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Family Tree Maker Mac 3 Deluxe
Family Tree Maker Mac 3 Deluxe
Price: $63.28
4 used & new from $51.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly feature complete, but a bit sluggish, April 17, 2014
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I've been using Family Tree Maker for a number of years, mostly on Windows. So this is my first Mac version, but I've been around the software before and use it extensively with ancestry.com sync features. At first glance, FTM for the Mac 3 Deluxe seems to be fairly feature complete, on par with the Windows version. Of course, it's also a bit sluggish, which I've come to expect from the FTM products.

Now, while I have used FTM for a number of years, by no means am I a genealogical expert. It's all personal use and it often comes in spurts. I use the software to update a family tree on occasion and likely don't come back to it for several months to a year. Like other FTM products, it comes with a three month subscription to ancestry.com. Syncing with the online tree is great and has been much improved over the years.

It does an excellent job of tracking changes and keeping your tree(s) in sync. The interface is nice with a UI that is easy to navigate. There are plenty of printing and viewing options. There are times that grabbing online content and waiting for things to process is sluggish. Again, I've grown accustomed to this over the years with FTM. Each version seems to get a little better, but there's often a few quarks to get used to. Overall, a nice family tree product with syncing and plenty of features to keep you busy on your various genealogical projects.


SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro USB 2.0 OTG Flash Drive For Android Smartphone/Tablet- SDDD-032G-G46
SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro USB 2.0 OTG Flash Drive For Android Smartphone/Tablet- SDDD-032G-G46
Offered by Nextweb Sales
Price: $25.49
12 used & new from $19.54

4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of Storage, April 17, 2014
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The SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro USB Flash Drive is a nifty device offering good speed and plenty of storage. The design is unique, plus it has some unique features to set it apart from the crowd.

I was questioning the smartphone/tablet use when first reading about this SanDisk flash drive, but I can see its advantages. Having the micro-USB connector allows you to copy files back and forth to smartphones and tablets with relative ease. I personally didn't experience any compatibility issues. On one of my devices I had a fairly large case, so the flash drive by itself couldn't be directly plugged in.

The design looks nice, although styling isn't a big point for flash drives, but I do like the grip that slides back and forth. It feels very sturdy, unlike some other mechanisms used in flash drives. Overall though, I'm very pleased.


Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advanced Starter Kit, 16-Ounce
Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advanced Starter Kit, 16-Ounce
Price: $13.99
6 used & new from $13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Easy, April 10, 2014
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The Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advanced Starter Kit is a quick and easy way to fertilize your plants. While a measuring spoon is included, if you use the sprayer there is no need for measuring. Attach the bottle to the sprayer and attach the hose to the bottom of the spray nozzle. Done, you are ready to start.

The spray nozzle includes several settings from spraying to a more direct flow (great for soaking the bottom of plants and soil). The nozzle is fairly well built. It's plastic, but appears to be tough. Overall, it doesn't get any easier. This kit offers you a way to feed with no fuss and no mess.


McCulloch MC1385 Deluxe Canister Steam System
McCulloch MC1385 Deluxe Canister Steam System
Price: $199.99
2 used & new from $178.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to believe, but this actually makes me want to clean!, March 30, 2014
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At first, I was somewhat skeptical of steam cleaners. I had heard the experiences of others on other makes and models, and the results were usually mixed. But the McCulloch MC1385 Deluxe Canister Steam System surpassed my expectations. The features, power, and overall usability have had me using it on countless items inside and outside the house.

The features of the MC1385 are great. You get plenty of attachments (possibly more than you'll ever find a need for), a large tank for water, long cord, and long hose. The long cord and hose make it a breeze to use outside. While it takes some time to heat up, the cleaning time you have lasts a very long time. It easily lets you clean multiple rooms or take care of several projects. The machine glides along easily and is simple to take around your entire house.

Since it is Spring time, my first stop was the grill. I admit that it was in bad shape, but the MC1385 did wonders on it. The grills, the outside, the shelves, everywhere. It almost looked new. I also used it on the car (did great on the wheels), bathroom, and kitchen. I'm sure the "fun" of cleaning will wear off eventually, but I've been so pleased with the results each time I use it and it makes me want to take on additional projects. Five stars for the usability, build quality, power, and features.


Vornado AC500 True HEPA Air Purifier
Vornado AC500 True HEPA Air Purifier
Price: $249.00
8 used & new from $152.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Good air flow and cleaning volume, March 30, 2014
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Two of the most important features for air filters/purifiers are how well it cleans and the related, at least in my opinion. The Vornado AC500 True HEPA Air Purifier does a good job on both accounts.

It produces enough power to thoroughly clean. While that is somewhat hard to judge, I can usually get a good idea of how well it circulates the air by checking the filter after a few days. It appears to do a good job of collecting dust, etc, more so than other filters I have had experience with. Overall quality appeared better, but only time will tell. The noise level was a little less acceptable for me. At its highest speed, it was just as loud as other filters I have used. But I often prefer to have a filter that is not even noticeable (great for living rooms, areas where you are watching TV, reading, etc) as its lowest level. The AC500 was a little louder than what I had expected.

