds of the real and the virtual, they will engage, coordinate, collaborate, and communicate in ways never before dreamed in the history of man.

The author provides very real, tangible, and quantifiable evidence that the second assertion is not only plausible, but that it is within our grasp today.
This is the information age, and knowledge is power.
McGonigal provides data that demonstrates how gamers are engaging, persisting, and accomplishing in ways that their non-gaming peers are not.

David Edery documents how (Changing the Game: How Video Games Are Transforming the Future of Business (paperback)) corporate America is rapidly beginning to engage this untapped potential. Modern industries are now dynamically attempting to employ real-world game dynamics into their HR programs and their employees' working environments.

Kaplan's GRE 2011 (Kaplan GRE 2011 Premier with CD-ROM (Kaplan Gre Exam Premier Live)) prep program offers their proven methodology in the guide's introductory section entitled "Play the Game."
This critically-acclaimed guide series continues by detailing that "high scorers choose to....think of the test as a game- not an instrument for punishment but an opportunity for reward. And like any game, if you play it enough times, you get really good at it."

McGonical's focus in this work is to provide a "fix" for the broken nature of reality by maximizing the benefits of the engaging aspects of games.
This method of engagement will enhance and improve individual and social lifestyles on a scope that is limited only by human ingenuity and imagination.

A must-read.
Five stars.


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