Overall, the Vornado AC500 is a good buy. Air flow and cleaning volume are good. Sound and build quality could be a bit better, but for the most part I'm pleased with its operation so far.


Angel Soft 65 Piece Lotion Facial Tissue, White, 18 Count
Angel Soft 65 Piece Lotion Facial Tissue, White, 18 Count
Price: $21.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Angel Soft 65 Piece Lotion Facial Tissue, March 28, 2014
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Angel Soft's Lotion Facial Tissue is a good product offering a comparable experience to other leading brands. Personally, I'm not usually someone that likes lotion tissues, but this variety wasn't too bad and the lotion did not have a lingering aspect to it. The quality was on par, although possible a little thinner than Kleenex or others. If you are used to strong, thick tissue varieties (like Kleenex Ultra) you won't be happy. But overall, a decent value that gets the job done.


Philips Norelco BT5275/41 5100 Beard Trimmer
Philips Norelco BT5275/41 5100 Beard Trimmer
Price: $59.99
2 used & new from $59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great trim and fairly full featured trimmer, March 11, 2014
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The Philips Norelco BT5275/41 5100 Beard Trimmer offers power, portability, and plenty of features. I've used a couple of Norelco beard trimmers before and the 5100 matches up nicely.

The 5100 is a fairly quiet trimmer, but it still has a good amount of power. The charge is great. With the lithium ion battery it says you get about an hours worth of charge and depending on how often you trim that can easily last you a week or multiple weeks.

The guide is built in, so there is not a need to keep up with a bunch of guides. My only comment would be that it is missing a vacuum. That is likely not important to everybody, but ever since I tried out a Norelco trimmer with a vacuum, it makes it hard to use other trimmers. The vacuum models don't collect all trimmings, but they do a pretty good job.

Overall, the 5100 is nice trimmer. Plenty of power and battery charge all tied up in a Norelco package that feels good in the hand.


SINGER 9985 Quantum Stylist TOUCH 960-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with Large Color Touch Screen & 13 Presser Feet
SINGER 9985 Quantum Stylist TOUCH 960-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with Large Color Touch Screen & 13 Presser Feet
Price: $549.99
22 used & new from $490.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of tech and all the quality you'd expect from Singer, February 23, 2014
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Combine the standard quality of Singer with plenty of tech and features and you get the Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist Touch 960-Stitch Sewing Machine. For advanced users, the 9985 will let you continue to make masterpieces. For beginner and intermediate users, you'll be taken to a new level.

The 9985 might be a bit much for a beginner to start with, as the features of this sewing machine better suit intermediate and advanced users. The number of stitches available is outstanding and when combined with the speed of this machine, it's fantastic to use. The LCD touch screen is a nice feature and its large so that you can easily view the options available to you.

The weight is on the hefty side compared to other sewing machines, but if you have the 9985 you'll likely have it on a dedicated table. On the plus side, it's quiet and smooth. Overall, the Quantum Stylist 9985 is top notch and it'll keep you working on projects way into the future.


NOCO CL3BK ChargeLight Black 250 Lumen LED Flashlight and USB Battery Pack
NOCO CL3BK ChargeLight Black 250 Lumen LED Flashlight and USB Battery Pack
Price: $69.95
2 used & new from $69.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Quality and Extremely Useful, February 17, 2014
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The NOCO CL3BK ChargeLight Flashlight and USB Battery Pack is a great device to carry with you. While there are many USB battery packs on the market to charge your phone on the go, the NOCO CL3BK is top notch. The flashlight is among the brightest I have seen on these devices and the build quality is excellent.

The device is relatively small and easily fits in your briefcase, purse, or just about anything. While the black coating might be somewhat easily scratched over time, the device itself is sturdy and well made. The flashlight is very bright and is useful in almost any situation. The ChargeLight can be charged via the included USB cable, power adapter and/or cradle, or by USB from other power sources. I've always wanted one of these to carry around for use on my phone, but it can also be used on cameras, GPS devices, or many others.

The ChargeLight charges fairly quick and maintains that charge. I stick it in my briefcase and know that it's there should I ever need it. Before going on a long trip, I'll check the charge. The ChargeLight is great for travelers, but can come I handy for just about anybody.


Remington F5-5800A Rechargeable Foil with Interceptor Shaving Technology
Remington F5-5800A Rechargeable Foil with Interceptor Shaving Technology
Price: $42.24
26 used & new from $39.73

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Shave & Battery Life, February 12, 2014
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The Remington F5-5800A Rechargeable Shaver offers a good shave and battery life. I've used prior Remington razors, as well as Braun, Panasonic, and others. The F5-5800A rates among the top Remington shavers that I have used before.

It offers a good shave, but like any shaver I have to go slow and take my time, especially with a tough beard. Like any shaver or when switching between manual razors and an electric shaver, it's always a good idea to give your beard time to adjust. So while a 60 minute battery life might last some people a long time, it generally lasts me a week or just shy of it. Still, that's good battery life. The shaver itself is a bit large for my liking and a little awkward to hold in the hand, but you get used to it. The noise level is on par with most shavers out there, meaning it's not really that quiet but it is tolerable.

Overall, the F5-5800A packs a punch where it matters most: it offers a good, clean shave. It's not fancy, but it gets the job done in a decent, well rounded package.


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